America And Europe Get These Games When The Nintendo 3DS eShop Launches

By Ishaan . June 2, 2011 . 5:29am

As reported earlier today, Nintendo have begun to divulge details on next week’s Nintendo 3DS firmware update and the launch of the eShop. Included in the update will be the NetFront browser, which you can find details of in this post.


The eShop, Nintendo say, will be updated every Thursday with new content. At launch, Excitebike (until July 7th) and Pokédex 3D will be offered as free apps. The games and apps that the U.S. and Europe will see at the eShop’s launch differ from Japan’s eShop. Here’s what your launch day software will look like, minus prices, which Nintendo haven’t announced:



Excitebike (3D Classics)

Pokédex 3D (“3DSWare”)

Super Mario Land (Virtual Console)

Radar Mission (Virtual Console)

Alleyway (Virtual Console)



Excitebike (3D Classics)

Pokédex 3D (“3DSWare”)

Super Mario Land (Virtual Console)

Tennis (Virtual Console)

Alleyway (Virtual Console)


Nintendo mention that, in the near future, you’ll be able to download a free app for a short-form video service that will allow you to watch special video content such as 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos, automatically received via SpotPass.


The 3DS eShop will launch on June 6th in the U.S., and June 7th in Europe and Japan. When it does, you’ll also have access to the DSiWare store’s games, and be able to transfer your existing DSiWare games from your Nintendo DSi to your 3DS.


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  • Drats, I was hoping we’d get Wily’s Revenge and Kirby’s Dream Land on Virtual Console.

    Looking forward to Excitebike though.

  • All I want from GB’s VC is: FF Adventure, FF Legends 1-3, Castlevania(all 3 of them), Link’s Awakening & Metroid 2. Then I am happy. Not interested in the rest.

  • To me, only Pokemon is compelling everything else is forgettable. Nice to finally have another aspect of the 3DS live.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    You know, I’m a bit weary of NOA failing to keep up with NCL when it comes to the VC, particularly with games that are clearly localized already.  There’s no excuse for not having Kirby on day 1.  Megaman I can excuse because Capcom probably didn’t clear it, but a first party game should be there.

  • karasuKumo

    Is Pokedex 3D the other Pokemon game that was going to be announced?

    Anyway when I eventually get a 3DS I’ll be sure to check it out.

    • Suicunesol

      I doubt it. It’s not really a game, but a free app.

      If it is the game CoroCoro was going to reveal, I’m going to be disappointed.

      • karasuKumo

        Hmm good point, would be a proper disappointed if it was the game but like you said it’s most likely not. Wonder what the actual game is? 

  • Rarutos

    Kind of disappointed to see that Link’s Awakening isn’t on there! But oh well, it’ll be up soon I’m sure! I’ve never played the Mario Land games either, so I might as well try them out! :D

    Besides, it’s where Daisy first appears right? :o It’d be nice to see her in a not-spin off game for once. :P

  • I have an American 3DS and I live in the UK.

    Anyone know what shop I’ll end up actually having access to?

  • I was really hoping for Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins, Link’s Awakening and also Kirby’s Dreamland 2 at launch. Hopefully they get those up there soon.

  • Super Mario Land! The very first Videogame I ever played!!! Oh the joy!

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