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Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe)

29th January (Europe)

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, Classic GBA Castlevania and more

It's Monday again, but this week's Nintendo Download Update for Europe has certainly put a spring in our step. Arguably one of the greatest gaming trilogies is available at a ridiculous introductory price, while we have more treats including a top notch Game Boy Advance...

Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Which multiplayer games are you most excited about?

With 2015 now settling into a groove - and following Nintendo's first Direct broadcasts of the year - we now have a better idea of what to expect in the near future, along with further reassurances of big hitters to come later in 2015. As a result there's plenty for Nintendo fans to look forward...

News: Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

"A new game experience, not two games in one"

You may have noticed that our coverage of Kickstarter projects has cooled over the past few months, largely because so many came with dubious Nintendo-related stretch goals that they had no dream of ever reaching. We've become a bit more selective about what crowd-funded projects we cover these days, but...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Added To European Club Nintendo

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Added To European Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo isn't dead yet!

Following the announcement last week that Club Nintendo is scheduled to close its doors this coming September - to be replaced by a new loyalty scheme altogether - many avid Nintendo collectors assumed this also spelled the end of updates to the rewards catalogue too. However, that does not appear to be the case...

News: ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Heading to the Wii U eShop in Europe 

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Heading to the Wii U eShop in Europe 

Extra content will be a patched to ZaciSa's Last Stand in North America

2014 brought a host of first-time developers to the Wii U eShop, particularly through the Nintendo Web Framework. This has often only been the case in North America - however - with a number of these projects not being localised to Europe, in all likelihood due to costs related...

Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Master Hand is left empty handed

As you may be aware at this point, Nintendo has been doing a relatively below-par job of keeping amiibo supply up with the voracious demand. Whether this is an intentional ploy to drive the demand through the stratosphere or just a simple, recurring failure to accurately predict the sheer volume that the masses...

Review: uWordsmith (Wii U eShop)

uWordsmith (Wii U eShop)

Limited lexicon

Word games are rather less common these days than in their most prolific period, but if you're going to build one the Wii U seems like prime real estate for doing so. uWordsmith takes advantage of the GamePad to create a simple yet snappy style of wordplay, but some setbacks make it less than letter perfect. Three modes exist in the...

Weirdness: Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Update: Yep, writer's joke and fan's video, we get it now

Update: We saw some tweets around a video that we thought was a clip from the Sonic Boom cartoon, but is actually a funny fan creation. To clarify (thanks to all that pointed this out), show writer Alan Denton tweeted a joke about Sonic Boom making this famous glitch canon, and a funny fan...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Is the hype monstrous yet?

In terms of big days for the 3DS, we're not sure it's ever had a date quite like 13th February this year. That day will see new hardware with the New Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and, last but certainly not least, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. We hope that Capcom's latest monster slaying adventure won't...

News: Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Risky move?

It's not uncommon for creative minds at studios to strike out on their own. With limited budgets and resources, companies are sometimes hesitant to take big risks on games that don't necessarily sound like a profitable idea. If the developer really believes that the game is special, he or she may take a chance and shoulder the...

News: Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Affects More Customers

Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Affects More Customers

No longer just those that ordered multiple units

Just recently we reported that Best Buy was cancelling duplicate orders for the Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS bundle; after seeing eBay flooded with pre-orders for sale of the highly anticipated hardware, it could arguably have been considered a positive move. On the downside, however, those in...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episode One

New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episode One

You voted, we listened

Not so long ago we ran a poll to find out what aspects of the New Nintendo 3DS you were most interested in. The system comes packed with new features, like super-stable 3D, cover plates (on the standard model), a more powerful CPU, augmented controls and much more besides. We're running a series of videos which focus on the...

News: Atlus Shows Off Terrific Launch Edition Extras for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus Shows Off Terrific Launch Edition Extras for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Also releases a trailer for contest and Protector Class

Atlus often releases hugely tempting launch editions for its major releases in North America, typically packed with collectible goodies that would - it seems - command higher prices from most other publishers. It's not letting itself down with Etrian Mystery Dungeon, with the cross-over title...

News: New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

Input fit for a console

Initially teased as a tech demo nearly two years ago and officially announced with a trailer last August, Pokkén Tournament, an arcade fighter featuring playable characters from the Pokémon franchise, has remained a bit of a mystery. Originally thought to be a new Wii U title, it was later revealed that the new fighting...