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News: A Flock of Info About QuickPick Farmer

A Flock of Info About QuickPick Farmer

A game that looks to provide shear amusement

We've just received word from French development studio Dancing Dots that their DSiWare debut QuickPick Farmer will hit the North American download service on the 5th of July for the low asking price of just 200 Nintendo points. They've also put together a website for the game as well as uploading a trailer, which you can view at the bottom of this..

News: Shantae is Nearly Finished but Not Submitted

Shantae is Nearly Finished but Not Submitted

It won't be out for weeks

Although there was no DSiWare or WiiWare on display at Nintendo's E3 booth this year, IGN met up with WayForward's Matt Bozon to get some hands-on time with Shantae: Risky's Revenge. The game itself is all-but finished, needing just some final playtesting and any tweaks arising therein, which means that the game has not yet...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (Europe)

18th June (Europe)

Nintendo serves up a certain ace

It's the week of E3, and what better way to celebrate than by finally releasing another N64 Virtual Console game? And an extremely well-liked one, at that? WiiWare gets one great and one good game as well, but DSiWare seems fairly uninteresting this time. WiiWareAnt Nation (700pts - Konami) -- A simulation title from Konami in which you manage a colony of ants, this..

Nintendo Download: 15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)

15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)

Not much during the week of E3

We got so mixed up in the goings-on at E3, that we almost forgot to update you with what was released on the Japanese download services earlier this week. Relax, there's no need to get too jealous this time - Most of the stuff is extremely unlikely to see a release elsewhere. And with what Nintendo of Europe has in store for the European Virtual Console tonight, you..

News: Secret of Mana On the Way to iPhone, Not DSi

Secret of Mana On the Way to iPhone, Not DSi

Square classic misses DS transfer

It's a classic entry in the pantheon of RPGs: Square's Secret of Mana for Super Nintendo is widely regarded as one of the finest games in the genre, even after all these years, but other than the less well-received Children of Mana and Heroes of Mana we haven't seen the series reach the DS. It looks as though that injustice isn't about to be rectified any time..

Nintendo Download: 14th June 2010 (North America)

14th June 2010 (North America)

Bejeweled, sports and yard sales on WiiWare; Kappas, crosswords, keyboards and watches on DSiWare; ninjas on Virtual Console

WiiWareBejeweled 2 (1,000 Points - PopCap) The notorious gem-swapping gameplay hits WiiWare, complete with Mii support and online leaderboards. Check out our interview with producer Ty Roberts and our First Impressions of the title too. Arcade Sports (800 Points - Icon Games

News: Keep Your Life Collected with Nnooo's MyDiary

Keep Your Life Collected with Nnooo's MyDiary

New tool and three more myNotebook colours on the way

Nnooo has already given us myNotebook and myPostcards in its myLifeCollected range, offering users the chance to make notes and create postcards, naturally. Now the company has announced its latest title, called myDiary, that aims to let users turn their DSi into, you guessed it, a diary. With the ability to add appointments, important notes and..

Nintendo Download: 11th June 2010 (Europe)

11th June 2010 (Europe)

Plenty of puzzling, some strategy and racing, and an import

Despite the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 today, Nintendo of Europe isn't neglecting their download services. The Virtual Console gets a new one-off import game while WiiWare and DSiWare get a whole bunch of catchup titles, plus one completely new game. WiiWareNEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams (500pts - Abylight) -- It took almost a year..

News: Teyon's Super Swap Confirms Research into Matching Coloured Gems

Teyon's Super Swap Confirms Research into Matching Coloured Gems

New DSiWare puzzler on the way for 500 Points

In the real world, if coloured gems the size of oranges started raining into your lap you'd rush to scoop up as many as you could whilst also, probably, trying to shield your head from serious injury. Not so in the gaming world however, where the instinctive thing to do is match three of the same coloured gems into a line for points. Teyon knows this,..

News: DSiWare Gets a Little More Shoot 'em Up with Cosmos X2

DSiWare Gets a Little More Shoot 'em Up with Cosmos X2

Spaceships and bullets beckon

Sudoku, crosswords, solitaire: these fine pursuits are all well and good for those tranquil moments we all enjoy from time to time, but when you want to get stuck into some heavy duty blasting there aren't many options on DSiWare. Here comes Saturnine Games to introduce one more to the mix, unveiling its new 2D shoot 'em up Cosmos X2. There's the usual range of..

Nintendo Download: 7th June 2010 (North America)

7th June 2010 (North America)

Disc golf, meerkat leading and fishing on the Wii; flames flips and lines on DSi this week in North America

DSiWareFlametail (500pts - Nintendo) -- Originally featured as the "square" game in MaBoShi, Flametail expands the gameplay centred around touching blocks to burn them up by adding power-ups and different modes of play. We'll work on getting a review up right away, but in the..

Nintendo Download: 8th & 9th June 2010 (Japan)

8th & 9th June 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare returns, yet another Neo Geo fighting game, DSi baseball and Ferraris next week in Japan

WiiWareKuma Nage ・Puzzle Hen: Piina no Suki na Akai Candy & Kuma Nage ・Puzzle Hen: Kiina no Kirai na Aoi Hōseki (1000pts - Square-Enix) -- Two related games which seem to be set in some kind of storybook world. From the description it's hard to tell what you're supposed to do and the..

