By Spencer . November 9, 2012 . 2:30pm
Nintendo of Korea has made great strides in South Korea by hiring local celebrities including Girls Generation and partnering with MapleStory developer Nexon. Nintendo also localizes games into Korean such as Resident Evil: Revelations and The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D. Korean versions of New Super Mario Bros. 2, Style Savvy: Trendsetters, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Mario Tennis Open are in the works.
That’s a big step forward, but not every game can be localized. Nintendo of Korea’s solution is to release English and Japanese games as eShop downloads. Essentially it’s a digital import store and Nintendo has a huge line up of titles.
Coming on November 28
Petz Fantasy 3D
Planned for 2012
Rabbids: Travel in Time 3D
Coming in 2013
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Tom Clancy’s: Splinter Cell 3D
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure
Senran Kagura Burst (JPN)
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
Lego Lord of the Rings
Etrian Odyssey IV (JPN)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (JPN)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (JPN)
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (JPN)
So far, 3DS imports cost 33,000 won ($30) in South Korea.