With all eyes on Nintendo's reveal of the Wii U price and release date for North America this morning, a gem like Endgame Studios' Fractured Soul for the 3DS eShop might get lost in the shuffle, but not here.

A side-scrolling action-platformer with a twist, Fractured Soul utilizes both screens of the 3DS, allowing players to shift between the two dimensions represented on the fly. With the differing resolutions of the screens that's not something many developers have dared to do, but here were are.

Fractured Soul is a bit pricey at $11.99, but it's got 30 levels of play across five different zones and dual-screen boss fights, so it should be worth your while.

And hey, if that doesn't float your boat there's always Bookstore Dream! Actually I've always wanted to work in a bookstore, so it's more exciting than I make it sound.

Who needs the Wii U? We've got downloadable dreams here, people!



Fractured Soul
Platform: 3DS
Price: $11.99

Old-school platforming on two screens! Fractured Soul is a classic side-scrolling platform game with a twist: it is played across both screens at once! Created by platform gamers for platform gamers, and exclusively for 3DS, Fractured Soul literally adds a new dimension to this much-loved genre. You are forgotten. Stranded on an outpost in deep space, you remember nothing of who you are. All you know is that you are different. You are able to shift into a parallel dimension at will. The outpost has been invaded, and is now swarming with hostiles. Escape is imperative, and with danger on all sides, it is only your unique power that can give you a fighting chance...


Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D
Platform: 3DS
Price: $4.99

Gear up and join an elite Special Forces unit in Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D, an arcade-style on-rail shooter for Nintendo 3DS. Choose from three character profiles, each with unique attributes, and use a combination of brains and brawn (but mostly brawn) to blast your way through a variety of dangerous ground, vehicle and air-based stages. And if you're really feeling trigger-happy, you can earn additional points by blowing up the environment. Each victory sees your military rank rise, earning you increasingly powerful and upgradeable weapons. You'll need preternatural reflexes and a never-say-die spirit to restore peace in the ever-volatile Middle East. When the smoke clears, will you be a Special Operations legend?


Bookstore Dream
Platform: 3DS / DSi
Price: $1.99 / 200 Points

Ever had a dream of owning your own bookstore? Now you can! Bookstore Dream is a simulation game that allows you to manage your lovely bookstore. Get connected with publishers and put the best books on your shelf! Be sure to keep stocks at a good level when demands go up! If you do everything right you will become a well know brand in the community!


Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
Platform: 3DS
Price: $2.99

In this classic game from 1998, join Goemon and his friends Ebisumaru and Sasuke as they battle to save ancient Japan from the clutches of an evil gang and rescue their fellow ninja, Yae.



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