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News: There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

Not dead yet

The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...

News: Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

50% off on some beauties

Earlier today the Nintendo Download Update details for North America promised discounts of SEGA 3D Classics, but only specified two of the games that are in the promotion - now the official eShop offers website has confirmed eight of the series that are available at half price. It's not the full range, and more recent...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America)

25th June (North America)

Star Fox and Mario & Luigi DS games! Art Academy! Shiftlings! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update day, and as usual we now have the North American details. It's a busy line-up with three interesting Wii U eShop titles, two popular franchises on the Virtual Console, some discounts and another hefty batch of DSiWare. Yep... DSiWare. So, let's get to...

News: There Will Only Be One Physical Copy Of Rusty Pup In The Entire Universe

There Will Only Be One Physical Copy Of Rusty Pup In The Entire Universe

You'll have to solve the title-screen codex conundrum to win it

UK studio Gory Detail has revealed during its first devlog that it will be producing just one physical copy of its forthcoming Wii U and 3DS adventure title The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup. The copy - hand-made by Gory Detail's Chris Seavor, the man behind Conker's Bad Fur Day - will...

Exclusive: First Gory Detail Devlog Shows Off More Of The Gorgeous-Looking Rusty Pup

First Gory Detail Devlog Shows Off More Of The Gorgeous-Looking Rusty Pup

Mind the gap

You may recall that a while back we lifted the lid on Gory Detail's new adventure title The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops in the not-too-distant future. The work of former Rare staffers Chris "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, Rusty Pup is shaping up to be a truly sumptuous 2D brain-teaser with...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe)

25th June (Europe)

Yoshi! Kirby! Art Academy! Samurai Warriors! More!

It's the start of a normal week in the world of the big N, so naturally it kicks off with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings three promising and relatively high profile retail releases, two diverse offerings on the Wii U eShop along with some retro goodies, some...

News: Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

"Nintendo fans and consumers...gravitate towards nostalgia"

Nintendo's Damon Baker has lamented the fact that fans don't seem to be leaving their comfort zones when it comes to buying eShop games. The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America's licensing department has been speaking to Gamasutra about indie games on Nintendo systems, and...

Interview: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist And Why It'll Be on 3DS First

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist And Why It'll Be on 3DS First

"I'm proud to say it's a matter of loyalty"

Image & Form is an established, experience game development studio and publisher, yet it was SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS that gave the company a notable break and turnaround in fortunes. After causing a stir on 3DS it was eventually ported to Wii U and most platforms, so the announcement of follow-up -...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America)

18th June (North America)

Classic Fire Emblem! Weird Smash 3DS controller thing! Discounts! More!

Some things don't even change in E3 week, whether it be the underwear of those of us watching everything unfold over three days or the arrival of the Nintendo Download Update. This week's North American update has a treat for Fire Emblem fans, some new eShop-only releases,...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Receives Yet Another Code for More Puzzling Goodness

Pokémon Shuffle Receives Yet Another Code for More Puzzling Goodness

Everyday I'm shuffling

Nintendo has released the third code for its free-to-play puzzler Pokémon Shuffle, via its Pokémon Daisuki Club in Japan. This latest code entitles you - regardless of where you are in the game - to three items that give you an additional five moves. This can seriously help you catch any particularly tricky monster or help...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (Europe)

18th June (Europe)

Harvest Moon, Xeodrifter, Comic Workshop 2 and more

Surprisingly, and later than normal, we now have this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. This week's new offerings are all on the 3DS, with a retail title and two high quality eShop options, though the official press release doesn't mention EarthBound Beginnings, which is an option...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

New 3DS misses out on multiplayer

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was a slightly surprising announcement for Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, for multiple reasons; it's a game that was previously rejected by Nintendo due to its themes and content, and it'll also likely be the first eShop title exclusive to the New models of the portable...

Nintendo Download: 11th June (North America)

11th June (North America)

LEGO Jurassic Park x2, more Harvest Moon, Dr. Mario and much more

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before the E3 shenanigans in LA, and there's a diverse range of options. We have the first GBA Harvest Moon, two versions of LEGO Jurassic World, the return of Dr. Mario, some quirky eShop offerings and four DSiWare games. Let's...

News: Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Not digging too deep, though

With SteamWorld Heist building up, well, steam for its release later this year, the studio's latest Q & A provides some further update on development progress, plans for E3 and planned pricing. As for E3, company CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will be in LA to show off the game to the media, including your humble Nintendo...

News: USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

Should help developers to release globally quicker

We've highlighted in the past how obtaining age ratings can be a complicated and expensive process for Indie developers on tight budgets. While the ESRB service in North America is free and based online, complaints over the slower processes in PAL territories - which also cost a fair amount of money...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Gets Its First Ever Escalation Battle

Pokémon Shuffle Gets Its First Ever Escalation Battle

Gotta get a Giratina

Nintendo's free-to-play experiment Pokémon Shuffle continues to get some neat updates, with the latest offering the game's first ever "Escalation" battle. Of course, the title has had challenge updates in the past, but this one is unique. While the other challenges have largely been timed events, the difference here is that as...