Wednesday27th Sep 2017
Like a super slow-mo XXXXXY combo
Fire Emblem Warriors isn't far away, which will bring high-tempo minion slaughter / fort capturing to the franchise. Considering the general fun to be had in Hyrule Warriors there's plenty to be optimistic about, especially as Fire Emblem is an IP particularly well suited to the Warriors template. Nintendo has...
Monday25th Sep 2017
Get a bridal costume for Lucina, too
The Warriors series of games is never short of DLC, and Hyrule Warriors was no different on Wii U and 3DS. Now Fire Emblem Warriors is in line for a fair amount of extra content, and Nintendo of America and Europe has followed on from Koei Tecmo's Japanese website in providing some pricing and release timings. A...
Thursday21st Sep 2017
Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Thimbleweed Park! More!
It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in Europe, and there are varied options to contemplate. The Switch has two retail titles and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U doesn't completely miss out;...
Friday15th Sep 2017
Yesterday during the latest Nintendo Direct we found out Minecraft would be released exclusively on the New Nintendo 3DS. Since then, it has been clarified the closet equivalent to Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is the 0.15.4 build of Minecraf
Thursday14th Sep 2017
Metroid: Samus Returns! NBA 2K18! Quest of Dungeons! Much more!
It's been a busy week learning about games due in the next few months, but a range of titles are available today. The Switch is particularly busy with retail and download-only games, while the 3DS has the week's biggest release; there are the usual download and DLC options, too. Let's...
Special edition also detailed
Fire Emblem Warriors hits Switch and New 3DS this October, and Nintendo has revealed that it will showcase one of the most famous characters in the history of the series. During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that Lyn will be included in the game - which is quite a departure as most of the characters...
Pokémon Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun launch later this year on 3DS, and Nintendo is releasing the perfect console to play these games on. On November 3rd, the company will release a special PokéBall edition of the New Nintendo 2DS. This is mere weeks before the two new instalments hit store shelves. ...
Wednesday13th Sep 2017
Explode Creepers on the small screen
Can you ever have too much Minecraft in your life? Maybe you already own two or even three copies, so how about you add another version to your game library? Nintendo’s latest Direct has just revealed yet another iteration of Mojang's highly successful title exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS line of...
Tuesday12th Sep 2017
Heroic horses too, of course
Last week we shared a flashy trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors, in which Koei Tecmo showed off seven playable characters; there's more where that came from, with two more trailers released this week. They're a good chance to see characters in action, and more incredible athleticism from horses. It's
Friday8th Sep 2017
Including the heroic horse
Fire Emblem Warriors is just a few weeks away in Japan (it arrives in the West on 20th October) and Koei Tecmo is ramping up its marketing to build hype. Its latest video is a stylish showcase of the main cast to demonstrate how effectively they can dispose of hundreds of passive enemy minions. It's good Warriors fun, in...
Thursday7th Sep 2017
Binding of Isaac! LEGO Worlds! Baseball! Monster Hunter Stories! Much more!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's a packed line-up this week. We have two retail arrivals on the Switch along with seven new download-only options. In addition the 3DS has its own retail arrival alongside a new download title, the Wii U has two new...
Wednesday6th Sep 2017
Splatoon 2 takes second place in the software charts
It's the middle of the week, which means the Media Create Japanese chart results have been issued. The results bring mixed fortunes from a Nintendo perspective, so let's get to it. Starting with software, Everybody's Golf on PS4 made its debut at number one, though Splatoon 2's ongoing popularity...
Tuesday5th Sep 2017
The roster is filling up
The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed two more characters for the forthcoming Fire Emblem Warriors: Male Corrin And Sakura. Sakura - who originally appeared in Fire Emblem Fates - is shown in the most detail, and uses a bow and arrow for her weapon. Male Corrin is shown in a small portrait on the page; we assume the...
Thursday31st Aug 2017
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle! League of Evil! Zed Blade! Much more!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update in Europe. This week has brought us two retail titles and a few interesting download-only games on Switch, while a promising 3DS eShop game and various DLC packs across platforms are also up for grabs - along...
Sunday27th Aug 2017
720p, 60fps or 1080p, 30fps? You decide
Fire Emblem Warriors director Hiroya Usuda has revealed that the game will give players the option to drop the overall resolution to hit a higher frame rate. Speaking to Japan's Nintendo Dream, Usuda explained that while the game runs at 1080p, 30fps normally in docked mode, the player can choose to drop...
Tuesday22nd Aug 2017
Isn't it a beauty?
During Gamescom today Nintendo of Europe has revealed that it will be launching a SNES-themed edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL on 13th October. This retro-themed system’s outer shell pays tribute to the classic design of the Super Nintendo, while inside the Nintendo 3DS buttons are coloured just like the original...
