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News: Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In The Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In The Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

"This game isn't a natural fit for it"

While Nintendo’s amiibo line has resulted in a mixture of happiness and frustration for fans, it’s clearly a goldmine for Kyoto-based company right now. For these reasons it comes as somewhat surprising news the upcoming 3DS title, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, will not include amiibo support. In...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

News: Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, With an Intriguing Story Promised

Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, With an Intriguing Story Promised

A "Nintendo game", not just an FPS

We all know about the continued damage control around Metroid Prime: Federation Force, so how about we think about the actual game instead? Thankfully producer Kensuke Tanabe is happy to do that, and he's shared some interesting thoughts on the game with Wired. For starters, we have Blast Ball. Unveiled at the...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

"There's no sugar coating" the negative reaction

It'll be interesting to look back on the E3 reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force this time in 2016, when the game's landed on 3DS and initial negativity has subsided. We don't yet know whether the game itself will be fun, for one thing, but it'll be worth assessing whether attitudes soften, as...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Beats equivalent launch sales of Awakening

The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems. Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

"Link isn't the most masculine of guys"

In these times of greater equality, social media and ongoing debate around gender, even a cute and lighthearted game such as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes isn't exempt from scrutiny. That's fair enough, in this writer's view - when avatars and customisation are part of a title, it's a valid topic. Of...

News: Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Happy happy, joy joy

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Disney Magical World is getting a sequel on the Nintendo 3DS. The game - which is known as Disney Magical Castle 2: My Happy Life in Japan - will get its full reveal on July 6th, via the official Japanese website. For the time being, you'll have to make do with the infectiously jolly teaser...

News: ​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this Summer

​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this Summer

Screenshot Albums, Play Journals, Redesigned Communities, and more!

Miiverse is Nintendo's take on implementing a social network-like platform that integrates and directly ties in with the games that people play. At the tap of a button, players can post screenshots, share thoughts and discussion, or draw pictures, and share this with the rest of the...

News: Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Will include the Plague of Shadows expansion and Challenge Mode

Shovel Knight is easily one of the best Indie games to come to the eShop. Created as a love letter to fans of the 8-bit era of gaming, the action platformer has been met by nearly universal critical acclaim and it's sold almost a quarter of a million copies. Not ones to let their...

News: Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

"There could be some benefits there"

Nintendo of America's third-party relations and indie development boss Damon Baker has revealed that the company is currently pondering the idea of "Early Access" games on its consoles. Speaking to Polygon, Baker said: We don't have anything to announce, but I can say that we're certainly exploring options and...

News: Capcom Turns to Comedy Duo in Quirky Marketing for The Great Ace Attorney

Capcom Turns to Comedy Duo in Quirky Marketing for The Great Ace Attorney

No objections

The Great Ace Attorney is approaching its court date - oh alright, release date - in Japan, and Capcom is ramping up its marketing for the new 3DS entry. While we may be hoping for news of localisation, in the meantime we can enjoy the attention the game is getting in its homeland. With a 19th Century setting and Sherlock Holmes...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transforming Franchises Clashes With Fan Expectations

Nintendo's Approach to Transforming Franchises Clashes With Fan Expectations

New ideas that haven't necessarily been welcomed

It's safe to say that Nintendo's E3 efforts have been received with mixed responses from fans. Especially given that Microsoft and Sony arguably brought the thunder this year, many expected that Nintendo would have some similarly headline grabbing announcements to match. What we received instead was...

First Impressions: Getting Into The Spirit With Yo-Kai Watch

Getting Into The Spirit With Yo-Kai Watch

An Inspiriting Invasion

Yo-Kai Watch's Western début has been a long time coming - two 3DS games, several anime and manga series, and a mountain of merchandise have already conquered the imagination of young Japanese players, and now the first portable RPG in the series is making its way to the rest of the world courtesy of Nintendo and Level 5...

Video: This Fresh Project X Zone 2 Footage Will Get Your Pulse Racing

This Fresh Project X Zone 2 Footage Will Get Your Pulse Racing

New trailer shows off in-game action

Project X Zone 2 is coming to a 3DS near you this fall, and Bandai Namco has unleashed a new trailer which shows off some of the characters contained within the game. As well as usual suspects like Ryu and Ken, you'll be able to control characters from Sega's Yakuza: Dead Souls, Namco's Tekken and Bandai Namco's...

News: Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance Of Keeping The Series Nintendo Exclusive

Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance Of Keeping The Series Nintendo Exclusive

"The partnership is very strong with Level 5"

This year sees the Western launch of Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch, a game which has already proven itself to be a smash-hit in its native Japan. Nintendo is publishing the game in the West and there are hopes that it will turn into the kind of cash-cow that Pokémon has been for the firm. Speaking to

News: There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

Not dead yet

The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...

News: Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

"To be sure, Happy Home Designer can be played without any Amiibo cards."

It's safe to say that fan reaction has been rather mixed towards the amiibo-centric focus of the two upcoming Animal Crossing games for Wii U and 3DS. While it's far too early to definitively judge the quality of these upcoming games, it's very apparent that these new games...

Video: Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Not forgetting Nintendo Treehouse staffer Tim O'Leary

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of the more unique entries in the franchise we've seen in recent years, offering multiplayer action where individuals have to work together to conquer various dungeons and bosses. During E3, Nintendo pulled together three of its staffers to...