3DS - News

February2013

  • News New Pokémon Gets Caught In Some Footage

    Called Sylveon in English

    Earlier this week we brought you the news from CoroCoro magazine of a new Pokémon called Ninfia, along with a scanned image of it in all of its pink glory. Following that reveal, The Pokémon Company has stated that its English name is Sylveon, and reiterated that it'll be the eighth Eevee evolution; no other new details...

  • Nintendo Direct Watch The European Presentation Live

    3DS is the focus

    While Nintendo of America is holding a Nintendo Direct which will cover forthcoming 3DS and Wii U titles, Nintendo Europe is choosing to look exclusively at portable software. Satoru Shibata is confirmed as your host, and 2PM UK time is when it will be taking place. We'll be covering the presentation on this very page, streaming...

  • Nintendo Direct Watch The North American Presentation Live

    Check out the latest 3DS and Wii U news

    Love is in the air this Valentine's Day as Nintendo of America is offering up direct access to the very latest 3DS and Wii U news. At 6am Pacific time / 9am Eastern time Nintendo will be broadcasting a new Nintendo Direct which will hopefully contain plenty of red-hot news relating to the company's upcoming...

  • News 3DS Remake Of Dragon Quest VII Sells 800,000 Copies In Just Four Days

    3DS continues to dominate Japan

    The Nintendo 3DS doesn't seem to be releasing its vice-like grip on the Japanese gaming public, with Square Enix's Dragon Quest VII proving to be the next in a long line of smash hit titles for the format in The Land of the Rising Sun. Square Enix's remake of the PlayStation original launched in Japan on February 7th...

  • News Nintendo Japan Is Joining The Nintendo Direct Love This Valentine's Day

    Not one, not two, but three dates this Valentine's Day

    Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both have Nintendo Direct presentations happening today, and now the inevitable Japanese broadcast has been announced - with the presentation streaming at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Similar to the European broadcast, the 3DS will be the star of the show in the...

  • News Nintendo 3DS Direct Bringing the Love on 14th February

    Europe focused on the handheld, North America will include Wii U games

    Nintendo has announced new Nintendo Direct broadcasts, giving us a positively useful 24 hours to prepare ourselves. In Europe this time around the focus is on the 3DS, with Nintendo stating that it'll look at future games on the handheld; the North American broadcast isn't...

  • News Dragon Quest VII Tweaks on 3DS Explained by Developers

    Satoru Iwata interviews the team behind the 3DS remake

    The Dragon Quest VII remake for 3DS is out now in Japan, so it seemed only right for Nintendo President Satoru Iwata to interview a few of the people involved with the making of the game in his Iwata Asks series. In the interview, helpfully translated by Siliconera, the series creator Yuuji...

  • News New Pokémon Revealed for X & Y, Say Hello To Ninfia

    A new Pokémon in the never-ending Pokédex

    We reported yesterday that Pokémon Smash and CoroCoro magazine had a treat in-store for Pokémon fans this week, and it so happens to come in the form of Ninfia — a brand new Pokémon, which also happens to be one of the many evolutions of Eevee. According to the magazine, the evolution method is a...

  • News Nintendo Receives Zero BAFTA Game Awards Nominations

    Um, what?

    2012 was a fairly busy year for Nintendo, with some high-quality titles arriving on 3DS and the long-awaited release of Wii U. There were some rather decent games in there, which makes Nintendo's complete absence from the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards 2013 a little surprising. While failure to make it...

  • News Pink 3DS XL Is Making A Comeback In Time For Valentine's Day

    Show them you love them with a Nintendo portable

    The pink iteration of the Nintendo 3DS XL was a surprise hit last year, quickly selling out and leaving many potential owners disappointed. However, it would seem that Nintendo of America has been struck by cupid's arrow and has taken pity on these very same people. The pink 3DS XL (it's actually...

  • News Street Fighter And Samurai Shodown Influenced Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate's Combat

    More interview goodness from Konami's Dave Cox

    Konami producer Dave Cox must have an aching jaw, because he's given so many interviews recently relating to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate that he must be absolutely pig-sick of talking about the upcoming 3DS title. However, we're not complaining, because each new interview gives fresh...

