EarthBound Beginnings is out now in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. It’s a Virtual Console re-release of the previously Japan-only NES RPG, Mother, marking the first time it’s been made legitimately available in the English language. Producer Shigesato Itoi left a video message for fans, which you can check out below: Continue reading
Nintendo’s E3 presence started with a boom today, as the Super Smash Bros. series director made a handful of announcements ahead of the Nintendo Digital Event on Tuesday.
Most notably, new characters and stages are available to download in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and via the Nintendo eShop. Here’s the line-up of new content available for download now – providing Nintendo’s servers have recovered from the influx of traffic post-show: Continue reading
With Wii Fit U out last week, Nintendo’s continuing its apparent push to target the Wii U towards casual gamers with this week’s release of two Wii Sports Club mini-games. Bowling and Tennis are the first two reskinned Wii games to arrive as part of this package – you can pick up a Wii Sports Club Day Pass for £1.79, offering you twenty-four hours of gameplay from any of the available sports, or buy each sport individually for £8.99.
It’s worth noting that these games have been outsourced to Namco Bandai, where HD graphics, MotionPlus controls and online multiplayer have been integrated into the experience. Continue reading
Between Ubisoft, Capcom and a bunch of independent developers, a total of fourteen games get their prices cut in the eShop this week – some for a limited time, others permanently. Here’s the full line-up: Continue reading
If you’re looking for an “innocent modern spin” on the traditional Spin the Bottle party game, Knapnok Games has you covered. For £5.99, you can pick up Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party from the Wii U eShop, and team up with your friends for “a series of innovative physical micro-challenges”. These range from “pushing the Wii Remote’s A and B buttons without using your hands”, to “holding the Wii Remote behind your friend’s back while you both jump together in sync”. Continue reading
Artistic Nintendo 3DS owners will be disappointed to hear that Flipnote Studio 3D has been delayed indefinitely in Europe, as the free application’s online servers have been subjected to “unexpectedly high levels of user activity” since its Japanese launch last week. Nintendo apologises for any inconvenience caused, and hopes to finalise a new release date as soon as possible. Continue reading
Undoubtedly the highest profile release this week, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. arrives in the 3DS eShop alongside its retail counterpart for a reasonable £34.99 (€39.99). Introducing a brand-new antagonist – Antasma the ghostly bat king – the legendary duo will be teaming up once again, with Mario being absorbed into the sleeping Luigi’s dreams for the series’ recurring side-scrolling gameplay sections. Continue reading
The main addition to the eShop this week is the classic Pilotwings for £5.49 (€7.99). Originally launching on SNES, the flight sim combines together a range of different vehicles and challenges, as you must advance through the ranks, and soar through the floating rings scattered across the land. Continue reading
Some of you may remember back during E3 2011 when Nintendo revealed its new IP for release on the Nintendo eShop. Dillon’s Rolling Western was released during 2012 as a tower defense game, taking advantage of the 3DS’s touch screen to control the protagonist through 3D landscapes. Continue reading
The game a large number of Nintendo fans have been anticipating for over 2 years is finally being released this week. Animal Crossing: New Leaf will hit the eShop midnight on June 14th, priced at £34.99. For those that haven’t played a previous game in the series, in the Animal Crossing world, the player takes the role of a human character, moving into a town/village populated by cute animals with human-like abilities. Continue reading