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News Maldita Castilla Renamed Cursed Castilla, Hits 3DS eShop Next Week
Scratches that Ghouls 'n Ghosts itch perfectly
Locomalito's critically acclaimed 2D platformer Maldita Castilla has been renamed Cursed Castilla for its western 3DS release - which is taking place next week on July 13th. It will cost €11.99 in Europe, with the UK and North American pricing still to be confirmed. A...
Video The Japanese Trailer For Maldita Castilla DX On 3DS Is The Best Thing
"A thousand credits and a slate"
Maldita Castilla DX is coming to the 3DS eShop this year, a fact that fans of Capcom's Ghouls 'n Ghosts should be very happy about - the game is a love letter to the epic adventures of Sir Arthur and boasts gorgeous 2D visuals, excellent music and addictive gameplay. FlyHigh Works is ha
News Sales Data For 2017 Reveals Nintendo Is Killing It In Japan
8 out of the 10 best-sellers are for Nintendo systems
Nintendo has always done well in Japan traditionally; even during the rather dismal Wii U years, the Japanese software and hardware sales charts were dominated by the 3DS. However, with the Switch now available the company is attacking Japanese retail on two fronts, and the latest sales data for...
If any modern system can lay claim to the JRPG throne, it’s the 3DS. In the six-or-so years since Nintendo’s little handheld hit the market, aficionados have been treated to all sorts of adventures new and old, from Dragon Quests and Bravely games to Shin Megami Tenseis galore. That sort of library encourages serious RPG...
News Korean Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Rating Suggests Upcoming 3DS Release
Laying down the law
Capcom has done a pretty decent job of ensuring that fans of the popular Ace Attorney franchise are well-served on 3DS. We've already had Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy,
News Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Confirmed for October Release in Europe
A good time for a virtual harvest?
It's not always easy to keep up with the various iterations, naming rights and games based upon Harvest Moon, but Story of Seasons is indeed a take on the series from key creators, regardless of its brand in the West. The good news for European gamers that have been waiting for the latest in the series is...
News My Nintendo in North America Has Been Updated with New Pikmin Rewards
Remember those awesome Pikmin cartoons?
Though there’s still lots of mystery around what exactly is going on with Pikmin 4 behind closed doors at Nintendo HQ, fans of the series can at least rest easy knowing that the 2D spin-off Hey! Pikmin is only about a month away from seeing a release on the 3DS. Given that Arzest is the studio behind this...
News Kirby’s Blowout Blast Releases in North America on 6th July
Just a week to go
Much akin to how the minigames of Kirby: Triple Deluxe were later given fleshed out standalone releases on the eShops, the minigames of Kirby: Planet Robobot are also getting their own chance at the spotlight. Kirby’s Blowout Blast is particularly notable, however, for being the first game to take the super-tuff pink puff into a...
News Chicken Wiggle Will Cost $15 On The 3DS eShop
"Much thought has gone into the pricing of Chicken Wiggle"
Atooi's Chicken Wiggle is nearing release, and Jools Watsham has now revealed what the game will cost once it hits the 3DS eShop. Watsham had previously stated that Chicken Wiggle would cost $10, but since then he's been adding loads more content to the game and feels that a price...
Hardware New Nintendo 2DS XL Review
2D or not 2D? That is the question
The 3DS is the handheld console that simply refuses to step into the shadows. With the Switch arriving on the scene blessed with the ability to host both portable and domestic gameplay, many assumed that Nintendo would put its existing handheld system out to pasture, but the Kyoto giant has done the exact opposite;...
News Extra Nintendo Switch Stock Drives Game Sales in UK, as Ever Oasis Struggles on Debut
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild move back up
The UK chart results are out and bring mixed news from a Nintendo perspective. While two big hits got a boost in sales courtesy of "renewed stock" - which likely relates to the Switch hardware getting some fresh units last week - a new 3DS arrival struggled. To start with the good news,...
Happily Ever After
Ever Oasis might be a new IP, but it comes from a long and storied pedigree: the brainchild of Secret of Mana creator Koichi Ishii, and developed by Grezzo (of the 3DS Zelda remakes and StreetPass Garden/Flower Town fame), while it certainly reflects the influence of its creators’ earlier works, as a full package it feels fresh...