  • News 3DS Has The Potential To Find You A Partner

    Saves the awkwardness of meeting someone in person

    Want to play games on your 3DS? That's so old-fashioned! Why not use it to find a boyfriend, or according to a ten year-old boy, a girlfriend. That's right, young "Masterclaw 360" posted up on the Colors! 3D 'I need a girlfriend. Girls read description', with arrows pointing down towards the...

  • News Paper Mario, Kirby Super Star and More Join Club Nintendo Rewards

    Sucking up your coins

    It's Club Nintendo Rewards time again, North American gamers, with more downloadable goodies becoming available in exchange for some treasured gold coins. This month offers a mixture of retro Virtual Console treats and some DSiWare titles, detailed below. Bird & Beans — 100 Coins Metal Torrent — 150 Coins Paper Mario...

  • News Mario Picks Up a DICE Sticker at Annual Awards

    It sure looks good on paper

    Last week saw a number of games industry professionals descend on Las Vegas for the annual DICE summit. It's an opportunity for various studios and representatives to talk more directly about the industry and projects currently in the works, and like all good gatherings it ends with an awards ceremony. As an indication...

  • News New Information on Pokémon X & Y Coming Soon

    Soon? This week to be precise

    The latest episode of Japanese TV show Pokémon Smash has confirmed that new information regarding Pokémon X & Y for the 3DS will be making its way to our needy little ears during next week's episode, as well as being featured in this week's CoroCoro magazine. CoroCoro — a Japanese manga magazine published by...

  • News Konami Producer: Lack of Time And Resources To Blame For No Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 On Wii U

    Also, don't expect a home console version of Mirror of Fate

    Konami producer Dave Cox has already stated that a Wii U version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 isn't going to happen, but he's never really elaborated on the reason why - until now, that is. Speaking to Dutch site n1ntendo.nl, Cox had this to say:

  • News Monolith Soft Enjoying Its Closer Relationship With Nintendo

    Developers at the studio now working as a family

    Monolith Soft, the developer behind Xenoblade Chronicles, has built a new studio in Kyoto, Japan so it can be closer to Nintendo. It is now in the process of developing a Wii U game that was briefly teased during a recent Nintendo Direct. Speaking in an internal interview series, translated by

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    Review Brain Age: Concentration Training

    Old brain, new tricks

    Thinking of Nintendo's efforts to capture a more mainstream audience with non-traditional games, the Brain Age series leaps immediately to mind - and then leaps right out again, because we can't seem to concentrate on anything these days. Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Nintendo's resident neuroscientist, has noticed this too, and has...

  • Preview Skylanders Swap Force

    Activision's latest money-spinner takes shape

    As we wrote earlier this week, Activision has announced the next game in the Skylanders series: Swap Force. At the New York event we had a chance to see some early levels of gameplay. What was immediately obvious was the higher fidelity of visuals this time round. With new developer Vicarious Visions...

  • News New Competition To Celebrate Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo Now Open

    Heaps of goodies to win

    There's not long to wait now until the sublime looking Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is finally released for the 3DS in North America. The game will be available on 26th February in both physical and downloadable formats. Speaking of downloadable formats, as we mentioned in our weekly downloads round-up, North...

  • News Local Multiplayer Confirmed For Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

    There'll also be some downloadable dungeons

    The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series is venturing onto the 3DS in March with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Nintendo has announced some interesting news about the upcoming release, including the fact that for the first time ever, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon will have a multiplayer mode...

  • Rumour Next Sonic Game Will Be Called Sonic Adventure 3

    Trilogy talk?

    Cast your mind back a few weeks and you'll recall that we reported on a rumour relating to the next Sonic the Hedgehog title. According to an inside source, the game is currently in development for a wide range of platforms - including the Wii U and 3DS - and is expected later this year. Another little rumour has surfaced recently...

  • News Konami Explains Why Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Is A 3DS Exclusive

    The 3D effect was the clincher

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is now about a month away from hitting the shelves, and will be available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. The game's producer Dave Cox has been speaking about why the game is only on Nintendo's handheld and not on Sony's portable offering, the PlayStation Vita. In an...

  • Rumour Scribblenauts Unlimited Was Recalled From European Retailers

    Nintendo asks stores to withdraw the game from stock

    Yesterday's bombshell news that Scribblenauts Unlimited has been delayed in Europe didn't exactly go down well with fans. The game has been available in North America since late last year, and with both the Wii U and 3DS in dire need of fresh titles, it's a real shame that we've got to wait a...

