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Nano Assault EX Blasting Into Europe on 7th March

Posted by Andy Green

Assaulting the 3DS eShop soon

Nano Assault has been available on the 3DS for quite a while now. It was released back in 2011 and was so successful the developer, Shin'en Multimedia, decided to make a Wii U title in the series known as Nano Assault Neo, which can be found in the eShop.

Since then the studio has been working on another iteration for the eShop, this time for the trusty 3DS. It's called Nano Assault EX and it now officially has a European release date - 7th March 2013.

It isn't a sequel to the original Nano Assault, instead it's an updated version of the game. In an interview with us last year, Shin'en Multimedia labelled the new adaptation as "Nano Assault 1.5".

Nano Assault EX features all of the 32 stages the original game had to offer and now includes a new Mission Mode, Survival Mode and a Boss Rush mode for you to blast your way through. No stone has been left unturned as even the graphics have received a facelift, and the Circle Pad Pro is fully supported for those who prefer a bit of twin-stick action.

There's no news on a North American release date just yet, though the game has been approved by Nintendo so it shouldn't be too far off now.

Are you a fan of the Nano Assault series? Let us know your thoughts on this one in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com, nintendoeverything.com]

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User Comments (26)

Koapa

#1

Koapa said:

I must have this game.
I'm waiting for it months long.... finally !

Dinosaurs

#2

Dinosaurs said:

This is my game! Awesome! Now just a NA release date and a shipment of Circle Pad Pro XLs here as well and I'll be set!

BTW Anyone catch any drift of the Circle Pad Pro XL coming to NA? Don't the Monster Hunter folks need it?

Haxonberik

#3

Haxonberik said:

Mooore 3DS eShop goodness. I really cant play all these 3DS games. Nintendo, leave the 3DS alone for a while and focus on the Wii U. (I know this isnt Nintendo-developed but it proves theres already enough people working on the 3DS)

Einherjar

#4

Einherjar said:

Im still a bit baffled why the original Nano Assault never made it to europe, since Shin´en is a german dev team. But im really really excited abot this release. I just LOVE that studio

Kyoto

#5

Kyoto said:

Finally we got a releasedate for this one. I'm wondering how much it is going to cost as this is an updated retail title.

TimeGuy

#6

TimeGuy said:

Definitely gonna have to get this. Just gotta find out what the price is.

AyeHaley

#7

AyeHaley said:

Bought Nano Assault Neo today and I love it! Definitely getting EX for 3DS. :)

NImH

#10

NImH said:

So sweet! I really hope there will be multiplayer support like on Neo! It's so fun!

Retro_on_theGo

#13

Retro_on_theGo said:

I liked Nano Stray more. :( I hate the controls for the star fox like levels, they're not inverted and there's no way to change them. I still have my retail copy so pass.

Extremist

#14

Extremist said:

I have Nano Assault Neo for WiiU, but never tested Nano Assault on 3DS. This sounds really interesting as all original levels are included. Just wondered if someone could let me know: Are the levels in the original and the WiiU version the same?

Garo

#17

Garo said:

Great news. With this and Mirror of Fate, next week is shaping up to be quite nice.

1wiierdguy

#18

1wiierdguy said:

Well finally! I imported a circle pad LL(XL) a while back just waiting for this game.

WiiLovePeace

#19

WiiLovePeace said:

Can't wait to pick this up :D Nano Assault Neo is an amazing game & this is set to be even more awesome :O

Ntommy

#21

Ntommy said:

I live in Europe and I still don't have a Wii U, so... FINALLY!!! I waited soooo long for this game. 6 days left!

LEGEND_MARIOID

#22

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I have the Wii U version but will DL this as well. It's worth it IMHO even though its a bit nails for little old me. :)

lebad

#23

lebad said:

GreaT it a very good news for us European we've wait so long!
And some news for cave story +?? is it on the way ??? :'( maybe not in 2013

ecco6t9

#26

ecco6t9 said:

Looking forward to it, since it would be my second game to use the Circle Pad Pro.

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