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News: Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Get the most out of your demo experience

If you’ve played any of the previous entries in Capcom’s insanely popular Monster Hunter series you’ll already know how ruthless the experience can be for first timers. Whilst newcomers are often eager to get their quest underway, it’s important to know the basics and exercise plenty of caution when...

News: Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Check those inboxes

Nintendo managed to create a lot of buzz in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts last week, but certainly grabbed plenty of attention by releasing demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Club Nintendo distribution kicked off right away in Europe and a day later in North America, with lucky recipients receiving an email with four...

News: New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

Wii U hardware dips back into four figures, however

Though the start of 2015 has been eventful in terms of announcements from Nintendo, it's been typically quiet on the game release front. That's certainly reflected in the latest Media Create charts in Japan, though the status-quo happens to suit Nintendo's 3DS systems rather well. In terms of...

Video: Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

It's in Japanese, but we like watching the footage

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is so close that we're hallucinating about the real moon plummeting to Earth, and Nintendo has released another video to show off how the new entry takes advantage of the 3DS hardware. In this case it's reprising the rather effective gyroscope aiming controls...

Rumour: Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terrariafic

505 Games' Terraria is a 2D sandbox game that falls somewhere in between Minecraft and Metroid on the gameplay spectrum. Featuring vibrant pixel art, exploration, quests, crafting and randomly generated 2D worlds, it's really a wonder this one has taken so long to find its way onto Nintendo platforms. After all, it's been available on...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January, Kicking Off Its Final Run

Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January, Kicking Off Its Final Run

Mario! Wario! Metroid! Zelda! More due in February!

After today's surprise news of the discontinuation of Club Nintendo, the North American version has had its regular monthly update, but with a bit of a difference. Though coins can only be earned in the region until the end of March, redeeming those coins is possible until the end of June. After a...

News: Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyalty Programme Coming Later in the Year

Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyalty Programme Coming Later in the Year

Flipnote Studio 3D will be free to existing members

Club Nintendo has been a consistent part of the dedicated Nintendo fan's world since the Wii / DS era, with purchases registered for coins and stars - depending on region - to be traded for extras. At times the programme has been criticised for slowly updated catalogues, but it's been relatively...

News: The New Fire Emblem For 3DS May Be Arriving Sooner Than Expected

The New Fire Emblem For 3DS May Be Arriving Sooner Than Expected

Update: Nintendo Australia issues an update dropping '2015' window

Update: It appears Nintendo Australia made an error with the listed 3DS release dates and has now sent out an updated version of the newsletter. The 3DS section now reads, "Games coming for Nintendo 3DS" rather than the existing header which indicated a 2015 launch for all titles...

News: Yokai Watch Yo-Kai Pad Sells Out in a Blink in Japan

Yokai Watch Yo-Kai Pad Sells Out in a Blink in Japan

You don't even know what it is, but now you want one

So that Yokai Watch game, right? It's gargantuan in Japan and slowly working its way westward, even bringing its anime along with it. It's enough to make any '90s kid relapse into the Pokéjitters waiting for this franchise to arrive--just what is so amazing about it?! Well, it'll still be a...

News: GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99

GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99

Perfect for little 'uns, or young-at-heart big 'uns

Though the New Nintendo 3DS is now just a few weeks away, it won't be the perfect option for everyone. The 2DS - with its tablet design and 2D-only screen - is targeted at young children, or those that fancy a change from Nintendo's clamshell systems. For those in the UK that have been...

News: Quirky Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

Quirky Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

Temporarily available to celebrate Monster Hunter 'Festa 15

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - known as Monster Hunter 4 G in Japan - will be one of the most demanding and challenging games released on the 3DS this year. Despite its tough level of difficulty and uncompromising approach, though, it's a game with a humorous side; there's no better...

News: Official Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Goes Live

Official Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Goes Live

Brimming with information and art

We recently reported on a new trailer showcasing the enhanced gameplay and graphics packed into The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, but now Nintendo has stepped up its marketing and launched an official website for the long-awaited remake. Most of the information on the website was already announced in the most...

