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News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details on the Way in Japan

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details on the Way in Japan

Niconico and Pokémon Get☆TV in the act

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrive soon, with Nintendo no doubt hoping that they'll have a major impact on Holiday sales in the same manner as Pokémon X & Y in 2013. While plenty of features and Mega Evolutions have already been revealed, it seems that there's yet more information on the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Donkey & Diddy Kong! Kirby! Pac-Man! Fox! More!

In the past three weeks Nintendo of America has run a series of discounts across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores to celebrate characters from Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS, and it's now confirmed the final set before the brawler arrives on the portable. This week's selection includes some...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America)

25th September (North America)

Hyrule Warriors, Mario Golf Advance, discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, and a little later than normal this week. There's a major Wii U retail release for Zelda and action fans, an enjoyable slice of Game Boy Advance goodness along with some discounts and assorted other goodies. Let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo...

News: Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

No objections here

Just prior to E3 this year Capcom announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will arrive in the West as a 3DS eShop download in Winter this year. Already released at retail in Japan, it'll follow its immediate predecessor — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies — as a download-only arrival outside of Japan;...

Review: Hideaways: Foggy Valley (3DS eShop)

Hideaways: Foggy Valley (3DS eShop)

Low visibility

It’s hard to believe that the 3DS eShop houses so many hidden object games within its figurative walls. We haven’t tallied an exact count of these games on offer, but we do know that there are very few that we’ve scored higher than average; in most cases we’ve found them to be unsatisfactory. It’s a pity that we've seen a...

Review: Top Model 3D (3DS eShop)

Top Model 3D (3DS eShop)

Not so style savvy

There are going to be many unhappy customers in the eShop thanks to Treva's Top Model 3D. The misleading title would suggest an affiliation with any number of popular reality television series, such as America's Next Top Model, but there is no branding to be found. The atrocious presentation is going to turn off anyone expecting a...

News: Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Pick your game and DLC, get a unique download code

For some time now, you've been able to walk into your typical European high street games retailer and buy download cards — like the ones shown above — for 3DS and Wii U eShop titles. However, Nintendo is looking to dramatically expand the remit of this in-store service by offering an even more...

News: Shovel Knight Triumphantly Exits Final Testing Phase For International Release

Shovel Knight Triumphantly Exits Final Testing Phase For International Release

"We’ll be shipping up and shipping it out the door!"

North American players have been playing — and enjoying — the excellent Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, but the game still hasn't launched in other parts of the world. Thankfully, the wait for non-Americans is finally drawing to a close, as developer Yacht Club Games has...

News: Engine Software Announces MindFeud For 3DS eShop

Engine Software Announces MindFeud For 3DS eShop

A social board game for the mentally nimble

Dutch-based outfit Engine Software has announced it will collaborate with Norwegian developer Monkeybin to release the classic social board game hit MindFeud on the 3DS eShop later this year. The revival promises to be true to the iOS, Android and Facebook originals, but adds a completely exclusive single...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe)

25th September (Europe)

Fantasy Life, Art of Balance, FIFA(!), loads of discounts and much more

It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U, 3DS and even DSi. There's a major retail arrival on 3DS, new titles on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries,...

News: Nintendo Reveals Details on the Third Week of its Super Smashing Sale on the NA eShop

Nintendo Reveals Details on the Third Week of its Super Smashing Sale on the NA eShop

Pokémon! Metroid! Wii Fit! Oh my!

Nintendo of America is continuing its promise of low, low prices for its Super Smashing eShop sale, a four-week string of promotions set out to celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Be sure to make the most of what Nintendo has to offer for this week. The following games are...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashes onto the EU eShop

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashes onto the EU eShop

The wait is over

Today all the tears and howling have ended, as Nintendo has officially released the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo on the EU eShop! A version was released a week ago to random members of their Club Nintendo scheme, but now it has been made available to all. You can find it by navigating through the standard menus or you...

Review: Outback Pet Rescue 3D (3DS eShop)

Outback Pet Rescue 3D (3DS eShop)

Lost in the bush

Treva Entertainment's Outback Pet Rescue 3D is an attempt at an "edutainment" title that doesn't succeed at being a quality learning experience or a fun game. While there's nothing wrong with the idea — see animals found in Australia while learning about animal care and responsibility — the execution is atrocious, with horrible...

News: The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

Owners of Final Fantasy Explorers will receive the game for free

While western gamers are still waiting on a possible announcement from Square Enix regarding the release of its latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers in both Europe and North America, Japanese gamers are currently bracing themselves for the title’s release towards the end of this...

Review: Chimpuzzle Pro (Wii U eShop)

Chimpuzzle Pro (Wii U eShop)

Monkeying around

Chimpuzzle Pro is CW-Games’ first offering on the Nintendo Wii U eShop, building on the company’s previous Chimpuzzle (for PC/Mac/Linux) by adding five new levels. In Chimpuzzle Pro, the object is to save the auto-walking monkey Bobo from hazards by building up a partially completed obstacle course using Tetris-style block...

Feature: We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist, The Next Image & Form Game

We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist, The Next Image & Form Game

“A game about space adventure and survival”

Image & Form, the Swedish development studio that shot to prominence with the success of SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop, which was subsequently ported to Wii U and other platforms, has announced the next game in the SteamWorld franchise. This isn’t a straight-up sequel, however, but a spin-off...

Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe)

18th September (Europe)

Hyrule Warriors, Theatrhythm, KickBeat, original DK and lots more

Monday morning doesn't have to be a time of gloom, European gamers, as Nintendo brings us details of this week's Download Update to enjoy. This week's pretty hot, it must be said, with major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS, some promising download-only games and more discounts than...

News: SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

To be unveiled at Tokyo Game Show

Petit Computer, despite its staggered arrival in the West, remains one of the most intriguing DSiWare apps available. It allows you to create simple games using the BASIC programming code and is a useful tool for budding developers to learn some, well, basics. It was confirmed last year — with the web image above...