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News: Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates

Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS Consoles With Suede Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Faceplates

At least the West has these nice pictures to enjoy

There is a clean-freak hiding away within everyone, and this includes Nintendo fans. So if you like your game systems to remain in pristine condition, don’t even consider putting your grubby mitts on these New 3DS consoles with suede Pokémon-themed faceplates – if they do somehow wash up on...

Weirdness: Playing as Peach Online is Triggering Auto-Bans in Japan

Playing as Peach Online is Triggering Auto-Bans in Japan

Would be autobahns in Germany (Google it)

In a special Smash Bros. Direct earlier this year Masahiro Sakurai announced a feature that made as gaze skywards to praise the divine idea — moderating in online play. If players are constantly rage-quitting, playing with an awful connection, targeting a particular player or being naughty in any other...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Issue One: Hunter

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Issue One: Hunter

Wherein I get my start and pick on the local wildlife

In the first part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. One of Fantasy Life's most notable features — the upcoming life sim/action RPG from Level-5 and Brownie Brown — is that it has twelve jobs, or Lives, that players can...

Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Has Been an Easy Triumph for Nintendo

The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Has Been an Easy Triumph for Nintendo

The 3DS brawler is given a chance to shine

With around 24 hours passed since its announcement, we can't help but be slightly amused by the understated nature of Nintendo of America's announcement of a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo. Two of the Nintendo Treehouse staff stood outside their venerated department and, with a mixture of...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Harmless printing error or accidental leak?

A curious banner is currently advertising Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at a German expo that displays the Wii U logo in the corner. As of now there's be no indication that the latest entry in the Monster Hunter series was planned for any console other then the 3DS. Chances are that this is merely a mistake...

Video: Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Last clobbered by a tree wins!

We know there's plenty of game modes to be found in the upcoming Super Smash Bros., but that hasn't stopped people from creating their own custom diversions. One such activity is "Smash Potato," utilizing the tree-chopping and pocket moves of the Villager. Smash Potato is better seen than explained, but be warned of a...

Weirdness: There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Codes Being Sold on eBay

There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Codes Being Sold on eBay

Madness

Nintendo's live Treehouse broadcast kicked off with a bang when it announced details around a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo. It will launch worldwide (with a 30 use limit) on 19th September, but select Club Nintendo members in North America and Europe have today been emailed four download codes to be enjoyed and shared with...

Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Will Nintendo's portable brawler smash it out of the park?

It may be less than a month to go until Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is finally released in North America and Europe, but that doesn’t change the fact that the wait over the next few weeks is going to be unbearable for its most ardent fans. The game — which at the time of writing...

News: Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Club Nintendo members may get it even earlier

Update: Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed this demo for the region with very similar terms to North America. It'll be available to everyone from 19th September, while "selected Club Nintendo members" will receive an email with four download codes. The demo has unlimited plays — in North America and...

Video: We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Smash hit, or a (Ninten)dog?

In our first video with the retail version from Japan, Kerry jumps straight into Classic Mode, completing a run and tackling a recently leaked new character. Don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers. The latest version of Nintendo's epic brawler finally hits 3DS — in Japan. Luckily Nintendo Life is on the case and...

News: Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Miiverse and Internet Browser unavailable – please understand

The 3DS isn't an especially new piece of tehcnology, and in order to stay ahead of the curve Nintendo have taken a bold move in order to maintain pinnacle performance from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. When the game is running, players will not be able to access Miiverse or use...

News: Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai also explains connectivity and spectator mode

Update: This update also includes a mode that will only be activated from 15th September in Japan — Conquest Mode. As reported by Siliconera this will be activated at random points in a "With Anyone" online battle — three players fight it out and the winner's character earns points...

News: Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

"No plans" for the first two in Europe

This week has brought some exciting news for compulsive hardware buyers or those still remarkably on the fence about the 3DS, with an NES-themed XL model confirmed for North America, along with an eye-catching Persona Q model and two variations of the Super Smash Bros. XL that's also coming to Europe, with the...

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...