Nintendo’s First Free-To-Play Game Coming To North America

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Some of you may remember that we previously reported an oddball Nintendo 3DS game, titled Darumeshi Sports Shop. This is an eShop title about a gag manga-styled dog who runs a sporting goods store full of mini-games. The game will be released with a makeover, and titled Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball in North America.


To bring you up to speed, ex-pro baseball player Rusty Slugger owns a sports shack and he’s broke with 10 puppies to feed. In order to help him out, you’ll be purchasing various mini-games such as Bat & Switch, Cage Match, Drop & Pop, Volley Bat, and more that will be testing out your virtual baseball reflexes and hitting abilities.


While Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball and its first mini-game will be free, additional games start at $4 apiece; however, you’ll be able to haggle on prices by offering Rusty his favorite doughnuts or just by listening to his problems and putting him in a better mood.


Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball will be available this April for Nintendo 3DS. You can also check out more details on the game in our earlier report. While the game is Nintendo’s second free-to-play 3DS title in the west—the first being Steel Diver: Sub Wars—in Japan, it was the first.



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