Nintendo Announces Big eShop Releases Coming This Year

Hydroventure, Denpa Men, Hana Samurai and Nano Assault EX on the way

For those that enjoy filling up their 3DS SD card with a variety of high-quality download titles, Nintendo of Europe's Nintendo Direct broadcast brought a fair bit of good news regarding games that we can expect to see soon. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated is Hana Samurai: Art of the Sword, known as Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword in North America. It's a game that we rated highly with a score of 8/10 in our Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword review, and it finally arrives at £6.29/€6.99 in next week's European update.

Another highly rated title set to hit Europe this year is The Denpa Men: They Came by Wave, the recent AR-heavy RPG which we awarded an impressive 9/10 in our review, though it has no firm release date yet. Nano Assault EX is also due this year, with footage showing that the eShop follow-up is bringing across the high quality visuals from its retail predecessor — which never made it to Europe — and this title will of course be joined by Nano Assault Neo on the Wii U eShop. Finally, Hydroventure: Spin Cycle — also known as Fluidity: Spin Cycle — arrives in December, with Nintendo of America pinning its release down to 27th December.

So, that's four 3DS eShop titles that are already highly regarded or have high expectations upon them, all coming to the European eShop before the end of the year; North America can also look forward to Fluidity: Spin Cycle and, in all likelihood, Nano Assault EX in 2012. Don't forget that we've also brought you the happy news about Fallblox/Crashmo in November and three of the Guild01 games all coming to the 3DS eShop.

Lots to looks forward to, but which of these are you most keen to download?

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