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News: Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

It's a download-only release in the region

Fans of anime brawlers have no doubt been keeping an eye on Senran Kagura Burst, which includes the Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows and the opposing Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls storylines in one package. As is almost standard for the genre, it's also attracted attention for its busty young protagonists...

Nintendo Download: 14th November (Europe)

14th November (Europe)

Picross, Mega Man returns, unpronounceable puzzles, discounts and more

It's just another manic Monday, dear readers, but Europeans can once again take solace in the week's download offerings. This time around we have the continuation of a popular puzzle series, a new puzzle IP, some rather fun 16-bit Mega Man and a scattering of other goodies...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (North America)

7th November (North America)

Wii Sports is back, Toki Tori returns, retro Wario and more

Arriving later than normal today, we have the Nintendo Download news for all of you gamers in North America. This week serves up a couple of options within Wii Sports Club, while we have the return of a popular WiiWare game, retail options and a number of download-only offerings. Let's...

News: Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Picross-ing over to the 3DS eShop

A good while ago the main man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, Hugo Smits, confirmed that his first 3DS eShop title would be Tappingo, a puzzle title that aims to incorporate popular ideas in a fresh way. The game maker has now been in touch with further details and screenshots, saying the following. Solve pixel art...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC Joins Game in 25% eShop Discount Until 11th November

Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC Joins Game in 25% eShop Discount Until 11th November

Don't worry wallets, there are only 11 DLC packs

Last week's Nintendo Download update for North America brought the news that Atlus was offering a temporary discount on RPG epic Shin Megami Tensei IV, with the price reduced to $39.99 from $49.99; that offer runs until 11th November. The publisher has now confirmed that in-game DLC is also part of...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (Europe)

7th November (Europe)

Wii Sports returns, Layton's legacy, Olympics, Batman and much more

The download details for Europe arrived a little later than usual this week, possibly because it's a rather lengthy release list. We have high profile retail games on Wii U and 3DS, along with some interesting download-only options and discounts both permanent and temporary...

Video: This IronFall Tech Demo is Rather Impressive

This IronFall Tech Demo is Rather Impressive

Hopefully the game itself will match up well

Recently we've brought you some coverage of IronFall, a third-person shooter from developer VD-Dev that's making its way to the 3DS eShop. It's a project with plenty of ambition, including a goal of running at a silky smooth 60 frames-per-second. While screens and bold declarations have brought some...

News: Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in Japan

Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in Japan

Paid service World Gallery remains

Yesterday we reported that Nintendo had halted the Swapnote / Nintendo Letter Box SpotPass service due to some users utilising it to "exchange offensive material". The direct exchange of photos, and minors actively sharing their friend codes and photos, were both highlighted as issues that drove the decision to...

News: Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service Due to Online Safety Concerns

Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service Due to Online Safety Concerns

Service was "actively misused"

The SpotPass service that allows the sending and receiving of drawings and photographs in Swapnote (Nintendo Letter Box in Europe) has been indefinitely disabled. The online service had been used to distribute "offensive material" to minors, Nintendo said. The software - downloadable from the 3DS eShop - is designed...

Feature: The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

So many ruined SD cards...

It's the time of year during which a lot of people skulk around yelling "Boo!" As a video games review website, however, we prefer to boo terrible games. After all, isn't it the least bit frightening that these shambling, creeping monstrosities are out there trying to steal your money? We certainly lose sleep over it! In...

Nintendo Download: 31st October (North America)

31st October (North America)

Wii Fit U, LEGO heroes, Super retro vampire slaying and much more

It's time for the Nintendo Download update, North America, in which we learn what delights will be infesting the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms this Halloween and beyond. We have a stone-cold classic Super NES title on the Wii U, while one of the most lucrative Wii franchises makes...

News: Nintendo Reveals More Details for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo Reveals More Details for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Hero mode, new items and a tease at a hidden secret

As the weeks whizz by in the remainder of 2013, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS gets ever closer — it arrives in Europe and North America on 22nd November. Nintendo, for its part, has been firing up the hype train, and a press release has now been issued with a number of...

