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Nintendo Download: 22nd December 2011 (North America)

22nd December 2011 (North America)

Swapnote is here!

It's the Christmas edition of the Nintendo Download, as we deck the halls with digital delights and wonder if we've been good enough boys and girls to get what we've asked Santa for. 3DS Download Software: Swapnote (Nintendo, free) — It wasn't on the website or press release but open your eShop and you'll find Swapnote waiting...

News: Bionic Commando Grips 3DS VC in North America Next Week

Bionic Commando Grips 3DS VC in North America Next Week

Heads up

Here's a truly rare event: Nintendo of America has announced a 3DS Virtual Console game a week in advance. Bionic Commando is coming to the service on 29th December, as revealed by the Nintendo Facebook page. There's no official price yet but expect it to come in around the $3 mark. Are you polishing your grappling gun in anticipation?

News: North America, Expect Xenoblade Chronicles Before May

North America, Expect Xenoblade Chronicles Before May

Pre-order from Nintendo now

Nintendo gave a vague spring 2012 release date for Xenoblade Chronicles in North America, but now you can pre-order the game directly from Nintendo we have a slightly more precise date. The Nintendo store has the game up for pre-order at $49.99 with the following statement: We expect to begin by the end of April 2012. A confirmation email will be sent when your order..

Charts: 20th December 2011 (North America)

20th December 2011 (North America)

What's filling digital stockings this week?

With just a few days until Christmas here's what 3DS eShop users have been purchasing in the past seven days. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsBuoyed by its appearance as a Club Nintendo reward, 3D Classics: Xevious shoots up to second, just behind Intelligent Systems' adorable puzzler. The Club Nintendo effect also applies to Mario vs. Donkey Kong, now..

News: North America to Get Zelda: Skyward Sword Save File Fix

North America to Get Zelda: Skyward Sword Save File Fix

Everything's not lost

Nintendo Japan's save file fix programme for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to North America. Affected users can either send in their save file on an SD card or wait for Nintendo to make available a piece of Wii software that'll repair the issue. Prevention is better than cure, so read up on how to avoid Zelda: Skyward Sword's game-ending glitch.

News: Rytmik: Hip Hop King Beats Up North America in January

Rytmik: Hip Hop King Beats Up North America in January

Release date down

Music makers in North America can get to grips with Rytmik Retrobits next week, but if you want something a bit more contemporary then we have good news: Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition is out on 12th January 2012 for 800 Nintendo Points. That's not all Cinemax has on the way in the next 12 months: it's also bringing 90's Pool, Goooooal Europa 2012 and Sokomania 2, a sequel to budget..

Out Now: Nintendo 3DS Ambassador GBA Games

Nintendo 3DS Ambassador GBA Games

Every region has GBA Ambassador games now

The 3DS Ambassador games are available all across the globe now: after Australians got their free games, lucky gamers across Europe and North America can pick theirs up too now. To download your 10 free games, follow these steps: 1 - Enter the eShop from the 3DS Home Menu.2 - Scroll to the far left and...

News: Nintendo America Loads eShop with New 3D Trailers

Nintendo America Loads eShop with New 3D Trailers

See upcoming games in motion

After announcing a stack of 3DS release dates this week Nintendo of America has now posted 3D trailers of some upcoming titles on the eShop itself. You can download new 3D footage of Kid Icarus: Uprising — out on 23rd March 2012 — as well as Q1 download releases Dillon’s Rolling Western and Sakura Samurai: Art of...

Nintendo Download: 15th December 2011 (North America)

15th December 2011 (North America)

Blaster Master and more

It's a rather average week for the Nintendo Download this week, except for one title, which is the often overlooked Game Boy Color sequel to Blaster Master. No new 3DS Download Software this time, though you're probably still too busy playing Pushmo to care much. 3DS Virtual Console: Blaster Master: Enemy Below (Sunsoft,...

News: Club Nintendo Now Lets You Buy Download Games with Coins

Club Nintendo Now Lets You Buy Download Games with Coins

Update available now

Last week's brief appearance of Club Nintendo's major overhaul was indeed a portent of things to come, as the new site is now up and fully operational. Just as we reported last week, you can now use your Club Nintendo coins to pay for download games on the Wii or 3DS eShop. The following games are available until 10th January: Super Mario Kart (SNES, Wii Virtual Console) —..

News: Nintendo America Dates Upcoming 3DS Games

Nintendo America Dates Upcoming 3DS Games

Not a complete list

It's release date madness today, as Nintendo's American and European wings have announced countless release dates for Wii, DS and 3DS games. For North America, the biggest news is Kid Icarus: Uprising's release date of 23rd March, but there's a bit more to discover in the list below; Rayman Origins is on course for a release in...

News: 3DS eShop Has All These Games Launching in Quarter 1

3DS eShop Has All These Games Launching in Quarter 1

It's a good list

The 3DS eShop is picking up steam lately, what with the recent update and excellent software like Pushmo, and Nintendo wants to keep that momentum going into early 2012. The company just released a broad outline of its release schedule for the eShop in the first quarter of next year, with some good titles in the mix. Sadly there's...

News: Mario Party 9 and Rhythm Heaven Fever Release Dates Revealed

Mario Party 9 and Rhythm Heaven Fever Release Dates Revealed

Not long to wait

Nintendo of America's release schedule just confirmed release dates for three Wii games due out in early 2012. Rhythm Heaven Fever is the earliest first-party release, arriving on 13th February — just in time for Valentine's Day. It'll retail at $29.99 too, making it an even better present for that special someone. That's followed...

Charts: 12th December 2011 (North America)

12th December 2011 (North America)

Shopping all over the world

After our UK 3DS eShop Charts it's time to see what people on the other side of the Atlantic have been picking up. As this is the first time we've run these charts we haven't got the details of previous positions, but we'll pick that up in future weeks. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsA strong showing for Pushmo in the North American charts as it hops to the top of..

News: Bleep Bloop, Rytmik: Retrobits is Out on 22nd December

Bleep Bloop, Rytmik: Retrobits is Out on 22nd December

In North America, that is

Chip music studio Rytmik Retrobits is set to reach North America in two weeks, Cinemax tells us. Out on 22nd December for 800 Nintendo Points, the latest entry in the Rytmik series uses 16-bit-styled samples to let you create your own tunes that evoke memories of gaming days of yore. We rather liked it, as you'll glean from our Rytmik Retrobits review.

News: Club Nintendo Gets Major Overhaul, Pay for Games with Coins

Club Nintendo Gets Major Overhaul, Pay for Games with Coins

And more

Update: Club Nintendo now lets you buy download games with coins. Original story: Fed up of those Club Nintendo coins going to waste? A major update is on the way that will let you turn them into games. You'll be able to use your coins to purchase download games for the Wii or 3DS using either system's download voucher redeem ability. For...

Nintendo Download: 8th December 2011 (North America)

8th December 2011 (North America)

Pushmo!

There's some good stuff on the Nintendo Download today, so make sure you read our Guide to the Nintendo 3DS System Update to get your machine up to speed before checking out the latest downloads. 3DS Download Software: Pushmo (Nintendo, $6.99) — Known as Pullblox in Europe where it is also released today, this is a quirky little puzzler...