Feature Puzzling Over Dragons with GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita
On puzzles, dragons, Switch support, and (not) beating Breath of the Wild
As one of the most successful — and addictive — mobile match-threes of all time, GungHo Online Entertainment’s Puzzle & Dragons needs no introduction. Lighting up smartphones from Japan to Europe, North America and beyond, it’s also made quite a splash on...
Feature The (Sadly Fictional) Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch Fighter Ballot - Results!
Y’all pulled through
Back in May we launched our very own “fighter ballot” to hopefully gain some excitement for the possible E3 announcement of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Unless you completely missed all-things E3 2017, you'll know that this sadly never happened. Nevertheless, you all voted by the thousands – 13,824 to be exact...
Feature Quizzing Akihiro Hino on Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
Passing the torch to a new generation
After a hiatus of a few years, the Professor Layton series is finally being resurrected - albeit with a twist - this year with Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. Starring Katrielle Layton — daughter of the famed professor — this one promises to bring more brain bending...
News The Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition Looks Fabulous
Really, just look at it
Earlier today Nintendo of Europe sent out a press release with details on upcoming 3DS titles, and we covered a couple of new details. One section that caught our eye that we didn't cover initially related to the Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition, which sounds like a super-charged version of the special edition...
News Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Due This Fall in North America
That's one puzzle solved
It's been too long since we last had a Professor Layton game, and though that era in the series has passed we do have Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy to look forward to. The good news is that it's not too far away, with Nintendo of America confirming that it'll arrive in the region...
News Monster Hunter Stories Will Roar Onto 3DS in Europe on 8th September
The wait will finally end
Capcom and the Monster Hunter series are touchy subjects right now for Nintendo fans, but there is now a firm release date for the next 3DS title in the IP in Europe. As part of a press release outlining 3DS titles coming this year, Nintendo of Europe confirmed a release date of 8th September for Monster Hunter Stories;...
Video Unboxing and Testing the New Nintendo 2DS XL
An XL in a tiny box
The 3DS 'family' of systems has life in it yet, which is perhaps best typified by the upcoming release of the New Nintendo 2DS XL, a system designed to fit into the market between the low-priced 2DS and the more 'premium' New 3DS XL. We've been looking at the orange and white version once again, so below our video man Alex does...
First Impressions Showing our Hand in Culdcept Revolt on Nintendo 3DS
Of dice and decks
Of all the games we got to try out at E3 this year, one stood out as having perhaps the least likely origin story: Culdcept Revolt. This 3DS title, published by Nintendo in Japan but brought Westward by NIS America, is the latest game in a series that started with a Japan-exclusive game for the Sega Saturn. Combining board game...
News Yoshio Sakamoto on the Development of Metroid: Samus Returns
"I’m working on other titles outside of Metroid, of course"
It was already quite a shock announcement for Nintendo to finally reveal that Metroid Prime 4 is currently being developed, but very few would’ve ever called the follow up announcement that was made in a later Treehouse stream in which Metroid: Samus Returns was revealed. Yoshio...
Talking Point What Social Media Told Us About Nintendo at E3 2017
Mario and a logo led the way for the big N
E3 is already drifting into the distant past, by internet standards, as hype deflates and is replaced by real life. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all gave the event a solid effort, arguably, with some notable reveals and plenty of online streams to keep gamers' attention. Some of the biggest third-party...
Feature Ever Oasis Producer Koichi Ishii On Evolving from Classics Like Secret of Mana
A game where "players can grow and think about what they can do" for others
The 3DS has been a home for a high number of excellent RPG and adventure games, with those small screens absorbing our attention and taking us into fantastical worlds. The DS had a similar heritage, as the combination of Nintendo portable hardware and sizeable, intriguing...
News Nintendo Direct for Dragon Quest XI Confirmed for Japan This Week
Bringing the heat
It's time to work on our Japanese, because Nintendo Japan has confirmed a Dragon Quest XI Direct for this week. This is likely to promote the upcoming July release of the 3DS version, though naturally plenty will want to see what's happening with the Switch version. You can see the tweet and times below. To translate for you,...
Editorial Nintendo Went Its Own Way at E3 2017, and It Mostly Worked
Confounds with surprises and quality, but also missing details
Well, E3 has gone for another year, and it was very much a continuation of the norm. The various press conferences and presentations were the usual mix of exciting games, impressive showcases and some PR bluster. I thought there were some solid efforts from third-parties, with Ubisoft...
