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News: Radirgy De Gojaru Website Shows Off The Firepower Behind The 3DS eShop Exclusive Blaster

Radirgy De Gojaru Website Shows Off The Firepower Behind The 3DS eShop Exclusive Blaster

Only one week to go before release

Late last year we covered the announcement of Radirgy De Gojaru, a Japanese eShop exclusive shmup which serves as a sequel to the Dreamcast blaster Radirgy. We've now got a bit more information to share with you before the game launches on the 19th of February, courtesy of the game’s incredibly orange official...

Video: Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco Digs Up the NES Roots of Shovel Knight

Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco Digs Up the NES Roots of Shovel Knight

"It's a pumped up 8-bit aesthetic"

Shovel Knight has had a longer-than-expected route to our Nintendo systems, but it's creeping ever closer to both the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores. It grabbed attention in its crowdfunding days due to the fact it was a product of Yacht Club Games — a group of former WayForward developers making their début as a...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for February

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for February

DK Jr! Punch-Out! Mario RPG! Arty Goodness!

It's that time again, North American gamers, with four more download games available for you to download for free — well, with your hard earned coins. This time around we have three Virtual Console titles and one DSiWare entry, while three Nintendo systems are supported. So, let's get to it. Donkey...

Nintendo Download: 13th February (Europe)

13th February (Europe)

The Doctor's in, Bumpie's Party gets started again, Inazuma, LEGO and more

Update: We have now updated UK prices via the Nintendo UK press release. We'd also like to apologies for confusion with the headline date, now fixed. Original Article: The download update for Europe is in, as always, and this week brings a range of retail titles and...

News: VBlank Entertainment Planning Free Retro City Rampage DX Update, Bug Fix To Be Submitted on Monday

VBlank Entertainment Planning Free Retro City Rampage DX Update, Bug Fix To Be Submitted on Monday

Don't hit "RESET TO DEFAULTS" in the settings

Update: Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano has kindly given us some further detail on the issue that he's aiming to fix, as well as the happy news that he plans more free updates in the future. For clarification, what's happening is that the RESET TO DEFAULTS sets the video mode to 1:1 instead...

Interview: Renegade Kid on Moon Chronicles and New Horizons on the 3DS eShop

Renegade Kid on Moon Chronicles and New Horizons on the 3DS eShop

"I definitely feel the loyalty and expectation of the players"

Early this year Renegade Kid began to build hype for an FPS release on the 3DS eShop, and after some teasing revealed Moon Chronicles. It's an intriguing prospect for the portable, as it'll be the first notable FPS and, more notably, the first episodic release on the platform. An idea...

News: Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Pedals Towards a North American Release in May

Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Pedals Towards a North American Release in May

European release is reliant on positive sales in North America

Late last year we shared the happy news that Bike Rider DX 2:Galaxy is on its way to the West in 2014, with it pedalling onto the Japanese store just before the festive season at the close of 2013. Publisher Spicysoft recently tweeted some loose details suggesting a release window of...

Nintendo Download: 6th February (North America)

6th February (North America)

Retro Rampaging, 8-bit Ninja action, Bravely Default, LEGO and more

The time has come for the North American Nintendo download update, and this week brings new download-only games on both the Wii U and 3DS, some retro action and a few retail options. Check out all of the details below. Are you a European gamer that missed your Nintendo Download...

News: Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Features Confirmed

Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Features Confirmed

Digging out some details

As début releases go, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is a clear statement of intent in the studio's drive to create exciting new games with retro-themed design. A success on Kickstarter, its since seen some delay to its original release window before, recently, pinning down 31st March as a firmer target. Trailers to date...

News: Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of Promising eShop Games

Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of Promising eShop Games

There's plenty on the way

For a number of months we've been enjoying the promise of a broad range of download titles on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, yet some delays have made arrivals a little slower than expected. With time passing, however, these titles have continued to creep closer, and Nintendo of America has issued an update on imminent...

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Hits The 3DS eShop This Week in North America, 20th February in Europe

Retro City Rampage: DX Hits The 3DS eShop This Week in North America, 20th February in Europe

Those new 'DX' features are also explained

Just recently it was confirmed that Retro City Rampage: DX was set to arrive this month, but we're pleased to now confirm that it actually lands in North America in this week's download update — on 6th February — for $9.99; its European release date is 20th February. As teased previously, the DX in...

News: Pokémon Bank Goes Live in North America

Pokémon Bank Goes Live in North America

Now everyone's happy

After its European release delighted fans earlier this week and left gamers in North America looking on enviously, the good news is that Pokémon Bank is now live in the region. That means the Pokémon X & Y online storage service is now available — through the 3DS eShop — in all major territories around the world...

News: Nintendo Confirms Unlockable Treats in the Upcoming Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Nintendo Confirms Unlockable Treats in the Upcoming Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Check out the new teaser trailer inside

The Professor Layton and Ace Attorney franchises are two of the most iconic Nintendo handheld series of recent times, so it's no surprise that there's a fair amount of anticipation for the Western release of Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on the 3DS. The combined work of Level-5 and Capcom...

Interview: Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publishing in Japan

Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publishing in Japan

"The Wii U in Japan is more family orientated"

Earlier this year we told you about Rainy Frog, a publisher with ambitions to bring a number of Western download games to the Japanese eShop stores and, in the future, vice versa. Its one of a group of companies that establish offices in Japan — in order to be eligible as publishers in the region...

News: Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia

Pokémon Bank Goes Live in Europe and Australia

Huzzah!

Update 2: Nintendo of America hasn't, at the time of writing, issued any update regarding the arrival of Pokémon Bank in the region. The Pokémon Company, however, has posted the following tweet that vaguely promises the service for the region "soon". Update: The Pokémon Bank has also gone live in Australia, so this appears to be a...

Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe)

6th February (Europe)

Golf, farming, an expedition and a load of discounts

It's Nintendo Download update time, Europe, and this week's Thursday offerings are perhaps more attractive for the discounts than the new downloads. We do have the arrival of a DSiWare / 3DS eShop series on the Wii U, along with some classic 8-bit sport and a new DSiWare game, but Rising Star...

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Set For February Release on the 3DS eShop

Retro City Rampage: DX Set For February Release on the 3DS eShop

Will be $9.99 in North America

Fans of Retro City Rampage have had plenty of opportunities to buy the game, but there's one more platform to go — the 3DS eShop. The good news is that the freshly-named Retro City Rampage: DX has now been submitted to Nintendo for approval in Europe and has already passed in North America; its progress in the latter...

First Impressions: We Shine A Light On Arc System Works Action RPG Swords & Darkness

We Shine A Light On Arc System Works Action RPG Swords & Darkness

It's not very bright

You can’t beat a bit of side-scrolling beat ‘em up action as far as we’re concerned, but we’ve been left twiddling our thumbs on 3DS since Code of Princess first hit Nintendo’s handheld in 2012. Arc System Works aim to fill that gap in Japan with the eShop exclusive Swords & Darkness, a moody action RPG set in a...