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News: R-Type, Street Fighter And Alien Crush Are All Flocking To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

R-Type, Street Fighter And Alien Crush Are All Flocking To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

Retro heavyweights flex their muscles on Nintendo's handheld

If you're a fan of blasting aliens, punching robots and playing demented pinball tables, then next week's Japanese 3DS Virtual Console releases should be right up your street. Irem's iconic 2D shooter R-Type is on the way (the PC Engine version), along with fellow PC Engine title Alien...

News: SQUIDS Odyssey Trailer and Screenshots Show Potential for This Spring Release

SQUIDS Odyssey Trailer and Screenshots Show Potential for This Spring Release

A Wii U and 3DS eShop release

SQUIDS Odyssey from The Game Bakers was one of a number of promising eShop games recently listed by Nintendo as due in the next few months. Two campaigns for the title have previously been released on PC and mobile platforms, but now arrive as one compilation to be available on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores...

News: Teyon Confirms Upcoming 3DS eShop Discounts for North America

Teyon Confirms Upcoming 3DS eShop Discounts for North America

Joining Europe for discounted downloads

Earlier today the European Nintendo Download update included a range of discount offers, including a number of 3DS eShop titles from Teyon. The publisher has now issued a press release to confirm that those offers will also be coming to North America this week, with one removed and another added as NA-only...

News: Natsume’s Graham Markay and Kiyoshi Sakai Talk About Yumi’s Odd Odyssey and Nintendo

Natsume’s Graham Markay and Kiyoshi Sakai Talk About Yumi’s Odd Odyssey and Nintendo

“We’re definitely fans of Nintendo”

The times they are a-changing. Whereas two decades ago Japanese-only games often remained Japanese-only, nowadays the West is getting best-selling franchises thick and fast. Monster Hunter has now sunk its claws everywhere, and JRPGs are getting more and more popular by the month. Perhaps this is a sign of...

Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe)

20th February (Europe)

It's on like ..., Retro City Rampages again, tasty discounts and much more

Monday morning means happy times for European download fans, and the latest update is through from Nintendo. This is a rather good week by most standards, with an exciting Wii U retail title being joined by some excellent titles on the 3DS eShop, with some tempting discounts...

Video: Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eShop Developers

Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eShop Developers

Vblank Entertainment and Nicalis discuss upcoming releases

Nintendo of America's recent Nintendo Direct broadcast included some Indie-download chat, likely taken from a multi-game event held earlier this month. For its part the Nintendo YouTube Channel's 'Nintendo Minute' spoke to more publishers and developers about games on the way to the eShop...

Review: Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 (3DS eShop)

Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 (3DS eShop)

Two of the same

Ideally, a video game sequel should feature everything that worked about the first game and expand and improve upon it so that the the new entry doesn't feel like an expansion pack. Unfortunately, there was very little that worked about Agetec's Touch Battle Tank 3D, and Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 is basically more of the same. With the...

News: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Set For 27th February Release on the European 3DS eShop

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Set For 27th February Release on the European 3DS eShop

Nintendo Network promotion codes presumably on the way...

In the last Nintendo Direct of 2013 Nintendo of Europe confirmed that Super Mario Bros. Deluxe would be part of a Nintendo Network Promotion, where anyone with a Nintendo Network ID registered on a 3DS receives the Game Boy Color game for free. The codes for that promotion are due between now...

Review: Castle Clout 3D (3DS eShop)

Castle Clout 3D (3DS eShop)

Regal rebellion

Long before the modern age of mobile gaming and pocket-handy computers that we refer to as "smartphones," poor, lowly players would flock to the Internet in order to get their cheap gaming fix. In this era that time has forgotten, those seeking digital entertainment would subject themselves to monstrosities known as "Flash games,"...

News: Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Football Manager 3DS, sort of...

