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News: Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

A meteoric rise

Rumours of Minecraft: Wii U Edition - and its subsequent release - happened rather quickly, but it was something that wasn't entirely surprising. The eShop already had its fair share of Minecraft clones and they'd proven that there was demand for that particular type of game on the console. While it's maybe a bit of a stretch to say...

News: Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of America Only Allows Up to Four Themes Per 3DS Game

Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of America Only Allows Up to Four Themes Per 3DS Game

Maybe an attempt to promote variety?

Though most updates to the 3DS just make the device even more stable than before, there have been rare occasions where new, major features were added, such as the introduction of Miiverse to the platform. Another major improvement was the addition of home screen themes, providing gamers with a way to customize...

News: Monster Hunter X Has Outsold Monster Hunter 4G on the Japanese 3DS eShop

Monster Hunter X Has Outsold Monster Hunter 4G on the Japanese 3DS eShop

In just three days

As some of you may be aware, Monster Hunter X just launched in Japan only a few days ago. The follow up to last year's Monster Hunter 4G boasts a much more dynamic and fast paced combat system that should make most fights even more exciting and spectacular. While it's still not confirmed for the West, it's practically bound to...

News: Nintendo Badge Arcade is Out Now in North America

Nintendo Badge Arcade is Out Now in North America

Get ready to start that collection

If you're anything like this writer, you probably have heard about Nintendo Badge Arcade, but have no idea what it really is. Nintendo Badge Arcade is basically a free to play, virtual arcade game that's centered around the concept of collecting "badges". For $1 you get five shots at controlling a claw machine that...

News: 3DS Added as Stretch Goal on Ghost Police Kickstarter

3DS Added as Stretch Goal on Ghost Police Kickstarter

Potential soundtrack to be composed by Shovel Knight Composer

Many promising and interesting projects have been made possible only because of Kickstarter. The crowdfunding startup has help give shape to games such as Shovel Knight, Mighty No. 9, Yooka-Laylee, and many more. While it has become a popular spot for displaced industry veterans to raise...

Download: 'Photos with Animal Crossing' for Nintendo 3DS (UK Only)

'Photos with Animal Crossing' for Nintendo 3DS (UK Only)

We've got 5,000 download codes to give away...

With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer being one of the major 3DS retail releases of the year, Nintendo has been keen to get the franchise back onto the agenda. In the UK the company has been heavily promoting free 3DS app Photos with Animal Crossing, distributing it at Hyper Japan in London, on its...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

News: Never Alone Will Start Keeping North Americans Company on 25th June

Never Alone Will Start Keeping North Americans Company on 25th June

Snow kidding!

Never Alone is a unique puzzle platformer with a rather fascinating development background. After collaborating with about forty members of a native Alaskan tribe, Upper One Games crafted a folklore inspired game about the journey of a girl and an arctic fox as they travel to find the source of an eternal blizzard. Playable in either...

News: Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

A treat for North Americans

As part of their E3 celebration, Nintendo is rolling out a beefy selection of discounts available across the Wii U and 3DS eShop, encompassing a very strong collection of titles indeed. North Americans can save up to 30% off select games, which are based off some of Nintendo's biggest franchises as well as a decent...

News: NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Marks the title's Virtual Console debut in PAL regions

The NFL arcade game originally developed by Tecmo in 1987 and ported to the NES in 1989 is expected to arrive soon on the Virtual Console in PAL regions after it was recently rated by the Australian Classification Board. This will be the first time Tecmo Bowl has been released in this region as...

News: ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

Some are as much as 50% off!

As most of you are aware, Club Nintendo's days are numbered. About a month ago, Nintendo announced that a new loyalty program would be replacing it later this year, with Club Nintendo set to shut down for good on 30th June. Shortly after the announcement was made, Nintendo made a plethora of new downloadable games and...

Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

The Return of Baby Park

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines....again! The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is here and it is a must-buy piece of downloadable content if ever there were one. Even if Animal Crossing isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this pack. How about another F-Zero track? Is Dry Bowser...

News: Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

How eggsciting

A brief history on the development of Toki Tori. Toki Tori was a puzzle platformer originally launched on the Game Boy Color back in 2002 as a pseudo-remake of an MSX title called Eggbert, but it didn't sell too well due to being released late in the console's life. In 2008, Toki Tori was ported to Wiiware and was one of the first...

News: Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

No plans yet, but the desire is there

Several of you have already played Elliot Quest, the new side scrolling adventure game from Ansimuz Games that takes several design and gameplay cues from the likes of Zelda II and Kid Icarus. We awarded it an 8/10 in our review, citing minor performance issues and frustrating pacing as main issues. Whatever way...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

“I think I will shake up the formula a bit more”

Gunman Clive was one of those fun little games that had all the right ingredients of a success. A creative and interesting art style, tight gameplay inspired by classic side scroller games such as Mega Man, plenty of replayability, and a cheap price point helped it to stand out from the pack and...

News: More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

For super players only

As we just recently reported, there's an incoming expansion to the 2012 eShop hit, Mutant Mudds. Mutant Mudds was a critically and commercially successful “12-bit" platformer that won the hearts of many with its inspired visuals, chiptune music and smart level design. Talented players that successfully managed to complete...

Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

Yes, you really do

Metroid Prime Trilogy is finally here - no longer will you need to trawl eBay for highly priced retail copies, because now you can play three amazing games, in one package, for a much more affordable price. Until 5th February the price is downright outrageous, a promotional cost of $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99; that's for one of the...