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News: Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Win a Gold Mario amiibo

This weekend - from 3rd to 5th April - the Anaheim Convention Center in California will be taken over by WonderCon, an expo that celebrates films, TV, comics and video games. It's an extravaganza of noise, excitement and cosplay, and Nintendo of America has announced its plans for its own booth and events at the expo...

Video: New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

Mention of Yoshi's Woolly World makes us hope for a release soon

We're finally getting to the stage that, beyond the inevitable 'rare' figures, amiibo toys are readily available in various stores. They may not often be the figures that die-hard collectors want the most, but there's decent stock of standard characters to catch the eyes of shoppers...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Not an April Fools - Treehouse broadcast after the Direct

It's been a long wait since the last broadcast on 14th January, but we finally have a date and time for the next Nintendo Direct broadcast. It's happening on 1st April at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; no, it's not an April Fools prank! Though there have been major...

Video: Bask in the Glow of These Live Performances from the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Soundtrack

Bask in the Glow of These Live Performances from the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Soundtrack

Gorgeous

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D has many qualities, such as the scale of the adventure and the well-crafted real-time combat mechanics, yet any list of praise should also reference its music. Sweeping orchestral numbers, low-key yet beautiful piano melodies, its range is vast and contributes a great deal to the experience; this is a game to play...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Region-Free Exploit Now Tweaked to Work on North American and European Systems

New Nintendo 3DS Region-Free Exploit Now Tweaked to Work on North American and European Systems

Doesn't support ROMS, and impact will be very limited

Not so long ago we shared the news that hackers had found an exploit to make Japanese New Nintendo 3DS systems region-free; notably the creators ensured that it wouldn't support illegal ROMS or homebrew, but only play legitimate cartridges. It was, ultimately, a niche way for region-free gaming...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Now Available From the Official Nintendo UK Store and More

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundle Now Available From the Official Nintendo UK Store and More

New wave of stock in Europe

The stock situation for the rather handsome limited edition Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL - say that quickly three times - isn't as tricky in the UK and Europe as it is in some area - supply has been particularly low in the US and the broader North America region, for example. Nevertheless, those hoping to grab one...

Video: Nintendo Builds Hype for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D With Action Packed Launch Trailer

Nintendo Builds Hype for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D With Action Packed Launch Trailer

A little bit spoilerific

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives soon on the New Nintendo 3DS, so fans of the Wii game - or those yet to experience the Monolith Soft RPG - don't have long to wait. It's a substantial undertaking, but is nevertheless hugely rewarding - we're full of praise for it in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review. To celebrate the...

News: Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge On FCC Website in North America

Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge On FCC Website in North America

Files show that Nintendo sought approval for a US release

It's still a sore subject for many North American residents, but tongues have been set wagging today as photos of a decidedly standard-sized New 3DS have been found on the FCC website. Does this mean that a US release for the smaller handheld is finally on the cards? Well, not entirely. The...

News: We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Super Stable 3D Of The New Nintendo 3DS

We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Super Stable 3D Of The New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's latest handheld almost shipped without the upgrade

When the New 3DS was first announced, one particular improvement had many fans rubbing their weary eyes in total disbelief. The handheld's signature 3D technology had been greatly improved, allowing for a wider range of viewing angles and a much more stable experience overall. This "Super...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

Only supports legitimate cartridge games

There are certainly some gamers in North America that only plan to pick up a New Nintendo 3DS when the smaller model is available, as only two variations of the XL iteration are currently available in the region. That limited release was a contentious decision from Nintendo of America, with the smaller...

News: Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? You Might Need A Bigger microSD Card

Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? You Might Need A Bigger microSD Card

4GB card that ships with the New 3DS and New 3DS XL isn't big enough

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the first game to be made exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS hardware - as you'll know if you read our interview with Nintendo's Hiro Yamada, the title makes use of the console's enhanced hardware to replicate the epic scale of the Wii original...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Footage

Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Footage

You'll have to really feel it in Japanese, though

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn't far away, and it'll be the first game exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and XL. Ahead of its April arrival we can expect plenty of marketing and focus on the impressive Monolith Soft RPG, too, which is coming to the portable courtesy of the porting skills of Monster...

Weirdness: The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We're in the Game Boy Era

The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We're in the Game Boy Era

Nice work

When Nintendo announced the original DS (sometimes know as the "Phat") there was talk that it was a separate pillar of the Nintendo portable business, with the Game Boy to continue. The phenomenal success of the DS family, though, has meant that it's taken the place of the iconic brand, and it's hard to know if we'll ever see a new Game...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strength in Franchises, and Goal for Wii U to "Stand Up To Time"

Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strength in Franchises, and Goal for Wii U to "Stand Up To Time"

Leading industry analyst also sees "signs of hope" for Wii U

We've said this every year since its launch in November 2012, but this truly is an important period for the Wii U. With 2014 delivering improved momentum but still seeing the system lag behind newer rivals PS4 and Xbox One, the aim for 2015 is for momentum to continually improve and to...

News: The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

395,000 units sold, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D shifts 515,000 copies

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS family was the biggest-selling hardware platform during the month of February, with 395,000 consoles retailed during the period. Predictably, the New Nintendo 3DS was the reason for this surge - it sold 130 percent more...

News: Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support for New Nintendo 3DS

Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support for New Nintendo 3DS

Only supports firmware 9.2 and needs Ocarina of Time 3D retail copy

While flashcards ran rampant in the DS era, the 3DS generation has been protected far more vigorously by Nintendo through firmware updates. There have been numerous exploits and hacks, but users of them have often been driven offline by system updates, reducing their practicality...

News: GameStop Lists Crazy Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL 'Massive Bundle' for $500, Sells Out Almost Instantly

GameStop Lists Crazy Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL 'Massive Bundle' for $500, Sells Out Almost Instantly

Madness

GameStop has plenty of standard New Nintendo 3DS models in stock, it seems, at least on its website. There are options to buy the hardware alone, or bundles for those ready to spend a little more cash. It seems that the retailer also had a handful of the treasured Majora's Mask limited edition systems left, however, so naturally put them up...