The Game Bakers talks more about Squids Odyssey’s cross-buy option in Europe
Posted on June 30, 2014 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News, Wii U eShop
Squids Odyssey is one of the first titles to make use of a “cross-buy” feature on Nintendo platforms. However, there are some limitations.
For one thing, the promotion is for Europe only. The Game Bakers has additionally confirmed that this is a one-way street for now – you need to buy the 3DS version before you can download the Wii U title for free, and it doesn’t seem to work the other way around.
“Indeed this is something new for Nintendo, they call it conditional sales. They asked us if we’d be interested in this kind of operation and we said yes. I believe Squids Odyssey is one of the first titles or the first title to support this.”
“Unfortunately, it’s only 3DS -> WiiU for the moment, even though I know they would like to see this work the other way round (and we’d like it too!).”
The Game Bakers did ask Nintendo of America about the cross-buy option as well. Sadly though, they were informed that it’s not currently possible.
“Yes we did ask, we really like this promotion and wished to make it happen for all gamers, but NOA could not support this kind of promotion.”