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News: Puzzle & Dragons X Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons X Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

Why about Y?

A little while ago we shared the news that a new Puzzle & Dragons title had been confirmed for the 3DS, albeit without a name or details. Well, there's a little more to share now - it's called Puzzle & Dragons X and will arrive in Japan in 2016. It was confirmed by GungHo Online Entertainment and Nintendo in the latest issue of...

News: Amazon Lists Pokémon Red, Yellow And Blue At 10 Bucks A Pop

Amazon Lists Pokémon Red, Yellow And Blue At 10 Bucks A Pop

Premium Pocket Monsters

The news that Pokémon Red, Yellow and Blue are finally headed to the 3DS Virtual Console caused quite a bit of excitement when it was announced during last week's Nintendo Direct. The games which launched the phenomenally successful franchise, these monochrome masterpieces are sure to sell well - and it would appear that...

News: Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More Patent and Anti-Piracy Wins in the Courts

Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More Patent and Anti-Piracy Wins in the Courts

"We are very pleased with this decision" heard over party poppers

Nintendo and its legal teams have some cause for celebration today, especially the latter once they submit their billable hours. Nintendo of America has announced another patent victory in California, while Nintendo of Europe has been tackling mod-chips and 'game copiers' in Italy...

Video: Check Out Cloud Strife's Marvellous Super Smash Bros. Moveset

Check Out Cloud Strife's Marvellous Super Smash Bros. Moveset

Let me be your (final) fantasy

Last week's Nintendo Direct broadcast had a few neat surprises for fans, but the biggest shock of all was the revelation that Final Fantasy VII's protagonist Cloud Strife is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. The trailer showed plenty of footage of the new fighter in action, and unsurprisingly...

News: Pre-ordering Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Will Net You a Papercraft Set in the UK

Pre-ordering Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Will Net You a Papercraft Set in the UK

On the paper cutting edge

While it may be that North Americans have to wait until early next year, those of you from Europe will be able to pick up Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam in just a few weeks. We recently spent time with the game on a preview build and were fairly satisfied with the product, and it seems that this will be a game well worth the...

News: Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Super Mario Maker is up for GOTY

As we reported on a little less than a week ago, The Game Awards will soon be taking place on 3rd December. The up and coming award show will employ a board of industry veterans from a wide array of game companies and backgrounds to decide which of this year's games were the cream of the crop. The nominations for...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

Surprises, omissions and a Smash Bros. shock

Well, it had been a while. For a variety of reasons 12th November brought the first global Nintendo Direct broadcasts in quite some time. Overall the presentations stuck to familiar styles and approaches, with Nintendo of Europe playing it fairly straight and Nintendo of America even indulging in a little...

News: These Are Nintendo's Black Friday Hardware And Software Offers

These Are Nintendo's Black Friday Hardware And Software Offers

Wii U, 3DS and amiibo all up for grabs

Black Friday is almost upon us, and that means striking discounts on all manner of gaming hardware and software. Nintendo has started outlining exactly what products its will be reducing in price on the big day, and if you've yet to invest in a Wii U or 3DS console, then now might be the time to do so. The...

News: Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition

Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition

Arriving on 26th January

One RPG that some 3DS fans will hope to keep in the limelight is Final Fantasy Explorers, a twist on the franchise that prioritises co-op adventuring. It's heading to North America on 26th January and is sure to be on plenty of wishlists. It featured in the North American Nintendo Direct, and Square Enix has now issued...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Gets a Release Date and 'Female Link', Linkle

Hyrule Warriors Legends Gets a Release Date and 'Female Link', Linkle

So that concept art wasn't for nothing

Who remembers that Koei Tecmo concept art of a 'female Link' for Hyrule Warriors that got people talking? Most have it in their memory banks, we suspect, and now that same character - 'Linkle' - has been confirmed for Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. We'd hope that she'll be part of the cross-platform content...

