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Rumour: Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Lost in translation?

There have been rumours bouncing around for a few weeks that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS may arrive during the Spring of 2014, mainly based on retail listings. They've been loose rumours at best, but an interview given by Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch has prompted speculation that Sakurai-san's hotly anticipated...

News: Sega's Free-To-Play Racer Initial D Perfect Shift Online Is Coming To The 3DS

Sega's Free-To-Play Racer Initial D Perfect Shift Online Is Coming To The 3DS

Based in the hit manga and anime series

The latest issue of Famistu magazine has revealed that Sega is bringing the latest in its long line of Initial D games to the 3DS. Based on the long-running manga series — which has been adapted in both anime and live-action forms — Initial D Perfect Shift Online is a free-to-play offering which...

Video: Nintendo Releases A Handy Introduction to Setting Up Your 3DS Nintendo Network ID

Nintendo Releases A Handy Introduction to Setting Up Your 3DS Nintendo Network ID

Three minutes of clean graphics and jaunty music

The latest major 3DS system update has arrived, bringing Miiverse, the Nintendo Network ID and shared eShop balances to the portable. There are various aspects to figure out, and we've put together a detailed guide for you. In any case, if you want a snappy, quick introduction to get you started with...

News: Serial Upgraders, Rejoice - Nintendo Has Finally Abolished The 3DS System Transfer Limit

Serial Upgraders, Rejoice - Nintendo Has Finally Abolished The 3DS System Transfer Limit

Good news for lovers of special edition consoles

The recent 3DS update may have brought such delights as Nintendo Network IDs and Miiverse to Nintendo's popular handheld, but one of the most significant improvements is hidden away in the update notes. After years of limiting 3DS owners to just five system transfers, Nintendo has finally removed the...

Rumour: Could This Contra III Image Mean That SNES Games Are Coming To The 3DS eShop?

Could This Contra III Image Mean That SNES Games Are Coming To The 3DS eShop?

Or is it just an honest mistake?

As you'll no doubt be aware, the 3DS has received an update which not only links the console to your Nintendo Network ID — thereby allowing you to combine your available funds across both the 3DS and Wii U — but also introduces Miiverse to the handheld realm. Interestingly, when you view the Contra III: The...

News: 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and Unified eShop Funds

Say hello to version 7.0.0-13

Since its launch the Wii U has introduced the Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse, the latter of which was promised for the 3DS when it was revealed just before E3 2012. In its most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo confirmed that a December update would introduce the ID and shared eShop funds across the 3DS and...

Video: The LEGO Movie Game Unleashes Its Début Trailer

The LEGO Movie Game Unleashes Its Début Trailer

Batman appears because, why not?

In future years we may look back at this as an era of many things in gaming, but LEGO will surely get an honourable mention. LEGO games are everywhere, with the latest being LEGO Marvel Super Heroes; 2014 is already gearing up to deliver even more. One of these is The LEGO Movie Videogame which, unsurprisingly, is...

Review: 3D Altered Beast (3DS eShop)

3D Altered Beast (3DS eShop)

Please don't rise from your grave again

Every video game veteran has a title in its back catalogue which for unknown reasons keeps being dredged up for modern audiences. With Nintendo, it's arguably Urban Champion — a game so lacklustre that it wasn't wanted even back in 1984 — while one-time rival Sega has Altered Beast. A shallow 2D brawler in...

News: Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening

Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening

Retro-themed sequel could remain Japan-only

US publisher XSEED has ruled out localising the third GameCenter CX title, which means that the game could well remain a Japanese exclusive. The same fate befell GameCenter CX: Arino's Challenge 2, which XSEED passed on due to poor sales of Retro Game Challenge, the English version of the first GameCenter...

News: Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Link Between Worlds is top Nintendo game in 19th place

Last week brought the PS4 to Europe, which made life rather difficult for Super Mario 3D World on its UK charts début. While it had been hoped that the staying power of the franchise may see it enjoy a strong second week in the UK market, today's all-format charts haven't produced the desired...

News: Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Gets Closer to Western Release With New Rating

Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Gets Closer to Western Release With New Rating

No objection to this development

Way back in August we finally had confirmation that Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney was being localised for an early 2014 release in both Europe and North America. Updates since then have been non-existent, however, so it's reassuring that the title has now been rated by the Australian Classification Board, which...

News: Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Animal Crossing: New Leaf wins Best Casual Game

As a nominee, if not the ultimate winner, of the VGX Game of the Year award, there's an air of inevitability to the news that Super Mario 3D World has scooped the Best Nintendo Game VGX prize. Mario's latest adventure was up against some strong competition from other Wii U releases, in the forms of...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

Disappointment in the Best RPG and GoTY categories

The VGX Awards have finished for another year, in which Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Cranky Kong will be playable in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, while also giving the Wii U title an Americas release date of 21st February 2014. It was also an awards ceremony...

News: Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

You should also take your 3DS / 2DS to your New Year party, apparently

The 3DS may have blazed ahead with tasty sales figures this year of the back of major retail game releases, but it's easy to forget that it has more to offer. StreetPass is still cited by some as the best thing since bread was first sliced, and is a concept that's spawned many...

News: Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Serious hunting ahead

The ongoing absence of Western localisation news for Monster Hunter 4 may be a sore point for fans of the franchise, but it's clear that the series does have a core of dedicated fans outside of Japan. We don't know whether Capcom deems that fanbase to be sufficient as yet, but nevertheless online matches can still be organised...

News: Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Sakurai-san strikes again, the big tease

If anyone accuses Nintendo of losing its sense of playful mischief, perhaps we should just mention The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The iconic Nintendo 64 title has been teased on various occasions as potential remake material, while excitable fans have done enough speculation (and mocked up trailers) to...