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  • News Here’s Your First Look at the Upcoming New ARMS Fighter

    Well, sort of

    Last week, Nintendo put out a decently sized patch for ARMS that introduced a series of balance tweaks, and it also confirmed that the next update would be much more significant, adding in a new fighter, stage, and more arms. Not much else has been revealed since then, but Nintendo of Japan just recently put out a bit of a teaser for...

  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Version 1.2.1 Now Available For Download

    Don't get too excited, though

    These Nintendo Switch software updates are coming thick and fast these days. We've already seen Zelda: Breath of the Wild and ARMS get new updates, and now it's the turn of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Version 1.2.1 of the popular racer has just gone live, but it doesn't boast the sweeping changes seen in the other titles; in...

  • News ARMS Version 2.1.0 Is Now Available

    No new character, but we'll get one next time

    Much alike to its support for Splatoon 2, Nintendo has pledged to support ARMSwith an ongoing series of balancing tweaks, new ARMS, new stages, and new characters over the course of roughly a year from the time that it launched. The last major update most notably saw the introduction of a new playable...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Version 1.3.1 Is Now Live

    Bug fixes! Item distribution! Stability!

    With only half of the expansion pass content currently available, Nintendo is certainly still keen on supporting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with new content via updates and patches. The latest patch just went out and while it makes the usual bug fixes and tweaks that these kinds of updates do, it...

  • News ARMS Balance Update Is Coming Next Week

    Who's getting nerfed?

    The official ARMS Twitter account has revealed that the game will be getting a balance update next week. There are no details on exactly what's going to change, but the Twitter post appears to indicate that more news will be forthcoming before the update actually goes live. Are there any elements of ARMS that you think...

  • News Cave Story+ Receives Free Classic Graphics Update

    Just like the good ol’ days

    It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Cave Story has been released on a lot of platforms; Cave Story+ on the Switch is just the latest in a long line. Over the years, various iterations have tweaked and iterated on the original art style, and the new release did that yet again and offered a marginally different...

  • News My Nintendo Updates with New Kirby and Star Fox Rewards

    Along with plenty of others

    It’s pretty safe to say that the My Nintendo rewards service has been disappointing to many, although it has been showing some signs of improvement in more recent months as the rewards have been ever so slowly getting better. Whether or not that upward trend has been continued will be up to you to decide, but Nintendo...





  • News Super Mario Run Version 2.1.0 Is Now Live

    Achievements! More Buildings! More Toads!

    Super Mario Run has been out for a little while now, on both Android and iOS, and while it hasn't perhaps been the home run that may have been expected from the famed plumber's debut on smart devices, it's still seen pretty decent success. Nintendo may have stated that major content updates won't be coming...

  • News Fast RMX Version 1.2 Is Now Live

    Time Attack! Online friend matches!

    Fast RMX was one of the stand out titles in the Nintendo Switch launch line up, bringing high-speed, futuristic racing to fill in a gap left behind by a certain dormant Nintendo franchise. As a port of the Wii U's excellent Fast Racing NEO, this enhanced edition brings all the DLC and some additional stages, along...

  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 2.2.0 Is Now Live

    Wow, look at those patch notes

    Nintendo has done an effective job of creating a well-crafted OS with the Nintendo Switch, but with each passing day, it seems that fans are getting more eager for additional features. When will we be able to watch Netflix on it? How much longer till the Virtual Console launches? What about the web browser that's...

  • News Show Off Your Fairy Fashion With The Latest Miitomo Update

    Folklore in the forest!

    Nintendo is still plugging away and keeping its first smart device game Miitomo fresh with new content. If you check in today you can grab the latest items in the Miitomo Drop stage, "Folklore in the forest! Fairy Fashion #2". Here's what items are on offer: Butterfly fairy top (set) Butterfly fairy shorts (set) Butterfly...

  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Update 1.1.2 Makes For A More Pleasant Gaming Experience

    The best just keeps getting better

    Just when you thought that it couldn't get any better playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, here comes an update to make things even more "pleasant". When you boot up the game next you should hopefully receive update 1.1.2, which offers the following benefits according to Nintendo's own patch notes:...

  • News A New Patch Is Live for Lego City Undercover

    And it's not 13 GB!

    Many of you will no doubt remember the panic that erupted about a week ago, where an evidently misprinted box for Lego City Undercover mentioned that the game would require an eye-watering 13 GB install to play. Fortunately, WB was quick to dismiss this, though perhaps an update of that size might've been useful. All the same,...



