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News: Bandai Namco Confirms European New 3DS Bundle and Pre-Order Bonuses for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

Bandai Namco Confirms European New 3DS Bundle and Pre-Order Bonuses for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

SNES title Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 included as free 3DS download

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, the 2D brawler from Bandai Namco, is heading to 3DS in the West in October. While more details are sure to be shown off as release approaches, Europeans planning to pick it up have plenty of reason to be happy courtesy of some pre-order and...

Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

3DS also delves into spin-offs and sequels to pass time

It's been a little over a week since E3 2015, the shared temperature of frustrated Nintendo fans has simmered down a little, and we can reflect on both what the big N showed and kept behind the scenes. Both tell us much, and also indicate that the Wii U seems to be heading for a short...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Also states that New 3DS-exclusive download games are coming

When Nintendo announced earlier in the year that only the New Nintendo 3DS XL would come to North America, heads were scratched, petitions were launched and fury was vented. Subsequent justifications from Nintendo of America generally weren't accepted by online communities - including when...

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

But won't say who exactly...

For some, the announcement of Hyrule Warriors Legends coming to the Nintendo 3DS is a great reason to relive/start the game that originated on the Wii U. However, to those needing more of an excuse, it was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event that Hyrule Warriors Legends will come with all the DLC from the...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

New 3DS misses out on multiplayer

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was a slightly surprising announcement for Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, for multiple reasons; it's a game that was previously rejected by Nintendo due to its themes and content, and it'll also likely be the first eShop title exclusive to the New models of the portable...

News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...

News: Europe, You're Getting Three More New 3DS Cover Plates This Month

Europe, You're Getting Three More New 3DS Cover Plates This Month

Splatoon Cover Plates coming earlier than planned

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that three new Cover Plate designs for New Nintendo 3DS consoles will be arriving on June 26th - including the famous Splatoon plates, which weren't expected until next month. The Splatoon design is - as you might expect - covered in colourful ink splats. The other...

Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

Awesome collectibles, source of frustration, a bit of both?

As we approach the 'expo we cannot name' - oh alright, E3 - we can't help but wonder how many times Nintendo will mention amiibo. Will we learn more about the amiibo cards that'll accompany Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? Will there be more blasted Smash Bros. waves that we'll...

News: Fire Emblem If Allows You to Build and Manage a Town, All Four Current FE amiibo Supported

Fire Emblem If Allows You to Build and Manage a Town, All Four Current FE amiibo Supported

Ten minute presentation video released

It may not be coming to the West until 2016, but Fire Emblem If is hard to ignore as a result of its rapidly approaching release in Japan. With two distinct versions - and a third arc available via download - it's a title ambitious in scope, expanding upon the excellent Fire Emblem: Awakening. Today's Japanese...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

E3 surprises are still a solid bet, however

In consecutive years Nintendo predicted a return to good times, struggled to deliver and reported financial losses; with that in mind the recent annual results were a major positive. Nintendo reported a decent profit and showed enough positive intent that shareholders were happy, with the company's value...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Sneaky strategy

Capitalism has some simple rules, one of which is to balance demand with strategy; if something's rare then you can get more money for it, or use it to promote other goods. A notorious example was GameStop's insane 'Massive Bundle' for a Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL, which had a price tag of $500. Nintendo's not quite gone...

Video: 'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

In a while, crocodile?

YouTuber Artsy Omni has added a new video to the 'Smashified' series (a series that takes our favourite and most-wanted characters for Smash Bros. DLC and recreates them in the game's art style), and this time the focus is on King K. Rool - a logical choice considering that the antagonist of the Donkey Kong series is arguably...

News: Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Current New Nintendo 3DS System Version

Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Current New Nintendo 3DS System Version

New 'stability' update no doubt on the way

Though the DS days of mass hacking and playable ROMS through common R4 cards are a thing of the past - to the relief of developers and publishers - there are still those that mod the 3DS for niche purposes. Such has been Nintendo's aggressive approach to firmware updates to lock out exploits, any attempts...

News: Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support and 15 Years and Up Age Rating

Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support and 15 Years and Up Age Rating

Now we just need to find Fire Emblem amiibo in stock...

Fire Emblem If is already shaping up to be one of the most intriguing entries in the popular series to date. Though it's not due in the West until 2016, it's raising eyebrows with its approach to two separate retail releases + DLC for its Summer release in Japan, which will be combined through...

Video: Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Grand Upper!

We may be waiting until the Summer for the next batch of 3D Classics from Sega in the West, but Japanese gamers can look forward to 3D Streets of Rage 2 this week, on 28th April; yes, we're jealous. The good news is that Sega's official YouTube channel has served up a taster of how the brilliant fighting game will look on Nintendo's...

News: Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

"We hope to be able to do a better job of satisfying these needs"

The life of an amiibo collector isn't easy - getting some of the figures is simple enough, especially if you're not picky, but when it comes down to grabbing specific and less common toys the going gets rather tough. Pre-orders sell-out in minutes and can often be left unfulfilled,...

News: Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Spokesperson: "We're not ready to discuss release timelines currently"

Earlier this week Unity Technologies confirmed that its engine will support the New Nintendo 3DS, which could lead to a variety of interesting developments - the eShop could receive more ports exclusive to the New hardware, and it also serves as another area in which the Wii