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News: Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To The West, But Doesn't Know If You'll Bite

Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To The West, But Doesn't Know If You'll Bite

"We can’t promise anything"

If you're an English-speaking fan of the Dragon Quest series then you're probably not in the best of moods right now. After some good localisations for the Nintendo DS, Square Enix seems to have lost interest in bringing the franchise to the west, and while the announcement of the Dragon Quest VII remake for the 3DS is...

Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe)

4th September (Europe)

Cubemen, Xtreme Mega Man, Gargoyle's Quest II, Zelda discounts and more

It's Monday, which means it's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe. There are quite a few offerings on the way this week, with games on both Wii U and 3DS along with a rather good DSiWare app; in addition there are a host of Zelda-themed discounts, joined by some other price...

Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know So Far

New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know So Far

The nitty-gritty around Nintendo's new hardware

Unless you spent the latter part of the week completely isolated from the world, you'll be aware that Nintendo unveiled new 3DS hardware, which will be rather simply called the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS LL, the latter of which is the XL in the West. We've endeavoured to provide plenty...

News: Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Becomes Clear

Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Becomes Clear

Around 320 roles are lost overall

Earlier this year we reported on a reshuffle at Nintendo of Europe that was bringing the loss of 130 permanent jobs, with the Großostheim office in Germany being the largest affected area due to its closure. It's emerged, however, that the total number of roles that will be lost as of 31st August is nearer 320. As...

News: Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzle Reel

Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzle Reel

Past, present and future blockbusters

Nintendo has, undoubtedly, had a significant spell in grabbing headlines and provoking debate. Much of that attention, unsurprisingly, has been on the new 3DS models, though the big N has also been directing attention towards the Wii U. Perhaps drawing some inspiration from the rather flashy Nintendo of Europe...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime and Co. Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Reggie Fils-Aime and Co. Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Pretty cool, Reggie

As you are no doubt aware, a current trend that's gone viral is to complete an Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The idea is that you douse yourself in cold water and nominate three others to do the same, donate to charity or...

News: Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Super Smash Bros. Double Pack for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Super Smash Bros. Double Pack for Nintendo 3DS

Two-hit combo coming to Europe

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is going to be very popular in local multiplayer; that's inevitable. Interestingly, confirmed by a packshot tweeted by Nintendo of Italy, Nintendo is attempting to cash in on that idea with a Smash Bros. double pack. The package, which is yet to be confirmed outside of this tweet,...

News: Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Witch Time

Following a wait which felt like an eternity, it's finally been revealed when exactly gamers will be getting their hands on Bayonetta 2. Well, gamers in North America at least. You see, we've yet to see a European release date for Platinum's much-anticipated Wii U exclusive, but we finally know when the American launch will be taking...

News: Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and Get a Soundtrack Disc for Free

Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and Get a Soundtrack Disc for Free

Club Nintendo members rejoice!

Nintendo has announced a special gift for fans who register both versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and it's something definitely worth having: "As another offering for fans, those who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games in Club Nintendo – before a set time...

News: Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeable Covers For New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeable Covers For New Nintendo 3DS

Gorgeous

Today's announcement of New Nintendo 3DS models brought us plenty of interesting details, including the fact that the smaller model will have the unique feature of easy-to-use interchangeable faceplate covers — branded as "Kisekae Plates" in Japan — that slide across the top and bottom sections. As this smaller, less expensive model is...

News: New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall

New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall

Shaping up for the holiday season

It may seem a little anticlimactic after today's big news, but for those happy to stick with trusty, old, familiar hardware, Nintendo have lined up a couple of decent bundles for this Fall. If you're in North America, you can expect some new Wii U and 2DS bundles to arrive on your shores just in time for the...

News: Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Figurines

Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Figurines

$12.99 each in North America

Following today's somewhat extraordinary Japanese Nintendo 3DS Direct, in which new hardware was revealed. Nintendo of American and Nintendo Europe have released separate information, with the focus on previously confirmed products; in the case of North America we finally have more concrete details on amiibo. The...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan

Surprising is not the word

During its most recent Direct livestream, Nintendo announced that the critically acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles will be heading over to its handheld system. After a huge number of surprises, Nintendo still had bombshells to drop on us. This surprise came at the end of the presentation after the announcement of Shulk's...

News: Ultimate NES Remix Coming To 3DS This November

Ultimate NES Remix Coming To 3DS This November

Both eShop and physical releases planned

It has been revealed today that the Wii U eShop series NES Remix is making the leap to the 3DS in the form of Ultimate NES Remix. The game — which will be released on the 3DS eShop and in stores — will boast quick-fire challenges from 16 8-bit classics. It will also have online leaderboards and a...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced

New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced

NFC, Second Circle Pad, Extra Shoulder Buttons And Improved Screens

It has been revealed during today's Japanese Nintendo Direct that Nintendo is refreshing its 3DS line of consoles with new features. The revised hardware will include NFC as standard — for Amiibo support — a second, smaller Circle Pad, additional shoulder buttons and improved...

News: Go! Go! Kokopolo Developer Explains Why It's Being Pulled From The eShop

Go! Go! Kokopolo Developer Explains Why It's Being Pulled From The eShop

"It's quite nice that this version will become a limited release exclusive"

If you haven't purchased DSiWare title Go! Go! Kokopolo then you might want to get your skates on, as the title is going to be pulled from sale on the 31st of this month. Creator Keith Webb has gone public to outline the thinking behind the move, and while it's tempting to...