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News Get Great Discounts On Top Multiplayer Switch Games With The 'Play Together' Sale In Europe
Donkey Kong! Diablo! Captain Toad!
Once again, the European Nintendo Download was so huge, we simply couldn't fit everything onto a single page. The main reason for this is a new 'Play Together' sale, in which a whole collection of multiplayer games have been discounted for a limited time. There are some seriously great offers in here, with lots of...
Video Watch Four Minutes Of Kirby In This Extra Epic Overview Trailer
Due out this March
In case you forgot the 3DS was still being supported by Nintendo, this new Japanese trailer for Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is here to remind you there are still games to look forward to on the smash-hit portable device. This extra epic adventure is a remake of the charming Wii game released in 2010. The latest version is essentially...
News Nintendo Fixes Game-Breaking Bug In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
When Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey was released on the 3DS last month, some users encountered a game-breaking bug. If you lost Mario from your party in the Nimble Woods area of the game and then went back a screen to save your progress, the game would glitch out and Luigi would be unable to move...
News Grab Four Full Nintendo 3DS Games For Just A Handful Of My Nintendo Gold Points (Europe)
Including the lovely Bit.Trip Saga
Nintendo of Europe is hosting a rather special version of its usual My Nintendo Rewards update at present, allowing players to exchange their gold coins for full games rather than just discounts. Four titles in total are up for grabs, all for the Nintendo 3DS. On the more expensive side of the spectrum is BIT.TRIP...
News Get Discounts On Mario Party Games, Physical Kirby Goodies And More In North America
Zelda! Dr. Luigi! Mario Pinball!
The latest North American My Nintendo rewards have gone live, offering a nice selection of titles at discounted prices across Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. We have several Mario titles up for grabs, including two Mario Party entries, as well as Animal Crossing, Dr. Luigi (possibly building the hype for the upcoming Dr...
News Get Discounts On Captain Toad, Luigi's Mansion And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
EarthBound! Donkey Kong! Fire Emblem!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are eight games up for grabs this time around, including the fantastic Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, a spooky adventure featuring our...
Review Etrian Odyssey Nexus - A Stellar Send-Off For A Beloved RPG Series
And for the 3DS itself?
Long before games existed as we know them now, ‘video games’ consisted of text-based adventures that demanded just as much imagination from the players as they did input. Dungeon crawlers were a popular genre at the time, one in which you guided a protagonist room by room through sprawling, confusing castles guided only...
News Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth On 3DS Won’t Include English Voice Work
Japanese voice track, English subtitles
After being rated by the Australian Classification Board last month, it was yesterday confirmed Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth would be released on the 3DS in both North America and Europe later this year. If you want to find out more information about this title, check out the
News Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Officially Confirmed For The West, Premium Edition Detailed
As expected thanks to its recent western classification, it has now been confirmed that Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe later this year. The game acts as a sequel to 2014's Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
News The Top 10 Best-Selling 3DS Games (As Of December 2018)
Pokémon here, Pokémon there
As part of its Q3 2019 financial update, Nintendo has provided up-to-date lists for its best-selling games across current consoles. We've already shared the current top ten best-selling Switch games, but what about the 3DS? Well, as it happens, the top ten 3DS games are exactly the same now as they were three month
News Switch Network Maintenance Could Impact Online Gaming This Week, 3DS And Wii U Also Affected
Here are the times just in case...
Nintendo has shared a newly-updated maintenance schedule for the Nintendo Network, revealing multiple sessions which could have an impact on online play across Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. There are three sessions taking place in total, each lasting for just a handful of hours. The information provided says that...
Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Knocked Off Top Spot In Its Second Week
Still secured second, though
Japanese chart figures are now in for 14th - 20th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been knocked off top spot in its second week on sale, unlike its continued dominance in the UK. The newly released Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown takes the honours this week, with the PS4 version of the game...
News Pokémon Ultra Sun Was The Best-Selling 3DS Game In The US Last Year, Top Ten Revealed
Followed closely by Ultra Moon
It has been well documented that the Nintendo 3DS is really starting to slow down, with the number of new releases for the platform almost dwindling to a complete standstill. Having said that, a handful of new games did just about manage to find their way to store shelves last year, and the console's fantastic...
News Get Discounts On Kirby, Sushi Striker And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Excitebike 64, anyone?
