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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...

News: Nintendo Still Working On Bringing Game Boy Advance Titles To 3DS Virtual Console, Says Natsume

Nintendo Still Working On Bringing Game Boy Advance Titles To 3DS Virtual Console, Says Natsume

Publisher excited about DS support on Wii U, more GBC on the way

Remember the 3DS Ambassador campaign? Of course you do — it rewarded early adopters by giving them a raft of awesome Game Boy Advance titles for free. At the time, many assumed that the exciting prospect of downloading and playing even more GBA games on the 3DS Virtual Console was...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Available For Free Right Now in North America

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Available For Free Right Now in North America

"4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only"

Hands up if you remember when Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for free to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the franchise? That was back in 2011, when the Game Boy Advance title was spruced up with local wireless multiplayer and released as DSiWare (on the DSi Shop and 3DS eShop)...

News: Atlus is Bringing Conception II to Europe as a Download-Only Title

Atlus is Bringing Conception II to Europe as a Download-Only Title

A turn up for the books

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars looks to be, like its predecessor, a rather peculiar game. Yet for those that like their localised Japanese titles to be slightly off-the-wall, the Atlus release in North America on 15th April can't come soon enough. In a surprising move, however, Atlus is breaking with convention...

Nintendo Download: 30th January (North America)

30th January (North America)

Link finally revisits his 16-bit past, discounts, new 3DS titles and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week includes a variety of offerings to — hopefully — cater to most tastes. There's a much anticipated Super NES classic on the Wii U Virtual Console, a variety of discounts on both eShop stores and some new titles for...

News: Developer Of New Dreamcast Shooter Redux: Dark Matters "Has Plans" For Wii U And 3DS eShops

Developer Of New Dreamcast Shooter Redux: Dark Matters "Has Plans" For Wii U And 3DS eShops

"It will be easy for us to port the game to Nintendo consoles"

The Dreamcast may be dead and buried as far as Sega is concerned, but that doesn't mean that developers have entirely abandoned the console. Back in 2012, NG.DEV.TEAM's Gunlord brought its high-octane, Euro-style platforming action to the "defunct" system, and 2014 has started with...