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  • News DSiWare Goes Commando in Steel Disaster on 22nd December

    Ten-hut!

    Cinemax is best known for its Rytmik games but it's got something entirely different lined up for Europe in the next few weeks. Commando: Steel Disaster is an old-fashioned run-and-gun shooter that saw a retail release in North America several years ago, but Cinemax and developer Mana Software are taking another shot at it with a DSiWare release. The Metal Slug-like shooter arrives in..

November2011

  • News Circle Pad Pro Hits Europe in January 2012

    Resi bundle confirmed

    It's official: the 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory is coming to Europe on 27th January 2012. The add-on launches on the same day as Resident Evil Revelations, one of the first games that supports the extra attachment to reach European shores. The accessory will be available on its own or in a limited edition bundle with the game, both for as-yet unspecified prices. Will you grab..

October2011

  • Rumour Monster Hunter 3 G Lurching Toward Europe

    So have your swords sharpened by Autumn 2012

    Update: We have received word from Official Nintendo Magazine that the posted Autumn 2012 date is not official confirmation of the game's European release. Capcom's official statement about the game is "we have nothing to announce at this time." Original story below. Capcom's popular...

August2011

July2011

  • News Shinobi on 3DS Remains Hidden Until November

    SEGA producer reveals the game's influences

    SEGA has found itself pushing back the releases of two upcoming 3DS titles lately: CRUSH3D from Zoë Mode and the other being Shinobi from Griptonite Games. The latest press release from the publisher states the new release date as 11th November ― two months later than what was previously planned. Shinobi for the 3DS puts players in the role of Jiro..

  • News Hopes for CRUSH3D to Launch This Year Have Been Crushed

    SEGA announces new release date

    Brighton-based Zoë Mode studio head Paul Mottram recently pointed to the lower-than-expected success of the 3DS as the reason for pushing back the release of the studio's upcoming puzzle game CRUSH3D. Now publisher SEGA has stepped in and announced the revised European release date. CRUSH3D has now been scheduled with a release date of 17th February, 2012. Five..

  • News Xenoblade Chronicles is Coming Early, UK & Europe

    August just got a little bit hotter

    Xenoblade Chronicles, the greatly anticipated Wii RPG due out this summer in Europe and the UK, is launching two weeks earlier than the previously scheduled date of 2nd September. The game will now launch 19th August. That makes just a little less time to order that sexy preorder package. The game is also scheduled to come to Australia at some point, but there is..

  • News Localisation Evidence Grows as Pandora's Tower Demoed at Expo

    Settle down, North America

    The Japan Expo held in Paris, France has come and gone and of the many games that were playable at the event, perhaps the most eyebrow-raising title was Pandora's Tower. Developed by Ganbarion, the action adventure game is one of three major titles that western gamers have been vocal about in light of Nintendo of America having no plans to bring them to its own continent..

  • News Tales of the Abyss Dated for Europe

    Namco Bandai RPG out this November

    During the Japan Expo 12th Impact event in Paris, France this week, Namco Bandai announced the European release date of its 3DS role-playing game, Tales of the Abyss. Based on the 2006 PlayStation 2 original, Tales of the Abyss stars Luke fon Fabre, the heir to an aristocratic family who has spent too long being...

June2011

  • News Xenoblade Chronicles Bundle Pack is Beautiful

    Even more incentive to pre-order now

    Deciding whether to buy a Classic Controller Pro? Planning on getting Xenoblade Chronicles? Nintendo might have made your purchasing decisions a little easier to make. With the RPG getting its European retail release on 2nd September, gamers will be able to buy a special pre-order bundle pack that comes with a...

  • News Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Trailer now Recruited

    We scouted it for you

    With the hustle and bustle of E3 dying down, it's time to catch up on something unrelated to Wii U and 3DS, as we bring you the trailer of the latest instalment in the Dragon Quest Monsters series. The second title in the spin-off series ― Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 will see players scouting and collecting monsters as they build their ultimate battling team. Scouting..

