Frozenbyte confirms Trine 3 is heading to PC later this year

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If you think back to 2012, Trine 2: Director’s Cut was one of the more impressive Wii U launch titles, despite being an eShop-exclusive from a small independent studio.

Having gone back and updated the original Trine with an Enchanted Edition – which us Wii U owners are still waiting for! – Frozenbyte’s started work on a third game in the series: Trine 3: The Artifacts Power. Continue reading

PSA: Get the entire Bit.Trip series on 3DS for less than a fiver

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If you’ve somehow missed out on the genre-hopping BIT.TRIP series from Gaijin Games – be it the WiiWare originals, or the series’ many PC and mobile ports – there’s never been a better time to catch up.

BIT.TRIP SAGA was a retail compilation that launched on 3DS back in 2012, and it’s currently available via the Nintendo eShop for a mere £4.49. That’s six unique retro-inspired games, updated with new content and 3D visuals, for less than each game’s original launch price on the Wii Shop Channel.

For me, a portable copy of BIT.TRIP RUNNER is worth the asking price alone.

For you retro fanatics, Curve Digital’s 3DS port of Titan Attacks! arrived earlier today, too. We posted a review this morning.

Introducing the Nintendo Invader Newsletter!

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It’s almost Nintendo Invader’s fourth birthday, and it’s time for a change.

I started the blog back in March 2011 when I should’ve been revising for my GCSEs, and wrote a few things every now and then. As the site gained momentum, posts became more frequent, and a few people jumped on board to help with content.

Things were looking good, but then I ended up with a ‘real’ job, and finding the time to dedicate to writing became harder. Aside from a few reviews, content sadly grinded to a halt late last year.

Now, instead of focusing on increasingly irrelevant news posts that pop up in near-identical format across the hundreds of fan-sites and blogs, I want to try something new!

That’s where the Nintendo Invader Newsletter comes in!

There’ll be no copy-paste press releases, generic lists of the week’s eShop downloads or click-bait articles. Instead, we’ll be focusing on the good stuff – the stuff you want to read.

We’ll do a round-up of the coolest Nintendo news, summarise the best new releases, and look ahead to games on the horizon. As we get established, we’ll also cover the best places to get your hands on amiibo, feature your fan-art, and go the extra mile to deliver bonus issues whenever a wild Nintendo Direct appears.

If you’d like to receive the latest issue of the Nintendo Invader Newsletter, direct to your e-mail inbox every month, all we ask is that you make a small pledge to our Patreon campaign. $1 – or 65p – per month will get you every issue we publish, and will help us cover all costs that go into maintaining this here website and getting our humble newsletter up and running.

As thanks for being a reader, we’re giving you three months free!

Simply fill in the form below, and we’ll add you to our mailing list for three months. If you don’t like what we’re offering, no hard feelings!

New Nintendo 3DS hardware now available for purchase for selected Club Nintendo members

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The New Nintendo 3DS handheld is now available to selected Club Nintendo members across Europe, until 12th January.

Nintendo of Europe sent out a confirmation e-mail to eligible members earlier today:

“We’d like to thank you, one of our most loyal customers, for all your support. To show our appreciation, we’re offering you the chance to purchase New Nintendo 3DS now, and get it before the official European launch”

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Watch_Dogs for Wii U comes with a mandatory install

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Watch_Dogs finally arrives on Wii U tomorrow, and firing up our review copy today, I noticed that it comes with a mandatory install – a first for Wii U software, according to @fronkhead.

Somehow, the loading sequence which follows a death or mission failure still feels like it lasts an eternity, but I’ll cover that in more detail in our review.

In the meantime, keep an eye on our YouTube channel over the weekend for an early look at the Wii U version of the game.

Celebrate Halloween with a free Pumpkaboo for Pokémon X and Y

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As we all wait impatiently for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo’s distributing a Pumpkaboo – via XY’s Mystery Gift – for the duration of October.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, it’ll know the moves Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face, and arrive holding the Rocky Helmet item. Continue reading

Thomas Was Alone making the leap to next-gen consoles soon

As confirmed in the fictitious trailer above, Thomas Was Alone will be coming to Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next month. It’s being ported over by the team at Curve Studios, where it’ll join Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut and Stealth Inc. 2 in its Nintendo eShop line-up for the remainder of 2014.

Nintendo announces Transparent Red and Blue 2DS systems and Pokémon bundles

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After almost a year since its launch, Nintendo of Europe has announced two brand-new colours for the 2DS console. On 7th November, the Transparent Red and Transparent Blue 2DS models will be available as standalone systems. These will later become available as bundles following Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire‘s release on 28th November. Continue reading