3DS eShop News

April2013

  • News Carps & Dragons is the Sort-Of Sequel to Fish-em All

    Yes, really

    You may have spotted a good few eShop game announcements in the last day or so, which are courtesy of iDÉAME13, the Nintendo-hosted Indie Developer's Conference held in Madrid over the weekend. Earlier on today we also told you about Cut the Rope being brought to the 3DS eShop by Abylight; the developer is also weighing in with an...

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    Review Alien Chaos 3D

    Clean shooting

    Alien Chaos 3D may be one of the eShop's cheaper titles, but it's fair to say that it's absolutely stuffed full of action. Developed by Ludosity, this 2D shooter has a fairly simple premise which is boosted by some fun and inventive gameplay features. The end result is a game that's surprisingly inventive, chaotically fun and rather...

  • News 2D Metroidvania Title Chasm "A Good Fit" For Nintendo Consoles, Says Developer

    Could we see this pixel-heavy adventure on the 3DS or Wii U?

    Kickstarter is rapidly becoming the go-to place when it comes to genuinely exciting game development; we've already seen the success story that is Shovel Knight, and there are other interesting examples — such as Buddy & Me and

  • Nintendo Download 18th April 2013 (Europe)

    An awakening, various adventures, a Kung Fu rabbit and more

    As it's a Monday, Nintendo of Europe once again gives gamers in the region something pleasing to get the week started. This time around we have new and old games for Wii U, 3DS and DSi, with some rather decent discounts being added to the 3DS eShop for good measure. Let's get right to it...

  • News Europe Now Receiving Club Nintendo Stars For All eShop Downloads

    Wii U and 3DS owners are now being rewarded

    North America has been receiving Club Nintendo coins when purchasing titles from both the Wii U and 3DS eShop for quite some time now. It's a nice little bonus for those who download games but Europe hasn't been receiving the same treatment - until now that is. Yes, European gamers can now earn stars when...

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    Review Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger

    Spinning in place

    It's been just over a year since the release of Dillon's Rolling Western, an interesting spin — pardon the pun — on the tower defense formula, starring a steely armadillo prone to communicating through loaded silence. As you can see from our review at the time we liked it, though not without reservations. Now we have a sequel,...

  • News Cloudberry Kingdom Could Yet Make It To 3DS

    Pwnee Studios is "not giving up on" a 3DS version

    Last week we reported Cloudberry Kingdom will be published by Ubisoft on a large range of platforms including Wii U this Summer. Pwnee Studios, the game's developer, has stated Cloudberry Kingdom will be the toughest platforming game in the Wii U eShop but there will be several difficulty modes to...

  • News Shovel Knight Kickstarter Campaign Ends After Reaching All Stretch Goals

    Over $300,000 was raised

    Yacht Club Games announced its first project a month ago in the form of Shovel Knight. The developer set up a Kickstarter campaign in order to achieve further funding for the game and it has been astonishingly successful. The campaign has now come to an end and the developer managed to obtain a further $311,502 in...

  • News Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo Swinging Into The 3DS eShop Next Week

    Little Acorns has gone turbo

    Pixel Toys has announced Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo will be coming to the 3DS eShop next week. It stars Mr. Nibbles, a busy little squirrel who has a large family to feed. Unfortunately for him, his acorn stash has been nabbed by a bunch of annoying woodland creatures. If he's going to feed his kids, then he's going...

  • Video Check Out These Three Guild02 Games in Action

    Some thoughtful games, and tanks shooting bugs

    It was confirmed earlier this year that Level-5's Guild02 collection is coming to Japan as individual 3DS eShop downloads, following the structure that saw three of the four Guild01 games come to the West. This collection includes three games — Bugs vs. Tanks!, The Starship Damrey and The Friday When...

  • Video Nintendo Europe Highlights Key eShop Titles From The Past Two Months

    How many have you downloaded?

