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Developer Interview: Brian Provinciano on Retro City Rampage for 3DS, WiiWare Misunderstandings and Wii U

Brian Provinciano on Retro City Rampage for 3DS, WiiWare Misunderstandings and Wii U

"NOA and NOE, the people at both feel like family"

Brian Provinciano, the founder and main man of Vblank Entertainment, has had an interesting one-game history with Nintendo. The original form of the Retro City Rampage project was a technical challenge to push the boundaries of what was possible on the 8-bit NES. What became the full game was...

News: SEGA Genesis Shooter, Steel Empire, to Get the 3DS eShop Remake Treatment

SEGA Genesis Shooter, Steel Empire, to Get the 3DS eShop Remake Treatment

Steampunk shooting

We may have reported this week that the publisher of Kokuga sees "difficult crossroads" for the shoot-em-'up genre in Japan, but that hasn't deterred others from flying into the market. One upcoming release is promising to bring back a side-scrolling shooter from the 16-bit era, as Japanese developers Starfish are preparing...

Review: Solomon's Key (3DS eShop / NES)

Solomon's Key (3DS eShop / NES)

You'll need the wisdom of Solomon for this one

In Solomon’s Key – an action / puzzler from Tecmo – you take command of a wizard named Dana as he searches for a magical formula that’s said to banish all evil from the world. It began life in arcades back in 1986, finding its way to NES a year later, and now it’s resurfaced on the 3DS Virtual...

Video: This Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies DLC Case Intro is Glorious to Behold

This Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies DLC Case Intro is Glorious to Behold

One whale of a scene

Youtube user MasterOfRayquaza has been kind enough to upload the opening of Turnabout Return, the DLC case for the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies, and it’s something to see. The footage comes from the Japanese version, so those of us who don’t know the language won’t understand the text or voice...

Review: Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (3DS eShop)

Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (3DS eShop)

Attack of the clones

The Jewel Quest series is fast becoming something of a recurring negative on Nintendo's handheld systems. Ignoring the fact that each entry has been generically dull, the alarming rate at which each new instalment is being released is certainly a cause for concern. Forget Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed with their yearly...

Review: Summer Carnival '92 RECCA (3DS eShop)

Summer Carnival '92 RECCA (3DS eShop)

For shoot 'em up experts only

The release of this game on the 3DS eShop is a bit of a strange occurrence. Summer Carnival '92 Recca was, as you might guess from its odd name, created for a shoot 'em up game competition held in 1992, exclusively in Japan. It was only available from those competitions, so the supply was quite limited and, as a result,...

Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America)

22nd August (North America)

Retro fighting and ninja skills, soothing portable puzzles and more

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week serves up plenty of new and old games on 3DS, alongside some discounts, as well as a lot of 16-bit fighting on the Wii U. Let's get right to the details. Wii U Virtual Console: The Wii U Virtual Console is offering...

Review: Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (3DS eShop)

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (3DS eShop)

War is garbage

If there’s one distinguishing feature that makes Teyon’s Heavy Fire series stand out from video gaming’s crowd of military shooters, it’s that it has no distinguishing features. Like, zero. It has features, sure, but nary an original idea nor even a whiff of one. Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D continues the series’ tradition of...

Review: Wakedas (3DS eShop)

Wakedas (3DS eShop)

Easy to learn, difficult to pronounce

What if the Rubik’s Cube only had one side? It seems this question has kept the ironically named developers at CIRCLE Entertainment up all night, and those sleepless hours have resulted in a quality puzzle game that relaxes and taxes simultaneously. Wakedas is a straightforward affair that slowly ramps up the...

News: Petit Computer Looks Set for the 3DS

Petit Computer Looks Set for the 3DS

Let's all code a smiley face pixel

While not necessarily a blockbuster hit, DSiWare title Petit Computer has earned a loyal, dedicated group of programmers around the world. Using BASIC code, it provides a surprisingly robust, powerful tool to create small games and share them online, even if it wasn't quite perfect in its execution. Of course,...

News: Retro City Rampage is Totally Coming to the 3DS eShop

Retro City Rampage is Totally Coming to the 3DS eShop

Will be playable at PAX Prime

Update 2: Brian Provinciano has now posted an official update to confirm the 3DS release. The target release window is the Holiday season, and below is part of the statement. The 3DS version is the first that's required significant development work. While all previous versions were nearly pixel-for-pixel identical,...

Video: New Trailer Blasts Away Confusion Over Summer Carnival '92 RECCA

New Trailer Blasts Away Confusion Over Summer Carnival '92 RECCA

Bullet heaven?

It's entirely possible that many saw the arrival of Summer Carnival '92 RECCA in last week's European download update, for the 3DS Virtual Console, and would have been none the wiser on what it actually is. We're currently working on our review, but when explaining that this is actually a shoot-em-‘up, it's understandable that...

Developer Interview: Shin'en Multimedia Talks About Jett Rocket II, New Modes and Sticking with Nintendo

Shin'en Multimedia Talks About Jett Rocket II, New Modes and Sticking with Nintendo

"We already talk about Jett Rocket 3"

When Jett Rocket was released on WiiWare it was impressive on a number of levels. Most importantly, it was fun, a 3D action platformer that was not only a new IP but also enjoyable to play, earning 8/10 in our review. On another level it was an accomplished technical effort, with attractive visuals...

News: Six Ubisoft Games Get a 30% Discount on the 3DS eShop

Six Ubisoft Games Get a 30% Discount on the 3DS eShop

For one week only

Yesterday we brought the happy news that Atlus has applied discounts to various titles on the 3DS eShop in North America, and not to be left out Ubisoft has now joined in. Six retail downloads have a 30% discount from 20th - 27th August, and the offer appears to be covering both North America and Europe. Below are the games and...

Review: Star Soldier (3DS eShop / NES)

Star Soldier (3DS eShop / NES)

I got soul, but I'm not the best Star Soldier

We may as well stop playing games en masse right now, because we all suck. That may sound harsh, but this 3DS eShop release of Hudson Soft’s vertically scrolling NES shoot-em-‘up will either make or break you. Unfortunately, if you play Star Soldier on the smaller screen of an original 3DS, the tiny...

News: Atlus Knocks 10 Bucks Off Code of Princess, Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV in The North American 3DS eShop

Atlus Knocks 10 Bucks Off Code of Princess, Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV in The North American 3DS eShop

The games will be discounted until the end of August

Atlus has amassed quite a catalogue of games on the 3DS and the publisher has now announced three of them will be put on sale in the North American eShop until the end of August. Code of Princess, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will...

News: GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

A useful alternative

Earlier in the year we reported that the GAME retail group had exclusive European rights on eShop download codes, making it the go-to retailer for those that wanted to get their download games by paying with cash or keen to accumulate further loyalty points for the stores. The initial range covered Wii U and 3DS eShop retail...

Nintendo Download: 22nd August (Europe)

22nd August (Europe)

A Wonderful download, Giana Sisters, Street Fighting and much more

It's Monday morning, but shake off those new week blues, Europeans, as the Nintendo Download update news is here. We have two major retail releases on Wii U, a new download-only game, retro goodies and a lot of new offerings on the 3DS, so let's get right to it. Wii U eShop:...