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Swords & Soldiers Battling Its Way To 3DS eShop Next Year

Posted by Orla Madden

A virtual war is coming

Originally released on WiiWare back in 2009, it has been announced that Swords & Soldiers is getting the 3D treatment and making its way to the 3DS eShop.

Developed by Romino Games, the strategy title is heading to the virtual store courtesy of Circle Entertainment, which has taken responsibility of helping to bring the game to 3DS. Speaking with Siliconera, Circle Entertainment CEO Chris Chau said:

We reached out to Ronimo a few months ago. They’re very nice and they’re happy to do a 3DS version of Swords & Soldiers. Circle always wants to take on new projects in different genres, so Swords & Soldiers 3D can be a first step [to making more 3DS titles]

Chau also added that Circle Entertainment is interested in offering a downloadable demo and some free DLC for the game:

We’re still discussing with Ronimo the possibility of offering free DLC and a demo [for Swords & Soldiers 3D] to players. I believe people will be able to see this title in a few months—perhaps next Spring.

Is this a release that you'll be interested in picking up on the 3DS eShop?

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (27)

Birdman

#1

Birdman said:

Well, they mentioned a demo, and given CIRCLE's hit-or-miss track record on DSiWare ... definitely demo and review before purchase.

Squiggle55

#2

Squiggle55 said:

this is a great game, and a touchscreen will help with gameplay. Although I think I'd rather have it on the Vita.

WiiLovePeace

#4

WiiLovePeace said:

Swords & Soldiers was heaps of fun back in the day :D I could never beat 1 particular mission in the single player campaign & just forgot about it :p Maybe I'll buy it again & give it another go or just load it up again :p Multiplayer was fun too but really depended on both players knowing the ins & outs of the game aka I just beat my friend in the game every time & hence he didn't think the game was good :P

rayword45

#5

rayword45 said:

Insta-download, only because my younger brother clocked at least 20 hours into this game.

Omega

#6

Omega said:

Why is this in the WiiWare section? It has nothing to do with the Wii.

rjejr

#7

rjejr said:

Put over 80 hours in the Wii version - 3 of us finished it and we played a lot of multiplayer - and we finished the PSN version but it didn't play well with the shoulder buttons. I think I finished it w/ Move support. So I highly recommend this game, but I don't think we'll be buying it again unless for $10 we get multiplayer w/ only 1 game via DL play. For $5 maybe we'ld buy 2.

LeasTwanteD

#8

LeasTwanteD said:

I quite liked the original. For ten bucks there better be a lot of new content to make me consider it.

kitroplious

#11

kitroplious said:

@Omega Because of... [what it says at the top of this news article]

...and the fact WiiWare needs to be recognized for one of the last times! :-P

Spoony_Tech

#13

Spoony_Tech said:

Is buy it again if only to have with me all the time. I never put enough time into the first one and this would make me play it more!

Skotski

#14

Skotski said:

@soccer686 BRING OUT YOUR DEAD

...
Definitely getting this. Played tons of hours with my gf in VS mode. She was deadly in that game... To be able to play on separate screens (so she'd stop prepping for my armies) would definitely make me happy.

Ren

#18

Ren said:

loved this, on of my favorite wiiware games. I'd get it again but then if it's on the phone I'll just get it there, nothing it can't handle and probably cheaper.

IAmNotWill

#19

IAmNotWill said:

I have the WiiWare version. This game is excellent. I totally recommend this if you like these kind of games.

@Birdman: Just check out the NLife review.

stipey

#20

stipey said:

Uhh... Romino is so good. Why are they letting CIRCLE touch their stuff...?

Edit: That same interview featured this quote:
"This is how we assign our staff on each project: 1 + 1/3 + 1/3. That is, one programmer who works full-time on a single project, along with one artist and one planner who both handle three projects simultaneously. "

Maybe someone needs to tell them that having 12 projects on the go for a 21 person company is just not the best way to be doing it...

DM1

#22

DM1 said:

Ronimo's pretty great, and I hope because they're still interested in porting their games to Nintendo consoles they'll consider porting Awesomenauts to the Wii U. It has to be one of my favorite online games, and it has so much potential on the Wii U.

FonistofCruxis

#23

FonistofCruxis said:

I never did get round to getting it on Wiiware. I'll wait for the review of the 3DSware version before deciding on the version that I'll get.

millarrp

#24

millarrp said:

I've played the iOS version of this, but I would be interested in this on the 3DS

nf_2

#27

nf_2 said:

When they mentioned DLC I became interested. I have put so much time into the Wiiware version, I'd definitely love to show Ronimo some more support for the right price. Considering it's out on iOS, this needs to be comparably cheap for me to consider a second purchase even with DLC.

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