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Nintendo Download: 26th December and 2nd January (Europe)

26th December and 2nd January (Europe)

Storming castles, classic Mario, Pokémon banking, EDGE and much more

Update: Nintendo of Europe issued details for two full weeks of downloads previously, so a fresh update isn't expected. Please note that Pokémon Bank has been delayed due to the Nintendo Network server issues encountered during the festive season. Original Article: With this...

Feature: A Year in Development - Renegade Kid

A Year in Development - Renegade Kid

A Q & A with Jools Watsham on 2013

In the second of our "Year in Development" mini-series, we sit down for a Q & A with Jools Watsham, co-founder and main spokesman for Renegade Kid. We already reported on confirmation of Mutant Mudds Deluxe content as a free update on 3DS, and below is the full manuscript that focuses on the studio's year,...

Feature: A Year in Development - Image & Form

A Year in Development - Image & Form

The SteamWorld Dig developer shares its 2013 experience

In the first of a mini-series here on Nintendo Life, some of the most respected eShop developers share their experiences of 2013. First up we have Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image & Form, which brought us the terrific SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop. Below is the studio's 2013, in...

News: Retro City Rampage Confirmed for Q1 2014 and a Discount Price on 3DS

Retro City Rampage Confirmed for Q1 2014 and a Discount Price on 3DS

The release will also hit Australia and New Zealand

Retro City Rampage was a welcome slice of anarchic madness on WiiWare, though the flaws of the service and a download userbase long gone blunted the title's impact on Nintendo's system. Nevertheless, it was released on pretty much every other platform, so it was pleasing when the 3DS was confirmed...

Video: Nintendo Minute Highlights Its eShop and Wii U Favourites of 2013

Nintendo Minute Highlights Its eShop and Wii U Favourites of 2013

Nintendo Life also makes a very brief cameo...

Not too long ago we told you about the Nintendo Minute show kicking off its Favourites of 2013 with the 3DS. Since then two new episodes have emerged covering the eShop platforms and the Wii U, as it all builds up to the overall favourites that are yet to be published. The eShop list in particular has...

Exclusive: Mutant Mudds Deluxe Content Coming as a Free Update on 3DS

Mutant Mudds Deluxe Content Coming as a Free Update on 3DS

Q1 2014 is the target

In October 2012 Renegade Kid provided those that own the 3DS eShop original of Mutant Mudds with 20 free 'Granny' levels that had previously been available on the PC version of the game. In a conversation with the studio's Jools Watsham today he's confirmed to us that Q1 2014 — potentially March — will bring another free...

News: Nintendo of Europe's Ed Valiente Highlights the Creative Value of Indie Developers

Nintendo of Europe's Ed Valiente Highlights the Creative Value of Indie Developers

"If there are interesting, creative... and fun games, consumers will come"

In what's surely been one of the most notable shifts of power in recent years, download and 'Indie' developers have gone from being underdogs struggling to release games to being central in a home console battleground. The continuing and extravagant growth of the PC Steam...

Nintendo Download: 19th December (North America)

19th December (North America)

Knytt Underground, Classic Konami, 3D Sega and more

It's that time again, North America, when we can calm down from Nintendo Direct madness and consider the week's download options; this is the last pre-Christmas update, too. This week brings us new offerings on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, with plenty of diversity and styles to choose from...

News: I Am In The Movie Aims To Transform Your Humble Handheld Into A Hollywood Film Studio

I Am In The Movie Aims To Transform Your Humble Handheld Into A Hollywood Film Studio

Arnie is sadly not included

Indie developer Moragami has lifted the lid on its latest DSiWare project, entitled I Am In The Movie. A visual effects application which allows you to create small clips to share with friends, it will be available early next year in North America and Europe for 200 Nintendo points. Here's a run down of the features,...

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...