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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..

News: X-Scape Launches on DSiWare on May 31st

X-Scape Launches on DSiWare on May 31st

North American release confirmed, European launch still up in the air

Q-Games' revisit of classic title X-Scape, aka 3D Space Tank, is set to land on North American DSis on May 31st. As captain of the VIXIV, a highly advanced space tank, you’ll roam the surface of dozens of alien worlds, battling the forces of an empire that is out to destroy you. The touchscreen makes controlling your vehicle a..

Nintendo Download: 21st May 2010 (Europe)

21st May 2010 (Europe)

The Virtual Console takes a break, while WiiWare and DSiWare get a total of six games.

It's that dreaded time again - The Virtual Console is skipping another week in Europe. WiiWare and DSiWare don't exactly make up for the lack of retro goodness either, because there seems to be nothing truly special available this time. WiiWare: Phoenix Wright:...

News: Advanced Circuits Rolls into North America on May 24th

Advanced Circuits Rolls into North America on May 24th

DSiWare automotive puzzler out on Monday

There aren't enough train games on DS: this is a fact. With the exception of the terrible Lionel Trains and Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, there's barely a good choo-choo title for the console. With that in mind, we're rather looking forward to BiP Media's upcoming DSiWare puzzler Advanced Circuits, pledging to reverse the vehicle's gaming misfortunes from..

News: Struggling With Your Rytmik Masterpiece? This Video Wants to Help

Struggling With Your Rytmik Masterpiece? This Video Wants to Help

Let Cinemax take you through the basics

DSiWare music production tool Rytmik is surprisingly powerful for a portable package costing less than a tenner, but learning its intricacies can be a little daunting at first. That's why we thought we'd share with you this introduction to Rytmik from Cinemax, showing you how to craft an annoyingly catchy bass loop from scratch. Don't forget that you can..

News: Sharpen Your Stylus as Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro Approaches Its Launch

Sharpen Your Stylus as Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro Approaches Its Launch

Includes the classic way of playing, and more

Want more Sudoku? You got it. Telegraph Media Group is working together with Sanuk Games to bring DSi owners more puzzling fun as Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro is nearing its American release on the handheld's download service. Get ready to kill more brain cells in the name of critical-thinking. The game features over 500 Sudoku puzzles from the..

News: Odenis Studio Shows Interest in Returning to Its Glory Days

Odenis Studio Shows Interest in Returning to Its Glory Days

Hoping to turn those award nominations into wins

There's something quite appealing about playing strategy games on a handheld. Maybe because they're on a portable format and resemble more of what a high-tech 'battle device' might feel like in the hands of a war general. Maybe it's something else. Either way, DS owners might want to ready themselves for a potential return to odenis Studio's strategy..

Nintendo Download: 17th May 2010 (North America)

17th May 2010 (North America)

Running, blood and Kirby for the Wii; frogs, rabbits, upside-down blocks and more blood on DSi

Microgame creator WarioWare D.I.Y. and the hosts of the Nintendo Channel show "Nintendo Week" collide in the Big Name Game for this week, as Allison and Gary each unleash whatever crazy microgame their host brains have done thunk up. WiiWare:...

Nintendo Download: 19th May 2010 (Japan)

19th May 2010 (Japan)

Earth Saving, Sengoku strategy and Kanji training on DSi next week in Japan

Although we're unaware of any holidays in Japan this week, it appears the Wii is taking a download break. The DSi is still getting a few titles on Wednesday, so importers still have something new to look forward to. DSiWareEarth Saver Plus: Inseki Bakuha Daisakusen (500 Points – Tom Create) – The original Earth Saver..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 6: Epic

NLFM Episode 6: Epic

Space, monsters and boss battles, oh my

It's been a while, space cats, but NLFM is back with another mighty handsome selection of the finest chip and game music around. This time we're splitting chip tunes and swirling epics right down the middle, with equal parts fantastic on both sides. NLFM generally focuses on music from games playable on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, which, thanks to the..

News: Primrose to Bring Colour and Relaxation to DSiWare

Primrose to Bring Colour and Relaxation to DSiWare

New puzzler from Sabarasa

As if the opportunity to Save the Turtles wasn't enough, soon you can colour in the squares with Sabarasa's upcoming puzzler Primrose, just announced for DSiWare. Taking inspiration from classic puzzler Othello and perhaps a dash of Wakugumi, Primrose also includes a thoughtful colourblind mode and has already been rated for release in North America, Europe and Australia..

News: Make Beautiful Music, Win Nintendo Points with this Rytmik Contest

Make Beautiful Music, Win Nintendo Points with this Rytmik Contest

Get those toes tapping, Europe

After a lot of tinkering with Cinemax's Rytmik we came away with a pocket full of awesome songs and gave the game a deserved 9/10 rating. Hopefully those of you who've used it agree it's something pretty special, but the time has come to put your money where your mouth is with Cinemax's competition. With a total prize fund of 30,000 Nintendo Points there's a lot up..

News: Nintendo Swashes Even More Pirates' Buckles

Nintendo Swashes Even More Pirates' Buckles

After giving them fair warning, too

Nintendo filed a lawsuit on May 11th against the owner of Queens-based NXPGAME, the company behind a website that gave its customers access to illegally copied DS and DSi software. Not that the Big N didn't give them a chance - after repeated communications between their legal department and the defendant, the crooks shut down their website, only to swiftly..

News: Necromancer 2 Lurches onto DSiWare in Japan Next Month

Necromancer 2 Lurches onto DSiWare in Japan Next Month

Western release currently uncertain

Hudson Soft's Necromancer probably isn't on your list of Top Ten Games for a DSiWare Revival. Released on the TurboGrafx-16 over twenty years ago, it's a decent RPG that received a sequel for mobile devices last year. Guess which version DSiWare is receiving? Titled Necromancer: Nightmare Reborn, it's a beefed-up conversion of the mobile title promising enhanced..

Nintendo Download: 14th May 2010 (Europe)

14th May 2010 (Europe)

Bit.Trip, Phoenix and Ghouls on the Wii, fire-fighting, platforming action and brain busting on the DSi this week in Europa

WiiWare: Bit.Trip RUNNER (800pts - Aksys Games) -- Europe gets the first try at the latest entry in the minimalist, retro-rhythm game series from Gaijin Games. We loved the time we spent playing the final release version, so if...