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Video: We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Smash hit, or a (Ninten)dog?

In our first video with the retail version from Japan, Kerry jumps straight into Classic Mode, completing a run and tackling a recently leaked new character. Don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers. The latest version of Nintendo's epic brawler finally hits 3DS — in Japan. Luckily Nintendo Life is on the case and...

News: Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Miiverse and Internet Browser unavailable – please understand

The 3DS isn't an especially new piece of tehcnology, and in order to stay ahead of the curve Nintendo have taken a bold move in order to maintain pinnacle performance from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. When the game is running, players will not be able to access Miiverse or use...

News: Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai also explains connectivity and spectator mode

Update: This update also includes a mode that will only be activated from 15th September in Japan — Conquest Mode. As reported by Siliconera this will be activated at random points in a "With Anyone" online battle — three players fight it out and the winner's character earns points...

News: Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

"No plans" for the first two in Europe

This week has brought some exciting news for compulsive hardware buyers or those still remarkably on the fence about the 3DS, with an NES-themed XL model confirmed for North America, along with an eye-catching Persona Q model and two variations of the Super Smash Bros. XL that's also coming to Europe, with the...

News: Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in Europe

Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in Europe

Register a console and blockbuster to qualify

Update: Scandinavian Nintendo gamers will also be able to take advantage of this offer, with the region's distributor — Bergsala A/S — confirming the campaign for Denmark and the rest of the Nordics; details will be posted here. Hat-tip to Kenneth Jensen for the tip. Original Article: Nintendo of...

News: Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Brings New Character Reveals

Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Brings New Character Reveals

If you don't want the surprise to be ruined, look away now...

The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. launches in Japan later this week, but as you might expect some lucky players already have their copies of the game and have been putting the hours in to unlock all of the lovely secrets contained within. Predictably, the full roster of characters...

News: Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' Appearance in the New Ace Attorney

Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' Appearance in the New Ace Attorney

Watson is still a child with a medical degree

We were clued in yesterday to The World's Greatest Detective showing up in Capcom's upcoming The Great Ace Attorney (aka Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou). Now Famitsu Weekly has released more information and images on the game's renditions of Sherlock Holmes and his legendary...

News: Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Favourite posts also larger, because why not?

Miiverse continues its quest for social networking perfection today, as Nintendo has applied updates to the service on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers. As is always the case the changes are immediate, so you don't have a pesky update download and installation waiting for you on your gaming hardware of...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Microsoft adds a third home console to the mix

The Japanese charts show that Yokai Watch 2 can't be put down for long as it rises back to the coveted number one position. Even with the release of the Xbox One in Japan, the game simply cannot be shaken, it seems. Elsewhere in the software charts things are looking a bit grim for Nintendo, only two...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

A late night for European fans

Earlier this week Nintendo of America confirmed that The Treehouse will host an 8-hour live broadcast, confirming that the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be a main part of the event along with other upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Initially we were only given a date, 12th September, but NoA has...

News: Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Primal Kyogre & Primal Groudon abilities also unveiled

CoroCoro has revealed three new Mega Evolutions for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. The three monsters in question are Sharpedo, Gallade and Camerupt, all three of which started their evolutionary line in the original Ruby and Sapphire versions. Mega Sharpedo has...

Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Looks like we're in for a Smashing time

3DS owners across Japan — as well as those international Nintendo fans dedicated enough to import Japanese hardware — are currently abandoning their friends, family, and careers while they get busy with the Super Smash Bros. demo that has just been released on the Japanese eShop. Of course being a demo,...

News: Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Sales of both physical and digital versions suspended

Dragon Quest X came to the Japanese 3DS recently, and as expected, the game sold very well — in fact, the first shipment of physical copies went in the space of a single week. However, such success has caused serious headaches not only for Square Enix, but for the hordes of existing Dragon...

Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

A human touch

It's not so long ago that The Treehouse at Nintendo of America's HQ was a mystery, a department with a rather charming door behind which delights could be found. It was tempting to think of it as a smaller game-related version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, with Oompa Loompas in Mario hats singing songs and playing games. Of...

News: Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watson Will Star In The Great Ace Attorney

Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watson Will Star In The Great Ace Attorney

Elementary, my dear Watson

It has been reported that Capcom's forthcoming 3DS title The Great Ace Attorney will feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective Sherlock Holmes — but with a twist. According to Game Jouhou, the famous sleuth will be joined by his famous sidekick Watson, who will be an 8-year old girl as opposed to a strapping...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

C-Stick it to the man

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will support the New 3DS console's C-Stick, but won't be compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory for the original 3DS and 3DS XL. The information comes from Nintendo's official Japanese support pages, and has been translated by posters on NeoGaf. This follows news that

News: The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

Edging ever closer

With the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS practically within tasting distance and the hype level higher than ever, Sakurai continues the slew of information about the product by describing another interesting addition to Classic Mode. http://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAADRUqGUwwugmQ And here's...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition Coming to North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition Coming to North America

Smells better than collecting actual giant beasts

Where the thrill of the hunt and the thrill of the swag meet, there shall ye find the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition. Capcom revealed the upcoming edition for North America on its Unity blog, with the caveat that not all designs may be final. The Collector's Edition will come packed...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broadcast on 12th September

Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broadcast on 12th September

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS final build to feature

Earlier today we brought you the news that there's a special NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS broadcast taking place on 12th September, during which it seems there'll be some final reveals ahead of the title's release in Japan. An announcement from Nintendo of America suggests that...