Wednesday1st Apr 2020
An incredible achievement
Terraria might have started out as a 2D take on Minecraft when it first launched in 2011, but since then it's morphed into its own style of game and has been ported to just about every platform possible including the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. It looks like all the hard work for Re-Logic and 505 Games has paid off...
Thursday26th Mar 2020
But you can still get the enhanced port on Switch
If for some reason you've always wanted the action RPG Code of Princess on the Nintendo 3DS but still haven't got around to purchasing it after all these years, now is the time to take action. Next week, on 31st March, Atlus will be removing the game from the eShop. Here's the official tweet...
Saturday1st Feb 2020
If you haven't experienced the SteamWorld series by Image & Form yet, or still need to play a specific entry, this weekend is the perfect time to act on this. From now until the end of the weekend in both North America and Europe, all SteamWorld games on the Switch, 3DS, and Wii U eShop have been discounted. Some games are even...
Monday23rd Dec 2019
A survival horror
All is not lost for the trusty Nintendo 3DS, as a brand new and exclusive game is set to launch on the system this Boxing Day. Silver Falls – 3 Down Stars is a survival horror which has been inspired by the style of classic titles from the '90s and early 2000s. Ammo and recovery items are limited and every fight with enemies can...
Saturday30th Nov 2019
Great savings on Switch and 3DS games
Capcom, much like Sega, Atlus and even Devolver Digital, is hosting its very own Black Friday 2019 sale on the Switch and 3DS in America. There are savings on a variety of games across both digital storefronts, so now is the perfect time to check out series like
Friday29th Nov 2019
Discounts for Switch and 3DS
Just like Devolver Digital, the Japanese publishers Sega and Atlus have their entire eShop collections discounted across the Switch and 3DS digital libraries for Black Friday 2019. If you're a fan of Sega's offerings, this is a great opportunity to pick up recent releases like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games...
Sunday3rd Nov 2019
Celebrating 15 years of localisation
XSEED Games has slashed the prices of its games on the Switch and 3DS eShop in North America to celebrate 15 years of localising and publishing titles within this region. There are plenty of options across both systems, and "most" games are up to 50 percent off, according to the official press release. This sale...
Friday13th Sep 2019
And much more new content
Possibly one of the last major releases for the 3DS is Shakedown: Hawaii from Vblank Entertainment. After years of waiting for this game to arrive on the system, a release date has finally been confirmed. This follow-up to Retro City Rampage will be made available for all 3DS and 2DS systems on 19th September in North...
Tuesday10th Sep 2019
Snack attack incoming
Got an appetite for more Level-5 games? Well then, be sure to save some room for The Snack World, as a western release appears to be on the way. After a rating for Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold appeared on the Australian Classification Board in April, a classification has now popped up
Wednesday4th Sep 2019
The end of an era
In July, we found out the YouTube service for the 3DS would end in Japan on 3rd September. Well, it's now officially 4th September in Japan and according to Japanese Nintendo, Google has removed this app and service from the system's eShop. If you're located in this region, you'll no longer be able to download this free app for...
Tuesday27th Aug 2019
Update: Possibly thanks to new EU ruling
Update (27th Aug, 13:45 BST): Further digging suggests that the change could be thanks to PSD2, a new payment directive adopted by the European Parliament. PSD2 is said to add new levels of protection for those making purchases online and make cross-border European payment services safer, and it comes into...
Saturday17th Aug 2019
As voted by you
As dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of Nintendo 3DS' long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's final handheld-only console. After a slow start, the portable went...
Tuesday30th Jul 2019
Turning off the lights
Nintendo's website has revealed Google's YouTube service for the 3DS will end on 3rd September in Japan. After this date, users in this region will no longer be able to download the free app from the 3DS eShop. The YouTube app for the 3DS originally went live in 2013 and followed on from the YouTube update for the Wii U...
Wednesday19th Jun 2019
Discounts on Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShop games
Sega is running a Sonic anniversary sale in North America from now until June 24th. For owners of Nintendo platforms, this sale includes discounted Sonic games on the Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShops. Take a look at the 12 games on sale in the list below which includes Sonic's latest racing game:...
Tuesday11th Jun 2019
Limited Run's first 3DS title
During Limited Run Games' E3 conference, it was revealed that the company would be entering the world of physical Nintendo 3DS releases for the first time. The first game (or should we say 'games) coming to Limited Run's 3DS line-up is Atooi Collection, which sees five of the Texas-based studio's games arrive on one...
