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Nintendo Download: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.


Also, 3D Out Run
Mar 12
Although the 3DS is the highlight today, the Wii U is getting a few titles this week. In addition to Trine Enchanted Edition, you'll also find F-Zero GP Legend, Don't Touch Anything Red, and My Style Studio: Notebook. Th... read
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Final Fantasy XV

Here's the deal with the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo


What to expect
Mar 11
[Update: I've obtained the disc, and can confirm that the XV demo is a pack-in code slip, not on the disc itself. Additionally, it goes active on 3/17/2015, and the expiration date to redeem the code is 3/17/20... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars


Also, OlliOlli
Mar 05
The Wii U and 3DS are getting something interesting today -- two Cross-Buy games. Cross-Buy has existed on Nintendo platfoms for about a year now, but it was very rarely used. Today, it's going to work on Mario vs. Donkey Kon... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Land and Country!


Also, Ironfall: Invasion
Feb 26
This is a huge day for the 3DS and Wii U in terms of the Virtual Console. Not only is the 3DS getting Donkey Kong Land 1-3, but the Wii U is also getting Donkey Kong Country 1-3, which were removed previously from t... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse


Also, Pokémon Shuffle
Feb 19
The Wii U has a bit of eShop life this week with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which looks all sorts of cute. It's also getting a Citizens of Earth demo and Axelay, one of my personal favorite SNES shoot-'em-ups. The 3DS ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D


Also, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Feb 12
I hope you aren't too excited for the Wii U eShop, because all it's getting is Blek, Breath of Fire, and Paparazzi. Ubisoft is still having that sale for a few more days. Yep, that's it. The 3DS has a killer week yet again th... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo


Also, Hyrule Warriors DLC
Feb 05
The Wii U eShop is pretty much dead this week outside of the Majora's Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC. Long live the 3DS! But seriously, all you're getting is Dolphin Up, Puzzle Monkeys, Tri-Strip, Dig Dug, Mappy-Land,&nbs... read
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Overture

Overture melted my face, has a free demo on Steam


Why yes, you CAN play as a devastatingly powerful Pope!
Feb 04
Overture is the latest retro-inspired offering from Black Shell Games, the talented development team behind the ASCII RPG SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition. It's a charming game, with an adorably chunky pixel art style and an infe... read
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Dead State demo/patch

Dead State gets a new public demo and a hefty patch


All my friends are dead
Jan 31
Earlier this week, Dead State received its first major patch of the year and a completely revamped public demo. The game had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and was introduced on Steam Early Access in February ... read
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Deadnaut impressions

Exploring the ghost ships of Screwfly's Deadnaut


While it's easy to overlook, this squad-based indie should not be missed
Jan 30
Deadnaut is a tactical, squad-based, sci-fi horror affair from Australian developer Screwfly Studios. The title launched on Steam last November and I'm regrettably only getting around to playing it now. Its un... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Gunman Clive 2


Also, Metroid Prime Trilogy
Jan 29
The Wii U eShop is getting more exciting today with the release of Metroid Prime Trilogy for $9.99. I still have my lovely hard copy safe with the rest of my Metroid collection, but considering how rare it is, I'm g... read
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Sims 4 Free Trial

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin


Breathing virtual life into Origin Game Time
Jan 23
Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Origin Game Time program, which offers a trial period on some major releases in the Origin library. Players can install The Sims 4 now through Origin and play free for 48 hours, sta... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Citizens of Earth


Also, Punch Out!! Wii U
Jan 22
The headliner this week is definitely Citizens of Earth on the Wii U eShop. Brittany didn't think it was the second coming of EarthBound, but there were some redeeming qualities -- maybe it's best to wait on the fence fo... read
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Space Beast Terror Fright

Space Beast Terror Fright is my new drug


Nornware's FPS manages to distill the intensity of Aliens
Jan 18
Space Beast Terror Fright is Johannes "johno" Norneby's interpretation of the sci-fi first-person shooter: take the artful tension-building and high-octane muzzle flash from James Cameron's Aliens, add in the corridor c... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: 3D After Burner II


Also, Lufia: The Legend Returns
Jan 15
On the Wii U, we have Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight on the Virtual Console. Nintendo calls this an "NES classic," but I beg to differ. Also on the Wii U eShop, there's Electroic Super Joy: Groove City, Family Tennis SP... read
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Roundabout Demo

PSA: Pick up the Roundabout demo on Steam


We've also got one FREE ride for a lucky commenter courtesy of No Goblin!
Jan 10
We've posted about No Goblin's Roundabout before. Yup, it's that '70s B-movie game about driving a "spinning limousine." I'll be the first to admit that based on the gameplay footage I'd seen, I thought it would probably... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network 2