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are eight games up for grabs this time around, including a couple of Kirby titles, a tasty slice of Professor Layton goodness, and even a relatively early...
News Nintendo Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate First Anniversary Of Kirby Battle Royale
Think of a battle royale game and the last title you will probably consider is Kirby Battle Royale for Nintendo 3DS. Even so, the title is now one year old. In celebration of this epic milestone, Nintendo of America has shared special artwork for the game, over on its Twitter account: If you haven't played Kirby Battle Royale, here's a...
News Game-Breaking Bug Found In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story On 3DS
Hopefully a fix is on the way
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey has been out for a week on the 3DS in the US now and already a major game-breaking bug has been found. According to a post over on Reddit by the user FrankCopper, when you lose Mario from your party in the Nimble Woods area of the game and then go back a...
News Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Rated By The Australian Classification Board
A local release nears
In addition to Joker being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the near future as the game's first DLC fighter, it looks like Persona fans in the west can also look forward to the eventual arrival of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on the 3DS. After being revealed in Japan last August and then locally released on 29th...
Feature The Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Team On Remaking A Beloved Classic
Forgotten cameos, unused art and... fat Bowser?
With Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey having released recently on the 3DS, we felt it was high time for a closer look at the now decade-old DS classic. We were lucky enough to get the chance to sit down with the teams from Nintendo and AlphaDream to discuss what it's like...
News Mario, Zelda And Star Fox Games Are Joining The Nintendo Selects Range In North America
Will retail for $19.99 each
Three major Nintendo 3DS releases will soon be added to the Nintendo Selects range in North America, officially reducing their suggested retail price to a very welcoming $19.99. That's right, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Star Fox 64 3D are all about to see major price...
Random The Grandma Who's Played Animal Crossing For 3,580 Hours Is Back With A Town Tour Video
Four years in the making
One of our favourite stories over the past few weeks was the incredible tale of the 87-year-old grandma who had put a whopping 3,580 hours into Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Now, she's back, giving her new-found admirers a tour of her town and talking about her experiences with the game. Since we reported on the story at the...
Review Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey - A Worthy Remaster Of An RPG Classic
When the Switch came out nearly two years ago, few would've expected that Nintendo would still be supporting the ageing 3DS with new first-party software as far as 2019, yet here we are. Picking up the ball that the Paper Mario series has long since dropped, the Mario & Luigi series of RPGs has been a celebrated mainstay of...
Japanese Charts Smash Ultimate Crosses The 2.5 Million Mark, Early Mario & Luigi 3DS Sales Disappoint
Two weeks of sales in one
We have a bumper edition of the Japanese charts to share with you this week, as Media Create sales for the last week of 2018 and first week of 2019 are now in. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is consistently knocking it out of the park, remaining on top spot every week in the region ever since it released just over a month ago...
Talking Point Come In Nintendo 3DS, Your Time Is Up
It's time to say goodbye to the console which kept Nintendo afloat
There's no denying the fact that the 3DS has been a key hardware release for Nintendo. Not only has this plucky handheld seen some of the best Nintendo games in recent memory – including The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, Super...
News Disappointing 3DS Software Sales Show The Console's Slow Death In Japan
Major titles underperforming
We love the 3DS here at Nintendo Life - the handheld system is arguably up with there with Nintendo's very best in terms of its software library - but it's hard to deny that the now almost-eight-year-old machine is well and truly on the verge of dying, with recent sales dropping by a significant amount across the board...
News Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Unravels On 3DS This March
The Wii game returns
In addition to the Yoshi release date announcement, Nintendo has revealed Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn for the 3DS family of systems will be released in Japan on 7th March and 8th March in North America. Australia has also been locked in for the 9th March. The title was first revealed during the September 2018 Nintendo Direct (see...
News Treat Yourself To A Bargain Or Two With The Nintendo New Year's Sale In North America
Even more discounts!
Earlier today, we shared the news that Nintendo of Europe is hosting a 'Happy New Year Sale', applying discounts to a ridiculous number of great games. Now, Nintendo of America is joining in the fun, too, hosting its very own New Year's Sale with a completely different set of discounts on offer. You'll find some decent savings...
News Get Juicy Discounts On Top Nintendo Switch Games With The 'Happy New Year Sale' In Europe
Mario Kart 8! Splatoon 2! ARMS!
