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News: Aonuma Demonstrates the Challenges of Creating a 3D Environment Based on A Link to the Past's Overworld

Aonuma Demonstrates the Challenges of Creating a 3D Environment Based on A Link to the Past's Overworld

Video of Comic-Con presentation includes additional game footage

Eiji Aonuma has often resisted describing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds as a sequel, though it is of course set in the same world as the iconic Super NES title A Link to the Past. Over recent months we've seen a number of comparisons between the two overworlds, typically...

News: Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special Attack Abilities as Microtransactions

Can also be obtained by eight hours in 3DS sleep mode

After a fair bit of waiting, 3DS RPG fans in the West are no doubt looking forward to getting their hands on Bravely Default — it's based on the updated version known as Bravely Default: For the Sequel in Japan. The goal of the fresh iteration is to improve and react to feedback on the...

News: Nintendo Unleashed Details Revealed for MCM London Comic Con

Nintendo Unleashed Details Revealed for MCM London Comic Con

The last stop for the 2013 tour

As part of a sustained campaign to raise awareness of the Wii U and 3DS libraries, Nintendo UK has been taking its Nintendo Unleashed tour to various expos, events and locations, including a major presence at the recent Eurogamer Expo. The company has now confirmed its lineup for this week's MCM London Comic Con (25th...

Video: A Brief Glimpse at the New Pikachu 3DS Game Includes Some Strange Motion Capture

A Brief Glimpse at the New Pikachu 3DS Game Includes Some Strange Motion Capture

No Pikachu, no!

Just prior to the release of Pokémon X & Y, it was confirmed that a new game starring Pikachu had gone into development; that's hardly surprising news, as The Pokémon Company has never been afraid of spinning off the main series to keep keen fans busy. The "top secret" game has now made a brief appearance courtesy of Japanese...

News: Nintendo States That "Additional Games" Are In Development to Utilise Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Nintendo States That "Additional Games" Are In Development to Utilise Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Console wars ahoy!

In recent weeks and months we've seen a few projects emerge that utilise multiplayer between Nintendo systems and others from Sony, Microsoft, iOS and Android. One example on the market is Disney Infinity, but in the download-only stakes we have upcoming titles Pure Chess and Cubemen 2, titles that'll boost their online...

News: Sonic Can't Quite Dash Into the UK All-Format Top 10

Sonic Can't Quite Dash Into the UK All-Format Top 10

Both Pokémon titles drop below the multi-format Skylanders SWAP Force

UKIE has issued its update of the latest comings and goings in the UK software all-format charts, and there are some positives and negatives for Nintendo to consider. At the higher end of the scale we have Pokémon X & Pokémon Y in fourth and fifth place respectively, both...

News: VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

VD-Dev Aiming For 60 Frames Per Second For Gears Of War-Style 3DS Shooter IronFall

Third person action title uses a custom game engine

VD-Dev may not have revealed a great deal about its forthcoming 3DS shooter IronFall but the game is already causing quite a stir with Nintendo fans. The indie studio — which was responsible for the technically impressive DS title C.O.P. The Recruit — has been speaking to Nintendo Everything...

Review: Rune Factory 4 (3DS)

Rune Factory 4 (3DS)

A Rune of one's own

The Harvest Moon series has become something of a standby over the last decade or so, so it's easy to forget just how revolutionary it was when it first hit the Super Nintendo back in 1996. An RPG where players progressed not by fighting battles or banishing evil, but by tending gently to the land, caring for animals, and finding...

News: Eiji Aonuma Confirms Minor Changes to A Link Between Worlds to Accommodate 2DS

Eiji Aonuma Confirms Minor Changes to A Link Between Worlds to Accommodate 2DS

3D is still recommended, however

Although it has a top-down perspective, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has certainly been a title with a focus on utilising the auto-stereoscopic screen of the 3DS. Nintendo has proudly shown off the fact that the title runs at 60fps (frames-per-second) with 3D enabled, and various puzzles and dungeons...

News: Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £129.99 at Nintendo UK Store

Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £129.99 at Nintendo UK Store

Not a bad price to indebt your life to a raccoon

Should you happen to be in the market for a brand new 2DS and a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, then just sidle on into the inconspicuous tent the Nintendo UK store has set up in the town plaza. The online store is currently offering a 2DS of either colour paired up with New Leaf for £129.99, a...

News: Hey Australia! You're Getting The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Chest Too!

Hey Australia! You're Getting The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Chest Too!

Will be a free gift with pre-orders at EB Games

Earlier this week Nintendo confirmed a special musical chest would be a special bonus for those who pre-order The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS at GAME in the UK. As it turns out, the lovely little gift is actually part of a limited edition set exclusive to the retailer that also...

News: Nintendo Working on Fix for Pokémon X & Y Game Breaking Bug

Nintendo Working on Fix for Pokémon X & Y Game Breaking Bug

Provides advice on avoiding and resolving the issue in future

Update: There has now been an official English translation of Nintendo's notification, which advises that the fix in question will be an application to download from the eShop; this will then restore corrupted save data. There's also an English version of the map, showing the blue areas...

News: GAME Offers Musical Chest With Collector's Edition of A Link Between Worlds

GAME Offers Musical Chest With Collector's Edition of A Link Between Worlds

There's the rub...

Earlier this week Nintendo announced that GAME would offer a musical chest with pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World, and then — bizarrely — GAME backtracked and said it had nothing to announce. For those that wanted the rather fun-looking collectible, it was both confusing and disappointing. The situat

Review: Sonic Lost World (3DS)

Sonic Lost World (3DS)

Smaller screens, bigger problems

Due to the disparity between technical capabilities, it's tough for a dual Wii U / 3DS release to hold up on the portable device that's captivated tens of millions of gamers. So let's just toss that comparison aside and acknowledge that much of the 3DS iteration of Sonic Lost World is following the same principles...

News: 3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

Nintendo talks up momentum for both systems

It's NPD results time for US video game sales, and though the numbers are often debated due to their focus on physical retail, they nevertheless provide some useful data to gauge Nintendo's performance in such an important market. Nintendo has taken the opportunity to rush out of the gate to reveal its...