Humble Bundle Presents Its Nintendo eShop Collection

Humble Bundle Presents Its Nintendo eShop Collection

Humble Bundle has just unveiled the "Humble Nindie Bundle", a collection of indie video games for Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS platforms.

Humble Bundle is largely considered a PC gaming service, even with the occasional mobile bundle or eBook deal on its storefronts. You certainly wouldn't expect it to release games for a traditionally restrictive publisher like Nintendo - yet this afternoon that's exactly what Humble Bundle did. If you head to the website right now, you'll see the "Humble Nindie Bundle", a pay-what-you-want eShop collection that includes Moon Chronicles, Mighty Switch Force, Guacamelee and more for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS devices.

As with previous bundles, the Nintendo eShop collection includes nine games with a tiered pricing scheme. If you pay the $1 minimum, that unlocks the Metroidvania platformer Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition, the arcade-inspired Woah Dave, and the 3D space altering Mighty Switch Force. Pay over the average price, and Humble Bundle will throw in the adventure-puzzler The Fall, the skateboard-grinding OlliOllo, and the 3DS FPS Moon Chronicles. Finally, pay over $10, and you'll unlock Stealth Inc 2 and Steamworld Dig to round off your digital eShop collection.

Sure, these aren't the games Nintendo is best known for - there's nary a Mario or Zelda in sight - but these are still critically-acclaimed indie hits which will keep you busy for hours. What's more, a portion of proceeds go to Code.org, a non-profit charity seeking to increase worldwide education of computer science. Combined, that makes Humble's Nintendo eShop Bundle worth inspecting - and we don't even know what bonus games will be unlocked next week.

And perhaps if this bundle does well, Nintendo will consider a collection for its in-house franchises. Who knows?

Source: Humble Bundle

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Not available outside the Americas.

WELL FUCK YOU TOO NINTENDO. I DIDN'T WANT YER STUFF ANYWAY

Love meee...

HumbleBundle:
The Humble Nindie Bundle is region-locked and can only be redeemed on North, Central, and South American Wii U and 3DS consoles (with the exception of Brazil).

HA! I have an American 3DS, suck it!

Oh not in the EU? Well, guess I won't have to deal with the WiiU's slow ass menues to download any of this then. But anyway, the only really interesting game here is Guacamelee, which I already have on my PS4.

But to anyone in the US who considers this, the bundle is worth it for Guacamelee alone.

Dead Metal:
Oh not in the EU? Well, guess I won't have to deal with the WiiU's slow ass menues to download any of this then. But anyway, the only really interesting game here is Guacamelee, which I already have on my PS4.

But to anyone in the US who considers this, the bundle is worth it for Guacamelee alone.

And that's how everyone's Steam library suddenly has 200+ games. A bundle of ten worth it for one title is not that rare.
Not saying it's bad, just that I should probably sort out my own games...

Nintendo America tried to make the bundle available for all regions

https://twitter.com/DWBakes/status/603279625666433024

Anyhow this is the first Humble Bundle for consoles I bought it to support some of the Nindies, although I've no 3DS and have some of the games for the Wii U already.

dangoball:

Dead Metal:
Oh not in the EU? Well, guess I won't have to deal with the WiiU's slow ass menues to download any of this then. But anyway, the only really interesting game here is Guacamelee, which I already have on my PS4.

But to anyone in the US who considers this, the bundle is worth it for Guacamelee alone.

And that's how everyone's Steam library suddenly has 200+ games. A bundle of ten worth it for one title is not that rare.
Not saying it's bad, just that I should probably sort out my own games...

Thats not really fair to say. Stealth Inc 2 is quite enjoyable and while OlliOlli isn't anythin special its still quite fun as well. The Fall was somethin that always looked interestin, but I didn't really feel like ploppin 10 bucks down for. At 10 bucks for The Fall, OlliOlli, and Guacamelee? That's a god damn steal right there.

Plus there's more that's gonna be added to the OlliOlli/The Fall tier which could end up being awesome.

KaosuHamoni:
Not available outside the Americas.

WELL FUCK YOU TOO NINTENDO. I DIDN'T WANT YER STUFF ANYWAY

Love meee...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND The Nintendo region locking's infectious insanity has reached the Humble Bundle. Wow. Do these guys actually not have fucks to give?

Man, not available in the UK, fuck that. =/ I actually wouldn't mind trying out some of those titles.

