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New 3DS

What if the New 3DS is Nintendo's last 3D handheld?


3D or not 3D, that is the question
Apr 13
I was there when Nintendo first announced the 3DS. It was back when the company did actual press conferences at E3. As its presentation wrapped up, Nintendo sent droves of models into the audience, each with a 3DS tethered to... read
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories iOS debut on April 23, watch the launch trailer now!


Wii U, Vita, Android, and PC will have to wait an ickle bit longer
Mar 30
As you may recall, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities came out of near-nowhere with its Silent Hill 2 cast additions, after several years off the development grid. If you're still wondering what Guy Cihi's delightf... read
Nintendo mobile

Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership


'Nintendo will continue its [console] business with even stronger passion'
Mar 18
Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate so... read
Criminal Girls

You have the right to remain sexy with Criminal Girls: Invite Only's latest screens


Or don't, that's your opinion or whatever
Jan 23
Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a game I've been following for some time now, and right now I'm in the middle of reviewing it for Destructoid. Since there's still a bit of time left before it actually comes out, however, I've ... read
Nintendo has an interesting history in terms of portables. Outside of the rare add-on like the expansion pack for the Nintendo 64 or the Game Boy Player for the GameCube, they play it rather conservatively when it comes ... read feature

Nintendo at PAX South

Majora's Mask 3D and New 3DS XL playable at PAX South


Also Super Smash Bros., for those living in the past
Jan 20
The New Nintendo 3DS XL is the current hot commodity for Nintendo fans, with special edition units selling out. For those who are not so keen on ordering one before playing, an opportunity to get some hands-on time is coming ... read
[Update: Nintendo's official response is as follows: "Nintendo has nothing to announce about the production status of Nintendo 3DS."] We have reason to believe Nintendo of America has completely ceased production of the origi... read feature

The visual novel has been ubiquitous in Japan since the early ‘90s, but in the West they've never truly caught on. Whether it was the U.S.’s love for its own home-grown adventure games like Sierra’s King&rs... read feature

For a franchise that’s continually berated for remaining the same over the years, Pokémon is wildly successful, having pushed forward on its own, full speed ahead. It hasn’t needed to change much to sweep t... read feature

 
original

Review: Freedom Wars

Nov 04 // Brett Zeidler
Ever since it came out in Japan earlier this year, Freedom Wars has been high on my list of anticipated releases. Being from the illustrious SCE Japan Studio, the game found success overseas as one of the ... read feature

New 3DS

Iwata explains why New 3DS isn't coming west anytime soon


Japan simply needed it
Oct 31
For those in the US and Europe hoping for a retail launch of Nintendo's New 3DS in the near future, the prospects don't look good. During Nintendo's recent semi-annual financials briefing, president Satoru Iwata explained why... read
Minecraft Vita

Minecraft on PS Vita is the definitive portable version


Where was this two years ago?
Oct 21
You know what Minecraft is, your parents know what Minecraft is, and your grandparents just don't understand why that younger family member is on the iPad all the time. It's everywhere, but why has it never received a proper ... read
New 3DS

Switching face plates on the New 3DS looks easy enough


Screwdriver required for the lower plate
Oct 10
Feels like the New 3DS was only just announced the other week, but it's already available in Japan. Nintendo has been busy uploading videos like this one which details how to swap out the system's face plates. Interestingly, the stylus can be used to pry them open. Neat design! There are also a ton of videos showing the various 3DS themes. read
Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo wants to tempt you with two other 3DS XL designs


The NES edition was a bit of a missed opportunity
Sep 10
Just when you thought you were ready to jump ship for a New 3DS, Nintendo announces several more systems in an attempt to sway you into buying yet another 3DS XL you don't need. And that's not even counting the sweet Persona ... read
[Update: Nintendo has confirmed that DS games will still work, and to not expect an international release anytime in 2014.] Nintendo has revealed yet another 3DS unit -- the "New Nintendo 3DS." It'll feature bigger scree... read feature

Pokémon

Mega Slowbro looks happier in motion


Turn that frown upside down
Aug 18
There are certain Pokémon who warrant getting a Mega Evolution for the ensuing stat increases, and others who you just want to see in a new form. Slowbro is unquestionably one I was curious about for the latter reason... read
Danganronpa 2

Weirdos abound in this latest batch of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens


Seriously, lots of weirdos
Aug 15
What can I say? It's a screenshot kind of day. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is on the horizon, and NIS definitely doesn't want us to forget about it. Especially with the amount of weirdos in the game, as evidenced above.&nb... read
Pokémon

