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iamaustrian
(04-03-2012, 09:03 AM)
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boy, I can't wait to get my hands on the 3D Farming Simulator demo. I will pick up the retail version next week. in fact, it's one of my most anticipated 3DS games this year.


Honk, if you're with me.


I just hope Deer Drive Legends get a demo too at some point as it is also on my list.



Originally Posted by I Push Fat Kids

Metal Torrent is one of the Nintendo Club deals this month... Worth it? Looks pretty good...

it's worth it if you like bullet-hell shmups
TheFLYINGManga_Ka
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(04-03-2012, 09:49 AM)
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I'm still waiting for Nintendo to announce a VC for GBA games. We all know it's coming, but I just hate how they keep denying it or staying quiet about it.
@MUWANdo
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(04-03-2012, 09:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Mpl90

They said Q2, which has started just...yesterday. There are still three months, folks!

They've listed Cave Story DSiWare on the NOE release schedules, like, six times now. Nicalis is a joke.
DavidDayton
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(04-03-2012, 12:49 PM)
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So, interesting tidbits of information regarding Tetris Party Live.

* Tetris Party Live was developed by Tetris Online. They also developed the WiiWare Tetris game and Tetris Axis for the 3DS.

* Nintendolife.com contacted Tetris Online about the game vanishing from the DSi Shop / 3DS eShop, and was told "Tetris Online Inc.’s license from The Tetris Company expired at the end of March and there are no plans to renew it." (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...ars_from_eshop)

* Tetris Online was founded by Henk Rogers, Alexey Pajitnov, and Minoru Arakawa.

* The Tetris Company was founded by Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov.

This would appear to be the intriguing case of Rogers & Pajitnov opting not to license their game to themselves. Now, granted, this is all perfectly possible, but it does seem like a strange turn of events -- especially considering that they didn't pull their WiiWare game. I'd think that an expired license would equally impact the WiiWare release.
Now I'm curious if something is going on between The Tetris Company and Nintendo of America. They've always been close... but even if, say, Arakawa was coming out of retirement, I can't see how that would change anything with regards to licensing...
Last edited by DavidDayton; 04-03-2012 at 12:53 PM.
OMG Aero
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(04-03-2012, 12:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheFLYINGManga_Ka

I'm still waiting for Nintendo to announce a VC for GBA games. We all know it's coming, but I just hate how they keep denying it or staying quiet about it.

Maybe it isn't coming.
The emulator running the ambassador GBA games isn't fit for selling and since they haven't announced updates for the ambassador GBA games like the NES games maybe they can't or don't want to fix it.
Roto13
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(04-03-2012, 01:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by iamaustrian

boy, I can't wait to get my hands on the 3D Farming Simulator demo. I will pick up the retail version next week. in fact, it's one of my most anticipated 3DS games this year.


Honk, if you're with me.

So jealous of Europe right now!

Capndrake
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(04-03-2012, 02:16 PM)
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http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/...sole_1778.html

Super Street Fighter II on Mega Drive (With Wi-Fi) in Europe next week.
Brazil
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(04-03-2012, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Capndrake

http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/...sole_1778.html

Super Street Fighter II on Mega Drive (With Wi-Fi) in Europe next week.

Good stuff.
lunchwithyuzo
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(04-03-2012, 02:35 PM)

Originally Posted by Capndrake

http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/...sole_1778.html

Super Street Fighter II on Mega Drive (With Wi-Fi) in Europe next week.

Will buy! Trust in M2.
Brazil
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(04-03-2012, 03:17 PM)
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Shining Force and Defenders of Oasis Rated for 3DS VC

The Australian Classification Board is a treasure trove of hints at which games are waiting in the Virtual Console wings, and it's come up trumps again today with two more Game Gear games rated for 3DS.

Shining Force: Sword of Hajya and Defenders of Oasis are both approved for sale on 3DS, and should hopefully hit the service later this year.

Shining Force: Sword of Hajya is one of three Shining Force 'side stories', and the only one that was ever translated into English. Along with prequel Shining Force Gaiden it was later combined into Shining Force CD, but you can comfortably make it through Sword of Hajya without much prior knowledge of the series.

Defenders of Oasis is another SEGA-published RPG, drawing on influences as diverse as Phantasy Star and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. A decent game that never really found its audience, it's good to see it coming to 3DS too.

Both these games featured in our list of the Game Gear games we need on Virtual Console — let's hope SEGA is already working on the others.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...ted_for_3ds_vc

IrishNinja
(04-03-2012, 03:20 PM)
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goddamn, i beat Defenders of Oasis like the first week it was out, that's how starved i was for game gear stuff. i recall digging it but it can't age well.
Shining Force in any form back then was golden, that's gonna be one for me to check out.
Truth101
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(04-03-2012, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Roto13

So jealous of Europe right now!

Is that a real advertisement?
Roto13
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(04-03-2012, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Truth101

Is that a real advertisement?

Yup. :P
sakipon
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(04-03-2012, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Truth101

Is that a real advertisement?

Well, it is a farming simulator. You can't do a cool ad for something like that, so I suppose you might as well go overboard in relax atmosphere.

