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Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America)

2nd July (North America)

Ocarina of Time, Roving Rogue, Samurai Warriors, discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for a look over this week's Nintendo Download Update goodies. One of the greatest games of all time is up for grabs, while there's a mix of Nindie and major third-party options through the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Throw in a load of...

Video: Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Sky fallin'

Rodea the Sky Soldier's rather drawn-out route to market would be enough to make any video game character feel a little downhearted, but this flighty protagonist isn't giving up. With the Japanese launch in the bag and a North American release just around the corner, we're being treated to some more gameplay footage from the Yuji Naka's...

Reminder: North American Club Nintendo Rewards Will Disappear Very Soon

North American Club Nintendo Rewards Will Disappear Very Soon

You have until 11:59pm Pacific on 30th June

Club Nintendo, oh how we'll miss you. A new rewards program is due this Fall, and the curtain is starting to close on the service that - despite some flaws - had become part of the furniture in Nintendo gaming. In PAL territories such as Europe the service and its catalogue will remain open until 30th...

News: Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Launches this week in North America

Final Fantasy Tactics fans should be interested to know that CIRCLE Entertainment is publishing Rideon Japan's Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle on the North American 3DS eShop. The game - which originally launched on smartphones - looks almost identical to Square Enix's legendary turn-based strategy...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America)

25th June (North America)

Star Fox and Mario & Luigi DS games! Art Academy! Shiftlings! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update day, and as usual we now have the North American details. It's a busy line-up with three interesting Wii U eShop titles, two popular franchises on the Virtual Console, some discounts and another hefty batch of DSiWare. Yep... DSiWare. So, let's get to...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Also states that New 3DS-exclusive download games are coming

When Nintendo announced earlier in the year that only the New Nintendo 3DS XL would come to North America, heads were scratched, petitions were launched and fury was vented. Subsequent justifications from Nintendo of America generally weren't accepted by online communities - including when...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America)

18th June (North America)

Classic Fire Emblem! Weird Smash 3DS controller thing! Discounts! More!

Some things don't even change in E3 week, whether it be the underwear of those of us watching everything unfold over three days or the arrival of the Nintendo Download Update. This week's North American update has a treat for Fire Emblem fans, some new eShop-only releases,...

News: Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

A treat for North Americans

As part of their E3 celebration, Nintendo is rolling out a beefy selection of discounts available across the Wii U and 3DS eShop, encompassing a very strong collection of titles indeed. North Americans can save up to 30% off select games, which are based off some of Nintendo's biggest franchises as well as a decent...

Nintendo Download: 11th June (North America)

11th June (North America)

LEGO Jurassic Park x2, more Harvest Moon, Dr. Mario and much more

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before the E3 shenanigans in LA, and there's a diverse range of options. We have the first GBA Harvest Moon, two versions of LEGO Jurassic World, the return of Dr. Mario, some quirky eShop offerings and four DSiWare games. Let's...

News: The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America

The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America

eShop now the primary host for video content

If you live outside the US, you will have already moved on from the 3DS application, Nintendo Video. Originally released in 2011, Nintendo Video has since been overshadowed by the recent Anime Channel, a YouTube application and the video service via the eShop. It appears its time is now up in North...

Nintendo Download: 4th June (North America)

4th June (North America)

Pip, Cube Life, AVGN on 3DS, Lord of Magna, DSiWare rebirth and more

It's that time again, North America, for the latest Nintendo Download Update details, and this week is varied and a tad bizarre. We have an eagerly anticipated eShop platformer, a world-building title aiming to bring a bit of Minecraft-style glamour to the home console, while the...

Rumour: GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preorders, Limiting Sales To One Figure Per Person

GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preorders, Limiting Sales To One Figure Per Person

Store apparently cracking down on multiple purchases, too

The amiibo stock situation shows little signs of improving, despite Nintendo's assurances that it's trying its utmost to sort things out. Each new wave of figures seems to sell out instantly, and within hours sites like Amazon and eBay are flooded with people re-selling the precious NFC toys...

News: Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Full of Eastern promise?

Arc System Works has confirmed that it is bringing two of its 3DS eShop titles to the North American eShop on June 11th. Swords & Darkness launched in Japan a while back and is a side-scrolling 2D action RPG. Our resident import expert Kerry previewed it some time ago, and wasn't that impressed. Ninja Usagimaru – The...

Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America)

28th May (North America)

Splatoon, Double Mega Man, Don't Starve, Nicalis discounts and more

The information has come through a little later than normal, but we now have the full Nintendo Download Update run-down for North America. There's a big-name retail arrival on Wii U that's been inked in for some time, a critically acclaimed indie release, two doses of classic Mega...

News: Developer Pleased with Sales of Retro City Rampage: DX on 3DS

Developer Pleased with Sales of Retro City Rampage: DX on 3DS

The "best-selling-at-full-price port"

With Nintendo platform indie games taking an unprecedented place on the Humble Bundle in North America, attention has focused on deals. Developer Vblank Entertainment, however, is expressing happiness with how their game sells at full price. The Twitter account for Retro City Rampage states that, even though...

News: Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

No information regarding a European release at this point in time

Update: Just days after the latest release announcement, Tic Toc Games have revealed Adventures of Pip will now be arriving next week in North America on 4th June. Original: Last month Tic Toc Games announced its Kickstarter project, Adventures of Pip, was scheduled to release in...

News: Natsume Is Bringing Two Arc System Works Titles To North America In July & August

Natsume Is Bringing Two Arc System Works Titles To North America In July & August

More love for the eShop

Publisher of the Harvest Moon series, Natsume, has announced it has partnered with Arc System Works to release two titles for Nintendo’s eShop platform in North America over the coming months. Gotcha Racing, coming to the 3DS this July, is a top-down racing game where players gather parts from capsule machines to build a...

Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America)

21st May (North America)

Swords & Soldiers II, classic Mega Man, Puzzle & Dragons and much more

It's that time again, slightly later than normal, for the North American Download Update details. This week brings a range of new options on Wii U, a number of which are exclusives, along with a 3DS retail release, the latest from CIRCLE Entertainment and a whole load of...