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News: Castle Clout 3D Brings Medieval Destruction to the 3DS eShop on 30th January

Castle Clout 3D Brings Medieval Destruction to the 3DS eShop on 30th January

Will cost $4.99 in North America

Selectsoft and Teyon are both prolific developers and publishers, and have teamed up on a new title to arrive in North America this week — Castle Clout 3D; the former is the primary publisher. This is a physics based action game where you utilise a trebuchet to fire projectiles and destroy enemy castles. It'll...

News: Dragon Fantasy Set To Bring Retro Goodness To The 3DS eShop This Year

Dragon Fantasy Set To Bring Retro Goodness To The 3DS eShop This Year

RPG fans are treated to another handheld adventure

There's quite a lot of nostalgia permeating the gaming industry nowadays, and it's made for some really interesting remakes, prequels and tweaks on classic titles in recent years. Games like NES Remix or even WarioWare play on old conventions, while others revel in their pixel art and tradition...

News: Early Mighty No. 9 Screenshots Blast Into View

Early Mighty No. 9 Screenshots Blast Into View

Looking mighty fine

In September 2013, Mega Man mastermind and creator, Keiji Inafune, teased fans all over the world with the idea of a spiritual successor to the Blue Bomber. He showed off concept art and ambitious plans for his project, but the one thing he lacked was money, and so he turned to Kickstarter to ask fans to provide the necessary...

Nintendo Download: 23rd January (North America)

23rd January (North America)

Jack of Mighty Bombs, a Life Force and some discounts

Another download update is here, North America, yet this week we're left to pick over some discounts and two Virtual Console titles. There's not much more we can say in this pre-amble, so let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mighty Bomb Jack (Tecmo Koei, $4.99) — This NES 'sequel' to a...

News: Project X Zone Price Slashed To $20 On The North American 3DS eShop

Project X Zone Price Slashed To $20 On The North American 3DS eShop

Role-playing on a budget

Project X Zone is one of those games that isn't for everyone; the unique mixture of JRPG action and fan-service means that it's only going to appeal to a very focused audience. Chances are some of you may have passed on this title when it first released — but the game has just received a permanent price reduction which...

News: Cody, Haggar And Guy Are Scrapping Their Way To The Japanese 3DS eShop In Mighty Final Fight

Cody, Haggar And Guy Are Scrapping Their Way To The Japanese 3DS eShop In Mighty Final Fight

While we get Mighty Bomb Jack

Next week, Japanese 3DS owners will be able to step into the super-deformed shoes of Metro City's famous wrestling mayor Mike Haggar thanks to the release of Mighty Final Fight on the 3DS Virtual Console. Capcom's side-scrolling fighter originally launched on the Famicom and NES back in 1993, and offers the same kind...

News: Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan

Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan

Still waiting on North America and Europe

For many gamers, the unveiling of an upcoming game or feature is truly an exciting time. Waiting for the next big release creates feelings of anticipation unmatched in the industry. For some, one of these times was during the lead up to Pokémon Bank. The ability to transfer Pokémon from previous games and...

Matters of Import: Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict Joins The 3DS Library

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict Joins The 3DS Library

Like a light Shining in the Darkness

Thanks to Sega’s continuing support of the 3DS Virtual Console service we now have all three Game Gear Shining Force games available to buy on Nintendo’s much loved handheld — in Japan, at least. The emulation is so consistently brilliant on the 3DS it’s hardly worth mentioning these days: we’ll...

Matters of Import: Taking Initial D: Perfect Shift Online For A Spin

Taking Initial D: Perfect Shift Online For A Spin

A Not-So-Hot Rod

Free-to-play is all the rage these days, with in-app purchases proving profitable for developers while allowing users to decide exactly how much they want to spend and everyone — from Square-Enix to Capcom to probably your Gran — has an iOS game or MMO available to install for free with optional micro-transactions attached...

Nintendo Download: 23rd January (Europe)

23rd January (Europe)

Unepic, old-school Mario and Ninja Gaiden challenge, loads of discounts

European Nintendo fans once again have the download update to bring some cheer to a dreary Monday morning. This time around we have a new Wii U eShop title that's already earned an 8 in our review, along with some retro goodies and a lengthy list of 3DS eShop discounts. Let's...

