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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...

Nintendo Download: 16th May (North America)

16th May (North America)

Super inexpensive Metroid, scares, soldiers, retro classics and more

It's that time, North America, and you've undoubtedly got a particularly meaty lineup this week. All three Virtual Console services have new content, and the region gets a special retro Mario offer on the Wii U. There's also a stone-cold classic for 30 cents, along with quite a...

News: Edgeworth Likely to Appear in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

Edgeworth Likely to Appear in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

Still rocking the cravat

Fans of the Ace Attorney series’ cool, classy and collected prosecutor Miles Edgeworth (you know who you are) should be happy to see he’s an apparent lock for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, according to reportedly leaked images from Famitsu. Edgeworth returns to the courtroom sporting a pair of glasses,...

Developer Interview: Yacht Club Games - Kickstarter Can Show The Demand for Indie Titles

Yacht Club Games - Kickstarter Can Show The Demand for Indie Titles

Sean Velasco shares his thoughts on the crowdfunding platform

Over the weekend you may have seen a feature that we posted considering the increasing relevance of Kickstarter. The crowdfunding website has exploded in popularity in the past year, with many projects subsequently emerging that'll make their way to Wii U and/or 3DS. We spoke to two...

News: Harvest Moon GBC Sows Its Seeds in North America This Week

Harvest Moon GBC Sows Its Seeds in North America This Week

The harvest is ready

Since it was announced earlier this year, and subsequently arrived in Europe at the end of March, a few North American download updates have had at least one polite enquiry along the lines of "where's Harvest Moon?" We haven't had an answer, but thankfully Natsume has confirmed that the Game Boy Color title will hit the 3DS...

Developer Interview: Goodbye Galaxy Games on Developing for Nintendo's Portable Systems

Goodbye Galaxy Games on Developing for Nintendo's Portable Systems

Hugo Smits gives insight into a developer's life

While we'd suggest that he doesn't necessarily get the attention he deserves, Hugo Smit — through his studio Goodbye Galaxy Games — delivered four notable DSiWare experiences. These have all been published by third-parties, but have each had merits and plenty of areas worthy of praise. Of...

News: Hugo Smits: Nintendo of Europe Needs "Somebody Like Dan Adelman"

Hugo Smits: Nintendo of Europe Needs "Somebody Like Dan Adelman"

"It will allow Nintendo to tap this huge pool of developers"

Hugo Smits is the man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, which has produced two Flipper titles, Nintendo Life's "DSiWare Download of 2012" winner Ace Mathician and, most recently, the rather enjoyable Color Commando — all for DSiWare. We've spoken at some length to Hugo about his history...

News: Squids Wrapping Its Tentacles Around The 3DS and Wii U eShops

Squids Wrapping Its Tentacles Around The 3DS and Wii U eShops

Expected to arrive this summer

If you like your tactical RPGs wet and whimsical, then Squids may be able to serve something up for you on the 3DS and Wii U eShops this summer. Squids, made by The Game Bakers, originally came out for iOS and was later released on other mobile devices and the PC. According to French website Pockett.net, Nintendo’s...

Video: Meet Some Indie Developers and Publishers That Will Shape the eShop Platforms

Meet Some Indie Developers and Publishers That Will Shape the eShop Platforms

Interviews from iDÉAME13 in Madrid

On the 13th/14th April Nintendo took over the iDÉAME Developer's Conference, showcasing the broad range of titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops, while developers of all sizes took part in presentations and talks about the games industry. As we highlighted in an article on Nintendo's Indie Crusade, there...

News: Darts Up 3D Steps Up to the Oche on 3DS eShop

Darts Up 3D Steps Up to the Oche on 3DS eShop

One hundred and Eiiiiiiiiiiiighteeeeeeeeee (and all that)

EnjoyUp Games is a prolific developer and publisher on Nintendo's download platforms, with its Soccer Up releases also representing its own brand of sports games. Whether this one counts as a sport or not is, we think, subjective, but its latest title will be Darts Up 3D for the 3DS eShop...

News: CIRCLE Entertainment Will Make A Publisher Dream Sequel Should It Be Successful

CIRCLE Entertainment Will Make A Publisher Dream Sequel Should It Be Successful

All it needs is 888 "votes"

CIRCLE Entertainment's DSiWare title Publisher Dream is now available in both Europe and North America and it seems there may be a sequel on the way should the game do well. The publisher recently announced on its Twitter account that if the game hits "888 votes" in the US eShop a sequel will "definitely" be lined up for...

News: C-Wars Smashes Kickstarter Stretch Goals to Confirm Wii U and 3DS Releases

C-Wars Smashes Kickstarter Stretch Goals to Confirm Wii U and 3DS Releases

All stretch goals hit, including "Cyber-Lover Mode"

Earlier this week we reported that the developers of C-Wars had been approved as 3DS developers, while its Kickstarter fundraiser was close to its 3DS stretch goal. The good news is that the game isn't only coming to 3DS, it's coming to Wii U as well. The real-time-strategy title, that

News: Klei Entertainment Would Like To Bring Don't Starve To 3DS

Klei Entertainment Would Like To Bring Don't Starve To 3DS

Has no concrete plans, however

Klei Entertainment's latest title is Don't Starve, a game which sees you take control of a gentleman scientist who gets transported to a freaky and mysterious world by a demon. It's currently only available on PC but a fan of the game recently asked Klei Entertainment founder Jamie Cheng on Twitter about the...

News: Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles Coming To North America On 16th May

Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles Coming To North America On 16th May

Clothes and bubbles galore

Coder Child and Enjoy-Up games have today announced that upcoming 3DS eShop title, Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles, will burst onto the virtual store in North America this month, on 16th May. Similar to Dress To Play: Cute Witches, the game allows you to accessorise your own character - male or female - as you wish. There...

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (North America)

9th May 2013 (North America)

Mario and DK team up, X-rated speed, game development dreams and more

It's that time again, North America, when your Nintendo systems are updated with new downloadable delights to sample. The humble Wii is the only platform to miss out, and overall you have Virtual Console titles to consider, a retail demo and some fresh games to contemplate...

News: Crash ‘n the Boys Are Roughhousing Their Way To Western 3DS Consoles

Crash ‘n the Boys Are Roughhousing Their Way To Western 3DS Consoles

NES sporting title gets an OFLC rating

Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge — part of the famous Kunio-kun series in Japan — has been given an OFLC rating, which would suggest a 3DS Virtual Console release very soon. Known in its native homeland as Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal, Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge is a...

News: Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure Reboots Kickstarter Campaign

Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure Reboots Kickstarter Campaign

If at first you don't succeed...

A few weeks ago, we reported on a DS Kickstarter project from developer Island Officials called Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure. The ambitious Kickstarter goal was to raise enough funds to release a limited run retail edition of the unreleased, finished puzzle title. For various reasons, the lofty goal...