  • Nintendo Download 10th June 2011 (Europe)

    Master Higgins is all alone

    There's just one single new game on the trilogy of Wii Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare this week, but that's no reason to be upset - It's an oft overlooked classic from the SNES. Virtual ConsoleSuper Adventure Island II (Super NES, Hudson, 800pts) — The last Adventure Island game created before the franchise went into dormancy for a long time, this one no longer..

  • Nintendo Download 3rd June 2011 (Europe)

    Yard sales, restaurants and rocks

    Not many surprises today, with just one new WiiWare game two DSiWare titles. There's no Virtual Console game, perhaps because we got one two weeks in a row a while back? Here's what you can grab this week. WiiWareYard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville (Konami, 500pts) — Another hidden object puzzle game, it's pretty much exactly what you'd think it would be. It..

May2011

  • News Puzzle Rocks' European Launch Details Have Fallen Into Place

    Cinemax back with another DSiWare release

    Cinemax has been in touch to let us know when its upcoming puzzle game will be released and how much we'll be coughing up when it hits the DSi Shop next month. The studio behind the Rytmik series ― the latest of which being Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition, puzzle games such as Snakenoid, Sokomania and the

  • Feature Lads of the Rising Sun

    How two unassuming British programmers succeeded inside the halls of Nintendo

    As a nation, the Japanese have gained a reputation of being particularly insular; despite their wholehearted acceptance of many aspects of western culture, they tend to regard their own products, traditions and population as superior. Bearing this in mind, the success of...

April2011

  • News Steel Diver Depth Charges Towards Europe on 6th May

    Sub-tle puns ahoy

    The wait for submarine adventure Steel Diver to reach Europe won't be as long as first feared, as Nintendo confirms the game will hit the continent on 6th May. The game is a combination of styles, with a two-dimensional obstacle course of sorts as well as a gyroscope-powered periscope mode and a Battleships-style strategy minigame...

March2011

February2011

January2011

  • Nintendo Download 28th January 2011 (Europe)

    Back to no Virtual Console games

    Every one of Capcom's announced arcade titles is out now, which means they don't have anything else coming anytime soon. Nobody else seems to have picked up their slack this week, as there's no new Virtual Console titles, but as expected that means there's a decent amount of games for the other services. WiiWareAround the World (Wizarbox, 500pts) – A trivia game..

  • News European 3DS Launch Line-up Close to Being Finalised

    To be revealed a lot sooner than the Japanese launch

    Seven weeks prior to the upcoming Japanese launch of the 3DS, Nintendo was in a position where it officially revealed the launch titles that will be released in conjunction with the console. Whilst Nintendo of Europe isn't quite ready to announce what titles will be available on 25th March, the company is confident the final line-up will be..

  • News Nintendo Defends European Retailers' Pricing of the 3DS

    There's nothing else like it on the market

    Nintendo's launch announcement of the upcoming 3DS was bittersweet yesterday as the release date and schedule of games were missing the all-important price tag of the system itself. With no final pricing currently determined for the U.K. and the rest of Europe, the majority of retailers have listed the...

  • Nintendo Download 21st January 2011 (Europe)

    More Capcom classics

    Virtual Console is the clear winner this week with two new Capcom arcade games, but that's not to say the rest should be ignored outright. Although WiiWare only gets one new download, DSiWare gets four of them, so hopefully there's something for everyone. WiiWareSpot the Differences! (Sanuk Games, 500pts) – Another difference-spotting game, this one is strangely one letter..

  • News PES 2011 3D Launching this Spring, No Mention of Online

    See the game up and running here

    With the recent rumour that PES 2011 3D will be a launch title when the 3DS is unleashed across Europe on 25th March, Konami has released some solid details on its upcoming football game, but the date is still up in the air. What we do know is that PES 2011 3D will be available this Spring and when the time comes, gamers will be able to choose from 60 national and..

