Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns is now available on the 3DS eShop for a mere $19.99. The sale lasts through December so if anyone is a huge Harvest Moon fan and hasn’t played the game, this would be a wonderful opportunity to do so. A Tale of Two Towns was originally released on the 3DS in 2011 in North America.
Grab #HarvestMoon A Tale of Two Towns 3DS on the North American Nintendo eShop for just $19.99! This sale lasts through December, hohoho~
In the aftermath of today’s big announcement that Nintendo will be releasing an update to incorporate Miiverse and Nintendo Network IDs on the 3DS, Nintendo UK has announced that after 3DS users register a Nintendo Network ID, they will be unable to change their system’s region. In addition to this, users will be unable to use multiple currencies in the Nintendo eShop. Any currency that does not correspond to the country that your system is registered in will be deleted and no longer usable on your 3DS, so Nintendo encourages you to use up these funds beforehand. Some already believe Nintendo has taken region-blocking to the extreme. What do you think about these new limitations?
After registering a Nintendo Network ID, you will be unable to change regions and use multiple currencies – for instance, pounds and euros – in Nintendo eShop. The funds in the currency that corresponds to the country setting of your Nintendo Network ID will remain, and any funds in other currencies will be deleted and no longer usable. Please make sure to use up any other currencies before registering a Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo 3DS system.
Atlus has announced that a demo of Etrian Odyssey Untold will be available for download in the 3DS eShop beginning September 16th. In addition, a new trailer (seen above) has been released spotlighting a character from the game, the alchemist Arthur Charles.
Untold is an updated version of the original Etrian Odyssey released for Nintendo DS in 2007. Featuring a new story mode, cut scenes, and a graphical overhaul, fans of the series are eagerly awaiting the title, set for release October 1st in North America.
Atlus has been in the news a great deal lately, as they were last seen running a special discount on several games for the month of August. Additionally, developer Katsura Hashino has promised that new games are underway, despite the bankruptcy of parent company Index Corporation. Index remains in limbo, however, awaiting acquisition from a prospective buyer, with Sega emerging as the front-runner. No official word has come out yet regarding the sale.
Atlus has just sent out an email detailing exactly which titles will be available in the company’s summer sale on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. For thirteen days you can get $10 off Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Soul Hackers. The deal ends on August 31st and is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Which discounted game will you pick up?
- Code of Princess – $19.99
- Etrian Odyssey IV – $29.99
- Soul Hackers – $29.99
Nintendo of America has announced that the demo for Heroes of Ruin will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop today. The retro gamers amongst you will be able to download The Legend of Zelda, originally released on the NES console in 1987, and NES Open Tournament Golf, which was originally released in 1991.
Developer and Nicalis CEO Tyrone Rodriguez has announced that Cave Story+ will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Cave Story+ is apparently a remake and a completely separate game from Cave Story 3D which was released on Nintendo DSiWare.
A version of Cave Story+ launched on Steam, but Rodriguez says that this iteration is different. The 3DS version of Cave Story+ can’t handle the ‘Steam HD art’ or new music, but the sprites will be rendered in 3D. The game will feature the originals soundtrack.
“I fought really hard to try to get it to be just a ‘simple’ update; I feel that Nintendo wanted the same thing too, but the logistics behind it are pretty huge. The good thing is that if you already bought the DSiWare version on your 3DS and ever delete it, you’ll still be able to download it. The update won’t stop you from playing the prior version of the game.”
XSEED has confirmed that it’s bringing Japanese dungeon crawler Unchained Blades to the Nintendo 3DS eShop as a digital download later this year. Unchained Blades has been created by the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed Lunar and Grandia. The game will be fully localised with English voiceovers.
With last nights Nintendo 3DS firmware update came the option to download playable demos but unfortunately it’s only Japan that’s received any. Japanese consumers are now able to download the following titles from the Nintendo 3DS eShop:
- Monster Hunter 3 G
- Dead Or Alive: Dimensions
- Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic
- Puyo Puyo
- Crayon Shin Chan
- New Love Plus
We should be getting demos fairly soon over here in the West but Nintendo has yet to reveal precisely what we’re getting. Clearly a Resident Evil: Revelations demo wouldn’t go amiss. Which demos would you like to see?
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has explained to investors that the company is going to revamp the Nintendo 3DS eShop, with demos, sleep mode downloads, and a browser version of the store for PCs and smartphones. Nintendo will also be providing support for DLC and micro-transactions.
“We are aiming to accelerate our digital business, the importance of which is expected to become even higher in the future. Several new functions will be added to the Nintendo eShop.”
“In terms of usability, we know that there are still several issues with the eShop. We are now preparing for the Nintendo eShop to be available on the web so that you can access it via PCs or smartphones too.”
- Nintendo president Satoru Iwata
Nicalis, an independent video game company, who worked with Pixel to bring the game to Nintendo ‘s WiiWare service has announced a publishing agreement with Terry Cavanagh for VVVVVV on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Released in late 2010 for PC, VVVVVV is a 2D action-platformer deeply rooted in the days of 8-bit gaming with incredibly challenging gameplay and secrets. In VVVVVV, you play as Captain Viridian, who must not only save a dimension on the brink of collapse, but also find your ship’s crew–all of whose names begin with the letter V.
Now 3DS owners can experience the critically acclaimed game in 3D, anywhere. When asked for an obligatory quote, Terry Cavanagh said, “I’m VVVVVVery excited about it! This is the first time anything I’ve made has been on a console.”