Aussie Nintendo Download Update (17/3) Disappointment

by Daniel VuckovicMarch 16, 2017

We can’t believe it but it only took Nintendo two weeks to make the Nintendo Switch eShop go from promising to disappointing.

This week on the eShop we get only King of Fighters 94, another Neo Geo game. North America? They get previously mentioned King of Fighters title, all three Tomorrow Corporation games and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+.

It might be easy to say, oh well we can just make a US account quickly and download these – that much is true. But should we have to? Should we have to source US eShop credit if our credit cards are blocked from the international store. Should we have to split up our My Nintendo rewards points?

Just because a system is region free and we can access any store shouldn’t mean Nintendo and other developers should get lazy. Why isn’t The Binding of Isaac out in Australia too? Why is there only one Tomorrow Corporation game set for next week and not three? Why are there none of the Nindie games that Nintendo showed off just two weeks ago filling the ‘Coming Soon’ section of the eShop.

Why doesn’t Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have a listed release date on the eShop, Nintendo’s own game.

These aren’t questions we should have to be asking two weeks after launch. Maybe we’re expecting too much, but at least show off the brilliant Nindie games on the system that will eventually have them.

 Switch eShop Downloads

 The King Of Fighters 94 (Hamster) – $9.10
 Splatoon 2 Global Testfire (not active until next week) – FREE


3DS eShop Downloads

 6180 the moon (Turtle Cream) – $5.20
 Frontier Days Founding Pioneers –  $10.15
 Double Breakout (nuGAME) – $10.00
 Don’t Crash Go (RCMADIAX) – $1.95
 Four Bombs (RCMADIAX) – $1.95
 Kung Fu Fight (Nostatic Software) – $2.99


3DS eShop Special Offers

 Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Deep Silver) – $45.46 (Ends March 23, normally $64.95)
 7th Dragon III Code: VFD (Deep Silver) – $48.71 (Ends March 23, normally $64.95)
 Alien on the run (Joindots) – $4.81 (Ends March 30, normally $7.19)
 Crazy Construction (Joindots) – $6.69 (Ends March 30, normally $9.99)
 Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) – $7.79 (Ends March 23, normally $10.39)


Wii U Virtual Console

Neutopia (Turbografx VC, KONAMI, $7.80)
 Dungeon Explorer (Turbografx VC, KONAMI, $7.80)

Wii U eShop Downloads

 A.C.E. – Alien Cleanup Elite (Nitrolic, $6.50)
 Double Breakout II (nuGAME, $10.00)

Wii U Special Offer

 Sky Force Anniversary (Infinite Dreams, $10.39, normally $12.99, ends March 23rd)

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  • Cozz
    March 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Add to that Disgaea 5 is out in Japan. The version has full English subtitles and voice acting if you chose to buy it withe shop cards, but it’s not coming out for 2 months…

  • Laharl1313
    March 17, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Strangely, it’s actually a pretty great time to be a Wii U owner! The VC support lately has been rad. This is the best support it has seen, in like, forever.

    I do want a Switch, but currently there aren’t too many compelling reasons for me to be able to justify it. (Zelda doesn’t count, can play on Wii U). Hopefully all the VC goodness gets transferred directly to Switch, but for now Turbografx fun awaits 🙂

  • BundyDanger
    March 17, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Disappointing all right. Pretty sure MK8D was listed as 28/4 on my eshop last night though.

  • OzHuski
    March 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Hardly a shock.. we have more games coming next week with Has-Ben Heros and Binding of Isaac (imported that one though).

  • joe
    March 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    “This isn’t questions we should be asking” master journalism in effect.

  • March 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Would it have something to do with the clarification office as to why these titles are delayed here?

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