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Rumour: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Is Taking Flight To The West

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Is Taking Flight To The West

Localisation may be in the works as we speak

It may have one of the strangest names, but Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is high on the "most wanted" 3DS games list for many western RPG lovers. There hasn't been an official announcement on a release date outside of Japan, but earlier last month the game's Twitter page hinted that localisation could...

News: Pokémon Scramble U Set To Be The First Wii U Title To Use The NFC Feature

Pokémon Scramble U Set To Be The First Wii U Title To Use The NFC Feature

We can hear our wallets crying

The latest edition of CoroCoro magazine has released some new information on upcoming Pokémon title for the Wii U, Pokémon Scramble U. The game will be released in Japan on the 24th April, and it'll be the first title to utilize the console's NFC (Near Field Communication) feature. NFC allows the player to place...

News: Professor Layton And The Azran Legacies Release Date Solved For Japan

Professor Layton And The Azran Legacies Release Date Solved For Japan

Layton's final mystery out next month

Famitsu has released some new information on Level-5's next installment in the Professor Layton franchise, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies, revealing that the game will launch in Japan on 28th February. It was confirmed during a Nintendo Direct broadcast in the summer that this would be the final puzzle...

First Impressions: Dopamix

Dopamix

Is this Japan-only eShop release going to be music to your ears?

As games get more complicated, with motion controls and complex button layouts, is it still possible to have fun while playing a game using only one button? With the Japan-exclusive eShop title Dopamix (made by G-mode, the current owners of the Data East back catalogue, which includes...

News: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3DS Getting Japanese November Release

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3DS Getting Japanese November Release

Enter the Magna Gate and the Infinite Labyrinth

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magna Gate and the Infinite Labyrinth will launch on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 23rd, it has been confirmed. The latest instalment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, this first 3DS entry apparently allows you to take photos of real-world objects using the 3DS...

News: Witness Layton's 'Last Adventure' In New 3DS Trailer

Witness Layton's 'Last Adventure' In New 3DS Trailer

Yet another Level-5 trailer

Today Level-5 has most definitely been leading the pack at Tokyo Game Show, showing off all its upcoming 3DS titles and wowing the crowds with gorgeous new trailers. Earlier today we reported the newly released trailers of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Fantasy Life, and now we bring you the brand new trailer for...

News: Take a Look at Level-5's Fantasy Life TGS Trailer

Take a Look at Level-5's Fantasy Life TGS Trailer

It's all kinds of cute

Level-5 is keeping itself very busy at the moment, with the development of the upcoming Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, as well as possibly the cutest RPG you will ever come across, Fantasy Life. The new trailer from Tokyo Game Show shows off the customisation features, some of the 20 playable jobs (such as a fisherman,...

News: Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

In terms of data, at least

We're all quite excited about Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight here at Nintendo Life - it was arguably one of the highlights of the Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast last week. Combining platforming with rhythm action, the game launches in Japan this week, although a western release hasn't been confirmed as yet. However, sho

Rumour: Dragon Ball Heroes Heading For 3DS

Dragon Ball Heroes Heading For 3DS

It's over 9000!

There have been reports suggesting that Namco Bandai may be bringing the arcade title, Dragon Ball Heroes, to the 3DS in Japan: it's a Japanese card-based arcade game, originally released in late 2010 and developed by Dimps. The 3DS version will apparently be called Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, and is said to include a...

News: Columns Coming to 3DS Virtual Console with Local Multiplayer

Columns Coming to 3DS Virtual Console with Local Multiplayer

Link up

The Japanese eShop is getting a Columns-shaped treat soon. The Game Gear version of SEGA's addictive puzzler will join the 3DS Virtual Console line-up on 8th August. It'll also have a function that we've rarely seen so far on 3DS Virtual Console: you'll be able to play in local multiplayer, provided that both users have a copy of the game...

News: New Club Nintendo of Japan Rewards

New Club Nintendo of Japan Rewards

Featuring the Mario gang and Kirby

Today Nintendo of Japan has added two more goodies to its already bountiful collection of merchandise on the Club Nintendo website. For a mere 200 points you can bag yourself a rather snazzy-looking 40x40mm Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection medallion, to celebrate Kirby's recent escapade at the top of the...

News: Genius Sonority's Denpa Ningen no RPG Heading to the West

Genius Sonority's Denpa Ningen no RPG Heading to the West

You know, the guys behind Pokémon Colosseum

We at Nintendo Life absolutely loved Pokémon Colosseum. Who didn't? Which is precisely why we are so excited to hear that Colosseum developer Genius Sonority is bringing its latest 3DS eShop game over to the West. Back in January, we introduced you to the utterly absurd-looking Denpa Ningen no RPG...