Voez - game can't be played in TV mode, JP version supports English

- software can't be played in TV mode as it uses the touchscreen
- Japanese version supports Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Korean
- 116 songs can be played from the start
- exclusive songs planned that will be added through free updates

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Aonuma talks about the importance of the old man

This comes from a Nintendo France Q&A with Eiji Aonuma, translated by Perfectly Nintendo...

Question #7: Is the mysterious character in brown clothes the same person that gives us the sword in the first Zelda game?

Since Breath of the Wild takes a lot from the very first Zelda game, where you’re also completely free to go wherever you want, people have often asked me whether the old man was the same that the one who gives you the first sword in the original Zelda game, or a mere reference.

I can confirm it’s a different character. He plays an extremely important role in the story, as he’s the one that influences Link’s destiny. He’s such an important character that I wrote his dialogue lines myself.

Two Tribes PR - RIVE, Two Tribes' best & last game, comes to Nintendo Switch

Yes, we said we wouldn't develop any new games at Two Tribes. And yes, we still feel like dinosaurs in the games industry. But we're not extinct yet. In fact, we're bringing our best and last, twin-stick shooter/platformer RIVE, to Nintendo Switch this year!

The news comes after the admission in 2016 that our Nintendo strategy was in flux. Now, we can finally reveal what we've been up to: RIVE was bumped from Wii U™ to Nintendo Switch, where it'll be playable in ultra-fast and super-challenging 60 FPS glory.

We're developing RIVE on Nintendo Switch together with Engine Software. Details about the game's exclusive Nintendo Switch expansion, as well as a release date, will be announced later on.

Two Tribes has always had a strong Nintendo tradition. Toki Tori on Game Boy Color was our debut, way back in 2001! Since then, many of our games have appeared on Nintendo platforms, including Toki Tori 2+ and RUSH. Lots of fans have let us know they’d like to play RIVE on a Nintendo system. So we can't wait to finally bring RIVE to Nintendo Switch!

RIVE is a great fit for Nintendo Switch. It was always intended as an explosive ode to the action games of the early nineties. Nostalgic, yet thoroughly modern. And we feel that Nintendo Switch, too, is all about bringing the experience from our youth, playing deep and skill-based games together, to the current day.

RIVE (meaning 'to tear apart violently') is filled to the brim with references to our favorite games (sure hope you recognize the above!), with spectacular set-pieces, and humor, via the game's main characters. Space scavenger Roughshot and robot butler DLL are both voiced by the talented Mark Dodson, of Star Wars and Gremlins fame.

One reviewer appropriately called the game "a heart attack inducing crazy nostalgia rollercoaster". It was received very well on Steam and PlayStation 4, with a 95% Steam user rating.

For more info, follow us on Twitter or on Facebook, or visit rivethegame.com.

Voez - Nintendo Switch trailer

Splatoon 2 - more info on the Roller weapon

This week's European downloads - March 2 (Zelda BOTW, SEGA 3DS sale and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, available March 3) - €69.99/£59.99

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.

Ghost Blade HD (2Dream, available February 28) - €8.99/£8.09
Ghost Blade HD is an intense bullet-hell shoot 'em up game, with satisfying and addictive score-based gameplay, with its tradition going back to the shooting games of the 1990s era. Designed with a modern graphic style and special effects, Ghost Blade also features an awesome 2-player mode! Ghost Blade HD Is easy to learn, yet hard to master.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild- Expansion Pass (Nintendo, Add-on Content available March 3) - €19.99/£17.99

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Fallout Battle Map Pack (Mojang, Add-on Content available March 1) - €2.99/£2.39

Special offers

Baila Latino (O2 GAMES) - €12.93/£10.33 (Ends March 30, normally €19.90/£15.90)
Fit Music for Wii U (O2 GAMES) - €9.68/£8.06 (Ends March 30, normally €14.90/£12.40)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 GAMES) - €9.68/£8.06 (Ends March 30, normally €14.90/£12.40)
COLOR BOMBS (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
JACKPOT 777 (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
PANDA LOVE (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
PENTAPUZZLE (RCMADIAX) - €3.00/£2.74 (Ends March 30, normally €4.49/£4.09)
PIXEL SLIME U (RCMADIAX) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends March 30, normally €2.99/£2.69)
SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
SHOOTY SPACE (RCMADIAX) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends March 30, normally €2.99/£2.69)
SPLASHY DUCK (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX) - €3.00/£2.74 (Ends March 30, normally €4.49/£4.09)
TAP TAP ARCADE (RCMADIAX) - €1.33/£1.19 (Ends March 30, normally €1.99/£1.79)
TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends March 30, normally €2.99/£2.69)
TITANS TOWER (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends March 30, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 20, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Wicke Monsters Blast! HD PLUS (CORECELL) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games) - €1.49/£1.24 (Ends March 23, normally €2.99/£2.49)
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €7.19/£6.39 (Ends March 16, normally €8.99/£7.99)
The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Delirium Studios) - €3.99/£3.59 (75% off if you own The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind, €1.99 / £1.79. Normally €7.99/£7.19, ends March 16)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Brave Dungeon (INSIDE SYSTEM) - €4.99/£4.49

Syega are powerful crystals that grant humans the ability to use magic. Some crystals are so powerful they have to be contained in specially prepared vessels; these are known as Magic Items. Join intrepid adventurer Al as she explores the dangerous labyrinths of Belfer Island in search of powerful Magic Items. Along the way Al will join forces with strong allies and face even stronger enemies. Can Al conquer the imposing dungeon known as Godshill and find the ultimate Magic Item?

