Nintendo’s director of the eShop operations, David Wharton, recently revealed that the lowest priced software available for 3DS systems via the eShop will be priced at a very reasonable $1.99 USD. The games available via eShop will range in price; at this point, all we know is that Super Mario Land will be priced at $3.99, with Alleyway and Radar Mission available for a slightly cheaper $2.99.

Wharton also let us know that 3DS owners will be able to add credit to the eShop in increments of $5, $10 and $20. Users who choose to pay with a credit card will be asked for their credit card details every time they add credit, which seems like a standard security measure.

This eShop news just gets me wondering when we’ll be seeing classic Zelda titles, like Link’s Awakening, available for purchase. How much do you think classic Zelda games will be priced at? As always, let us know in the comments.

Source: Nintendo Buzz
  • DarkChu

    I reckon that they could rip us off with links awakening at around 6.99

  • They should have GBA games like A Link to The Past/Four Swords and make it online multilayer!

    • Oh god yes! I never got to play four swords because I was the only person with ALTTP:FS ;~;

  • Anomynous

    No! It will be priced at 4.99 Cause Zelda is such an awesome game and it beats all the apple games!! Link saved Hyrule many times, now he must save Nintendo

  • SonicXXX

    since excite bike is a 3d classic, and will eventually cost 5.99 when it's not free. I expect the same, if not increased price.

  • I'm guessing 3.99 for Link's Awakening. Though, if the price should be set any higher, probably 4.99. No more expensive.

  • zeldafan4040

    I think classic Zelda games would be priced at $4.99 each.

  • Korok12

    I think $4.99 or $5.99 would be reasonable prices for such awesome titles. I wonder how linking up the Oracle games will work when they release 😕

    • Scather

      I'm thinking the password system will still exist.

  • robotortoise

    I assume Game Boy games will be $3.99, Game Boy Color games will be $4.99, and Game Boy Advance games will be $7.99. 3D Classics will be a a dollar more then their respective system's cost, and DSiware and 3DSware will be varying prices.

  • I hope that they eventually put up both of the Oracle games as well as the other Gameboy Zelda releases. I wasn't into Zelda when they were originally available so it would be useful for me.

    I also hope that this means we might get re-releases of the older Pokémon games as well as the other Super Mario Land and Warioland games. I'd love to have updated colour versions of the original Wario trilogy especially.

  • Craig

    I love the fact that these games are cheap and you can't be ripped off so much this way – it's hard to translate points and is a more upfront and honest way of doing it. Also, the fact they don't take your details is a good security measure to avoid things like the PSN attack.

  • Casual Vader

    Link's Awakening DX will probably be the same price as Super Mario Land or at most a dollar more. Unless they make it a 3D classic. Then it might be the same as Excitebike.

    Also, to the people saying it's hard to translate points to money. What are you talking about? I always figured that 2000 Nintendo points equaled $20. I mean put a point in 2000 and you get 20.00, simple. Now if you were talking about Microsoft points then I completely understand. Those don't so easily translate and make you think harder.

    • It's harder for non-American's though. Here in the UK I can get 1000 Wii points for £7 when I buy from Nintendo directly using my debit card, which is quite a good price really when shop cards can cost about £10 or more for the same amount.

      I know that the DSi points were higher the last I checked, but I haven't got any of those. I'll have to look into how much the 3DS and Café points will be when the time comes. I hope that they share the same basic system and that the points might be transferable between them. I'm getting the impression that they aren't, but that would be fine as well.

  • ZeldaUniverse doesn't have alot of new stuff today but wait until Tuesday 🙂

  • TheMaverickk

    I'll bet it will cost 3.99 like Super Mario Land.

    Nintendo's more popular first party titles will be juiced for their full value. For most people that will be just under the cost of a NES virtual console. If NES titles are $5 then there's no way they can charge more then that for a port of an old school Game Boy game.

  • Johaun348

    wow this is really cheap. I'm used to spending $40-$60 a game. thanks nintendo! =-)

  • Baker1000

    I don't think we'll see it creep above $5 for anything but GameBoy Colour or GBA games (if the latter will be released). I wonder if the UK will get cheaper prices equivilent to the exchange rate like on the iTunes app store or if they'll charge the same but in £'s. Probably be the latter.

    Any word on any free points/money for early birds like the DSi?

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  • Tayo

    Heh, this thing is turning into the next Ipod Touch. These are like app games that'll actually last you more than 15 minutes, and they're classics!