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Review: European Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

European Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

Go ahead, mention the war

European Conqueror 3D is a title that might inspire a bit of déjà vu in observant eShop gamers, coming less than a year after the release of CIRCLE’s slightly more ambitious-sounding World Conqueror 3D. Like its predecessor, this is a turn-based strategy game that takes cues from tabletop classics like Risk and Axis...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for July

The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for July

Kid Icarus! Metal Torrent! Donkey Kong Jr.! Paper Mario!

It's that time once again, as Club Nintendo in North America updates its rewards with a fresh batch of downloads to consider; retro games are the focus in this month's efforts to separate you from your hard-earned coins. We have a 3D Classic on 3DS, a rather fun DSiWare game and two Virtual...

News: Independent Retailers in the UK Will Be Able to Sell Nintendo Download Games

Independent Retailers in the UK Will Be Able to Sell Nintendo Download Games

Retail and download-only eShop cards coming to smaller retailers

It's been said often enough that the eShop platforms will become even more important for Nintendo in the coming months and years, particularly as competition for shelf space and an increasingly download-happy public look for alternatives to physical media. Traditional retail still...

First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, But Not As We Know It

Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, But Not As We Know It

Button-mashing with the Hero of Time

On paper, Nintendo's decision to ally Zelda with the Dynasty Warriors franchise makes perfect sense; Koei Tecmo's series is incredibly popular in its native Japan and Wii U owners are simply dying for another Hyrule-themed adventure to embark upon. However, almost immediately after the announcement of Hyrule...

News: Fancy Pattern Vivillon Now Available as Pokémon Global Trade Station Hits 100 Million Landmark

Fancy Pattern Vivillon Now Available as Pokémon Global Trade Station Hits 100 Million Landmark

It's the realest Vivillon

Not too long ago — at the end of May — we told you that a fancy pattern Vivillon was to be distributed following 100 million trades on the Pokémon Global Trade Station, with around ten million more required at that point. That seemed like a long way still to go, but evidently was not: that Vivillon is available now...

Review: Mysterious Stars: The Singer (DSiWare)

Mysterious Stars: The Singer (DSiWare)

Only connect...

Connect the dots, dot to dot, join the dots...whatever you called it growing up, the odds are pretty good you didn't think the game would be improved by a storyline. That's unfortunate, because that's the one thing Mysterious Stars: The Singer has to differentiate itself from an inexpensive book of similar puzzles. Well, no, that's...

News: Report Suggests Bayonetta 2 Will Come With Original Bayonetta on a Separate Disc in North America

Report Suggests Bayonetta 2 Will Come With Original Bayonetta on a Separate Disc in North America

Download copies come with free original via the eShop, naturally

Nintendo's E3 announcement of Bayonetta 2 including a Wii U-enhanced edition of the original Bayonetta was pleasing; it's terrific news for Nintendo gamers, as those yet to enjoy the original can now enjoy both titles in the correct order, with the original even having new outfits and...

News: Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign, in Addition to Pre-Orders

Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign, in Addition to Pre-Orders

"For this new funding campaign we are looking to add new content"

Mighty No. 9 caused a lot of buzz when announced in summer 2013, with its Kickstarter campaign proving to be one of the most successful to date. What began with a $900,000 goal rapidly stormed past that target to close on $3,845,170; with PayPal contributions added the total reached...

News: Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Life in the old Mii yet

Tomodachi Life made a modest UK chart début when it launched in early June, not exactly shaming itself but struggling to make a significant impact. Since then, however, Nintendo of America has been making positive noises about its performance in its region and, in the UK charts at least, the Mii-sim has not only seen a...

Video: Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Link is the star again, sort of...

Koei Tecmo has been steadily releasing new videos of Hyrule Warriors to show the various playable characters in action, though curiously has been slow to release its Midna equivalent. It's been a slightly odd omission as the Twilight Princess star was revealed as playable a good time ago. Yet still, we now have...

News: Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Utilises a browser-based workaround

The Wii and DS systems suffered from extensive hacking and unauthorised mods, which allowed people to create their own apps and, alternatively, download and use ROMS of games for free. The homebrew scene was one aspect, though accompanying piracy was a substantial problem that impacted software sales and has been...

Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Still Has Plenty to Reveal 'Directly' to Fans

With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Still Has Plenty to Reveal 'Directly' to Fans

Keep the hype train running

While Nintendo's appearance at E3 — widely regarded as a success — was only a little under a month ago at the time of writing, in modern consumer and internet terms that is an age. Since that time we've had some updates on key releases on the way this Fall, and a lot of focus on the wider picture of eShop games and...