News: Gold Mega Man amiibo Launching Alongside Mega Man Legacy Collection On 3DS

Gold Mega Man amiibo Launching Alongside Mega Man Legacy Collection On 3DS

Exclusive challenge stages will be unlocked by the figure

3DS owners have had to wait a little longer than other console owners for Mega Man Legacy Collection, but their patience is being rewarded with 11 special challenge stages which can only be unlocked using the Mega Man amiibo, as well as an all-new golden amiibo figure. In case you didn't...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On 19th February, Special Triple Edition Also Confirmed

Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On 19th February, Special Triple Edition Also Confirmed

Games will have separate releases in Europe as well

Bill Trinen revealed more information at the latest Nintendo Direct regarding the upcoming 3DS release, Fire Emblem Fates. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest will retail at the price of US$39.99 and will be released in-store and on the eShop in North America on 19th...

News: Dragon Quest VII And VIII Both Confirmed For Western 3DS Release In 2016

Dragon Quest VII And VIII Both Confirmed For Western 3DS Release In 2016

And you thought it would never happen

Dragon Quest fans rejoice - Square Enix hasn't turned its back on you after all. It was confirmed during today's packed Nintendo Direct broadcast that Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King are both headed to the west. The games are coming to the 3DS...

News: Pokémon Picross Arrives On The 3DS eShop Early December

Pokémon Picross Arrives On The 3DS eShop Early December

When Pokémon collides with picross

Nintendo's latest Direct has revealed yet another new free-to-start game is on the way. Following tradition, it's yet another Pokémon title for the 3DS eShop. Pokémon Picross is due out in early December, and is a mostly traditional picross experience with a dash of Pokémon. Players will reveal Pokémon...

News: Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

More details coming in Special Smash Bros. Direct next month

Nintendo's "one more thing" for today's Direct broadcast was something of a shocker - Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife is coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. No, we didn't see that one coming either. Possibly the single most famous character in Final Fantasy history, Cloud is a...

News: Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow Are Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console on 27th February, 2016

Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow Are Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console on 27th February, 2016

It's really happening!

Nintendo has delivered absolutely massive pocket monster news during its latest Direct. What fans have dreamed of for a very long time will soon become a reality with the announcement the original Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow, released by Game Freak on the Game Boy in 1998, will arrive on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console...

Nintendo Direct: Watch the European November 2015 Nintendo Direct - Live!

Watch the European November 2015 Nintendo Direct - Live!

The time has come

After a long wait it's time for another Nintendo Direct, and this stream will follow the European variation of the broadcast. Satoru Shibata will be hosting and will no doubt giving us plenty to look forward to on Wii U and 3DS, with Holiday 2015 and quite likely early 2016 on the agenda. Watch it live here#NintendoDirectEU

Feature: What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 12th November

What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 12th November

The hype is building

After a long wait it's finally time to think about Nintendo Direct once again. With simultaneous broadcasts in North America and Europe we can expect a show packed with information on Holiday releases, perhaps some titles due in early 2016 and - hopefully - some surprises. We've already written about the need for deep breaths...

News: The 3DS Is Getting A New Puzzle & Dragons Game

The 3DS Is Getting A New Puzzle & Dragons Game

CoroCoro magazine will reveal more details later this month

Puzzle & Dragons Z was a massive success in its native Japan, and encouraged Nintendo to work with developer GungHo to create a Super Mario-themed semi-sequel - which was released alongside the original game in the west. While Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition wasn't as...

News: Disney Magical World 2's Whimsy is Outsold By Call of Duty's Futuristic Warfare in Japan

Disney Magical World 2's Whimsy is Outsold By Call of Duty's Futuristic Warfare in Japan

Also can't match the launch sales of its predecessor

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and this week reflect one notable sales trend from the West with a big-name shooty-shooty-bang-bang game making a strong debut and boosting Sony's hardware, while there's also a major release on 3DS. Yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes top...