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News: Code of Princess Fighting Its Way to the European 3DS eShop "This Spring"

Code of Princess Fighting Its Way to the European 3DS eShop "This Spring"

The wait should be over soon

Code of Princess ushered in a brave new world of download only "retail" games for 3DS, arriving packed full of content and a price point that would be expected of a boxed game in stores. Its October arrival in North America excited hack n' slash gaming fans — as well as those with some retro sensibilities and a love of...

News: Nintendo Direct Set For Japan Next Week, 3DS Third-Party Content Only

Nintendo Direct Set For Japan Next Week, 3DS Third-Party Content Only

It's not over yet, it seems

We've only just gotten over one Nintendo Direct, and now there's another on the horizon. Yes, you read that right. This broadcast, however, will be Japanese only, and will focus directly on third-party content. Details are scarce at the moment, so it's unclear if European and North American announcements will unfold at...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Bundles Soaring Into Europe For Wii U and 3DS XL

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Bundles Soaring Into Europe For Wii U and 3DS XL

The 3DS Circle Pad Pro XL arrives on the same day

It seems that Fire Emblem: Awakening isn't the only game to receive the special bundle treatment in Europe, as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will also be getting its own set of limited edition packs for both the Wii U and 3DS XL when the game arrives on 22nd March. The Wii U Limited Edition Premium Pack...

News: Fire Emblem: Awakening Battles Into Europe on 19th April

Fire Emblem: Awakening Battles Into Europe on 19th April

Special edition 3DS XL bundle also confirmed

While Japanese gamers have been enjoying Fire Emblem: Awakening for a number of months, and North Americans have been taking on the adventure in recent weeks, poor old Europeans have been left without so much as a firm release date. Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata apologised for that during...

News: Retro Classics Harvest Moon And Legend Of The River King Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

Retro Classics Harvest Moon And Legend Of The River King Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

Farming and fishing

Nintendo has confirmed that two beloved Game Boy Color classics are heading to the 3DS Virtual Console. Harvest Moon and The Legend of the River King — both from Natsume — will be available on the 3DS eShop in the near future. Highly-regarded titles from yesteryear, the games focus on farming and fishing respectively, with...

News: Nintendo Announces Mario & Luigi: Dream Team For 3DS

Nintendo Announces Mario & Luigi: Dream Team For 3DS

New RPG coming to the 3DS this summer

A new addition to the Mario & Luigi RPG series of games has been announced today for the 3DS, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Nintendo President and CEO, Satoru Iwata, revealed the title during Nintendo Direct after dubbing 2013 the 'Year of Luigi', with the game making its way to our handhelds this summer...

News: New Super Luigi U Confirmed as Future DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Luigi U Confirmed as Future DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U

Will be a "large scale" download for the Wii U title

In both the North American and European Nintendo Direct broadcasts, Satoru Iwata appeared — wearing a snazzy green hat — to declare this the "Year of Luigi". After Mario has hogged the line-up in recent years, Luigi will have a starring role in some new titles, one of which will actually be an...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Release Dates Announced For Europe And North America

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Release Dates Announced For Europe And North America

The one we've all been waiting for

During both Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, a release date has been given for Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the regions. That's right, North Americans will finally be able to get their hands on the popular simulation game on the 9th June, with Europeans getting the game...

News: Mario Golf: World Tour Tees Off On 3DS This Summer

Mario Golf: World Tour Tees Off On 3DS This Summer

Fore!

During today's Nintendo Direct presentations it was confirmed that a new Mario Golf game is coming to the 3DS this summer. Mario Golf: World Tour is being developed by Camelot Software Planning and will feature a wide range of courses — including some inspired by the fantasy world Mario and his friends inhabit — as well as improved...

News: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swinging Onto 3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swinging Onto 3DS

It's a 3D Wii-make

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts in both Europe and North America saved a big surprise for last, with confirmation that Wii title Donkey Kong Country Returns is on its way to 3DS, not surprisingly titled Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It's a remake, so we don't anticipate much if any new content — though there's always a...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The European Presentation Live

Watch The European Presentation Live

3DS is the focus

While Nintendo of America is holding a Nintendo Direct which will cover forthcoming 3DS and Wii U titles, Nintendo Europe is choosing to look exclusively at portable software. Satoru Shibata is confirmed as your host, and 2PM UK time is when it will be taking place. We'll be covering the presentation on this very page, streaming...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Check out the latest 3DS and Wii U news

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day as Nintendo of America is offering up direct access to the very latest 3DS and Wii U news. At 6am Pacific time / 9am Eastern time Nintendo will be broadcasting a new Nintendo Direct which will hopefully contain plenty of red-hot news relating to the company's upcoming...

