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News: The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The wait is killing us

Nintendo has revealed what the packaging for the Japanese version of the New 3DS will look like, and we're sure you'll agree that it's pretty sweet. The box is colourful and stylish, and very, very different from the kind of packaging design we've seen for the 3DS range so far. It hints at the bright and fun Cover Plates...

Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

Nintendo has it covered

We don't know about you, but we're pretty hyped about the forthcoming release of the New 3DS — there's just something about fresh Nintendo hardware that excites the places other companies simply cannot reach. However, out excitement levels have been pushed to the limit by the news that the standard "New" 3DS system will...

News: North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

Totes amaze

North Americans who have been eager to grab hold of certain rewards on Club Nintendo will be pleased to know Nintendo of America has recently replenished its stock. Well, at least sort of, with most – but not all – physical items returning. These items range from a series of Nintendo-themed greeting cards, to Kirby Patch Sets, and...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster

Fit that in a Poké Ball, and gawk at this lovely new trailer

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is a bit of a big deal, bringing back and remastering two of the franchise's most beloved titles with all of the bells and whistles that the 3DS and the new 3D graphics engine allow. As it could be a title that's enjoyed on a daily basis, it may...

News: UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

Same line up as North America, unsurprisingly

Nintendo UK has confirmed that its Amiibo range of "interactive figures" will retail for £10.99 each. The full range of 12 figures — the same roster that was announced for North America — has been added to Nintendo's online UK store, and the pricing has been replicated over at leading independent...

News: Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Europe may have just won this round

To mark 10 years in the business, Hertfordshire-based game publisher Rising Star Games is celebrating with events and announcements every month until the end of 2014. On 11th September, “the home of Japanese games,” is holding a sale on the 3DS for select titles, and on this rare occasion Europe appears to be...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

Have another look at the limited edition XL and MH faceplate

Part of the New Nintendo 3DS announcement last week was confirmation of a rather attractive Monster Hunter 4 G XL edition — Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West — that sports a silver design. In addition Capcom's blockbuster franchise will have two of its own designs in the kisekae...

News: Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Hardly surprising

In recent days a rumour, with no substantial source beyond hearsay, has been doing the rounds that the New Nintendo 3DS systems would be region free. We declined to report the rumour due to the lack of compelling proof, but nevertheless checked up in order to clarify the situation; as some may be contemplating pre-ordering a...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Position – 3DS & Wii U Sales Steady

Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Position – 3DS & Wii U Sales Steady

It'll probably be back up there next week

Yokai Watch 2 has finally lost its crown, dropping down to third place behind two Sony exclusives. It's a shame that it's been bested, but a game cannot stay at number one forever. Elsewhere in the charts Mario Kart 8 still holds its own whilst Hyrule Warriors drops down to number 14, but still with...

Video: This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

Smashing

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, which means that we're rapidly running out of time for Nintendo to formally finalise the roster and other features. Another perspective is that advertising and hype around the title is currently moving into full gear, and TV adverts will be a part of that. The most...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushed Back to "Late October"

Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushed Back to "Late October"

"We encountered a few last-minute issues specific to the EU version"

Shin Megami Tensei IV is a highly regarded RPG on 3DS that arrived in North America in July 2013, but has had a lengthy route to European shores. While titles such as this typically wait — potentially forever — for another publisher in Europe, Atlus has gone out of its way to...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations

All the pretty colours

We've learnt in recent times that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS won't be short of variety; the roster and stage lists continue to grow, while the number of trophies and music tracks are set to be higher than ever. There'll also be plenty of outfits, some rather risqué and others that are simple colour...

Video: Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Tap and slide for GP and prizes

Anticipating Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's release later this month, Square Enix UK has released a video showcasing the game's new Quest Medley mode featuring a combination of classic Theathrythm gameplay and some new features such as the stage-hopping airship: Quest Medley mode features the classical...

Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

The new 'New'

The dust is now starting to settle on Nintendo's surprise reveal of the New Nintendo 3DS in a Japanese Nintendo Direct. Due in Nintendo's homeland this October and other regions in 2015, it adds a healthy dose of new features and improvements to — potentially — invigorate the 3DS family of systems in the coming years. Its...

News: Harvest Moon and PoPoLoCrois Fantasy Farming RPG Heading to 3DS in Japan

Harvest Moon and PoPoLoCrois Fantasy Farming RPG Heading to 3DS in Japan

Dances with turnips

The name Harvest Moon (now Story of Seasons in western territories because of licencing issues) will be familiar to most Nintendo gamers as it's a longstanding series with many titles and spin-offs. The more obscure PoPoLoCrois – originally a fantasy manga series that was later adapted as two anime series and five strategy RPGs...

News: All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start

All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start

Unlock the full roster to complete the mode

It should surprise no one that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will feature an All-Star Mode, as it's been a staple of the series since Super Smash Bros. Melee. Masahiro Sakurai has now outlined how it'll work in the upcoming entries, focusing on the 3DS version. As before characters will...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel

New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel

New hardware and upcoming update give pause for thought

Recently we reported that a homebrew channel was cited as being in the final stages of development, leading us towards opening the can of worms that accompanies every Nintendo system. The hacker behind the planned app, smealum, stated that the app will not run illegal 3DS ROMS, but was planned...

News: Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zelda eShop Discounts

Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zelda eShop Discounts

Plenty to be saved on the run up to Hyrule Warriors

If you've already consulted our European Nintendo Download report this morning you'll be aware that Nintendo is running a discount promotion to mark the release of Hyrule Warriors later this month. The promotion runs for the majority of September and will see Zelda games across the 3DS and Wii U...

News: Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Hoping to win the race

Nintendo's enjoyed a decent run in game award ceremonies during 2014, just reward for some world class titles that have been released in recent times. The company and exclusives on its hardware now have chances for more high-profile gongs in the upcoming Golden Joystick Awards. Nintendo missed out on any wins in last year's...