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Video: Nintendo Shows Off More 3DS HOME Themes as Smash Bros. and Pokémon Options Arrive in North America

Nintendo Shows Off More 3DS HOME Themes as Smash Bros. and Pokémon Options Arrive in North America

Gotta buy 'em all?

Though Nintendo of America doesn't like to advertise new 3DS HOME themes in its download update — unlike its European contemporary — there's good news for owners of the portable in the region. The four Super Smash Bros. and two new Pokémon themes are all available to pick up at $1.99 each, bringing the Western regions...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Difference and Considers Competitors Such as Steam and Amazon

Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Difference and Considers Competitors Such as Steam and Amazon

Expresses confidence for the Holiday season

Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and COO of Nintendo of America, has been rather busy in the past week doing the rounds with the US media, primarily mainstream consumer and business outlets. With the absolutely vital Black Friday and Holiday seasons around the corner, it's an important time as the company...

Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)

Don't forget your free Shiny Beldum in ORAS

If you're in North America this is a rather exciting day — delay the hype by seven days in Europe — as two monstrous first-party titles arrive alongside the amiibo range. If you're a fan of retail downloads chances are you're already playing these games, while a trip to stores or eagerly awaiting the...

News: Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A momentous occasion for Nintendo fans down under and across the ditch

Last night, Australia and New Zealand were treated to the release of a brand new Nintendo system before both North America and Europe. In a similar scenario to Nintendo’s homeland, Japan, existing models of the 3DS had reportedly reached the point of complete market...

News: Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Handy as Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon ORAS are eligible...

21st November is a bumper day for Nintendo fans in North America, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U joining amiibo on the home console and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arriving on 3DS / 2DS. As far as double releases go, that's an exciting day of gaming. US gamers that...

News: Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download

Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download

Gotta patch ‘em all!

In preparation for the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire later this week, The Pokémon Company has released an update for its digital storage box, Pokémon Bank. All 3DS owners who own a copy of Pokémon Bank can download the update from the eShop or through the software itself. A total of 210 blocks of free...

News: Take A Look At The Super Mario And Pokémon HOME Menu Themes Arriving This Week On 3DS

Take A Look At The Super Mario And Pokémon HOME Menu Themes Arriving This Week On 3DS

A free Sonic Boom theme is also up for grabs

Nintendo has certainly bolstered its 3DS Theme Shop offerings since the store’s initial launch early last month. Each week, owners of Nintendo’s beloved handheld see an array of new offerings released on the shop, and this week is no different. Coming off the attractive designs celebrating the...

Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Satoru Iwata's "Same-Generation Hypothesis" actually makes sense

It's almost taken for granted that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will perform well on 3DS (and 2DS) over the Holiday season. It's the safest bet for Nintendo since Pokémon X & Y jumped into a bold new 3D engine and became the biggest-selling of all 3DS games;...

Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES Game

Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES Game

Making a classic…more of a classic?

It can be said that most Pokémaniacs share the dream of one day being able to play a full Pokémon adventure on a big screen, and one dedicated fan has achieved this by managing to fit a Pokémon Blue Game Boy cartridge into an empty SNES cartridge through some soldering work. The Nintendo 64’s Pokémon...

News: Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Masuda-san and Ohmori-san reveal their favourite Pokémon

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are the dominant arrival on the Holiday horizon for 3DS, making this the second year running — after X & Y in the same period during 2013 — that the franchise has led the way for Nintendo's portable. Pre-order numbers have been impressive,...

News: Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK

Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK

Passing on the goodness

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrives very soon, with the popular Game Boy Advance entries all set for a substantial remaster on the 3DS. Hype will no doubt build throughout November, of course, and The Pokémon Company is keen to push the excitement along with a special launch event focused on the Eon Ticket...

News: This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene

This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene

It's super effective, naturally

We're now into November, which means that the silly-season of game releases is well and truly here; Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be a major part of that in the upcoming weeks when it arrives on 3DS. Hitting North America on 21st November and Europe on 28th November, Nintendo has recently talked up...

News: Pikachu Takes Centre Stage at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pikachu Takes Centre Stage at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

With added Snowpoke

Many of our American readers will be looking forward to Thanksgiving later this month where they can consume their own body weight in turkey and pumpkin. One annual highlight of Thanksgiving is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade which takes place on Thursday 27th November this year. Nintendo fans will be pleased to hear that...

Weirdness: These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

Courtesy of horror manga artist Junji Ito

The Halloween season — apparently it's a season and not just one day — is well underway, and The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have gotten into the spirit of the occasion in their own unique way. One would assume they have some high profile games to sell. A week ago the first image of a rather fun...

News: Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For North American 3DS eShop

Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For North American 3DS eShop

Nintendo's trading on your nostalgia

Nintendo of America has decided that November will be the month of Pokémon on the 3DS eShop, with two Game Boy Color titles heading to the store before the latest releases arrive at retail. Nintendo's official website has updated listings to show what's coming and, in one simple page, has confirmed a release...

News: Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

More Mega Hype

With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire now just one month away, The Pokémon Company is stepping up its efforts to build hype for the new titles. It's doing this primarily through Mega Evolution announcements, of course, and another two have been confirmed. This time around we have Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie...

Nintendo 64x64: Pokmon Snap

Pokmon Snap

Say Cheese

Off-beat and remarkably novel, it’s surprising just how well Pokémon Snap works as a concept. In this snap ‘em up, you trade in your Pokéballs for a trusty camera, with which you have to take the best Pokémon portraits possible. Sporting delightful environments and plenty of secrets to keep you coming back, it’s still one of the...

News: It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Using Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire With X & Y

It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Using Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire With X & Y

Mega Evolution choices also explained

The ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All' slogan has become a thing of the past due to the endless trading that one would have to do to achieve this feat in modern Pokémon games. Conquering this monstrous goal would require one to possess Nintendo’s evolutionary chain of hardware systems, as well as copies of several...