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Nintendo Download: 10th October (North America)

10th October (North America)

Pokémon, retro sports, water racing, lots of zombies and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with a certain Game Freak title dominating attention this time around. There are some other offerings, retro and new, to consider, including two(!) zombie-themed games on Nintendo's handhelds. Let's stop blabbering and get on with it, shall...

News: Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Believes the Wii U audience "has a voracious appetite for content"

Pure Chess, alongside the Nnooo-published Cubemen 2, is forging ahead on new ground for Nintendo systems by introducing cross-platform online multiplayer. In both cases Wii U players (also on 3DS in the case of Pure Chess) will be able to take on other players that are on smartphone...

News: Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Would consider Mega Man options with an "offer we couldn’t refuse"

Kickstarter is an interesting model, in that a developer can seek investment from the public — or perhaps you think of it as advance pre-orders, donations? — but then still seek a traditional publisher after using crowdfunded money to make the game. In theory there's nothing...

Nintendo Download: 10th October (Europe)

10th October (Europe)

Pokémon, Pokémon and more

It's Monday morning, European Nintendo gamers, which means happy download news to bring smiles to our faces. This week is dominated by a game where you collect creatures and explore a vast land, which has had a teensy bit of hype in recent months. There are also a couple of retro goodies on the Wii U Virtual Console,...

News: Aqua Moto Racing 3D Splashing Into North America Next Week

Aqua Moto Racing 3D Splashing Into North America Next Week

Will be an improved adaptation of the European version

Zordix is the developer behind the Moto series of games, many of which are found in various smartphone app stores. It made its 3DS eShop debut in June when Aqua Moto Racing 3D swept into Europe, but a North American version has not yet emerged. Well the studio has now confirmed the game will be...

News: Nintendo Considering Cross-Buy eShop Purchases, But Doesn't Have Anything To Announce Yet

Nintendo Considering Cross-Buy eShop Purchases, But Doesn't Have Anything To Announce Yet

Feature will be added if enough developers demand it

If you own a PS3 and PC Vita then you'll be aware of the excellent "Cross-Buy" function, which allows you to purchase a game on one system and then download it on the other for free — provided it's available on both in the first place, of course. With so many Virtual Console titles now appearing...

News: Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

Panel on eShop publishing and lots of playable games

One of a number of themes that Nintendo's been communicating this year is its support for small 'indie' developers on its eShop platforms. In some respects the big N has faced a challenge moving the message beyond the flaws of the DSi and Wii stores, making clear to developers around the world...

Nintendo Download: 3rd October (North America)

3rd October (North America)

Crazy racing, retro brawling, classy puzzling and much more

It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and just a little later than normal this week. We have a fairly lengthy list for you to pore over, covering content on the Wii U and 3DS eShops as well as one DSiWare title. There's plenty to get through, so let's leap right in. Wii...

Video: New Treasurenauts Trailer Filled to the Brim with Booty

New Treasurenauts Trailer Filled to the Brim with Booty

Treasure this footage

Renegade Kid's co-founder, Jools Watsham, could barely contain his excitement earlier today as he unveiled a brand new trailer for upcoming 3DS eShop title Treasurenauts, a day earlier than scheduled. The 2D platformer follows the mishaps of the famous Treasurenauts, who have been marooned on a uncharted island in the middle...

News: Blast 'em Bunnies Shooting Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Blast 'em Bunnies Shooting Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Watch out for PETA, Nnooo

Sydney-based developer Nnooo is likely to be a familiar name to Nintendo download enthusiasts, with a number of releases on WiiWare, DSiWare and the excellent escapeVektor on the 3DS eShop. In recent times the company has taken on the role of publisher for two upcoming releases, but has today confirmed its next in-house...

News: More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

Game Boy and Super Famicom sequels on the way next week

Mega Man is 25 this year, and Capcom is wasting no time in pumping out as many of his classic adventures as possible onto Nintendo's Virtual Console services. Next week — October 9th, to be exact — will see the release of Mega Man III on the 3DS eShop and Mega Man X2 on the Wii U eShop...

