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News: Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement of 3DS Homebrew Requirement

Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement of 3DS Homebrew Requirement

Has rapidly moved up the charts on Amazon

In recent times we've provided some coverage of progress on a 3DS Homebrew Channel project, which is apparently all set to be released on 22nd November. It can be a grey area of fierce debate, as the excitement for some to produce apps and games — as was the case on DS and Wii — is countered by those...

Video: Squishing Spiders in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Quests, Helpfully Explained

Squishing Spiders in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Quests, Helpfully Explained

Give up on the facial tissue idea now

When we last left the caravan players can expect to to travel with in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, they were about to enter Hearth, a town known for its metalworking, but it seems the village has fallen on hard times ever since the lava flow that powers the forges has stopped. Solving the village's problem...

News: Take A Look At The Super Mario And Pokémon HOME Menu Themes Arriving This Week On 3DS

Take A Look At The Super Mario And Pokémon HOME Menu Themes Arriving This Week On 3DS

A free Sonic Boom theme is also up for grabs

Nintendo has certainly bolstered its 3DS Theme Shop offerings since the store’s initial launch early last month. Each week, owners of Nintendo’s beloved handheld see an array of new offerings released on the shop, and this week is no different. Coming off the attractive designs celebrating the...

Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Satoru Iwata's "Same-Generation Hypothesis" actually makes sense

It's almost taken for granted that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will perform well on 3DS (and 2DS) over the Holiday season. It's the safest bet for Nintendo since Pokémon X & Y jumped into a bold new 3D engine and became the biggest-selling of all 3DS games;...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

A chance to play the latest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its range of Wii U and 3DS titles to shopping centres all over the United States. From November 24th to December 21st, 16 different venues will benefit from hands-on play time with some of the company's most popular titles, including the forthcoming Super...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untold II's Lush Opening Cinematic

Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untold II's Lush Opening Cinematic

And then cross your fingers for a western release

Etrian Odyssey Untold II hits Japanese stores on the 27th of this very month, and in order to build some hype in its homeland publisher Atlus has made the opening cinematic public. It's the next instalment in a series which has been active since the days of the Nintendo DS and follows on from the...

News: 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

Does not run 3DS ROMS, but open to emulators and apps

Over the past few months we've been reporting on the efforts of 3DS hacker smealum, who's been actively working towards releasing a homebrew exploit and channel for the 3DS. System updates and then the New Nintendo 3DS model delayed progress, but it seems that the exploit is now just days away...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes Live in Europe

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes Live in Europe

Four Nintendogs + Cats themes, too

Just recently four Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Themes were released in Japan, each adopting a different style reflecting the game, limited edition hardware and general artwork. We hoped they'd come to the West and, for Europeans at least, that day has come. Although they weren't listed in the official...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Ten: Mercenary

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Ten: Mercenary

Paladins go to the palace balls, mercenaries go everywhere else

In the tenth part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Last week’s adventure in couch-building and furniture storage left me living large in my well-appointed new digs, the manor house in Castele’s market district...

News: Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Out for the count

There's an upcoming patch for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS that will tweak balancing in the game, yet while some will call for that change to weaken Little Mac, statistics suggest that such changes may not be necessary. This writer's been on the end of some sound thrashings by Little Mac players in the online For Glory mode — with a...

News: Exclusive New Nintendo 3DS Features Teased For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Exclusive New Nintendo 3DS Features Teased For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Game will be available on all models, however

Due to North America and Europe likely receiving the New Nintendo 3DS in early 2015, and with The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D due in Spring, some were concerned — albeit unnecessarily — that the much-anticipated remake would be an exclusive for the new system. Thankfully, Eiji Aonuma has...

News: Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Legendaries & Additional Story Arc To Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Legendaries & Additional Story Arc To Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Adventuring beyond the Pokémon League

The more we hear about Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the more this latest entry to the series seems to be bursting with all kinds of content. Developer Game Freak has committed to going more "in depth" with the game world this time around, and the surprise announcement of additional story elements...

News: Japanese Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC To Include Bravely Default Tunes

Japanese Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC To Include Bravely Default Tunes

Bravely soldiering on

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's track list and DLC offerings are an already impressive offering, encompassing titles like the iconic SNES classic Final Fantasy VI to experimental GameCube spinoff Crystal Chronicles, but next week in Japan the game branches out into new territory, as four tracks from

News: Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Speed demon

There's still no sign of our review copies of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but we can at least take some solace in the fact that there's a free 3DS theme available for download right now. We've confirmed that the theme is on offer in North America and Canada, but it's not currently available on either the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Wii U awaits new releases, still

It's Media Create charts time for Japan, once again, and this week brings more steady reassurance for Nintendo in the portable space, if not necessarily for Wii U. This is also a relatively quiet spell ahead of the Holiday season in Japan, so familiar names continue to make their presence felt. At the top, still, is...

News: 3DS Version Of Petit Computer Hits Japan November 19th, Global Programming Contest Announced

3DS Version Of Petit Computer Hits Japan November 19th, Global Programming Contest Announced

No date for the western release as yet

Programming tool Petit Computer — known in Japan as SmileBASIC — is getting a new 3DS version in Japan this month. Developer SmileBoom Co.Ltd confirmed the release today, and also announced that the third programming contest will be held in conjunction with the Japanese launch. Although this contest will...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Talks up Holiday prospects and tackles smartphone questions

We're now very close to the peak shopping season for 2014, and Nintendo will be throwing out major releases in a bid to secure major sales success for both Wii U and 3DS. For the Wii U much rides on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the amiibo range, while on 3DS the main focus will be...

News: Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring 2015 Release in Japan, for Wii U and 3DS

Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring 2015 Release in Japan, for Wii U and 3DS

Wii version dropped, unsurprisingly

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a troubled history. When originally announced for Wii and 3DS this flying action title certainly caught the eye, with the development team at Prope being led by the highly regarded Yuji Naka, one of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. It then seemed to enter the publishing void,...