Moon Chronicles Guns To Nintendo 3DS On May 15th

By Ishaan . May 10, 2014 . 3:25pm



Renegade Kid have announced a release date for Moon Chronicles on the Nintendo 3DS. The game will be available in North America on May 15th for $8.99.


Or rather, episode 1 of the game will be. Moon Chronicles is being broken up into four episodes for its 3DS re-release. You can find details on each episode here and 3D screenshots here.


Certain parts of Moon Chronicles were inspired by Metroid, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham said to us back in February. This is reflected in how health pick-ups and finding power-ups works within the game.

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  • malek86

    Even with the improved graphics, you can see it used to be a DS game. Some of those assets remind me a bit of Turok 1/2.

    But I thought this was gonna be 60fps? The video looked kinda choppy at parts.

    • AlexIDV

      Youtube videos aren’t in 60 fps so that may have something to do with it. I don’t know.

    • Nicholas Perry

      The most youtube can do is 30FPS. And if there is issue with video encoding it can make it look worse(In this case, youtube converting the video to 320×240)

    • subsamuel01

      It’s most likely the Video not the game.

    • Christopher C

      Youtube only does 30fps, but I heard that there’s a way to make it seem like 60fps.

  • Kaitou21

    Unless this game has circlepad pro support I can’t see this game playing very comfortably on a 3ds more importantly I don’t see why you wouldn’t just play a shooter on vita PS3/4 Xbox 360/one or PC, or even android and/or iOS (unless you don’t have any of those), especially with those dated NDS graphics.

    • James Enk

      so your opinion is that you should play games everywhere except Nintendo consoles?

      • Christopher C

        he’s saying to play shooters somewhere other than nintendo consoles. Not all games. You have to admit the Wii U, unless it’s with the pro controller, would feel awkward with the game pad. There just isn’t that much integration for the game pad in shooters nowadays.

        The 3DS lacking dual analog sticks by default is the problem as well. Touch shooters are fine for 2/3 right handed people of the population, but that other 1/3 feels left out (no pun intended). Oh, it has circle pad support? Why should we have to PAY even more just to play comfortably?

        I had no problems playing Metroid Prime Hunters with a/b/x/y aiming!

        And judging by the trailer, the top map is just likely a MAP. something that could just be put in a menu if it was on a different console. Other consoles and PCs are better suited for FPSs. I’m not bashing nintendo, just stating how it is. Nintendo should do what they do best, mario platformers, 2D sidescrolling shooters, rpgs like zelda, etc.

  • Gukurinko

    It doesnt look that bad, might pick it up. If it plays like Metroid prime for the ds then i have no problems with the controls.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      It plays equally as good as that game. Also, the atmosphere is fantastic and it looks great with little to no drops in framerate (At least the original DS version).

  • subsamuel01

    Without the circle pad pro support there’s no way I’m playing this. Kid Icarus was unbearable, if it wasn’t for the IP I probably wouldn’t have finished it. That was third person, I can’t imagine how much worse it would be in first person.

    • Nicholas Perry

      Pretty much every first person shooter on the DS worked fantastic with the touch screen. /shrug

      • subsamuel01

        I play a ton of shooters on consoles, makes it a lot harder when your used to playing with dual analogs. Plus I never bought shooters on DS, Kid Icarus on the 3DS was my first experience using the touch screen in a shooter.

        • idrawrobots

          Kid Icarus is awesome.

        • hng qtr

          I’m kind of the opposite, can’t get used to analogs in shooting games. They’re just too slow and imprecise compared to mouses, or even touchscreens and the Wiimote/PS move. Kid Icarus Uprising is by far the TPS I like the most because of the controls.

          • Spirit Macardi

            Same here, touch controls are pretty close to a mouse in terms of accuracy. Aiming with a stick feels like trying to thread a needle with a pair of barbecue tongs.

          • Attribule

            FPS control rankings:

            Mouse/keyboard > Analog Sticks > Touch/Motion.


          • Spirit Macardi

            According to whom?

            Just because you personally ascribe to it does not make it fact.

          • Chersea

            …Sorry. *Leaves*

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Metroid Prime Hunters, every FPS by Renegade Kid and even Bionicle Heroes played incredibly well. Incredibly smooth compared to an analog stick (Not saying shooters are impossible to play with a controller, see Killzone Shadow Fall).

    • Yoshinatsu

      Then you’ll probably be delighted to know that this does support the Circle Pad Pro.

      • bananaking123

        probably not, he seems determined to hate

    • Christopher C

      Yeah, so much “discrimination” against lefty’s… I ordered a circle pad for Kid Icarus but I didn’t get it until months later when I HAD beaten the game. I got used to the right hand controls (so many death in the beginning). Running was fine, but that auto-aim magic power? SAVED MY LIFE I literally had to use that to play when facing the fast moving enemies or strong ones.

      Forgot to add I did replay a bit with the circle pad pro, the circle pad pro is too clunky… I played with better aim and slightly less movement. I took more damage than I had with my right hand aiming.

  • AJ

    You could probably pick up the DS version on the cheap these days. It’ll work on a 3DS, and it is a really great game.

  • landlock

    Not really feeling it to be honest. Doesn’t look like something that’ll interest me.

  • Jadfish

    Unless this is an indie game, there is no excuse for putting this DS-looking game on the 3DS and furthermore break it up in however many episodes that each cost $9

    • hng qtr

      The main game(a remake of the DS version) is 8.99, the other episodes are 2.99 each.

      • Jadfish

        Well, not going to get it, but I’m not offended by it.

      • Zoozbuh

        Oooh that actually makes a lot more sense, and isn’t a bad price. I like that they are adding extra levels, not just doing a straight-up remake/port to 3DS. (I never played the original so I wouldn’t have minded, but I was a fan of their Dementium games)

    • CozyAndWarm

      It IS an indie remake of an indie DS game, and iirc the devs specifically made sure it runs at 60fps. Also the total cost for all episodes is like $15, it’s hardly a wallet-breaker.

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