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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...

Nintendo Download: 27th June (North America)

27th June (North America)

Sonic returns, urban style, shmup action, grooving and more

It's that time again, North America, when downloadable goodies arrive for your delight on Nintendo's systems. The 3DS shines with a variety of experiences this week, while the Wii U Virtual Console get an underwhelming retro release but a decent Virtual Console promotion; Wii and DSi are...

Weirdness: Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

And the winner is...

As part of the celebrations for its 15 year anniversary, well-known Japanese developer Level-5 recently held an online poll to allow gamers to vote for their favourite characters from the company's lineup. With franchises such as Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven in its portfolio, some would have expected the voting to be...

Hands On: StreetPass Plaza's Downloadable Content

StreetPass Plaza's Downloadable Content

Play Coin guzzlers

A few days ago, Nintendo launched a surprise update to the 3DS's StreetPass Plaza in Europe and Japan. Previously home to Puzzle Swap and StreetPass Quest alone, users can now purchase a further four games to play with any Miis that they encounter when out and about. As with the other Plaza games, you can use the Mii of anybody...

Nintendo Download: 27th June (Europe)

27th June (Europe)

Dillon returns, Mighty Switchin', Wario madness and much more

A day later than normal, we have the European download news to enjoy, and it's a packed lineup this week. We have various new and old goodies on Wii U and 3DS, even if the Wii and DSi miss out once again. Whatever your budget or favoured genre, you have decent odds of finding something...

News: Game Gear Mega Man Could be Destined for the 3DS Virtual Console

Game Gear Mega Man Could be Destined for the 3DS Virtual Console

Seems likely thanks to ESRB rating

We've sure had a lot of retro Mega Man on Nintendo systems recently, with both the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles bringing us fresh experiences that we hadn't enjoyed since the Wii Virtual Console; sarcasm aside, they've been additional opportunities for newcomers to the series to see what fans have been banging on...

News: Kokuga Officially Confirmed for Western Release

Kokuga Officially Confirmed for Western Release

Lingering doubts, begone!

Kokuga, the 3DS shmup from Ikaruga creator Hiroshi Iuchi, has now been officially confirmed as an eShop release in the West. It's not unexpected, with classifications in Australia and Germany suggesting that localisation of the Japanese title was already well underway. Publisher G.rev Ltd has now launched an English site

Nintendo Download: 20th June (North America)

20th June (North America)

Luigi, Wario, tanks fighting bugs, X Zone craziness and much more

It's that time again, North America, when your Nintendo systems groan under the weight of new download offerings cramming up virtual servers. That's not always strictly accurate, but is this week, with plenty of new titles available on Wii U and 3DS, with a sequel even gracing...