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News: Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update On July 31st

Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update On July 31st

Tourneys! YouTube uploads! New stages! King K. Rool Mii costume!

Nintendo has confirmed that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS will be getting a significant update at the end of this month. The much-hyped Tourney mode will be landing on the Wii U, along with YouTube replay uploads. Tourneys are divided into two categories: Community Tourneys which...

News: 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With The New NFC Reader/Writer Accessory

3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With The New NFC Reader/Writer Accessory

Amiibo at the ready

Nintendo is launching its NFC Reader/Writer accessory for the non-New models of the 3DS family this Thursday in Japan, and as a result many NFC-compatible games are getting updated so that they support the amiibo-granting dongle. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Fire Emblem If (or Fates, if you prefer), Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy...

News: The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

Up and running on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers

As promised, Nintendo has launched its Miiverse redesign, which is structured to re-shape the platform back into a game-centric social network. It's changed how our posts are categorised, and a 30 post a day rule - which doesn't include all in-game posts - is certainly the most controversial move,...

News: Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales as Nintendo Remains on Target With Profits

Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales as Nintendo Remains on Target With Profits

Splatoon "contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform"

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for Q1 of the 2015 / 2016 year, with the three months reported representing a relatively quiet spell in terms of major software arrivals. With that said, the results bring profits, and notably Nintendo is sticking with its original projections...

News: The Legend of Legacy is Coming to Europe... in Winter 2016

The Legend of Legacy is Coming to Europe... in Winter 2016

NIS America believes in providing plenty of notice

The Legend of Legacy is another promising RPG on the way to the 3DS in the West. It's due in North America towards the end of this year, and we were left with high hopes after going hands on during E3. But what about Europe? The good news is that NIS America is picking it up for the region - Atlus...

News: Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest X also confirmed for NX

Square Enix has confirmed that the next entry in the best-selling Dragon Quest series is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo NX. The news was delivered at an ongoing special event in Japan. The Nintendo versions will be joined by a version for the Sony PS4. The game's full title is Dragon Quest XI: In...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

'Special' amiibo cards for character's houses not otherwise accessible

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is arriving in Europe on 2nd October, and the region's subsidiary has now confirmed release details of various bundles and packs that'll give all 3DS owners a chance to get hold of the game and some amiibo cards. The cards themselves are...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

If you've ever found yourself unable to keep up with all the hustle and bustle in the world of Nintendo you can find yourself in some pretty sticky situations; that's why we've once again compiled all the biggest and best news, reviews, and releases into one easy video. This week we look at the surprise partnership between Nintendo and Facebook as...

Reminder: Grab a Mythical Diancie in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire This Weekend

Grab a Mythical Diancie in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire This Weekend

One time only

Announced a good while ago, a particularly tempting distribution has finally gone live in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. On this occasion everyone with one of these games can grab a Mythical Diancie, but only until 27th July; importantly, this is a 'mon that can't be found in the wild. It's the usual drill to get hold of...

News: Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders, though...

Slowly and surely, the stock scenario with amiibo has become a little better. Through a combination of Nintendo churning out stock and retailers trying to help fans, more of the figures have been up for grabs. It's still difficult for hardcore collectors, of course, but there have been signs of progress...

News: Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

The only game on Nintendo systems among NPD elite

Sales results are often interesting, either for confirming expectations or defying them. Some information on the top selling games in the US for the first six months of the year - based on physical retail sales via NPD - are worth a look then, even if there's only one Nintendo title in the top 10...

News: Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Same day as Happy Home Designer, in fact

Nintendo's Italian office has confirmed that Animal Crossing New 3DS cover plates will be coming to Europe on October 2nd - the same day that Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hits the console. Three plates will be available, one showing Isabelle, the other portraying K.K. Slider and the third showing a...

Review: LEGO Jurassic World (3DS)

LEGO Jurassic World (3DS)

Don't go into the long grass

In case you've been living under a rock or have been crystallized in amber for millions of years, a new film in the Jurassic Park series has been unleashed into the world. As has been the case with so many film franchises before it, this release also brings along with it a LEGO video game adaptation. Welcome to the 3DS...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost

The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...

News: M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"

This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...

Video: Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

New locations shown off, too

Monster Hunter X has a confirmed Japanese release date of November 28th, and to drum up interest in the new 3DS title Capcom recently livestreamed almost 30 minutes of footage. The gameplay shows off some of the new fighting styles, one of which allows you to perform jumping attacks with any weapon. As any Monster...