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News: Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With Minecraft Studio Mojang

Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With Minecraft Studio Mojang

But there's no news of a Wii U or 3DS version

Minecraft is massive — but you surely don't need us to tell you that. The indie game started life as a PC title but has since made the jump to Xbox 360 and smartphones, picking up millions of new players as a result. The question of Minecraft coming to Nintendo platforms has been asked before, but...

News: Esteemed WiiWare Brawler Rage Of The Gladiator Is Coming To The 3DS eShop

Esteemed WiiWare Brawler Rage Of The Gladiator Is Coming To The 3DS eShop

Fresh ratings show the game is coming back to Nintendo

Rage of the Gladiator was one of WiiWare's big-hitting titles a few years back before hopping over to smartphones to thrill iOS and Android players. However, the circle of life looks like it could become complete once more as the game heads back in the direction of Nintendo — recent PEGI and

Nintendo Download: 5th September (Europe)

5th September (Europe)

Explosive racing, a legendary titan, cheaper Mickey and more

Monday mornings are, perhaps strangely, relatively happy times for some Nintendo gamers in Europe. The download delights due this week have been revealed, and this time around there are two new Wii U download-only games, a long awaited 3DS RPG and much more. Let's get right to the...

News: Animal Crossing Plushies Move In

Animal Crossing Plushies Move In

Will never pester you for fruit

You can admit it. Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to seep its way into your life, your daily routine interrupted with thoughts of bell-generating schemes and what time so-and-so is visiting your house tonight. You did remember to buy turnips from Joan today, right? Good, good. For those who are genuinely New...

News: We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

"The consumer is voting with their wallets"

Plenty of people will happily tell you that Nintendo doesn't understand digital, and that the Japanese giant is late to the party and has been outpaced by rivals Microsoft and Sony, who put their respective weights behind online content much earlier and more effectively. Nintendo certainly has some things...

Exclusive: Exploring The Mysterious Cities of Gold With Fleur Marty

Exploring The Mysterious Cities of Gold With Fleur Marty

We chat about the title's new fundraising campaign and more

About a month ago Neko Entertainment and Ynnis Interactive announced they will be bringing Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths to Wii U and 3DS this October. It's based on the cult Japanese-French animated series of the same name, which aired in the early eighties and it has recently...

Nintendo Download: 29th August (North America)

29th August (North America)

Pokémon get rumbling, Rayman and Zelda get legendary, Wario and more

It's that time again, North America, as more downloadable goodies arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. There's a new Nintendo-published Wii U eShop title, a return to legendary beginnings and an all new legend with Rayman, while Wario and a discount grace the 3DS. Check...

News: Sonic Generations Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Sonic Generations Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

No word on price yet

Everyone may be getting excited about the impending release of Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS, but that doesn't mean that Sega has forgotten about its past classics — the company is releasing Sonic Generations on the 3DS eShop next Thursday. There's no word on a price as yet, but it's good to see that one of Sonic's better...

News: Virtue's Last Reward Glitch Resolved in eShop Version, Maybe

Virtue's Last Reward Glitch Resolved in eShop Version, Maybe

When in doubt...

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is now available on the 3DS eShop in North America, offering another avenue to this well-received visual novel/puzzle adventure. Players of the original physical copy of the game, however, have been wondering whether the download version still contains one grief-bearing issue: a save-corrupting bug...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Will Not Be Getting A Boxed Copy in The West

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Will Not Be Getting A Boxed Copy in The West

All hopes have officially been dashed

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has been out in Japan for over a month and is not far from being released in the West. While Japan has a physical copy of the game, 3DS owners overseas will need to make do with a download-only version. Western gamers were given a beacon of hope when Christian...

News: World Conqueror 3D Will Satisfy 3DS eShop Tyrants Soon

World Conqueror 3D Will Satisfy 3DS eShop Tyrants Soon

"You have to think how to defend your land and swallow neighbour countries"

CIRCLE Entertainment was particularly active on the DSi Shop, and it's already kicking into gear on the 3DS eShop. Earlier in the year we brought you a rather lengthy list of planned releases from the company, and World Conquest has now emerged as World Conqueror 3D. A port...

News: Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! Rated In Australia

Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! Rated In Australia

The photographic app may make it to PAL regions

A few months back Chibi-Robo Live Action! was released in Japan but there has been little word on a Western adaptation for the 3DS eShop application. However, the Australian Classification Board has now rated a title called Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo!, indicating the game may come to PAL

Developer Interview: Brian Provinciano on Retro City Rampage for 3DS, WiiWare Misunderstandings and Wii U

Brian Provinciano on Retro City Rampage for 3DS, WiiWare Misunderstandings and Wii U

"NOA and NOE, the people at both feel like family"

Brian Provinciano, the founder and main man of Vblank Entertainment, has had an interesting one-game history with Nintendo. The original form of the Retro City Rampage project was a technical challenge to push the boundaries of what was possible on the 8-bit NES. What became the full game was...

News: SEGA Genesis Shooter, Steel Empire, to Get the 3DS eShop Remake Treatment

SEGA Genesis Shooter, Steel Empire, to Get the 3DS eShop Remake Treatment

Steampunk shooting

We may have reported this week that the publisher of Kokuga sees "difficult crossroads" for the shoot-em-'up genre in Japan, but that hasn't deterred others from flying into the market. One upcoming release is promising to bring back a side-scrolling shooter from the 16-bit era, as Japanese developers Starfish are preparing...

Video: This Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies DLC Case Intro is Glorious to Behold

This Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies DLC Case Intro is Glorious to Behold

One whale of a scene

Youtube user MasterOfRayquaza has been kind enough to upload the opening of Turnabout Return, the DLC case for the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies, and it’s something to see. The footage comes from the Japanese version, so those of us who don’t know the language won’t understand the text or voice...

Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America)

22nd August (North America)

Retro fighting and ninja skills, soothing portable puzzles and more

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week serves up plenty of new and old games on 3DS, alongside some discounts, as well as a lot of 16-bit fighting on the Wii U. Let's get right to the details. Wii U Virtual Console: The Wii U Virtual Console is offering...

News: Retro City Rampage is Totally Coming to the 3DS eShop

Retro City Rampage is Totally Coming to the 3DS eShop

Will be playable at PAX Prime

Update 2: Brian Provinciano has now posted an official update to confirm the 3DS release. The target release window is the Holiday season, and below is part of the statement. The 3DS version is the first that's required significant development work. While all previous versions were nearly pixel-for-pixel identical,...

Video: New Trailer Blasts Away Confusion Over Summer Carnival '92 RECCA

New Trailer Blasts Away Confusion Over Summer Carnival '92 RECCA

Bullet heaven?

It's entirely possible that many saw the arrival of Summer Carnival '92 RECCA in last week's European download update, for the 3DS Virtual Console, and would have been none the wiser on what it actually is. We're currently working on our review, but when explaining that this is actually a shoot-em-‘up, it's understandable that...

Developer Interview: Shin'en Multimedia Talks About Jett Rocket II, New Modes and Sticking with Nintendo

Shin'en Multimedia Talks About Jett Rocket II, New Modes and Sticking with Nintendo

"We already talk about Jett Rocket 3"

When Jett Rocket was released on WiiWare it was impressive on a number of levels. Most importantly, it was fun, a 3D action platformer that was not only a new IP but also enjoyable to play, earning 8/10 in our review. On another level it was an accomplished technical effort, with attractive visuals...