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News: Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America

Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America

Now just $19.99

Yumi's Odd Odyssey — released under its Japanese name Sayonara UmiharaKawase in Europe — remains one of the most charming titles on the 3DS eShop, a welcome continuation of a franchise seen on systems as diverse as the Super Famicom, DS and PSP, and the first to arrive on Western shores. Its unique combination of platforming and...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

News: eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal in UK

eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal in UK

No plastic? No problem!

Update: This payment option is also available via the German PayPal site; thanks to those that highlighted this in the comments section. Original article: Digital downloads just got more convenient for UK gamers now that PayPal has been added as a payment option for the Nintendo eShop. PayPal accounts can now be used to...

News: Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Platinum choices include retail downloads

It's that time once again for the Elite Gifts on Club Nintendo in North America, in which the most loyal gamers in the region get to choose from various rewards after spending a lot of money in the preceding year. Typically these offerings include goodies such as poster sets, CD soundtracks and calendars,...

Review: Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (3DS eShop)

Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (3DS eShop)

Giro della Galaxy

Last year’s Bike Rider DX was a pleasant surprise, bringing auto-scrolling precision platforming to the eShop in a charming, polished, pedal-powered package. Now, fresh from the first game’s world tour, our tireless cyclist returns to take to the stars in this space-themed sequel, Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy. Keeping the same great...

News: AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, Including "Super Sexy Bikini"

AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, Including "Super Sexy Bikini"

Yes, really...

Arternoblade is exciting in principle — an action platformer with Metroidvania elements — but is arguably a fairly mediocre experience. In some respects we're fortunate it made it out of Japan at all, nevertheless, as it required crowdfunding to make localisation happen. In any case, developer Corecell Technology hasn't given up...

News: Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot Update to Add Online Rankings and New Game Mode

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot Update to Add Online Rankings and New Game Mode

Hits Europe on 17th July, possibly within a month for North America

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot has featured in today's European Nintendo Download Update, with a discount and free demo arriving in the region on 17th July. Developer CoderChild has now been in touch to confirm that this is actually part of a promotion accompanying a free...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS "Very Soon"

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS "Very Soon"

European release confirmed, too

If you're a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd series then you'll be pleased to know that the interactive spin-off — Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures — is coming to both the Wii U and 3DS "very soon". Developer FreakZone Games revealed the news at SGC 2014 alongside publisher ScrewAttack and then shared the...

News: Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits Funding Target and Will Come to Wii U and 3DS

Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits Funding Target and Will Come to Wii U and 3DS

Influenced by Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana

Fans of download games inspired by retro titles should perhaps pay attention to Midora, which has hit its funding target on Kickstarter and will, as a result, eventually arrive on the Wii U and 3DS. With under a day of funding to go the project has raised over $67,000 of its $60,000 target; despite...

News: Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North America and Europe This Year

Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North America and Europe This Year

Yep, Europe has been specifically mentioned, too

How many copies of Cave Story does it take to fill up an SD card? Just one of each version released so far, probably. Some games are particularly memorable and brilliant, with Cave Story arguably a good example, so multiple releases are somewhat tolerated. On Nintendo systems alone Cave Story's been...

News: Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campaign, Suggests Demand for Moon Chronicles on Wii U

Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campaign, Suggests Demand for Moon Chronicles on Wii U

Not in a hurry, though

Renegade Kid is a popular developer and publisher on Nintendo download stores, enjoying particular success with Mutant Mudds on 3DS, also releasing the deluxe version — previously on Wii U — as a free update this week. Its titles often attract plenty of interest from the Nintendo Life community, for example, with the...

Video: This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

Entertaining and helpful

Shovel Knight isn't just a terrific game, but part of its appeal is its ability to prompt nostalgia for the 8-bit era. Its visuals are too sharp and detailed to actually be a game on the NES, yet it represents how we remember that era — with retro rose-tinted eyeballs, in other words. It's that combination of excellent...

Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America)

10th July (North America)

ONE PIECE Red x2, Rabi Laby returns, horror on Wii U and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for more treats in the Nintendo Download Update. After the madness of last week's bonanza, we settle back to a smaller number of choices this time around. There's a retail release on both Wii U and 3DS, the continuation of a thoroughly decent...

Review: City Mysteries (3DS eShop)

City Mysteries (3DS eShop)

Globecluttering

Famous world locations are not a bad backdrop for a hidden object game, although the irony of priorities here must be noted. Eiffel Tower? Whatever. We’ve got a bowling pin and a screw to find! City Mysteries takes item-finding to the proud metropolises of New York, Paris, Moscow, and London, stuffing each scene with enough...

Parent Trap: Rewriting The Family Gaming Script With Pokémon Art Academy

Rewriting The Family Gaming Script With Pokémon Art Academy

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson gets his crayons out

What most parents think when you say the words “video game” and what gaming families enjoy are two very different things. Far from the shooting and high impact action many mums and dads assume are the driving force behind the hobby, video games actually offer experiences as creative, imaginative...

First Impressions: Breaking Out With Siesta Fiesta on 3DS

Breaking Out With Siesta Fiesta on 3DS

We also chat to Stuart Ryall as release details are pinned down

Siesta Fiesta is a title that we've been keen to play here at Nintendo Life, with the title earning a spot in the Spring Edition of our biggest 3DS games of 2014 feature. A title first profiled — seemingly out of nowhere — by the Nintendo of America booth at IndieCade, it promises...

News: Japanese 3DS Owners Can Enter Sega's Fantasy Zone Again Next Week

Japanese 3DS Owners Can Enter Sega's Fantasy Zone Again Next Week

Another Sega 3D Classic inbound

We may not have been blessed with 3D Fantasy Zone here in the west yet, but lucky Japanese players will be able to get their hands on the sequel when it launches on the 3DS eShop next week. 3D Fantasy Zone II will be released on July 16th for 762 yen, including tax. The package includes the arcade version, the Master...