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Review Yo-Kai Watch Blasters - A Spin-Off Done Right, Even If We've Had To Wait A While
Blasting makes us feel good
When it comes to most of the best games coming out of Japan, we dedicated Western fans are often left waiting years to finally getting our hands on them. Three years, in fact, when it comes to this particular (and very popular) Yo-Kai Watch spin-off. And considering the series’ third full entry entirely avoided a...
News You Can Now Grab The Legendary Latias And Latios In Pokémon Sun & Moon
The distribution has begun
If you're a diehard Pokémon fan, you'll no doubt be aware that this year has seen a celebration of all things legendary, with proceedings aptly named the 'Year of Legendary Pokémon'. Well, the month of September brings with it another duo of legendary beasts for your collection: Latias and Latios. These fan-favourite...
News Get Up To 50% Off Top Nintendo Select Titles In North America Right Now
Zelda, Animal Crossing, Kirby and more!
The My Nintendo store in North America is offering a large range of discounts at the moment, with a bunch of games from the Nintendo Selects range on offer for up to 50% off. There are a whopping 15 games available this time around, with several of these being up there amongst the 3DS and Wii U's...
News Looks Like The Minecraft: New Nintendo 2DS Creeper Edition Is Coming To Europe
Along with the much-delayed game?
Releasing Minecraft on a popular but ageing New Nintendo 3DS was something of a masterstroke, but the recent news that Japan was getting a New Nintendo 2DS: Creeper Edition left us scratching our heads; surely a global launch was in order? Well, it seems that this may be happening – at least if Nintendo Russia is...
News A Brand New Purple And Silver New Nintendo 2DS XL Is Coming To North America
Nintendo has revealed a brand new addition to the New Nintendo 2DS XL line up. Featuring a purple and silver design, this system will be released in North America next month (no news for European players just yet). Yes, on 28th September, this shiny new 2DS model will become available with the mighty evergreen seller Mario Kart...
News The European My Nintendo Store Is Now Offering A Selection Of Full 3DS Indies For Gold Points
No real cash required
The European My Nintendo website has updated once again, this time offering a small selection of Nintendo 3DS titles in exchange for your precious Gold Points. Described as a "special deal" by Nintendo, these offers are for the full games, rather than the discounts that your points usually buy. If you have enough Gold Points...
News Nintendo Grabbed Every Top Ten Spot In Japanese Charts Last Week, Minecraft On Top
The dominance continues
As has been the case for a while now, Nintendo dominated the Japanese gaming charts once again last week, taking every single top-ten spot and securing 17 of the top 20 chart positions. Last week was Obon in Japan, a traditional custom that has become a major holiday in the region, so no new games were released into the...
News Poor Old Wario Had Just Two Days To Top The NPD Game Charts In July
Now who's laughing?
The new 3DS game WarioWare Gold had just two days to make an impact in NPD's video game sales charts for the month of July. In the end, Wario wasn't even able to make it into the top 20 best-selling games of the month, and on the 3DS chart, placed third behind Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Like Switch sales, digital...
News Luigi's Mansion Will Arrive On 3DS Just In Time For Halloween
Slightly earlier in North America
Poor Luigi, he met his maker in the recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, but it seems he is actually alive and kicking... Not only that - he's even bustin' ghosts to boot! We're really looking forward to getting our hands on the remastered Luigi's Mansion for 3DS; this GameCube launch title is a bit of a...
News Grab Discounts On Classic Pokémon Titles With The Latest North American My Nintendo Rewards
The North American My Nintendo Rewards site has updated with a new batch of discounts for games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This time around, the focus is on Pokémon, Pokémon, and a little bit more Pokémon. The pocket monster theme has been established in celebration of the latest digital distribution taking place in Pokémon...
News Mario, Metroid And Star Fox Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
And those Octopath Traveler case covers
The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards has now gone live in Europe, with a collection of Wii U and 3DS games being offered at a discounted price alongside those lovely Octopath Traveler Switch case covers that were released in the US recently. Here's the full list of games that have been added to the...
News Etrian Odyssey Nexus Announced For Nintendo 3DS In The West, Available February 2019
Dropping the 'X'
Atlus has revealed that Etrian Odyssey Nexus - known as Etrian Odyssey X in Japan - will be heading westward in February next year. The game was released in Japan on 2nd August, acting as the final game of the series on Nintendo 3DS. Atlus has already teased future titles - seemingly coming to Switch - but it's great to see this...
