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Nintendo Download: 24th October (North America)

24th October (North America)

Destinies are fulfilled, retail big-hitters arrive and more

It's taken a little longer than normal to receive confirmation, but we finally have the North American download information for the week. This time around the focus is truly on retail downloads, though a much-anticipated download-only title arrives from Capcom. Let's get to it. Wii U...

News: The Mystery of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy's File Size is Solved

The Mystery of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy's File Size is Solved

Every puzzle has an answer!

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the final iteration in the current trilogy and is due to arrive on 8th November in Europe, while North America will get puzzling next year. The 3DS title will of course be available in the eShop and will be a fair sized download. You'll need to have 7,309 blocks available in order...

News: Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Can also be obtained by eight hours in 3DS sleep mode

After a fair bit of waiting, 3DS RPG fans in the West are no doubt looking forward to getting their hands on Bravely Default — it's based on the updated version known as Bravely Default: For the Sequel in Japan. The goal of the fresh iteration is to improve and react to feedback on the...

News: VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

Third person action title uses a custom game engine

VD-Dev may not have revealed a great deal about its forthcoming 3DS shooter IronFall but the game is already causing quite a stir with Nintendo fans. The indie studio — which was responsible for the technically impressive DS title C.O.P. The Recruit — has been speaking to Nintendo Everything...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (Europe)

24th October (Europe)

Phoenix Wright, Mighty Switching on Wii U and a ludicrous range of options

Some weeks can be rather quiet in the Nintendo Download update; this is not one of those weeks. This may well be the longest list of downloads and promotions that we've seen yet, with some anticipated titles and a few that have rather come out of left-field. There's a...

News: Zen Studios Releases A Patch For Star Wars Pinball On 3DS

Zen Studios Releases A Patch For Star Wars Pinball On 3DS

Those crashing issues should now be no more

Star Wars Pinball was released on Wii U and 3DS earlier this year but unfortunately the handheld version was liable to crash at certain points. Indeed, as we detailed in our review when you head over to the leaderboards the game simply stalls and throws you to the 3DS menu. It's fair to say we were a...

News: Capcom Issues Update On Game Boy Mega Man Titles Heading To 3DS Virtual Console

Capcom Issues Update On Game Boy Mega Man Titles Heading To 3DS Virtual Console

They're on the way, Mega Man X2 could also be possible

Capcom is celebrating a lot this year, with the company itself reaching its 30th anniversary and Mega Man hitting his 25th birthday. While the Blue Bomber hasn't had a new game to celebrate the occasion, he is to be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS and...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (North America)

17th October (North America)

A Mighty sequel, retro 'goodies', retail options, racing on snow and more

It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download update to brighten up your week and get you through to the weekend. There's a fairly lengthy list of options on the Wii U and 3DS, incorporating the new, the old and the very old; with plenty of diverse options...

News: XSEED Aiming For November Release For Busty Anime Brawler Senran Kagura Burst

XSEED Aiming For November Release For Busty Anime Brawler Senran Kagura Burst

Download version will take up less than 2GB of space on your 3DS SD card

Publisher XSEED has revealed that Senran Kagura Burst should be out in North America some time next month, and that the 3DS eShop version of the game will have a download file size of less than 2GB. The news was posted on the company's Facebook page: November-ish on the...

First Impressions: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

A "Risky" new title

While Wayforward Technologies' Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is one of Nintendo Life's more anticipated upcoming eShop titles, the critically acclaimed series has yet to resonate with the "mass market," likely because the original had the misfortune of being released on Game Boy Color at the end of its life cycle and its...

News: Snow Moto Racing 3D Slides Onto the 3DS eShop in North America on 17th October

Snow Moto Racing 3D Slides Onto the 3DS eShop in North America on 17th October

Keeping it cool

Not so long ago Zordix AB released Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop, a title with some flaws — some of the technical issues were tackled in a subsequent update — that nevertheless tried to serve up fun racing which may have prompted some to reminisce over Wave Race. Of course the Moto Racing franchise is an established...

News: Train Simulating Shenanigans Live On With the 3DS in Japan

Train Simulating Shenanigans Live On With the 3DS in Japan

If Densha de Go! 64 is out of your price range

Just recently we published a retro review for Densha de Go! 64, a remarkably tricky and realistic train simulator that even came with a unique controller. If you want to experience the trials, tribulations and challenges of being a train driver, that's a title for you. While slightly quirky simulator...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (Europe)

17th October (Europe)

Sonic arrives, Urban Champion returns (?!), some tasty discounts and more

While the Monday blues are common, the Nintendo Download update arrives to bring a ray of sunlight to our week. This time around there are a few retro games, including a surprise return, Sonic dashes onto the Wii U and 3DS and we have some encouraging discounts to consider...

Rumour: Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Government shutdown to blame

The above photo is purportedly taken from a store on a U.S. military base. Although exact details are not known, it is not difficult to believe such a thing could happen, as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government had previously shut down military grocery stores entirely up to 5 days ago and it may take some time to...

News: Brunch Panic To Bring Catering Madness to the 3DS eShop

Brunch Panic To Bring Catering Madness to the 3DS eShop

Bagels! Sandwiches! Panic!

Circle Entertainment is to continue its record as one of the most prolific developers and publishers on Nintendo Download platforms with Brunch Panic, a resource management / action game that sees you provide lunch — or brunch, we guess — to lots of quirky characters. Developed by FK Digital, this certainly appears to...

Interview: Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop

Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop

Critical reaction, the Wii U eShop and picking 3DS over smartphones

At this year's Eurogamer Expo we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak to Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson about the company's 3DS eShop title, SteamWorld Dig. In the interview, Sigurgeirsson speaks about the development of the game and its lore, its critical...

Nintendo Download: 10th October (North America)

10th October (North America)

Pokémon, retro sports, water racing, lots of zombies and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with a certain Game Freak title dominating attention this time around. There are some other offerings, retro and new, to consider, including two(!) zombie-themed games on Nintendo's handhelds. Let's stop blabbering and get on with it, shall...

News: Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Believes the Wii U audience "has a voracious appetite for content"

Pure Chess, alongside the Nnooo-published Cubemen 2, is forging ahead on new ground for Nintendo systems by introducing cross-platform online multiplayer. In both cases Wii U players (also on 3DS in the case of Pure Chess) will be able to take on other players that are on smartphone...

News: Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Would consider Mega Man options with an "offer we couldn’t refuse"

Kickstarter is an interesting model, in that a developer can seek investment from the public — or perhaps you think of it as advance pre-orders, donations? — but then still seek a traditional publisher after using crowdfunded money to make the game. In theory there's nothing...

Nintendo Download: 10th October (Europe)

10th October (Europe)

Pokémon, Pokémon and more

It's Monday morning, European Nintendo gamers, which means happy download news to bring smiles to our faces. This week is dominated by a game where you collect creatures and explore a vast land, which has had a teensy bit of hype in recent months. There are also a couple of retro goodies on the Wii U Virtual Console,...

News: Aqua Moto Racing 3D Splashing Into North America Next Week

Aqua Moto Racing 3D Splashing Into North America Next Week

Will be an improved adaptation of the European version

Zordix is the developer behind the Moto series of games, many of which are found in various smartphone app stores. It made its 3DS eShop debut in June when Aqua Moto Racing 3D swept into Europe, but a North American version has not yet emerged. Well the studio has now confirmed the game will be...