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Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American 3DS Presentation Live

Watch The North American 3DS Presentation Live

Hype train inbound

Today, we'll be getting a special 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct which will hopefully give us a better idea of what the rest of 2013 has in store for the popular portable console. Nintendo of America will be broadcasting a special announcement at 7AM PT / 10AM ET. You can view the proceedings — along with our typically insightful...

News: Nintendo Direct Luigi Special Announced For Japan

Nintendo Direct Luigi Special Announced For Japan

Continuing the Year of Luigi celebrations

Nintendo of Japan has revealed via its Twitter account that it will be holding its own Nintendo Direct presentation, alongside the European and North American broadcasts. The Japanese presentation — titled Nintendo Direct Luigi Special 2 — will take place at 10 AM Eastern Time / 7 AM Pacific Time / 3PM...

News: New 3DS Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on 17th April

New 3DS Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on 17th April

All aboard the hype train

Just when we were starting to wonder, "when's the next Nintendo Direct going to drop?", Nintendo has spread the word that a new 3DS Direct is coming this week on Wednesday 17th April. It's confirmed that the broadcasts in Europe and North America will run at simultaneous times, and press releases from the regional teams...

News: Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets Japanese Release Date

Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets Japanese Release Date

Should be coming this month in the West

During the latest Chotto Nintendo Direct Satoru Iwata revealed some new footage as well as a release date for Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger. The downloadable game stars an armadillo ranger called Dillon and is the sequel to last year's Dillon's Rolling Western. It's set to feature the same style...

News: Special AR Pre-Paid Cards Coming To Japan

Special AR Pre-Paid Cards Coming To Japan

Satoru Iwata shows them off during a Chotto Direct

Satoru Iwata has announced a selection of new special pre-paid cards will be coming to Japan during a Chotto Nintendo Direct. What's so special about them? Well, they double up as augmented reality cards, which can be used in conjunction with new 3DS downloadable AR software called Isshoni Photo...

News: The Legend of Zelda Oracle Titles Coming to Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

The Legend of Zelda Oracle Titles Coming to Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

We'd be amazed if the same doesn't happen in the West

Nintendo has hosted a Japanese 3DS Direct, focused on titles on the way in the big N's homeland. While a number of games on show may never make it to the West, two upcoming Virtual Console titles seem inevitable for worldwide appearances. It was confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of...

Nintendo Direct: Watch the Japanese 3DS Direct - Live!

Watch the Japanese 3DS Direct - Live!

Focused on third party games

Last week we told you about a planned Japanese 3DS Direct with a focus on third-party games, and rather late last night Nintendo confirmed a time for this latest extravaganza. Naturally we're interested to see what's on the way, even if there's a danger of it featuring some games that won't make it West. It all kicks...

Video: Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Another classic Nintendo Direct moment

Since the broadcasts began in late 2011, Nintendo Direct has produced a number of memorable moments, even prompting us to name ten of our favourites last year. It seems that Japanese viewers were treated to another example in the most recent broadcast on Valentines Day, which has now been posted by Nintendo UK...

Feature: The Big Valentines Nintendo Direct Summary

The Big Valentines Nintendo Direct Summary

There's a lot to cover

Nintendo appropriately chose Valentines Day to show some love for its fans via Nintendo Direct broadcasts, with a 3DS extravaganza in Europe and a mixture of the handheld and Wii U setting the agenda in North America. We live-blogged events of course, and then covered the big stories that emerged. Rather like January's Wii U...

News: Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Arriving In North America This April

Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Arriving In North America This April

He's on a roll

Armadillo ranger Dillon made his 3DS eShop debut in 2012 with Dillon's Rolling Western, and it's been confirmed that he'll back for some more action this year. During today's North American Nintendo Direct presentation, Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger was shown off. It appears to follow the same gameplay as its predecessor:...

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...