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Nintendo Download: 27th November (North America)

27th November (North America)

Persona Q, Thomas Was Alone, Hyrule Warriors DLC, discounts galore and more

For those of you in the US celebrating it today, here we have the Thanksgiving edition of the Nintendo Download Update, while for everyone else in North America it's simply the 'wow look at all the discounts' edition. Alongside more price reductions than you could shake a...

Video: Curve Studios Demonstrates Stealth Inc 2's Level Editor

Curve Studios Demonstrates Stealth Inc 2's Level Editor

Do your worst (by which we mean best)

In recent weeks we've been sharing a series of videos from Curve Studios which show off the various features of Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones. It's a title that we rate very highly, not least because it includes a lot of excellent features that flesh out the experience. One of these features is the Level...

Review: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Donkey wish your girlfriend was Kong like me?

Having stunned audiences with Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Rare had an awful lot to live up to on the final entry of the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! sees the titular hero take centre stage after being second to the delightful...

News: Image & Form Reveals That Steam Powered Giraffe is Producing the SteamWorld Heist Soundtrack

Image & Form Reveals That Steam Powered Giraffe is Producing the SteamWorld Heist Soundtrack

Will appear in-game, too

SteamWorld Dig, the 3DS eShop title — since ported to other platforms including Wii U — propelled Image & Form to prominence among Nintendo gamers and the wider gaming community, so there'll be plenty of attention on the upcoming SteamWorld Heist. Less a sequel and more of a spin-off, it sees the steam-driven robots...

News: Spidey’s Arch-Nemesis Venom Is Receiving His Very Own Table In Zen Pinball 2

Spidey’s Arch-Nemesis Venom Is Receiving His Very Own Table In Zen Pinball 2

Releases on the Wii U eShop next month

The ongoing support for the Wii U version of Zen Pinball 2 continues with Zen Studios announcing Spider-Man’s symbiotic nemesis, Venom, will receive his very own themed table. The Marvel Comics-inspired table – also featuring the heroic web slinger Spider-Man, Eddie Brock as the empowered villain, and...

Review: Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop)

Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop)

Simple brilliance

We're in the middle of one of the most diverse, intriguing periods in video game history. The rise of download games, small 'indie' developers and stores like the Wii U eShop have shifted how we think about content; we're a long way from the retail-only culture of the '90s or even early 2000s. One modern trend is for low-fi...

Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe)

27th November (Europe)

Smash Bros., Pokémon, Thomas Was Alone, Hyrule Warriors DLC and much more

Another week begins, but the European Nintendo Download Update should have some exciting titles to cheer anyone up, with two of the year's biggest retail titles arriving on both Wii U and 3DS. Beyond those big contenders we have some enticing download options, so let's get to...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the Pikmin Short Movies in a Miiverse Interview

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the Pikmin Short Movies in a Miiverse Interview

A new HOME theme for the 3DS also revealed

The creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, has dabbled in many new and exciting experiences this year, including the production of animated shorts – he even had the opportunity to show his recently released Pikmin movies at the Toyko International Film Festival. Now, in an interview with Nintendo’s...

Review: Natsume Championship Wrestling (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Natsume Championship Wrestling (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Tapped out

Let's be honest here: wrestling is essentially one big television drama, and that's no way an attempt to belittle the incredible athleticism of the men and women involved. It's Eastenders with a mullet and tight pants, complete with plot twists and a cast of larger than life characters to root for. These heels and faces are the reason we...

Review: Sportsball (Wii U eShop)

Sportsball (Wii U eShop)

No harm, no fowl

Nintendo has been highlighting TOO DX's Sportsball at various shows and conferences as one of several particularly strong "indie games" available on the Wii U eShop, promoting it as a quality party game. Though at first it looks like a primitive, simplistic Joust clone, its charms quickly become apparent with fast-paced gameplay and...

Review: Xavier (Wii U eShop)

Xavier (Wii U eShop)

X-cruciating

In the world of platformers, the name of the game is control. That is to say, nothing speaks to a platform game's quality quite like the level of control the player feels they have over their character. Of course, control alone does not guarantee a successful product — creative level design that makes intuitive use of the mechanics is...

News: Child of Light's Creative Director Paints a Picture of its Artistic Process

Child of Light's Creative Director Paints a Picture of its Artistic Process

The game also made green, ended up in the black

Released back in spring Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light possessed a uniquely gorgeous visual style that few, if any, have matched. In a talk at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this year, Creative Director Patrick Plourde discussed the journey from concept art to bringing the 2D RPG to...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America)

20th November (North America)

Smash Bros., Pokémon ORAS, Watch Dogs, GBA DK, Battleminer and much more

It's time for the Nintendo Download update, North American gamers, and this week's update brings massive releases on Wii U and 3DS. Beyond the big-name retail titles we have some new download-only titles, a host of other retail downloads both old and new, retro GBA DK and a...

Review: Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The Return of the Prodigal Sun

Back in 2001 (2002 in Europe) some players were left feeling short-changed when Golden Sun reached its abrupt ending. Developer Camelot – perhaps better known for the Shining Force series – had to split the game into two parts due to the Game Boy Advance’s hardware limitations. Those who’d already invested in...