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News: Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Sorry New Zealand

The Nindies@Home promotion may have arrived in North America and across Europe yesterday, but one area on the map which falls under the PAL region has been left behind due to local classification laws. Nintendo’s branch down under has revealed the nine game demos, including a 15 percent discount on the final releases, will need...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (Europe)

18th June (Europe)

Harvest Moon, Xeodrifter, Comic Workshop 2 and more

Surprisingly, and later than normal, we now have this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. This week's new offerings are all on the 3DS, with a retail title and two high quality eShop options, though the official press release doesn't mention EarthBound Beginnings, which is an option...

News: Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop Demos With 15 Percent Off The Final Game

Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop Demos With 15 Percent Off The Final Game

Nintendo brings E3 to you

Nintendo has just lifted the lid on a new Wii U eShop promotion aimed at driving interest in some of the console's forthcoming indie titles. Nindies@Home runs from today until June 22nd and features demos for 9 different titles, all of which are being showcased at E3 in some shape or form. Downloading any of these demos...

Exclusive: Get Revved Up With the First FAST Racing NEO 60fps Footage

Get Revved Up With the First FAST Racing NEO 60fps Footage

Hitting top speed

E3 week may typically be associated with the big beasts of gaming, but there's more to be enjoyed from the LA extravaganza. It's an industry event also graced by many smaller Indie developers, and the Nindie contingent will be there in force to show off exciting new downloads on the way. We have a Nindie treat before the expo...

News: The First Mother Game Is Finally Coming To The West As EarthBound Beginnings

The First Mother Game Is Finally Coming To The West As EarthBound Beginnings

1989 NES prequel gets localised at last

The very first title in the critically-acclaimed Mother series is finally coming to the West. EarthBound Beginnings is the new name for this Western release of the 1989 NES/Famicom prequel to the SNES title EarthBound, which was known as Mother 2 in Japan. This is the first time that the game has ever been...

Video: UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets Its Own Hard Rockin' Trailer

UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets Its Own Hard Rockin' Trailer

The need for speed

Minecraft clones are hitting the Wii U eShop thick and fast these days, and just in case you've not already had your fill, here's a fresh look at the forthcoming UCraft. In this trailer - which is accompanied by some of the most obnoxious guitar playing we've heard since Spinal Tap last toured - the game's modular credentials are...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

New 3DS misses out on multiplayer

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was a slightly surprising announcement for Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, for multiple reasons; it's a game that was previously rejected by Nintendo due to its themes and content, and it'll also likely be the first eShop title exclusive to the New models of the portable...

News: Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Third playable character and prequel mini-game also confirmed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is already Kickstarter's most successful video game campaign ever, and with just over a day remaining on the clock the momentum shows no signs of dropping - in fact, the total is getting dangerously close to the $4.5 million mark. New stretch goals...

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: Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Over $4 million raised and there's still hours to spare

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially Kickstarter's most successful video game venture after pushing past the $4.1 million record set by Torment: Tides of Numenera back in April 2013. Bloodstained currently stands at $4,194,391 with 41 hours remaining. Almost 50,000 people have...

News: Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Armature to share Unreal Engine 4 Wii U code

Though Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't arrive until 2017, the spiritual Castlevania successor led by Koji Igarashi has become an outstanding success in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Paypal. In fact, combining both sources it's now raised over $4 million, unlocking an exciting stretch goal in...

News: Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Extra Value Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures is one of a small group of Wii U exclusives, and arguably does more for the cause of the Wii U GamePad's unique capabilities than a number of Nintendo's own efforts. A collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. It's a premium-priced...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Not digging too deep, though

With SteamWorld Heist building up, well, steam for its release later this year, the studio's latest Q & A provides some further update on development progress, plans for E3 and planned pricing. As for E3, company CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will be in LA to show off the game to the media, including your humble Nintendo...

Video: Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

"I like their wobbly movements"

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's crowdfunding drive has just three days to go and has raised over $3,700,000 at the time of writing. To drum up even more interest and perhaps encourage a final surge of backers, creator Koji Igarashi has published a video showing some off-screen footage from a very early version of...

News: USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

Should help developers to release globally quicker

We've highlighted in the past how obtaining age ratings can be a complicated and expensive process for Indie developers on tight budgets. While the ESRB service in North America is free and based online, complaints over the slower processes in PAL territories - which also cost a fair amount of money...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Another mobile title makes the jump

Update: D'oh. We've just realised that we actually reported on this back in 2013 - presumably Paladin Studios has reconfirmed the arrival of the game on the Wii U eShop. We'll find out and let you know when we know. Original story: Paladin Studios has revealed that its 2013 mobile title Momonga Pinball...