The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has been doing rather well for itself lately. With the announcement of games like Pokémon Sun and Moon, and Ever Oasis, the 3DS seems like the perfect handheld gaming hardware for kids and adults on the go. In the event of helping people figure out which new releases they should get their hands on (as far as games that have released this year so far) here is a list of five games for the Nintendo 3DS that you should really get your hands on.
Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam
In Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam the Mario and Luigi series crosses over with the Paper Mario series when Luigi accidentally knocks over the book containing the Paper Mario world, causing the characters and beings in it to be scattered all over the Mushroom Kingdom. Bowser combines his forces with that of his Paper counterpart, and it is up to Mario and Luigi to team up with Paper Mario in order to save Princess Peach and Paper Peach. With a mixture of papercraft gameplay and standard Mario and Luigi puzzle solving, players will travel across the Mushroom Kingdom in order to restore peace to the land.
Fire Emblem Fates
The Newest Fire Emblem adventure is here. Fire Emblem Fates comes in three separate versions that show three sides of the conflict between Hoshido and Nohr, play through Birthright for a more relaxed style of gameplay similar to Fire Emblem: Awakening, or play the Conquest path and see the Nohrian side of things, with a more difficult campaign similar to classic Fire Emblem games in the series. After completing both paths, try the Revelations path, which shows the true series of events and gives players a sort of true ending. With a large cast of characters, new game mechanics, classes and the My Castle mechanic, there is plenty to do in Fire Emblem Fates.
Hyrule Warriors: Legends
Hyrule Warriors: Legends contains all the content from Hyrule Warriors, while also adding new story chapters, the capability to change characters on the fly, and new characters. In addition, join the never before seen character Linkle, a girl who resembles Link, as she tries to help Zelda and the other characters to protect Hyrule. Hyrule Warriors: Legends allows you to take the war for the Triforce on the go, so you can fight the forces of darkness whenever you like.
Bravely Second: End Layer
The story that began in Bravely Default continues, join Tiz, and Edea as they team up with new characters (and familiar faces such as Agnes, in the continuation of the Bravely Default series.) In Bravely Second, there are new mechanics such as a chain battle mechanic where players can fight multiple battles in a row for greater rewards, and even a revamped side-quest system where you can choose which jobs you obtain, adding a layer of strategy to your playthrough. The story of the crystals and the world of Bravely Default continues on, will you be there to save it?
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Join Kirby in an all new adventure as he tries to save the planet Pop Star from being mechanized by a robotic starship called the Access Ark, which has destroyed Castle Dedede and Meta Knight’s ship The Halberd. Along the way Kirby finds a Robobot suit, a mechanical robotic armor that adapts to Kirby, and allows him to solve puzzles as well as copy abilities that he would not be able to copy without the suit on. With Copy Abilities to discover and multiplayer modes to enjoy with friends, Kirby: Planet Robobot is fun for all ages.
There you have it folks, whether you want a deep RPG to sink hours in, a quick fight in Hyrule, or puzzles and adventures across the stars, the Nintendo 3DS has plenty of fun games for you and your family to enjoy.