Yeah, it sucks that it's not available outside the Americas...but it's a step in a direction I didn't think would happen.
Maybe Sony will see this and say "Hey, maybe it's something we should try too".

Not available in Australia. Goddammit.

Welp... Looks like I'm gonna have to find my wallet again...

Other than that, I'm hoping this won't be the last console-based humble bundle considering all of these comments so far... :p

It would be nice if you could pay for it in eshop Pretendo money. I have over $30 loaded up from months ago, but maybe I'll consider scraping together some authentic greenbacks.

It is a shame an indie bundle was hit by region locking, and also a shame I haven't seen any new on the eshop about this.

Whoo Indie Bundle!

Oh, wait, it's region-locked... Damn it!

If Humble had the faintest respect for their fans they'd have refused to carry this unless it could be region unlocked. What a complete load.

Neat! A humble bundle I can really enjoy! I havea few questions, though. Is there a deadline to claim codes, or use them?

Also, thanks to this getting me on my Wii U, I found

Wow, best bundle in a long time. And on console, too! I can't wait to see what the "more games coming soon" will be.

My sincerest apologies to the victims of region-locking.

captcha: Kitten Mittens

While I don't object to HumbleBundle branching out to Nintendo's systems on a practical level (on a philosophical one, I see all consoles as unnecessarily proprietary and should be phased out in favor of more open platforms like PC and Android), I do find it disappointing that this bundle is limited ONLY to Nintendo's platforms when many titles listed also are available on PC.

Several titles, such as The Fall, Guacamelee, Stealth Inc, and Steamworld Dig are also available on PC. One reason I patronize Humble is that for the most part you gain access to a wide assortment of platforms. For instance, you get Steam keys plus direct downloads/installers for Linux/Windows/OSX if a title offers them. Why couldn't they offer access to these platforms as well as the Nintendo ones? If the answer was "Because Nintendo refused to allow it", that would be yet another reason I'm none too happy with the console manufacturer mindset. Even though I own some of the titles, I would have definitely thrown another $10 their way had they offered PC keys for the games that possess them as well. Pity.

RanceJustice:
While I don't object to HumbleBundle branching out to Nintendo's systems on a practical level (on a philosophical one, I see all consoles as unnecessarily proprietary and should be phased out in favor of more open platforms like PC and Android), I do find it disappointing that this bundle is limited ONLY to Nintendo's platforms when many titles listed also are available on PC.

Several titles, such as The Fall, Guacamelee, Stealth Inc, and Steamworld Dig are also available on PC. One reason I patronize Humble is that for the most part you gain access to a wide assortment of platforms. For instance, you get Steam keys plus direct downloads/installers for Linux/Windows/OSX if a title offers them. Why couldn't they offer access to these platforms as well as the Nintendo ones? If the answer was "Because Nintendo refused to allow it", that would be yet another reason I'm none too happy with the console manufacturer mindset. Even though I own some of the titles, I would have definitely thrown another $10 their way had they offered PC keys for the games that possess them as well. Pity.

Because the point of this is to offer a Nintendo bundle? Seriously, ever one of these has been in previous bundles, so what are you complaining about?
Plus, you don't get the console or mobile versions of a game when you buy a PC bundle, or the console and PC versions when you buy a mobile bundle. You don't see people complaining that the EA bundle was PC only.
The weekly bundle is for PC games, the mobile for android, and this Nintendo Bundle is for - Nintendo. In fact this is the first bundle to offer two different platforms in one bundle, the WiiU and the 3DS.

dangoball:

Dead Metal:
Oh not in the EU? Well, guess I won't have to deal with the WiiU's slow ass menues to download any of this then. But anyway, the only really interesting game here is Guacamelee, which I already have on my PS4.

But to anyone in the US who considers this, the bundle is worth it for Guacamelee alone.

And that's how everyone's Steam library suddenly has 200+ games. A bundle of ten worth it for one title is not that rare.
Not saying it's bad, just that I should probably sort out my own games...

Yup...

That's how I have 400 in the bank! :S Most of which haven't been played yet... but I am working my way though.

I like the bundles. If there is something on there I would probably buy anyway, or looks good then I like getting a further 5-6 games with it. There have been some great deals in the past. Like a large chunk of the worms games, or the great 1st person puzzle games they had once, or the SEGA one... I never thought of getting SEGA All Stars racing before, but now I don't know how I have lived without it!

dangoball:

Dead Metal:
Oh not in the EU? Well, guess I won't have to deal with the WiiU's slow ass menues to download any of this then. But anyway, the only really interesting game here is Guacamelee, which I already have on my PS4.