News: Ninja Gaiden III Is Slashing Its Way To The European 3DS eShop Next Week

Ninja Gaiden III Is Slashing Its Way To The European 3DS eShop Next Week

Jumping the ship of doom

Nintendo UK has confirmed that Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom is coming to the European 3DS eShop next week — the 23rd of January, to be precise. The third game in the NES-based trilogy from Tecmo, Ninja Gaiden III is seen by many fans as the best of the three. "Ninja Gaiden III does a great job of being true...

Video: Thirty Glorious Minutes Of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict

Thirty Glorious Minutes Of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict

Yet another excellent but untranslated Sega RPG hits Japan

The last Game Gear Shining Force game, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict takes place in between the mainline Genesis / Mega Drive titles Shining Force I and II and — as you'd expect — features many, many, fan-pleasing plot threads, characters and general references to the events in...

Nintendo Download: 16th January (North America)

16th January (North America)

Unepic, Powered Up F1, double Castlevania and a discount

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week we have rather slim pickings. That said, there are two new offerings on the Wii U eShop, a Konami double on the Virtual Console's and an attractive discount. So, let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, $9.99) — The work...

Talking Point: An Unplanned Flash Sale Looked Like Retail Download Genius from Nintendo

An Unplanned Flash Sale Looked Like Retail Download Genius from Nintendo

A flash sale... well, 'flashed' before our eyes

There was a moment this week when, for a brief and glorious moment, Nintendo ran a Steam-like flash sale on retail games. It may have passed plenty of people by, especially as it was for download codes on the official Nintendo UK store, but it was a glimmer of a brave new world where Nintendo creates...

News: Renegade Kids Regains Publication Rights to Moon

Renegade Kids Regains Publication Rights to Moon

Rumours also sparked by "Moon Chronicles" trademark

Jools Watsham, co-founder of Renegade Kid, has proven a master of the teaser this month. He recently said that the studio was preparing an announcement for "FPS lovers and 3DS owners", bringing to mind the company's early days on the DS and prompting some to express a desire for a sequel to Moon...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for January

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for January

Game & Watch! F-Zero! Snowboarding!

2014 is now two weeks old, and we finally have the new North American Club Nintendo rewards to sink our teeth into. Nintendo's kept us in suspense but has now lifted the lid on some DSiWare and retro treats to get the pulses racing. While the DSiWare releases, in particular, may make you stretch your memories...

News: Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Update Goes Live

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Update Goes Live

Applies quite a few improvements

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is the latest 3DS eShop title from Shin'en Multimedia, and was certainly eagerly anticipated by fans of the WiiWare original. Although a solid title, there were some aspects that weren't quite on the money, with our review highlighting issues such as the rather slow movement of the...

Nintendo Download: 16th January (Europe)

16th January (Europe)

Luigi gets his PhD, F1 gets powered up, a mystical ninja and more

Monday means one thing, European gamers, Nintendo Download update time. News of what to expect on Thursday has arrived promptly this week and delivers a first-party puzzle game, a mini-game extravaganza on 3DS and a variety of racing, retro and discounted treats elsewhere. Let's get...

News: UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the Forefront Of Download Content Sales

UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the Forefront Of Download Content Sales

"The amount of digital content is going to keep growing"

GAME is the prominent specialist video game retailer in the UK, with some stores around Europe, but has endured difficulties in recent history with administration and a transition to new owners in 2012. Since then the company appears to have found a degree of stability, and in an interview...

News: Rainy Frog Launches to Focus on Bringing Western Download Titles to Japan

Rainy Frog Launches to Focus on Bringing Western Download Titles to Japan

Kicks off with a re-named version of Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party

Whenever we refer to the continual growth of the eShop platforms here on Nintendo Life, and in particular the continuing rise of download-only and 'Indie' developers, we're specifically referring to territories outside of Japan. At present a game can only be released in Japan if...

Weirdness: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder Has a Virtual Butt Removed in North America

Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder Has a Virtual Butt Removed in North America

Won't somebody think of the children!

Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder is out now on the 3DS eShop in North America, and is certainly a title full of charm and potential. It utilises the device's camera for a quirky object finding quest, bringing back the franchise that began on GameCube and had two DS releases, one of which was Japan-only. As has proven...