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata confirmed that Nintendo Pocket Football Club will arrive on 17th April. It's a title that was shown last year, and brings a rather light-hearted approach to the football management sim genre; don't expect head-scratching...

Rumour: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Is Set In Same Universe As Star Fox

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Is Set In Same Universe As Star Fox

Peppy's cameo sets chins wagging

Following yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo released Steel Diver: Sub Wars onto the 3DS eShop. This free-to-play title is based on the original Steel Diver, which was an early 3DS game. Both are co-developed by Vitei, the Japanese studio founded by British developer Giles Goddard. Goddard found fame as...

News: Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Collection, Massive eShop Discounts Available Now

Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Collection, Massive eShop Discounts Available Now

Level-5 offers the whole series at a discount

In early January a rating suggested that the fourth and final Guild01 download title was on the way to the West, and now Weapon Shop de Omasse has been confirmed for the 3DS eShop in Europe and North America; it arrives on 20th February and will cost $7.99 in North America, with no price yet given for...

News: Inazuma Eleven Shoots And Scores On The North American 3DS eShop

Inazuma Eleven Shoots And Scores On The North American 3DS eShop

Also available in Europe, but strangely not the UK

Level 5's popular soccer-based RPG Inazuma Eleven has finally made its way to North American shores. Kick-off took place immediately after the end of the North American Nintendo Direct presentation, with the game now being available to download for $19.99. The game is also available in Europe...

News: Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Breaks The Waves Today On The 3DS eShop

Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Breaks The Waves Today On The 3DS eShop

Run silent, run deep

Anyone remember Steel Diver on 3DS? It was an idea Nintendo originally pitched as a demo for the dual-screen capabilities of the original DS, but only really saw the light of day as a full release on its 3D successor. Ironically enough, it went under a lot of people's radars at the time, but Nintendo announced at E3 last year...

News: Pokémon Battle Trozei Is Match Three Puzzle Action With Over 700 Pokémon, And It's Coming To The 3DS eShop

Pokémon Battle Trozei Is Match Three Puzzle Action With Over 700 Pokémon, And It's Coming To The 3DS eShop

Gotta match 'em all

Today's Nintendo Direct has officially revealed a new game in the fan-loved Pokémon Trozei series. Pokémon Battle Trozei — the sequel to the original Pokémon Trozei from 2006 — introduces many new gameplay elements as well as a slew of new Pokémon. Pokémon Battle Trozei — which will be known as Pokémon Link: Battle!...

News: 3DS eShop Title Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Is Free-To-Play Gaming With A Nintendo Twist

3DS eShop Title Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Is Free-To-Play Gaming With A Nintendo Twist

Haggle for the price you want to pay

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo lifted the lid on its take on the Free-To-Play concept with an entirely new game: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. A collection of minigames which attempts to harness the "good feel" of the sport of baseball, this eShop download is free and contains a trial game, but...

Nintendo Download: 13th February (North America)

13th February (North America)

Spinning bottles, Contra and Spotting Differences

Here are the downloadable delights winging their way to North America this week: Wii U eShop: Spin the Bottle (KnapNok Games, $8.99) — This title's unique pricing scheme kicks off this week with the arrival of additional minigames. Existing owners will receive a free update, yet those buying for...

Video: Treasurenauts 'Cursed' Trailer Sets The Scene

Treasurenauts 'Cursed' Trailer Sets The Scene

Indiana Mudds

Renegade Kid is rather busy preparing Moon Chronicles for publication, though Treasurenauts is also coming this year. This latest retro-styled action platformer is an important project to the studio's team, and the new trailer shows fresh environments and more footage than we've enjoyed previously. The footage includes some attractive...

News: Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Sales of Wii U and 3DS editions beat Steam, PS Vita and PS3

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has divulged an interesting piece of sales data via his Twitter account — the Wii U and 3DS editions of Mutant Mudds are selling better than those on other systems. Watsham first revealed that the Wii U eShop version of the game has sold more than...