Category archives for: Nintendo DS

Club Nintendo Closing – ‘New Loyalty Program’ in the Works

‘Club Nintendo is dead, long live the new loyalty program,’ is the message from Nintendo this morning, after the company announced it’s closing its current rewards service. Users in the US and Canada have until the end March to earn Club Nintendo Coins and until the close of June to redeem them, signalling when the […]

Link’s Master Cycle Speeds into Mario Kart 8 DLC

The first downloadable content pack for Mario Kart 8 will include a special motorcycle inspired by the Legend of Zelda series, Nintendo revealed on Twitter. The Master Cycle features Link’s iconic Hylian Shield on the side and a body shape that vaguely resembles a horse. Seen in the concept art above, the cycle also sports […]

Nintendo to End Wi-Fi Support for Wii and DS on May 20

The Nintendo Wi-Fi connection for Wii and DS ends on May 20, bringing an end to online play for the two systems. What that means is there are a few months left to play Wii and DS games online, be that through multiplayer, sharing in-game content, or leaderboards. Nintendo notes this is just for the […]

New Nintendo eShop Releases: Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds, Hands On! Tangrams

  This a very good week at the eShop.   There is Super Mario 3D World! The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds! Check! What’s more, you’ll be able to download them as soon as today becomes midnight sharp. Not even if we chuck in a week-long sale that lasers 30 percent off Mega […]

Nintendo Launches 2DS Console in US, Europe, Australia

Nintendo has put its newest model of Nintendo DS on sale in the United States, Europe, and Australia. The Nintendo 2DS, seen as the budget-friendly and simplified version of the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, eliminates the 3D top screen functionality and removes the hinge, instead being packaged as a dual-screened slate. Despite being 2D-only, […]

Renegade Kid Getting Moon IP Back Next Year – Sequel in the Works

Renegade Kid will reclaim the intellectual property rights to its atmospheric first-person game, Moon, in 2014. The developer of Mutant Mudds and Dementium wants to pursue a sequel once it regains ownership of the game, first published by Mastiff in 2009. “Save your energy. Renegade Kid gains Moon rights back in 2014,” wrote studio co-founder […]

LEGO Friends Coming this Fall

The never-ending march of LEGO games from Warner Bros. and Traveller’s Tales continues with LEGO Friends. Based on the toy line of the same name, LEGO Friends is aimed at young girls and offers lots of activities as the titular friends explore Heartlake City. Players can customize their character and living space – right down […]

New Nintendo eShop Releases: Mario and Donkey Kong, Solomon’s Key

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move highlights the new eShop releases this week. The 3DS puzzler has players guiding poor little mini Marios away from hazards by building a Pipe Dream-esque maze. The Wii U Virtual Console picks up two new games in the classic shooter Xevious and puzzle platformer Solomon’s Key. You […]

Mega Man and Pac-Man Come to Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo Weekly offers two mans this week.  Both Mega Man and Pac-Man arrive on the Wii U Virtual console for $5 apiece. The 3DS will have its hands full with a burgeoning Balloon Fight and an attack by Bear Shark. Wii U Mega Man (Capcom, 1 player, $4.99) Pac-Man (Namco Bandai, 1 player, $4.99) Tank! […]

Nintendo Online Maintenance Today

Nintendo is performing online maintenance for all its systems today as it prepares the Wii U’s spring system update. The update, which will introduce the Virtual Console proper (among other things), may be fully launched by tomorrow according to a Facebook tease by Nintendo of America. The extended maintenance is scheduled between 1PM PT today […]

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