This August, Nintendo gave their digital platform a big push when they allowed users to purchase “New Super Mario Bros. 2” from the Nintendo eShop on the same day it was released in retail stores. They have continued this trend with other titles such as “New Art Academy” and “Freakyformes Deluxe” and Nintendo Japan have announced that not only will the company be moving forwards, but they will also be looking backwards.
On 1st November, Japanese 3DS owners will be able to purchase a downloadable copy of the following games, which were previously available in cartridge form, onto their system:
– Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
– Mario Kart 7
– Mario Tennis Open
– Pilotwings Resort
– Super Mario 3D Land
– The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
– The 3D Encyclopedia of Flora an Fauna
All titles except for the latter will cost 3800 yen (£30.02)
It is currently unknown if these games will also be rereleased on American or European eShops (although it is likely, with Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land being rumoured to have been found on Nintendo Europe’s servers).