  • Nintendo Download 14th January 2011 (Europe)

    3 new DSiWare titles, but the other services aren't completely ignored

    Europe mostly plays catch-up again this week, with three of the five new downloads already being available in North America. DSiWare makes up the bulk of this week's releases, with the other two services only getting one game each, and it's also the only one of the services to get some completely new stuff. We're not exactly..

  • News Improved Rhythm Core Alpha Hitting PAL Regions Next Week

    Music to Europe, UK, and Australia's ears

    Last August saw the NA release of the music creation application Rhythm Core Alpha from SoftEgg Enterprises. While the rest of the world is still waiting on a localized version to hit their DSi Shop, the developer has recently revealed that it's almost here and with it come numerous improvements over the original release. Launching in Europe, the United..

  • Nintendo Download 7th January 2011 (Europe)

    More Capcom arcade classics, plus a bunch of catch-up titles

    Capcom is continuing their Virtual Console Arcade support with another two games, both of which were of course announced some time ago. At this rate they'll run out of games before we hit February! They're accompanied by a mixture of completely new games and games North America already got, most of which are fairly low-key. WiiWareGhost..

December2010

November2010

  • News Cave Story Finally Burrows to Europe Next Friday

    December 10th for WiiWare release

    Fed up of waiting for Cave Story to reach Europe? Well, your wait is nearly over: the game is Europe-bound on Friday, December 10th. The game's also set to be a little cheaper than its North American counterpart, launching at 1,000 Nintendo Points rather than the original 1,200 price, and will see a simultaneous release in New Zealand and Australia on the same day..

  • Nintendo Download 26th November 2010 (Europe)

    Bloody beaches, dying dodos and Faxanadu

    As Advent draws near, it's truly the season of giving, with Nintendo joining in the festive spirit by giving Nintendo download fans 50% price cuts on two WiiWare titles finally making their way across from North America. Elsewhere, fans of NES side-scrolling RPGs are well catered for, and DSiWare gets the...

  • News Mario Sports Mix Serves, Sets and Spikes Europe in January

    Make your own ball jokes inside

    Sport and Mario is a classic combination, so we have high hopes for Square Enix's Mario Sports Mix, which just received a confirmed European release date of 28th January 2011. Update: The UK release is set for Friday, February 4th. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini Land Mayhem is also due for release on the same day, making...

  • News Shantae Shimmying to Europe in a Few Weeks' Time

    Three to eight, to be precise

    European DSi owners' long wait to play Shantae: Risky's Revenge is nearly over: the game will be out in three to eight weeks, according to WayForward. A message posted on the company's Twitter account reveals the game has just been submitted to Nintendo Europe, and barring any hold-ups the game should be available...

  • News Flowerworks Comes to Europe Next Week at Half Price

    Better late than never

    It's been a long old wait for European gamers to get their green fingers on Flowerworks as it's been out in North America for nearly a year, but publisher Nocturnal has just let us know the wait is nearly over, with the game sprouting up next week. In even better news, the game will launch in European and Australasian...

  • Nintendo Download 19th November 2010 (Europe)

    One more demo

    This week's download arrives with four new titles and one more demo available to download. There's no Virtual Console game, but with one practically confirmed for next week and another confirmed for the week after, there's not too much reason to complain. This week you can get... WiiWareBIT.TRIP FATE (Aksys Games, 800pts) – The fifth BIT.TRIP game, this one mixes things up once..

  • Nintendo Download 12th November 2010 (Europe)

    A little bit more for every service, plus a new demo

    With five new games and a demo on offer this week, you'd think that it would be pretty good overall. Unfortunately, only the Virtual Console game and the demo make up most of this week's goodness - The other four are all games North America already got, and none of them were very good. WiiWare:...

  • News Hydroventure Guarantees a Wet Christmas for Europe

    Lands on Christmas Eve

    Fluidity, known as Hydroventure in Europe, is set to make a splash on the European WiiWare servers on December 24th, priced at 1200 Points, with a free demo dropping in on the same day. Developed and published by Nintendo, Hydroventure is one of the most anticipated WiiWare releases of the next few months. Essentially the game...