News Nintendo Infographic Outlines Switch and 3DS Games for 2017
Draw up those wishlists
Now that the dust has settled following E3, Nintendo fans can take stock and assess which games they're planning to pick up for Switch and 3DS. The big N, for its part, is happy to help us make those plans. The Nintendo of America Twitter account has posted an infographic showing some of the major releases on the way this...
News Creator Of Cancelled Metroid Fan Game AM2R Is Looking Forward To Samus Returns
"I’m sure it’ll be epic"
The announcement of Metroid: Samus Returns caused quite a stir at E3, and goes some way to explaining why Nintendo was so heavy-handed with a promising fan-made Metroid tribute a short time ago. AM2R was created by DoctorM64 and, like Samus Returns, sought to remaster the Game Boy outing Metroid II: Return of Samus. The...
First Impressions Leaving Crumbs And Felling FOEs In Etrian Odyssey V On 3DS
E3's other Odyssey
ATLUS’ booth at E3 this year was packed full of 3DS RPG goodies, with marquees advertising Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, and Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth. Of those heavy hitters, only Etrian Odyssey was playable, but having immensely enjoyed previous entries in the series,...
News MercurySteam Elaborates On How It Came To Work On Metroid: Samus Returns
Hang on, we thought the rumour was "b******t"?
MercurySteam is working with Nintendo on Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS, arguably one of E3 2017's biggest (and most pleasant) surprises. What makes the game such a shock is that back in 2015, we reported on a rumour that the Spanish studio had pitched a 3DS Metroid to Nintendo, a claim which was...
News Mighty No. 9 Dev Comcept Acquired By Level-5, 3DS Version Is Still Coming
"The possibilities are limitless here"
Mighty No. 9 studio Comcept has been acquired by Level-5 - custodians of the Professor Layton and Yo-Kai Watch franchises - to create a new company named Level-5 Comcept. This will be an entirely new studio built upon the foundations of Comcept’s existing staff, which currently consists of about 15...
News Nintendo Reveals Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for 3DS
Quirky puzzle-action game due in 2018
Nintendo saved a rather quirky reveal for day two of E3, with the Treehouse team unveiling Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for the 3DS; it's from the team behind NES Remix and is due in 2018. The basic concept is that of a puzzle-action game, as you take on an AI opponent to match plates...
Video Producer Yoshio Sakamoto Dives Deep Into Metroid: Samus Returns On 3DS
Info on abilities, attacks and much more besides
Yesterday, Nintendo dropped the bombshell that it was working on not one but two Metroid games: Metroid Prime 4 on Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS, with the latter being a remake of the classic Game Boy release Metroid II: Return of Samus. The 3DS outing is due for launch this year, giving...
Feature The Big Nintendo Summary From E3 2017 - Day One
There's a lot to get through
Nintendo, as is the norm, waited until just before the E3 doors opened before kicking off its announcements and events. There was a 25 minute showcase followed by extensive Nintendo Treehouse demonstrations and reveals, and then the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational to wrap things up. There were surprises, not just...
News Metroid: Samus Returns Resurrects Game Boy Classic "In A Completely New Way", Says MercurySteam
"It has been very exciting" adds Yoshio Sakamoto
One of the biggest surprises of Nintendo's first day at E3 was the announcement of Metroid: Samus Returns, a remake of the Game Boy title Metroid II. The game was shown off during the company's Treehouse segment and is being developed by Spanish studio MercurySteam, the same team responsible...
Poll What Did You Think of Nintendo's Big Switch and 3DS Reveals at E3 on Day One?
Mario! Metroid! Yoshi! Kirby! More!
The first day of E3 is done, and Nintendo went all in with a full schedule that consisted of the Spotlight broadcast, Treehouse demonstrations and the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational. We've already put together an article with all of the relevant videos, and you can also check out our E3 2017 hub page...
Feature The Nintendo Spotlight, Treehouse and Splatoon 2 Invitational Footage from E3 - Day One
That's a lot of video
It's been a thrilling first day for Nintendo fans at E3. Not only did Nintendo pack a solid number of reveals and details into its Spotlight broadcast, but it delivered some seriously powerful 3DS reveals in its Treehouse sessions - with Metroid: Samus Returns being a standout. There were lots of amiibo and demonstrations, with...
News Nintendo of America Launches E3 2017 eShop Discounts
Up to 50% off Wii U and 3DS games
With E3 now well and truly underway, Nintendo of America has launched a special E3 2017 eShop sale, with various discounts across Wii U and 3DS. Unfortunately there's no equivalent European sale at present. Let's get to the details, shall we? Wii U eShop discounts Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - $41.99 / (normally...
News Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Revealed for 3DS at E3
The leaked listing was real
Quite a while ago a leaked 3DS eShop listing outed a re-release of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and it's now been revealed during the Nintendo Treehouse stream at E3 2017. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions will arrive on 6th October. You can see a trailer below, which shows the + Bowser's...
News Remake of Metroid II, Metroid: Samus Returns, Announced for 3DS at E3
Reggie: "I have a nice little surprise"
Hold onto your arm cannons. Today Nintendo announced that a remake / reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus is coming to the 3DS later this year. During the Nintendo Treehouse live stream, President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé took the mic to say, "I have a nice little suprise". ...
Feature What We Expect from the Nintendo Spotlight and Treehouse at E3 2017
Time to Switch it up
E3 2017 is well and truly underway, with Microsoft, Sony and a range of third-parties having made their pitches to the gaming public. As is now standard Nintendo is saving its show for the opening of the expo, this year in the form of a 25 minute 'Spotlight' followed by more reveals, demonstrations and Invitational events from...
Talking Point Five Key Areas Nintendo Must Get Right at E3 2017
A chance to set the tone
E3 is starting to pick up momentum with Microsoft, EA and Bethesda among the big names to have made their pitch so far. Like every other year the reactions have been mixed - there have been some positive reveals and there have also been cringe-worthy moments. So far we've only seen a couple of glimpses of Nintendo content,...
News Pictlogica Final Fantasy Is Picross With Chocobos, And It's Coming To 3DS
, Going free-to-play on 3DS in Japan next month
Square Enix is bringing its Picross-style title Pictlogica Final Fantasy to the Nintendo 3DS as a free-to-play release, it has been revealed. It's based on the smartphone version of the game, which was released in Japan in 2015. There are more than 300 puzzles to beat and 160 characters are...
News Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates Brings Base Building And Army Creation To 3DS
Hits Japan later this year
Spike Chunsoft has just released new details for the next game in the Attack on Titan series, which is of course based on the popular comic, TV and movie franchise. Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates is billed as a “3D manoeuvre action” game and will boast a story mode which runs alongside season two of...
Feature Our Nintendo Hopes and Dreams for E3 2017
Hey, wishlists don't have to be realistic
E3 is upon us, in fact the EA Play event is kicking off the festivities shortly after this article is published. Ahead is a week of madness - reveals, excitement, hype, and potentially confusing and disillusionment. If it's a typical E3 all of those emotions will feature. Ahead of the event some of our news...
Poll Are You Excited About Nintendo at E3 2017?
Switching it up
As E3 looms there's a sense that it's no longer the indispensable behemoth it once was, the central point of the gaming year. Even so, it's still a big deal, as media and fan interest ramps up and gaming companies flood into Los Angeles to flaunt their wares. Nintendo, and some third-parties making games for its systems, are among...
Video Get Ready For The Launch Of Ever Oasis With This Lovely Trailer
Roll with it
To celebrate the release of Ever Oasis on 23rd June for the 3DS, Nintendo has put together a charming overview trailer to get you excited. This new game from Koichi Ishii, the renowned creator of the acclaimed Mana series of RPGs, will bring its own twist to the genre. Below is part of the press release. Ever Oasis is...
Guide Nintendo E3 2017 Press Conference Schedule
Mario, Switch, 3DS, Invitationals and more
Well, E3 has crept up rather quickly, hasn't it? The expo is due to run from 13th to 15th June but, as veterans of the LA show will know, that's only the beginning. A lot of companies will be broadcasting showcases and live press conferences before the doors are even open, and then there'll be live streams...
News Deep Silver Bringing Etrian Odyssey V, Radiant Historia Perfect: Chronology And SMT: Strange Journey Redux To Europe
Both physical and digital versions
Following the welcome news that Atlus is localising Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology And Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux in North America, publisher Deep Silver has confirmed that it will be bringing the trio of titles to European shores. It has also revealed...
News Here's The Free Gift My Nintendo Members Get During The Summer Of Play 2017 Tour
Nintendo has announced the mystery free item it will be giving away on its North American Summer of Play Tour. At each venue you'll be able to get your hands on Nintendo software as well as a free metal water bottle. Woo, we think? On top of all the fun and games, there’s an added bonus for My Nintendo members! Check...
