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Tomorrow: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS National Championship 2014 (UK)

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS National Championship 2014 (UK)

We'll be there, why don't you join us?

Super Smash Bros. fans across the UK have been battling it out for a chance to be crowned National Champion 2014. The qualifying heats took place at selected GAME stores which determined 32 finalists — 4 from each of the 8 regional heats — who are now ready to battle it out one final time tomorrow, Friday...

News: System Update 9.2.0-20 Now Available On 3DS

System Update 9.2.0-20 Now Available On 3DS

Improved stability, but not much else

Earlier this month, the hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes went live across Europe and North America. Additionally, this update activated the new Theme Shop, enabled screenshots of the 3DS HOME Menu to be taken, added a 3DS Image Share shortcut button, and also improved eShop...

Video: Super Smash Bros. Announcer Xander Mobus Talks About His Role in the Franchise

Super Smash Bros. Announcer Xander Mobus Talks About His Role in the Franchise

The man behind the powerful voice...

YouTube channel Super Mario's Channel has posted a 25-minute interview with the announcer of the latest instalments in the Super Smash Bros. series, Xander Mobus; known for his work on Eve of October OVA1, some may be left scratching their heads once they discover the face behind the epic Smash 4 voice. He...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Million Sales, New 3DS Continues to Sell Well

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Million Sales, New 3DS Continues to Sell Well

A monster success in sight

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is utterly thwarting its competition with nearly 2 million physical copies sold, even with new Sony-system titles being released thick and fast such as the acclaimed The Evil Within. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS drops down a good number of places, but this is largely due to the fact that...

News: Yet More Mario 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan, Smash Bros. Options on the Way

Yet More Mario 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan, Smash Bros. Options on the Way

There's even one for the Cat Mario show

The range of 3DS HOME Themes is expanding rapidly, but it's in Japan where the most variety is available on a weekly basis. There's now yet another batch in Nintendo's homeland celebrating Mario games and the Mushroom Kingdom cast, while some Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS themes are on the way in early...

News: Shovel Knight 3DS Theme Coming To Europe And Australia For A Limited Time

Shovel Knight 3DS Theme Coming To Europe And Australia For A Limited Time

A special treat for patient PAL regions

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe and Australia have been required to wait until next month for the local release of the medieval side-scroller. To reward these locations that have had to wait patiently whilst the eShop title was...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Must be downloaded to play online

Though it lacks the Tourneys that are coming to the home console iteration, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has one of the most substantial online setups available on the portable, with multiple modes and the ability to watch and bet on other matches. Due to the relative complexity of the game, its online...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack

Available exclusively in North America from Best Buy and Amazon

Nintendo has announced that a new retail pack containing both versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be available in North America on the game's release date, 21st November. The dual pack will retail for a total of $79.98, and the RRP for a single copy is $39.99...

News: Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U

Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...

News: Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Looks Set for a Western Release

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Looks Set for a Western Release

Good old Atlus saving the day

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind is a promising 3DS action game based on Wit Studio and Production I.G's anime series — which itself is based on Hajime Isayama's original manga. Having performed well commercially in Japan, Spike Chunsoft recently announced an updated "CHAIN" version for Japan this December,...

News: Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween 3DS HOME Theme to Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween 3DS HOME Theme to Club Nintendo Members

Check your email, if you dare

It's nice to receive free things, as loyal customers, so Club Nintendo members in Europe should be pleased to know that the big N is distributing download codes for a Halloween 3DS HOME theme — check those emails if you're a member that receives the regular newsletters. The theme itself has a typically light-hearted...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

Joined by seven Tales themes we'll likely never get

3DS HOME Themes are now becoming a rather common update for owners of the portable, with Nintendo adding a notification dot on the relevant menu to alert us to new options as they appear. There's already a decent variety, though a recent arrival in Japan has us rather jealous already. Pictured...

News: Five Additional Cover Plates Announced For New 3DS Australian Release

Five Additional Cover Plates Announced For New 3DS Australian Release

Will retail for $17.95 each

While Japan’s onslaught of cover plate announcements for the New 3DS continue, the rest of the world is left pondering if a considerable amount of them will ever see the light of day outside of the region. Adding a ray of hope to the situation, Nintendo of Australia has today announced via Twitter & Facebook th

Video: Terrifying Giant Mii Heads Promote Halloween National StreetPass Weekend

Terrifying Giant Mii Heads Promote Halloween National StreetPass Weekend

Nightmare fuel

We sometimes describe Mii characters as our happy, aspirational and trouble-free selves here at Nintendo Life, the embodiment of our personalities in a world where every day is a trip to the Mushroom Kingdom to share some cake with the Mario Bros. and Princess Peach. When Nintendo of America decides to represent Miis to the world,...

Video: How Much Faster Is The New Nintendo 3DS?

How Much Faster Is The New Nintendo 3DS?

Quite a bit, as it happens

The New Nintendo 3DS is available now in Japan, and we've been spending some quality time with the system — as you'll already know if you've checked out our review and hands-on video. One of the most common questions we've had since getting the console relates to overall speed — is it really that much faster than the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Huntin' and relaxin'

It seems Capcom's latest entry in the Monster Hunter series has proved its worth even further in Japan by outselling Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS not only this week, but in lifetime physical sales. Smash Bros. has still done well, placing it behind Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but in front of everything else. Unfortunately...

UK Event: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship Grand Final - Tickets Up For Grabs

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship Grand Final - Tickets Up For Grabs

We have 30 pairs of tickets for Nintendo Life readers

Super Smash Bros. fans across the UK have been battling it out for a chance to be crowned National Champion 2014. The qualifying heats took place at selected GAME stores which determined 32 finalists, 4 from each of the 8 regional heats, who are now ready to battle it out one final time on Friday...

Video: Atlus Releases a Preview of the Persona Q Art Book and New Character Trailers

Atlus Releases a Preview of the Persona Q Art Book and New Character Trailers

Not quite the Grand Grimoire but still pretty nice

This week's Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth pre-release content, courtesy of Atlus, includes a preview of the Persona Q: The Wild Cards Premium Edition art book, along with two new character trailers of the lady in charge and one of the strangest characters yet seen in the Persona series. The...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm Young Gamers is Vital for its Success

Nintendo's Ability to Charm Young Gamers is Vital for its Success

Proper next-gen

There was a period, in the latter half of the last generation of systems, when it seemed as if Sony and Microsoft were making a major play for the young gamer's market — Microsoft pushed for advertising presence on major multi-platform franchises, in particular, while Sony tried new ideas with its range of Wonderbook releases...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL Regions in Early 2015

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL Regions in Early 2015

Bergsala strikes a deal with Natsume

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley hits North American stores on 4th November, the latest franchise entry for 3DS and one of its most ambitious titles to date. While the blend of farming, relationship building and RPG elements will be present and correct, this entry offers significant editing tools to shape the...

Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

More Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS isn't short of content, and the upcoming live Nintendo Direct is promising "50 new things" for the home console iteration; it's clear that Masahiro Sakurai and his team have devoted a great deal of effort to details both big and small. Gamers and fans always want more, of course, and with major Nintendo...