Category Archives: Eshop News

Retro City Rampage Sold more on 3DS than Xbox 360 version

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The developers of the successful eShop title Retro City Rampage: DX have taken to Twitter to tell fans that the game made more money in it’s first month on 3DS than the Xbox Live Arcade did worldwide. Impressive, huh?

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out this fantastically nostalgic trip back to the 8-bit era on the 3DS eShop!

Check out Mr. Dacotah Dudley’s review here.

Source: My Nintendo News

Nintendo is Making the VC Experience Even More Nostalgic

GBAMegaglareNow, I’m not sure about all the other Chargers out there, but when I was a kid, there was always one part of a game that I enjoyed as a great point of the gaming experience. An interesting point: not a bit of programming was involved in its development. Have you guessed what it is yet? That’s right, the companion booklet that seemed to come along with every game in the early days! Man, I loved those things. If I got a new game, you would see me every day at school with that booklet, memorizing every detail and throwing it in the face of all of my friends. Ah, memories. Anyways, now that is sort of coming back, in a virtual, less transportable format. Many of the Game Boy Advanced games that have hit the Wii U virtual console are starting to feature the original manuals that came with the old games. Man, it’s going to be a trip down memory lane! Be sure to pick up a few GBA games on the Wii U VC!

Source: Twitter

Azure Striker Gunvolt – Announced for a North American Release

Azure Striker GunvoltEarlier this week, we told you that Azure Striker Gunvolt – an eShop game developed by the creator of Mega Man – was coming to Japan.  Since then, Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu has confirmed to Siliconera that the 3DS download title will be hitting North America later this year (Summer, to be exact).  A European version is being considered as well, but because of the multiple languages in the country, it would take significantly longer to be localized.  For more info on this exciting new 2D platformer, check out the official page here.

Source: Siliconera

Xseed is Looking Into Releasing More Senran Kagura Games Outside of Japan

senran-kagura-burstXseed has brought gamers in the West many great titles that may have otherwise never been localized.  In 2012, the bouncy, flirtatious, all-female brawler Senran Kagura Burst made it on my list of games that will never be released outside of Japan.  Xseed proved me wrong late last year with a release in North America, exclusively on the 3DS eShop, followed by an early 2014 retail release in Europe.  With the successful sales in both regions, new fans are now begging the company to bring the rest of the games in the series to Japan.  The biggest game in demand is definitely the upcoming 3DS title, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson.  Xseed has responded to the plea of their followers on Facebook:

[Senran Kagura Burst] has sold well enough that we are open to considering other iterations in the series.

So there it is.  If we get any more word on these games coming to the West, you’ll be able to see it here.  Until then, we will continue to post updates on the development process of the so far Japan-exclusive Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, as usual!  Check out our review of Senran Kagura Burst here!

Source: Siliconera

Mario Golf: World Tour – See Cheep Cheep Lagoon Course in Action (Video)

Have you ever wanted to golf underwater? …  No?  Regardless, I’m sure you’re wanting to see a new gameplay video from the upcoming Mario Golf title on 3DS.  In the video above, you can see what it’s like to golf underwater in the Cheep Cheep Lagoon course.  Mario Golf: World Tour is coming to North America on May 2nd.

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Website Has Launched

senran-kagura-2Following it’s reveal a few weeks back, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson now has an official website.  On the website, you can find more about the new features in the game, including Pair Battle, Adventure Mode, Action Mode, and much more.  Some of the story has been revealed as well, so if you’re a fan of the series, or just want to know what has everyone talking, check it out in the source below.  The game launches on Nintendo 3DS in Japan on August 7th.

Source: Siliconera

Download a Demo of Conception 2 on March 25th!

indexIf you thought the title Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars had something to do with sexual reproduction (sorry kids), then you are correct.  The game is the sequel to a Japan-only game titled, Conception: Please Have My Baby. Nuff said.  The game was recently announced for a launch in North America with an April 15th release date.  I’m sure those of you who have seen anything from this game before now are a little on the edge about whether or not you should purchase it, and–all sexism aside–you should be.  The only way to truly know you’ll like a game is to play it for yourself.  Atlus, being the kind-hearted company they are, are preparing a demo for 3DS owners on the eShop.  It will be ready for download (free of charge, of course) on March 25th!  If all goes well, we should even have a review on the game when it hits North America next month.  I’ll definitely be posting my impressions from the demo once it hits the 3DS eShop.

Source: Polygon

eShop Maintenance Coming This Thursday

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Now, in order to keep these modern devices up-to-date, we have to keep them constantly updating. In accordance with this, both the Wii U and 3DS eShops will be shut down temporarily so they can make it better, fix a few things, and add some new features! This is going to be happening between 1 PM and 5 PM PT. This is going to be quite some time without the amazing joy of downloadable games, but it is worth it for a growing gaming community!

Source: Nintendo Japan

Screens: Yoshi’s New Island (3/3/14)

Source: Nintendo 3DS Blog

Swords and Soldiers 2 – Coming to Wii U eShop

largeThe list of indie games coming to Nintendo systems just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  Back in 2009, developer Ronimo Games brought Swords and Soldiers to Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PlayStation Network, WiiWare and Windows PC.  The game’s sequel, Swords and Soldiers 2, has been announced to be released on Wii U in the near future.  Check out the first trailer to the new sidescroller below.  More news is expected to be uncovered during GDC this month, as well as PAX East in April.

Source: Polygon

Want to Watch Tons of Footage from Yoshi’s New Island?

Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Nintendo enthusiast NintenDaan has recently uploaded a large sum of short gameplay clips from the upcoming 3DS platformer, Yoshi’s New Island.  The game comes out on March 14th, so this should tie you over until then!  Check out all the clips in the playlist above!

Source: NintenDaan

Darksiders II is Back on the eShop, After Months of Unavailability

darksiders-2-bladeTHQ closed up shop in 2012, which limited the availability of their Wii U launch title, Darksiders II, in stores and on the system’s eShop.  Well, Nordic Games has since then gained rights to the series, and put the digital version back up.  If you haven’t played it yet, this is your chance. Here’s to more Darksiders adventures in the future!

Source: Wii U Daily