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News Chicken Wiggle Will Cost $15 On The 3DS eShop
"Much thought has gone into the pricing of Chicken Wiggle"
Atooi's Chicken Wiggle is nearing release, and Jools Watsham has now revealed what the game will cost once it hits the 3DS eShop. Watsham had previously stated that Chicken Wiggle would cost $10, but since then he's been adding loads more content to the game and feels that a price...
Nintendo Download 22nd June (Europe)
Ever Oasis! Oceanhorn! RPG Maker FES! Runbow Pocket! Demos! More!
The official press release with all of this week's European Nintendo Download Update pricing and details was a little slow to arrive this week, but we do now have the full line-up. There are some tempting options across Switch, 3DS and Wii U, along with some Sonic-themed discounts and...
Nintendo Download 22nd June (North America)
Ever Oasis! Oceanhorn! RPG Maker Fes! Fatal Fury 2! More!
It's that time again, fellow gamers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some high profile arrivals on both Switch and 3DS, varying from retail games to intriguing download-only titles. Let's get to the details, shall we? Nintendo Switch eShop: Oceanhorn:...
First Impressions Going Medieval in River City: Knights of Justice
Sir Crash ’n’ the Boys
Natsume’s E3 showings have always included some sort of farming goodness through their evergreen Harvest Moon games, but for the last two years running we’ve also been treated to fresh installments in Arc System Works’ hard-hitting Kunio-kun series. Previously localised under such varying titles as River City Ransom,...
Nintendo Download 15th June (North America)
ARMS! Cave Story+! Mighty Gunvolt Burst! Runbow Pocket! More!
It may be E3 week, but we still have the usual North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has two tempting retail releases on Switch along with a couple of downloads on the system. The 3DS and Wii U don't miss out, either, with the portable in particular offering an...
Nintendo Download 15th June (Europe)
ARMS! Mighty Gunvolt Burst! E3 discounts! Much more!
Here's a nice surprise, the European Nintendo Download Update details have been sent out, no doubt in order to capitalise on E3 buzz. This week includes a huge release on Switch, some intriguing downloads, a long awaited demo, a bunch of E3 discounts and more besides. Let's get to it. Nintendo...
News Four Horses Is Bringing Kid Tripp To The Nintendo Switch eShop
Alongside the 3DS version
Indie developer Four Horses has confirmed that it is bringing Kid Tripp to the Nintendo Switch alongside the Nintendo 3DS. The retro-style platformer was released on the iOS App Store a short time ago, and is from the same studio that produced Digger Dan DX on 3DS. Here's what Four Horses told us: Lovingly...
News Nintendo of America Launches E3 2017 eShop Discounts
Up to 50% off Wii U and 3DS games
With E3 now well and truly underway, Nintendo of America has launched a special E3 2017 eShop sale, with various discounts across Wii U and 3DS. Unfortunately there's no equivalent European sale at present. Let's get to the details, shall we? Wii U eShop discounts Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - $41.99 / (normally...
News Pictlogica Final Fantasy Is Picross With Chocobos, And It's Coming To 3DS
, Going free-to-play on 3DS in Japan next month
Square Enix is bringing its Picross-style title Pictlogica Final Fantasy to the Nintendo 3DS as a free-to-play release, it has been revealed. It's based on the smartphone version of the game, which was released in Japan in 2015. There are more than 300 puzzles to beat and 160 characters are...
Nintendo Download 8th June (Europe)
Shantae on Switch! Shock Troopers! Cubit HD! Block Zombies! More!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and features new releases across the Switch, 3DS and Wii U. There are some interesting choices, and a lot of discounts to also consider (along with some weird HOME Themes on 3DS). Let's get to it. Nintendo Switch eShop: Shantae:...
Nintendo Download 8th June (North America)
Cars 3! Shantae on Switch! Cubit HD! Anime Workshop! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week includes a retail release across Switch and Wii U, along with download-only options across all three current stores. It's a diverse mix of games, so let's get to it. Nintendo Switch...
News Kid Tripp To Bring High Octane Pixel-Style Running to 3DS eShop
The 3DS lives!
UK based publisher Four Horses recently reached out to us to let us know that Kid Tripp will be making the jump over from the iOS AppStore to the 3DS eShop later this year. You might remember Four Horses from the release of the rather lovely Digger Dan DX last year. Kid Tripp is a non-stop high octane platform autorunner...