There are still more Pokémon Mega Evolutions out there


Surprise, I bet there are even more still
Aug 08
CoroCoro magazine has revealed a gaggle of additional Mega Evolutions to appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, including Mega Altaria, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Salamence. It seems that these are... read
Taiko Drum Master

Spice up your 3DS XL with these Taiko Drum Master cases


I'd prefer a new game, but these are fine too
Aug 04
These Taiko Drum Master (Taiko no Tatsujin) pouches are extremely cute, but there's got to be a limit to the amount of cases, pouches, sleeves, and portfolios I need for my 3DS XL. I think I might make an exception for these ... read
Handhelds in Japan

Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita see a surge in sales in Japan


Thanks to Yo-Kai Watch 2 and new bundles
Jul 16
There's been a lot of talk lately about the gaming scene in Japan. Some reports indicate stagnation that may be worrisome, particularly with regard to the console market. Others find those claims to be exaggerated and no real... read
Blue baby butt face

Go kill half millipede, blue butt face Gigas in Soul Sacrifice Delta


Also, new costumes
Jul 04
I actually played a bunch of the Soul Sacrifice demo, but never ended up diving into the full thing. Soul Sacrifice Delta has been updated with a new encounter and some whacked out threads (definitely some of the weirder... read
Tales: Reve Unitia

The Tales of the World: Reve Unitia box art is as gorgeous as expected


The game looks pretty cool, too
Jun 21
Tales of the World: Reve Unitia is an awesome-looking tactical Tales game, and its official Japanese box art looks just as swanky as the game does. For the uninitiated, Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game that include... read
End of Serenity

Kemco's PSP role-playing game End of Serenity available June 24


PSP gathering dust? Here's something to play
Jun 20
Back in April, Natsume and Kemco teamed up to announce the upcoming PSP RPG End of Serenity, previously a mobile adventure that's made the jump to handheld. Now, End of Serenity has been graced with a release date so you'll k... read
Final Fantasy Explorers

Check out these additional Final Fantasy Explorers factoids and screenshots


Throwback to your favorite jobs, holla!
Jun 19
If you're a rabid Final Fantasy fan such as myself, you're probably eagerly scouring the web for any additional details you can find about the upcoming projects, namely Final Fantasy Explorers. Square Enix released a bushel o... read
Harvest Moon

Here's the Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer you wanted


Natsume got it (mostly) right, at least
Jun 18
Just the other day I brought you the "trailer" for XSEED's Story of Seasons, where many of you were concerned with what's going on with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. It looks like Natsume's finally come out with an official... read
Senran Kagura

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus looks great in a 3D environment


This new trailer really shows off its assets
Jun 16
For the longest time while watching this latest Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus trailer, I thought I was looking at a bowl of Jello sitting on a table that someone wouldn't stop tapping. But then I realized it was actually a v... read
Fans of farming and lifestyle sims are no doubt familiar with the confusion surrounding the Bokujō Monogatari series. Natsume owned the trademark on the English title, Harvest Moon, but XSEED had the relationship wi... read feature

Pokémon

Get the lowdown on additional Mega Evolutions in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


All these Megas and you still won't evolve with me
Jun 14
There's no shortage of new Pokémon information, is there? Check out this new video and additional screens of the new Mega Evolutions featured in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and try not to wish too ha... read
Shantae

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will steal all your booty this summer


Sashay, Shantae!
Jun 09
The latest entry in the Shantae series is nearly here, and it's making its way to a 3DS or Wii U near you this summer. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is WayForward's latest successor to the excellent Shantae: Risky's Revenge... read
Story of Seasons

New Harvest Moon being localized as Story of Seasons


Coming to 3DS this winter
May 30
Call it stereotypical of me if you will, but I'm a huge fan of Harvest Moon and its spinoffs -- even the wannabe games. That's why I'm so excited to see Story of Seasons releasing via XSEED this upcoming winter. After 18 year... read
Pokémon 2DS

Pokémon 2DS bundles soon to populate Australian store shelves


Gotta catch 'em all, again
May 29
Australian gamers who have yet to pick up Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be able to purchase one of two new Nintendo 2DS system bundles on June 26. Both bundles offer the 2DS Black + Blue system for AU$179.95, and... read
Limbo for free

PS Plus members get caught in Limbo for free on PS Vita


It's such a wonderful place
May 27
One of my favorite experiences at a trade show was at E3 in 2010. I was set to have hands-on time with Limbo and time to chat with the guys at Playdead. However, they were less interested in talking about their game, and... read






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