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Nintendo Download: 26th November (North America)

26th November (North America)

Cyber Deals! A jumping Platypus! Konami Racing! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update time in North America, which also doubles as a Thanksgiving update in the US. This week's big draw is the glut of discount prices from the eShop Cyber Deals; these are below if you missed our original article. Beyond that we have a quirky Wii U eShop release...

Nintendo Download: 26th November (Europe)

26th November (Europe)

Double Dragon III! Two Ninja Gaidens! HOME Themes Galore! A bit more!

Another week begins with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this time around there's a bonanza of Virtual Console games and 3DS HOME Themes to consider along with some discounts; we're lacking new downloads beyond smaller retail games, though. Without further pre-amble...

Nintendo Download: 19th November (North America)

19th November (North America)

Mario Tennis! Pokémon! Typoman! GBA Street Fighter 2! More!

With another week comes another batch of Nintendo Download goodies in North America, and 'tis the season for major retail releases on both Wii U and 3DS. The Wii U eShop also gets an exclusive while a range of options are available across both stores - let's get to the details. Missed the...

Nintendo Download: 19th November (Europe)

19th November (Europe)

Mario Tennis! New Style Boutique 2! Typoman! DS Animal Crossing! More!

Another week begins, and therefore we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to consider. This week brings notable retail releases on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a surprising DS Virtual Console arrive and a particularly promising Nindie release. There are some...

News: Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Will it ever be officially localised for the West?

Though we've been following the Nintendo Direct festivities in North America and Europe, the equivalent broadcast in Japan has thrown up its own unique surprise; unfortunately it's an announcement that can perhaps be considered a bit of a long shot for the West. It's been confirmed that Mother 3 is...

Nintendo Download: 12th November (North America)

12th November (North America)

Stella Glow! Nintendo Badge Arcade! Contra! Girls Like Robots?! More!

It may be 'Nintendo Direct Day', but we still have a Nintendo Download Update to look forward to, even if there are rumours of blocky surprises still to come. This week's line-up in North America has some varied and quirky offerings across both Wii U and 3DS, including a...

Nintendo Download: 5th November (North America)

5th November (North America)

Yo-Kai Watch! Rodea! Stinger! Electronic Super Joy! More!

It's time for more Nintendo Download Update goodness, and this week gamers in North America have a high-profile retail arrival on 3DS to consider alongside a long-awaited dual release on the portable and Wii U. There are some promising download-only games on offer too, so let's get to the...

Nintendo Download: 5th November (Europe)

5th November (Europe)

Chibi-Robo! Electronic Super Joy! Contra! Toki Tori 3D! More!

Another week begins, and Nintendo of Europe has the task of setting off some virtual fireworks in its Download Update. It does succeed in terms of delivering a first-party retail title on 3DS, while we think the download-only scene on Wii U is looking pretty encouraging this week. Throw...

Nintendo Download: 29th October (North America)

29th October (North America)

Human Resource Machine! Octodad! Harvest Moon! Spooky discounts! More!

It's that time once again, North American gamers, to look at the download goodies on the way this week. There are a few tempting options on Wii U, a whole load of discounts and a high profile retail demo among other offerings. Let's get to it. Missed the European Download Update...

Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America)

22nd October (North America)

Legend of Zelda! Fatal Frame! Gunslugs 2! Slender! More!

It's time for Nintendo Download Update goodness, North American gamers, and this week actually has quite a lot to offer. There are major 3DS retail games, a much anticipated Wii U title and an interesting range of download-only games on both systems. All told it could be - whisper it - a good...

News: Bonk's Adventure Has Been Rated By The ESRB For Wii U

Bonk's Adventure Has Been Rated By The ESRB For Wii U

The prehistoric platformer returns

The classic platform title Bonk’s Adventure is set to make a return with the game recently rated by the ESRB for the Wii U Virtual Console. Starring a strong and bald cave boy who goes on an adventure to rescue a princess, the charming title developed by Red Company and Atlus was originally released on the...

Nintendo Download: 22nd October (Europe)

22nd October (Europe)

Legend of Zelda! NES light gun games! Gunslugs! Discounts! More!

It's the start of another week, and as normal we have the European Nintendo Download Update releases to consider. It's a relatively busy week ahead with a couple of retail titles and some varied downloads across both eShop stores, so let's jump straight into the details. Wii U Virtual...

Video: Car Owners May Wince After Watching This Final Fight One Trailer

Car Owners May Wince After Watching This Final Fight One Trailer

"Oh my car!"

Final Fight One launches on the North American eShop today, and to mark this occasion Nintendo has released a trailer for the game. As you'll know if you read our review, the GBA port of Capcom's seminal coin-op isn't quite perfect but is still worth a spin if you're a fan. The only part that could cause some upset is the bonus stage,...

Nintendo Download: 15th October (North America)

15th October (North America)

Yoshi! Momonga! SmileBASIC! WiiWare! More!

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update. This week brings an exceptional retail release on the Wii U, some interesting home console downloads, a promising 3DS programming app, a load of discounts and even a WiiWare download. Yes, really! Let's get to it. Missed the...

News: SEGA’s GBA Version Of ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console This Month

SEGA’s GBA Version Of ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console This Month

The Dreamcast port returns

Around the turn of the millennium when Sonic Team was in its prime with releases such as Sonic Adventure and Phantasy Star Online, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance was fortunate enough to receive a port of the Dreamcast title, ChuChu Rocket! Released in 2001 alongside the launch of Nintendo's latest portable system at the...

Nintendo Download: 15th October (Europe)

15th October (Europe)

Nintendo Selects! Dragon Ball Z! Momonga Pinball! DSiWare! More!

Another week begins and the European Nintendo Download Update details are now available - slightly later than normal - for us to peruse. This week brings Nintendo Selects discounts to the 3DS eShop along with a fresh retail release, while on Wii U we have some new eShop entries and a...

Nintendo Download: 8th October (North America)

8th October (North America)

Chibi-Robo!, 3D Sonic 2, Legend of Legacy and much more

It's time once again for another Nintendo Download Update, and this week's North American line-up has some tempting options. There are four 3DS retail games, including a Nintendo platformer and an RPG with impressive pedigree, while M2 remasters another wonderful SEGA game for the eShop. On Wii...

Nintendo Download: 8th October (Europe)

8th October (Europe)

STARWHAL! Sporty Mario! 3D Sonic 2! Pac-Man! More!

The start of another week has rolled around, so that means it's time for more Nintendo Download Update news in Europe. This week serves up some promising downloads with a frantic multiplayer Nindie game, a couple of Mario sporting games, another potentially wonderful 3D Classic from SEGA and more...

Nintendo Download: 1st October (North America)

1st October (North America)

Freedom Planet! Pumped BMX+! Chronus Arc! More!

It's that time, North American gamers, to cast your eye over the new downloadable eShop treats that are available this week. There are diverse offerings, including a highly anticipated and delayed action platformer, a creation tool, BMX stunt action and more; some discounts are also rather tempting...

News: Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Yes please, NoA and NoE

When Nintendo announced DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console quite some time ago, many reacted with variations of "huh", "erm" and "that's weird". Yet it has worked reasonably well in many cases, with the GamePad screen and TV having various configurations to get the most out of these previously portable titles. It also...