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Nintendo Download: 13th June (Europe)

13th June (Europe)

Animal Crossing arrives, along with Game Gear goodies and more

It's Monday, so it's time to see what we have lined up for this week's Nintendo Download update in Europe, minus any E3 surprises, of course. One of the year's most anticipated 3DS retail titles finally lands, along with the latest Famicom Anniversary Promotion game and a lot of Game...

News: WayForward Will Consider HD Edition of Mighty Switch Force! 2

WayForward Will Consider HD Edition of Mighty Switch Force! 2

"We'll certainly look into it"

Patricia Wagon is bringing the heat to North America this week with the release of Mighty Switch Force! 2 on the 3DS eShop. It'll be available on 13th June in North America and in Europe on 27th June. The first title, Mighty Switch Force!, also made its way to the Wii U in a HD version known as Mighty Switch Force!...

Developer Interview: WayForward Talks Mighty Switch Force! 2

WayForward Talks Mighty Switch Force! 2

This girl is on fire

WayForward is one of the best known developers on Nintendo's download stores, making its name most prominently on portable platforms. It's a studio with many strings to its bow, including numerous retail releases on various platforms for other publishers, but it's arguably the company's own self-published IPs that have...

News: Urban Trial Freestyle Release Date Confirmed, Track Editor to be 3DS eShop Exclusive

Urban Trial Freestyle Release Date Confirmed, Track Editor to be 3DS eShop Exclusive

Lands on 27th June

Last year we reported that Urban Trial Freestyle was coming to the 3DS eShop, a title that previously arrived on the PlayStation Network on PS3 and PS Vita. As the name suggests, it draws a lot of inspiration from the Trials series by RedLynx, offering a budget download-only alternative to the Xbox 360/PC exclusive series. The...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Will Need Over 6000 Blocks On Your SD Card

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Will Need Over 6000 Blocks On Your SD Card

Clear some space, right now

We've had a number of enquiries about how many SD card blocks are required for upcoming release Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which is of little surprise as the daily commitment that the game demands is perfectly suited to a download. Intriguingly, the results vary slightly depending on region. Our man in North America, Jon...

Nintendo Download: 6th June (North America)

6th June (North America)

A New Leaf is turned, Wii U goes retro, discounts and Neo Geo goodness

It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, with your goodies a little scaled back compared to the extravagances of last week. Alongside confirmation that there'll be extensive footage and coverage from the upcoming E3 Nintendo Direct on the eShop platforms, we have...

News: Mighty Switch Force! 2 Blazing Into The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Mighty Switch Force! 2 Blazing Into The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Patricia Wagon brings the heat

Back in March WayForward Technologies announced a sequel to the enchanting puzzle-based platformer Mighty Switch Force! would be making its way to the 3DS eShop. The developer has now revealed Mighty Switch Force! 2 will be available to download in North America on 13th June and in Europe on 27th June. A new trailer...

News: Yacht Club Games Unveils Shovel Knight's Nemesis, the Black Knight

Yacht Club Games Unveils Shovel Knight's Nemesis, the Black Knight

And a nifty papercraft

Shovel Knight is shaping up to be an intriguing release later this year for both the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms; it's the first game release from Yacht Club Games, itself formed by former employees of WayForward Technologies. The footage and hands-on previews to date have been full of positivity, with its pixel-based...

News: CIRCLE Entertainment Hopes To Release Castle Conqueror Dark Age This Year

CIRCLE Entertainment Hopes To Release Castle Conqueror Dark Age This Year

It's taken 18 months to develop

CIRCLE Entertainment is behind the Castle Conqueror series on DSiWare and has now confirmed there is to be another iteration in the form of Castle Conqueror Dark Age. According to a tweet from the company, it's a sequel to Castle Conqueror Heroes 2, which means it could be set to feature the turn based combat found...

News: Club Nintendo's June Rewards Bring Out More Retro Goodies

Club Nintendo's June Rewards Bring Out More Retro Goodies

Including one of the greatest platformers ever made

It's that time again, North America, when you're tempted to part with your hard-earned Nintendo coins in exchange for a free download game, and for Europeans to unite as one and say "why don't we get monthly game offers?" In any case, there are four new games to consider if you have a Wii U, Wii...

News: Flipnote Studio 3D to Hit North America Early August, Subscription Pricing Revealed

Flipnote Studio 3D to Hit North America Early August, Subscription Pricing Revealed

Details ahoy

While Flipnote Studio 3D is set to arrive in Japan on 3rd July, Nintendo of America has now launched a new official website packed with details about the free title, including a release window and details on the optional subscription service to be offered. Though there's no precise date, it's listed to arrive in early August, while...

News: Flipnote Studio 3D Sketched In for 3rd July in Japan

Flipnote Studio 3D Sketched In for 3rd July in Japan

We doubt the Western release will be far behind

Flipnote Studio 3D is, after a fair old wait, finally coming to the 3DS eShop this summer. Like its DSi predecessor it'll be a free app that'll also include some improved features, with short animations now having up to six colours, three layers for a 3D effect and will be easy to export as AVI or...

News: SEGA's 3D Classics Range Gets Closer to Western Release

SEGA's 3D Classics Range Gets Closer to Western Release

Sonic and Altered Beast join Space Harrier with ratings

The SEGA series of 3D classics has been gracing the Japanese 3DS eShop this year, and if you follow our Nintendo Life YouTube page you'll have seen how keen we are for these releases, as we've been filming the Japanese versions for your pleasure. While the eventual Western arrival of 3D...

Nintendo Download: 30th May (North America)

30th May (North America)

Legendary Zelda, Mega Man X, free Project X, Denpa Men (X?) and more

It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and this week we've got retro goodies for your newest console, some top-notch gaming for the 3DS and a lot of discounted dancing. Let's get right to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mega Man X (Capcom, $7.99) — The first of the...

News: The Hand Of Panda Is Looking To Slap The 3DS eShop Soon

The Hand Of Panda Is Looking To Slap The 3DS eShop Soon

Kickstarter campaign for martial arts-inspired title opens

“If you're a fan of the bonus rounds found in most fighting games, wouldn't it be awesome if there was a game based solely on that?” That’s the concept behind The Hand of Panda, which is being developed as an eShop title for 3DS. The developers behind the game are Isaias Martinez and...

First Impressions: 3D Altered Beast

3D Altered Beast

Wise fwom your gwave

Altered Beast occupies a strange place in Sega's library; when it was first released it garnered a lukewarm response, and its choice as a pack-in title for the freshly-launched Mega Drive / Genesis was a curious one — although its large, bold sprites were impressive for the time, it certainly wasn't strong enough in terms of...