  • News Here's What The Day One Nintendo Switch System Update Will Do

    eShop! Social media! Hotspots!

    Like many modern consoles, the Nintendo Switch is due to receive a sizeable day one system update just prior to launch. We've now got solid details on what this update will bring, the most important of which is access to the eShop. Without the update, you won't be able to purchase games or even browse the eShop...

  • News Pokémon GO Experiences a Big Boost in Revenue with the Generation II Update

    Meowth used Pay Day!

    As most of you know, Pokémon GO received a substantial update last week that finally rolled out the Pokémon from the Johto Pokédex, along with many other tweaks and additions. It could be argued as being the biggest update the game has yet received since launch, and certainly got many fans back into the game to catch all the...

  • Guide How To Get Umbreon & Espeon in Pokémon GO

    The renaming trick works

    As many of you are no doubt aware, today saw the launch of a massive new update to Pokémon GO which adds in over eighty new Pokémon from Generation II, along with various other changes and additions. Naturally, this means that the two new Eeveelutions from Generation II — Espeon and Umbreon — are making their debut,...

  • News Nintendo Details Changes Being Made to Fire Emblem Heroes in Early March

    EXP bonuses are always nice

    It's been a couple weeks now since Fire Emblem Heroes first came out, and the question on many minds is what Nintendo's post-launch support will look like. We already know that the game will be receiving a lot more mission and story content in the coming weeks, and now Nintendo has put out a notice concerning certain...

  • News Miitomo Version 2.2.0 Can Now Be Downloaded

    Assuming Fire Emblem Heroes hasn't taken all your extra space

    When Fire Emblem Heroes launched last week, some news also came out about an update that would be coming to Nintendo's Mii-centric social app, Miitomo. Though no specific time was given for when to expect it, we were told it would be coming "soon", and that evidently meant today. Miitomo...

  • News Here Are The New Features Coming in Miitomo's Next Big Update

    Miifoto Logs! Bios! Other Stuff!

    After today's Fire Emblem collaboration, it seems that Miitomo is being brought back into the limelight a bit. A little while back, the app received a considerable update that reworked several important aspects, and now it's come out that Nintendo is poised to put out another similar update in the near future. The...


  • News The Pressure Is Off With Super Mario Run's New Easy Mode

    Unlimited time and bubbles for those who need it

    Do you enjoy playing Super Mario Run but find it a bit too taxing for your tastes? If this is the case you'll be delighted to know that Nintendo have rolled out a update today which adds an "Easy Mode", giving the player unlimited time and bubbles to clear the course. This really takes the pressure...


  • News Niantic is Expanding the New Tracking System in Pokémon GO

    Into certain regions, that is

    When Pokémon GO came out, it launched with a fairly hit or miss means of tracking Pokémon via footstep measurements. This system was rather difficult to accurately read and just failed to work altogether at times, so Niantic decided to pull it early on. The problem is, it never replaced it with another means of...

  • News Niantic is Rebalancing the Combat Power of Some Pokémon in Pokémon GO

    Alakazam, Rhydon, and Gengar all receive buffs

    Pokémon GO has done an admirable job of adapting the Pokémon series' primary combat into a simpler format that works better on mobile. That being said, there's still much room for improvement; the 'CP' system is constructed in such a way that certain Pokémon are not nearly as powerful as they perhaps...

  • News The New Miitomo Update is Now Live

    A much-needed shot in the arm

    During the Financial Investors Briefing a few weeks ago, Nintendo revealed that a big update was coming to Miitomo which, among other new features, would be adding in the ability to send out personal messages to friends. The update has just gone live for Android and iOS, and has brought a whole wealth of new features to...

  • News Daily Bonuses Are on the Way to Pokémon GO

    Get rewarded for regular play

    Some rumours have been floating around the internet lately concerning a future update for Pokémon GO. Data miners uncovered data that seemed to be pointing the way to some sort of 'Daily Quest' system to keep players invested in continuous play. Given the evidence, it seemed like a pretty safe bet that this would be...


  • News Miitomo is Due to Get a Major Update in the Near Future

    Personal messages!

    Miitomo certainly seemed like an odd choice for Nintendo's debut software entry in the smart device market. It's safe to say that nobody expected a Mii-centric social network game, and it seems like Nintendo itself has been a bit unsure what to do with the app. Nonetheless, the company isn't keen on giving up on it yet, and the...