  • News More Jett Rocket II Details Hover Into View

    Full 3D at 60 fps

    Shin'en has divulged a few more details regarding its forthcoming 3DS eShop title, Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai. The game is set to feature both 2D and 3D gameplay, and will support 60 fps visuals - even with the 3DS' autostereoscopic effect switched on. Like the WiiWare prequel, the game will centre around "jump and run"...

  • News Paper Mario: Sticker Star Advert Gets Literal

    A big effort for 30 seconds

    So, there's a cool new advert for Paper Mario: Sticker Star running in North America, which some of you may have already seen. It works with the idea of representing gameplay with stop-motion animation, using paper and card for an authentic look that, to the game's credit, isn't actually a million miles away from in-game...

  • News Activision Announces Skylanders Swap Force For Wii U, Wii And 3DS

    Swap shop

    It seems our intuition was correct - we predicted yesterday that a new Skylanders release was in the offing, and Activision has dropped the bombshell by announcing Skylanders Swap Force, the next instalment in the million-selling series. It's coming to all major Nintendo platforms, too. As the name suggests, the focus of this new range...

  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Could Come To Home Consoles

    Nintendo exclusivity could mean a Wii U version in the future

    It's something of a bumper morning for Castlevania fans, as Konami producer Dave Cox has been giving interviews with several different sites regarding the forthcoming 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. Having already spilled the beans on the game's development and...

  • News Scribblenauts Unlimited Delayed In Europe

    "Changes need to be implemented before we launch across Europe"

    Nintendo has confirmed that Scribblenauts Unlimited has been hit by a delay in Europe. The Wii U and 3DS versions of the game were supposed to launch on February 8th. No details have been given about a new release date. Here's the official PR: We are sorry to announce that...

  • News Konami: Forget Everything You Know About Castlevania

    "You've got to drive the series forward" says producer Dave Cox

    With the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate looming on the horizon, Konami producer Dave Cox has given a little more insight into the game's storyline and how it fits within the twisted Castlevania canon. Speaking to GameSpot, Cox stressed that although it's...

  • News Nintendo Hints At An Additional Platform In The Future

    Because Wii U and 3DS are not enough

    Nintendo recently confirmed that it would be merging its handheld and console divisions into one single entity this month. The two departments have always run separately in the past, but Nintendo now feels the time is right to bring them together under one roof. With the two departments merged, Nintendo's...

  • Nintendo Direct Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

    Read our translation of events right here

    Because of the overwhelming response to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and some of the game's staff decided to have a another special Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to share some of the comments they've received about the game. We start with game producer Eguchi...

  • News Monolith Soft's 3DS Title Makes an Intriguing Appearance

    Courtesy of a job advert on Facebook

    Monolith Soft is, for JRPG fans at least, a name at the top of many Wii U hype lists. The impressive trailer for X, as it's codenamed, reminded many of the sheer scale and epic adventure in Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, but with greater resources to exploit on the system. This praise won't be news to eager...

  • News Castlevania Is Stalking Onto The 3DS Virtual Console Soon

    Just in time for Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is due to hit 3DS consoles this March, but it won't be the only chance for fans to get their fill of Dracula-slaying action - the original NES classic has recently been given an ESRB rating for the Nintendo 3DS, which means a Virtual Console download is...

  • News Put Your Questions To The Producer Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Answers will come in a special video in March

    Do you have any burning questions you'd like to put to the developers behind the forthcoming beast-slaying epic Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? If the answer is yes then today's your lucky day - Nintendo UK is inviting fans to put their queries to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, and the best questions will be...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Cut Down By Shipping Delay

    That eShop version is looking very attractive right now

    Fire Emblem: Awakening recently launched in North America, and if you've already consulted our review, you'll be aware that it really is a game that all 3DS owners should own. Sadly, it would appear that a manufacturer shipping delay is preventing many people from actually acquiring the game...

  • Feature Fire Emblem's Western Adventure

    From humble Japanese strategy RPG to important Western franchise

    The long arduous wait for Fire Emblem: Awakening is almost over. North Americans will be getting hold of it on 4th February while Europeans, whose patience must be more enduring, will have it in April. Naturally, Japan has had the title for over a year now. Fire Emblem is a tactical...

