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News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Getting 2015 truly started

As 2015 begins to kick into gear Nintendo seems intent on starting with a bang. While we had to wait until mid-February for the first Nintendo Direct broadcast last year, the company has now confirmed a new broadcast for 14th January. It's not been given a specific title - which suggests one of those packed general...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and They're Not Bad

New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and They're Not Bad

Pretty similar prices to current models

Now that the whole New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Promotion in Europe is drawing to an end, it's time to move on from topics such as who's been picked by Club Nintendo, what makes Europe so special and what the flip Nintendo of America was up to when it all went down. Those topics are so ten minutes ago, and now...

Reminder: Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Promotion Final Invites Sent, Deadline at Midnight

Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Promotion Final Invites Sent, Deadline at Midnight

Emails are arriving

The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme has generated a lot of buzz in Europe, with more Club Nintendo members gradually receiving invites as the promotion deadline has loomed. The opportunity to order the special bundle and have early access to the hardware has been tough for many to ignore. Of course, a good number of loyal...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

The captain and Toadette cling on in 40th place

In the coming days and weeks we'll learn a lot more about Nintendo's sales and performance over the Holiday period, and while there's optimism in some territories the UK charts continue to suggest that the company is struggling in the country. Whether the UK market will be highlighted as a problem area...

News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

3DS puzzle title will feature other famous Nintendo characters

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition was announced recently, and looks to combine the popular mobile (and later 3DS) puzzle franchise with Nintendo's most famous character. Speaking with 4Gamer, developer GungHo Online's Daisuke Yamamoto and Kazuki Morishita have revealed that the...

News: The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Eiji Aonuma wants you "to enjoy that special sense of achievement"

With its release due relatively soon, we can hopefully expect a lot of information from Nintendo regarding The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in the coming weeks. Perhaps the big N will give us that Nintendo Direct we all want with a whole load of reveals and details, but in the...

News: Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

One final opportunity

Just recently we reported that, through emails or simply trying their luck, more European Club Nintendo members were suddenly getting access to the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme. It was hard to discern whether it was an intentional expansion of the scheme or the case that some accounts were simply receiving delayed...

News: Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

High tariffs blamed

In disappointing news, Nintendo has announced that it'll be ceasing operations in Brazil, effectively leaving the marketplace for the foreseeable future. As of this month distribution of systems and games in the country will stop, taking the company out of a sizeable but also troublesome market. The issue appears to be linked to...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion is Suddenly Available to More Club Nintendo Members

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion is Suddenly Available to More Club Nintendo Members

Not everyone, though

This week's announcement of an early New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador promotion in Europe certainly rocked the boat, offering select Club Nintendo members an opportunity to pick up a system before its release date has even been announced. It was exciting for those lucky enough to be included but frustrating for those left out; oddly,...

Video: Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Hands on with the limited edition bundle

The announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition promotion was a pleasant and unexpected surprise this week, offering European consumers -- traditionally the red-haired stepchildren of Nintendo's fandom -- the chance to get their grubby hands on the latest 3DS model before its official launch in...

News: Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Performing beyond expectations in the region

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is a diversion for the series, as Natsume took the franchise in some new directions, with the title being the first to go "fully three-dimensional". Story of Seasons, previously released as a Harvest Moon game in Japan but being published under a different name - due to IP...

News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Credited With Boosting Nintendo's Share Value

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Credited With Boosting Nintendo's Share Value

2.3% increase for Nintendo, 4.1% for GungHo

Earlier today it was announced that Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will be coming to the 3DS around the world, a crossover that undoubtedly has significant sales potential. The Puzzle & Dragons brand is sizeable, with tens of millions of downloads for the smartphone game worldwide...

News: Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment Announce Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition For 3DS

Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment Announce Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition For 3DS

Coming to Japan this April

Nintendo has announced it will collaborate with Tokyo-based publisher & developer GungHo Online Entertainment to release an exclusive Mario-themed variation of the company's popular mobile hit, Puzzle & Dragons, on the 3DS later this year. The 3DS adaptation, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, will...

Video: Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Last year we asked you — the wonderful Nintendo Life readership — to select your most beloved titles of 2014. The results were truly illuminating, and prove that the past 12 months were pretty darn good for Nintendo fans. Just like we did with yesterday's Staff GOTY video, we've taken the reader results and transformed them into a wonderful...

Gallery: Here's What The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Looks Like In The Flesh

Here's What The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Looks Like In The Flesh

Nintendo, with these Ambassador 3DS consoles you are really spoiling us

This week saw an incredible event in the world of Nintendo -- the company's European arm gave a select bunch of fans the chance to buy the New Nintendo 3DS before its official launch in the region. Even more amazing is that the consoles have been posted out within 24 hours of...

Rumour: New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe Next Week

New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe Next Week

Leak from Finnish retailer suggests January 12th release date

UPDATE: A pinch of salt may be required in this case -- as some of you have already pointed out, the age rating on the box appears to be Australian. The console launched in that region before Christmas. Could this be imported stock, or a bad fake? It wouldn't be the first time that stock...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already In The Hands Of Lucky Buyers

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already In The Hands Of Lucky Buyers

That was quick

Yesterday, a select bunch of lucky EU Club Nintendo members got the Nintendo equivalent of a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka -- an email inviting them to purchase a special New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition before the console launches in Europe. Nintendo stated that consoles would be shipped within 3 to 5 days, but it would appear...

News: Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Nintendo's "don't offer to scalpers' filter needs more work

Earlier today we shared the surprising news that Nintendo Europe is offering some Club Nintendo members an ambassador version of the New 3DS; even better, it's available to buy now ahead of being shipped in 3-5 days. It's hugely exciting for those that got the email and has caused plenty...

News: Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Every single one of Japan's top 10 games for 2014 was on a Nintendo format

Famitsu has just revealed sales data for the Japanese games market in 2014 which illustrates the astounding populairty of the 3DS in that particular region. Nintendo's handheld sold 3,153,045 units during last year, twice the amount that the second-placed system -- the PS...

Video: Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Our Game of the Year Awards, presented in video form

Before Christmas, we delivered the Nintendo Life Staff Game of the Year Awards for 2014, and the list was predictably packed with amazing software. Just in case you missed it -- or in case you loved it so much that you'd like a recap -- we've put together a video based on the same results. We'll...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-Edition Bundle Confirmed for North America

Comes with a Skull Kid figurine

Update: Nintendo's Facebook post specifies this bundle as exclusive to Amazon, GameStop and Fry's Electronics (thanks for the heads up @Ryno). The bundle is already a 'best seller' and sold out on Amazon and GameStop, the latter of which includes an 'ultimate' set with the Prima strategy guide. Based on social...

News: Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS to Select Club Nintendo Members Right Now

Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition New Nintendo 3DS to Select Club Nintendo Members Right Now

Get your hands on the console before the official launch

Update: Nintendo has declined to clarify how it selected Club Nintendo members for this promotion, providing the following statement to Eurogamer. The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador offer is by email invitation only for selected Club Nintendo members in Europe only who fulfil a certain...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Another major YouTube appearance

During December last year Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen filmed with some hugely popular YouTube channels, in turn reaching millions of subscribers. The most followed of those was Smosh Games, with over 5.5 million subscribers; Nintendo of America tweeted the appearance on 19th December. The video has now been...