  • News A New Update is Rolling Out for Pokémon GO

    New eggs!

    Following hot on the heels of the announcement of Pokémon GO's first event, Niantic has opted to put out another update for the popular monster catching game. This update doesn't really change much, mostly affecting cosmetic parts of the game, but it's nonetheless welcome. The biggest change is that eggs will now be a different color...

  • News 3DS System Version 11.2.0-35 is Now Live

    Buckle up

    It's been about a month and a half since Nintendo last gave the 3DS an update, and 3DS owners have no doubt been growing more worried with each passing day. With the advent of the Nintendo Switch and the American Presidential Election, times have never been more uncertain or, shall we say, unstable. The people need somewhere or something...

  • News Pokémon GO Plus Has Just Received an Update

    Well, that's a plus

    The Pokémon GO Plus accessory only just came out about a month ago, allowing aspiring Pokémon trainers the opportunity to interact with the world of Pokémon GO in a more passive fashion. Though the dongle came a few months later than expected, it's still been rather tough to find in stores due to demand. Now, a new update has...


  • News Splatoon Version 2.12 is Now Live

    Splatting those pesky bugs

    Though the online community for Splatoon is still going strong, it's safe to say that the game has passed its prime. It got its last hurrah with the release of the new Callie and Marie amiibo this summer, and now that Splatfests are over, it seems that Nintendo has moved on (hopefully to make the sequel). That being said,...


  • News Niantic Pushes Out a New Pokémon GO Update

    Pokémon Appraisal is the big new feature

    A while back, Niantic promised Pokémon GO players that trading would be the next big feature they'd be working on implementing. While this still has yet to materialise, Niantic has just pushed out a new update with a feature that seems to be a pretty sizable addition to ease the process of raising Pokémon...

  • News ​Niantic Issues a New Pokémon GO Update

    Nearby Pokémon are replaced by "Sightings"

    Another week, another Pokémon GO update. The last update wasn't too popular with fans, as it introduced nearly as many bugs as it fixed and it got rid of the three step tracking. That last part wouldn't have been too bad, but Niantic also made sure to shut down every third party tracking service it could,...








  • News There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

    Or tomorrow, depending on where you are in this crazy world of ours

    Nintendo sure isn't letting up when it comes to Splatoon content - we've already had a new map this week, and today we'll be getting a brand new weapon as well. https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/609285216981483520 Bing's handy translation feature gives us this in English:...



  • News Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

    Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

    Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...


  • News New 3DS Update Brings StreetPass Relay Functionality

    6.2.0-12 available now in North America and Europe

    Remember the StreetPass Relay function that Nintendo spoke about recently? The one where your StreetPass data is stored in Nintendo Zone locations and then exchanged with the next person to walk past? Well, that feature has just gone live thanks to firmware update 6.2.0-12 — now available in both...


  • Rumour The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boosted Clock Speeds

    CPU and GPU both got a bump, according to uncredited source

    Everyone loves a good rumour, right? Well this one is a doozy, so grab as much salt as you can before reading. According to a poster on TV Tropes — who doesn't give a source — the recent Wii U system update has upped the clock speed of both the CPU and GPU: The CPU and GPU are built...


  • News ZombiU Patch Rises From The Grave To Harass The Living

    Long-expected fix now hitting Wii U consoles worldwide

    ZombiU is a fantastic game, but like so many modern titles, it shipped with a few bugs which have impacted the enjoyment of many players. Ubisoft confirmed that a patch was incoming a while ago, and we're now hearing reports that it's live. We don't currently have any solid details about...

  • Video Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting Time By More Than Half

    Nintendo shows off forthcoming performance enhancement

    We all know that the Wii U isn't the fastest system when it comes to navigating the main user interface, but Nintendo is aware of this fact and is issuing two software updates this spring and summer which will cut down waiting times. The company has released a video which shows just how much...


  • News Trine 2: Director's Cut Update Hits North America

    Grab it now.

    Following hot on the heels of the European release, the patch for Trine 2: Director's Cut has arrived in North America. All you need to do to download and install it is open up Trine 2 on your Wii U console. For those of you that don't know, the update adds Wii U Pro Controller support, voice chat, improved visuals, a German voice...


  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

    Pun absolutely intended

    A short while ago, Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II patch would be coming to the Wii U later this month. However, that prediction might prove to be incorrect, as it would appear that Activision is experiencing some problems getting the update ready for deployment. Here's what has been posted on the...

