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Nintendo Download: 18th July (North America)

18th July (North America)

Earthbound at last, Friday monsters, Shantae and more

So, after a shock Earthbound reveal and Nintendo Direct Mini, here's your Nintendo Download update, North America. We have a good idea what many of you will be downloading right away, but there are some other tempting goodies on the way to both Wii U and 3DS, so let's get to it. Wii U Virtual...

News: New Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Trailers Reveal Mature Rating

New Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Trailers Reveal Mature Rating

It’s “the nature of the various crimes and storylines”

Capcom has released more info and videos on its Unity site for the anticipated release of Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies. Within those new videos, however, came a new detail that has been surprising to some: for the first time in the series, Phoenix Wright’s new cases have been rated...

News: New 3DS eShop App Brings Voice and Text Chat to Japan

New 3DS eShop App Brings Voice and Text Chat to Japan

Odds of Western release, about a million to one?

The 3DS is not only a continuing sales success in Japan, topping the weekly hardware charts week after week, but its positioning as a device is arguably a fair bit different. In the West we'd suggest that its role is primarily that of a gaming system — of course — whereas in the Japanese market...

News: Capcom To Share More Details On Upcoming Titles At San Diego Comic Con

Capcom To Share More Details On Upcoming Titles At San Diego Comic Con

Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed IV will also be there

Comic Con International 2013 will be taking place in San Diego this week and Capcom will have a large presence at the event. The publisher will be showing off a range of titles for a mixture of platforms and will also be holding panels focusing on specific games. Phoenix Wright: Ace...

Review: Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS eShop / NES)

Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS eShop / NES)

Sweet dreams are made of these

By now we all know the story of Super Mario Bros. 2: concerns about the Japanese sequel to the original Super Mario Bros. kept it from release in North America and Europe. Different reasons have been given over time, from the game being too difficult to it simply not demonstrating enough creativity to keep gamers...

Review: Deer Hunting King (3DS eShop)

Deer Hunting King (3DS eShop)

Oh, dear

Is there something about the 3DS that screams out to developers that it just might be the ideal platform for arcade shooters? Maybe it’s the 3D effect that adds simulated depth to in-game environments, or maybe it’s the touchscreen which is seemingly built for aiming a crosshair? Whatever the case may be, the 3DS has seen at least a...

Nintendo Download: 11th July (North America)

11th July (North America)

A long awaited Atlus sequel, retro goodies, Pinball Wars and more

Another week, another Nintendo Download update for you, North America. This week brings Atlus RPG fans a 3DS title that's been long craved, one of the most famous film franchises of all time finally gets its pinball fix on Wii U, and some retro goodies join movie licensed games on...

News: HTR High Tech Racing Will Turn Your 3DS Into A Pocket-Sized Scalextric

HTR High Tech Racing Will Turn Your 3DS Into A Pocket-Sized Scalextric

Minus the smell of burning metal, of course

Back in the days before video games ruled every young child's life, there was Scalextric. Here at the Nintendo Life office — where we're all rather old and wrinkly — we can fondly recall playing with a battered old Scalextric track handed down by older relations, before finally getting our very own...

News: 8-Bit Titles Nuts & Milk And Mach Rider Hitting Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

8-Bit Titles Nuts & Milk And Mach Rider Hitting Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

500 Yen a pop

Nintendo has confirmed that two new 8-bit titles are coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop next week. The excellently-titled Nuts & Milk was in fact the first third-party game for the Famicom, and launched way back in 1984. It's a curious puzzle / platfomer hybrid which involves linking up Milk with his girlfriend whilst avoiding the...

Weirdness: Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Well played

A little while ago we shared the peculiar news that a load of online pranksters had voted for the Aero Porter plane as their 'favourite' Level-5 character. It was a poll to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary, and pleas for the vote to be taken seriously were clearly ignored — we feel confident saying that these were pranksters,...

News: Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

A couple of tasty new screens, too

Shovel Knight is the debut game from Yacht Club Games, a studio founded by ex-employees of WayForward and with a goal of producing retro-styled games that live up to modern standards. Its pixel-based 2D action platformer — coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms — has enjoyed rave previews, while a few...

Review: Sonic Drift 2 (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Sonic Drift 2 (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Super Sonic Racing

Quite a few video game mascots got swept up in the kart racing craze of the 90's, and the world's fastest hedgehog was no exception. Sonic and racing have always seemed like a good fit, and after the success of Super Mario Kart in 1992, SEGA gave the Blue Blur some well-deserved time on the track with Sonic Drift for the Game...

Review: G-LOC: Air Battle (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

G-LOC: Air Battle (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Crash and burn

Around its initial release in the early '90s, Sega launched G-LOC: Air Battle in several different forms, including an arcade cabinet, a Mega Drive port, and eventually crash-landing it on the portable Game Gear console. The series has been mostly absent since then, finally popping back up on the 3DS’s Virtual Console service. Some...

Rumour: Attack of the Friday Monsters Breaching North American Shores Next Week

Attack of the Friday Monsters Breaching North American Shores Next Week

There goes the neighbourhood

We're not really sure where giant kaiju come from, perhaps they emerge from the depths or fly down from space, either way the North American eShop has listed Level 5’s Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale for arrival on 18th July. The third and final game of the Guild 02 series is currently priced in the eShop...

Review: Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (3DS eShop)

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (3DS eShop)

Submerged in familiarity

If you’ve never been exposed to a hidden object game before, the concept is as simple to understand as a youthful game of I spy or finding Waldo hidden within the pages of a Where’s Waldo? book. Imagine your bedroom is contained in a snow globe. Someone takes it, shakes it for a minute or two, sets it down, and at that...

Review: Vampire: Master of Darkness (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Vampire: Master of Darkness (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Out for the count

Given its gothic setting, focus on melee combat and inclusion of Dracula as the final boss, it’s little wonder that Vampire: Master of Darkness was compared to the famous Castlevania series when it launched on the Master System and Game Gear back in the early ‘90s. Developed by SIMS — which at the time was a second-party Sega...

Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning Download-Only Games

The Issues of Collecting and Owning Download-Only Games

Downloads aren't forever

At the start of this week we posted a talking point on the questionable collectibility of download-only game libraries, an issue that's yet to come to a head on Nintendo systems. So far its debut download-only platforms, the Wii Shop and DSiWare, have been available in the company's current systems. The approaches have...