3D Classics Archive

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Sega’s 3D Classics finally headed to Western 3DS eShop


We’ve seen the evidence on the Classification Board, but Sega has finally confirmed that their 3D Classics range will be heading to the eShop in Australia, Europe and North America before the end of 2013.

The releases are being staggered over a period of four weeks:

November 28: 3D Space Harrier, 3D Super Hang-On
December 5: 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast
December 12: 3D Ecco the Dolphin, 3D Galaxy Force II
December 19: 3D Shinobi III, 3D Streets of Rage

These games will set you back $US5.99/€4.99/£4.49 a piece. Australian prices have not been confirmed but sources expect them to be around $AU8.

Source: Vooks

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3D Streets of Rage coming to Japan late August

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Bare Knuckle, or Streets of Rage as it is known here in the West, is set for a 3D Classics release on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan.

3D Streets of Rage (3D Bare Knuckle) will include local co-op, 3D graphics and a newly added One Hit Deathblow Mode, were enemies are killed in a single hit.

The game comes out on August 21 and will cost players 600 yen. There is no word on a western release yet, but we suppose it is only as matter of time.

Source: Nintendo Life

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Is Shinobi III coming to 3DS eShop?

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Nintendo Everything recently spied a PEGI rating for Shinobi III. It looks like Sega are set to re-release Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, originally released in 1993 on the Sega Mega Drive, as a 3D Classic for the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Shinobi III is well loved, so I’m sure many fans will be happy to see the game alongside Ecco the Dolphin and Galaxy Force II which were announced this week as part of Sega’s second wave of 3D Classics.

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Sega announces second round of 3D Classics for 3DS

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Sega seems to be having a good run on the 3DS eShop, as they have announced a second round of 3D Classics for the system. Only two titles have been announced so far – Ecco the Dolphin and Galaxy Force II.

Ecco the Dolphin will be out on the Japanese eShop on June 26 – next week. It will include an extra mode, called Super Dolphin Mode, which gives players unlimited air and life, making the game significantly easier. The game will let you switch between the Japanese and Western releases – the Japanese version is apparently a bit harder.

Each game will also support save states and CRT TV emulation, and will set you back 600 yen.

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3D Sonic the Hegdehog and 3D Altered Beast headed to Australian 3DS eShop

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It would seem that Sega is intending to push their 3D Classics in Australia later this year, with 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast both receiving classifications from the Australian Classification Board earlier in the week.

Previously, 3D Space Harrier had been classified by the Board as well.

Sega’s mum on the subject, but I suspect we’ll see their full 3D Classics lineup by the end of the year.

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Nintendo details plans for Kirby’s 20th anniversary


If you didn’t already know, April 27 marks 20 years since Kirby made his debut on the Game Boy in Japan with the release of Hoshi no Kirby, better known to us as Kirby’s Dream Land.

Yesterday at the Nintendo Direct briefing, the company detailed their plans for the event which will involve the release of 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure for the 3DS and an as-yet undetailed anniversary collection disc for the Wii, not unlike the 25th Anniversary release of Super Mario All Stars.

No dates have been set, but suffice to say that if you enjoy Kirby games (which you should) then this will be a good year.

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TwinBee is the next 3D Classic


The NES version of Konami’s arcade shooting classic TwinBee is the next game to be released under Nintendo’s 3D Classics line.

It’ll be out next week in Japan – August 10 to be exact, and will set you back 600 yen.

TwinBee is the fourth game to be released as part of the 3D Classics line. While early reports suggested that 18 games were planned for the line, Nintendo has indicated that only six were actually in active development, one of which – 3D Classics: Tennis – has been cancelled.

Via Andriasang

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Nintendo reducing scope for 3D Classics?


One of the bright spots of the original Nintendo 3DS reveal was the revelation that Nintendo would be releasing classic 8 and 16-bit games remastered in 3D through its eShop service. The first of these, 3D Classics: Excitebike was given away free (until last week), and the next one, 3D Classics: Urban Champion is due this week.

However, according to a recent Iwata Asks segment on the 3DS eShop, Nintendo may be scaling back it’s plans for 3D Classics. 3DS software planner Takao Nakano revealed that the company is having far more trouble than expected converting games into 3D.

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