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News: Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

A double for Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo's excellent releases in 2014 earned it - and partners releasing exclusives such as Bayonetta 2 - a host of notable nominations and awards. The big N's representation at the recent D.I.C.E. awards was certainly less prominent than in some other major ceremonies of the past few months, with no nominations in key...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

It's a beast

Nintendo has, today, broadcast a rather enjoyable online presentation for Xenoblade Chronicles X that focused on the game's world and some key features; you can read our summary and watch the full thing here. As part of the festivities the company also put the game up on the Japanese Wii U eShop for pre-purchase / pre-download - as a...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Dated for North America in Flashy New Trailer, amiibo Support Also Confirmed

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Dated for North America in Flashy New Trailer, amiibo Support Also Confirmed

Japanese website launches, too

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn't far away, due on 2nd April in Europe; we now also have a release date for North America - it'll arrive a little later on 10th April in the region. That emerged in a rather flashy trailer that sets the scene for the title's story, and also acts as a starting gun in promotional efforts for...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

Details on planet Mira, New LA, GamePad usage, plus the full video

To date details around Xenoblade Chronicles X have arrived in snippets, mainly through tweets and interview quotes; up until today Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have adopted a rather coy approach when releasing information about the game. The last couple of weeks have...

News: This Xenoblade Chronicles X Hardware Bundle for Japan is Rather Lovely

This Xenoblade Chronicles X Hardware Bundle for Japan is Rather Lovely

Dual-sided sleeve! Art Book! Map! More!

Nintendo has streamed a live presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which brought 24 minutes of footage that showed off the game's world. It also announced some practical details ahead of the Japanese release on 29th April, such as the availability of pre-purchase downloads on the eShop to speed up launch day...

News: Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartphone-Style Games And Remakes Of Past Classics On 3DS

Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartphone-Style Games And Remakes Of Past Classics On 3DS

President Satoru Iwata wants to expand consumer choice on the handheld

Nintendo's handheld strategy will make room for affordable, low-cost titles similar to those seen on smartphone formats like iOS and Android, The Nikkei reports. Speaking with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, The Nikkei has stated that the Japanese company is seeking to "expand...

Live: Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X - Live!

Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X - Live!

Live coverage and a translated summary on the way

Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of the biggest Wii U releases of the year, in terms of anticipation levels and on a very literal level - this title's world will apparently be five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii. This presentation will focus on this world and show us much of what...

News: Flipnote Studio 3D Has Been Delayed Once Again as Club Nintendo Site Goes Into Maintenance

Flipnote Studio 3D Has Been Delayed Once Again as Club Nintendo Site Goes Into Maintenance

Now due later in February

When Nintendo announced the end of the Club Nintendo Loyalty Rewards Program, many were sad to see it go. Though it was a relic of a time when Nintendo was less up to date in its online services, it still signalled the end of an era. Regardless, most feelings of nostalgia and sadness immediately evaporated when Nintendo...

News: The Medics Show Off Their Abilities in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

The Medics Show Off Their Abilities in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

A well-rounded party

Atlus has released another new trailer for the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon - it highlights the Medic class and the various ways it will fit into the team dynamic in the new dungeon crawler. The medic uses their healing and resurrection abilities to ensure that the party stays healthy through every dangerous situation, of...

Music: Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrack In NES Style, Just Because

Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrack In NES Style, Just Because

The remix you didn't know you needed

Gradius III was one of Konami's first releases for the SNES and took the popular shooter franchise into the 16-bit realm for the first time. As is the case with many Konami games, it featured an excellent soundtrack by Konami Kukeiha Club, the company's in-house music team. In its pure, untouched form it's a...

News: Yokai Watch Trading Card Game Deals 100 Million Cards In Eight Months

Yokai Watch Trading Card Game Deals 100 Million Cards In Eight Months

Another success for the franchise

The Pokémon trading card series has been running for years and continues to generate revenue for Game Freak and Nintendo, but it's not the only game of this type that Nintendo has up its sleeve. The recent Level-5 3DS hit Yokai Watch - which has since been followed by Yokai Watch 2 - has its own collectable card...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X to Feature an Enemy Encyclopedia of 3D Models

Xenoblade Chronicles X to Feature an Enemy Encyclopedia of 3D Models

So, a Xenoblade Pokédex?

