Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! and Crosswords Plus Build Skills on the 3DS

on October 1, 2012 11:16 AM

Nintendo announced the launch of Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! and Crosswords Plus for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.

In Art Academy, gamers will be able to learn how to draw and paint despite their current skill level. The tutor in the game will guide users through over 30 lessons that goes over different concepts that includes techniques for paints, pastels, sketch pencils, and colored pencils. Users will be able to start a lesson and continue at a later time. There is also the ability to take photos and use those as a base for a new drawing. The game also features additional lessons that can be purchased and two packs are available at launch.

Crosswords Plus has players solving over 1,000 different crossword puzzles.Players can input their answers through the touch screen and get help from the hint system when stumped. The game features giant sized puzzles that are like multiple crossword puzzles being solved at once. More puzzles can be shared and received through the StreetPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS.

The games can be purchased either at traditional retailers or through the Nintendo eShop for $29.99. If purchased from the eShop before January 13th and registered on Club Nintendo, members of Club Nintendo will receive a free code for Donkey Kong: Original Edition that features new content.

3DS owners looking for some interesting apps outside of games or may want to get their artistic side flowing will want to check out these games, especially Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!

 /  Staff Writer
Paul is what you would call a Jack of All Trades. He has an interest in programming and video games. He is also a capable artist, photographer, writer, reader, and an Ancient Karaoke Performer. He has been gaming since the late 80s starting with games such as Tetris and Arkanoid. His favorite genres in games include Role Playing, Action-Adventure, Rhythm, and Old School 2D Platformers. Books are another interest of his as his collection of books slowly overruns his living quarters.