MCV is reporting that there’s a number of select Nintendo 3DS titles that will receive the budget status in the UK. The first game is Boulderdash-XL 3D which will retail for £19.99 when it makes it début in June. Real Heroes: Fire Fighter 3D is due in September and will be priced at £24.99. Alien Chaos 3D, by the same developer, will launch later in the year. Ubisoft is also jumping on the budget 3DS band-wagon, and will be selling five titles priced at £24.99 each: Fantasy Petz, Funky Barn, Imagine Babies, Imagine Horsez and Monster 4×4.
“We noticed strong catalogue sales of several launch titles on 3DS once they had hit a certain price-point – these titles became the stalwarts of the chart, your Raymans and your Rabbids.”
“We thought we could spice up this space with some new, quality games that give full value in terms of gameplay longevity.
“What seems to be selling on the 3DS so far are colourful, character-led action games. This deviates from the staple puzzlers that people associate with the App Store.”
- Reef’s general manager, Will Curley