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Video: Bravely Second Teaser Trailer Goes Live

Bravely Second Teaser Trailer Goes Live

An even bigger tease than presents under the Christmas tree

Square Enix has just released a short teaser trailer for Bravely Second, the sequel to the beautiful 3DS RPG Bravely Default. Like all good teaser videos it reveals absolutely nothing and yet somehow still leaves you gasping for more - the video opens with a fantastic shot of Istantahl...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Climbs Back Into the UK Top 20

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Climbs Back Into the UK Top 20

Remainder hold firm or drop slightly

The last UK chart results before Christmas are in, and they show a largely steady week with minimal changes, albeit with some discounts or last minute rushes moving some positions around. The best story from Nintendo's perspective is Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which climbed eight places in the all-format charts...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Pokémon X & Y and the 2DS, Perfect Together

12 Days of Christmas - Pokémon X & Y and the 2DS, Perfect Together

Rapidashing through the snow with a Horsea on our sleigh

The Pokémon series has certainly evolved (some might even say mega-evolved) since the days of Pocket Monsters Akai and Pocket Monsters Midori in 1995. While franchise creator Satoshi Tajiri still has a hand in the development of main series Pokémon games, things have certainly moved on...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Fire Emblem's Awakening

12 Days of Christmas - Fire Emblem's Awakening

Long-running strategy RPG dodges permadeath with one of the year's best

There were greater commercial and critical successes than Fire Emblem: Awakening's in this Year of Luigi, but none could be as sweet. The underdog series finally saw the acclaim that it deserved from a mass audience for a banner year, one in which the stakes couldn't have been...

Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS)

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS)

Throw away the key

Being ambitious is no easy task. Playing a full, big-budget console game on a portable system is likely in every gamer’s wildest fantasies, but due to hardware limitations, we’re often left disappointed by half-hearted ports. Armature Studio, in its infinite wisdom, recognized this concern and chose to take this one in a...

Video: Prepare To Be Jealous As Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Shows Off His 3DS Collection

Prepare To Be Jealous As Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Shows Off His 3DS Collection

We dread to think how long it takes him to clear his StreetPass hits

You may have noticed that Nintendo UK is running a campaign on YouTube at the moment where 3DS owners talk about what they love the most about their consoles, as well as the games that have entertained them the most. We've already seen some notable — and not so notable —...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - A Year of Promotions from Nintendo

12 Days of Christmas - A Year of Promotions from Nintendo

Spend a little, get a bit more

While we could argue until the end of days about some aspects of Nintendo pricing, particularly with download retail games, 2013 has been another year where the company has taken positive strides to offer promotions and incentives on key games and their systems. Whether in Europe or North American there are decent...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Website Launched

Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Website Launched

Demons and dungeons coming soon!

The Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth website opened today, giving us a touch of artwork and info on the upcoming 3DS dungeon crawler as well as a handy place to view the trailer released last month. At the moment there are a few short character bios for members of the Persona 3 and 4 cast, as well as the all-new...

News: New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Consoles Right Now

New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Consoles Right Now

7.1.0-14 improves "stability and usability"

A new system update has gone live for the 3DS, but before you get too excited, it's worth pointing out that this one merely brings additional stability to Nintendo's handheld. Update 7.1.0-14 is clearly intended to smooth things over, as the change log on Nintendo's site attests: Improved system...

Video: Unlock This Footage Of Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Wonderful Mysterious Keys

Unlock This Footage Of Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Wonderful Mysterious Keys

Gotta catch 'em all?

We've reported before on Square Enix's upcoming 3DS remake of the Game Boy Colour Dragon Quest Monsters 2, but now we've got some footage to show, too. As you'd expect, much of the video focuses on showing off the enormous G-sized monsters and giving us a quick peek at small portion of the 800+ beasts in the game, but there are...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 18th December Broadcasts

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 18th December Broadcasts

Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix, Kirby, Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 and much more

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching, Nintendo took the opportunity to bring us all new Nintendo Direct broadcasts to show us what's to come, throw in a surprise or two and build some buzz around both the Wii U and the 3DS. Broadcasts in Europe and North America —...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Z Shifts Almost 80% Of Its Initial Shipment With Half A Million Copies Sold

Puzzle & Dragons Z Shifts Almost 80% Of Its Initial Shipment With Half A Million Copies Sold

GungHo is hoping for one million units sold

As we reported yesterday, GungHo's smartphone RPG port Puzzle & Dragons Z has sold more than half a million units in its first week on sale in Japan. That's impressive in anyone's book, but we're now hearing reports that the figure accounts for 78% of the initial shipment — which means that more...

Video: Watch The Chickens Come Home To Roost In The New 3DS Harvest Moon

Watch The Chickens Come Home To Roost In The New 3DS Harvest Moon

It's going to be moo-velous

Due out in Japan on the 27th of February 2014, Bokujou Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (roughly: Harvest Moon: Connect to the New World") will be the latest entry in the evergreen farming series and the third outing on 3DS. The theme of the game is "connectedness", interacting with other farmers online and via local...

News: 3DS Hardware Sales Reach the Two Million Landmark in the UK

3DS Hardware Sales Reach the Two Million Landmark in the UK

That includes 2DS, too

We've heard much positive news about the 3DS this year, with the UK market also enjoying strong sales of the portable and its big-hitting games. Major releases such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Pokémon X & Y — along with various others — have delivered success in the software charts and driven hardware purchases...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - The Azran Legacy Solves The Professor's Last Puzzle

12 Days of Christmas - The Azran Legacy Solves The Professor's Last Puzzle

We hope the franchise will find a solution

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is already out in Europe and arrives in North America on 28th February; for some the end is still to come while others have already closed their 3DS lid — or hit a button on the 2DS — with a regretful sigh. Level-5 may have kept the door open for the series to...

News: Nintendo Looking Into "Little Experiences" on Smartphones and Tablets

Nintendo Looking Into "Little Experiences" on Smartphones and Tablets

"It’s largely going to be much more marketing activity-oriented"

When it comes to smartphone and tablet content Nintendo has been painstakingly clear on two points in recent times — it has no plans to release its full games on the platforms, but is looking at ways to utilise the enormous number of smart devices to promote its hardware and games...

News: Bravely Default North American Demo To Include Unique Quest and Hours of Exclusive Content

Bravely Default North American Demo To Include Unique Quest and Hours of Exclusive Content

Arrives on 2nd January

While European gamers are fortunate enough to have Bravely Default available on 3DS now, it seems North American gamers will also have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the game ahead of its retail release. Nintendo of America has confirmed that a demo for the title will hit the region's 3DS eShop on 2nd January, and stated that...

News: This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo

This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo

Grab it now in Europe, pre-order in North America

Today's European broadcast wasn't all about games, but also revealed an attractive collectible that's up for grabs on Club Nintendo; it's a diorama based on this year's terrific 3DS release Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. This is available right now on the European Club Nintendo stars catalogue, with...