Excited About The Nintendo Spring/Summer Game Schedule?


On April 12th, Nintendo released their European line-up of games that will be released over the Spring/Summer period this year. Many of you (including myself) were most excited to catch sight of one of the most anticipated 3DS games this year, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which will be launched in the UK on 17th June. Now, for me I know my social life is pretty much out the window for a month or two after this game is released, but everybody might not be as excited about this game as I am. Nintendo also released dates for new software for the Nintendo 3DS, DS and Nintendo Wii. I will not go through them all, you can find them here. However, I will point out some of the more exciting games that catch my eye.

1. Lego Pirates of the Carribean 3D – 13th May (3DS): Lego Pirates of the Carribean will be the eight Lego game released since the famous franchise started eight years ago. As previous Lego titles, the game will be based around the best moments from the three movies, allowing you to take control of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and 70+ characters if I’m not mistaken! Thats alot of unlockable characters, which I’m sure will keep you busy over the next couple of months. StreetPass connectivity is also used in Pirate Duel mode. When you walk past someone who also has the feature enabled, your 3DS’ will begin to duel, the more you win, the more Play Coins you receive. No doubt that will come in handy unlocking those 70+ characters! As a fan of both Pirates of the Carribean movies and the Lego series, this game is on my shopping list.

2.Dead Or Alive Dimensions 3D – 20th May (3DS): Another beat ’em up? Oh, go on then! From what I’ve been reading, Dead Or Alive Dimensions will have the same structure of gameplay as Super Street Fighter 4 3D, from having the touchscreen buttons to pull off super combos, to collecting figurines. With 25 playable characters, you can guide each one through Chronicle mode, where you unravel a certain characters story as you progress. The first four chapters in Chronicle mode represent the first four Dead Or Alive games, where the fifth chapter is an epilogue to the saga. Chronicle mode is only one of twelve game modes available.  Throwdown is a game mode that will be distributed by Team NINJA exclusively via SpotPass. This mode will allow you to obtain and challenge profiles from other fighters you encountered through StreetPass. The game itself sounds exciting enough, with plenty to do.

3. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie – 20th May (DS): The sixth installment in the Dragon Quest series, this is a remake of the SNES role-playing game. Only released in Japan, Dragon Quest VI has been translated and it will debut in Europe on the 20th May for the Nintendo DS. The only game I ever played in the Dragon Quest series was Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, and I loved it. From what I seen of the Dragon Quest VI trailer, the gameplay is quite similar. You play as the hero, and you set out on a mission to defeat Murdaw, the Demon Lord of Darkeness, while also travelling across various mystical worlds. New towns you will come across on your path to victory, whilst battling enemies that attack without warning. An addictive game, reminding me very much of the Final Fantasy series. Kudos from me!

4. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter – 1st July (DS): Namco Bandai and Nintendo have linked up to distribute Solatorobo: Red the Hunter across the continent, landing in Europe on the 1st of July. Set in a fantasy world, this is a role-playing game situated on the mythical floating islands of the Shepard Republic. You are Red Savarin, an anthropomorphic dog who has the ability to take human form. As you explore these mysterious islands, battle your way through giant robotic ‘mecha’ and various other enemies. Immerse yourself in this quest, which is crafted by some of the world’s leading animators and manga games, Madhouse and Nobuteru Yuki.

So, out of the 20+ games that are scheduled for release, these four (five if you include Ocarina of Time of course) caught my eye. You may be thinking, “Well what about the Wii games?”, and I’m going to say “What about them?”. Not one of the Wii games sparked anything inside me, but thats just my opinion of course.

So what games out of the list are you looking forward to playing? If you are anything like me, the announcement of dates for Skyward Sword, Super Mario Kart 3D and Kid Icarus 3D will have you bouncing around like a kid at Christmas.

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7 Responses to “Excited About The Nintendo Spring/Summer Game Schedule?”
  1. wes says:

    The fact that Zelda 3D is in there is enough to excite me; but you’re right, there’s quite a lot that isn’t very interesting at all too. Played one Lego game, played them all i think, but I do think Pirates has the potential to be one of the best. I think Clone Wars is more tempting for me to be honest though. I’m afraid the Wii in my house is going to become more and more redundant, what with the quality titles due to launch on Xbox 360 this year. At least until Skyward Sword is released of course….

    We want Mario Kart 3D, we want Mario Kart 3D, we want Mario Kart 3D….

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    • nintymadden says:

      Same, my fear is that the Wii is slowly running out of new ideas, but I hope Nintendo prove me wrong if they can announce something at E3 in June. Everybody is clinging on for the release of Skyward Sword.

      I’m thinking maybe Mario Kart 3D could be released in November or December, think of the sales? Gone by the bucket load!

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  2. ktx8 says:

    I do love Dragon Quest games, I was insanely addicted to IV Chapters of the Chosen for months, but isn’t it time they updated the look of the SNES remakes a little? Just a little!

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