Nintendo's current trend of hosting huge sales in Europe continues with a 'Happy New Year Sale'. Alongside the usual new games in this week's European Nintendo Download, several big-name Switch games have seen discounts that can be claimed until next week. Here's all the info you need: Happy New Year Sale: Game...
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Mario Kart And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Chibi-Robo makes an appearance, too
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are seven games up for grabs this time around, including a couple of Zelda greats, a nice dose of Mario Kart, and even some love for the...
Random 87-Year-Old Grandma Clocks In A Whopping 3,580 Hours On Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Here's to 5,000!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is arguably one of the most addictive games on the planet, slowly but surely sucking you in until you can't go more than a day or two without checking in on the adorable little critters roaming around inside your 3DS. Many of us will no doubt be guilty of putting unhealthy amounts of time into the game, but...
Reminder Nintendo's Huge Festive Sale In Europe Ends Tomorrow, Last Chance To Grab A Bargain
Over 700 games discounted!
If you're hoping to grab one last festive bargain, now would definitely be the time to do it as Nintendo of Europe's mega Festive Offers sale is about to come to an end. There are some particularly juicy offerings available across Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U, such as FIFA 19 for £27.49, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle...
Feature Reader's Choice Game Of The Year 2018 Results
You voted, we counted
Yesterday, we revealed which games took the staff votes in our Game Of The Year; today we reveal your results. We've had over 15,000 votes this year, which is by far our widest ever pool. Thank you for taking the time to vote! The votes were cast in each category with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranking system. Ranking a game 1st gives...
Feature Nintendo's 2018: A Remarkable Year In Review
All the games, news and events from a bumper year
After an extraordinary first year on the market, which saw it smash sales expectations and play host to some amazing games, the Nintendo Switch could have endured a torrid sophomore slump in 2018. However, that wasn't the case and the console's commercial success was maintained for the majority of...
Feature Game Of The Year 2018 - Staff Awards
And the winner is...
It's the final day for you to cast your Game Of The Year votes, you have until midnight today (Sunday) to vote, this is your final warning - no complaining if you don't vote. In the meantime, let's look at which games our members of staff voted for across the very same categories. This year we decided to create categories for...
Feature A Recap Of Nintendo Life Reviews In 2018
It's the end of the year, a time of reflection, so today we're going to look back over the last 12 months of reviews across Nintendo Life. Reviews are our "bread and butter" so to speak, but have become quite a challenge for us as a team. The sheer amount of games currently being released means it's almost impossible to review everything;...
Soapbox 8 Nintendo 3DS Games We'd Love To See On Switch
Which games would you port?
We recently looked at which final Wii U games we'd like to see make the transition to Nintendo Switch, the other natural candidate for ports is Nintendo 3DS, which is now deep into the twilight of its lifespan. So, before we put our 3DS consoles into long-term storage, I started thinking about which games from its vast...
Feature Vote For Your 2018 Nintendo Game Of The Year (Reminder)
Every vote counts
Update: please remember to vote, you have until midnight (UK time) Sunday to cast your vote. Can you seriously believe it's been a year since the 2017 Game of the Year awards? That's right – it's time for everyone to come together yet again and decide on their favourite games of 2018. This year we'll be doing things a little...
Japanese Charts Smash Bros. Ultimate Stays In Top Spot While Switch Maintains Momentum
Dragon Quest Builders 2 debuts
Japanese chart figures are now in for 17th December - 23rd December and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch continues to reign supreme. The new entry in the long-running Smash series maintained its top spot, with an additional 452,617 retail sales - pushing it beyond the two million sales mark domestically and...
News Nintendo Releases Printable Animal Crossing Calendar Showing Characters' Birthdays
And other goodies, too
As we get closer and closer to entering the mysterious future of 2019, there's one thing that all Nintendo fans definitely need to remember - the birthdays of every single Animal Crossing character. Amazingly, to help us all do just that, Nintendo has released a 2019 Birthday Calendar featuring the special dates for "almost"...
News Nintendo Goes Discount Crazy With More Than 600 Games Now On Sale In Europe
Wait, how many?
Yet again, the European Nintendo Download is absolutely crazy this week, with more games on sale than we could ever possibly hope to play. Last week's Festive Sale continues with even more games being added. Nintendo tells us that there are now more than 600 games on offer, so we're pretty hopeful that you'll find at least a couple...
