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Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America)

26th February (North America)

Donkey Kong Country bonanza! Titan Attacks! IRONFALL Invasion! More!

We suspect this week's Nintendo Download Update for North America will be rather popular with retro and Rare fans, making up for Nintendo of America's slight delay in issuing the details. Alongside these Rare classics are some attractive new download options on both systems, too -...

Nintendo Download: 5th February (North America)

5th February (North America)

MH4U demo, Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask DLC, Moon Chronicles and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a popular demo for an upcoming Capcom blockbuster, concluding episodes from Renegade Kid, some fun hack-and-slash Zelda DLC, a pre-purchase and download on a Wii U retail...

Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America)

29th January (North America)

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo and more

Nintendo of America was particularly late with its Download Update details today, so as a result we initially produced a provisional list; thankfully the official details have now been issued. As expected there's a much anticipated Wii download on the Wii U eShop, a top-notch...

News: 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ROMS to be Emulated on the System

3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ROMS to be Emulated on the System


While Nintendo's efforts at locking down exploits on the 3DS have been stronger than in past generations, hacks and homebrew have still been possible. Though system updates often shut them off, some have found clever ways to get around hardware limitations, and a recent web browser exploit raises a particularly thorny issue - Virtual Console...

Nintendo Download: 22nd January (North America)

22nd January (North America)

Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth, S.C.A.T., discounts and more

As another week heads to a conclusion Nintendo of America is serving up its next batch of eShop treats, and there's certainly decent variety this time around. We have another Wii title on the eShop, the latest Atlus-published releases, some other intriguing Wii U downloads, a Virtual...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America)

15th January (North America)

3D After Burner II, Super Mario Galaxy 2, tempting discounts and much more

In this rather exciting week there's still time for our traditional Nintendo Download Update fix. This latest offering from Nintendo of America is pretty strong, with a variety of titles on Wii U and 3DS full of potential, in addition to some classics and discounts. Let's get...

Nintendo Download: 8th January (North America)

8th January (North America)

Chariot, Mega Man battling, Shantae discount, mazes and more

It's that time of the week once again, when an assortment of goodies are revealed in the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a variety of titles for Wii U and 3DS, including a particularly stylish effort from Frima Studio; there are also some discounts on both systems...

Nintendo Download: 1st January (North America)

1st January (North America)

Pokémon Pinball, Bionic Commando, discounted Shovel Knight and more

It's the start of 2015, and Nintendo of America's first Download Update is a fairly slim affair, with each system enjoying a Virtual Console arrival alongside a few tempting discounts. Let's get to the details. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update details earlier in the...

Nintendo Download: 25th December (North America)

25th December (North America)

Festive delights with Duck Hunt, Shantae, classic Mario and more!

It's Christmas Day, and there's also a Nintendo Download update to make the day even better. In the absence of an official press release we've pieced together details from Nintendo's official website, but be sure to jump on the eShop and see what else you can find. Missed the...

Nintendo Download: 25th December (Europe)

25th December (Europe)

Duck Hunting, Kuru Kuru Kururining and lots more festive fun

Christmas is nearly upon us. What better way to celebrate than vegetate on the sofa after all the festivities and play some Nintendo games with your loved ones? There are lots of new goodies for you to download on this week, not least a Wii Remote-enabled Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America)

18th December (North America)

Mega Man treats, 99Moves, Meme Run, discounts galore and more

It's time for the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas Day, and it's a meaty line-up in North America. We have a host of new downloads on both the Wii U and 3DS, two retro offerings on the home console and a whole load of tempting discounts. There's lots to see, so let's get to...

News: Donkey Kong Land Rated And Ready For North American 3DS Virtual Console Release

Donkey Kong Land Rated And Ready For North American 3DS Virtual Console Release

Monkey business

After a successful 3DS Virtual Console début in both Japan and Europe earlier this year, the 1995 Game Boy title Donkey Kong Land is finally on its way to North America. Evidence of the anticipated re-release has appeared via the ESRB. Released a year after the success of the Super Nintendo original, Donkey Kong Land has the Kongs...

Nintendo Download: 11th December (North America)

11th December (North America)

Ace Attorney trilogy, Xeodrifter, Lucadian Chronicles and much more

It's that time again, North America, for a whole load of download goodies to arrive on Wii U and 3DS. This week brings a high profile Capcom arrival and some promising options on the 3DS, while free-to-play appears (sort of) on the Wii U; both Virtual Console platforms get a game,...

Nintendo Download: 4th December (Europe)

4th December (Europe)

Legend of Dark Witch, S.C.A.T., Mindfeud, loads of discounts and more

It's the first download update of December in Europe, and it brings a host of new games, decent Virtual Console options and plenty of discounts. There are also a couple of seasonal arrivals that need to improve a lot over previous entries, but overall there's a fair amount of...

Nintendo Download: 27th November (North America)

27th November (North America)

Persona Q, Thomas Was Alone, Hyrule Warriors DLC, discounts galore and more

For those of you in the US celebrating it today, here we have the Thanksgiving edition of the Nintendo Download Update, while for everyone else in North America it's simply the 'wow look at all the discounts' edition. Alongside more price reductions than you could shake a...

Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe)

27th November (Europe)

Smash Bros., Pokémon, Thomas Was Alone, Hyrule Warriors DLC and much more

Another week begins, but the European Nintendo Download Update should have some exciting titles to cheer anyone up, with two of the year's biggest retail titles arriving on both Wii U and 3DS. Beyond those big contenders we have some enticing download options, so let's get to...

News: Mighty Final Fight and Mario Pinball Land To Hit North American Virtual Console on 27th November

Mighty Final Fight and Mario Pinball Land To Hit North American Virtual Console on 27th November

Flippin' fighting

Nintendo of America's download update had some big-hitters today for Wii U and 3DS, though the press release also outlined some games that we can look forward to in the weeks ahead. While three of these were retail titles and dates we already knew, a couple of Virtual Console games have been outlined — details are below. Mario...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe)

20th November (Europe)

Watch Dogs + DLC, Sonic Boom x2, Natsume retro goodies and more

Another week begins, but at least those of us in Europe have the Nintendo Download news to cheer up our day. This week's line-up includes some major retail releases, new download-only options across the board (even DSiWare makes an appearance) and a range of DLC, HOME themes and more...