Nintendo Download 1st June (Europe)
Astro Duel Deluxe! Harvest Moon: Skytree Village! DLC galore! More!
The Nintendo Download Update is live in Europe so it's time to see what's on offer this time around. There's a retail arrival on the 3DS, while the Switch has a couple of download-only options to tempt you. The Wii U also gets into the action and there's plenty of DLC doing the...
Nintendo Download 1st June (North America)
ACA Last Resort! Farming Simulator! More Fire Emblem DLC! Other stuff!
It's that time, as always, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week features a range of titles across Switch, 3DS and Wii U, along with some first-party retail DLC. Check out all of the details below. Nintendo Switch eShop: ACA NeoGeo Last...
News Capcom Kicks Off a Massive Sale on the North American Wii U and 3DS eShops
Mega Man! Monster Hunter! DuckTales!
Though Nintendo made many large strides with the eShop on the 3DS and Wii U compared to the DSi and Wii digital storefronts, and one such improvement it made was the introduction of sales. While the sales were rarely (if ever) comparable to the flash sales that often pop up on Steam and PSN, they still could be...
Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - May 2017
Games you might want to download...
The eShop is now onto a new generation of hardware with the Nintendo Switch, and as a little extra bit of goodness to accompany our reviews of the most intriguing releases our video man Alex is kicking off a new series. It's Nintendo Life eShop Selects, and assuming Nintendo doesn't complain that we've used the...
Nintendo Download 25th May (North America)
Disgaea 5 Complete! Ultra Street Fighter II! The Girl and the Robot! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download update; the official update press release came a little later than normal, but the details below are now fully up to scratch. This week we have two retail arrivals on the Switch along with another...
Nintendo Download 25th May (Europe)
Disgaea 5 Complete! Ultra Street Fighter II! Retro Rayman! Much more!
Update: UK prices added! Here's a little early treat for our EU readers, the Nintendo Download Update details. Due to the upcoming Ascension Day public holiday in a number of European countries the press release has been sent a day early in some territories, and the ever-generous...
News Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack to Bring Two 3DS Gems to the Switch eShop
Along with the previously outed Mighty Gunvolt Burst
Inti Creates planned a double reveal at BitSummit in Kyoto, but unfortunately Famitsu magazine always leaks early online - it had already been confirmed through the publication that Mighty Gunvolt Burst is a new title coming to both Switch and 3DS. Nevertheless the formal reveal has now been made,...
News Mighty Gunvolt Burst Has Been Revealed for Switch and 3DS
8-bit fans rejoice
Back when Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt first launched on the eShop, there was a little game called Mighty Gunvolt that was handed out for free to anyone who purchased the game within a certain period. Mighty Gunvolt acted as something of an 8-bit demake of Azure Striker Gunvolt, featuring run ‘n’ gun gameplay that...
Nintendo Download 18th May (Europe)
Fire Emblem Echoes! Thumper! Disgaea 5 Complete demo! More!
The full details were a little later than normal in arriving, but we now have the full picture of this week's Nintendo Download Update in Europe. A high-profile 3DS retail title leads the way, while the Switch has some intriguing releases and a major demo. The Wii U and 3DS also have a few...
Nintendo Download 18th May (North America)
Fire Emblem Echoes! Thumper! Darksiders: Warmastered Edition! Much more!
It's that time, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. We'll dare to suggest that this week has a tasty line-up on offer, from quality download-only and retail arrivals on Switch to a big time release on 3DS, along with a long-awaited Wii U game to tempt...
News Abylight Has Just Submitted The 3DS Port Of Maldita Castilla EX To Nintendo
"About 120MB of epic code & retro fun for your Nintendo 3DS!"
Juan Antonio Becerra - better known as Locomalito - has created some amazing indie games in his time, and Maldita Castilla is perhaps the best-known. Inspired by Capcom's Ghouls 'n Ghosts and set in medieval Spain, this action platformer has already thrilled PC players with...
News Drancia Saga is Bringing More Retro Vibes and 'Frantic Action' to the 3DS eShop
With cameos from the likes of Gunman Clive...
A number of eShop enthusiasts are likely getting more familiar with the work of Flyhigh Works and SKIPMORE, studios that have had a number of games published by CIRCLE Entertainment - past credits include Fairune and most recently the rather brilliant Kamiko on the Switch eShop. There's...