News Mom Hid My Game! Gets Limited Time Sale On Switch And 3DS
Until she hides that, too
It's almost exactly a year to the day since Mom Hid My Game! launched on Switch and Nintendo 3DS, and celebrating its anniversary in style, the game is now on sale for a limited time on both systems. If you haven't heard of this one before, Mom Hid My Game! is described as "an easy-going and funny escape game" in which...
Japanese Charts Smash Bros. Ultimate Continues To Dominate As Switch Consoles Fly Off Shelves
Fends off new PS4 releases
Japanese chart figures are now in for 10th December - 16th December, unsurprisingly revealing that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still flying high at the very top. The game shifted another 406,617 physical copies in its second week on the market - a number which most titles could only dream of in their opening weeks -...
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Pokémon And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Seven games in total
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are seven games up for grabs this time around, including a classic Zelda remake, a quirky Pokémon title, and some virtual console treats. As always, you can...
Video Bowser Gets A Scary Check-Up In The Latest Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Trailer
We hope he got a sticker
Nintendo has shared a new trailer for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the moment the poor beasty lizard realised he'd somehow swallowed two whole plumbers. Yikes. The game is set to arrive on Nintendo 3DS on 11th January in North America and 25th...
News Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Could Impact Online Gaming Over The Next Two Days
Full maintenance schedule released
Nintendo has shared an upcoming maintenance schedule for the Nintendo Network, revealing multiple sessions which could have an impact on online play across multiple systems. There are four sessions taking place over the next two days, each lasting for just a small handful of hours. The information provided says...
Japanese Charts Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Already Outsold Pokémon And Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
1.2 million in its opening week
Japanese chart figures are now in for 3rd December - 9th December, and you're going to want to sit down for this one. Earlier today, we shared Famitsu's early sales data reports for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which indicated that it had sold over 1.2 million physical copies at launch. Japanese gaming sales analyst...
Japanese Charts Pokémon: Let's Go Still Number One For Third Week, Switch Sales Rise Again
And a 3DS title snags second
Japanese chart figures are now in for 26th November - 2nd December, revealing that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are still comfortably leading the charge for the third consecutive week. Although selling slightly less than last week, the two Pokémon games shifted another 94,753 copies between them...
Review Yo-Kai Watch 3 - The Perfect Swansong For The Series On Nintendo 3DS
A charming addition to the tribe
While it’s never quite reached the levels of superstardom enjoyed by Pokémon and other Japanese-centric monster-collecting RPGs (well, not consistently anyway), the Yo-Kai Watch series has remained one of the best handheld franchises to ever grace the seemingly immortal Nintendo 3DS. Of course, we western fans...
News Nintendo's Smash Bros. Ultimate Countdown Reveals Unpublished Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Card
"Sorry to keep you waiting!"
You might have heard about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate countdown currently taking place over on Twitter. With two days left, Nintendo has shared one of the most interesting pictures yet. Below an in-game screenshot of Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising is a picture of an AR card compatible with the 3DS title from 2012...
News Get Discounts On Lots Of Zelda Titles And Some Lovely Smash Ultimate Goodies In North America
Plus Metroid, Xenoblade and more!
The latest North American My Nintendo rewards have gone live, offering a large selection of games and some bonus Super Smash Bros. Ultimate goodies for eager fans. Let's kick things off with the games on offer, shall we? As you can see below, this new batch brings with it a lovely collection of great Legend of...
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Animal Crossing And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Even Nintendo Land is up for grabs!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the chance to grab some great 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. This time around sees an interesting selection of 3DS titles, ranging from (semi) recent releases to virtual console classics, and an evergreen...
News 3DS System Update 11.9.0-42 Is Now Live
In preparation for the Christmas period later this month, Nintendo has rolled out a new firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS. Version 11.9.0-42 is by no means a game changer. Once again, it's a minor update that aims to enhance the overall user experience and prevent any nasty exploits. Here's what you can expect in this latest...
News New Website For Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story On 3DS Reveals Multiple Gameplay Videos
Not long now until launch
Things have gotten relatively quiet on the 3DS front as of late, but a welcome trickle of first-party titles has been giving us more than enough reason to keep our portable machines close by in recent months. One 3DS title still on the horizon is Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, which was...
