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Introducing New Nintendo 2DS XL

Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will soon add a new member, the New Nintendo 2DS XL. This will see release on Friday 28th July, arriving alongside Hey! Pikmin, Miitopia, and, at long last in Europe, Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? Nintendo is introducing the new model to provide “consumers a new choice that fits between the Nintend...

Kirby 25th Anniversary 3DS HOME Menu Theme Now Available In North America

We know that Nintendo will celebrate Kirby’s 25th anniversary with Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby’s Blowout Blast and an untitled multiplayer action game, all on Nintendo 3DS. But, there is another early surprise to get you in the mood for the stubby pink hero. Nintendo has released a Kirby 25th Anniversary 3DS HOME Menu theme, which, while having been made available as a My Nintendo R...

Fire Emblem Echoes Title Will Be Used For Any Future Remakes

Considering that it is a full remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, many may wonder why Nintendo chose to rename the rejuvenated Famicom release to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The answer to that question has now been shared in Dengeki Nintendo, where it was revealed that their concern was largely stemmed from the word Gaiden, which, in Japanese, refers to a side story. As it has already been ...

Nintendo eShop Update: 27th April 2017 (North America)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Puyo Puyo Tetris and TumbleSeed headline this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America. Those Nintendo Switch releases are joined by action arcade title Kamiko and Neo Geo racer Over Top, while Wii U welcomes Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun and Use Your Words. Meanwhile, Nintendo 3DS adds demos for Blasting Agent Ultimate Edition and Parascientific Escape Cruise in ...

Alolan Pokémon Arrive In Pokémon Shuffle

The Alola region comes to Pokémon Shuffle and Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, with a new update adding new stages that feature Alolan Pokémon. For a limited time, special stages will provide the chance to catch Alola’s first partner Pokémon, Litten, Popplio and Rowlett. Litten’s special stage can be played until 9th May, Popplio’s special stage will become available between Tuesday 9th &...

Nintendo Switch Sold 2.74 Million Units Worldwide In March

Nintendo Switch has sold 2.74 million units worldwide in March, early success that has been echoed in the console becoming the fastest-selling system in the Nintendo’s history. That promising start has outpaced Nintendo’s own forecast, which had seen the company estimate that they would sell 2 million consoles in the first month. The company also reported that software sales had reache...

Bravely Second: End Layer Has Sold Over 700,000 Copies Worldwide

It has been two years since Bravely Second End Layer first saw release in Japan, and Silicon Studio has revealed that the game has sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide. The sequel took place two and a half years after the events witnessed in Bravely Default, and saw Agnès Oblige, now elected as the Pope of the Crystal Orthodoxy, abducted by Glanz Empire leader Kaiser Oblivion. That soon sees pr...

Pokémon Sun And Moon Win Famitsu Award 2016 Game Of The Year

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have been crowned the Famitsu Award 2016 Game of the Year. The Nintendo 3DS exclusives were also able to score the Best Hit Award from the Japanese magazine, with Pokémon GO receiving accolades across three categories to win an Excellence Award, Movement Award and Rookie Award. Monster Hunter Stories also won a Rookie Award, which the recent Nintendo Direct confirmed w...

Nintendo eShop Update: 20th April 2017 (North America)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and Urban Trial Freestyle 2 headline this week’s Nintendo eShop update in North America. However, this week’s big surprise sees Game Boy Advance classics Rayman 3 and Rayman Advance release on the Wii U Virtual Console service. Nintendo eShop Sales Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week on Nint...

Nintendo eShop Update: 20th April 2017 (Europe)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap leads this week’s Nintendo eShop update in Europe, that once again introduces new content across Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Fatal Fury also punches Nintendo Switch into submission, with Orbit and Breakout Defense the only other new arrivals on Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS respectively. Those looking for something new to play can still browse a ...

Arzest Behind Hey! Pikmin Development

Arzest has been revealed as the developer behind Hey! Pikmin, after the Australian Classification Board published their rating for the Nintendo 3DS exclusive. The Japanese developer has previously worked on Wii Play: Motion, StreetPass Mii Plaza and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. But it is their work on Yoshi’s New Island that has come as a more widespread concern, given h...

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires’ Conspiracy Heads West In Early Autumn

After selling more than 16 million copies worldwide, LEVEL-5 has announced that the Professor Layton series will return with Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. The strategic mystery puzzler will see Katrielle Layton search for her missing father, Professor Hershel Layton. Once known as Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadne’s Conspiracy, it is sai...

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