  • News Super Mario 3D Land Sales Outpacing Super Mario Galaxy's In First Year

    Mix of 2D and 3D appealed greatly in Japan

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata held a Corporate Management Policy Briefing recently in which he explained how the video game market had begun to contract in recent years, meaning hardware and software sales were flagging. There has been some cause for optimism this week, though, with the revelation that...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Was Almost Set On Mars

    Nintendo's President conducts an eye-opening Iwata Asks

    With Fire Emblem: Awakening emerging on North American shores this week, it seemed only fitting that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata was joined by the team behind the game in the latest instalment of Iwata Asks. Usually Iwata-san interviews three or four members of the development team, but...

  • News XSEED Publishing Rune Factory 4 In North America

    A big year for the company

    Not only will XSEED provide the localisation of Pandora's Tower in North America this year, but it also plans to bring RPG title Rune Factory 4 to the 3DS later this year, with the aim of a summer release. The game will be the first in the series which allows the player to choose either a male or female protagonist. Aside...

  • News Capcom: Resident Evil Revelations 3DS Sales Could Have Been Better

    But game wasn't "a failure"

    Resident Evil Revelations launched on the 3DS last year and was granted a positive critical reaction. It also sold well - but apparently not quite as well as Capcom was hoping. Speaking to Eurogamer about the

January2013

  • News Latest Figures Show The Video Game Market Is Contracting

    Satoru Iwata briefs investors and reveals many challenges for the industry

    Nintendo is certainly having a good old time in Japan. The 3DS is dominating hardware sales in the region, so much so it has already surpassed the 10 million sales mark. However, things aren't looking as rosy in the overseas markets, namely the US and Europe, where Nintendo's...

  • Talking Point The Legend of Zelda: Remakes of the Past

    Majora's Mask 3D, anyone?

    The recent announcement of The Wind Waker HD for Wii U was met with a great deal of excitement not just here on Nintendo Life, but across social networks and other websites. It's a title that has a passionate, loyal following, and the prospect of an enhanced version prompted plenty of conversations about just what...

  • Preview Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    We ain't afraid of no ghost!

    There’s no denying that the 3DS was somewhat overshadowed by the Wii U during the holiday period and that it didn't quite have the packed software line-up it had enjoyed back in late 2011. Aside from Paper Mario: Sticker Star there wasn't a great deal for us to sink our teeth into, and things were made worse when the...

  • News Iwata: 10 Key 3DS Titles On The Way This Year

    Nintendo President believes new games will boost handheld sales in the West

    Nintendo is hoping to give the 3DS a boost of momentum this year by releasing around ten games of its own. In a meeting with investors during Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing, President Satoru Iwata said the company would be personally shipping ten games that...

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    Review Fire Emblem: Awakening

    I love the smell of Elfire in the morning

    A hint of trepidation arises whenever the "Powers That Be" decide that "Your Cool Thing" needs a bigger audience, primarily because "What They Like" and "Why You Like It" don't always mesh. Take Fire Emblem, possibly the most hardcore of Nintendo's franchises — not "hardcore" in the nonsense term of it...

  • News Don't Worry, There's A Cavalcade Of Fan-Favorite Wii U and 3DS Games Incoming

    The only way is up

    Sectors of the gaming press would have you believe that Nintendo is in serious trouble. From revised earnings to poor Wii U sales, the outlook isn't as bright as we'd hope. However, in an statement to investors, Nintendo has issued a bullish assurance that from March onwards, things are going to change: Beginning in March and...

  • News Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training Arrives in Europe on 12th April

    Our old brains will need to wait

    While Brain Age: Concentration Training will encourage youthful and focused brains in North America soon, it seems Europeans will need to wait until 12th April. Snappily titled Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? in the region, it will arrive as both a physical and downloadable retail...

  • News Nintendo Rewarding Millionaire Coin Collectors In New Super Mario Bros. 2

    Global coin total hits a staggering 500 billion

    There's no denying that most of us have checked into therapy to overcome our coin collecting addiction in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and with the global coin total hitting an incredible 500 billion, Nintendo Australia has a reward for players who have become coin millionaires in the popular platformer...

