WarioWare Gold for Nintendo 3DS was released on August 3, 2018. It was announced on March 8, 2018.
Gold is a greatest hits of the series, with 300 microgames both old and original. Expect to see returning favorites from WarioWare Inc, WarioWare Twisted! and WarioWare Touched!, all wrapped up in a new game. Cover box art and video trailer are below. Many want this game available for the Switch as well. Players can press buttons, tilt the system, use the touchscreen, and blow into the microphone.
Dedicated handheld consoles have taken some beatings over the years-thanks, Steve Jobs-but as 2016 comes to a close, the 3DS is still thriving. And the Vita… well, uh, I love the Vita. This is part of our 2016 “State of” series, a look at how the major consoles, VR platforms, and PC are doing this year.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are upcoming role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. They are the first installments in the seventh generation of role-playing games. First announced in February 2016 by Tsunekazu Ishihara through a special Nintendo Direct, both Sun and Moon are set to be released worldwide in November 2016, commemorating the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
As with previous installments, each game follows the journey of a young Pokémon trainer (and the trainer’s friends) as they train Pokémon. This time, the game takes place in the Alola region—based on Hawaii—with the object of the game being to thwart the schemes of the nefarious criminal organization Team Skull, all while attempting to challenge various Pokémon trainers of gradually increasing difficulty. Sun and Moon will introduce several dozen new Pokémon species, and includes new features such as Alolan forms of previous generation Pokémon, powerful moves known as Z-Moves, updated battle and training mechanics, and improved polygonal 3D graphics. The games will also adopt the previously introduced battle mechanic known as Mega Evolution, which was first introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Although Sun and Moon are independent of each other, both feature largely the same plot, and while either can be played separately, trading Pokémon between the two games is, as with past titles, necessary in order for a player to obtain every Pokémon species.
Pokémon Sun and Moon are role-playing video games with adventure elements, presented in a third-person, overhead perspective. The player controls a young trainer who goes on a quest to catch and train creatures known as Pokémon, and win battles against other trainers. By defeating enemy Pokémon in turn-based battles, the player’s Pokémon gains experience, allowing them to level up and increase their battle statistics, learn new battle techniques, and in some cases, evolve into more powerful Pokémon. Alternatively, players can capture wild Pokémon, found during random encounters, by weakening them in battle and catching them with Poké Balls, allowing them to be added to their party. Players are also able to battle and trade Pokémon with other human players using the Nintendo 3DS’s connectivity features. Like in previous games in the series, certain Pokémon are only obtainable in either Sun or Moon, with players encouraged to trade with others in order to obtain all Pokémon from both versions.
Developer: Game Freak
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Mario Party: Star Rush is a party video game developed by Nd Cube and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. It deviates from the normal Mario Party series in its removal of turn-based gameplay in favor of the ability to move at will, simultaneous with other players, and without set paths on the game board. The game was released in Europe, Australia, and Japan in October 2016, and will be released in North America in November 2016. The game is preceded by Mario Party 10 for the Wii U.
Star Rush is a handheld party video game in the Mario Party series based on group minigame events that follow a board game concept. Star Rush’s main change to the franchise is its replacement of turn-based gameplay with the ability to move at will, simultaneously, and without set paths on the game board. The game’s main mode is “Toad Scramble”, in which all players play as Toad from the Mario franchise. Other Mario series characters can be recruited to play on the player’s team, but are not themselves playable. Star Rush features boss battles where players compete to deal the most damage to the boss.
Up to 4 players can join a common multiplayer game when near other players through the Nintendo 3DS handheld console’s local wireless mode. The game is also compatible with 7 of Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines.
Developer: Nintendo, Nd Cube
Genre: Party Game
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: November 4, 2016
The company’s latest financial report listed out every game still coming to both devices, and, needless to say, Nintendo is done with the Wii U. The only first-party titles still remaining are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, and believe it or not, Project Giant Robot. For those that don’t remember, this was shown off by Miyamoto during E3 2014 as a unique way to enjoy the Wii U’s gamepad, but Nintendo distanced itself from the project after it never materialized into a full game.
Skylanders Imaginators – Activision
Stardew Valley – Chucklefish Games
Giana Sisters: Dream Runners – EuroVideo Medien
Toby: The Secret Mine – Headup Games
forma.8 – MixedBag
Zarvot – SnowHydra Games
World to the West – Soedesco
Ectoplaza – Syndicate Atomic
Hollow Knight – Team Cherry
Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – WayForward
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
Super Mario Maker for 3DS
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Mario Sports Superstars
Pikmin for 3DS
Dr. Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused?
Runbow Pocket – 13AM Games
Dragon Ball Fursions – Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
There are many unanswered questions that remain about the Nintendo Switch, and they are questions Nintendo doesn’t intend to answer until 2017. However, more details are slowly appearing as interviews are held. The latest is about the future of the 3DS.
The Switch looks to be positioned as a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS going forward. It acts as a home console and a portable tablet device, so it makes sense to have it replace both last-gen devices. However, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed that the 3DS will have the company’s full support after the Switch launches. The Switch does not replace the 3DS and it will continue to have software released for it.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala (Pokemon) system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. Take 3D photos, connect with friends and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D. AC adapter sold separately. New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. 3D Mode recommended for ages seven and up.
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is a Nintendo 3DS port of the 2015 Wii U title Super Mario Maker, scheduled for a release on December 2, 2016. Despite being a Nintendo 3DS title, the game does not support stereoscopic 3D, and gameplay is therefore strictly available in 2D. This applies to all consoles in the Nintendo 3DS family.
The game is slated to include almost everything from the original Wii U release, with the exception of Costume Mario and searching for courses by code. It is also possible to play stages from the Wii U version, though not every stage will be compatible with the 3DS version due to version differences, such as the lack of Mystery Mushrooms in the 3DS version.
Exclusive to Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, the game will include 100 new courses designed by Nintendo pre-installed. The courses will also include medal objectives, in which the player must fulfill certain criteria, such as collecting every coin in the level, to earn a medal. Players can also send unfinished courses to other players, by way of Local Play, and they can team up, or collaborate, on stages. Stages made in this way will have a special icon marked next to it.
Genre: Level editor, Platform game
Release Date: December 2016
System: Nintendo 3DS