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Nintendo never wanted to region-lock their Humble Bundle

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On paper, Nintendo’s Humble Bundle deal sounds good. Damn good. Too good to be true in fact. And it sort of is. Right now, a dollar or more gets you indie classics such as Guacamelee on your Wii U and the likes of Mighty Switch Force and Woah Dave! on your 3DS. A great deal for three great games, with higher pledges unlocking more content for you. If you’re in a selected territory that is.

The current Nintendo Humble Bundle is a region-locked loss to many, only available in North And South America. That leaves many a player out in the cold, including heavyweight European regions.  And it’s not because Nintendo doesn’t care. They actually did heavily pursue having those games available worldwide, but several months of talks and deals didn’t exactly pan out.

That’s according to Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker, who happens to be hopeful that some sort of deal will one day be finalised for everybody else in the world:

And I’d sell what’s left of Geoff’s regular sleeping patterns for such a deal. As much as I love my Wii U, it has a habit of gathering dust between big releases. But for some reason, I’d love to turn it into a dedicated indie game machine. For cheap, of course. And possibly feeling slightly better about myself and hoping that my karma finally re-aligns towards the positive side when my cash gets divvied up between charities. Yes, that.

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

10 Comments

  1. I’m a South African with no foreign passport. This makes me region locked. Does that mean I’ll be able to relate to these games?

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    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 28, 2015 at 14:19

      I see what you did there. 😀

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  2. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 28, 2015 at 14:13

    Geoff has some regular sleeping patterns left? Wimp.

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  3. Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

    May 28, 2015 at 14:17

    Nice one Darryn. I was actually wondering about the region locking on this bundle.

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  4. SEGA Neptune

    May 28, 2015 at 14:24

    Nep Nep found some tips for TW 3 🙂

    when slashing on horse back hold down the slash button then release to bring down a timed slash.

    Block and perry for humans, roll and dodge for monsters. Dodge uses Stamina.
    DO NOT GET HIT, use the shield, get hit get out apply shield again.
    Stack up the Adrenaline pips for extra damage.

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    • GooseZA

      May 28, 2015 at 14:38

      I think roll uses stamina, not dodge?

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  5. Uberutang

    May 28, 2015 at 14:25

    VPN…

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  6. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    May 28, 2015 at 14:33

    If I had a 3DS or WiiU I would have been all over this, but I don’t

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  7. WitWolfy

    May 28, 2015 at 14:45

    Not too worried, because I never use my Wii U anyways!

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