News: Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS

Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS

Wowza

Mighty No. 9, the project from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio that, in the eyes of many fans, is a true follow-up to the iconic Mega Man franchise, has been a crowdfunding phenomenon. Despite having a target release of April 2015 gamers have been quick to rush and show support. Having previously hit its Wii U stretch goal with relative ease,...

Nintendo Download: 3rd October (Europe)

3rd October (Europe)

A legend returns, singing, a fighting trilogy and more

It's the start of a new week, Europe, which means that it's Nintendo Download time. This time around there are various options across the Wii U and 3DS, including a long awaited remake, singing shenanigans and a retro trilogy. Without any more preamble let's get to the details. Wii U eShop:...

Video: New Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Documentary Series Emerges For You To Explore

New Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Documentary Series Emerges For You To Explore

The Kickstarter campaign is almost at an end

Ynnis Interactive opened up a Kickstarter campaign about a month ago with the aim to bring Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths to other nations in English after the French production team received an influx of demand from those abroad who wanted to play the game. It has been a great success and the...

News: Ohno Odyssey Puzzling Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Ohno Odyssey Puzzling Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Due this year

Big John Games has confirmed that it's bringing a new title to the 3DS eShop later this year — Ohno Odyssey. It'll be a physics-based action puzzle title, in which you use and manipulate various power-ups and items to guide your team mates to the safety of a pod; there'll be 35 levels. The developer says that the team has "worked...

Exclusive: New Instalment in SteamWorld Series Under Development for the 3DS eShop

New Instalment in SteamWorld Series Under Development for the 3DS eShop

Brjann Sigurgeirsson spills the beans to us

SteamWorld Dig, since its release on the 3DS eShop, has gradually matched critical acclaim with greater awareness and success on the platform. It's certainly a title that's captured the imagination of many regular 3DS eShop regulars, picking up plenty of positive word of mouth. We've spoken in detail to...

News: Mighty No. 9 Sets an Ambitious 3DS Stretch Goal

Mighty No. 9 Sets an Ambitious 3DS Stretch Goal

Nearly $900,000 needed in four days

Mighty No. 9, the action-platformer from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio — with a heavy Mega Man influence — has caused quite a stir since it launched its Kickstarter campaign. Its initial target was broken quickly, and a follow up stretch goal was soon hit to confirm a Wii U release. With just four days...

Nintendo Download: 26th September (North America)

26th September (North America)

An epic tale is revisited, crazy fishing, a running discount and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with this week bringing new offerings to Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare — it's the latest handheld that has the most content. A particularly enticing first-person RPG features in the retail downloads, while some sequels and WiiWare...

Nintendo Download: 26th September (Europe)

26th September (Europe)

The football season kicks off, new and retro adventures and much more

Monday morning means one thing, and that's European Nintendo Download news. This week's offerings include plenty of retail titles, including two very different new RPG adventures on the 3DS and some Wii U retro goodies, alongside plenty of others and some discounts. Let's get...

News: Banking Dream and Cafe Dream Will Come To The 3DS eShop Next Year

Banking Dream and Cafe Dream Will Come To The 3DS eShop Next Year

CIRCLE Entertainment cancels the DSiWare development

CIRCLE Entertainment is behind the DSiWare titles Publisher Dream and Bookstore Dream and not too long ago it confirmed it would be bringing Banking Dream and Cafe Dream to the platform. However, it has now confirmed both these games have been cancelled, although it won't be the last we see of...

News: Renegade Kid Hopes To Bury Treasurenauts in The 3DS eShop in December

Renegade Kid Hopes To Bury Treasurenauts in The 3DS eShop in December

It's been given an ESRB rating of E10+

Renegade Kid is currently developing a 2D platformer for the 3DS called Treasurenauts, which features customisable characters and local multiplayer. The studio behind Mutant Mudds has said it will emerge in the fourth quarter of 2013 and it looks as though that will be the case as co-founder Jools Watsham has...