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Nano Assault EX Also Goes Virus Hunting In North America on 7th March

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It's now a trans-Atlantic virus

It was confirmed at the start of the week that Nano Assault EX is coming to Europe in the upcoming 3DS eShop update on 7th March, ending one of the most well-rehearsed "where's xxx" comment threads in the Nintendo Life community. Thankfully it's not just Europe that'll finally get its hands on Nano Assault 1.5, as Shin'en Multimedia described it to us, as the developer has taken to Twitter to confirm that it also arrives in North America this week for $14.99.

North America did see a retail release of the original Nano Assault, yet this version does feature new modes — Mission Mode, Survival Mode and Boss Rush — to join the original 32 stages, along with a promise of improved visuals and Circle Pad Pro support. For those that haven't picked up the retail original or are tempted by the extras on offer, we imagine this one will be rather tempting, coming in as one of the most expensive eShop download-only games while being, nevertheless, a fair bit cheaper than the retail equivalent would have been at launch.

So, cross this one off your list of anticipated games, North America. Is this one likely to infect your 3DS soon?

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Rizsparky

#1

Rizsparky said:

Nice, not agreeing with the price differences though, why are the EU prices more than the US eshop?

Koapa

#2

Koapa said:

I was always wondering for Nintendo conversion
1 EUR = 1 USD

In US is everything cheaper. I can´t do nothing with that :-(

Nintendawg

#3

Nintendawg said:

I bought the retail version at launch, but I would consider purchasing this updated one as well, if the visuals prove to be as improved as is being rumoured. I'm hoping they'll have a demo available so I can see for myself.
I'm already impressed, to be honest. The original boasts some incredible graphics and I'm quite curious to see how many notches they've been taken up.

Zemus-DJ

#5

Zemus-DJ said:

Been waiting for this :) @15$ it's a steal for what it is and how good it looks.

Aqueous

#6

Aqueous said:

You do know that there is more to N.A. then just the U.S. right? Anyhow, Thomas is right. I pay 15% sales tax on all my downloads. So even though I don't plan on this one it would cost about 17.24 and if my googled conversions are correct that's about 13.27 in Euros.

PixelatedPixie

#7

PixelatedPixie said:

I've been looking forward to this game for some time, but I'm starting to get really bugged by the price differences between the regions (Europe usually gets screwed and Australia even more so). I'm not, however, going to be one of those people that bitches about the discrepancy. I just hope these companies realise that in this online era in which prices between the regions can be compared at the click of a button, that charging more in certain regions will make gamers in that part of the world less inclined to purchase their game. Consumers will always approach purchases with a certain sense of their entitlement (even it that's often misplaced) and an expectation of fairness. They don't like to feel like they're being taken advantage of. If you want to charge more in Europe or Australia than you do elsewhere, you better have a good reason for it.

RR529

#8

RR529 said:

Wasn't planning on getting this, but good for those that want it :)

While on the subject, I don't have to pay sales tax on downloads here in Missouri :P

Spoony_Tech

#9

Spoony_Tech said:

I want this but I'm tapped out on all the great games coming out over the next 4-5 months. Another game gets added to my wish list I guess.

EvilLucario

#10

EvilLucario said:

Don't care about the pricing. This will still be a game to pick up on Thursday.

Great news of the release date.

Haxonberik

#13

Haxonberik said:

Cmon, I cant play all these 3DS games, now I'll end up paying about 80$ to get up to date with the eShop releases and I'll need a new SD card.

JMDS

#15

JMDS said:

I didn't expect this until later in the month! Yahoo, happy surprises! I'm loving all of these downloadable games :)

DerpSandwich

#16

DerpSandwich said:

So...in a few more months are we going to get "Nano Assault EX: MAX" on the Wii U as a retail version based on this version with a little more stuff?

iphys

#20

iphys said:

Totally getting it. I love Nano Assault Neo, and I only wish it were 3D when I play it. Kind of regretted not buying Nano Assault, but $15 makes me glad I waited.

rayword45

#22

rayword45 said:

I have the excuse of wanting to get more Circle Pad Pro usage even though I own the retail copy. It was only $3 anyways.

sinsalaca

#25

sinsalaca said:

Almost picked up the original version this past weekend. Kind of gad I held off. Now just need to find the money for it since i spent my money on Castlevania this week.

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