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News: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Development Complete, Release Date Coming "Very, Very Soon"

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Development Complete, Release Date Coming "Very, Very Soon"

Challenge Mode will be on show at the Nindies PAX event

Shovel Knight was a gem of a download release in 2014 (2015 in Europe), marking an impressive début for Yacht Club Games. It scooped various Game of the Year awards courtesy of its blend of pixel-based visuals and outstanding gameplay. Of course, it originated on Kickstarter, with the...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

Devil's Third! Microtransactions! Senran Kagura! Q.U.B.E! More!

The beginning of another week brings us the European Nintendo Download Update details, with this entry bringing some major releases. We have a much anticipated FPS action game on Wii U, along with a toys-to-life option and some tempting downloads, while the 3DS brings the latest Senran...

News: M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almost In Vain

M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almost In Vain

Sega didn't even know M2 was working on Gunstar Heroes

This week sees the western launch of 3D Gunstar Heroes, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis/Mega Drive titles seen so far. Yosuke Okunari, producer at Sega, and Naoki...

News: Fresh SteamWorld Heist Screenshots Show Off New Enemy Class

Fresh SteamWorld Heist Screenshots Show Off New Enemy Class

Meet The Royalists

SteamWorld Heist is heading to the 3DS this Fall with a release on Wii U and other platforms to follow, and Image & Form's latest is sure to be one of the eShop's big ticket releases in the remainder of this year. Our chums at Image & Form have kindly provided us with 6 new screenshots of the game which can be seen...

News: Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

The night before PAX Prime, in fact

Nintendo is teaming up with Seattle's EMP Museum for a special Nindies@Night event prior to this year's PAX Prime. The evening will feature competitions, giveaways, presentations and of course the chance to play some of the unique indie titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Here's the press release: Fans...

News: 3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As Latest Workaround for 'Tubehax'

3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As Latest Workaround for 'Tubehax'

Follows the removal of IRONFALL Invasion from the eShop

Early this month the rather niche 3DS homebrew scene had a key evolution, moving away from requiring a specific retail game - namely Cubic Ninja - and utilising a free download to trigger the workaround. It's a small-scale scene compared to the DS days, but the homebrew launcher efforts of...

News: Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Beaten to the punch

A short time go we reported on the Ironhax exploit which would allow 3DS users to run homebrew and unsigned code on their consoles. The work of Jordan "Smealum" Rabet, Ironhax was unique in that unlike other methods, it didn't require the user to purchase a physical game in order to make it run - Ironfall Invasion is a...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

It's still coming, as is our review

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has arrived on Wii U in North America and is rather good, but the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive version has encountered issues. A range of initial bugs were patched out rather quickly, but that update seemed to trigger an issue that freezes the game entirely in some cases. The

Video: You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

Give them a taste of their own medicine

Mega Man Legacy Collection will contain plenty of goodies, and one of the most appealing is the challenge mode which features speed runs, remixes and a boss rush element. That's right, you can fight the characters who are arguably the stars of each title, and even use their own weapons against them -...

News: Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, apparently

Update: Thanks to the comments and a quick web search this demo is actually available in North America, somewhat negating our first line below. While it was promoted and given a 'shelf' in Europe, its release in NA has been rather stealthy - apparently a search for the name or a rummage through the...

News: Try Not to Get Too Merry While Checking Into SteamWorld Heist's Bars

Try Not to Get Too Merry While Checking Into SteamWorld Heist's Bars

Hire crew, check missions, buy new gear

SteamWorld Heist is heading to the 3DS this 'Fall', with a release on Wii U and other platforms to follow, and Image & Form's latest is sure to be one of the eShop's big ticket releases in the remainder of this year. The developer is now back to normal in serving up weekly updates, too, this time focusing...

News: Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

"My staff, though, are really good"

Keiji Inafune is responsible for some of the most joypad-crushingly difficult games of the 8-bit era, with the Mega Man series being considered the ultimate test of skill by many Nintendo players. However, Inafune has admitted to Kotaku UK that he is in fact a mere mortal and doesn't create games which he himself...

News: Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

"We are upset as well, just as much as the backers"

As we suggested in our article regarding Mighty No. 9's delay into early 2016, Comcept has endured a tough and damaging period for its image with fans. After the giddy highs of the game's successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, multiple delays and some poor communication / decision making around...

Video: Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Straight from the developer

Shovel Knight may no longer be a Nintendo console exclusive, but the game is still one of our personal favourites on the 3DS and Wii U eShops - and it's about to get even better thanks to some free DLC. Showcasing the Plague Knight, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be delivered entirely free of charge. In case you...

News: Patched Version Of Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Still Blighted By Bugs On New 3DS

Patched Version Of Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Still Blighted By Bugs On New 3DS

Progress is being made on the Euro release, though

The Binding of Isaac certainly took its sweet time coming to a Nintendo platform, but now it's here, fans are finding that it's impacted by disappointing performance woes. At launch the 3DS version of the game was afflicted by bugs, but these were patched by an update shortly afterwards. However,...

News: ​3DS Free To Play Release Pokémon Rumble World Catches A Big Update

​3DS Free To Play Release Pokémon Rumble World Catches A Big Update

Lucky balloons and a new land to explore

3DS free-to-play release Pokémon Rumble World has just gotten a new update - version 1.1 - which should hopefully bring it back into your conciousness. Updating the game gives access to a new area - called Changing Land - where you're far more likely to encounter Pokémon you've not yet caught. Also added...

Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America)

6th August (North America)

Golden Sun goodness, classic Capcom, Picross, Kung Fu and much more

It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in North America, and this week serves up a fairly diverse range of options. We have two promising Indie efforts on Wii U, while a certain GBA Virtual Console release with 'Golden' in the title may go down well. The 3DS has a couple of...

News: Big Update For Cube Creator 3D Arrives This Week

Big Update For Cube Creator 3D Arrives This Week

Includes new environments, blocks and more

Cube Creator 3D from Big John Games is arguably one of the better Minecraft clones available on the 3DS eShop right now. If you’re located in North America you may have already experienced it. If not, perhaps now is a good time to consider downloading the title with the latest update arriving this week...

News: Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Including Shovel Knight's 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you...

News: Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

Beatbuddy is out today, don't forget

We love a good sizzle reel here at Nintendo Life, and Nintendo of Europe has released a beauty to celebrate its presence at Gamescom. Focused on Wii U and 3DS eShop releases, it rattles through plenty of exciting games that are out now or on the way relatively soon. Many of these are familiar, though its nice to...