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Video: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiibo Prospects and SXSW GOTY Nomination

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiibo Prospects and SXSW GOTY Nomination

It's possible, but which character should it be?

With the Shovel Knight amiibo out in the wild, Yacht Club Games has cleared the path for other Nindies to contemplate their own amiibo figures. As the studio explained to us, once Nintendo gave the all clear the Nindie did the vast majority of the work; as the first company to do its own amiibo, it...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

News: Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Growth in the Americas drives increased revenue

When you go back to the start of this generation (March 2011 for 3DS, November 2012 for Wii U) and consider the eShop stores and Nintendo's approach to DLC at those times, you see a company that's transformed its download offerings fairly rapidly. The actual store designs have only had relatively...

Review: Pet Hospital (3DS eShop)

Pet Hospital (3DS eShop)

Even healthy pets won't make you happy

No one wants to feel as though they're doing a terrible job of taking care of their pets. Sadly, there are times when you may drop an animal and it gets hurt, or your beloved pet may get old and need veterinary medical attention; that's the real world. In the virtual world, though, Pet Hospital has you covered...

Video: Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended Pokémon Virtual Console Footage

Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended Pokémon Virtual Console Footage

20 years of hype

It's not often that Virtual Console releases of 20-year-old games have their own hardware bundles and weeks of hype, yet that's the case with Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow ahead of their 27th February arrival on the 3DS eShop. Such is the power of the brand that a nostalgia-tinged release date, combined with a first official...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (Europe)

4th February (Europe)

Smash DLC! Super Mario Galaxy! Legend of Legacy! More!

Another week is underway, and that means we get a look at the Nintendo Download Update treats that are on the way in Europe. This week's a bit of a corker, with high-profile DLC, an exceptional Wii download, RPG goodness on 3DS and some promising download-only games. Let's get to the details...

News: Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Or the 4th; don't you love time zones?

The long-awaited final bundle of DLC, or AOC as Nintendo likes to call it, for Super Smash Bros. including Bayonetta and Corrin will be landing on Wii U and 3DS systems on 3rd February in North America and the 4th in Europe. Nintendo has yet to confirm a time but judging from the official Nintendo of America...

News: Unity Support on New Nintendo 3DS is Now Available to Developers

Unity Support on New Nintendo 3DS is Now Available to Developers

Ports ahoy!

In 2015 the happy news was confirmed that support for the Unity middleware development platform was coming to New 3DS; that was pleasing news in consideration of the large number of Unity-developed titles on the Wii U eShop. It's a very common tool for smaller developers, in particular, so supporting it - and offering free licenses, as...

News: The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

Two Metroid games! EarthBound! Shantae! Affordable Space Adventures! More!

The Nintendo Download Update for North America has already gone out for this week, but we also have discounts for the final week of the 'Winter Warm-Up' Sale to consider; the theme for this final batch is "Epic Adventures". There are 15 games discounted in total, with a...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (North America)

28th January (North America)

Final Fantasy new and old! LEGO Avengers! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings three high profile retail titles (well, one is on both platforms), an intriguing and shadowy Wii U release along with some other interesting download-only arrivals on both systems...

News: Image & Form Hails SteamWorld Heist as "an Even Bigger Success Than SteamWorld Dig"

Image & Form Hails SteamWorld Heist as "an Even Bigger Success Than SteamWorld Dig"

Language update delayed, with "new surprises and lots of polish" promised

SteamWorld Heist was a late year treat for 3DS owners in 2015, serving up a hugely accomplished follow-up to the much loved SteamWorld Dig. Its blend of charming steampunk visuals, a humorous script and clever 2D turn-based strategy worked rather well, seemingly impressing...

News: Detective Pikachu Trailer is Revealed, Arrives as a Download in Japan on 3rd February

Detective Pikachu Trailer is Revealed, Arrives as a Download in Japan on 3rd February

Weird CGI Pikachu arrives with a dapper hat

Do you remember the creepy CGI Pikachu reveal from October 2013, in which the 'mon had a very expressive face? It was teased back then as a 3DS title, with a magnifying glass as a rare clue, and it all went silent from there. Well, now we know it's called Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Combination -...

News: Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Aims to Bring Music Composition to Life on 3DS

Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Aims to Bring Music Composition to Life on 3DS

On its way to a global release

There are already a handful of music composition tools available on the 3DS, and now Abylight Studios is getting closer to releasing its own effort - Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard. Like some of its contemporaries it'll aim to offer substantial variety in features and instruments, as well as various options for...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (Europe)

28th January (Europe)

LEGO Avengers! Final Fantasy Explorers + a VC game! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and this batch is certainly promising. We have major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS leading the way, while there are also some highly promising download-only options to consider along with DLC,...

News: Dementium Remastered Targets a February Release in Europe and Australia, Dementium II Remastered Nears Completion

Dementium Remastered Targets a February Release in Europe and Australia, Dementium II Remastered Nears Completion

Sequel aiming for both regions together

With a simplified and global rating system now in place, download developers have one less hurdle to clear when working towards bringing their games to both North America and Europe / Australia. Renegade Kid is one studio utilising the new system, and now has a tentative release target for Dementium Remastered...

Review: RV-7 My Drone (3DS eShop)

RV-7 My Drone (3DS eShop)

An unmanned excursion

We live in an age where cars can drive themselves, robots are slowly preparing to overthrow their masters, and drones can be programmed to do anything from delivering vital supplies to filming botched attempts at BMX stunts. "Drone" in particular is the buzzword du jour, and for all you know this review could have been written...

Review: My Pets (3DS eShop)

My Pets (3DS eShop)

Your pets are better than mine

If you've ever considered owning a pet, the 3DS game My Pets is a great way to dissuade you. It's not due to the fact that spending time taking care of virtual animals can never truly replicate the warm, fuzzy feelings of a pet's unconditional love. It's that this game highlights a lot of the seedier, dirtier sides of...