One of the greatest aspects of the gargantuan world of Xenoblade Chronicles was the fantastic beasts that populated it. Many of them like the creatures you might find in a game like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, one couldn't help but marvel at their creative design and frightening power. Who could forget that first run through...

News: One Of The Brains Behind Tetris Explains How Their Relationship With Nintendo Began

One Of The Brains Behind Tetris Explains How Their Relationship With Nintendo Began

Russian creator also offers some sound advice

Tetris has been a staple of Nintendo gaming since it was released on the Game Boy in 1989. Since then, the tile-matching puzzle game has enjoyed unrivalled success courtesy of its timeless formula. Considered by many as the greatest game of all-time as a result of this, it is always interesting to hear...

News: GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Orders

GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Orders

Cross those fingers

The next wave of amiibo figures is due in the coming weeks in North America, though like with those previous releases there are expected to be challenges for all keen fans to get hold of the figurines they want. Already there have been delays to Amazon pre-orders for the Mega Man amiibo and others such as Toon Link, with orders...

News: New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and User Matching

New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and User Matching

Finding new ways to connect gamers

Miiverse is a constantly evolving social platform and, every once in a while, Nintendo will push out a new update to enhance the user experience. Everything from extending the number of characters allowed on a single post to easier ways of tracking and finding other users, the fun little diversion has come a long...

News: Nintendo Lists Formally Tested Micro SDHC Cards for the New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Lists Formally Tested Micro SDHC Cards for the New Nintendo 3DS

32GB is your official limit

With the New Nintendo 3DS just over a week away the big N has been updating some of its support pages to help confused consumers get the most out of the new hardware. One inevitable sticking point is the switch in storage media from SD to Micro SDHC cards, meaning that those with more than 4GB of content - as per the...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors in the UK Added to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Skull Kid Figurine Promotion

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors in the UK Added to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Skull Kid Figurine Promotion

Update: New details for ambassadors only

Update: In our original post we mis-read the email details that we received and tied this promotion to all game pre-orders, whereas this is actually for those that bought the Ambassador's New Nintendo 3DS, including them in a deal previously reserved for those that pre-ordered a New Nintendo 3DS from the...

Video: The Latest Trailer For RIVE Will Dent Your Resolve And Melt Your Eyeballs

The Latest Trailer For RIVE Will Dent Your Resolve And Melt Your Eyeballs

"There's fun in failure"

Two Tribes' upcoming Wii U eShop shooter RIVE has been on our radar since it was first announced, and the studio has now released another trailer which celebrates that thing we all try to avoid: failure. The new footage - shown below - was, according to Two Tribes' Collin van Ginkel, inspired by observing players at gaming...

News: Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evolutions of Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr as Free Gifts

Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evolutions of Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr as Free Gifts

Catch 'em from 27th February

Pokémon Bank, the annual subscription service that allows you to store up to 3,000 'mon 'in the cloud' online, continues to roll on and provide a valuable back-up option. For $4.99 / £4.49 / €4.99 a year you can store Pokémon from Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, while the Poké...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Trailer Now Available for Download in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Trailer Now Available for Download in Europe

And yes, it's in 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is just over a week away, which is something to celebrate for fans of the franchise and those that vocally called for the remake over the course of a few years. It's such a unique and brilliantly executed entry in the franchise that we felt moved to award it a 10 in our review, a score we've...

News: Here's What Pokémon Fighter Pokkén Tournament's Arcade Cabinet Looks Like

Here's What Pokémon Fighter Pokkén Tournament's Arcade Cabinet Looks Like

Fighting in the streets

Bandai Namco's Pokémon-themed one-on-one brawler Pokkén Tournament is getting ever closer to its Japanese release, and the company has now released an image of what the final cabinet will look like. The image shows that a control guide has been placed above the screen - which will prove handy when you forget which button...

Nintendo Download: 5th February (North America)

5th February (North America)

MH4U demo, Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask DLC, Moon Chronicles and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a popular demo for an upcoming Capcom blockbuster, concluding episodes from Renegade Kid, some fun hack-and-slash Zelda DLC, a pre-purchase and download on a Wii U retail...