Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pilotwings Resort

It's not even out yet and it's already port-time for the 3DS. WHICH IS NOT A BAD THING if you had that in mind. No. Most certainly not, good sir. Why? Because it's freaking Pilotwings! Say it with me! PI-LOT-WINGS! Resort.

Pilotwings Resort

I can't tell how many hours of my life I wasted on that N64 classic. That didn't sound right. I spen- no. I put those hours to good use. Yes. Much better.

Free like a bird - at 48 miles per hour!
Pilotwings - now with 100% more jetpack.
I'm so excited. Finally I can get my revenge on that flame I had to take pictures of but constantly flew through it. Or maybe I should pay a visit to Mt. Rushmore once again. I bet it's in the game. It must be. 
Pilotwings Resort will be available at launch of the Nintendo 3DS console.

Mario Kart 3D

No Nintendo console is complete without a Mario Kart!

Mario Kart 3D

Having a friend over at your house and playing Super Mario Kart on the SNES all day was the essential part of your childhood. I know it was mine. After the huge success of Mario Kart DS on the Nintendo DS, Mario and his friends (and foes) fasten their seatbelts once again to race for the crown. And the Banana Peel trophy.

Mario Kart - colorful sceneries since 1992.
Unfortunately, Mario Kart 3D has no official release date yet, but I reckon that it will be out around May or April 2011. As of now, we don't really know what characters you will be able to play as. Confirmed are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Peach and Toad. I love Yoshi. Best driver. Period.

Mario is in a hurry to get his pipe cleaned in Peach's Castle. Rated M for Mario Kart.
I'm excited for the new power-ups and the 3D effects. Definitely looking forward to seeing the ink blot. And real-life shell-dodging. I also wonder what the new tracks could possibly be. With the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising, I hope for an Angel Land Grand Prix.

Aside from just racing, Mario Kart 3D will feature online multiplayer (just like its predecessor) and a lot of fun game modes. Balloon fights like in Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64 will be back for us having a blast. Literally.

Paper Mario 3D


Paper Mario 3D

That's my favorite Italian plumber! The often underestimated Paper Mario series celebrates its debut on the Nintendo 3DS. Paper Mario 3D is a fully-fledged RPG with a turn-based and button-timed combat system, very funny dialogue and a lenghty story mode.

Taking 2D to the third dimension.
Paper Mario mixes the joy of 2D platforming and party- and item systems with experience points of your oh so loved RPGs. Basically, it's jumping, collecting coins to buy new items, defeating enemies, earning XP and leveling up to strengthen your stomping power.

Just by looking at this picture, I instantly want to play this game.
Paper Mario 3D has yet to receive a definite release date.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Actually, there is no need to introduce this series to you.
This is a complete remake of the N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time. By many considered the best game of all time. And that means something.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I mean, wow. Just look at this. It's Link running through Kokiri Forest. IN 3D!
I hope the incredibly catchy tune of Hyrule Fields will be in this remake. I will buy it anyway.
This game will feature the full classic game with additional features like touch screen support, updated graphics and did I mention 3D? No? IN 3D!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will be released a few months after the launch of the 3DS console.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Super Street Fighter IV


Aahh... Street Fighter.
You have probably played at least one Street Fighter game in your life. Maybe even the latest entries in the series? If not, then now is your chance!

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition  

If you didn't play Super Street Fighter IV on one of the home consoles, don't. Wait for this version. Why? Because it's portable, so you can kick your friends' butts from everywhere. And it's IN 3D!

Oh yeah! Prepare to waste some serious ass in Super Street Fighter IV on the 3DS.
Thanks to the power of the 3DS, you can safely compare this game to its older brothers. Play as Ryu, Ken, Blanka, Honda, Chun-Li, M. Bison and many more in the upcoming entry to the already shining series.

"I never really liked you, anyway!" - In Blanka's face.
Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition will be available at launch of the 3DS console.

Friday, February 4, 2011

How much are you willing to pay?

Oh hi, Internet.

The 3DS has its price tag for quite some time now, so I wondered how much you would/wanted to pay at most?

Personally, I had hoped for a price at around $200 to $220 (= €200 to €220 which is bullcrap in itself). But $250 is not bad at all. I mean, it's a new technology and stuff.

I will pick up mine right at launch day. What about you?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kid Icarus: Uprising

After all those years of wait and a more than small cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pit will return for yet another adventure.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

You can not imagine the volume of my screams during Nintendo's 3DS revealing trailer at E3 2010. I was like: "Dude, what's that blue medusa doing there? Give me Mario or Kirby or- WHAT THE FUC- KID ICARUS! WHOOOHOOO!" Yeah, that was pretty intense. I loved the old games. I think I even played a Game Boy version.

Pit is back in Kid Icarus: Uprising, coming exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.
The aforementioned "medusa" will be the villain in this game. She apparently has done some reaaally bad things so it's your job to put an end to her. From the looks of several gameplay trailers, the game will (for the most part) be played as a third person-flying-grinding-shooting-bullet hell-action adventure game. Sounds good to me. Basically, you dodge stuff, shoot stuff and ultimately kill stuff. IN 3D!

The game looks great, runs smoothly and looks really sharp around the edges. You can already see that this game has had a huge amount of work put into. Nintendo probably wants to make this one count. After some disappointments in the home console department, they try to dish out as much fan service as possible. And I love it. Just watch that trailer. Pit even says "Sorry to keep you waiting!".

This will be awesome. Battling a gigantic cerberus while constantly having fireballs being shot right in your face. Not sure about the red 3DS, though.
Kid Icarus: Uprising has yet to receive a definite release date.