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News: SteamWorld Dig To Hit 3DS eShop in North America and PAL Regions on 8th August

SteamWorld Dig To Hit 3DS eShop in North America and PAL Regions on 8th August

Keep on diggin'

A little while ago we discovered that Swedish developer Image & Form was working on a spiritual successor to DSiWare title SteamWorld: Tower Defence. In our interview with the developer, we were told that the 3DS eShop title is a "platform mining adventure" with the "aim to mix platform play with puzzles and emergent elements"...

News: Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Nintendo outlines its digital future

Nintendo is taking the online side of its business very seriously — little wonder when you consider that it has just reported a 150% increase in download revenue compared to last year — and the next phase of its plan will allow users to purchase Wii U and 3DS content using platforms other than their consoles...

News: Flipnote Studio 3D European Release is Delayed

Flipnote Studio 3D European Release is Delayed

Will be reanimated soon

Some of you may be wondering where the European Nintendo Download Update is, and we've been wondering the same thing. This week's details haven't been forthcoming at the usual time, and we now understand why that may be the case. Flipnote Studio 3D, which was originally due out this week in Europe, has been delayed...

News: Kirby's Dream Land 2 Listed For North American 3DS eShop Release on 1st August

Kirby's Dream Land 2 Listed For North American 3DS eShop Release on 1st August

Suck it up

Game Boy title Kirby's Dream Land 2 arrived on the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe on 17th May 2012, over 14 months ago. So for portable Kirby fans in North America the question may well be, "where's my Kirby Game Boy fix, darn it?", as over 60 weekly updates have passed without a sniff of the release on that side of the Atlantic. Rest...

News: Bike Rider DX Pedals Towards The 3DS eShop

Bike Rider DX Pedals Towards The 3DS eShop

See the world from the comfort of your bicycle

Vehicular platforming games are somewhat common fare for most gamers, but independent Japanese developer Spicysoft is looking to spice up the genre with an original game titled Bike Rider DX, which is set to launch on the North American 3DS eShop on 1st August, followed by a European eShop launch on...

Nintendo Download: 25th July (North America)

25th July (North America)

Kid Icarus, chain blasting, Picross puzzling and more

It's that time again, North America, and after releasing a long awaited cult classic last week, the Nintendo Download Update is fairly reserved this week. There are some goodies to enjoy, nevertheless, so let's get to the details. Wii U Virtual Console: Kid Icarus (Nintendo, $4.99) — Not...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Has Some DLC in Japan

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Has Some DLC in Japan

Costumes, quizzes and a brand new case

Capcom has announced a batch of downloadable content for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies in Japan. The game becomes available in the Land of the Rising Sun tomorrow and the extra content will slowly filter out throughout August and possibly beyond. First up, players can download three new...

News: Hugo Smits Could Bring Super Beefjerks To 3DS eShop if There's Enough Interest

Hugo Smits Could Bring Super Beefjerks To 3DS eShop if There's Enough Interest

New team BYTEKRIEGER wants to know if you want it

Hugo Smits is a game designer and programmer at Goodbye Galaxy Games and has created a range of titles on DSiWare including the excellent Color Commando and the fantastic Ace Mathician. Now he has decided to embark on a new challenge after seeing how much interest there is in Kickstarter projects...

Developer Interview: G.rev CEO Hiroyuki Maruyama Talks Kokuga And The State Of The Shooter Market

G.rev CEO Hiroyuki Maruyama Talks Kokuga And The State Of The Shooter Market

Tanks for the memories

Much to our delight, G.rev's unique 3DS shooter Kokuga recently launched on the 3DS eShop in both North America and Europe. In between blasting enemy tanks and cursing our own lack of skill, we got the chance to chat with the G.rev CEO Hiroyuki Maruyama about the game's development, the future of the mobile gaming industry...

News: Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U Owners to Shift Perceptions

Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U Owners to Shift Perceptions

Also talks up the performance of the 3DS and eShop

Satoru Iwata has fielded plenty of questions about the Wii U and 3DS in recent months, with the latter providing some welcome positivity against what Nintendo itself regards as a poor 2013 for the Wii U. Of course a rough patch doesn't doom a system, as the 3DS demonstrates, and we're approaching...

News: Picross e2 Set For July Release in North America, e3 Arrives in September

Picross e2 Set For July Release in North America, e3 Arrives in September

That e3 release window is for both Europe and North America

Jupiter Corporation's Picross series is gradually becoming a staple series on the 3DS eShop, providing a crisp, polished set of games based on the popular puzzle style. It's also a series that's had a sketchy release schedule in different regions, something that the publisher seems keen to...

Interview: WayForward on Shantae's Past, Present and Future

WayForward on Shantae's Past, Present and Future

Some "pretty big surprises" in store for Pirate's Curse this Fall

With the release of Shantae (originally a Game Boy Color title) this week we touched base with WayForward's Creative Director and founding member, Matt Bozon, and he kindly agreed to a quick-fire interview before he jetted off to Comic-Con. This is a series that, despite being just...