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News: See How Plague Knight's Moveset Was Concocted

See How Plague Knight's Moveset Was Concocted

Yacht Club Games gives a crash course in character mobility

When a character controls well, its motion might seem purely natural and intuitive. What we don't often see from the playing side of the experience, however, is all the work and tweaking developers likely did to make it feel that way. With the free Plague of Shadows campaign coming soon to...

Interview: Engine Software and Orangepixel on Bringing Gunslugs 2's Chaos to 3DS

Engine Software and Orangepixel on Bringing Gunslugs 2's Chaos to 3DS

"There's a lot of room for these "oldschool" arcade games on the eShop"

It can seem like the Wii U eShop gets the most attention in the 'Nindie' stakes, which is certainly the case. Nevertheless, there are still some highly promising downloads on the way to the 3DS, with plenty of life in the portable yet. One such example is Gunslugs 2, originally...

Nintendo Download: 3rd September (Europe)

3rd September (Europe)

Runbow! Gunman Clive HD! StarTropics 1 & 2! Sin & Punishment! More!

Another week begins with Nintendo Download Update details for Europe; due to a public holiday in the UK this information came through later than normal (hat tip to Daan Koopman who forwarded the Dutch information to us). This week is particularly good on the Wii U, it must be said,...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Rolls Out on iOS in North America and Europe

Pokémon Shuffle Rolls Out on iOS in North America and Europe

And so it's come to pass

The Pokémon Company has a steady history of iOS and Android releases, but it's not common for titles to be published by Nintendo on the 3DS eShop and to then rock up on smart devices. Pokémon Shuffle has always had the potential to change that, arriving on the 3DS eShop as a free-to-play title with plenty of optional...

News: SteamWorld Heist Q & A Confirms New Game+, a Typical Playtime and a Silly Number of Hats

SteamWorld Heist Q & A Confirms New Game+, a Typical Playtime and a Silly Number of Hats

"You won't be able to finish in less than 10 hours"

SteamWorld Heist is due in Fall, which means it's not particularly far away. Coming to 3DS first it's the follow-up - not sequel! - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig and, as a result, is likely to be one of the portable's biggest download releases this year. As release approaches developer...

News: Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Unlocks content in current - and future - Shovel Knight games

Just in case you still aren't convinced that the Shovel Knight amiibo is a thing, Nintendo of America confirmed its existence alongside a raft of other announcements during a pre-PAX presentation at its Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle. Scanning the amiibo on Wii U version of...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (North America)

27th August (North America)

Sin & Punishment (twice), Runbow, FullBlast, Gotcha Racing and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the latest Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a Treasure double header on Wii U which is tough to resist, along with one of the Wii U eShop's most-anticipated exclusive releases from 13AM Games. Disney Infinity 3.0 is also...

News: Nintendo UK Sends Out Free Photos With Animal Crossing Download Codes

Nintendo UK Sends Out Free Photos With Animal Crossing Download Codes

You have mail

Nintendo UK is in the middle of a national tour around shopping malls, promoting current and upcoming releases on Wii U and 3DS. One promotion it's been running at events has been to give out free codes for Photos with Animal Crossing, an AR app for the 3DS that allows you to snap pics with some of your favourite animals. It's the...

News: Super-Hard Platformer Volgarr The Viking Set To Pillage Wii U And 3DS eShops

Super-Hard Platformer Volgarr The Viking Set To Pillage Wii U And 3DS eShops

Faux-retro classic blazing a trail to Nintendo consoles

Indie hit Volgarr the Viking is coming to the Wii U and 3DS, it has been confirmed. A love letter to the tough-as-old-boots 2D action platformers of the '80s and '90s, Volgarr takes a large helping of inspiration from the likes of Rastan and Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Initially arriving on PC, it hit...

News: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Development Complete, Release Date Coming "Very, Very Soon"

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Development Complete, Release Date Coming "Very, Very Soon"

Challenge Mode will be on show at the Nindies PAX event

Shovel Knight was a gem of a download release in 2014 (2015 in Europe), marking an impressive début for Yacht Club Games. It scooped various Game of the Year awards courtesy of its blend of pixel-based visuals and outstanding gameplay. Of course, it originated on Kickstarter, with the...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

Devil's Third! Microtransactions! Senran Kagura! Q.U.B.E! More!

The beginning of another week brings us the European Nintendo Download Update details, with this entry bringing some major releases. We have a much anticipated FPS action game on Wii U, along with a toys-to-life option and some tempting downloads, while the 3DS brings the latest Senran...

News: M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almost In Vain

M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almost In Vain

Sega didn't even know M2 was working on Gunstar Heroes

This week sees the western launch of 3D Gunstar Heroes, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis/Mega Drive titles seen so far. Yosuke Okunari, producer at Sega, and Naoki...

News: Fresh SteamWorld Heist Screenshots Show Off New Enemy Class

Fresh SteamWorld Heist Screenshots Show Off New Enemy Class

Meet The Royalists

SteamWorld Heist is heading to the 3DS this Fall with a release on Wii U and other platforms to follow, and Image & Form's latest is sure to be one of the eShop's big ticket releases in the remainder of this year. Our chums at Image & Form have kindly provided us with 6 new screenshots of the game which can be seen...

News: Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

The night before PAX Prime, in fact

Nintendo is teaming up with Seattle's EMP Museum for a special Nindies@Night event prior to this year's PAX Prime. The evening will feature competitions, giveaways, presentations and of course the chance to play some of the unique indie titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Here's the press release: Fans...

News: 3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As Latest Workaround for 'Tubehax'

3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As Latest Workaround for 'Tubehax'

Follows the removal of IRONFALL Invasion from the eShop

Early this month the rather niche 3DS homebrew scene had a key evolution, moving away from requiring a specific retail game - namely Cubic Ninja - and utilising a free download to trigger the workaround. It's a small-scale scene compared to the DS days, but the homebrew launcher efforts of...

News: Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Beaten to the punch

A short time go we reported on the Ironhax exploit which would allow 3DS users to run homebrew and unsigned code on their consoles. The work of Jordan "Smealum" Rabet, Ironhax was unique in that unlike other methods, it didn't require the user to purchase a physical game in order to make it run - Ironfall Invasion is a...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

It's still coming, as is our review

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has arrived on Wii U in North America and is rather good, but the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive version has encountered issues. A range of initial bugs were patched out rather quickly, but that update seemed to trigger an issue that freezes the game entirely in some cases. The

Video: You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

Give them a taste of their own medicine

Mega Man Legacy Collection will contain plenty of goodies, and one of the most appealing is the challenge mode which features speed runs, remixes and a boss rush element. That's right, you can fight the characters who are arguably the stars of each title, and even use their own weapons against them -...

News: Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, apparently

Update: Thanks to the comments and a quick web search this demo is actually available in North America, somewhat negating our first line below. While it was promoted and given a 'shelf' in Europe, its release in NA has been rather stealthy - apparently a search for the name or a rummage through the...