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The 3DS eShop now has a demo for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! It’s been almost a month since the game released to stores, but better late than never. Also, you can buy the full version as a digital copy on eShop, which is nice. Wait, the trial has a limit of five plays? Unacceptable!
eShop really went HAM today! Look at all these downloadable releases (and the release dates for other upcoming physical and digital games).
BUY Adventure Time for DS and 3DS

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The 3DS eShop now has a demo for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! It’s been almost a month since the game released to stores, but better late than never. Also, you can buy the full version as a digital copy on eShop, which is nice. Wait, the trial has a limit of five plays? Unacceptable!

eShop really went HAM today! Look at all these downloadable releases (and the release dates for other upcoming physical and digital games).

BUY Adventure Time for DS and 3DS

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E3 multiplayer trailer for Heroes of Ruin. This game isn’t set to release in Europe until June 15 and in the U.S. until July 17, but we’ll be able to sample it with a demo.

Square Enix will release a trial for the Diablo-style dungeon crawler in Europe tomorrow (hopefully in the U.S. too?), complete with four-player local and online co-op. I’m pretty sure that’s a first for demos on the eShop!

Preorder: Heroes of Ruin (July 17)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More of Tiny Cartridge's E3 coverage

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Chasing Aurora, a beautiful looking indie game coming to Wii U’s eShop late this year from Austrian developer Broken Rules (And Yet It Moves). I’m down for this.

Gaijin Games just announced that Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is coming to Wii U too, also likely through eShop! See, guys, it’s not such a bad system after all.

Buy: Bit.Trip Saga for Nintendo 3DSBit.Trip Complete for Wii
See also: More of Tiny Cartridge's E3 coverage

Not really sure what the game actually is, but this looks highly enjoyable. Definite purchase if I get a Wii U.

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A sampling of 3DS game sizes, for those of you who plan to go all-digital when Nintendo starts releasing day-one downloadable versions of packaged 3DS games this August (starting with New Super Mario Bros. 2). Some of these would take ages to download from the eShop!
If Resident Evil: Revelations were released on the eShop, you wouldn’t be able to fit it into the 2 GB SD Nintendo includes with every 3DS! And though you would have enough space to put Kid Icarus: Uprising on the stock card, you wouldn’t be able to download much else.
I’m shopping around for bigger SD cards in preparation for the update, and I’ve seen a number of 3DS owners suggest this cheap 32 GB (Class 10) AmazonBasics card. This 32 GB (Class 10) card from Sandisk costs a few dollars more, but it’s highly recommended by those who’ve picked it up.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue)
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[Via IGN]

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A sampling of 3DS game sizes, for those of you who plan to go all-digital when Nintendo starts releasing day-one downloadable versions of packaged 3DS games this August (starting with New Super Mario Bros. 2). Some of these would take ages to download from the eShop!

If Resident Evil: Revelations were released on the eShop, you wouldn’t be able to fit it into the 2 GB SD Nintendo includes with every 3DS! And though you would have enough space to put Kid Icarus: Uprising on the stock card, you wouldn’t be able to download much else.

I’m shopping around for bigger SD cards in preparation for the update, and I’ve seen a number of 3DS owners suggest this cheap 32 GB (Class 10) AmazonBasics card. This 32 GB (Class 10) card from Sandisk costs a few dollars more, but it’s highly recommended by those who’ve picked it up.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
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[Via IGN]

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New Super Mario Bros. 2, other retail 3DS games to be sold on eShop

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Digital distribu-ton! Confirming recent rumors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced plans to release some retail games, including New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the Brain Age followup “Onitore,” on eShop at launch.

The codes will be sold at retail (like GameStop’s experiments with 3D Classics Kid Icarus), in an effort to familiarize users with downloadable software, maintain relationships with retail partners, help those retail partners with things like stock (by having them “stock” more digital codes and fewer boxes) and solve the problem of fixed prices on the eShop by letting retailers set their own prices and discount stuff as they see fit. Wii U games will also be sold digitally in the same manner.

What I’m not sure about at this point is whether these games will be accessible directly through the console as they are now. It kinda sounds like Iwata is pushing the idea of going through GameStop.com or the like, rather than just direct. I mean… they’d have to let you buy stuff directly, right? Bear in mind, I’m just wondering aloud here. That aspect has yet to be confirmed either way, so adjust your anger accordingly.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue)
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[Via Joystiq]

What’s the fucking point of digital downloads if I still have to go into a retailer or to some other fucking service?

Jesus Christ, Nintendo continues to know jack-fucking-shit about the Internet.

Nintendo Direct news round-up: New Super Mario Bros. 2, patches, and folder-ton

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As we do with every Nintendo Direct livestream, we’ve collected all the megatons, minitons, and even a folder-ton from the Japanese/European/U.S. announcements.

Yeah-yuh:

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2, releasing in North America and Japan this August
  • New 3DS firmware slated for April 25, adding support for folders in the menu (pictured, each folder holds up to 60 items) — watch it in action
  • The firmware update also offers support for software patches and updates, like the one Nintendo has planned to fix Mario Kart 7’s Maka Wuhu glitch

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Tips and footage for Dillon’s Rolling Western, which released on the 3DS eShop this morning for $9.99 — more expensive than usual, but apparently this is a big release.

I’m pretty disappointed with the voiceover here; why couldn’t they get Cowboy Jed again? Anyway, here’s a shorter launch video for you to watch, too.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)
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See also: More Nintendo Direct posts

AHHH AHHH AHHH AHHH I WANT IT

Nicalis bringing VVVVVV to 3DS eshop

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Cave Story WiiWare/3D/+ developer Nicalis still has NightSky on the way for eShop, and now it’s announced another indie port: Terry Cavanagh’s flippety platformer VVVVVV. Nicalis is acting as publisher for the port of the 8-bit-looking platformer, about “Captain Viridian” searching an open world for his lost crew, and using the ability to flip gravity to navigate that world.

The look is the same as the original PC title, but according to Nicalis, “full 3D awesomeness” has been added to the art. Other changes include “future content updates” and “new featured levels,” as well as, of course, a map screen. It’s also supposed to release before the end of the year.

The resolution on the top screen seems to match that on the bottom screen, even though the 3DS screens are different sizes. Maybe this has vertical black bars like 3D Classics Twinbee? Investigate for yourself after the break.

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Robin and Zelda Williams play The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition together in a new UK commercial. Wow, they’re making more of these! I wonder if this means we’ll also see Robin and his daughter (named after the game’s princess, of course) will also be shooting The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword spots? I hope Robin’s magnificent beard grows back by then…

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

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[Via @lint2015]