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News: Focus on this New AfterZoom DSiWare Trailer

Focus on this New AfterZoom DSiWare Trailer

Augmented reality comes to DS

Abylight's next offering for DSiWare isn't another entry in its Music On series, but a neat augmented reality offering called AfterZoom. The studio just sent over a new trailer of the title which you'll find below. The concept is that players will use the DSi camera to hunt out microscopic organisms in everyday objects:...

News: Extreme Hangman 2 Trailer Fills in the Gaps

Extreme Hangman 2 Trailer Fills in the Gaps

From G__e_io_

Extreme Hangman was a sleeper hit for DSiWare, so when Gamelion announced Extreme Hangman 2 none were surprised. If you were keen to see more of what was on offer, here's the first trailer below. The sequel will contain over 3000 words in 14 brand new categories, alongside new animations of extreme hangman behaviour. The trailer explains more.

Guides: 3DS eShop Update FAQ

3DS eShop Update FAQ

Everything you need to know about the 3DS eShop, internet browser and DSi transfer functionality

For those who bought their 3DS on launch day there was some disappointment. The eShop, internet browser and the ability to transfer DSiWare games and data were unavailable, promised in a ‘late May’ update. The update slid to early June, but it's...

News: Zelda: Four Swords to Be a Free DSiWare Game in September

Zelda: Four Swords to Be a Free DSiWare Game in September

Rejoice!

Nintendo just announced as part of its Zelda: 25th Anniversary package the release of Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for DSiWare in September this year. The four-player game will be a free download to all DSiWare users, presumably meaning it'll be available for nothing in the 3DS eShop too. Are you excited about playing more Zelda: Four Swords on DSiWare?

Nintendo Download: 6th June 2011 (North America)

6th June 2011 (North America)

Picture dungeons and puzzles abound

The pre-E3 Nintendo Download is here, and there's not much to crow about for Nintendo's existing downloadable offerings; a handful of titles on DSiWare and a single WiiWare game are here to tide you over until the 3DS eShop update hits in the next 24 hours. WiiWareUbongo (Korner Entertainment, 800pts) — A disappointing version of the popular board game, this..

Nintendo Download: 3rd June 2011 (Europe)

3rd June 2011 (Europe)

Yard sales, restaurants and rocks

Not many surprises today, with just one new WiiWare game two DSiWare titles. There's no Virtual Console game, perhaps because we got one two weeks in a row a while back? Here's what you can grab this week. WiiWareYard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville (Konami, 500pts) — Another hidden object puzzle game, it's pretty much exactly what you'd think it would be. It..

News: These DSiWare Games Cannot Be Moved to 3DS

These DSiWare Games Cannot Be Moved to 3DS

Leaving old friends behind

Update: Nintendo has released an official list of the 11 DSiWare games that cannot be moved to 3DS, superseding this list. Original post: Nintendo always maintained that "most" DSiWare games would be transferable to the 3DS, but naturally not all have made the grade. According to IGN, these are the 19 games...

News: Intrinsic Unveils Real Time Strategy Amoebattle for DSiWare

Intrinsic Unveils Real Time Strategy Amoebattle for DSiWare

Gene-ius?

You can count the number of interesting looking games coming to DSiWare on your fingers, but it might be time to break out a toe as Intrinsic Games announces Amoebattle coming to the download service later this year. The team behind Divergent Shift is bringing a new real-time strategy title to DSi, putting you in charge of an army of single-celled organisms to defeat an evil (presumably)..

News: Mario and Link Make eShop Cards Look Good

Mario and Link Make eShop Cards Look Good

Is this to trick us into buying more?

With the worldwide 3DS system update just around the corner, Nintendo still hasn't officially announced what the new prepaid cards will look like, and as Japanese gamers start snapping theirs up, we can't help but think: "The eShop Cards in Japan look cool!" In revamping its virtual currency system,...

Nintendo Download: 30th May 2011 (North America)

30th May 2011 (North America)

Leagues, islands, houses, valets and B-teams

All being well, next week we'll be able to access the 3DS eShop, hopefully creating an upsurge in the number of interesting handheld titles to download. Here's what's on the way this week for all you North American Nintendo Points-lovers. WiiWareFAST — Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, 1000pts) — The latest downloadable outing from the team behind..

Feature: The Past, Present and Future of the GO Series

The Past, Present and Future of the GO Series

Exclusive: two new games announced

It seems like DSiWare's GO Series has been around for forever, but the first title — GO Series: 10 Second Run — only launched in September 2010, followed by a series of quick-fire games in every genre from pinball to platforming. At the time of writing, the series stands at 10 titles but it's not over yet, with two new games on the way this summer. We decided..

Nintendo Download: 27th May 2011 (Europe)

27th May 2011 (Europe)

Let's go FAST

The wait for F-Zero to hit Wii may be never-ending, but the next best thing is about to arrive in the shiny ship shape of Shin'en's latest WiiWare outing. Elsewhere there's intergalactic planetary action and more English words with an education-loving vampire. Only on the Nintendo Download. WiiWareFAST - Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, 1000pts) — Shin'en's combination of Ikaruga..

