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News: Pokémon Shuffle Hits One Million Downloads

Pokémon Shuffle Hits One Million Downloads

Is anyone buying Jewels, though?

Pokémon Shuffle is Nintendo's most notable attempt to-date at utilising microtransactions - unlike previous free-to-play downloads it doesn't unlock content for fixed amounts, but uses an in-game economy that encourages you to pay-to-play on a continual basis. It's had a mixed response, and our early reaction was...

News: We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

Grandson uncovers incredibly in-depth tome

World War II was a pretty dire business, costing the lives of countless millions all over the globe. However, if there's one thing we can thank this catastrophic international conflict for, it's possibly the most awesome fan-written guide to Dragon Quest V ever seen. A fellow in Japan has recently...

Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe)

5th March (Europe)

OlliOlli, Proun+, BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION, Retro newcomers and more

Another week begins, and Nintendo of Europe has served up its Download Update details with some promising releases on the way. We have some rad cross-buy for Wii U and 3DS gamers, mash-ups, retro games making their first appearances in Europe and much more. Let's get to it. Wii...

News: Eiji Aonuma Discusses Idea Origins for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Eiji Aonuma Discusses Idea Origins for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Want to know where Termina got its name?

The excitement around the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is still burning bright. Falling right in with this, Nintendo Dream - a Japanese, Nintendo Power-like magazine - published an interview with Eiji Aonuma about Majora's Mask 3D in this month's issue. They start off with a rather...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including Link Equipment, Due 6th March

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including Link Equipment, Due 6th March

It begins...

For those diving into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as their first major entry in the series, they may be surprised by the sheer volume of free DLC that is offered. Capcom typically provides a host of quests, items and assorted goodies in the months that follow release, and the latest entry on 3DS will include some fairly wacky crossover...

Video: This Recreation of The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft is Something to Behold

This Recreation of The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft is Something to Behold

Legendary

The absence of Minecraft on Nintendo systems will likely be looked back upon as a major 'what-if' in years to come. It's arrived on practically every other gaming platform, and various other attempts at the genre have since been announced by Indie studios aiming to fill a gap. While you can keep major releases from Nintendo fans, you...

News: Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans for the Iconic Franchise to Drop Home Consoles

Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans for the Iconic Franchise to Drop Home Consoles

Onwards and upwards, we hope

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal were disappointments in multiple ways - the home console entry was panned by critics and the portable iteration seemed to be largely overlooked, and between them these game accompaniments to the series spin-off have delivered disappointi

News: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Confirmed for 3DS

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Confirmed for 3DS

Mega news

Inti Creates is a developer with a terrific reputation, specialising in pixel-art and action games, playing a vital role in the development of Mighty No. 9 but more notably releasing the brilliant Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS eShop. We admired this title for its classic approach but also its innovative approach to the action...

Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL Extended Batteries

Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL Extended Batteries

Power up

The New Nintendo 3DS and XL are here, and it's pretty amazing. Boasting a massively improved 3D screen, extra buttons and a faster processor - not to mention those cover plates on the standard model if you're lucky enough to be in the right region - the system improves on its forerunners in pretty much every way imaginable - but battery...

Video: This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

Taking the term Easter Egg to a new level

Warning: spoilers below Hyrule Warriors isn't a game that takes itself too seriously; take the plot, for example, which blends saving the world with a somewhat tenuous concept that ties multiple generations of Legend of Zelda characters together. It's all about the action, and whether you're playing as Link...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Only works until Monday

As we informed you a few days ago, Nintendo has been planning to perform a wireless distribution of a free code that will gift players of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with an Eon Ticket; it's an item that will enable trainers to visit the Southern Island and catch either Latios or Latias, depending on which version...

News: Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Mario 64 World Record in Duel

Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Mario 64 World Record in Duel

Powered up

Super Mario 64 has long been a popular game for speedrunning, and the title has had many world records attached to its name. Another has just been added, and it was rather unexpected. On 26th February two speedrunners known as Nero and Puncayshun raced to see who could collect the game's 120 power stars first. Despite saving and quitting...

News: GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL Model For Re-Stock on 27th March

GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL Model For Re-Stock on 27th March

Still no sign elsewhere

When the New Nintendo 3DS and XL launched on 13th February in Europe and North America, it's fair to say that the Majora's Mask limited edition model was the hardest to find. Pre-orders sold-out rapidly and they fetched a pretty price on eBay, with many having to opt for alternative models. GameStop Italy, however, seems to...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

An updated entry including the original Book I and Book II

Last year it looked like Muteki Corp would be bringing its retro-style RPGs Dragon Fantasy Books I and II to the 3DS eShop, titles that both arrived on PS Vita and PS3 in 2013. That never transpired, but now Choice Provisions - formerly Gaijin Games - is publishing the titles in an updated...

News: OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

As it was on PSN

OlliOlli is the next eShop release from publisher Curve Digital, bringing Roll7's excellent title to Nintendo gamers. With attractive pixel-based visuals and addictive gameplay this could certainly be an attractive option, and the good news is that this will arrive on 5th March with Cross-Buy in both Europe and North America, making...

Video: Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

We send off the DLC for Hyrule Warriors in style...

It seems like Hyrule Warriors was released a long time ago, but the game has had a consistent stream of downloadable content - well worth the cost of the readily available Season Pass. This final piece of DLC is an absolute stonker, adding two new Challenge modes - Boss Challenge and Ganon Play...

News: The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Now Up For Pre-Order From Official UK Store, Out Now Elsewhere

The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Now Up For Pre-Order From Official UK Store, Out Now Elsewhere

One per customer rule being applied

Nintendo of Europe confirmed earlier in the year that it was bringing some desirable Legend of Zelda cover plates to the region earlier than originally planned, but naturally fans have been keen to jump in once they became available. UK fans should pay attention, then, as pre-orders have launched on the Official...

News: Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Hopefully the West won't be passed up

Bravely Second is rapidly approaching release in Japan, the long-awaiting sequel to the 3DS Square Enix RPG; due to the success of that first title localisation does seem like a reasonable bet. A relatively popular part of the first title was management of the town Norende - through StreetPass and uploading...

Accessory Review: WaterField New Nintendo 3DS and XL Cases

WaterField New Nintendo 3DS and XL Cases

Carry your shiny new portable in style

Whether you're a commuter, a student, or you just happen to have to travel a lot, you're going to want to invest in something to keep your New Nintendo 3DS safe from the elements; you could do an awful lot worse than these cases from San Francisco based manufacturer WaterField. They kindly sent us some...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...

News: LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

Developer is already in early talks with Nintendo

Indie studio Pirana King has just launched an announcement trailer for LastFight, a new brawling title which calls to mind Capcom's amazing - but sadly dormant - Power Stone series. The footage contains chunky characters, frantic action and the ability to use nearby objects against your opponent -...

News: Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Offer ends on 30th November

Earlier this month The Pokémon Company revealed subscribers to Pokémon Bank would be able to claim the final evolutions of the Johto region starter Pokémon between the 27th February and 30th November 2015. The launch day for this promotion has now arrived, with users of the service able to claim a Level 50 Meganium,...