Video Get a Good Look at Hey! Pikmin in this Overview Trailer
Check out plenty of gameplay and amiibo features
Hey! Pikmin, so far, doesn't seem to be generated a huge amount of buzz ahead of its July release. Developed by Arzest, this portable spin-off - tellingly not called Pikmin 4 - adopts a 2D approach to the exploration, puzzle solving and combat for which the series is known. We remained sort of on the...
News Go On A Mystery Journey To Find The Layton Café At E3 This Year
Grab a selfie with Hershel and Katrielle
If you are lucky enough to be attending E3 next week in Los Angeles, then why not take part in a Professor Layton themed mystery adventure, which the lovely folks at LEVEL-5 have prepared in order to celebrate the arrival of Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy later this...
Feature Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - What We Know So Far...
The Pokémon Direct has passed, and it brought us three announcements: Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Gold and Silver for the Virtual Console and - the most notable one of the trio - the new main series Pokémon arrivals, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on 3DS. So, what do we know about these up
News Two More Classic Japanese Cartoons Come To The 3DS Anime Channel
Say hello to The Legend of Zorro and Robin Hood
Nintendo UK has confirmed that two more classic anime series are now available for viewing via the 3DS Anime Channel. The Legend of Zorro - known in Japan as Kaiketsu Zorro - originally aired in 1996 and, as the title suggests, is an animated take on Johnston McCulley's famous hero. Robin...
News Etrian Odyssey V And SMT: Strange Journey Redux Confirmed For Western 3DS Release
More RPG goodness for your 3DS
In the early hours of this morning we brought you the news that Atlus was localising Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the Nintendo 3DS, with an "early 2018" release on the cards. The good tidings don't end there, however. We've now discovered that Atlus is also bringing Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the
News Atlus Is Bringing Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology to the West in 2018
It’s about time
A few months ago, Famitsu revealed that Atlus would be doing a 3DS remake of Radiant Historia, a 2011 RPG on the DS that flew under a lot of radars. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology aims to add new story content and better visuals to the game, while also no doubt also attempting to drum up interest in a possible sequel. It...
News Pokémon Company Press Site Lists Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon For Switch As Well As 3DS
Update: The Pokémon Company has shared a message on this topic, declaring the rapidly adjusted listing as a 'clerical error'. We would like to address rumours based on a clerical error on the Pokémon press site; Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS family of systems and are not due for...
News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Confirmed for 17th November Release on 3DS
A simulaneous global release
The Pokémon Company has completed its Pokémon Direct, and had a few surprises in its reveals. The only main series Pokémon games this year will be on the 3DS, with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon arriving on 17th November; it'll be a simultaneous global release. It was revealed initially at the end of the trailer...
News Pokémon Gold And Silver Are Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console
Boot up the classics
During today's Pokémon Direct it was revealed that classic entries Pokémon Gold And Silver will be coming to the 3DS Virtual Console later this year. Both titles will be compatible with Pokémon Bank, and will launch on 22nd September. Originally released on the Game Boy Color these games hit Japan in 1999, with the...
News The Pokémon Company Posts Net Profit 26 Times Bigger Than Last Year
$143.3 million, up from US$5.6 million
With Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon hitting the market in 2016, this fiscal year was always going to be a big one for The Pokémon Company. However, a recent disclosure from the firm reveals the incredible impact these games have had - net profit has increased a staggering 26...
News Capcom Kicks Off a Massive Sale on the North American Wii U and 3DS eShops
Mega Man! Monster Hunter! DuckTales!
Though Nintendo made many large strides with the eShop on the 3DS and Wii U compared to the DSi and Wii digital storefronts, and one such improvement it made was the introduction of sales. While the sales were rarely (if ever) comparable to the flash sales that often pop up on Steam and PSN, they still could be...
News Ultra Street Fighter II Debuts at Third in Japanese Charts as Switch Leads Hardware
New 3DS LL still selling well, too
It's Media Create charts time, once again, giving us some insight into what's hot and not in the Japanese market. This week's results brought a handful of new releases, while hardware sales stayed relatively solid. Kicking off with software, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is a newcomer on PS4 that took top spot,...
News Natsume Confirms Two River City Games for 3DS This Year
Knights of Justice and Rival Showdown
Earlier this week Natsume confirmed that River City: Knights of Justice is coming to 3DS in the West; now we have a release window for that game and news of another entry in the series due this year. First off, Knights of Justice will be a 3DS eShop release and is due in the summer - some PR spiel and one of...
