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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...

News: Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween

Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween

A nice treat for North American Wii U and 3DS owners

It's that time of year again where people dress as werewolves and other spooky monsters, carve scary faces into pumpkins and dish out candy on Animal Crossing. Yes, it's Halloween and there are plenty of frightful franchises out there to get stuck into over the season, with Resident Evil being...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (North America)

24th October (North America)

Destinies are fulfilled, retail big-hitters arrive and more

It's taken a little longer than normal to receive confirmation, but we finally have the North American download information for the week. This time around the focus is truly on retail downloads, though a much-anticipated download-only title arrives from Capcom. Let's get to it. Wii U...

News: The Mystery of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy's File Size is Solved

The Mystery of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy's File Size is Solved

Every puzzle has an answer!

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the final iteration in the current trilogy and is due to arrive on 8th November in Europe, while North America will get puzzling next year. The 3DS title will of course be available in the eShop and will be a fair sized download. You'll need to have 7,309 blocks available in order...

News: Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Can also be obtained by eight hours in 3DS sleep mode

After a fair bit of waiting, 3DS RPG fans in the West are no doubt looking forward to getting their hands on Bravely Default — it's based on the updated version known as Bravely Default: For the Sequel in Japan. The goal of the fresh iteration is to improve and react to feedback on the...

News: VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

Third person action title uses a custom game engine

VD-Dev may not have revealed a great deal about its forthcoming 3DS shooter IronFall but the game is already causing quite a stir with Nintendo fans. The indie studio — which was responsible for the technically impressive DS title C.O.P. The Recruit — has been speaking to Nintendo Everything...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (Europe)

24th October (Europe)

Phoenix Wright, Mighty Switching on Wii U and a ludicrous range of options

Some weeks can be rather quiet in the Nintendo Download update; this is not one of those weeks. This may well be the longest list of downloads and promotions that we've seen yet, with some anticipated titles and a few that have rather come out of left-field. There's a...

News: Zen Studios Releases A Patch For Star Wars Pinball On 3DS

Zen Studios Releases A Patch For Star Wars Pinball On 3DS

Those crashing issues should now be no more

Star Wars Pinball was released on Wii U and 3DS earlier this year but unfortunately the handheld version was liable to crash at certain points. Indeed, as we detailed in our review when you head over to the leaderboards the game simply stalls and throws you to the 3DS menu. It's fair to say we were a...

News: Capcom Issues Update On Game Boy Mega Man Titles Heading To 3DS Virtual Console

Capcom Issues Update On Game Boy Mega Man Titles Heading To 3DS Virtual Console

They're on the way, Mega Man X2 could also be possible

Capcom is celebrating a lot this year, with the company itself reaching its 30th anniversary and Mega Man hitting his 25th birthday. While the Blue Bomber hasn't had a new game to celebrate the occasion, he is to be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS and...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (North America)

17th October (North America)

A Mighty sequel, retro 'goodies', retail options, racing on snow and more

It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download update to brighten up your week and get you through to the weekend. There's a fairly lengthy list of options on the Wii U and 3DS, incorporating the new, the old and the very old; with plenty of diverse options...

News: XSEED Aiming For November Release For Busty Anime Brawler Senran Kagura Burst

XSEED Aiming For November Release For Busty Anime Brawler Senran Kagura Burst

Download version will take up less than 2GB of space on your 3DS SD card

Publisher XSEED has revealed that Senran Kagura Burst should be out in North America some time next month, and that the 3DS eShop version of the game will have a download file size of less than 2GB. The news was posted on the company's Facebook page: November-ish on the...

First Impressions: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

A "Risky" new title

While Wayforward Technologies' Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is one of Nintendo Life's more anticipated upcoming eShop titles, the critically acclaimed series has yet to resonate with the "mass market," likely because the original had the misfortune of being released on Game Boy Color at the end of its life cycle and its...

News: Snow Moto Racing 3D Slides Onto the 3DS eShop in North America on 17th October

Snow Moto Racing 3D Slides Onto the 3DS eShop in North America on 17th October

Keeping it cool

Not so long ago Zordix AB released Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop, a title with some flaws — some of the technical issues were tackled in a subsequent update — that nevertheless tried to serve up fun racing which may have prompted some to reminisce over Wave Race. Of course the Moto Racing franchise is an established...

News: Train Simulating Shenanigans Live On With the 3DS in Japan

Train Simulating Shenanigans Live On With the 3DS in Japan

If Densha de Go! 64 is out of your price range

Just recently we published a retro review for Densha de Go! 64, a remarkably tricky and realistic train simulator that even came with a unique controller. If you want to experience the trials, tribulations and challenges of being a train driver, that's a title for you. While slightly quirky simulator...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (Europe)

17th October (Europe)

Sonic arrives, Urban Champion returns (?!), some tasty discounts and more

While the Monday blues are common, the Nintendo Download update arrives to bring a ray of sunlight to our week. This time around there are a few retro games, including a surprise return, Sonic dashes onto the Wii U and 3DS and we have some encouraging discounts to consider...

Rumour: Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Government shutdown to blame

The above photo is purportedly taken from a store on a U.S. military base. Although exact details are not known, it is not difficult to believe such a thing could happen, as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government had previously shut down military grocery stores entirely up to 5 days ago and it may take some time to...

News: Brunch Panic To Bring Catering Madness to the 3DS eShop

Brunch Panic To Bring Catering Madness to the 3DS eShop

Bagels! Sandwiches! Panic!

Circle Entertainment is to continue its record as one of the most prolific developers and publishers on Nintendo Download platforms with Brunch Panic, a resource management / action game that sees you provide lunch — or brunch, we guess — to lots of quirky characters. Developed by FK Digital, this certainly appears to...