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Nintendo Download: 19th December (North America)

19th December (North America)

Knytt Underground, Classic Konami, 3D Sega and more

It's that time again, North America, when we can calm down from Nintendo Direct madness and consider the week's download options; this is the last pre-Christmas update, too. This week brings us new offerings on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, with plenty of diversity and styles to choose from...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Discounts

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Discounts

Top up those funds

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were certainly full of surprises, with some reveals also coming in as little as 10 seconds of video. One announcement that's worth pointing out for those that missed it in Europe is that there's an extensive range of discounts coming over the next few weeks, covering retail and download-only...

News: Wii Sports Club: Golf Swings Onto the Wii U eShop

Wii Sports Club: Golf Swings Onto the Wii U eShop

Available now and includes an extra retro-inspired course

Rumoured yesterday due to system maintenance targeting its app, Nintendo today used its Nintendo Direct broadcasts to confirm that Wii Sports Club: Golf is available right now in Europe and North America. When you log into the game (or download it for the first time) you should automatically...

News: PC Engine And MSX Games Coming To Japanese 3DS And Wii U Virtual Console Services

PC Engine And MSX Games Coming To Japanese 3DS And Wii U Virtual Console Services

Retro goodies promised for next week

Nintendo has confirmed that it is expanding both the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console services in Japan to cover additional systems. On the 25th December, PC Genjin (600 Yen) and Parodius (800 Yen) will be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console — titles which originally released on the PC Engine and MSX respectively...

News: System Maintenance Targeting Wii Sports Club Shortly After Nintendo Direct

System Maintenance Targeting Wii Sports Club Shortly After Nintendo Direct

What a coincidence

As many Nintendo enthusiasts likely already know, tomorrow will bring another Nintendo Direct broadcast to capture our attention. Coincidentally — or not, as the case may be — a short burst of system maintenance will affect Wii Sports Club online play and rankings shortly after that broadcast. Below are the compiled details...

Video: Lycra-Clad Promo Insists That Wii Fit U Is "Fitness That Fits"

Lycra-Clad Promo Insists That Wii Fit U Is "Fitness That Fits"

Working up a sweat doesn't have to be that hard

Wii Fit U is available for download from the eShop right now, and aims to expand on the massive global success of Wii Fit and Wit Fit Plus. In order to spread the word and educate the masses, Nintendo has released a promotional video which illustrates how versatile the game is and shows the benefits of...

News: Physics-Based Puzzler BLOK DROP U Is Slotting Into Place On Wii U In 2014

Physics-Based Puzzler BLOK DROP U Is Slotting Into Place On Wii U In 2014

Drop it like it's hot

BLOK DROP U — one of the first Nintendo Web Framework titles — will be hitting the Wii eShop early next year. Developer Michael Aschenbrenner got in touch with us to confirm the release date, as well as deliver a few details about the game. BLOK DROP U is a physics-based puzzle title where the objective is to guide a red...

News: Wii U Version Of How To Survive Will Be Reanimated Next Year

Wii U Version Of How To Survive Will Be Reanimated Next Year

Zombie title launched on other formats in October

Remember How to Survive, the zombie-infused action title which hit Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows in October? The game was due to see release on the Wii U eShop as well, but we've heard nothing about it since then. Thankfully, publisher 505 Games hasn't totally forgotten about the...

Nintendo Download: 19th December (Europe)

19th December (Europe)

Knytt Underground, more 3D Sega goodness, discounts galore and more

It's the start of another week as 2013 draws to a close, dear readers, and it seems that various download publishers have decided to get into the festive spirit with a lot of discounts available on both the Wii U and 3DS stores. We have new games, too, with Knytt Underground on Wii...

Nintendo Download: 12th December (North America)

12th December (North America)

RUSH, Double (Double) Dragon, 3D Sega and more

It's Nintendo Download day, North America, and your collection of download treats for the week has been revealed. This week brings a mix of the old and new on both Wii U and 3DS, while DSiWare also makes an appearance. There's certainly decent variety on offer, so check out the details below. Wii U...

News: Proposed Ghosts 'N Goblins Reboot Is Cancelled Following An Intellectual Property Dispute

Proposed Ghosts 'N Goblins Reboot Is Cancelled Following An Intellectual Property Dispute

Not all that shocking, really

Remember the Kickstarter campaign we reported on a while back about a possible reboot of Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins? The team behind the project stated that they would try and produce the game with or without Capcom's blessing, but did say that even if the Japanese giant refused to become involved, the name of the title...

