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News: Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 Will Be Download-Only In Europe

Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 Will Be Download-Only In Europe

Becomes first ever download-only Wii U retail title

Tecmo Koei’s Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is a 3D fighter that has you beating your way through countless hoards of enemies. The game is based on the popular manga series Fist of the North Star, which has been running in one form or another since 1983. The game is set to be released on...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Been Downloaded Half A Million Times In Japan

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Been Downloaded Half A Million Times In Japan

Iwata reveals that smartphones have played a huge part in the game's success

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has become something of a smash hit in its native Japan; as of December, it has sold 2 million copies, becoming one of the most popular 3DS games yet and illustrating just how massive Nintendo's console is in the far east. Download sales haven't...

News: Cloudberry Kingdom Leaps To March 2013 Release

Cloudberry Kingdom Leaps To March 2013 Release

New game also in development at Pwnee

We reported last month that Wii U eShop title Cloudberry Kingdom wouldn't be available for download in the Wii U's launch month in Europe and North America. Developer Pwnee Studios has confirmed that the game - apparently set to be the Wii U's most insanely difficult download title - is now set for a March 2013...

News: Error Prevents Purchase Of ZombiU And Assassin's Creed III On Euro Wii U eShop

Error Prevents Purchase Of ZombiU And Assassin's Creed III On Euro Wii U eShop

Botched parental restrictions in EU to blame?

Update: Despite testing this issue throughout the day we've now discovered, thanks to prompts from readers who've encountered the issue with some videos on 3DS systems, that this issue is caused by a restriction to accessing 18-rated content before a specific time. A test after 11pm UK time brought us...

News: Wii U And 3DS Firmware Updates Go Live

Wii U And 3DS Firmware Updates Go Live

"Further improvements to overall system stability"

Nintendo has pushed out firmware updates to its Wii U and 3DS consoles. In the case of both updates, Nintendo states that they offer "further improvements to overall system stability". This is the second update for the Wii U, following the 1GB install which occurs when new systems are switched on...

Talking Point: The Wii U eShop Could be a Developer's Dream

The Wii U eShop Could be a Developer's Dream

Nintendo hands over the reins

When it comes to download game platforms, Nintendo's had to evolve rapidly. The arrival of the DSi and Wii online stores brought the famous company into the realm of the download market for the first time; both services have produced a number of top-notch gaming experiences, and in some cases proved to be the making...

Feature: The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors

The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors

Great for scares

It's Halloween: a time for ghosts and goblins, a time for tricks and treats, and a time for monsters and mashing. But mainly it's a time for good, solid scares. Horror movies run on every channel, children dress as demons and beasts, and macabre decorations taunt us with our own mortality. We get chills just thinking about it...

News: Teens Losing Interest In Social Gaming, Turning To Traditional Consoles

Teens Losing Interest In Social Gaming, Turning To Traditional Consoles

Research also shows the growth of digital downloads

Everywhere you look, there seems to be a story about how traditional consoles are under threat from social gaming, and that the console market as we know it is all but doomed. However, new research from Analyst firm Piper Jaffray reveals that attitudes towards social gaming are changing, with teen...

News: Two More Retail Releases Arrive in 3DS eShop in North America

Two More Retail Releases Arrive in 3DS eShop in North America

Get Donkey Kong: Original Edition for free

As more retail games gradually make their way to 3DS eShop, we're sure to see a steady stream of promotions and incentives to tempt gamers into going digital. Today sees two more joining the ranks, with Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! and Crosswords Plus both arriving at a price of $29.99. Both will be...

News: You'll Be Able To Play Your WiiWare and Virtual Console Games On Wii U

You'll Be Able To Play Your WiiWare and Virtual Console Games On Wii U

Put down those pitchforks

Today's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation was packed full of cool new information, but one item that will prove especially interesting for hardcore Wii downloaders is the news that digital Wii purchases will be transferable to the Wii U. That means you'll be able to re-download all of your existing WiiWare and Virtual...

News: Download Your Wii U Games Overnight

Download Your Wii U Games Overnight

10GB? No problem

Wii U will launch with a digital store offering downloads of retail games, but with the Wii U disc holding up to 25GB you could probably learn a sport to an Olympic standard in the time it'll take to download Pikmin 3. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata knows this, so Wii U will let you download games overnight. Iwata told investors:...

News: Nintendo Readying Third Party Retail Downloads Too

Nintendo Readying Third Party Retail Downloads Too

Nothing to announce yet

We know the majority of Nintendo games will be released digitally once the retail download service kicks off in August, but Nintendo's confirmed it's preparing a service for third parties to release their packaged games digitally too. A Nintendo spokesperson told IGN: We are currently preparing a program for third parties...