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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Got You Into Pokémon?

    The Pokémon brand turns 20 years old this month. While that makes me feel extremely old (I'm feeling super nostalgic just looking at the Red and Blue boxarts), that also made me realize that in those 20 years, there have been a ton of potential points of entry for fans of the series. For me... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Nintendo DS Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

    Yoshi's Island DS , WarioWare: Touched!, Yoshi Touch & Go , and Mario Kart DS have all made their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. What do you want to release next? There are some first-party Nintendo big-hitters that seem like pretty sure bets. Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. 3DS Latest To Join Nintendo Million Seller Club

    Nintendo has plenty to celebrate. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has not only sold well, but also is also its tenth Nintendo DS game to reach 1 million units in sales. Super Smash Bros' for 3DS is on fire! Today's NPD report had it coming in second for the best-selling games of October, right behind... More
  • 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: 2009 DS Patent Lawsuit Brought Against Nintendo Dismissed

    A patent lawsuit brought against Nintendo by Wall Wireless, LLC in 2009 regarding the DS and DSi has been dismissed. Wall Wireless sued Nintendo, Sony, and Nokia claiming its devices infringed on a, "method and apparatus for creating and distributing real-time interactive media content through wireless... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Yoshi's New Island Debuts With Its Own 3DS XL

    When Yoshi's New Island comes out for the 3DS on March 14, gamers will have the option to get a new Yoshi-themed 3DS XL. What you can't see from the picture of the unit above is that this 3DS XL also has a series of Yoshi eggs on the back. The unit retails for $199.99, while the game goes for... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon HeartGold And SoulSilver Soundtracks Now Available On iTunes

    The soundtracks for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are now available to purchase and download through iTunes. Nintendo has slowly been trickling out the soundtracks for its Pokémon games on iTunes. The Pokémon X & Y soundtracks released in November , with the soundtracks for... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Created Game Bringing Portal To DS

    GBATemp forum users Smealum and Lobo are hard at work building an original Portal game, Aperture Science, for the DS starring Rattman. If you're unfamiliar with Portal lore, Rattman is best known as the man who wrote "The cake is lie," all over the walls of Aperture's laboratories.... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Cites Difficult Controls As The Reason For Pikmin's Absence On 3DS

    Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto experimented with Pikmin on the 3DS, but difficulty in controlling the game is the reason why Nintendo decided not to move forward with development. In an interview with the Japanese gaming site 4Gamer , and translated by CVG , Miyamoto spoke of the difficulties in a handheld... More
  • Blog Post: Transfer Your Flipnote Studio Animations Before The Release Of Flipnote Studio 3D

    Flipnote Studio is a free stop-animation drawing app that is only available on the DSi model of the DS. There's a new version of the application coming out for the 3DS, but you will have to manually transfer your animations over if you want to keep them. Flipnote Studio 3D is coming to the 3DS for... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Merging R&D Groups

    Nintendo will merge its console and handheld development groups, a move that should hopefully create more connection for the company's devices in the future. Nikkei in Japan reports that the two R&D groups will merge in a month, working in a new facility in Kyoto. Hopefully this move creates... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Comic-Con Lineup Includes 3DS XL

    At the San Diego convention center from July 12-15, Nintendo will allow the general public to try out 12 of their newest (or as yet unreleased) games. Comic-Con goers that stop by their booth will be able to play the following: Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL New Super Mario Bros. 2 Luigi’s Mansion... More
  • Blog Post: See Spider-Man Run Free In Manhattan

    Watch as The Amazing Spider-Man executive producer Brent Nicholas walks you through navigating Manhattan with mostly uninterrupted gameplay. We've seen all of the elements of this developer walkthrough shown off, but this is the first time we've really seen its practical applications in the middle... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: HBO Go Coming To Nintendo Consoles

    A job posting on Time Warner's career page is stating that the company has partnered with Nintendo. The listing on the Time Warner site is an opening for an HBO partner manager and in the description for the job, Nintendo is included among the partners that are being targeted for a future HBO Go... More
  • Blog Post: Pokemon Black And White 2 Animated Intro

    There's lots to see, but little to hear if you don't speak Japanese in Pokemon Black and White 2's animated introduction. It's got a much higher quality of animation than the Pokemon television series, plenty of Pokemon on Pokemon action, rocking guitars, baseball caps, and a girl wearing... More
  • Blog Post: Stan Lee Is A Playable Character In The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game

    While generally beloved comic book writer Stan Lee has had cameos in almost every Marvel Comic-based movie and several games, he has somehow stayed out of the limelight as a playable character...until now. In an interview at the London Super Comic Convention, Lee revealed that he will playable in Activision's... More
  • Blog Post: Pokemon Black And White 2 Announced

    [ Update 2 ]: Nintendo U.S. now says the games are coming this fall. [ Update ]: The game has been confirmed for release in North America. [ Original Story ] Game Freak's Junichi Masuda announced new Pokemon titles this morning during a Japanese Pokemon television series called Pokemon Smash. Instead... More
  • Blog Post: 3DS Fastest To 5 Million In Japan

    In 52 weeks, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has gone from outhouse to penthouse as the system is the fastest system in Japan to hit the five million sold mark. Despite its rocky beginning necessitating an unplanned price cut from Nintendo, Media Create sales figures in Japan report that the 3DS has sold five... More
  • Blog Post: Atlus Gives You A Second Chance To Buy Radiant Historia

    If you missed last year's excellent DS RPG Radiant Historia, you may have discovered that it's now very difficult to find this game. As is common with Atlus-published titles, a small initial batch was released that quickly sold out. Thankfully, Atlus will be putting out a second printing of Radiant... More
  • Blog Post: New 2D Mario Coming To 3DS

    As part of its fiscal third quarter results, Nintendo announced plans to release a side-scrolling Super Mario title for 3DS in its next fiscal year. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata offered no other details about the game during his presentation, which can be viewed on the company's website. Iwata... More
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