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Nintendo Download: 26th March (Europe)

26th March (Europe)

Trine, Mega Man, RPGs and discounts galore!

It's time to brighten up Monday mornings in Europe, with the latest Nintendo Download Update having decent odds of achieving that goal. There is a whole smorgasbord of games and discounted goodies to consider, so let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €12.99 / £10.99) - Its...

News: Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Promising signs for the micro-transaction eShop title?

Nintendo has dabbled in the free-to-play market for some time now, and their latest attempt testing the micro-transaction based waters, Pokémon Shuffle, may be their most popular creation yet, with a timely announcement that the title has clocked up more than 2.5 million downloads. The...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

“I think I will shake up the formula a bit more”

Gunman Clive was one of those fun little games that had all the right ingredients of a success. A creative and interesting art style, tight gameplay inspired by classic side scroller games such as Mega Man, plenty of replayability, and a cheap price point helped it to stand out from the pack and...

Review: Best of Board Games - Solitaire (3DS eShop)

Best of Board Games - Solitaire (3DS eShop)

A lonely man's game

Ever-gracing the flickering computer screens of bored office workers everywhere, Solitaire needs next to no introduction. This card game is as old as your Grandma, and it's probably her favourite as well. Played solo, it's been adapted to feature on pretty much every mobile gadget for over a decade, perfect for whiling away a few...

News: eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

Rewarding rewards

Club Nintendo shall soon close its doors. This heartbreaking news was announced earlier this year, revealing that Nintendo would close the program to make way for a new rewards system. Following this announcement the company flooded its users with a variety of new rewards, promising more to come leading up to the closure. Today the...

Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America)

19th March (North America)

Mario Party, Elliot Quest, KLONOA, Fossil Fighters and much more

A little later than normal courtesy of a few Goombas causing havoc with our servers, we have the Nintendo Download update details for North America. This week brings some interesting options across both Wii U and 3DS, with both systems having major retail releases and some anticipated...

Review: 50 Pinch Barrage!! (3DS eShop)

50 Pinch Barrage!! (3DS eShop)

Pinch me, I'm screaming

A title like 50 Pinch Barrage!! will not inherently conjure up a lot of confidence in most players. Candidly, this reviewer started with a sense of dread upon hearing it, visions of recent lackluster download titles dancing about in the brain. But you know what they say about books and covers and all that: one shouldn't judge...

News: Prepare Thyself, Azure Striker Gunvolt Will Be Hitting Europe And Australia Very Soon

Prepare Thyself, Azure Striker Gunvolt Will Be Hitting Europe And Australia Very Soon

All age ratings now in order, reports developer Inti Creates

Remember Azure Striker Gunvolt? It came out in North America in August last year, but 3DS owners in Europe (and Down Under) are still patiently waiting for their chance to play the game. The delay may have been a painful one, but according to developer Inti Creates, it's almost over. The...

Nintendo Download: 19th March (Europe)

19th March (Europe)

Mario Party 10, Tipping Stars with DK, Aria of Sorrow, DLC and more

It's that time again, Nintendo Download fans, with the European update now available for your perusal. We have a dual arrival across both the Wii U and 3DS, classic Castlevania and a new first-party retail release on Wii U, along with some DLC and discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U...

Review: Zombie Incident (3DS eShop)

Zombie Incident (3DS eShop)

City of the Dead

Throwback platformers are a regular occurence in the video game medium nowadays. As graphics improve in complexity and realism, quirky titles with pixel graphics have become more and more popular as their outdated visuals become increasingly charming. On first impressions, Zombie Incident is a title not dissimilar to the numerous...

News: Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, Though Indie Releases Earn the Spotlight

Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, Though Indie Releases Earn the Spotlight

Upcoming Wii U release Never Alone wins Debut award

The BAFTA Game Awards do occasionally celebrate and reward the best of what Nintendo offers, but can also leave us scratching our heads. This year, notably, the Mobile / Handheld category didn't have a single 3DS game, which we certainly found baffling. Nevertheless Mario Kart 8 was nominated in...

Interview: Yacht Club Games Talk Drawing in 8-bit and Aspirations for Shovel Knight 64

Yacht Club Games Talk Drawing in 8-bit and Aspirations for Shovel Knight 64

Game's "success is due to the brilliant designs of the 8-bit generation"

In this short interview Nintendo Life features contributor Alan Lopez caught up with David D'Angelo of Yacht Club Games, who spoke on behalf of the entire Shovel Knight creative team. Shovel Knight is a download-only 8-bit platformer. Alone, these qualifiers hardly separate...

News: Iron Combat: War in the Air Bringing Mech Battle Mayhem to the 3DS eShop

Iron Combat: War in the Air Bringing Mech Battle Mayhem to the 3DS eShop

From Japanese developer Amzy

Teyon is one of the most prolific publishers and developers on the 3DS eShop, and is returning to the store next week in North America with a title from Japan - it's publishing Iron Combat: War in the Air by Amzy, which arrives in North America on 19th March for $6.99. We've reached out to Teyon regarding a European...

Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America)

12th March (North America)

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Trine, 3D Out Run, retro F-Zero, discounts and more

It's that time, North American gamers, for the weekly news on the download goodies coming to Wii U and 3DS. This week brings the latest retail offering from Intelligent Systems, retro F-Zero, a much-anticipated Wii U eShop adventure platformer and a stone-cold classic in the...

Review: 3D Out Run (3DS eShop)

3D Out Run (3DS eShop)

The beautiful journey

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. For people of a certain age Out Run represents days long past, a wonderful era when arcades reigned supreme and home systems paled in comparison. During this time, many valiant attempts were made to produce a home version of Yu Suzuki's 1986 driving masterpiece. However, the 'Super Scaler'...

Review: Proun+ (3DS eShop)

Proun+ (3DS eShop)

You spin me right Pround, baby

A Russian artist named El Lissitzky coined the term "Proun" for use as a title to describe his series of abstract paintings, which challenged traditional views on geometry and perspective. Though the exact meaning of the word was never fully explained, his Proun works evolved to fit new mediums, and spanned over half a...

News: Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Announced for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

It’s been all quiet on the Nintendo front so far this year in Australia, nothing particularly big has been announced just yet, but we’re sure Nintendo Australia’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gathering will be the first of many community-driven events held. To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 4...