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Nintendo Download: 31st January 2013 (North America)

31st January 2013 (North America)

An awakening, a puddle, underwater exploration and more

While this week's Nintendo download update for Europe is rather modest, albeit with a long-awaited Wii U release, you lucky North Americans have a broad range of content across every platform. There are demos, retail downloads and some interesting new and retro options, so let's get right to...

Nintendo Download: 24th January 2013 (North America)

24th January 2013 (North America)

Fighting with balloons and guns, cave exploration, getting funky and more

It's Nintendo download time, North America, and this week brings you various goodies for your latest systems. The Wii U eShop features a new downloadable title that you probably spotted two days ago, the first Virtual Console release — sort of — on the system, and 3DS has...

Rumour: Pikachu 3DS XL Makes It To Chile, North America Is Next?

Pikachu 3DS XL Makes It To Chile, North America Is Next?

Chilean 3DS is the same used in North America

The spectacularly yellow limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL originally started off as a Japan-only system, but since then it's been on a bit of an adventure, making it over to European shores last December. It now appears to have found another home, with the system apparently being announced for pre-order...

News: Ikachan Swimming Into The 3DS eShop in North America Before February

Ikachan Swimming Into The 3DS eShop in North America Before February

Guxt also on the way

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, the developer behind the much-loved Cave Story, will have two new games in the 3DS eShop this quarter: Ikachan and Guxt. As with Cave Story, both games will be published by Nicalis - the same company behind VVVVVV. Ikachan sees you take on the role of a squid who swims through an underwater realm, looking...

Nintendo Download: 17th January 2013 (North America)

17th January 2013 (North America)

Tokyo mobs, stacking stars and a free awakening

It's download time again, which means more downloadable goodies for your Nintendo systems — well, two of them. In what feels like a rare occurrence, there's no DSiWare to be found, with five options on the 3DS eShop and a video app for Wii. Nintendo's latest console misses out, but then again we know...

News: Brain Age: Concentration And Sonic & All-Stars Racing Release Dates Revealed

Brain Age: Concentration And Sonic & All-Stars Racing Release Dates Revealed

Two new 3DS big-hitters get dated for the US

We love days like today, when Nintendo springs upcoming release dates on us and we all have to think of how far we're going to have to dig into our pockets for some cash. You'll have to update your purchase plans - again - as Brain Age: Concentration Training (also known as Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain...

News: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Scares Its Way Onto The 3DS March 24th

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Scares Its Way Onto The 3DS March 24th

A new spooky adventure

Nintendo of America has announced the much anticipated release date for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will make its way across the US on 24th March, with Luigi travelling through more mansions and scooping up some more ghosts with his upgraded Poltergust 5000. Hopefully European gamers won't have much...

News: Fire Emblem: Awakening Features Both English And Japanese Voice Tracks

Fire Emblem: Awakening Features Both English And Japanese Voice Tracks

One language or another

It has been highlighted that the upcoming US version of Fire Emblem: Awakening features both English and Japanese audio tracks. Our very own Jon Wahlgren - who is currently hidden away reviewing the game for you lovely readers - can confirm this option is available. It hasn't been confirmed if the option to choose the...

News: Pandora's Tower Finally Heading To North America

Pandora's Tower Finally Heading To North America

Will be available spring 2013

Japanese action RPG Pandora's Tower has been available in Europe since April 2012, and no news was ever heard regarding a North American localisation - until now. It looked as though the critically acclaimed Wii game had slipped through the net, but localisation specialist XSEED Games has revealed it has picked up the...

News: How Did GameStop's 500,000 Wii U Reservations Become 320,000 Actual Sales?

How Did GameStop's 500,000 Wii U Reservations Become 320,000 Actual Sales?

GameStop explains the math behind its sales figures

Before the Wii U launched, US outlet GameStop proudly stated that half a million people were on its waiting list for the shiny new console. However, speaking to investors last week, GameStop admitted that only 320,000 consoles were actually sold by the chain - which means 180,000 "orders"...

News: Wii U Software Sales Are "Struggling"

Wii U Software Sales Are "Struggling"

Analyst states Wii U launch games have failed to match Wii and GameCube equivalents

Last week NPD figures — which cover U.S. retail results — were published covering 25th November to 29th December, and Nintendo of America issued a few facts and figures of its own in response to them. The figures showed that Wii U had performed pretty well since...

Nintendo Download: 10th January 2013 (North America)

10th January 2013 (North America)

Deer hunting, dino pets, biorhythms and world heroes

It's Nintendo Download update time, and this week's arrivals possibly represent the quirkiest collection of offerings in quite a while. Every platform gets something new — if Wii U demos count — while the handheld platforms have a strong focus on catching, hunting, caring for and picnicking...

News: Police Recover Vehicles Used In Wii U Heist

Police Recover Vehicles Used In Wii U Heist

Unfortunately, they were empty

Last month a group of thieves managed to steal 7,000 Wii U consoles from a distribution warehouse in Seattle. They did this by simply driving to SeaTac's Seattle Air Cargo warehouse during a storm, walking in, loading up pallets of the consoles into three large vehicles and then driving off. Since then information has...

News: New Pokémon Nintendo Direct Appearing On 8th January

New Pokémon Nintendo Direct Appearing On 8th January

Pokéballs on the ready

Last weekend we reported that Game Freak had promised new Pokémon information on the 8th January. Looks like the big announcement is set to be released, as both Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America have revealed via Twitter that a special Nintendo Direct focusing on Pokémon news will be hosted by Nintendo President...