|Digital Release:||Nintendo 3DS
April 18, 2012 (JP)
January 03, 2013 (US)
May 23, 2013 (EU)
|Delisting (approx):||May 2018|
Nintendo 3DS (EU)
Air Battle Hockey 3D was delisted from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America in May of 2018. According to a Wikipedia discussion started by user Kristie Ann Webb this is when several 3DS titles published by Agetec were removed from the eShop. Many of these titles remain available in Europe as of this writing where they were also published by Agetec.
This indicates a possible closure of the company which hasn’t released a new title since 2016 and whose website and social media accounts have been dormant for just as long. As such, it is likely that the European versions of these games will be delisted at some point. Meanwhile, several of the titles remain available in Japan where they were released by publishers other than Agetec.
The roster of delisted eShop titles in North America follows:
- Air Battle Hockey 3D
- Bloody Vampire
- Fish On 3D
- The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels
- Rabi Laby 3
- Touch Battle Ninja
- Touch Battle Tank 3D
- Touch Battle Tank 3D 2
- Witch’s Cat
About the Game
“The basic rules are familiar: use a racket to hit a ball into the opponent’s goal. The first one to score ten points wins.
The game features special Skills and Targets. There are six different offensive and defensive skills. Play aggressive and attack with the Lightning Shot skill which changes direction of the ball during mid-flight, tricking your opponent in scoring a goal. Play defensive and use the Hyper Racket skill to increase the size of your racket improving protection of your goal.
Watch for Targets that appear during the game, hitting those triggers various events, such as an increase ball speed or reducing your opponent’s skill gauge to zero.
In addition to the Two-Player Battle Mode, there is also Endless Mode, a squash-like game where you compete for a high score.“
Challenge a friend in Two-Player Battle Mode. (Local Play)
Increase your skill gauge to unleash special attacks
Hit various targets to alter the game
Enjoy the non-stop Endless Mode