Nintendo has been so busy announcing sequels to every Mario sub-franchise that you can think of—new sidescrollers, new 3D platformers, new Golf, and Mario & Luigi—that you'd think they don't have anything else. Well, other than Zeldas.
Not quite. As they've quietly been doing, Nintendo is continuing to create and add to new franchises through its download-only games.
During a Nintendo Direct video press conference today, the company reiterated plans to put out HarmoKNight, the rhythm-action game from the people who make Pokemon (and who were finally allowed to make a non-Pokemon game. It's coming out March 28, download-only for Nintendo 3DS.
Here's a trailer.
Nintendo is also putting out a sequel to its action-tower-defense game Dillon's Rolling Western on April 11, adding more playable characters and a train that you have to defend. The first game was very fun and distinct—as long as you were right-handed. I'm a lefty and couldn't quite get comfortable rolling and attacking with a stylus in my right hand. Still, Nintendo's western feels and plays differently from anything else. Quietly, it's creating a Smash Bros.-worthy new mascot. The new game is called Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger.