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News: December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring Festive Cheer

December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring Festive Cheer

Super Mario Kart! Kid Icarus! Kirby! More!

It's now time for the final North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with the December offerings taking us well into 2015 and giving keen coin collectors their last chance to splash the virtual cash before Christmas. This batch has the now-standard eight games, with four across Wii U and Wii...

News: Renegade Kid Is Bringing Survival Horror Title Dementium To The Nintendo 3DS

Renegade Kid Is Bringing Survival Horror Title Dementium To The Nintendo 3DS

eShop release coming next year, Dementium II and III could follow

Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham revealed not so long ago that his company had regained control of the Dementium brand, and that he had plans for the series moving forward. Speaking to Twitch channel Vinesauce, Watsham has now delivered more details on the proposed revival of the...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (Europe)

18th December (Europe)

99Moves, retro fighting, 3DS battles, puzzling sums and more

It's the final download update before a Christmas Day line-up, and it may be best to consider it a calm before a storm. There are some relatively promising new downloads on both Wii U and 3DS, along with discounts and demos, so there may be some games to part you from some cash before the...

Review: Christmas Wonderland 4 (3DS eShop)

Christmas Wonderland 4 (3DS eShop)

Straight on the naughty list

Shovelware is as much a part of Christmas as roasted livestock and silly jumpers, particularly for children whose parents don’t know any better, and it seems that Microvalue isn't happy with ending its Christmas Wonderland series as a trilogy. Christmas Wonderland 4 is a point and click game that has you looking at a...

Review: Xeodrifter (3DS eShop)

Xeodrifter (3DS eShop)

Drift compatible

Renegade Kid has pretty much lost its element of surprise. When a developer consistently releases interesting games that are made well with attractive art, it's not really shocking when their next release follows suit. Surprising no one, Renegade Kid's latest release Xeodrifter is another excellent game brimming with style and...

Nintendo Download: 11th December (North America)

11th December (North America)

Ace Attorney trilogy, Xeodrifter, Lucadian Chronicles and much more

It's that time again, North America, for a whole load of download goodies to arrive on Wii U and 3DS. This week brings a high profile Capcom arrival and some promising options on the 3DS, while free-to-play appears (sort of) on the Wii U; both Virtual Console platforms get a game,...

Out Today: Rune Factory 4 Finally Arrives in Europe

Rune Factory 4 Finally Arrives in Europe

We dig it

Today's European Nintendo Download Update is one of the most crowded in recent memory, with six new downloads on 3DS, two on Wii U (including a Virtual Console release) and a ludicrous number of discounts. The most prominent release is arguably Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, so we thought we'd raise a flag for one of the stand-out...

News: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 2015 For Europe

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 2015 For Europe

Wii U version also set for late January / early February

WayForward's Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is already out in North America on the 3DS eShop, and we think it's fantastic, but it's been a frustrating wait for localisation in PAL countries. Unfortunately, it's been confirmed that the previous goal to get the 2D action adventure game out this...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Heading Exclusively to 3DS in Early 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Heading Exclusively to 3DS in Early 2015

Supposedly "nearly doubles" length of original

Like the DS before it the 3DS is becoming a terrific portable for RPG games, with Atlus delivering some of the very best examples. The publisher and developer has been busy in recent times yet has, nevertheless, announced another exclusive title for the portable — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2...

News: 40 Percent Blasted Off The Price Of Classic Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire

40 Percent Blasted Off The Price Of Classic Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire

3DS eShop side-scroller reduced to just $15.99 this week

Teyon has today announced that it is knocking 40 percent off the price of critically acclaimed eShop steampunk shooter Steel Empire. Originally released on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive back in the early '90s, this classic blaster was recently updated for the 3DS. We gave it a glowing 9/10...

News: Sumico Bringing Its Brand of "Super Smart" Puzzling to 3DS eShop on 18th December

Sumico Bringing Its Brand of "Super Smart" Puzzling to 3DS eShop on 18th December

Previously on iOS and Android

The 3DS eShop, with its dual screen setup and multiple control options, is a natural home for affordable puzzle games. While they can vary in quality — not to mention repeat themselves in the act of matching three objects — it's not a platform short of games to keep our brains busy. While it may be a competitive...

Review: Castle Conqueror Defender (3DS eShop)

Castle Conqueror Defender (3DS eShop)

Just another castle to conquer

CIRCLE Entertainment's Castle Conqueror series has seen a healthy number of instalments in its release history, so it's no surprise when a new game hits the Nintendo eShop. The series has stuck to a simplistic RTS (real-time strategy) style of gameplay for the majority of its entries, but the developers decided to...

Nintendo Download: 11th December (Europe)

11th December (Europe)

Ace Attorney trilogy, Rune Factory 4, Pokémon Pinball, discounts and more

It's the start of another week, and Nintendo of Europe has served up what must be one of the lengthiest download updates we've seen to date. There are some new titles, including a couple of big hitters on the 3DS, while there's plenty of pinball of various types gracing the...

Review: My First Songs (3DS eShop)

My First Songs (3DS eShop)

Just watch the world learn

Not content with its current offerings on Wii U, Ringzero Game Studio decided that, despite system limitations, a 3DS outing of the My First Songs franchise should be made. To the developer's credit it holds up well despite the 3DS’ lower power, but it’s not quite the same game as it is on Wii U. For starters, the...

News: Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

That's across all formats

Yacht Club Games has revealed that Shovel Knight has sold 300,000 copies since launch. The Kickstarter-funded faux-retro platformer is available on PC, Wii U and 3DS. Back in August, Yacht Club Games revealed sales figures for the game, with 180,000 units sold at that point. Its crowd-funding goal was set at $75,000, but...

News: Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

From the creator of Mutant Mudds

After Renegade Kid’s mid-year announcement of Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop — followed by the launch of the debut trailer — Jools Watsham and company have now revealed the game will be released in North America next week: on 11th December to be exact, for the price of $10. As previously described; Xeodrifter is...

Review: Mighty Gunvolt (3DS eShop)

Mighty Gunvolt (3DS eShop)

Mighty good mini

First appearing as a free download to those who purchased the exceptional Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS eShop, Mighty Gunvolt is a run-and-gun platformer from the mind of Keiji Inafune and produced by Inti Creates. Aiming for an old-school vibe, it’s no surprise that this new title from one of gaming’s pioneers feels a lot...

News: Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

More "insane announcements" coming in the next few weeks

Curve Studios is already one of the most prolific publishers on the Wii U eShop in the latter half of 2014, but has now announced yet more projects coming to Nintendo hardware; this is hot on the heels of OlliOlli being confirmed for Wii U and 3DS in early 2015. As per that previous...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Gaming on the go

Not too long ago we published five reasons to choose Wii U this Holiday season, so it now seems only fair to do the same for the 3DS. With so many systems and games competing for our time the little portable has plenty of rivals, but it's also a terrific option in a time of the year typically full of travelling and relaxation away...