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Video: Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Hands on with the limited edition bundle

The announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition promotion was a pleasant and unexpected surprise this week, offering European consumers -- traditionally the red-haired stepchildren of Nintendo's fandom -- the chance to get their grubby hands on the latest 3DS model before its official launch in...

News: Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Performing beyond expectations in the region

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is a diversion for the series, as Natsume took the franchise in some new directions, with the title being the first to go "fully three-dimensional". Story of Seasons, previously released as a Harvest Moon game in Japan but being published under a different name - due to IP...

News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Credited With Boosting Nintendo's Share Value

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Credited With Boosting Nintendo's Share Value

2.3% increase for Nintendo, 4.1% for GungHo

Earlier today it was announced that Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will be coming to the 3DS around the world, a crossover that undoubtedly has significant sales potential. The Puzzle & Dragons brand is sizeable, with tens of millions of downloads for the smartphone game worldwide...

News: Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment Announce Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition For 3DS

Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment Announce Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition For 3DS

Coming to Japan this April

Nintendo has announced it will collaborate with Tokyo-based publisher & developer GungHo Online Entertainment to release an exclusive Mario-themed variation of the company's popular mobile hit, Puzzle & Dragons, on the 3DS later this year. The 3DS adaptation, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, will...

Video: Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Last year we asked you — the wonderful Nintendo Life readership — to select your most beloved titles of 2014. The results were truly illuminating, and prove that the past 12 months were pretty darn good for Nintendo fans. Just like we did with yesterday's Staff GOTY video, we've taken the reader results and transformed them into a wonderful...

Gallery: Here's What The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Looks Like In The Flesh

Here's What The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Looks Like In The Flesh

Nintendo, with these Ambassador 3DS consoles you are really spoiling us

This week saw an incredible event in the world of Nintendo -- the company's European arm gave a select bunch of fans the chance to buy the New Nintendo 3DS before its official launch in the region. Even more amazing is that the consoles have been posted out within 24 hours of...

Rumour: New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe Next Week

New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe Next Week

Leak from Finnish retailer suggests January 12th release date

UPDATE: A pinch of salt may be required in this case -- as some of you have already pointed out, the age rating on the box appears to be Australian. The console launched in that region before Christmas. Could this be imported stock, or a bad fake? It wouldn't be the first time that stock...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already In The Hands Of Lucky Buyers

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already In The Hands Of Lucky Buyers

That was quick

Yesterday, a select bunch of lucky EU Club Nintendo members got the Nintendo equivalent of a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka -- an email inviting them to purchase a special New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition before the console launches in Europe. Nintendo stated that consoles would be shipped within 3 to 5 days, but it would appear...

News: Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Nintendo's "don't offer to scalpers' filter needs more work

Earlier today we shared the surprising news that Nintendo Europe is offering some Club Nintendo members an ambassador version of the New 3DS; even better, it's available to buy now ahead of being shipped in 3-5 days. It's hugely exciting for those that got the email and has caused plenty...

News: Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Every single one of Japan's top 10 games for 2014 was on a Nintendo format

Famitsu has just revealed sales data for the Japanese games market in 2014 which illustrates the astounding populairty of the 3DS in that particular region. Nintendo's handheld sold 3,153,045 units during last year, twice the amount that the second-placed system -- the PS...

Video: Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Our Game of the Year Awards, presented in video form

Before Christmas, we delivered the Nintendo Life Staff Game of the Year Awards for 2014, and the list was predictably packed with amazing software. Just in case you missed it -- or in case you loved it so much that you'd like a recap -- we've put together a video based on the same results. We'll...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

Comes with a Skull Kid figurine

Update: Nintendo's Facebook post specifies this bundle as exclusive to Amazon, GameStop and Fry's Electronics (thanks for the heads up @Ryno). The bundle is already a 'best seller' and sold out on Amazon and GameStop, the latter of which includes an 'ultimate' set with the Prima strategy guide. Based on social...

News: Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS to Select Club Nintendo Members Right Now

Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS to Select Club Nintendo Members Right Now

Get your hands on the console before the official launch

Update: Nintendo has declined to clarify how it selected Club Nintendo members for this promotion, providing the following statement to Eurogamer. The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfil a certain...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Another major YouTube appearance

During December last year Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen filmed with some hugely popular YouTube channels, in turn reaching millions of subscribers. The most followed of those was Smosh Games, with over 5.5 million subscribers; Nintendo of America tweeted the appearance on 19th December. The video has now been...

Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015

The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! Code Name: S.T.E.A.M! More!

We've now kicked off into a New Year, and to get us going we've already published our feature for ten of the biggest Wii U games of 2015; now it's the turn of the 3DS. While Nintendo has been going all out to emphasize a relatively busy 2015 line-up for Wii U, it's been a lot...

News: Here's a Handy amiibo Compatibility Infographic 

Here's a Handy amiibo Compatibility Infographic 

Fan-produced graph includes Japanese releases

With two waves of amiibo toys available in stores and a number of compatible games out in the wild, we perhaps need an infographic to clarify which figures work with what game. Well, it's not that complicated yet, but we do like a good infographic regardless. Below is an effort from amiibo fan MoldyClay...

News: Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in Japan

Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in Japan

Random but true

In the early days of the 3DS, Nintendo was keen to promote the portable as an all-round entertainment device; the Nintendo Video channel was relatively prominent with weekly updates, and in Europe there was even a Eurosport channel with regular videos. There were multiple issues with this approach - there wasn't enough content or app...

News: Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed

Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Is Revealed

The catch is you can't use it until January 9th

A code has been revealed by Japanese show Pokémon Get☆TV that allows players to unlock Contrary Serperior in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This isn't a one-time deal, either -- the code can be used by multiple users while it remains active. The code is POKEMON497, but don't go rushing...

Video: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Shown Off as Both Cute and Deadly

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Shown Off as Both Cute and Deadly

Felyne fine

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate felyne characters, the quirky walking cats, were NPCs that added some comic relief and minor assistance away from the complex web of crafting, combining and hunting. In the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, however, they take the place of miniature warriors - the Shakalaka - as your colleagues on the hunt,...

Guide: The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

US and UK covered

It may seem mad to say this at the time of writing, Christmas Day, but the Boxing Day sales are already underway (particularly in the UK) and are being advertised by various retailers. Rather like the Black Friday shenanigans of late November, the traditional Boxing Day sales - previously New Year sales in days of yore - creep ever...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Your favourites of the year

2014 is drawing to a close, and the festive spirit is no doubt getting plenty into the gaming mood. We've already revealed our Game of the Year Staff Awards, but now it's time to see which titles have most excited the Nintendo Life community over the past year. We opened voting for the Game of the Year Reader Awards on...