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News: Shantae Premium 3DS HOME Themes are Hitting North America on 2nd April

Shantae Premium 3DS HOME Themes are Hitting North America on 2nd April

The heroine and Rottytops take centre stage

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse has been the latest hit for WayForward, released on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop. The third franchise entry, it featured much of the IP's popular cast and was critically acclaimed. It arrived last October in North America and relatively recently in Europe, but WayForward has...

News: Crunchyroll Pre-Order Bundle for Etrian Mystery Dungeon Includes Extra Goodies

Crunchyroll Pre-Order Bundle for Etrian Mystery Dungeon Includes Extra Goodies

A lot of nice things

When it comes to pre-order and 'first run' extras, Atlus seem to be top of class on the 3DS. For the standard retail price you typically get a nice art book, a CD, or perhaps even both; all as a reward for being an early adopter. That's also the case with the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon release in North America, but the...

News: RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U

RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U

"There is a stigma attached to my name on the Wii U eShop"

Earlier this year RCMADIAX, who published the Wii U eShop's first Nintendo Web Framework game, announced that he was planning to step away from the Wii U. The developer has now taken to Twitter to provide a series of updates that indicate a quicker than expected move away from Nintendo's...

Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

We're tapping in, not out.

The thought of a modern pro wrestling game these days is often coupled with an eye-roller. They've become as iterative as most sports games released on an annual basis - such as FIFA and Madden - but certainly have far less to offer than the examples just mentioned. What we're left with is a game that's ever-so-slightly...

News: Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

How eggsciting

A brief history on the development of Toki Tori. Toki Tori was a puzzle platformer originally launched on the Game Boy Color back in 2002 as a pseudo-remake of an MSX title called Eggbert, but it didn’t sell too well due to being released late in the console’s life. In 2008, Toki Tori was ported to Wiiware and was one of the first...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Region-Free Exploit Now Tweaked to Work on North American and European Systems

New Nintendo 3DS Region-Free Exploit Now Tweaked to Work on North American and European Systems

Doesn't support ROMS, and impact will be very limited

Not so long ago we shared the news that hackers had found an exploit to make Japanese New Nintendo 3DS systems region-free; notably the creators ensured that it wouldn't support illegal ROMS or homebrew, but only play legitimate cartridges. It was, ultimately, a niche way for region-free gaming...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U May Benefit From a Delay, But It Leaves a Blockbuster-Sized Gap

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U May Benefit From a Delay, But It Leaves a Blockbuster-Sized Gap

Nintendo needs a plan B

There'll be a number of Nintendo fans that, if they feel so inclined, can now say "I told you so". After insisting in December 2014 that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was on track for a 2015 release, despite bold promises of a sizeable integrated game world and innovative ideas, Eiji Aonuma released a video update stating...

Feature: Ten Must-Play Games for the Nintendo 3DS

Ten Must-Play Games for the Nintendo 3DS

As voted for by you to celebrate four years of the portable

With the 3DS now four years old, and now that the New Nintendo 3DS has brought us another iteration with a whole load of features, we decided it was a good time to take stock of ten definitive experiences on the system. To that end we listed 50 retail games - the eShop will have its own...

News: Monster Tale on Its Way to the 3DS eShop in a New 'Ultimate' Version

Monster Tale on Its Way to the 3DS eShop in a New 'Ultimate' Version

Improved visuals, gameplay tweaks, stereoscopic 3D

It's easy to forget that, in the DS days, there was a market for a number of 'mid-tier' games at retail - not quite triple-A hits, and not overtly casual sims or brain training games, but enjoyable games nevertheless that were well worth checking out. Monster Tale certainly counts as one of these,...

News: Azure Striker Gunvolt Release Details for Europe Due Next Week, Prompts Nintendo Direct Chatter

Azure Striker Gunvolt Release Details for Europe Due Next Week, Prompts Nintendo Direct Chatter

Why not, it's Friday!

Azure Striker Gunvolt is taking its sweet time coming to Europe, but that's somewhat understandable with Inti Creates publishing itself and not necessarily having experience of the region's ratings and localisation requirements. As one of the best action games on the 3DS eShop since its arrival in Japan and North America,...

Weirdness: Someone's Made a Super Mario 64 HD Demo in Unity

Someone's Made a Super Mario 64 HD Demo in Unity

Hopefully Nintendo will leave it be

It's common for budding game developers to utilise Nintendo games as a source of inspiration when learning their craft; the Kyoto company is regarded by many as the finest game creator in the industry, after all. Sometimes these efforts lead to impressive imitations, albeit running the gauntlet of takedown notices...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Now Available From the Official Nintendo UK Store and More

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Now Available From the Official Nintendo UK Store and More

New wave of stock in Europe

The stock situation for the rather handsome limited edition Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL - say that quickly three times - isn't as tricky in the UK and Europe as it is in some area - supply has been particularly low in the US and the broader North America region, for example. Nevertheless, those hoping to grab one...

News: ​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

Along with a handful of other 3DS and Wii U reviews straight from Japan

Finally — this week's Famitsu has made up for the last couple of disappointing releases when it comes to juicy Nintendo news. While we still haven't heard when Bravely Second: End Layer will make it outside of Japan, that hasn't stopped Famitsu from feeding Japanese gamers...

News: You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game Guide On Amazon Now

You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game Guide On Amazon Now

How to make the perfect mess

A Summer release is right around the corner, and anticipation for Nintendo's inky online shooter Splatoon is at an all-time high. With an ocean of unique mechanics to learn and plenty of content, it's good to know that Prima will be releasing a game guide to help you conquer those slimy octopuses. The 240-page paperback...

Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nintendo 3DS

Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nintendo 3DS

The portable is now four years old

Today brings the fourth anniversary of the Nintendo 3DS being released in North America, which is certainly a landmark to celebrate following equivalent dates for Europe and Japan. After a sketchy start the system has become an integral part of the current-day gaming landscape, leading the way as a dedicated...

Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 3DS Rumour Looks Fake, But Do You Want it to be True?

That Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 3DS Rumour Looks Fake, But Do You Want it to be True?

Remakes and remasters seem like a win-win for Nintendo

In the past 24 hours (at the time of writing) there has been excitable chatter around a 'leak' for a 3DS version of the GameCube classic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, considered by some to be the best of the charming RPG series. We'd love to believe it - originally shared on Reddit, a...

News: A New Iwata Asks on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Recently Went Up

A New Iwata Asks on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Recently Went Up

(laughs)

The Iwata Asks series is a quirky little tradition at Nintendo that was started sometime during the last generation of consoles. Each post revolves around Satoru Iwata - the President of Nintendo - interviewing key developers behind various major titles that come to Nintendo consoles. After a year long hiatus, the series came back on with...

News: Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Breaking out of bundles

The Super Mario series of amiibo toys has, in some cases, been just as hard to find as the Super Smash Bros. run, though gamers in Europe have at least had options with the full range. While the Mario toy has been for sale individually and as part of a Mario Party 10 bundle in PAL territories, in North America this figure has...

News: Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Launch Edition

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Launch Edition

Everything an adventurer needs

Fans of the Etrian Odyssey Series will receive a treat with their purchase of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. Those who are lucky enough to pick up the launch edition will receive the official staff book, displaying over 22 pages of art and early character concept art. The book will also include developer...