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News: Four Major 3DS Titles Given Australian Release Dates

Four Major 3DS Titles Given Australian Release Dates

Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Mystery Dungeon and Animal Crossing all dated Down Under

Nintendo Australia has kindly announced the release dates for four of the year's biggest 3DS titles. Aussies will be able to go hunting ghosts in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on 28th March. Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released from its slumber on 20th April...

News: Catch Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity In Europe On May 17th

Catch Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity In Europe On May 17th

3DS dungeon crawling ahoy

Nintendo Europe has confirmed today that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be hitting the region on May 17th. The latest in the Mystery Dungeon series, Gates to Infinity will feature randomly-generated levels and will allow players to use their 3DS console's camera to create Magnagates from real-world...

News: Still No Solid Release Date For Aliens: Colonial Marines On Wii U

Still No Solid Release Date For Aliens: Colonial Marines On Wii U

Due out "in launch window"

Sega has confirmed that Aliens: Colonial Marines has "gone gold" (meaning it's finished and ready for production) on 360, PS3 and PC, but has stated that the Wii U version isn't quite ready yet. According to Eurogamer: We asked Sega what was going on. The publisher told us the Wii U version is due out in the Wii U...

News: South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

Grumble, grumble

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is doing pretty brisk business in Japan, a fact which makes us western players all the more anxious to get our hands on it. So far, Nintendo has refused to give a solid release date for the game in this part of the world, instead vaguely stating that North America will get it "Q1/Q2" and Europe "Q2". Just...

Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Year

Time to Vote For Your Game of the Year

It won't be easy

As the end of the year approaches it can only mean one thing — annual awards. The Nintendo Life staff have been putting their heads together in recent days to determine the official NL winners in various categories but, of course, we want you to have your say as well. It's really rather simple, choose your top three games in each...

News: Vampire Crystals Cuts A Bloody Path To December Release In NA

Vampire Crystals Cuts A Bloody Path To December Release In NA

European launch for WiiWare title to follow in January

Shanblue Interactive has confirmed that its WiiWare action title Vampire Crystals will launch this month in North America. The date to look out for is December 20th, with a European release following on January 3rd, 2013. The top-down shooter has been in development for quite a while - we first...

News: Luigi's Mansion 2, Castlevania and Brain Training Coming Spring 2013 in Europe and North America

Luigi's Mansion 2, Castlevania and Brain Training Coming Spring 2013 in Europe and North America

Better start saving now

In its Nintendo Direct presentations earlier today, Nintendo gave a better indication of when western gamers can expect to play a few upcoming 3DS titles: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate and Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? (Brain Age: Concentration...

News: Nintendo Australia Goes Release Date Crazy

Nintendo Australia Goes Release Date Crazy

Paper Mario dated, new 3DS XL bundle announced

Nintendo of Australia has today confirmed some details on upcoming 3DS games such as Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as a bunch of new downloadable games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Paper Mario: Sticker star will be available in Australia and New Zealand on the 8th of...

News: Ubisoft Announces Rabbids Rumble North American Release Date

Ubisoft Announces Rabbids Rumble North American Release Date

Three extra days of Rabbid fun

Last week we reported that the Rabbids would be rumbling on to European 3DS consoles on 16th November. Today Ubisoft has confirmed that Rabbids Rumble will be launching on 13th November in North America, three days before it hits European shores. Rabbids Rumble features over 100 crazy Rabbids to capture and collect,...

News: Hotel Transylvania Coming To Europe On Nintendo DS And 3DS

Hotel Transylvania Coming To Europe On Nintendo DS And 3DS

Embark on a spooktacular journey with Hotel Transyvania this Halloween

Avanquest Software Publishing has today announced the release of Hotel Transylvania for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, with a release date of October 26th 2012 for DS and November 9th on 3DS across Europe. The game is being released to tie in with Sony Pictures Animation’s...

News: NightSky Lights Up 3DS eShop On 25th October

NightSky Lights Up 3DS eShop On 25th October

Starry night

The long-awaited Nicalis title NightSky has finally be given a North American release date, with the 25th October being the day to mark on your calendars. NightSky started life as a WiiWare release, but never saw the light of day (get it?) and eventually launched on the PC. The 3DS port was confirmed by Nicalis last year. To quote the...

News: Japan Is Getting These Awesome Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Bundles

Japan Is Getting These Awesome Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Bundles

Bundles of joy

Nintendo has confirmed that it is releasing new 3DS XL hardware bundles in Japan, with Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed consoles expected to hit store shelves in November. At the start of November Nintendo will push the all-black 3DS XL onto store shelves for 18,900 yen ($240 / £150). That's just the console on its...

News: Cave Story eShop Release Date Confirmed

Cave Story eShop Release Date Confirmed

Digital download release is incoming

Indie legend Cave Story is coming to the 3DS eShop, along with a special 3D mode and additional content. It's out 4th October in North America, with a retail price of $9.99. Not to be confused with Cave Story 3D - the 2011 release which effectively rebuilt the game in 3D from the ground up - this digital...