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August2012

July2012

  • Nintendo Download 2nd August 2012 (Europe)

    Kung fu, Toki Tori, edutainment and retro fighting

    Once again we have news of this week's download delights in Europe, with something on offer for every system you own. Let's get started. 3DS Download Software: Jonny Kung Fu (UFO Interactive, £5.40/€6) — On paper this sounds full of promise, being an old-school side-scrolling action game with...

  • Nintendo Download 26th July 2012 (Europe)

    Crashing, pinball, candles and athletics

    It's another Monday, so let's cheer ourselves up in Europe with news of what downloads are coming this week. This week almost every platform is catered for, so let's get to it. 3DS Download Software: Planet Crashers (Ignition, £9/€10) — Planet Crashers is the latest title developed by Renegade Kid, of...

  • Nintendo Download 19th July 2012 (Europe)

    Wario, revenge, flipping and learning

    The details for this week's Nintendo Download in Europe are out with 3DS, Wii and DSi all getting some love, as well as the long-awaited return of a favourite edutainment series. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Wario Land II (Game Boy Color, Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — While Wario's first appearance on...

  • News Europe's Club Nintendo Gets Real-Life Mario Kart Trophies

    The race is on

    You might not be a real-life Mario Kart medallist like some people, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little silverware of your own to put on display. Europe's Club Nintendo just updated with three snazzy Mario Kart trophies — Shell, Leaf and Special — at just 5,000 Stars each. They're miniature versions of the trophies...

  • News 3D Video of Plants to Soil 3DS

    That's right. Plants.

    3DS will get its best video series since Threediots at the end of this month when Nintendo and Atlantic Productions release a 90-second clip from Kingdom of Plants 3D. The time-lapse video was filmed over the course of a year and gives a "revealing and fascinating new look at plant life", apparently. You can check it out for...

  • Nintendo Download 12th July 2012 (Europe)

    Sparkles and frogs

    This week's Nintendo Download is a metaphorical mixed bag, with 3DS add-on content and WiiWare sitting alongside weird eShop applications. Scan the list below for the full lowdown. 3DS Download Software: Sparkle Snapshots 3D (Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — Remember Sparkle Snapshots on DSiWare? How would you like a similar...

  • Out Today Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise (Europe)

    Skip to the beat

    Nearly five months after it hit North America, Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise lands in Europe today. The European release lets you choose between the English and Japanese soundtracks, a feature exclusive to Europe, but is otherwise unchanged from its North American release. If you're interested in some Wii-based rhythm, check out...

  • Nintendo Download 5th July 2012 (Europe)

    Vampires, zombies, viruses and mutants

    This week's European Nintendo Download plays catch-up with North America and includes DLC for a game about to hit stores. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy, Konami, £2.70/€3) — Considering the enthusiasm that normally greets a new Castlevania title from within the...

June2012

  • News Reef Calls In Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D this September

    Use the hose

    While the soggy British summer continues, 3DS owners in Europe will get the chance to experience some real heat in September as Reef announces Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D. The first-person action game gives you all a fireman's tools — hose, axe, saw and more — to rescue survivors and extinguish fires. Reef promises the game's...

  • News Pokémon Black and White 2 Hits the West in October

    7th for North America, 12th for Europe

    DS owners will be able to return to Unova in October when Pokémon Black and White 2 launches in the West. The sequel lands in North America on 7th October and follows in Europe just five days later on 12th October. As well as new Formes of legendary Pokémon, there are several new features in this sequel. At...

  • News Pokémon Conquest Reaches Europe on 27th July

    To arms!

    Monster mash Pokémon Conquest is already available in Japan, North America and Australia, but European fans can get in on the tactical action in a month when the game hits on 27th July. The combination of Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition favours a more strategic flavour of battle, teaming up monsters with Japanese warlords to unite the...

  • Nintendo Download 28th June 2012 (Europe)

    Marvel Pinball and more

    A motley group of superheroes headlines this week's Nintendo Download, but there's also the second week of the store's anniversary if you're after a bargain. Here's what's up this week. eShop: Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios, £6.30/€7) — The follow-up to the successful (and rather good) Zen Pinball 3D, this brings with...

  • News Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Teaser Trailer

    Hats off

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is coming to Europe and North America later this year, and we have a teaser trailer to show more of Herschel and Luke's adventures. It's worth watching not just for the always impeccable animation quality and atmosphere, but because you get to see a young Herschel Layton without his trademark top hat...

