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Nintendo Download: 3rd December (Europe)

3rd December (Europe)

Xenoblade Chronicles X! Mario & Luigi! Wii games! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update for Europe, and this week we have two major retail releases across the Wii U and 3DS; beyond that we have three rather good Wii games available on the eShop, some free-to-play Pokémon and a range of discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii...

News: Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details About the Impending Release

Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details About the Impending Release

Passing the torch to the younger generation

Remember when Namco Bandai announced that free to play game, then called "Project Treasure"? It seems like not much information has been surrounding the release since, yet it's supposedly due out in winter. While there's still lots we don't know about the game (now called Lost Reavers), Famitsu recently...

News: Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS

Xenoblade! Kid Icarus! Bayonetta 2!

Nintendo of Europe has been running discounts on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores over the weekend in its Cyber Deals promotion, throwing in retail releases with discounts of 40-50%. There have been some decent deals but, in our opinion, the final batch is the best yet. Xenoblade Chronicles is the cross-platform...

News: Kirby Stars Alongside Wario and Steamy Strategy in Nintendo of Europe Cyber Deals

Kirby Stars Alongside Wario and Steamy Strategy in Nintendo of Europe Cyber Deals

Day three brings more different franchises

Nintendo of Europe is now into the third day of deals in its four day discount event across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. The first two batches have featured Mario and Donkey Kong franchise releases alongside thoroughly decent alternatives, and on the third day it's the turn of Kirby. As before there are...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Its Second Batch of eShop Cyber Deals

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Its Second Batch of eShop Cyber Deals

DK x2! Pikmin 3! Ultimate NES Remix!

While Nintendo of America went for a varied batch of Black Friday to Cyber Monday offers for its eShop cyber deals, Nintendo of Europe is opting for a smaller number of options spread across 24 hour windows. The first batch featured key Mario titles and The Wonderful 101, and the latest offerings blend some DK...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

Bernhard Wodok on its technology and a surprise DS cameo

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Its Cyber Deals Weekend With Four Major eShop Discounts

Nintendo of Europe Launches Its Cyber Deals Weekend With Four Major eShop Discounts

Today only

While Nintendo of America has opted to put a whole range of titles on discount across an extended weekend, Nintendo of Europe is going for a different approach. It looks set to highlight a series of daily deals across four days, and has announced four retail games that are reduced today (27th November), on the eShop. Each system gets two...

Nintendo Download: 26th November (North America)

26th November (North America)

Cyber Deals! A jumping Platypus! Konami Racing! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update time in North America, which also doubles as a Thanksgiving update in the US. This week's big draw is the glut of discount prices from the eShop Cyber Deals; these are below if you missed our original article. Beyond that we have a quirky Wii U eShop release...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set for Europe on 10th December

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set for Europe on 10th December

Festive fury

There can certainly be some frustrating eShop release gaps between Europe and North America, with the former coming off worse on most occasions. An example of this has been Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, which came out in North America in Spring / Summer on Wii U and 3DS and has taken a little while to make the move to Europe. On a...

News: The eShop is Opening Up in More European Countries Soon

The eShop is Opening Up in More European Countries Soon

Beginning on 10th December

Update: We've been able to verify this as accurate with other Europe-based eShop publishers. Original Article: It can be easy to take the eShop and various services for granted, but in various countries providers such as Nintendo can be rather slow in making everything available. This has been the case in a number of...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday eShop Cyber Deals

Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday eShop Cyber Deals

Retail, download-only and Virtual Console games all included

With Black Friday about to descend on the world with more deals than you can shake a stick at, Nintendo of America has now confirmed its eShop promotions that'll be part of the shopping madness - Nintendo of Europe is planning a similar swath of discounts to be announced later in the...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive Temple of Yog Will Begin Its Quest on 16th December in North America

Wii U eShop Exclusive Temple of Yog Will Begin Its Quest on 16th December in North America

7th January in Europe

There aren't many Wii U eShop exclusives, so when they come around they always grab attention. Temple of Yog will be the next to do just that, with the intriguing roguelike from CHUDCHUD Industries now confirmed for a debut in North America on 16th December, though it'll fall into early 2016 in Europe with a 7th January...

Feature: Assessing Affordable Space Adventures and Its Ongoing Journey

Assessing Affordable Space Adventures and Its Ongoing Journey

KnapNok's Anchel Labena talks it over

The Wii U eShop has an expansive and - we'd suggest - fantastic range of download titles, covering a significant number of genres and styles. Many are cross-platform titles, naturally, as Indie developers seek to make a living and grab as wide an audience as possible, though plenty go to the effort to utilise...

Nintendo Download: 26th November (Europe)

26th November (Europe)

Double Dragon III! Two Ninja Gaidens! HOME Themes Galore! A bit more!

Another week begins with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this time around there's a bonanza of Virtual Console games and 3DS HOME Themes to consider along with some discounts; we're lacking new downloads beyond smaller retail games, though. Without further pre-amble...

Feature: Our Top Wii U Games - Third Anniversary Edition

Our Top Wii U Games - Third Anniversary Edition

Retail and eShop go head-to-head

The Wii U is now over three years old having arrived in North America on 18th November 2012. In recent times we've celebrated some of the best games the system has to offer, with our staff voting (and readers through embedded polls) on their favourite Wii U retail and top eShop games. Now, as a little bonus, are the...

News: 13AM Games Announces Upcoming Update for Runbow

13AM Games Announces Upcoming Update for Runbow

Adds 2 player matchmaking and bug fixes

Runbow has been out for a few months now and by all accounts, it stands as an excellent couch multiplayer party game. We awarded it a 9/10, praising the distinct art direction and frantic gaming, and it's no doubt been a source of much entertainment to many fans over the last few months. 13AM Games is...

Video: New Hollow Knight Trailer Shows Off Some Ferocious Foes

New Hollow Knight Trailer Shows Off Some Ferocious Foes

Looks to be anything but hollow

The Wii U eShop is really a great place for Indie games to thrive. Affordable Space Adventures, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, and Runbow are just a few examples of the kind of creative endeavors that the storefront plays host to and - to put things in a more positive light – the lack of heavy hitting AAA third...

News: Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Coming to Wii U as Nicalis Says It's "Not Much More Powerful Than a PS Vita"

Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Coming to Wii U as Nicalis Says It's "Not Much More Powerful Than a PS Vita"

That'll rule New 3DS out too, then

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth ended an intriguing saga for Nintendo download gaming when it came to the Wii U and New 3DS eShop stores. Having previously been rejected by Nintendo based on its content, a gradual change in the company's approach eventually opened the door for Edmund McMillen's critically acclaimed...

News: Cube Life Update to Version 1.1 is Still Due This Year

Cube Life Update to Version 1.1 is Still Due This Year

Will include custom maps for Deathmatch mode

Earlier this month it looked like Minecraft was finally coming to Wii U courtesy of a PEGI rating listing, yet that's now disappeared. Quite why the listing has done its vanishing act - or indeed why it appeared in the first place - is a mystery to all but Microsoft and PEGI, we suspect. While we wait to...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part One

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part One

Manfred Linzner talks us through an early car and track

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...