Nintendo has been testing the waters of digital content delivery for some time now. The 3DS eShop was their first real effort to bring full games to players everywhere via digital delivery. They took it one step further when they made New Super Mario Bros. 2 available day-one as a digital download. Now they’re making their back catalog available via this method.
Nintendo announced today that four hit 3DS games are now available on the 3DS eShop. Gamers can buy Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D and Mario Kart 7 from the comfort of their 3DS systems. The games cost $39.99 each because Nintendo still hasn’t figured out digital pricing.
The other games available this week via the eShop include Style Savvy: Trendsetters, Sparkle Snapshots 3D, Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park, and Puzzler World XL. As for Virtual Console titles, you’ll be able to pick up Gradius. If you like shmups and missed out on the original, I highly recommend it.
The Wil gets one lonely update today with Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge on WiiWare. As you can guess, it’s a fishing game that features “exotic fishing locales” and “tons of tackle.” I’m sure it will be a hit among the three people who still playing fishing games.
This week’s eShop update is a little on boring side, but there’s gonna be some great content next week. Level 5’s first eShop game, Liberation Maiden, will be hitting the eShop next week. It’s a shmup created by Suda 51, the mind behind this year’s Lollipop Chainsaw.