  • News Pokémon Typing Adventure Announced for DS

    Gotta type 'em all?

    Satoru Shibata's European Nintendo Direct broadcast had a few moments of charm and Nintendo quirkiness, none more so than the announcement of Pokémon Typing Adventure for DS, which arrives in September. It's Pokémon played by typing, just what we all expected. It will come bundled with a rather sleek wireless keyboard —...

  • News Inazuma Eleven Strikers Scores in Europe

    Arrives 28th September

    European fans of the Inazuma Eleven franchise have so far had to be patient when waiting for localisation, with a number of releases yet to make it outside of Japan. The good news is that Inazuma Eleven Strikers is on the way to European Wii owners on 28th September, though we did think it was a possibility after spotting a...

  • News Freakyforms Deluxe Announced for Europe

    Arrives 28th July

    Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! was one of Nintendo's earliest releases on the 3DS eShop, and during today's European Nintendo Direct broadcast Satoru Shibata confirmed that a full retail title in the series, Freakyforms Deluxe, will arrive on 28th July: the same day that the 3DS XL/LL hits. The retail title will offer a lot...

  • News Watch the European Nintendo Direct Here

    Pull up a chair and stay a while!

    Nintendo of Europe will host a new Nintendo Direct presentation today at 5am UK time/6am Central European time. The video will focus on 3DS, DS and Wii and will feature announcements and content specifically tailored for Europe. It's hosted by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata. Yes, we know it's early...

  • News There'll Be a New Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

    Times inside

    Nintendo of Japan's announced a new Nintendo Direct presentation for tomorrow, focusing on 3DS and Wii. The show starts on 22nd June at 12 midday Japan time. Europe will get its own show from Satoru Shibata at 5am UK time/6am Central European Time (12 midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific.) This show for Europe will focus mostly on Nintendo...

  • Nintendo Download 21st June 2012 (Europe)

    Mutant Mudds is here

    Well, that was a long wait. Renegade Kid's acclaimed platformer gets to Europe this week, along with a 1000 Point WiiWare adventure and a kickabout on DSiWare. Here's what's up this week. 3DS Download Software: Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, £8.10/€9) — What started life as a DS retail game called Maximillian and the Rise of...

  • Nintendo Download 14th June 2012 (Europe)

    Sonic, tattoos and a samurai sword

    After all the E3 excitement last week it's back down to Earth with a bump this week, with a Game Gear Sonic game and European releases of decent, if long overdue games. Here's what's available this week. 3DS Virtual Console: Sonic Blast (Game Gear, SEGA, £4.50/€5) — Sonic's last adventure on Game Gear (in...

  • Nintendo Download 7th June 2012 (Europe)

    Online Heroes of Ruin demo and more

    Talk about a first: tomorrow you can try Heroes of Ruin's multiplayer mode either in local or online play. Here's what else is up for Europeans tomorrow. 3DS Demos: Heroes of Ruin (Square Enix) — Try out one of four classes and play online or in local multiplayer with three others. The game hits Europe next...

May2012

April2012

  • Nintendo Download 3rd May 2012 (Europe)

    Virtual Console Arcade returns

    In an unexpected (to say the least) twist, SEGA is bringing back Virtual Console Arcade this week with a truly classic racer. Elsewhere there's brand new DSiWare and a Game Boy Color game on 3DS too. Here's what's up this week. Wii Virtual Console: Super Hang-On (Virtual Console Arcade, SEGA, 900pts) — The legendary...

  • News Big Buck Bunny Joins Nintendo Video in Europe

    Lands next week

    Nintendo Video already plays host to 3D cartoons from Aardman Animation and more, but next week sees Big Buck Bunny join the ranks in Europe. The 10 minute short film will be split into three instalments, to be released one a week from 2nd May. The original film has racked up millions of views online over the past four years, so...

  • News Theatrhythm Shimmies to Europe on 6th July

    Going to be a busy day

    Nintendo fans with a penchant for rhythm-based gameplay, prepare for 6th July. Not only does Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise land on that day, Square Enix has just announced Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will hit Europe on 6th July too. Europeans also get the snazzy Theatrhythm pre-order bonus too, and all just three days behind...