Or something. Truth be told I do wonder who they consider the target audience with an ad like that.
Colonel Mustard
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(04-03-2012, 04:01 PM)
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Those two games are all I really needed from Game Gear VC.

It's a shame we'll never get Phantasy Star Gaiden or Gunstar.
backlot
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(04-03-2012, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheFLYINGManga_Ka

I'm still waiting for Nintendo to announce a VC for GBA games. We all know it's coming, but I just hate how they keep denying it or staying quiet about it.

I wouldn't expect GBA games when they won't even give us Game Boy games
Wilsongt
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(04-03-2012, 04:11 PM)
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Sword of Hajya for 3DS? YES. FUCKING. PLEASE.
lunchwithyuzo
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(04-03-2012, 04:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Colonel Mustard

Those two games are all I really needed from Game Gear VC.

It's a shame we'll never get Phantasy Star Gaiden or Gunstar.

I could see Gunstar Heroes GG as an import. M2 actually developed it iirc.

Then again, I think we'll probably see Genesis on 3DS VC anyway in time. How different are the games, I never played the GG one?
radcliff
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(04-03-2012, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by dwu8991

TMNT is back !!!

The original NES game? Good, now release II - IV.
lunchwithyuzo
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(04-03-2012, 04:24 PM)

Originally Posted by dwu8991

TMNT is back !!!

Is Ubisoft still the publisher? I thought Activision snagged the license now?
BassForever
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(04-03-2012, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brazil

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...ted_for_3ds_vc

Saw this earlier can't wait to pick these up, always wanted to play these!
Henke
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(04-03-2012, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by backlot

I wouldn't expect GBA games when they won't even give us Game Boy games

Don't remind us. :(
JavyOO7
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(04-03-2012, 08:05 PM)
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Hmm, is there a thread where I can look at suggestions for eShop/DSi/handheld VC stuff?
iamaustrian
(04-03-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Defender of Oasis is amazing.
every act-adv/RPG fan should consider it.
the devs were apparently Zelda fans too
Vanillalite
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(04-03-2012, 08:14 PM)
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God the 3ds eshop has basically killed itself again. We had a strong run, but we're back to not many big releases coupled with Nintendo still not giving a real fuck about the VC.

Sooo much wasted potential.

PS: I saw someone else ask and got one reply, but I'd like more. Is Metal Torrent really worth it? My buddy and I both were talking on the phone yesterday about if we should get it or not.
OnPoint
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(04-03-2012, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brazil

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...ted_for_3ds_vc

Finally! I can finish Shining Force Game Gear!
blu
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(04-03-2012, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brettison

PS: I saw someone else ask and got one reply, but I'd like more. Is Metal Torrent really worth it? My buddy and I both were talking on the phone yesterday about if we should get it or not.

It' a solid bullet-hell shmup with leaderboards. I played the crap out of it back in the day.
Nairume
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(04-03-2012, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by iamaustrian

Defender of Oasis is amazing.
every act-adv/RPG fan should consider it.
the devs were apparently Zelda fans too

You're thinking of Beyond Oasis. Defenders of Oasis is a turn based RPG.
Oni Link 666
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(04-04-2012, 01:21 AM)
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They both look pretty good. I'll probably buy them.
DidntKnowJack
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(04-04-2012, 01:25 AM)
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Dammit. The value of my Shining Force cartridge is about to plummet.


Never worth that much anyway.
Hours Left
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(04-04-2012, 01:27 AM)
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Never heard of Beyond Oasis before, but I love the cheesy beefcake cover. Why don't games still use that kind of art? (Though I'd prefer if it was representative of the actual character designs, not some random reinterpretation.)

I will buy both.
Last edited by Hours Left; 04-04-2012 at 01:31 AM.
sakipon
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(04-04-2012, 09:08 AM)
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Shin Sangoku Musou VS demo now up in Japan. Download goes slowly... is the file big or is everyone and their mommas online wanting to test this baby?
lobdale
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(04-04-2012, 09:11 AM)
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Pathetic how shit the eShop has become in the last few weeks.
Killer Yakuza B
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(04-04-2012, 10:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by DavidDayton

Tetris Party Live was developed by Tetris Online. They also developed the WiiWare Tetris game and Tetris Axis for the 3DS.

As far as I know, Hudson is the developer of the Tetris Party/Axis games. Tetris Online is one of the publishers.
StayDead
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(04-04-2012, 10:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by sakipon

Shin Sangoku Musou VS demo now up in Japan. Download goes slowly... is the file big or is everyone and their mommas online wanting to test this baby?

Probably a mix of both, I'll give it a download later. ^^
Oni Link 666
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(04-04-2012, 07:16 PM)
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http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.j...mHome=fromHome

Ninja Gaiden 1-3 have been rated by the ESRB for 3DS (and Wii). I guess NG 2 and 3 would be the NES games, but NG says (arcade) by it, so maybe it's that and not the NES version. That would be kind of weird though, so maybe it's a mistake.

