Today in this week’s NA Nintendo Downloads PR, it was announced that various Sonic games are on sale on the NA eShop on both Wii U and 3DS, and there’s quite a few games to choose from. You can view the entire list below.
This information came from Nintendo’s PR from last Thursday’s eShop PR for North America, but there was no mention of prices so I held back from reporting until we knew all the details which we do now.
The quote from the PR states:
You can click on a game’s title to look at the game’s page on Nintendo’s site.
The prices are the following:
- Sonic Lost World (Wii U) – $19.99 USD / $25.59 CDN (down from $29.95 in both USD and CDN)
- Sonic Triple Trouble (3DS) – $2.99 USD / $3.99 CDN (down from $4.99 in both USD and CDN)
Does either game catch your eye at that price or perhaps you already own one or both? Let us know in the comments!
Handheld Sonic games always seem to get the short end of the stick. From the days of the Game Gear all the way up until today, it seems like Sonic’s quality portable outings are usually ignored in favor of worshiping or hating the console games. Now don’t get me wrong, many of Sonic’s best games have been on consoles, including the legendary flagship trilogy that launched the entire franchise. However, there have been plenty of great entries on a multitude of portables as well, even during the franchise’s so called “darkest days” in the mid-2000s when the best Sonic had to show for himself on the consoles were games like Sonic Heroes, Shadow, and Sonic06. With summer almost upon us, I thought I would take a look at some of Sonic’s portable games, and maybe convince some of you to try them out if you haven’t already! Among these great, under appreciated gems was Sonic Triple Trouble, a culmination of years of work on perfecting the formula on the 8-bit Game Gear.
European gamers will finally be able to relive SEGA’s portable history with the launch of the Game Gear Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS eShop this Thursday. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble will be available for €5/£4.50, Shinobi for €4/£3.60, and Dragon Crystal for €3/£2.70. In the US, Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble has topped the eShop charts in both the game and video categories for the week ending March 26th 2012.
A trio of Game Gear games arrive in the good ol’ USA on the Nintendo 3DS today with the top (and most expensive) one being Sonic Triple Trouble at $4.99 (American). Play as either Sonic or Tails (Tails?! Bah! Who’d wanna play as him in single player? Right guys?) and encounter Dr. Robotnik, Knack the Weasel and…..pink Knuckles as you hunt down the Chaos Emeralds and foil Robotnik’s latest scheme. The Game Gear titles will get a lot of cool new features including saving at any time, button configuration, “original or “special” performance (optional slowdown?) and optional original blur. Also, you can arrange your screen size by pixel perfect (with a Game Gear frame), widescreen or original 4:3. Also available are GG Shinobi ($3.99) and Dragon Crystal ($2.99). So now, you can have all the Game Gear fun without draining 6 AA’s every three hours!
These GG games will arrive in Europe later this month. Continue on to see video of the three games in action.
Official Nintendo Magazine today reports via andriasang that the Sega Game Gear will be seeing its first releases on the Nintendo 3DS’ Virtual Console next month.
In addition to fellow classics Shinobi and Dragon Crystal, Sonic Triple Trouble will be appearing on the 3DS eShop.
Thx to VizardJeffhog for the tip.
Game Gear titles Sonic Triple Trouble and Shinobi have been rated by US ratings board the ESRB for the Nintendo 3DS system. Nintendo announced March 2nd last year that Game Gear games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console library, with SEGA Japan following up the next day with a list of five games they planned to release, which included Sonic Triple Trouble and The GG Shinobi.
Could this rating indicate that we may be seeing Game Gear titles on the Nintendo 3DS in the US sooner rather than later?
Following yesterdays news of Game Gear games coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, SEGA Japan has announced the first games they will be bringing to the service, including two Sonic titles.
– Sonic Triple Trouble
– Sonic Drift 2
– The GG Shinobi
– Dragon Crystal
No release dates or price points are given, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them available at the eShop’s launch in late May. There’s also no word on whether these games will come to the U.S. and European Virtual Consoles. We’ll pass along more information when it’s made available.
Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up!