Thursday30th May 2019
Keep your eye(s) on this one
Joining the ranks of games dropping on Switch and 3DS eShop this afternoon, there was one in particular that caught our eye, although not due to its snazzy aesthetic. Nope, the snappily named PDI Check for Nintendo 3DS attracted our notice thanks to its alarmingly high price tag: $99.99. Hailing from an Alaskan eye...
Wednesday22nd May 2019
Available until the end of the month
Citizens of Earth will reportedly be removed from the Japanese 3DS eShop at the end of this month. At the time of writing, a reason for its removal has not been provided. The game was originally released in 2015 on both the 3DS and Wii U and draws inspiration from Nintendo's EarthBound / Mother series. Right now,...
Friday17th May 2019
Anything take your fancy?
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are just the four new discounts up for grabs this time around, once again being limited to just the Nintendo 3DS. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Wednesday1st May 2019
In 2016, Pokémon specialist Game Freak released Pocket Card Jockey on the 3DS. Beyond the cute graphics, the eShop title was a dangerously addictive combination of horse racing and solitaire. Here on Nintendo Life, we gave it seven out of ten stars and said it was worth a look. A series of interviews with the game's core members have now...
Friday12th Apr 2019
Coming to Switch and 3DS
A successor to Wiiware's Retro City Rampage, Shakedown: Hawaii is firing onto Switch and 3DS this spring. Keeping us in a state of excitement for its release is this brand new trailer, which we've shared for you up above. The game is a 16-bit, destructible, open-world adventure that parodies big business and the white...
Sunday31st Mar 2019
A new leash on life
In 2016, Nintendo quietly removed the Nintendogs + Cats games for the 3DS from the North American eShop without any warning. It left users in this region with no other choice but to seek out a physical copy if they wanted to spend some quality time with these adorable pets. Now, out of nowhere, all three games are back up on the...
Wednesday27th Mar 2019
It looks like Level-5's video game and television series The Snack World is still receiving a western release in the near future, with the help of the localisation company 3Beep. The company's website reveals the following information: 3Beep is working with Level-5 to create the English language versions of the television series and...
Monday25th Feb 2019
Growing up in his father's shadow
In the January issue of Nintendo Dream, the Japanese magazine had the opportunity to talk with the development team behind Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey for 3DS. When asked about why Bowser Jr. was selected as the protagonist for the brand-new side campaign, the team explained how...
Sunday24th Feb 2019
“I love tinkering with old hardware”
Brian Provinciano from Vblank Entertainment recently appeared on Electric Playground Live to demo and talk about his upcoming multi-platform release, Shakedown Hawaii. One of the more interesting parts was when he was asked if it would be possible to run the "open-world comedy" on the Super Nintendo or Sega...
Tuesday5th Feb 2019
Including the lovely Bit.Trip Saga
Nintendo of Europe is hosting a rather special version of its usual My Nintendo Rewards update at present, allowing players to exchange their gold coins for full games rather than just discounts. Four titles in total are up for grabs, all for the Nintendo 3DS. On the more expensive side of the spectrum is BIT.TRIP...
Saturday20th Oct 2018
Run a criminal empire
If you enjoyed Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment on WiiWare, it might be worth taking a look at the new gameplay overview trailer for its successor Shakedown Hawaii. The game was originally scheduled to arrive in 2017 on the 3DS and Nintendo Switch and has since been pushed back to Q1 2019. Surprisingly, the 3DS...
Friday19th Oct 2018
There was a serious selection process
WarioWare Gold on the 3DS is arguably the definitive Warioware collection with the inclusion of the best 300 microgames covering every title in the series from the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release to the slightly more recent 2013 Wii U game. As fantastic as the new microgame collection is, there are...
Saturday4th Aug 2018
Wario's hijacked the eShop, Nintendo's Twitter account and even issued his own press release in celebration of WarioWare Gold arriving on the 3DS. Overall, it's been an effective way of reminding everyone games are still actually being released on the system. Now, website Gaming Reinvented reports an equally as naughty...
Wednesday1st Aug 2018
That's a lot of Bells
Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS is no longer the best-selling title in the lifestyle simulation series. Despite there being far less 3DS systems in the wild compared to the Nintendo DS, the odds have been defied. As of Nintendo’s latest financial report, Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS has sold 11.78...
Tuesday31st Jul 2018
e9 + S2 = lots of puzzles
Jupiter has announced today that Picross e9 is gearing up for release on Nintendo 3DS. The game is launching in Japan on 8th August with other regions expected to follow shortly after. The news comes just days after the reveal of Picross S2, the second Switch instalment of the franchise which will be hitting the eShop this...