  • News Europe's FATE is Dated for November 19th

    That's a week on Friday, folks

    The latest entry in the BIT.TRIP series, BIT.TRIP FATE, is blasting its way to WiiWare next Friday, November 19th. The first out-and-out shooter in the series, FATE still revels in the customary retro aesthetics for which Gaijin Games is now famous. You can read our BIT.TRIP FATE review to get geared up for this one.

  • News First Retail DS Karaoke Game Instructs Players to Just SING!

    December could become noisier

    Engine Software is clearly not happy with just providing karaoke games on the DSiWare service; no, it wants to provide the first retail karaoke game on the DS too. After last year's Just Sing! Christmas Songs, and the relatively-recent Just Sing! National Anthems, the Just SING! series is making its cartridge form debut next month when it launches in Europe on 3rd..

  • News Okamiden Gives Europe Reason to be Cheerful in March

    US on March 15th, EU on March 18th

    Capcom's wolf goddess 'em up Okamiden has just received a confirmed European release date of March 18th 2011, as well as final – and very oriental – box art. Capcom has also announced a new competition on the official Okami Facebook page, inviting entrants to draw their own "goblin face" to win a 3DS, copy of the game, plush Chibiterasu toys and much..

  • Nintendo Download 5th November 2010 (Europe)

    Bonfire Night goes with a bang

    As well as the revelation that four WiiWare demos will launch across Europe this week, we also have brand new games for DSiWare and WiiWare as well. WiiWare: ThruSpace (Nintendo, 800pts) – A Nintendo-published puzzle game, this is the first ever WiiWare game to launch with a free playable demo. It's been out in...

October2010

September2010

  • News A Thumping December Euro Release for Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Slipping behind North America by only a couple of weeks

    It's always encouraging to see anticipated games make it to retail before the Christmas period as it can obviously be a helpful boost for sales, and we're glad that Retro Studios' upcoming Donkey Kong Country Returns will be launching before the holidays on both sides of the Atlantic. Nintendo has announced that return of the Donkey Kong..

  • Nintendo Download 24th September (Europe)

    More Final Fantasy, robotic boxes, and more

    After two Virtual Console-less weeks, the service returns with a bang with another title from Square Enix. It might not be one of the most fondly remembered games they've made, but the more the merrier! It's accompanied by a few interesting WiiWare and DSiWare titles. WiiWareRobox (1000pts, Dreambox Games) – This week's only WiiWare title. From what..

  • News New Robox Trailer as Game Launches this Friday

    1,000 Points for mechanical marvel

    Dreambox Games has been hard at work on Robox, polishing the little robotic box for his big debut, and that date is fast approaching. The game launches across Europe this Friday, September 24th, for 1,000 Nintendo Points. To celebrate, Dreambox has released a new trailer showing off some more of the game's beautiful hand-drawn art and classic 2D gameplay. There's..

  • News Rising Star Games Talks About PANG and Localisation Grapples

    Gamers will have to continue to wait for certain games to get localised

    Gamers old enough to remember destroying bouncing balloons in the 1989 two-player arcade game Pang might also be aware that due to its popularity, instalments on the SNES and Game Boy were eventually released, and Rising Star Games is continuing to entertain gamers by launching PANG: Magical Michael on the DS today. In a recent..

  • Nintendo Download 17th September (Europe)

    Not a whole lot of excitement

    Nintendo of Europe has chosen not to release a Virtual Console game, instead giving you the choice of several games that will likely not appeal to many hardcore gamers out there. You have been warned! WiiWareAdventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — More similar to "Aha! I Found it!" Hidden Object Game rather than Ateam's..

