Squids Odyssey cross-buy promotion marks a first for Nintendo systems

Quietly slipped into this week’s Nintendo Download list for Europe was the first cross-buy opportunity across Wii U and 3DS.

Those that purchase action-strategy RPG Squids Odyssey on 3DS will be able to download the Wii U version entirely free of charge, which makes it all the more enticing. Sadly the promotion doesn’t work the other way around, will only be available to those in Europe, and you’ll be required to use the same Nintendo Network ID across both systems.

“Indeed this is something new for Nintendo, they call it conditional sales. They asked us if we’d be interested in this kind of operation and we said yes,” a representative from The Game Bakers discussed with Siliconera. “I believe Squids Odyssey is one of the first titles or the first title to support this.

“Unfortunately, it’s only 3DS -> WiiU for the moment, even though I know they would like to see this work the other way round (and we’d like it too!).”

As to whether the promotion will be available in North America, the developer explained that Nintendo of America regrettably “could not support this operation yet.”

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