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  • Feature We Learn More About Atooi, Chicken Wiggle and Future Plans

    "The future is bright, and I brought my sunglasses"

    Earlier today Jools Watsham unveiled Atooi's first game since the closure of Renegade Kid, the well-known studio that he'd co-founded a decade ago. Though Totes the Goat was previously released on iOS as an Atooi title, there's nevertheless the sense that the newly announced Chicken Wiggle is a...

  • News Jools Watsham Unveils Chicken Wiggle - A Platformer and Level Creation Tool Coming to 3DS

    Includes a story mode and level sharing feature

    Earlier this week it was confirmed that well-known indie developer Renegade Kid had closed, with co-founders Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove moving on to their own separate studios - Atooi and Infitizmo. Watsham previously released Totes the Goat on iOS under the Atooi name, and now has announced his...

  • News Quest of Dungeons Confirmed for 29th September Release on Wii U

    3DS release date is close

    A little while ago we reported on some details for Quest of Dungeons, a rather interesting turn-based dungeon crawler that uses procedural generation. It has a neat retro look, and it was confirmed some time ago that $8.99 will get you both the Wii U and 3DS versions courtesy of cross-buy. In that article it had a release...

  • News Capcom is Putting on a Sale on the North American eShops

    Whaddya buyin'?

    Over the past few weeks, several publishers have been running some pretty tempting sales on the eShop and now Capcom has joined them in the giveaways. Though many of these games are older and likely already in your collection, it's a welcome opportunity to catch up and grab maybe a game or two that you missed at launch. The...

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    Review Pixel Paint

    Painting a decent picture

    It's interesting to see how retro video game art is still so popular — you rarely see filmmakers presenting an entire movie in black and white just because that's how films used to be made. Perhaps due to nostalgia and the ease of creating game assets, pixel art continues to be popular in the indie game scene. If you're...

  • Nintendo Download 1st September (Europe)

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force! Axiom Verge! Tetraminos! More!

    It's the start of another week, so we get a look once more at the download treats on the way to Europe; the information is later than normal due to a bank holiday in the UK, so at this point we only have the prices in Euros (a huge thanks to Daan Koopman for sharing his translation of...

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    Review Adventure Labyrinth Story

    Average Labyrinth Story

    Last year's Adventure Bar Story put a new twist on the RPG experience, breaking it down into a tasty combination of two addicting elements: battling monsters, and cooking up a storm. Now publisher CIRCLE's back with Adventure Labyrinth Story, a spin-off of that title which focuses on putting a different facet of RPGs front...

  • Video Go Back to Court With This Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Prologue

    "A phoenix approaches"

    As you may have noticed, there's a free demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice out now on the 3DS eShop. The full title isn't far away, but this taster will allow us all to dive into the first court case. Nintendo has also shared an eight minute animated prologue to get us in the mood. It's an entertaining...

  • Reminder One Week Remains to Grab Nintendo of America's eShop 'Summer Savings'

    Zelda! Mario! Nindies! Just Dance?! More!

    As Summer drifts towards Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, time is running out for game publishers to use the hot season for seasonal sales. For Nintendo of America that particular promotional gravy train ends soon, with its 'Summer Savings' eShop discounts set to expire on 1st September. If you haven't yet...

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    Review The Legend of Kusakari

    A Link to the Grass

    Close your eyes for a moment and picture the scene. You find yourself in the midst of an epic battle – the sound of swords hitting shields surrounds you in every direction, great warriors are displaying the courage and spirit of 1,000 men as they fall for their cause, some random guy is sprinting around with the sole purpose of...

  • Nintendo Download 25th August (North America)

    Ace Attorney demo! Street Fighter x3! Mario! Legend of Kusakari! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update; this week certainly has some enticing options. The New 3DS Virtual Console has a triple whammy of Street Fighter titles, while the Wii U's retro service has a rather fun DS title. Beyond that are...

  • News Nintendo of America Unveils Nindies Summer Jam Promotion and a Tasty Sizzle Reel

    Launch discounts and fresh release details

    Nintendo is gearing up, as is always the case, to make a splash at PAX West in Seattle. Download games will be at the core of that again, with another [email protected] event leading the way among other goodies. Nintendo of America has now announced the 'Nindies Summer Jam', which will bring a notable release...

  • Video Check Out This New Footage of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

    Nearly 20 minutes of not-Mega Man

    Inti Creates has had plenty of experience with developing official Mega Man games in the past, so it came as little surprise when the company finally ended up doing its own take on the formula with Azure Striker Gunvolt. The action platformer still stands as one of the best games available on the 3DS eShop, and it's...

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    Review Psycho Pigs

    This Little Piggy went Psycho

    Initially released in 1987 and famed for its controversial ad campaign, arcade title Psycho Pigs now makes a return to 3DS in this remake by Bergsala Lightweight. The premise of the game is to beat up other pigs using bombs, without getting injured yourself. Unlike, say, Bomberman, you are free to roam around the arena...

  • News ​Legend of Kusakari Devs on Nintendo's Reaction to Zelda Parallels

    The Big N approves

    Some of you may be aware of The Legend of Kusakari, a bizarre upcoming game about a humble man whose one mission is to trim back all the grass on battlefields so heroes can fight without tripping over anything. It's obviously taken heavy inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, with a similar logo and a visual style that apes...

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    Review Gunslugs

    Pulse Pounding Prequel

    There's a scene in the film The Expendables 2 in which main character Barney Ross - portrayed by perennial badass Sylvester Stallone - revs up a motorcycle to send it careening unmanned up a ramp and through the windshield of a helicopter. This is the vibe that Gunslugs wants to convey. As far as 8-bit run-and-gun shooters go,...

  • News VVVVVV Returns To The North American 3DS eShop

    All patched up

    Terry Cavanagh's punishing platformer VVVVVV has returned to the North American 3DS eShop after a prolonged absence. The game was removed from the store back in May following the discovery of an exploit which allowed users to run unsigned code on their 3DS consoles. If you've not picked it up yet, VVVVVV is on sale at $4.75 for a...

  • Video Take an Extended Look at Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in Localised Showcase

    Narrator with improbably deep voice... check!

    Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 isn't far away in the West, bringing us a flashy sequel to one of the standout 3DS eShop titles; it's due to land on 30th September. The sequel is certainly ramping things up with the cast, in particular, with a range of allies - including the playable Copen - and a group of...

  • Nintendo Download 25th August (Europe)

    Armikrog! Ace Attorney Demo! Legend of Mystical Ninja! Much more!

    It's the start of another week, and Nintendo of Europe has juicy Download Update details showing which games are on the way to the eShop. This offering includes a high profile demo, a much-loved SNES game on 3DS and some rather promising new games on both Wii U and 3DS. Throw in a...