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News: Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop on 3DS and Wii U

Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop on 3DS and Wii U

Turtle power

There's some 2D platforming action getting closer to both the 3DS and Wii U eShop; those that want to be a heroic water gun-wielding turtle will soon be able to fulfil that fantasy in Turtle Tale. Announced last year and taking its cue from action platformers of the NES and SNES era, it's the work of Saturnine Games — the studio is...

News: Game & Watch Gallery 3 Rated for 3DS Virtual Console Release

Game & Watch Gallery 3 Rated for 3DS Virtual Console Release

More Game Boy Color goodness for the 3DS Virtual Console

The 3DS Virtual Console has, in recent times, been somewhat dominated by NES games, rather than the Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles that typified its early months. While Capcom is preparing a Mega May which will bring us retro portable Mega Man games, it looks like Nintendo's also looking...

News: Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia

Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia

It's time

Some regional release sagas roll on and on, with publishers on tight budgets or with limited resources sometimes deciding not to jump through the hoops for ratings and approval in Europe and Australia, particularly. One example has been running for so long that those asking for it gradually forgot to complain any more — Cave Story on the...

Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America)

17th April (North America)

Classic Mario, GBA treats, HD Flowerworks, smashing cats and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings some rather tempting offerings to both the Wii U and 3DS. There are retro classics on both Virtual Consoles along with brand new software, while some discounts and a major retail title also make an appearance. Let's...

News: Australian Classification Board Rates Xtreme Sports for 3DS Virtual Console

Australian Classification Board Rates Xtreme Sports for 3DS Virtual Console

The WayForward Game Boy Color classic appears headed to the eShop

It looks like one of WayForward Technologies' early classics will be arriving on the 3DS Virtual Console in the near future. The Australian Classification Board has rated Xtreme Sports, published by Infogrames in 2000 on the Game Boy Color exclusively in North America. Europe would...

News: 3D OutRun Given a Release Date and Details for Japan

3D OutRun Given a Release Date and Details for Japan

We want it yesterday

The 3D series of classics from Sega were, in the Nintendo Life office at least, among the highlights on the 3DS late last year. With a mix of arcade and Mega Drive / Genesis games getting the impressive remastering treatment from M2, it was pleasing that Sega had made the investment to localise that first run outside of Japan...

News: Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC Details and May European Release

Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC Details and May European Release

The start of a beautiful relationship

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is now available in North America, which is great news for fans of quirky JRPG games as we gave it a strong recommendation in our comprehensive review. With a mix of dungeon crawling and dating sim elements, and Star Children that can become killer mechs, it's certainly...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Kirby's Awesome New Abilities on a Snazzy Triple Deluxe Website

Nintendo Shows Off Kirby's Awesome New Abilities on a Snazzy Triple Deluxe Website

Archer! Beetle! Bell! Circus! Hypernova!

Kirby: Triple Deluxe isn't far away now, arriving in North America on 2nd May and in Europe on 16th May. We've seen some of the mascot's new abilities in action, attractive new footage and plenty of snippets to raise our anticipation. Nintendo UK is wading in with a new dedicated website, and one of the...

News: Yumi's Odd Odyssey Is Coming To Europe Under Its Original Japanese Title, Sayonara UmiharaKawase

Yumi's Odd Odyssey Is Coming To Europe Under Its Original Japanese Title, Sayonara UmiharaKawase

3DS eShop exclusive, arriving April 24th

Agatsuma Entertainment has confirmed that it is bringing Sayonara UmiharaKawase to Europe on April 24th as a download-only 3DS eShop exclusive. The price will be 24.99 Euros. The game — which follows on from the Japan-only Super Famicom and Nintendo DS editions — recently hit North America under the...

News: Australian Classifications Out Western Releases For Mighty Final Fight And Mega Man Xtreme

Australian Classifications Out Western Releases For Mighty Final Fight And Mega Man Xtreme

More vintage classics coming to the 3DS Virtual Console

New ratings from the Australian Classification Board have revealed that Capcom's Mighty Final Fight and Mega Man Xtreme are both bound for the west. The former was originally launched on the NES back in 1993. It takes the basic gameplay of the original Final Figh

Interview: Tom Create on Past Projects, Smash Cat Heroes and the Download Transition

Tom Create on Past Projects, Smash Cat Heroes and the Download Transition

"The eShop is somewhere where we definitely want to be involved"

The increasing importance and role of the download game market is often attributed to development studios based outside of Japan, with a perception that the home of Nintendo and many other prominent industry names is playing catch-up in embracing that segment of the market. There is...

Nintendo Download: 10th April (North America)

10th April (North America)

More Wii U GBA treats, farming, poker, puzzles, discounts and more

Nintendo's Download Update for North America has arrived a lot later than normal, but now we know what's landing on your Wii U and 3DS systems this week. There's more GBA goodness on Wii U, new titles on both eShop stores and an NES title on the portable's Virtual Console; on top of...

News: You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

The future is now

If you wanted any more proof that Nintendo is moving with the times, it's now possible to pre-order eShop titles online — for those living in the UK, at least. Drop onto the Nintendo UK online store listing for Nintendo Pocket Football Club and you'll see the option to pre-order the title, with the download code being dispatched...

News: Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for North American Version of Azure Striker Gunvolt

Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for North American Version of Azure Striker Gunvolt

Ponytail and midriff mysteriously removed

Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates must think North Americans don't appreciate masculine heroes with luscious locks and bellies showing. NeoGAF user Rockman ZX noticed a subtle difference between the Japanese and North American artwork for Inafune-san's upcoming Mega Man X-style action platformer Azure Striker...

News: 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football Club Will Be On Special Offer Until May

3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football Club Will Be On Special Offer Until May

Become a sporting legend for slightly less cash

Nintendo Pocket Football Club — the European localisation of the Japanese title Calcio Bit — is almost with us, and Nintendo has revealed that the game will launch at a special reduced price this month. Early adopters will be able to pick up the soccer management simulation for £10.79 until May...

News: Nintendo eShop Developers Teaming Up in Plan for 'Ninty Indy Con'

Nintendo eShop Developers Teaming Up in Plan for 'Ninty Indy Con'

An online event to bring download gamers and devs together

Expos and conventions are certainly a major part of any gaming year, whether public events that allow gamers to try new games or industry-based alternatives that allow developers, publishers and platform holders to forge relationships. In an increasingly connected world, however, not all of...