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News: Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in Europe

Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in Europe

Register a console and blockbuster to qualify

Update: Scandinavian Nintendo gamers will also be able to take advantage of this offer, with the region's distributor — Bergsala A/S — confirming the campaign for Denmark and the rest of the Nordics; details will be posted here. Hat-tip to Kenneth Jensen for the tip. Original Article: Nintendo of...

News: Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Brings New Character Reveals

Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Brings New Character Reveals

If you don't want the surprise to be ruined, look away now...

The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. launches in Japan later this week, but as you might expect some lucky players already have their copies of the game and have been putting the hours in to unlock all of the lovely secrets contained within. Predictably, the full roster of characters...

News: Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' Appearance in the New Ace Attorney

Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' Appearance in the New Ace Attorney

Watson is still a child with a medical degree

We were clued in yesterday to The World's Greatest Detective showing up in Capcom's upcoming The Great Ace Attorney (aka Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou). Now Famitsu Weekly has released more information and images on the game's renditions of Sherlock Holmes and his legendary...

News: Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Favourite posts also larger, because why not?

Miiverse continues its quest for social networking perfection today, as Nintendo has applied updates to the service on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers. As is always the case the changes are immediate, so you don't have a pesky update download and installation waiting for you on your gaming hardware of...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Microsoft adds a third home console to the mix

The Japanese charts show that Yokai Watch 2 can't be put down for long as it rises back to the coveted number one position. Even with the release of the Xbox One in Japan, the game simply cannot be shaken, it seems. Elsewhere in the software charts things are looking a bit grim for Nintendo, only two...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

A late night for European fans

Earlier this week Nintendo of America confirmed that The Treehouse will host an 8-hour live broadcast, confirming that the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be a main part of the event along with other upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Initially we were only given a date, 12th September, but NoA has...

News: Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Primal Kyogre & Primal Groudon abilities also unveiled

CoroCoro has revealed three new Mega Evolutions for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. The three monsters in question are Sharpedo, Gallade and Camerupt, all three of which started their evolutionary line in the original Ruby and Sapphire versions. Mega Sharpedo has...

Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Looks like we're in for a Smashing time

3DS owners across Japan — as well as those international Nintendo fans dedicated enough to import Japanese hardware — are currently abandoning their friends, family, and careers while they get busy with the Super Smash Bros. demo that has just been released on the Japanese eShop. Of course being a demo,...

News: Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Sales of both physical and digital versions suspended

Dragon Quest X came to the Japanese 3DS recently, and as expected, the game sold very well — in fact, the first shipment of physical copies went in the space of a single week. However, such success has caused serious headaches not only for Square Enix, but for the hordes of existing Dragon...

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...