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Nintendo Download: 22nd January (Europe)

22nd January (Europe)

Triple Donkey Kong, Citizens of Earth, Hazumi, NES themes and more

It's Monday again, but it's time to turn that frown upside down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update, promising some goodies for later in the week. We have a dual Wii U and 3DS release published by Atlus, three Donkey Kong games including one of the last generation's best...

News: Retro City Rampage DX Update Will Bring Dual Stick Aiming Support on New Nintendo 3DS

Retro City Rampage DX Update Will Bring Dual Stick Aiming Support on New Nintendo 3DS

Even more glorious chaos

We're pretty big fans of Retro City Rampage DX here at Nintendo Life, as its blend of chaotic retro GTA-style action and a whole load of '80s and '90s references come together into a hugely entertaining package. Though excellent on WiiWare, the DX edition on the 3DS eShop is the most feature and content-packed version on...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America)

15th January (North America)

3D After Burner II, Super Mario Galaxy 2, tempting discounts and much more

In this rather exciting week there's still time for our traditional Nintendo Download Update fix. This latest offering from Nintendo of America is pretty strong, with a variety of titles on Wii U and 3DS full of potential, in addition to some classics and discounts. Let's get...

News: Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the eShop in North America

Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the eShop in North America

Six games discounted until 22nd January

Following yesterday's reveal of Wii retail games on the Wii U eShop, plenty will have been tempted courtesy of the reduced prices in launch week. Nintendo of America's gone beyond that to use the first Wii release as an excuse for a "Throwback Sale", with six games discounted following today's update until...

News: Elliot Quest and Blek Bringing More Indie Charm to the Wii U eShop

Elliot Quest and Blek Bringing More Indie Charm to the Wii U eShop

Gunman Clive 2 pegged for January

In a segment unique to the North American Nintendo Direct, we had a brief look at some upcoming releases for the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Some details reiterated what we already knew, including release information for the concluding parts of Moon Chronicles and others, but there were some fresh games to take in...

News: Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

It'll be all about the balancing

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were packed with details, and a large percentage of the reveals and footage went down rather well. This humble writer did have his head in his hands at the announcement of Pokémon Shuffle for the 3DS eShop, however, for multiple reasons. For one thing it immediately followed the...

News: Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streamed Shows to 3DS in Europe

Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streamed Shows to 3DS in Europe

Pokémon! Kirby! Inazuma Eleven!

In the early days of the 3DS, Nintendo was keen to push the device as a video multimedia device, with the Nintendo Video channel providing a few short videos every week. That approach fizzled out for a while until Nintendo released the Pikmin Short Movies late last year, and now Nintendo of Europe is following that...

News: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in March and Will be Cross-Buy on Wii U and 3DS

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in March and Will be Cross-Buy on Wii U and 3DS

We tip our hats to Nintendo for that one

In today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the title of the upcoming Mario vs DK game will be Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, and it will be an eShop only download for both Wii U and 3DS. Most interestingly the game will be Nintendo's first cross-buy title - if you buy the Wii U version you'll get...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Demo Confirmed Alongside Release Date

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Demo Confirmed Alongside Release Date

The hunt has already begun in Europe

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is set to be one of the biggest releases this year without a doubt, and in order to whet appetites as much as possible Nintendo has released codes for a special demo version in Europe and North America. If you're in Europe keep you eyes on your inbox as Nintendo will be sending out...

News: Nintendo Confirms New 3DS eShop Shooter IronFall Invasion

Nintendo Confirms New 3DS eShop Shooter IronFall Invasion

Iron't falling just yet

Keen to get their foot in the door of the shooter genre, Nintendo has announced an indie-developer third person shooter for the European 3DS eShop. Not much is currently known about IronFall Invasion, but the developer VD-dev has been posting screenshots of the game since September last year. The game takes heavy inspiration...

News: Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy Today

Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy Today

Buy money for less money!

With Nintendo's Deluxe Digital Promotion now expired, padding your eShop account with a little extra cheddar isn't quite as effortless as it used to be. It might take some bargain hunting to scrape up a few extra bucks, but Best Buy's occasional eShop card sales are a reliable place to start. The cards are Best Buy's Deal...

