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News: The 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Titles Won't Support Restore Points

The 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Titles Won't Support Restore Points

Backup saves also off the cards

The Pokémon titles that started it all are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console soon, and fans are understandably excited about the prospect. That excitement may be tempered somewhat by fresh reports relating to how the games use - or, in this case, don't use - the unique features of the Virtual Console platform. Our...

Video: Koei Tecmo Shares More Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage, and Makes Us Wish There Was Co-Op

Koei Tecmo Shares More Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage, and Makes Us Wish There Was Co-Op

You can 'sort-of' race side-by-side, though

Hyrule Warriors Legends undoubtedly pushes the 3DS hardware's capabilities, as is clear from its decent performance on New 3DS but chugging framerate on older models. It should serve as no surprise, then, that it's a single player experience on the portable; considering the performance drop on Wii U with...

Video: Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage Shows a Stark Difference in Old and New 3DS Performance

Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage Shows a Stark Difference in Old and New 3DS Performance

The Legend of Lag

We're pretty keen to get our hands on Hyrule Warriors Legends, as the prospect of playing through the Wii U title with extra content and on the go is rather appealing. Yet it's a release that's concerning some, particularly those with older models; as it's a port of a Wii U title it's only fair to assume that it'd be better suited...

Reaction: Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

For the third week in a row

Every week we check the UK chart results, and typically Nintendo has a few titles scrapping away - at the very least - in the bottom half of the top 40. Yet this is now the third consecutive week where not a single Wii U or 3DS exclusive has made it into the all-format top 40. What's going on? It's worth starting out...

Random: Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos

Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos

Dudes vs. Evil?

The Sonic Boom franchise is definitely one that's divided opinions. While it may be that the TV show is fairly well liked, the games left something to be desired. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is still set to release sometime this year, opting to follow in the footsteps of the slightly better received portable entry in this sub-series...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Twilight Princess HD amiibo Dungeon, Pokémon Yellow 2DS

Twilight Princess HD amiibo Dungeon, Pokémon Yellow 2DS

Model business

Another week, another look back and round-up in the form of a video. If you've been caught up in the tide of nonsense that many are currently calling January, you may well have missed some important Nintendo news. Thankfully, we've got the solution! This week we look at the rumour surrounding a new dungeon in The Legend of Zelda:...

Video: Hyrule Warriors Legends Demonstration Shows Off Toon Link, Tetra and 'My Fairy' Mode

Hyrule Warriors Legends Demonstration Shows Off Toon Link, Tetra and 'My Fairy' Mode

Also provides a look at the Wind Waker Adventure Mode map

Hyrule Warriors Legends isn't far away, and with its release imminent in Japan Koei Tecmo has been publishing regular showcase videos looking at various features in the game. The latest has gone live, and once again looks at content and characters that are new to the 3DS entry. First of all...

News: ​North America Gets a Project X Zone 2 Demo on 26th January

​North America Gets a Project X Zone 2 Demo on 26th January

A taste of what's to come

It's somewhat hard to believe, but Project X Zone 2 is just about a month away from releasing here in the west. The sequel to the three company mega mashup SRPG extravaganza that was Project X Zone aims to deliver an even bigger experience, with more characters and cameos from the companies' rich histories. While it may be...

Video: The Latest Monster Hunter Stories Trailer Makes Importing Even More Tempting

The Latest Monster Hunter Stories Trailer Makes Importing Even More Tempting

Still coming this year in Japan

Monster Hunter Stories strikes us as a particularly interesting entry in the series. For over a decade the franchise has largely stuck to tried-and-tested approaches, but this is one of a fresh batch of titles (others being arcades and smart device apps) switching up the visual style and gameplay. An RPG adventure...

News: Bravely Second: End Layer Demo Arrives in Europe on 11th February

Bravely Second: End Layer Demo Arrives in Europe on 11th February

A "prelude to the adventure"

Bravely Default was a popular arrival when it was localised in Europe and North America, and also had a demo that served as a prelude to the main game. With Bravely Second: End Layer approaching in Europe the same strategy is being revisited. With the game due on 26th February, including a gorgeous Collector's Edition

News: Skylanders Superchargers Nintendo Combo Packs Are Exclusive To Smyths Toys In The UK

Skylanders Superchargers Nintendo Combo Packs Are Exclusive To Smyths Toys In The UK

£24.99 a pop

Donkey Kong and Bowser were surprise additions to the Skylanders Superchargers line-up, and have recently been re-launched independently from the starter packs they were originally bundled in, making it easier than ever for amiibo collectors to get their hands on them. The packs are now available in the UK, and are exclusive to Smyths...

Poll: Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

It's a big year for the company

With 2016 now well underway many thoughts are on what will be a vital 12 months for Nintendo. In this year alone it'll reveal - and potentially release - its next generation of gaming hardware with the NX, it'll launch its first smart device apps and the My Nintendo / Nintendo Account services. Throw in the annual...

News: Satoru Iwata to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at D.I.C.E.

Satoru Iwata to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at D.I.C.E.

Splatoon and Super Mario Maker among award nominees

With a summit in the days before, details have now been issued for the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards on 18th February; this is a prestigious annual event hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Nintendo picked up a few awards in late 2015 for key releases such as Splatoon and Super Mario...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and Wii U also continue decent momentum

The festive period certainly brought cheer for Nintendo in its homeland, as the New 3DS and Wii U enjoyed impressive sales while their key releases led the software charts. The latest Media Create Japanese charts show some understandable drops as January bites, yet the results are...

News: Story of Seasons Sequel is Coming Soon to 3DS in Japan

Story of Seasons Sequel is Coming Soon to 3DS in Japan

What a wonderful world

While the Harvest Moon franchise has had its ups and downs, Story of Seasons - which is a re-branded HM game, let's not forget - returned to the core style of the IP's beginnings. Add in some carefully thought out mechanics and a dose of realism and you have a 3DS title with some staunch fans; we rather liked it in our review,...

News: Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails Releases This Thursday in North America

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails Releases This Thursday in North America

Pulling into station

There are some strategy games that don't focus on swords or fighting, but take a slightly more realistic approach by placing players in a setting that's entirely plausible in the current day. For PC gamers, the 'Tycoon' games did this by placing players in control of a fictional amusement park or zoo or something to that effect...

Video: The Pokémon Company Builds Anniversary Hype and Confirms Monthly Mythical Pokémon Distributions

The Pokémon Company Builds Anniversary Hype and Confirms Monthly Mythical Pokémon Distributions

Digitally remastered movies! Special Edition cards! Merchandise!

It promises to be a great year for Pokémon fans, as 20th Anniversary celebrations are set to be a highlight over the course of many months. Various hardware bundles and the anniversary logo have been revealed, and now The Pokémon Company has released a video highlighting some more...

News: Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow 2DS Bundles Confirmed for Europe, New 3DS Bundle Coming to North America

Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow 2DS Bundles Confirmed for Europe, New 3DS Bundle Coming to North America

Commemorative anniversary logo also released

It's a big year for Pokémon as the franchise gears up to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. With that in mind Nintendo has now lifted the lid on some key releases that are on the way to the West, which should certainly please fans. Starting with Europe, it'll receive three variations of 2DS bundles, one...