European Code of Princess to Be Exclusively Downloadable Title

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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Code of Princess

Code of Princess is a game much loved by many members of Oprainfall’s American staff. However, us poor buggers living in the PAL region have yet to receive this 3DS gem in our stores – a torment which is not made easier by the 3DS’s dreaded region lock.  Sure, we know for certain that a localisation is on its way; however no news of a solid release date is in sight.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of news regarding OTHER factors of the game’s PAL release.

In an email responding a fan asking for – you guessed it – a release date, the customer support at Agatsuma Entertainment has revealed that the European title will be available for download “through Nintendo eShop ONLY”.

Many may be disappointed about hearing this, and my inner collector sympathises with you, though here are some positives to consider:

  1. Downloadable only means no production and shipping time, which in turn means lessened wait to play.
  2. No need to waste time switching cartridges when you want to play, as it’s already available right there on the home screen.
  3. No need to feel embarrassed when you go to buy a copy of a game with an almost-naked girl on the cover.
  4. Digital downloads help preserve nature! Now you can play Code of Princess and feel like a hero, and NOT a pervert.

Can you think of any more positives? Or perhaps you’d like to share your cynicism. Make sure to comment and let us know.


  • can’t wait ill have  Eshop card waiting for this  gem

  • So glad this is coming! 😀 I don’t get why people won’t buy it just because it’s digital. Yeah, it’s crap when they don’t drop the price for a digital distribution, but if it’s the only option and they don’t rise it above regular retail price, I’ve got no problem with it whatsoever.

    • Who knows?  Maybe Nintendo will be like Steam and have crazy Summer Sales.  That would be so awesome.  They had Summer Sales last year, but they were pretty tame.

  • Wait, the 3DS has a regionlock?

    • Yep. Means I won’t be playing Etrian Odyssey IV. II and III were never released in PAL regions, so I don’t think Legends of the Titan will be either. 🙁

    •  Does that apply to DS games as well?

    • Not regular DS games, no. Etrian Odyssey II and III as well as Radiant Historia are on my to-import list.

  • Yeah, having all your games on your system is really convenient.  I think I’ll be buying my games digitally from now on.

  • John Ellis

    Disappointing  but at least get to play it and that’s the most important thing.