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News: ​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

Along with a handful of other 3DS and Wii U reviews straight from Japan

Finally — this week's Famitsu has made up for the last couple of disappointing releases when it comes to juicy Nintendo news. While we still haven't heard when Bravely Second: End Layer will make it outside of Japan, that hasn't stopped Famitsu from feeding Japanese gamers...

Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nintendo 3DS

Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nintendo 3DS

The portable is now four years old

Today brings the fourth anniversary of the Nintendo 3DS being released in North America, which is certainly a landmark to celebrate following equivalent dates for Europe and Japan. After a sketchy start the system has become an integral part of the current-day gaming landscape, leading the way as a dedicated...

Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 3DS Rumour Looks Fake, But Do You Want it to be True?

That Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 3DS Rumour Looks Fake, But Do You Want it to be True?

Remakes and remasters seem like a win-win for Nintendo

In the past 24 hours (at the time of writing) there has been excitable chatter around a 'leak' for a 3DS version of the GameCube classic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, considered by some to be the best of the charming RPG series. We'd love to believe it - originally shared on Reddit, a...

News: Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Launch Edition

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Launch Edition

Everything an adventurer needs

Fans of the Etrian Odyssey Series will receive a treat with their purchase of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. Those who are lucky enough to pick up the launch edition will receive the official staff book, displaying over 22 pages of art and early character concept art. The book will also include developer...

News: The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

Tofu delivery doesn’t last forever

Although SEGA's Initial D: Perfect Shift Online never drifted our way in the end, the 3DS eShop title based on the long-running manga series still experienced a solid performance in Japan, with more than 500,000 downloads. SEGA has now announced it will end the services for Initial D Perfect Shift Online at the...

Weirdness: Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monster Hunter Themed Roller Coaster

Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monster Hunter Themed Roller Coaster

Mount the Gore Magala in real life!

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been out for a little over a month now and has been an undisputed success. One of the key new features that was added in this latest entry to the series is the ability to mount monsters. A well timed leaping strike from above can knock the beast over and enable the hunter to climb...

News: The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe

The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe

Eur 'avin a laugh

The Nintendo 3DS arrived four years ago today in Europe, strategically released to maximise profits before the end of the financial year that closed on 31st March 2011... erm, we mean strategically released to excite gamers. Its arrival prompted plenty of launch week hype, and by the close of March Nintendo announced that over 3.5...

News: Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Work to do for New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

For over two years the Japanese market has been a fortress for Nintendo, with the 3DS in particular dominating the hardware and software charts. Recent times have brought a dip, however, especially since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D provided a welcome boost in mid-February. In...

News: Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

"The mundanity of it is really comforting"

Chicago artist Krystal DiFronzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer of the blood - last August. Like all cancer suffers, she had to deal with a lot of worry and heartbreak, but found an unlikely aid in the Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf. DiFronzo has created a series - called...

News: Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring Star Power in Latest 3DS HOME Theme Batch in Japan

Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring Star Power in Latest 3DS HOME Theme Batch in Japan

Cute 'n powerful

While Nintendo doesn't always follow through with all of its ideas and concepts, it's maintained momentum with 3DS HOME Themes. New options arrive most weeks and cover a range of franchises and styles, helping us all to add a little extra spice to our portables. The Japanese market does have the best of the releases, naturally, and...

News: Latest 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts And Prepares Older Systems For amiibo Support

Latest 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts And Prepares Older Systems For amiibo Support

More stable than ever before!

The latest update for the 3DS has arrived, and it’s arguably one of the most exciting updates so far, enabling users to change and save up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements, and also adding the anticipated amiibo support for older systems. Below is the official changlog...

News: Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

No plans yet, but the desire is there

Several of you have already played Elliot Quest, the new side scrolling adventure game from Ansimuz Games that takes several design and gameplay cues from the likes of Zelda II and Kid Icarus. We awarded it an 8/10 in our review, citing minor performance issues and frustrating pacing as main issues. Whatever way...

News: We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Super Stable 3D Of The New Nintendo 3DS

We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Super Stable 3D Of The New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's latest handheld almost shipped without the upgrade

When the New 3DS was first announced, one particular improvement had many fans rubbing their weary eyes in total disbelief. The handheld's signature 3D technology had been greatly improved, allowing for a wider range of viewing angles and a much more stable experience overall. This "Super...

News: Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Considered For Super Smash Bros.

Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Considered For Super Smash Bros.

But didn't make the cut (no pun intended)

It's been a pretty awesome week for all Smash Bros. fans, all told. A short video has made its way to our screens with an announcement from Masahiro Sakurai, stating that the new Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS would be on its way "pretty soon". As always, Nintendo has more surprises for its fans, with...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

“I think I will shake up the formula a bit more”

Gunman Clive was one of those fun little games that had all the right ingredients of a success. A creative and interesting art style, tight gameplay inspired by classic side scroller games such as Mega Man, plenty of replayability, and a cheap price point helped it to stand out from the pack and...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC is Coming "Pretty Soon"

Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC is Coming "Pretty Soon"

Huzzah!

Though the wait of a few months may have tempered expectations for a while, it's easy to forget that Super Smash Bros. isn't yet complete - the Wii U version is yet to receive Tournies, while Mewtwo DLC is also hotly anticipated. That DLC fighter will be free to those who register both versions on Club Nintendo by 31st May, before later...

News: The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC Roam to Etrian Mystery Dungeon

The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC Roam to Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Also, see what the home screen theme looks like!

It’s that time of week again and this week’s update on Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a bit beefier than usual, bringing with it a generous offering to tempt more fans into picking this up when it launches. Atlus has confirmed that until May 5th, all of the DLC will be available for download...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Demo hitting the eShop earlier in the month

Western players won't have too much longer to wait before they can get their hands on some red hot, orb-matching action, as the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition bundle has been confirmed for a May 22nd release date in North America. This handy double-pack features...

News: Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Say goodbye to Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa

Multimedia franchises are all the rage in Japan these days. The market for brands which straddle video games, toys and anime is huge, and it's little wonder that companies like Nintendo, Sega and Capcom have all tried to crack this lucrative market. Square Enix is another veteran video...