Nintendo of America's recent Nintendo Direct broadcast included some Indie-download chat, likely taken from a multi-game event held earlier this month. For its part the Nintendo YouTube Channel's 'Nintendo Minute' spoke to more publishers and developers about games on the way to the eShop platforms, further proof that our funds are going to come under strain.

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First up is Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano talking about Retro Rampage DX, which arrived on 6th February in North America and is due in this week's update (20th February) in Europe. This title previously arrived on WiiWare and a host of other platforms, and Provinciano outlines some of what makes this 'DX' version different, while also revealing an interesting favourite from the NES era.


Next up is Tyrone Rodriguez, who heads up the prolific download publisher Nicalis. He discusses the upcoming 1001 Spikes — formerly known as Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes — which is on the way to both the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. It promises to be a punishing platformer, but Rodriguez goes into detail on multiplayer modes, a large cast of playable characters with differing abilities, and how the 3DS version will live up to the performance of its HD compatriot.

Have you picked up Retro City Rampage DX or do you plan to? Is 1001 Spikes and its crippling difficulty right up your street? Let us know in the comments below.