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News: Here's Where The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Falls in the Timeline

Here's Where The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Falls in the Timeline

Thank God it doesn't branch again

As many of you know, all games in the Legend of Zelda series are actually connected by a large and somewhat convoluted timeline. Basically, there's one timeline up to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and then it splits into two parts based on whether the hero was defeated or was victorious. The defeated hero...

News: There's a Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS HOME Theme Coming to Europe

There's a Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS HOME Theme Coming to Europe

Celebrating four million sales

Just this week Capcom announced that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has passed four million sales globally, with this entry also being the first of the series to sell more than one million copies across Europe and North America. It's been a breakthrough title for the IP, in other words. To celebrate it's now been confirmed...

News: Online Battles Coming to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden in Japan

Online Battles Coming to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden in Japan

Yes please, Bandai Namco

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is out now in both Europe and North America, giving Western 3DS owners a welcome dose of the popular franchise. It has a pretty decent range of content and a surprisingly deep combat system, prompting us to give it a recommendation in our review. One complaint we had, though, was the lack of...

News: Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardware Bundles And Cover Plates

Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardware Bundles And Cover Plates

Jealousy mode: engaged

Japan gets all the best hardware bundles - that's just one of the things us westerners have to live with. As if to prove this universal truth, details have just been released regarding two fresh New 3DS bundles coming to The Land of the Rising Sun, and both look downright lovely. First up is the Super Mario Bros. 30th bundle,...

Video: Nintendo Digs Out an Old Favourite for Halloween New 3DS Commercial

Nintendo Digs Out an Old Favourite for Halloween New 3DS Commercial

Also plugs Yo-Kai Watch

Apparently Halloween is rather popular - maybe it's the outfits, all the sweets / candy, or just a general love of spooky and horrifying things. What was a bit of a laugh when your humble writer was in short trouser many years ago is now a 'Holiday', so we all need to jump on board. Of course we'll do some Halloween-type...

News: 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Claims Japanese Number One Spot as Nintendo Maintains Momentum

7th Dragon III Code: VFD Claims Japanese Number One Spot as Nintendo Maintains Momentum

PS4 still leads hardware, though

The Media Create results are out in Japan, and this week is relatively low key overall, with a new SEGA RPG on 3DS arriving as the most successful newcomer. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD jumps up to number one spot in the software top 20, with Yo-Kai Watch Busters holding onto second place. In a chart dominated by...

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)

Tri-al and error

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a remarkably segmented and potentially divisive game from Nintendo. It attempts a similar trick to Four Swords Adventures but, with its totem mechanic and implementation, doesn't accommodate both solo and group players in canny ways; as a result this is a multiplayer game with single player...

News: Let The Music From Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Bring Cheer To Your Soul

Let The Music From Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Bring Cheer To Your Soul

Good music never goes out of fashion

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is out very soon and to celebrate Nintendo Japan has released a charming video showing off some of the amazing music in the game. In the video we can see a violin and accordion being played with great gusto; it all adds up to a very impressive sound. Looking back to The...

News: Dementium Remastered Pricing Confirmed as Renegade Kid Looks Ahead to Release

Dementium Remastered Pricing Confirmed as Renegade Kid Looks Ahead to Release

Has been submitted to Lotcheck in North America

Not so long ago we highlighted Dementium Remastered as a 3DS title to look forward to this year, with the Renegade Kid title aiming to bring some horror to the portable's eShop. It's getting closer to release, too, with the studio confirming that it's now gone into Lotcheck approval for its North...

News: The Chibi-Robo amiibo is Being Sold Separately in Japan

The Chibi-Robo amiibo is Being Sold Separately in Japan

Perhaps Nintendo has similar plans for the West?

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash launched recently in North America to somewhat middling critical reception. We awarded the game a 6/10, praising its solid gameplay and criticising its somewhat derivative execution. The game also launched alongside an amiibo which was sold exclusively in a bundle with the game...

News: 3DS System Update to Version 10.2.0-28 is Now Live

3DS System Update to Version 10.2.0-28 is Now Live

So stable it'll blow your mind

How much stability can one system handle? At what point does it reach peak stability? Nintendo's keen to find out with the 3DS. You see, the 3DS (New and original models) has now been updated to version 10.2.0-28, which is a minor increase of one on that last figure; basically that means it's a stability update. At...

News: Yo-Kai Watch 2DS Bundle Coming To North America On November 6th

Yo-Kai Watch 2DS Bundle Coming To North America On November 6th

Comes with the game pre-installed for $99.99

Nintendo is releasing a new 2DS hardware bundle to mark the launch of Yo-Kai Watch in North America. The console - which comes with the game pre-installed - will launch on November 6th for $99.99, alongside the game's full retail release. Yo-Kai Watch is the first in a series which has taken Japan by a...

Video: Eiji Aonuma Plays Dress-Up As He Shows Off The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Eiji Aonuma Plays Dress-Up As He Shows Off The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

You go for it Aonuma-san

Eiji Aonuma is clearly a very talented, motivated developer, qualities necessary when fulfilling the role of series producer for The Legend of Zelda. He also has a brilliantly playful side, as he demonstrated when he performed a cool Cucco dance at E3 2014. He approached a recent live stream of The Legend of Zelda: Tri...

News: XSEED VP Talks About the Future of the Rune Factory Series

XSEED VP Talks About the Future of the Rune Factory Series

"Marvelous knows fans are clamoring for a sequel"

For those of you that aren't aware, Rune Factory is an interesting RPG that aims to merge elements of Harvest Moon with more conventional fantasy themes. While a large portion of the game does revolve around tending crops and building relationships with fellow villagers, there's also dungeons to...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Rumours Suggest a Console/Handheld Hybrid, Future eShop Listing Leaks and More

Nintendo NX Rumours Suggest a Console/Handheld Hybrid, Future eShop Listing Leaks and More

Leaks-a-plenty

At Nintendo Life we know how tricky it can be to keep up with all the happenings that go on in a week, so once again we've compiled the cream of the crop for your entertainment. This week we focus on the recent Nintendo NX rumours that suggest the system may be a fusion of a home console and a handheld, eShop listing leaks, The...

News: 3DS Added as Stretch Goal on Ghost Police Kickstarter

3DS Added as Stretch Goal on Ghost Police Kickstarter

Potential soundtrack to be composed by Shovel Knight Composer

Many promising and interesting projects have been made possible only because of Kickstarter. The crowdfunding startup has help give shape to games such as Shovel Knight, Mighty No. 9, Yooka-Laylee, and many more. While it has become a popular spot for displaced industry veterans to raise...