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News: Resellers Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors Legends Is Getting A Save Data Reset Option

Resellers Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors Legends Is Getting A Save Data Reset Option

Thank goodness for that

Hyrule Warriors Legends is now available in Japan, and some players have encountered a troubling issue - the game doesn't give you the option to erase your save data, which means that when you sell the game on, the new owner can't start the adventure from the beginning - they're stuck with your save data. You might assume...

News: Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Aims to Bring Music Composition to Life on 3DS

Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard Aims to Bring Music Composition to Life on 3DS

On its way to a global release

There are already a handful of music composition tools available on the 3DS, and now Abylight Studios is getting closer to releasing its own effort - Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard. Like some of its contemporaries it'll aim to offer substantial variety in features and instruments, as well as various options for...

Review: Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

The Imitation Game

Despite the gravitas which comes with the Final Fantasy name, it's impossible to approach Final Fantasy Explorers without comparing it to Capcom's phenomenally successful Monster Hunter series. The game is a blatant attempt to ape the same concept, offering team-based monster-slaying with plenty of crafting opportunities and many...

News: 3DS System Update 10.5.0-30 is Now Available

3DS System Update 10.5.0-30 is Now Available

Stability intensifies

Exactly one week ago, Nintendo dropped the latest version of the 3DS system software, granting users the opportunity to experience the most stable version of the software, yet. One would think that it would take all of the intellectual minds in Nintendo's R&D department quite a long time to devise a superior OS that's even...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Has a Sales Bump in the UK Following Discounts

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Has a Sales Bump in the UK Following Discounts

Great game for less money works, who knew?

The UK chart results have come out, and unfortunately it's the fourth week in a row with no Nintendo titles in the top 40; we wrote a little about those woes recently. While that's a shame, there have been some interesting movements in the Nintendo-only charts. Most notably The Legend of Zelda: Majora's...

News: Splatoon Outfits Heading to New Style Boutique 2 on 28th January

Splatoon Outfits Heading to New Style Boutique 2 on 28th January

Fresh fashion

Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward may have a name that doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, but it's another strong entry in the charming fashion career sim. With plenty of content, some quirky new additions and well polished play it earned a strong recommendation from us when we reviewed it last year. Just...

News: Neat Mega Man 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

Neat Mega Man 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

To celebrate Mega Man Legacy Collection

Mega Man Legacy Collection - which includes the first six NES games and some nice extra features - isn't far away in the West. In Japan, however, it's out now, and Capcom has celebrated the 3DS version's release with a couple of rather neat HOME Themes. You can see videos of these below, with one having a...

News: 2015 Brought a Decent Year of Sales for Nintendo in France

2015 Brought a Decent Year of Sales for Nintendo in France

The 3DS and Splatoon performed particularly well

The sales indications available for the UK market may be a tad grim from a Nintendo perspective, but the picture is certainly a little improved in other countries in Europe. France seems to be a relatively strong market for the big N, as one example. Figures published by Le Figaro - via Perfectly...

News: Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Localisation, With Same-Sex Marriages In Each Version

Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Localisation, With Same-Sex Marriages In Each Version

"Making changes is not unusual when we localize games"

This week some debate arose around the localisation of Fire Emblem Fates, when it emerged that a 'drugging' scene, in which a character sees men as women and women as men, had been removed from the game in its Western versions. Nintendo stated, rather simply, that in the localised version "there...

News: SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

The eShop too, but it's 'exclusive' to the Americas for now

SEGA enthusiasts with a Japanese 3DS likely own the retail release of the initial 3D Classics range, while in the West we've had a number of titles - though not quite all - as download-only eShop titles. SEGA has now confirmed SEGA 3D Classics Collection for a 26th April arrival at both...

News: Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

3DS remake is compatible with all other amiibo, too

Nintendo has revealed that the Wolf Link amiibo which launches alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U will also unlock exclusive content in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. The figure will give players access to enhanced weapons for the character Midna. In...

News: European Zelda Fans Are Getting A Shiny "Hyrule Edition" New 3DS XL Console In March

European Zelda Fans Are Getting A Shiny "Hyrule Edition" New 3DS XL Console In March

My precious

Should you be unsure about investing in Nintendo's latest 3DS hardware then you might find the decision is made for you once you clap eyes on this newly-announced Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL, launching in March alongside Hyrule Warriors Legends. The unit - which puzzlingly doesn't include a copy of the game - will launch in Europe on...

Video: Take a Look at the Wii U Versions of New Characters from Hyrule Warriors Legends

Take a Look at the Wii U Versions of New Characters from Hyrule Warriors Legends

Linkle and Skull Kid in HD! Fuzzy footage of the others!

Update: HD-quality footage of Tetra now available, courtesy of NintenDaan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBnf3Ybzhrg Original Article: Hyrule Warriors Legends is out now in Japan, bringing mayhem and extra content to the portable. Though only Legends features new story content, it does -...

News: Nintendo Removes Infamous Drugging Scene From Western Localisation Of Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo Removes Infamous Drugging Scene From Western Localisation Of Fire Emblem Fates

"No expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging"

As well all know, Nintendo often has to make changes to its games when localising them for audiences outside of Japan. We've recently seen changes made to the likes of Fatal Frame and Xenoblade Chronicles X, and it seems that the forthcoming 3DS release Fire Emblem Fates is...

News: The Official Legend of Zelda Timeline Has Been Updated

The Official Legend of Zelda Timeline Has Been Updated

New releases and remasters included

The Legend of Zelda is a series known for a tremendous number of things, such as its memorable characters, captivating storylines, spine-tingling music and downright awesome gameplay. However, something that's caused the Zelda community years of theorising is how the games of the series intertwine with each...

News: GDC Survey Shows Declining Interest From Developers in Wii U and 3DS

GDC Survey Shows Declining Interest From Developers in Wii U and 3DS

Virtual Reality, PS4 and Xbox One all gain support

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2016 is around a month away, and as part of the traditional warm-up for the gathering the event has released the outcome of its most recent 'state of the industry' survey - over 2000 North American game developers took part. As was the case in 2015 it reflects a...

Video: Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer is Big on Drama and Humorous Lines

Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer is Big on Drama and Humorous Lines

It's time to bust some Ba'als!

Bravely Second: End Layer is about a month away in Europe, and was recently confirmed for a 15th April arrival in North America. After the first title's success in the West Square Enix will no doubt be hoping to repeat the trick. As is often the case with titles like these Nintendo is assisting with marketing...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Just four hours this time around

On a regular basis Nintendo needs to take some online services down to give the servers a bit of a spit and polish, depriving us of valuable Splatoon time, or general online time, for that matter. There's a bit of maintenance on the way to be aware of, so let's break it down. First of all, Xenoblade Chronicles X...