Nintendo 3DS took centre stage in yesterday’s European Nintendo Direct presentation, with further details released on upcoming titles such as Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and a host of new downloadable games coming to Nintendo eShop.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star will launch across Europe on 7th December and introduces a new sticker dynamic to Mario’s paper-craft world. Stickers are dotted around the landscape and can be peeled off and collected to bestow unique powers and special moves upon Mario. Players will even be able to make their own stickers using items found throughout their adventure.
In good time for the Christmas wish lists come two new Nintendo 3DS XL colours. From November 16th the Nintendo 3DS XL White with Mario Kart 7 pre-installed will be available while a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu Yellow will be available later this year for Pokémon aficionados while stocks last.
By March 2013 team players will be able to experience first-hand the thrill of local multiplayer quests in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS, a hugely popular phenomenon in Japan. Hunting parties allow up to four intricately customised heroes to co-operate locally via their handheld systems, taking on terrific beasts together in a sprawling, menacing ecosystem. Cross-platform functionality will even allow three handheld players to connect locally with someone playing the same game on a Wii U console, or transfer their save data between the handheld and console versions, ensuring the game continues whether playing on the go or on the big screen.
Puzzlers will surely be pleased with the impending launch of Level-5’s Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask on October 26th. For this Nintendo Direct, Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of Level-5, was on hand to discuss three new titles, created in collaboration with famous Japanese game developers, coming to Nintendo eShop, which are Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter and Crimson Shroud.