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News: North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Down Physical Rewards Until May

North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Down Physical Rewards Until May

More game downloads added in the interim

Club Nintendo patrons in North America who were saving up their coins for some tangible Nintendo memorabilia will apparently have to wait a while before doing so as the program undergoes a system update. Visitors to the Club Nintendo rewards page will be met with the following message: Orders for physical...

News: Picross e4 Confirmed For North American 3DS eShop Release In May

Picross e4 Confirmed For North American 3DS eShop Release In May

Mega Picross puzzles await

It might be slightly later than expected, but Picross e4 is finally making the leap to the west. The game has been confirmed for a May 1st release on the North American 3DS eShop. The game launched in Japan last year, and publisher Jupiter Corporation has previously stated that it will also see release in Europe in the...

News: Hidden Object Puzzler Azada Is Spooking The North American 3DS eShop Next Month

Hidden Object Puzzler Azada Is Spooking The North American 3DS eShop Next Month

Brain training

It has been confirmed that the 3DS puzzle title Azada will be hitting the North American eShop on May 1st. Originally released in physical form back in 2012, Azada is a port of a preexisting PC, Android and iOS title and comes from the creator of the Mystery Case Files series. You have to assist the hapless Titus in his escape from a...

News: Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titles Depends on Fan Support

Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titles Depends on Fan Support

NES Remix director: "Does the marketplace want it or need it?"

In an interview with IGN, NES Remix and NES Remix 2 director Koichi Hayashida explained that the possibility of a SNES Remix, Game Boy Advance Remix, or other Remix brand titles will depend on the market's support and fan outcry. There could even be a Remix title based on third-party...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Is Serenading The West Later This Year

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Is Serenading The West Later This Year

Music to our ears

If you've been following our coverage of the Japanese version of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call then you'll probably be wondering if and when the game is coming to the West. Thankfully, we can now confirm that a western launch is indeed happening, and it takes place at some point this year. To celebrate the announcement,...

News: The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson

The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson

"The gamers are REAL gamers who pay for quality"

As we're all well aware, the Nintendo eShop isn't the only digital marketplace out there right now. Sony and Microsoft have their own storefronts for downloadable titles, and the iOS App Store and Google Play market offer developers to chance to reach millions of potential customers. However, for...

News: Gaijin Games' Woah Dave! Reportedly Coming to 3DS

Gaijin Games' Woah Dave! Reportedly Coming to 3DS

Whoa, that’s awesome!

According to a recent GameZebo interview with Jason Cirillo of Robotube Games – a sub-label of Gaijin Games – retro-inspired platformer Woah Dave! is set to make an appearance on the 3DS in the near future. No doubt in the form of an eShop release. During the recent PAX East, one extract of the GameZebo interview...

Nintendo Download: 24th April (Europe)

24th April (Europe)

NES Remix returns, Yoshi on GBA, Yumi by another name and more

A day later than normal due to a Holiday Monday, we finally have this week's Nintendo Download information for Europe. We've got a Wii U sequel to a popular remix, more GBA goodness, a mix of good and not-so-good on the 3DS and a new DSiWare title. Plenty to consider, so let's get into...

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...