News Original Developer Working On Handheld Versions Of Mighty No. 9 Reveals “Zero Progress” Was Made
Comcept to blame
It’s fairly evident the handheld versions of Mighty No. 9 are stuck in video game development hell. Comcept has not provided an update on these iterations of the game since 2017 - essentially leaving backers in the dark. Following up from its investigation earlier this week, Destructoid has since explained how port specialist...
News Mighty No. 9 Developer Comcept Remains Tight-Lipped About Handheld Releases
Playing the waiting game
Mighty No. 9 by Comcept had a rough development cycle, suffering from a series of delays and then a bumpy launch filled with performance problems and middling reviews. It's safe to say, the game didn't live up to expectations. As a result of these issues, the handheld versions appear to be stuck in limbo. The title was...
News Legendary Pokémon Kyogre And Groudon Sun & Moon Distribution Has Begun
Complete that Pokédex
The 'Year of Legendary Pokémon' celebrations are still going along full steam ahead, and August's distribution is now well underway. This time around, players will be able to get their hands on either Kyogre or Groudon - or both if you have multiple copies of the games. These Hoenn legendary monsters, who first appeared...
News Atlus Releases New Trailer For Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Boxart also revealed
Atlus recently revealed the 3DS title Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth would be released in Japan on 29th November. The reveal was made in a commercial during an episode of the Persona 5 animation. Although there's still no word regarding a western release, more news about the Japanese version is starting to surface...
News Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Will Be Released In Japan On 29th November
Commercial reveals all
Atlus has released a television commercial via YouTube for Persona Q2, revealing the game's full title and Japan launch date. The original clip was shown during an episode of the Persona 5 animation. The game will arrive on 29th November and will be officially titled Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. It will also inc
News Dataminer Uncovers Early Cutscene Frames Within WarioWare Gold Game Files
Wario's hijacked the eShop, Nintendo's Twitter account and even issued his own press release in celebration of WarioWare Gold arriving on the 3DS. Overall, it's been an effective way of reminding everyone games are still actually being released on the system. Now, website Gaming Reinvented reports an equally as naughty...
News Star Fox, Metroid And Fire Emblem Star In The Latest North American My Nintendo Rewards
A whole new wave of My Nintendo rewards have gone live in North America, with discounts available on a nice range of titles featuring some of Nintendo's favourite mascots. As ever, the usual wallpaper and 3DS theme offerings are present, too. Here's a full list of the discounted games available this month: 30% off Bravely...
News The Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo 3DS Games (As Of June 2018)
Nintendo recently shared its latest financial results, providing us with sales-to-date figures for its current hardware and software lineups. We've already seen a list of the Switch's million-selling games, but which games are sitting at the very top of the 3DS pile? Well, just before we share that exciting list, let's explore...
News Super Mario Land And Sushi Striker Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Discounts, wallpapers and themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards have now gone live in Europe, with a small selection of 3DS games - and one Wii U game - being offered at a discounted price alongside a new set of wallpapers and a 3DS theme. Here's the full list of games that have been added to the site today, alongside those all-important...
Rumour Luigi’s Mansion For 3DS Is Out In October, According To Best Buy
A spooky premonition?
With all the games being released on the Nintendo Switch right now, it’s easy to forget the 3DS is still receiving new releases. One game coming to the handheld that hasn’t received as much spotlight as the likes of WarioWare Gold is the remake of the 2001 GameCube launch title, Luigi’s Mansion. Since its initial...
News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Surpasses Wild World In Sales To Become Best-Selling Game In Franchise
That's a lot of Bells
Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS is no longer the best-selling title in the lifestyle simulation series. Despite there being far less 3DS systems in the wild compared to the Nintendo DS, the odds have been defied. As of Nintendo’s latest financial report, Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS has sold 11.78...
News Picross e9 Brings Its Puzzling Gameplay To 3DS Next Month
e9 + S2 = lots of puzzles
Jupiter has announced today that Picross e9 is gearing up for release on Nintendo 3DS. The game is launching in Japan on 8th August with other regions expected to follow shortly after. The news comes just days after the reveal of Picross S2, the second Switch instalment of the franchise which will be hitting the eShop this...
News Nintendo Has Sold 19.67 Million Switch Consoles To Date
With 86.93 million units of software
Nintendo has announced its financial results for the first quarter of the current fiscal year, which covers the period from April through to June 2018. In the report, the company has given sales-to-date figures for its current hardware, as well as data specific to the quarter. As you might imagine, Switch is...
