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News: Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Sakurai-san strikes again, the big tease

If anyone accuses Nintendo of losing its sense of playful mischief, perhaps we should just mention The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The iconic Nintendo 64 title has been teased on various occasions as potential remake material, while excitable fans have done enough speculation (and mocked up trailers) to...

News: Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

3DS system update and Miiverse speculation ahoy!

What do you get when you combine a major 3DS system update loosely pegged for December with a lengthy session of system maintenance on the Nintendo Network? Speculation, that's what! Nintendo's network status pages for North America and Europe are showing aligned and extended maintenance scheduled for...

Video: Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip

Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip

One gamer’s love of the Wii Fit Trainer

Inspired by the Bruno Mars song Treasure, Hidden Block has put together a new music video titled "Lovely Wii Fit Trainer." The animated clip follows the story of a Nintendo gamer's infatuation with the Wii Fit Trainer who stars as one of the playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros.* for the Wii...

Talking Point: Moving To Smartphones Is Not The Answer For Nintendo

Moving To Smartphones Is Not The Answer For Nintendo

The numbers don't add up

It seems that a month can't pass by — in the past couple of years — when investment analysts, games industry figures and Nintendo's own investors aren't saying that Nintendo needs to expand and release games on alternative platforms. It's creeping into discourse around the Wii U due to the hardware's struggles to date,...

News: Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Available while stocks last

Black Friday may well and truly be over, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from announcing a brand new 2DS bundle for North America just in time for the upcoming Holiday season. Starting from 6th December, customers can purchase a red 2DS system at Target with Pokémon X pre-installed at an affordable price of $149.99...

News: Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

To be called Bravely Second

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy — shortened to Bravely Default in the West — has been a commercial success for Square Enix in its homeland. That's likely contributed to its localisation (along with support from Nintendo) in its follow-up and improved form that's known as Bravely Default: For The Sequel in Japan. As that...

News: The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could Be The "Best Bets" This Christmas

The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could Be The "Best Bets" This Christmas

At last, some positive mainstream reporting

There's a lot of Nintendo-related doom and gloom floating around at the moment — some of which we feel it is our duty to report — but today we've got a little bit of positive news. The Financial Post has stated what we knew all along: Nintendo's two systems are the best option for prospective buyers...

News: AeternoBlade Slashes Its Way To 3DS With New Trailer And Demo, Full Game Arrives 14th January

AeternoBlade Slashes Its Way To 3DS With New Trailer And Demo, Full Game Arrives 14th January

3-Dimensional demon slashing has its day

Back in June, we reported that Corecell Technology's exciting new action sidescroller for 3DS, AeternoBlade, was turning to crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The small Thailand-based company responsible for a handful of Nintendo titles, including Wicked Monsters Blast for the Wii, seemed to be struggling to raise...

News: New LovePlus Launching With Limited Edition 3DS Consoles Next Spring

New LovePlus Launching With Limited Edition 3DS Consoles Next Spring

Looks lovely

Konami’s popular dating simulator returns next year with a new entry in the series, along with three limited edition 3DS XL designs. New LovePlus+ will feature new story scenarios and locations to visit, and will also be available in a deluxe package. “The Manaka Deluxe” set of New LovePlus+ includes a copy of the game, a 40...

News: Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Is Region-Free

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Is Region-Free

Mixed messages

In the past — and to the outrage of some — Satoru Iwata has made it clear that the days of region-free Nintendo hardware and software are over. Now though, the door has been left slightly ajar. Whilst region-locks were thought to be the future of Nintendo gaming, this theory has now been partially crushed with the announcement of...

News: The 3DS YouTube App Has Finally Gone Live

The 3DS YouTube App Has Finally Gone Live

Huzzah!

In the most recent major Nintendo Direct broadcast it was confirmed that a YouTube app was finally coming to the 3DS; it's been in demand for a good while. It was stated that it would arrive in November yet passed this week's official download updates by; thankfully the app has now arrived on the 3DS eShop in Europe and North America, so we...

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...