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News: North American Yo-Kai Watch Demo Coming on 22nd October, After Nintendo Announced it for Immediate Release

North American Yo-Kai Watch Demo Coming on 22nd October, After Nintendo Announced it for Immediate Release

Whoops

We think Nintendo of America's social media team need a refreshing hot beverage and then a lie down, as it's incurred the wrath of some of its 2.4 million+ Twitter followers once again. After teasing a disappointing but cute photo last week and underwhelming many, it's now given followers a demo and then rapidly taken it away. Nintendo...

News: Spooky Halloween Events Are Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

Spooky Halloween Events Are Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

Ends 26th October

With the spooky time of year fast approaching, Pokémon Shuffle is celebrating the occasion with two new Halloween-inspired events. The first is titled Dusknoir Descends and requires players to defeat the ghost type Pokémon in 20 moves or less. If acquired and then used in battle, Dusknoir may occasionally use Last-Ditch Effort...

Video: Play Nintendo Channel Launches Animal Crossing: HHDTV Series

Play Nintendo Channel Launches Animal Crossing: HHDTV Series

No, that doesn't stand for hypetastic high definition TV

The Play Nintendo YouTube channel is an interesting beast - it targets a young audience and featured Shigeru Miyamoto being particularly cool with some kids during E3, but has struggled to truly take off. Occasionally long gaps between videos may be a factor in that, but nevertheless it...

Video: Teamwork Pays Off In Our Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Hinox Mine Playthrough

Teamwork Pays Off In Our Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Hinox Mine Playthrough

Alex goes hands-on with the new 3DS epic

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes might not be the Zelda title that everyone wanted, but we've been playing it for a while now and has discovered that when you're teamed up with two other players - rather than the AI-controlled bots - it has the capacity to be very entertaining indeed. If you need any...

News: Atlus Drops a Slew of New Details on Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final

Atlus Drops a Slew of New Details on Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final

Hopefully, we'll get a release date soon

About a week ago, Atlus teased an announcement of a new game on the main page for Shin Megami Tensei IV and promised to make the big reveal once it was spread around sufficiently on Twitter. Naturally, the internet overcame this challenge quickly and the announcement was revealed to be Shin Megami Tensei IV:...

Video: Learn About Alternate Costume Origins In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Learn About Alternate Costume Origins In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

It ain't just a pretty wardrobe...

Alternate character costumes in the Super Smash Bros. series have always been a fun way to distinguish players from one another. These variants aren't just simple palette-swaps either, for characters such as Bowser Jr. and Olimar have alternate characters instead of a simple makeover like most fighters do. But you...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Skull Kid Confirmed as Playable on Wii U Hyrule Warriors, Pokémon Lawsuit Flip-Flop and More

Skull Kid Confirmed as Playable on Wii U Hyrule Warriors, Pokémon Lawsuit Flip-Flop and More

Prepare for a terrible fate

Although in terms of news it's been a little on the quiet side in the old Nintendosphere this week, what has happened has been fairly meaty. If you've not managed to keep up you needn't fear, as once again we've compressed all the good stuff into video for you. The big topic this week is the confirmation that Skull Kid...

News: Here's Some of the Changes Atlus Made to the Western Version of The Legend of Legacy

Here's Some of the Changes Atlus Made to the Western Version of The Legend of Legacy

"Basically, the adjustments were to cut down on the amount of grinding"

Atlus continues to be the final word in localised releases of Japanese RPGs and we're absolutely loving it. The latest in Atlus' seemingly endless lineup is The Legend of Legacy, which is due out for a release very soon in North America. Naturally, the PR team is hard at work...

Video: Hands On With New Style Boutique 2, A Surprising Fusion Of Fashion And Business Smarts

Hands On With New Style Boutique 2, A Surprising Fusion Of Fashion And Business Smarts

Clothes line

New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward is coming in November, and is going to be get its own 3DS hardware bundle with special cover plates. While it may seem that Style Boutique is a rather undemanding title aimed at younger female players, my daughter has been trying it out and getting more than just fashion tips. Along with...

News: Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on the 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on the 3DS Virtual Console

No wonder the VC has been so quiet

When the 3DS Virtual Console was introduced, it brought with it the promise of giving classic portable games a new lease in life much the same as the Wii Virtual Console did for classic console games. While it had a pretty strong start, it's no secret that the 3DS Virtual Console has been lacking for quite some...

Nintendo Download: 8th October (North America)

8th October (North America)

Chibi-Robo!, 3D Sonic 2, Legend of Legacy and much more

It's time once again for another Nintendo Download Update, and this week's North American line-up has some tempting options. There are four 3DS retail games, including a Nintendo platformer and an RPG with impressive pedigree, while M2 remasters another wonderful SEGA game for the eShop. On Wii...

Random: Isabelle Still Seems Upset At Negligent Animal Crossing: New Leaf Mayors

Isabelle Still Seems Upset At Negligent Animal Crossing: New Leaf Mayors

We apologise, Isabelle

Some 3DS owners are still diligently playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf - visiting their towns to exchange pleasantries with the locals, dig up some weeds and ensure that everything is tickety-boo. Those people will be held in high regard by the ever-lovable Isabelle. Then there are the rest of us, your humble writer included...

Video: Savour the Madness of Project X Zone 2 in This Extended Showcase

Savour the Madness of Project X Zone 2 in This Extended Showcase

Includes newcomers from Fire Emblem, Xenoblade and more

Project X Zone 2 joins a list of intriguing 3DS games that are due early next year (December this year in Japan); in fact, there may be one too many time sink games in that window for most of us mere mortals to tackle, but that's a nice problem to have. The Monolith Soft-developed IP mashup...

Video: Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Guides You Through 15 Minutes Of Tri Force Heroes

Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Guides You Through 15 Minutes Of Tri Force Heroes

In Japanese, obviously

The launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is very nearly upon us, and to tempt a few more people to part with their hard-earned cash Nintendo has convinced producer Eiji Aonuma to step in front of camera for 15 minutes in order to show you the ropes. The first video - which will be part of a series - Aonuma shows...