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5 hours ago, Julius said:

A reminder from Nintendo on the key dates to remember as the eShop winds down, as well as sharing that the sale of the Fire Emblem Fates games will end one month earlier (28th February 2023) than the final purchasing date (27th March 2023):

That’s actually a good consideration on Nintendo’s part since it will seem unfair to anyone purchasing Fire Emblem Fates to not give them any opportunity to finish the story.  Plus it probably doesn’t hurt Nintendo to advertise this and mop up any last purchases of the game! 🥸

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It's worth remembering that if you link Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account, you should still be able to add funds until 27th March.  This is the only way you've been able to use a credit card for a while in the UK/EU but it should work for gift cards too.

Still think it's crazy they're just happy to shut the store, I'd rather it lived in the zombie state of not being able to add funds directly like it will be after August.

What are people's final buy lists looking like now?  I was hoping we'd have GB/GBA announced for Switch Online by now so I could strike some of those VC games off my list.

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On 20/07/2022 at 8:40 AM, V. Amoleo said:

What are people's final buy lists looking like now?  I was hoping we'd have GB/GBA announced for Switch Online by now so I could strike some of those VC games off my list.

The virtual console is always alluring. Might be worth factoring in that at least if you get them on 3DS it's different to just having access to them via the NSO sub and its whims.

I'm still keeping an eye on the sale section. Full game-wise, I'm considering Luigi's Mansion 2 as by the time I was getting around to wanting it, I only ever saw the player's choice box. :woops:

Previously, you shared a link to a list of games with DLC. Do you know if there's there an easy way to review what the DLC is? I've checked a few by inserting carts and going to DLC via the in-game menus but something more straightforward would be handy. Like, I'm wondering if I should nab the Fantasy Life DLC just in case I ever fancy going back to it, and I'd like to know if there's anything similar to that for my other games. I'm not wanting to buy potion packs if you catch my drift.

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Right now I still need to purchase the remaining Fates games/DLC, a handful of SMT games, and a handful of others (like what seems to be the best version of Shovel Knight). Also occasionally debating myself on whether I should buy the Spirit of Justice DLC (the one with Larry Butz).

I'm really just biding my time around potential sales, because I still think they'll happen. By the time the last week arrives, I'll purchase what remains of my wishlist.

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On 23/07/2022 at 12:53 AM, Jonnas said:

Also occasionally debating myself on whether I should buy the Spirit of Justice DLC (the one with Larry Butz).

If you enjoy the series then the DLC episode (the longer episode one you mentioned) is worth it in my opinion.  It’s a fully-fledged case and I wouldn’t want to spoil anything further about it!

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Think I might take a quick look through thr 3DS shop before they stop me from adding funds next month. There's still alot of good stuff on there.

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On 22/07/2022 at 11:02 PM, darksnowman said:

The virtual console is always alluring. Might be worth factoring in that at least if you get them on 3DS it's different to just having access to them via the NSO sub and its whims.

I'm still keeping an eye on the sale section. Full game-wise, I'm considering Luigi's Mansion 2 as by the time I was getting around to wanting it, I only ever saw the player's choice box. :woops:

Yeah I don't think I'm going to strike any VC off the list, even if it's on the NSO, but it will fall further down the list.  Behind 3DS games and DLC.

On 22/07/2022 at 11:02 PM, darksnowman said:

Previously, you shared a link to a list of games with DLC. Do you know if there's there an easy way to review what the DLC is? I've checked a few by inserting carts and going to DLC via the in-game menus but something more straightforward would be handy. Like, I'm wondering if I should nab the Fantasy Life DLC just in case I ever fancy going back to it, and I'd like to know if there's anything similar to that for my other games. I'm not wanting to buy potion packs if you catch my drift.

Unfortunately there is no central place for this.  I did exactly what you did and went through every game, I guess I should have thought about this and took notes for people as I did so.  That's a missed opportunity.

Here are some scattered websites that do have some info though:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/3ds/174915-7th-dragon-iii-code-vfd/faqs/76033/dlc-quests

https://bravelydefault.fandom.com/wiki/Bravely_Second:_End_Layer_downloadable_content

https://etrian.fandom.com/wiki/DLC_(Etrian_Mystery_Dungeon)

https://nintendoeverything.com/fantasy-lifes-origin-island-dlc-fully-detailed/

https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Downloadable_content_in_Fire_Emblem_Awakening

https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Downloadable_content_in_Fire_Emblem_Fates

https://fireemblemwiki.org/wiki/Downloadable_content_in_Fire_Emblem_Echoes:_Shadows_of_Valentia

https://www.ign.com/wikis/mario-golf-world-tour/DLC_Packs

https://koei.fandom.com/wiki/Hyrule_Warriors_Legends/DLC

https://www.ign.com/wikis/new-super-mario-bros-2/DLC

https://personacentral.com/persona-q-dlc-schedule-prices-announced-north-america/

https://personacentral.com/persona-q2-dlc/

https://www.serebii.net/dungeoninfinity/dlc.shtml (Thanks @Serebii!)

