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Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

A human touch

It's not so long ago that The Treehouse at Nintendo of America's HQ was a mystery, a department with a rather charming door behind which delights could be found. It was tempting to think of it as a smaller game-related version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, with Oompa Loompas in Mario hats singing songs and playing games. Of...

News: Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watson Will Star In The Great Ace Attorney

Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watson Will Star In The Great Ace Attorney

Elementary, my dear Watson

It has been reported that Capcom's forthcoming 3DS title The Great Ace Attorney will feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective Sherlock Holmes — but with a twist. According to Game Jouhou, the famous sleuth will be joined by his famous sidekick Watson, who will be an 8-year old girl as opposed to a strapping...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

C-Stick it to the man

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will support the New 3DS console's C-Stick, but won't be compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory for the original 3DS and 3DS XL. The information comes from Nintendo's official Japanese support pages, and has been translated by posters on NeoGaf. This follows news that

News: The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

Edging ever closer

With the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS practically within tasting distance and the hype level higher than ever, Sakurai continues the slew of information about the product by describing another interesting addition to Classic Mode. http://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAADRUqGUwwugmQ And here's...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition Coming to North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition Coming to North America

Smells better than collecting actual giant beasts

Where the thrill of the hunt and the thrill of the swag meet, there shall ye find the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition. Capcom revealed the upcoming edition for North America on its Unity blog, with the caveat that not all designs may be final. The Collector's Edition will come packed...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broadcast on 12th September

Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broadcast on 12th September

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS final build to feature

Earlier today we brought you the news that there's a special NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS broadcast taking place on 12th September, during which it seems there'll be some final reveals ahead of the title's release in Japan. An announcement from Nintendo of America suggests that...

News: NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Broadcast Confirmed for 12th September

NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Broadcast Confirmed for 12th September

New character and mode in line for reveals

Japanese 3DS gamers have cause for excitement ahead of this weekend's launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, as a broadcast has been confirmed for the game on NicoNico — it's taking place on 12th September at 3am Pacific / 6am Eastern / 11am UK / noon CET / 7pm Japan; that's just hours before the...

News: Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar Video Game Is A Nintendo Exclusive

Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar Video Game Is A Nintendo Exclusive

Waddling to Wii U, 3DS and Wii this November

Little Orbit will be bringing a game based on the Dreamworks movie Penguins of Madagascar to Nintendo platforms later this year, it has been announced. Bandai Namco will be handling the publishing duties in Europe. The Wii U, Wii and 3DS will all be getting a version of the game, which launches on...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Four

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Four

All-Star Mode! Outfit Colours! Smash Run running! More!

Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS is now just days away in Japan, so it's a short matter of time before full — official — details around the roster, stages and modes are available. Masahiro Sakurai is likely to remain the source of some final reveals, with the Director's Room Miiverse...

Video: The Latest Trailer For Fantasy Life Urges You To Choose Your Professional Destiny

The Latest Trailer For Fantasy Life Urges You To Choose Your Professional Destiny

Which life is the one for you?

Fantasy Life is coming to western 3DS consoles very soon indeed, and Nintendo UK is keen to make sure fans are educated about the various roles which are found within the game itself. Fantasy Life is all about picking a profession — known as a "life" in the game — and gaining experience, money and "bliss" from...

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Will Benefit From Additional Controls On The New 3DS

Retro City Rampage: DX Will Benefit From Additional Controls On The New 3DS

Is the best version going to get even better?

Retro City Rampage: DX will get an update in the near future which will allow it to take advantage of the New 3DS and its additional controls, creator Brian Provinciano has revealed. Provinciano posted the news to Twitter, stating that the updated hardware offers the kind of interface he wanted for the...

Video: If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

Covering Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario World, so far

One of the delights of retro Nintendo games is in discovering their secrets, little snippets of interesting features that can only be spotted with close attention. Hunting 'easter eggs' is a major part of retro gaming. A current series on the Did You Know Gaming channel is looking to reveal...

Video: Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

The hype is real in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than a week away in Japan, which no doubt has Nintendo's accountants rather pleased. It's the début of the franchise on a portable, too, which is significant in a country where the 3DS rules the hardware charts on a weekly basis. The advertising campaign is picking up steam, too,...

News: Walmart Lists Blue And Red Smash Bros 3DS XL Consoles For September Launch In North America

Walmart Lists Blue And Red Smash Bros 3DS XL Consoles For September Launch In North America

$199.96 each!

Remember that amazing red Smash Bros. 3DS XL that was confirmed for Europe not so long ago? It's coming to the US too, along with a blue variant of the same design. Walmart is the source of the news, and has listed both the blue and red consoles in one of its promotional flyers. They're going to retail for $199.96 each, and are...

News: Atlus Showcases P3 and P4 Heroes in Persona Q

Atlus Showcases P3 and P4 Heroes in Persona Q

Premium Edition also confirmed for North America

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is aiming to be a tasty mashup of Etrian Odyssey with themes and characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4. Atlus today has released videos featuring the main heroes from both P3 and P4, complete with their English voice acting. P3 Hero is in the top video, while P4...

News: The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The wait is killing us

Nintendo has revealed what the packaging for the Japanese version of the New 3DS will look like, and we're sure you'll agree that it's pretty sweet. The box is colourful and stylish, and very, very different from the kind of packaging design we've seen for the 3DS range so far. It hints at the bright and fun Cover Plates...

Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

Nintendo has it covered

We don't know about you, but we're pretty hyped about the forthcoming release of the New 3DS — there's just something about fresh Nintendo hardware that excites the places other companies simply cannot reach. However, out excitement levels have been pushed to the limit by the news that the standard "New" 3DS system will...

News: North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

Totes amaze

North Americans who have been eager to grab hold of certain rewards on Club Nintendo will be pleased to know Nintendo of America has recently replenished its stock. Well, at least sort of, with most – but not all – physical items returning. These items range from a series of Nintendo-themed greeting cards, to Kirby Patch Sets, and...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Size is a Bit of a Pocket Monster

Fit that in a Poké Ball, and gawk at this lovely new trailer

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is a bit of a big deal, bringing back and remastering two of the franchise's most beloved titles with all of the bells and whistles that the 3DS and the new 3D graphics engine allow. As it could be a title that's enjoyed on a daily basis, it may...

News: UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiibo Figure Range Is Confirmed

Same line up as North America, unsurprisingly

Nintendo UK has confirmed that its Amiibo range of "interactive figures" will retail for £10.99 each. The full range of 12 figures — the same roster that was announced for North America — has been added to Nintendo's online UK store, and the pricing has been replicated over at leading independent...

News: Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Europe may have just won this round

To mark 10 years in the business, Hertfordshire-based game publisher Rising Star Games is celebrating with events and announcements every month until the end of 2014. On 11th September, “the home of Japanese games,” is holding a sale on the 3DS for select titles, and on this rare occasion Europe appears to be...