The golden touch
After five years, a new WarioWare is finally upon us. Well, mostly new, anyway. Warioware Gold is a mashup of some of the best microgames the series has had to offer, along with a few new ones. Most 'best of' collections include a creator's hits; those tracks you can't help but play over and over, despite knowing every single...
News 3DS Receives Another Super Stable Update
Despite how insanely successful the Switch has become, Nintendo continues to support the 3DS. The handheld appears to have ongoing support from the Japanese company with games such as WarioWare Gold recently released and regular software updates. Coming off last month’s stability patch, Nintendo has now released another...
News WarioWare Gold Just Squeezes Into UK Top 40 As Crash Bandicoot's Chart Supremacy Continues
The UK is still loving Crash
Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has kept hold of its number one chart position in the UK for a fifth consecutive week. It was a quieter-than-usual week in the UK gaming retail space this week, with a lack of truly major new releases or huge physical sales - like last week's...
News Atlus Teases Next Stage In Etrian Odyssey Series
As we found out in April, Atlus would be releasing Etrian Odyssey X for 3DS in Japan on 2nd August. Billed as the final outing for the 3D portable system, the company has now revealed the series won't be ending any time soon - with the next stage in the dungeon-crawling RPG series receiving a special teaser trailer. The...
News Grab Some Free Games With The Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018 Edition
North America only at present
The My Nintendo website has updated itself once again, bringing along a new batch of rewards for loyal customers. This time around sees a bit of a revamp, with a 'Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018' event taking place. Rather than giving players discounts on select titles, this new initiative is offering up...
News Treasurenauts For 3DS eShop Cancelled, Switch Development Remains On-Track
No longer a viable market
Treasurenauts has been in development for what feels like forever, with both 3DS and Switch versions planned. However, 3DS owners might want to look away now because in the latest Atooi video update, Jools Watsham has revealed the development for that version has been cancelled. His reasoning is pretty sound;...
News Head Of MercurySteam Believes Nintendo And Konami Resurrected Spanish Studio
Spanish-based studio, MercurySteam, is best known for developing Metroid: Samus Returns and also working on Konami's Castlevania series - including the 3DS entry, Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Although the studio’s history has been well docu
News Tingle Was Going To Star In A Horror Game Until It Got Axed And Replaced By Dillon’s Rolling Western
When paths collide
As much as Tingle divides The Legend of Zelda fanbase, the stories he continues to provide the Nintendo community are priceless. During a chat with Kotaku about Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe revealed the quirky fairy hopeful - starting out in Majora’s Mask - was going to be the star of a...
News The Good Old Wii U Lives On As A Virtual Boy Replacement In WarioWare Gold
You can't keep a good console down
Recently, we covered some newly released trailers for the upcoming 3DS release of WarioWare Gold in Japan. Eagle-eyed Twitter user SMWikiOfficial spotted something in the main WarioWare Gold trailer which gave us a good chuckle: This scene is from the 'Gamer' minigame in WarioWare Gold. Fans of the...
Video Japanese WarioWare Gold Trailer Is Four Minutes Of Microgame Insanity
Weird, wacky and wonderful
WarioWare Gold is out next month on the 3DS and in preparation for the release, Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube account has uploaded a new four-minute overview trailer of the game. The recent demo made available on the 3DS eShop at the start of this month allowed players to go hands-on with Wario's latest outing, and this...
News Germany Bans Retailers From Listing Video Game Pre-Orders With Vague Release Dates
A win for consumer rights
There’s currently plenty of commotion regarding micro-transactions in video games, and now a ruling by German courts means vague release dates for pre-orders of video games are no longer allowed. According to Heise, and verified by Eurogamer.de, the ruling came after a local consumer protection group raised the issue...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 14th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's time for the weekend, so that must mean it's also time for this week's Talking Point! Team Nintendo Life has plenty of games on its collective 'to do' list, ranging from retro classics to the usual appearance of mainstays Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. There's also likely to be a fair few...
News Captain Toad And The Legend Of Zelda Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
Does anything take your fancy?
The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards have now gone live in Europe, with an emphasis being given to Captain Toad (no doubt thanks to the recent release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch and 3DS) and The Legend of Zelda - because why not? There are four succulent game discounts on offer in total this...
