Friday23rd Mar 2018
June is closing in fast
E3 is the biggest gaming show on the planet, and is where companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft show off their biggest titles and make their most significant announcements. The show takes place between June 12th and June 14th this year, and Nintendo has just pushed its E3 2018 site live. Details are a...
Thursday22nd Mar 2018
A bolt of brilliance
We’re now just over a year into the Switch’s life and, despite knowing that the core Pokémon franchise will make the leap from 3DS to the new hybrid console at some point in the future, we know absolutely nothing about how the series might evolve with the huge system differences. Keeping the Poké-dream alive on the...
Tuesday13th Mar 2018
The 'Chu is on the case
Detective Pikachu - the Nintendo 3DS mashup of crime investigation and talking Pokémon - is a mere 10 days away, so Nintendo has launched yet another trailer to get you in the mood for some portable sleuthing. This one is all about the titular investigator, and gives you a little insight his quirky personality and...
Monday12th Mar 2018
Concluding the trilogy
CIRCLE Entertainment has confirmed that Witch and Hero 3 will arrive on the 3DS eShop in Europe on 15th March, with an asking price of €3.99. Concluding the trilogy of releases on 3DS, this retro-style action game shakes the series up slightly with the addition of the ‘Little’ Hero, who joins the Witch and original Hero...
Friday9th Mar 2018
"Bowser Jr.’s Journey"
Adding to the seemingly never-ending avalanche of news from yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the presentation revealed that Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey will be arriving on Nintendo 3DS in 2019 - securing a whole other year for the handheld console's life in the process. Mario & Luigi:...
With the best theme song ever
Yesterday's Nintendo Direct finally revealed the release date for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, which was originally shown off at last year's E3 with the trailer above, and also announced that the game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on the same day. Hitting the console of your choice on 8th June, this game...
They see me rollin'
Yesterday's surprise Nintendo Direct uncovered a pleasing amount of new games, as well as some great new content for those we already know and love. One new title, at least for western audiences, is Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers. Previously announced for Japan, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers sees action meet tower-defence, as Dillon...
Thursday8th Mar 2018
With a new boss rush mode, to boot
GameCube launch title Luigi's Mansion is coming to the 3DS this year, it has been announced. The ghost-busting classic already has a 3DS-exclusive sequel, so it's nice to know we'll get to re-experience the first title on the go as well. The visuals will naturally benefit from 3D effects, but there will also be a...
300 games to play
The WarioWare series is making a glorious return on the Nintendo 3DS, it has been revealed. 300 games will be included in WarioWare Gold, showcasing some favourites and featuring your favourite characters from the zany franchise. It's been a while since we've seen a new WarioWare game, but were you expecting it to come to Switch?...
Mario takes the court, but who is joining him?
It's time for some Nintendo Direct action, with a focus on Switch and 3DS games coming in 2018. Expect to see Mario Tennis Aces enter the court, but what else awaits? <liveblog id="nintendo-direct_2018-03-08_eu" tags="#NintendoDirect" video="
Monday5th Mar 2018
With no solid news as of yet on the Pokémon game(s) destined for Switch, the attention of Pocket Monster fans around the globe will no doubt be falling onto Detective Pikachu, scheduled to release on 3DS later this month. The game, which has already seen a staggered release in Japan, seems to be part of a franchise that the...
Thursday1st Mar 2018
It's super effective!
Sometimes it's easy to just think of Pokémon as a very successful video game franchise, with recent releases such as Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on 3DS and Pokémon GO on mobile both performing really well. Of course, the Pokémon franchise is so much more than just video games and today we got an update from...
And a 3DS release for good measure!
The year may be dashing past at an alarming rate, but it's a great time to be a Switch owner; February saw the release of Bayonetta 2 (with the original Bayonetta included of course) and Payday 2. 2018 may have gotten off to a slow start compared to last year's amazing release schedule, but now we're on a roll...
Wednesday28th Feb 2018
A passing craze?
StreetPass is one of the coolest elements of the 3DS hardware and was encouraging people to venture outdoors long before Pokemon GO turned up. Sadly, Nintendo chose not to continue the service on Switch, and we're slowly but surely seeing it fade into history as the 3DS winds down. A sign of things come to has just been announced...
Friday23rd Feb 2018
No Danny DeVito in sight
Detective Pikachu is one of the stranger spin-off games to arise from the Pokémon franchise, mixing a talking Pikachu with a Professor Layton-like mystery game style. It’s getting its own movie in the near future, and though the game may be old news in Japan, the impending launch in the West is a major game release for...
