If you’re a fan of the Nintendo DS and 3DS and the digital video games that got here to it, you might need to take a while to bulk up your assortment. It appears that some DSiWare video games have been faraway from the eShop on these platforms. According to Twitter consumer Come Out Punching, DSiWare titles like Shantae: Risky’s Revenge and Mighty Flip Champs are not obtainable to buy on the Nintendo DSi and 3DS eShops. [Thanks, Come Out Punching!]

The subject is principally affecting video games launched earlier than mid-May 2011. At least within the case of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, the loss was information to Shantae’s co-creator, WayAhead CCO Matt Bozon.

Other affected DSiWare titles embody racing sport Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop, and even native Nintendo titles like Dr. Mario Express.

DSiWare video games have been first launched in 2008 to accompany the Nintendo DSi, the corporate’s first handheld platform with native web connectivity. At the time, digital sport shops, particularly on consoles and handhelds, have been new and untested. Publishers used the DSiWare and eShop platforms as an area for smaller titles. Nevertheless, the platform ultimately hosted over 360 video games. The DSiWare line was discontinued in early 2017, however the video games have been nonetheless obtainable on the eShop and playable on a Nintendo 3DS.

Fans of Shantae, at the least these with entry to newer {hardware}, needn’t fear an excessive amount of, although. Shantae: Risky’s Revenge acquired ports on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

This DSiWare incident isn’t the primary time in current reminiscence that digital storefronts have confirmed lower than dependable. Late in 2020, Sony dropped the flexibility to purchase PS Vita, PS3, and PSP titles from the net and cellular editions of the PlayStation Network storefront, as a part of its replace to the shop simply earlier than the PS5 launch. The transfer, coupled with the deteriorating technical state of retailer entry on the older {hardware} (the PSP retailer was already inaccessible, and the Vita/PS3 shops more and more unstable), meant that for a lot of, digital variations of these video games turned nearly inconceivable to purchase legitimately.