Review Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (3DS)
So, you CAN teach an old dog U tricks
The Switch version of Captain Toad is a no-brainer. Given that Nintendo’s latest home console (of sorts) is massively more popular than the Wii U was, it’s only logical that Captain Toad would be the latest in a long line of ports aimed at giving some of the Wii U’s brilliant library a second chance at...
News A Huge Selection Of Mario Titles Have Discounts Available In North America Right Now
Mario Kart, Mario Maker, Mario 64, and more
The latest batch of North American My Nintendo rewards went live recently, and there's a whole lot of Mario games for you get your white-gloved hands on. The rewards are actually themed around Toad, thanks to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's upcoming release on Switch and 3DS, with two wallpapers...
News A Free Demo Of WarioWare Gold Is Available To Download Right Now
Game will feature a fully-voiced story
A free demo for WarioWare Gold is now available to download from the European Nintendo 3DS eShop. Coming exclusively to 3DS, WarioWare Gold has players pressing buttons, tilting the system, using the touchscreen, and blowing into the microphone through 300 typically-wacky microgames in what has been described...
News Fantasy Life, Fire Emblem And F-Zero Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Discounts
And lots of Nintendogs
The latest collection of My Nintendo rewards has now gone live in Europe, with lots of games beginning with the letter "F" - and lots of dogs - being present this time around. One highlight, in particular, is Level-5 RPG Fantasy Life, which is seeing a discount for the first time. We enjoyed the 3DS adventure when...
News Nintendo Announces New 2DS XL Minecraft, Mario Kart 7 And Animal Crossing Consoles For Japan
There's life in this system yet
While a great many gamers may have written off the 3DS now the Switch is here, it's vital to remember that it's still very much a part of Nintendo's plans - and the company has reinforced this by announcing a trio of New 2DS XL (or LL as they're known over there) consoles for release in Japan. Launching in the...
News Nintendo Is Considering A Successor To The 3DS According To Its New President
Could the Switch get a friend?
The newly appointed Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa, may have only officially stepped into his position earlier this week, but already he’s been talking to a number of local media outlets in Japan about the direction of the company. Speaking to The Kyoto Shimbun, the president touched on a range of...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 30th)
These are our picks, but what are yours?
It's the weekend once more, which means it's definitely time to start turning on your favourite Nintendo console and catch up on some much-needed gaming time. Team Nintendo Life is doing just that, with everything from some Animal Crossing on 3DS to a brand new MOBA on Switch getting a good workout. Feel free...
News Legendary Pokémon Tornadus And Thundurus Sun & Moon Distribution Begins Next Week
Storm ahead of the competition
The 'Year of Legendary Pokémon' celebrations are still well underway, and details have emerged surrounding next month's offerings. This time around, players will be able to get their hands on either Thundurus or Tornadus - or both if you have multiple copies of the games. The legendary beasts will be available for...
News Yo-Kai Watch Blasters Officially Revealed For Western Release, Arrives This September
Two in one
Nintendo has revealed that Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad will be releasing on Nintendo 3DS in the west this September. Originally released back in 2015 in Japan - under the name Yo-Kai Watch Busters - these games have a focus on four-player co-op, with you and up to...
Video Digital Foundry Praises Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Both Switch And 3DS
But "3DS is the real surprise"
We're just a couple of weeks away from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's new launch on Switch and 3DS, and with the agonising wait slowly fading away with each passing second, Digital Foundry has been putting both versions to the test. These latest ports are interesting and worrying for a number of reasons, mostly...
News Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Appears To Have Removed Its Super Mario 3D World-Inspired Levels
Replaced by the new Mario Odyssey content?
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is steadily getting closer and closer to release on Switch and 3DS, but there appears to be one very strange omission from the original Wii U release. In a hands-on preview of the game, the folks over at NintendoWorldReport have mentioned that th
News Don't Get Too Excited, But We Might Be Getting Another Teddy Together Game
Bear with us on this one
Like a sleeping giant, the Twitter account for Kuma Tomo - known in the west as Teddy Together - has finally emerged from its stuffing-filled slumber after more than three years to tease some big news. The tweet in question marks five years since the original launch of the game in Japan and states that an...
News Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Demo Goes Live On Japanese Switch And 3DS eShops
Update: Now available in other regions, too
Update: The demo has now appeared for both Nintendo Switch and 3DS in Europe and North America, too. Original Story: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now only a handful of weeks away from releasing on Switch and 3DS, hopefully giving our favourite little mushroom man's Wii U...
