I have an old DS Lite, and I want to get the Etrian Odyssey series, but the 4th one only came out on 3DS, so I'm going to get a 3DS.

But since the 3DS is region locked I was thinking of getting all the games from the same region so that I can play them all of the 3DS.

However the copies of Etrian Odyssey 2 and 3 I've found on Ebay are in the US, so I am wondering, Is there any way I can remove the region locking on a 3DS while still having the other features of the 3DS, such as the Nintendo Store?

NOTE: the 3DS is an Australian brought one so it should be Australian


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The original Etrian Oddyssey games are DS titles, therefore they wont be restricted by 3DS region locking as established in this answer.

This means it doesn't matter where you get Etrian Oddyssey 1, 2 & 3, they will play on any 3DS device in any region.

Just make sure to buy your 3DS & your copy of Etrian Oddessey 4 from the same region. As you've mentioned it's a 3DS-exclusive title, and will be subject to region-locking.

  • it was just for the Etrian Oddyssey games i wanted to remove any region locking so i could play them all on the same console but if the first 3 can't be played on a 3DS regardless of region then i don't need to worry about removing any region locking
    – Memor-X
    Oct 2, 2013 at 6:37
  • @Memor DS games can be played on 3DS. I'm not sure why you think this answer says they can't be. Oct 2, 2013 at 14:40
  • @SevenSidedDie - I think that's a typo from Memor-X
    – Robotnik
    Oct 2, 2013 at 21:04
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    @SevenSidedDie yeh it's a typo that I keep making/missing, I was meant to say "if the first 3 can be played on a 3DS"
    – Memor-X
    Oct 2, 2013 at 21:08
  • That does make more sense. :) Oct 2, 2013 at 21:20

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