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News: Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Talks up Holiday prospects and tackles smartphone questions

We're now very close to the peak shopping season for 2014, and Nintendo will be throwing out major releases in a bid to secure major sales success for both Wii U and 3DS. For the Wii U much rides on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the amiibo range, while on 3DS the main focus will be...

News: Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring 2015 Release in Japan, for Wii U and 3DS

Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring 2015 Release in Japan, for Wii U and 3DS

Wii version dropped, unsurprisingly

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a troubled history. When originally announced for Wii and 3DS this flying action title certainly caught the eye, with the development team at Prope being led by the highly regarded Yuji Naka, one of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. It then seemed to enter the publishing void,...

News: Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Patch To Address Balance Issues

Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Patch To Address Balance Issues

You can smell the stability from a mile away

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U just around the corner, we reckon now's your chance to get in some practice with the terrific Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS before taking your brawling skills to the big screen. Today, Nintendo has announced the latest patch for the 3DS version, aiming to solve...

Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

Its ambition is both a strength and a curse

Back in August we outlined amiibo pros and cons, mainly within the context that Nintendo had revealed little about the figures over the course of the summer months. Many questions have since been answered in terms of how the figures will be used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in addition to their minor...

News: Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Black Friday Deals, Including Super Smash Bros. Promotions

Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Black Friday Deals, Including Super Smash Bros. Promotions

A Wii U + 4 first-party games for $359.97, 15% off eShop cards

With each passing year the build up and buzz around Black Friday — the crazy shopping day to trump all others — increases; as a result stores are more keen than ever to outline and preview what they'll have on offer. Even though the official day is 28th November, we're already...

News: Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Not as simple as with Skylanders

It seems to be amiibo day, with a Wii U system update adding a settings menu for the figures and a range of 11 more toys confirmed for 2015; those are positives, though details on how to use the figures on the official website in Japan indicate some limitations to the figures. Though it's been comm

News: Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS

Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS

Could it finally be leaving Purgatory?

The Binding of Isaac may be one of the most-discussed games in Nintendo circles that hasn't yet appeared on a Nintendo system. The original title was denied publication by The Big N in 2012, seemingly over the nature of its content. Since then, the idea that The Binding of Isaac may still appear on the Wii U or...

News: Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, Kohl's Black Friday 3DS XL Bundle at $149.99

Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, Kohl's Black Friday 3DS XL Bundle at $149.99

Buy two with a third game free, or 3DS titles at half price

Last week we shared some Black Friday deals on 2DS and 3DS hardware, the first of what'll be many discounts and deals on offer when the year's biggest shopping day arrives on 28th November in North America — and elsewhere in the world, we suspect. That's still to come, though some...

News: Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Masuda-san and Ohmori-san reveal their favourite Pokémon

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are the dominant arrival on the Holiday horizon for 3DS, making this the second year running — after X & Y in the same period during 2013 — that the franchise has led the way for Nintendo's portable. Pre-order numbers have been impressive,...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Nine: Carpenter

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Nine: Carpenter

We do it awl

In the ninth part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Last week’s outdoors adventure in nature walks and axe-handling left me with a dilapidated house full of logs, broken furniture, and a missing cat. Rather than move into the inn permanently and replace said cat I...

News: Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus For 3DS

Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus For 3DS

Will include amiibo support

Rookie pilots – at least in Japan – will soon be able to take to the skies once again, with Bandai Namco earlier this week announcing Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus for 3DS in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. This new entry in the series is essentially an enhanced version of the 2012 3DS title, Ace...

News: Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been In Development Since 2011

Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been In Development Since 2011

A Link To The Mask

Earlier today Zelda series-director Eiji Aonuma took to Miiverse and posted some more details about the development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. Here is what Aonuma-san had to say: "Since The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct, I’ve noticed that many of you...

News: "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo Considers Future Third-Party And Indie Support

"The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo Considers Future Third-Party And Indie Support

"Working towards opportunities" for 2015

While the attention of many following Nintendo's fortunes over the Holiday season may be on sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS, Nintendo itself could be forgiven for watching the performance of amiibo more closely. Sales success for the two biggest hitting...

Talking Point: The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

It was a S.T.E.A.M.Y Direct

This week Nintendo produced a rather traditional Direct broadcast — there was no animation, relatively little flashy presentation beyond trailers, and a diverse range of announcements. It was back to type and rather like those that we'd seen throughout 2013; that's not a criticism, as Nintendo has diversified its...

News: Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK

Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK

Passing on the goodness

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrives very soon, with the popular Game Boy Advance entries all set for a substantial remaster on the 3DS. Hype will no doubt build throughout November, of course, and The Pokémon Company is keen to push the excitement along with a special launch event focused on the Eon Ticket...

Video: Atlus Releases New Persona Q Character Videos Along With Party Composition Basics

Atlus Releases New Persona Q Character Videos Along With Party Composition Basics

Helpful direction in Jungster selection

As the weeks count down to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's release in Europe and North America, Atlus has posted four new character videos featuring the two out-of-dungeon but no less important support characters, the young tough, and the dog. Your dungeon-crawling tour guide, the ever-helpful and...

News: Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and 2DS Hardware Options

Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and 2DS Hardware Options

Get ready for some savings

With Black Friday now less than a month away, some of the deals set to hit store shelves on 28th November — or in the surrounding days — have begun to leak through to the public. For those unfamiliar with the day, Black Friday is an annual shopping extravaganza started in North America. It's renowned as a day of big...

News: Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

"It is rather embarrassing that we are so behind on this compatibility"

Nintendo has made no secret of the fact that it is looking into producing smartphone and tablet applications to support its core business, and during the recently-translated Corporate Management Policy Briefing Q&A, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke about the company's...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

There were fireworks

There haven't been many full-on "old-fashioned" Nintendo Direct broadcasts in 2014, as the company has focused on game-specific presentations and an alternative Digital Event approach at E3. While variety is welcome, there was something reassuring about a live video featuring Satoru Iwata in front of a white backdrop; the...

Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Gorge Yourself on These Assets For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

No petitions needed

Nintendo finally did it — The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was revealed. After a solid two years of teases, Grezzo job listings and more teases, its long-winded route to the system was almost beyond parody; if you scroll down in our live blog of this week's North American broadcast this foolish writer even jokily listed it...