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News: Strategic Card Battler Gundam: Try Age SP Announced For The Nintendo 3DS

Strategic Card Battler Gundam: Try Age SP Announced For The Nintendo 3DS

Suit up, soldier

It's no secret that we love Gundam here at Nintendo Life — our resident import expert Kerry has a collection of scale-model Mobile Suits that would make even the most seasoned Otaku green with envy. Taking this into account, you can imagine how excited we are by reports that the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu carries an...

Feature: Games That Almost Were - A Look At Cancelled N64 Titles

Games That Almost Were - A Look At Cancelled N64 Titles

Everything not saved will be lost

The end of the millennium was a turbulent time for Nintendo – the N64 hadn’t quite turned out to be the SNES Mk.II success it’d hoped the hardware would be, the 64DD add-on got off to a cautious launch in Japan and in 2001 both the N64 and the Game Boy Color would be completely replaced with younger and more...

News: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Is Bouncing Towards Japanese 3DS Consoles This August

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Is Bouncing Towards Japanese 3DS Consoles This August

Best of the breast

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is currently in development for the 3DS and will be hitting Japanese store shelves in August. Like Senran Kagura Burst, the game will be a side-scrolling fighter packed with scantly-clad, large-chested female combatants. Burst developer Tamsoft...

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...

News: New 3DS Harvest Moon Game Coming To Japan Early Next Year

New 3DS Harvest Moon Game Coming To Japan Early Next Year

Harvest Moon: Linking the New World is 80 percent complete

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that a new Harvest Moon title is in development for the 3DS. Harvest Moon: Linking the New World is due out in Japan in February and is being produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto. Character design is being handled by Igusa Matsuyama. The...

News: Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Revealed In Famitsu Magazine

Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Revealed In Famitsu Magazine

Remake of the DS original hitting Japan in June

Yesterday, we reported that the latest issue of Famitsu magazine could well be featuring some news on a fresh instalment in the Etrian Odyssey series. Leaks from Japan suggest that the magazine will be unveiling Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is expected to launch in...

News: Sayonara Umihara Kawase Confirmed For 3DS

Sayonara Umihara Kawase Confirmed For 3DS

Super Famicom classic gets an update

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Umihara Kawase — a series which started life on the Super Famicom and has since enjoyed instalments on the PlayStation, PSP and DS — is getting another sequel, this time on the 3DS. A platformer in which the lead protagonist uses a fishing line to hook...

News: Nintendo Land Was Originally Going To Feature Star Fox And Excitebike

Nintendo Land Was Originally Going To Feature Star Fox And Excitebike

Developers reveal the ideas that didn't make it into the final game

In this week's issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu, the developers behind the Wii U title Nintendo Land have spoken about its creation in a roundtable interview. Interestingly, they revealed that ideas for potential mini-game settings had to be put aside as development progressed...

News: Beastly Monster Hunter 4 Details Emerge from the Pages of Famitsu

Beastly Monster Hunter 4 Details Emerge from the Pages of Famitsu

New information on Capcom's forthcoming 3DS epic

The latest issue of Famitsu is positively bursting with content about Capcom's upcoming Monster Hunter 4 - arguably one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in Japan. The folks over at Andriasang have been busy translating the feature, and have extracted the following information: MH4 adds a...

Talking Point: The Second Circle Pad and the 3DS Evolution

The Second Circle Pad and the 3DS Evolution

What next for the 3DS?

Another week, another major 3DS announcement. That may be an exaggeration, but it is nevertheless true that the 3DS has had a busy first six months in the market. Since the device launched we’ve already heard about disappointing sales, a number of delayed 3DS titles from third party developers, Nintendo’s decision to...

News: Analogue Stick Add-On for 3DS Revealed

Analogue Stick Add-On for 3DS Revealed

First look inside

Update: A Nintendo UK representative has confirmed the device is real, saying: We can confirm that Nintendo does plan to release the attachment but that any further announcements on the attachment will be made at some later time by Nintendo. The rumours of a second analogue stick add-on for Nintendo 3DS continue to strengthen,...

News: Yasumi Matsuno's Gaming Skills Have Reached Level-5

Yasumi Matsuno's Gaming Skills Have Reached Level-5

Just the right kind of experience

This week's issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu contains an interview with Yasumi Matsuno, a former staff member at Square Enix who now finds himself under the employment of Professor Layton studio Level-5. As translated by Andriasang, the video game designer with acclaimed titles such as Vagrant Story, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Final Fantasy:..

News: New Kirby Game Details Gathered, Now Absorb Them

New Kirby Game Details Gathered, Now Absorb Them

A gang of Kirbies embark on their latest DS adventure

Since Nintendo announced the development of a new Kirby game at a conference it held last September, things have been rather quiet until now. As reported by 1UP, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has detailed some initial game info on Atsumete! Kirby (roughly translated as Gather! Kirby.) Fruit will be dotted across the stages and as players con

News: Rabbids Prepare to Invade 3DS with Travel in Time

Rabbids Prepare to Invade 3DS with Travel in Time

Bwwaaaagh, of course

If you wondered why Ubisoft's latest outing for its chaotic creatures, Raving Rabbids Travel in Time, only made its way to Wii this might go some way to explaining: the white terrors are heading to 3DS instead. Famitsu has the game pegged for a Japanese release on March 24th, but unlike its Wii counterpart it looks set to be a 2D platform adventure, with the lapine layabouts..

News: See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

Reiko Nagase won't be the only pretty face in-game

Last October, we brought you the list of launch window titles for the Japanese release of the 3DS sytem, and although not every title will have a guaranteed spot next to the handheld when it launches on 26th February, racing fans will be greeted at some point with Namco Bandai Games' Ridge Racer, of which Famitsu has published a few tidbits. As..

News: Night of the Sacrifice Will Get Hearts Pumping and Feet Walking

Night of the Sacrifice Will Get Hearts Pumping and Feet Walking

A horror game with a twist

Earlier this month it was announced that Marvelous would be bringing a horror game to the Wii that utilises the Wii Balance Board. With the peripheral predominantly used for health and fitness games, the idea of using the board for something as unrelated as the horror genre was both interesting and puzzling. Well, Famitsu has now shed some light on how the board will be..

News: The Sims 3 Will Make Use of the 3DS StreetPass Mode

The Sims 3 Will Make Use of the 3DS StreetPass Mode

For getting rid of... we mean, exchanging Sims with other players

Not satisfied with just bringing The Sims 3 to the Wii and DS, EA will also be allowing gamers the option of raising their family in 3D too when it launches in Japan for the 3DS in Spring 2011. Famitsu has published some game details on the latest instalment of the life-simulation strategy game and it looks set to utilise the 3DS..