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News: Nintendo Wraps Up Another Patent Win in Defence of the DS and 3DS

Nintendo Wraps Up Another Patent Win in Defence of the DS and 3DS

Secure Axcess loses out this time

Nintendo doesn't have a 100% record of winning patent cases, but it does win the majority. It often comfortably sees off particularly frivolous claims on broad technology patents, too - notable defeats have generally come against companies with which Nintendo has previously worked or liaised, not businesses that...

Video: Nintendo Challenge Gives You a Super Smash Bros. Target

Nintendo Challenge Gives You a Super Smash Bros. Target

Beat 100,000 points in Smash Run

Nintendo's done some good content on its YouTube channels in the past couple of years, and as a result the Nintendo of America account - particularly - has seen a big boost in its subscriber numbers. That channel now appears to be kicking off a new series, simply called Nintendo Challenge. In this video Bill Trinen...

News: Mega Man Legacy Collection Blasting Onto the 3DS in Early 2016

Mega Man Legacy Collection Blasting Onto the 3DS in Early 2016

That's still technically 'Winter'

Mega Man Legacy Collection arrives soon on the PS4, Xbox One and PC, and Capcom has now given a little clarity to its 'Winter' release window for the 3DS version. It'll arrive on the portable in early 2016 - as a download and a physical retail title - so we can take this off our potential Holiday 2015 line-up...

News: Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016

Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016

Bugs and online issues to blame

Mighty No. 9 has had an interesting history. Its Kickstarter campaign was a spectacular success, with the desire for a spiritual successor to Mega Man and the leading role of Keiji Inafune causing a huge buzz. As it stands now, however, it's had a visual redesign that's been criticised by some, and now its release has...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates Japanese Charts, Boosts 3DS Sales

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates Japanese Charts, Boosts 3DS Sales

Wii U sales increase, too

It's that time of the week, once again, for the Japanese Media Create sales charts. Pleasingly for Nintendo a spin-off for one of its most successful franchises has had a strong start, allaying fears that it would struggle to grab attention. That title is Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which launched with various...

News: Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Including Shovel Knight's 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water to Have Free and Limited Edition Versions

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water to Have Free and Limited Edition Versions

Try the horror for free in Europe

Update: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will arrive in North America on the same date as in Europe - 23rd October. Original Article: Nintendo has used its pre-Gamescom set of announcements to reveal a couple of key retail game release dates, and an intriguing approach for a much anticipated Wii U title in...

News: IRONHAX to Use Free-to-Play IRONFALL Invasion to Run 3DS Homebrew and Region-Free Workaround

IRONHAX to Use Free-to-Play IRONFALL Invasion to Run 3DS Homebrew and Region-Free Workaround

Sorry, Cubic Ninja scalpers

It's tricky to broach the subject of mods and hacks on Nintendo hardware, as they can prompt diverse and at times feisty debate. This is in part driven by the severe damage that R4 cards did to the DS, with piracy of retail games a major problem that was - unbelievably in hindsight - facilitated and supported by major...

News: Capcom Continues to Go Big With a Monster Hunter X Limited Edition and New Trailers

Capcom Continues to Go Big With a Monster Hunter X Limited Edition and New Trailers

For those always on the hunt

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is being given a big push by Capcom ahead of its late November release in Japan, a fresh entry that brings a slight switch in dynamic to the core play. Considering the huge success of previous 3DS releases in the franchise the projections for millions of sales don't seem excessive. A pricey...

News: Take a Look at the New 'Green Blob' Pokémon

Take a Look at the New 'Green Blob' Pokémon

Plenty of Pokémon Shuffle information, too

Earlier in the summer talk emerged of a new Pokémon that was revealed as part of a teaser during the new 'mon movie that's out now in Japan. We only had some sketches to go on, but 'green blob' seemed to sum up its form nicely. Serebii has dug up an image this weekend, though, which gives us a look at...

Rumour: Rodea the Sky Soldier Release Pushed Back to November

Rodea the Sky Soldier Release Pushed Back to November

Amazon orders delayed

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a troubled history, delayed frequently before its eventual release - and commercial flop - in Japan. It seems that troubles have followed its localisation, too, if the status of Amazon orders are to be believed. We're been sent a copy of a pre-order notification for Amazon in the US - thanks Zach...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Updates all round

Finding yourself bogged down by too much content to fully process in a week? Well have we got a solution for you! In the video below you'll find all the biggest Nintendo news as well as all the releases and reviews for the previous week. This week we look at Nintendo's Loot-Crate style subscription service that is supposedly...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Heading to Japan on 17th September

In the absence of a main-series entry this year, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is the IP's main release on the 3DS. Though it's due by the end of the year in North America and early next year in Europe, its arrival in Japan is much closer - it hits the country on 17th September. It's now been confirmed that some...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

You'll need to venture to Hall 9

Gamescom is statistically the biggest gaming expo in the world, attracting enormous crowds and stuffing itself into many, many halls. There'll be plenty for attendees to do next weekend, and now 3DS fans have an extra stop for their itinerary. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Explorers will be playable...