Interview: Exploring Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate With Mr. Ryozo Tsujimoto and Mr. Kaname Fujioka

Exploring Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate With Mr. Ryozo Tsujimoto and Mr. Kaname Fujioka

The West "will be the first" to see various costume collaborations

With Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate arriving in just under a month on 13th February, alongside the New Nintendo 3DS XL and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, these are exciting times for portable gamers. Whether upgrading to the new hardware or not, Capcom's latest hunting...

News: New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without The Need For A Flashcard Or Game Cart

New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without The Need For A Flashcard Or Game Cart

All you need is an SD card and an internet connection

A new exploit has emerged which allows the Nintendo 3DS to play games from any region without the need for a flashcard or any software-based exploit. RegionThree merely requires an SD card and access to the internet, and has been tested on the latest version of the 3DS firmware. The catch is...

Video: Nintendo Drops a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Gameplay Trailer

Nintendo Drops a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Gameplay Trailer

Must be viewed within 3 days

In the most recent round of Direct videos, Nintendo was kind enough to to confirm a 13th February release date for the long awaited The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. A stand-out title in the Zelda series, it's no surprise that the launch of this hotly anticipated sequel is coinciding with that of the New 3DS...

Preview: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the Series to New Heights

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the Series to New Heights

It's got teeth

At times the localisation of the Monster Hunter franchise can be frustrating for dedicated fans in the West; it's a sales phenomenon in Japan and, as a result, there are more frequent releases in the country. Despite this Capcom is to be commended for its increasing commitment to making it a success outside of its homeland - Monster...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Grab that Glalie

Nintendo has already - based on millions of sales worldwide - hit the hardcore demographic for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now seems to be stepping up its efforts with those still on the fence. When popping open our UK 3DS today we had a SpotPass download waiting for us... sort of. European 3DS owners may find a...

News: A New Rhythm Heaven Game On Nintendo 3DS Is Music To Our Ears

A New Rhythm Heaven Game On Nintendo 3DS Is Music To Our Ears

Will contain 100 mini-games, 70 taken from existing titles

The recent Nintendo Direct broadcast was so packed with content that we can surely be forgiven for missing one or two things from the Japanese event -- one of which is the news that there's going to be a 3DS entry in the popular Rhythm Heaven series. The title is expected to hit Japan this...

Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares To The Rest Of The 3DS Family

See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares To The Rest Of The 3DS Family

Going hands on with the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

With the western launch of the New Nintendo 3DS looming on the horizon like a massive, cuddly monster with its beady eyes on your long-suffering wallet, we thought you might like to see how Nintendo's latest hardware shapes up against older 3DS systems. We've got the New Nintendo 3DS...

First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Taking To The Skies In Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Danger zone

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy was an enjoyable romp trough the skies in the early days of the 3DS, and its chunky dogfighting proved to be a delightful fit for auto-stereoscopic 3D. What better way to immerse yourself in a virtual world than to feel as if you're soaring over it, right? Bandai Namco is now offering the chance to do...

News: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama: Forest Friends Both Bring Home Improvements to 3DS on 6th March

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama: Forest Friends Both Bring Home Improvements to 3DS on 6th March

Feel good about everything

If you need an accessible game that does the virtual equivalent of pinching your cheeks and saying you're awesome for everything you do, then there are far worse options than a Cooking Mama game. Always a friendly experience in which it's hard to fail, it was a huge success in the DS era, particularly. The series is still...

News: Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales in December, With Yearly Results Beating 2013

Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales in December, With Yearly Results Beating 2013

3DS had its best ever month of first-party software sales

We're now heading into the time of reckoning when we learn how Nintendo fared over the festive sales period, and there's a positive start courtesy of the December NPD results - these cover US physical retail sales. On a whole Nintendo is reporting a record month for Wii U, along with strong...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Four codes per email! Multiplayer! No play limit!

One of the major reveals during the Nintendo Direct broadcasts - even if it was subtle in the North American video - was a demo distribution for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Like previous examples - most memorably Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - it consists of emails to Club Nintendo members with...