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Japan Gets These Games When The Nintendo 3DS eShop Launches Next Week


Nintendo’s website for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop is now up, and reveals what content Japan will be seeing on launch day next week. You already know about Excitebike, which will be made available for free as a 3D Classic. This offer will last until July 31st. In addition to Excitebike, Xevious will also be available as a 3D Classic. It will cost 600 yen.


As far as “3DSWare” titles go, Japan will get Mystery P.I.: The Missing Film (pictured above) and 3D Block Breaker, both for 500 yen . A Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D trailer will also be accessible from the eShop.


Virtual Console will have the greatest selection at launch, with six titles available, all for the original Gameboy. This will include: Kirby’s Dream Land, Super Mario Land, Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge, Baseball, Avenging Spirit and Downtown Special: Its Kunio’s Period Piece, Assemble Everyone!!, all of which will go for 400 yen apiece.


The 3DS eShop launches on the evening of June 6th in the U.S. and June 7th, Japan-time. As of this post, Nintendo haven’t revealed the contents of the overseas eShop launches.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.