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News: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

"The core audience... we weren't going to win with them on that decision"

Nintendo of America has been an active supporter of Indiecade in recent years, and recently attended the New York based Indiecade East event to showcase eShop releases and to promote the Wii U and 3DS as valid platforms for small developers of all types. It was in attendance...

Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe)

19th February (Europe)

Wii downloads return with Kirby, classic Castlevania, GBA goodness and more

Monday morning can be a dreary time, but Nintendo of Europe has sent out the Download Update details for the coming week to bring some sunshine into your life. After a two week absence we see the return of Wii downloads on the eShop, some retro classics, DLC, loads of...

Review: 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop)

3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop)

Blow your mind in a fantasy zone

One of the first 'cute 'em ups' following Konami's Twinbee, Fantasy Zone first launched in Japanese arcades in 1986, but is better known in the west for its decent Master System conversion. Iconic protagonist Opa-Opa also sneaks in cameo appearances in many Sega games, most recently as a playable character in Sonic...

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

Best of Board Games - Mahjong (3DS eShop)

Matching never felt so adequate

Mahjong is something of a cultural institution in the East, widely played to this day throughout China, Japan, and South Korea. For such an enduring board game, the 3DS eShop has seen no shortage of adaptations - of the basic Solitaire version, in any case. In fact, there's almost an embarrassment of options available...

News: Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pub Management Experience

Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pub Management Experience

Where every party knows your name

There can be the perception that an RPG can be made out of anything, and the upcoming Adventure Bar Story on 3DS is proof of that. Set to arrive in the coming week in North America for $5.99, this eShop game certainly has a quirky premise. It has the usual RPG elements of setting up a Party and venturing out into...

News: A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

Nintendo used Microtransaction!

A surprise announcement in last month's Nintendo Direct was the reveal of Pokémon Shuffle, a free-to-play match-three type game that strongly resembles Pokémon Link: Battle! / Pokémon Battle Trozei. There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the title as it heavily features microtransactions, leading some to...

Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop)

IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop)

Iron Man

Announced briefly last year and shown off in a recent Nintendo Direct, IRONFALL Invasion certainly turned some heads. It's one of the very few third person shooters available on the 3DS, developed by the relatively unknown VD-Dev - although it's been around for almost two decades and has developed several good games, it's yet to truly...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America)

12th February (North America)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! 3D Fantasy Zone! More!

It's a big week for 3DS fans, with the coming weekend bringing North American gamers the New Nintendo 3DS XL and some eagerly anticipated retail games. Beyond the obvious big-hitters there are also some interesting download-only efforts, another classic 3D remaster from Sega and a...

News: Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City Rampage DX Update Details and Plans to Bring Another Game to 3DS

Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City Rampage DX Update Details and Plans to Bring Another Game to 3DS

All new rendering code secures 60FPS on all models

Retro City Rampage DX certainly stands among a core collection of top-notch download games on the 3DS eShop; while also available on WiiWare - now updated to its DX form on the home console - it's the portable iteration that seems to have won over Nintendo fans. While it originally matched up in...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Classification Board

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Classification Board

Yet another fantastic addition to SEGA's 3D Classics range

SEGA’s 3D Classics range has been well-received since it arrived here in the West in 2013. With a mixture of Mega Drive / Genesis and Arcade re-releases such as 3D Super Hang-On and 3D Streets of Rage, developer M2 eventually revealed a second batch of 3D Classics would be coming to the...

Review: Drop Zone: Under Fire (3DS eShop)

Drop Zone: Under Fire (3DS eShop)

Drop it like it’s hot

Originally released as a WiiWare title near the end of that service's lifetime, Drop Zone: Under Fire has been ported to the 3DS in an attempt to bring virtual base-jumping action to the handheld audience. Whether or not you enjoyed the original release, it's undeniable that this arcade style game's transition to the 3DS hit...

News: Excave Aims to Bring Dungeon-Crawling RPG Goodness to the 3DS eShop

Excave Aims to Bring Dungeon-Crawling RPG Goodness to the 3DS eShop

Arrives in North America on 19th February

Teyon remains one of the most prolific publishers on the 3DS eShop, and it's now announced another release; in this case it's an RPG that's making it out of Japan - Excave will arrive in North America on 19th February for $4.99, with Europe "following soon". As you'd expect on a dungeon-crawling RPG the...

Exclusive: Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Meet the studio behind a finger-based phenomenon

Full Fat Games is a serious player in the smartphone arena, having clocked an amazing 55 million downloads across its range of casual yet compelling iOS and Android releases. If you own a smartphone then chances are you've probably played one of the studio's games - be it Flick Golf, Flick Soccer,...

News: Retro City Rampage DX Update Arrives this Week in Europe

Retro City Rampage DX Update Arrives this Week in Europe

Awaiting approval in North America

A few weeks ago we reported on an upcoming update for Retro City Rampage DX on the Nintendo 3DS. The update will bring a stable 60 frames per second and will include c-stick support on the New 3DS. Additionally, for the New 3DS, the update will take advantage of its faster CPU to deliver smoother effects and...

Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Sell Flipnote Studio 3D Codes on eBay

Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Sell Flipnote Studio 3D Codes on eBay

Yeah, good luck with that...

Earlier today Flipnote Studio 3D became available to Club Nintendo members in North America, which is excellent news after numerous delays to the app. Once a code is retrieved lucky fans can finally produce some 3D animations, albeit without all of the sharing bells and whistles available in Japan. Amusingly, however,...

News: ​Flipnote Studio 3D Now Available To North American Club Nintendo Members

​Flipnote Studio 3D Now Available To North American Club Nintendo Members

The wait is over at last

After what seems like an eternity, Nintendo has finally released Flipnote Studio 3D in North America. The title is free to download for all Club Nintendo users right now. The highly anticipated application has finally made it west after months of deliberation. Originally Flipnote Studio 3D was held back in 2013, leaving...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (Europe)

12th February (Europe)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! Ace Combat! Kirby! More!

It's an exciting week for dedicated Nintendo gamers in Europe, with the New Nintendo 3DS arriving in stores and some long-awaiting retail games also landing in the eShop. Nintendo of Europe kept us waiting, but we now know that beyond those big-name releases there are loads of...

News: IronFall: Invasion Single and Multiplayer Modes to be Separate Purchases, With Free Trial Content Available

IronFall: Invasion Single and Multiplayer Modes to be Separate Purchases, With Free Trial Content Available

Think Gears of War X Steel Diver: Sub Wars

Nintendo of Europe is giving plenty of promotion to IronFall: Invasion ahead of its arrival in the region this week, with much being made of the title being a three year project from a three-man studio - VD-Dev. It'll be a rare beast on the 3DS eShop, too, with third-person shooting, 60FPS performance (with...

News: Protect Me Knight 2 For 3DS eShop Is In the Process of Being Localised

Protect Me Knight 2 For 3DS eShop Is In the Process of Being Localised

Making steady progress

Following the 3DS eShop title’s Japanese release in September last year, comes news from developer Ancient, that work on the English version of Mamotte Knight 2: Hime no Tokemeki is well underway for a local release. Ancient revealed the news via their official Twitter account, whilst also revealing the English logo and...