A New Physical 3DS Game,The Atooi Collection, Is Releasing
It's been a year since the last physical 3DS game release, but now another one is on its way--although it'll likely be available only in North America.
A new 3DS physical release is coming soon, courtesy of developer Atooi--and it's called Atooi Collection. The cartridge, which will collect together various Atooi releases from the 3DS Eshop, doesn't have a release date yet, but it'll be published through Limited Run Games.
Atooi announced that the game has been approved by Nintendo, and is now just awaiting some final confirmations before it can go on sale.
Yes. Atooi Collection has been approved by Nintendo Lotcheck and now we are waiting on Nintendo's approval of cover art, cart label, etc. Once approved, manufacturing will begin. Once the product is in-hand, Atooi Collection will go on sale via @LimitedRunGames' site. 🥳 https://t.co/KhXy5oDIHW pic.twitter.com/y242Xa6cXC— Atooi (@AtooiLLC) May 17, 2020
Atooi Collection was actually announced in June 2019 with a video (below), but with no word since, it wasn't clear what was happening with it until now. It will collect together Mutant Mudds, Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge, Bomb Monkey, Xeodrifter, and Chicken Wiggle.
The last 3DS cartridge released up to this point was Persona Q2, which released on June 4, 2019. Unfortunately, Atooi Collection will likely only be available in North America, as 3DS carts are region locked. Atooi confirmed this in a follow-up tweet, stating that if a region-free cart was an option, they would take it.
3DS game collectors might want to make a little more room on their shelf for this final title--it seems unlikely that we'll see more 3DS cartridges after this.
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