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News: Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

De-Minishing Returns

Remember Midora? It's a Zelda-inspired action-adventure which was successfully funded via Kickstarter to the tune of $73,470, and while it didn't meet its Wii U and 3DS stretch goals, developer Epic Minds insisted that it would still come to those machines - it would just take a little longer. However, there are doubts the

Review: Excave II : Wizard of the Underworld (3DS eShop)

Excave II : Wizard of the Underworld (3DS eShop)

Dungeon crawling on a higher budget

Not long ago, the budget-priced dungeon-crawler Excave hit the 3DS eShop, and our review found the experience a technically sound and overall enjoyable experience, despite some minor flaws. This sequel follows a bit more than a month later, and promises more polished hack and slash gameplay, though at an increased...

Nintendo Download: 16th April (Europe)

16th April (Europe)

StreetPass extras, Elliot Quest, SEGA 3D goodness, Smash DLC and much more

Another week begins, and that means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers. This week has plenty to offer, with Super Smash Bros. DLC arriving on 3DS and Wii U, a high profile indie effort on the home console, a SEGA 3D Classic, demos, another Wii title and much...

News: Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on Some Top Wii U and 3DS eShop Deals 

Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on Some Top Wii U and 3DS eShop Deals 

If you're in North America check them out

In addition to discounts announced as part of Nintendo's Download Update for North America, there are a range of enticing offers also available as part of a 'Super Spring Sale' in the region. It's Spring Break season, so there's that bit more time for games. The discounts stretch across Wii U and 3DS retail...

Review: Jet Dog (3DS eShop)

Jet Dog (3DS eShop)

A bit ruff

Here's a quick generalisation: There are huge differences between mobile games and Nintendo 3DS games. The best mobile games take advantage of the host platform with regards to touch controls, usage of the screen and gameplay. It's also fair to say that for every great mobile game, there's a shed load of dross, but at least they're...

News: 3DS eShop Title Titan Run Is Attack On Titan In Bite-Sized Form

3DS eShop Title Titan Run Is Attack On Titan In Bite-Sized Form

Smash up a city for the highest score

D3Publisher's Japan-only Simple Series has been running for quite a few years now, offering engaging experiences for reasonable prices. The latest entry - developed by E-Trek - is inspired by the anime and manga franchise Attack on Titan and sees you dashing through the crowded city of Tokyo causing as much...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (North America)

9th April (North America)

Xenoblade, Etrian Dungeons, Affordable Space Adventures, DS treats and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a Wii U exclusive that makes interesting use of the GamePad, major retail releases on the New Nintendo 3DS XL and wider 3DS 'family', more free-to-play Pokémon on 3DS,...

News: Iron Combat: War in the Air Starts the Battle in Europe on 16th April

Iron Combat: War in the Air Starts the Battle in Europe on 16th April

Fire it up

There aren't many 3D futuristic flying action games on the 3DS eShop, which makes Iron Combat: War in the Air one to consider. Developed by Amzy and published by Teyon, this blends in-air shooting with some melee action thrown in; already out in North America, the good news for European portable players is that it's now dated for a 16th...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

A day earlier than most downloads

Pokémon Rumble World, Nintendo's latest dalliance with free-to-play on the 3DS, arrives today - 8th April. Just recently announced, it takes the button mashing brawling series into microtransaction territory and is set to include all Pokémon that we've seen to date, including many Mega Evolutions. It's already...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (Europe)

9th April (Europe)

Affordable Space Adventures, free Pokémon Rumble, Quell Memento and more

A day later than normal courtesy of a public holiday, we now have this week's full Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There's a Wii U eShop exclusive, the next free-to-play Pokémon title on 3DS, an excellent 'zen' puzzle experience and more. Let's get to the...

News: Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Be quick to win a Blastoisinite

Pokémon Shuffle is the highest profile free-to-play release yet from Nintendo, mainly due to its use of microtransactions to try and get players to spend money in order to accelerate progress. Evidently Pokémon is the franchise for these experiments, as the upcoming Pokémon Rumble World will also have a similar...

Review: Iron Combat: War in the Air (3DS eShop)

Iron Combat: War in the Air (3DS eShop)

Altitude, don't forget to watch altitude...

Making an immersive 3D shooter on any platform is quite an undertaking, but this is especially true on the 3DS. There are some of these titles available on the platform, but they aren't as popular as many other genres. This makes the elusive quality shooter on 3DS even more valuable, and as a result, games...

Review: Best of Arcade Games - Tetraminos (3DS eShop)

Best of Arcade Games - Tetraminos (3DS eShop)

Line 'em up...again and again

It's safe to say that developer Bigben Interactive has been hard at work, relentlessly churning out adaptions of all manner of board and arcade games as part of a range of "Best Of" titles. While it might seem redundant to try and recreate the mighty Tetris on a Nintendo handheld of all places, Tetraminos is arguably...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America)

2nd April (North America)

Nintendo 64 and DS on Wii U, AVGN, BOXBOY! and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, and this week's Nintendo Download Update has some exciting treats following the Nintendo Direct shenanigans of 1st April. Nintendo 64 and DS arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, while there are a whole load of new games and discounts across both the...

News: Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

2-for-1 with Don't Starve, Mutant Mudds cross-buy

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had plenty of details, and as per tradition there was a segment dedicated to the eShop. In Europe there was the welcome news that Azure Striker Gunvolt will arrive today (2nd April), and the charming Mighty Gunvolt will be free until 2nd July with...

News: HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct

HAL Laboratory's retro-themed puzzle platformer BOXBOY! will be available for download on the North American and European 3DS eShops today. Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the game tasks you with guiding a box-like character through increasingly tricky levels, using his ability to generate...

News: Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches On 3DS eShop This May, Anime Episodes Also Available

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches On 3DS eShop This May, Anime Episodes Also Available

Defend the outer walls against giant Titans

Based on the hugely popular Japanese anime, the latest Nintendo Direct has revealed the ATLUS title, Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, will arrive locally on the 3DS eShop in May - that's in North America and Europe. The title will feature four-player local and online co-op gameplay, along with...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Free-To-Start, with paid transactions

Last month there was solid evidence of a new Pokémon Rumble game arriving in the near future. First a domain name was filed, and then came the Australian Classification Board rating. Following these developments, the latest Nintendo Direct has now officially revealed the next entry in the series as Pokémon...

Review: BOXBOY! (3DS eShop)

BOXBOY! (3DS eShop)

Boxed in

BOXBOY! is Game Boy-era design and aesthetics reincarnated for Nintendo's latest handheld, picking up a few new ideas since the monochromatic minster's heyday. With plenty of polish and thoughtful puzzles to conquer, we were surprised to find ourselves so bored with it all. Just like the retro classics, BOXBOY! makes a simple request of...