I hope they use these models to create a full 3D Pokémon title!

Well, the eShop is finally upon us! With the upcoming June 6th 3DS update, we will be able to access the eShop and internet browser via our 3DS systems! Unfortunately, the web browser will not support Flash or PDF files so you won’t be able to browse websites such as Youtube or Facebook with ease. The important thing that you really want to hear about is, of course, is the eShop launch titles. 

Find out what they are after the jump!

Amongst the eShop launch titles 2 completely free games are included: Excitebike 3D and Pokédex 3D. Excitebike 3D will only be free until July 7th and it is, of course, a port of the 1984 NES racing title. The port of Excitebike will also feature the ability to save custom made tracks; a feature that was not present in the original NES game.

A reason to get Excitebiked about the eShop!

The Pokédex 3D title mentioned is effectively what the name suggests, a Pokédex! This Pokédex will feature all of the 5th generation Pokémon (the Pokémon from the Black and White Pokémon games). Pokédex 3D will have 3D models of all 150 5th generation Pokémon. It will also support StreetPass, which will allow you to trade Pokémon with your friends. Players can also download Pokémon through SpotPass by scanning QR codes with their 3DS.

The other titles available for the eShop are:

  • Super Mario Land
  • Alleyway
  • Tennis (Europe only)
  • Radar Mission (North America only)

These will all be available under the Virtual Console section of the eShop. Excitebike 3D has been deemed a ‘3D Classic’, which are ports of older games with 3D capabilities added. Pokédex 3D has been named a part of the ‘3DSi Ware’ selection.

Users can also transfer their purchases from their old DSi systems to their 3DS systems with this update. Also, over 250 of the DSi Ware games will be available to purchase in the eShop, which is just another reason to trade in your DSi and upgrade to a 3DS!

As of now, these are the only titles that have been announced for the launch of the eShop. What are your thoughts on these titles? Will you be purchasing any of them? Are you going to nab Excitebike 3D before July 7th? Leave a comment below!

Source: Digital Spy
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  • Free stuff FTWWWWW!

  • robotortoise

    No Flash support?

    …They're joking, right?

  • cukeman

    no GBC or GBA, just the first few old GB titles?

  • Exziron

    Well I’m a little dissapointed… Sure it’s the first launch titles but I thought they would release more good games instead of OK games or even crappy ones like they did for the 3DS launch titles. I’m still waiting for Zelda..

    • zeldafan4040

      I could not agree more!

  • matteh

    ahhh 🙁 no links awakening?

    • zeldafan4040

      I know right??! What a freaking disgrace!

  • zeldafan4040

    OK what the hell? Are these the only titles that will be available? No full library of original GB games? At least with the wii there are so many classics to choose from! This doesn't make sense…

    • kingofgreylions

      herp derp

      Let's not forget that the Wii also has been out for 5 years. So yeah, it kinda has more games on the VC then the 3ds.

    • TnzSki

      Did you seriously think that those mentioned above would be the only games available? Have some patience. We'll be getting many more titles in the future. There's no need to fret over a skimpy launch lineup.

    • The only ones available FOR NOW.

  • twilit Mask of Time

    i'm not too worried, it's not like the release schedule will be nearly as slow as the 3DS's, plus there are a bunch of great dsi ware games out there so it looks like a quality service so far to me.

  • mikeypizzalover

    Why not the national pokedex?

  • Rockwell

    … the pokédex3D has really bad graphics by the looks of it. I don't think I'll even get it though it is free. Not showing the 3DS's capabilities at all, although it may look better in 3D/on screen. I sure hope so.

    • _ZXY_

      I think many people are overestimating for what the 3DS can do. I think the graphics are fine.

      • Chad

        no not really I have one and the 3DS is capable of so much more than that though I think the art style they were aiming for is different so don't get disappointed. Plus it's a FREE game remember that guys because it's not going to be that great there's no upgrade to a game that you pay for like in iTunes so the developers have NO incentive to work really hard on it what we got there is good compared to the pixilated GB version we could have gotten. With that I'm out!


    I'm not suuuppper dissapointed that they didn't have Link's awakening on there yet . If I really felt like playing it I would just do it on my gameboy player . I just wish ( as mentioned above ) that they were making more than Gameboy titles . I don't even need the GBA titles to be available in 3D . But hopefully as time passes they will add things like GBA and EVEN BETTER – Virtual Boy GAMES.

  • Chad

    As long as they have WEEKLY updates I'll be fine because this is how the Wiishop channel died the didn't upload enough games in the beginning and then had monthly to yearly updates. This really upset me when I imagined virtual console I thought of games such as Donkey Kong 64 or Banjo Kazooie which are great games yes we did get some zelda games but the reality is I still have all of those games in their native version. The few I havn't played and beaten are only playable on there original version so games like LA DX are impossible for me to get. Nintendo get it up there soon okay my I am not a patient person I'm willing to send you thousands of emails until you post it and I'll get my zelda friends to help me I'm sure. haha no that's just rude but I will send the Hylian Police Mafia after you with their flaming potato guns. (not harmless just might sting a little so that you can remember what we want) With that I'm out!

    • Chad

      Don't worry about my negative e-mail guys these thoughts go through my mind and they're just that thoughts so no down thumbing thanks. =D

  • zelda4ever

    Finally. When I first got the 3ds, I tried to go online. To my suprise, it wasn't possible (which now that I think about it, it seems to be the same as the dsi, which makes me wonder why they had to work on it). Also, off topic sort of, I really hate when people start to diss the 3ds. Most of the complainers do so about the graphics. I didn't realise that they had better 3d projection technology that only cost 250$, was worked on for months and doesn't require glasses.

  • TheLegendofNintendo

    All I want is Zelda Oracles and Link’s awakening, super Mario Land 2,All the Wario Land ones, funny how you think 13 year olds don’t play classi game well I do XD

    • AnRandomLink

      Your so classy you cant spell Classic!!

      • AnRandomLink

        You just got punned!!

  • Monkey

    Seriously, no Flash? If it can do Netflix, why not Youtube? It won't even be able to post a comment here on ZU….

  • Ben

    “I hope they use these models, to create a full 3D Pokémon title!”
    If they do this I will buy a 3DS.

    • fosty

      Buy one anyway and Get samurai Warriors. By far the best of the launch titles, despite it's subpar reviews.

    • cloverplayer

      same, that or once they release a new zelda game.

  • Fosty

    3DSi Ware? Thats a long annoying name. Oh well it looks nice anyway.

  • dragonchi26

    I LOVE Excitebike, can't wait for that. But you are actually wrong about the Custom Track making being a new feature. I distinctly remember being able to do that on the original.

  • Zelda Paradox

    That is so Gay! put in nintendo points!

  • Slimjimmybob

    Perhaps we could use these Pokemon models for an AR Pokemon game? Seriously, imagine the possibilities of that for a second. I'd really enjoy to have a game like that!

  • its 9 at night on june 6th and my 3ds says system up to date. stupid nintendo