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Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Will Nintendo's portable brawler smash it out of the park?

It may be less than a month to go until Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is finally released in North America and Europe, but that doesn’t change the fact that the wait over the next few weeks is going to be unbearable for its most ardent fans. The game — which at the time of writing...

News: Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

Tears fall for Europe

Nintendo has revealed via its current Treehouse live stream that the coveted Mega Man 7 is available right now on the North American Wii U eShop! The SNES classic joins over half a dozen other Mega Man games on the eShop. Thanks should be aimed towards Capcom for bulking out the Virtual Console so effectively. There's no...

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...

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...

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...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make Début at Tokyo International Film Festival

Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make Début at Tokyo International Film Festival

Have been coming to fruition for over a year

Last year we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was overseeing a series of animated Pikmin short films, with the legendary game designer explaining that his origins in four-panel comics and passion for the franchise had brought the project to reality. They were initially planned to arrive in some form...

News: Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

In a slightly different way

It's been known for a long time that Nintendo's Club Nintendo system does not perhaps stretch as far across the world as many would like, and many territories in Europe often feel as though they are being left out. Thankfully for Hyrule Warriors, customers in Scandinavia aren't being left out in the cold. Nintendo has...

News: Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in Europe

Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in Europe

Register a console and blockbuster to qualify

Update: Scandinavian Nintendo gamers will also be able to take advantage of this offer, with the region's distributor — Bergsala A/S — confirming the campaign for Denmark and the rest of the Nordics; details will be posted here. Hat-tip to Kenneth Jensen for the tip. Original Article: Nintendo of...

News: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for this Orchestral Metroid Album

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for this Orchestral Metroid Album

Paying homage to a very special lady

Composer Sam Dillard is in the process of producing an album of music from the Metroid series called Metroid Cinematica, and aims to release it during October. The music promises to be more of a re-imagining than a simple repeat performance of the original tracks. Certain moments from different themes will be...

News: Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Brings New Character Reveals

Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Brings New Character Reveals

If you don't want the surprise to be ruined, look away now...

The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. launches in Japan later this week, but as you might expect some lucky players already have their copies of the game and have been putting the hours in to unlock all of the lovely secrets contained within. Predictably, the full roster of characters...