    The 3DS and Wii U eShops are becoming pretty packed with cool titles right now, and Nintendo Europe has taken some time out to highlight some of the more significant releases from the past two months. Some of the games featured are Code of Princess, Harmoknight, Nano Assault EX and Zen Pinball 2. Wil

  • Nintendo Download 11th April 2013 (North America)

    A rolling ranger, brawling Gods, a pink ball's debut and more

    It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week there's new content to choose from on Wii U, 3DS and DSi. In the coming week there'll be a couple of tasty retail downloads and a classic platformer that'll cost less than a chocolate bar, while today a rolling Ranger makes his...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Pricing Emerges On North American eShop

    Price is better than expected

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is one of the most anticipated 3DS titles of 2013 and we're just about two months away from seeing it arrive. With the game doing sensationally well in Japan, there's no doubt that North American and European 3DS users are looking forward to its release this June. With the game being so close...

  • News The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves Gets Australian Classification

    Localisation splashing onto our shores

    The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave was possibly a bit of a surprise when it arrived on the 3DS eShop, going from a peculiarly advertised title to turn out, in our words, to be an experience that's "long and rewarding". It also made significant use of its portable platform, encouraging gamers to build their little...

  • News KORG M01D Music Workstation Hitting 3DS eShop This Summer

    What sweet music you'll make

    Some of you may fondly recall KORG DS-10, a "musical workstation" for your humble Nintendo DS. If you enjoyed making bizarre aural creations with this cult release then you'll be please to learn that it's getting a sequel for the 3DS eShop, entitled KORG M01D. Essentially a souped-up version of the DS original, KORG...

  • News Yacht Club Games: Shovel Knight Aims to be a "Next-Gen 8-bit Game"

    "Should feel the wonderful way you remember classic games feeling"

    With its Kickstarter fundraising campaign in its last week and well past its original total, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is picking up stretch goals and becomingly increasingly promising as a result. So far, for example, it's added a playable boss character and a New Game+ mode...

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    Review Witch & Hero

    A curse upon the eShop

    CIRCLE Entertainment has been a prolific publisher on DSiWare, bringing to the fore its own titles and also helping small developers share their work with the DSi/3DS audience. With so many titles against its name there are some that are excellent, as well as others that we'd sooner forget. Witch & Hero arrives on the 3DS...

  • News Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indies From Releasing Games Down Under

    The studio calls for a self-rated, no-fee model

    Australian Wii U owners are often frustrated when they do not receive games other Western nations do. Despite being a PAL region, games don't always make it Down Under as we've seen very recently with the news that Fast & Furious: Showdown will be not be made available. That game is published by...

  • News Club Nintendo Rewards Updated With Some Retro Classics

    Oh, and 3D Classics: Urban Champion

    It's that time once again, North America, when Club Nintendo changes its monthly offerings of download titles that you can acquire with your hard-earned gold coins. There are a couple of grade-A undisputed classics included, and at least one that quite clearly isn't, despite its name claiming otherwise. Still, if...

  • Nintendo Download 11th April 2013 (Europe)

    Croods, pets, elementalists and a lot of discounts

    As is always the case, Europe, we have the opportunity to start our week with news of the download goodies that we can expect on Thursday. In terms of new offerings we're limited to a couple of lower profile retail games and a DSiWare release, but Nintendo of Europe is offering a lot of discounts to...

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    Review 50 Classic Games 3D

    Destined to be forgotten

    At first glance, 50 Classic Games 3D looks reminiscent of Nintendo's 42 All-Time Classics (Clubhouse Games in North America) for DS. But those hoping for a spiritual successor to the original hit are in for a bit of a disappointment. This is because 50 Classic Games 3D is woefully lacking in quality, depth and — most of...

  • News Shiro Games Discuss Bringing Evoland To Nintendo Systems Regularly

    A decision has not yet been made

    Evoland - which takes a vast amount of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy - is currently available on PC and is coming to iOS too in the near future. There's been no word about it ever making the leap over to the console market, but its developer Shiro Games has now said it's considering bringing...

