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News: GAME Issues Update to Backtrack on Musical Chest Offer With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

GAME Issues Update to Backtrack on Musical Chest Offer With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

That link is now in the past

Earlier this week we shared the rather pleasing news that GAME would be offering a musical chest with pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a rather nifty little collectible that plays the famous "Ta-da-da-daaa" sound when opened. That was announced by Nintendo UK, yet GAME has now rather strangely...

News: Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Monster Hunter 4 in third, Wii U hardware sales drop further

When it comes to confirming the software number one in this week's Japanese Media Create software charts, it's a predictable task. Pokémon X & Y has stormed to the top spot with over 1.8 million sales at retail, just beating the week one sales of Monster Hunter 4. Capcom's title has...

News: Game Breaking Pokémon X & Y Bug Affecting Some Gamers in Europe and Japan

Game Breaking Pokémon X & Y Bug Affecting Some Gamers in Europe and Japan

Darn...

We're sure millions of 3DS owners are currently merrily playing Pokémon X or Y — or both if they're really keen — but some seem to be running into issues. It's being widely reported that some European and Japanese owners are running into a bug that corrupts their save and, unfortunately, prompts them to restart the game from scratch...

News: Sonic Lost World Producer Admits "There Was a Struggle in 3D Sonic Games"

Sonic Lost World Producer Admits "There Was a Struggle in 3D Sonic Games"

Takashi Iizuka tells us about moving forward on Wii U and 3DS

With its arrival in Europe this week, SEGA fans are no doubt gearing up to put Sonic Lost World through its paces, either on Wii U or 3DS. The blue blur still has a number of highly dedicated fans, and one guaranteed way to pick a fight online is to make a generic comment along the...

Poll: Did You Pick Up Pokémon X, Pokémon Y or Both?

Did You Pick Up Pokémon X, Pokémon Y or Both?

The ultimate choice...

Based on confirmed sales, social networks, the most active threads on our forums and general chit-chat, it seems that lots of 3DS owners are playing Pokémon X & Y. Of course, we write Pokémon X & Y in a way that perhaps doesn't make clear that they're separate releases, and with any new 'mon generation there's...

First Impressions: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

A "Risky" new title

While Wayforward Technologies' Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is one of Nintendo Life's more anticipated upcoming eShop titles, the critically acclaimed series has yet to resonate with the "mass market," likely because the original had the misfortune of being released on Game Boy Color at the end of its life cycle and its...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses Three Million Sales in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses Three Million Sales in Japan

Including download numbers

As we've reported in recent weeks, Monster Hunter 4 has been achieving particularly impressive sales since its launch in Japan, moving quickly towards Capcom's targets. The company had anticipated 2.8 million sales by the end of March 2014, yet has now confirmed that the title has already surpassed three million sales at...

Weirdness: Uh-Oh, That Guy Who Likes To Microwave Things Got His Hands On A 2DS

Uh-Oh, That Guy Who Likes To Microwave Things Got His Hands On A 2DS

Confirms the "single screen" theory in the most brutal way possible

YouTube user dOvetastic likes to microwave consumer products for his own twisted entertainment, and films the results so the wider world can share in his rather disturbing pastime. You might recall his previous videos featuring a 3DS XL and Wii U. He's managed to secure a brand new...

News: Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

New Zelda title to have reversible cover, too

While we often bemoan the absence of some particularly snazzy 3DS hardware designs in the West, we today have some happy news to share. The previously Japan-only Luigi 3DS XL model is coming to Europe on 1st November, and a special The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL is also being...

News: GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

It plays exactly what you think it does

Follow along, children: The Link goes “YAHHHH!” The Navi goes “HEY!” And the item chest goes “Ta-da-da-DAAAA!” For UK fans of that last iconic fanfare, pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from GAME will come with a musical collectable chest to triumphantly hold over your head...

News: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Swinging on to Nintendo systems next spring

Activision and Marvel Entertainment have announced a new video game based on the upcoming feature film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming to Wii U and 3DS next spring. Developed by Beenox — the studio also responsible for the Wii U and Wii versions of last year's The Amazing Spider-Man — to coincide...

Rumour: Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges

Government shutdown to blame

The above photo is purportedly taken from a store on a U.S. military base. Although exact details are not known, it is not difficult to believe such a thing could happen, as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government had previously shut down military grocery stores entirely up to 5 days ago and it may take some time to...

Feature: Pokémon X & Y - All You Need to Know to Get Started

Pokémon X & Y - All You Need to Know to Get Started

A spoiler free zone

So, it's now officially here, the global release date for Pokémon X & Y; in fact, it's likely that many of you that read this are either in possession of or preparing to acquire a copy for yourself. For some it's the continuation of a long-running gaming passion, and in a few cases may be a first dabble with the franchise...

News: Nintendo Unveils New Trailer and Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo Unveils New Trailer and Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Introducing Lorule and Hilda

As previously announced, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has just completed his developer presentation at this year's New York Comic Con, and the Nintendo of America Twitter account has shared some details online. While a video of the presentation will apparently be available soon, a new trailer and some intriguing...

News: UK Retailers Break Release Date for Pokémon X & Y

UK Retailers Break Release Date for Pokémon X & Y

It's not just early deliveries any more

Earlier this week we bemoaned the fact that Nintendo's global release plans for Pokémon X & Y had been undermined; what was a concerted effort to release the new generation of the franchise to everyone at once had been let down by some of the gaming press, public and retailers. It had been an...