  • News Space Harrier 3D Flying To The West Soon

    Fantasy Zone, here we come

    Space Harrier 3D has been given a "G" rating by the Australian Classification Board, which means it won't be long before we see the game flying to the 3DS eShop in North America, Europe and Australia. The game is a faithful replication of Sega's seminal arcade blaster. It features 3D visuals and other enhanc

  • News Charizard 3DS XL Will Be Available To Pokémon Daisuki Club Members

    We'd choose it over Pikachu any day

    In October we reported that Japan would be getting a very special treat in the form of a Charizard 3DS XL, but it would only be available through a lottery across Pokémon Centres in Japan. It has now been revealed that members of the Pokémon Daisuki Club in the Nintendo's homeland are being offered the...

  • Impressions Brain Age: Concentration Training Demo

    Fiendishly focused

    Inspired by the work of famed neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Nintendo's Brain Age games aim to keep players' minds sharp through daily mental exercises, and have proven popular since the DS original, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!. The first 3DS entry in the series, Brain Age: Concentration Training focuses...

  • News Copies of Bravely Default are Flying across Japan

    Accompanied by fairies, too

    Since its release in October 2012 in Japan, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has been what can be considered a success, shipping 300,000 copies across Japan. Speaking with 4Gamer, Producer Tomoyo Asano revealed the figure, while saying he believes that at the end of the month the sales figures will equal those that shipped:...

  • News Disney Infinity Will Have A New Game Released Every Year

    Games will be forwards and backwards-compatible

    Disney Interactive will be launching its ambitious Disney Infinity title this summer on pretty much every platform you can imagine, including Wii U, Wii and 3DS. The game allows the player to scan real-world toys into the environment and will feature characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean, The...

  • News Satoru Iwata Announces 3DS Save Data Transfer Tool

    Set for March release in Japan

    In a short video update only released on the 3DS eShop in Japan, Satoru Iwata has confirmed that a 3DS Data Transfer Tool will be available in the region from March, which will allow for save data from retail cartridges to be transferred to retail download software. In practice, this may not be a tool used a great...

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  • News Atlus Lifts The Lid On Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Box Set

    A nice pre-order bonus

    Last month we reported that Atlus is bringing Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers to North America on 16th April this year. Today, the publisher has revealed a nice little treat for true fans of the series who pre-order the game at participating stores: a limited edition box set conta

  • News 3DS Version Of Super Smash Bros 4 To Be Shown At E3

    Joining its Wii U sibling

    Masahiro Sakurai has revealed via Twitter that the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros 4 will appear alongside the Wii U edition at this year's E3 event. According to a rough translation, he said: Wii U and 3DS versions — I would like to show you both. The Wii U version of the game had previously been confirmed for a...

  • News Nintendo Details Multiplayer Mode In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Update: Nintendo releases footage

    Last week we reported that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will include a multiplayer mode. Nintendo had done its best to keep the whole thing a secret until recently when multiplayer was listed as a feature on the game's official website. Confusion arose however, as the info bar along the side stated: "No. of Players: 1...

  • Rumour New Sonic Title Dashing To Wii U And 3DS

    Announcement coming next month?

    According to the chaps over at Sonic Stadium, Sega will reveal its plans for a new Sonic the Hedgehog game next month. A source close to Sega has dropped a few tasty hints to get chins wagging. The title apparently hasn't been decided yet, but the game will be coming to Wii U, PS3, 360, 3DS, PS Vita, PC and "next...

  • News Project X Zone Localisation Will Keep The Japanese Voice Track

    Dig out your reading glasses

    After a full-on day of Wii U focus thanks the Wii U Direct, let's give some love to 3DS and one of its hottest games due to arrive this summer. With Namco Bandai recently confirming its localisation, there are certainly a number of gamers looking forward to some RPG mash-up action in the upcoming Project X Zone; based on...

  • Rumour Pikachu 3DS XL Makes It To Chile, North America Is Next?

    Chilean 3DS is the same used in North America

    The spectacularly yellow limited edition Pikachu 3DS XL originally started off as a Japan-only system, but since then it's been on a bit of an adventure, making it over to European shores last December. It now appears to have found another home, with the system apparently being announced for pre-order...

  • News Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo On The Way

    Progress will be transferable to retail copy

    The gorgeous looking Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will be unleashed in North America on 26th February in both physical and downloadable formats. Atlus, the game's developer, has now revealed a demo will be heading into the 3DS eShop on 7th February - a good few weeks before the game launches...