But to anyone in the US who considers this, the bundle is worth it for Guacamelee alone.

And that's how everyone's Steam library suddenly has 200+ games. A bundle of ten worth it for one title is not that rare.
Not saying it's bad, just that I should probably sort out my own games...

Yup, I still have loads of comics from the books bundles I haven't read, because I bought them for one or two in the bundle XD
But these bundles do give you the chance to check out something new you wouldn't have bought on its own. But yeah, it would be cool to be able to remove stuff you don't like from your libraries.

Dead Metal:

RanceJustice:
While I don't object to HumbleBundle branching out to Nintendo's systems on a practical level (on a philosophical one, I see all consoles as unnecessarily proprietary and should be phased out in favor of more open platforms like PC and Android), I do find it disappointing that this bundle is limited ONLY to Nintendo's platforms when many titles listed also are available on PC.

Several titles, such as The Fall, Guacamelee, Stealth Inc, and Steamworld Dig are also available on PC. One reason I patronize Humble is that for the most part you gain access to a wide assortment of platforms. For instance, you get Steam keys plus direct downloads/installers for Linux/Windows/OSX if a title offers them. Why couldn't they offer access to these platforms as well as the Nintendo ones? If the answer was "Because Nintendo refused to allow it", that would be yet another reason I'm none too happy with the console manufacturer mindset. Even though I own some of the titles, I would have definitely thrown another $10 their way had they offered PC keys for the games that possess them as well. Pity.

Because the point of this is to offer a Nintendo bundle? Seriously, ever one of these has been in previous bundles, so what are you complaining about?
Plus, you don't get the console or mobile versions of a game when you buy a PC bundle, or the console and PC versions when you buy a mobile bundle. You don't see people complaining that the EA bundle was PC only.
The weekly bundle is for PC games, the mobile for android, and this Nintendo Bundle is for - Nintendo. In fact this is the first bundle to offer two different platforms in one bundle, the WiiU and the 3DS.

Uhm, no, I've bought like, 10 bundles... Many of the 'pc' ones were windows/linux/mac for most of the titles.
I also have about 3 'humble android bundles' which are, for the most part android + Windows/linux/mac...

So... Uhm... anyway...

Not that it bothers me that this isn't. It's such a shock to see this in the first place that it's interesting just for that.

The region locking is a bit tedious though.
Interestingly there is a tweet showing someone from nintendo spent months trying to sort out some legal issues to do with that...
But apparently didn't manage it.

Based on what they said, I'm expecting this deal to show up a second time for the rest of the world sooner or later...

It's kind of ironic that I found out about this RIGHT after I was feeling guilty for pirating NDS games in high school... right before I found out that it was region locked.

Las7:
Nintendo America tried to make the bundle available for all regions

https://twitter.com/DWBakes/status/603279625666433024

One still has to wonder "why not?", though.

Because they are a large corporation and bureaucracy runs rife.
I work in one and know how difficult it is to coordinate across continents and teams.
Nintendo are behind the times in most aspects of online account/store systems and have a lot of catch up to do.
I don't expect any major changes from them until their new console/handhelds are released.

I would've bought it. But, yeah, only for Americans.

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Well, at least it's both South and North this time.

CrystalShadow:

Dead Metal:

RanceJustice:
While I don't object to HumbleBundle branching out to Nintendo's systems on a practical level (on a philosophical one, I see all consoles as unnecessarily proprietary and should be phased out in favor of more open platforms like PC and Android), I do find it disappointing that this bundle is limited ONLY to Nintendo's platforms when many titles listed also are available on PC.

Several titles, such as The Fall, Guacamelee, Stealth Inc, and Steamworld Dig are also available on PC. One reason I patronize Humble is that for the most part you gain access to a wide assortment of platforms. For instance, you get Steam keys plus direct downloads/installers for Linux/Windows/OSX if a title offers them. Why couldn't they offer access to these platforms as well as the Nintendo ones? If the answer was "Because Nintendo refused to allow it", that would be yet another reason I'm none too happy with the console manufacturer mindset. Even though I own some of the titles, I would have definitely thrown another $10 their way had they offered PC keys for the games that possess them as well. Pity.