DownWithTheShip
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(04-04-2012, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by iamaustrian

boy, I can't wait to get my hands on the 3D Farming Simulator demo. I will pick up the retail version next week. in fact, it's one of my most anticipated 3DS games this year.


Honk, if you're with me.


I just hope Deer Drive Legends get a demo too at some point as it is also on my list.





it's worth it if you like bullet-hell shmups

I have to admit I play the PC version sometimes and am very curious how this carries over to the 3DS.

It's certainly not for everyone, but it's good for people who like that kind of game.
Goli
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(04-04-2012, 11:30 PM)
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Guys, help me select games!
Colors 3D's advent has made me purchase a 20 USD pre-paid card to get it, and since it'll cost 6.99 USD, that leaves me with 13.01 USD to spend on other things.
I was thinking Pushmo and Mighty Switch Force but I'm not entirely sold on either, recommendations?
Just so you know, previously I had a DS lite and never owned a DSi, so I'm also willing to get whatever good DSiWare games there are on the eShop, specially the Art Style games since I enjoyed all the WiiWare ones.
StayDead
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(04-04-2012, 11:34 PM)
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Ok, got Wario Land 2. Can't wait to play it again, played it sooo much back in my childhood <3
BooJoh
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(04-05-2012, 01:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Goli

Guys, help me select games!
Colors 3D's advent has made me purchase a 20 USD pre-paid card to get it, and since it'll cost 6.99 USD, that leaves me with 13.01 USD to spend on other things.
I was thinking Pushmo and Mighty Switch Force but I'm not entirely sold on either, recommendations?
Just so you know, previously I had a DS lite and never owned a DSi, so I'm also willing to get whatever good DSiWare games there are on the eShop, specially the Art Style games since I enjoyed all the WiiWare ones.

Pushmo.
Goli
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(04-05-2012, 01:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by BooJoh

Pushmo.

Well, I ended up getting it and MSF.
Anyways, is anyone doing a Colors OT? If not, I'm willing to make one.
Roto13
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(04-05-2012, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Goli

Well, I ended up getting it and MSF.

Incorrect choice.
StayDead
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(04-05-2012, 02:35 AM)
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Ok, playing one of my favourite childhood games again but this time in colour feels so good. There's some stuff I've found which I swear I never found due to the black and white leaving some bits not visible when I was younger, then again it might have been the lack of backlighting.
Goli
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(04-05-2012, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Roto13

Incorrect choice.

Honestly I'm not feeling Pushmo so far, I was expecting something like Picross and it's not quite that... I also really really hate the seconds before/while START! appears at the start of each challenge, I feel like it takes away so many seconds from the game.
MSF I haven't tried yet but oh well.
Also, I'm in the process of making the Colors! OT. Once the game comes out tomorrow for us Americans, and when it does elsewhere, make sure to post your creations there!
Edit: Done:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=469134
Last edited by Goli; 04-05-2012 at 03:26 AM.
zigg
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(04-05-2012, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Goli

Honestly I'm not feeling Pushmo so far, I was expecting something like Picross and it's not quite that...

It's nothing like it other than the fact that it's just as great. But really, though, didn't you get the premise from the trailers?
Goli
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(04-05-2012, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by zigg

It's nothing like it other than the fact that it's just as great. But really, though, didn't you get the premise from the trailers?

What I meant to say was that I expected to get hooked on it right away like I did with Picross, but it's not happening... Maybe it'll suddenly click later.

Also, question! At what time does the American eShop usually update?
Jucksalbe
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(04-05-2012, 01:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Goli

Honestly I'm not feeling Pushmo so far, I was expecting something like Picross and it's not quite that...

It takes a while to get good, just because the first puzzles are all very easy. Once you have to actually think about the solution, it's a lot better.
KirbYuuYuu
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(04-05-2012, 02:05 PM)
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Looks like next week will not have a eShop original next week with as much info as we know. We'll probably get a VC game, just one VC game.... and it'll probably be something no one cares about.
JavyOO7
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(04-05-2012, 02:28 PM)
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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS - APRIL 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop
Colors! 3D - Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools. Tailored for touch-screen devices, it caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo Video
World Exclusive Premiere "The Rifle's Spiral" by The Shins (available April 6) - The band's jaw-dropping new video for "The Rifle's Spiral" was directed by Jamie Caliri. Don't miss his stop-motion animation masterpiece off the band's new album, Port of Morrow. (For Nintendo 3DS)

WiiWare
TNT Racers - TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer game that combines fast-as-lightning racing action with new features. TNT stands for Tracks N Tricks - cool tracks and snappy gadgets lead to one powerful adrenaline kick. (For Wii)

Nintendo eShop
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Two and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion - Tune in to Nintendo Show 3D for an exclusive interview with Warren Spector, creator of the Disney Epic Mickey franchise. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:
Penguin Patrol (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

To view this week's Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadVcd8z6R2.php.

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.

http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=33396
UberTag
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(04-05-2012, 02:38 PM)
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I used to boot up my 3DS eagerly every Thursday for the latest eShop update.
I don't think I've touched it much at all since February. Just added RE: Revelaitons and Tales of the Abyss to my backlog and that's about it.

This week clearly is no different.

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