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News: Nintendo Teams Up With DigiPen to Support and Promote Third-Party 3DS eShop Games Out of Singapore

Nintendo Teams Up With DigiPen to Support and Promote Third-Party 3DS eShop Games Out of Singapore

Inking out a deal

Nintendo's been pro-active during this generation to support and promote game development from smaller studios around the world, helping the eShop to be a vibrant platform on both Wii U and 3DS. Another project is now set to get underway, and this time it'll be utilising development talent in Singapore to bring 3DS eShop games to...

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Yoshi! Streets of Rage 2 3D! Exciting discounts! More!

It's Monday, once again, and we have the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe to get the week started. This batch brings a promising mix of old and new on the Wii U, while a classic SEGA beat 'em up arrives in 3D form on Nintendo's portable along with a few other tempting options. Let's...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

More poop jokes inbound

The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) is still one of the biggest YouTube names out there in the minds of plenty of gamers, which was proven with the release of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures across various platforms. That included Wii U and 3DS versions, and now that a sequel has been announced it looks like Nintendo fans will...

News: Atlus Leads the Way With eShop Discounts in North American Nintendo Download Update

Atlus Leads the Way With eShop Discounts in North American Nintendo Download Update

A few 3DS HOME Themes and demos, too

Our standard North American Nintendo Download Update this week was shorter than normal, as a result of Nintendo of America postponing the issuing of its formal press release. We were advised of the delay, and it was clearly to accommodate Satoru Iwata's funeral. The region has now issued the full details, and...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America)

16th July (North America)

Tiny Galaxy, airport management, Blaster Master, G.G Series and more

Following the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week Nintendo isn't actively issuing press releases at the time of writing; as a result the following is based upon checking the eShop stores. We have a promising Nindie effort on Wii U, a couple of quirky efforts on 3DS, more G.G...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (Europe)

16th July (Europe)

Mario & Luigi, Capcom classics, PokéPark and more

Due to the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week the information for the European Nintendo Download Update wasn't issued without request. The details are available now, and we have some particularly promising retro and familiar releases along with a music streaming service on Wii U, while the...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the Next Wii U and 3DS Cross-Buy Release

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the Next Wii U and 3DS Cross-Buy Release

Out next week in North America

Choice Provisions - which we feel obliged to point out was formerly known as Gaijin Games - has confirmed that its next title will also be the latest cross-buy offering between Wii U and 3DS. The company is publishing Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, a quirky RPG originally developed by Muteki Corp. It's a...

Video: Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Digital download block size also revealed

Nintendo has officially begun promoting its upcoming 3DS release, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, due out in Japan at the end of July. The two ad spot commercials highlight the seemingly endless amount of design possibilities featured within the title. In addition to this, the Happy Home Designer...

Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America)

9th July (North America)

Mario Tennis, Epic Indie Sale, loads of Wii U downloads and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update line-up to tempt you ahead of the weekend. It's a busy line-up this week with a glut of varied releases on the Wii U eShop, the arrival of a classic Mario sports game and the rather impressive 'Epic Indie...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches on the New 3DS and Wii U on 23rd July in North America

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches on the New 3DS and Wii U on 23rd July in North America

The countdown begins...

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a much anticipated release on multiple levels for Nintendo gamers. Not only will this be the definitive release of a cult classic Indie game, but it also marks the first time the game will be appearing in any form on Nintendo platforms. After the initial release of the game was famously...

News: ​Early Adopters of Xeodrifter Actually May Not Receive a Free Copy of the Wii U Port

​Early Adopters of Xeodrifter Actually May Not Receive a Free Copy of the Wii U Port

Both versions will still support cross buy, but only after the Wii U launch

Shortly after the announcement that Xeodrifter would be receiving a Wii U port, Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham confirmed that the game would feature cross-buy and that those who've bought the game already on their 3DS would be receiving a free download code for the Wii U...

News: We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

"Development of Virtual Console titles require detailed manual work"

The Virtual Console promised so much when it launched alongside the original Wii all those years ago. Indeed, on that particular console it became something of a goldmine of amazing retro titles, and when Nintendo announced that the service would carry over to the Wii U, many...

Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America)

2nd July (North America)

Ocarina of Time, Roving Rogue, Samurai Warriors, discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for a look over this week's Nintendo Download Update goodies. One of the greatest games of all time is up for grabs, while there's a mix of Nindie and major third-party options through the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Throw in a load of...

News: Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Is Finally Pedalling To The European 3DS eShop This Month

Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy Is Finally Pedalling To The European 3DS eShop This Month

Better late than never

Japanese developer Spicysoft has revealed that Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy will launch on the European 3DS eShop on July 9th - more than a year after it hit North America. The game is even older in its native Japan, having originally launched in December 2013. Still, better late than not at all, right? Let's hope we don't have to...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

Tom Whitehead thinks it would be the best of times, and the worst

Nintendo is rapidly disproving the suggestion that it's behind-the-curve or old fashioned in the download gaming space. Aspects of the company's decision-making remain cautious, but the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have not only brought Nintendo up to speed with a number of modern...

News: Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS, to the Surprise of No-One

Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS, to the Surprise of No-One

Micro-transactions are Super Effective!

Pokémon Shuffle remains a trailblazer on the 3DS, a free-to-play match-three title on the portable reliant upon micro-transactions to actually return the development investment. It's been downloaded about 4.5 million times, though we don't know whether it's actually made Nintendo any notable profit. If...

News: Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

"There could be some benefits there"

Nintendo of America's third-party relations and indie development boss Damon Baker has revealed that the company is currently pondering the idea of "Early Access" games on its consoles. Speaking to Polygon, Baker said: We don't have anything to announce, but I can say that we're certainly exploring options and...

Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

Another classic to treasure on your 3DS console

Gunstar Heroes charged onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, significantly marking the début of quirky developer Treasure, having been formed from ex-Konami staff wanting to go it their own way. Often seen floating near to the top of many 'best game ever' lists, Gunstar Heroes is a bona-fide classic of...