Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion will release via retail and eShop

Third-party title jumps on the digital release bandwagon

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion will become one of the first games not published by Nintendo to launch both at retail and via the eShop digital store.


The release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 in August kicked off a new initiative at Nintendo, which sees Nintendo-published 3DS titles get simultaneous retail and digital releases.

But Disney has reportedly confirmed (via NWR) that the 3DS Mickey game will join the trend, and hit both physical retail and the digital eShop simultaneously in US on November 18.

Nintendo recently confirmed it will re-release early 3DS retail-only titles via the eShop. This has already come into effect in EU territories, where Super Mario 3D Land, Ocarina of Time, Starfox 64 3D and Mario Kart 7 have already been re-released digitally. Those titles will arrive in the US eShop on October 18.