News Nintendo Badge Arcade Receives Its Last Set of Badges in Japan Later This Month
Is the arcade closing soon?
Nintendo Badge Arcade was a quirky late addition to the 3DS eShop, capitalizing on the new possibilities of the update which added in themes. The idea of decking out one’s home screen with a series of decorative badges was a strange one, but it could become surprisingly gripping. Though it took a bit longer to arrive in...
Nintendo Download 11th May (Europe)
Minecraft: Switch Edition! Dark Witch Music Episode! Eliot Quest! More!
The Nintendo Download Update is here, once again, and it's a busy line-up in Europe. We have four titles on the Switch eShop (though one actually arrived on 9th May), along with a whole lot of DLC. There are also varied options across 3DS and Wii U including a lot of...
Nintendo Download 11th May (North America)
Minecraft: Switch Edition! Garou! Elliot Quest! Erm, that's it!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week includes the arrival of one of the world's most popular games on Switch, along with another ACA Neo Geo treat; the 3DS gets its own version of a rather good Wii U eShop game, too. Let's get to...
Review BYE-BYE BOXBOY! (3DS eShop)
A fond farewell
Nintendo has been on something of a roll with surprise announcements lately, and one of them was the localisation of the third and final game in the BoxBoy trilogy, BYE-BYE BOXBOY! If you’ve already played the first two games, then this should come as no surprise — BYE-BYE BOXBOY is excellent. If you haven’t played another...
Nintendo Download 4th May (Europe)
Tumbleseed! Blazing Star! Blaster Master Zero demo! More!
The Nintendo Download Update is now live in Europe, though two new releases on the eShop actually arrived earlier in the week. Elsewhere we have a Switch demo, a welcome free update for a huge Wii U title and a mix of other new games and discounts. Let's get to it, shall we? Nintendo Switch...
News Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment Cheat Code Enables Secret Mega Man Xtreme Mode
Don't feel blue anymore
Those of you old enough to recall the good old 8 and 16-bit days will no doubt remember the thrill of finding a new cheat code for your latest game which unlocked new features or gave you special powers. Those days are all but gone, but thankfully Yacht Club Games is keeping the dream alive with Shovel Knight: Specter of...
Rumour Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX Partnering Up for 3DS eShop
"I have fury!"
According to new data found in the 3DS eShop server, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX could be making its way to the handheld for a surprise re-release / remaster. This information comes from "well known" hacker @SciresM who has previous history with id information confirming
News Elliot Quest Arrives on the 3DS eShop on 11th May
Rebuilt for the 3DS
In Spring last year PlayEveryWare shared its goal to bring Elliot Quest to the 3DS eShop by Fall 2016; it may have taken a little longer than expected, but the retro-styled adventure game does now have a release date for the portable in North America and Europe - 11th May. We were big fans of the original release on the Wii U...
Nintendo Download 27th April (Europe)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Puyo Puyo Tetris! Kamiko! More!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and this week includes two Switch retail titles and the same number of download-only releases; tempting options all-round. The New 3DS gets a port of a previous Wii U title, while multiplayer shenanigans come to the now last-gen home console. On top...
Nintendo Download 27th April (North America)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Puyo Puyo Tetris! Kamiko! Tumbleseed! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for details of the goodies coming in the North American Nintendo Download Update. The headline is clearly the latest first-party blockbuster on Switch, but we also have a keenly priced puzzle gem and a few download-only options on the system. The Wii...
Nintendo Download 20th April (Europe)
Wonder Boy! Fata Fury! Discounts! More!
The Nintendo Download Update is now live in Europe, so we have the details of what awaits in the Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShop. There are a couple of tempting options on the Switch, in particular, while some discounts on Wii U and 3DS may prove tempting - let's get to it. Nintendo Switch eShop: Wonder Boy: The...
Nintendo Download 20th April (North America)
Wonder Boy! Fatal Fury! Urban Trial Freestyle 2! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week's listing includes a rather pleasing arrival in Switch, a quality sequel on 3DS and some quirky choices across various platforms. Let's get to the details, shall we? Nintendo Switch eShop:...
News Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Wii U And 3DS Release Dates Revealed
Yacht Club Games has confirmed the North American release dates for the Specter of Torment DLC for Shovel Knight on 3DS and Wii U. As previously stated, the update will be free to download for those who already own one of these versions. The Wii U update goes live on April 21st, while the 3DS update is up on the 25th. The update is...
Nintendo Download 13th April (Europe)
Team Kirby! Mr. Shifty! Jackbox Party Pack 3! Puyo demo! More!
The Download Update is live in Europe, and we have the details thanks to a bit of eShop browsing and help from the always generous Daan Koopman. It's a pretty decent line-up once again, with a high-profile 3DS arrival and some tempting Switch downloads; there's a solid batch of...
Nintendo Download 13th April (North America)
Kirby! Mr Shifty! Jackbox Party! BOXBOY! Much more!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. A couple of titles arrived after the Nintendo Direct on 12th April, and in addition to those there are some other gems on the list. The Nintendo Switch gets three enticing releases along with a demo, while...
Review Urban Trial Freestyle 2 (3DS eShop)
2D BMX games have been relatively popular since the turn of the century - take RedLynx's excellent Trials series, for instance. Urban Trial Freestyle, released on the 3DS eShop almost four years ago at this point, was clearly inspired by those games, but managed to bring some extra ideas of its own to the table to create a unique and fun...
Review Tank Troopers (3DS eShop)
Where would video games be without Tanks? Strong and durable, able to blast incoming enemy threats into oblivion and completely flatten any landmark in sight. The sense of fearlessness a tank provides is arguably unrivalled; games about tanks have been prominent throughout the ages. Anyone who has ever played a video game will...
Nintendo Download 6th April (Europe)
LEGO City Undercover! Graceful Explosion Machine! Yo-kai Watch 2! More!
The Download Update is here for another week in Europe; the formal press release was slow to roll out (again), so we teamed up with the ever-generous Daan Koopman and NL user KJ85. There are some highly promising releases on the Switch, while the 3DS and Wii U aren't left behind...
Nintendo Download 6th April (North America)
Graceful Explosion Machine! LEGO City: Undercover! Animal Gods! More!
It's Nintendo Download Update time, dear readers, and the North American line-up includes three download-only options on the Switch along with a retail release and demo. The Wii U is quite well served too, including two Virtual Console release, while the 3DS also has a couple of...
Video Saber Rider Footage Appears, Still Coming To 3DS In Case You'd Forgotten
Shown running on a Sega Dreamcast, too
The Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs saga isn't over yet, despite delays, reboots and a general lack of media attention. The title originally began life in 2014 as a 3D action game based on the cult cartoon show from the '80s, but efforts were scaled back in 2015 when a
Nintendo Download 30th March (Europe)
Snake Pass! Metal Slug! Pic-a-Pix Colour! Kokopolo 3D! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update in Europe. The official press release was slow arriving, but the list is now complete thanks to help from Daan Koopman and NL user KJ85. There are two offerings on the Switch this week, along with some tempting options on...
Nintendo Download 30th March (North America)
Snake Pass! Metal Slug! Brave Dungeon! Cube Life with guns! More!
It's time for yet another Nintendo Download update for North America, and this week we have quite a number of releases to get through. There are two promising titles on the Switch eShop, while the Wii U has two new games and a 'New Play Control' Wii title; on 3DS meanwhile, there are...
Nintendo Download 23rd March (Europe)
Tomorrow Corporation Triple! Has-Been Heroes! BOXBOY! Nindie Sale! More!
The new European Nintendo Download Update is upon us, but official details have been slow to arrive; our thanks to the lovely Daan Koopman for his help, as we've brought the details together through a mix of looking through the eShop manually and a German press release...
Nintendo Download 23rd March (North America)
Has-Been Heroes! Neo Turf Masters! Splatoon 2 Global Testfire! More!
It's time for another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and this week brings quite a quirky and broad collection of games to consider. We have varied and interesting offerings on Nintendo Switch, angry squirrels on Wii U, a retail release accompanied by a few downloads on...
Video This BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Overview Trailer Shows Off the Clever Puzzles and Cuteness
One final unboxing
HAL Laboratory may be best known for the Kirby series, but it's a studio more than capable of applying its sense of whimsy to new ideas. The BOXBOY! series has done just that, and the third entry - BYE-BYE BOXBOY! - is now right around the corner in PAL territories. Out this week on the eShop (priced £4.49 / €4.99), the new...
