3DS eShop News


  • Nintendo Download 9th March (North America)

    Blaster Master Zero! Neo Geo galore! VOEZ! Bomberman 64! More!

    It's Nintendo Download Update time, North American gamers, and it's a relatively busy line-up this week. The Switch has two 'new' games and also six Neo Geo 'ACA' titles, catching the region up with Europe. The 3DS shares one of the tasty Switch releases along with some other titles,...

  • News Say Bye-Bye to BoxBoy on 23rd March in Europe

    More thinking outside of the box

    We're quite fond of the original BOXBOY! and it's follow-up BOXBOXBOY!; these HAL Laboratory puzzlers made nice additions to the 3DS eShop. Now Qbby is back to square up to his biggest challenge yet in BYE-BYE BOXBOY!, which launches on the Nintendo eShop in Europe on 23rd March 2017. Let's let Nintendo's own PR do...

  • News Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 DLC Arrives on 3DS This Week

    Mission Packs! Speedrun Mode! Other Stuff!

    Inti Creates has a big week ahead, with Blaster Master Zero arriving globally on Nintendo Switch. It's also adding some extra content to Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on 3DS, with the aim of encouraging owners to spend a few bucks on some more goodies for the game. The DLC will come to Europe and North America...

  • News Shakedown Hawaii Aiming for 3DS This Year, Will Hit 60fps and Support All Models

    C-Stick support also planned

    Among the various pleasing announcements in its Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase, Nintendo pulled off a small coup by securing the debut release of Shakedown Hawaii, with the title targeting an April release on the system. It's the sequel to Retro City Rampage, the chaotic and fiercely entertaining retro-style title by...

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    Review Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D

    Go go go

    Tanukii Studios' overlooked DSiWare gem, Go! Go! Kokopolo, came at the tail end of the DSi's time on the market, and as a result very few people played the unique action game. While a simple re-release on 3DS would have been acceptable, Tanukii Studios instead crafted a full sequel in Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. The result is a jam-packed game...

  • Nintendo Download 2nd March (North America)

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Launch Switch games! Much more!

    It's almost Nintendo Switch time, while of course there are also some new downloads on the Wii U and 3DS this week. Unlike the EU equivalent earlier in the week Nintendo of America has included Switch games in its download update, so we have the final day one picture of downloads for the new...


  • News Blaster Master Zero Lays Waste To Switch And 3DS On March 9th


    Blaster Master Zero will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS this March, it has been revealed during the Nindies Direct broadcast. A reboot of the NES classic by Sunsoft, Blaster Master Zero recreates the same iconic visuals with a modern twist, and will boast a two-player mode as well. Mighty No. 9 studio Inti Creates...

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    Review Legna Tactica

    Tactica Generica

    Kemco has been steadily supplying gamers with a glut of RPGs through the 3DS eShop over the past few years, all ported from mobile and mostly middling in the truest sense of the word — decent but forgettable games that riff off of classics. As the company's latest release, Legna Tactica is a dependable continuation of that policy,...

  • Nintendo Download 2nd March (Europe)

    Breath of the Wild! Ghost Blade HD! SEGA discounts galore! More!

    Another week dawns and just so happens to include the launch of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, however, focus on the Wii U and 3DS treats to come, which happen to include the highest profile launch title for the new system. Beyond that obvious...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd February (North America)

    forma.8! Ghost Blade HD! Harvest Moon 64!

    It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here. 3DS eShop: Go! Go!...

  • Interview Tanukii Studios on Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D's Slow Dash to the 3DS eShop

    "I always knew it would eventually be completed"

    When considering the best DSiWare games, we think Go! Go! Kokopolo is most definitely in the discussion. A 'chase 'em up', it combined tough difficulty and twitch gameplay with an excellent sense of style and humour. Its high speed, quick-thinking strategy and elements of platforming made it an easy...

  • Video Atooi Provides Another Showcase of the Chicken Wiggle Level Editor

    Getting a wiggle on

    Chicken Wiggle is a rather promising title from Atooi that's making its way to the 3DS eShop - from the same team that produced Mutant Mudds as part of Renegade Kid, it adopts that title's style while also introducing new ideas. The Chicken and Worm combo throws in some alternative controls and moves, while it also boasts a full...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd February (Europe)

    forma.8! Harvest Moon 64! Vaccine! Much more!

    As a fresh week begins we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to consider, showing us the digital goodies on the way later this week. This time around it's the Wii U that gets most of the new content, with some DLC and discounts also on the list - let's get to it. Wii U eShop: forma.8...

  • News Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Dashes Onto the 3DS eShop Soon in North America

    Time to Chase-em-up

    Recently we wrote about Tanukii Studios announcing its much awaited sequel to DSIWare hidden gem Go! Go! Kokopolo. Touted as a "follow-up to the world's first chase-em-up", Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe For Disaster will be making its way to the eShop on 23rd February in North America. Along with this annou

  • Nintendo Download 16th February (North America)

    Tanks, Beds, Balls, Cubes and Ogres!