Parascientific Escape - Gear Detective (CIRCLE Ent.) - €5.00/£4.79
Parascientific Escape~Gear Detective~' is a sequel to 'Parascientific Escape~Cruise in the distant seas~’, where the player is required to find clues and solve puzzles to escape certain situations using PSI abilities. The story follows Detective Kyosuke Ayana, who has the ability of chronokinesis, which allows him to look back in time in a limited field of view, for up till 5 days back. Detective Ayana is hired to find a serial killer threatening the quiet neighbourhood of Camellia Hills - but soon finds himself in much bigger trouble as he investigates the crime scenes.

Special offers
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (SEGA) - €19.99/£14.99 (Ends March 9, normally €39.99/£29.99)
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (SEGA) - €22.49/£19.99 (Ends March 9, normally €44.99/£39.99)
SEGA 3D Classics Collection (SEGA) - €20.09/£16.74 (Ends March 9, normally €29.99/£24.99)
Super Monkey Ball 3D (SEGA) - €9.99/£7.49 (Ends March 9, normally €19.99/£14.99)
3D After Burner II (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Altered Beast (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Ecco the Dolphin (SEGA) - €2.24/£2.04 (Ends March 9, normally €4.49/£4.09)
3D Fantasy Zone (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Fantasy Zone 2 (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Galaxy Force II (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Gunstar Heroes (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Out Run (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Space Harrier (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Streets of Rage (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Streets of Rage 2 (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Super Hang On (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Thunder Blade (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 GAMES) - €9.68/£8.06 (Ends March 30, normally €14.90/£12.40)
The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind (Delirium Studios) - €6.49/£5.84 (75% off if you own The Rivers of Alice, €3.24/£2.92. Normally €12.99/£11.69, ends March 16)
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €7.19/£6.39 (Ends March 16, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games) - €1.49/£1.24 (Ends March 23, normally €2.99/£2.49)
Kutar Concert Staff (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69 (Ends March 16, normally €0.99/£0.99)
Kutar Jump Rope (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69 (Ends March 16, normally €0.99/£0.99)
Kutar Magic Ball (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69 (Ends March 16, normally €0.99/£0.99)
Kutar Quiz (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69 (Ends March 16, normally €0.99/£0.99)
Kutar Tube Rider (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69 (Ends March 16, normally €0.99/£0.99)
10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends March 16, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion) - €0.99/£0.94 (Ends March 16, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Hazumi (Gamelion) - €1.34/£0.99 (Ends March 16, normally €2.69/£1.99)
League of Heroes (Gamelion) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends March 16, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Monster Shooter (Gamelion) - €2.00/£1.60 (Ends March 16, normally €4.00/£3.20)
Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion) - €1.49/£1.39 (Ends March 16, normally €2.99/£2.79)
PIX3D (Gamelion) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends March 16, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion) - €3.49/£3.14 (Ends March 16, normally €6.99/£6.29)
SpeedX 3D (Gamelion) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends March 16, normally €2.99/£2.69)
SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends March 16, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends March 30, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (GameMill) - €19.99/£14.99 (Permanent, was €29.99/£19.99)

Nintendo eShop (New 3DS)

Special offers

Hyperlight EX (CatfishBlues Games) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends March 16, normally €4.99/£4.59)
BOX UP (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
BRICK RACE (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
CUP CRITTERS (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
GALAXY BLASTER (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)
SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends March 30, normally €1.49/£1.39)

Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
All themes available on March 3.

Hello Kitty with her friends (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty celebrates Women's Day with her friends

Hello Kitty and diamonds (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty plays with diamonds

IGN teasing some special Nintendo features for this coming week

Fire Emblem Heroes - new Summoning Event, Paralogue and more now available

- fourth Launch Celebration Map. Clear it on Normal and Hard, and get 3 orbs each time.
- theme for new Summoning Event is ''Sibling Bonds''
- features Eldigan, Sanaki, Olwen, Reinhardt, Klein, and Lechesis
- special quests are now available, related to the Sibling Bonds Summoning Focus event
- all the above available until March 14
- Paralogue 2 – Family Bonds now up
- featuring 3 missions: Brothers and Sisters, Siblings of Thunder, and Courage and Devotion