  • Competition Winners Nintendo eShop Credit

    Are you one of the lucky few?

    If you're a Nintendo Life regular you'll know we ran a couple of Nintendo eShop Credit competitions over the past few weeks; all the votes have been counted and we've greased up our supercomputer to randomly select the winners, and they are: Competition 1) Win £100 of Nintendo eShop Credit! Winner of £100:...

  • News New eShop Game Cards Surface in Japan

    For the retail shopper in us all

    While Nintendo's made great strides in improving its digital download services, there are still many players who prefer to buy their games at retail. Japanese gamers will soon have a new way to get download-only games like Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, in the form...

  • News Mega Man Composer Manami Matsumae Writing Two Songs For Shovel Knight

    Mega Matsumae

    We reported earlier last week that upcoming 3DS and Wii U title Shovel Knight was closing in on its Kickstarter goal, only to find that it hit the target three days later. The game is described as "a hot mashup of new and old that may remind you of Mega Man", and now there's another reason why Yacht Club's platformer will remind you...

  • News Soccer Up 3D Coming To North America On 11th April

    Anyone fancy a kickabout?

    EnjoyUp Games has revealed Soccer Up 3D will be available to download on 11th April in North America. Soccer Up! was released on WiiWare in 2011 and the series is now shifting to the 3DS, where it will take advantage of the handheld's many features. Naturally, as the title suggests, the game will utilise the 3D effect and...

  • News AckkStudios: Two Brothers Won't Be Coming To 3DS

    Expect more Project Y2K news in the Summer

    AckkStudios is currently working on bringing Two Brothers to several platforms including the Wii U eShop, PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox 360. In a recent interview with Gamenesia, Andrew Allanson, a producer at the company, revealed it would be bringing the title to iOS and Android and that it was in talks about...

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    Review Harvest Moon

    Under thresher

    The Harvest Moon series has always promoted the ideals of hard work and patience over the instant gratification found by more recent prods at gaming agriculture like Farmville. This attitude is even more apparent in Harvest Moon on the Game Boy Color than other iterations, as the handheld game crops the series down to its very roots...

  • News AeternoBlade Hitting Indiegogo To Secure Q3 Release On 3DS

    Hitting eShop and retail in Europe

    Bangkok-based Corecell Technology has released fresh details for its forthcoming 3DS platformer AeternoBlade — previously known as ChronoBlade. The game is focused on the manipulation of time, and showcases some impressive 3D visuals. The game is being positioned for a Q3 release this year, although Corecell...

  • Nintendo Download 4th April 2013 (Europe)

    A puzzling chick, chaotic aliens, Mega action and more

    Now that the long Holiday weekend is over the video game world's wheels start spinning once again, starting today with Nintendo of Europe's weekly download update details. It's a busy week with every download store having some new content on offer, so let's get started. Wii U eShop: Toki Tori...

  • News Surprise Discounts Hit the 3DS eShop in North America

    It's not an April Fools trick

    While sales and discounts are becoming increasingly common on the 3DS and Wii U eShop platforms, it seems that Nintendo of America has chosen 1st April, of all days, to sneak some discounts onto the eShop. In total six games have seen a price drop, and when our man checked the details he could see no indication that...

  • News Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets Japanese Release Date

    Should be coming this month in the West

    During the latest Chotto Nintendo Direct Satoru Iwata revealed some new footage as well as a release date for Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger. The downloadable game stars an armadillo ranger called Dillon and is the sequel to last year's Dillon's Rolling Western. It's set to feature the same style...

March2013

  • Developer Interview Yacht Club Games On Shovel Knight And Loving Nintendo

    "We grew up playing Nintendo games on the NES and SNES"

    Yesterday we reported that Yacht Club Games' Kickstarter campaign for Shovel Knight had hit its funding target with two weeks to spare. Fresh from this success, studio founder Sean Velasco kindly took some time out of his busy schedule to speak to us about the split from WayForward...

