A visiter over at GoNintendo has discovered a listing for BIT.TRIP SAGA on the Wii U eShop. The game is apparently set to release on the 3DS eShop and will be avaialble for download on the 20th December at the budget price of $14.99. Is there any excuse left not to pick this up?
What the heck is BIT.TRIP? Never heard of it before. I wish there would have been an avid Negative World member who was a big fan of this game (games?) and would share his enthusiasm for it, thus informing me about it in the process.
I think I'll be double-dipping. As said above, it is a perfect title to have available on tap at all times, and I LOVE having my card slot open for other, less portable-friendly games. I will hold onto the cart, however; they didn't make very many of them.
This is how companies should be handling digital releases. I mean, I'm fine with day-one releases being the same price -- obviously I can't expect to download Paper Mario for anything less than retail price right now. But when they're adding games to the eShop that have been available for over a year and have been available at much lower prices, how can they expect people to pay $40 for Steel Diver or Pilotwings Resort? Hopefully this sets a precedent going forward -- if not for Nintendo, at least for third parties. Well, if any other third parties add back catalogue games to the eShop anyway.