Thursday17th Aug 2017
Sonic Mania! Chicken Wiggle! SmileBASIC! Much more!
The European Nintendo Download Update is now live, and it's a relatively busy line-up. For reasons only it knows Nintendo of Europe is listing a big release from earlier in the week in this update, but beyond that we have some interesting options on Switch and a couple of enticing releases on 3DS...
Thursday10th Aug 2017
Ironcast! Phantom Trigger! Rocket Fist! Kirby Discounts! More!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and this week's line-up brings quite a lot of options across the three core systems. On Nintendo Switch we have five new download titles along with a discount, the 3DS gets artistic and the Wii U Virtual Console gets two new arrivals. Beyond...
Wednesday9th Aug 2017
The Pegasus isn't as cool as the back-flipping horse, however
Not long ago Koei Tecmo (via Famitsu) confirmed that Cordelia and Female Robin would be playable charactersin Fire Emblem Warriors. As expected the action title has already accumulated a sizeable cast, following in the lead of Hyrule Warriors and the many other Warriors...
Tuesday8th Aug 2017
Update: This system is also coming to Europe, also on 15th September. Original Article: The 3DS 'family' of systems has had some terrific limited edition hardware, and we reckon this is another to add to the list. The 'Samus Edition' New Nintendo 3DS XL has been unveiled by Nintendo of America, and it'll arrive on 15th September alongside...
Thursday3rd Aug 2017
Slime-san! Retro City Rampage DX! Switch discounts! More!
The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's a busy line-up this week. The Switch eShop gets seven new downloads along with a couple of discounts, while there's also DLC and new download options up for grabs across 3DS and Wii U. Add in the usual batch of discounts and some 3DS...
Tuesday1st Aug 2017
Male Robin featured in a previous trailer, by the way
We've been looking into button reinforcement mods for our Switch controllers recently, as they'll get a heavy workout with the arrival of Fire Emblem Warriors (don't forget the YYYYYX combo). That aside, it seems like a very natural marriage of IPs, and with its release creeping ever...
Thursday27th Jul 2017
Pikmin! Miitopia! Overcooked! Namco Museum! My Nintendo discounts! More!
The Nintendo Download Update is now live in Europe, and there's a lot going on. On the Switch we have seven downloads going live today and tomorrow, along with some DLC. The 3DS has three retail releases to consider along with download-only options, while the Wii U...
Wednesday26th Jul 2017
A decline into minor unlocks and collectible DLC
Nintendo is still fully committed to amiibo, that much is obvious. New figures and cards continue to gradually emerge, some as expected with the biggest games (such as Splatoon 2 and Metroid: Samus Returns), and others a little unexpected like the cards that came out alongside Mario Sports...
Tuesday25th Jul 2017
Heading for a quiet launch
Nintendo launches new hardware this week, but unlike some of its previous iterations it's arriving rather quietly. In fact, the company hasn't mentioned it all that much on social media in the past week or two, so you may have forgotten it's happening. The New Nintendo 2DS XL arrives on 28th July, alongside Hey! Pikmin and...
Thursday20th Jul 2017
Splatoon 2! Cave Story+! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!
The European Nintendo Download is now live, and this week brings quite a few varied options. We have three retail choices on the Switch, along with two download-only options; there are budget options on the New 3DS and Wii U too. Along with the usual discounts there are...
Monday17th Jul 2017
Life in the little portable yet
Back at the start of Spring we started our usual 'Biggest Games' series, but didn't get around to doing a 3DS equivalent. To be honest, there wasn't much confirmed for the portable, regardless. We had a small collection of solid games, certainly, but they were slim pickings. From Spring onwards, however, a handful of...
Saturday15th Jul 2017
*Well, in Tom Whitehead's opinion
Nintendo sure likes to iterate its portable hardware, and the 3DS 'family' has been no exception. There's been the 3DS, the 3DS XL, the 2DS, the New 3DS, the New 3DS XL and soon the New 2DS XL. Throw in various colours, limited editions and cool designs and it's been a typically dizzying generation. For me, though,...
Friday14th Jul 2017
Farewell, our charming little friend
The New Nintendo 3DS has been a notable success, though the XL model has done the heavy lifting. As of 31st March the New Nintendo 3DS XL has shifted over 10 million units; the smaller unit has only managed 2.49 million units. North America has only had limited editions of the small model, it's true, but even in...
But only because it wasn't mass produced there to begin with
Earlier today, Nintendo of Japan revealed that it would be ceasing all production of the smaller New Nintendo 3DS, leaving just the 2DS and XL models on the market. Though this was a bit unexpected, it wasn’t necessarily surprising given that the XL 3DS models generally sell better and...