  • News Nintendo Zone Launched in Europe

    Free content on the go

    The release of Nintendo Zone in Europe has been a slow process, compared to North America, but with today's system update the service is officially available in Wi-Fi Hotspots around the region. Once your 3DS update is complete your handheld will be primed to pick up the service, so if you haven't updated yet, what are you...

  • News Europe, What Do You Make Of Your Beat the Beat Box Art?

    It's certainly... yellow

    The North American release of Rhythm Heaven Fever has one of the most deliriously colourful box arts we've ever seen, but Nintendo of Europe has taken a very different approach with its cover, as you can see. Art for the European version — known as Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise — tones down the golden theme of the...

  • Nintendo Download 26th April 2012 (Europe)

    Blocks, worms and Gnomz

    There's a definite creative slant to this week's Nintendo Download, with 3DS and DSi owners able to make something for themselves. Here's what's available to download from 2pm this Thursday. 3DS Download Software: Block Factory (Enjoy Gaming, £3.60/€4) — A puzzle game in which you get to make your own variations on the...

  • News Sing Along to Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise in July

    Better late than never

    Great news, music fans — the latest edition of the musical equivalent of WarioWare, Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is bringing the party to Europe on 6th July. It's been out in North America since February under the slightly snappier name Rhythm Heaven Fever. Perhaps to make up for the late release, Nintendo has prepared an...

  • News Europe, Your 3DS System Update Arrives 25th April

    Update: North American update on the same day

    You know that fancy 3DS system update that was announced earlier in Japan? Europeans can now look forward to grabbing it on the same day, 25th April. The update will come as a relief to those who have cluttered up their Home screens with the Ambassador games, demos and 3D trailers. You'll be able to give...

  • News Nintendo Europe Boss Goes Direct With Swapnote

    Europeans, you have mail

    Nintendo Letter Box, or Swapnote to use its snappier title, has already been used by Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime to remind 3DS owners about upcoming Nintendo Direct events, while Eiji Aonuma dropped a note to tease more Zelda games. Now it's the turn of Nintendo Europe boss Satoru Shibata, spreading the news with a...

  • News Inchworm Animation Reaches Europe Next Week

    Slow motion animation

    One year and a day after it launched in North America, Inchworm Animation is hitting DSiWare in Europe. The application launches on Thursday 26th April for 800 Nintendo Points, an increase over its 500 Point price tag in North America. It allows users to create stop motion films and time lapse videos as well as traditional...

  • News Europe, Your Next Nintendo Direct Show is Tomorrow

    Meet Mr Shibata

    Nintendo Europe's regular series of Nintendo Direct online broadcasts gets another run out tomorrow afternoon at 1pm Central European Time/12pm midday UK Time. Whereas February's show was a translated version of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's Japanese presentation, this time around it'll be a unique broadcast hosted by Nintendo...

  • News Nicalis Expects VVVVVV to Reach Europe in Early May

    NightSky in summer

    The anguished cries ring out all over Europe. "When will we get VVVVVV?". Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez says "soon". Speaking at the IDEAM event in Spain — the same event where he announced 1001 Spikes for 3DS and Wii U — Rodriguez said European 3DS owners should get VVVVVV in "early May". North...

  • News Alien Chaos 3D to Clean Up eShop This Summer

    Place your hands, Europe

    Reef Entertainment has revealed its first 3DS eShop title, Alien Chaos 3D, due to hit Europe this summer. A semi-sequel to Xbox Live Indie game Mama and Son Clean House, the digital download combines shooting with cleaning over the course of five worlds and 30 stages. We've got the first screenshots below, and come back...

  • Nintendo Download 19th April 2012 (Europe)

    Colors!, Rush Rush, paid video and more

    Europe gets its first taste of paid-for 3D video this week, alongside an art application and a WiiWare racer. Here's what's under starter's orders for this week. 3DS Download Software: Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles, 231 blocks, £5.40/€6) — An excellent addition to the 3DS suite of creative tools, find out...

  • News Double Spooky Photo Action Hits Europe on 29th June

    Wii and 3DS owners beware

    Nintendo's planning a double dose of ghostly goings-on on 29th June, as augmented reality fright fest Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir and Wii spooker Project Zero 2: Wii Edition will both reach Europe. Nintendo UK slipped the Wii release date at the bottom of a press release about Spirit Camera — out today in North...