News Ever Oasis Will Be Receiving a Demo on the eShop
For all of you that are still on the fence
With the Switch frequently dominating headlines, it can be easy to forget that Nintendo is still fully backing the 3DS with new software. One upcoming game which seems to be getting a little less attention than it maybe should be is that of Ever Oasis, a new Zelda-like RPG from Grezzo. We got a chance to...
News Natsume Teases Western Release Of River City Spin-Off Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki
Update: Natsume confirms the news
Update: Natsume has confirmed that the game is coming to the west as River City: Knights of Justice, and that it will be a 3DS eShop exclusive. It would seem that the Japanese setting will be switched for a European setting. Original story: Natsume appears to be teasing a western release for the 3DS...
News Square Enix Silent On Switch Dragon Quest XI Due To "Adult Circumstances"
Your guess is as good as ours
Dragon Quest XI will be hitting the PS4 and 3DS on July 29th in Japan, but Square Enix is acting like the Switch version doesn't exist - despite the fact that series creator Yuji Horii has
News Official Website Shares More Details On Ever Oasis
Uncover the mysteries...
Ever Oasis, the highly anticipated action-adventure RPG from Japanese developer Grezzo, has started to take shape courtesy of the updated website for the game. The official Nintendo site gives various details surrounding the story, battle mechanics and more. A gallery of new screenshots are also found on the
Review Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (3DS)
Crack crack crack the egg into the bowl
Of all the heroes of the DS’ Touch Generations era, Office Create’s Cooking Mama has been one of the most enduring — and prolific. Starting out from her humble beginnings as a short-order chef, using quick WarioWare-style touchscreen minigames to simulate the in-kitchen experience, she’s expanded...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Are Still On Top in Japan
Modest sales all around
The Media Create charts for Japan have rolled out as always, and for the second week running show a quiet retail scene at present in the country. Starting with software we still have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in first place, finishing comfortably ahead of the evergreen Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) and The Legend of Zelda:...
News Farming Simulator 18 is Cropping Up on 3DS This June
Developer GIANTS Software has today announced that Farming Simulator 18 will be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS this Summer. The new gameplay trailer released on the company's YouTube page shows off the main premise of the game as you immerse yourself in a "new, engaging Southern US environment, harvesting wheat, canola, corn,...
News Confidence in Nintendo Grows as Share Value Surpasses Previous Pokémon GO Peak
The highest it's been in over 5 years
Many will recall that, when Pokémon GO went viral last Summer it led to an extraordinary spike in Nintendo's share value; though it was partly irrational, even after the inevitable fallback and decline Nintendo was still left with a significantly higher company value than before the app's launch. Although...
News Nintendo of America Confirms 'Summer of Play' Tour of Switch and 3DS Games
"The tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon", says Bowser
Nintendo of America has done a solid job, in recent years, of showcasing various games at expos and at its own special events. Part of this has been summer tours, and now NOA has outlined an upcoming Summer of Play tour that'll go around 13 different venues through June to...
News Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Enjoys a Reasonable Debut in UK Charts
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains the best performer on Switch
Nintendo had a major new release in the UK charts this week, albeit serving as a reminder that Switch isn't the company's only current-gen hardware. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia arrived on 3DS and has landed at 5th place in the all-format chart - multiplatform title Injustice...
News Nintendo's Response To Blind Rhythm Heaven Fan Will Warm Even The Coldest Of Hearts
"I will always support you, Nintendo"
Japanese boy Hibiki Sakai was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes at the age of one and a half, and following the surgical procedures necessary to save his life has been completely blind since the age of two. That hasn't stopped him indulging in many passions; he's a talented drummer and, like many...
Video Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass Gets Its Own Trailer
New dungeons, maps and prequel stories
A new trailer showcasing the season pass for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been uploaded to Nintendo's YouTube channel. The expansion gives players the opportunity to discover prequel stories, explore more dungeons, battle in new maps and ascend to new classes. Purchasing the season pass...
News Mighty Gunvolt Burst Has Been Revealed for Switch and 3DS
8-bit fans rejoice
Back when Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt first launched on the eShop, there was a little game called Mighty Gunvolt that was handed out for free to anyone who purchased the game within a certain period. Mighty Gunvolt acted as something of an 8-bit demake of Azure Striker Gunvolt, featuring run ‘n’ gun gameplay that...
