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Talking Point: The Evolution of the 3DS

The Evolution of the 3DS

Learning to walk

On 7th December the latest firmware update arrived on the 3DS, adding new features, functionality and playable content to the handheld. In fact, the system now has a more rounded feel to its functionality, with the current fully updated console boasting significant additions to its original capabilities. We've already put together...

News: Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

Issues statement

Shigeru Miyamoto is not stepping down from his current position as head of Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development team, Nintendo has confirmed. In an interview with Wired Miyamoto seemingly announced he was stepping down into a smaller role, but an official statement from Nintendo says this is not the case: Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not..

Guide: Nintendo 3DS System Update

Nintendo 3DS System Update

All the information you need

So you've got the 3DS system update and want to know exactly what's new? We've got you covered. Here you'll find a regularly updated account of how to get the most from your system's new features. If you have any questions, use the Contact form and we'll do our best to address them. Page 1: 3D Video RecordingPage 2:

News: 3DS Firmware Update Available Now

3DS Firmware Update Available Now

Get to it!

The wait is over: the Nintendo 3DS firmware update is available now around the world. The update adds new features including 3D video recording, new games in the StreetPass Mii Plaza and the ability to download games from the 3DS eShop while the system is in sleep mode. Here's how to get your update. Bear in mind you'll need a wireless...

News: Luigi's Mansion 2 is Not Multiplayer After All

Luigi's Mansion 2 is Not Multiplayer After All

It was all a mix-up

Yesterday we reported that Luigi's Mansion 2 was listed as a two-player game on the Nintendo of Europe website. We've now received confirmation from Nintendo that this was an error and that the game is single-player only. Luigi's Mansion 2 is set for release in early 2012. Read our Luigi's Mansion 2 preview for an early...

News: 3DS System Update Due Before 8th December

3DS System Update Due Before 8th December

A little delayed

The much-anticipated 3DS system update has suffered a minor delay, and will now be available before 8th December. The update — previously thought to be available on 30th November — is now in the final stages of testing and will see launch within the next ten days. Once available, the update adds 3D video recording, the 3DS system transfer ability and new games for the..

Rumour: 3DS Video Update Lands on 30th November

3DS Video Update Lands on 30th November

Get ready for launch

Nintendo UK recently launched a large-scale advertising campaign for its 3DS, with one of the focuses being the upcoming 3D video recording feature. Several users have contacted us to report that the advert claims the feature will be available "from 30th November". Update: YouTube user hutch1081 has recorded the advert and we've embedded it below: Thanks to Glenn..

News: More Mario Kart 7 Courses Revealed

More Mario Kart 7 Courses Revealed

Dare you discover them?

If you want to find out some of the retro courses that have made the grade in Mario Kart 7, the latest update to the game's official Japanese website might throw some light on the situation. The game's Shell, Banana and Leaf Cup courses and six battle arenas have now been unveiled, with selections from Mario Kart 64, Mario...

News: 3DS Update Lets You Join Your Friends' Online Games

3DS Update Lets You Join Your Friends' Online Games

Just tap

The 3DS friends list is severely lacking, but the upcoming firmware update should add a much-requested feature. A post at NeoGAF (via Eurogamer) reveals the update lets you join an online friend's game in progress, and also lets you organise your friends list by online status. The update is included on the Japanese version of

News: 3DS System Transfer Tool Arrives With November Update

3DS System Transfer Tool Arrives With November Update

It's not a physical tool, you understand

Frustrated that all the awesome content for your 3DS is trapped within its physical body, unable to exit to reside within another, perhaps differently coloured console? Angry that no matter how many times you tap the 3DS Transfer Tool in the system menu it won't let you move content between consoles? You'll be able to wipe up those tears next month. As well..

News: Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Group effort

As promised, Nintendo has opened up about the online features in its big multiplayer title for 2011, Mario Kart 7. One of the big new features is the ability to create groups for your friends, letting you organise players into specific skill, location or friendship groups, with these shared via StreetPass too. You can also custom rules...

News: Learn About Heat and Music in Skyward Sword

Learn About Heat and Music in Skyward Sword

Very important information

The latest update from Nintendo about Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword reveals more locales and more items Link will encounter along the way in his new journey which, you probably know, is just four weeks away. Zelda experts may be surprised to hear Nintendo refer to one particular item as "all new" as it bears a striking similarity to a prominent tool in Legend..

News: Nikkei Leads with Nintendo Firmware Update Details

Nikkei Leads with Nintendo Firmware Update Details

10 minutes of 3D recording

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that the upcoming 3DS firmware update will land in late November and allow up to 10 minutes of 3D video recording. The paper (via Andriasang) also states that these videos can be uploaded to sites like YouTube, though it doesn't specify that this is possible directly from the 3DS, meaning your method of upload could be as dull as sticking..

News: So That's What a Boomerang Flower Looks Like

So That's What a Boomerang Flower Looks Like

Guess what it does

A few weeks ago we brought you news of a new power-up in Super Mario 3D Land, and now we see exactly how you'll be strapping on the new suit. The official Super Mario 3D Land website just updated with some brand new screenshots, showing off more of the game's secrets. For instance, we now know that Boom Boom's female counterpart...

News: More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

New StreetPass game on the way

Update: It appears the update will not be released on 4th November, but rather this is the date we can expect to know more information. Original story: Nintendo promised a major 3DS system update next month, and it seems the new features may make it sooner rather than later, with a new report pointing to a 4th November...

News: Pokedex 3D Update Unlocks Content For You

Pokedex 3D Update Unlocks Content For You

It's all here

Free 3DS download Pokédex 3D is one of the more compelling reasons to use SpotPass: new monsters are sent to your console every day, and all you have to do is switch on and collect them. The more monsters you collect, the more you can do with them, with some features locked away until you collect a certain number of character...

News: New 3DS System Update Warns You About Piracy

New 3DS System Update Warns You About Piracy

Stern words indeed

Remember when Nintendo warned using piracy devices may disable your 3DS? The latest 3DS system update may well have started that process. The update arrived yesterday with little fanfare, but here's the official description from Nintendo: System stability improvements and other adjustments Further improvements to overall system...

News: Netflix Arrives on 3DS in North America Tomorrow

Netflix Arrives on 3DS in North America Tomorrow

(Updated with more details) Start streaming!

Those 3DS owners in North America upset about the slight delay to the Nintendo Video application might want to start smiling now: Netflix is coming to 3DS tomorrow. The free application will allow Netflix members with an unlimited streaming plan to watch TV shows and movies in 2D on their 3DS through the...

News: Nintendo Video Application Launches in Europe This Week

Nintendo Video Application Launches in Europe This Week

3D TV in your hand

The 3DS eShop will be updated this week with the much anticipated Nintendo Video application. Nintendo is hosting a 3DS event in the UK next Tuesday. The invitation bears the phrase "you won't believe your eyes" — could this be related to the 3D video application? Download the free Nintendo Video application, only for Nintendo 3DS 11th July 2011 – Nintendo 3DS..