  • News Colors! 3D Update Available To Download On 5th April

    Colour us excited

    Collecting Smiles has announced its popular artistic application Colors! 3D has finally had its major update approved by Nintendo - it will be available to download from 5th April. The update comes with several new additions. Firstly, you'll be able to follow your favourite artists in the gallery, which will allow you to see their...

  • News Digital Game Sales Growing 33% Year-on-Year in US and EU

    Analysts reveal new data at GDC

    The digital distribution of games has grown substantially in recent years with an increasing number of titles finding themselves in the Nintendo eShop, PSN, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. Analysts from NPD, iResearch and Digi-Capital presented data at this week's Game Developers Conference on the state of the global...

  • News N++ Announced At GDC

    No news on platforms yet

    Founded in 2001, Metanet Software is an independent developer specialising in fun free-to-play web browser games. It found fame in 2005 with the release of N, a platformer that sees you play as a ninja running through levels avoiding obstacles and collecting gold. A DS version of the game was released in 2008 called N+ and...

  • News Cave Story Approved And Set For Release On The European eShop

    Saints be praised

    When it comes to Nintendo Downloads, wherever you live there are certain releases that are much in demand and mysterious in their delay. They're not actually mysterious in practice, but the result of developers encountering specific issues with the Nintendo organisation in question, securing ratings or, perhaps, not having the...

  • Nintendo Download 28th March 2013 (North America)

    Rhythm heroics, mastering rivers, racing and a price revelation

    It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and this week is all about 3DS. Wii U, DSi and Wii all have a week off, though there's a mix of the old, the new and the even older to enjoy on the 3DS eShop. Let's get to the details. 3DS Download Software: HarmoKnight (Nintendo,...

  • News Witch & Hero Begins Its 8-Bit Quest on 4th April

    European date set, North America "will be soon"

    Witch & Hero is one of a significant number of download titles being published by CIRCLE Entertainment this year, as it moves increasingly away from DSiWare and onto 3DS download software. This one arrives in Europe in next week's update, with the North American release to follow soon, and promises...

  • Developer Interview Renegade Kid Tells Us More About Cult County

    "It was important to us that our new FPS presented something unique"

    Last week, just before its unveiling at PAX East, Renegade Kid revealed its upcoming 3DS eShop FPS title that had been confirmed earlier in the year. The accompanying logo and screens revealed relatively little, but did make it clear that the aptly-titled Cult County had a rather...

  • News Gunman Clive eShop Sales Surpass Combined Totals on iOS and Android

    That's a bit Mega

    When it comes to high-quality budget offerings on the 3DS eShop, we're not sure that they come any better than Gunman Clive, an action platformer with stylish visuals, multiple playable characters and a number of homages to classic franchises such as Mega Man. Although originally available on Android and iOS devices, with virtual...

  • News Nnooo Announces escapeVektor Sale

    Escape for 50% less

    Nnooo has announced that its 3DS eShop game, escapeVektor, will be sold at a 50% discount over the next three weeks. The critically acclaimed game's soundtrack will also be on sale. From the press release: "You can now grab the full game and original soundtrack for less than the normal price of the game," said Thomson. "Head...

  • News Nicalis Would Like To Bring Monaco or Spelunky To A Nintendo Console

    Fez is "not even a consideration"

    Phil Fish caused a bit of a stir over the weekend when he took to Twitter to say he felt Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was more suited to the PlayStation Vita than the trusty 3DS. One game that has never made it to a Nintendo console is Fish's biggest creation, Fez. We here at Nintendo Life decided to find out how many...

