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Nintendo Download: 3rd September (North America)

3rd September (North America)

Gunman Clive! Excitebike! Mario Golf!More!

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings an excellent download option on the Wii U from Hörberg Productions, along with a much-loved Mario sporting spin-off and another retro début in the West. Pickings are slimmer on the 3DS, though there are...

News: The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming to North America

The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming to North America

Rejoice!

Nintendo of America has confirmed the news that some 3DS fans in the region have been waiting for - the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model is coming to North America. Initially it'll just be released as part of a special Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle; this'll include a white system, the game, two cover plates and an amiibo card...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (North America)

27th August (North America)

Sin & Punishment (twice), Runbow, FullBlast, Gotcha Racing and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the latest Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a Treasure double header on Wii U which is tough to resist, along with one of the Wii U eShop's most-anticipated exclusive releases from 13AM Games. Disney Infinity 3.0 is also...

Rumour: XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's About-Face On Publishing Devil's Third

XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's About-Face On Publishing Devil's Third

The devil is in the detail

Devil's Third has endured a tortured route to retail, losing its original publisher THQ to bankruptcy and being picked up by Nintendo after years of development, but one of the most unusual twists was that it very nearly got dropped by Nintendo of America only to be picked up again when the company performed a...

News: Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Getting Restocked

Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Getting Restocked

Splatoon 3-pack! Little Mac! Villager! Captain Falcon! Marth!

Nintendo is apparently preparing to push a load more rare amiibo figures into circulation, according to CPSIA certificates found online. Restocks come around 1 to 2 months after CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) registration, and the figures getting refreshed are all listed...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Getting Physical Release In North America

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Getting Physical Release In North America

Cut-price release coming next month

It would appear that Wii U eShop platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is getting an updated physical retail release in North America. Retailer Toys''R''Us has Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut listed for a September 8th release, and is pricing it at $39.99. Extra content exclusive

News: Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America

Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America

30 bucks off, Mario Kart 7 still included

Nintendo is slashing $30 off the recommended retail price of the Nintendo 2DS in North America. The price drop to $99.99 comes into effect on August 30th. The system still comes bundled with Mario Kart 7. Nintendo is hoping that the price drop will boost the sales of Little Battlers eXperience, which...

News: Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Wii U debut postponed, but not out

The effort to get the speedy, indie action-adventure game Freedom Planet onto the Wii U eShop has had some very tough breaks lately. Its North American release was first pushed back a week by a console-freezing bug found in review copies of the game. Now, with the revised release date nearing, developer GalaxyTrail...

News: Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Launches In North America

Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Launches In North America

Serial code giveaway for Australia & New Zealand, UK details also inside

Update: In the United Kingdom, players can obtain Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu at Smyths Toys Superstores starting on 24th August, with the promotion lasting four weeks. Original post: If you’re a fan of the legendary serpentine pocket monster, Rayquaza, and happen to live in...

Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America)

6th August (North America)

Golden Sun goodness, classic Capcom, Picross, Kung Fu and much more

It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in North America, and this week serves up a fairly diverse range of options. We have two promising Indie efforts on Wii U, while a certain GBA Virtual Console release with 'Golden' in the title may go down well. The 3DS has a couple of...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Updates all round

Finding yourself bogged down by too much content to fully process in a week? Well have we got a solution for you! In the video below you'll find all the biggest Nintendo news as well as all the releases and reviews for the previous week. This week we look at Nintendo's Loot-Crate style subscription service that is supposedly...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America)

30th July (North America)

Three Kirby games, BADLAND, Xeodrifter, Flick Golf and more

It's time once again for the North American Nintendo Download Update, and this week brings a fairly busy and diverse line-up. The Wii U is offering a triple-header of Kirby games, alongside a welcome port from Renegade Kid and a promising Game of the Year Edition. On 3DS we have a...

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (North America)

23rd July (North America)

Binding of Isaac Rebirth! 3D Streets of Rage 2! Legend of Kay! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time once again, and we have a fairly packed week in North America. We have a relatively controversial and long-awaited arrival on Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS, cross platform RPG goodness and some quirky efforts on the home console, while a budget...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America)

16th July (North America)

Tiny Galaxy, airport management, Blaster Master, G.G Series and more

Following the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week Nintendo isn't actively issuing press releases at the time of writing; as a result the following is based upon checking the eShop stores. We have a promising Nindie effort on Wii U, a couple of quirky efforts on 3DS, more G.G...

News: Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Unless Play-Asia's made a listing error...

While a number of 3DS fans in North America are waiting for the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model to arrive, those eyeing up the New XL may soon have an extra choice in stores. At launch North America had the metallic red unit - which was only in NA - and the black equivalent, but it seems like the region...