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News: XSEED Will Release Rune Factory 4 as an eShop Title In Europe

XSEED Will Release Rune Factory 4 as an eShop Title In Europe

Unnamed developer is assisting the process

After the closure of Japanese developer Neverland in November last year due to sluggish performance, along with further bad news of the cancellation of its most recent title, Rune Factory 4 for the 3DS in Europe, the chances of the fourth entry in the beloved series being released outside of North America...

News: Engine Software Unveils Price And Release Window For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, MindFeud

Engine Software Unveils Price And Release Window For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, MindFeud

First screenshots also released

Towards the end of last month, Dutch-based outfit Engine Software revealed it would collaborate with Norwegian developer Monkeybin to release the popular iOS, Android and Facebook social board game MindFeud on the 3DS eShop later this year. Now, in the latest developments, Engine Software has announced the game...

News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Wii U and 3DS both covered

The Nintendo of America download update is always a popular arrival, but the region's habit of announcing future arrivals is also a neat bonus. It helps when the announced Virtual Console games are enticing, too, which was certainly the case last week with confirmation of two Castlevania titles making their VC débuts...

Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America)

2nd October (North America)

Smash Bros. arrives, Castlevania goodness, 99Seconds and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, with details of this week's Nintendo Download Update treats now here. The headline arrival is rather obviously Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, though we have some other choices — including a Castlevania title's Virtual Console début — to...

News: More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

From voxel fans Finger Fun Games

Throughout human history we've had various eras in which one resource or object is craved in great numbers — we had the gold rush in the US, the coal rush wherever it's found, Rush the movie, RUSH the game and plenty more besides (you got a bit lost there - ed). We're now in the midst of the Minecraft rush on...

News: Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

MineBattle

It was only recently that we were talking about U Craft, an apparent Minecraft clone coming to Wii U, though we've now received some fresh screens of an equally blocky title on the way to the 3DS eShop. Announced earlier in the summer and due in North American in the next month — later elsewhere — is Battleminer, which is bringing its...

News: Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Transparent 2DS release date and price also revealed

Nintendo Australia has revealed that select Club Nintendo members in the land down under will receive an exclusive email code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from 15th October onwards, with the demo to be made publicly available at selected retailers (yet to...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details on the Way in Japan

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details on the Way in Japan

Niconico and Pokémon Get☆TV in the act

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrive soon, with Nintendo no doubt hoping that they'll have a major impact on Holiday sales in the same manner as Pokémon X & Y in 2013. While plenty of features and Mega Evolutions have already been revealed, it seems that there's yet more information on the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Donkey & Diddy Kong! Kirby! Pac-Man! Fox! More!

In the past three weeks Nintendo of America has run a series of discounts across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores to celebrate characters from Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS, and it's now confirmed the final set before the brawler arrives on the portable. This week's selection includes some...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America)

25th September (North America)

Hyrule Warriors, Mario Golf Advance, discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, and a little later than normal this week. There's a major Wii U retail release for Zelda and action fans, an enjoyable slice of Game Boy Advance goodness along with some discounts and assorted other goodies. Let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo...

News: Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

No objections here

Just prior to E3 this year Capcom announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will arrive in the West as a 3DS eShop download in Winter this year. Already released at retail in Japan, it'll follow its immediate predecessor — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies — as a download-only arrival outside of Japan;...

News: Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Pick your game and DLC, get a unique download code

For some time now, you've been able to walk into your typical European high street games retailer and buy download cards — like the ones shown above — for 3DS and Wii U eShop titles. However, Nintendo is looking to dramatically expand the remit of this in-store service by offering an even more...

News: Shovel Knight Triumphantly Exits Final Testing Phase For International Release

Shovel Knight Triumphantly Exits Final Testing Phase For International Release

"We’ll be shipping up and shipping it out the door!"

North American players have been playing — and enjoying — the excellent Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, but the game still hasn't launched in other parts of the world. Thankfully, the wait for non-Americans is finally drawing to a close, as developer Yacht Club Games has...

News: Engine Software Announces MindFeud For 3DS eShop

Engine Software Announces MindFeud For 3DS eShop

A social board game for the mentally nimble

Dutch-based outfit Engine Software has announced it will collaborate with Norwegian developer Monkeybin to release the classic social board game hit MindFeud on the 3DS eShop later this year. The revival promises to be true to the iOS, Android and Facebook originals, but adds a completely exclusive single...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe)

25th September (Europe)

Fantasy Life, Art of Balance, FIFA(!), loads of discounts and much more

It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U, 3DS and even DSi. There's a major retail arrival on 3DS, new titles on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries,...

News: Nintendo Reveals Details on the Third Week of its Super Smashing Sale on the NA eShop

Nintendo Reveals Details on the Third Week of its Super Smashing Sale on the NA eShop

Pokémon! Metroid! Wii Fit! Oh my!

Nintendo of America is continuing its promise of low, low prices for its Super Smashing eShop sale, a four-week string of promotions set out to celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Be sure to make the most of what Nintendo has to offer for this week. The following games are...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashes onto the EU eShop

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashes onto the EU eShop

The wait is over

Today all the tears and howling have ended, as Nintendo has officially released the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo on the EU eShop! A version was released a week ago to random members of their Club Nintendo scheme, but now it has been made available to all. You can find it by navigating through the standard menus or you...

News: The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D Classics Treatment In Japan

Owners of Final Fantasy Explorers will receive the game for free

While western gamers are still waiting on a possible announcement from Square Enix regarding the release of its latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers in both Europe and North America, Japanese gamers are currently bracing themselves for the title’s release towards the end of this...

Feature: We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist, The Next Image & Form Game

We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist, The Next Image & Form Game

“A game about space adventure and survival”

Image & Form, the Swedish development studio that shot to prominence with the success of SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop, which was subsequently ported to Wii U and other platforms, has announced the next game in the SteamWorld franchise. This isn’t a straight-up sequel, however, but a spin-off...

Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe)

18th September (Europe)

Hyrule Warriors, Theatrhythm, KickBeat, original DK and lots more

Monday morning doesn't have to be a time of gloom, European gamers, as Nintendo brings us details of this week's Download Update to enjoy. This week's pretty hot, it must be said, with major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS, some promising download-only games and more discounts than...

News: SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

To be unveiled at Tokyo Game Show

Petit Computer, despite its staggered arrival in the West, remains one of the most intriguing DSiWare apps available. It allows you to create simple games using the BASIC programming code and is a useful tool for budding developers to learn some, well, basics. It was confirmed last year — with the web image above...