Nintendo Removes Game That Gave Hackers Access to 3DS
Gareth Andrews / 8 years ago
We all love our games, be it from big developers like EA games or the little ones that you only ever get the single game from. In recent years, Indie developers have surged, with small games dominating every type of console with their popularity. Nintendo has learned to be cautious about these types of games after removing an Indie game that allowed the loading of custom software onto a 3DS.
The hack allowed users to load unsigned homebrew software from a memory card that the gravity-flipping platform game VVVVVV would use. The new hack uses an older exploit that enabled people the ability to load custom save data onto the 3DS SD’s card. While it can’t be used directly Nintendo seems to have taken the precautionary steps to remove the game from its 3DS eStore (currently the game was taken down from the American eStore but remains in the European store).
This isn’t the first time that a game has been removed from the eShop due to a hack and the games creator Terry Cavanaugh was a little surprised about the hack.
So apparently there's a way to use VVVVVV on 3DS to run homebrew! That's unexpected! https://t.co/UHcwm7T2Ue
— Terry Cavanagh 🎲 (@terrycavanagh) May 2, 2016
The game will probably need to be modified before it returns to the store, although Cavanaugh hopes that because it relies on another hack the game shouldn’t need too much of a modification.