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Review: My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (3DS eShop)

My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (3DS eShop)

A pile of shih tzu

We'll say this at the outset: pet sims are not for everybody. We know that much, and while the popularity of certain genres might baffle us at times, we'd never dream of holding a game's genre against it. While we may or may not get swept up in any particular enthusiasm ourselves, we'd like to think that we can distance ourselves...

News: Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

A reasonable sum

Game, technology, and software pricing may not be such of an issue in certain parts of the world, but in Australia and New Zealand it is the complete opposite. Pricing is so expensive, in fact, that the Australian Government is currently looking into how to solve the problem. With that in mind, this news will come as a relief to...

News: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Will arrive on the 3DS store "a couple of weeks later"

During the Summer we told you about Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths, which is based on the popular Japanese / French animated series of the same name; its popularity is on the rise again since its '80s glory days, and the game will be updated with free DLC to match up with new episodes...

News: Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Aussies will just have to wait

While the rest of the world is enjoying Jett Rocket II: The Wraith of Taikai on the 3DS, the game is yet to be released — or even rated by the Australian Classification Board — Down Under. The information was delivered via a post on the official Facebook page of the game’s developer, Shin'en Multimedia. The...

Review: Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop)

Cold case

Hidden object games are a relatively new genre descended from “point and click” classics like King’s Quest, Broken Sword and others. Secret Agent Files: Miami strives to combine hidden object gameplay with more traditional point/click puzzle solving and attempts to make good use of the 3DS’ features along the way; yet the end...

Nintendo Download: 14th November (North America)

14th November (North America)

Mario & Sonic, cheaper Zelda, busty brawling and much more

The Nintendo Download news has come in later than usual today, and no wonder. It's another lengthy list to get through this week, with some major retail releases joining a host of download-only options. With further preamble, let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Uncharted Waters: New...

News: Nintendo of America Launches Weekly eShop Price Promotions

Nintendo of America Launches Weekly eShop Price Promotions

This week is all about the Zelda franchise

While many announcements in today's regional Nintendo Direct broadcasts were largely similar in both North America and Europe, one promotion confirmed by Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime may make some European gamers jealous. It's been confirmed that there'll be weekly eShop promotions covering the...

News: Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Available Now on the 3DS eShop

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Available Now on the 3DS eShop

Flying in early as a Nintendo Direct treat

With Jett Rocket being a stand-out on WiiWare and developer Shin'en Multimedia building an increasingly positive reputation on Nintendo's platforms, there's been a good degree of anticipation for Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai among Nintendo Download enthusiasts. With a promise of a silky smooth 60...

News: Nintendo Delivers Another eShop Sizzle Reel to Hype Some Download Treats

Nintendo Delivers Another eShop Sizzle Reel to Hype Some Download Treats

Wii U and 3DS eShop releases featured

During its August Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo of Europe released a rather awesome eShop sizzle reel. Such is the nature of development that plenty of those titles are yet to grace the download platforms, but today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts did include a fresh video that highlighted upcoming releases...

News: Get Tactical With Nintendo Pocket Football Club on the 3DS eShop Next Year

Get Tactical With Nintendo Pocket Football Club on the 3DS eShop Next Year

Football Manager, Nintendo style

Previously released in Japan as Pocket Soccer League: Calciobit in 2012, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Pocket Football Club will hit the back of the net on the 3DS eShop in Europe next year. You can presumably attempt to become the next Sir Alex Ferguson as you take full control of your own football club by...

News: System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

The first step towards a single account system?

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was announced that players will be able to combine and share their eShop credit across their 3DS and Wii U systems. By signing into the 3DS with your Nintendo Network ID, you will be able to spend credit you have attached to that account. Likewise, any...

Review: Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (3DS eShop)

Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (3DS eShop)

Straight to DVD

Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D is an odd title, in that it's unashamedly simplistic yet reliant on gamers that perhaps have a hint of obsessive compulsive behaviour or, alternatively, those that cherish retro games that do little more than give you the same task repeatedly and stick your name on a leaderboard. What this does do is...

News: Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

It's a download-only release in the region

Fans of anime brawlers have no doubt been keeping an eye on Senran Kagura Burst, which includes the Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows and the opposing Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls storylines in one package. As is almost standard for the genre, it's also attracted attention for its busty young protagonists...

Nintendo Download: 14th November (Europe)

14th November (Europe)

Picross, Mega Man returns, unpronounceable puzzles, discounts and more

It's just another manic Monday, dear readers, but Europeans can once again take solace in the week's download offerings. This time around we have the continuation of a popular puzzle series, a new puzzle IP, some rather fun 16-bit Mega Man and a scattering of other goodies...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (North America)

7th November (North America)

Wii Sports is back, Toki Tori returns, retro Wario and more

Arriving later than normal today, we have the Nintendo Download news for all of you gamers in North America. This week serves up a couple of options within Wii Sports Club, while we have the return of a popular WiiWare game, retail options and a number of download-only offerings. Let's...

News: Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Picross-ing over to the 3DS eShop

A good while ago the main man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, Hugo Smits, confirmed that his first 3DS eShop title would be Tappingo, a puzzle title that aims to incorporate popular ideas in a fresh way. The game maker has now been in touch with further details and screenshots, saying the following. Solve pixel art...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC Joins Game in 25% eShop Discount Until 11th November

Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC Joins Game in 25% eShop Discount Until 11th November

Don't worry wallets, there are only 11 DLC packs

Last week's Nintendo Download update for North America brought the news that Atlus was offering a temporary discount on RPG epic Shin Megami Tensei IV, with the price reduced to $39.99 from $49.99; that offer runs until 11th November. The publisher has now confirmed that in-game DLC is also part of...

Review: Arcade Classics 3D (3DS eShop)

Arcade Classics 3D (3DS eShop)

Six terrible games for the price of one terrible game

Mini-game collections have always run the quality gamut, but it's fair to say that the numbers are weighted much more heavily towards the negative end of the spectrum. For every Game & Watch Gallery there's a seemingly infinite number of Chuck E. Cheese's Arcade Rooms. So if we really wanted...