Nintendo has moved on from Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console

Posted under 3DS eShop, News
18 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console appears to be a thing of the past. According to a tweet from Natsume, Nintendo has “moved on” from such releases on the eShop.

Here’s what Natsume said when asked about the possibility of Tail Gator on the 3DS eShop:

The 3DS Virtual Console as a whole has actually been pretty dead for awhile. I believe the Donkey Kong Land games came out in February, and we haven’t seen anything since. The last 3DS VC release in Japan was in December 2014.



Shovel Knight – updated retail release date confirmed, still working on amiibo date

Posted under 3DS, News, Wii U
20 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

In an official website post, Yacht Club Games shared more information about Shovel Knight’s retail release and upcoming amiibo.

First, the game’s physical version is officially moved to November 3 in North America and October 30 in Europe. Yacht Club Games explained the slight delay and pricing update:

The final few steps of the Plague of Shadows content took a little longer than expected, but it was important to us that this update to be on the disc/cart right out of the box! Unfortunately that meant we had to push back the date just a little a bit. Luckily, all of the teams throughout the various console manufacturing steps have been really helpful in reducing this knock-on delay as much as possible.

In an unexpected turn of events, we’ve had to raise the price of our game to $24.99. Although everyone initially agreed to a $19.99 price point, some retailers ran into trouble with limited space to show off their wares, and the rules in place about where games with certain prices are displayed. We didn’t want our ‘bargain priced’ game to go straight to the bargain bin of obscurity, so we had to raise the price.

However, we didn’t want anyone to feel as if they were getting hoodwinked just because of our retail situation! If you have already pre-ordered Shovel Knight, your retailer should honor the original price!

We’ve been working hard every day to ensure the physical version is a welcome addition to your game library. From box cover to disc to full color instruction manual. Lastly, to make the package even more compelling at its new price, we’ve added even more!

All versions of the physical release will now come with a free soundtrack download. We know this is a bit redundant, as the soundtrack is ‘pay what you want’ online, but this provides a guilt free way to formally obtain the full, high-quality version of the soundtrack for free! Hopefully, it also gets Jake Kaufman’s beautiful soundtrack into more people’s hands for those people who are unaware of Bandcamp!

Unfortunately, there’s still no news as to when the Shovel Knight amiibo will be available, as the team is “still pinning down a final release date.” Yacht Club Games is also “considering” pre-orders.