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News: Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

That includes you Australia / New Zealand

Xeodrifter is a particularly intriguing 3DS eShop title from Renegade Kid. Due to some delays and struggles in 2014 the popular studio took a decision to turn around this passion project for 3DS in just five months, and the resulting Metroidvania retro-styled experience proved to be a critical success...

News: The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

#wittytagline

Image & Form has been running a series of SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges every two weeks, with lucky winners set to receive copies of SteamWorld Heist on all available platforms later this year. Contests so far have included designing hats for robots and thinking up witty one-liners, accommodating those with creative minds and...

Video: Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Turn-based combat in a cyberpunk world

Indie developer Neko.Works has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Wii U eShop JRPG, Project Light. Inspired by "mid '90s classics" such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII and Secret of Mana, Project Light takes place in a cyberpunk-style city ruled over by an evil empire. The main protagonist teams...

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...

News: Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

$4 discount for SketchPad owners

It's been a while coming, but just recently we learned that Art Academy: Atelier is heading to Wii U in Europe on 26th June, this being the full home console retail entry in the series. It's now been confirmed in a Nintendo Direct Micro that'll it'll be called Art Academy: Home Studio in North America, and will...

News: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

Silly customisations ahoy!

Today's surprise Nintendo Direct Micro did more than just provide localisation details from the weekend's Japanese broadcast, but has confirmed another title on its way to the West. LBX: Little Battlers eXperience is hitting the 3DS in North America on 21st August this year, and is due in Europe in November. As the name...

News: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Swinging onto 3DS

Over the weekend we saw a new Chibi-Robo announcement from Japan, including a rather cute amiibo. Pleasingly this is making its way around the world, with the title being given the name Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash in the West. The platformer looks set to be a retail release in North America, at least, as the amiibo (pictured above) will...

News: Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

The wait begins

Bravely Second End Layer has proven to be a success in Japan, and considering the highly respectable sales of its predecessor in the West it's little surprise that it's now confirmed for localisation. The Square Enix-published RPG had recently been trademarked in Europe, so this isn't particularly surprising news. Both Nintendo of...

News: Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village DX Heading to Japan This Year

Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village DX Heading to Japan This Year

Rather like Animal Crossing x Monster Hunter

A combination of a Japanese Nintendo Direct and a live Capcom fan event have brought news of two more MH titles heading to the 3DS. Most notable is the reveal of Monster Hunter X (Cross), which blends the classic main-series play with Frontier-like special moves and quicker combat. Also announced today...

News: First Footage Emerges of Bandai Namco's Project Treasure on Wii U

First Footage Emerges of Bandai Namco's Project Treasure on Wii U

Free-to-view

Earlier this year Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada appeared in a Nintendo Direct broadcast to announce free-to-play Wii U title Project Treasure. It was described as a four-player co-op action title, as you battle through stages and tackle dangerous foes; there was no footage, however. In today's Japanese Nintendo Direct that changed,...

News: Curve Digital Reiterates Commitment to Wii U With Its Catalogue "Set to Double in the Next 8 Months"

Curve Digital Reiterates Commitment to Wii U With Its Catalogue "Set to Double in the Next 8 Months"

Pleased with Humble Nindie Bundle progress

Curve Digital was a relatively late bloomer on the Wii U eShop, making its break onto the store in Autumn / Fall 2014 - notably, though, it arrived with a rapid sequence of releases comprised of ports and the timed-exclusive Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones. While Curve is still a developer, much of its...

News: Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Outfits designated as exclusive to Japan

Koei Tecmo has revealed that the Western release of the 3DS title Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 will not come with the unique Zelda-themed content that launched alongside the Japanese edition. When the game was released in Japan, Link and Zelda outfits - lifted from the Wii U brawler Hyrule Warriors - could...

News: NIS America Confirms Euro Launch Dates For Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

NIS America Confirms Euro Launch Dates For Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

Not long now

NIS American has confirmed the European release dates for two of Altus' 3DS RPGs, Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. Both games will be getting physical and digital releases in the region. Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a mash-up of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon series, and launched in...

News: FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

Save humanity, shoot everything

Retro may be the 'new' new, but the humble shmup seems to be loved a little less than other genres, especially in terms of Wii U and 3DS releases. EnjoyUp and UFO Crash Games are hoping to fill a gap with FullBlast, however, which is making its way to the Wii U eShop; in fact, it arrives in Europe on 4th June with a...

News: RCMADIAX Announces Three New Titles For The Wii U eShop, Arriving In North America This Summer

RCMADIAX Announces Three New Titles For The Wii U eShop, Arriving In North America This Summer

Super Robo Mouse is also back in development

After reportedly moving away from Nintendo eShop development, the creator of Spikey Walls, RCMADIAX, returns to the Wii U eShop this summer with the announcement of a trio of titles for North America. The previously revealed Color Bombs is a chain reaction game, Don't Crash requires quick reflexes to...

News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

Wii U port will be handled by Armature Studio if the goal is reached

A couple weeks ago, industry veteran Koji Igarashi revealed his latest project to the world, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The hotly anticipated game will follow the adventure of a character named Miriam as she explores a dark, gothic castle infested with a vast array of...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Heading to Europe on 12th February 2016

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Heading to Europe on 12th February 2016

NIS America wants you to know REALLY early

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight was recently confirmed for an early 2016 release in Europe, with NIS America doing the welcome job of localisation. While that localisation of Atlus games often causes delays for the EU region, there's an element of simply being grateful that 3DS titles such as...

News: Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

An adventure in two dimensions

Square Enix made a lot of Dragon Quest fans happy - Japanese ones, at least - when it confirmed that it would be bringing the eighth game in the series to the Nintendo 3DS. However, there's a bit of bad news to report - the forthcoming RPG won't include autostereoscopic 3D support. We can only assume this move has...

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...