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News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Gaming on the go

Not too long ago we published five reasons to choose Wii U this Holiday season, so it now seems only fair to do the same for the 3DS. With so many systems and games competing for our time the little portable has plenty of rivals, but it's also a terrific option in a time of the year typically full of travelling and relaxation away...

News: Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

These are genuine beasts

Earlier this week we shared a Nintendo UK infographic promoting the Wii U, and on the same day Capcom shared a neat effort for 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; we don't know whether game companies have had a secret meeting agreeing to an infographic offensive, but they're pretty enough that we don't care. This Capcom...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros. for Wii U May Be His Last in the Series

Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros. for Wii U May Be His Last in the Series

Expects the franchise to continue

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is one of the biggest releases of the year, while the 3DS version has also proven to be a critical and commercial success following its October release. Masahiro Sakurai, the driving-force of the series that oversees the projects down to the finest details, has often spoken of the great...

News: Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart Problems In A Sweltering Donkey Kong Suit

Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart Problems In A Sweltering Donkey Kong Suit

Legal teams are going bananas

When actor Parker Mills stepped into a Donkey Kong costume to promote the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at the Los Angeles Zoo last year, he most likely assumed the job would be a piece of cake — after all, what's better than being the mighty Kong for a day, right? However, Mills ended up earning more than...

News: Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spring 2015 Release in North America

Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spring 2015 Release in North America

"There's a metric buttload of exploration"

Just recently Atlus revealed a couple of exciting projects, including an Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon mash-up being developed exclusively for 3DS by its own team and Spike Chunsoft — the Etrian Odyssey series is well known in the West, though Mystery Dungeon has had a patchier record with...

Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

Not as Sonic doomed

Unlike its Wii U counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS is an experience that is much more reminiscent of a traditional Sonic game. It takes place with a 2D perspective and your goal is to get to the finish in typical Sonic style — unlike traditional Sonic games however, it's not quite as simple as that. Sonic Boom:...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 enters charts at number three

As we rattle towards the festive season and retail sales spike, Nintendo is no doubt hoping for strong sales around the world to move towards its targets and overall profitability. While the peak season has arrived in the West — with Black Friday, for example — the biggest sales boosts in...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Third-Party 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Third-Party 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Tales of the Abyss! Puyo-Puyo! Stuff you might not recognise!

When Nintendo introduced 3DS HOME Themes earlier this year it was fairly reasonable to wonder whether it would be a rather limited initiative, with a small range of first-party themes that would gradually lose momentum. That's not the case so far, however, with new designs arriving most...

News: Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Hardware! Games! Clothing! Animal Crossing CD!

The past couple of weeks have brought some enticing deals to shoppers, including those on the lookout for Nintendo treats. While scuffles and death-of-humanity scenes in stores and malls have now passed, there are still plenty of discounts kicking around to grab some nice gifts or treats for ourselves...

News: Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Finds Fans Are Growing Older

Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Finds Fans Are Growing Older

Super Smash Bros. players are also getting on

Since its inception, Pokémon has been commonly associated with a young audience. Whilst this connection remains intact, the latest data from Japanese sales tracker Media Create reveals the primary purchasers of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in Japan on release were not necessarily children or...

Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in the US

The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in the US

Because Black Friday isn't enough

Last week's Black Friday shenanigans weren't enough for retailers, it seems, as the efforts to separate us from our cash continue on 'Cyber Monday'. The name suggests online deals, naturally, though there are still promotions running within stores too, with GameStop and Target already stating that their deals will...

News: Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Here's hoping the NPD results are better...

With stores having now closed after their Black Friday week's discounts we can expect plenty of focus on sales numbers, with the upcoming NPD results and sales around different countries eagerly awaited. Nintendo offered key bundles with Wii U and 3DS / 2DS, though the consensus for the US in particular is...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Twelve: Cook

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Twelve: Cook

Bread to rights

In the final part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Today is the day I complete my Life journey in Reveria. All of the Lives I have spent time as, all of the monster parts and mushrooms I have gathered, my fears of a secret organisation creating a new world order...

Out Today: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)

Catch a Special Demo Version download code inside

We hope you're ready to catch 'em all, because today marks the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in Europe. It's a fantastic game — as you'll know if you've already checked out our review — and will ensure that the 3DS ends 2014 on a high. To mark this momentous occasion we're...