Kirby's Dream Land

Kirby's Dream Land 2 3DS eShop release date

Kirby's Dream Land 2 3DS eShop release date

Get sucked in to Nintendo's latest downloadable offerings.

GameBoy platformer Kirby's Dream Land 2 will be released on the 3DS eShop this Thursday, Nintendo has announced.

The monochrome adventure sees Nintendo's pink puffball teaming up with new friends Rick the Hamster, Kine the Fish and Coo the Owl. The trio of critters amplify Kirby's powers in the fight against King Dedede. It's yours for £3.60.

3DS endless-runner Bird Mania 3D also launches. It looks a bit like Whale Trail, except you control a blue parrot. It costs £1.80.

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Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Dead! Kirby! Hero! Laser! Proun!

It's the nearing the middle of summer, there are no games out, there's no football on. What the hell are you going to do? Sample the latest in the world of downloadable games, that's what.

On an average week, you're usually weighing up whether to bother throwing a few pennies at the latest indie suggestion or a few more quid at something a little more meaty. You can definitely do that this week, too, with the likes of Half Minute Hero and Block the Laser standing on parade with their hands out.

But this week's most interesting title, Proun, doesn't expect you to pay anything. Instead, you can just pay what you want, in a move more readily associated with bands like Radiohead - but Joost van Dongen doesn't have a lengthy career and the world's press watching his every move. He just has an exceptionally pretty racing game, a truckload of talent and the hope that people like you will spread the word. Maybe he'll even make some money out of his work.

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Out This Week - 01/07/11

Resi Mercs! UFC! Dynasty Warriors!

The cast of Capcom's survival horror series reunites this week for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Heard the name before? You've probably played the all-fighting spin-off as a mini-game in Resi 4 and 5. It's expanded here, with a larger cast and extra features.