Project X Zone 2 DLC is delisted, don't waste your time looking for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StreetPass_Mii_Plaza#Paid_games_(DLC)

https://www.ssbwiki.com/Downloadable_content_(SSB4)

https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Radiant_Historia:_Perfect_Chronology/DLC

https://nisamerica.com/rpg-maker-fes/dlc.html

https://www.ign.com/wikis/shin-megami-tensei-iv/Downloadable_Content

https://atlus.com/smt4a/dlc.html

Steel Diver has the single player campaign

https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Theatrhythm_Final_Fantasy_downloadable_content

https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Theatrhythm_Final_Fantasy_Curtain_Call_downloadable_content

On 23/07/2022 at 12:53 AM, Jonnas said:

Right now I still need to purchase the remaining Fates games/DLC, a handful of SMT games, and a handful of others (like what seems to be the best version of Shovel Knight). Also occasionally debating myself on whether I should buy the Spirit of Justice DLC (the one with Larry Butz).

I'm really just biding my time around potential sales, because I still think they'll happen. By the time the last week arrives, I'll purchase what remains of my wishlist.

I can't find anything about the Ace Attorney DLC, was it instead like the Professor Layton 'DLC'?  Where it's not part of the eShop?

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2 hours ago, V. Amoleo said:

I can't find anything about the Ace Attorney DLC, was it instead like the Professor Layton 'DLC'?  Where it's not part of the eShop?

I vaguely remember buying the Spirit of Justice DLC from inside the game. That extra case is great if you like Ace Attorney, BTW. Totally worth it.

And coming from someone who loves Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, don't bother with the Gates to Infinity DLC. It adds nothing of real value. I'm glad the two PMD games that have since been released ditched DLC.

And definitely don't bother with the first Final Fantasy: Theatrhythm. The sequel, Curtain Call, makes the first game totally redundant.

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In the coming days--the 4th of August in particular--some games will no longer be on sale. This includes:

SteamWorld Dig -- £1.39
SteamWorld Heist -- £2.19
SteamWorld Dig 2 -- £2.99
Virtue's Last Reward -- £3.99 (Demo available)

And some Harvest Moons though I'm unsure if those are the good ones or not, so you'd be better doing your own research first.

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5 minutes ago, V. Amoleo said:

I've collected as much information as I can about DLC for the Nintendo 3DS.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ioPTxLk8uAoOF_8rFKSQzKEL0ghpzSYRzh6CjXm26Tk/edit#gid=0

That’s awesome! Nice work :peace:

BTW, worth keeping in mind that you can also download game updates/patches for any game on 3DS, even if you don’t actually own the game itself!

If you have the SD Card space to spare, you can grab them by typing in “update” into the search bar on the eShop.

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Starting to put together my long list of 3DS/DSi games now.  This is mostly taken from recommendations around the internet, I'll later go through and narrow down based on games I'd actually like. Doesn't include any games that I already have, so it might not be a great list for anybody else to use!

Here are some (non-exhaustive) retail games that are cheaper digitally than on CEX:

It seems all the EA DSiWare has been delisted within the last 12 months or so.  Need for Speed Nitro-X, Bejeweled Twist, MySims Camera are no longer available.  Other games that have disappeared: Mr Driller Drill Till You Drop

Games with Ports.  Mentioning these seperately because sometimes that second screen does make a difference.

I'm gonna struggle with looking into the Wii U side of things.  My Wii U is currently packed away (along with everything else) while I'm renovating my house.

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Even Sakurai seems concerned that some of these games are likely going to be gone forever 

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In a little over two weeks, you won't be able to add points to 3DS and Wii U...
 I'm patrolling the e-shop thinking it's my last chance.
 Because of the touch panel, there are probably many things that won't be ported to other models.

 

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I mean, you all saw him showing off his gaming setup in that Smash Presentation.

Of course he cares about game preservation!

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So I may have gone a little bit mental and actually ordered a Japanese Wii U and 3DS so I can access their eShop.

As such here a list of Nintendo 3DS games that are unavailable in the European region: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10TMkT2PocjHm4MpHNab27iVUJN7cPJu3fhzLIkZLGrY

It's just quickly knocked up from Wikipedia.  I've added stuff like Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi and Tempura, because we got a version of Yo-Kai Watch 3 based on the Japanese 'third game' Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki.

I've put together a list of 3DS VC games that are unavailable in the European region: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DnAjAXtynKOG6KUqOLWs2K3dZho2NhtEcTTYKzQUIyU/edit?usp=sharing

and a list of Wii U VC games that are unavailable in the European region: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QvMkYK0fA-C8KXhIz8TDVoYN5J9dwNcyM84H_L2b4yU

and a list of DSiWare games that are unavailable in the European region: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15m_jsxVn5Cgm0wD2JSQPo1BB9MQW-FeNgmQyQ0YclWY/edit?usp=sharing

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Hi all, anyone know an easy way to create a list of all first party digital exclusives on Wii U and/or 3DS?

