Fractured Soul, The 3DS Action Platformer That Went From Retail To eShop

By Ishaan . August 30, 2012 . 11:00am


The trend of doomed retail 3DS games moving to the eShop continues! Previous participants in this category included Order Up!! and Planet Crashers 3D. Both those games are now being joined by an action-platformer titled Fractured Soul.


Actually, Fractured Soul is a dual-screen action-platformer. You switch between the two screens—meant to represent two different dimensions—to dodge bullets and avoid enemies. The story has you playing as an amnesiac protagonist with a mysterious past, who’s now trapped on a space station.


Fractured Soul has There are five zones to play through, and developer, Endgame Studios, have added online rankings for speedruns. The game will be released on September 13th for $11.99 via the Nintendo eShop.


As mentioned above, like both Order Up!! and Planet Crashers 3D before it, Fractured Soul was originally meant to be published at retail by Ignition Entertainment. The interesting part is, there’s a fourth 3DS game that’s going from Ignition retail to eShop, too—ATV Wild Ride 3D, a racer developed by Renegade Kid. That’s due out in Q4 this year.


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  • ZEROthefirst

    This looks pretty good, although the whole switching back and forth between the screens will definitely kill me lol

  • sd28

    chrono twins ?

  • Andrew Austin

    Damn, this looks awesome.

  • rinalicat

    Looks awesome but…I think I need to play it to get my head around the controls!

  • Just Tim

    Looks like Ignition Entertainment’s bumbling becomes a blessing in disguise to get a 3DS.

  • XypherCode

    Looks cool.

  • Covnam

    This looks like a pretty cool use of the two screens and it’s better it can go eshop than go no where, so I won’t complain. Still prefer retail releases, but something is better than nothing.

  • neetyneety

    I like the way the two screens are implemented into the gameplay. Seems like it can get pretty brutal though, what with all the manic chaos going on between the two screens that you have to pay attention to. But meh, I like a challenge.

  • Ferofax

    I think it’s better that these types of games go digital. They have better chances of distribution there, and they don’t have to make a rather restrictive quota to publish retail carts.

  • Pedro Velasco

    I wish I hadn’t bought Planet Crashers.

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