TodaySat, 7th Dec 2019
Switch is all-clear
Next week on 10th December, the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection will be updated with Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown via a digital rollout. Despite Yacht Club's "intense" efforts to get all versions of the game out on time, unfortunately, the release has now been delayed for cert
YesterdayFri, 6th Dec 2019
And three of the top five
We've been treated to some incredible gaming experiences over the last ten years. In our eyes, Nintendo has produced some of its finest titles throughout this last decade, and those of us who dabble in gaming on the likes of PlayStation and Xbox have had plenty to share about, too. The list below shows the top 50 games of...
Thursday5th Dec 2019
And themes, too!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are six new discounts up for grabs this time, including the quirky Pokémon adventure Detective Pikachu - which inspired the blockbuster film - and The Legend of Zelda: Tri...
Tuesday3rd Dec 2019
Did you score any bargains?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fading into memory, but hopefully, you took advantage of the sales and managed to pick up a few bargains over the past week. There were offers on consoles, accessories, games and associated merchandise, which means there was plenty of scope for savings. But Did you get involved? Perhaps...
Is the system finally stable?
Nintendo has just rolled out what is likely to be the final update for the 3DS this year. Oddly though, there's no official mention of stability improvements. Instead, Version 11.13.0-45 resolves a small issue linked to StreetPass. Here are the firmware notes from Nintendo's support page: Resolved an issue where...
Saturday30th Nov 2019
Great savings on Switch and 3DS games
Capcom, much like Sega, Atlus and even Devolver Digital, is hosting its very own Black Friday 2019 sale on the Switch and 3DS in America. There are savings on a variety of games across both digital storefronts, so now is the perfect time to check out series like
Friday29th Nov 2019
Discounts for Switch and 3DS
Just like Devolver Digital, the Japanese publishers Sega and Atlus have their entire eShop collections discounted across the Switch and 3DS digital libraries for Black Friday 2019. If you're a fan of Sega's offerings, this is a great opportunity to pick up recent releases like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games...
Tuesday26th Nov 2019
Other online functionality survives
The Pokémon Company has revealed that the Pokémon Global Link service available in the series' seventh generation of games is set to be shut down early next year. On 24th February 2020, all gameplay features which require the service in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Pokémon Sun and Moon will no longer...
Thursday7th Nov 2019
"I think time will tell"
Despite the fact that the Switch is in full swing and how offers an entry-level option in the form of the Switch Lite, Nintendo's Doug Bowser continues to refuse to call time on the console's forerunner, the 3DS. The veteran handheld is selling dismally, software support has effectively
Tuesday5th Nov 2019
Slightly more stable
Last week during its six months earnings report, Nintendo hinted it would no longer develop first-party games for the 3DS. From here on out, the plan is to rely on evergreen titles to sustain system sales. In terms of technical support for the system itself – nothing has changed. In fact, yesterday, a new system update was...
Monday4th Nov 2019
Dragon Quest, Kirby, more!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are five discounts up for grabs this time around, all for the 3DS - as has been the case for a while now. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...
Thursday31st Oct 2019
People really love Mario Kart
Earlier today, a new earnings report from Nintendo revealed an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games, but what about the 3DS, the Wii U, and even consoles earlier than those? As part of the report, Nintendo has also provided updated figures for these older systems, and while software sales for...
Focus moves towards evergreen titles
The Nintendo 3DS has been on the brink of retirement for a while now, with sales plummeting and new game releases grinding to a halt as the new, fancy Switch takes over. If we're reading this correctly, which we're pretty sure we are, it would appear that Nintendo has finally admitted to that fact, too. Ever...
Friday25th Oct 2019
Thanks, but no thanks
Prior to the release of Street Fighter IV, there was a time when Capcom's prominent fighting series fell out of the spotlight. The dwindling arcade scene here in the west didn't help the situation, either. It actually got to a point where Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono began considering all avenues for the series. As crazy as...
Monday21st Oct 2019
Including a couple of Kid Icarus games
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are six new discounts up for grabs this time around, including a Zelda classic and even a couple of Kid Icarus titles. As always, you can take...
