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Nintendo 3DS price being slashed to $170

Nintendo 3DS price being slashed to $170

Nintendo's knocking a whopping $80 off the ticket price of a shiny new Nintendo 3DS, the company announced this morning. From August 12, the handheld will cost $169.99--only $20 more than its predecessor, the DSi. To placate early adopters, Nintendo's offering twenty free Virtual Console games to those who've bought a 3DS before the price drop.

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Chrono Trigger coming to Virtual Console next week

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Chrono Trigger coming to Virtual Console next week

Nintendo has confirmed that the role-playing game classic Chrono Trigger is coming to the Virtual Console. On May 16, the Square-developed title--which originally released for the SNES in 1995--will launch on the Nintendo Wii for 800 Wii Points.

Chrono Trigger's digital debut in North America was heavily rumored, after the game was confirmed to launch on the European and Japanese Virtual Console storefronts. Gas was poured over hints of the game's release when the ESRB listed the game for Wii earlier this month. Read more »

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Chrono Trigger rated for the Wii by the ESRB

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Chrono Trigger rated for the Wii by the ESRB

It appears that Crono and his pals are headed to the Virtual Console, after all. According to an ESRB listing spotted by Siliconera, the classic SNES role-playing title Chrono Trigger is being prepped for the Nintendo Wii.

While the listing doesn't explicitly state the game will arrive on Nintendo's classic console game channel, all signs point to this being the case. Chrono Trigger has already been confirmed for the Japanese and European Virtual Console storefronts; as well as recently being listed by the ESRB for the PS3 and PSP. Read more »

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Nintendo downloads: Prison, ink and varmints

Nintendo downloads: Prison, ink and varmints

Monday morning is upon us and, soon, so shall be a new round of downloadable Wii and DSi releases. Games out today include an ink 'em up, a jailbreak adventure game, and a demo for an American Laser Games classic.

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Nintendo downloads: Super Bonk

Nintendo downloads: Super Bonk

Monday morning means a new round of downloadable releases for Nintendo's Wii and DSi, which this week include SNES platformer Super Bonk, a baseball sim, episodic DSi RPG Anonymous Notes and more. Here's the list:

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Nintendo Downloads: Faxanadu

It's been almost three months since the last fireplace simulator was released for WiiWare, so fire fans who've already completed that will be thrilled to hear that a new one is arriving in this week's batch of downloadable Wii and DSi releases. On top of that, there's a vintage Hudson Soft NES action-RPG, several WiiWare demos and the usual assortment of puzzlers and racers.

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Nintendo Downloads: Chick Chick Boom and Chronos Twins DX Demos, Treasure Hunter X

This week's WiiWare and DSiWare releases feature a pair of demos and a few adorable titles. Lovable names like Panda Craze, Chick Chick Boom, and Pucca's kisses game are part of this week's batch of games. Sadly, this week does not feature any new Virtual Console releases; however, did you read those cute names? You really can't ask for more than that.

"Dude, the fuck? This isn't NintenDownload Xpress! I'm out of here!"
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Nintendo Downloads: S.C.A.T., Puzzlers, Gymnastics, Demos and More

This week's batch of WiiWare and DSiWare releases features most of the sorts of the games we've come to expect from the download platforms--scrolling shooters, shooty platformers, gymnastics, puzzlers and Virtual Console re-releases with names to make your inner schoolchild smirk.

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Nintendo Downloads: 1942, Black Tiger, Jam City Rollergirls and More

Another pair of Capcom arcade classics are due in this week's batch of downloadable Wii and DSi releases, namely 1942 and Black Tiger. If you like your retro fun more hip than the 1980s, though, perhaps you were deeply inspired by the movie Whip It and might fancy becoming a roller derby queen in Jam City Rollergirls.

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Nintendo Downloads: Animal Boxing, Science Sandwiches and Tower Defense

Regular as clockwork, Monday morning brings a new round of downloadable releases to the Wii and DSi. This week there's the usual assortment of platformers, puzzlers, time-management games and, yes, tower defenses.

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Nintendo Downloads: Ghosts 'n Goblins, Exed Exes, JellyCar 2 and More

If you close your eyes and squint, it's almost exactly like we've travelled back in time to 1985, as Capcom arcade games Ghosts 'n Goblins and Exed Exes today receive Virtual Console releases in this week's batch of downloadable DSi and Wii titles.

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Nintendo Downloads: Ghosts, Music and More

The first Nintendo download update of the New Year has dropped, bringing with it a handful of new Wii and DSi titles. Included in the release are Music On: Drums for DSi and Ghost Mania for the Wii, among others.

Chillingo, which was recently acquired by EA, also got in on the 2011 release debut, with a title dubbed "Sneezies." Video games and sneezing? Our two favorite pastimes. Read more »

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Nintendo Downloads: A Four-Pack of Musical Games

If you held this week's batch of downloadable Wii and DSi releases, shaking it gently like you were trying to guess the contents of a Christmas present, you would be treated to a cacophony of tunes from the four musical games released this week. These include lilt line, BIT.TRIP BEAT developer Gaijin's adaptation of the iPhone game, and Violin Paradise, which will let me finally live my dream of being a cello-playing faery.

"I have the regular DS version of Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ. Its a fun little game."
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Nintendo Downloads: Fluidity, Commando and More

Virtual Console releases are a lot like buses--you wait weeks for one, then two come along at once. Some hilarious video game observational comedy for you, there. Also in this week's batch of Wii and DSi downloadable releases is Nintendo's watery puzzler Fluidity and an exciting fireplace simulator we're told you may wish to run "while you eat with your family, celebrate with friends or dine with your partner." And why not?

"Oh man! A fireplace simulator for my Wii! Game of the year."
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Nintendo Downloads: Cave Story

Cave Story is the star of this week's batch of WiiWare and DSiWare downloadable releases, as Studio Pixel's action-adventure launches on DSi and scores a demo for the previously-released Wii edition. Then there are other, non-Cave Story video games.

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