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News: Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in Most Recent 3DS System Update

Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in Most Recent 3DS System Update

Not just a theme shuffler

Nintendo's latest 3DS system update introduced a few features, with the ability to shuffle favourite HOME themes and the addition of NFC support — for payment cards and amiibo — on the New Nintendo 3DS in Japan and Australia / New Zealand. As some of the Nintendo Life community pointed out, however, it started to get...

News: Nintendo Celebrates Landmark of Record Sales Success for Million-Selling 3DS Games

Nintendo Celebrates Landmark of Record Sales Success for Million-Selling 3DS Games

Four games have sold 2 million copies in the last 5 months in Japan

While hardware results have slowed due to a certain level of critical mass, the 3DS remains a major success story in Japan, in particular. Along with the release of the New Nintendo 3DS — which is helping the portable maintain its dominance in the hardware charts for the country...

News: The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon Quest, And It's Coming To The 3DS In 2015

The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon Quest, And It's Coming To The 3DS In 2015

Japanese launch happening in March

Square Enix's Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy games have been a commercial and critical success for the company, taking the legendary tunes heard in the million-selling series and placing them in an incredibly compelling rhythm action context. Given that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has pretty much mined the...

News: Nintendo Appeal Takes Tomita Technologies 3DS Patent Case Back to Court

Nintendo Appeal Takes Tomita Technologies 3DS Patent Case Back to Court

And on it goes...

At the start of this year we reported that Nintendo was ordered to pay 3DS royalties to Tomita Technologies, having lost a patent trial related to the portable. The big N was accused of utilising patented stereoscopic 3D technology — particularly in the handheld's cameras — without permission; Nintendo had countered that it had...

News: The Latest 3DS Home Themes in Japan Have Monsters, Cute Cats and Festive Cheer

The Latest 3DS Home Themes in Japan Have Monsters, Cute Cats and Festive Cheer

Ticking all the boxes

While we're seeing plenty of 3DS HOME Themes make their way to the West, our curiosity with Japanese culture means that we can't help but be intrigued by themes released in Japan; it also helps that Nintendo regularly releases charming videos showing them off. The most recent batch of ten videos from Nintendo caught our eye,...

Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases

Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's Secret Bases

Bomb the base

Secret Bases are a feature from the original games that make a triumphant return in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, but contrary to what many people believe, they're actually one of the most useful features in the game. Making A Base: Dotted around Hoenn there are 82 locations where you can create a Secret Base. This is...

News: 3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffle Option for HOME Menu Themes

3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffle Option for HOME Menu Themes

Some sweet stability to top it off

Since 3DS Home Menu Themes went live in October, the Theme Shop has received an onslaught of new content each week. With an already vast range of offerings, 3DS owners are slowly being overwhelmed with what theme to buy and use. Nintendo’s latest system update for the 3DS – Version 9.3.0-21 – not only solves...

News: Digital Foundry Praises the Performance for Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS

Digital Foundry Praises the Performance for Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS

"It's a success for Nintendo fans of either persuasion"

Super Smash Bros. is now available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS around the world, meaning that fans can double dip or opt for their preferred system wherever they are. Though full-on cross-play isn't possible, there is some connectivity between the versions — for transferring characters or...

News: Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be "Best in Years"

Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be "Best in Years"

amiibo highlighted as major factor in improved fortunes

We're in the middle of the most crucial shopping season of the year, in which Nintendo and its competitors aim to achieve significant sales. From Nintendo's perspective it's been targeting a recovery for Wii U with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo, in particular, with the former being a...

News: Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's Details Come to Light

Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's Details Come to Light

Warning, spoilers!

Hacking has always been a prominent feature in any Pokémon game, and even in this current age of instant video evidence on YouTube taking the place of playground rumours, determined individuals are uncovering secrets about the most recent generation of Pokémon games. It should be noted that this article contains potential...

News: Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut

Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut

Currently slated for an April 2015 release

Last month we had a first look at Good Smile Company's model of Lucina from its figma line. The company has posted further shots of the popular Fire Emblem: Awakening character, showing off more of the figure's versatility. According to Good Smile Company's page, the Lucina figma is designed

News: Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, While Shovel Knight Scoops Best Indie Prize

Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, While Shovel Knight Scoops Best Indie Prize

A good night for the big N

The Game Awards may not boast the most innovative name, but the first ever ceremony for the new annual event went down relatively well in Las Vegas; our live blog was a happier place than during the VGX broadcast last year. It perhaps veered too far back to bland PR speech occasionally, but there were also a number of nice...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Local and Online Multiplayer Confirmed, Hits North America on 13th March

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Local and Online Multiplayer Confirmed, Hits North America on 13th March

Not far away is it?

Update Nintendo UK's Facebook page has announced that this title will be released in Europe in May 2015. Original Article During the inaugural Video Game Awards from Las Vegas, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime presented a new trailer for 3DS title Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, which revealed new features and a North...

Live: Watch The Game Awards 2014 From Las Vegas

Watch The Game Awards 2014 From Las Vegas

Nintendo games and exclusives vying for 11 awards

The time has arrived, when we find out whether the glitzy Game Awards 2014 will successfully lay the ghost of VGX 2013 to rest, or simply bring the horror back once again. We hope for the former, and Nintendo's an active partner also up for plenty of awards; join us live for the show#TheGameAwards

News: Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

That's across all formats

Yacht Club Games has revealed that Shovel Knight has sold 300,000 copies since launch. The Kickstarter-funded faux-retro platformer is available on PC, Wii U and 3DS. Back in August, Yacht Club Games revealed sales figures for the game, with 180,000 units sold at that point. Its crowd-funding goal was set at $75,000, but...

News: Warner Bros. Announces LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for Nintendo 3DS

Warner Bros. Announces LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for Nintendo 3DS

Bricking it

Hot off the release of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Warner Bros. is already in the process of overseeing their next LEGO adventure. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is to be released for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita and is being developed by a TT Fusion – a subsidiary of TT Games who have focused on the handheld efforts in the...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

European launch and Black Friday sales drive a sizeable increase

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have only been in stores for two weeks in North America, Japan and Australia, while the titles have now been out for one week in Europe. Despite this it seems to have already reached some impressive sales figures, with The Pokémon Company...

News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Gaming on the go

Not too long ago we published five reasons to choose Wii U this Holiday season, so it now seems only fair to do the same for the 3DS. With so many systems and games competing for our time the little portable has plenty of rivals, but it's also a terrific option in a time of the year typically full of travelling and relaxation away...

News: Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

These are genuine beasts

Earlier this week we shared a Nintendo UK infographic promoting the Wii U, and on the same day Capcom shared a neat effort for 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; we don't know whether game companies have had a secret meeting agreeing to an infographic offensive, but they're pretty enough that we don't care. This Capcom...