Saturday12th Oct 2019
Putting an end to Redd's 'crazy' ways
We've all been there before. You spot the infamous green tent in the town square with the words 'Black Market' hastily crossed out above the entrance. Inside, you also spot - no, it can't be - the Mona Lisa?! For a mere few thousand Bells you obviously buy it, and wait anxiously for the package to arrive in the...
Tuesday1st Oct 2019
There's a Link theme, too
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are five games on offer in total, including a couple of Inazuma Eleven games and one each for Mario and Zelda. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Monday16th Sep 2019
Professor Layton, Tomodachi Life and more!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. This set is slightly smaller than usual, with four titles being put up for grabs in total. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...
Friday13th Sep 2019
And much more new content
Possibly one of the last major releases for the 3DS is Shakedown: Hawaii from Vblank Entertainment. After years of waiting for this game to arrive on the system, a release date has finally been confirmed. This follow-up to Retro City Rampage will be made available for all 3DS and 2DS systems on 19th September in North...
Tuesday10th Sep 2019
Snack attack incoming
Got an appetite for more Level-5 games? Well then, be sure to save some room for The Snack World, as a western release appears to be on the way. After a rating for Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold appeared on the Australian Classification Board in April, a classification has now popped up
Wednesday4th Sep 2019
The end of an era
In July, we found out the YouTube service for the 3DS would end in Japan on 3rd September. Well, it's now officially 4th September in Japan and according to Japanese Nintendo, Google has removed this app and service from the system's eShop. If you're located in this region, you'll no longer be able to download this free app for...
Monday2nd Sep 2019
Plus Boxboy! and Bravely Default
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are eight new discounts up for grabs this time, including a nice selection of Mario games, some highly enjoyable Pokémon games (we loved TCG on Game Boy...
Sunday1st Sep 2019
Depending on how you feel about the 3DS and Wii U, you may or may not be pleased to hear software discounts for these two systems are no longer being offered on the My Nintendo website in Japan. According to Japanese Nintendo, the page where you could once redeem these rewards no longer exists. If you attempt to navigate to it, you'll...
Tuesday27th Aug 2019
Update: Possibly thanks to new EU ruling
Update (27th Aug, 13:45 BST): Further digging suggests that the change could be thanks to PSD2, a new payment directive adopted by the European Parliament. PSD2 is said to add new levels of protection for those making purchases online and make cross-border European payment services safer, and it comes into...
Happiness through stability
Guess what? Nintendo just pushed a new firmware update out for the good old Nintendo 3DS. Double guess what? All it does is make the system more stable, and - as you'll know if you've been following the exciting business of 3DS firmware updates over the years - it was pretty darned stable already. Version number...
Sunday25th Aug 2019
But what about the 3D one?
The 3DS is easily one of the greatest Nintendo systems of all-time thanks to its vast library of games and fancy features that took handheld gaming to the next level. As its time in the spotlight draws to a close, Nintendo appears to have officially phased out the 3D model on its North American website. As spotted by the...
Saturday24th Aug 2019
The Persona series might not be as globally recognised as Mario or Pikachu just yet, but it's certainly grown in popularity over the past number of years. In fact, it recently reached a significant milestone in its history. According to Atlus, in a blog post over on the official Japanese Persona website, the entire series has now sold more...
Saturday17th Aug 2019
As voted by you
As dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of Nintendo 3DS' long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's final handheld-only console. After a slow start, the portable went...
Friday16th Aug 2019
A true icon
Update: Sorry folks, it seems like this whole story is most likely a hoax and some unsavoury concerns have been raised over the people involved in the story. Original Story: Over the last few days, a teenage girl has gone viral on Twitter after using a number of unorthodox devices to send tweets to her followers and we have to say,...
Friday2nd Aug 2019
Including a Game & Watch collection
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are a handful of Super Mario games to choose from this time around, as well as a couple of Yo-Kai Watch games and more. As always, you can take...