    It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here. 3DS eShop: Tank Troopers...

  • News Million-Selling Urban Trial Freestyle Is Getting An Exclusive 3DS Sequel This Year

    With hot dogs

    Tate Multimedia has revealed that it is bringing a sequel to 2013's Urban Trial Freestyle exclusively to the 3DS eShop this year. Urban Trial Freestyle 2 will include twice the stages as the million-selling original, as well an online level sharing tool so you can send your creations to other players. You'll also be able to customise...

  • Video Nintendo Really Wants You to Try Tank Troopers

    YouTube videos make a pitch for the tank battling 3DS title

    Tank Troopers has had a surprising amount of promotion from Nintendo, online at least. It had a spot in last year's 3DS Nintendo Direct, and with its arrival this week on the eShop the company is keen to persuade 3DS aficionados to give it a try. It may certainly hold some appeal to those...

  • News Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Will Be Digging Its Claws Into the 3DS eShop Soon

    At last!

    DSiWare brought us some gems, and one of them was Go! Go! Kokopolo, a fast-paced and challenging chase 'em up by Tanukii Studios. It's been a long time in the making but its sequel - Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe for Disaster is due out soon. The good news was shared by publisher CIRCLE Entertainment, which is stepping in to publish...

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    Review Picross e7

    The numbers are adding up

    We have once again been blessed by a new Picross e game, and you know what that means: new puzzles and, erm... some more new puzzles? By now you should honestly know what to expect with these titles, but here's a quick rundown again! Picross is a classic type of puzzle game that has featured on Nintendo systems since the...

  • Nintendo Download 16th February (Europe)

    Tank Troopers! Dragon Ball Fusions! Breath of the Wild Themes! More!

    Another week begins, dear readers, which means it's time for a look ahead to the Nintendo Download Update goodies coming to Europe. This week has a first-party eShop download and a long awaited retail release, while a huge upcoming Switch / Wii U title gets a couple of 3DS HOME...

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    Review Mercenaries Saga 3

    Fun for hire

    The 3DS eShop is no stranger to strategy RPGs; aside from retail heavy hitters like Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fates and Stella Glow, it's also been blessed with smaller but still eminently enjoyable experiences like Ambition of the Slimes, and the surprisingly solid Mercenaries Saga 2. CIRCLE Entertainment was responsible for

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    Review Punch Club

    ​Get up, you son-of-a... 'cos Shiggy loves ya

    Ever wonder what it's like to be a fighter? If you'd like to experience the life, Punch Club thinks it's the game for you. Let's find out if this fighting strategy/simulation is worth lacing up the gloves for. Your life in Punch Club starts out with a brief cutscene showing your father, who was...

  • Nintendo Download 9th February (North America)

    Plantera! Mario vs. DK! Azure Striker Gunvolt anime! More!

    It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices with a dual release, a sequel to a surprise gem of 2016 and a Virtual Console arrival among the most promising. There are a few options whether you're rocking...

  • News Steel Empire Gets Permanent Price Drop In North America

    To celebrate Valentine's Day, apparently

    Teyon has revealed that from today the critically-acclaimed 2D shooter Steel Empire will cost just $9.99 on the North American 3DS eShop. The 66 percent reduction in price is to celebrate Valentine's Day, and what better way could there possibly be to mark this romantic occasion than blasting through the...

  • News Parascientific Escape: Gear Detective Begins Its Investigation This Week

    North America is first up

    Sometimes the 3DS eShop can deliver some surprise gems, and one of these in 2016 was Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas; it has an interesting story, while blending escape room-style gameplay with a sense of adventure. We were rather taken with it in our review, in any case. The good news is that CIRCLE...

  • News Atooi Shows Off the Extensive Chicken Wiggle Level Editor

    Chicken Wiggle Maker?

    Chicken Wiggle will be the first 3DS eShop game released by Atooi, the studio founded by Jools Watsham initially as a vehicle for personal mobile projects, and now his key business since the formal split of Renegade Kid. Early footage and screens have looked rather positive, incorporating the chunky pixel style that helped make...

  • Nintendo Download 9th February (Europe)

    Plantera! Ogre Battle 64! Swapdoodle DLC! More!

    With the start of another week we have a look at the downloadable treats heading to Europe in a few days, and this time around there are some interesting new downloads to consider. We have a few Nindie releases, DLC from Nintendo and a slice of N64 gaming on Wii U, while the 3DS also has some notable...

  • Nintendo Download 2nd February (North America)

    Fire Emblem Heroes! Poochy & Yoshi! TurboGrafx-16 games! More!

    It's that time, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. We'll be so bold as to say it's a decent week - there's an excellent retail arrival on 3DS, a high-profile mobile release, two TurboGrafx-16 games on Wii U, and also some interesting download-only offerings on...