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News: Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Take a break from hunting to get creative!

Following on from a successful contest previously held for the release of Monster Hunter Tri back in 2009, Capcom has once again asked hunters to show their artistic side and design a weapon for the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The winning designs will be featured in-game, so you can look forward to...

Video: Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Looks pleasingly complicated

There are undoubtedly long term franchise fans and RPG enthusiasts eagerly awaiting Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on 3DS. It'll be the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware, has a new art style for the occasion and will blend in gameplay elements from the popular Etrian series. It seems like a smart move from...

Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

A release date must be on the agenda

During 2013 Nintendo delivered 16 Nintendo Direct broadcasts — that's the count from the official Nintendo of America website, which includes some game-specific "mini" videos and does not include some Japan-specific examples. By this stage of 2013 there had been four Directs, and there was typically a...

News: Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher

Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher

Still no sign of a Western release

Japanese video game developer Treasure, best known for critically acclaimed titles such as Sin and Punishment and the Sega Mega Drive classic Gunstar Heroes, is working with Capcom on a sequel to the 3DS action game – based on the manga, animation and toy series of the same name – Gaist Crusher. Gaist Crusher...

Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

Quality over quantity?

Just recently we published a list of ten titles that we've described as the biggest Wii U games of 2014, a relatively challenging task when considering the extensive upcoming eShop line-up, in particular. That's part of a quarterly tradition here at Nintendo Life, and we brought the 3DS to the party at the start of this year...

News: Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

World Championships set for 16th-17th August in Washington, D.C.

Google's search for Pokémon Masters may have been an April Fools' joke — albeit with a fun mini-game included — but true Poké-legends will emerge at this year's Pokémon Championships for both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. National Championships will take...

News: 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as Wii U Sales Also Increase

3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as Wii U Sales Also Increase

Increase in Japanese sales tax drives extra pre-rise sales

The results for last week's sales in Japan are here thanks to Media Create, and they bring pleasing news of hardware sales increasing for both 3DS and Wii U. It may be a peak before a notable dip, however, as Sales Tax in Japan increased from 5% to 8% in 1st April; many likely rushed ahead...

News: Nintendo of Europe Reveals Pink + White 2DS for Release Alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Nintendo of Europe Reveals Pink + White 2DS for Release Alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Time for a 2DS...

Update: This model has also been confirmed for Australia and New Zealand, with a release date alongside the game of 17th May. Original Article: The May arrival of Kirby: Triple Deluxe is no doubt on the radar of plenty of 3DS owners — it hits North America on 2nd May and Europe on the 16th. While the latter region has to wait...

Video: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Showcases Almost Thirty Minutes Of Content

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Showcases Almost Thirty Minutes Of Content

Magnificent melodies heading towards 3DS

1st April my be a popular time for companies to come up with creative pranks, but thankfully Square-Enix has gone down a different route and instead gifted us with two videos for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call instead. We have of course looked at the published track lists and

Video: This Disney Magical World Trailer Shows You What You Actually Do In The Game

This Disney Magical World Trailer Shows You What You Actually Do In The Game

It's so sugary sweet

Disney Magical World has been mentioned a fair bit over recent days here on Nintendo Life, with its 11th April release in North America somewhat creeping up on us. There's little doubt that it's being considered as a major release, however, with its cute style and Disney characters sure to attract nostalgic as well as young...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases A Potential Final Smash For Luigi in Latest Super Smash Bros. Screenshot

Masahiro Sakurai Teases A Potential Final Smash For Luigi in Latest Super Smash Bros. Screenshot

More ready than ever to clean up on the battlefield

Kicking off a new week's worth of daily pics, Masahiro Sakurai today revealed a shot of Luigi in a Miiverse post sure to scare off any ghost. The younger Mario brother has been continually tweaked as the Smash Bros series goes on, with altered mechanics and moves to make him stand out from his...

News: Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Pokémon Trading Card Game to also get a push

If there's one thing that can be guaranteed with any major generational release of Pokémon, it's special distribution events. Pokémon X & Y is no different, and The Pokémon Company International has announced an upcoming distribution in collaboration with GAME in the UK that will not only give...

News: Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

"There’s a sense of mass, which loses the image of a niche market"

Square Enix, a company with significant heritage both pre- and post-merger, has been working in recent times to try and broaden its appeal and sales worldwide. It's not been smooth sailing, however, as financial challenges have been a consistent feature in recent years as the...

News: Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth in Japan

Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth in Japan

Nintendo is no doubt watching

We've written on a number of occasions, including on its third anniversary, that the 3DS represents a triumph against shifting trends for Nintendo. Traditionally dominant in the portable gaming space, Nintendo's faced arguably its toughest generation to date with the rise of smart device gaming, itself perhaps stripping...

News: Yoshi's New Island T-Shirt Hits North American Club Nintendo Store

Yoshi's New Island T-Shirt Hits North American Club Nintendo Store

Go green with one shell of a colourful shirt

It's always nice to see some official clothing as a Club Nintendo Reward, so the arrival of this adorable Yoshi shirt on the North American store should prove to be much less divisive among fans than the title it represents. Available now for 800 coins, the shirt comes in both Large and Small, suitable...