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  • News Nicalis Teases VVVVVV and More for the Switch

    Along with Code of Princess and 1001 Spikes (maybe!)

    Good old Nicalis does like to keep us on our toes. A recent tweet following its time exhibiting at PAX has sent the interwebz into detective mode about which games it will be bringing to the Switch eShop, which hadn't previously been confirmed. Having ploughed through the NeoGAF thread, these...


  • News VVVVVV Returns To The North American 3DS eShop

    All patched up

    Terry Cavanagh's punishing platformer VVVVVV has returned to the North American 3DS eShop after a prolonged absence. The game was removed from the store back in May following the discovery of an exploit which allowed users to run unsigned code on their 3DS consoles. If you've not picked it up yet, VVVVVV is on sale at $4.75 for a...





  • Feature Our Top 10 Third-Party 3DS Games - Summer 2013

    Going beyond Nintendo

    Last week the Nintendo Life staff voted for their favourite 3DS games at the moment, with retail and download-only titles eligible. Getting in before the swathe of hot releases coming in the next few months — kicking off with Animal Crossing: New Leaf this week — it reflected just how far the system's library had come, with...


  • Nintendo Download 28th June 2012 (North America)

    Monkeys, marvels and more

    Some quality original content on 3DS and DSi reaches North America this week, with two free demos to pick up as well. Here's what's out this week. Nintendo 3DS Download Software: Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios, $7.99, 661 blocks) — Take four Marvel-themed tables for a spin in Zen Studios' follow-up to its very good Zen...

  • Feature One Year of the 3DS eShop

    Happy birthday!

    You might not have noticed with a little thing called E3 going on, but last week the Nintendo 3DS eShop turned one year old. Though the service started slowly, not even making it to the system's launch, it has morphed over the course of the last 12 months to become the decent digital portal that DSiWare and WiiWare should always have...




  • News VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

    Isaac still waiting for word

    Last week we reported that the European release of VVVVVV was getting nearer with Nicalis confirming, via Twitter, that the title had been given a PEGI rating. Once again the publisher has been tweeting good news, with confirmation that the final bug fix in the European version is complete and the game is being sent to...

  • News VVVVVV's European Release Gets Flipping Nearer

    PEGI approve, after dotting the i's and counting the v's

    When VVVVVV hit the North American eShop just before the New Year, European gamers could only look on with envy. The platform puzzler that started life as an indie PC game received an excellent 8/10 in our VVVVVV review, adding to the growing list of high-quality titles on the 3DS download...



  • News Nicalis Announces VVVVVV for 3DS eShop

    VVVVVVery good news

    In the wake of its success bringing Cave Story to DSiWare, Nicalis has announced it's bringing VVVVVV to the 3DS eShop later this year. The gravity-flipping retro platformer has been around the indie scene for a while and is generally regarded as an innovative and very enjoyable ride: it's less about jumping and more about...