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News: Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

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While the proof will be in the playing, there's some anticipation within the Nintendo Life team for Bravely Default, with the updated For the Sequel version — as it'll be known in Japan — arriving in Europe on 6th December and North America in 2014. Square Enix has provided details on tweaks to improve the gameplay and balancing,...

Review: Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (3DS)

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (3DS)

Ronin with the homies

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi combines standard dating-sim tropes with a captivating setting and fantastic writing to provide an experience that is surprisingly greater than the sum of its parts — even if it may fall far out of the comfort zone of most players. When meek protagonist Chizuru ventures to Kyoto in search...

News: Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Re-emergence of Mario and Luigi U suggest some bundle sales

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe last week, bringing a close to that particular part of the franchise, even if Level-5 is continuing the Layton name in other titles. UKIE has now issued its multi-platform chart results and, considering the range of big-name...

Review: Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)

Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)

Worth taking for a spin?

Despite the original anime TV series coming to an end almost a decade ago, it seems that Beyblade is still very much a thing. It’s curious to think that the concept of pitting spinning top toys against one another would prove so exciting for so many in this technologically enhanced day and age, but then the world...

News: Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Perfection is only a Triforce away

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma exhibits all the traits of a true artist, from a willingness to buck the confines of tradition to the overwhelming desire to branch out into different territory. Now, he has admitted that with every new Zelda adventure, he has been striving to make the perfect video game. In an...

News: These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to Resist

These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to Resist

Cuteness overload

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been around for a good while now, but there are still plenty of 3DS owners accumulating a worrying number of hours as they build their perfect towns. If charming and compulsive is a combination you enjoy, it's still quite possible the best game out there. We'd suggest some of the biggest fans may be...

Parent Trap: Helping Newcomers Start Playing Pokémon, Zelda and Metroid

Helping Newcomers Start Playing Pokémon, Zelda and Metroid

Andy Robertson on bringing new players to the Nintendo banner

One of the difficulties of big video game series for any newcomer (never mind families) is when and how to jump in. Franchises like Skylanders, Zelda and Metroid offer lots of different games on lots of different formats that a family could buy to get started. However, the problem is that...

News: Nintendo Files New Pokémon Trademark "Great Detective Pikachu"

Nintendo Files New Pokémon Trademark "Great Detective Pikachu"

This is a case for Pikachu!

A short time ago we reported on a new Pikachu-focused Pokémon title that was apparently in development at Game Freak. We then heard that the game would place the player in the role of a detective, with Pikachu acting as a partner who helps solve crimes. We've now heard that Nintendo has filed a trademark in Japan for...

News: Marth Confirmed as the Latest Challenger in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Marth Confirmed as the Latest Challenger in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Emblematic of the growing roster, screens galore inside

Since it was officially unveiled at E3 2013 with a fairly modest roster, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have been gradually expanding the number of playable characters in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and, by extension, building hype. Today it's been announced that Marth will be...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes New Trailer for Bravely Default

Nintendo Unleashes New Trailer for Bravely Default

Oh, the sweet music

We don't always have the opportunity to celebrate the localisation of a Japan-based and developed RPG to the West, so the news earlier this year that Bravely Default — from Square Enix — would step out of Japan was sure to please 3DS fans. It hits Europe on 6th December — along with a lovely collector's edition packed...

News: Wii Party U and Wii Fit U Deliver Major Increase to Wii U Hardware Sales in Japan

Wii Party U and Wii Fit U Deliver Major Increase to Wii U Hardware Sales in Japan

Pokémon X & Y dominate at number one, of course

The weekly Japanese charts often tell the same story, with the 3DS dominating the hardware scene and, in the recent software stakes, Pokémon X & Y doing the same. Those trends continue this week, but we actually have positive Wii U results to share as well, with Wii Party U and Wii Fit U...

News: The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

Not a quick fix or retreat from 3D visuals in future projects

When the 2DS was revealed it was met, by some at least, with derisive snorts and incredulity. Despite its clear target audience, demonstrated perfectly by its co-ordinated launch with Pokémon X & Y, there was — and still is, probably — a line of argument that said it was a...

Weirdness: Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hands Approach

Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hands Approach

This will probably void your warranty, though

There is a certain breed of Pokémon player out there who would do just about anything to capture the rare, “shiny” variety of each creature. Their fascination with shinies borders on a raccoon-like intensity — yet unlike most raccoons, many of these humans have access to technology. YouTube user...

First Impressions: Stardust Amazoness

Stardust Amazoness

Arc System Works swaps fighting for dungeon-crawling in this saucy RPG

Arc System Works may be famous for the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series of fighting games, but the company is broadening its horizons somewhat with dungeon-crawling 3DS RPG Stardust Amazoness. Starring an all-female cast trapped in a futuristic prison complex, the game showcases...