News: Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citizens of Earth

Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citizens of Earth

Cross-buy discount also available in Europe

For fans of download RPGs that bring to mind retro classics, we suspect that Citizens of Earth is high on the agenda. Developed by Eden Industries and published by Atlus, this quirky RPG has cited sources of inspiration such as EarthBound during development, and arrives on multiple platforms next week...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Speeding up the tutorial

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is on the way soon, giving the iconic Capcom franchise another major opportunity to take off in the West. Though it's a sales phenomenon in Japan, it's struggled to create the same level of success elsewhere in the world. Will Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate change that? Time will tell, but with an...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe)

15th January (Europe)

Axelay, 3D After Burner II, Demon's Quest and much more

It's another Monday morning, but we won't let that get us down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update to cheer us up. There are new titles to enjoy across Wii U and 3DS, some classics on the Virtual Console and a whole load of tempting discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Family...

News: Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Performing beyond expectations in the region

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is a diversion for the series, as Natsume took the franchise in some new directions, with the title being the first to go "fully three-dimensional". Story of Seasons, previously released as a Harvest Moon game in Japan but being published under a different name - due to IP...

Nintendo Download: 8th January (North America)

8th January (North America)

Chariot, Mega Man battling, Shantae discount, mazes and more

It's that time of the week once again, when an assortment of goodies are revealed in the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a variety of titles for Wii U and 3DS, including a particularly stylish effort from Frima Studio; there are also some discounts on both systems...

News: Nintendo Adds a Bunch of Virtual Console Titles to North American Web Store

Nintendo Adds a Bunch of Virtual Console Titles to North American Web Store

Over 100 retail and VC games across Wii U and 3DS

Last year Nintendo of America began selling retail downloads on its website, in what we hoped was a baby step towards a future where any game on the eShop can be easily bought online. Utilising the online capabilities of the Wii U and 3DS, it's possible to buy a game directly from the website and...

Video: Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Last year we asked you — the wonderful Nintendo Life readership — to select your most beloved titles of 2014. The results were truly illuminating, and prove that the past 12 months were pretty darn good for Nintendo fans. Just like we did with yesterday's Staff GOTY video, we've taken the reader results and transformed them into a wonderful...

News: Undead Storm Nightmare Will Bring The Zombie Apocalypse to 3DS

Undead Storm Nightmare Will Bring The Zombie Apocalypse to 3DS

A sequel to the terrific DSiWare action shooter

DSiWare brought us some terrific bite-sized games, and one of the stand-outs was GO Series: Undead Storm - essentially a mindless zombie-shooting action game from a top-down perspective, it included local multiplayer and seemed like a portable spin-off from the Left 4 Dead series. Fans of action games...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Delayed for a Few Weeks More

Gunman Clive 2 Delayed for a Few Weeks More

Sharpshooting some serious bugs

Hopeful townsfolk have been waiting for Gunman Clive 2, the sequel to the stylish, breakout 3DS eShop title, to ride in with the sunrise. It's still slated to come, but one-man development team Bertil Hörberg has pushed the release back to address some troublesome bugs found over Christmas. Hörberg announced the...

Video: Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Our Game of the Year Awards, presented in video form

Before Christmas, we delivered the Nintendo Life Staff Game of the Year Awards for 2014, and the list was predictably packed with amazing software. Just in case you missed it -- or in case you loved it so much that you'd like a recap -- we've put together a video based on the same results. We'll...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

Comes with a Skull Kid figurine

Update: Nintendo's Facebook post specifies this bundle as exclusive to Amazon, GameStop and Fry's Electronics (thanks for the heads up @Ryno). The bundle is already a 'best seller' and sold out on Amazon and GameStop, the latter of which includes an 'ultimate' set with the Prima strategy guide. Based on social...

Nintendo Download: 8th January (Europe)

8th January (Europe)

Chariot, Crunchyroll, Underground, Turtles, discounts and more

After a quiet start to 2015 in terms of new download releases, we see things ramp up in the most recent European Nintendo Download Update details. The Wii U is the main beneficiary with some promising arrivals, while on 3DS one of our favourite HOME themes previously released in Japan...