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News: Rune Factory Developer Neverland Closes Its Doors

Rune Factory Developer Neverland Closes Its Doors

Where now for Rune Factory 5?

After a sluggish financial performance due to business changes, Rune Factory developer Neverland has announced it will be closing its doors. The Japanese company made the announcement via its official website, explaining that its financial status had deteriorated considerably in recent times. After failing to raise the...

News: Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo Deals in North America

Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo Deals in North America

Are you joining the crowds online and in stores?

Earlier today we posted some Black Friday deals available in the UK that also have shipping to Europe, so we thought we'd cover some enticing options available in the homeland of this shopping madness, North America. Below are some of the most attractive Nintendo-centric deals set to do the rounds...

News: Black Friday Madness Arrives in the UK, Too

Black Friday Madness Arrives in the UK, Too

Plenty of Nintendo options to consider

Black Friday used to be a single insane shopping day mainly limited to North America, potentially causing bemusement in other parts of the world seeing footage of enormous crowds fighting over discounted nappies. But still, like all things that make retailers and companies lots of money it's expanded, to the...

News: SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

Sega went and got itself some RPGs

Fans of popular Atlus games like Shin Megami Tensei IV and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan can start to turn that sigh of defeat into a sigh of relief. In mid-September, SEGA Sammy Holdings obtained Atlus's parent company, Index Corporation, after Index was forced to declare bankruptcy — an event that...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America Celebrates the Flying 3DS

Nintendo of America Celebrates the Flying 3DS

"FAA FTW"

Nintendo's games, when you assess them with a critical perspective, are weird. The company's main mascot lives in The Mushroom Kingdom and fights an enormous turtle thing with a dog's name, while this year a major Wii U release put players in control of hundreds of colour co-ordinated minions that collect fruit and fight creatures to...

News: Animal Crossing Spreads The Holiday Cheer In This Adorable New Trailer

Animal Crossing Spreads The Holiday Cheer In This Adorable New Trailer

Rock around the Christmas tree with K.K.

What better way to spend Christmas morning than snuggle up by the fireplace, grab a delicious glass of egg nog, and load up a game of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS? Nintendo is hoping that consumers will decide to do just that, as it's advertising the game again this holiday season...

News: Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Wii U and browser versions updated

As many will already know, Miiverse will arrive on 3DS in a December system update, which will join shared eShop funds and Nintendo Network ID integration on the portable. Nintendo has today issued an update on the Wii U and browser-based iterations of Miiverse as early preparations for the new arrival. Due to the...

Video: This New Puzzle & Dragons Z Trailer Has A Monstrous Amount Of Detail

This New Puzzle & Dragons Z Trailer Has A Monstrous Amount Of Detail

3DS outing expands dramatically on the popular mobile game

December will see the Japanese release of Puzzle & Dragons Z, the 3DS port of the insanely successful smartphone puzzle / RPG hybrid. Developer GungHo has released another trailer to crank up interest even further, and it contains more details about the game's massive over-world, the...

News: Those Lovely Link Between Worlds Club Nintendo Posters Are Sold Out

Those Lovely Link Between Worlds Club Nintendo Posters Are Sold Out

Sad times...

Late last week we pointed you towards some rather attractive Link Between Worlds posters available on Club Nintendo in North America; they may have come at a pricey 500 coins, but looked worth the investment. Sadly, as has been pointed out in that article's comments, they're already sold out. The set was naturally sought after by...

Video: Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

We may be lucky, right?

A little while ago we told you about Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is exactly what it sounds like. It's a puzzle mashup that dreams are made of courtesy of SEGA, and arrives on Wii U and 3DS in Japan on 6th February 2014. Sadly there's been no hint of localisation yet, though we certainly hold out hope that, at the very least,...

Weirdness: Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

I've just...got something in my eye...

The Pokémon series practically glows with nostalgia and childhood memories for many of us, and Nintendo seems determined to find new ways to break through the cold, callous, adult exteriors of some to appeal to that sentiment again. With this surprisingly emotive trio of cards it may have done just that, so...

News: Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Go on an epic adventure with Bilbo and co.

Last week we reported that LEGO The Hobbit was scheduled for a 2014 release on 3DS and Wii U, with thanks to a scanned image of a promotional planner spotted in France - we stuck on the rumour tag for good measure as nothing about the title was confirmed. Today we come with good news, as Warner Bros. has...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Thanksgiving Weekend Deals for 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo of America Confirms Thanksgiving Weekend Deals for 3DS and Wii U

3DS deals and a Nintendo Land + Wii RemotePlus bundle confirmed

With Thanksgiving arriving on Thursday 28th November, and the following days representing possibly the most frantic shopping weekend of the year, Nintendo of America has outlined its official 3DS and Wii U offers for the period. Naturally many more will likely appear at individual...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Squeezes Into UK All-Format Top 10

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Squeezes Into UK All-Format Top 10

The third highest selling single-platform title of the week

While the status of top-selling 3DS game was assured for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in its début week, where it would stack up in the UK all-format chart was in far greater doubt. The Xbox One launched in various territories worldwide — including the UK — on the same...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced For 3DS

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced For 3DS

Coming to Japan in June 2014

Persona, the critically acclaimed RPG series, is finally coming to the 3DS. During a recent event in Japan, Atlus revealed details for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The spin-off is set to feature various characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, as well as being presented in a chibi-like style. With previous...

Video: Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Some of the NL team aren't sure who these 'stars' are, forgive us

Over the past couple of weeks we've shared a number of Nintendo commercials with you, and they've attracted mixed reactions. Some have been popular, some haven't, but all have at least shown that the company's doing some old-fashioned advertising to encourage big sales this shopping...

News: Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Positive signs

Nintendo looks to be making a recovery on the stock market, with shares reaching a three-month high on 22nd November after gaining 4.2 percent on the Toyko Stock Exchange. The milestone lines up with the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour on...

News: North American Club Nintendo Releases a Gorgeous Link Between Worlds Poster Set

North American Club Nintendo Releases a Gorgeous Link Between Worlds Poster Set

Legendary

As you may have noticed, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has arrived almost everywhere today — it hits Australia on 23rd October and Japan, amazingly, on 26th December. It's been met with critical acclaim, and social networks are gradually being filled up with happy gamers sharing initial impressions. Keen to capitalise on...

Out Now: Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour

Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour

Or, if you're not in North America, just A Link Between Worlds

Today's a particularly busy day in the games retail industry, and certainly one of the most crowded in recent memory. There's new hardware, of course, with last week bringing the PS4 to North America — which arrives next week in Europe — and today delivering the Xbox One throughout...