Mega Man and an Animal Crossing villager join the melee in a pair of new Super Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS.
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Nintendo showed off Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed 4, and more in its E3 video
Hop into your racer and grab your blue shells: Mario Kart is coming to the Wii U.
Super Mario and his friends make the jump to a 3D platformer in HD on the Wii U.
Publisher Deep Silver is back to take you on another zombie-infested tropical getaway. But does Dead Island: Riptide breathe new life into its genre, or is it just a walking corpse?
Castlevania may come out next week, but you can try out a demo today on the 3DS. Also, Bit.Trip’s Captain Video returns, and WiiWare goes back in time.
As you wait for Etrian Odyssey IV, Nintendo is hoping you’ll check out some of the demos it added to its various eShops this week. Also: Vikings are invading!
The studio behind Infamous announces a new superhero game where average citizens suddenly develop powers.
If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic vacation, Nintendo has found a way for you to do it without leaving your Wii U. Also: Naruto and the Rabbids come to the 3DS.
This week, the Wii U gets punchy while the 3DS gets smarter and better at sports. Also: a particularly straightforward message about religion.
If you own a 3DS, you’re probably pretty excited for Fire Emblem … but it doesn’t come out until next week, so you might as well check out what else Nintendo’s various eShops have to offer.
Nintendo may be celebrating its history this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t download new titles on its various eShops. Well, assuming you have a Wii U or a 3DS.
Imangi Studios wants to trap you in more ancient ruins, but is Temple Run 2 like another golden idol or just a bag of sand?
This week’s eShop updates are (almost) all about the 3DS, with emblems to awaken, Nemos to find, and groups of Japanese pedestrians to hurl through the air.
Platinum Games returns to the beat-em-up genre with a title that hopes to be so much more, but ends up as a bit less.
Nintendo makes it up to neglected Wii U owners with a pair of shiny new demos, and Hello Kitty comes to the 3DS. Finally!
It’s a good week for fans of spiky anime hair as that’s most of what you’re going to get from Nintendo’s various download services. That, a cowboy game, and something called Air Battle Hockey 3D.
Nintendo knows you’ve already blown all of your money on gifts for other people, so why not treat yourself to a few discounted Wii U eShop games this week? Also, discover a reason to hate the Mario brothers.
Apparently, Nintendo decided to center its weekly eShop update around guys with mustaches. Well, that and more full 3DS and Wii U games.
This week, Nintendo has something for Batman, Sonic, and even Adventure Time fans. The only thing keeping this update from pandering to all nerdy demographics is the lack of My Little Pony.
Nintendo has a bunch of full Wii U and 3DS games you can buy this week without leaving The Shire. See, because one of them is Lego Lord of the Rings.
It’s a big week for Nintendo’s various digital distribution services, provided you like to eat ghosts or manage airports.
It’s a big week for downloading games on Nintendo platforms, as London gets infested with zombies, the Mario brothers jump onto even more screens, and Link goes on an adventure.
Nintendo adds Epic Mickey 2 and a classic PC adventure game to the 3DS eShop this week. Also, Adam Sandler is there.
The Wii U may be coming soon, but that won’t distract Nintendo from making another full new game available on the 3DS eShop. Also, Mickey Mouse and the most important tool for any Pokémon trainer.
Valve continues its march toward worldwide computer-game-based domination as it grants a small number of Linux users access to its popular digital distribution service.
It’s a fairly slow week for the Nintendo Download, as the company adds a few 3DS demos and not much else. Also, there’s a banana monster.
Valve expects the next update to include 10 more games and the service’s first software titles, but isn’t ready to announce any specifics.
You can return to the zombie-infested tropical paradise early next year, but if you preorder now, you can get some exclusive content.
Criterion returns to open-world racing for the first time since Burnout Paradise, and Need for Speed Most Wanted does a fine job maintaining that legacy … even if it doesn’t do very much that’s new along the way.
This week, another full game comes to the eShop, a PC puzzler comes to the 3DS, and the world’s most exciting presidential election comes to New Japan.
Nintendo’s download report for the week of Oct. 18 reveals more full 3DS games available digitally on the eShop. Plus: fashion tips!
Borderlands 2 drops you into a barren desert for its first story-based DLC pack. Good thing you won’t have a problem quenching your thirst … for loot!
The free-to-play revolution finally hits Xbox Live, and while it might not be enough to topple Call of Duty, it could be the start of an exciting new trend in console gaming.
Sonic Adventure 2 (and all of its 10-year-old issues) comes to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Will playing it again ruin your nostalgia for the Dreamcast era?
This week, the 3DS eShop makes paranoia fun, and an SNK fighting game joins the Wii’s Virtual Console.
Sega and the developers at Arkedo are keeping the spirit of Bubsy and Earthworm Jim alive with Hell Yeah: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit.
Join us for a look back at the history of Midway’s classic arcade collections.
Last week, two ArmA III developers were arrested in Greece. Now, Bohemia has released a statement defending them and their actions.
Nintendo is playing a little loose with its definition of a launch window, but you can still play all of these Wii U games within a few months.