3DS eShop will have "meaningful and high-value games", promises Miyamoto

Plus another classic Zelda game he wants to see remade for the handheld

Bored of all the fluff we see appearing on the DSiWare store week after week? Well you can expect better from the 3DS-equivalent eShop, which is expected to go live via an online update next month.

Speaking to Edge recently, Nintendo big man Shigeru Miyamoto said to expect high-quality games to arrive via the new download shop that will provide experiences specifically tailored to the 3DS.


"Personally speaking, because it's [for] 3DS, it'll be 3DS-specific, unique and immediately suitable for 3DS," he said, referring to new games and remakes that arrive via the eShop.

"With downloadable games via eShop we will start to create meaningful and high-value games for 3DS specifically," he added.

Miyamoto says we can expect to see more "remakes of games on 3DS as well" to arrive via the eShop, and offered an insight into the game he'd most like to see remade: "I think [Legend of Zelda] A Link To The Past."

He reasoned: "Do you remember Xevious (a 2D NEX shooter shown on 3DS at E3 last year)? It's two-layered and I really wanted to create that at the time. So to see Link To The Past in two layers would be quite attractive for me."

He also didn't rule out the possibility of new games in Nintendo's biggest franchises appearing on the eShop. "I think if it's meaningful for 3DS. For me it's important that anyone can play, and that it's easy and comfortable for anyone - it's not forcing a game into the hardware itself," he said.

Speaking in Paris this weekend, Miyamoto said Nintendo is exploring the possibilities for connectivity between 3DS and its 'future home console', including using the 3D handheld as a controller for the much-rumoured machine.

[ SOURCE: Edge Online ]