Japanese Charts Pokémon Let's Go Still Dominating, Fights Off Three New PS4 Titles
Japanese chart figures are now in for 19th November - 25th November and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are still leading the way with an impressive second week on the market. The two games managed to generate another 162,467 sales in the region this week, adding onto last week's 661,240 tally to reach a whopping...
Deals Get A Black Friday Bargain At The Nintendo UK Store This Year
New Nintendo 2DS XL + 3 Games for £129.99
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past week, you'll no doubt be aware that it is Black Friday in a couple of days. Many retailers have been doing the deals early of course and the Official Nintendo UK Store is no exception. Here are the lovely Black Friday deals which they have on offer starting...
News Reggie Defends Continued Support Of 3DS Line, Believes Next Gen Of Players Need To Start Somewhere
Primary development focus will remain on Switch
Since the Switch arrived on the scene in March 2017, there's been strong demand for Nintendo to double down on its games development for the platform rather than waste resources on providing new experiences for the 3DS line. Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime...
News Get Discounts On Mario, Zelda, F-Zero And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Some classic titles on offer!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the chance to grab some great 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. We've got classic games from Nintendo's heavy-hitters this week, with a (mostly) retro theme running throughout proceedings, and even Star Fox and F-Zero...
News Luigi's Mansion Scares Away The Competition To Snag Number One In The Japanese Charts
Switch sales at highest for some time
Japanese chart figures are now in for 5th November - 11th November, and the new 3DS release of Luigi's Mansion has spooked its way right to the very top. Our favourite vacuum-wielding, green hat-wearing plumber's ghostly adventure shifted 27,370 retail units in the region last week, narrowly beating Call of...
News Nintendo Reveals Money-Saving Black Friday Deals For Switch And 2DS In The US
Grab yourself a bargain
Nintendo has shared details on some upcoming Black Friday deals for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS in the US. As you'd expect, these offers save buyers a nice chunk of cash, and we've even been treated to a brand new video starring Luigi to take a closer look. First up is a Nintendo Switch system with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...
Video Nintendo Would Like To Remind You That 2DS Exists This Christmas
The gift that keeps on giving?
BEHOLD! With Christmas just around the corner, it's time for Nintendo to remind parents to pick up a gaming console to keep their kids occupied during the festive period. The 2DS XL is getting pushed hard in the charming Christmas commercial above. It makes sense from a marketing point of view as the 2DS XL comes in...
News Get Discounts On Paper Mario, Zelda, Kirby And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Seven games on offer
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts in Europe has now gone live, offering the usual selection of 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. This time we've got entries from the Mario and Zelda series, a double helping of Kid Icarus goodness, Kirby, and more. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...
News You Can Now Grab The Legendary Lugia And Ho-oh In Pokémon Sun & Moon
In a free distribution
The 'Year of Legendary Pokémon' celebrations are finally coming to an end, with the final free distributions now fully underway. This final giveaway allows players to get their hands on Lugia and Ho-oh. These legendary Pokémon first appeared way back in Pokémon Gold And Silver on the Game Boy Color, starting the...
News This Lovely Super Mario Maker Edition 2DS Is A Black Friday Bargain
Mustard and ketchup
Black Friday doesn't happen until 23rd November this year, but isn't stopping the big U.S. retailers from getting in on the action early as usual. Target's Black Friday ad is now live and you'll be able to get a Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for only $299. But that isn't what caught our eye, it was the presence of a mustard...
News Here Are The Top 10 Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And Nintendo DS (As Of September 2018)
Four lists, forty great games
While much of the attention has unsurprisingly been given to the Switch, Nintendo's recent avalanche of financial data has also given us an updated look at sales across other recent systems. We wouldn't blame you for thinking that these consoles mustn't generate any software sales these days, but with Mario Kart Wii...
News The 3DS Is Far From Dead, Nintendo Says It's "Continuing With Efforts To Expand Sales"
"We will do our utmost to foster sales opportunities"
Ever since the Switch was first released in early 2017, questions have been raised over the realistic lifetime of Nintendo's other current system, the 3DS. Despite launching in 2011, and having been on the market for almost eight years - not to mention the new focus on Switch taking away some of...