Video This Culdcept Revolt Overview Covers Card Types, Online Play And Story
It's in the cards
Culdcept Revolt is coming to the Nintendo 3DS later this year, and NIS America is doing its level best to educate potential players on how the game actually works. A short time ago we covered the opening of the game's official site which ran down the basic rules, and now NIS America has released a video which gives you a full...
News Sinking Keiji Inafune’s Kaio: King of Pirates Cost Marvelous $3.8 Million Dollars
Glug glug glug
Those of you with good memories will no doubt recall Kaio: King of Pirates. The brainchild of former Capcom staffer Keiji Inafune, this 3DS action title was announced in 2011 and was supposed to the hit the console in the following year. Jointly developed by Comcept and Intercept, Inafune's new studios, Kaio was picked up for...
News Pokémon Sun and Moon Version 1.2 Is Now Available for Download
Squashing more of those pesky Bug-types
After the record breaking launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, it seems that hype for the series has slowly died down somewhat as everyone holds their breath waiting for the next big Pokémon announcement. When Game Freak inevitably follows up on Sun and Moon—the name Pokémon Stars has been thrown around a...
Review Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)
Alms for the War
Nintendo has a habit of switching things up in sequels, and especially in the NES days that tendency resulted in some gloriously divergent sophomore installments. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link famously swapped overhead adventuring for side-scrolling action, Super Mario Bros. 2 (in the West, at least) exchanged running-and-jumping...
News Abylight Has Just Submitted The 3DS Port Of Maldita Castilla EX To Nintendo
"About 120MB of epic code & retro fun for your Nintendo 3DS!"
Juan Antonio Becerra - better known as Locomalito - has created some amazing indie games in his time, and Maldita Castilla is perhaps the best-known. Inspired by Capcom's Ghouls 'n Ghosts and set in medieval Spain, this action platformer has already thrilled PC players with...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Stays on the Podium in UK Charts
It's a bronze cup this time
After its launch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gave Nintendo its first UK number one game in over five years, a somewhat staggering statistic. Pleasingly it then held off a major fresh release - Prey - to stay in top spot for a second week, showing that there's plenty of appetite for the bulked up re-release. It hasn't been...
Video Get Warmed Up for Ever Oasis With This Overview Trailer
Monsters, desert, chaos, you know the drill
Ever Oasis is shaping up to be an intriguing release on the 3DS - developed by Grezzo (a talented and reliable studio with credits including the Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask 3D re-releases) it is making positive impressions ahead of its 23rd June release. We recently gave it a whirl and were impressed...
Talking Point Nintendo Sets the Scene for Mario and the Switch at E3
A return to form?
Nintendo's last two years at E3 are perhaps best described as being 'mixed'. Though there was an appreciation for the Star Fox puppets in 2015 - which sadly represented the last E3 appearance of Satoru Iwata, who provided voice acting - the actual announcements generated some controversy and dissent online. High profile examples...
News Familiarise Yourself With The Rules Of Culdcept Revolt Before It Arrives On 3DS This August
Board of games?
As Nintendo is so fond of telling us, the 3DS isn't dead yet. There are a host of new games coming to the best-selling handheld this year, one of which is Culdcept Revolt, a turn-based strategy title which plays like your typical board game, complete with dice throws and special tiles to land on. Given that Culdcept Revolt is a...
News Nintendo Badge Arcade Receives Its Last Set of Badges in Japan Later This Month
Is the arcade closing soon?
Nintendo Badge Arcade was a quirky late addition to the 3DS eShop, capitalizing on the new possibilities of the update which added in themes. The idea of decking out one’s home screen with a series of decorative badges was a strange one, but it could become surprisingly gripping. Though it took a bit longer to arrive in...
Poll Are You Excited About Nintendo's E3 2017 Plans?
Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Treehouse and a bit of 3DS
Nintendo today confirmed its plans for E3 2017, and they show the company returning almost to the formula used prior to 2016's scaled back attendance. There'll be a live streamed video presentation - the 'Nintendo Spotlight' - to kick off festiv
News Nintendo Confirms Its Plans for E3 2017, Including Playable 'Sandbox-Style' Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 presentation to kick off the show
Nintendo has confirmed its plans for E3 2017, which will include the first public playable build of the 'sandbox-style' Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch, a Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 presentation to start the show, tournaments with ARMS and Splatoon 2 and three full days of...
