Nintendo 3DS owners have been counting down the days until they’ll finally be able to boot up their new handheld and download an update that is absolutely filled to the brim with awesome. This update in question is none other than the heavily looked forward to eShop that will allow 3DS owners to download and replay some classic Game Boy titles, 3DSWare, and even some of their DSiWare games.
The one thing that has been a little bit of a kicker, however, is that nobody really knows what games will first be available when the service launches.
Fortunately, Nintendo sent word via a press release that has detailed a few of the games that will be available the day that the eShop launches. Aside from the previously announced Pokedex 3D, which will be free, Nintendo has also reconfirmed that from June 6th to July 7th a remastered 3D Excitebike title will also be available for the free. Other games mentioned by Nintendo that have been confirmed for purchase include Super Mario Land, Alleyway, and Radar Mission. New content will be added to the eShop every Thursday, so the wait shouldn’t be long if you were hoping to get your hands on Cave Story 3D or the recently delayed Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version.
In other eShop related news, Nintendo has revealed which DSiWare games will be unable to be transferred over to the Nintendo 3DS, while many of the games can – there are a few that will surely be missed. There are a total of 11 DSiWare games listed on Nintendo’s official support page that won’t be able to be transferred to the 3DS, and the list includes Earthworm Jim, Oregon Trail, and the beloved Flipnote Studio — just to name a few.
The full list of incompatible titles can be found listed below:
- Asphalt IV
- Earthworm Jim
- Flipnote Studio
- Let’s Golf
- Nintendo DSi Browser
- Oregon Trail
- Real Soccer 2009
- Real Soccer 2010
- SUDOKU MASTER
- SUDOKU SENSEI
- Sudoku Student
Quite a few other sites claim that none of the Domo games will be transferable, but if that was the case then it’s surprising that they weren’t listed on Nintendo’s official list. We’re not quite sure what the reasoning is for the absence of these games on the 3DS, but licensing issues are likely the culprit.
Nintendo’s eShop will be available on June 6th, and the day afterwards we should be showered in new game announcements during Nintendo’s E3 press conference. All-in-all it’s going to be a pretty great week for Nintendo fans.
Are you looking forward to the launch of the Nintendo 3DS eShop? Which games will you be downloading on day one?
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