Video New Yo-Kai Watch 3 Trailer Finally Gives Us A European Release Date
North American release still in place
Nintendo UK has shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming Yo-kai Watch 3 on Nintendo 3DS, revealing that the game will be available to buy in Europe from 7th December. Originally released in Japan back in 2016 with two separate versions, Sushi and Tempura, Yo-kai Watch 3 features two main characters - Nate...
Random Wish Your Switch Was More Like A 3DS? Then 3D Print Your Own Folding Flip Case
Get back in the fold
One of the 3DS' most useful features - and one that had been a part of Nintendo's handheld lineup since the Game Boy Advance SP released back in 2003 - is its foldable design, keeping both screens and all buttons safe from damage when being carried around. Of course, the Switch has demolished this trend in recent times, but if...
News Wario's Latest Microgame Collection On 3DS Wasn't Just A Quick Money Grab
There was a serious selection process
WarioWare Gold on the 3DS is arguably the definitive Warioware collection with the inclusion of the best 300 microgames covering every title in the series from the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release to the slightly more recent 2013 Wii U game. As fantastic as the new microgame collection is, there are...
Video Digital Foundry Praises Luigi's Mansion's "Completely Revamped" Visuals On 3DS
But there are pros and cons
Originally releasing as a launch title for the GameCube back in 2001, Luigi's Mansion has just been reworked for a release on Nintendo 3DS, launching in North America last week and in Europe tomorrow. It's an interesting little project - what was a launch title for one console is arriving at the very latter stages of...
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Super Mario RPG And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
A Halloween treat
The second batch of game discounts for October has been released on the European My Nintendo rewards website, giving players the chance to spend their points on yet another line up of 3DS and Wii U games. This time around sees a spooky Zelda classic just in time for Halloween, a Super Mario favourite on SNES, and Game Freak's...
Random Introducing Gooigi, Your New Co-Op Partner In Luigi's Mansion
A star is born
Now that Luigi's Mansion for 3DS has been released in the US, we can apparently share an odd secret about the game that Nintendo requested reviewers not to mention. Even though the remake is based on the 2001 GameCube launch title, the new version of Luigi's Mansion does include some additional features like amiibo support and a...
Review Luigi's Mansion - Experience The GameCube Classic The Way It Was Meant To Be Played
3D support only took 17 years!
In the most recent Nintendo Direct, the Big N shocked plenty of fans by announcing a third entry in the Luigi’s Mansion series; while the franchise enjoys a loyal fan base, it was nevertheless a very pleasant surprise. Alongside Luigi’s Mansion 3, a port of the original title to 3DS was announced as well - the...
News Etrian Odyssey Nexus Gets First Trailer And Special Launch Edition
The final Etrian Odyssey adventure
Atlus has shared the first look at Etrian Odyssey Nexus on Nintendo 3DS with its first official trailer and has also revealed a launch edition with some extra little goodies included alongside the game. Being the final instalment on 3DS, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is aiming to go all out by incorporating all of the best...
News Nintendo Wants To Be An Entertainment Company, Rather Than A Gaming One
Three areas of business
Nintendo of America's President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime touched a range of subjects at the annual GeekWire Summit in Seattle earlier this week. When he wasn't talking about the past, present or
News New Switch Releases Litter The Japanese Gaming Charts, But PS4 Editions Come Out On Top
Dragon Ball FighterZ, FIFA, Warriors Orochi 4
Japanese sales figures are now in for the week of 24th - 30th September, with multiple new Switch releases jumping immediately into the top ten of the charts. Warriors Orochi 4 was the top-selling new release in Japan both on Switch, and as a whole, with the PlayStation 4 version selling 100,831 retail...
News Free Reshiram And Zekrom Distribution Begins This Month For Pokémon Sun & Moon
Zeraora event still taking place, too
The Pokémon Company has shared details surrounding the latest distribution for the 'Year of Legendary Pokémon' celebrations. This time around, you can get your hands on Reshiram and Zekrom. Originally appearing in Pokémon Black and White, these fearsome beasts will soon be available in Pokémon Sun and Moon...
News Report Finds Elementary School Students In Japan Use 3DS As Their Main Music Player
A handy feature
While the 3DS is most commonly used as a portable video game system, one of its less utilised features is the device's ability to play music. In Japan, though, school students apparently enjoy listening to music on their 3DS on a regular basis. Mobile Marketing Data Labo - a research firm located in Japan - has released a report...
