Mallo: Puzzle Solver and Child Rescuer

Just yesterday we posted a feature arguing that the 3DS eShop deserves big franchises, and that providing a variety of bite-sized download titles with recognisable names or neglected series could be a good thing for the platform. On the flip-side, however, Nintendo has used the store to introduce new characters and IPs to gamers, each with their own charm and providing a fair bit of fun.

Nintendo clearly sees new franchises as a big part of the eShop, and a new video released today shows off these characters against an epic soundtrack. It features Mallo from Pullblox, formees from Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! and Dillon from Dillon’s Rolling Western, rounding off with Potzol and the Guardians from SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle. It's a motley crew, but also serves as a reminder that Nintendo has published some excellent download games on the eShop over the past year.

Check out the trailer below, and it certainly made us see the genteel block moving exploits of Mallo in a more heroic light.