News: House, M.D. - Globetrotting has an Appointment with DSiWare

House, M.D. - Globetrotting has an Appointment with DSiWare

First of five sessions booked for Monday

Legacy Interactive is teaming up with Glyphic Entertainment to bring us a medical DSiWare series and just like the award-winning drama that it's based on, it will all be split into episodes. Based on the NBC series House, M.D., House, M.D. - Globetrotting puts players in the role of Dr. House as he leads his team of medical staff at Princeton-Plainsboro..

Nintendo Download: 23rd May 2011 (North America)

23rd May 2011 (North America)

Puzzles, bullets, objects and liquids

DSiWare has a lot of puzzle games, but today sees the launch of one of the Kings of the genre: Puzzle Quest comes to DSiWare, alongside a retro shooter and an object-twisting game. DSiWarePuzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (1st Playable Productions, 800pts) — Interestingly, this game is already available on cartridge for DS, so it remains to be seen if..

News: Puzzle Rocks' European Launch Details Have Fallen Into Place

Puzzle Rocks' European Launch Details Have Fallen Into Place

Cinemax back with another DSiWare release

Cinemax has been in touch to let us know when its upcoming puzzle game will be released and how much we'll be coughing up when it hits the DSi Shop next month. The studio behind the Rytmik series ― the latest of which being Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition, puzzle games such as Snakenoid, Sokomania and the recently released

News: DSiWare Owners, Prepare to Cut the Rope

DSiWare Owners, Prepare to Cut the Rope

Gaming in a snip

Chillingo's portable sales hit Cut the Rope is on its way to DSiWare, according to DS-X2. Last year we reported that Chillingo and Rovio were in the process of bringing Angry Birds to DS and WiiWare too, hopefully joining their rope-snipping brethren on the download services later this year. We'll bring you more news of when you can expect Cut

Nintendo Download: 20th May 2011 (Europe)

20th May 2011 (Europe)

Chrono Trigger finally reaches Europe!

There's only one headline game this week: the long-awaited European arrival of another legendary Super NES RPG from Square. Virtual ConsoleChrono Trigger (Square, Super NES, 900pts) — Today is an auspicious event: the first time Square's time-travelling epic has landed on the Super NES in Europe. Our Chrono Trigger review explains why this is considered one..

News: Double Bloob Now Bouncing on DSiWare Instead

Double Bloob Now Bouncing on DSiWare Instead

Nibris project lives on via Bloober Team

When Polish developer Nibris closed its doors and transformed itself into a coordinator of the European Games Centre, that was probably the final nail of many that were driven into the coffin belonging to the all-talk-no-walk Wii game Sadness. Ratings from the Entertainment Software Rating Board and Pan European Game Information, however, suggest we'll see..

Nintendo Download: 16th May 2011 (North America)

16th May 2011 (North America)

The long-awaited Chrono Trigger is finally here!

The wait may have seemed like an eternity for RPG fans, but Square's Chrono Trigger, considered by many gamers to be one of the finest role-playing offerings in video game history, has finally arrived on Nintendo's Virtual Console service. The world can now start spinning again. WiiWareGabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix (Natsume, 500pts) — Wii..

News: Dreamwalker Website and Trailer Wakes Up, Stretches Out

Dreamwalker Website and Trailer Wakes Up, Stretches Out

Rub your eyes, DSiWare users

You probably don't know the name Code Mystics, although you may have played some of their previous efforts, porting Dragon's Lair and Atari Greatest Hits to the DS. You might even have played Ed Fries' legendary Halo on an Atari 2600 via Code Mystics' web-based emulation technology. The studio's ready to create something original now though, with Dreamwalker heading to..

News: Nintendo Originally Intended Steel Diver to Surface on DSiWare

Nintendo Originally Intended Steel Diver to Surface on DSiWare

Jumped to retail to increase depth

Recent 3DS release Steel Diver has had a long, long road to release: starting out as a DS demo back in 2004, the title eventually wound up on 3DS, but it could have been released much earlier if its original course had been followed. A recent Iwata Asks article focuses on the 3DS sub title, with producer Tadashi Sugiyama revealing the original intention to release..

News: Egypt: Engineering an Empire Taking Over WiiWare and DSiWare

Egypt: Engineering an Empire Taking Over WiiWare and DSiWare

Two more strategy games headed to Nintendo's digital stores

Originally announced for the DS, Egypt: Engineering an Empire will now be launching on two different platforms. Based on a documentary from The History Channel of the same name, Egypt: Engineering an Empire is a turn-based strategy game from Bloober Team and is already available on iOS devices, PC and the PSP Mini range with releases on..

News: Mighty Milky Way - Gameplay Trailer

Mighty Milky Way - Gameplay Trailer

Planet jumping madness now playing

Although Mighty Milky Way was released on the DSiWare service yesterday, there still wasn't a gameplay trailer of the game anywhere to be found. Now thanks to the kind folks at WayForward, gamers can finally see the game in action in the exclusive Nintendo Life Mighty Milky Way gameplay trailer below. We'll also...