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News: Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

The chance to grab a special pocket monster

One of the most exciting aspects of Pokémon is the various distributions that occur throughout a specific game's life cycle. Not only does it revoke interest in many players, it provides enthusiasts the chance to get unique and special Pokémon, many of which are not available through the standard game...

Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform Could be a Vital Money-Spinner

The Nintendo Figurine Platform Could be a Vital Money-Spinner

A '90s approach that can still work

The Nintendo brand used to be everywhere. In the late '80s and early '90s the big N's brand, particularly in North America, was ever-present and dominant in the market. Mario and his fellow mascots had TV shows, cereal brands, toys and assorted paraphernalia all over store shelves. If you grew up in that era and...

Video: Check Out This Pretty Comprehensive Guide To The Charms Of Tomodachi Life

Check Out This Pretty Comprehensive Guide To The Charms Of Tomodachi Life

Bringing your Mii to life

Tomodachi Life launches next month, and Nintendo is taking steps to ensure that the appeal of this incredibly unique game is as obvious as possible. With this in mind, Nintendo UK has produced a video which runs for almost four minutes and outlines some of the things you'll be able to get up to in the final game. The clip...

News: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival Is On The Cards For A Euro 3DS Release This June

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival Is On The Cards For A Euro 3DS Release This June

Play your cards right

Konami has confirmed that it is bringing Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival to Europe on June 26th. The first entry in the card-battling series to hit the 3DS, Zexal World Duel Carnival launched in Japan at the end of last year and is based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime and manga. This is also the first time that the Zexal...

News: Nintendo Confirms Five New Titles for 3DS LL "Recommended Software" Promotion in June

Nintendo Confirms Five New Titles for 3DS LL "Recommended Software" Promotion in June

Three Pokémon games, New Leaf again and puzzling dragons...

Not so long ago we told you about the rather neat 3DS LL (XL) "Recommended Software" promotion in Japan, which rewards those that pick up the model with a voucher for a free retail game. This runs until 30th September, but the twist is that the available free games will change every month...

Feature: Be Part Of Our Forthcoming Webshow 'Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives'

Be Part Of Our Forthcoming Webshow 'Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives'

Your chance to be a global superstar

With the release of 3DS life-sim Tomodachi Life now just weeks away, we're going to be running a special competition where you — the lovely Nintendo Life readership — will have the chance to be (almost) famous and have your Mii established a key character in an ongoing web series. For the next six weeks...

News: App Supporting 3DS Tethering With Mobile Confirmed for Japan

App Supporting 3DS Tethering With Mobile Confirmed for Japan

Nintendo in partnership with DoCoMo

While tech-savvy gamers may already know how to 'tether' their 3DS to a smartphone in order to use its online connection, Nintendo has confirmed an app — in partnership with provider DoCoMo — that is rolling out in Japan. Its goal is to make tethering the portable system with a mobile's connection as easy as...

News: Here Are Five New Retail Titles Coming to Wii U

Here Are Five New Retail Titles Coming to Wii U

BOOM

We have a confession to make. There are five new retail games coming to the Wii U and (probably) its eShop, but here's an advance warning. Lower your expectations. Push them down so low so all that remains is a jaded, cynical gamer that trusts no-one and nothing. Have you done that? Good. Now, in fairness, the five games on the way have their...

News: New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live

New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live

Parents have never had so much control

In a never-ending quest to offer stability and usability to 3DS gamers, Nintendo recently released a system update lovingly named 7-2-0-17 into the wild. Here's what the update offers: Version 7.2.0-17 available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements: Added new Parental Control...

News: Final Skylanders SWAP Force Figure, Doom Stone, Makes Début At Toys "R" Us On 13th May

Final Skylanders SWAP Force Figure, Doom Stone, Makes Début At Toys "R" Us On 13th May

A solid finale

Portal Masters in the US should plan on clearing some space for a final addition to their Skylanders SWAP Force army, when the mighty Doom Stone arrives this week. From Tuesday, 13th May, Toys "R" Us stores nationwide will be the first to stock this glorious golem in limited quantities, which hopefully shouldn't result in too many...

Video: Nintendo Goes For The Female Pre-Teen Vote With This Tomodachi Life Commercial

Nintendo Goes For The Female Pre-Teen Vote With This Tomodachi Life Commercial

Whoa! Cool!

Tomodachi Life isn't far from release now, and Nintendo clearly has high hopes for the game's commercial fortunes. However, it could be argued that the company hasn't had such a tricky title to market for quite some time; Tomodachi Life isn't really a game as such, and is clearly going to require some savvy promotion to really hammer...

First Impressions: Does Mugen's 2DS XL Battery Make Or Break The Handheld?

Does Mugen's 2DS XL Battery Make Or Break The Handheld?

With great power comes increased girth

Whether you love or hate the Fisher Price-style design of the robust 2DS, we can all agree on the need for longer battery life in our handheld devices. With that in mind, Mugen is just about to release a battery upgrade for the 2DS that doubles the capacity of the internal power cell and costs a princely $89.99...

News: Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed for European Release on 4th July

Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed for European Release on 4th July

Will draw you in

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued its own press release confirming this title for the region, but has only provided a release window of "this fall". Original article: Not long ago it was confirmed that Pokémon Art Academy is arriving in Japan on 19th June as a retail title on 3DS. We speculated that a release in the...

Play: Mario Golf: World Tour in the NLife Masters

Mario Golf: World Tour in the NLife Masters

Step it up

With Mario Golf: World Tour now gracing 3DS and 2DS systems around the world, we decided last week to launch our first NLife Open tournament; hit up that link for the full details. As explained in that article we'll be running two contests a week, the second voted for by you, and a day later than planned here are the results of your...

News: Mario Golf: World Tour Hits a Bogey in UK Charts

Mario Golf: World Tour Hits a Bogey in UK Charts

Tumbles to 37th place in its second week

It's not always the case that well constructed and fun games achieve deserved success wherever they go, and Mario Golf: World Tour is a case in point. In the UK charts — which only last year frequently had multiple 3DS titles populating the top 40 — it's endured a tough second week, in which it's also the...