EnjoyUp Games has confirmed today that it is working with Gammick Entertainment to release its shooter title Little Red Riding Hood Zombie BBQ on DSiWare in Europe.
The game was previously only available in North America (and some parts of Europe) as a fully-fledged DS retail release. We reviewed it a while back and thoroughly enjoyed it.
This is a pretty unique move; while we've had numerous cut-down versions of retail games on DSiWare, this represents the first time that a full-sized retail game has been shoehorned onto the format. It also shows that publishers are willing to use DSiWare as a low-cost, low-risk alternative to distributing a game via retail stores, where the cost of producing physical copies makes releasing low-profile titles less profitable. Could we see other import-only retail titles making their way to DSiWare? Let's hope so.
Equally interesting news is that the DSiWare version will feature an improved frame rate - something that is presumably made possible thanks to the DSi's more powerful hardware.
I'm not that interested in the game itself, what I am interested in is what releases this could lead too in the future, if other developers/publishers do the same thing.
is this europe only or north america will get it too?
Looks like Europe only at this stage - the game got a retail release in North America. Needless to say, we'll keep you posted if the situation changes.
I want the original, just can't find it D:
I may download this despite the warped use of characterization
This game isn't worth any money. Imported the US version and regreted it .
sadly this game is insanely rare in states over half of all game/electronic stores never got it, i still want to play it oneday
I'm just glad dev's are jumping on the dsiware bandwagon. I think Dsiware could improve significantly this fall and we could see some suprise titles, just as we have been seeing recently. If games utilize the online multiplayer, they will make gamers very happy.
The original has become hard to find and I missed my chance to get it a couple months ago. Perhaps it will release in multiple regions.
Yeah, this one isn't too great. A bit boring actually.
Maybe worth a cheap download, but it didn't change my life. Kind of a good "pass some time on the bus" game is all it is. The Bosses are pretty cool on it, though.
You can get it at Gamestop for $9.99:
It's not available Online, but most stores carry at least ONE copy left from the initial shipment.
I've finished it Normal and Hard and having a go at the Boss Attack Mode.
Any idea what the price will be for the Dsiware version in Europe?
Woohoo, didn't expect we'd ever see that game! Plus DSiWare is always useful as it reduces the number of carts I have to carry to get a decent library moving.
Hopefully this will start to become a trend and we will move away from "A little taste of..." titles.
Wasn't Asphault 4 a retail title?
This made me wish Metal Slug 7 was a DSiWare download. The retail release was quite a rip-off, a good arcade portable experience but lack co-op multiplayer support and WiFi online play. It's good that the game is coming to XBLA because playing it online was the last thing I wanted to do.
Well, this is interesting. Lets just hope they didn't have to make too many "compromises"...
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