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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...

News: Crazy Taxi Wannabe Coming to the Japanese eShop

Crazy Taxi Wannabe Coming to the Japanese eShop

Oh, if only it would come West

While in many respects the West is better off than Japan on the eShop platforms — due to publishing rules in Nintendo's homeland — there are some releases exclusive to the region. One of these is the @Simple DL Series from D3 Publisher, which is a sequence of budget 3DS games that have followed on from an...

News: Fresh Details On Treasurenauts Have Been Excavated

Fresh Details On Treasurenauts Have Been Excavated

Interview with the developer unearths new information

Back in March, we reported that developer Renegade Kid was working on a new title called Treasurenauts, as the trademark had been spotted on the USPTO website. Very little information was given about the game at the time, so all we could do was sit and twiddle our thumbs. Two months later, the...

Nintendo Download: 23rd May (North America)

23rd May (North America)

It's Kirby week, with some portable fun and reduced Denpa Men joining in

So it's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and what this week lacks in volume it makes up for with some quality and a lot of Kirby. Wii and DSi miss out, so you'll have to be rocking Nintendo's current hardware to enjoy some downloadable goodies. All of the...

News: Japanese 3DS Owners Can Download Double Dragon II Next Week

Japanese 3DS Owners Can Download Double Dragon II Next Week

8-bit classic is punching its way to the 3DS eShop in Japan

Nintendo has confirmed that the popular side-scrolling fighter Double Dragon II: The Revenge will be coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop on 29th May, priced at 500 Yen. Once again, the heroes of the hour are Billy & Jimmy Lee, who must avenge the brutal murder of Marian at the hands of...

News: Flipnote Hatena Data to be Automatically Switched to Flipnote Studio 3D World Gallery

Flipnote Hatena Data to be Automatically Switched to Flipnote Studio 3D World Gallery

Unless you opt out

As announced earlier in this year, Flipnote Studio 3D is coming to the 3DS eShop as a free app this Summer, finally taking the place of the DSiWare title that's been non-transferable to the new hardware. As explained with that announcement, the new and free app will split the online sharing component of your creations into two...

News: Gunman Clive Developer's Next 3DS Title "Heavily Inspired by the Early Zelda Games"

Gunman Clive Developer's Next 3DS Title "Heavily Inspired by the Early Zelda Games"

Targeting "old-school" action adventure gameplay

Bertil Hörberg is the one man development studio behind Gunman Clive, the budget action platformer with plenty of allusions to the Mega Man franchise, among others. That title has proven to be a notable success story, with the 3DS eShop version surpassing the sales of the iOS and Android versions...

News: Shantae 3DS Virtual Console Release Confirmed for 20th June

Shantae 3DS Virtual Console Release Confirmed for 20th June

Hitting North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

After tweeting over the weekend to promise that the Shantae 3DS Virtual Console release was all set for confirmation, WayForward has posted a new blog entry (curiously dated 17th May) confirming that the title will land in all regions on 20th June. The news was confirmed in the studio's own...

News: Shantae 3DS Virtual Console Release Date Creeps Ever Closer

Shantae 3DS Virtual Console Release Date Creeps Ever Closer

Check back on Monday, WayForward fans

It says much for how highly some gamers regard Shantae on the Game Boy Color that its arrival on the 3DS Virtual Console can attract serious attention. One of WayForward's original IPs, it combines exploration with action platforming to keep a lot of gamers happy, with the subsequent DSiWare sequel and...

News: Zelda Oracle Titles To Have an Initial Discount on the 3DS Virtual Console in North America

Zelda Oracle Titles To Have an Initial Discount on the 3DS Virtual Console in North America

The quest begins on 30th May

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons were recently confirmed for the 3DS Virtual Console, certainly welcome news for fans of the Game Boy Color double-act. Nintendo had also confirmed that the link capability of the originals — which back in the day would have set gamers...

Developer Interview: Two Tribes on Toki Tori 2's Adventure So Far, and What's Still to Come

Two Tribes on Toki Tori 2's Adventure So Far, and What's Still to Come

Original Toki Tori may get Wii U re-release

Toki Tori 2 was one of the first titles confirmed for the Wii U eShop, even before it was officially confirmed to be called the eShop. Though it arrived outside of the launch window, that was due to the development team opting to improve key elements that weren't up to the studio's standards ahead of a...