Thursday22nd Feb 2018
Mythical pair up for download
Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have revealed that Legendary 'mon Heatran and Regigigas are coming to the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon and Pokémon Sun and Moon games via Wi-Fi distribution this March. You'll be able to download the pair via the Nintendo Network on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems...
Saturday17th Feb 2018
These are our picks, but what are yours?
It's that time of the week yet again. The working week is finally at an end (well, for some of us, we feel your pain if you have to go to work this weekend), so we're ready to share with you the games playing on our Nintendo Switches and 3DS in the next couple of days. It's a diverse buffet on offer, ranging...
Monday5th Feb 2018
You can go home again
The 3DS may be getting on these days, but it’s certainly got plenty to show for its half-dozen years on the scene, including an astoundingly impressive collection of RPGs. ATLUS has been a prolific contributor to this corner of its library, and alongside original titles such as Shin Megami Tensei IV, Persona Q, and Stella...
Thursday1st Feb 2018
It’s not going anywhere
The release of the Nintendo Switch was an unprecedented moment for Nintendo, as it represented the merging of its previously separate home and handheld divisions. It was clear from the get-go that Switch would be replacing the ailing Wii U, but the fate of the 3DS has been left up in the air. With no replacement on the...
Wednesday31st Jan 2018
Sleep tight on Nintendo 3DS
Kirby Battle Royale has finally arrived in North America - check out our review from last year if you haven't already - so now that we're all able to lay the smack down with a variety of pink balls of doom. Best of all, we're getting another new ability as well. The power, Sleep Copy, was voted for by fans following...
Biggest third quarter operating profit for eight years
Nintendo has released its Third Quarter Results for this financial year, and the big headline is that in less that a year on sale the Switch has managed to surpass the lifetime sales of its forerunner, the Wii U. The figures show a company in rude health, with net sales up 175.5 percent...
Monday29th Jan 2018
3DS helped make the series what it is today
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, editor Dom argues that Monster Hunter World needed to leave Nintendo behind to make a different success of itself, but that the wider...
Monday22nd Jan 2018
Mario Golf! Chibi-Robo! Wonderful 101!
A host of new discounts have gone live on the My Nintendo site in Europe. As usual, we're looking at 3DS and Wii U content here. All of these discounts are active until April 1st. No fooling. 3DS Discounts 20% Discount on Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo eShop): 250 Platinum Points 30% Discount on...
Thursday18th Jan 2018
Nintendo hardware is flying off North American shelves
According to data collected by NPD Group, a firm that tracks video game sales in the United States, Nintendo Switch sold more units than any other console during the month of December. The five weeks in question saw Switch shift a tidy 1.5 million consoles in one of the busiest months in...
Tuesday16th Jan 2018
After some speculation a few weeks ago, it has now been confirmed that Nintendo Of America will be bringing three stone cold 3D classics to the budget Nintendo Selects range. These games are none other than Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix. They
Friday12th Jan 2018
Talk tough and solve mysteries
We have to say we're really looking forward to getting our hands on Detective Pikachu when it lands on the 3DS on 23rd March, 2018. In the game you will take on the role of young Tim Goodman and explore with his talkative partner Pikachu. Yes it is weird that Pikachu now talks - and who expected that accent,...
Less than a year into its life cycle and it's safe to say Nintendo's hybrid console is going from strength to strength. Its library of games is expanding and with a new online infrastructure set to arrive sometime in 2018, the handheld/tabletop wonder is set to mega evolve yet again. There is, however, one glaring omission in Nintendo's...
What a doozy
With today’s Nintendo Direct going a long way toward filling out the Switch’s lineup for 2018, it’s easy to forget about the 3DS, a console which is slowly but surely fading into the background. Still, the handheld has amassed quite an impressive library of titles over its long run, with a pedigree that will probably still take...
Friday5th Jan 2018
More likely just a budget Selects release, we say
It feels like an age since the wonderful The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds landed on the 3DS. Back in 2013 the 3DS was really on a roll and we were spoilt for choice, but this sequel to the classic SNES The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past really hit the mark and we promptly awarded...
Tuesday2nd Jan 2018
There's even a Wii U game in there!
Amazon has released its 2017 video game best sellers list and the top three titles are all on Switch, amazingly. Super Mario Odyssey is number one, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Zelda: Breath of the Wild following up in second and third position respectively. Elsewhere, Splatoon 2 is number 7 while