Easiest would be a link to an article/list but my own Google skills weren’t good enough to find what I’m looking for… :) 

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8 hours ago, markderoos said:

Hi all, anyone know an easy way to create a list of all first party digital exclusives on Wii U and/or 3DS?

Easiest would be a link to an article/list but my own Google skills weren’t good enough to find what I’m looking for… :) 

I've mentioned this list before https://www.resetera.com/threads/wii-u-3ds-eshop-shutdown-exclusive-games-dlc-and-features-list-thread.553420/ so it might not be good enough.  I've also been unable to find a definitive list of digital exclusives, let alone first party only.

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On 14/08/2022 at 10:04 AM, markderoos said:

Hi all, anyone know an easy way to create a list of all first party digital exclusives on Wii U and/or 3DS?

Easiest would be a link to an article/list but my own Google skills weren’t good enough to find what I’m looking for… :) 

I've started trying to put together something for this, but I really doubt I'm going to be able to finish it completely.  I'm currently at E in the alphabet :laughing:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U7_MTXjmnT7kli3CA039R0FExIW3qgNNtueHMMH-DC0

Update:  I've finished the list.

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On 14/08/2022 at 10:04 AM, markderoos said:

Hi all, anyone know an easy way to create a list of all first party digital exclusives on Wii U and/or 3DS?

Easiest would be a link to an article/list but my own Google skills weren’t good enough to find what I’m looking for… :) 

Wiki’s list of Nintendo published products handily lists eShop exclusives separate from retail products…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_products

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This is fairly off topic but it came to my head while I was creating the lists.

After looking at all the Wii U and 3DS stuff the past couple of weeks, it's really made me sad how little love the Wii U got.  From DLC just stopping half way through or barebone ports.  I think the worst thing I saw was the massive changes that Breath of the Wild underwent to fit the Switch.

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I mean this is loads better than the black screen it ended up getting.

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The weird thing is though.  There are some Wii U exclusive games you should pick up before they're gone forever.  Nintendo Land is great and I don't think we'll ever see anything like it again.  Game & Wario, which isn't great but does use the Wii U's features really well.  It also seems to have gotten to stupid prices physically.  Xenoblade Chronicles X, The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess are the three still exclusive games that I'm shocked haven't been ported.  They use the touchscreen mainly for inventory management, which I really wish Switch games would do.  I would even say that ZombiU is the definitive way to play Zombi because of the asynchronous local multiplayer, the awesome use of the GamePad and the Wiimote support (multiplayer only).  The Call of Duty games on Wii U support Wiimotes too and that is a great way to play those games.  Controversially, I still believe Pikmin 3 is best on the Wii U while using Wiimotes.

The 3DS got a lot of love though.  There are some real gems on there and I'd argue even the games that got ports are worth picking up on 3DS because of the dual screen nature (and the 3D!).  I'd really be interested on people's less-known recommendations.

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Very much agreed.  We really lost something special when Switch replaced the Wii U.  You can even see it in the games that were moved from Wii U to Switch, like Luigi's Mansion 3...

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What would've been an incredibly obvious Gamepad stand-in if I ever saw one

I miss all the cool second screen/touch screen features we used to have.  Switch has had one of the most conservative first party game lineups in all of Nintendo's history (barring a few major exceptions like Ring Fit Adventure, ARMS and Nintendo Labo) and the gaming landscape is all the sadder for it.

I really hope that Switch 2 brings back some of these "crazy" features.  Even if they're only optional.

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For those looking to stockpile Atlus games, a bunch of them are on sale now on the 3DS eShop, including 2 Shin Megami Tensei games and a number of the Etrian Odyssey games.

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My WiiU has been in storage for a while with the intention of getting it out when I've moved but given the current climate and a few setbacks I dont think I'll be moving any time soon - At least not in time for judgement day. 

With that in mind I'll be setting it up in the next week or so, I'm not sure exactly what I have in mind yet but I wan't to find as many exclusives as I can.

Off the top of my head I can remember two pretty unknown exclusive indie games that I picked up just from eShop browsing back in the day, and I want to make sure I didn't miss more like them. One I had was a neat app with some drawing applications, a few built in games and a little story in the form of emails, housed in a 90's style computer OS which is controlled using the gamepad (when it's all set up again I'll return with the name of said title!)

Another is still one of the most wild and fun party games I have played, Bumpies Party, which made great use of the Gamepad and Wii Motion Plus controllers. Losing first party stuff is bad enough, and as Sakurai said, given the unique touch screen it will be hard to see them return, but lesser known indies will more than likely be lost to time forever. 

I also remember some of the really ridiculous Wii Party U games which used both Wii Motion Plus and the GamePad. One I have good memories of is somewhere in your physical room is a bucket, you have to go up to it and scoop the water with your wii remote, take it over to the gamepad on the floor and poor the water in. Those kinda games that expand beyond the TV are so fascinating to me, like an expanded version of that really interesting Wii Play Motion ghost title where you had to move the Wii Remote around the room until the beeping went crazy (like finding a boo in luigis mansion) and physically drag it back into the tv.

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