First Impressions Exploring a New Land in Ever Oasis on 3DS
A nice little spot in the shade
Recently Nintendo hosted events in London and New York City, and we were fortunate enough to attend and grab a little bit of time with one of the 3DS’s lesser-hyped upcoming titles, Ever Oasis. For a game that launches in just over a month, we’ve heard and seen surprisingly little of Grezzo’s first independent...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Stay on Top in Japan
Switch and 3DS games lock out top 9 in software chart
Last week we saw a strong debut for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Japan, which in turn boosted Nintendo Switch hardware sales. The latest results from Media Create are now out and provide some interesting updates on what's hot and what's not in the country. The software charts lack any big...
News Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Gets New Trailer Ahead of June EU Release
Sometimes localisation to Europe can drag out a little longer than we'd like, but Harvest Moon: Skytree Village has almost arrived. Released by Natsume in North America in 2016, this '20th Anniversary' entry in the series was picked up by Rising Star Games for the EU and has evidently almost crossed the line. Now given a firm release...
News Kirby: Planet Robobot Toys Arriving in Japan this June
Parasol mode enabled
A set of four Kirby toys are arriving in Japan this June, based off designs in Kirby: Planet Robobot. The 3DS outing has Kirby wielding colossal mech suits as he attempts to stop aliens from mechanising the world of Pop Star. Takara Tomy Arts will be distributing toys based off the game through Gacha machines throughout the...
Hands On Hey! Read These Hey! Pikmin Impressions
This week - in New York City - Nintendo invited us to play Hey! Pikmin, the first title in the series developed outside of Nintendo's internal teams. Hey! Pikmin is being developed by Arzest, the studio behind Yoshi's New Island, which failed to make a big splash with 3DS owners. Hey! Pikmin takes a totally new approach with the...
News Famitsu Charts Show Strong Debut for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Japan
Boosts Nintendo Switch hardware sales, too
We've been awaiting the usual Media Create Japanese chart results, but due to Golden Week in Japan the data hasn't been forthcoming as yet. As we've had requests for what information is available, we've picked up the Famitsu magazine charts from earlier in the week to tide us over. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,...
Feature Coming Up With The Perfect Recipe In Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop
We talk to the game's producer, Tomoaki Matsui
Though the Switch is rapidly becoming the top dog in the Nintendo ecosystem, the 3DS still has plenty of life in it yet with some new hardware and a surprisingly lengthy lineup of games to come over the next several months. One such game is Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop, the latest entry in the long-running...
Deals You Can Now Preorder The New Nintendo 2DS XL In The UK
But which colour should you pick?
If you've been anxiously waiting to slam down a preorder for a New Nintendo 2DS XL, then here is your chance. You can now reserve both the delightful Black and Turquoise and equally nice White and Orange model for the reasonable sum of £129.99 over
Talking Point Weighing Up the Logic Behind the New Nintendo 2DS XL
Final hurrah or testing the waters?
A funny thing happened with an article we wrote regarding comments from Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils Aime on the reasoning behind the New Nintendo 2DS XL. Our 'tagline' was from his TIME interview - ""Boy, I wish there was something in between", a snippet that reflected Nintendo's claim that it's a...
News Nintendo Outlines Pricing and Details for DLC in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Season pass costs more than the game
Considering the high marks set by Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates, we have high hopes for the re-imagining / remaster of Fire Emblem Gaiden - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It'll offer some different gameplay approaches to the recent 'main' 3DS entries, all within that familiar art style...
News Reggie Explains the Reasoning Behind the New 2DS XL
"Boy, I wish there was something in between."
We'll have to admit, when the announcement for the New 2DS XL came through, we had to double check our calendars to make sure it wasn't April 1st. After the massively successful launch of the Nintendo Switch, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the 3DS would slowly but surely be put out to pasture,...
News Nintendo Highlights Recent 3DS Success and Talks of 'Flexible' Hardware Lifecycles
"Our product lifecycles are not going to last for a set number of years"
When Nintendo unveiled the New Nintendo 2DS XL last week, it was somewhat surprising. The question many are grappling with is whether it's a sign of intent to take the 3DS into 2018 as a notable part of the market, or simply part of the strategy for a last hurrah to earn this...
News Nintendo States That Support for the 3DS Family of Systems Remains Strong
More games coming following reveal of New 2DS XL
Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé recently spoke with IGN regarding the company's continued support of the Nintendo 3DS line. As we've seen in the recent Nintendo financial briefing the 3DS continues to do well, so it's only natural to see the big N continue to support rather...
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