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News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively On New Nintendo 3DS This April

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively On New Nintendo 3DS This April

Porting duties being handled by US-based Monster Games

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D -- a portable adaptation of the Wii RPG classic -- was announced alongside the New 3DS in Japan last year. The New 3DS launch came and went in that region with no solid news of a release date for the game, but today's Nintendo Direct has confirmed that we'll be getting it...

News: Nintendo Confirms New 3DS eShop Shooter IronFall Invasion

Nintendo Confirms New 3DS eShop Shooter IronFall Invasion

Iron't falling just yet

Keen to get their foot in the door of the shooter genre, Nintendo has announced an indie-developer third person shooter for the European 3DS eShop. Not much is currently known about IronFall Invasion, but the developer VD-dev has been posting screenshots of the game since September last year. The game takes heavy inspiration...

News: A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The 3DS

A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The 3DS

From the same team behind Fire Emblem: Awakening

During today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that the 3DS family of systems is getting a new entry in the beloved Fire Emblem series, created by the same core team at Intelligent Systems which brought us the sublime Fire Emblem: Awakening. An entirely new story is on offer, but this time around...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13th February

New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13th February

Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate limited editions on the way

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts the big N confirmed what was already suspected - the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in Europe and North America on 13th February. There are some key differences in hardware, however. Europe will, as expected, have the same range as Japan...

News: Pre-Order Date for Gorgeous Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Guides Reinforces Game Release Date Rumours

Pre-Order Date for Gorgeous Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Guides Reinforces Game Release Date Rumours

13th February looks increasingly likely

At the time of publication we're less than two hours away from the first Nintendo Direct broadcasts of 2015; rumours and pre-order pages suggest that some details are inevitable, such as those around the New Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D; a release date of 13th February for both seems...

News: New Screenshots for Rock 'N Racing Off Road Speed Into View

New Screenshots for Rock 'N Racing Off Road Speed Into View

Rock and roll

Who remembers Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off-Road? This was a fun arcade game for three players where you raced burly off-road trucks around dirt tracks from a top-down viewpoint. The game was ported to a variety of platforms, not least the NES and the SNES; sadly we are yet to see a release on the Virtual Console. Spanish eShop...

Weirdness: The Secret History of Princess Zelda

The Secret History of Princess Zelda

UK supermarket giant reveals startling new information

If you've ever wondered why Ganondorf, the Great King of Evil, has such a vendetta against the kingdom of Hyrule, you may find some clues in this amusing product description for the Princess Zelda amiibo from UK supermarket behemoth Tesco; the bad grammar is all down to the retailer, too. The...

News: Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy Today

Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy Today

Buy money for less money!

With Nintendo's Deluxe Digital Promotion now expired, padding your eShop account with a little extra cheddar isn't quite as effortless as it used to be. It might take some bargain hunting to scrape up a few extra bucks, but Best Buy's occasional eShop card sales are a reliable place to start. The cards are Best Buy's Deal...

Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th February Launch Appears in Marketing Poster

Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th February Launch Appears in Marketing Poster

Also suggest a same day release for Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter

We've seen some fun Nintendo Direct and New Nintendo 3DS rumours today, but this one is too irresistible to not share. Just bear in mind that this could be clever photoshopping, but if true the details will certainly cause a storm. It's all in the design; the image below is...

Video: See Captain Toad's Bonus Stages From Super Mario 3D World

See Captain Toad's Bonus Stages From Super Mario 3D World

How do they compare to the originals? Find out now

So, now that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has delighted Nintendo fans around the globe, we thought it would be high time to take a closer look at some very special bonus levels. Those who have a Super Mario 3D World save file on their Wii U may have already noticed that this unlocks some bonus...

News: Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citizens of Earth

Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citizens of Earth

Cross-buy discount also available in Europe

For fans of download RPGs that bring to mind retro classics, we suspect that Citizens of Earth is high on the agenda. Developed by Eden Industries and published by Atlus, this quirky RPG has cited sources of inspiration such as EarthBound during development, and arrives on multiple platforms next week...

Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

New 3DS! Wii U release dates! Reward Scheme!

While January 2014 became entwined in fluctuating share prices and worrying financial results, Nintendo has shown its intent to kick off 2015 in a far more positive light. The year's first Nintendo Direct will be broadcast on 14th January at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK / 3pm CET, confirming a focus...

Gallery: Imagining What Banjo-Kazooie Might Look Like in HD

Imagining What Banjo-Kazooie Might Look Like in HD

Bringing a Rare classic up to date

Rare's classic N64 game Banjo-Kazooie is a fan favourite with retro gamers for good reason; even by today's standards this early 3D game is still incredibly charming and fun to play. Still, 1998 is a long time ago, and there is always room for improvement. Enter UK based 3D artist Neil Goodman, who has tasked...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Speeding up the tutorial

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is on the way soon, giving the iconic Capcom franchise another major opportunity to take off in the West. Though it's a sales phenomenon in Japan, it's struggled to create the same level of success elsewhere in the world. Will Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate change that? Time will tell, but with an...

News: YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

Scientifically proven to be one million times better (not really)

It's easy to forget that the Wii U has a decent range of entertainment apps to enjoy, and one of the most prominent has now had a facelift in an update. The change is to YouTube, with a slightly new look and - it seems to us - quicker performance. In terms of aesthetic changes,...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Getting 2015 truly started

As 2015 begins to kick into gear Nintendo seems intent on starting with a bang. While we had to wait until mid-February for the first Nintendo Direct broadcast last year, the company has now confirmed a new broadcast for 14th January. It's not been given a specific title - which suggests one of those packed general...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and They're Not Bad

New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and They're Not Bad

Pretty similar prices to current models

Now that the whole New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Promotion in Europe is drawing to an end, it's time to move on from topics such as who's been picked by Club Nintendo, what makes Europe so special and what the flip Nintendo of America was up to when it all went down. Those topics are so ten minutes ago, and now...