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Guide: Getting Started and Collecting All Masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Getting Started and Collecting All Masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Win a collector's edition Prima guide (Europe only), too

Based on early sales indications there are a decent number of gamers that have taken the plunge on the long-anticipated 3DS remaster The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. For those that didn't experience the title back in the days of the Nintendo 64, however, it can be a slightly baffling...

Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Relationship With the Player, and Nintendo is the Master in the Field

Portable Gaming Forges a Special Relationship With the Player, and Nintendo is the Master in the Field

Tom Whitehead reflects on why dedicated gaming handhelds still matter

I'll kick off this article with an admission that will cause some to snort in derision and dismiss anything I ever say about Nintendo in the future; those that have seen my occasional forum posts or followed our Reddit AMA last year may already have an inkling into what's...

News: Gallery: A Closer Look at Japan's Majora's Mask 3D Pre-Order Bonus

Gallery: A Closer Look at Japan's Majora's Mask 3D Pre-Order Bonus

Japan's exclusive postcards are something to behold

Nintendo released a staggering amount of promotional items the world over for the recent launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. Most regions, including the UK, made available a Skull Kid figurine for gamers who pre-ordered the game, while retailers like GAME opted for paperweights of...

Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Apparent screens and video appear on the web

UPDATE: The video below has now been revealed by the creator to be a very elaborate hoax made using editing software; that's another Smash Bros. rumour down for now. ORIGINAL STORY: It seems like the Super Smash Bros. hype train just never stops rolling. Prior to the release of Super Smash Bros. for...

Guide: Getting The Most Out of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Getting The Most Out of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Hunter, gatherer, prancer

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is now in stores, bringing the latest entry in the ever-complicated and challenging series to the West. There's little denying that, despite some effort on Capcom's part, the franchise can be daunting and difficult to grasp; even those getting through the early quests may be missing out on some...

News: Hasbro To Bring Yo-Kai Watch Toy Range to the West, in 2016

Hasbro To Bring Yo-Kai Watch Toy Range to the West, in 2016

Details for games and TV shows remain unconfirmed

Yo-kai Watch is a phenomenon in Japan, with millions of games sold along with significant success for toys and the TV show. It's a franchise that has been a huge asset for Level-5, and there's naturally the expectation that it'll make a big impact in the West. Level-5 has already confirmed that...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off New 3DS HOME Themes Set For Valentine's Day Releases in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off New 3DS HOME Themes Set For Valentine's Day Releases in Japan

Majora's Mask 3D! Kirby! Pikachu!

As regular visitors to this site may have figure out, we rather like 3DS HOME Themes; they're simple but do add a little extra oomph and charm when opening up our systems. Though the range in the West hasn't included all of the variations that have made it in Japan, meanwhile, it's not been all bad - we've seen a...

News: Iwata Asks Returns For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Iwata Asks Returns For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

We summarise the laughs

Iwata Asks articles are an old favourite here on Nintendo Life, but they've been absent for over a year. In a delightful turn of events, however, a new article has today been posted to coincide with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. Satoru Iwata opens by explaining that the articles have been absent due...

Review: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (3DS)

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (3DS)

On Cruise control

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ is a slightly peculiar release - it's an arrival with little to distinguish itself from the original aside from New Nintendo 3DS-only features, yet it's naturally being marketed for the original portable models too. The additions are minor yet fun, so it feels rather like an update of content...

News: Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora's Mask 3D Can Be a Painful Process

Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora's Mask 3D Can Be a Painful Process

"I also feel like I learned so much"

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is in stores today, ending a two year+ wait for those that have been keen to play the re-release / remaster on the 3DS. Utilising many of the visual changes first seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, it also has key differences as a result of the unique premise...

News: Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Let the hunt begin!

The highly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is finally here, and to celebrate its launch Capcom has included some free DLC to help hunters get started off right. Rather unimaginatively called “The Starter Pack", it's a veritable cornucopia of loot with one “surprise" thrown in at the end. The contents are as follows:...

News: January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

Still fighting

The January NPD results aren't typically the blockbuster numbers of the year, yet in the post-Holiday slump we do at least get an idea of which games and systems are attracting sustained interest in the US. On that score Nintendo had a reasonably positive month, if not necessarily one to have Reggie Fils-Aime cracking open the...

News: 3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Reportedly Receiving Bans from Nintendo

3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Reportedly Receiving Bans from Nintendo

It's slightly amazing that it's taken this long

Nintendo's system updates for the 3DS are relatively frequent, and often simply cited as bringing 'stability' and 'minor adjustments' to the portable; this is often jokingly referenced - by us, anyway - as code for 'trying to lock down an exploit or hack'. The latest update, for example, appeared to...

News: Video: The Gunner Joins the Fray in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Video: The Gunner Joins the Fray in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Attacking from afar

Atlus has shown off another class for the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon on the 3DS. The spotlight lands on the Gunner in the new trailer, highlighting the fighter's ranged and bind abilities - Bind allows the Gunner to target specific body parts to halt an enemy's movement, creating a unique opportunity for their team. The...

Video: Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kid Icarus X Sonic

Rodea The Sky Soldier has had a difficult route to release: originally developed by Prope under the leadership of Yuji Naka - a founding father of Sonic the Hedgehog - it was apparently largely complete for the Wii and 3DS, yet publisher Kadokawa Games was largely silent. Prope dropped away and, somewhat surprisingly, Kadokawa...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...