Because the point of this is to offer a Nintendo bundle? Seriously, ever one of these has been in previous bundles, so what are you complaining about?
Plus, you don't get the console or mobile versions of a game when you buy a PC bundle, or the console and PC versions when you buy a mobile bundle. You don't see people complaining that the EA bundle was PC only.
The weekly bundle is for PC games, the mobile for android, and this Nintendo Bundle is for - Nintendo. In fact this is the first bundle to offer two different platforms in one bundle, the WiiU and the 3DS.

Uhm, no, I've bought like, 10 bundles... Many of the 'pc' ones were windows/linux/mac for most of the titles.
I also have about 3 'humble android bundles' which are, for the most part android + Windows/linux/mac...

So... Uhm... anyway...

Not that it bothers me that this isn't. It's such a shock to see this in the first place that it's interesting just for that.

The region locking is a bit tedious though.
Interestingly there is a tweet showing someone from nintendo spent months trying to sort out some legal issues to do with that...
But apparently didn't manage it.

Based on what they said, I'm expecting this deal to show up a second time for the rest of the world sooner or later...

OK, I was wrong then.
Still, this is a Nintendo bundle.

Kinitawowi:
If Humble had the faintest respect for their fans they'd have refused to carry this unless it could be region unlocked. What a complete load.

Why would you say they have no respect for their fans by at least releasing where they could? Nintendo and Humble Bundle have been working together to try and get a global release for months. If this bundle is successful, they should be able to convince what ever entity that is holding up the process to agree to a worldwide bundle later on, or they can make a (possibly even better) bundle just for other regions to make up for it. There's also the charities and indie devs that wouldn't see as much funding come their way if they had just given up.

Hairless Mammoth:

Kinitawowi:
If Humble had the faintest respect for their fans they'd have refused to carry this unless it could be region unlocked. What a complete load.

Why would you say they have no respect for their fans by at least releasing where they could? Nintendo and Humble Bundle have been working together to try and get a global release for months. If this bundle is successful, they should be able to convince what ever entity that is holding up the process to agree to a worldwide bundle later on, or they can make a (possibly even better) bundle just for other regions to make up for it. There's also the charities and indie devs that wouldn't see as much funding come their way if they had just given up.

Here's why - because while I'd love to think this is a forerunner to enabling worldwide bundles, I'm far more inclined to suspect that it's likely to result in more locked bundles instead. I certainly don't think it's ever likely to result in Bigger, Better, Non-US bundles. Remember when GOG.com first tried to introduce regional pricing last year? It was an omnishambles and everyone knew it, because it was basically saying "Hey, Europe, Asia and Australia? FUCK YOU." And they had the sense to realise it, and they realised it didn't jibe with the fans, and they pulled out of some probably complicated agreements in order to make sure it didn't happen.

Humble have just made exactly the same mistake, and they haven't even had the decency to try and explain why they've made the decision they have. THAT's why it's disrespectful to the fans.

Kinitawowi:
Here's why - because while I'd love to think this is a forerunner to enabling worldwide bundles, I'm far more inclined to suspect that it's likely to result in more locked bundles instead. I certainly don't think it's ever likely to result in Bigger, Better, Non-US bundles. Remember when GOG.com first tried to introduce regional pricing last year? It was an omnishambles and everyone knew it, because it was basically saying "Hey, Europe, Asia and Australia? FUCK YOU." And they had the sense to realise it, and they realised it didn't jibe with the fans, and they pulled out of some probably complicated agreements in order to make sure it didn't happen.

Humble have just made exactly the same mistake, and they haven't even had the decency to try and explain why they've made the decision they have. THAT's why it's disrespectful to the fans.

Fair enough. I hope you and anyone who shares your opinion have made your voices heard by both the Humble guys and Nintendo. I believe Humble Bundle had the best intentions and only compromised to just the Americas for now to at least reach some of their audience. It is likely the main hurdles stopping a worldwide bundle are some old, traditionalist executives at NoJ, NoA, or NoE, who still believe relenting on region locking for anything will somehow spell doom for their company.

I will wait until the last day or so to decide if I want to support this bundle, in case some new light is shed on this situation. There has been controversy with Humble in the past, but we all know Nintendo clings to old ways like they have been super glued to them. If the next Nindy Bundle is still limited to only my region, I will not support it.

 

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