Ubisoft has confirmed that Rayman Legends will be available on August 30th in Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. North American gamers can get their hands on the game on September 3rd. Ubisoft also announced that Wii U owners can now download the Rayman Legends Challenges application on the Nintendo e-Shop for free. Players will be able to experience the Online Challenges Mode through the release of the complete Rayman Legends game. You can read more about the Challenge demo, right here.
Before the European 3DS launch of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on May 17, Nintendo Europe will be releasing a demo for fans to download and play straight from the eShop. Luckily, gamers won’t have to wait too long as the popular spin-off series will allow you to get to grips with the first dungeons on April 25.
If you’re looking to play both the demo and buy the game, your progress can be continued on the same save file, so you can happily explore through dungeons with your first chosen team. The game was released in North America on March 24 along with a few animation specials.
With such a large roster of games available for Nintendo 3DS right now, players may find it difficult to decide which one to go for next. Starting from tomorrow (23rd April) Nintendo Europe will be launching the So Many Games! Promotion on a select range of top Nintendo 3DS titles to help them choose.
Players simply need to register any three of eight top Nintendo 3DS titles with Club Nintendo by 30th June 2013, and they will be able to claim a free download code of their most-wanted game from the range for FREE. They can choose one of the remaining five titles to enjoy playing on Nintendo 3DS themselves, or select one they’ve already registered for the promotion to give to a friend to either share the fun, or experience some exciting multiplayer action!
There are eight top Nintendo 3DS games eligible in this promotion:
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
- Luigi’s Mansion 2
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
From today, GAME will become the first retailer in Europe to sell Nintendo eShop codes online and in store. The new offering, which coincides with the launch of Fire Emblem, is exclusive to GAME and will allow customers across Europe to purchase digital games for Wii U and 3DS consoles. Customers will be issued codes via till receipt (for in-store purchases) or email (when bought online), ensuring they are the first to get their hands on the latest games.
Once activated, codes can be entered into the Nintendo eShop on the console and the game will be downloaded. The Nintendo partnership with GAME also makes it possible for gamers across Europe to purchase codes through its online store via PayPal or credit/debit card.
For customers in the UK, GAME is also offering an extra 25% trade-in value on selected game trade-ins* against Nintendo eShop purchases in store.
After a potential sequel was named for Jett Rocket back in 2011, German-based game developers Shin’en Multimedia has finally given us a teaser trailer for the long-awaited title. Action platformer Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai will be released in the third quarter of 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Are you looking forward to this game?
Watch out Mario, Donkey Kong’s here to squash you! Luckily for fans, Nintendo’s Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for the 3DS eShop is slated for a possible release on May 9. The action-puzzler, intended to stretch your brain as you race against the clock, will feature a level editor much like its predecessor Mario VS Donkey Kong: Minis March Again, and multiple puzzles modes as well as unlockable mini-games. In the downloadable title, Donkey Kong has set up his own carnival with Pauline, where you can also play as mini Peach, Mario and Toad in 180 different levels. Here’s the trailer to join in on the mini Mario and Donkey Kong action.
From Frontier Developments, the creators of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and LostWinds, comes a rollercoaster game unlike any other – ‘Coaster Crazy Deluxe’ for Wii U on Nintendo eShop. Coaster Crazy Deluxe’s innovative blend of Crazy character gameplay challenges and Frontier’s incredible, easy to use 3D coaster construction system has players meeting the demands of their Crazy customers in order to build a cash making worldwide coaster empire.
Using their proprietary development technology and vast experience of coaster building games, Frontier has embraced the innovative control features of Wii U: building coasters in glorious 3D is effortless with stylus and/or the Wii UTM GamePad’s buttons and sticks; turn the GamePad to move the in-game view and flick the Gamepad upwards to eject the Crazies from the coaster. Coaster Crazy Deluxe will be available only on Nintendo eShop, pricing and release date to be announced soon.
Groove Heaven is looking to set the rhythm and tempo when it comes to the 3DS eShop courtesy of game developers Peakvox Labs and publisher Teyon. Released towards the end of 2012 in Japan, Groove Heaven’s western launch date is yet to be determined, but the trailer may just get your feet tapping in the mean time.
The rhythmic adventure, promising to give you a ‘groovilicious’ time, sees little demon Rhymi try to reach her goal by delivering a love letter to a beautiful angel. The aim of the game is to get Rhymi to the top of the tower by walking, jumping and dancing to the beat, collecting red roses and musical notes for bonuses on your way. Features of the title include:
- Over 30 levels to complete in Story and Timed mode
- More Bonuses! Red roses and pink musical notes to collect
- Disco Time! Pick up the beat with the rare Golden Note
The immensely popular mobile puzzle game Cut the Rope will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The game was announced for the platform during this weekends iDEAME, a gathering for indie development in Spain. Cut the Rope 3DS will be developed by Abylight, who are known for a number of WiiWare and DSiWare titles. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game will include all the additional levels from the PC and Mac versions and will also include various achievements and online leaderboards. The pricing and release date for the game is currently unknown. Will you be picking up Cut the Rope for Nintendo 3DS?
It’s good to know that Club Nintendo of Europe are following in the footsteps of North America, they’re a little late to the party but you can now collect stars on all eShop downloads from your 3DS or Wii U consoles. Once you’ve bought a title from the eShop catalogue, log into your Club Nintendo account and scroll down to the games and systems section. From there, click on the title(s) you’ve downloaded, fill in the standard survey and hey presto, 50 stars will be added to your balance. Remember, US Club Nintendo platinum and gold account holders can still purchase rewards on certain games until May 5, so make sure you claim yours.