News: SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Mode-7 inspired kart racer adds Wii U funding goal to Kickstarter campaign

With Mario Kart 8 on the horizon, you wouldn't be judged for wiping away a lone tear when thinking of some of the many great kart games of yesteryear. But as with any retro-binge, we are sometimes faced with a terrible realisation after a race down memory lane – these...

News: Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Kickstarter campaign reaches Wii U stretch goal with a day remaining

Indie developer Dreadlocks has confirmed that its 2D Cyberpunk RPG Dex has successfully met the Kickstarter stretch goal which secures a Wii U eShop version. The side-scrolling title needed £14,000 of funding initially, and has now reaching almost £27,000 at the time of writing...

News: Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Victory and retreat

We report on the latest Kickstarter happenings quite often here at Nintendo Life, and it's great to see so many great projects reach their funding goal purely on the basis of fan interest and support. It's not a guaranteed success for everyone though, so today we have some good news, bad news, and a rescheduling. First off is a...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December

Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December

Retro Picross! Really Difficult Mario! Surprisingly Pricey Balloon Fight!

Nintendo of America has taken its time updating its Club Nintendo rewards for this month, teasing us an extra day before dishing out the final dose of downloadable treats for 2013. As always there are four new games to choose from, and for the first time one of the home...

News: EnjoyUp Games Announces Rock'N Racing Off Road For The Wii U eShop

EnjoyUp Games Announces Rock'N Racing Off Road For The Wii U eShop

It's gripped, it's sorted, let's off-road

Spanish developer EnjoyUp Games has confirmed today that it will be releasing a new title in 2014 by the name of Rock'N Racing Off Road. No screens are available at present, but EnjoyUp has revealed some details as well as a sample of the rocking soundtrack which will accompany the mud-splattered on-screen...

News: Nintendo of America Reminds Gamers of 20% Discount on eShop Cards at Best Buy

Nintendo of America Reminds Gamers of 20% Discount on eShop Cards at Best Buy

Download fans, unite up!

Nintendo is certainly keen for Wii U and 3DS owners to consider going the download route with their favourite games. While there are still some obstacles scaring some away — such as premium prices and hardware-based account data — there have been growing numbers making the move to a virtual library. Nintendo of America,...

Nintendo Download: 12th December (Europe)

12th December (Europe)

Classic SNES Zelda, 3D Sega, RUSH, Level-5 discounts and much more

The European Nintendo Download update makes its usual Monday appearance and, this week, has plenty to offer. Another Super NES classic finally hits the Wii U eShop, we have new Wii U eShop software and 3D re-releases gracing the 3DS, along with a lot of very tempting discounts. This...

News: Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Drive Downloads in Japan

Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Drive Downloads in Japan

"It’s safe to say that it’s a risk-free system for the retailers"

New Super Mario Bros. 2 may not be regarded in the future as an iconic, unforgettable 2D Mario game — though various members of the Nintendo Life team do think it's rather good — but it did represent one important piece of Nintendo's modern history. It was the first physical...

News: CastleStorm Gets Closer to Storming the Wii U eShop

CastleStorm Gets Closer to Storming the Wii U eShop

"It should be ready to rock soon"

Zen Studios, to date, has been supportive of the Wii U eShop in bringing both Zen Pinball 2 and Star Wars Pinball to the platform, but we were starting to wonder whether the promised CastleStorm would ever make an appearance. The good news is that the title appears to be finally approaching release, with the studio...

News: Wales Interactive Bringing Gravity Badgers and Master Reboot to the Wii U eShop

Wales Interactive Bringing Gravity Badgers and Master Reboot to the Wii U eShop

Physics puzzling and first-person "psychological adventure horror"

While a number of titles are taking their time to come to the Wii U eShop, the list of those that are on the way continues to grow. It's emerged that Wales Interactive — which is based just outside Cardiff — is bringing two titles to the download platform, with the first due in...

News: Knytt Underground Arrives on the Wii U eShop on 19th December

Knytt Underground Arrives on the Wii U eShop on 19th December

A chance to explore during the Holidays

Knytt Underground, previously released on multiple platforms, has been one of the most intriguing upcoming Wii U eShop games since it was confirmed by publisher Ripstone. The work of Nicklas Nygren (best-known as Nifflas), it's an atmospheric and potentially lengthy experience that encourages exploration,...