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News: Capcom To Share More Details On Upcoming Titles At San Diego Comic Con

Capcom To Share More Details On Upcoming Titles At San Diego Comic Con

Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed IV will also be there

Comic Con International 2013 will be taking place in San Diego this week and Capcom will have a large presence at the event. The publisher will be showing off a range of titles for a mixture of platforms and will also be holding panels focusing on specific games. Phoenix Wright: Ace...

Nintendo Download: 11th July (North America)

11th July (North America)

A long awaited Atlus sequel, retro goodies, Pinball Wars and more

Another week, another Nintendo Download update for you, North America. This week brings Atlus RPG fans a 3DS title that's been long craved, one of the most famous film franchises of all time finally gets its pinball fix on Wii U, and some retro goodies join movie licensed games on...

News: HTR High Tech Racing Will Turn Your 3DS Into A Pocket-Sized Scalextric

HTR High Tech Racing Will Turn Your 3DS Into A Pocket-Sized Scalextric

Minus the smell of burning metal, of course

Back in the days before video games ruled every young child's life, there was Scalextric. Here at the Nintendo Life office — where we're all rather old and wrinkly — we can fondly recall playing with a battered old Scalextric track handed down by older relations, before finally getting our very own...

News: 8-Bit Titles Nuts & Milk And Mach Rider Hitting Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

8-Bit Titles Nuts & Milk And Mach Rider Hitting Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

500 Yen a pop

Nintendo has confirmed that two new 8-bit titles are coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop next week. The excellently-titled Nuts & Milk was in fact the first third-party game for the Famicom, and launched way back in 1984. It's a curious puzzle / platfomer hybrid which involves linking up Milk with his girlfriend whilst avoiding the...

Weirdness: Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Well played

A little while ago we shared the peculiar news that a load of online pranksters had voted for the Aero Porter plane as their 'favourite' Level-5 character. It was a poll to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary, and pleas for the vote to be taken seriously were clearly ignored — we feel confident saying that these were pranksters,...

News: Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

A couple of tasty new screens, too

Shovel Knight is the debut game from Yacht Club Games, a studio founded by ex-employees of WayForward and with a goal of producing retro-styled games that live up to modern standards. Its pixel-based 2D action platformer — coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms — has enjoyed rave previews, while a few...

Rumour: Attack of the Friday Monsters Breaching North American Shores Next Week

Attack of the Friday Monsters Breaching North American Shores Next Week

There goes the neighbourhood

We're not really sure where giant kaiju come from, perhaps they emerge from the depths or fly down from space, either way the North American eShop has listed Level 5’s Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale for arrival on 18th July. The third and final game of the Guild 02 series is currently priced in the eShop...

Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning Download-Only Games

The Issues of Collecting and Owning Download-Only Games

Downloads aren't forever

At the start of this week we posted a talking point on the questionable collectibility of download-only game libraries, an issue that's yet to come to a head on Nintendo systems. So far its debut download-only platforms, the Wii Shop and DSiWare, have been available in the company's current systems. The approaches have...

News: Over 200,000 Gamers Have Bought StreetPass Mii Plaza DLC

Over 200,000 Gamers Have Bought StreetPass Mii Plaza DLC

Paid for with real, not Play, coins

Not too long ago Europe and Japan enjoyed an update to the StreetPass Mii Plaza, which brought a fresh layout and a batch of four new games to choose from. The catch is that these additions come at a price — they're £4.49 / €4.99 each, or there's a Combo pack of all four available for £13.49 / €14.99...

Nintendo Download: 4th July (North America)

4th July (North America)

Retro flying and racing, plenty of discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, when fresh downloads appear on your Nintendo systems vying for your hard-earned funds. This week brings a mixture of the old, the new and the discounted on Wii U and 3DS, along with one or two relative unknowns. Let's get right to the details. Wii U Virtual...

News: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Iwata Asks - Development, Accessibility for All Gamers and More

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Iwata Asks - Development, Accessibility for All Gamers and More

Sweet, sweet pixels

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team — known as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. in Europe — hits North America on 11th August, while European gamers are lucky enough to get their hands on it from 12th July. We're currently playing through this for review and will simply say that if this isn't on your radar, it should be. Ahead...

Talking Point: The Uncertain Collectible Future of Download-Only Game Libraries

The Uncertain Collectible Future of Download-Only Game Libraries

Servers will surely shut down, but what about the games?

Just before the weekend, a number of Wii Channels were shut down. On 28th June most of the online enabled channels and services — such as Weather, News, Everyone Votes and Wii Connect 24 — went off air; low participation rates more than likely caused Nintendo to deem them an expense not...

News: Kokuga Blasting Its Way To Europe On 11th July

Kokuga Blasting Its Way To Europe On 11th July

But Canada is still missing out

Kokuga developer G.Rev has confirmed to us that the game will be hitting the European 3DS eShop on 11th July. The game launched in North America last week. Oddly, Canadian 3DS owners have missed out on Hiroshi "Ikaruga" Iuchi's action-packed title. Here's what G.Rev had to say about the matter: Unfortunately, the...

News: Boxed Copies of Mutant Mudds May Be Possible

Boxed Copies of Mutant Mudds May Be Possible

Renegade Kid seeking information from Nintendo

Mutant Mudds on the 3DS eShop has an obvious retro charm, but you know what’s really retro? Getting your game in a good old, hold-it-in-your-hands box; not magically downloaded from invisible pieces screaming through the ether from all this newfangled alien wireless technology we have these days...

News: Aqua Moto Racing 3D Developer Keen to Bring it to Wii U

Aqua Moto Racing 3D Developer Keen to Bring it to Wii U

"It would be a dream"

Aqua Moto Racing 3D arrived in the European 3DS eShop this week, with the North American release to arrive relatively soon. We're currently working on our review, but it's a title — and series — that's achieved notable success on smartphones, and from video footage alone may remind some of the Wave Race titles that graced...