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A paradise for physical game collectors, Limited Run Games has made one thing clear over the years. As long as it can be successful and all relevant parties who are involved are on board, then a project can be greenlit. Last year during the company’s E3 announcements, they were announcing their last batches of PS Vita games. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that as long as the Nintendo 3DS and family of systems live on, Limited Run Games will make physical editions. 

This declaration was mentioned following coverage of the Atooi Collection for the Nintendo 3DS: 


Various media outlets reported that 2020 would see a physical release of a 3DS game. Following up on all the chatter, Limited Run Games made the following statement:


And then the floodgates of suggestions were opened. Before you start daydreaming of what Limited Run Games could produce next, you’ll have to consider the process of making this happen. Limited Run Games will have to rely on companies who are willing to have their title(s) released on the platform and work with them in making it a reality. It sounds simple, but this will lead to rounds of Q&A testing, meeting Nintendo’s guidelines and checks, and more. 

Limited Run Games’ owner even dished out that this is why Axiom Verge was their only Wii U release despite wanting to continue releasing Wii U runs of games:



It’s not a guarantee, but voting with your dollar buy purchasing the Atooi Collection will provide Limited Run Games with the data they need to entice companies to produce more physical 3DS games.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)