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
Earlier this morning, Nintendo released a new firmware update for the 3DS. Without any prior notification, version 6.0.0-11U was released worldwide. The update includes many new features, allowing you to back-up save data, while other improvements have also been added to the system. 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
Today’s weekly eShop update has brought The Legend of Zelda Oracle games to the 3DS Virtual Console. Both games will be discounted for a limited time, costing only £4.49 each until June 20th. Originally released on Game Boy Colour, these games are considered two of the greater 2D Zeldas released. Oracle of Seasons will see Link changing the seasons themselves to aid him with tricky puzzles, while Oracle of Ages has Link set out on a time-spanning adventure, where past decisions affect the future. Both games can be linked together using passwords to carry over items, and to discover other hidden secrets to be found in the games.
If you’ll be looking for something new to download from Nintendo’s digital stores this Thursday, here’s what’s available this week: Continue reading
Toki Tori, for many, was a WiiWare launch title, with a sequel on its way to the Wii U’s launch window. However, the series actually made its debut on the Game Boy Color, and you’ll be able to download the original puzzle game for £3.60 this week; amongst an assortment of other 3DS, Wii and DSi downloads. Continue reading
Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid has today confirmed that one of the 3DS’s finest games, Mutant Mudds, is being ported to PC under the alias Mutant Mudds: Grannie Edition. How does this affect owners of the 3DS game, though? It was also confirmed that the Grannie Edition will include an extra twenty levels which may well be on their way to the 3DS game via downloadable content.
The PC port’s press release reads as follows:
“In addition to the 40 challenging levels featured in the original Mutant Mudds, players who purchase this special ‘Grannie Edition’ on PC will be treated to 20 brand new levels!”
And then, when queried on Twitter, Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham posted the following response:
“Many are asking if the 20 new levels in the special ‘Grannie Edition’ of Mudds coming to PC will make their way to the eShop. It’s possible.”
Great news for those of us who’ve cleared the standalone game and are looking for some extra longevity with the title. Whether these levels, should they make it to the Nintendo 3DS, will be free (much like Mighty Switch Force‘s DLC) remains to be seen, but surely more Mutant Mudds would be worth paying for?
Nintendo UK’s going a little QR Code mad today, making two of the square little blighters exclusively available to its Twitter followers.
The first takes you into the Nintendo eShop, where you can download an update to the Nintendo Letter Box software. Whilst adding nothing monumental, you’ll be able to push the left or right button on the D-pad whilst writing a letter to change the colour of your ink. Spoilers – you can now write in red, blue, green, purple, orange, as well as the standard black ink.
The second QR Code takes you to the download page of the Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Virtual Card Album, which was revealed by SEGA’s brand director of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
Both downloads are free, so be sure to check out the eShop for these latest downloads, on top of this week’s bumper selection of games and DLC, as confirmed earlier this week.
This week’s European Nintendo eShop update is arguably the best we’ve seen since the launch of the service in June of last year. With an original 3DS download title, the first downloadable content for a retail 3DS game and a brand-new demo, there’s plenty on offer for everyone with a 3DS and an Internet connection.
3DS Download Software
Zombie Slayer Diox
Zombies have taken over most major cities in the world and our hero, Diox, is on a quest to put an end to the undead. Lure the zombies with your sweet songs and slick guitar solos, and cut them down with your mighty katana when they get close.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
A Fleeting Dream (FF10), Ride On (FF08), Cosmo Canyon (FF07), In Search of Light (FF05), Fighting Fate (FF13), Fighters of the Crystal (FF11), The Final Battle (FF04), Battle Theme 1 (FF02)
Armed with a heavy-duty water canon, Max has what he needs to vamquish his long-term nemeses: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Collect all the mysterious Water Sprites and wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
Castlevania: The Adventure
Count Dracula has risen from his grave to threaten Transylvania and only the chosen one – who wields the mystic whip – can stand in his way. Brandish your trusty whip, seek out upgrades to increase its power, and battle Dracula and his minions to save the day.
Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival
£1.80 / 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Dodge, wind and jump to link all pieces of DNA and build the longest chain ever while fighting off vicious viruses. Look at your surroundings and get one off bonuses such as vaccine or a micro-world equivalent of a rocket-launcher.
If our review of Mutant Mudds didn’t tempt you to download the game the second it launched, maybe the demo’ll rectify that. As for the Theatrhythm add-on content, are you pleased to finally see Nintendo embracing a digital strategy, or do you think the extra content should’ve been on the cartridge?
Nintendo revealed during its Nintendo Direct presentation this morning that, in celebration of its first anniversary, five Nintendo eShop games are available to download at a discounted price, with another five to follow in a week’s time. Here’s the list of games that are currently 20% cheaper when downloaded from the 3DS:
Zen Pinball 3D
Let’s Golf! 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
Super Mario Land
On 28th June these games will return to their original prices, whilst five more get their prices slashed:
Dillon’s Rolling Western
FreakyForms: Your Creations, Alive!
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!
Mighty Switch Force!
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
From the first selection we’d wholeheartedly recommend Pullblox and Link’s Awakening, followed by WayForward’s fantastic Mighty Switch Force! which recently received a free update which added five new levels. Oh, and the Super Mario Land games also deserve a mention for those that want/haven’t already had a taste of Mario’s first handheld adventures.
If these games sell well enough during the next couple of weeks it may convince Nintendo to cut games’ prices more often, so if there’s a game here you’re interested in we’d urge you to download it if possible.
Also on the eShop today are demos of Square Enix’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts 3D. Having played through both, we can safely say that the final games are well worth waiting for, and if you own a 3DS that’s connected to the Internet, download them right away!