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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer Console Or Handheld?

    As technology moves forward, the gap between handheld and console gaming is getting smaller. Which one do you prefer? Obviously, some experiences will only be available on console, and those are great, but on the occasion where the two versions of a game are similar, which has your preference? In those... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Picross For 3DS Arrives Next Week

    The free-to-play Picross/Pokémon crossover arrives in early December. Nintendo revealed the game during its recent Nintendo Direct presentation with a vague December release date , but the official Pokémon twitter account recently revealed the exact release date. Pokémon Picross... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Lineup Of Holiday Bundles And Discounts

    Nintendo has stepped up its bundle game in time for the busiest shopping day of the year. The company has announced a number of Black Friday bundles and discounts for those looking to bring a Wii U or 3DS home for the holidays. Yesterday, Nintendo announced the biggest of these. Its packaging a Wii U... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Holding Special Super Smash Bros. Presentation In December

    Following its announcement that Cloud will be making the leap from Final Fantasy VII to Super Smash Bros., Nintendo announced that it will be holding a special presentation dedicated to the popular crossover brawler next month. We don't know much about what that presentation will include, but we... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Coming To Super Smash Bros.

    Fans of Smash Bros. and Final Fantasy should prepare themselves, because Nintendo has announced a crossover of epic proportions. Cloud is joining the Super Smash Bros. roster on Wii U and 3DS, and he’s bringing summons and a new stage with him. With classic Final Fantasy VII battle music playing... More
  • Blog Post: More Dragon Quest Coming To 3DS

    The handheld fate of Dragon Quest VII and VIII have been uncertain for North America, but the Nintendo confirmed that both RPGs are making their way to 3DS in 2016. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is coming in early summer 2016. The next installment, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the... More
  • Blog Post: Female Link Included In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Release Date Announced

    A female version of Link named Linkle will join the roster of Hyrule Warriors Legends when the 3DS port comes out March 25, 2016. Nintendo announced the new character and release date today during its Nintendo Direct. Last year, a Hyrule Warriors artbook included pictures of Linkle, hinting at her future... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Red, Blue, And Yellow Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

    In a move that many long-time Pokémon fans have begged for, the original Red, Blue, and Yellow versions are finally coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. All three titles release February 27 – the date of Red/Blue’s original Japanese launch. Red, Blue, and Yellow play exactly... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem Fates Version Details Explained

    We’ve known that the upcoming Fire Emblem release would be split into two alternate versions , but has Nintendo released some info about how exactly the distribution of these iterations will roll out. Birthright and Conquest present two takes on the same story, so you may only want to purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Explorers Includes All Existing Japanese DLC For Free

    Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to North America on January 26, 2016, and everyone that picks it up will receive all of the current DLC offerings from the Japanese version of the game at no additional cost. The upcoming 1-4 player 3DS Final Fantasy Explorers will feature 20 job professions to help... More
  • Blog Post: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Release Date Announced

    Nintendo announced the release date for the fifth title in the Mario & Luigi series at today’s Nintendo Direct. New details on usable Amiibo were also revealed. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is scheduled to release on January 22 next year for the 3DS. In addition to the release date, Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Badge Arcade Puts Cosmetic Microtransactions On Your 3DS Home Screen

    Earlier this week, Nintendo started rolling out a new cosmetic app for 3DS systems. Today, Nintendo Badge Arcade arrives in North America. The app is purely driven by microtransactions. Players can purchase tokens for an arcade crane game, with prizes in the form of “badges” you can place... More
  • Blog Post: Why Does Rodea The Sky Soldier’s Creator Want You To Play The Wii Version?

    While most of the gaming world is abuzz with tomb raiding and wasteland wandering, there are other titles out today. One is the NIS America-published Rodea the Sky Soldier. Developed by Prope, Ltd. and Kadokawa Games, the title was originally in the works for Wii before the Wii U and 3DS versions became... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Gunman Clive Creator Releases Demo Of His Game To... Game Boy Color?

    Update: After showing some pictures of the strange port recently, Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg has released the ROM online for anyone to download. You can grab the ROM, as well as some instructions for getting it going, here . Ok it's done, you can get the ROM here https://t.co/3MtI7erLDu... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U And 3DS Sales Up, Profits Down In Nintendo's Second Quarter

    Nintendo has reported its financial results for its second quarter of the fiscal year. The company is in the black, though income is sharply down for the quarter and trailing behind last year’s six-month performance. Sales were up for the quarter 17 percent, reaching ¥113.96 billion ($945.86... More
  • Blog Post: Real World Pokémon Gym Opening In Japan Next Month

    Part Pokémon-focused arcade, part augmented reality Pokémon experience, Japan is getting a Pokémon Gym, and it's opening next month. The facility is being called a "hands-on edutainment facility" according to a translation from Siliconera and is being billed as a social... More
  • Blog Post: Check Your Email For The Legend Of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes Demo Codes

    The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes is more Four Swords than Link Between Worlds. If you don’t know what to make of the multiplayer-focused game, you might have a chance to try it before it’s out. Nintendo is sending out codes to some 3DS owners. You’ll get three of them, so you can... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese Sensation Yo-Kai Watch Gets 3DS Demo

    While Japan is already on its third Yo-Kai Watch game (not including spin-offs), we’re lagging behind. The phenomenon is finally making its way here next month. If you’re not sure what Yo-Kai Watch is all about, you can take it for a test drive on your 3DS. Nintendo has just announced that... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Harvest Moon Publisher Says Nintendo Is Discontinuing 3DS Game Boy Ports

    Nintendo's Virtual Console library of games from classic systems is the icing on the cake for 3DS and Wii U owners. However, according to a recent tweet by longtime publisher of the Harvest Moon series, Natsume Inc., the Big N may be moving on from digitizing the little gray cartridges over to the... More
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