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News: 3DS Sales Jump in Japan Thanks to Kingdom Hearts

3DS Sales Jump in Japan Thanks to Kingdom Hearts

Another big week

Last week 3DS sales jumped 50% thanks to Kid Icarus: Uprising; this week it's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance bringing about the rise. Square Enix's Disney crossover RPG sold 213,579 units in its first week. By comparison, Kid Icarus shifted 132,526 copies in its first seven days on sale, but this week dropped to fourth place...

News: Theatrhythm Gets the Nobuo Uematsu Tears of Approval

Theatrhythm Gets the Nobuo Uematsu Tears of Approval

Tracks of his tears

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is released in Japan tomorrow, combining rhythm action with — you guessed it — Final Fantasy. Long-time series composer Nobuo Uematsu just played the game for the first time, and it certainly seemed to strike a chord (sorry) with the legendary musician. Uematsu tweeted: I played Theatrhythm Final...

News: Ten Minutes of Kingdom Hearts 3D Footage Inside

Ten Minutes of Kingdom Hearts 3D Footage Inside

Special trailer released

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is still months away, but you can feast your eyes on ten whole minutes of in-game footage with Square Enix's new "special" trailer, embedded below. The trailer ticks all the right boxes, with a mixture of CGI footage, Japanese singing and a look at Tron world, featuring what's...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC Confirmed for 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC Confirmed for 3DS

Can't stop the rhythm

Way back in November last year we posted the news that Nintendo was promising 3DS DLC in 2012, though there were no further details. According to a report from Official Nintendo Magazine, the starting gun has now been fired for this extra content to go on sale. It's been confirmed that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, the music title...

News: Kingdom Hearts Anniversary Edition Unveiled

Kingdom Hearts Anniversary Edition Unveiled

Triple the fun

Not long ago we discovered that Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was being released as part of a rather attractive 3DS hardware bundle in Japan. During that announcement Square Enix also confirmed that there would be a 10th anniversary special edition release, though no details were given. The suspense is now over. As reported...

News: New Trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Released

New Trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Released

Off-beat footage

The release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on 3DS isn't far away: in Japan. The rhythm game based on one of the most famous RPG series of all time is still only confirmed for the Land of the Rising Sun, with no indications from Square Enix that it intends to release the title elsewhere. Fans of the series can only hope, and the newly...

News: Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts 3D for the West

Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts 3D for the West

Due next year

Square Enix and Disney's fruitful relationship continues next year with Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], as the publisher confirms the 3DS RPG will come to North America and Europe in 2012. Series stalwarts Sora and Riku appear in new locales, including La Cité des Cloches from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with characters from other Square Enix games due to appear too: The..

News: Roll Up For An Exciting Fortune Street Trailer

Roll Up For An Exciting Fortune Street Trailer

Mario and friends take stock

Property board game Fortune Street (Boom Street to Europeans) might not sound like the most exciting upcoming game for Wii, but if this video below doesn't have you jumping for joy when Mario increases his net worth and is able to purchase the bank... well, there's a good chance you're not even human. Genuinely interesting, however, is the presence of classic Mario and..

News: Classic and Modern Mario Stages Step Onto Fortune Street

Classic and Modern Mario Stages Step Onto Fortune Street

World 1 awaits

Nintendo and Square Enix team-up Fortune Street is bringing the best of both franchises to its world of board games, with new screenshots showing some of the familiar sights you'll be trying to conquer with the upcoming Wii game. The game takes in spots of Mario history, starting from the classic World 1 from Super Mario Bros. and going right up to Starship Mario from Super Mario..

News: Behold, 3D Screenshots of Heroes of Ruin

Behold, 3D Screenshots of Heroes of Ruin

Thine eyes!

By now you've hopefully listened to the Nintendo Life Podcast: Episode 22 where our host James Newton spoke to Heroes of Ruin community manager Kevin Eva about the 2012-bound 3DS action adventure game. Audio can only do so much, though: visuals pack a far mightier punch, particularly in three glorious dimensions. That's why Square Enix and n-Space have released a set of 3D screenshots..

Podcast: Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

Plus Zelda hype too

That's right: the Nintendo Life podcast is back in action, focusing on some of the biggest games set for release in the next six months. We talk to Heroes of Ruin community manager Kevin Eva about some of the gameplay modes and secret surprises in one of 2012's most promising games, Brad Long shares some of his thoughts about...

News: Fresh Dragon Quest X Screenshots and Trailer Inside

Fresh Dragon Quest X Screenshots and Trailer Inside

See more

Square Enix's announcement of Dragon Quest X certainly ignited discussion among Nintendo fans: the news it will strongly rely on online multiplayer split players, but considering the popularity of multiplayer in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies it should be at least worth a look. Now the publisher has released a fresh set of screenshots and a high resolution trailer showing..

News: The World Ends With You Lives On, Says Tetsuya Nomura

The World Ends With You Lives On, Says Tetsuya Nomura

What's being worked on?

DS RPG The World Ends With You is one of the most beloved games on the system, but in opposition to Square Enix's love of doling out Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest updates like they're going out of fashion, we've seen neither hide nor hair of Neku and friends since the original game released. Does that mean the series has been killed off? Not necessarily. Although you may..

News: Dragon Quest Monsters Remake Charts a Course for 3DS

Dragon Quest Monsters Remake Charts a Course for 3DS

Taking up arms again

While today sees the launch of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 in North America, there's more Dragon Quest news to go around, as Square Enix has confirmed it's remaking Dragon Quest Monsters (or Dragon Warrior Monsters as it's also known) for the 3DS. The Game Boy Color original was the first game in the series to make it to North America and Europe back in 1999, but the..

News: Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection

Dragon Quest X Requires Online Connection

Subscription confirmed too

The revelation of Dragon Quest X for Wii and Wii U came with some uncertainty: will the game be fully playable offline, and will it require a subscription fee to play online? Now a Square Enix FAQ has answered the questions, with mixed results. According to AndriaSang, the document claims that you'll need an Internet...

News: Dragon Quest X Goes Online for Wii and Wii U

Dragon Quest X Goes Online for Wii and Wii U

New game revealed

Square Enix's press conference in Japan has been and gone, and now we finally have information about Dragon Quest X. Officially titled Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online — roughly meaning Dragon Quest X: The Wake of the Five Tribes Online — the game will see release on Wii in 2012, with an enhanced Wii U version...

News: A New Dragon Quest Announcement Approaches

A New Dragon Quest Announcement Approaches

Prepare to battle

Square Enix has announced a press conference on Monday to reveal a new entry in the Dragon Quest franchise. While we know that the company is developing Dragon Quest for 3DS, it's more likely the show will bring us our first look at the much anticipated Dragon Quest X on Nintendo Wii, a game that's been in development for years...