  • News Club Nintendo Europe Gives Coins for JRPG Trilogy

    Commemorative coins, we mean

    With Pandora's Tower out in Europe today, the so-called Operation Rainfall trilogy is complete. Register all three games — Pandora's Tower, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story — in Club Nintendo and you could get a nice surprise. Nintendo Lee (no relation) states Nintendo Europe is offering a commemo

  • Nintendo Download 12th April 2012 (Europe)

    Zelda and Super Street Fighter II

    Two venerable classics come to Nintendo's various Virtual Consoles this week, but both bear a few interesting tweaks. Here's what Europe can download later on in the week. 3DS Virtual Console: The Legend of Zelda (NES, Nintendo, £4.50/€5, 54 blocks) — The original title comes to non-Ambassadors, complete with...

  • News Rush Rush Rally Racing Parks in Europe on 19th April

    Really

    Update: The correct release date is 19th April, not 12th as previously stated. Senile Team's Rush Rush Rally Racing is on the way to Europe in two weeks. The indie racer — first developed for Dreamcast, fact fans — was first announced for WiiWare in August 2010, but the wait is due to be over on 19th April for 900 Nintendo Points. Up to...

  • News Boulder Dash-XL 3D Wants to Rock 3DS in July

    Budget retail release revealed

    Reef Entertainment has revealed it's bringing Boulder Dash-XL 3D to 3DS this summer. A 3DS retail release of last year's PSN and Xbox Live Arcade game, it features 150 brand new maps and the ability to share high scores and unlocked items via StreetPass. it's set to hit Europe on 20th July for a budget price of...

  • News Super Street Fighter II Strikes Europe Next Week

    Hadouken!

    The much anticipated Mega Drive version of Super Street Fighter II is due to reach Europe next week. The official Nintendo site lists the game for 12th April at 800 Points. We've already got Super Street Fighter II on SNES available on Virtual Console, but this Mega Drive version is due to launch with online multiplayer, a Virtual Console...

  • Nintendo Download 5th April 2012 (Europe)

    Speeding thru

    It's an auspicious day when Europe gets a new piece of 3DS download software, and that's exactly what's on the (SD) cards this week as Nintendo itself publishes another digital delight. Elsewhere there's an ages-old WiiWare game, a pretty poor DSiWare game and the world's most exciting demo. 3DS Download Software: SpeedThru: Potzol's...

  • News Get a Free Farming Simulator 3DS Demo, Europe

    Our excitement is too much

    On the fence about picking up Farming Simulator 2012 for 3DS? Would a free demo win you over? European 3DS owners, you can play a free sample of the must-have farming title this week when the eShop updates with a downloadable demo. The official description is almost too exciting to publish: Put on your boots, grab your...

March2012

  • News 27 WiiWare Demos Return to Europe

    As prophesied

    Just as we told you a few weeks ago, WiiWare demos have returned to PAL this week. The Wii Shop Channel in Europe now hosts 27 free demos. Here's what's available: 3D Pixel RacingA Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs RobotsAnd Yet It Moves

  • News Nintendo UK Pushes Wii RPGs with New Trailer

    Wii's legacy?

    With a shade over two months until we hit the Wii U information motherlode at E3, Wii's time is just about over. While the mainstream will likely remember it for introducing motion control and kickstarting the party and fitness game crazes, Nintendo UK wants you to think fondly of its contributions to the adventure and roleplaying...

  • News Disney Epic Mickey 2 to Brush with Europe in September

    What a lucky rabbit

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the game on everyone's lips at the moment, and according to Junction Point top dog Warren Spector we'll only have six months to wait to play Mickey's Wii sequel. Nintendo Master — the same site that tipped the Disney Epic Mickey 2 press event — rep

  • News PEGI Rates Monster World IV for Virtual Console

    Still alive

    Wow. It's been a long time since we heard anything about SEGA's Monster World IV coming to Europe, but it seems the project is still breathing if PEGI is anything to go by. Interestingly the game was rated for Xbox 360 several weeks ago, but now a rating for the Wii Virtual Console has hit the 'net: Monster World IV SEGA Europe LtdThe...

  • News Nintendo Europe to Host 3D Photo Contest

    Starts Monday

    Budding photographers, take note: Nintendo Europe will launch a 3D photo contest next week. On 2nd April you'll be able to enter Nintendo Europe's 3D photo contest, as long as you live in one of the following countries: United Kingdom Spain Italy France Germany The Netherlands Portugal Head back on Monday for more details.

