Earlier this week, Squids Odyssey developers The Game Bakers debuted their own version of the “cross-buy” system on the European eShop, with a purchase of the 3DS version of Squids Odyssey also coming with a download code for the Wii U version. Though it was (in Nintendo’s words) a “conditional sale,” it brought up the potential for future cross-buy promotions from individual eShop developers or even an eShop-wide system.
After the massive success of their Kickstarter game Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games had their own response to the “unique promotion” of The Game Bakers’ Squids Odyssey.
The Yacht Club Games Twitter called the cross-buy offer “something that’s certainly in our minds just the same.”
With Shovel Knight earning praise across the board (including us at Hardcore Gamer), it would make sense to give eShop owners double the fun with a 3DS/Wii U promotional deal.
Read our interview with Yacht Club here and stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer for further potential development.