DRAGON QUEST VII, Rhythm Paradise Megamix, Nindie eShop titles and more featured in Nintendo Direct!

DRAGON QUEST VII, Rhythm Paradise Megamix, Nindie eShop titles and more featured in Nintendo Direct!

Nintendo gamers can look forward to a variety of exciting puzzle, RPG, adventure, indie and third-party titles, coming soon...

Let's take a closer look at some of the unique Nintendo 3DS retail and indie products that we'll have in our hands over the next few months…

  • Picross 3D Round 2

In this new version of the puzzling favourite, blocks can be painted with two colours of paint to reveal more elaborate shapes.

Using the numbers as hints, players can search for the hidden object in more than 300 puzzles.

Tapping amiibo figures might uncover secret Nintendo characters…

Meanwhile, the original Picross 3D is now available to download from Nintendo eShop on Wii U.


Picross 3D Round 2 will be released in shops and on Nintendo eShop on 3rd December.


  • DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

This renewed classic has been completely remade for Nintendo 3DS family systems, with many hours of new content for players to discover.

The StreetPass feature allows players to swap traveller’s tablets to access special dungeons and items.

Through online distributions, players can earn new classes, encounter new monsters and even explore new dungeons to complete their missions.

Anyone who purchases the game from Nintendo eShop will also receive a HOME Menu theme for free.

DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past launches on 17th September, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.



DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will also launch in Australia and New Zealand in early 2017.


  • Ever Oasis

Produced by Koichi Ishii of Grezzo and with character design by illustrator Yoshinori Shizuma, Ever Oasis takes place in a sprawling desert with the oasis at its heart.

Travellers with different wants, needs and wishes will visit the oasis, and players must head into the desert and locate dungeons.

Allies boasting specific weapons and unique skill sets will join and strengthen the team.

Items claimed in the desert can be used as materials to craft other items sold in shops, or given to certain travellers.


Ever Oasis is scheduled to launch in 2017.


  • Rhythm Paradise Megamix

Rhythm Paradise is a rhythm based video game series that has had players bopping, tapping and moving to the beat for years now, with simple yet addictive gameplay that is easy to pick up and difficult to put down.

Fans will be able to choose between the English or Japanese soundtracks for many of the rhythm games included in this compilation.

Long-time fans and newcomers alike can try it for themselves with a free demo, now available to download from Nintendo eShop.


Coming to retailers and Nintendo eShop on 22nd October.



This newly-announced game lets players customise their tank through the special characteristics of tank-pilot troopers, enabling abilities such as hitting enemies with a freeze attack, launching paint balls to block opponents’ views, or using electric shocks to stall rival tanks where they stand.


Offering up a six-person multiplayer mode, as well as Download Play, TANK TROOPERS launches in Nintendo eShop in 2017.


  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Comedy, action, adventure and plenty of platforming awaits in the latest chapter of the Sonic Boom universe!


Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice speeds it way into stores in Australia and New Zealand on 1st October!


Third-party titles

The acclaimed attorney returns in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, coming to Nintendo eShop on 8th September.

In summer, RPG fans will have two adventures to relish in the forms of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse published by ATLUS, and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, published by SEGA.


Indie games on Nintendo eShop

Each week in September will see a new Nindie title hit Nintendo eShop, with each available at a 10% discount during its first week on sale.

The games and their release dates in Australia and New Zealand are:

  • Axiom Verge (Wii U): 2nd September
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Wii U): 9th September
  • Severed (Wii U): 23rd September (Nintendo 3DS version launches at a later date)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Nintendo 3DS): 30th September
  • Noitu Love: Devolution (Nintendo 3DS + Wii U): September




Watch the latest Nintendo Direct video here…


You can catch a recap of all the latest announcements at the Nintendo Direct website.







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