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Nintendo Download: 6th March (North America)

6th March (North America)

Retro golf, dropping Bloks, golden cities, discounted Running and more

It's that time, North America, with another batch of downloads arriving on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. This week brings new and Virtual Console games to both systems, as well as a discount to celebrate the one year anniversary of one of the finest Wii U eShop titles to...

Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves That Nintendo Can Make Free-To-Play Work

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves That Nintendo Can Make Free-To-Play Work

Nintendo's first freemium game scores a direct hit

Let's all be brutally honest here — when Nintendo announced that its first foray into the wild and wacky world of free-to-play gaming was going to be an update of 3DS launch title Steel Diver, it was hardly the most heart-stopping news ever. Steel Diver was — and still is — a nice enough...

News: Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Keiji Inafune gets at least one fresh build every month

In terms of Kickstarter success stories, Mighty No. 9 is undoubtedly in the top tier. With last year being an anniversary year for the Blue Bomber and Capcom making no moves to produce an official game, Keiji Inafune rather cleverly gauged the mood and seized the moment. As the figurehead well...

News: Pokémon Link: Battle! Is Priced for Next Week's European Release

Pokémon Link: Battle! Is Priced for Next Week's European Release

In line with North American equivalent

Announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast, Pokémon Link: Battle! — known as Pokémon Battle Trozei in North America — will arrive on the 3DS eShop in Europe on 13th March, which is next week's download update. It hits North America on 20th March for $7.99, and Nintendo of Europe and...

Nintendo Download: 6th March (Europe)

6th March (Europe)

Pac-Man, Tappingo, Luigi discounts and more

A day later than normal — probably due to a public Holiday in Nintendo of Europe's homeland in Germany — we now have details of what will be gracing the Nintendo download platforms this week. There are some retail options on both Wii U and 3DS, the latest title from Goodbye Galaxy Games, the return of...

News: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Taking a Couple More Months for "Finishing Touches"

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Taking a Couple More Months for "Finishing Touches"

Winter's no weather for her getup, anyway

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a jaunty number many fans have been wishing patiently for, but that patience might have to hold out just a little bit longer. Although developer WayForward originally delayed the game into a Q1 timeframe, a tweet from the company's account today points toward a post-March...

News: Strike Force Foxx Is What You Get When You Mix Choplifter With The A-Team

Strike Force Foxx Is What You Get When You Mix Choplifter With The A-Team

Big John Games is putting the finishing touches to its next 3DS eShop game

Big John Games has revealed some details about its next 3DS eShop venture, entitled Strike Force Foxx. Described by company president Ken Patterson as an "over the top" action title which "harkens back to '80s action style television shows" like Airwolf and The A-Team,...

News: Picross e4 Is Coming To Western 3DS eShops This April

Picross e4 Is Coming To Western 3DS eShops This April

North American and European releases confirmed

Picross e4 developer Jupiter has confirmed to Nintendo Everything that the game will be coming to the west in April. The game launched in Japan in November last year, and is the latest in a long line of Picross e titles. Jupiter has also confirmed that the North American and European releases will...

News: Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Hits The Japanese 3DS eShop Later This Month

Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Hits The Japanese 3DS eShop Later This Month

The 16-bit Sega release is getting a new lease of life

We first told you about the 3DS eShop conversion of the cult Mega Drive / Genesis shooter Steel Empire in August last year, but things have been pretty quiet since then. Thankfully, we can now update you with some more info — the game hits Japan later this month and will retail for 2940 yen...

Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America)

27th February (North America)

Professor Layton, Renegade, Tappingo and farming

The time has come, North America, for details of the goodies that'll be available to download on the eShop stores this week. The latest Professor Layton title makes it's arrival on the 3DS, along with some other VC classics and downloadable delights. Without further ado, let's get to it. Missed the...