Also, Chariot
Jan 08
It's not a huge day for Nintendo consoles in terms of the eShop, but I'll take it. On the Wii U we're getting Mega Man Battle Network 2, Maze, Wipeout 3, and Chariot. The latter is a fun little co-op game that can also be pla... read
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Chester United

Stylish indie platformer Chester gets sequel this year, demo right now


Chester United coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows
Jan 05
Chester has not been in the news lately, but back in 2011 it was known for being one of the few worthwhile games on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. It widened its audience after that by releasing on PC. Our own Jordan dev... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Pinball


Also, a Shovel Knight discount
Jan 01
Death, taxes, and the Nintendo Download update are always inevitable. Nintendo waits for no holiday -- Christmas, New Year's -- it doesn't matter, they are going to update the eShop on Thursday. Sadly today isn't all that gre... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Duck Hunt


Also, Shantae on Wii U
Dec 25
In an interesting turn, Nintendo has a great Nintendo Download week for us on Christmas Day. On the Wii U there's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse with a few extra upgrades like off-TV play. Additionally there's Duck ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero


Also, Natsume Championship Wrestling
Dec 18
If you aren't into old games, this may be a pass week for you. On the Virtual Console for Wii U comes Natsume Championship Wrestling, and the always great Mega Man Zero. Also on the Wii you'll find 99Moves, Blok Drop X T... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy


Also, Xeodrifter
Dec 11
The Wii U isn't looking good this week. All you're getting is Lucadian Chronicles, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Angry Birds Trilogy. Yep. Seriously. The 3DS however is rocking it as usual. The big drops include Phoenix Wright: ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Captain Toad


Also, Fire Emblem
Dec 04
Nintendo is delivering with a heavy-hitting first party title this week -- Captain Toad. It will hit the Wii U eShop and retail tomorrow for $39.99. Also on the Wii U is Fire Emblem, Lode Runner, and a Sonic Boom de... read
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Mega Man 2.5D

The new demo for Mega Man 2.5D is the best one yet


Co-op is the best part
Dec 01
Peter Sjostrand set out to create a pretty awesome Mega Man fan game that trumped a lot of others currently out there. The goal was to create a 2.5D experience spanning multiple titles, and it's looking great so far. Of... read
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Daedalus - No Escape

Top-down shooter Daedalus - No Escape has a demo on Steam


This minimalist take on the arena shooter is definitely worth a look
Nov 29
Daedalus - No Escape is a neat take on the arena shooter formula. Take the fast-paced competitive fragging from games like Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena and present it from a minimalistic top-down perspective, using ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth


Also, Mighty Final Fight
Nov 27
The Nintendo 3DS is the champion this week, as it's getting a few pretty awesome releases to pad out that gigantic library. On the Wii U though you can pick up Mighty Final Fight, Mario Pinball Land, Thomas Was Alone, GetClos... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. Wii U!


Also, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Nov 20
This is easily one of the biggest weeks of 2014 for Nintendo. Both systems have some heavy hitters, but the crown jewel is no doubt Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, which is out tomorrow. The console is also getting Watch... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack


Also, Sonic Boom
Nov 13
The big name this week is definitely Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, but with late review copies I wouldn't make haste to pick it up. Also on the Wii U there's Xavier, A World of Keflings, Tengami, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and L... read
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Devolver Digital

Devolver Digital releases public test for The Talos Principle


A quantum leap forward in games marketing
Nov 07
From the shy, but devilishly good-looking people at Devolver Digital and Croteam's department of theoretical philosophy comes a brave new thought experiment in games marketing. Rather than relying on the tried-and-true ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Puzzle Challenge


Also, Sportsball
Nov 06
It's an interesting week for Nintendo Download, which a mix of just about everything. On Wii U we have Sportsball, as well as The Swapper, Disney infinity 2.0 (download edition), Super Mario Advance, Flapp & Zegeta, ... read
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Halloween demos

Happy Demoween, Destructoid!


Win cash, play demos, egg Mr. Andy Dixon's house!
Oct 31
Just in time for Halloween, we've got several devilish announcements that may be of interest to you, our ghoulish Destructoid readers. First up is a monstrous ten-gigabyte demo that just went up on Steam for Tango Gamework's ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Demon's Crest


Also, Stealth Inc 2
Oct 30
It's a pretty mellow week outside of a few indie releases for Nintendo. On the Wii U we have Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Costume Quest 2, Demon's Crest, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, Cosmophony, Falling Skies: The Game,... read






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