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News: Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

"The market isn't quite as healthy as it once was for us"

Renegade Kid is a studio that has been supporting Nintendo consoles since the days of the DS. It arguably rose to prominence in current generation, though, as a higher volume of releases and the visibility offered by the eShop has catapulted it to higher levels of success. Generally speaking,...

News: Image & Form Celebrates SteamWorld Heist Release With an Open Letter to Fans

Image & Form Celebrates SteamWorld Heist Release With an Open Letter to Fans

"Games aren't indie or AAA - they're just better or worse."

We've seen a number of excellent eShop releases in 2015, and a handful of weekly updates that have been rather exciting, but the 10th December Nintendo Download Update is right up there among the best. On Wii U there's Shin'en's FAST Racing NEO while on 3DS there's Image & Form's...

Review: SteamWorld Heist (3DS eShop)

SteamWorld Heist (3DS eShop)

You feelin' lucky, steampunk?

When a studio has a surprise hit such as SteamWorld Dig, it would likely be forgiven if a straightforward sequel rapidly followed. That doesn't seem to be the norm on the eShop, however, and Image & Form has produced an ambitious follow-up in the form of a turn-based strategy game with a twist, placing trick shots...

Video: This Terraria Launch Trailer Goes for the Silent Treatment

This Terraria Launch Trailer Goes for the Silent Treatment

Keep on digging

It's a bit of a bumper week on the eShop for both Wii U and 3DS owners, with the highest profile arrivals set to be FAST Racing NEO, SteamWorld Heist and Terraria. The latter, rather like the upcoming Minecraft: Wii U Edition, has been a hugely popular game on various systems that's finally making its way to Nintendo hardware...

News: SteamWorld Heist to Add "Fun Game Stuff" in Free January Update as Launch Trailer Arrives

SteamWorld Heist to Add "Fun Game Stuff" in Free January Update as Launch Trailer Arrives

Extra steamy

SteamWorld Heist is out this week on the 3DS eShop, joining Terraria on the portable and FAST Racing NEO on Wii U; along with some other releases it's looking like a crowded update. Image & Form will no doubt be hoping that the SteamWorld brand and anticipation for the turn-based strategy shooter will see it t

News: Steel Empire Blasts Into Europe on 17th December, With a Discount Also Heading to North America

Steel Empire Blasts Into Europe on 17th December, With a Discount Also Heading to North America

Teyon announces a range of festive discounts

We're certainly fans of Steel Empire on the 3DS eShop, a classic shmup that's been given a quality remaster on the portable - we didn't exactly hold back any praise for it in our review. Unfortunately, however, it's been rather pricey in North America ($29.99 in the US) and has taken a while to arrive...

Video: Check Out Jools Watsham's Playthrough of Dementium Remastered's Introduction

Check Out Jools Watsham's Playthrough of Dementium Remastered's Introduction

Resident Evil-lite

While Europe still has to wait a bit, Dementium Remastered is out now in North America and stands as a pretty solid survival horror game; filling a gap in the eShop that very few have notably tried to fill. We awarded the game a 7/10 in our review, praising the upgrades this version received, while criticising certain gameplay...

Review: Family Fishing (3DS eShop)

Family Fishing (3DS eShop)

Fins with Kin

As the house of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, Arc System Works is perhaps best known for its fighting games, but over the past few years it's also been quietly churning out a series of arcadey eShop sports games starring a multitalented Japanese family. Billy and his hyper-competitive clan have already brought charming, thoroughly decent...

Review: Johnny's Payday Panic (3DS eShop)

Johnny's Payday Panic (3DS eShop)

Minimum wage, maximum fun

Taking a look at the Cooking and Gardening Mama games, it's obvious that developer Office Create knows how to take menial tasks and turn them into surprisingly engaging video games. Though North America hasn't seen a new title featuring Mama on a Nintendo platform in the past year (the latest release was a little more...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (Europe)

10th December (Europe)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! AVGN! Terraria! More!

Another week kicks off with the European Nintendo Download Update, and it's certainly one of the stronger weeks in recent times for eShop fans. Both the Wii U and 3DS have highly anticipated 'Nindie' releases, while a hugely popular sandbox / crafting adventure also arrives on the portable as...

News: SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

Looking fresh

SteamWorld Heist is only a few days away from release now, and hype for the game is at an all-time high. Offering up a distinct experience from its predecessor, SteamWorld Dig, many are curious how Image & Form's latest entry in the SteamWorld series will stack up in comparison. Based off of what's been shown up to this point, it...

Video: Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Pulling a job

A few days ago, it was revealed that Steamworld Heist will be releasing on 10th December, a little less than a week from now. Those who buy it before the end of the year will receive a discounted price and 3DS buyers will have the added bonus of a home screen theme that will become unavailable once 2016 begins. In order to build hype...

News: Terraria Digs Its Way Into the 3DS eShop on 10th December

Terraria Digs Its Way Into the 3DS eShop on 10th December

It's looking like a crowded week...

We already have FAST Racing NEO coming to Wii U and SteamWorld Heist to 3DS on 10th December, and now the eShop update will have another high profile arrival - Terraria. The 2D platformer / resource / sandbox game has become a huge success since it took off as an Indie title on PC, picking up 505 Games as a...

Review: Pokémon Picross (3DS eShop)

Pokémon Picross (3DS eShop)

Pika-p and play

During the Nintendo Direct in November one of the surprise announcements was Pokémon Picross. It seemed like a bizarre idea, but crossing over the Pokémon franchise with the quirky Picross series is precisely what the somewhat stagnant puzzle series needed, adding a considerable amount of replayability and strategy onto the...

News: Festive 3DS HOME Themes Start to Roll Out in Japan

Festive 3DS HOME Themes Start to Roll Out in Japan

Ho ho ho

The Holiday season is upon us, which is rather jolly indeed. No, that's not cynicism, but actually sincere - it's a time of year when we can spend more time with family and friends, and either go all in with gift buying and giving or simply hand over the gift of our precious time. Don't offer 'time' to all loved ones, though, they might...

News: Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of America Only Allows Up to Four Themes Per 3DS Game

Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of America Only Allows Up to Four Themes Per 3DS Game

Maybe an attempt to promote variety?

Though most updates to the 3DS just make the device even more stable than before, there have been rare occasions where new, major features were added, such as the introduction of Miiverse to the platform. Another major improvement was the addition of home screen themes, providing gamers with a way to customize...