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An aspiring indie game developer says it's been left with no option but to abandon its plans for a 'New 3DS' game port after Nintendo announced last month it would be closing the system's eShop. Otyugra Games is currently working on a roguelike horror title called Dream-Prison Wanderer, which it had previously said would be coming to Nintendo's dual-screen system.

In a lengthy message over on the game's subreddit at the beginning of this month, Otyugra claimed Nintendo was "indirectly" responsible for this decision - making both physical and digital publishing "utterly infeasible" on 3DS:

" this decision was made on our behalf by Nintendo, indirectly...we tried for as long as we could to make a 3DS game and are now forced to stop by a scenario outside of our control."

In the same update, the developer reassured fans the game was "still in development" on Windows OS (it's currently targeting a 2023 release) and added it would consider releasing the game on "other platforms" in the future.

While this is just one example of a 3DS game cancellation following Nintendo's recent announcement, this may not necessarily be an isolated case. Nintendo will officially close the doors on the 3DS eShop in March 2023. You can read more about it in our guide:

In an interview with 3DS eShop developers earlier this month, various teams told Nintendo Life they received no notification ahead of schedule about the Wii U and 3DS eShop's closure. One developer, in particular, even stated how its older eShop titles paid its office rent in 2021.

If we hear any notable developments or updates, we'll let you know.