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News: IRONHAX to Use Free-to-Play IRONFALL Invasion to Run 3DS Homebrew and Region-Free Workaround

IRONHAX to Use Free-to-Play IRONFALL Invasion to Run 3DS Homebrew and Region-Free Workaround

Sorry, Cubic Ninja scalpers

It's tricky to broach the subject of mods and hacks on Nintendo hardware, as they can prompt diverse and at times feisty debate. This is in part driven by the severe damage that R4 cards did to the DS, with piracy of retail games a major problem that was - unbelievably in hindsight - facilitated and supported by major...

News: Capcom Continues to Go Big With a Monster Hunter X Limited Edition and New Trailers

Capcom Continues to Go Big With a Monster Hunter X Limited Edition and New Trailers

For those always on the hunt

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is being given a big push by Capcom ahead of its late November release in Japan, a fresh entry that brings a slight switch in dynamic to the core play. Considering the huge success of previous 3DS releases in the franchise the projections for millions of sales don't seem excessive. A pricey...

News: Take a Look at the New 'Green Blob' Pokémon

Take a Look at the New 'Green Blob' Pokémon

Plenty of Pokémon Shuffle information, too

Earlier in the summer talk emerged of a new Pokémon that was revealed as part of a teaser during the new 'mon movie that's out now in Japan. We only had some sketches to go on, but 'green blob' seemed to sum up its form nicely. Serebii has dug up an image this weekend, though, which gives us a look at...

Rumour: Rodea the Sky Soldier Release Pushed Back to November

Rodea the Sky Soldier Release Pushed Back to November

Amazon orders delayed

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a troubled history, delayed frequently before its eventual release - and commercial flop - in Japan. It seems that troubles have followed its localisation, too, if the status of Amazon orders are to be believed. We're been sent a copy of a pre-order notification for Amazon in the US - thanks Zach...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Updates all round

Finding yourself bogged down by too much content to fully process in a week? Well have we got a solution for you! In the video below you'll find all the biggest Nintendo news as well as all the releases and reviews for the previous week. This week we look at Nintendo's Loot-Crate style subscription service that is supposedly...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Heading to Japan on 17th September

In the absence of a main-series entry this year, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is the IP's main release on the 3DS. Though it's due by the end of the year in North America and early next year in Europe, its arrival in Japan is much closer - it hits the country on 17th September. It's now been confirmed that some...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

You'll need to venture to Hall 9

Gamescom is statistically the biggest gaming expo in the world, attracting enormous crowds and stuffing itself into many, many halls. There'll be plenty for attendees to do next weekend, and now 3DS fans have an extra stop for their itinerary. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Explorers will be playable...

News: Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Tourneys, YouTube uploads and new DLC

Earlier this week we shared the exciting news around the major Super Smash Bros. update, due on both the Wii U and 3DS versions. Set for 31st July (which it is at the time of writing in Europe and Japan, for example) it's now gone live in both versions of the game. It's a fairly meaty update, taking over five...

News: Nintendo UK Launches 'Friendship Fiesta Concert Hall Contest' in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo UK Launches 'Friendship Fiesta Concert Hall Contest' in Tomodachi Life

Shaky-cam submissions ahoy!

In recent times Nintendo UK has been putting a lot of effort into giving Tomodachi Life a second wind on the 3DS. A commercial success in the West last year, it's certainly one of those 'evergreen' titles that continually shifts copies as the months drift by. The subsidiary is now ramping up its efforts with a contest...

Review: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

A Knight to Remember

Atlus' evergreen Etrian Odyssey series got its start on the DS with a trilogy of excellent map-making adventures, and it's found similar success on Nintendo's newest handheld, with Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and spinoffs Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Persona Q all right at home on the 3DS. Thanks to 2013's

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...

News: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto European Shelves At The End Of August

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto European Shelves At The End Of August

North American launch "slightly later"

Tamsoft's Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to Europe and Australia on August 27th, publisher Marvelous has revealed. The fighting game features plenty of improvements over its forerunner, including pair battles, better visuals, local and online co-op and an enhanced dressing room. The game is hitting...

Video: Image & Form Talks Gamescom and Shows Off SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Image & Form Talks Gamescom and Shows Off SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Portable version will be playable at the expo

SteamWorld Heist is one of the biggest titles coming to the 3DS eShop this year, and in fact was duking it out as joint leader Mighty No. 9 in a recent poll we ran. As announced during E3 it's coming to the portable first this Fall, too, so attention is shifting from the HD iteration (which will also...

Gallery: Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Mathematical!

Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations is the latest video game to be based on the exploits of the boy-and-dog combo, and is coming to Wii U and 3DS in October. We've been given some new screenshots taken from the forthcoming release, which is different from previous Adventure Time titles in that it adopts a story-driven,...

Video: Catch Up With Extensive Monster Hunter X (Cross) Details From Famitsu

Catch Up With Extensive Monster Hunter X (Cross) Details From Famitsu

So, yeah, #MHXForTheWest

For Monster Hunter fans there can never be enough of a good thing, which Capcom seems to know with its monthly deliveries of DLC. Of course gamers in the West don't get all of the spin-offs and variations that grace Japan - we're hoping that Monster Hunter X (Cross) will buck that trend. With a renewed action focus and...