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Loads of new games are coming to the eShop

10:15 AM on 03.06.2012 // Chris Carter
  @DtoidChris

I have to preface this article with this statement -- once upon a time, I had absolutely no confidence in the eShop. Initially, I saw a marketplace where Nintendo was slowly drip-feeding us 20 year old games once a month. I saw how WiiWare had been weak out of the gate, and shriveled into something you could barely call "The dirty flea market of online stores" -- at this point people should call it "3DS Download Week" instead of "Nintendo Download Week".

Then I saw Nintendo make an amicable push for eShop ports of successful PC games like VVVVVV. Then Pushmo hit. Then Mutant Mudds.Then Sakura Samurai. As did Dillon's Rolling Western.

As of now, not including the 20 ambassador games, I have around 30 eShop squares housed on my 3DS -- suddenly, I feel a lot more confident about the Wii U's digital plans. Feel free to check out the below list, and tell us what you're thinking of picking up.

8th March

Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Virtual Console, NES, $4.99)

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS Download Software, Shin'en, $4.99)

March 15th

Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (Virtual Console, Game Gear, $4.99)

Shinobi (Virtual Console, Game Gear, $3.99)

Dragon Crystal (Virtual Console, Game Gear, $2.99)

22nd March

Zombie Slayer Diox (3DS Download Software, UFO Interactive, $5.99)

March/April

Colors! 3D

Arc Style Soccer!! 3D (3DS Download Software, Arc System Works, $6.99)

19th April

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure from SEGA (free demo version, April 19)

"Soon", Rumored, or Unconfirmed

Ketzal’s Corridors

Wario Land

Kirby's Block Ball

3D Classics: Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

North America, These Are Your Upcoming eShop Games [Nintendo Life]



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