  • Talking Point The Trends and Inconsistencies of Localisation

    Predicting releases is getting tougher

    Yesterday brought the news that Project X Zone is being localised and released in PAL regions and North America this summer. To many that would arguably be a surprise, as the title has endured a relative failure in Japan, culminating in a major price-cut. Yet recent years have taught us that predicting...

  • News Nintendo Takes A Bite Out Of Euro Publishing Duties For Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate

    Responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution

    In a move which mirrors the agreement between Nintendo and Capcom in Europe, Nintendo and Konami have confirmed that they have entered into a deal which will see the former company handling the European (and Australian) distribution of the gothic 3DS adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -...

  • News Project X Zone Fighting To a Worldwide Release This Summer

    Crossing over from Japan

    Project X Zone, the rather fabulous-looking crossover strategy-RPG featuring characters from SEGA, Capcom and Namco Bandai franchises, looked destined to be a Japan-only release, especially after underwhelming sales prompted a hefty price-cut. In surprising news, Namco Bandai has confirmed that the title is being localised...

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    Review Riding Stables 3D

    How about a lovely horse?

    One genre that absolutely feels underrepresented on the eShop is the pet sim. This is at least somewhat surprising, as the 3DS is not only portable, but it encourages gamers to take it with them everywhere, regardless of whether or not they intend to play anything. It accomplishes this through puzzle and Mii sharing, Play...

  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Will Take About 16 Hours To Suck You Dry

    And that's just the first playthrough

    Worried about whether or not Konami's forthcoming 3DS epic Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is going to have the staying power to keep you occupied when it launches in March? Well put your mind at ease because Konami producer Dave Cox has revealed that the game's first playthrough will take you...

  • News Neko Entertainment Discusses The Possibility Of Further Wii U Support

    Games for 3DS not ruled out, either

    Neko Entertainment released Puddle on the Wii U eShop in time for the launch of the the next generation console across Europe, and since then has been making quite a splash with gamers. It's only been over a month since its release, but that hasn't stopped Neko's QA Manager Sébastien Chipot-Delys discussing...

  • News Capcom Comments On Monster Hunter 4 Vita Rumours

    Best not to believe everything you read

    Not so long ago we reported on a rumour that was spreading like wildfire across the internet. According to Japanese magazine GameLab, the upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 hasn't been delayed for further quality enhancements - as Capcom has officially stated - it is in fact simultaneously being developed for...

  • News Local Multiplayer Sneaks Up On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Um, what?

    On each occasion that we've played Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, the demo on offer has been a single-player level. The prospect of multiplayer arrived before promptly disappearing way back in November 2011, with Nintendo listing multiplayer as a feature, before saying it was all a big mistake. Yet now we have the official site for the game,...

  • Rumour Monster Hunter 4 Delay Is Due To PS Vita Port

    We hope this isn't true

    If we could give the "Rumour" prefix on this news story additional emphasis, then we would - because this one needs to be taken with a sizable pinch of salt. Japanese magazine GameLab is reporting that the delay of Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS isn't due to quality improvements - as stated by Capcom - but because the game is...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Getting A Demo In February

    Monster Hunter Try

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released on Wii U and 3DS in North America and Europe on 19th March and 22nd March respectively. The full game is expected to be available in the eShop at around the same time. Capcom has also revealed that a demo for the game will also be available to download for both the 3DS and Wii U versions...

  • News Brain Age: Concentration And Sonic & All-Stars Racing Release Dates Revealed

    Two new 3DS big-hitters get dated for the US

    We love days like today, when Nintendo springs upcoming release dates on us and we all have to think of how far we're going to have to dig into our pockets for some cash. You'll have to update your purchase plans - again - as Brain Age: Concentration Training (also known as Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain...

  • News Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Scares Its Way Onto The 3DS March 24th

    A new spooky adventure

    Nintendo of America has announced the much anticipated release date for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will make its way across the US on 24th March, with Luigi travelling through more mansions and scooping up some more ghosts with his upgraded Poltergust 5000. Hopefully European gamers won't have much...

  • News LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Confirmed For 3DS

    The chase actually begins on 21st April

    While there's been plenty of information and footage for LEGO City: Undercover on Wii U, the open-world title that offers a potential blend of block-based madness and GTA, all has been silent on the announced 3DS equivalent. Nintendo's now confirmed that 3DS isn't getting a stripped back equivalent, but a...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Taking A Bite Out Of 3DS And Wii U On March 19th

    Back for seconds three days later in Europe

    Capcom and Nintendo have confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in North America on March 19th. The game will be available on both the Wii U and 3DS. Europe will have to wait just three days longer to get its hands on the epic title. Downloadable versions are also expected to be made...