News Capcom is Running a Sale on All Monster Hunter Games on the North American eShop
Get 'em before they get away!
It seems likely that we'll be seeing a Monster Hunter game on the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future, given the success the series has found on the 3DS. Still, whatever's next for the series is being kept tightly under wraps, but for those of you in North America that've been looking to jump into the...
Nintendo Download 16th March (Europe)
Splatoon 2 Global Testfire! King of Fighters '94! 6180 the moon! Much more!
The Nintendo Download Update is live in Europe, and it's a crowded line-up to pore over. This week sees the arrival of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire download and a Neo Geo title on Switch, while there's a glut of interesting options on Wii U and 3DS - let's get to it!...
Nintendo Download 16th March (North America)
Tomorrow Corporation back-catalogue! Picross 3D! Binding of Isaac! More!
It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in North America, and this week has a busy line-up. On Switch we have a retail release, three titles from Tomorrow Corporation and another ACA Neo Geo title, while there are a lot of options across the Wii U and 3DS to consider...
News Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 DLC Shown Off In New Introduction Video
Available to download now
Last week makers of 3DS exclusive Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, Inti Creates, released extra content for its action-platformer. Now a new introduction video has been uploaded showing off exactly what the downloadable content looks like. The content is detailed as follows: New Song – Stratosphere ($0.99 / €0.99) Include
Nintendo Download 9th March (North America)
Blaster Master Zero! Neo Geo galore! VOEZ! Bomberman 64! More!
It's Nintendo Download Update time, North American gamers, and it's a relatively busy line-up this week. The Switch has two 'new' games and also six Neo Geo 'ACA' titles, catching the region up with Europe. The 3DS shares one of the tasty Switch releases along with some other titles,...
News Say Bye-Bye to BoxBoy on 23rd March in Europe
More thinking outside of the box
We're quite fond of the original BOXBOY! and it's follow-up BOXBOXBOY!; these HAL Laboratory puzzlers made nice additions to the 3DS eShop. Now Qbby is back to square up to his biggest challenge yet in BYE-BYE BOXBOY!, which launches on the Nintendo eShop in Europe on 23rd March 2017. Let's let Nintendo's own PR do...
News Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 DLC Arrives on 3DS This Week
Mission Packs! Speedrun Mode! Other Stuff!
Inti Creates has a big week ahead, with Blaster Master Zero arriving globally on Nintendo Switch. It's also adding some extra content to Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on 3DS, with the aim of encouraging owners to spend a few bucks on some more goodies for the game. The DLC will come to Europe and North America...
News Shakedown Hawaii Aiming for 3DS This Year, Will Hit 60fps and Support All Models
C-Stick support also planned
Among the various pleasing announcements in its Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase, Nintendo pulled off a small coup by securing the debut release of Shakedown Hawaii, with the title targeting an April release on the system. It's the sequel to Retro City Rampage, the chaotic and fiercely entertaining retro-style title by...
Review Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D (3DS eShop)
Go go go
Tanukii Studios' overlooked DSiWare gem, Go! Go! Kokopolo, came at the tail end of the DSi's time on the market, and as a result very few people played the unique action game. While a simple re-release on 3DS would have been acceptable, Tanukii Studios instead crafted a full sequel in Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. The result is a jam-packed game...
Nintendo Download 2nd March (North America)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Launch Switch games! Much more!
It's almost Nintendo Switch time, while of course there are also some new downloads on the Wii U and 3DS this week. Unlike the EU equivalent earlier in the week Nintendo of America has included Switch games in its download update, so we have the final day one picture of downloads for the new...
News Blaster Master Zero Lays Waste To Switch And 3DS On March 9th
Blaster Master Zero will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS this March, it has been revealed during the Nindies Direct broadcast. A reboot of the NES classic by Sunsoft, Blaster Master Zero recreates the same iconic visuals with a modern twist, and will boast a two-player mode as well. Mighty No. 9 studio Inti Creates...
Review Legna Tactica (3DS eShop)
Kemco has been steadily supplying gamers with a glut of RPGs through the 3DS eShop over the past few years, all ported from mobile and mostly middling in the truest sense of the word — decent but forgettable games that riff off of classics. As the company's latest release, Legna Tactica is a dependable continuation of that policy,...
