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News: Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Be quick to win a Blastoisinite

Pokémon Shuffle is the highest profile free-to-play release yet from Nintendo, mainly due to its use of microtransactions to try and get players to spend money in order to accelerate progress. Evidently Pokémon is the franchise for these experiments, as the upcoming Pokémon Rumble World will also have a similar...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America)

2nd April (North America)

Nintendo 64 and DS on Wii U, AVGN, BOXBOY! and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, and this week's Nintendo Download Update has some exciting treats following the Nintendo Direct shenanigans of 1st April. Nintendo 64 and DS arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, while there are a whole load of new games and discounts across both the...

News: Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

2-for-1 with Don't Starve, Mutant Mudds cross-buy

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had plenty of details, and as per tradition there was a segment dedicated to the eShop. In Europe there was the welcome news that Azure Striker Gunvolt will arrive today (2nd April), and the charming Mighty Gunvolt will be free until 2nd July with...

News: HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct

HAL Laboratory's retro-themed puzzle platformer BOXBOY! will be available for download on the North American and European 3DS eShops today. Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the game tasks you with guiding a box-like character through increasingly tricky levels, using his ability to generate...

News: Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches On 3DS eShop This May, Anime Episodes Also Available

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches On 3DS eShop This May, Anime Episodes Also Available

Defend the outer walls against giant Titans

Based on the hugely popular Japanese anime, the latest Nintendo Direct has revealed the ATLUS title, Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, will arrive locally on the 3DS eShop in May - that's in North America and Europe. The title will feature four-player local and online co-op gameplay, along with...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Free-To-Start, with paid transactions

Last month there was solid evidence of a new Pokémon Rumble game arriving in the near future. First a domain name was filed, and then came the Australian Classification Board rating. Following these developments, the latest Nintendo Direct has now officially revealed the next entry in the series as Pokémon...

News: Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Let the speculation begin

Curve Digital, responsible for the recently released Wii U and 3DS eShop cross-buy title, OlliOlli, has hinted it will make an appearance at some point during the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Given the success of OlliOlli, and the studio’s previous experience with Nintendo’s digital platforms releasing titles such as

Video: Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Due from Fall onwards, including Wii U and 3DS

SteamWorld Heist, the anticipated follow up to SteamWorld Dig, has evidently been progressing well in development. Image & Form took a new build of the title to various expos in March, and has today released a fresh trailer to show off the strides its made since its initial reveal in 2014. Very...

News: IRONFALL Invasion Hits 300,000 Downloads as Free Update Arrives With Enhancements

IRONFALL Invasion Hits 300,000 Downloads as Free Update Arrives With Enhancements

Gunning for more players

IRONFALL Invasion, the free-to-play 3DS eShop exclusive from VD-DEV, has achieved an impressive number of downloads since its launch in February. It's been announced that the indie-effort has been downloaded more than 300,000 times worldwide so far; the initial download is free and gives limited access to the single-player...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (Europe)

2nd April (Europe)

Xenoblade Chronicles on New 3DS, KAMI and loads of discounts

Another week begins, and as always we have the Nintendo Download Update for Europe to kick it off. The major arrival this week is the first New Nintendo 3DS exclusive, while there's also a rather zen puzzle experience on the 3DS eShop. There are plenty of discounts to consider too, so...

News: Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

How eggsciting

A brief history on the development of Toki Tori. Toki Tori was a puzzle platformer originally launched on the Game Boy Color back in 2002 as a pseudo-remake of an MSX title called Eggbert, but it didn’t sell too well due to being released late in the console’s life. In 2008, Toki Tori was ported to Wiiware and was one of the first...

News: Monster Tale on Its Way to the 3DS eShop in a New 'Ultimate' Version

Monster Tale on Its Way to the 3DS eShop in a New 'Ultimate' Version

Improved visuals, gameplay tweaks, stereoscopic 3D

It's easy to forget that, in the DS days, there was a market for a number of 'mid-tier' games at retail - not quite triple-A hits, and not overtly casual sims or brain training games, but enjoyable games nevertheless that were well worth checking out. Monster Tale certainly counts as one of these,...

News: Azure Striker Gunvolt Release Details for Europe Due Next Week, Prompts Nintendo Direct Chatter

Azure Striker Gunvolt Release Details for Europe Due Next Week, Prompts Nintendo Direct Chatter

Why not, it's Friday!

Azure Striker Gunvolt is taking its sweet time coming to Europe, but that's somewhat understandable with Inti Creates publishing itself and not necessarily having experience of the region's ratings and localisation requirements. As one of the best action games on the 3DS eShop since its arrival in Japan and North America,...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set For Wii U on 2nd April

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set For Wii U on 2nd April

Was originally due back in the past

It's been quite a wait for Nintendo fans of the YouTube trailblazer AVGN, with Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures arriving on PC in 2014 and pegged as being due "very soon" last July. Set for Wii U and 3DS, it will at least apparently utilise the second screen options on both systems. The Wii U version seems to...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America)

26th March (North America)

Dot Arcade, LEGO Ninjago, retro Namco goodies, discounts, demos and more

It's that time once again, North American gamers, for details of the Download Update delights heading to the region this week. The Wii U eShop is host to an intriguing Indie effort and some retro Namco goodies, while the 3DS welcomes a retail LEGO Ninjago title and some...

News: The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

Tofu delivery doesn’t last forever

Although SEGA's Initial D: Perfect Shift Online never drifted our way in the end, the 3DS eShop title based on the long-running manga series still experienced a solid performance in Japan, with more than 500,000 downloads. SEGA has now announced it will end the services for Initial D Perfect Shift Online at the...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (Europe)

26th March (Europe)

Trine, Mega Man, RPGs and discounts galore!

It's time to brighten up Monday mornings in Europe, with the latest Nintendo Download Update having decent odds of achieving that goal. There is a whole smorgasbord of games and discounted goodies to consider, so let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €12.99 / £10.99) - Its...

News: Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Promising signs for the micro-transaction eShop title?

Nintendo has dabbled in the free-to-play market for some time now, and their latest attempt testing the micro-transaction based waters, Pokémon Shuffle, may be their most popular creation yet, with a timely announcement that the title has clocked up more than 2.5 million downloads. The...