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News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Discounts

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Discounts

Top up those funds

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were certainly full of surprises, with some reveals also coming in as little as 10 seconds of video. One announcement that's worth pointing out for those that missed it in Europe is that there's an extensive range of discounts coming over the next few weeks, covering retail and download-only...

News: Bravely Default North American Demo To Include Unique Quest and Hours of Exclusive Content

Bravely Default North American Demo To Include Unique Quest and Hours of Exclusive Content

Arrives on 2nd January

While European gamers are fortunate enough to have Bravely Default available on 3DS now, it seems North American gamers will also have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the game ahead of its retail release. Nintendo of America has confirmed that a demo for the title will hit the region's 3DS eShop on 2nd January, and stated that...

News: Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Update On The Way

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Update On The Way

Includes tweaks such as a faster, more agile character

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai was certainly on the radar of many download fans prior to its recent arrival, following on from the impressive original on WiiWare. It blends 2D and 3D levels along with crisp visuals and a rock-solid frame-rate. We gave this one a 7/10 recommendation in our...

News: PC Engine And MSX Games Coming To Japanese 3DS And Wii U Virtual Console Services

PC Engine And MSX Games Coming To Japanese 3DS And Wii U Virtual Console Services

Retro goodies promised for next week

Nintendo has confirmed that it is expanding both the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console services in Japan to cover additional systems. On the 25th December, PC Genjin (600 Yen) and Parodius (800 Yen) will be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console — titles which originally released on the PC Engine and MSX respectively...

Nintendo Download: 19th December (Europe)

19th December (Europe)

Knytt Underground, more 3D Sega goodness, discounts galore and more

It's the start of another week as 2013 draws to a close, dear readers, and it seems that various download publishers have decided to get into the festive spirit with a lot of discounts available on both the Wii U and 3DS stores. We have new games, too, with Knytt Underground on Wii...

Nintendo Download: 12th December (North America)

12th December (North America)

RUSH, Double (Double) Dragon, 3D Sega and more

It's Nintendo Download day, North America, and your collection of download treats for the week has been revealed. This week brings a mix of the old and new on both Wii U and 3DS, while DSiWare also makes an appearance. There's certainly decent variety on offer, so check out the details below. Wii U...

News: 3D After Burner II Is Jetting Towards The Japanese 3DS eShop

3D After Burner II Is Jetting Towards The Japanese 3DS eShop

Missiles locked on

Take a moment to reflect on the gaming days of yesteryear, and no doubt there’ll be some fond memories of Sega’s jet fighter classic, After Burner. Originally released in 1987 — and following on from Sega’s equally successful arcade racer Out Run in 1986 — After Burner placed the player in the seat of an F-14 Tomcat...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December

Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December

Retro Picross! Really Difficult Mario! Surprisingly Pricey Balloon Fight!

Nintendo of America has taken its time updating its Club Nintendo rewards for this month, teasing us an extra day before dishing out the final dose of downloadable treats for 2013. As always there are four new games to choose from, and for the first time one of the home...

Video: Nintendo Releases A Handy Introduction to Setting Up Your 3DS Nintendo Network ID

Nintendo Releases A Handy Introduction to Setting Up Your 3DS Nintendo Network ID

Three minutes of clean graphics and jaunty music

The latest major 3DS system update has arrived, bringing Miiverse, the Nintendo Network ID and shared eShop balances to the portable. There are various aspects to figure out, and we've put together a detailed guide for you. In any case, if you want a snappy, quick introduction to get you started with...

News: 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

Say hello to version 7.0.0-13

Since its launch the Wii U has introduced the Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse, the latter of which was promised for the 3DS when it was revealed just before E3 2012. In its most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo confirmed that a December update would introduce the ID and shared eShop funds across the 3DS and...

News: Nintendo of America Reminds Gamers of 20% Discount on eShop Cards at Best Buy

Nintendo of America Reminds Gamers of 20% Discount on eShop Cards at Best Buy

Download fans, unite up!

Nintendo is certainly keen for Wii U and 3DS owners to consider going the download route with their favourite games. While there are still some obstacles scaring some away — such as premium prices and hardware-based account data — there have been growing numbers making the move to a virtual library. Nintendo of America,...

Nintendo Download: 12th December (Europe)

12th December (Europe)

Classic SNES Zelda, 3D Sega, RUSH, Level-5 discounts and much more

The European Nintendo Download update makes its usual Monday appearance and, this week, has plenty to offer. Another Super NES classic finally hits the Wii U eShop, we have new Wii U eShop software and 3D re-releases gracing the 3DS, along with a lot of very tempting discounts. This...

News: Genius Sonority Reconsidering Denpa Men Direction After Underwhelming Sales In The West

Genius Sonority Reconsidering Denpa Men Direction After Underwhelming Sales In The West

Studio also eyeing a move into Wii U development

Genius Sonority president Manabu Yamana has been speaking to Nintendo Everything about the critically-acclaimed Denpa Men series, and has revealed that the games haven't sold as well in the west as was previously expected — forcing a rethink for the entire franchise: Both “The Denpa Men: They...

News: Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Drive Downloads in Japan

Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Drive Downloads in Japan

"It’s safe to say that it’s a risk-free system for the retailers"

New Super Mario Bros. 2 may not be regarded in the future as an iconic, unforgettable 2D Mario game — though various members of the Nintendo Life team do think it's rather good — but it did represent one important piece of Nintendo's modern history. It was the first physical...

Nintendo Download: 5th December (North America)

5th December (North America)

3D Sonic and Altered Beast, Classic Goemon, DK galore and more

It's another download update, North America, and this week is jam packed full of retro offerings, including some that have been spruced up in fancy 3D ways. The 3D Sega series continues, a Konami classic lands on Wii U and it all goes a bit ape with retro Donkey Kong everywhere, plus...

News: Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Discounted on North American eShop

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Discounted on North American eShop

Only 20 potatoes through December

Prospective farmers in North America may want to ready their hoes, as Natsume has announced its digital crop of Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns will be on sale all through December on the 3DS eShop: That's a saving of $10 off the original price to put the towns of Bluebell and Konohana in your pocket. Feel...

Hands On: Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre

A touch of class

When Nintendo announced, in Spring 2012, that it was taking on the role of providing the interactive museum guides at the Louvre in Paris, it seemed slightly odd. The prospect of visitors wandering around the famous site with a 3DS around their necks seemed peculiar, but there it was in undeniable reality. We learned that it had...

News: Renegade Kid Provides Status Update, With Treasurenauts Targeting 2014

Renegade Kid Provides Status Update, With Treasurenauts Targeting 2014

Free Mutant Mudds 3DS update in 2014, new game in the works

With 2013 drawing to a close, there's an inevitability that games targeting "Q4 2013" may start to slide into next year. We're also entering a period where developers can let us know what's in the works and coming up soon, something that Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid has done in a new blog...