Nintendo Download 2nd March (Europe)
Breath of the Wild! Ghost Blade HD! SEGA discounts galore! More!
Another week dawns and just so happens to include the launch of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, however, focus on the Wii U and 3DS treats to come, which happen to include the highest profile launch title for the new system. Beyond that obvious...
Nintendo Download 23rd February (North America)
forma.8! Ghost Blade HD! Harvest Moon 64!
It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here. 3DS eShop: Go! Go!...
Interview Tanukii Studios on Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D's Slow Dash to the 3DS eShop
"I always knew it would eventually be completed"
When considering the best DSiWare games, we think Go! Go! Kokopolo is most definitely in the discussion. A 'chase 'em up', it combined tough difficulty and twitch gameplay with an excellent sense of style and humour. Its high speed, quick-thinking strategy and elements of platforming made it an easy...
Video Atooi Provides Another Showcase of the Chicken Wiggle Level Editor
Getting a wiggle on
Chicken Wiggle is a rather promising title from Atooi that's making its way to the 3DS eShop - from the same team that produced Mutant Mudds as part of Renegade Kid, it adopts that title's style while also introducing new ideas. The Chicken and Worm combo throws in some alternative controls and moves, while it also boasts a full...
Nintendo Download 23rd February (Europe)
forma.8! Harvest Moon 64! Vaccine! Much more!
As a fresh week begins we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to consider, showing us the digital goodies on the way later this week. This time around it's the Wii U that gets most of the new content, with some DLC and discounts also on the list - let's get to it. Wii U eShop: forma.8...
News Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Dashes Onto the 3DS eShop Soon in North America
Time to Chase-em-up
Recently we wrote about Tanukii Studios announcing its much awaited sequel to DSIWare hidden gem Go! Go! Kokopolo. Touted as a "follow-up to the world's first chase-em-up", Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe For Disaster will be making its way to the eShop on 23rd February in North America. Along with this annou
Nintendo Download 16th February (North America)
Tanks, Beds, Balls, Cubes and Ogres!
It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here. 3DS eShop: Tank Troopers...
News Million-Selling Urban Trial Freestyle Is Getting An Exclusive 3DS Sequel This Year
With hot dogs
Tate Multimedia has revealed that it is bringing a sequel to 2013's Urban Trial Freestyle exclusively to the 3DS eShop this year. Urban Trial Freestyle 2 will include twice the stages as the million-selling original, as well an online level sharing tool so you can send your creations to other players. You'll also be able to customise...
Video Nintendo Really Wants You to Try Tank Troopers
YouTube videos make a pitch for the tank battling 3DS title
Tank Troopers has had a surprising amount of promotion from Nintendo, online at least. It had a spot in last year's 3DS Nintendo Direct, and with its arrival this week on the eShop the company is keen to persuade 3DS aficionados to give it a try. It may certainly hold some appeal to those...
News Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Will Be Digging Its Claws Into the 3DS eShop Soon
DSiWare brought us some gems, and one of them was Go! Go! Kokopolo, a fast-paced and challenging chase 'em up by Tanukii Studios. It's been a long time in the making but its sequel - Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe for Disaster is due out soon. The good news was shared by publisher CIRCLE Entertainment, which is stepping in to publish...
The numbers are adding up
We have once again been blessed by a new Picross e game, and you know what that means: new puzzles and, erm... some more new puzzles? By now you should honestly know what to expect with these titles, but here's a quick rundown again! Picross is a classic type of puzzle game that has featured on Nintendo systems since the...
Nintendo Download 16th February (Europe)
Tank Troopers! Dragon Ball Fusions! Breath of the Wild Themes! More!
Another week begins, dear readers, which means it's time for a look ahead to the Nintendo Download Update goodies coming to Europe. This week has a first-party eShop download and a long awaited retail release, while a huge upcoming Switch / Wii U title gets a couple of 3DS HOME...
Review Mercenaries Saga 3 (3DS eShop)
Fun for hire
The 3DS eShop is no stranger to strategy RPGs; aside from retail heavy hitters like Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fates and Stella Glow, it's also been blessed with smaller but still eminently enjoyable experiences like Ambition of the Slimes, and the surprisingly solid Mercenaries Saga 2. CIRCLE Entertainment was responsible for
Get up, you son-of-a... 'cos Shiggy loves ya
Ever wonder what it's like to be a fighter? If you'd like to experience the life, Punch Club thinks it's the game for you. Let's find out if this fighting strategy/simulation is worth lacing up the gloves for. Your life in Punch Club starts out with a brief cutscene showing your father, who was...
