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Part side scroller, and part rhythm-based game, Zombie Slayer Diox brings more zombie-bashing goodness to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in early 2012.

HEROES OF RUIN – Story and Environment Trailer

Nintendo 3DS Will Launch Another Peripheral

3DS StandProducer Masahiro Sakurai announced the coolest peripheral since the Circle Pad: A small, plastic stand so you don’t have to actually hold your 3DS.

Unlike the Circle Pad, though, this peripheral will be bundled with Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Judging by the images above, and understanding that it comes with a hot game, is this something that you can get behind as a fan?

Eiji Aonuma Hints at 3DS Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D box artWith the success of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the Nintendo Wii, producer Eiji Aonuma has already leaked a Zelda game coming to the Wii U, and recent comments cause some to believe that there is another Zelda game coming to the 3DS:

The long sailing time of creating Skyward Sword, a game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda series, has just come to an end. The voices of those who’ve played it from around the world reach us. We hear their admiration, comments and their criticism too. All those voices become energy for the next voyage. Well, to tell the truth, we’ve already set sail in a new voyage.

Personally, I have stated that Nintendo needs to exploit their original franchises like Activision does with Call of Duty, but are two Zelda games in 2012 too much? Or are you excited to see two interpretations on different platformers?

Nintendo 3DS Outsells GameCube

Nintendo 3DS with Pilot WingsWhile is not able to bring exact sale numbers from the NPD (as it costs hundreds of dollars to see the monthly reports), we have no problem with leeching off of other sites’ NPD subscriptions. And some interesting numbers for the Nintendo 3DS have been announced.

To date, the Nintendo GameCube has sold just over 4 million units (including new sales from this year). In the 9 months of its existence, the Nintendo 3DS has sold nearly 100,000 more units than the GameCube.

More impressive than that is the announcement that in this 9-month period, the 3DS is selling better than the Nintendo Wii did in its first 9 months. Also, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have broken franchise records, with over a million sales each in their short lives.

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