Nintendo Store Update: Xevious 3D Classics

Revamped version of Namco's 1982 vertically scrolling arcade shooter leads slim slate with three new DSiWare games, one WiiWare addition.

While the eyes of the gaming world are drawn to the colorful spectacle that is the San Diego Comic-Con, Nintendo has chosen to launch a relatively light slate of new games for its weekly Nintendo Store Update.

No longer does Xevious need to fake its 3D effect.

The week's featured release is the latest addition to the 3DS eShop's 3D Classics line, Xevious. Namco's 1982 shooter has been remastered to support a 3D mode, with players able to test their vertically scrolling shooter skills through 16 levels for $6.

Nintendo also added three new DSiWare/eShop games playable on either the DSi family of handhelds or the 3DS. Those games include Agetec's jump-happy action game Kung Fu Dragon ($2). Also available are Enjoy Gaming's fantasy-themed 3D snowboarding game Trollboarder ($2) and Saturnine's gravity-flipping sci-fi action adventure game Antipole ($5).

Rounding out the week's offerings is the WiiWare game Bobby Carrot Forever. A strategy-puzzle game from FDG Entertainment, Bobby Carrot Forever challenges players to guide the titular hare through levels strewn with carrots, coins, and environmental obstacles. The game sells for 800 Wii points ($8) and also supports downloadable content.

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12 comments
dawnofhero
dawnofhero

I would have preferred Super Mario Bros. 3 over this, but oh well.

franzito
franzito

Well, there's taste for everything...

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Xevious was a staple SHUMP game the N.E.S. So a 3D remake couldn't hurt. For 6 bucks not bad

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Xevious might be fun to play in 3D but for $6,00? I think I will pass. Also, I'm really disappointed Nintendo did not release any VC games this week.

Triton
Triton

3DS, new game system to play old games on. Is this what is really going to sell more systems? I will continue to wait and scratch my head.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

I remember watching my dad play Xevious on a big ol' arcade box.That game could be a real quarter grabber if you weren't good.He was.I wasn't.Of course I was a little kid. Anywho,I expect I'll be getting that.Now what I want to see in the eShop are some original downloadable games that use the unique features of the system,particularly the AR cards.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Xevious is so much fun. It also has an awesome 3D effect that isn't like anything I've seen on the system. If you have $6 lying around (it really isn't that much), I highly suggest getting it.

superokamifan21
superokamifan21

Nintendo.......GIVE US BETTER GAMES TO DOWNLOAD! The 3 Turok N64 games, Joe and Mac, Donkey Kong 64! Come on!

zenverak
zenverak

Are you stupid or ignorant. Nintendo can't help what others want to release goodness.

Ovirew
Ovirew

No virtual console games this week.

LordelX
LordelX

Wow. Really, really bad releases again. Nintendo is not particularily good at the online store thing. If the Wii U follows this trend....no thank you.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Well, Xevious was one of my favorite games back in 1982 but, after nearly 30 years.... why isn't this free?