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Parent Trap: Forging A Link Between Worlds

Forging A Link Between Worlds

Andy Robertson reveals how Zelda has inspired his son's artistic side

The biggest challenge in a family is the different perception of video games. While the gamers understand these experiences to be some of the most endearing, creative and life-giving encounters they experience, non-gamers consider them dry, solitary and mechanical affairs. Over...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th November Broadcasts

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th November Broadcasts

Big news for 3DS and a whole load of release dates and details

So, another Nintendo Direct broadcast has come and gone. The reaction online seemed to be, as is now standard, rather mixed. Some have expressed disappointment, while others (such as this writer) thought the broadcasts did a rather good job. Primarily announced as providing details on...

News: StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free SpotPass Content Announced

StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free SpotPass Content Announced

Rack up those hits

While not necessarily the biggest news to come out of today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, there have been updates on the StreetPass Relay service that utilises Wi-Fi hotspots to give 3DS owners much needed hits. In Europe it's been confirmed that, as of 14th November, relay points around the region will begin to provide the last...

News: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Finally Dated for North America

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Finally Dated for North America

Mark out 28th February in your diaries

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe recently, bringing a close to the series in its current form. Unfortunately North American gamers only had a vague 2014 release window, but during today's Nintendo Direct festivities it was confirmed that the 3DS title will finally arrive in the region...

News: Mario Party: Island Tour Gets The Dice Rolling On 17th January In Europe

Mario Party: Island Tour Gets The Dice Rolling On 17th January In Europe

Get the party started

Not too long ago we reported that Mario Party: Island Tour had suffered a delay into early 2014 — it was previously scheduled to arrive this month in Europe. Today's Nintendo Direct confirmed that the title will launch in the region on 17th January 2014, bringing with it a variety of wacky mini-games and seven new boards to...

News: Nintendo Reveals a Host of New Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo Reveals a Host of New Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Link-ing it all together

With The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds now a little over a month away, Nintendo took the opportunity in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts to reveal some choice details about the game, including one that'll either thrill or disappoint fans of Majora's Mask. A few new characters were detailed — the first was Irene,...

News: Bravely Default Demo Hits European eShop Today

Bravely Default Demo Hits European eShop Today

North American release on 7th February

With a lot of buzz around Bravely Default, today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts brought positive news regarding an early chance to play for Europeans, as well as a release date for North America. In the European broadcast Satoru Shibata confirmed that a demo for the title will be released on the eShop today,...

News: Long Awaited YouTube Application Coming To 3DS Later This Month

Long Awaited YouTube Application Coming To 3DS Later This Month

Those funny cat videos are so close we can practically touch them

During today's Nintendo Direct it was announced that the popular video sharing website YouTube will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. A date is yet to be specified, but we're told that it will arrive later on this month in both Europe and North America. You can easily view videos on the...

News: System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

The first step towards a single account system?

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was announced that players will be able to combine and share their eShop credit across their 3DS and Wii U systems. By signing into the 3DS with your Nintendo Network ID, you will be able to spend credit you have attached to that account. Likewise, any...

News: Capcom's 3DS Smash Hit Monster Hunter 4 Is Venturing Outside Of Japan

Capcom's 3DS Smash Hit Monster Hunter 4 Is Venturing Outside Of Japan

Between this and Gangnam Style, South Korea has it all

In sometimes quiet and subtle ways, Nintendo has been expanding its presence in the Korean market ever since opening a new division of the company in Seoul back in 2006 and enthralling Korean gamers with many of its major software releases. In the case of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the game saw...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds TV Commercials

Nintendo Unleashes New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds TV Commercials

UK and Nintendo of America release contrasting efforts

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is surprisingly close to release, arriving in North America and Europe on 22nd November. While a number of dedicated Zelda fans have probably already decided to put down the cash, Nintendo is continuing its marketing offensive to hype the game; we've...

News: Nintendo Direct Broadcast Confirmed for 13th November

Nintendo Direct Broadcast Confirmed for 13th November

Focused on previously announced 3DS software

Update Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed its own regional version of this Nintendo Direct at the times indicated below, repeating the wording on a 3DS focus while inviting viewers to "join Mr Shibata". As has been the case in the past, it looks like at least a segment of the broadcast will be...

News: Nintendo UK Launches 'Me and #My3DS' Competition

Nintendo UK Launches 'Me and #My3DS' Competition

Luigi special edition 3DS XL up for grabs

The Year of Luigi, which has seen Mario’s younger brother feature in a number of games, including Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and New Super Luigi U, is unfortunately drawing to a close. Nintendo UK, however, is still celebrating by offering one lucky person the chance to get their...

News: Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Get connected

While the proof will be in the playing, there's some anticipation within the Nintendo Life team for Bravely Default, with the updated For the Sequel version — as it'll be known in Japan — arriving in Europe on 6th December and North America in 2014. Square Enix has provided details on tweaks to improve the gameplay and balancing,...

News: Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Re-emergence of Mario and Luigi U suggest some bundle sales

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe last week, bringing a close to that particular part of the franchise, even if Level-5 is continuing the Layton name in other titles. UKIE has now issued its multi-platform chart results and, considering the range of big-name...