  • News Harvest Moon Heading to North American 3DS eShop in Late April

    Legend of the River King will be available on 28th March

    As we already know, Europe will be able to download the Game Boy Color version of Harvest Moon from the 3DS eShop on 28th March. However, North American farmers have been left in the dark, with many believing they've been put out to pasture. Well fret not, as Natsume has revealed via its...

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    Review HarmoKnight

    Big beat

    When you think Game Freak, you instinctively think Pokémon. It’s hardly surprising; the Japanese studio has been behind the million-selling franchise since day one, and the evergreen popularity of “catching 'em all” has ensured that the firm has little reason — or time — to explore other avenues. Apart from side-projects like...

  • Talking Point The Download or Disc Dilemma

    Do you download?

    In moving from the Wii Shop and DSi Shop to the Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop, Nintendo has shown a desire to compete head on with the Xbox, PlayStation and Steam online marketplaces and offer full retail downloads. It's amazing to think that downloads from the Wii Shop were limited to a meagre maximum of 40MB, yet now we can download...

  • News Dan Adelman: Nintendo Aims to Make eShop Publishing "as Frictionless as Possible"

    Admires indie scene's "willingness to try out new ideas"

    This is an important week for game developers of all sizes, as the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) gets underway in San Francisco. Nintendo will naturally have important members of the team on the scene, taking the opportunity to weigh up trends, discussion points and, most importantly, meet...

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    Review Jewel Master Atlantis 3D

    A diamond in the rough?

    For years now, Cerasus Media has been pumping out game after game in the Jewel Master series, and very little has changed in that time. Each instalment is usually playable and entertaining enough, but in most instances the gameplay formula and overall presentation have remained the same. And while the classic phrase "If it...

  • Nintendo Download 28th March 2013 (Europe)

    A blocky adventure, heroic rhythm, retail goodies and more

    As always, Europe, news of the download offerings coming to the region in this week's update are already here to start our week with a bang. While there are a few new additions, including a previously unannounced transfer tool, the main headline is the lengthy list of retail downloads...

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    Review Lola's Math Train

    I choo-choo-choose you!

    Lola’s Math Train, the follow-up to the pleasantly surprising Lola’s Alphabet Train, isn’t quite a game as much as it’s a learning application. In this instalment Lola, the jubilant panda, is here to help kids learn about math, numbers and logical problem solving through various interactive challenges. This is a...

  • News Turtle Tale Is Running And Jumping To The 3DS eShop

    Hero in a half shell

    Saturnine Games has revealed its next 3DS eShop title, a platformer by the name Turtle Tale. The game is a 2D platformer which calls to mind classic 8-bit and 16-bit games of yesteryear, and takes advantage of the console's 3D screen. Saturnine Games' Edward Di Geronimo Jr. shared this bit of information with us: You play as...

  • News Original DuckTales Not Coming To Virtual Console

    The remastered version won't be coming to 3DS either

    The gaming world has been buzzing since Capcom announced DuckTales: Remastered and as expected people have been clamoring for information on the upcoming release. Thankfully, senior vice president Christian Svensson has been on hand to give us a few answers to our neverending questions. Earlier...

  • News Renegade Kid Reveals Upcoming 3DS eShop FPS - Cult County

    3D screens to creep you out

    We've know for a good while now that Renegade Kid, probably best known for 3DS eShop — and soon to be enhanced for Wii U eShop — title Mutant Mudds, has been working on a first-person title for the handheld's download store. In fact some may not be aware that the team produced three FPS titles for DS that, at the...

  • News Code Of Princess Picks a Fight With Europe on 28th March

    Coming in at €29.99

    Code of Princess was published in North America by Atlus way back in October last year, but the NA-centric publisher didn't want to do the same in Europe and PAL regions. It did eventually emerge that developer Agatsuma Entertainment was taking up that localisation itself, and that it was releasing the title as a download-only...

