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Unchained Blades Crawls To Nintendo eShop In January


FuRyu’s dungeon RPG, Unchained Blades, has a release date on the Nintendo eShop. Xseed will publish the game as a Nintendo 3DS download title on January 3rd, 2013 for $29.99.


This makes Unchained Blades the first full-fledged download-only release for a retail game on the eShop. While other 3DS games such as Fractured Soul and Order Up were initially supposed to be released at retail, but were moved to the eShop at a lower price, Unchained Blades isn’t priced like an eShop game.


Xseed released Unchained Blades on the PSP earlier this year as well. You can read our playtest of the PSP version here.



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.