Nintendo Download 9th February (North America)
Plantera! Mario vs. DK! Azure Striker Gunvolt anime! More!
It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices with a dual release, a sequel to a surprise gem of 2016 and a Virtual Console arrival among the most promising. There are a few options whether you're rocking...
News Steel Empire Gets Permanent Price Drop In North America
To celebrate Valentine's Day, apparently
Teyon has revealed that from today the critically-acclaimed 2D shooter Steel Empire will cost just $9.99 on the North American 3DS eShop. The 66 percent reduction in price is to celebrate Valentine's Day, and what better way could there possibly be to mark this romantic occasion than blasting through the...
News Parascientific Escape: Gear Detective Begins Its Investigation This Week
North America is first up
Sometimes the 3DS eShop can deliver some surprise gems, and one of these in 2016 was Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas; it has an interesting story, while blending escape room-style gameplay with a sense of adventure. We were rather taken with it in our review, in any case. The good news is that CIRCLE...
News Atooi Shows Off the Extensive Chicken Wiggle Level Editor
Chicken Wiggle Maker?
Chicken Wiggle will be the first 3DS eShop game released by Atooi, the studio founded by Jools Watsham initially as a vehicle for personal mobile projects, and now his key business since the formal split of Renegade Kid. Early footage and screens have looked rather positive, incorporating the chunky pixel style that helped make...
Nintendo Download 9th February (Europe)
Plantera! Ogre Battle 64! Swapdoodle DLC! More!
With the start of another week we have a look at the downloadable treats heading to Europe in a few days, and this time around there are some interesting new downloads to consider. We have a few Nindie releases, DLC from Nintendo and a slice of N64 gaming on Wii U, while the 3DS also has some notable...
Nintendo Download 2nd February (North America)
Fire Emblem Heroes! Poochy & Yoshi! TurboGrafx-16 games! More!
It's that time, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. We'll be so bold as to say it's a decent week - there's an excellent retail arrival on 3DS, a high-profile mobile release, two TurboGrafx-16 games on Wii U, and also some interesting download-only offerings on...
Nintendo Download 2nd February (Europe)
Poochy & Yoshi! Punch Club! Lifespeed! Bomberman '94! Much more!
Another week begins, and that means advance warning of what to expect in this week's European Nintendo Download Update. It's a fairly busy line-up this week, with a retail Good-Feel release on 3DS leading the way. There are also promising download-only releases on the Wii U and 3DS...
Nintendo Download 26th January (North America)
Three Culture Brain NES games! Candy, Please! Word Search 10K!
It's that time once again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week is relatively light in content, though may have enough to tempt you into a download or two; there are three Culture Brain NES releases on the Wii U, while the 3DS has some word searching...
Video Fresh Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment Footage Stalks The Earth
Yacht Club Games has released new gameplay footage for the forthcoming Shovel Knight expansion, Specter of Torment. As the title suggests, you'll be controlling Shovel Knight's foe Specter Knight in this prequel DLC. The action follows the evildoer as he attempts to form The Order of No Quarter, against which Shovel Knight faces...
Guide How to Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow to Pokémon Sun and Moon
Get a Bulba in your life
Pokémon Bank has had the update Pokéfans have been anticipating for months, and finally we're able to transfer our beloved Pokémon from the Virtual Console versions of Red, Blue, and Yellow to the shiny new Pokémon Sun and Moon. But how do you go about this? Well if you'd divert your attention
News Tank Troopers Will Blow Up on the 3DS eShop Soon
Confirmed for 16th February in North America
Revealed in the 3DS Nintendo Direct in Autumn / Fall of last year and already out in Japan, Tank Troopers is a Nintendo-published title heading to the eShop. The premise is simple - it's a tank warfare game with a hefty dose of quirkiness. Nintendo of America has confirmed a release date of 16th February...
Nintendo Download 26th January (Europe)
Castlevania: Dracula X! Inchworm Animation II! More!
We're not quite sure why, but the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe have been elusive today; thankfully the ever generous Daan Koopman has forwarded the Dutch press release that finally came through, and Kenneth Jensen then provided UK prices. In any case, this week comes with an...
