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...
Tuesday24th Jul 2018
No longer a viable market
Treasurenauts has been in development for what feels like forever, with both 3DS and Switch versions planned. However, 3DS owners might want to look away now because in the latest Atooi video update, Jools Watsham has revealed the development for that version has been cancelled. His reasoning is pretty sound;...
Sunday22nd Jul 2018
Spanish-based studio, MercurySteam, is best known for developing Metroid: Samus Returns and also working on Konami's Castlevania series - including the 3DS entry, Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Although the studio’s history has been well docu
Thursday19th Jul 2018
Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today
Another week, another eShop update! Expect plenty of new games, DLC updates and discounts on the eShops in your region - there's bound to be something down below that'll whet your gaming appetite. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential...
Mega Man X Legacy! Pool Panic! City Connection... again!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. Have a read down below and you're bound to find something that'll get your bank balance shaking with fear. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Mega Man X Legacy...
When paths collide
As much as Tingle divides The Legend of Zelda fanbase, the stories he continues to provide the Nintendo community are priceless. During a chat with Kotaku about Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe revealed the quirky fairy hopeful - starting out in Majora’s Mask - was going to be the star of a...
Wednesday18th Jul 2018
Weird, wacky and wonderful
WarioWare Gold is out next month on the 3DS and in preparation for the release, Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube account has uploaded a new four-minute overview trailer of the game. The recent demo made available on the 3DS eShop at the start of this month allowed players to go hands-on with Wario's latest outing, and this...
Thursday12th Jul 2018
Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today
We're almost halfway into July, so that means more summertime games to keep your entertained on Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Wii U and mobile. Since it's Thursday, expect plenty of new games, DLC updates and discounts on the eShops in your region - there's bound to be something down below that'll...