News: Nintendo Japan Is Joining The Nintendo Direct Love This Valentine's Day

Nintendo Japan Is Joining The Nintendo Direct Love This Valentine's Day

Not one, not two, but three dates this Valentine's Day

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both have Nintendo Direct presentations happening today, and now the inevitable Japanese broadcast has been announced - with the presentation streaming at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Similar to the European broadcast, the 3DS will be the star of the show in the...

News: Nintendo 3DS Direct Bringing the Love on 14th February

Nintendo 3DS Direct Bringing the Love on 14th February

Europe focused on the handheld, North America will include Wii U games

Nintendo has announced new Nintendo Direct broadcasts, giving us a positively useful 24 hours to prepare ourselves. In Europe this time around the focus is on the 3DS, with Nintendo stating that it'll look at future games on the handheld; the North American broadcast isn't...

News: Chotto Nintendo Direct Details New Promotion In Japan For Wii U Users

Chotto Nintendo Direct Details New Promotion In Japan For Wii U Users

The return of Iwata's floating head

This morning Nintendo uploaded a very brief Nintendo Direct video, providing details of a promotion in Japan for Wii U users. Our host, President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, outlined that those who register their retail and downloadable games on Club Nintendo have the chance to enter into a draw - the...

Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Read our translation of events right here

Because of the overwhelming response to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and some of the game's staff decided to have a another special Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to share some of the comments they've received about the game. We start with game producer Eguchi...

Feature: The Big Wii U Direct Summary

The Big Wii U Direct Summary

All of the details in one place

Wii U Direct may have only been 35 minutes long, but it sure packed a lot into a short space of time, with a few extra details following in the press releases that followed. We certainly did our level best to cover everything revealed by Iwata-san in the broadcast, as well as information from Nintendo's regional...

Feature: Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct

Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct

Our team rather liked it

When Nintendo announced Wii U Direct earlier this week, there was a mixture of fevered optimism and slight negativity, with some predicting big reveals and others expecting little more than a few release dates and trailers. Even wording promising new Wii U games was met with caution by some, but there can be little doubt...

Talking Point: The Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign's Advertising Role

 The Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign's Advertising Role

Simple but effective

Among the many announcements in yesterday's Wii U Direct, only one had an immediate impact on console owners, with the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign launching right after the broadcast. Balloon Fight is now available to download with some Wii U-exclusive features — which we'll get to later — and the release schedule...

News: Take a Pikmin's Eye View with Pikmin 3's Camera Mode

Take a Pikmin's Eye View with Pikmin 3's Camera Mode

Shutterbug

Just what does life look like from a Pikmin's perspective? You're not going to have to wait long to find out — Pikmin 3 will include a camera mode to let you get right down to sub-ankle height and see the world in a whole new way. We still don't have a solid release date for the third Pikmin game, but a new function of the strategy...

Talking Point: Wii U Direct - Tell Us What You Thought

Wii U Direct - Tell Us What You Thought

Or just watch it again

So, Wii U Direct was quite a show from Iwata-san, wasn't it? While there's a tendency for gamers of all types to always want more, we feel confident in saying that Nintendo delivered plenty of announcements and news to intrigue and excite the majority. There were some genuine surprises in there, as well as big announcements...

News: New Footage of Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 Emerges

New Footage of Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 Emerges

"Direct" to you, in bite-size form

Today's Nintendo Direct was certainly busy, with lots to digest and footage bursting from every seam — almost literally in the case of Yoshi's upcoming adventure. Nintendo has therefore released some bite-sized segments of the broadcast, including two videos that cover the titles currently being developed by...

News: Wii U Party Will Get The Family Together This Summer

Wii U Party Will Get The Family Together This Summer

Party on Nintendo!

One of the new games revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct was Wii U Party (tentative title), which is heading to Wii U this Summer and is being developed by the same team behind the original Wii Party. It has been revealed that there will be a varity of gameplay styles on offer, and of course the GamePad will be taking...