  • News Amazon UK Reveals New-Look eShop Cards

    Available in £15, £25 and £50 denominations

    Amazon UK has posted listings for the new-look Nintendo eShop cards. The cards are available in £15 (Toad), £25 (Luigi) and

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    Review Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream

    Heavy Hitter

    Boxing is a fascinating sport. Two human beings enter the ring, then skilfully and tactfully beat the tar out of one another using nothing but their own gloved fists. It’s the perfect fodder for a video game, and that’s exactly why the Punch-Out!! series is such a classic. Originally released in North America as Mike Tyson's...

  • Nintendo Download 21st March 2013 (North America)

    Luigi goes on a spooky quest, Pokémon go exploring, Zen Pinball and more

    It's Thursday, and time for your Nintendo Download update, North America. This week we have an oft-demanded Wii U download that finally makes it across the Atlantic, two major retail offerings, a couple of discounts and some extra download goodies. Check out all of the details...

  • News Mighty Switch Force! 2 Confirmed For 3DS eShop, Coming This Spring

    Patricia Wagon returns

    WayForward Technologies has confirmed the rumours and announced Mighty Switch Force! 2 for the 3DS eShop. The sequel to the massively popular Mighty Switch Force!, the follow-up once again stars the feisty Patricia Wagon, but this time around she's battling blazes in Tangent City. The game is expected to launch this Spring...

  • News Renegade Kid Confirms Upcoming FPS Will Support Circle Pad Pro

    Name, logo and key imagery to be unveiled at PAX East

    Renegade Kid is a pretty busy developer at the moment. It's recently released ATV Wild Ride 3D on the 3DS eShop and has Mutant Mudds: Deluxe, Mutant Mudds 2 and a new first person shooter for the 3DS in the works. That FPS is to be unveiled at PAX East with Jools Watsham, the developer's...

  • News Another Castle Won't Be Coming To 3DS

    The game's engine doesn't support the handheld

    Last month we exclusively revealed that retro-styled platformer Another Castle would be coming to the Wii U eShop. The colourful 2D platformer is the pride and joy of David Byers, who has developed the game under the guise of Uncade. Uncade has released games for mobile platforms in the past, and...

  • Talking Point Wii U eShop Discounts Show It's a Vibrant Marketplace, Not a Monopoly

    Nintendo's digital strategy continues to evolve

    This week it was confirmed that a sale on Ubisoft's retail Wii U downloads, which arrived in North America in mid-February, will hit Europe this week. It's the latest small landmark in what's become a regular series of subtle evolutions in Nintendo's download platform strategies, and one that strongly...

  • News Castlevania II: Simon's Quest And Donkey Kong 3 Coming To Japanese 3DS eShop

    Arriving next week

    Nintendo has confirmed that NES titles Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and Donkey Kong 3 will both be hitting the Japanese 3DS eShop on March 27th. Simon's Quest is one of the more unique entries in the Castlevania series, as it employs a day and night cycle and has strong RPG elements to it. Donkey Kong 3 is a sequel to the...

  • News Wayforward Teases Mighty Switch Force Sequel, We Think

    Looking a bit apocalyptic

    Wayforward Technologies recently confirmed a Mighty Switch Force sequel for 3DS, stating that it's due to arrive in the first or second quarter of this year; that's, well, any time in the next few months. Not long to wait, in that case, and the studio has taken to Twitter to tease what appears to be a screen from this...

  • News Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez Urges Twitter Users To Pester Studio Pixel For 3DS Gero Blaster

    We can get behind that

    Earlier this month, we reported on Studio Pixel's next game, Gero Blaster. The Cave Story developer's new outing is a 2D side-scrolling action title which places you in the role of a trigger-happy frog. It's being pitched for release on iOS, but around the time of the announcement Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez twee

  • News Super Hang-On 3D Speeding Into The Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

    Time extension

    Space Harrier 3D was the first of Sega's efforts to give its illustrious arcade portfolio a new lease of life on the Nintendo 3DS, and it's being followed by another beloved coin-op smash-hit: Super Hang-On. Yu Suzuki's motorcycle racing classic is coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop next week for 600 Yen ($6.30 / £4.15 / €4.85)...