News 3DS OS Version 11.7.0-40 Is Now Available For Download
Nintendo continues to surprise
With the Nintendo Switch seemingly going from strength to strength in terms of its growth, Nintendo’s dated 3DS seems as though it’s becoming an increasingly smaller part of the company’s near future plans. Even so, Nintendo is a company that loves to surprise its fans with some left field announcements, like the...
News Reggie On The Status Of More Nintendo 3DS Games And Mario Kart Tour
Even more to look forward to this year
Though there was plenty to be excited about during Nintendo’s presentation at E3 this year, the lineup focused exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, ignoring the aging 3DS and the company’s burgeoning mobile offerings. Indeed, it’s been assumed for a while now that the 3DS is on its way out, but Nintendo...
News A New Animal Crossing-Themed 2DS XL Is Coming To Europe Next Month
Still no news of a Switch game...
A brand new Animal Crossing-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL has appeared on the Nintendo UK store, set to be available in Europe next month. The console hasn't received an official announcement from Nintendo just yet, but some details can be found on the Nintendo 3DS Family page of the website. The system is set to...
News Dedicated Handheld Systems Are Still A Key Business Driver For Nintendo
Increases in 3DS and 2DS sales across America
Despite the Switch gaining sales momentum over the past year, it appears the 3DS and 2DS are still turning a profit for Nintendo in America. According to Reggie Fils-Aimé, sales for these systems had an increase of 27 percent at the end of last year when compared to the previous December. ...
News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Include Discounts On "Challenging" Titles
Puzzles and platforms
The latest wave of My Nintendo rewards have now gone live on the European version of the site, and this collection's theme is all about celebrating "challenging" games. There are only four games on offer this time around, all for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, and you can check out the list below. We'd argue that Pullblox may well be...
News Grab Yourself A Bargain In The Big Nintendo E3 2018 Sale
To celebrate the biggest gaming trade fair in the world, E3 - which you no doubt know has been taking place this week - Nintendo is hosting a huge sale across Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U with offers on digital purchases. There are currently two sales taking place, one for North America and one for Europe. We've...
News The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack Is Now Available For Minecraft On 3DS
A different kind of Mario block
Nintendo has announced that the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack is now available for Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition as part of a free update. A friendly partnership between Nintendo, Mojang and Microsoft, this pack includes a whole host of Super Mario-themed characters and environments for you to play with and explore...
News June's European My Nintendo Rewards Include ARMS, Mario, Zelda And More
Celebrating ARMS' one year anniversary
On 16th June 2017, Nintendo's latest bright and bold creation ARMS punched its way onto the Switch, introducing a rather different take on the fighting genre. Now, to celebrate its upcoming anniversary, My Nintendo has released a bunch of ARMS-based rewards alongside the usual game discounts. The ARMS...
Review Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS)
A Place Further Than the Universe
By now, ATLUS’ long-running Shin Megami Tensei series should be a familiar name for 3DS owners; from the Sega Saturn-remake of Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers to Shin Megami Tensei IV and its direct sequel Apocalypse, these darkly stylish, demon-collecting JRPGs have...
News Legendary Shiny Pokémon Zygarde Is Coming To Sun/Moon And Ultra For Free This June
Shine bright like a Zygarde
We're right in the thick of The Year of Legendary Pokémon, and The Pokémon Company has revealed details on the next powerful creature getting the free treatment in Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon. So this summer you can get your hands on a Shiny Zygarde in both versions of the game, each with calibrated stats to suit either...
Review Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers (3DS)
They see me rollin’
It’s been quite a while since we last saw Nintendo’s cool, silent, tough-guy armadillo bounding around the Wild West, but the titular mammal has now made his return to the 3DS in Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, bringing some fancy new tricks along for the ride. His original game Dillon’s Rolling Western was an interesting...
News Grab Yourself Some Free Indie Gems With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
SteamWorld Dig! Runbow! Teslagrad!
A new wave of rewards have been added to the European My Nintendo website, celebrating some of the 3DS and Wii U's best indie titles with free download offers. Of course, by "free" we mean "you'll have to spend some of those Gold Points you've been earning", but these offers do seem pretty tasty to us this time...
News Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong And Super Mario Maker On 3DS Join The European 'Selects' Range
Three great games, with great prices
Buying copies of all your favourite first-party Nintendo games can start to get expensive; usually the company's top titles remain at full price across all stores, holding on to their value for all eternity. It is no surprise then that when games are added to the Nintendo Selects Range, offering the full game for...
News Atlus Insists It Is Still "Hard At Work" On Persona Q2 For Nintendo 3DS
But that's about it
Atlus announced Persona Q2 for the 3DS in August of last year as a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but since then we've heard very little about the new game. Today, Kazuhisa Wada - who is in overall charge of the entire Persona series - told Dengeki magazine that the company is "hard at work" on the sequel...
Feature Waxing Apocalyptic With The Makers Of Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers
A dystopian 'dillo
Remember Dillon, Nintendo's rock-smashing armadillo? Nintendo hasn't forgotten him, and he's poised to return to the 3DS soon. Before that, we had the opportunity to talk about his new adventure with Kensuke Tanabe of Nintendo, the producer on the latest title, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, as well as Risa Tabata, the...
Video Fight For Your Right To Eat Sushi With This New Sushi Striker Story Trailer
Sushi Striker is one of those games which could end up slipping under the radar of many, yet it's shaping up to be quite a experience for puzzle fans. To ensure it doesn't get ignored in the pre-E3 crush, Nintendo has released a story trailer for the title. Set in world where (gasp!) sushi is outlawed, you must step into the shoes...
News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Include Discounts On Kirby And Wave Race 64
Dr. Mario! Advance Wars! BOXBOY!
A collection of new rewards have gone live on the European My Nintendo website, giving fans the chance to spend their hard earned coins on discounts for various Wii U and 3DS titles. This time around sees a celebration of some HAL Laboratory 3DS favourites, a splattering of love for some Doctor-based puzzle...
News Nintendo Plans To Operate "Under A Next-Generation Collective Leadership System"
Big N moving away from a single-leadership setup
In a recent Q&A session with investors - the same one that revealed the company's future plans for 3DS alongside Switch - current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and incoming leader Shuntaro Furukawa have revealed Nintendo will be moving further and further towards a collaborative...
News Nintendo Says 3DS Will Keep Being Sold Unless Switch Becomes A "One-Per-Person System"
Considers 3DS to be an affordable entry-level system
Nintendo has released an investor Q & A following the company's recent financial results briefing, detailing its stance on the current plans for Switch and 3DS consoles. Both Tatsumi Kimishima, the current president of Nintendo, and Shuntaro Furukawa, who will take over as president next...
News Legendary Pokémon Xerneas And Yveltal Distribution Begins Tomorrow
Add them to your game
The Pokémon Company International has announced that Xerneas and Yveltal will be the next legendary Pokémon to feature in the yearlong celebration of the series' mythical creatures. The best part of all this? You can grab both 'mon for your game files in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon. First appearing in...
News Grezzo Is Handling The Luigi’s Mansion Port For 3DS
Nintendo shocked everyone when it announced that it would be bringing Luigi’s Mansion to the 3DS, but the move makes a whole lot of sense given that the game’s sequel saw its debut on the portable. Many assumed that the port would be handled by Next Level Games—the studio behind Metroid Prime: Federation Force and Luigi’s Mansion:...
News Kimishima Says Nintendo Has Plans For The 3DS In 2019 And Beyond
It's not going away any time soon
When the Nintendo Switch launched, it was a foregone conclusion that the Wii U would be axed, but many wondered where the new hybrid would put the 3DS. The now antiquated console has certainly had its time in the sun, and given that the Switch is a technically superior handheld, it seemed likely that the company...
News Switch Sales Top 15 Million As Nintendo Profits See 500% Increase
It's been a very good fiscal year for the Big N
Nintendo just announced its latest financial results, with some incredible Nintendo Switch sales helping drive one of the best years for the company in recent memory. Nintendo increased its forecast to 15 million units by January of this year, and that figure was pretty much bang on the money with 15.5...
News Nintendo Expects To Sell Another 20 Million Switch Consoles This Financial Year
Along with 100 million units of software
Nintendo has said that it expects to shift 20 million Switch systems in the current financial year, which ends in March 2019. The company has issued this bold projection as part of its yearly financial summary, where it confirmed that almost 18 million consoles have been sold since the Switch launched in...
Rumour The Brawling Action Of Yo-Kai Watch Busters Could Be Headed To The West
Is a new 3DS localisation on the horizon?