  • News Wii U System Updates Due In Spring And Summer

    Will improve overall system speed

    The Wii U menu isn't exactly fast - we know that, and thankfully Nintendo does, too. During today's Wii U Direct, the company confirmed that two Wii U system updates will take place this year - one in the spring and another in the summer - with the aim of speeding up the overall system experience. According to...

  • News Frozenbyte Hopes To Release Trine 2 Update This Month

    The Australia and New Zealand release, too

    Late last year Frozenbyte told us that an update for Trine 2: Director's Cut would arrive before the Holidays, providing improved graphics, Wii U Pro Controller support and voice chat. As the eagle-eyed among you undoubtedly noticed a while ago, that didn't happen. The developer has now published a video...


  • News Ice Climber Now Has Download Play Multiplayer in Japan

    Double the fun

    With a steady increase of retro titles on 3DS Virtual Console, including those from NES and Game Boy Advance for 3DS Ambassadors, notable omissions from most re-releases have been multiplayer modes. For those hoping to recreate nostalgic days of 8-bit goodness with a friend, 3DS iterations have been a disappointment. It seems to be...

  • News Letter Box Update Adds Coloured Ink

    At last

    Popular message-swapper Nintendo Letter Box got an update today that lets you write and draw with coloured ink. European 3DS owners can simply scan the QR code below to go straight to the update, which adds five coloured inks to the free application: red, blue, green, purple and orange. Black remains an option too. To scan the QR code...


  • News Mighty Switch Force Update to Remaster All Levels

    Free is the magic word

    We already know that WayForward Technologies is entering into the world of eShop DLC with five additional levels in Europe this week, available for free if you already own the game or included with new purchases. The developer has now posted a new entry on its website blog stating that the updated version will have more to...

  • News Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

    Commence updating!

    The exploit-fixing update for Mario Kart 7 is available now. It patches up glaring shortcuts in the game's Wuhu Island Loop, Wuhu Mountain Loop and GBA Bowser Castle 1 courses. You won't be able to play online if you don't download the update, so hopefully this'll level the online playing field. Here's how to update your game: 1)...


  • News Europe, Your 3DS System Update Arrives 25th April

    Update: North American update on the same day

    You know that fancy 3DS system update that was announced earlier in Japan? Europeans can now look forward to grabbing it on the same day, 25th April. The update will come as a relief to those who have cluttered up their Home screens with the Ambassador games, demos and 3D trailers. You'll be able to give...

  • News Heroes of Ruin To Include Free Daily Challenges for a Year

    Hits Europe on June 15th

    Heroes of Ruin is one of the most intriguing 3DS titles on the horizon, especially as it's an RPG that will feature online multiplayer and voice chat. It seems that online play really is vital to this game, with details of downloadable content announced in today's Nintendo Direct. Nintendo Europe boss Satoru Shibata...

  • News Organise Your Home Menu With New 3DS Update

    All the fun of folders

    If your Home Menu's looking a little cluttered these days, you might want to anticipate the new 3DS system update in a few days that adds folders to the mix. You'll be able to create folders to hold as many as 60 tiles each, which should certainly de-clutter that menu. You can name your folders too, which should make finding...

  • News Mario Kart 7 To Get Shortcut-Fixing Patch

    Part of new update

    Nintendo will add the ability to patch software later this month, with Mario Kart 7 due to get an update in July. Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo will release a patch to fix issues with shortcuts that cause problems with online play, though didn't specify which shortcuts would be affected. Previously Nintendo has said it has...


  • News eShop Welcomes You With Update Notifications

    Come in, sit down

    Those exhausting days of opening the eShop, heading over to settings and scrolling through your download list to see if any of your purchased games have received updates are over. Power up the eShop now and, if any updates for your games are available, you'll be met with a message telling you exactly that; it's then a simple tap to...


  • News VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

    Isaac still waiting for word

    Last week we reported that the European release of VVVVVV was getting nearer with Nicalis confirming, via Twitter, that the title had been given a PEGI rating. Once again the publisher has been tweeting good news, with confirmation that the final bug fix in the European version is complete and the game is being sent to...

  • News Super Mario Bros. for Ambassadors Just Got VC Features

    Suspend points are in!

    If you're a 3DS Ambassador, the NES upgrades just started rolling in. Super Mario Bros. now comes with Suspend Points, allowing you to suspend your play mid-game and reload it as often as you like. Should make those speed runs a whole lot easier. Other games have updates available but from our quick flick through it doesn't...


  • Talking Point 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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..