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News: Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Today

Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Today

Limit of 20 plays, no Panda suit

Have you picked up Tomodachi Life yet? Just in case you're still on the fence, Nintendo of America is releasing a free demo on the 3DS eShop today which will allow you to get a small taste of what the game is all about. It's pretty much the same deal as the Move-In / Welcome version of the game, but the demo will be...

News: The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

Demo next week, progress transferred to full game

Earlier this year we shared the news that Genius Sonority was bringing The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll to the West, the third entry in the quirky but rather excellent augmented reality RPG series. It was previously announced that there'd be a demo in May, and the developer wasn't kidding —...

Hands On: Going for the Combos in Project X Zone

Going for the Combos in Project X Zone

Pure pixelated madness

When Project X Zone was announced for Japan, we could barely contain our glee. Here was a game with retro-styled visuals, rocking music and popular characters from Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai all rolled into one — oh, and Monolith Soft was one of the developers. And then, it underwhelmed in the Japanese charts. It...

News: Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting 3DS eShop On June 27th

Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting 3DS eShop On June 27th

Lucky, lucky Europe

European 3DS owners are currently getting their hands on the recently-released Lethal Surprise demo for Project X Zone, which showcases characters from Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles and offers a glimpse of what the final game will look like when it launches in the region on July 5th (the North...

Hands On: Running Scared in Resident Evil Revelations

Running Scared in Resident Evil Revelations

Not quite as three-dimensional

Capcom is a publisher that isn't afraid to use assets originally conceived on last-gen home consoles or recent handhelds, applying a spit and polish and selling them to a whole new audience. We've seen it with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and the trick's being repeated with Resident Evil Revelations. This time around a...

News: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Demo Arrives In North America Next Week

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Demo Arrives In North America Next Week

Well worth exploring

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be releasing on 3DS in North America on 24th March. The latest instalment in the sub-series will feature local multiplayer, have additional downloadable content and allows players to use the 3DS camera to scan objects and access new locations. Nintendo of America has announced it...

News: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Demo Whipping Into The 3DS eShop Before The End of February

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Demo Whipping Into The 3DS eShop Before The End of February

A little taste test

Back in January, Konami producer Dave Cox revealed the upcoming 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate would be getting a demo before the game hits stores. It turns out he's true to his word, as Konami has announced a demo will be in the 3DS eShop in both North America and Europe on 28th February — a week...

News: Wii U To Get An "Exclusive" Rayman Legends Demo Soon

Wii U To Get An "Exclusive" Rayman Legends Demo Soon

Ubisoft makes a peace offering to Wii U owners

As you may have heard, Rayman Legends is no longer a Wii U exclusive and has now been pushed back to the faraway land of September. Ubisoft has confirmed that the Wii U version of the game is finished, but has insisted it will be releasing it with the other versions of the game rather than putting it on...

News: New Competition To Celebrate Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo Now Open

New Competition To Celebrate Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo Now Open

Heaps of goodies to win

There's not long to wait now until the sublime looking Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is finally released for the 3DS in North America. The game will be available on 26th February in both physical and downloadable formats. Speaking of downloadable formats, as we mentioned in our weekly downloads round-up, North...

News: NBA 2K13 Demo Now Available In The Euro Wii U eShop

NBA 2K13 Demo Now Available In The Euro Wii U eShop

Hoopin' and hollerin'

NBA 2K13 has been available in North America since the very start of the Wii U's existence. Europe had to wait a little longer to shoot some hoops, with the game being released earlier this month. Europe has also had to wait longer for a demo, something that's been in the North American Wii U eShop for a while. Well worry not...

Impressions: Brain Age: Concentration Training Demo

Brain Age: Concentration Training Demo

Fiendishly focused

Inspired by the work of famed neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Nintendo's Brain Age games aim to keep players' minds sharp through daily mental exercises, and have proven popular since the DS original, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!. The first 3DS entry in the series, Brain Age: Concentration Training focuses...

News: Chasing Aurora Demo Soaring Into Wii U eShop Soon

Chasing Aurora Demo Soaring Into Wii U eShop Soon

Broken Rules also working on an update

The Wii U eShop is already populated with some great games that have been developed by hard-working indie developers. One such title is Chasing Aurora, which has you soaring across the skies and flying through narrow little gates in a race against time. In our recent interview with Broken Rules, the game's...

News: Fire Emblem: Awakening Demo On Its Way to North America

Fire Emblem: Awakening Demo On Its Way to North America

Plus some more info on DLC

North America doesn't have to wait much longer now for Fire Emblem: Awakening, the 3DS strategic RPG that sees you play as Lord Chrom and the Shepherds in a battle against a mysterious new evil. Nintendo has now revealed some more information on the game including how StreetPass and SpotPass will be implemented, as well...

News: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Demo On The Way

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Demo On The Way

Whipping up a storm in the eShop

Yesterday Konami producer Dave Cox took to Twitter to answer a few eager Castlevania fans' questions regarding the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series. Unfortunately he reiterated his stance that Lords of Shadow 2, a game already confirmed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, would not be coming to Wii U. He has since...

Talking Point: Test Running Rayman Legends

Test Running Rayman Legends

The art of a good demo

Yesterday the demo for Rayman Legends arrived on the Wii U eShop in both Europe and North America, and a number of gamers who wanted this title at launch eagerly started the download. There are a few things to say about it, both in terms of the glimpse it gives us of the game and how it is, essentially, the epitome of a well...