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Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares To The Rest Of The 3DS Family

See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares To The Rest Of The 3DS Family

Going hands on with the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

With the western launch of the New Nintendo 3DS looming on the horizon like a massive, cuddly monster with its beady eyes on your long-suffering wallet, we thought you might like to see how Nintendo's latest hardware shapes up against older 3DS systems. We've got the New Nintendo 3DS...

Review: Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Wii U eShop)

Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Wii U eShop)

Legendarily mundane

Apparently, ninjas hate cakes, and developer Cypronia has been struggling to produce a decent game based off this assumption since its first attempt on DSiWare back in 2011. With years of experience under its belt and a baked goods massacre to show for it, has the move to Wii U made for a more substantial title? Let's begin by...

First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Taking To The Skies In Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Danger zone

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy was an enjoyable romp trough the skies in the early days of the 3DS, and its chunky dogfighting proved to be a delightful fit for auto-stereoscopic 3D. What better way to immerse yourself in a virtual world than to feel as if you're soaring over it, right? Bandai Namco is now offering the chance to do...

News: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama: Forest Friends Both Bring Home Improvements to 3DS on 6th March

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama: Forest Friends Both Bring Home Improvements to 3DS on 6th March

Feel good about everything

If you need an accessible game that does the virtual equivalent of pinching your cheeks and saying you're awesome for everything you do, then there are far worse options than a Cooking Mama game. Always a friendly experience in which it's hard to fail, it was a huge success in the DS era, particularly. The series is still...

Review: Best of Solitaire (3DS eShop)

Best of Solitaire (3DS eShop)

All by myself

Who doesn't love a good old card game? They're enjoyable, relaxing and you can even play them by yourself if you're socially lacking at the time. Best of Solitaire may seem like a tempting purchase if you're a fan of the solo four-suit adventure, but is it worth spending your money on? Best of Solitaire loads up almost instantly after...

Weirdness: Stop-Motion Animator Successfully Makes the Power Glove Awesome, and Useful

Stop-Motion Animator Successfully Makes the Power Glove Awesome, and Useful

He's got the power

The Power Glove remains an iconic part of Nintendo history, an accessory that was hugely visible in the NES era and beyond. It promised much with motion controls, and famously failed to deliver. Its visual and cultural appeal at the time can't be denied, however, and to this day we see accessories and mods that keep it alive. One...

News: Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales in December, With Yearly Results Beating 2013

Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales in December, With Yearly Results Beating 2013

3DS had its best ever month of first-party software sales

We're now heading into the time of reckoning when we learn how Nintendo fared over the festive sales period, and there's a positive start courtesy of the December NPD results - these cover US physical retail sales. On a whole Nintendo is reporting a record month for Wii U, along with strong...

Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario and Super Smash Bros. Wave 4 amiibo

Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario and Super Smash Bros. Wave 4 amiibo

Bank balances, beware

In the first Nintendo Direct broadcasts of 2015 the amiibo brand played its part, with new figures announced to keep the action going in both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and a fresh range to make an impact in Mario Party 10. Many of the toys will support a wide range of games in different ways, but it's in these two...

News: Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS Systems Continue to Flood Onto eBay

Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS Systems Continue to Flood Onto eBay

Opportunists hog stock once again

It says much for how events have unfolded in recent months that this writer's first thought upon the reveal of a New Nintendo 3DS XL limited edition - with a design from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - wasn't "oh my that's gorgeous", but rather "fingers crossed there's enough stock". In the Holiday season...

News: Retro City Rampage DX Update Will Bring Dual Stick Aiming Support on New Nintendo 3DS

Retro City Rampage DX Update Will Bring Dual Stick Aiming Support on New Nintendo 3DS

Even more glorious chaos

We're pretty big fans of Retro City Rampage DX here at Nintendo Life, as its blend of chaotic retro GTA-style action and a whole load of '80s and '90s references come together into a hugely entertaining package. Though excellent on WiiWare, the DX edition on the 3DS eShop is the most feature and content-packed version on...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Four codes per email! Multiplayer! No play limit!

One of the major reveals during the Nintendo Direct broadcasts - even if it was subtle in the North American video - was a demo distribution for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Like previous examples - most memorably Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - it consists of emails to Club Nintendo members with...

News: Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Chart Has All The Answers

Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Chart Has All The Answers

Confusion and fan-made infographics begone! (Mostly)

With the amiibo figures - and upcoming Super Mario wave - becoming increasingly diverse in both the ranges on offer and the games they support, it's very easy to get mixed up in terms of which toy works in which games. Which games need to save data? Does it matter if I have a Smash Bros. Mario...

Review: PUZZLEBOX setup (3DS eShop)

PUZZLEBOX setup (3DS eShop)

Flip the script

It's always refreshing when a game comes along that challenges norms and makes its players rethink the standards of a genre. The modern gaming market is so abundant that even the least common genres are saturated with new titles, making it even more appreciated when something that feels new makes its way onto consoles. As Nintendo...

Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?

Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?

Time to make a tough decision...

Now that Nintendo has revealed the North American & European launch schedule for the New Nintendo 3DS we wanted to find out what you, the readers, think about the new console and whether you have any questions for us before you decide whether or not to take the plunge and buy a New Nintendo 3DS. We've managed to...

First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

We're Really Feeling It With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

It's Reyn time!

Xenoblade Chronicles was something of a white whale that appeared late in the Wii's lifespan. A Western release was not assured despite critical success in its native Japan, sending fervent American fans into an Operation Rainfall-shaped tizzy to show Nintendo that hey, maybe they should release some games from time to time. Then,...

Hands On: We Check Out The New Nintendo 3DS XL 

We Check Out The New Nintendo 3DS XL 

North America's only New Nintendo 3DS, lest we forget

The New Nintendo 3DS XL is a sleek piece of kit that streamlines many of its predecessor's quirks. Be it changed button placement or new features altogether, it's evident that Nintendo has put a lot of thought into alleviating pain points both obvious and subtle. While we aren't fans of every...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America)

15th January (North America)

3D After Burner II, Super Mario Galaxy 2, tempting discounts and much more

In this rather exciting week there's still time for our traditional Nintendo Download Update fix. This latest offering from Nintendo of America is pretty strong, with a variety of titles on Wii U and 3DS full of potential, in addition to some classics and discounts. Let's get...

News: Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available For Pre-Order On UK Nintendo Store

Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available For Pre-Order On UK Nintendo Store

Limited Edition Skull Kid statue up for grabs

The Official Nintendo UK online store has been updated with a whole raft of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D bundles, and for fans in that region there's the additional good news that the Skull Kid statue will also be available. You can now pre-order various New Nintendo 3DS systems with a copy of...

News: Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the eShop in North America

Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the eShop in North America

Six games discounted until 22nd January

Following yesterday's reveal of Wii retail games on the Wii U eShop, plenty will have been tempted courtesy of the reduced prices in launch week. Nintendo of America's gone beyond that to use the first Wii release as an excuse for a "Throwback Sale", with six games discounted following today's update until...