  • News European DSi XL Palette Gets Three More Splashes of Colour

    Yellow, green and blue, to be more specific

    With Japan already enjoying its array of bright additions, Australia set to launch its own similar colours and North America receiving its Midnight Blue model, Europeans might be justified in feeling a little left out with the current available DSi XL colours. Not for long, as Nintendo has announced that it is to launch the DSi XL in gr

  • Nintendo Download 10th September (Europe)

    More catching up

    There's only one real surprise this week, and it probably won't be a pleasant one for most people, as it comes in the form of a new highest price for a WiiWare game. That particular game's also one of only two truly new titles this week, with every single other one already being released in North America and all but one of those also having reviews already. Expectedly, the Virtual..

  • News Racers' Islands: Crazy Racers Off the Starting Grid Next Week

    Zallag zooming around on September 10th

    European publisher Zallag, the same company behind the upcoming Gods vs. Humans, is set to launch its first WiiWare title in Europe next week with the release of Racers' Island: Crazy Racers. With up to eight players on one Wii console, 20 tracks to choose from and the nVidia PhysX engine making each object...

  • Nintendo Download 3rd September (Europe)

    Another retro fighter, and more

    Thankfully, the wait for another Virtual Console title wasn't long - Surely you managed to get by with just one week of no new retro games? It's accompanied by the first of Gamebridge's GO Series, and five other games. WiiWareFishie Fishie (500pts, DK Games) – The only WiiWare title this week. Fairly similar to certain online flash games, in this, you play as a..

August2010

  • Nintendo Download 27th August (Europe)

    A slightly lower amount of releases this time

    It's the first time in a few weeks that Europe has to make do without a new Virtual Console game, but you can't really complain too much: we've had some great titles recently and we'll be getting another game in the form of Samurai Shodown III next week. Hopefully an excellent WiiWare platformer and some...

  • Nintendo Download 20th August (Europe)

    More VC and a bunch of WiiWare and DSiWare

    As we reported earlier this week, Europe gets yet another Virtual Console title to continue the streak. It's accompanied by another bunch of catch-up titles on WiiWare and DSiWare of which we've already reviewed all but one. WiiWareFurry Legends (1000pts, Gamelion Studios) – A platformer that's been in development for quite a while. It didn't turn out..

  • Nintendo Download 13th August (Europe)

    Cowboys, card games, racing and more

    As we already reported earlier this week, the Virtual Console is keeping up its streak of weeks with a new game a bit longer, with today's new retro release easily being the most interesting new title this week. All five of this week's games have already been released elsewhere, so you don't have to wait for any reviews. WiiWareHoopWorld: BasketBrawl (1000pts,..

  • News Help Professor Layton Find the Lost Future on October 22nd

    European release date and name change confirmed

    It's a double-whammy of release date announcement news for Europeans today, as Nintendo also rubber-stamps the next Professor Layton game for a release on October 22nd. Changing its North American name from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future to Professor Layton and the Lost Future, the game still includes all the dialogue, animated sequences and..

  • News Start the European Wii Party on October 8th

    Get your dancing shoes on

    Sneaking up on sales charts in Europe like a grass snake destined to make a fortune, Wii Party is set to conquer living rooms across the continent from October 8th. We had chance to play Wii Party at a recent Nintendo event and spoke about in a recent podcast, but the name doesn't leave too much to the imagination. Taking your Miis to the world of board games, Wii Party..

  • Nintendo Download 6th August (Europe)

    Sand and chess on WiiWare; Aero 2 on VC; Links, chess and puzzles on DSiWare

    To call this a catch-up week would be a slight understatement: several of these games have been out for months, with one game reaching European shores after over a year and a half. Enough history, let's get on with it. WiiWareSandy Beach (500pts, Konami) – This sandy simulator was released in North America in January..

  • News Furry Legends Softens Up Europe on August 20th

    Rolling rolling rolling

    The victim of a spate of delays, Furry Legends finally landed on WiiWare last month, and the delays were to enable the game to launch in all territories as closely together as possible. Now Europeans can finally stop gazing out the window and wondering, as the game will launch across the continent on August 20th. If you're unsure whether this is a WiiWare game worth getting..

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