Well, with 3DS View’s blog section closed down it looks like this incarnation of 2DS View is moving on, riding off into the sunset much like the DS itself. 2DS View will live on after this in a new format on my personal site at espiox.net (or just follow me on Twitter to find out when it goes live) likely with a focus on editorial content rather than news. It’s been fun writing these over the past few months; if anyone’s actually been reading along, thank you! Here’s one more for the road.
Wow, that month went fast. Hope you all had a great Christmas and/or New Year!
I’ll be completely honest: I did not expect this feature to run into 2012. Right up until that last post, I figured news would dry up after Christmas and I’d need to make some drastic changes to keep 2DS View going. Then they announced Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition.
This week’s Nintendo eShop update, at least in the UK, will include not only Mighty Switch Force but the original Game Boy Tetris and Nintendo Letter Box (aka Swapnote). Letter Box is Nintendo’s StreetPass and SpotPass enabled messaging app that lets you send notes, doodles and more to your friends. Mighty Switch Force is a retro-styled 2D puzzle platformer from WayForward, developers of Mighty Flip Champs, Mighty Milky Way and Shantae. Nintendo of America has not announced whether Tetris and Swapnote will be joining Mighty Switch Force in the US this week.
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine
Just announced at a Nintendo eShop event, WayForward’s Mighty Switch Force is out on December 22 in Europe [and the US and Australia]!
In an odd reversal of release order from previous WayForward games, the Mega Man X-esque puzzle-platformer isn’t due to hit the North American eShop until Q1 2012. Destructoid has a great preview of the game, plus a sample track (entitled “Yummy”) from the game’s soundtrack, composed by Jake “virt” Kaufman and releasing for free alongside the game. While you listen to that, be sure to take a look at the new screenshots in our gallery after the break.
UPDATE 3 (17/12): WayForward has tweeted that the Dec 22nd date applies to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, AND North America, and that the game will sell for $5.99/€6!