Capcom To Make Their Nintendo 3DS Games Available As Downloads

By Ishaan . January 15, 2013 . 9:00am

Capcom have released a few of their Nintendo 3DS games on the Nintendo eShop as download titles in Japan. Most notable, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are both available as downloads already.


According to the company’s Senior VP, Christian Svensson, We’ll be seeing Capcom’s 3DS games made available on the eShop in North America as well soon enough. On the Capcom forums, Svensson shared: “Many of our other previously released 3DS titles will be coming to the eShop in the coming months. Details to follow when we’re closer to release.”


Svensson’s comment was made in reply to a remark about Resident Evil: Revelations, and he used the word “other,” which presumably means that Revelations won’t be made available on the eShop for the time being.


On the other hand, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D seems like a given, but Capcom also released Super Street Fighter IV on the 3DS. Additionally, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in the U.S. this March. Perhaps we can expect to see that made available in downloadable form as well?


  • Armane

    So does this mean the downloadable Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is going to have a deletable save file?

    • They did fix that issue in Japan.

  • Shadowman

    So I’m guessing were getting Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as a downloadable?

  • In before someone gripes about EX Troopers.

  • This is a cool idea for those who like having their games as digital downloads. It’s not for everyone, but I can definitely see the appeal.

  • TiredOfMyOldUsername

    As long as they don’t start releasing their games download only, i don’t see any problem with this.

  • ragingmerifes

    Breath of Fire. That is all.

  • zero254

    I hate region locking.

    I also hate the price of nearly everything on the eshop because where I live we get taxed and it ALWAYS boosts it right above what I have by about 1-9 cents and it always frustrates me.

  • If downloadable games means more chances for game localization then so be it.

  • Zyblorg

    Wouldn’t it be funny if they made the “Revelaitons” typo in the digital release?! XD

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