Brace yourselves, 3DS owners, as Nintendo takes another tentative step upon the open road of Internet possibilities already well worn by practically everyone else. Starting this week, you can download select game demos (well, just one demo at this point) straight to your system! In addition, there’s a few digital offerings that might pique your curiosity.
Nintendo eShop Feature: Lock’n Chase
Alright, there’s no getting around this one: Lock’n Chase is a total, unabashed Pac-Man clone. However, it does offer a few enhancements over its obvious inspiration, in that maze layouts change from level to level and contain doors that can be opened and closed to trap chasing
ghosts policemen from getting to Pac-Man some thief guy.
Nintendo WiiWare Feature: Stonekeep – Bones of the Ancestors
A first person dungeon crawler in the vein of Wizardry or the Might and Magic series, Stonekeep has you descending into a nefarious dungeon. Why? Well, because there’s loot to be gotten! Slay monsters, sling spells, and do battle in this decidedly old-school RPG.
Nintendo DSiWare Feature: Gaia’s Moon
A sharp-looking 2D horizontal shoot ‘em up… except, you know, without the shooting part. Instead, you’ll guide Atreyu and his magical flying cane Milo through levels filled with dangerous enemies and obstacles, weaving through any hazard that presents itself. The game even features 2-player support on the same system, with each player gripping one side of the DS and having their own screen to themselves.
Nintendo eShop Feature: Resident Evil Revelations (demo version)
The launch title for the 3DS’s brand new demo download service, Revelations takes place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and 5. The game chronicles Jill Valentine’s search for Chris Redfield aboard and abandoned cruise ship crawling with all manner of biological terrors.
Also Available This Week:
- Anne’s Doll Studio: Gothic Collection (DSiWare)