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Nintendo Download: 13th February (North America)

13th February (North America)

Spinning bottles, Contra and Spotting Differences

Here are the downloadable delights winging their way to North America this week: Wii U eShop: Spin the Bottle (KnapNok Games, $8.99) — This title's unique pricing scheme kicks off this week with the arrival of additional minigames. Existing owners will receive a free update, yet those buying for...

Nintendo Download: 13th February (Europe)

13th February (Europe)

The Doctor's in, Bumpie's Party gets started again, Inazuma, LEGO and more

Update: We have now updated UK prices via the Nintendo UK press release. We'd also like to apologies for confusion with the headline date, now fixed. Original Article: The download update for Europe is in, as always, and this week brings a range of retail titles and...

Nintendo Download: 6th February (North America)

6th February (North America)

Retro Rampaging, 8-bit Ninja action, Bravely Default, LEGO and more

The time has come for the North American Nintendo download update, and this week brings new download-only games on both the Wii U and 3DS, some retro action and a few retail options. Check out all of the details below. Are you a European gamer that missed your Nintendo Download...

Matters of Import: Bahamut Lagoon Roars Onto The Japanese Wii U eShop

Bahamut Lagoon Roars Onto The Japanese Wii U eShop

Here be dragons

Due for re-release on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console service today, Bahamut Lagoon is (another) one of Squaresoft’s lost RPG treasures, a game that eighteen years after its original release still doesn’t officially exist to those of us living outside Japan. The game most closely resembles a strategy RPG, similar to Shining...

Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe)

6th February (Europe)

Golf, farming, an expedition and a load of discounts

It's Nintendo Download update time, Europe, and this week's Thursday offerings are perhaps more attractive for the discounts than the new downloads. We do have the arrival of a DSiWare / 3DS eShop series on the Wii U, along with some classic 8-bit sport and a new DSiWare game, but Rising Star...

Nintendo Download: 30th January (North America)

30th January (North America)

Link finally revisits his 16-bit past, discounts, new 3DS titles and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week includes a variety of offerings to — hopefully — cater to most tastes. There's a much anticipated Super NES classic on the Wii U Virtual Console, a variety of discounts on both eShop stores and some new titles for...

News: Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Quick loading using the GamePad also on the way

Update: The official English translation of Satoru Iwata's briefing confirms that the quick-start GamePad feature — outlined below — will come in a system update due in the early summer. All other details below are accurate as per the translated briefing. Original Article: We will be providing a...

Nintendo Download: 23rd January (North America)

23rd January (North America)

Jack of Mighty Bombs, a Life Force and some discounts

Another download update is here, North America, yet this week we're left to pick over some discounts and two Virtual Console titles. There's not much more we can say in this pre-amble, so let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mighty Bomb Jack (Tecmo Koei, $4.99) — This NES 'sequel' to a...

News: Mighty Bomb Jack Is Blowing Up The North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Mighty Bomb Jack Is Blowing Up The North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Explosive stuff

We usually put our North American Nintendo Download update live later in the week when the official word hits the street, but every now and then we get a bit of a heads-up on forthcoming releases — and today is one of those times. A listing for Mighty Bomb Jack has appeared on the North American Wii U eShop which lists the NES...

Nintendo Download: 23rd January (Europe)

23rd January (Europe)

Unepic, old-school Mario and Ninja Gaiden challenge, loads of discounts

European Nintendo fans once again have the download update to bring some cheer to a dreary Monday morning. This time around we have a new Wii U eShop title that's already earned an 8 in our review, along with some retro goodies and a lengthy list of 3DS eShop discounts. Let's...

News: Book Focused on EarthBound's Development and Localisation Shut Down by Nintendo

Book Focused on EarthBound's Development and Localisation Shut Down by Nintendo

Marcus Lindblom: "I have no desire to rock the boat with Nintendo at all"

Marcus Lindblom was the primary translator and localisation expert for iconic Super NES title EarthBound, and since its emergence on the Wii U eShop last year he's spoken a fair amount about his work on the project. It's emerged, however, from an interview with

Nintendo Download: 16th January (North America)

16th January (North America)

Unepic, Powered Up F1, double Castlevania and a discount

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week we have rather slim pickings. That said, there are two new offerings on the Wii U eShop, a Konami double on the Virtual Console's and an attractive discount. So, let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, $9.99) — The work...

Nintendo Download: 16th January (Europe)

16th January (Europe)

Luigi gets his PhD, F1 gets powered up, a mystical ninja and more

Monday means one thing, European gamers, Nintendo Download update time. News of what to expect on Thursday has arrived promptly this week and delivers a first-party puzzle game, a mini-game extravaganza on 3DS and a variety of racing, retro and discounted treats elsewhere. Let's get...

Nintendo Download: 9th January (North America)

9th January (North America)

Chibi-Robo!, retro shooting and some 3DS discounts

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings a potentially terrific 3DS eShop game, some retro shooting on the Wii U Virtual Console and a variety of discounts. It's a thin list, but may have something for everyone — let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Gradius (Konami,...

Nintendo Download: 9th January (Europe)

9th January (Europe)

Contra goes to war, Mario's début, Korg creativity and more

Over a day later than expected, we now have this week's Nintendo Download details for Europe. This week brings us one game each on the Virtual Console platforms, some cooking and musical creativity as well as a few discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Contra III: The Alien...

Nintendo Download: 2nd January (North America)

2nd January (North America)

It's déjà vu, plus some additional treats

This week's Nintendo Download update for North America is in, though it prompts a distinct feeling of déjà vu due to it being almost identical to last week's update; just two new downloads make an appearance. Our suspicion is that the details are reiterated to compensate for any confusion or loss of...

Nintendo Download: 26th December (North America)

26th December (North America)

Dr. Luigi, CastleStorm, Pokémon Bank, many discounts and more

Update: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nintendo has now confirmed that the release of Pokémon Bank is delayed, contrary to the Download Update issued on Boxing Day. Original Article: Nintendo is yet to update its official press site, but the latest Download Update details have been...

Nintendo Download: 26th December and 2nd January (Europe)

26th December and 2nd January (Europe)

Storming castles, classic Mario, Pokémon banking, EDGE and much more

Update: Nintendo of Europe issued details for two full weeks of downloads previously, so a fresh update isn't expected. Please note that Pokémon Bank has been delayed due to the Nintendo Network server issues encountered during the festive season. Original Article: With this...

Nintendo Download: 19th December (North America)

19th December (North America)

Knytt Underground, Classic Konami, 3D Sega and more

It's that time again, North America, when we can calm down from Nintendo Direct madness and consider the week's download options; this is the last pre-Christmas update, too. This week brings us new offerings on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, with plenty of diversity and styles to choose from...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on 26th December in Europe

Super Mario Bros. 3 Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on 26th December in Europe

Includes a launch week discount

It's been in demand since Nintendo teased it earlier in the year, and it's almost here. Super Mario Bros. 3 with arrive on the Virtual Console for both Wii U and 3DS on 26th December; it was announced in the European Nintendo Direct by Satoru Shibata, though unfortunately had no mention in the North America equivalent...