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Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe)

4th September (Europe)

Cubemen, Xtreme Mega Man, Gargoyle's Quest II, Zelda discounts and more

It's Monday, which means it's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe. There are quite a few offerings on the way this week, with games on both Wii U and 3DS along with a rather good DSiWare app; in addition there are a host of Zelda-themed discounts, joined by some other price...

Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smash Bros.

The Benefits of a Portable Super Smash Bros.

Why being able to take the fight with you is a good thing

This year sees a number of landmark moments for the Super Smash Bros. series: it’s now 15 years old, two games are being released within mere months of each other and one of them will feature glorious high-definition graphics. However, even more significant than all of these notable...

News: Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zelda eShop Discounts

Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zelda eShop Discounts

Plenty to be saved on the run up to Hyrule Warriors

If you've already consulted our European Nintendo Download report this morning you'll be aware that Nintendo is running a discount promotion to mark the release of Hyrule Warriors later this month. The promotion runs for the majority of September and will see Zelda games across the 3DS and Wii U...

News: Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Hoping to win the race

Nintendo's enjoyed a decent run in game award ceremonies during 2014, just reward for some world class titles that have been released in recent times. The company and exclusives on its hardware now have chances for more high-profile gongs in the upcoming Golden Joystick Awards. Nintendo missed out on any wins in last year's...

News: Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Shows Watch Dogs Wii U As "TBC"

Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Shows Watch Dogs Wii U As "TBC"

Don't worry though, Just Dance 2015 is locked in next month

Ubisoft has revealed its latest UK release schedule, and a solid street date continues to allude the long-delayed Wii U version of Watch Dogs. The open-world action adventure launched on other formats in May, while the Nintendo edition was held back until later in the year. Ubisoft has...

News: Win a Super Smash Bros. Trainer Jacket from Nintendo of America

Win a Super Smash Bros. Trainer Jacket from Nintendo of America

Super sporting style for your carbon-based Mii

The Twitter contests keep coming from Nintendo of America, this time to celebrate Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's upcoming release on 3rd October by giving away four Super Smash Bros.-themed trainer jackets to randomly selected winners. To enter, tweet the name of your favourite Super Smash Bros...

News: Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To The West, But Doesn't Know If You'll Bite

Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To The West, But Doesn't Know If You'll Bite

"We can’t promise anything"

If you're an English-speaking fan of the Dragon Quest series then you're probably not in the best of moods right now. After some good localisations for the Nintendo DS, Square Enix seems to have lost interest in bringing the franchise to the west, and while the announcement of the Dragon Quest VII remake for the 3DS is...

Review: Jett Tailfin (Wii U eShop)

Jett Tailfin (Wii U eShop)

The art of drowning

So far this year, the Wii U eShop has allowed us to submerge our imaginations in the ocean with titles like Squids Odyssey and Abyss, two games we found to be rather charming and worthy of your investment. Yet, as we all should know, the ocean and the eShop are also filled with predators ready to take a big juicy bite out of your...

Review: Demon King Box (3DS eShop)

Demon King Box (3DS eShop)

Put a lid on it

Prolific publisher CIRCLE Entertainment’s latest eShop effort takes players down into the world of demons, where the once mighty Demon Lord now sits boxed up and bodiless. Unable to reconquer his kingdom alone, he enlists the help of several of the underworld’s finest fighting spirits; that’s where you come in. While it’s...

Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know So Far

New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know So Far

The nitty-gritty around Nintendo's new hardware

Unless you spent the latter part of the week completely isolated from the world, you'll be aware that Nintendo unveiled new 3DS hardware, which will be rather simply called the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS LL, the latter of which is the XL in the West. We've endeavoured to provide plenty...

News: Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Becomes Clear

Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Becomes Clear

Around 320 roles are lost overall

Earlier this year we reported on a reshuffle at Nintendo of Europe that was bringing the loss of 130 permanent jobs, with the Großostheim office in Germany being the largest affected area due to its closure. It's emerged, however, that the total number of roles that will be lost as of 31st August is nearer 320. As...

News: Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzle Reel

Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzle Reel

Past, present and future blockbusters

Nintendo has, undoubtedly, had a significant spell in grabbing headlines and provoking debate. Much of that attention, unsurprisingly, has been on the new 3DS models, though the big N has also been directing attention towards the Wii U. Perhaps drawing some inspiration from the rather flashy Nintendo of Europe...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime and Co. Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Reggie Fils-Aime and Co. Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Pretty cool, Reggie

As you are no doubt aware, a current trend that's gone viral is to complete an Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The idea is that you douse yourself in cold water and nominate three others to do the same, donate to charity or...

News: Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Super Smash Bros. Double Pack for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Super Smash Bros. Double Pack for Nintendo 3DS

Two-hit combo coming to Europe

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is going to be very popular in local multiplayer; that's inevitable. Interestingly, confirmed by a packshot tweeted by Nintendo of Italy, Nintendo is attempting to cash in on that idea with a Smash Bros. double pack. The package, which is yet to be confirmed outside of this tweet,...

News: Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Witch Time

Following a wait which felt like an eternity, it's finally been revealed when exactly gamers will be getting their hands on Bayonetta 2. Well, gamers in North America at least. You see, we've yet to see a European release date for Platinum's much-anticipated Wii U exclusive, but we finally know when the American launch will be taking...