Feature A 20th Anniversary Zelda Adventure - Playing Ocarina Of Time For The First Time
Hyrule still rules
Ocarina of Time happened at the wrong time. Not so much for the fortunes of its original platform, the Nintendo 64, nor legions of Zelda fans old and new around the word – the game would sell two and a half million copies between its November 20th release and the end of the year. But said year, 1998, was one where a lot changed...
News Get Discounts On Zelda, Yoshi And Lots More Games In The Latest US My Nintendo Rewards
12 games discounted
The latest North American My Nintendo rewards have gone live, offering a new - and much larger than usual - range of titles at discounted prices. As you can see below, the list of new discounts is rather impressive compared to some of the rewards we've seen in previous updates; there are some top Zelda titles, a couple of Yoshi...
Reminder Luigi's Original Spooky Adventure Arrives On 3DS This Month
The GameCube classic returns
This month is another hectic period for the Nintendo Switch, with 11 amazing new games releasing on the platform. Still, that doesn't mean you should overlook what's coming to the 3DS. Nintendo will be releasing its modern classic, Luigi's Mansion, next week in North America. The game was originally released as a launch...
News Professor Layton, Fire Emblem And Castlevania Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Save some hard-earned cash
October's first batch of My Nintendo rewards has arrived in Europe, with the usual splattering of titles across Nintendo 3DS and Wii U being available at discounted prices, as well as a couple of free 3DS themes. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by simply using the required Gold or Platinum My Nintendo...
News Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Is Actually Compatible With All 3DS Systems
As brief as the 3DS showcase was in the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, there were still a number of new announcements. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – a remake of the charming Wii game from 2010 – was one of them. Due out in 2019 for 3DS, all was rosy until a listing on Nintendo’s official website suggested the game would only...
News Yo-Kai Watch 3 Is Finally Headed To Europe And North America This Winter
The next mainline entry
Nintendo has revealed that Yo-kai Watch 3 is headed to both Europe and North America on Nintendo 3DS; Europeans will get their hands on the game "this winter", while a North American release date of 8th February has been confirmed. Yo-kai Watch 3 was originally released in Japan back in 2016 with two separate versions, Sushi...
News Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna DLC Grabs A Spot In The Physical Release Japanese Charts
Switch still leads the console charge
Japanese sales figures are now in for the week of 17th - 23rd September, revealing that the physical version of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - the DLC expansion to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - has narrowly missed out on a place in the top ten chart positions. Of course, seeing a piece of DLC...
News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Re-Enters UK Charts, Two Mario Titles Appear In The Top 10
But Spider-Man still leads the charge
Potentially thanks to a new boost of interest in the franchise after the recent Animal Crossing Switch announcement - and with Isabelle joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster - Animal Crossing: New Leaf has r
Gallery EGX 2018 Was Packed With Switch, Retro And More Than A Little Smash Bros. Ultimate
Watch the edited highlights here!
Last week was EGX 2018, the UK's biggest games show by a long margin. Nintendo had a massive presence on the show floor, erecting a massive screen for regular tournaments and filling a fair amount of square footage with new and upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch. The show took place at the Birmingham NEC, one...
News Nintendo Wins Big At TGS 2018's Japan Game Awards
Both hardware and software acknowledged at Tokyo Game Show
While Nintendo has been increasing their presence at consumer events in Japan - including Kyoto’s Bitsummit indie game show as part of their ”Hello Indie World” campaign - the company has never had an official showing at Japan’s flagship gaming event, the Tokyo Game Show. In 2018,...
News Police Arrest Teacher Who Got His Daughter To Steal "Gameboy DS" From Prize Machine
Learning about the law
Earlier this week, we reported on a man in the US who got his daughter to climb into a Bandai Namco BarBerCut Lite cabinet so she could retrieve a number of Nintendo-themed prizes. At the time, a hostess in a restaurant opposite the machine who saw the entire act said the man ran off with multiple prizes including a "Gameboy...
News The Last Generation 7 Pokémon Zeraora Is Coming To Ultra Sun And Moon Next Month
Complete that Pokédex
The Pokémon Company International has revealed that Zeraora, a mythical Pokémon that just so happens to be the final entry in the Pokédex at present, will soon be made available to western players in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The announcement comes alongside a new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sun &...
News Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit Has Disappointing Launch In Japan, Switch Still Best-Selling Console
Last week's Japanese charts
Figures are in for the Japanese gaming charts, covering the 10th - 16th of September, and Nintendo's major new release of the week - the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit - managed to snag a debut spot at number five. Sales figures show that it failed to reach the lofty heights of the previous Labo designs, however...
News The Minecraft New Nintendo 2DS XL Is Coming To Europe After All, Available Next Month
Nintendo has officially revealed the Minecraft New Nintendo 2DS XL 'Creeper Edition' for Europe. Back in July, this luminous green beauty was confirmed for Japanese buyers alongside new Animal Crossing and Mario Kart bundles, but it was unclear whether or not the system would make it to western shores. Then, late last month, we...
News Get Discounts On Metroid, Mario 64 And Pokémon In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Metroid 3DS theme available too
Another new batch of games has been added to the European version of the My Nintendo site, giving players the chance to spend their hard-earned coins on some lovely games. As usual, this time around sees various titles across both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on offer, with Samus' latest adventure, a classic Mario title,...
Random Father Steals "Gameboy DS" From Prize Machine With Help Of His Daughter
Role model parenting
You know those arcade machines filled with expensive prizes that require you to complete some seemingly impossible task? Well, a man in the US got so sick of trying to beat the odds, he got his own daughter to hop inside his local mall's machine to retrieve all of the goodies on offer. According to Kotaku, the man is now wanted...
Rumour Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Will Apparently Be Exclusive To New Nintendo 3DS
Else stick with the Wii version
One of the highlights of the 3DS showcase during the recent Nintendo Direct was the announcement Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn - a remake of the charming Wii game - would be released in 2019. It'll include new features such as the ability to craft even bigger yarn balls, summon bead-collecting wind, outrun a demon in a new...
News 3DS Remake Of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Arrives Next January
New side story included
The 3DS announcements made during the most recent Nintendo Direct might have been brief, but at least owners of the beloved portable system have something to look forward to in the near future. Following the reveal of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey earlier this year in May, Nintendo's latest...
News Luigi's Mansion On 3DS Will Let You Share The Scares Alongside A Friend
It's dangerous to go alone
Nintendo's latest Direct dished up a few spooky surprises including the announcement Luigi's Mansion 3 was on the way to the Switch in 2019. Later on, we also found out a bit more about the upcoming 3DS release. In Luigi's original outing - returning on 12th October in North America and 19th October in Europe - players...
News Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Unravels On 3DS In 2019
Based on the hit Wii game
Kirby's Epic Yarn from the Wii era is making a comeback. During the latest Nintendo Direct presentation today Nintendo announced Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn for the 3DS family of systems. The game is scheduled for a 2019 release. Players can expect some new features - like the ability to craft even bigger yarn balls, summon...
News Switch Still Dominating Japanese Hardware Charts But PS4 Takes Home The Software Glory
Spider-Man wins the crown
Nintendo's reign over the Japanese charts has been receiving the odd dent or two over the last couple of weeks, with a healthy number of top-tier PlayStation titles wreaking havoc at the top. This week's no different, with a couple of new releases spoiling Nintendo's fun once again. Marvel’s Spider-Man unsurprisingly...
News Nintendo Direct Officially Rescheduled For Tomorrow, Thursday 13th September
The show must go on!
The news you've all been waiting for is here! As we suggested, the recently announced Nintendo Direct has now been officially rescheduled for Thursday 13th September. As you'll no doubt recall, a Nintendo Direct was announced on Wednesday 5th September. Planned to air the following day, this presentation was going to explore...
Video What Can We Hope for and Expect from the Delayed Nintendo Direct?
Final Fantasy for one thing
As with every Nintendo Direct, our minds have been buzzing with possibilities of what games might, may, or must be announced and/or featured. Thanks to some unusually sudden third party gubbins we can be fairly certain of a few things that were planned to be included, and may yet remain in the rescheduled Direct whenever...
Video Yo-Kai Watch Blasters Launches On 3DS Today, Here's A New Trailer To Celebrate
Red Cat Corps & White Dog Squad
Nintendo has shared a new launch trailer to celebrate today's release of Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps & White Dog Squad on Nintendo 3DS. The latest games in the Yo-kai befriending franchise are making a big splash on Nintendo's purely handheld system today, with fans of the series no doubt...
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