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Nintendo Download: 27th March (Europe)

27th March (Europe)

Mario's karting début, a puzzling court crossover, a skating cat and more

Monday morning can be a time for despair and gnashing of teeth, but not for Nintendo Download gamers. As usual Nintendo has issued its update for the treats on the way to Europe later this week — this includes a classic Super NES kart racer, a skating cat, a delightful...

Video: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Shoots Down The Competition

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Shoots Down The Competition

Pastel coloured pew-pew

We gave you a brief overview of Sega's latest 3D Classic Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers last week, but now we've finally got our hands on it we can show you some real footage of our own. It should come as no surprise at this point to hear that M2 has once again produced an exceptional port, arcade accurate in the most minute...

News: CIRCLE Entertainment Announces Demon King Box For 3DS eShop

CIRCLE Entertainment Announces Demon King Box For 3DS eShop

Heroes for hire

Our friends at CIRCLE Entertainment have gotten in touch to let us know about Demon King Box, a "defense and attack strategy game" developed by Lionant. Aside from two screenshots, details on this title are slim. It appears to be set in a magical fantasy world where you hire heroes to fight for your cause. We'll supply more details...

News: Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Always room for more tools in the developers' shed

Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...

News: Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

"It feels like a return to the golden days"

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is now approaching its close in San Francisco, and has hosted a variety of games, demonstrations and reveals. As is also the norm there have been presentations from various figures in the games industry, with a particularly high profile example being that given by...

Nintendo Download: 20th March (North America)

20th March (North America)

Pokémon battles, chess, discounts, freebies and more

It's that time, North America, when Nintendo lets you know what download treats await you on the Wii U and 3DS this week. There are new download-only titles on both platforms, while there are also freebies on each through a trial and retail demo. Throw in discounts across the systems and there'll...

Feature: VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure Chess and Opening Up a New World of Cross-Platform Multiplayer

VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure Chess and Opening Up a New World of Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Nintendo was "open minded, forward thinking" with networking challenges

While it may not have been making major headlines across the web, Nintendo's Wii U eShop has been pushing some landmarks in 2014. The first was with Blok Drop U, developer RCMADIAX seizing the crown of being the first developer to release a game through the Nintendo Web...

News: Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And Won't Cost As Much As You Think

Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And Won't Cost As Much As You Think

Standard game will still have three sets and environments

This week sees the launch of VooFoo's Pure Chess on Wii U and 3DS, and publisher Ripstone has dropped us a line to confirm that varied DLC for the game — which includes new pieces and locations — will be available from the moment the game goes live on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Two...

News: Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Version Of Inazuma Eleven In The UK

Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Version Of Inazuma Eleven In The UK

"Established" nature of the franchise to blame

The recent release of Inazuma Eleven on the North American 3DS eShop got many UK gamers wondering if they'd also get to see an updated edition of the Nintendo DS classic on their machines. However, Level-5 has issued a statement explaining why this new version of the game will remain exclusive to the...

News: Ace Attorney Creator Wanted to End Series at Original Trilogy

Ace Attorney Creator Wanted to End Series at Original Trilogy

Court continued against his initial wishes

There has always been debate within various forms of entertainment over whether a series or story idea has overstayed its welcome. People may cry out for more, but is it worth the risk of a weakened narrative or overall impact? In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Ace Attorney series creator...

News: Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

We have no objections...

Some may remember that, way back in 2012, Nintendo rejected The Binding of Isaac, a title developed by Edmund McMillen who is well known as one half of Team Meat. The rejection was due to "questionable religious content", though when talking about an improved version of the game in development shortly after McMillen...

Nintendo Download: 13th March (North America)

13th March (North America)

Yoshi, retro Mario, Cubes, Bubbles, Discounts and more

It's Nintendo Download update time, North America, and this week brings you a major retail release on 3DS, some retro treats and three new download-only games on 3DS. There are also some tasty discounts, including one of the must-have eShop releases from 2013; you can check out all of the...

News: Strike Force Foxx Screens and Details Fly Into View

Strike Force Foxx Screens and Details Fly Into View

Sadly A-Team style doesn't let you build a chopper with tape and paper

Not too long ago we told you about Strike Force Foxx, a new title coming to the 3DS eShop from Big John Games that brings back memories of 1982 title Choplifter. Big John Games president Ken Patterson promised "over the top" 2D action, and the company has now revealed more...

News: Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Developer VooFoo had to fine-tune the cross-platform multiplayer

There was a bit of a delay making the jump to Nintendo platforms, but Chess nuts need not wait much longer. Pure Chess publisher Ripstone has today announced that the highly anticipated digital title will finally be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U eShops on March 20th. The game...

News: Sega's Classic Shooter Fantasy Zone Is Blasting Onto Japanese 3DS eShop This Month

Sega's Classic Shooter Fantasy Zone Is Blasting Onto Japanese 3DS eShop This Month

Welcome to the... ah, you know

If you're a fan of Sega's 3D Classics range then you'll be pleased to know that the company has revealed that a new version of Fantasy Zone — entitled 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa Opa Brothers — will hit the Japanese 3DS eShop on the 19th of March. As with all previous 3D re-releases, the usual Sega love is on show —...

News: Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Celebrities Plugging Yoshi's New Island

Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Celebrities Plugging Yoshi's New Island

Egging them on

When new games are on the horizon Nintendo occasionally reels out some celebrities to pose with the product in question, to give them an extra cool factor. We imagine that's the intention anyway, some of us older gamers have to consult Wikipedia to find out who these stars are, but we suspect that's not the case for the target...