The original Shantae title from WayForward was announced for release on the 3DS via the Virtual Console a while ago, and we’ve known that it was set for release around the end of June or early July. Luckily, the official confirmation has arrived: it’s coming on June 20th. The third game in the series is being developed for the 3DS at the moment, so this would be a good place to begin in the mean time.
SEGA is releasing a stereoscopic 3D version of Sonic the Hedgehog via the eShop in Japan and the first look at it can be found after the break. Since our monitors don’t support 3D though, it does just look like the Sonic the Hedgehog game we all know and love.
Nintendo has lowered the price of three eShop titles until the 9th of May: Tokyo Crash Mobs is $4.99 (down from $6.99), Fluidity: Spin Cycle is $7.99 (down from $10.99), and Dillon’s Rolling Western is $6.99 (down from $9.99). You can also picked up Code of Princess for $29.99 instead of the regular $39.99. Feel free to share your recommendations in the comments.
Boomba! is a “turn based physics shooter” that features a campaign mode and a multiplayer mode. It’s coming soon to the eShop, and the first screenshots from the game are after the break.
Natsume has confirmed that Legend of the River King, a title from the GameBoy Color, is coming to the Virtual Console in North America on the 28th of March. There’s no release date for other regions as of yet.
These days, a lot of retail titles are also being made available via the eShop. The problem, of course, aside from the cost not always being particularly attractive, is the file size. You don’t need to just budget the price, you also have to budget how much space you have available on your SD card.
Just so you can plan ahead though, the digital version of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon will require 6,748 blocks of space, while Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will require 14,275 blocks of space. But like I tend to suggest, you may as well purchase the retail counterparts until the cost of digital versions begin to drop.
To the few readers of this blog from Japan, there’s two titles coming to the eShop in Japan within the next couple of weeks: Tetris: Axis (February 28th) and Resident Evil: Revelations (March 7th). Both will be slightly cheaper than their physical counterparts.