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News: Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Social network sharing prominent in New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a major hit on the 3DS, earning significant success in Japan before achieving impressive results in the West. It's been remarkable how its attracted a sizeable audience that incorporates a wide range of gamers, taking over social networks for a notable spell after...

News: The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

Gotta sleuth 'em all?

It would appear that The Pokémon Company is working on a 3DS title which places you in the role of a detective who is teamed up with the famous Pikachu. The game was revealed during Japanese TV programme "The Professionals" in an episode which focused on Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekaz Ishihara. The game has a proposed...

News: Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Proves That Capcom Really Needs To Hire More Proofreaders

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Proves That Capcom Really Needs To Hire More Proofreaders

Spell to get well

Not so long ago, Capcom caused a few unintentional guffaws with its Resident Evil: Revelations packaging spelling error. You'd think that dropping such a notable clanger would encourage the firm to subsequently keep a close eye on its spelling, but having spent a while with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on the 3DS,...

News: Limited Edition Luigi 2DS Is A Custom-Made Console, Not An Official Product

Limited Edition Luigi 2DS Is A Custom-Made Console, Not An Official Product

Rose Colored Gaming fools everyone, including us

We are so glad we used the "rumour" tag when we posted that story about a Luigi-themed 2DS console the other day. Although the photos looked utterly convincing and we — like most of the internet — were taken in by the green-and-white system, it transpires that it's not an official product, but a...

First Impressions: Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land

Good show!

D3Publisher was at this year's New York Comic-Con to demo its latest titles, and while Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! attracted more attention, its other Cartoon Network game, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land seemed to have its own little following. Whereas Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time recalls...

News: Coloured 3DS XL Charging Cradles Coming to Club Nintendo

Coloured 3DS XL Charging Cradles Coming to Club Nintendo

Limited quantities from 31st October, server meltdown inevitable

The 3DS XL seems to have been a success since its launch, and is certainly the model of choice for various members of the Nintendo Life team. It's come in a variety of designs, though has lacked what was once a much appreciated accessory of the original model — the charging cradle...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime To Tour North American Cities to Play Wii U and 3DS Titles With the Public

Reggie Fils-Aime To Tour North American Cities to Play Wii U and 3DS Titles With the Public

Twitter takeover included various gaming questions and, um, twerking

In case you weren't eagerly poring over Twitter recently, it may interest you that there was an account takeover by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, reacting to the fact that #askReggie had apparently been trending on the social network. Over the space of an...

News: Pokémon X & Y Patch Now Available On The 3DS eShop

Pokémon X & Y Patch Now Available On The 3DS eShop

Phew!

Last week we reported on a game-breaking bug in Europe and Japan that had wheedled its way into some copies of Pokémon X & Y, causing save data to corrupt and forcing the player to restart the game. The issue was unearthed when players saved their progress in certain areas of Lumiose City, causing the game to freeze upon trying to load...

News: Pre-Order Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy From GAME And Receive A Lovely Leather Card Wallet

Pre-Order Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy From GAME And Receive A Lovely Leather Card Wallet

UK players will have the perfect place to store their cards

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will be landing in Europe on 8th November in both retailers and on the 3DS eShop. To celebrate its big launch, GAME is offering a special gift to those who pre-order the last iteration of the current trilogy. Those who reserve a copy at the UK retailer...

News: Pokémon Developers: Paid DLC Could "Ruin The Worldview" of The Franchise

Pokémon Developers: Paid DLC Could "Ruin The Worldview" of The Franchise

Kalos does not accept your worthless paper currency

With the popularity, collectibility, and - let’s face it - addictibility of the Pokémon franchise, the specter of micro-transactions for special critters and bonuses seems to loom more menacingly as mobile gaming grows. But according to Pokémon art director Ken Sugimori in a 4Gamer interview...

News: The Mystery of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy's File Size is Solved

The Mystery of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy's File Size is Solved

Every puzzle has an answer!

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the final iteration in the current trilogy and is due to arrive on 8th November in Europe, while North America will get puzzling next year. The 3DS title will of course be available in the eShop and will be a fair sized download. You'll need to have 7,309 blocks available in order...

News: 2DS Now Available For Less Than £100 In The UK

2DS Now Available For Less Than £100 In The UK

The run up to the holiday season is upon us

The Nintendo 2DS launched less than two weeks ago on the same day as Pokémon X & Y landed on shelves around the world. Retailers in the UK set the price at £109.99 but with Christmas fast approaching several of them have made the move to knock a whole ten pounds off to get the console under that...

First Impressions: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!

(More) Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!

D3Publisher, which published last year’s Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?, attended this year’s New York Comic Con with the next title in the growing series. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! — developed by WayForward — will be released this...

News: Aonuma Demonstrates the Challenges of Creating a 3D Environment Based on A Link to the Past's Overworld

Aonuma Demonstrates the Challenges of Creating a 3D Environment Based on A Link to the Past's Overworld

Video of Comic-Con presentation includes additional game footage

Eiji Aonuma has often resisted describing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds as a sequel, though it is of course set in the same world as the iconic Super NES title A Link to the Past. Over recent months we've seen a number of comparisons between the two overworlds, typically...

News: Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Can also be obtained by eight hours in 3DS sleep mode

After a fair bit of waiting, 3DS RPG fans in the West are no doubt looking forward to getting their hands on Bravely Default — it's based on the updated version known as Bravely Default: For the Sequel in Japan. The goal of the fresh iteration is to improve and react to feedback on the...