Circle Entertainment Looks To Bring Two Games To 3DS eShop Next Year

Nintendo_eShopCircle Entertainment is looking to bring its two former DSiWare titles to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next year. The developer and publisher – who has brought DSiWare games such as Publisher Dream and Bookstore Dream, as well as 3DS title Swords and Soldiers 3D to the Nintendo eShop – has decided to cancel its development on Cafe Dream and Banking Dream as DSiWare and bring them to the 3DS eShop instead.

But for those who are looking for a little more action from Circle Entertainment, the retro-styled action title Witch & Hero - launched in April earlier this year – is now receiving a demo in the North American and European eShop. Announced on Twitter, the demo will be available to download on October 3, so get your 8-bit swords ready.

Orion’s Odyssey Coming To Nintendo eShop After Kickstarter Success

Here’s another title that’s getting ready to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop after it succeeded in reaching its Kickstarter goal of $4,092. Orion’s Odyssey: A Patterns Block Adventure – made exclusively for Nintendo DS and DSiWare – is a comedy-puzzle adventure where you play as an alien robot named Orion, who can construct objects of any shape and size. And with Orion’s seven-year-old sidekick Ryan, you can travel the globe discovering ten unique levels filled with tempting puzzles and wacky characters.

Created by games developer Island Officials, Orion’s Odyssey features three different modes to test players’ skills: free-play mode where you can unlock bonuses, challenge mode provides certain restrictions in puzzles, and sandbox mode where players can create their own patterns. Orion’s Odyssey will be available for download in the future, after the developers raised $4,607 in total over Kickstarter. Check out the trailer above to see if the game interests you.

Video Game Developer Says He’s More Successful From Nintendo Online Shops Than App Store

EscapeVektor developer Nnooo has created WiiWare, DSiWare and games for the App Store. Creative director Nic Watt claims that because consumers who buy Nintendo platforms are mainly interested in video games, while Apple consumers just want newness and cheap prices, developers – including Nnooo – have more success with creating WiiWare and DSiWare.

“In terms of sales, we have not seen anywhere near the volume of sales for Pop on iOS devices as we have on WiiWare and DSiWare.”

“The main advantage as far as we are concerned is that the people who buy Nintendo platforms actually care about buying and playing games. They are actively engaged in gaming and want new content and experiences. In comparison I feel that too many users of iOS are freeloaders who just want as much as they can get for as little expenditure. They are not looking for quality experiences or for longevity. They just want novelty and cheap prices.”

Mega Man X2 Arrives On Wii

This week, a few titles were added to the North American Nintendo eShop. Donkey Kong Jr., Mad Dog McCree and a demo of The Amazing Spider-Man can be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS. Another Wii Virtual Console game finally releases in North America – Mega Man X2 can be downloaded for 800 points.

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Donkey Kong Jr. – In this timeless classic, clamber up vines and chains and gather vital fruit and keys to free your father, Donkey Kong, who’s been imprisoned by Mario. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Mad Dog McCree- When the ruthless outlaw Mad Dog McCree goes on a rampage with a nasty pack of wanted fugitives, they leave death in their wake. The only gunslinger who can stop them is you. (For Nintendo 3DS)

The Amazing Spider-Man (demo version) – The fan-favorite, web-slinging action is back in New York City. Perform acrobatic attacks and stealth maneuvers as you face off against larger-than-life enemies and race to save Manhattan. Download the free game demo in the Nintendo eShop and catch the movie trailer in 3D now on Nintendo Video. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

- Devil Band – Rock the Underworld (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

- 7 Wonders II (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

- MEGA MAN X2 (Virtual Console for Wii)