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First 3DS/Wii U cross-buy promotion arrives

Buy Squids Odyssey on 3DS, get it on Wii U free

Nintendo has implemented its first "cross-buy" deal, letting Squids Odyssey players with linked 3DS and Wii U systems receive the home console version of the game free.

Only those who buy the 3DS version and have the same Nintendo Network ID registered to both system will get the Wii U version of the indie tactics game for free - it does not work the other way around - and the deal is currently only available in Europe.

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Despite the restrictions, it's the company's biggest step yet toward the cross-buy support that allows PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita owners to buy many games once and access them across all supported platforms. It remains to be seen whether Nintendo will take any further steps in this direction.

The company offered a 30 percent discount on Pushmo/Pullblox World for owners of Pushmo/Pullblox and Crashmo/Fallblox on 3DS.

Squids Odyssey released on Wii U in North America in May.

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