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Giveaway: Get Hold of the Bravely Second: End Layer Prelude Demo Early

Get Hold of the Bravely Second: End Layer Prelude Demo Early

500 codes to giveaway to UK readers

Bravely Second: End Layer is arriving in Europe on 26th February, but the adventure will start early when a special demo launches on 11th February; this will serve as a prelude to the story and transfer data into the full game. The demo will be titled The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers. For some lucky UK gamers,...

Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Steamy windows

Intelligent Systems' latest 3DS effort - Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - is shaping up rather nicely, and will almost certainly be on the wish list of many a seasoned tactical RPG player. The game launches in March in North America and May in Europe, and if rumours are to be believed it would appear that Nintendo is working with retailer...

News: Fire Emblem: Awakening Demo Questing To Europe On March 28th

Fire Emblem: Awakening Demo Questing To Europe On March 28th

You're having a Marth

Nintendo has confirmed that Europe will be getting a demo of Fire Emblem: Awakening on March 28th. Intelligent Systems' insanely popular turn-based strategy title has already been released in Japan and North America. The US release has been the most successful in the history of the franchise for that particular region. The...

News: Nintendo Shares Two Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Demo Puzzles

Nintendo Shares Two Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Demo Puzzles

"Just a dash of puzzle solving here"

Have you ever found yourself in that situation when a nearby clown is tangled in balloon strings, and you have to free him in precisely three moves? Well our good friend Hershel Layton is here to help with his latest puzzle-solving adventure, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To get you in the mood for the...

Nintendo Download: 5th July 2012 (North America)

5th July 2012 (North America)

8-bit summer starts

Nintendo of America kicks off its 8-bit Summer campaign this week with new 3DS Virtual Console games, plus there's a new Wii Virtual Console game and some eShop games too. 3DS Virtual Console: The Legend of Zelda (NES, Nintendo, $4.99, 49 blocks) — This game surely needs no introduction. See where it all started for Link and...

Nintendo Download: 5th July 2012 (Europe)

5th July 2012 (Europe)

Vampires, zombies, viruses and mutants

This week's European Nintendo Download plays catch-up with North America and includes DLC for a game about to hit stores. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy, Konami, £2.70/€3) — Considering the enthusiasm that normally greets a new Castlevania title from within the...

News: Heroes of Ruin Demo Hits North America Next Week

Heroes of Ruin Demo Hits North America Next Week

Out 5th July

North American 3DS owners can try out upcoming action adventure Heroes of Ruin with a free demo on 5th July. The trial will be playable in single-player or multiplayer, both on and offline, and serves as a neat introduction to n-Space's ambitious 3DS game. If you're keen to know more, check out our Heroes of Ruin review for details.

News: Ten Games Discounted in European eShop Sale

Ten Games Discounted in European eShop Sale

Demos and free apps, too

During this morning's Nintendo Direct broadcast in Europe it was announced that there would be a sale promotion on the platform, to celebrate its one year anniversary. Ten titles will be available at 20% off, with half being reduced this week and the others next week: details are below. 22/06/2012 — 14:59 CET 28/06/2012...

Nintendo Download: 7th June 2012 (Europe)

7th June 2012 (Europe)

Online Heroes of Ruin demo and more

Talk about a first: tomorrow you can try Heroes of Ruin's multiplayer mode either in local or online play. Here's what else is up for Europeans tomorrow. 3DS Demos: Heroes of Ruin (Square Enix) — Try out one of four classes and play online or in local multiplayer with three others. The game hits Europe next...

News: Heroes of Ruin Demo Available This Week

Heroes of Ruin Demo Available This Week

In Europe, at least

While the summer may traditionally be a quiet period for new releases, 3DS has some promising titles on the way. One of these, Heroes of Ruin, arrives in Europe on 15th June, while it's hitting North America a bit later on 17th July. According to Eurogamer.net, this week's download update in Europe will include a Heroes of Ruin...

Nintendo Download: 31st May 2012 (North America)

31st May 2012 (North America)

Rayman, 99seconds and more

Wait, what? Another 3DS Virtual Console game? And this one's a Game Boy Color release? Well, if that don't just beat all. Here's what's up and at 'em in this week's bunch. 3DS Virtual Console: Rayman (Game Boy Color, Ubisoft, $4.99, 70 blocks) — The limbless hero lands in Europe today too, so it's a big helping of...

Nintendo Download: 17th May 2012 (North America)

17th May 2012 (North America)

VC and vampires

After a pretty long nap 3DS Virtual Console wakes up today, and DSiWare swells with a hidden object adventure too. This is much more like it. 3DS Virtual Console: Kirby's Block Ball (Game Boy, Nintendo, $2.99, 40 blocks) — At long last, 3DS gets another Virtual Console game in the rotund form of Kirby. Check out our Kirby's Block...

News: Europe Gets Rayman Origins 3DS Demo This Week

Europe Gets Rayman Origins 3DS Demo This Week

Grab it

European 3DS owners can give Rayman's next adventure a fair shake when the eShop updates with a Rayman Origins demo this week. Come Thursday you'll be able to try out the portable port of the limbless hero's latest — and some would say greatest — adventure, ahead of the full game's release in a few weeks' time. Is this one you'll be...

Nintendo Download: 5th April 2012 (Europe)

5th April 2012 (Europe)

Speeding thru

It's an auspicious day when Europe gets a new piece of 3DS download software, and that's exactly what's on the (SD) cards this week as Nintendo itself publishes another digital delight. Elsewhere there's an ages-old WiiWare game, a pretty poor DSiWare game and the world's most exciting demo. 3DS Download Software: SpeedThru: Potzol's...