  • News Disney Infinity Pricing Emerges

    Warn the bank manager

    We can imagine a tired old Executive at Activision in late 2011, working through yet more paperwork and then coming across sales figures for the experimental Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, a game where the publisher was boldly asking parents and enthusiasts to buy the game and a load of toys. Their eyes would have widened,...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Features Both English And Japanese Voice Tracks

    One language or another

    It has been highlighted that the upcoming US version of Fire Emblem: Awakening features both English and Japanese audio tracks. Our very own Jon Wahlgren - who is currently hidden away reviewing the game for you lovely readers - can confirm this option is available. It hasn't been confirmed if the option to choose the...

  • News 3DS Maintains Dominance of the Japanese Charts

    Wii U slips just behind PlayStation 3

    The latest round of sales results from Japan, covering the period from 7th to 13th January, give us an early indication of sales levels in the region after the boosted business of the Holiday season. They tell a mixed tale, with 3DS still ruling the roost and Wii U scrapping it out within the main pack. In...

  • News "All The Bravest" Square Enix Trademark Was for iOS Game, Not Bravely Default Localisation

    Darn

    Late last year it emerged that Square Enix had trademarked the name "All The Bravest" and purchased a number of related web domains, which prompted excitable rumours that it could be an indication of a much-desired localisation of 3DS title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. Unfortunately that dream has been crushed — which seems to be standard...

  • News Disney Infinity Developer Would Like to Include Star Wars And Marvel

    No decision made as yet

    Yesterday Disney Interactive revealed that Disney Infinity — possibly its most ambitious project yet — would be coming to Wii U, Wii and 3DS this summer, as well as mobile devices and other platforms. The game allows the player to bring real-world toys to life by scanning them into the game in the same way that...

  • News Epic Mickey Future In Doubt After Sequel Falls Short In Sales

    Epic Mickey 2 only sold 270,000 copies to the original's 1.3 million

    Let's face it, Epic Mickey 2 was something of a critical disappointment. After the promise of the first game, we had high hopes that the follow-up would be even better, but as our Epic Mickey 2 Wii U review shows, it was a bit of letdown. It would seem that the poor reaction has...

  • News The Sundance Festival and Red Carpet Are Calling For Mario

    Nintendo's going to the movies

    The Sundance Film Festival is one of the best-known and prestigious events of its kind in the film calendar, with events, screenings and prize-giving being given gloss by plenty of celebrities and successful actors. After Nintendo UK's short-film partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) last year it's now...

  • News Disney Infinity Heading to Wii U, Wii and 3DS This Summer

    Golly, that's a lot of platforms

    Late last year details emerged of Disney Infinity, a title that incorporates real-life figurines and a portal concept made popular by the Skylanders series, while adding a great deal of customisation and a sandbox environment to encourage freedom and experimentation. Disney Interactive has now unveiled a host of...

  • News Shin'en Confirms Jett Rocket II - The Wrath of Taikai

    Going a bit Star Trek

    Yesterday we brought you the news that the 3DS sequel to WiiWare title Jett Rocket was confirmed to be nearly finished and on the way "early this year", good news for those who'd wondered about its fate for much of 2012. With that happy news confirmed, developer and publisher Shin'en Multimedia has now clarified the title...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Download Takes Up Almost 8,600 Blocks

    It's set to be a blockbuster

    Strategic RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will be unleashed on the 3DS in North America from 4th February, and will be available in both physical and downloadable form. If you're looking to download a copy from the 3DS eShop you'll need 8,579 available blocks on an SD card - that's slightly over 1GB. This figure is quite...

  • News Renegade Kid's Upcoming FPS Will Focus On Single Player

    More info coming in March

    Last week Jools Watsham, co-founder of Renegade Kid, revealed more about what we'd find in the upcoming Wii U eShop title Mutant Mudds Deluxe. He also spoke of a new 3DS project: a first-person shooter that will hopefully be released in time for this Christmas. Watsham has since taken to Twitter again to answer people's...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Catch More Official Artwork and Details

    More images and legendary dimensions, of course

    At the weekend we posted a feature titled Pokémon X & Y - What We Know So Far, with an assumption that the initial burst of images and concept art was over and that the dust would settle. The Pokémon Company isn't done yet, however, revealing new images and details for us all to absorb. The...

