Shantae & the Pirate's Curse retail edition now available in Europe

London, UK – October 21, 2016 – Videogame publisher Rising Star Games today announced that the physical edition of the much-loved platform adventure game Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Nintendo 3DS ™ family systems, launches today in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Middle East, featuring content not available in any previously released version.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Nintendo 3DS ™ enjoys outstanding review scores from media across the globe and is a well-established fan-favorite. The game currently boasts a Metacritic score of 82*.

NintendoLife awards the game a ‘9 out of 10’ score in its review, declaring it “excellent” and “an exceptionally well-crafted game that should not be ignored.” Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is hailed as “exemplary… fun, varied and challenging” in HardcoreGamer’s ‘4.5 out of 5’ review, which goes on to state that “the music, animation and artwork in this game are all top-of-the-line.”

Leading global entertainment portal IGN heaps praise upon the game’s “funny, gorgeous world” and its “visual splendor… sharp wit and bold style,” with a ‘8.5 out of 10’ review. NintendoWorldReport states that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is “a must-play game… this is something special,” and scores the game ‘9 out of 10’.

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is Shantae’s third and biggest adventure to date. The hair-whipping belly dancing genie must team up with her arch-nemesis, the nefarious Risky Boots, in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. By becoming a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons she can use to solve fiendish puzzles and battle fierce bosses. In a game already packed with thrilling content the physical boxed retail release also includes “Super Shantae Nab!!”, a new arcade-style game exclusive to this release.

Developed by WayForward and published by Rising Star Games, the physical boxed edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Nintendo 3DS ™ family systems is priced €29.99/£29.99 and is available from participating retailers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Middle East. The game is also available at participating retailers across the USA, South America and Canada.

The Psycho Pigs are back in addictive bombing action

The Psycho Pigs are back ~ exploding onto the US and EU 3ds eShop stores!
20 years since their last battle the 'Psycho Pigs' are blowing back on to the scene, exclusively on Nintendo 3ds.

Pick up bombs and powerups to blast your opponents away in frantic arena based action.

With more modes than ever, local and online play as well as a myriad of collectibles and customisations - lets all get ready to go ham!

Genre : Multiplayer bombing action
Platform : Nintendo 3ds eShop (download only)
SRP: $7.99

This remake of the classic 1987 Jaleco game is brought to you by Clarice Games and developed by Mechanic Arms.

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for Oct. 21st, 2016

- 1 new set of Pokémon badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

Fire: Ungh's Quest: Out Now for Wii U

This fall is going to be hot! Fire: Ungh’s Quest, the puzzleventure by Daedalic, is now available for Wii U! Finally, Fire can be played via Gamepad and seen on the TV screen. The game controls of the humorous game about the chaotic Neanderthal Ungh have exclusively been adapted for the Wii U.

About Fire:

Fire: Ungh’s Quest is a puzzleventure with intuitive puzzle design. Without wasting many words it tells a savagely hilarious story. The player travels into the Stone Age and faces the most challenging task of this era: The search for fire!

This story's hero is the lovably chaotic Neanderthal Ungh who dozes off during his very first night watch. The next morning, the catastrophe ensues: the fire has gone out and Ungh is banished from his village. Now you have to help Ungh finding a new flame, searching every corner of the Stone Age world. No matter if he has to search the insides of a dinosaur, smoldering volcanoes or even travel through time itself, there is no place Ungh wouldn't look for new fire.

One click or swipe and the environment comes to life. A small dash of logic and the player will be able to solve any puzzle and there will be no limit to the exploratory spirit while interacting with the game's world: firing coconuts from a mammoth's trunk, turning into an animal or saving the fair maiden from the Octo-Boss' grasp.

No text or dialogue at all
Coherent and intuitive controls
Explore a lovable, vividly animated Stone Age world
10 beautifully hand-drawn sceneries

Puyo Puyo Chronicle - preorder bonuses

Various retailers in Japan are offering up different preorder bonuses when you plop down some cash on Puyo Puyo Chronicle. The figure above is just one of the items available. Check out all the rest here.

Grab some spooky in-game goodies at our updated Disney Magical World 2 website

Includes Casual Halloween T-Shirt, Rare Halloween Rod, Scary Teddy Tote Bag, Halloween Mickey Hat and Halloween Bat Headband!

In Disney Magical World 2, out now only on Nintendo 3DS family systems, you can live the Disney life of your dreams in the enchanting kingdom of Castleton! There’s already so much to see and do, and now you can expand your adventure even further with unique items and goodies by visiting our updated Disney Magical World 2 website.

By using the outer cameras on your Nintendo 3DS family system, you can scan the QR Code patterns and AR Cards on our website to receive all sorts of cool stuff, like new outfits, items and more! Right now, you can scan a QR Code pattern to get a Casual Halloween T-Shirt, a Halloween Mickey Hat, a Scary Teddy Tote Bag and more, so you can dress up for the spookiest of seasons.

Head on over to our Bonus items section to learn how it all works, and grab your first bunch of goodies! More presents and seasonal items will be added every few weeks, so be sure to check back regularly to see what’s new.