3DS EShop News

News: Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication Policies

Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication Policies

In theory opens the door to games like Binding of Isaac

It's no secret to those that frequent these pages or that browse the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores on a regular basis, but Nintendo is now open and supportive of all kinds of developers. That's come about through a consistent loosening of its publication rules, making it easier for studios and...

News: Proun+ is Coming Soon to a 3DS Near You

Proun+ is Coming Soon to a 3DS Near You

SpeedX on speed

Following the release of the original, the new and updated Proun+ is heading to 3DS for the first time. The game itself is very similar to another game called SpeedX 3D; the objective is to journey along a tubular path and rotate yourself around it so as to avoid the obstacles that are presented to you. The game's style focuses on...

Review: Donkey Kong Land 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Donkey Kong Land 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Diddy's 8-Bit Quest

The success of Donkey Kong Country inevitably saw a sequel released. Likewise when Donkey Kong Land proved a similar platforming experience was possible on the Game Boy, it was a no-brainer that Rare would release a second handheld adventure. This time Donkey Kong has gone and gotten himself captured, and so it's up to Diddy and...

Nintendo Download: 23rd October (North America)

23rd October (North America)

Double Bayonetta, Aria of Sorrow, Fantasy Life, Pokémon, Shantae and more

It's Nintendo Download news time, North America, and this week has some seriously tempting options on both Wii U and 3DS to test your eShop funds to the limit. There's intense action on Wii U, retro Castlevania goodness, along with retail and download goodness on the 3DS...

News: Football Up Online to Kick Off in Europe Soon

Football Up Online to Kick Off in Europe Soon

Discounted price for those that own its predecessor

EnjoyUp Games is a prolific download game developer on Nintendo hardware, and is revisiting one of its releases for an online update on 3DS — Football Up Online will arrive as a successor to Soccer Up 3D / Football Up 3D on the eShop. In terms of features, much seems to remain unchanged from...

Review: Ninja Battle Heroes (3DS eShop)

Ninja Battle Heroes (3DS eShop)

Kawaii katana

Tom Create, known for its contributions to the DSiWare GO Series, as well as games dating back to the Super Famicom era, has created a little gem in Ninja Battle Heroes, an action brawler bursting with adorable personality and surprisingly deep gameplay. Despite a generic title that describes little about the experience other than that...

Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eShop)

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eShop)

A pirate’s life for me

It’s interesting to track the progression that WayForward's Shantae series has undergone over the past decade. Beginning in 2002, the original title was released on the Game Boy Color, an unfortunately timed release that was mostly overshadowed by the recent introduction of the Game Boy Advance. Despite an attempted sequel...

News: Castle Conqueror EX Invades the North American 3DS eShop on 23rd October

Castle Conqueror EX Invades the North American 3DS eShop on 23rd October

Are you ready to do battle against The Empire?

CIRCLE Entertainment’s latest title, Castle Conquerors EX, for the 3DS eShop was teased in August as the sixth release in the real-time strategy series, with plenty of improvements promised over the DSiWare original. Now, the prolific digital developer has revealed Castle Conqueror EX is invading th

News: Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For North American 3DS eShop

Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For North American 3DS eShop

Nintendo's trading on your nostalgia

Nintendo of America has decided that November will be the month of Pokémon on the 3DS eShop, with two Game Boy Color titles heading to the store before the latest releases arrive at retail. Nintendo's official website has updated listings to show what's coming and, in one simple page, has confirmed a release...

News: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Launch Trailer Whips Into Action

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Launch Trailer Whips Into Action

Wii U version coming this Winter

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse arrives in the 3DS eShop in North America this week for $19.99 — it's due in Europe "as soon as possible" — and WayForward is gearing up for the long awaited release. The IP is still very much the studio's main event, with this third entry having endured a number of delays; it's now...

Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe)

23rd October (Europe)

A Bayonetta double discount, Disney magic, more Rare DK, Themes and more

It's time to brighten up our Monday with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this week's line-up is full of fantastic titles. We have a double-helping of Platinum Games action on Wii U, some Disney magic on 3DS, some classic retro games across both systems, a new 3DS...

Review: Riding Star 3D (3DS eShop)

Riding Star 3D (3DS eShop)

Fault!

Horses are supposed to be noble, herd-based creatures with personality and spirit. A simulation of caring for and riding one should be an intricate, rewarding experience as a bond is formed between rider and animal. Riding Star 3D does not worry itself with any of this. It botches the majesty of the horse so badly that one starts to wonder...

Review: Pyramids 2 (3DS eShop)

Pyramids 2 (3DS eShop)

Make your own pyramid scheme

Almost three years ago to the day, Enjoy Gaming’s Pyramids had the honor of becoming the second independently-published eShop title to utilize the stereoscopic 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS. While it didn't quite blow anyone away in that regard, with its simplistic graphics making negligible use of the effect, it...

Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Mobile monkey magic

Donkey Kong Country was a fun and popular platformer for the SNES, but not everyone thought it was great. Some people (possibly Mega Drive / Genesis owners) said the game was in fact quite poor and any fans were deluded fools drawn to it for reasons other than gameplay – or, as Cranky Kong says, “put a few fancy graphics and...

Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope Of Bringing Super Smash Bros. To The PS Vita

Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope Of Bringing Super Smash Bros. To The PS Vita

"Nintendo needs to port this game to the PSVita."

A Sony PlayStation fan by the name of David Smith, who resides in Florida City, has created a petition on Change.org demanding Nintendo port Super Smash Bros. for 3DS to the PS Vita. His reasoning — Sony fans do not want to buy an ‘underpowered console’ but would gladly buy a quality title...

Review: Horse Vet 3D (3DS eShop)

Horse Vet 3D (3DS eShop)

Horse pucky

Two things became apparent during Nintendo Life's time with TREVA's Horse Vet 3D. The first is that, apparently, everyone owns a horse; the second is that these horses needed a lecture in safe mating, as nearly all the horses treated had scabies at one point or another. Horse Vet 3D, like TREVA's recent offerings Top Model 3D and Outback...

Review: Secret Empires of the Ancient World (3DS eShop)

Secret Empires of the Ancient World (3DS eShop)

Trash as old as time

Do you have too much money and space on your SD card? Are you the type of person who enjoys finding objects hidden in low-resolution images? Do you adore games with lengthy and misleading titles? Then we've got just the thing for you! Welcome to the depressing experience that is Secret Empires of the Ancient World! This is the...