  • Nintendo Download 29th March 2012 (Europe)

    Game Gear is here!

    Originally we were told SEGA's Game Gear would reach Europe in mid-March, but after a minor delay the portable is coming to the continent this Thursday. The GG games aren't the only Virtual Console goodness as Wii gets a long-awaited 8-bit blaster too. 3DS Virtual Console: Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (Game Gear, SEGA,...

  • News Potzol's Puzzle SpeedsThru Europe on 5th April

    Block it out

    SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle — known as Ketzal's Corridors in North America — will reach Europe on 5th April, Nintendo's announced. The 3D puzzler is a follow-up to WiiWare title ThruSpace, with 90 stages and multiplayer included in the digital download. European 3DS owners can check out a 3D trailer in the eShop later today to get...

  • Nintendo Download 22nd March 2012 (Europe)

    The doctor is in

    No Game Gear games for Europe this week sadly as we have a truly paltry selection available to download. Here's what's on offer. 3DS Virtual Console: Dr. Mario (Game Boy, Nintendo, £2.70/€3) — The monochromatic medicinal puzzler slots in to the 3DS Virtual Console line-up this week. Is it good for what ails you? Our review soon...

  • News SEGA: "Sonic VC Games Will Stay in Europe"

    Good news, everyone

    Last week we reported that SEGA is dropping four Sonic games from the Japanese Virtual Console, and naturally our thoughts turned to if and how this would affect users outside Japan. We've now heard back from SEGA Europe with good news. A SEGA representative confirmed that these removals "will not affect Europe, only...

  • News Rayman Origins 3DS Pushed Back in Europe

    Summer date

    Ubisoft's pushed the 3DS version of Rayman Origins back to June for Europe. The platformer was originally supposed to be released today but instead Ubi's now put an 8th June release date on the platformer. No reason for the delay has been given. Over in North America, Nintendo.com still lists the game for 20th March but there's no...

  • News eShop Welcomes You With Update Notifications

    Come in, sit down

    Those exhausting days of opening the eShop, heading over to settings and scrolling through your download list to see if any of your purchased games have received updates are over. Power up the eShop now and, if any updates for your games are available, you'll be met with a message telling you exactly that; it's then a simple tap to...

  • Nintendo Download 15th March 2012 (Europe)

    UPDATE: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure Demo arrives

    Last week was a bumper Nintendo Download week in Europe, but this week plays catch-up with North America and has some releases that are sure to please retro fans: check out the details below. 3DS Virtual Console: Metroid (NES, Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — Samus' original NES adventure was...

  • News Europe's Virtual Console Loses 6 Games This Month

    Some in, some out

    Recently we reported that two more games will leave Europe's VC service at the end of this month, but that's not the extent of the damage. At least six games will disappear from the Virtual Console on 31st March: R-Type (TG-16)Vigilante (TG-16)Ninja Spirit (TG-16)

  • Nintendo Download 8th March 2012 (Europe)

    Minigolf ahoy

    It's a big old Nintendo Download this week, with a 3DS demo, Game Boy game, two Wii Virtual Console games and original 3DS download software hits alongside DSiWare puzzlers and a WiiWare demo. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (Game Boy, Nintendo, £2.70/€3) — Pit's second adventure comes to...

  • News Dead or Alive: Dimensions Demo Punches Europe This Week

    On guard

    Tecmo Koei scrapper Dead or Alive: Dimensions is the latest 3DS game to get a playable demo in Europe this week. The fighter gets a free trial version in this week's eShop update, due as always on Thursday. You can always read our Dead or Alive: Dimensions review to see if this is 3DS's king of fighters or just a jobber.

  • News Shaun the Sheep Comes to Europe This Wednesday

    Only on 3DS

    Those long-awaited episodes of Shaun the Sheep make their way to 3DS in Europe this week, with the first episode available on Wednesday. The first of 15 episodes launches on 7th March, with a new episode due every week through SpotPass. They're all free and exclusive to 3DS through the Nintendo Video application. FIRST 3D SHAUN THE...

  • News Two More Games to Leave EU Virtual Console

    Get them while you can

    After Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pulled from Virtual Console, two more titles are set to leave the service in Europe this month. Super NES games R-Type III: The Third Lightning and Super R-Type will no longer be available to download after 31st March. It's not the first time this has happened with the venerable shooter...

