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News: Nintendo Badge Arcade is Pinned Down For a 13th November Release in Europe

Nintendo Badge Arcade is Pinned Down For a 13th November Release in Europe

Pay for plays

Late last year Nintendo released Collectible Badge Centre in Japan, an app / game for the 3DS that allows you to 'win' badges that you can then pin and arrange on your HOME screen. It's rather like an addition to themes, and we shared our impressions at the time; it's now confirmed to be heading to Europe on 13th November, with the new...

News: 3DS Firmware Update Now Available, Stability Remains The Focus

3DS Firmware Update Now Available, Stability Remains The Focus

Stable and able

A new firmware update is available for the 3DS and as you may have anticipated, it offers stability and not a great deal else. Ver. 10.3.0-28 should be ready to download to your console now, and adds even more stability to what surely has to be the most stable piece of gaming hardware on the face of the planet. In case you don't...

News: Capcom Shows Off Toon Link Outfit for Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Capcom Shows Off Toon Link Outfit for Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Along with lots of details and videos

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is now just a few weeks away from release in Japan, bringing with it an action-focused style of play and a whole load of new monsters and variations. With release getting close Capcom hosted an online stream focused on new details, and has released a whole load of goodies. First of all,...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Mall Tour

Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Mall Tour

Showing off the best of Wii U and 3DS

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching the battle for shoppers' hearts and minds will be well and truly underway. As a result Nintendo of America has now confirmed that it'll be targeting shoppers directly in an upcoming mall tour to show off major Wii U and 3DS releases. Perhaps a little disappointing is...

News: ​Parent Trap: Choosing The Right Nintendo 3DS For You And Your Family

​Parent Trap: Choosing The Right Nintendo 3DS For You And Your Family

Which 3DS is right for you? Family Gamer TV's Andy Robertson explains

The 3DS has had a long and winding history. Over the years it has developed a strong collection of games for families, but which version of the hardware is the best fit these days? Family Gamer TV works with a range of different families of varying shapes and sizes. They all play...

News: Gaze Upon The Lush Mega Man Legacy Collection Limited Edition You'll Probably Never Own

Gaze Upon The Lush Mega Man Legacy Collection Limited Edition You'll Probably Never Own

$120 to you, sir

Mega Man Legacy Collection arrives on the 3DS early next year - a little later than the home console editions - but should be well worth the wait for long-time fans of the series. Compendium of the six "classic" 8-bit adventures, the collection comes with added bonuses for hardcore fans, such as artwork and a special challenge...

News: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Endures Awful UK Launch as Mario Kart 7 Bundle Deals Drive It Up the Charts

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Endures Awful UK Launch as Mario Kart 7 Bundle Deals Drive It Up the Charts

Other evergreen releases hold the fort

The UK chart results are out and, yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is easily number one. That's hardly surprising, but the overall Nintendo results have prompted us to raise our eyebrows. Let's get the bad news out of the way - Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash appears to have tanked at launch in the UK. Not only is it...

News: Sega Themes Are Coming To Your 3DS This Week

Sega Themes Are Coming To Your 3DS This Week

To get these themes means waiting AGES

Remember those lovely Sega themes that Japanese 3DS have been enjoying for ages? They're finally coming to the west, albeit with some minor modifications. This Friday, the Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Sega Master System and Sega Mark III themes will touch down in the 3DS Theme Shop:...

Nintendo Life Weekly: SNES PlayStation Prototype Powered Up, Xenoblade Censorship, YO-KAI Watch Popularity & More

SNES PlayStation Prototype Powered Up, Xenoblade Censorship, YO-KAI Watch Popularity & More

YO-KAI is the reasoning

We've had another corker of a week in terms of Nintendo happenings; so much so that we couldn't blame anyone for not being able to keep up with everything. As we usually do, we've compiled all you need to know in one handy little video for your entertainment. This week we look at the incredible SNES Playstation prototype...

Editorial: Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in North America and Europe are Harmful to the Holiday Season

Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in North America and Europe are Harmful to the Holiday Season

Tom Whitehead thinks it's time for more cohesion

If you'll allow this wistful 30-something to get out his pipe and slippers for some reminiscing, there was a time when game releases were a mystery and seemingly scheduled by the Marx Brothers. There could be months - or years! - between regional releases in the West, nevermind localising Japanese...

News: Target Reservation Cards Re-Affirm Fire Emblem Fates as a Dual Release for North America

Target Reservation Cards Re-Affirm Fire Emblem Fates as a Dual Release for North America

While a single release seems likely for Europe

At the end of October we highlighted a minor oddity in Nintendo's list of upcoming releases. It showed Fire Emblem Fates as a single release in Europe, but listed the separate parts - Conquest and Birthright - for North America. This was intriguing as it reinforced the ongoing listing on Amazon UK -...

News: Get Ready to Shred Some Solos in Hello Kitty & Friends Rock 'n' World Tour

Get Ready to Shred Some Solos in Hello Kitty & Friends Rock 'n' World Tour

Rock on you crazy cats

Hello Kitty is a hugely successful brand - yes, it really is! So it's not surprising that there are numerous spin-off games and, due to the family focus of Nintendo hardware, they can often be found on Wii U and 3DS. This week Bergsala and Rising Star Games teamed up to release both Hello Kitty Kruisers and Hello Kitty and...

News: Akihiro Hino Explains Why Yo-Kai Watch Has Been So Successful and What Sets It Apart

Akihiro Hino Explains Why Yo-Kai Watch Has Been So Successful and What Sets It Apart

It's kind of a big deal

As many of you are likely aware, Yo-Kai Watch is now out in North America. A massive hit in Japan, the fascinating Yo-kai adventure game has drawn many parallels to Pokémon and other similar monster catching series. Nonetheless, Level-5 is hoping that it'll achieve similar success in the West, and is launching a full...

News: The Final Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC Update is Now Live

The Final Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC Update is Now Live

Some gorgeous GX armour leads the way

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been the franchises' most successful entry outside of Japan, passing one million sales in Europe and North America, in the process providing a vital breakthrough for the series. It gives us optimism that titles like Monster Hunter X (Cross) will also get localised, or at the very...

News: Orders for the Actual Yo-Kai Watch Toy Open on 6th November in North America

Orders for the Actual Yo-Kai Watch Toy Open on 6th November in North America

This thing's been rarer than Nintendo Directs in Japan

Yo-Kai Watch arrives on 3DS in North America on 6th November, which is an important launch for both Level-5 and Nintendo. It's a franchise that's become a dominant force in Japan, and both parties will hope that it finds a significant audience in the West. In addition to the game it's recently...

Video: New Hyrule Warriors Legends Video Shows More Footage of Tetra in Action

New Hyrule Warriors Legends Video Shows More Footage of Tetra in Action

Tetra sure knows how to tussle

As many of you are aware, Hyrule Warriors is due to receive an enhanced port on the 3DS in the form of Hyrule Warriors Legends. Featuring all of the DLC from the original game and with some additional playable characters, such as Toon Link and Tetra, this is certainly shaping up to be a title that looks like it'll be...

News: Those Who Buy Stella Glow Digitally Will Receive an Exclusive 3DS Theme

Those Who Buy Stella Glow Digitally Will Receive an Exclusive 3DS Theme

Physical buyers will be glowing with envy

As some of you are likely aware, Stella Glow will be releasing in North America on 17th November. The latest RPG from Atlus will be taking a rather musical approach to things, starring a series of witches that all have musical powers of some sort. We certainly enjoyed it based on some limited hands on time...