News: SEGA Confirms Western Release Dates and Details of 3D Classics Range

SEGA Confirms Western Release Dates and Details of 3D Classics Range

Rejoice, retro fans!

We've been aware of the 3D range of retro remakes from SEGA for a good while, splashing the cash on our Japanese unit while waiting for their eventual localisation. Of course, that's not an option for everyone, so the pleasing news is that SEGA has now confirmed release details for both Europe and North America, with a total...

News: Phantasm Studios Seeks To Resurrect Ghosts 'N Goblins With Or Without Capcom's Blessing

Phantasm Studios Seeks To Resurrect Ghosts 'N Goblins With Or Without Capcom's Blessing

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Demon World slated for Nintendo eShops

Newly-established Phantasm Studios is looking to bring the legendary Arthur back from the dead with a fresh entry in the Ghosts 'N Goblins series. CEO and founder Monty Singleton has lifted the lid on a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds for development, but there's a catch: he...

Nintendo Download: 31st October (Europe)

31st October (Europe)

Free fitness for U, Castlevania gets super, a lot of discounts and more

This week's download news for Europe arrived a little later than normal, which we'll assume is an attempt to creep us out before they arrive on the creepiest day of the year. This time around we're light on new releases, though a major Wii franchise makes its awaited début on...

News: Zombie Blaster Removed from the 3DS eShop in North America

Zombie Blaster Removed from the 3DS eShop in North America

The undead now seem to be dead

Zombie Blaster, a DSiWare on-rails shooter, shuffled onto the North American 3DS eShop on 10th October. It seemed entirely suitable for the month that features Halloween, of course, though in our review we awarded 3/10 and said "the only way to really win at Zombie Blaster is to not buy it in the first place". That...

News: Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Proves That Capcom Really Needs To Hire More Proofreaders

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Proves That Capcom Really Needs To Hire More Proofreaders

Spell to get well

Not so long ago, Capcom caused a few unintentional guffaws with its Resident Evil: Revelations packaging spelling error. You'd think that dropping such a notable clanger would encourage the firm to subsequently keep a close eye on its spelling, but having spent a while with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on the 3DS,...

News: Retro City Rampage to Utilise Circle Pad Pro

Retro City Rampage to Utilise Circle Pad Pro

Gunplay just got easier

Retro City Rampage will certainly be a welcome release on the 3DS eShop, making its way to Nintendo's portable after its appearance on WiiWare and a host of other platforms. It's an anarchic game full of energy, so could certainly be ideal for some escapism on the go. With development ongoing the developer, Vblank...

Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Freshen Up

The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Freshen Up

Tom Whitehead's frustrated at the untapped potential of the Virtual Console

OK, I'll join the club and say it. The Wii U and, to a degree, the 3DS Virtual Console are becoming rather frustrating, stale affairs. There's something odd that, years after working through the NES library on the Wii, we're now doing it all over again, despite the fact...

Interview: Mojo Bones on Bringing Siesta Fiesta to the 3DS eShop and Venturing Beyond Smartphones

Mojo Bones on Bringing Siesta Fiesta to the 3DS eShop and Venturing Beyond Smartphones

"We’ve always been keen to work on 3DS"

While much recent attention has focused on titles on the way to the Wii U eShop, we shouldn't forget that the 3DS store has a prominent role to play in the coming months and years. We've gradually seen the library grow, with plenty of developers using the portable system as their point of entry into...

News: SEGA's Retro Remakes Down to Fans for "Next Lineup"

SEGA's Retro Remakes Down to Fans for "Next Lineup"

Europe and North America still awaits retro 3D series on the eShop

While now a software developer and publisher with other major interests in entertainment such as Pachinko machines in Japan, for some SEGA will always be the hardware and arcade company that brought joy to their early gaming years. It's a strong legacy, and the company often shows a...