As simple as black and white
The Shift series has been around since 2008, when the first Shift title debuted as a Flash game. Four mainline games have released since then, with the first two receiving iOS ports as well. Shift DX collects all the levels from the first two games and introduces 100 more to the 3DS; we consider whether this is a treat...
Nintendo Download 19th January (North America)
Dragon Quest VIII! Star Fox 64! Punch Club! Yoshi demo! More!
It's time for another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and this week has shaped up rather nicely. On 3DS there's a huge retail release and a tempting demo, while a notable download arrival brings a bit of punch to proceedings. On Wii U there are some interesting Nindie options...
Nintendo Download 19th January (Europe)
Dragon Quest VIII! Poochy and Yoshi Demo! Toby! More!
Another week begins, and the latest Nintendo Download Update details are out for Europe. There's a major retail release on 3DS, while a notable demo and 'Nindie' release also stand out; let's get to the details. Wii U eShop: Toby: The Secret Mine (Headup Games, €9.99 / £6.99) - A rather...
Nintendo Download 12th January (North America)
F-Zero X! Shift DX! Erm, did we mention F-Zero X?
Merry Switchmas everyone! Some things never change; we still have a Nintendo Download Update for North America. It has two games so, um, let's quit this intro while we're ahead shall we? Missed the European Nintendo Download Update details? Don't write a morose diary entry bemoaning your fate just...
Nintendo Download 12th January (Europe)
Mercenaries Saga 3! Shift DX! Discounts!
Nintendo Switch week is here, but the Wii U and 3DS eShop still have the usual updates on the way. In Europe this week's Nintendo Download Update has two new arrivals on the portable, while there are some tempting discounts across both systems; let's get to it. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts: SEVERED...
Nintendo Download 5th January (North America)
Pokémon Snap! Spheroids! Quiet, Please! More!
It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year in North America, and the headline release is a much-requested N64 title on the Wii U Virtual Console. Beyond that there are some interesting Indie options to consider, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? No need to wail...
News Chicken Wiggle's Price Has Been Confirmed For The 3DS eShop
Value for money
The recent release of Super Mario Run on iOS has triggered quite a debate regarding how much people expect to pay for handheld video games. While the title is free to download, unlocking the entire game requires the kind of investment that mobile players perhaps aren't used to paying, and that has led to a rather poor conversion...
Nintendo Download 5th January (Europe)
Spheroids! Quiet, Please! Shin Megami Tensei DLC! Discounts! More!
It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year, but as this is a public Holiday the European details have been slow in coming. At the time of publication no UK press release has come through, but the ever-generous Daan Koopman has passed us the Dutch PR. This week includes a few...
Review Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe (3DS eShop)
Run, run, Gnomey
As smartphone gaming has become so popular, the runner genre has seemingly reached the popularity levels of the 2D platformer and first-person shooter before it. The latest title of the genre to grace the 3DS eShop is Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe. It's apparently titled Deluxe due to its presence as a mobile game on Android and iOS; on...
Nintendo Download 29th December (Europe)
Happy New Year Sales! Videos! Erm... more discounts!
For most it's still a Holiday period, which might explain the rather quirky distribution of Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There's been no UK press release that we can see, but the ever-generous Daan Koopman has sent us a press release from Nintendo's Dutch subsidiary. The offering...
Feature The Nindie Christmas Celebration - Pocket Card Jockey
If there was ever a game to represent this most cruel, brilliant, and baffling of years, Pocket Card Jockey is it. Game Freak's most recent non-Pokémon venture makes little sense: You're a horseracing jockey, but really you're a Solitaire player... but really you're an animal husbandry novice. That this strange brew of strategy, quick...
Video 80's Overdrive Continues To Look And Sound Totally Radical
"See you in 2017"
80's Overdrive is on course for a release in 2017, and developer Insane Code has released some more gameplay footage which makes this Out Run-style racer look even more impressive. The video contains music from Vectorwolf, a band which has licensed some of its songs to appear in the game - including Night Chase, which is the tune...
Nintendo Download 22nd December (North America)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! Mario Party 2! Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe! More!
It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before Christmas, and there are some solid options available on Wii U and 3DS. There's a standout on Wii U, but there's also a fun retro party game and some tempting and affordable options on 3DS. Let's get to it. Missed...
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