News: Upcoming Retro City Rampage: DX Update Will Add Music Jukebox

Upcoming Retro City Rampage: DX Update Will Add Music Jukebox

Almost 3 hours of music to go with your mayhem

Retro City Rampage: DX on 3DS has worked hard to earn its deluxe subtitle with a slew of additional features not seen in other versions of the top-down action game. Even further bonuses and tweaks are set to come in future updates, and as the title is one big love-letter to the '80s and '90s, it's only...

Video: Nintendo Minute Digs For Details on Shovel Knight With Sean Velasco

Nintendo Minute Digs For Details on Shovel Knight With Sean Velasco

Finding that retro balance

As the weeks pass we're certainly getting closer to some enticing eShop releases, one of which is Shovel Knight on the Wii U and 3DS eShop. Having succeeded in the crowdfunding arena Yacht Club Games is approaching its début, with 31st March the confirmed target release date. There's been plenty of positivity around the...

News: Retro City Rampage DX is "Doing Great" on 3DS

Retro City Rampage DX is "Doing Great" on 3DS

Vblank Entertainment shows interest in a future 3DS release

It's no secret that of the income Vblank Entertainment and its founder has earned from Retro City Rampage, the WiiWare version has contributed little, potentially nothing. When we last raised the topic with the studio's founder Brian Provinciano he reiterated that he'd earned nothing from...

Nintendo Download: 27th February (Europe)

27th February (Europe)

AeternoBlade, fishy business, retro Wario, Senran Kagura and much more

Monday morning means Download news time in Europe, and this week Nintendo has delivered a fairly lengthy list of options on the way. There are new titles on Wii U and 3DS as well as some retro VC options, while a variety of temporary and permanent discounts also arrive to tempt...

Video: Nintendo Minute and Jools Watsham Catch Up On Treasurenauts and Moon Chronicles

Nintendo Minute and Jools Watsham Catch Up On Treasurenauts and Moon Chronicles

Renegade releases

During the relatively recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts, the North American version included snapshots of 'Nintendo Minute' interviews with eShop developers that have, slowly and surely, been released in full. This weekend brings us the interview with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham, discussing upcoming 3DS eShop titles Treasurenauts...

News: Best Buy's 20% eShop Card Discount is Back

Best Buy's 20% eShop Card Discount is Back

Nintendo wants you to know

Late last year Best Buy reduced eShop pre-paid cards by 20% in North America, tempting gamers to go the download option by essentially offering a discount across all games on the download stores. Shoppers had the chance to spend, for example, $40 to receive $50 of credit; as a promotion to encourage more to take the...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Soundtrack and 3DS XL Announced

Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Soundtrack and 3DS XL Announced

More goodies for Atlus fans

We've looked at Atlus' upcoming dungeon crawler Persona Q a few times before, and once again the publisher has released a pair of videos, this time for the lead characters of Persona 3 and 4. Normally that would be all, but with the Japanese release oh-so-slowly drawing near it's also let slip that customers who get their...

News: Tappingo Trailer Emerges as European Release Date is Pushed Back One Week

Tappingo Trailer Emerges as European Release Date is Pushed Back One Week

North American release date remains the same

According to Goodbye Galaxy Games developer Hugo Smits, his début 3DS eShop title Tappingo has been slightly delayed for European release. It's been pushed back to a 6th March launch due to translations taking a little longer than anticipated. It was only a few weeks ago that Tappingo received an...

Nintendo Download: 20th February (North America)

20th February (North America)

DK is back, NES action, forging weapons, kung fu rabbits and more

The time has come, North America, for details of the goodies that'll be available to download on the eShop stores this week. The latest title from Retro Studios is the headline arrival on Wii U, while two NES games (one on each current Virtual Console) are joined by three promising...

News: R-Type, Street Fighter And Alien Crush Are All Flocking To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

R-Type, Street Fighter And Alien Crush Are All Flocking To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

Retro heavyweights flex their muscles on Nintendo's handheld

If you're a fan of blasting aliens, punching robots and playing demented pinball tables, then next week's Japanese 3DS Virtual Console releases should be right up your street. Irem's iconic 2D shooter R-Type is on the way (the PC Engine version), along with fellow PC Engine title Alien...