Paid DLC and the 8-Bit Summer begins on the eShop in this week's Nintendo Download!
eShop Exclusives Akari by Nikoli (3DS Digital Download - Hamster Corporation, $4.99) Family Tennis 3D (3DS Digital Download - Arc System Works, $6.99) Heroes of Ruin (Retail Demo - Square Enix) The Legend of Zelda (3DS Virtual Console - Nintendo, $4.99 (Ambassador update available now) NES Open Tournament Golf (3DS Virtual Console - Nintendo, $4.99 (Ambassador update available now)
DSiWare (also available in the eShop) 3, 2, 1...WordsUp! (EnjoyUp Games, 200 points/$1.99) Topoloco (Abstraction Games, 500 points/$4.99)
As much as I've been clamoring for Virtual Console games on the eShop, I'm so glad that 8-Bit Summer doesn't mean that we're ONLY getting Virtual Console games. This is what they need to do -- release games in al of their downloadable "formats". Look at that list -- two NES games, two 3D games, two DSiWare games, a demo, a WiiWare title, and a Wii VC game, plus the sale and all those DLC songs. I think they're finally getting it.
I'll definitely check out Heroes of Ruin, and I still haven't bought Bomb Monkey, so I might download that this weekend.
From what I gather, the Heroes of Ruin demo is online enabled as well. That is a strong selling point for me, and this demo really will help influence a purchase...could have a ton of replayability ala PSO. What I wouldn't give for a proper PSO on 3DS...
I'd like those Theatrhythm songs but they really should be cheaper than that. I'm hoping for future bundles or something. It's just that you're already paying 40$ for a game that has a bit over 70 songs. Buying less songs than that as DLC will end up costing you more than the game itself.
Interesting! In that case, maybe it will make sense for Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow and Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal to show up on the 3DS VC now. Since multiplayer is a thing that can happen, having the old-school Pokémon games available for download makes sense.
Kind of. I still don't see the need for those old games when we've got far better sequels that pretty much do the exact same thing as the old games, but...whatever. I'm certainly a minority when it comes to releasing those games on the eShop, so what do I know?