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News: Nintendo Using Swapnote for Marketing Messages

Nintendo Using Swapnote for Marketing Messages

Your inbox is about to bulge

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced during his Nintendo Direct conference that the company will use Nintendo Letter Box to send game-related messages to 3DS owners. Interestingly the service can target players of specific games — indeed, players of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in Europe should keep...

News: Dillon's Rolling Western Out Now in Europe

Dillon's Rolling Western Out Now in Europe

On your marks

So that's why Dillon's Rolling Western didn't appear in the Nintendo Download for Europe this week — it's out today. The action tower defence game is out in the European 3DS eShop now. It costs £9.00/€10. Here's hoping North America gets the game after its own Nintendo Direct show, due to start in just over an hour.

News: WayForward: "eShop a Major Part of Our Plan"

WayForward: "eShop a Major Part of Our Plan"

3DS downloads the way forward

WayForward has a rare knack for delivering enjoyable download games for Nintendo formats, with its DSiWare Mighty games and, of course, Shantae: Risky's Revenge helping the company make a profit on DSi downloads. The studio's now moved onto 3DS eShop titles, with its latest title Mighty Switch Force! getting it off to a...

Review: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (3DS eShop / GB)

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (3DS eShop / GB)

Third time’s a charm?

While Nintendo kept things fairly standard with the first two Super Mario Land releases, it obviously decided to make some changes when it got ready to create this third title in the series on Game Boy. Instead of featuring Mario, it decided to give players a chance to shake things up and take on the role of its newest bad...

News: Bit Boy!! ARCADE for eShop is Halfway Done

Bit Boy!! ARCADE for eShop is Halfway Done

Bplus returns

After Bit Boy!! on WiiWare, download developer Bplus is bringing the series to 3DS with Bit Boy!! ARCADE on the way to the eShop in 2012. This portable version has several additions over its WiiWare brother, with new stages, weapons and blocks, plus the ability to buy continues with Play Coins. Bit Boy!! ARCADE is 50% complete...

Nintendo Download: 16th February 2012 (North America)

16th February 2012 (North America)

Strider is here!

Update: Looks like this is the full list, dudes and dudettes. 3DS Virtual Console: Super Mario Bros. (NES, $4.99) — Yes, the earlier 3DS Ambassador update was just a prelude to Nintendo releasing Super Mario Bros. on 3DS for non-Ambassadors. Do you really need a review to know if this is worth getting? We'll write one anyway.

News: Dillon's Rolling Western Spins to Europe Next Week

Dillon's Rolling Western Spins to Europe Next Week

Armadillo adventure inbound

Update: It now seems Dillon's Rolling Western will not release in Europe on 23rd February.* 3DS eShop title Dillon's Rolling Western is coming to Europe next week, according to MCV (via Pocket Gamer.) The tower defence game was revealed at E3 last year under the title The Rolling Western, and later announced for a release...

News: Super Mario Bros. Ambassador Update Hits North America

Super Mario Bros. Ambassador Update Hits North America

You're in

3DS Ambassadors in North America can now download the update for Super Mario Bros. that adds Virtual Console restore points to the experience. Head over to the eShop, select Titles You've Downloaded and scroll to find the game; tap Update and you're on your way. As you know, Nintendo's ultimate plan is to add wireless multiplayer, restore...

First Impressions: Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS eShop)

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS eShop)

Shin'en star?

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! might lay it on a bit thick with its overly exclamatory title, but it does a decent job of summing up the first 3DS eShop game from long-time Nintendo supporter Shin'en Multimedia. It's worth saying right off the bat this isn't a portable version of WiiWare original Fun! Fun! Minigolf: while that was intended...

News: VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

Isaac still waiting for word

Last week we reported that the European release of VVVVVV was getting nearer with Nicalis confirming, via Twitter, that the title had been given a PEGI rating. Once again the publisher has been tweeting good news, with confirmation that the final bug fix in the European version is complete and the game is being sent to...

News: Analyst Claims eShop Made $11 Million in 2011

Analyst Claims eShop Made $11 Million in 2011

Staggering statistics

Nintendo is extremely protective when it comes to releasing sales figures for its downloadable games, insisting developers and publishers sign non-disclosure agreements that prohibit them from discussing revenues and unit sales. Digital analysis firm FADE LLC is in the business of releasing digital sales figures and revenues,...

News: Metal Gear Solid 3D Demo Heads to Europe This Week

Metal Gear Solid 3D Demo Heads to Europe This Week

Snaaaaaaaaaaake!

Want to try out Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D before its European launch? Head to the eShop this week for a trial downloadable demo. The demo lands on Thursday as part of the regular eShop update alongside an old Game Boy favourite. We'll have the full Nintendo Download for you in a few minutes, but in the meantime, are you...

Review: Kirby's Block Ball (3DS eShop / GB)

Kirby's Block Ball (3DS eShop / GB)

Ball breaker

Outside of the popular platformers for which he was first known, Nintendo is always more than happy to take advantage of Kirby’s robust, rotund appearance for spin-offs. In the past the happy little chap has been flipped and lobbed about in Kirby’s Pinball Land and abused with golf clubs in Kirby’s Dream Course. It was never a...

Review: Maru's Mission (3DS eShop / GB)

Maru's Mission (3DS eShop / GB)

Mission: Unbearable

Several months ago, the eShop saw the release of Avenging Spirit, a gleefully eccentric title that made us all sorry we missed it the first time around. Lightning doesn't strike twice for Jaleco with Maru's Mission, however, as this time the publisher has dusted off a forgotten title that really should have stayed that way. The...

Exclusive: SpeedX 3D Racing to 3DS eShop

SpeedX 3D Racing to 3DS eShop

Start your engines

Gamelion Studios is bringing its popular mobile game SpeedX 3D to the 3DS eShop. The tunnel racer has racked up over 10 million downloads on iOS, Android and other operating systems, and a new version is on the way to 3DS later this year. The concept is simple: race as far as possible down a brightly coloured — psychedelic, even...