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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

Feature: Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

"We have at least 5 games I would immediately want to start working on"

For those that follow the 3DS download scene closely, the recent announcement of upcoming Unity support for the New Nintendo 3DS was certainly welcome news. In the right hands the Unity engine can produce excellent, good-looking games, and is invaluable to small studios with...

Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS is Welcome, and Gives More Evidence of a Unified Future

Confirmation of Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS is Welcome, and Gives More Evidence of a Unified Future

Points to a reasonable lifecycle for the New portable, too

For a decent amount of time Nintendo's been fielding questions about Unity support for the 3DS, and the answer's often been the same - it's being considered and it's a desired inclusion on the portable. The problem is the reality that the 3DS is derived of technology that was ageing even...

Reminder: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Out Now for the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Out Now for the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America

Are you really feeling it?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D has now arrived in North America, completing its roll-out across all territories. The first exclusive on the New Nintendo 3DS XL, it sees Monster Games succeed in porting one of the most sizeable Wii U experiences onto a portable. In our Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review (where we awarded 9/10) we...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (North America)

9th April (North America)

Xenoblade, Etrian Dungeons, Affordable Space Adventures, DS treats and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a Wii U exclusive that makes interesting use of the GamePad, major retail releases on the New Nintendo 3DS XL and wider 3DS 'family', more free-to-play Pokémon on 3DS,...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Full steam ahead

Code Name S.T.E.A.M., the new IP from Intelligent Systems, certainly has a number of strengths. A downside, however, has been the amount of time players spend observing the action - often without much of a good view - waiting for the enemy AI to move. You could make a coffee in the break between moves - oh, alright, we're...

News: Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

They're toying with us!

One of the biggest pieces of news from last week's Nintendo Direct was the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot - an online form on the official Super Smash Bros. website that allows fans to pitch their dream characters as upcoming DLC for the game. Of course, this has sparked much interest, with players voting for both realistic - and...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk About its Long eShop Approval Process and Why it's Not Coming to the Original 3DS

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk About its Long eShop Approval Process and Why it's Not Coming to the Original 3DS

"It's great to finally release something on Nintendo consoles"

As you're likely aware, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was just recently confirmed for release on Wii U and the New Nintendo 3DS. The Zelda-inspired dungeon crawler caused quite a controversy back in the early days of the eShop when Nintendo rejected the game due to its questionable...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...

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...