It was way back in 2015 that we got news that the Yo-Kai Watch franchise was getting another spin-off in the form of Yo-Kai Watch Busters, but sadly the open-world brawler never made its way out of Japan. Well, if a tidbit of information is anything to go by, this 3DS gem could finally be getting localised...
News Nintendo's Online Services Are Down For Russian Users As Officials Block Telegram Messenger
Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor may have gone a tad overboard while complying with court order to block Telegram messenger in the country. In an attempt to block servers used to circumvent the ban, Roskomnadzor blacklisted several million addresses used by Google’s and Amazon’s cloud platforms, thus...
Hands On Welcoming New Neighbors In Story Of Seasons: Trio Of Towns
The more the merrier
About a year ago, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns brought more farm sim action to the 3DS, making several improvements on the original release and carrying on the spirit of Harvest Moon in a meaningful way. We absolutely loved the original release, but there was DLC released only in Japan shortly after launch that notably...
News Etrian Odyssey Is Mapping Out One Final Adventure On Nintendo 3DS
The 3DS isn't dead yet
The Switch may be Nintendo's main focus now but that doesn't mean the 3DS is on the way out - in fact, the console is continuing to get software throughout 2018. Atlus has just confirmed that Etrian Odyssey X will launch on the Nintendo 3DS on August 2nd, with a price of ¥6,998 in Japan. It is being billed as the final...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
The weekend is finally here, so it's time to grab a few precious moments of free time and fire up your favourite Nintendo console for a little R&R. This week, Team Nintendo Life are playing action-RPGs, cutesy detective sims, virtual pinball tables, retro shmups, horror romps and, of course, Splatoon 2. As...
News New Discounts And Strategy Guides Have Gone Live On My Nintendo Rewards In Europe
Mario Galaxy! Kirby! F-Zero!
Love it or hate it, the My Nintendo rewards system is still in full swing, and it has now added a selection of new goodies for European fans to spend their points on including game discounts, a new 3DS theme, and starter strategy guides for some of the Switch's top games. It's worth remembering that you can now spend...
Random Nintendo Fixed One Man's Out Of Warranty, First-Gen 3DS For Next To Nothing
Good ol' Ninty
We've got the consoles and handhelds we've played way too much, used to the point of breaking, that little light of life suddenly blinking out for good. For one man - twitter user Kaboo Factory, to be precise - that piece of hardware was his first-gen 3DS, a humble little handheld that eventually gave out following years of portable...
News Detective Pikachu Has A Much Better Launch In Japan While Kirby Remains On Top
There's still love for Pokémon spin-offs in the East
While Detective Pikachu had a lackluster debut last week in the UK, the 3DS-based spin-off fared far better in Japan with a respectable 42,013 units sold. That puts it in fourth place with Kirby Star Allies performing well enough to hold off two big releases on PS4. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive...
News Dragon Quest XI On Switch Will Arrive "Much Later" Than Other Versions
And there are no plans for a localised port of the 3DS instalment
Finally, it's official! The Unreal Engine 4-powered Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age is coming to the West in 2018! Huzzah! But there's a catch - only the PS4 and PC versions are getting a release in September 2018. A Nintendo Switch port is still on the cards, but according...
Review The Alliance Alive (3DS)
Alive and well
In 2015, Atlus published The Legend of Legacy, a 3DS JRPG produced by a dream team of veteran developers with credits on classics like SaGa, Final Fantasy, and Chrono Trigger. The game was met with mostly positive reviews, but at the time, another game was in development from the same team. This game came to be The Alliance Alive,...
Rumour New Wario Land Trademark Suggests New Instalment Might Be In The Works
Super Wario Odyssey
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we were treated to the shock announcement of a new WarioWare - WarioWare Gold, to be precise - and on 3DS no less. But if a slew of recent trademarks filed by Nintendo are anything to go by, a new Wario Land could well be in the works. Nine trademarks were filed in total,...
News Nintendo's E3 2018 Site Is Now Open For Business
June is closing in fast
E3 is the biggest gaming show on the planet, and is where companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft show off their biggest titles and make their most significant announcements. The show takes place between June 12th and June 14th this year, and Nintendo has just pushed its E3 2018 site live. Details are a...
