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News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches on the New 3DS and Wii U on 23rd July in North America

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches on the New 3DS and Wii U on 23rd July in North America

The countdown begins...

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a much anticipated release on multiple levels for Nintendo gamers. Not only will this be the definitive release of a cult classic Indie game, but it also marks the first time the game will be appearing in any form on Nintendo platforms. After the initial release of the game was famously...

News: ​Early Adopters of Xeodrifter Actually May Not Receive a Free Copy of the Wii U Port

​Early Adopters of Xeodrifter Actually May Not Receive a Free Copy of the Wii U Port

Both versions will still support cross buy, but only after the Wii U launch

Shortly after the announcement that Xeodrifter would be receiving a Wii U port, Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham confirmed that the game would feature cross-buy and that those who've bought the game already on their 3DS would be receiving a free download code for the Wii U...

News: We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

"Development of Virtual Console titles require detailed manual work"

The Virtual Console promised so much when it launched alongside the original Wii all those years ago. Indeed, on that particular console it became something of a goldmine of amazing retro titles, and when Nintendo announced that the service would carry over to the Wii U, many...

Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America)

2nd July (North America)

Ocarina of Time, Roving Rogue, Samurai Warriors, discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for a look over this week's Nintendo Download Update goodies. One of the greatest games of all time is up for grabs, while there's a mix of Nindie and major third-party options through the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Throw in a load of...

News: Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Is Finally Pedalling To The European 3DS eShop This Month

Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Is Finally Pedalling To The European 3DS eShop This Month

Better late than never

Japanese developer Spicysoft has revealed that Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy will launch on the European 3DS eShop on July 9th - more than a year after it hit North America. The game is even older in its native Japan, having originally launched in December 2013. Still, better late than not at all, right? Let's hope we don't have to...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

Tom Whitehead thinks it would be the best of times, and the worst

Nintendo is rapidly disproving the suggestion that it's behind-the-curve or old fashioned in the download gaming space. Aspects of the company's decision-making remain cautious, but the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have not only brought Nintendo up to speed with a number of modern...

News: Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS, to the Surprise of No-One

Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS, to the Surprise of No-One

Micro-transactions are Super Effective!

Pokémon Shuffle remains a trailblazer on the 3DS, a free-to-play match-three title on the portable reliant upon micro-transactions to actually return the development investment. It's been downloaded about 4.5 million times, though we don't know whether it's actually made Nintendo any notable profit. If...

News: Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

"There could be some benefits there"

Nintendo of America's third-party relations and indie development boss Damon Baker has revealed that the company is currently pondering the idea of "Early Access" games on its consoles. Speaking to Polygon, Baker said: We don't have anything to announce, but I can say that we're certainly exploring options and...

Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

Another classic to treasure on your 3DS console

Gunstar Heroes charged onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, significantly marking the début of quirky developer Treasure, having been formed from ex-Konami staff wanting to go it their own way. Often seen floating near to the top of many 'best game ever' lists, Gunstar Heroes is a bona-fide classic of...

Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe)

2nd July (Europe)

Going rogue, Ocarina of Time, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars and much more

Another week begins, and as usual we have the Nintendo Download Update for Europe to get us started. This week seems to have a pretty strong line-up, with three excellent retro experiences accompanying a retro-style Nindie release on the Wii U. A delayed retail title also lands on...

News: Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Launches this week in North America

Final Fantasy Tactics fans should be interested to know that CIRCLE Entertainment is publishing Rideon Japan's Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle on the North American 3DS eShop. The game - which originally launched on smartphones - looks almost identical to Square Enix's legendary turn-based strategy...

News: There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

Not dead yet

The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...

News: Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

50% off on some beauties

Earlier today the Nintendo Download Update details for North America promised discounts of SEGA 3D Classics, but only specified two of the games that are in the promotion - now the official eShop offers website has confirmed eight of the series that are available at half price. It's not the full range, and more recent...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America)

25th June (North America)

Star Fox and Mario & Luigi DS games! Art Academy! Shiftlings! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update day, and as usual we now have the North American details. It's a busy line-up with three interesting Wii U eShop titles, two popular franchises on the Virtual Console, some discounts and another hefty batch of DSiWare. Yep... DSiWare. So, let's get to...

News: There Will Only Be One Physical Copy Of Rusty Pup In The Entire Universe

There Will Only Be One Physical Copy Of Rusty Pup In The Entire Universe

You'll have to solve the title-screen codex conundrum to win it

UK studio Gory Detail has revealed during its first devlog that it will be producing just one physical copy of its forthcoming Wii U and 3DS adventure title The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup. The copy - hand-made by Gory Detail's Chris Seavor, the man behind Conker's Bad Fur Day - will...

Exclusive: First Gory Detail Devlog Shows Off More Of The Gorgeous-Looking Rusty Pup

First Gory Detail Devlog Shows Off More Of The Gorgeous-Looking Rusty Pup

Mind the gap

You may recall that a while back we lifted the lid on Gory Detail's new adventure title The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops in the not-too-distant future. The work of former Rare staffers Chris "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, Rusty Pup is shaping up to be a truly sumptuous 2D brain-teaser with...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe)

25th June (Europe)

Yoshi! Kirby! Art Academy! Samurai Warriors! More!

It's the start of a normal week in the world of the big N, so naturally it kicks off with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings three promising and relatively high profile retail releases, two diverse offerings on the Wii U eShop along with some retro goodies, some...

News: Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

"Nintendo fans and consumers...gravitate towards nostalgia"

Nintendo's Damon Baker has lamented the fact that fans don't seem to be leaving their comfort zones when it comes to buying eShop games. The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America's licensing department has been speaking to Gamasutra about indie games on Nintendo systems, and...

Interview: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist And Why It'll Be on 3DS First

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist And Why It'll Be on 3DS First

"I'm proud to say it's a matter of loyalty"

Image & Form is an established, experience game development studio and publisher, yet it was SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS that gave the company a notable break and turnaround in fortunes. After causing a stir on 3DS it was eventually ported to Wii U and most platforms, so the announcement of follow-up -...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America)

18th June (North America)

Classic Fire Emblem! Weird Smash 3DS controller thing! Discounts! More!

Some things don't even change in E3 week, whether it be the underwear of those of us watching everything unfold over three days or the arrival of the Nintendo Download Update. This week's North American update has a treat for Fire Emblem fans, some new eShop-only releases,...