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  • Blog Post: DS Prototypes That Couldn't Survive Multiple 5 Ft. Drops Were Unacceptable

    In the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming , the series looks at the history of the Nintendo DS. In the video, you will find out about Nintendo's insistence on creating a durable system, why it didn't receive the Game Boy branding. You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Yu-Gi-Oh Comes To 3DS With Zexal World Duel Carnival

    The Yu-Gi-Oh series is available for the first time on 3DS. The game has been available in Europe and Japan for quite some time, but it only released in North America, on the 3DS eShop, yesterday. You can find a launch trailer for the game below. The game is based on the first season of the newer Zexal... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros. Tournaments Across United States

    Super Smash Bros. on 3DS is out on October 3 (that’s next week). Just one day later, Nintendo and GameStop ( Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company. ) will be hosting tournaments at 15 locations plus the Nintendo World Store in New York City. The 64-player tournaments are... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Good Look At The New 3DS With Its First Japanese Commercial

    A Japanese commercial for the New 3DS offers a good close-up look at the handheld, and also includes some brief Xenoblade Chronicles gameplay footage. You can check out the commercial below which shows the system and its second control-stick nub in action with the help of some ethereal ghost hands. You... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Now Available To Everyone

    The Super Smash Bros. demo for 3DS no longer requires a code to download. All you have to do is long into the eShop on the 3DS and activate the download. There's a Smash Bros. demo on the 3DS eShop now. Anyone can download it. No codes necessary. — Bill Trinen (@trintran) September 21, 2014... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Sales Are Peachy With Over 1 Million Sold In Japan

    Nintendo has announced that the first week of Super Smash Bros. 3DS sales have been, well, smashing. The publisher says that over 1 million copies of the handheld version have been sold in Japan. This number represents sales to consumers, including digital copies of the game. Super Smash Bros. 3DS won’t... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Or Holding Out For Wii U?

    Are you planning on playing Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Wii U? Or Both? It's a question we asked in a recent poll, but now you have a chance to share more of your personal reasoning. Super Smash Bros. Wii U's release date may still be a mystery, but until we hear otherwise, the game is planned for... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Europe And North America Getting Special Edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS

    Update: The special edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS has been confirmed for North America. Confirmed during the recent GameStop Expo ( Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) , the system will be $199 and releases September 19. It will not include a copy of Super Smash Bros., which... More
  • Blog Post: Sherlock Holmes To Appear In New Phoenix Wright Title

    The next entry in the Phoenix Wright series, which goes back in time and casts players as one of Phoenix Wright's ancestors, will features Sherlock Holmes as a supporting character. The news of Holmes' appearance, as well as details about another new character, Iris Watson (the pink-haired lady... More
  • Blog Post: Report: 3DS Can Be Used As Wii Controller In Smash Bros.

    A gamer in Japan has posted a picture which indicates that the 3DS can be used as Wii U controller for Smash Bros. Kyle McLain posted the image below, along with the tweet : " Am I crazy, or does this say that if you connect your 3DS with your Wii U, that you can use your 3DS as a controller?"... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Smashing Sale Enters Week 2 With Zelda, Fire Emblem, And More

    Nintendo’s second week of its Smashing Sale is underway, with a sizeable roster of combatants featured. Whether you’re looking for something new, or a burst of nostalgia, you might find something of interest on discount. The Legend of Zelda crew (Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Sheik) are represented... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Details Which Games Will Be Covered During Its Live Stream

    Nintendo's 8 hour live stream happening on Friday has a line-up. Keep these times and games in mind for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse happening on 9/12. #NOATreehouse pic.twitter.com/7RjvGIhbHd — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 10, 2014 According to a recent tweet... More
  • Blog Post: Persona Q 3DS Coming To U.S.

    Nintendo of America will be releasing the Persona Q Edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL hardware in the U.S. The model features Grimoire styling on the front and character designs on the back, with a MSRP of $199.99 This special edition will be sold exclusively at GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Super Smash Bros. Wii U Release Date Will Not Be Revealed Friday

    Update: A representative from Nintendo has reached out to let us know that the report is false and the release date will not be revealed on Friday. The release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will not be unveiled on Friday during the stream, but more information about the game will be... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Hosting 8 Hour Live Stream With Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Other Games

    Update: Nintendo has set a time for its live stream. The stream begins Friday, September 12 at 10 AM PT. Nintendo is promising to feature Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as well as other mystery titles. So happy you’re excited for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse! The live stream of upcoming holiday... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Is Holding A Smashing Sale, Brothers (And Sisters)

    We’re just one month away from Super Smash Bros. on 3DS. In preparation, Nintendo wants to walk you down memory lane so we can remember just why these characters have earned a coveted spot on the Smash roster. The Super Smashing Sale kicks off with discounts on games featuring Mario, Bowser, Peach... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Should The New 3DS Get Exclusive Games?

    Nintendo is known for improving and iterating on its handheld hardware. Even going back as far as the original Game Boy, these systems have had incarnations in various sizes with different features. Nintendo continues the trend with the New 3DS , but not all games released for the system will be compatible... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Prices Amiibo Figures, Additional Compatible Titles Listed

    We still don't have a release date for Nintendo's Skylander-like Amiibos (or, for that matter, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, which will use them). However, the company has priced the toys and revealed new titles that will make use of them. Each Amiibo figure will cost $12.99 and the first 12 figures... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Get Limited Editions In U.K.

    Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will get limited-edition steel cases in the UK. There's no news whether these will make it over here, which is a shame because pre-ordering them over there will also get you a figure keychain of Primal Groudon for Omega Ruby and Primal Kyogre for Alpha... More
  • Blog Post: Azure Striker Gunvolt Hits 3DS eShop August 29

    Development studio Inti Creates, along with executive producer Keiji Inafune, is releasing its retro 2D action/platformer in just a couple weeks. Gunvolt will cost $14.99, and have plenty of old-school action. Inti Creates has experience in this area; it is also contributing to the development of Mighty... More
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