Review Detective Pikachu (3DS)
A bolt of brilliance
We’re now just over a year into the Switch’s life and, despite knowing that the core Pokémon franchise will make the leap from 3DS to the new hybrid console at some point in the future, we know absolutely nothing about how the series might evolve with the huge system differences. Keeping the Poké-dream alive on the...
Video The Latest Trailer Proves Detective Pikachu Is No Ordinary Pokémon
The 'Chu is on the case
Detective Pikachu - the Nintendo 3DS mashup of crime investigation and talking Pokémon - is a mere 10 days away, so Nintendo has launched yet another trailer to get you in the mood for some portable sleuthing. This one is all about the titular investigator, and gives you a little insight his quirky personality and...
News Witch and Hero 3 Arrives On 3DS eShop In Europe This Week, North America "Very Soon"
Concluding the trilogy
CIRCLE Entertainment has confirmed that Witch and Hero 3 will arrive on the 3DS eShop in Europe on 15th March, with an asking price of €3.99. Concluding the trilogy of releases on 3DS, this retro-style action game shakes the series up slightly with the addition of the ‘Little’ Hero, who joins the Witch and original Hero...
News Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Is Back On Nintendo 3DS With Added Content
"Bowser Jr.’s Journey"
Adding to the seemingly never-ending avalanche of news from yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the presentation revealed that Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey will be arriving on Nintendo 3DS in 2019 - securing a whole other year for the handheld console's life in the process. Mario & Luigi:...
News Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Will Hit Switch And 3DS This June
With the best theme song ever
Yesterday's Nintendo Direct finally revealed the release date for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, which was originally shown off at last year's E3 with the trailer above, and also announced that the game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on the same day. Hitting the console of your choice on 8th June, this game...
News Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers Will Roll Onto Nintendo 3DS This May
They see me rollin'
Yesterday's surprise Nintendo Direct uncovered a pleasing amount of new games, as well as some great new content for those we already know and love. One new title, at least for western audiences, is Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers. Previously announced for Japan, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers sees action meet tower-defence, as Dillon...
News GameCube Classic Luigi's Mansion Rises From The Grave On 3DS This Year
With a new boss rush mode, to boot
GameCube launch title Luigi's Mansion is coming to the 3DS this year, it has been announced. The ghost-busting classic already has a 3DS-exclusive sequel, so it's nice to know we'll get to re-experience the first title on the go as well. The visuals will naturally benefit from 3D effects, but there will also be a...
News WarioWare Gold Is Bringing Minigame Madness To 3DS This August
300 games to play
The WarioWare series is making a glorious return on the Nintendo 3DS, it has been revealed. 300 games will be included in WarioWare Gold, showcasing some favourites and featuring your favourite characters from the zany franchise. It's been a while since we've seen a new WarioWare game, but were you expecting it to come to Switch?...
Watch The European Nintendo Direct Broadcast - Live!
Mario takes the court, but who is joining him?
It's time for some Nintendo Direct action, with a focus on Switch and 3DS games coming in 2018. Expect to see Mario Tennis Aces enter the court, but what else awaits? <liveblog id="nintendo-direct_2018-03-08_eu" tags="#NintendoDirect" video="
Preview Cracking The Case With Detective Pikachu On 3DS
With no solid news as of yet on the Pokémon game(s) destined for Switch, the attention of Pocket Monster fans around the globe will no doubt be falling onto Detective Pikachu, scheduled to release on 3DS later this month. The game, which has already seen a staggered release in Japan, seems to be part of a franchise that the...
News Last Year Was Particularly Good For Pokémon Sales In Europe
It's super effective!
Sometimes it's easy to just think of Pokémon as a very successful video game franchise, with recent releases such as Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on 3DS and Pokémon GO on mobile both performing really well. Of course, the Pokémon franchise is so much more than just video games and today we got an update from...
Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For March And April 2018
And a 3DS release for good measure!
The year may be dashing past at an alarming rate, but it's a great time to be a Switch owner; February saw the release of Bayonetta 2 (with the original Bayonetta included of course) and Payday 2. 2018 may have gotten off to a slow start compared to last year's amazing release schedule, but now we're on a roll...
News Nintendo Is Shutting Down StreetPass Relay Stations In Japan
A passing craze?
StreetPass is one of the coolest elements of the 3DS hardware and was encouraging people to venture outdoors long before Pokemon GO turned up. Sadly, Nintendo chose not to continue the service on Switch, and we're slowly but surely seeing it fade into history as the 3DS winds down. A sign of things come to has just been announced...
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