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News: NightSky Lights Up 3DS eShop On 25th October

NightSky Lights Up 3DS eShop On 25th October

Starry night

The long-awaited Nicalis title NightSky has finally be given a North American release date, with the 25th October being the day to mark on your calendars. NightSky started life as a WiiWare release, but never saw the light of day (get it?) and eventually launched on the PC. The 3DS port was confirmed by Nicalis last year. To quote the...

Review: Cave Story (3DS eShop)

Cave Story (3DS eShop)

Spelunker

Stop us if you've heard this one. A guy by the nom de plume of Pixel made a really great game all by himself and released it on PC for free in 2004. It's called... Oh, so you have heard it. We thought so. In 2012, Cave Story needs no introduction. It's not an unknown quantity. In fact, not counting this eShop release, publisher Nicalis...

News: More 3DS Download Titles Coming To Japan's eShop

More 3DS Download Titles Coming To Japan's eShop

Zelda, Mario and Starfox to be made available in digital form

Nintendo of Japan has confirmed via a special Nintendo Direct presentation that a series of existing 3DS retail releases will soon be available on the eShop. From November 1st, Japanese 3DS owners will be able to download copies of Mario Tennis Open, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games,...

News: Wii U eShop "More Open, Social and Indie-Friendly" Than Wii

Wii U eShop "More Open, Social and Indie-Friendly" Than Wii

We should hope so, too

Although we don't yet know much about Wii U eShop, we're continuing to hear good things about it from some developers with an inside perspective. The latest to step forward is Broken Rules, which is bringing Chasing Aurora to the new system this November. When it comes to giving a comparison with the download service on Wii,...

Review: Quarth (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Quarth (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Break it down

Originally released for the Game Boy in 1990, Konami's Quarth takes the presentation of a Space Invaders-type shooter, and instead gives us a puzzle game. As tempting as it might be to enter these stages with guns blazing, what Quarth actually requires is a healthy amount of foresight and on-the-fly problem solving. It's not without...

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...

Nintendo Download: 4th October 2012 (Europe)

4th October 2012 (Europe)

Puzzling moles, demo pinball and more fatal fury

It's time for our regular Monday pick-me-up in the form of the European Nintendo Download update. Only three new offerings this week, but let's get to it. 3DS eShop: Mole Mania (Nintendo, £2.69/€2.99) — Mole Mania arrived in the North American store earlier in the summer, but those in Europe...

News: Little Inferno Aiming to Light Its Wii U Fire on Launch Day

Little Inferno Aiming to Light Its Wii U Fire on Launch Day

Get those eShop cards ready

Little Inferno is quite possibly one of the most fascinating upcoming Wii U eShop titles, as it's from the creators of WiiWare classic World of Goo as well as Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure on DS. It's also interesting because all we've seen is teaser footage, so we're yet to find out how the actual game plays...

News: Wii U and 3DS Pre-Paid eShop Cards Spotted

Wii U and 3DS Pre-Paid eShop Cards Spotted

DSiWare and WiiWare left out of the party

The arrival of the 3DS eShop saw Nintendo move away from Nintendo Points, the custom currency that, in the opinion of some, was far from ideal. The 3DS eShop has continued to evolve and now allows top-ups of a download's value, for example, so the days of buying a block of 1000 points when you only need 100...

Review: The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (3DS eShop)

The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (3DS eShop)

Radioheads

When we first started hearing the news about Denpa Ningen no RPG coming to the West, we didn't know what to expect. Its visual debt to Nintendo's Miis and Pikmin intrigued us, and the fact that the brains behind this game had their fingers in Pokémon Colosseum and great series such as Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Ogre Battle meant...

News: A Beginner's Guide to The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

A Beginner's Guide to The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

Five tips to keep your Men alive!

Ready to plunge into The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave? Well, don't be fooled by its cuddly exterior,as this game offers some absolutely devious challenge! Of course you could learn the ins and outs of the quest through trial and error, but that's liable to leave your conscience strewn with avoidable — and adorable...

Nintendo Download: 27th September 2012 (North America)

27th September 2012 (North America)

Denpa men, a Game Boy classic and some Real Bout Newcomers

After the confirmation of Europe's somewhat disappointing selection of Nintendo Download titles, you might be forgiven for expecting the North American update to be similarly lackluster. However, Nintendo has pulled out all the stops to deliver a varied selection of titles - the details of...

News: Frozenbyte: "The Wii U eShop is Very Promising"

Frozenbyte: "The Wii U eShop  is Very Promising"

Affordable updates and certification on the wish list

Of all we've heard and seen of Wii U, the eShop remains the biggest mystery. We may have an idea of some of the launch window titles, but we know little of what it'll look like or what additional content it'll feature, beyond games. We do know of Nintendo learning from some past mistakes,...

News: Quarth is Blasting Onto the 3DS Virtual Console Soon

Quarth is Blasting Onto the 3DS Virtual Console Soon

Think of it as Tetris X Space Invaders

The slow drip-feed of Game Boy titles on the 3DS Virtual Console may frustrate some that would prefer a deluge, but we can confirm — thanks to our source at Nintendo of America — another title from the extensive back catalogue that's due to arrive in the next couple of weeks. This time around it's Quarth,...

News: Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight May Get Groovy in the West

Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight May Get Groovy in the West

Gotta catch the beats

There are a good numbers of gamers in the West that love Japanese culture and look on with envy at some of the creative, and occasionally wacky, delights that are released in Nintendo's homeland. One of these we may not have expected to see was Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight, a rhythm game on the 3DS eShop from Pokémon developer...