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Third-Party Titles Get Digital Releases on 3DS

by Danny Bivens - June 13, 2012, 7:42 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/120..., NCL

Castlevania, Kingdom Hearts, and more are coming to both physical and digital formats.

Several third-party titles, including Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance, and Scribblenauts: Unlimited will be released in both digital and physical formats. The information comes from the 2012 E3 Analyst Q & A Session, which is now available on Nintendo's website. 

Previously, Nintendo announced that all first-party titles would be released in this fashion. All of the above titles will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS in the second half of 2012. It is unknown if Kingdom Hearts 3D will be a digital release when it comes out on July 31, or if it will be a digital release after New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was announced as the first digitally released retail game, comes out on August 19.


ejamerJune 13, 2012

Interesting. Pricing will be the big issue, but having full games conveniently available for download is good news - even if none of these titles interest me enough to forfeit all resale rights for the sake of convenience.

Disco StuJune 13, 2012

Guess it's about time to upgrade the SD card that came with the 3DS.  Has anybody switched from the packed in SD card?  Is it any easy process?

OblivionJune 13, 2012

Plug in both SD cards into a computer. Delete anything off of the new SD card and copy over EVERYTHING from the old one. The 3DS won't know the difference.

TJ SpykeJune 13, 2012

I thought Iwata said MOST first party games would be digital, not ALL?

Anyways, good choices for the first batch of third party.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterJune 13, 2012

Scribblenauts is likely to be my first download

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