  • News Satoru Iwata: Customers Understanding The Wii U "Will Take a Little Time"

    "We aim to leave a smile on our customer's faces"

    With a New Year and Nintendo's upcoming announcement of its Q3 financial results, Satoru Iwata and his team have plenty to think about. 2013 will be an important year to continue momentum on 3DS with big releases, and more importantly to grow the Wii U audience as much as possible. Speaking to...

  • News Zero Escape Director Craves Mainstream Recognition

    Ideals remain due to "very humbling" support from fans

    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is one of the most unique experiences currently available on 3DS, serving a role well fulfilled by its predecessor — 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors — on DS. Part of its appeal, as shared by many of its strongest advocates, is its strength of...

  • Feature Pokémon X & Y - What We Know So Far

    Let's summarise

    Earlier this week, through an aptly titled Pokémon Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata brought the news that Pokémon fans had been waiting for; a new generation main-series entry on the system. Pokémon X & Y will — like its predecessors — be released in two separate flavours, but with the developers choosing letters as...

  • News Nintendo of America Confirms Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS Bundle

    The game will come pre-installed

    We reported earlier on a rumour circulating that a special 3DS bundle for Fire Emblem: Awakening was on the way to North America. The speculation sparked off after a full page advertisement for the strategic RPG was found in the latest issue of Game Informer, which showed a bundle not too dissimilar to the one Japan...

  • News DreamRift: Publishers Are Scared Of Piracy

    Even if there's no reason to be

    When Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham stated that his company would be forced to pull support for the 3DS if piracy became a big enough problem, it triggered quite a debate. Watsham was branded as "anti-Nintendo" by some quarters, and Goodbye Galaxy Games founder Hugo Smits entered the argument with his own...

  • Rumour Fire Emblem: Awakening Bundle Coming To North America

    Comes with a glorious special edition 3DS

    Yesterday we reported that a demo for the highly anticipated strategic RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will be made available to download from the North American 3DS eShop on 17th January. The game itself will launch on 4th February and will be available in both physical and downloadable forms. According to var

  • News Didn't Pick Up The Pink 3DS XL? Hard Luck

    Strictly limited edition, according to Nintendo

    Late last year, Nintendo released the Pink / White 3DS XL in North America as a limited edition. The system was clearly something of a hit with consumers, as it has since sold out - and if you missed the chance to pick one up, it looks like your only hope now is to purchase a pre-owned model...

  • News Nintendo Announces 890,000 Wii U Sales in U.S. Launch

    Higher revenues than Wii launch, 3DS has over 1.25 million sales in Holiday period

    Nintendo of America has issued a series of facts and figures for its Holiday period performance in the U.S., following publication of the latest NPD figures that cover 25th November to 29th December. There were some solid results and, perhaps most importantly, decent...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Demo On Its Way to North America

    Plus some more info on DLC

    North America doesn't have to wait much longer now for Fire Emblem: Awakening, the 3DS strategic RPG that sees you play as Lord Chrom and the Shepherds in a battle against a mysterious new evil. Nintendo has now revealed some more information on the game including how StreetPass and SpotPass will be implemented, as well...

  • News South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

    Grumble, grumble

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is doing pretty brisk business in Japan, a fact which makes us western players all the more anxious to get our hands on it. So far, Nintendo has refused to give a solid release date for the game in this part of the world, instead vaguely stating that North America will get it "Q1/Q2" and Europe "Q2". Just...

  • News This New Monster Hunter 4 Trailer Will Bring Out The Beast In You

    Fresh footage from 3DS epic emerges

    Capcom has released a new trailer for the forthcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4, and it's predictably packed with foul beasts, stunning landscapes and - surprisingly - what appears to be a cooking cat. The game hits Japan later this year, following the delay of its proposed March release. Western players will...

  • News Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Gets North American Release Date

    Anime fans - mark 5th March in your diaries

    A few weeks ago Namco Bandai revealed that Naruto: Powerful Shippuden would be coming to the 3DS in March. The game is a side-scrolling fighter based on the Naruto spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Europe was given a concrete release of 8th March but North America’s date was slightly more...

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