The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Club Nintendo Europe - Goodbye Coin now available

Nintendo online network - maintenance for various titles coming up

North America

From Monday, September 7, 2015 5:00 PM
- Monday, September 7, 2015 6:00 PM Pacific Time

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Wii U
- Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Super Mario 3D World


From Tuesday, September 8th (1AM to 2AM)

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

Wii U
- Wii Karaoke U


From Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (10 AM to 11 AM)

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

- Collectible Badge Center (online play and leaderboards)

SteamWorld Heist blog update - YouTube series and ancient relic winners

We’re right in the middle of developing SteamWorld Heist and everything’s progressing smoothly. It’s going be a lot of fun letting you get your hands on the game later this fall!

Last week’s SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge turned out to be a really fun experience, and your suggestions made made us laugh and think big when it comes to the lore of SteamWorld. I can guarantee you that the scope of Heist is much grander than compared to SteamWorld Dig – not just the lore and story, more gameplay content as well.

If you’re following our updates I’m sure you know we’re regularly uploading videos to the Image & Form YouTube channel. We think it’s time to up our game and create even better video content for you. We’ve geared up with cameras, microphones, tripods and other video equipment to create a video series that is easy on the eyes, as well as entertaining and interesting.

The concept is similar to Nintendo Minute and PlayStation Access, but with our own twist of course. The series will have a unique name and be a container for all sorts of content: Q & As, interviews with staff, let’s plays, discussions, contests, announcements, fun randomness and other SteamWorld related content with the community in focus.

Full update here

Japan - Three indie 3DS titles dated

Fairune 2

- Winter 2015

The Legend of Dark Witch Episode 2

- Fall 2015

Witch & Hero 2

- Fall 2015

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon - A look at the Japanese download card

I wonder if someone out there has a collection of Japanese download cards. Seems like it would be a neat collection to have, but a pricey one as well!

Proun+ receives permanent price cut on Nintendo 3DS

Doetinchem, The Netherlands - Indie developer Joost van Dongen and Engine Software announced that a free demo of Proun+ has gone live on the Nintendo eShop today, so it takes away the single argument anyone could still have to not give playing Proun+ a shot. Furthermore, the game receives a permanent price cut, starting today.

The demo consists of four tracks, all playable in immersive 3D. Levels will use the default relaxed mode which will give players a taste of the game's visuals and gameplay. Proun+ will drop in price from respectively $6.99 / € 5.99 / £5.39 to the new price-point of $4.99 / €3.99 / £3.50. For pricing info in other territories, please check the local Nintendo eShop.

"With this free demo and price drop we want to lower the barrier of entry for Nintendo 3DS players and let them experience the beauty that is Proun+," said Ivo Wubbels, CEO of Engine Software. "Both Joost and I are extremely proud of our work and believe that anyone who has seen the game in motion will be instantly hooked."

Proun+ was launched last year to widespread critical acclaim for its fast paced gameplay, outstanding visuals and jazzy soundtrack. It was voted as one of the top mobile games of 2014 by review aggregator Metacritic. This is what the press had to say about Proun+.

AppSpy (5/5): "As gorgeous as it is challenging, Proun+'s clever courses and electrifying visuals make it the perfect touchscreen twitch racer."
Pocketgamer (9/10): "This is knife-edge stuff of the very highest order - you'll curse, you'll scream, and when you conquer a challenge you'll cheer in relief and delight."
Gamezebo (4.5/5): "In a landscape full of racers trying to be either the mobile equivalent of Mario Kart or Gran Turismo, this self-styled “journey through modern art” exudes an endearing weirdness that sets it apart and nestles it in your brain."
Touch Arcade (4/5): "This game can look so gorgeous, it's unfair to other games."

About Proun+
Based on its predecessor, Proun+ is the extended, improved and enriched edition of the famous multi award winning indie hit game Proun. Proun+ has been built from the ground up, featuring all new levels, music and gameplay.

Proun+ is an art-inspired racing game that lets players race a ball on obstacle-filled, tubular tracks. Each course has been inspired by famous works of modern art from artists such as Mondriaan and Kandinsky. The game offers five speed difficulties, making the game suitable for casual and core players alike. The levels are accompanied by catchy jazz-rock music that is especially written for Proun+.

The original Proun for PC, developed by Joost van Dongen, was received with much critical acclaim and scored Dutch Game Awards for “Best Digital Media” and “Best original Game Design”. The game is so highly regarded in Western Europe that it is frequently displayed in modern art galleries alongside works of Mondriaan and Andy Warhol.

Proun+ is also available on the Apple App Store.

Key Features:
Experience an interactive journey through modern art
4 exciting game modes to conquer
Exhilarating fast paced gameplay
Challenge the world via online leaderboards
Beautifully designed, crisp HD graphics
Refreshing live recorded soundtrack by Joost van Dongen and Arno Landsbergen

Cast Out Evil in Extreme Exorcism Starting September 23

London – September 2 2015 – The power of gaming compels you to gather controllers and battle poltergeists as paranormal platformer and action party game Extreme Exorcism takes possession of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Wii U, Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, and PC via Steam on September 23. Developed by indie team Golden Ruby Games and published by Ripstone Publishing, Extreme Exorcism will release for $12.99.

In Extreme Exorcism, players take on the role of Extreme Exorcist Mae Barrons – whose unconventional supernatural skills are called upon when everything and everyone else has failed to rid a haunted house of its ghostly presence. However, these aren’t your average poltergeists, as each time a spirit is eliminated, another will mimic Mae’s prior movements, weapon fires and dodges. With Extreme Exorcism, players are their own worst enemy and the longer they survive, the more chaotic the game becomes.

To aid in her efforts, Mae’s equipped with a lethal arsenal of more than 20 ghost-busting weapons, including swords, guns, grenades, mines, rocket launchers, razor-sharp boomerangs, lightning spells and Kung-Fu moves. She’ll need all the firepower she can obtain, as she’ll face 50 challenges, a single player story mode and local multiplayer with up-to four players, including both Co-op and Deathmatch modes.

For more information on the game please visit the Golden Ruby Games website and Facebook page.

Keep a close eye on the Golden Ruby Games and Ripstone Twitter feeds for game updates, exclusive assets and sneak peeks – you never know what might be lurking in the shadows.