News: Free Photo Dojo is Nintendo's Way of Saying It Loves You

Free Photo Dojo is Nintendo's Way of Saying It Loves You

Free title a reward for you, DSiWare lovers

If you haven't grabbed the rather excellent Photo Dojo for your US DSi yet, you may be inadvertently spurning Nintendo's affections. Bill Trinen, a long-time translator who's worked on some of the company's biggest titles, says the game's free first month is a way to give back to supporters of the download format. You want to reward your biggest fans,..

Nintendo Download: 4th June 2010 (Europe)

4th June 2010 (Europe)

Beavers and Brains on Wii, Books, Music, Upside-Down Puzzling and still more Sudoku on DSi this week in Europe.

Retro fans will be disappointed at another week without a Virtual Console release, but hopefully we'll be seeing Wild Guns here soon. Otherwise it's mainly a catch-up week for Europe on Wii and DSi. WiiWareRobocalypse: Beaver Defense (600pts - Vogster) -- This tongue-in-cheek tower..

News: Nnooo Planning a Spirit Hunters Inc Just for the 3DS

Nnooo Planning a Spirit Hunters Inc Just for the 3DS

"...hopefully containing some new gameplay features too"

It hasn't even been a fortnight since Nnooo announced its latest game that puts players in the shoes of a ghost-hunter and it seems that there's something more to look forward to as well. In a recent interview conducted by Cronogenesis, the founder of the Australian developer, Nic Watt, talks about the upcoming Spirit Hunters Inc..

Nintendo Download: 31st May 2010 (North America)

31st May 2010 (North America)

Tanks, blocks, sudoku and SPARTA! on DSi whilst Ben-10, Dice, Beavers and Wild Guns grace the Wii

It's a pretty good mix of new and catch-up titles this week in North America, so hopefully everyone will find something that takes their fancy. DSiWareX-Scape (800pts - Nintendo) — A sequel to game that was released on the Gameboy a million years ago called "X," complete with slick retro..

Interviews: Mere Mortals

Mere Mortals

We chat to the Pocket Pack developer about its download-focused future

Mere Mortals probably isn't a name you instantly recognise, but UK readers have experienced more of the company's output than they might realise. The multi-talented team produced the animations for Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, had a hand in the CG for Danny Boyle's Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire and is about to broadcast more..

Nintendo Download: 1st & 2nd June 2010 (Japan)

1st & 2nd June 2010 (Japan)

Download drought for Japan next week

It's hard to remember a week like this in the Japanese download scene, much less a second consecutive week without a WiiWare release, but here we are. To top it off there's only one DSiWare game and it's the third in a series we had two of last week. On the bright side there's a Virtual Console release for the Wii... although that too is a sequel. Could this be..

Nintendo Download: 28th May 2010 (Europe)

28th May 2010 (Europe)

The Virtual Console returns in style, WiiWare gets arty and DSiWare gets a bunch of random stuff

There's plenty to pick from this time. You can either go with one of Kirby's best outings or a new Art Style game on the Wii, or Picross and God of War knock-offs on DSiWare. The choice is yours! WiiWareArt Style: Penta Tentacles (600pts - Nintendo) – Nintendo of Europe decides to mix things up a..

News: Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap - Get Practising with 16-Shot Shooting Watch for DSiWare

Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap - Get Practising with 16-Shot Shooting Watch for DSiWare

Hudson's tap trainer on the way to the US

It's been available on the Japanese DSiWare market for a few weeks now, but a recent ESRB rating has revealed the 16 Shot! Shooting Watch is on its way to North America in the near future. Although it sounds like a rather James Bond-esque gadget, the Shooting Watch is a device to help you find out exactly how quickly you can tap a button in a specified..

Nintendo Download: 24th May 2010 (North America)

24th May 2010 (North America)

Metal, Poker, "Saucy Jack" and Circuits for DSi and Art Style, Viruses and Monkeys on the Wii this week in North America

DSiWareMetal Torrent (500pts – Nintendo) – Nintendo dips its toes into the bullet-hell shooting arena via developer Arika's latest DSiWare game. This has been out in Japan for a while and was published in Europe earlier this month. Read our Metal Torrent review to find out..

News: Rhythm Core Alpha to Turn DS "Into a Musical Instrument"

Rhythm Core Alpha to Turn DS "Into a Musical Instrument"

Music synth coming to DSiWare

Rhythm Core Alpha is the latest announcement in the recent batch of musical creation tools, this time from SoftEgg Enterprises. It will feature "powerful editing features," including freedom to customise drum patterns, basslines and melodies, and gamers can even use the stylus to play solos along with the patterns they've crafted. SoftEgg is touting Rhythm..

Nintendo Download: 25th & 26th May 2010 (Japan)

25th & 26th May 2010 (Japan)

Virtual Console for Wii; board games, soccer and language practice for DSi, next week in Japan

The lack of any updates for the Wii last Tuesday in the absence of any public holiday was a bit ominous and this week's WiiWare-less update makes us wonder if this means that developers are turning away from Nintendo's service in its home country – or it could simply be that we'll be seeing less..

News: Nnooo's Next Game Makes You a Spirit Hunter

Nnooo's Next Game Makes You a Spirit Hunter

Don't be afraid of no ghosts

Aussie developer Nnooo has given you the joy of bubble popping and helped you collect your life, and next they hope to help you get a handle on all those meanie spirits floating around. Titled Spirit Hunters Inc. and coming in both Shadow and Light flavors, it's an augmented reality game centered around capturing and battling spirits in your surroundings using the DSi..