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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI DX (3DS)

Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI DX (3DS)

Chart-topper

To those who know her, she needs no introduction: Hatsune Miku is a star. To those who don't, she definitely requires some explanation: Hatsune Miku is a 'virtual idol' and the world's most popular Vocaloid, a personification of a software synthesizer given background, personality, and a constant stream of songs to sing by composers and...

News: This Monster Hunter X New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate Makes Us Want the Game Even More

This Monster Hunter X New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate Makes Us Want the Game Even More

Just look at it

Based on the ease with which we're still able to fill an online lobby, plenty of gamers are still enjoying Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West. Of course, lucky Japanese gamers have Monster Hunter X (Cross) to look forward to later this year, a fresh take on the series that introduces new approaches to combat and an action-centric...

News: Monster Hunter Stories Will Bring Its Own Brand of Turn-Based Battling to 3DS

Monster Hunter Stories Will Bring Its Own Brand of Turn-Based Battling to 3DS

Screens and concept art paint a pretty picture

Monster Hunter Stories was an intriguing and exciting reveal earlier this year; it was described as five years in the making (conceptually, two years in development) and a major diversion from the series norms. Due for a 2016 release on 3DS in Japan, its cartoonish style and neat concept of a young...

Weirdness: Bask in the Madness of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes in This Japanese Marketing

Bask in the Madness of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes in This Japanese Marketing

Even Ganondorf would love this

Sometimes Nintendo's weirdness can brighten any sky and make the sun shine that bit brighter. OK, we're exaggerating a little, but it can make us smile - the concept of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes fits into this. Any plot that puts fashion at its core in Hyrule is always going to be a bit bonkers, and its...

Download: 'Photos with Animal Crossing' for Nintendo 3DS (UK Only)

'Photos with Animal Crossing' for Nintendo 3DS (UK Only)

We've got 5,000 download codes to give away...

With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer being one of the major 3DS retail releases of the year, Nintendo has been keen to get the franchise back onto the agenda. In the UK the company has been heavily promoting free 3DS app Photos with Animal Crossing, distributing it at Hyper Japan in London, on its...

News: Ace Attorney 6 Definitely Heading to the West, With 'Courtroom Revolution' as a Theme

Ace Attorney 6 Definitely Heading to the West, With 'Courtroom Revolution' as a Theme

The Great Ace Attorney looks unlikely, though

This week Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 was confirmed for the 3DS, along with the news that it'll be playable at the Tokyo Game Show. That news alone was exciting for fans of the series, though some extra snippets of information have since emerged. For starters, this one is coming to the West, which is...

News: Dragon Quest VIII Storms to Number One in Japan and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Dragon Quest VIII Storms to Number One in Japan and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer creeps towards 1 million sales

Wednesday is Media Create results day in Japan, in which we see whether Nintendo and its system's games can maintain strong form in the company's homeland. On that score this week brings more positive news. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, the 3DS port of the PS2...

News: Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Handled Entirely By Yacht Club Games

Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Handled Entirely By Yacht Club Games

"We're basically licensing the amiibo technology from Nintendo"

After last week's revolutionary news of a third-party franchise breaking its way into the world of amiibo, some more details on the Shovel Knight figure have surfaced via Yacht Club Games. In an interview with Destructoid at PAX Prime 2015, studio head Sean Velasco stated that Yacht...

Video: Nintendo Produces Some Chirpy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer TV Commercials

Nintendo Produces Some Chirpy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer TV Commercials

If you're not happy, it's not for you

When Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was unveiled, reactions within Nintendo Life HQ ranged from confusion, to more confusion, then bafflement. We could sort of figure out what it was supposed to be, but couldn't figure out how Nintendo was going to sell it - would it be free-to-play and need amiibo...

Preview: Getting Inside The Curiously Undemanding World Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Getting Inside The Curiously Undemanding World Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

"I love what you've done here!"

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is one of those titles which has been instrumental in selling the Nintendo 3DS to the wider gaming public. When it launched in the west back in 2013 it appeared to trigger a rush of interest in Nintendo's portable system, and everyone seemed to be talking about it - sharing their...

News: Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct Digital Download

Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct Digital Download

"Seamless redemption experience" promised

Online retailer Amazon is now offering digital downloads of "over 50 Nintendo digital game titles" which can be downloaded directly to your 3DS or Wii U console using a "seamless redemption experience". It works like this. You purchase the game on Amazon as you would normally, and then link your Nintendo...

News: Ace Attorney 6 Confirmed to be Headed to 3DS

Ace Attorney 6 Confirmed to be Headed to 3DS

We're still hoping for The Great Ace Attorney to be localised

The Japanese market sure loves a marketing slow burn with drip-fed information, and Capcom has now kicked that off with another entry in one of its most beloved franchises. It's been confirmed in Famitsu Weekly that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 is in development for the 3DS and will...

News: Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

A low point

We suspect that most Nintendo fans in the UK would acknowledge that the company's having a tough time in the country. Splatoon has been an exception in holding its own this summer along with a couple of other evergreen games, and the 3DS remains popular, but in the overall picture the big N is struggling in this particular market. This...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Star Fox Zero Release Date

Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Star Fox Zero Release Date

A basket of roses

Have you caught up on the sheer volume of news that's happened over the past week? We know it can be tough to keep track so we've compiled all the reviews, releases, and biggest news of the past seven days for you in video format! This week we focus on the incredible Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Star Fox Zero's release date, and much...

Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS)

SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS)

Mediocre button mashing

Using sex appeal to sell games is nothing new in the industry, even to the point where the games can become questionable in their intention; SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson falls into this category. Its predecessor was a solid enough fighting game with themes that, shall we say, appeal to a particular demographic. Can the...

News: 3DS Saber Rider Game Back In Development, Kickstarter Campaign Mentions Wii U, PC Engine, SNES And amiibo

3DS Saber Rider Game Back In Development, Kickstarter Campaign Mentions Wii U, PC Engine, SNES And amiibo

We're not pulling your leg, honest

Remember the Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs video game that was in the works a while back? Based on the '80s anime TV series known as Sei Jūshi Bisumaruku in its native Japan, the title began development at German studio Firehazard in 2010. The aim was to release the game on iOS and 3DS the following year,...

News: Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Unlocks content in current - and future - Shovel Knight games

Just in case you still aren't convinced that the Shovel Knight amiibo is a thing, Nintendo of America confirmed its existence alongside a raft of other announcements during a pre-PAX presentation at its Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle. Scanning the amiibo on Wii U version of...