Nintendo Download: Just a few more hours until 3DS eShop

With Microsoft’s and Sony’s press E3 press conferences today, it might be easy to forget that Nintendo has a major event scheduled for today as well. Of course, we have the regularly scheduled set of WiiWare and DSiWare releases, but the real event for today is the pending release of the 3DS eShop, which according to Nintendo, is set to go live “later this evening”. We’ve already checked it out, (along with the free games that come with it) so if you want more details on what you’ll be getting tonight, we have you covered.

As for the rest of you, hit the jump for the full press release on this week’s WiiWare and DSiWare titles. One of them is called Crazy Cheebo, and it looks completely terrifying. I was excited for the game upon first glance, assuming that it might star the often overlooked Nintendo underdog Chibi Robo. Instead, the game appears to be about some demonic cross between Shrek and naked homeless midget.

So yeah, that’s a thing.

Dreamwalker
Publisher: Code Mystics Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Meet Walker. Walker is wandering the land of dreams, following his sleepy path among the clouds and stars. Guide him peacefully through Dreamland to Sunrise without him waking up. But be careful: Walker faces many challenges to a good night’s sleep. Alarm Clocks, Early Birds and Night Mares thwart your efforts. Dreamwalker is an action-puzzler in which you control the maze, shepherding Walker safely to his goal while counting sheep and avoiding sleep-disturbing hazards. Collect Reward Stars for clever solutions that complete the puzzle in minimal time or actions. Enjoy 40 levels of evolving challenges that introduce fresh puzzle features such as disappearing rainclouds, disorienting spinners and teleporters. Dreamwalker offers hours of game play, two bonus games and a rich soundtrack. Appealing to casual and core gamers alike, it’s fun for all ages.

Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party
Publisher: Cypronia
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party is a drag-and-drop-style matching game that casual gamers will enjoy. The objective is to switch two objects to make a horizontal or vertical set of three or more objects of the same color. Players can win various awards by matching more objects and creating combos. The game contains colorful graphics, a Crazy Cheebo character and lots of humorous videos. You can have even more fun when you compete against your friends in multiplayer games.

WiiWare

Ubongo
Publisher: Korner Entertainment
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Language
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: What’s Ubongo? Its mechanics are very simple. Just solve as many puzzles as you can and get gems of the same color. At the end of the established time, the player who has the most gems of any one color will be the winner. Modes include History Mode, Quick Game, Time Attack and Multiplayer Mode. The original board game is a blockbuster in many countries.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes