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Video: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus Shows Off Its amiibo Fighters

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus Shows Off Its amiibo Fighters

New trailer shows off Nintendo-themed liveries

Bandai Namco has released a trailer for its forthcoming update of the 3DS title Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. Going by the name Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus in Japan, the title is one of the first 3DS releases to include support for the newly-released amiibo range of interactive toys. Tapping...

Review: Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (3DS)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (3DS)

Flying on Empty

When a video game title receives both a console and handheld iteration, it's fairly common for them to feature unique gameplay, different art styles, and generally offer a fresh experience across the platforms. Instead, Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue for the 3DS is almost identical in every aspect to its Wii U counterpart...

First Impressions: Bravely Second's Demo Comes Out Fighting

Bravely Second's Demo Comes Out Fighting

Watch the first 30 minutes right here

About a year ago we gave the original Bravely Default a whopping 9/10 in our review, so it was with some excitement that we battled through numerous eShop error messages for hours on end, desperate to get our grubby mitts on the Japanese Bravely Second demo that released recently. So how does Bravely Second...

Video: Nintendo Minute Debates Its 3DS Game of the Year

Nintendo Minute Debates Its 3DS Game of the Year

The "Super Sixteen Showdown" also continues

It's the time of year for lists, lots of lists — our Game of the Year awards will come in the Christmas to New Year week, with community voting opening soon — and Nintendo Minute is currently working through its own 'best of' lists for 2014. The presenting duo are going through each platform (including...

News: Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Pokémon ORAS catch 5th and 7th place, amiibo sales match up to Smash Wii U

It's that time again, with November NPD results — which cover US physical retail sales — being released; they cover the vital Black Friday week sales, in particular. For Nintendo the focus was on major releases on both Wii U and 3DS, both of which performed rather well,...

News: Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

So much Pokémon

It's not easy catching all Pokémon, even if you want to be the very best. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has a sizeable world, of course, so finding all of the 'mon is as big a challenge as successfully nabbing them upon discovery. For any of you struggling to locate every Pokémon there's a particularly handy map that's...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Heading Exclusively to 3DS in Early 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Heading Exclusively to 3DS in Early 2015

Supposedly "nearly doubles" length of original

Like the DS before it the 3DS is becoming a terrific portable for RPG games, with Atlus delivering some of the very best examples. The publisher and developer has been busy in recent times yet has, nevertheless, announced another exclusive title for the portable — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Luigi and co. clean up

Last Friday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was finally released in Japan, and to no surprise it's taken the top spot in this week's Japanese charts courtesy of Media Create. Although the numbers aren't as grand as for the launch of the 3DS version, there are only around two million Wii U owners in Japan, meaning that ten percent...

News: 40 Percent Blasted Off The Price Of Classic Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire

40 Percent Blasted Off The Price Of Classic Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire

3DS eShop side-scroller reduced to just $15.99 this week

Teyon has today announced that it is knocking 40 percent off the price of critically acclaimed eShop steampunk shooter Steel Empire. Originally released on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive back in the early '90s, this classic blaster was recently updated for the 3DS. We gave it a glowing 9/10...

News: Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in Most Recent 3DS System Update

Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in Most Recent 3DS System Update

Not just a theme shuffler

Nintendo's latest 3DS system update introduced a few features, with the ability to shuffle favourite HOME themes and the addition of NFC support — for payment cards and amiibo — on the New Nintendo 3DS in Japan and Australia / New Zealand. As some of the Nintendo Life community pointed out, however, it started to get...

News: Nintendo Celebrates Landmark of Record Sales Success for Million-Selling 3DS Games

Nintendo Celebrates Landmark of Record Sales Success for Million-Selling 3DS Games

Four games have sold 2 million copies in the last 5 months in Japan

While hardware results have slowed due to a certain level of critical mass, the 3DS remains a major success story in Japan, in particular. Along with the release of the New Nintendo 3DS — which is helping the portable maintain its dominance in the hardware charts for the country...

News: The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon Quest, And It's Coming To The 3DS In 2015

The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon Quest, And It's Coming To The 3DS In 2015

Japanese launch happening in March

Square Enix's Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy games have been a commercial and critical success for the company, taking the legendary tunes heard in the million-selling series and placing them in an incredibly compelling rhythm action context. Given that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has pretty much mined the...

News: Nintendo Appeal Takes Tomita Technologies 3DS Patent Case Back to Court

Nintendo Appeal Takes Tomita Technologies 3DS Patent Case Back to Court

And on it goes...

At the start of this year we reported that Nintendo was ordered to pay 3DS royalties to Tomita Technologies, having lost a patent trial related to the portable. The big N was accused of utilising patented stereoscopic 3D technology — particularly in the handheld's cameras — without permission; Nintendo had countered that it had...

News: The Latest 3DS Home Themes in Japan Have Monsters, Cute Cats and Festive Cheer

The Latest 3DS Home Themes in Japan Have Monsters, Cute Cats and Festive Cheer

Ticking all the boxes

While we're seeing plenty of 3DS HOME Themes make their way to the West, our curiosity with Japanese culture means that we can't help but be intrigued by themes released in Japan; it also helps that Nintendo regularly releases charming videos showing them off. The most recent batch of ten videos from Nintendo caught our eye,...