Nintendo Everything: 3DS eShop
Proun+ is in the works for the 3DS eShop and will be released by year’s end. Engine Software will be bringing the game to both North America and Europe.
Proun+ has players riding along a tubular path, though there’s a bit more to it than that. The need to avoid obstacles and various difficulty modes should keep things interesting.
Check out a teaser trailer for Proun+ above.
Woah Dave! is just a week away from launching on the North American 3DS eShop. On Twitter, Choice Provisions confirmed that the title is slated for October 30. Nintendo’s website lists a $4.99 price point.
GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! Woah Dave! is coming to 3DS, iOS, and Steam on 10/30 (that's next Thursday!). PLEASE RT! pic.twitter.com/kCzc6ETooJ
— Choice Provisions (@TotallyChoice) October 24, 2014
Although it was pretty much assumed, Nintendo has now spoken about how it has not implemented any sort of parity clause for the eShop. In other words, indies can freely release their games on other platforms before the Big N’s digital marketplace.
Nintendo’s Ed Valiente said at the Italian Game Developers Summit today:
“There is no exclusivity or parity clause. We understand that small teams can’t work on multiple platforms at once. If you want to release on other platforms first, we’re happy for you to bring it to the platform when you’re ready. Of course, we’d like it on ours at the same time but it’s not a dealbreaker.”
Along with Europe, Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX will be releasing on the North American 3DS eShop next week. You’ll be able to purchase the game starting on October 30. Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is priced at $6.
Nintendo reconfirms that there is no minimum sales requirement before eShop developers receive revenue
Back in the WiiWare days, Nintendo implemented a sales threshold. Games needed to sell a certain amount of copies before developers/publishers received any compensation.
Thankfully, that policy is long gone. The eShop does not have a minimum threshold of any kind, Nintendo’s Ed Valiente reconfirmed at the Italian Game Developers Summit today.
“So we have no minimum threshold. You earn from the first sale you make.”
Valiente also offered the following insight when asked if Nintendo enforces certain price tiers on developers:
“We let developers set the price and release date. So no, there are no thresholds, no limited price – although people still ask us what we think they should sell their game for. My answer is: go on to the eShop, see what other games are selling for, see where your game fits in and set your price accordingly. My one advice would be don’t go too low at the beginning. Because if you go too low at the beginning, you don’t have any room to manoeuvre. Games should be worth something. Out of all the games I play on smart devices, I prefer ones I can pay for – and sometimes I wish I could pay more than 99 cents.”
Today, SEGA announced that Initial D Perfect Shift Online has been downloaded over 500,000 times in Japan. That number was 400,000 only a month ago.
To celebrate the milestone, SEGA is discounting in-game purchases until November 5.
Tsutaya stores in Japan will be handing out a special Pokemon-themed prepaid eShop card. After buying a download card for Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, consumers will be provided with the 500 yen item. This promotion is valid between October 29 and November 30.
This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Wii U Retail
Bayonetta 2 (available Friday)
Bayonetta (available Friday)
Just Dance 2015
Wii U Virtual Console
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Fantasy Life (available Friday)
Pokemon Art Academy (available Friday)
The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins (available Tuesday)
Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay (available Tuesday)
Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce (available Tuesday)
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
Castle Conqueror EX
Secret Journeys: Cities of the World
Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing
Sweet Memories: Black Jack is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.
Wakedas is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
Source: Nintendo PR