  • News Samurai Shodown IV Europe-Bound Next Week

    Unsheathe your sword

    Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge will slice up Wii's Virtual Console next week. The Neo Geo fighter launches on 8th March for the usual 900 Nintendo Points. It's most notable for introducing brothers Kazuki and Sougetsu Kazama, as well as alternative endings based on clearance time and an overhauled combo and Rage system...

  • News Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! Rattles into 3DS Cup Next Week

    Well, in Europe anyway

    Shin'en's first eShop game Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! is coming to Europe next week. 3DS owners in the continent can fire up their consoles, head over to the eShop and watch a 3D video of the game in action. If you're on a computer you can read our First Impressions: Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! and anticipate all the Fun! Fun!...

February2012

  • Nintendo Download 1st March 2012 (Europe)

    NES comes to 3DS

    3DS gets a demo and two Virtual Console games this week while Wii owners are left sadly without. Still, there's plenty of Virtual Console games coming to Wii in March, so that's something. 3DS Virtual Console: Punch-Out!! (NES, Nintendo, £4.50/€5) — The classic boxing game is the first non-Ambassador NES game to reach 3DS...

  • News Pandora's Tower Limited Edition Laid Bare

    Book, box and beyond

    Nintendo of Europe has released a clearer image of what you can expect when the Pandora's Tower limited edition releases in Europe on 13th April. Like The Last Story before it, the special bundle includes steelbook packaging and an art book, though there's no soundtrack this time. All these special editions of Japanese games...

  • News Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

    On the way

    Pokémon Black & White 2's June release in Japan will come just before a European release this autumn, Nintendo has announced. The DS sequel to Pokémon Black & White will reach Europe later this year, Nintendo UK tweeted earlier. We'll keep you posted on updates when we get them. POKÉMON BLACK VERSION 2 & POKÉMON WHITE...

  • News Sakaguchi's The Last Story Launch Trailer is In

    Director has the final say

    The Last Story is out today in Europe and creator Hironobu Sakaguchi has co-directed a trailer to get you even more excited. The trailer below gives you an idea of the scale you can expect from Sakaguchi's latest Wii RPG, which by our reckoning is rather good. Don't believe us? Our The Last Story review is pretty...

  • News Mega Man X the Highlight of Europe's Wii Schedule

    Notable absences, though

    Capcom will finally release Super Nintendo classic Mega Man X in Europe next month, nearly a whole year after its North American début in April 2011. The 16-bit blaster isn't the only Virtual Console game present in Nintendo's release list for early 2012 — while there's no Strider or Super Street Fighter II with online...

  • News Europe Scores Inazuma Eleven 2 on 16th March

    Goooooaalll

    Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard and accompaniment Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm are taking potshots at European DS consoles from 16th March 2012. The team-up is easily the highlight of a pretty thin DS release schedule for the upcoming months, though it's worth pointing out that Cave Story is down for release next month. No, we don't quite...

  • News Pandora's Tower to Get Limited Edition Release

    Everyone's in on the act

    Nintendo's finally cottoned on that limited editions of games are definitely A Good Thing. Following the limited edition releases of Xenoblade Chronicles and upcoming The Last Story, April's big Wii game Pandora's Tower will also get a limited edition release. Like The Last Story, Pandora's Tower will come with a steel book...

  • News Dr. Mario and Toki Tori Join the 3DS VC This Year

    Is there a Dr, Duck in the house?

    Fresh from the list of upcoming 3DS eShop games for Europe comes some new announcements of Virtual Console games you can expect to see too. Here's the list of digital delights on the way to the VC in Europe this year: Punch-Out!!™ (NES) — 1st March 2012Super Mario Bros™ (NES) — 1st March 2012Dr Mario™...

  • News Picross e and Art of Balance Touch Among New eShop Games

    Plenty more in there

    Nintendo of Europe has just revealed some of the brand new content coming to the 3DS eShop this year, with original games from Shin'en Multimedia, Jupiter and more on the way. Here's the line-up of original Download Software on the way to Europe in 2012: Dillon’s Rolling Western (Nintendo) — 22nd February 2012Fun! Fun!...

  • News Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Confirmed for Europe

    Spooky goings-on

    After what seems like an age of "will it, won't it?" Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that Project Zero 2: Wii Edition will come to Europe. Nintendo UK revealed the news through its new official Twitter account, also confirming that Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir will come to the continent in 2012. So that's one more Wii...

