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News: Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

The scarce just got a little bit less so

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Majora's Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL, it's no surprise that pre-orders for the console were sold out at an extraordinary rate, leaving many die-hard Zelda fans out in the cold. It seems that Nintendo is listening to the cries of its loyal fans, and has re-stocked...

News: Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Don't click if you'd rather not know...

Arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask was fooling around with the new abilities that came with transformations. Perhaps the most entertaining of these abilities was Zora Link's quick swimming. Arcing in and out of the water like a dolphin and corkscrewing everywhere was...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come With Special Soundtrack CD in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come With Special Soundtrack CD in Japan

The same as the Wii equivalent

At the beginning of this week we raised the point that it'd be nice for Nintendo to sell its amazing soundtracks to us, as we explained that it's not convenient and accessible for all fans to redeem stars and coins on Club Nintendo, for example. We cited the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D soundtrack as one we'd like to see...

News: More Details Emerge on the Upcoming Retro City Rampage DX 3DS Update

More Details Emerge on the Upcoming Retro City Rampage DX 3DS Update

Includes dual stick aiming, steady 60fps and more

About a week ago we told you about an upcoming update for the 3DS version of Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's old-school take on GTA, which would add in support for the C-Stick on the New Nintendo 3DS. Today, studio head Brian Provinciano took to Miiverse to reveal more details about the...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put to the Test in a Family Showdown

New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put to the Test in a Family Showdown

Charging times and features also explored

Earlier this week our colleagues at Family Gamer TV put the New Nintendo 3DS battery to the test against some of its predecessors. It was a pretty handy indication of where it stands, but there's now an updated video that throws in the New XL and shakes up the settings to satisfy our curiosity. In addition...

News: Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Get the most out of your demo experience

If you’ve played any of the previous entries in Capcom’s insanely popular Monster Hunter series you’ll already know how ruthless the experience can be for first timers. Whilst newcomers are often eager to get their quest underway, it’s important to know the basics and exercise plenty of caution when...

News: Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Check those inboxes

Nintendo managed to create a lot of buzz in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts last week, but certainly grabbed plenty of attention by releasing demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Club Nintendo distribution kicked off right away in Europe and a day later in North America, with lucky recipients receiving an email with four...

Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a Huge Success, But Its Route to Release Has Been Rocky

The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a Huge Success, But Its Route to Release Has Been Rocky

A delayed Western arrival and XL-only in the Americas detracts from buzz

The New Nintendo 3DS now has a release date for both North America and Europe, with 13th February no doubt circled on a number of calendars. It continues Nintendo's trend of sprucing up and revitalising a portable generation with a refreshed system, and there's certainly...

Preview: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the Series to New Heights

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the Series to New Heights

It's got teeth

At times the localisation of the Monster Hunter franchise can be frustrating for dedicated fans in the West; it's a sales phenomenon in Japan and, as a result, there are more frequent releases in the country. Despite this Capcom is to be commended for its increasing commitment to making it a success outside of its homeland - Monster...

Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares To The Rest Of The 3DS Family

See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares To The Rest Of The 3DS Family

Going hands on with the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

With the western launch of the New Nintendo 3DS looming on the horizon like a massive, cuddly monster with its beady eyes on your long-suffering wallet, we thought you might like to see how Nintendo's latest hardware shapes up against older 3DS systems. We've got the New Nintendo 3DS...

First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Taking To The Skies In Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Danger zone

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy was an enjoyable romp trough the skies in the early days of the 3DS, and its chunky dogfighting proved to be a delightful fit for auto-stereoscopic 3D. What better way to immerse yourself in a virtual world than to feel as if you're soaring over it, right? Bandai Namco is now offering the chance to do...

News: Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS Systems Continue to Flood Onto eBay

Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS Systems Continue to Flood Onto eBay

Opportunists hog stock once again

It says much for how events have unfolded in recent months that this writer's first thought upon the reveal of a New Nintendo 3DS XL limited edition - with a design from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - wasn't "oh my that's gorgeous", but rather "fingers crossed there's enough stock". In the Holiday season...

News: Retro City Rampage DX Update Will Bring Dual Stick Aiming Support on New Nintendo 3DS

Retro City Rampage DX Update Will Bring Dual Stick Aiming Support on New Nintendo 3DS

Even more glorious chaos

We're pretty big fans of Retro City Rampage DX here at Nintendo Life, as its blend of chaotic retro GTA-style action and a whole load of '80s and '90s references come together into a hugely entertaining package. Though excellent on WiiWare, the DX edition on the 3DS eShop is the most feature and content-packed version on...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Four codes per email! Multiplayer! No play limit!

One of the major reveals during the Nintendo Direct broadcasts - even if it was subtle in the North American video - was a demo distribution for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Like previous examples - most memorably Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - it consists of emails to Club Nintendo members with...

Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?

Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?

Time to make a tough decision...

Now that Nintendo has revealed the North American & European launch schedule for the New Nintendo 3DS we wanted to find out what you, the readers, think about the new console and whether you have any questions for us before you decide whether or not to take the plunge and buy a New Nintendo 3DS. We've managed to...

First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

We're Really Feeling It With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

It's Reyn time!

Xenoblade Chronicles was something of a white whale that appeared late in the Wii's lifespan. A Western release was not assured despite critical success in its native Japan, sending fervent American fans into an Operation Rainfall-shaped tizzy to show Nintendo that hey, maybe they should release some games from time to time. Then,...

News: Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available For Pre-Order On UK Nintendo Store

Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available For Pre-Order On UK Nintendo Store

Limited Edition Skull Kid statue up for grabs

The Official Nintendo UK online store has been updated with a whole raft of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D bundles, and for fans in that region there's the additional good news that the Skull Kid statue will also be available. You can now pre-order various New Nintendo 3DS systems with a copy of...