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News: Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support and 15 Years and Up Age Rating

Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support and 15 Years and Up Age Rating

Now we just need to find Fire Emblem amiibo in stock...

Fire Emblem If is already shaping up to be one of the most intriguing entries in the popular series to date. Though it's not due in the West until 2016, it's raising eyebrows with its approach to two separate retail releases + DLC for its Summer release in Japan, which will be combined through...

News: PAL Gamers Can Brighten Their Day With This Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light

PAL Gamers Can Brighten Their Day With This Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light

Not a terrible fate at all

We're well into the final stretch of Club Nintendo's existence, putting the pressure on us all to spend our last coins and stars before the service shuts down for good. Nintendo of Europe has been gradually adding new items to tempt us in that quest, and the latest addition is one of the best yet. As you can see in the...

News: This GameStop Advert May Have Revealed Next Month’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC

This GameStop Advert May Have Revealed Next Month’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC

No pun intended

Capcom’s strong support for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the 3DS continues with both new and free DLC arriving on a monthly basis. So far this content has included new quests, items, and even well-known video game character collaborations. With new DLC content anticipated to arrive over the coming days, this week’s GameStop...

News: Nintendo Celebrates Japanese Launch Of Fire Emblem If With Themed Cover Plate & Bundle

Nintendo Celebrates Japanese Launch Of Fire Emblem If With Themed Cover Plate & Bundle

Another week, another cover plate

Since the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has allowed users to accessorise their system with a wide selection of cover plate offerings. This trend won’t be stopping any time soon, with the latest cover plate reveal celebrating the upcoming Japanese launch of Fire Emblem If. The special Fire Emblem If...

News: Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June

Australian And New Zealand Pokémon Video Game & Trading Card Game National Championships Unite This June

A special long weekend event

Australian and New Zealand Pokémon fans are in for a treat from 6th – 8th June, with Nintendo announcing the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships will be coming together for the first time at the Melbourne Park Function Centre over a three-day long weekend event. As players...

News: Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales in Its Launch Week in Japan

Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales in Its Launch Week in Japan

Wii U has a small boost as 3DS remains static

There's some cheer for Square Enix and 3DS fans in the latest Media Create charts from Japan, with a fresh release sealing top-spot and six-figure sales. Despite that, there's still an overwhelming volume of new releases on Sony systems hogging the top 10. It's Bravely Second: End Layer that claims top...

Review: LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (3DS)

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (3DS)

Left in the dark

At this point, "Oh, look! Another LEGO game!" is a phrase that can only be said with genuine excitement or seething, bitter sarcasm. Regular releases in the LEGO series of video games have become such a constant in the industry that these action-adventure titles are on the verge of becoming a genre of their own. Not to leave the...

Video: Even The Credits Sequence For 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Is Awesome

Even The Credits Sequence For 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Is Awesome

M2 magic

Yesterday we gave you some initial impressions of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest entry in Sega's 3D Classics series, which has just been released in Japan. Everything about the game drips class; it's already a wonderful brawler, but developer M2 has added in even more goodness, such as a special "Quartet" mode, various screen filters and...

Matters Of Import: Cleaning Up The City In 3D Streets Of Rage 2

Cleaning Up The City In 3D Streets Of Rage 2

Bare those knuckles

Streets of Rage 2 - or Bare Knuckle 2 as it is known in Japan - is widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, so the fact that its announcement as part of Sega's burgeoning 3D Classics range caused such excitement should come as no great shock. This is one of the defining games of the 16-bit era,...

Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Group in the US

A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Group in the US

Hits, games and cake in San Diego

In this special feature Nintendo Life contributor Alan Lopez shares his experience of a day with the San Diego StreetPass group. What do you get when you Google "StreetPass groups"? If you're searching in the land of Nintendo of America, Facebook pages for "StreetPass Chicago", "StreetPass NYC" and other cities...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Runs until May 18th

Nintendo's free-to-play puzzle title Pokémon Shuffle has now been downloaded over 3.5 million times. To mark this occasion, Nintendo has opened a special Celebi challenge, which runs from today until May 18th. Successfully completing the challenge earns you 1000 coins, and as you might expect, you'll need to be running the...

News: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing Retro Freebie Fun to North America on 30th April

amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing Retro Freebie Fun to North America on 30th April

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition demo on the same day

For those in North America with a Wii U and 3DS that fancy some free gaming, the upcoming Nintendo Download update - on 30th April - will certainly deliver. First up will be amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, the quirky Wii U app that serves up 30 demos of retro Virtual Console...

News: Composer Noriyuki Iwadare Returns For More Langrisser Adventures

Composer Noriyuki Iwadare Returns For More Langrisser Adventures

Iwadare helps to reincarnate the series

Fans were no doubt pleased to discover earlier this year that the Langrisser series is being reignited to bring Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei to the 3DS. After a 15 year break it is fair to say that fans are ready, and now the buzz can be heightened further by the announcement that world famous composer...

News: New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

Online fights await you, Mewtwo

Earlier this month there was a great deal of excitement around the arrival of Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, at least for Club Nintendo members. Unfortunately some ran into trouble, however, when a glitch started to prevent players getting online after playing as Mewtwo. Some single-player...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

You'll be kept offline until you join in

For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...

News: Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Worth it for the Kirby bag

It's easy to be dismissive of Style Savvy / New Style Boutique, with its focus on fashion, designer coffees and neat apartments, but it's a rather fun and entertaining title on the 3DS. The release of the latest entry in Japan has given some life to the country's charts this week, too, though overall sales are still...

Video: Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Elements, team members, levelling...

It's tempting to look at Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and say "pfft, just another match-three game". Well, it is, but this series also has a whole load of other aspects such as elements, teams and levelling to worry about. In fact, when having a go of the free demo in Europe we'll admit to...

News: 3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

From the producer of Rune Factory and Story of Seasons

Publisher Marvelous has confirmed that Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is heading west this June. The strategy RPG - produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons - will be getting a physical and digital release in North America, where it launches...