  • News 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 European 3DS VC Gets Game Gear Next Month, Too

    Double trouble

    Just like Japan, Europe's 3DS Virtual Console will get Game Gear games in the middle of March. Satoru Iwata made the announcement today at Nintendo Direct. We expect Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal to come to the service, with more to follow.

  • News Fire Emblem 3DS Europe-Bound in 2012

    Confirmed

    Fire Emblem (tentative) is coming to Europe in 2012, Nintendo has revealed. The strategy RPG is heading to 3DS before the year is out, with a full European translation and DLC plans. Nintendo reveals the first lot of DLC for the game in Japan will be free for a limited time, and will include new maps and story. Nintendo also says there may...

  • News Nintendo Europe Holds its Own Nintendo Direct

    In on the act

    If your Japanese isn't good enough to keep up with Nintendo Japan's Nintendo Direct show tomorrow you'll be pleased that Nintendo Europe will be hosting a localised version of the online conferences. The kicks off at 1pm CET/midday UK time at Nintendo Europe, with Nintendo promising English subtitles and "extra European...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd February 2012 (Europe)

    Rolling on

    Here's the full list of games available to buy today in Europe. Nintendo 3DS Download Software: Dillon's Rolling Western (Nintendo, £9.00/€10) — Play as a Wild West armadillo who must defend a town from marauding rocks using gatling guns, towers and more. We'll have a full review soon. DSiWare: Box Pusher (GameOn, 500pts) — Push...

  • News Nintendogs + Cats Demo Hits Europe on Thursday

    Thought for paws

    Cuddly pet 'em up Nintendogs + Cats is the next 3DS demo to land in Europe, due this Thursday. It's a bit of a change of pace from last week's demo of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D but then variety is the spice of life. We'll have the full download for you in just a few minutes.

  • News BIT.TRIP Collections Come to Europe on 16th March

    Quicker than we thought

    Rising Star Games has revealed it's accelerating the release of BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA by seven Earth days. The compilations will now reach European shores on 16th March 2012 instead of the widely advertised 23rd March release date. If you're not sure which game to get, try out BIT.TRIP SAGA review paired with...

  • News First Shaun the Sheep Episodes Due Next Month

    Not fleecing you

    Nintendo announced its partnership with Aardman Animation way back in January 2011, and the first fruits of those labours are due to hit the 3DS next month when Shaun the Sheep reaches Nintendo Video. The first of 15 exclusive 3D episodes will reach 3DS on 7th March, with a new episode due every week. The first episode sees Shaun...

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    Armadillo adventure inbound

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  • News A Big List of Pokémon Rumble Blast Toy Codes

    Make room in your toy box

    Last year we gave you Victini and Pikachu Super Pokémon Rumble codes, or Pokémon Rumble Blast for those of you in North America. Nintendo has continued to provide additional toy codes, and we've decided to catch 'em all so you don't have to. We've taken all of the new codes from both the UK and U.S. websites as they vary...

  • News Pandora's Tower Reaches Europe on 13th April

    Action a-go-go, baby

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  • News Super Mario Bros. for Ambassadors Just Got VC Features

    Suspend points are in!

    If you're a 3DS Ambassador, the NES upgrades just started rolling in. Super Mario Bros. now comes with Suspend Points, allowing you to suspend your play mid-game and reload it as often as you like. Should make those speed runs a whole lot easier. Other games have updates available but from our quick flick through it doesn't...

  • Nintendo Download 16th February 2012 (Europe)

    Metal Gear demo and Mario Land 3

    A decent array of titles across the formats this week, although no, there's still no VVVVVV or Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword. What is available is listed below for your viewing pleasure. 3DS Virtual Console: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — Completing the Super Mario Lan

  • News The Last Story Gets New Site and Iwata Asks

    Getting nearer

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  • Nintendo Download 9th February 2012 (Europe)

    Demos, burgers and VC returns

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  • News CRUSH3D Demo to Hit Europe's eShop This Week

    In your dreams

    We mean it: this week sees a demo of SEGA puzzler CRUSH3D hit the 3DS eShop in Europe. We recently took on the game and gave it a respectable 7/10 in our CRUSH3D review, but you'll be able to see what you think when the demo hits Europe this Thursday. You can check out the full Nintendo Download for 9th February 2012 (Europe).

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