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News: Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Club Nintendo members may get it even earlier

Update: Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed this demo for the region with very similar terms to North America. It'll be available to everyone from 19th September, while "selected Club Nintendo members" will receive an email with four download codes. The demo has unlimited plays — in North America and...

Video: We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Smash hit, or a (Ninten)dog?

In our first video with the retail version from Japan, Kerry jumps straight into Classic Mode, completing a run and tackling a recently leaked new character. Don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers. The latest version of Nintendo's epic brawler finally hits 3DS — in Japan. Luckily Nintendo Life is on the case and...

News: Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Miiverse and Internet Browser unavailable – please understand

The 3DS isn't an especially new piece of tehcnology, and in order to stay ahead of the curve Nintendo have taken a bold move in order to maintain pinnacle performance from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. When the game is running, players will not be able to access Miiverse or use...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

The Final Lap!

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the live final...

News: Image & Form Teams Up With Zoink In Self-Publishing Partnership

Image & Form Teams Up With Zoink In Self-Publishing Partnership

"Together, we’ll be a real powerhouse"

Two highly respected Scandinavian download developers, Image & Form and Zoink!, have announced a formal publishing collaboration. Image & Form is best known for SteamWorld Dig on 3DS and — recently — Wii U, while Zoink released the excellent Stick It To The Man on Wii U. This formal partnership...

Review: Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper: Vol. 2 (3DS)

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper: Vol. 2 (3DS)

The next step

While your little one may be performing well in school, when learning to read there are those tricky hurdles that manage to trip up countless a child. It is those troublesome times that are covered in Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper : Volume 2. Featuring the characters from the Oxford Reading Tree curriculum books your child...

Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Most Reviled Zelda Games Of All Time

Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Most Reviled Zelda Games Of All Time

Charting the life of Dale DeSharone

The Legend of Zelda series is home to some of the most critically-acclaimed video games ever made, and the franchise is without a doubt one of the most important in Nintendo's illustrious catalogue. However, there a few titles within the lineage which stick out like a sore thumb — the trio of Zelda games...

Nintendo 64x64: Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong Racing

Despite obvious comparisons to Mario Kart 64, DKR was a unique experience: platformer elements (explorable world, bosses and collectable items) were unique for its time, ensuring one-player longevity. Three vehicle types presented new areas already explored / raced. Vibrant storybook colours may have put off mature gamers but many challenges and...

News: Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Even more to Marvel at

Fans of Marvel comics will be pleased to hear that two more characters have been announced for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, namely Falcon and Yondu From the press release: Pararescue veteran Sam Wilson, codename Falcon, soars into Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. As Captain America's closest ally,...

News: Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai also explains connectivity and spectator mode

Update: This update also includes a mode that will only be activated from 15th September in Japan — Conquest Mode. As reported by Siliconera this will be activated at random points in a "With Anyone" online battle — three players fight it out and the winner's character earns points...

Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White House Lawn

A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White House Lawn

The eleventh of September was not the best day to choose

A presumed fan of the Pokémon series was seen climbing over a security fence into the grounds of the White House in the United States' capital yesterday. The man was wearing a Pikachu hat and t-shirt, but his intentions are completely unknown at the moment. You can see him in the tweets below...

News: Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

"No plans" for the first two in Europe

This week has brought some exciting news for compulsive hardware buyers or those still remarkably on the fence about the 3DS, with an NES-themed XL model confirmed for North America, along with an eye-catching Persona Q model and two variations of the Super Smash Bros. XL that's also coming to Europe, with the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super Smashing eShop Sale

Featured characters like Link! Mega Man! Captain Falcon! Pit! More!

Last week Nintendo of America caused a fair amount of buzz when it launched the first week of its Super Smashing eShop sale, which is a series of promotions over a four week period to celebrate the fighters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The initial batch has...

News: Stealth Inc 2 Sneaking Onto the Wii U eShop on 23rd October

Stealth Inc 2 Sneaking Onto the Wii U eShop on 23rd October

Curve Studios' Wii U exclusive creeps closer

Stealth Inc 2 was a slightly surprising announcement as a Wii U eShop-exclusive title earlier this year, especially as its predecessor has never been available on Nintendo hardware. On the other hand developer Curve Studios has recently confirmed more titles — The Swapper and Lone Survivor — for the...

News: Mario Golf: Advance Tour Tees Off on the North American eShop on 25th September

Mario Golf: Advance Tour Tees Off on the North American eShop on 25th September

No longer out of bounds

Nintendo of America has provided its download update for the week, and has also continued its fine tradition of revealing a select title that's on the way soon. The latest announcement is sure to please Game Boy Advance fans and those that think Mario needs to get a bit more exercise. It's been announced that Mario Golf:...

Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America)

11th September (North America)

Teslagrad, KickBeat, The Keep, discounts, demos and more

It's time once again for the Nintendo Download Update, North American gamers, and this week brings a variety of treats to the Wii U and 3DS. The home console has a highly regarded new title, some rhythmic action and a retro platformer, while the main arrival on the 3DS is a dungeon-crawling...