  • News FEZ Creator Insists The Game Wouldn't Work On The 3DS

    "It would be kind of pointless"

    Indie smash hit FEZ is coming to other platforms following a period of exclusivity on Xbox Live Arcade, but sadly it doesn't look like the 3DS eShop is going to be one of them. Creator Phil Fish — who caused quite a stir when he voiced his concerns about the Japanese games development industry and has also had...

  • News Shovel Knight Confirmed For Wii U And 3DS

    PAX East promotional banners reveal all

    Last week we reported on Yacht Club Games' first title Shovel Knight, which at the time was only down for a PC release. The developer - formed by ex-WayForward staff members - did say that it hoped to bring the game to Wii U and 3DS as well but made no promises. Well it looks as though the confirmation we...

  • Nintendo Download 21st March 2013 (Europe)

    Monstrous quests, reckless driving, retro boxing, a big sale and more

    It's Monday, so you know what that means Europe. It's time for the Nintendo Download update news, letting us know what'll be dropping onto our systems later this week; we have a lengthy list that includes the latest €0.30 / £0.30 Wii U Virtual Console promotion, some...

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    Review Mega Man 3

    Sibling rivalry

    It's fitting that Mega Man 3 introduces our hero's antagonistic, cocksure older brother Proto Man, as the game itself seems to eternally duke it out with its own brother Mega Man 2 for the coveted title of Best in Series. But wherever you may fall on the question, there's no doubt that this third installment in the classic franchise...

  • Competition Win £100 of Nintendo eShop Credit!

    Plus 10 runners-up each snagging £15 too.

    Want the chance to win some free eShop credit for your 3DS or Wii U? Of course you do — who wouldn't, right? Well now you've got a chance. We've teamed up with Nintendo UK to offer £100 of eShop credit to one lucky winner, plus £15 to ten almost-as-lucky runners-up. All you have to do to be in with a...

  • News SteamWorld Dig Is Burrowing Its Way To The 3DS eShop This Year

    "Not another 3D effect showcase nor a cheap port", according to the developer

    Swedish studio Image & Form has announced SteamWorld Dig, a new title for the 3DS eShop which is expected to launch later this year. Set in the same post-apocalyptic world as SteamWorld: Tower Defense, the game will be a "hardcore platform mining adventure" with...

  • Nintendo Download 14th March 2013 (North America)

    Hunting monsters, going to the City, throwing retro punches, being Mega and much more

    It's Nintendo Download update time, North America, with so much packing the eShops and DSi store that we even had the information earlier than normal — all the more time to soak it up. Quite a few high profile retail downloads are joined by some demo action, a...

  • News Flipnote Studio 3D Drawing to the West, For Free, This Summer

    Localised Nintendo Direct details online and sharing communities

    Earlier today we brought you the news that Flipnote Studio 3D is coming to Japan this summer; the happy update is that it looks set to arrive in the West in the same period, with Europe confirmed and North America very likely to join in. Nintendo of Europe has also released a new...

  • News Nintendo Reveals Flipnote Studio For The 3DS eShop

    Holy flip!

    During a Japanese only mini Nintendo Direct, President Satoru Iwata announced that Flipnote Studio 3D was on the way for the 3DS eShop in Japan. It's said to be more powerful than its predecessor, and the free base application will be available from the eShop this coming Summer. The app will allow users to make 3D animations with up to...

  • News Four Classics Available Now in the Latest Club Nintendo Rewards

    Check your coin balance, North America

    Every month Nintendo of America unveils its latest Club Nintendo offers, giving members a chance to exchange hard-earned coins for download codes. Often the games available are hit and miss, but this month seems to offer a strong line-up to suit various tastes. The following are all available until 7th April...