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The Nintendo e-Shop: What do you expect at launch for that? [roundtable]
 
So today the Nintendo e-Shop was named (or at least I believe that's what they're calling it) which is essentially the Virtual Console for the 3DS. They made a small reference to Super Mario Land which I fully expect to see on the service but it got me thinking about the future of it.

First off; What are we all expecting at launch? Obviously the service, since it's launching simultaneously with the device, is going to need content on it right away. Can we expect to see Link's Awakening? Super Mario Land? Tetris? Wario Land? For the Gameboy alone, just look at this long list of games for the choosing. What can we expect to see? Will it have a strong start but then taper off into the abyss like the Virtual Console on Wii generally is these days?

Personally I expect a few titles, but God knows which ones. I'm sure there will be at least a classic gem or two immediately on it. As for new content though, who knows what they're coming up with right now. And also, weren't they talking about remaking some games with v3D (visual 3D) support? This whole thing is just a big ? mark and I can't wait till the answers pour in.

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On a final funny side note, big whoop that the PS3 and Xbox360 are playing games commonly at 60 frames a second... according to wikipedia the original Gameboy did just about that too, lol. Who knew.

It's baaaaaaaacck.

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Posted: 01/19/11, 17:49:20  - Edited by 
 on: 01/22/11, 01:56:58
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I want Super Mario Land and Link's Awakening DX at launch. Since they are not releasing any Mario or Zelda games in the launch window, I don't think this is too much to ask.
Posted: 01/20/11, 19:59:48
@casper884
Do you know if DSiWare games have to be removed from your DSi to exist on your 3DS?
Posted: 01/20/11, 20:04:52
anandxxx said:
@casper884
Do you know if DSiWare games have to be removed from your DSi to exist on your 3DS?

No. I don't have any details on the system transfer. I do know that user profiles exist. But I'm not sure if system transfers are tied to that.
Posted: 01/20/11, 20:12:55  - Edited by 
 on: 01/20/11, 20:16:37
@sirmastersephiroth

This. I would buy both. I never played the DX version of Link's Awakening, so I'd really like to give that one a whirl.
Posted: 01/20/11, 21:04:08
@ludist210

Best. Zelda. Ever.
Posted: 01/20/11, 21:32:00
@casper884

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!

@ShadowLink_89

EVER.
Posted: 01/20/11, 21:39:00
@GameDadGrant @ShadowLink_89 you guys say that like it is SO much better than any other Zelda game, which is entirely untrue.

Link's Awakening for the GameBoy is just as good. Maybe even better, thanks to the warp glitch.
Posted: 01/20/11, 22:14:42  - Edited by 
 on: 01/20/11, 22:15:38
@Simbabbad

BETTER.
Posted: 01/20/11, 22:54:56
Posted: 01/21/11, 00:36:01
To confirm Casper's post, here it is in print.
Posted: 01/22/11, 00:23:00
At the very least, LA is by far my favorite 2D Zelda.
Posted: 01/22/11, 01:52:36
@ludist210

Oh heavens yes. Thanks for this!
Posted: 01/22/11, 01:55:56
@rebonack

How is it NOT better than pretty much every other Zelda? It introduced and innovated so much into the series, it's impact is still being felt today. But in a good way, not in a "ugh, the A Link To The Past formula again!" way.

Eh, enjoyment of this series is pretty much entirely subjective matter, so I suppose debating it is pointless. Still, I enjoyed Link's Awakening *so* much more than any other entry in the series. It's easily my favorite.
Posted: 01/22/11, 02:55:17
@GameDadGrant

I think you should re-read his post there, chief.
Posted: 01/22/11, 08:33:28
@Pandareus

Agree.

@GameDadGrant

We're all on the same team here. I'm not sure if it's my favorite Zelda or anything but personally LA is one of the best. Also it features great great music and my favorite Zelda femme of em all, Marin.
Posted: 01/22/11, 16:46:55  - Edited by 
 on: 01/22/11, 17:09:44
@GameDadGrant Haha dude, it was a joke so I could mention Link's Awakening B/W. I completely agree about it being overlooked and innovative, from the introduction of the trading sequence, multiple songs on the ocarina, and a bunch of other stuff too. Trust me, I'm in the camp that is a huge fan of Link's Awakening. I actually started replaying it recently, and I'm on my way to Yarna Desert.

I dunno if I'd call it my favorite, but it's certainly high on the list. Sorry if I started something here -- totally didn't intend to.
Posted: 01/22/11, 17:03:22
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