Nintendo Made a New Dungeon Crawler. This Is It.

Early last month, Nintendo released a download game on the Japanese 3DS eShop. However, as it was only given out free to Gold and Platinum Nintendo Club members, the chances are high you'll never get to even see it—much less play it.


The game is called Nintendoji—and is based on a pun on the company’s name and the literal meaning of the name. As Nintendo literally can mean “Heavenly Obligation Shrine,” Nintendoji can be translated as “Heavenly Obligation Boy” and is about said boy monk who is hunting down holy items for the shrine. As it is a Nintendo game, these items are anything from green Koopa shells to Donkey Kong's barrels.

To see the game in all its turn-based dungeon crawling glory, check out the video above.

Nintendoji was released on April 4, 2013, on the Japanese 3DS eShop. It is only available to Gold and Platinum Nintendo Club members. There is no word on an international release.

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Wait. Didn't Nintendo meant Leave luck to heaven?