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Nintendo Download: 15th August (North America)

15th August (North America)

Sam Fisher returns, retro shmup action, DLC, discounts and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with a variety of goodies arriving on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. There's a blockbuster retail release, some discounts on top-notch download titles, retro goodies and some new titles on the 3DS eShop. Without further ado,...

Exclusive: Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Wii U and 3DS playable with each other and smartphone / tablet players

Earlier this week Ripstone confirmed details of both Knytt Underground and Pure Chess coming to the Wii U eShop, with the latter also on its way to the 3DS eShop. Ripstone works with various small developers to bring their titles to multiple systems, and is one of a solid...

News: Boulder Dash-XL 3D Digging Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Boulder Dash-XL 3D Digging Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Moving over from retail

Since the 3DS launched we've seen a handful of titles evolve from retail releases — often with budget prices — into download titles. These are often lower-profile titles that can fall under the radar on the high street and therefore seek a second-wind on the download-only platform; Boulder Dash-XL 3D is making that same...

News: Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Pure Chess gets the 3DS eShop in Check, too

Last week's Nintendo Direct "Indie Showcase" sizzle reel included a good number of new releases confirmed for the Wii U eShop. Two of these are being published by Ripstone, Knytt Undergound and Pure Chess, and the publisher has now confirmed that both are targeting a release of late 2013/early 2014...

Out Now: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Awakens in North America

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Awakens in North America

There's also a demo available in the eShop

North American fans who’ve been dreaming of dreaming with Luigi have no longer to wait, as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team has now been incepted into their lives. Both retail and eShop copies of the newest game in the portable action-RPG series are priced at $39.99. If you’re still sitting on the fence...

News: Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Still room for improvement

In recent months, whenever Nintendo's financial figures and sales have been making the news, a common thread has been an emphasis on the continuing growth of the company's digital revenues. What began with encouraging but flawed platforms on the Wii and DSi has progressed to more rounded, impressive offerings with the...

News: Senran Kagura Burst Confirmed For Physical And 3DS eShop Release In Europe

Senran Kagura Burst Confirmed For Physical And 3DS eShop Release In Europe

Rip off your clothes in joy

It has been confirmed today that Senran Kagura Burst will be receiving a European release on the 3DS next year. Already confirmed for launch on the 3DS eShop in North America, this side-scrolling fighter will be going one better in Europe, where it will also be getting a boxed version as well. European distribution will...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

Bare Knuckle becomes Fist of the North Star?

Sega's 3D Classics range — which has so far only seen the light of day in Japan but is due to hit the west soon — is a selection of the company's past titles adapted for the 3DS console's auto-stereoscopic display. In the games released so far, Sega has made other enhancements — such as extra game...

Nintendo Download: 8th August (North America)

8th August (North America)

DuckTales returns, Bumpie has a party, Mario & Luigi are dreamy and more

It's that time again, North America, with some juicy Wii U and 3DS options coming your way in this week's Nintendo Download update. There's some nice variety, too, with a platforming remake, quirky mini-game collection and a bonkers RPG among the options. Let's get to the...

News: Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Super Mario Bros. 3 will be on both Wii U and 3DS

During today's Nintendo Direct it was announced that North America will be getting some timeless classics made available on the eShop. Broadcasting from the Nintendo Treehouse - we're not sure if it's actually a real treehouse - Erik Peterson confirmed five titles will be coming later this year...

News: Super Mario Bros. 2 Available On The 3DS Virtual Console Right Now in Europe

Super Mario Bros. 2 Available On The 3DS Virtual Console Right Now in Europe

The wait is over

Today's Nintendo Direct revealed some more information about a few upcoming releases but there was room for some older classic titles too. For example, Super Mario Bros. 2 is available to download from the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe right now for £4.49/€4.99. The game was released back in 1988 on the NES and is a little...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Come for the games, stay for the banter

It's been a while, hasn't it? But fear not, a new Nintendo Direct is upon us, containing juicy news relating to "previously announced" Wii U and 3DS titles. You can watch the entire broadcast on this very page, and we'll be supplying blow-by-blow coverage as well. You can also chat freely with other Nintendo...

News: Nicalis Teases SNES-Style JRPG Title For 3DS

Nicalis Teases SNES-Style JRPG Title For 3DS

Excited yet?

Nicalis has taken to Twitter to tease a new project for the 3DS which combines Japanese role-playing with SNES-style music. A long-time supporter of the 3DS eShop, Nicalis has previously given us titles such as VVVVVV and Ikachan. There's no news on what this mystery game could be, but given the company's track record we're getting...

News: Senran Kagura Burst Confirmed For North American 3DS eShop

Senran Kagura Burst Confirmed For North American 3DS eShop

XSEED is localising another Japanese title

XSEED has confirmed it is bringing Senran Kagura Burst to the 3DS eShop later this year. The sidescrolling action brawler has been available in Japan for a while and features five buxom high school ninjas, each with their own special ability, who train in a secret academy. There are in fact two separate...

News: Smash Bowling 3D Ready To Strike 3DS

Smash Bowling 3D Ready To Strike 3DS

From the creators of Big Bass Arcade

Big John Games has announced its latest 3DS title, Smash Bowling 3D, which is expected to be released via the eShop on 8th August for $4.99. The developer notes that the bowling sim expands its lineup of sports games, which currently consists of the Big Bass Arcade series. Here's what the studio had to say about...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Players "Won't Feel Lost" if They Haven't Played Earlier Titles

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Players "Won't Feel Lost" if They Haven't Played Earlier Titles

The game's producer believes the series will continue after Dual Destinies

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is already out in Japan and topped the software charts in its first week of release. It will be heading to the West this Fall but will only be available as a download from the 3DS eShop. This will be the first title in the main...

Video: Game Freak May Have Made Solitaire and Horse Racing an Awesome Combination

Game Freak May Have Made Solitaire and Horse Racing an Awesome Combination

This 'aint the Grand National

Not so long ago Game Freak — best known for the Pokémon franchise — teased a new title with a silhouette, and then surprised us all by revealing an eShop title combining horse racing with Solitaire. Anyone who said "I knew that's what it'd be" is clearly not being entirely truthful. But still, HarmoKnight was a...