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News: Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a Host of Exciting eShop Games

Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a Host of Exciting eShop Games

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut! BOXBOY! Dates! Surprises!

We're big advocates of the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores here at Nintendo Life, and both have delivered some fantastic games in recent times. Nintendo of America has now issued fresh details on a range of new titles on the way, with some truly exciting news to keep download fans busy...

News: First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

Two birds with one stone

It's rather hard to believe, but Rodea the Sky Soldier is finally on the home stretch to getting released. The previously vaporware game from Yuji Naka, of Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS fame, is set to release sometime this Fall after a touch and go development cycle of over three years. Based around the concept of flying,...

News: Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies and "Wave the Banner" for the eShop

Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies and "Wave the Banner" for the eShop

2015 could be hugely exciting on the stores

With GDC 2015 (Game Developers Conference) in full swing, Nintendo has taken the opportunity to pitch an exciting and extensive line-up of eShop games that are coming to both Wii U and 3DS this year. Its announcements included new games, release dates for others and information on GamePad features for some...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Videos for Mario Party 10

Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Videos for Mario Party 10

Let's get it started...

The arrival of Mario Party 10 on 20th March is the end-result of one of this generation's inevitabilities; the fact we're onto number ten says all we need to know about how prolific this series has been on Nintendo's home consoles since the Nintendo 64 days. We may not all clamour to pick these titles up when they arrive, but...

First Impressions: Contemplating the Long Con in The Swindle

Contemplating the Long Con in The Swindle

Steampunk hijinks

The Swindle is primarily the work of Dan Marshall and some close colleagues through Size Five Games, but due to the efforts of UK publisher Curve Digital has rapidly changed up from being another intriguing PC release to plotting a multi-platform arrival. The inclusion of the Wii U eShop is promising, as this is shaping up to be...

News: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Confirmed for 3DS

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Confirmed for 3DS

Mega news

Inti Creates is a developer with a terrific reputation, specialising in pixel-art and action games, playing a vital role in the development of Mighty No. 9 but more notably releasing the brilliant Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS eShop. We admired this title for its classic approach but also its innovative approach to the action...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

An updated entry including the original Book I and Book II

Last year it looked like Muteki Corp would be bringing its retro-style RPGs Dragon Fantasy Books I and II to the 3DS eShop, titles that both arrived on PS Vita and PS3 in 2013. That never transpired, but now Choice Provisions - formerly Gaijin Games - is publishing the titles in an updated...

News: Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Hopefully the West won't be passed up

Bravely Second is rapidly approaching release in Japan, the long-awaiting sequel to the 3DS Square Enix RPG; due to the success of that first title localisation does seem like a reasonable bet. A relatively popular part of the first title was management of the town Norende - through StreetPass and uploading...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...

News: LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

Developer is already in early talks with Nintendo

Indie studio Pirana King has just launched an announcement trailer for LastFight, a new brawling title which calls to mind Capcom's amazing - but sadly dormant - Power Stone series. The footage contains chunky characters, frantic action and the ability to use nearby objects against your opponent -...

Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Tips go in the jar, mate

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is just a few days away for North American fans, and those in Europe will only have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on it. With the release date rapidly approaching, we've put together a short video to show you what you can expect to see in the game when it hits the 3DS and...

News: Dot Arcade is an Intriguing Vintage Title Heading to Wii U

Dot Arcade is an Intriguing Vintage Title Heading to Wii U

We mean pre-Donkey Kong arcade vintage

Indie developers drawing inspiration from retro games is extremely common, but not many eShop releases pre-date the era that brought us the Donkey Kong arcade, for example. Dot Arcade is doing just that, as it'll recreate the light-based games of generations long since gone on the Wii U. Taking us back to the...

News: Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

What could it be?

It would appear that Disney is working on an as-yet unannounced Wii U title. Freelance character artist and 3D modeller Cari Mayle has posted artwork from the game on her personal site - with permission, of course - which shows various fantasy characters. The characters include a Death Knight, Ranger, Assassin, Thief, Barbarian...

News: Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Have About 60 tracks

Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Have About 60 tracks

More will likely be added as DLC

In case you weren't aware, the third instalment in the Theatrhythm series - due out in Japan on 26th March - will be themed around the Dragon Quest series, now that the Final Fantasy franchise has been just about been mined dry between the previous two entries. The rhythm-based music series aims to celebrate beloved...

News: New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki is coming in May

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that Arc System Works is creating a follow up to Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shugo - better known as River City Ransom in North America and Street Gangs in Europe - and it will be released on the Japanese...

Video: Atlus Shows Off the Dancer in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

Atlus Shows Off the Dancer in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

A deadly dance

Atlus has spun the Dancer into the spotlight in its latest Etrian Mystery Dungeon trailer; it's a support class that specializes in buffing party members. Given this dancers are not the most adept at combat, but not only can they raise the stats of other characters, they can also change the party order and act as a healer if needed...

News: Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Pixel-based hack 'n slash oh my!

While the standard of many Indie games is truly on another level when compared with the formative days of download gaming, there's often a level of deja-vu and familiarity in their appearance. With engines like Unity prominent small developers have a challenge to make their titles look unique; as a result we think...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Trailer Calls you Back to Save the World in New Story Arc, Triangulum

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Trailer Calls you Back to Save the World in New Story Arc, Triangulum

Summoned back to the fray

Atlus has shed new light on the new story arc in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker; this game, remember, is a remastered port of the original Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 for the DS. After the events of the first game the evil Nicaea system is back online and the characters will have to alter their...

News: Japanese Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Pre-Orders Will Come With Neat Extras

Japanese Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Pre-Orders Will Come With Neat Extras

This year sees Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment partnering to create the quirky Super Mario Bros. and Puzzle and Dragons mash up - creatively called Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. The latest edition of the franchise arrives in Japan on April 29th for 4,000 yen, and will support both StreetPass and local multiplayer...