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Rumour: Could This Contra III Image Mean That SNES Games Are Coming To The 3DS eShop?

Could This Contra III Image Mean That SNES Games Are Coming To The 3DS eShop?

Or is it just an honest mistake?

As you'll no doubt be aware, the 3DS has received an update which not only links the console to your Nintendo Network ID — thereby allowing you to combine your available funds across both the 3DS and Wii U — but also introduces Miiverse to the handheld realm. Interestingly, when you view the Contra III: The...

News: 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

Say hello to version 7.0.0-13

Since its launch the Wii U has introduced the Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse, the latter of which was promised for the 3DS when it was revealed just before E3 2012. In its most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo confirmed that a December update would introduce the ID and shared eShop funds across the 3DS and...

Video: The LEGO Movie Game Unleashes Its Début Trailer

The LEGO Movie Game Unleashes Its Début Trailer

Batman appears because, why not?

In future years we may look back at this as an era of many things in gaming, but LEGO will surely get an honourable mention. LEGO games are everywhere, with the latest being LEGO Marvel Super Heroes; 2014 is already gearing up to deliver even more. One of these is The LEGO Movie Videogame which, unsurprisingly, is...

Review: 3D Altered Beast (3DS eShop)

3D Altered Beast (3DS eShop)

Please don't rise from your grave again

Every video game veteran has a title in its back catalogue which for unknown reasons keeps being dredged up for modern audiences. With Nintendo, it's arguably Urban Champion — a game so lacklustre that it wasn't wanted even back in 1984 — while one-time rival Sega has Altered Beast. A shallow 2D brawler in...

News: Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening

Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening

Retro-themed sequel could remain Japan-only

US publisher XSEED has ruled out localising the third GameCenter CX title, which means that the game could well remain a Japanese exclusive. The same fate befell GameCenter CX: Arino's Challenge 2, which XSEED passed on due to poor sales of Retro Game Challenge, the English version of the first GameCenter...

News: Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Link Between Worlds is top Nintendo game in 19th place

Last week brought the PS4 to Europe, which made life rather difficult for Super Mario 3D World on its UK charts début. While it had been hoped that the staying power of the franchise may see it enjoy a strong second week in the UK market, today's all-format charts haven't produced the desired...

News: Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Gets Closer to Western Release With New Rating

Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Gets Closer to Western Release With New Rating

No objection to this development

Way back in August we finally had confirmation that Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney was being localised for an early 2014 release in both Europe and North America. Updates since then have been non-existent, however, so it's reassuring that the title has now been rated by the Australian Classification Board, which...

News: Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Animal Crossing: New Leaf wins Best Casual Game

As a nominee, if not the ultimate winner, of the VGX Game of the Year award, there's an air of inevitability to the news that Super Mario 3D World has scooped the Best Nintendo Game VGX prize. Mario's latest adventure was up against some strong competition from other Wii U releases, in the forms of...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

Disappointment in the Best RPG and GoTY categories

The VGX Awards have finished for another year, in which Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Cranky Kong will be playable in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, while also giving the Wii U title an Americas release date of 21st February 2014. It was also an awards ceremony...

News: Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

You should also take your 3DS / 2DS to your New Year party, apparently

The 3DS may have blazed ahead with tasty sales figures this year of the back of major retail game releases, but it's easy to forget that it has more to offer. StreetPass is still cited by some as the best thing since bread was first sliced, and is a concept that's spawned many...

News: Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Serious hunting ahead

The ongoing absence of Western localisation news for Monster Hunter 4 may be a sore point for fans of the franchise, but it's clear that the series does have a core of dedicated fans outside of Japan. We don't know whether Capcom deems that fanbase to be sufficient as yet, but nevertheless online matches can still be organised...

News: Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Sakurai-san strikes again, the big tease

If anyone accuses Nintendo of losing its sense of playful mischief, perhaps we should just mention The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The iconic Nintendo 64 title has been teased on various occasions as potential remake material, while excitable fans have done enough speculation (and mocked up trailers) to...

News: Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

3DS system update and Miiverse speculation ahoy!

What do you get when you combine a major 3DS system update loosely pegged for December with a lengthy session of system maintenance on the Nintendo Network? Speculation, that's what! Nintendo's network status pages for North America and Europe are showing aligned and extended maintenance scheduled for...

Review: One Piece Romance Dawn (3DS)

One Piece Romance Dawn (3DS)

Just give it up, Luffy

Anyone would be forgiven for thinking crafting a decent RPG from the lore of established anime juggernaut One Piece would be a simple task; the bombastic characters, epic quests and thrilling battles the series is known for should, in theory, make for an excellent adventure. With One Piece Romance Dawn, what developer Three...

Video: Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip

Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip

One gamer’s love of the Wii Fit Trainer

Inspired by the Bruno Mars song Treasure, Hidden Block has put together a new music video titled "Lovely Wii Fit Trainer." The animated clip follows the story of a Nintendo gamer's infatuation with the Wii Fit Trainer who stars as one of the playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros.* for the Wii...

Talking Point: Moving To Smartphones Is Not The Answer For Nintendo

Moving To Smartphones Is Not The Answer For Nintendo

The numbers don't add up

It seems that a month can't pass by — in the past couple of years — when investment analysts, games industry figures and Nintendo's own investors aren't saying that Nintendo needs to expand and release games on alternative platforms. It's creeping into discourse around the Wii U due to the hardware's struggles to date,...

News: Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Available while stocks last

Black Friday may well and truly be over, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from announcing a brand new 2DS bundle for North America just in time for the upcoming Holiday season. Starting from 6th December, customers can purchase a red 2DS system at Target with Pokémon X pre-installed at an affordable price of $149.99...