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Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe)

20th February (Europe)

It's on like ..., Retro City Rampages again, tasty discounts and much more

Monday morning means happy times for European download fans, and the latest update is through from Nintendo. This is a rather good week by most standards, with an exciting Wii U retail title being joined by some excellent titles on the 3DS eShop, with some tempting discounts...

News: Edge Of Reality Working On Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark Wii U, WayForward Handling 3DS Version

Edge Of Reality Working On Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark Wii U, WayForward Handling 3DS Version

The trailer will rip out your optics

Last week we revealed that Activision was preparing a new game in its Transformers series, and that said game would be coming to both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. More details have now emerged, including information on which companies are handling development. According to Game Informer, Texus-based Edge of...

Video: Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eShop Developers

Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eShop Developers

Vblank Entertainment and Nicalis discuss upcoming releases

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...

News: Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land is Another Wii U eShop Title From a New Developer

Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land is Another Wii U eShop Title From a New Developer

A side-scroller with homages to the classics

Barely a day passes at the moment without more download-only games being confirmed as in the works for the Wii U eShop, as Nintendo's indie-friendly policy continues to bear fruit. The store seems to be a destination for newcomers, too, with Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land currently in development by R & P...

News: Flowerworks HD to Burst Into Life on the Wii U eShop

Flowerworks HD to Burst Into Life on the Wii U eShop

Undergoing approval with Nintendo

Veteran Nintendo download gamers may remember Flowerworks on WiiWare, a title we described as "a bit goofy, cute and colourful and a lot of fun" as we awarded it 8/10 in our review. Its peculiar premise of pollinating plants for spectacular visual fireworks was charming, with pointer controls that were perfect at...

News: Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Top 10 in the UK

After confirming a May release in late January, Nintendo used its latest Direct broadcasts to announce that Mario Kart 8 will arrive on 30th May in North America and Europe, with it arriving one day earlier in Japan. That official date has seen retailers start to open pre-orders, and Nintendo is no doubt watching to see whether the...

Feature: What We Want to See in SNES Remix

What We Want to See in SNES Remix

Because it must be on the cards...

Following on from this week's Nintendo Direct where NES Remix 2 was revealed, our hopes were raised for a SNES Remix to be announced in the near future. It's got to only be a matter of time, right? With this in mind we devised a likely list of candidates for a 16-bit remix mash-up. These are all Nintendo-published...

News: AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

Would George Washington have made a tasty quarterback?

AE Games — the indie studio which caused a few ripples when it announced its support of the Wii U earlier this week — has now confirmed its first title: Mad Men Football. Described as American Football with "an historical twist", the game will take notable figures from world history and...

News: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Set For 27th February Release on the European 3DS eShop

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Set For 27th February Release on the European 3DS eShop

Nintendo Network promotion codes presumably on the way...

In the last Nintendo Direct of 2013 Nintendo of Europe confirmed that Super Mario Bros. Deluxe would be part of a Nintendo Network Promotion, where anyone with a Nintendo Network ID registered on a 3DS receives the Game Boy Color game for free. The codes for that promotion are due between now...

News: Zero Escape Series Director Struggling to Find Funding for Third Title

Zero Escape Series Director Struggling to Find Funding for Third Title

Takes to Twitter for help

The Zero Escape series, which features the puzzle-based visual novels 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on the DS and Virtue's Last Reward on the 3DS and Vita, has always included the carrying of hope in desperate times as a theme. Series director Kotaro Uchikoshi is now finding himself trying to maintain a similar...

Feature: Video Game Characters Looking for Love - 2014

Video Game Characters Looking for Love - 2014

Dating Game Over

It's Valentine's Day, and with the most commercially romantic day of the year come many traditions, such as exchanging flowers, sending cards, getting sick on chocolate, and combing online dating sites looking for profiles posted by our favourite video game characters! What, you don't do that last thing? That's okay, because we...

News: Mythical Pokémon Diancie Confirmed for X & Y

Mythical Pokémon Diancie Confirmed for X & Y

New trailer, screens and concept art revealed

Earlier this week CoroCoro Magazine revealed a new Rock/Fairy-type Pokémon called Diancie, confirming that it was #719 in the Pokédex and would appear in upcoming movie The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie. Leaked screens from last year made it likely the character would therefore also be...

Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk

Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk

Ever wanted to own a Nintendo development kit?

Of course you have. Before your very eyes is an elusive and very rare development kit for Nintendo’s sixth generation console - the Nintendo GameCube. Also codenamed "Project Dolphin" back in the day. An eBay seller from Canada, who has been a member of the site since 2005 and has a user rating of...

News: January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda lead the charge

The NPD results, which reflect physical retails sales in the U.S., have been revealed for January. And by revealed, we mean a rather minimal amount of data from all parties concerned. Some information has emerged, however, and what's not said is as indicative as the figures actually provided. In terms of...

News: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Comes Questing To Europe On May 2nd

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Comes Questing To Europe On May 2nd

Epic adventures lie ahead

We already knew that Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl was bound for Europe at some point this year, and yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast has finally given us a solid date: May 2nd. The game launched in North America last year, and gained a glowing review from us. "Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl...

News: Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Football Manager 3DS, sort of...

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata confirmed that Nintendo Pocket Football Club will arrive on 17th April. It's a title that was shown last year, and brings a rather light-hearted approach to the football management sim genre; don't expect head-scratching...

News: Congo Calling's Bandi Mbubi Urges Gamers To Press Nintendo Into Using Conflict-Free Materials In Its Consoles

Congo Calling's Bandi Mbubi Urges Gamers To Press Nintendo Into Using Conflict-Free Materials In Its Consoles

Apple shames unethical mineral suppliers, but will Nintendo do the same?

Progress isn't always a good thing. New consoles, gadgets and services can hold a hidden price which goes way beyond what we pay at retail. The minerals that are used to create much of our technology are often obtained from conflict-ridden parts of the world — such as the...

Video: Two Fan Favourites Are Added To The Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Line-Up

Two Fan Favourites Are Added To The Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Line-Up

Welcome Aigis and Teddie

Valentine's Day is the perfect time for Atlus to show Persona fans some love, and what better way to do it than share new videos of Aigis and Teddie in action? They're as painfully short as all the others but we can't help but get excited about what's looking to be another excellent 3DS dungeon crawler. If the Japanese...