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Nintendo Download: 13th September 2012 (Europe)

13th September 2012 (Europe)

Zelda II, some bookworms and a metallic slug - it's all happening in this week's Euro Nintendo Download

3DS Virtual Console: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, £4.50) — Arguably one of the most controversial games in the Zelda bloodline, this second NES outing combines side-scrolling action with top-down adventuring to create a heady mix...

Interview: Endgame Studios and the Long Road to Fractured Soul

Endgame Studios and the Long Road to Fractured Soul

An eight year journey ends on eShop

Recently, Australian developer Endgame Studios announced that it was self publishing Fractured Soul on the 3DS eShop, a title that has been eight years in the making. The action takes place over two screens at the same time with platforming, run and gun and shmup sections featuring throughout; it'll be released...

Review: Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D (3DS eShop)

Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D (3DS eShop)

To the hunt

Even before it was released, Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D was already turning heads and churning out some very interesting debate about what is and is not considered appropriate for a video game. Because this title is all about hunting on an African safari and involves the killing of wild - and in many cases, endangered - animals,...

News: Rising Board 3D Hits The eShop Surf on 20th September

Rising Board 3D Hits The eShop Surf on 20th September

3DS debut for the Pop Island series

DSiWare has had its share of fun, addictive titles, with both Pop Island and Pop Island: Paperfield being good examples. Developer Odenis Studio is now taking this series in a new direction on the 3DS eShop, with Rising Board 3D set to take to the waves. This new entry seems to move away from capturing flags,...

Nintendo Download: 6th September 2012 (North America)

6th September 2012 (North America)

Balloon popping, puzzles from Nikoli, princely acrobatics and crazy hunting

It's time for another Nintendo Download update, and we reckon that no-one should be able to complain of a lack of variety. We have two new 3DS eShop titles, a stone-cold Super NES classic on Wii Virtual Console and a wacky sounding DSiWare title. Check out the details below...

News: Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

In terms of data, at least

We're all quite excited about Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight here at Nintendo Life - it was arguably one of the highlights of the Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast last week. Combining platforming with rhythm action, the game launches in Japan this week, although a western release hasn't been confirmed as yet. However, sho

News: Reward Yourself With Smash Bros. on NA Club Nintendo

Reward Yourself With Smash Bros. on NA Club Nintendo

Smashing

If you're yet to experience the very beginnings of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, you might be interested in the latest North American Club Nintendo reward: the original Super Smash Bros. on Virtual Console. The classic Nintendo 64 fighter is available as a prize until 16th September. It's a bit pricier than usual at 200 reward coins,...

News: Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Brings The Beat Down

Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Brings The Beat Down

Hit them with your rhythm stick

Last week brought us a rather entertaining Nintendo Direct broadcast from Japan, which focused on upcoming titles on the way to 3DS in Nintendo's homeland and, hopefully, other regions as well. For those of us that don't speak Japanese half the fun was figuring out what was going on, though if you're still uncertain...

News: Two Tribes Experimenting with Toki Tori 2 Wii U Level Editor

Two Tribes Experimenting with Toki Tori 2 Wii U Level Editor

Hatching a plan

Two Tribes has started work on the level editor for the Wii U version of Toki Tori 2. It's still in proof of concept stage for now, "but it looks promising". The developer tweeted that the first draft of the mode has been coded. You'll be able to edit on the GamePad while the television sits in a paused state, matching the changes...

News: The Binding of Isaac Creator Still Thinks the Game Could Come to 3DS

The Binding of Isaac Creator Still Thinks the Game Could Come to 3DS

It has a 50% chance, according to Edmund McMillen

Remember The Binding of Isaac? It was a PC-based downloadable title which looked a lot like The Legend of Zelda and took inspiration from the Biblical story of the same name. It also caused a little bit of controversy for its use of religion, so much so that a proposed 3DS edition was scuppered by...

News: Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D Gunning for eShop on 13th September

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D Gunning for eShop on 13th September

If you see it, shoot it

If you want to shoot stuff on your 3DS, Teyon has you covered. The publisher has recently brought us the light-hearted Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D, and then a title that caused a bit of debate with Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D. But if you've had your fill of shooting cartoon animals and real animals, you can go back to shooting...

News: No Cross Words As Picross E Euro eShop Release Is Confirmed

No Cross Words As Picross E Euro eShop Release Is Confirmed

Mark 6th September in your calendar, nonogram fans

Nintendo has confirmed that Picross E will be hitting the European 3DS eShop on 6th September, with a price point of £4.50 / €5.00. The latest in a long line of picture crossword games which can trace its history all the way back to the Game Boy and Super Nintendo, Picross E apparently showcases...

Nintendo Download: 30th August 2012 (North America)

30th August 2012 (North America)

A sense of speed, nasty viruses and some soon-to-be-endangered animals

If you're a fan of high speed action, cute birds or shooting innocent animals, then you're in luck - this week's North American Nintendo Download is sure to satisfy your desires. eShop: SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, $3.99) — After speeding into the European eShop a while back,...

News: Crazy Kangaroo Hopping To 3DS eShop Real Soon

Crazy Kangaroo Hopping To 3DS eShop Real Soon

Struth, mate

Gamelion has announced that its next title, Crazy Kangaroo, is expected to hit the 3DS eShop in the not-too-distant future. The publisher has confirmed that the game - which has previously met with glowing reviews on iOS and Android - has already passed QA at Nintendo America, and all that remains is for a release date to be confirmed...

News: North America, Game Boy Tennis Is Your New Club Nintendo Reward

North America, Game Boy Tennis Is Your New Club Nintendo Reward

New balls, please

Nintendo has given the North American Club Nintendo rewards page a bit of a clean, with Game Boy sports title Tennis being the latest addition to the programme. One of the earliest monochrome Game Boy titles, Tennis isn't quite as amazing as Super Tennis on the SNES, but it's still worth a look if you've got some coins burning a...

News: Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D Hits North American eShop This Week

Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D Hits North American eShop This Week

It's sport, apparently

Teyon has today confirmed that Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D arrives in the North American eShop tomorrow, priced at $3.99. It's an arcade shooting game with the goal of bringing the "thrilling excitement of becoming a hunter" to 3DS through 35 missions, with over 30 guns and accessories thrown in for good measure. Of course,...