Code Of Princess Is Heading To Europe Next Week As An eShop Download

By Spencer . March 23, 2013 . 4:00pm

imageAgatsuma Entertainment pinged Siliconera with an announcement for our European readers. They’re going to publish Code of Princess in Europe as an eShop download for Nintendo 3DS on March 28. The game will cost 29.99 Euros ($38).


Code of Princess started as a figurine designed by Street Fighter artist Kinu Nishimura and evolved into a 3DS game with members of the Guardian Heroes team working on the title. Here’s our impressions of the English version from the version Atlus released in North America last year.

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  • FullMetalAlcopop

    Cool, I guess. Might pick it up, assuming it’s not 40 quid.

    • Should be around about £24.99? It’s an ok price for a game like this.

      • FullMetalAlcopop

        Reasonable enough, then. It’ll be my next purchase after Devil Survivor Overclocked.

  • Samurai_Heart

    Finally =), Does anyone know the size of the game?

    • 9183 Blocks = 1147mb.

      Each block are 128kb so just multiply the amount of blocks to 128 and you get your file size in kb.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    I’m cool with this. I’ll definitely pick this up when I have the chance.

  • The Watcher

    Good game, slow gameplay. after the first playthrough it went into the corner with the other games then eventually back to gamestop :)

  • Pedro Tavares

    Fuck yeah :D and its cheap, love it.

  • $39420547

    nice move i hope we see more US titles at the e-shop that are hard to bring over as a physical copy

  • Göran Isacson

    Ah, so no physical copy? I… guess I can deal with that though, considering the price seems FAR cheaper than a store-version would be.

  • Adrián Alucard

    No cartidge release, no deal

    • landlock

      Why punish the developer when no one is interested in publishing it?

      • Adrián Alucard

        if my 3DS broke i´ll lost al my digital games if the eshop were like steam i´ll buy games with no problems

        • landlock

          Don’t think i’ve ever had a handheld break on me those things are sturdy for sure (GBA, DS, PSP, 3DS, Vita) anyway.

        • hunterrnl

          Dont cry next time if they dont release your game.

          Just like dual voice. Its the biggest crap i heard.
          Be happy they even release it.

        • gamerdude

          If you break your 3ds you can send it to nintendo to have games transferred to your new one.

          • Adrián Alucard

            Yeah, great thing, it’s like if I buy a new PC I need to send both (the new one and the old) to Valve to transfer all the games…

            BEST METHOD EVER

          • gamerdude

            Honestly it does suck. I wish they would just get to this millennium already and combine all the bloody THREE shops and accounts. Nintendo I love you but you’re the granny of consoles when it comes to this stuff =(

          • Samurai Don

            That if only your 3DS is under warranty and if Nintendo is willing to help you.

            If not then you are screwed and basically out of pocket.

        • Tincho Kudos

          Wait, isn’t the games you own attached to your account or something? If not, what the hell were they thinking?

          • Adrián Alucard

            No, the games are attached to the console, not to an account

          • Tincho Kudos

            So, If I want to upgrade to an XL, I lost everything? I mean, the 3ds is not officialy in my country, so we have next-to none support from Ninty ._.

          • Adrián Alucard

            Yes, you lost all your games cause they are attached to the console

  • SirRichard

    Took its sweet time, but the price seems nice enough. I’ll definitely grab it at some point, the 3DS’ stride starts here.

  • fireemblembeast

    Aww so you guys don’t get the artbook and stuff… :(
    Well, at least its cheap.

    • Samurai Don

      £29.99 is a price of a brand new 3DS game, it isn’t cheap.

      It really should be £15-20 since it a digital copy, hence less packaging and shipping. It is a joke that Europe isn’t getting a retail copy.

      • fireemblembeast

        Eh well I’m not from Europe so I kinda was assuming it was cheap from what the other people were saying in the comments…

      • Pedro Tavares

        What? a new 3DS game is 44,99 euros, this one is 29.99 euros, thats not the same.

  • The heads-up is very much appreciated! Next week is going to be killer on the wallet though… Luigi’s Mansion 2, Devil Survivor: Overclocked and now Code of Princess…

  • Raltrios

    To those who’ve played, what’s interesting about this game? What makes it worth buying? It just looks like one of those old arcade games with a scantily-clad lead. I don’t recall hearing anything about a plot or, if I did, nothing unique.

    • The story is OK, typical Atlus USA humour we all appreciate. There are massive difficulty spikes here and there, the only way around them is to grind or hope for a lucky break. Enemies can juggle you forever on some levels. Starts out real smooth but massive frame drops when things get serious. Overall disappointing.

      • Haseyo

        To stack onto this, there’s also a way to very easily exploit the AI – jumping from rail to rail, you can always ensure them following and getting the first hit as they just hit the rail you’re on, making the game incredibly easy. It had potential, but it’s either hard (at times) with lag or easy as hell with lag. 95% of the equipment is useless.

        • Raltrios

          Welp, that cancels the rest of my interest in it, then. Not gonna spend money on it if I’m not getting something to suit my tastes.

          Thanks for the input, fellas.

          • Haseyo

            No problem. I will give the dialog and voice acting 10/10 though. It was humorous.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      It’s a spiritual successor to Guardian Heroes. The game itself is pretty good and the dialogue is funny and well written. Unfortunately the game runs as well as Odin Sphere EVEN WITH 3D OFF dipping into the single digit framerates. This could be normal on something like Resident Evil Revelations but it’s a fricking 2D game.

      Also, the female characters are as well dressed as an average pole dancer.

      • ShadowDivz

        “Also, the female characters are as well dressed as an average pole dancer”

        You say that like it’s a bad thing. o_o

  • Ethan_Twain

    Man, this is EXACTLY the sort of game that makes me wish Nintendo ran sales on retail titles in the eShop. They’re pretty good about usually having something on sale either from Virtual Console or an eShop original (and I really should be taking advantage of more of those) but I haven’t heard of any of the full size retail products available for download going on sale.

    Because I’m curious about the game, but not $40 curious.

    • $29082171

      Resident Evil Mercenaries is $20 at the E-shop, some other games have discounts too like Unchained Blades.

  • Alucard86

    Shame on you Agatsuma,shame on you.I was ready to pay even 50 euros for a retail version.

  • Curtis De Vries

    Damn region locking…I want me a physical copy. The price is sure to be even higher here in Australia too…sigh

  • Bought it, beat it, and loved it. Enjoy Europe =^_^=

  • James M Wallace

    I just bought a physical copy from the Nintendo World Store in NYC three weeks ago. As others have stated, the voice acting is mostly okay (except for Juppongi and Zozo) but the flaws nearly outweigh the game’s strong points. There’s a lot more content than Guardian Heroes (unlockable unique scenarios, tons of characters, way more story branches) and it’s easier to learn the special moves. The difficulty spikes are a hindrance but jumping from plane to plane is an easy exploit.

    I paid $40.00 USD for it and while it had it’s moments, it not worth $40.00. It does stop me from hooking up my Sega Saturn to play GH though.

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