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Nintendo Download: 6th February (North America)

6th February (North America)

Retro Rampaging, 8-bit Ninja action, Bravely Default, LEGO and more

The time has come for the North American Nintendo download update, and this week brings new download-only games on both the Wii U and 3DS, some retro action and a few retail options. Check out all of the details below. Are you a European gamer that missed your Nintendo Download...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

A 'cool' offer on the eShop? (We're so sorry)

The snappily titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games may have been released on the Wii U last year, but the actual event it's licensed for is only now getting ready to kick off. To celebrate Nintendo of Europe is running a 30% discount on the Wii U eShop from tomorrow (7th...

News: Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Features Confirmed

Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Features Confirmed

Digging out some details

As début releases go, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is a clear statement of intent in the studio's drive to create exciting new games with retro-themed design. A success on Kickstarter, its since seen some delay to its original release window before, recently, pinning down 31st March as a firmer target. Trailers to date...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Developer Provides an Update on Progress

ZaciSa's Last Stand Developer Provides an Update on Progress

Possible release date and new game mode announced

In a recent update ZeNfA developer Greg Wiggleton has stated that his upcoming tower defence game ZaciSa's Last Stand is slated for a North American Wii U eShop release in late February for $2.99. The game was originally set for release in December or January 2014, but there were some issues with the...

News: ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded, With GamePad Features Available as a Stretch Goal

ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded, With GamePad Features Available as a Stretch Goal

Still a few upgrades left to collect

We recently reported on the Kickstarter campaign for ReVeN,a 2D shooter/platformer inspired by classics like Metroid and aiming for a release on Wii U. With its alien landscapes and gargantuan bosses it seems like the ideal choice for anyone waiting on Samus to return, and as of today it has been successfully...

News: Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of Promising eShop Games

Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of Promising eShop Games

There's plenty on the way

For a number of months we've been enjoying the promise of a broad range of download titles on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, yet some delays have made arrivals a little slower than expected. With time passing, however, these titles have continued to creep closer, and Nintendo of America has issued an update on imminent...

News: Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails Is Blasting To The Wii U This April

Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails Is Blasting To The Wii U This April

New gameplay trailer unleashed, too

Dakko Dakko has confirmed to us that Scram Kitty and hid Buddy On Rails will be hitting the Wii U eShop this April. The unique blaster — which promises to make convincing use of the GamePad controller — was announced some time ago, and hasn't had a solid release window — until now. The studio hasn't got a...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

More FAST Racing Neo details to follow

Shin'en Multimedia was on the Wii U from day one with Nano Assault Neo, a twin-stick shooter that continued one of the studio's established franchises and was also an early showcase for the impressive visuals possible for downloads on the system. It was unsurprising that keen Nintendo download fans were also...

Interview: Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publishing in Japan

Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publishing in Japan

"The Wii U in Japan is more family orientated"

Earlier this year we told you about Rainy Frog, a publisher with ambitions to bring a number of Western download games to the Japanese eShop stores and, in the future, vice versa. Its one of a group of companies that establish offices in Japan — in order to be eligible as publishers in the region...

Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe)

6th February (Europe)

Golf, farming, an expedition and a load of discounts

It's Nintendo Download update time, Europe, and this week's Thursday offerings are perhaps more attractive for the discounts than the new downloads. We do have the arrival of a DSiWare / 3DS eShop series on the Wii U, along with some classic 8-bit sport and a new DSiWare game, but Rising Star...

Review: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Masochist Bros.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is the famously difficult, Japan-only sequel to the titular plumber's breakout NES hit, expanding on the original formula with deviously challenging level design and obstacles. Western audiences were instead given the comparatively easy 'Super Mario USA' (a re-skinned translation of Nintendo's...

Nintendo Download: 30th January (North America)

30th January (North America)

Link finally revisits his 16-bit past, discounts, new 3DS titles and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week includes a variety of offerings to — hopefully — cater to most tastes. There's a much anticipated Super NES classic on the Wii U Virtual Console, a variety of discounts on both eShop stores and some new titles for...

News: Nintendo Confirms "Super Indie Connection Sale" on North American Wii U eShop

Nintendo Confirms "Super Indie Connection Sale" on North American Wii U eShop

Five games to choose from

Earlier this week the European Download Update included the "Super Indie Connection Sale", a set of five download-only titles on the Wii U eShop that are available at meaty discounts on the condition that you own at least one of the games. Nintendo of America has now confirmed that the same update will be included in its...

News: Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Quick loading using the GamePad also on the way

Update: The official English translation of Satoru Iwata's briefing confirms that the quick-start GamePad feature — outlined below — will come in a system update due in the early summer. All other details below are accurate as per the translated briefing. Original Article: We will be providing a...