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5:00 PM on 08.30.2014

Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are great. Personally, my favorite part is the edge, as long as you still get a little bit of peanut butter along ...

Patrick Hancock




Opening a treasure chest as Ganondorf felt wrong photo
Opening a treasure chest as Ganondorf felt wrong
by Jordan Devore

During a Nintendo showcase event at PAX Prime, I wanted to say "screw it" and just play Hyrule Warriors for an hour (or more) but with only two demo stations available and lots of other nice games media types eager to check it out above other titles, that wasn't an option.

I also wanted to play as Midna because she looked badass in her character trailer, slapping fools left and right -- but that wasn't an option either, damn it. We were encouraged to try pummeling crowds of enemies as Ganondorf, what with him being new and all. Okay, sure. He's cool too.

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1:00 PM on 08.29.2014

The 'New 3DS' will have an internet filter in Japan, unless you pay $0.30

We saw the reveal of the New 3DS this morning. It looks pretty sweet right? I already upgraded from a standard launch 3DS to an XL, and now I want to do it all over again. It also has a pretty unique feature from an internet ...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo offers free Smash Bros. OST if you buy both versions

Nintendo has a pretty cool promotion going on for all you Smash Bros. fans out there. If you buy both versions of the upcoming game on the 3DS and Wii U, you'll get a free soundtrack. It looks like there are two discs, r...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 08.29.2014

Here's Nintendo's big ol' list of upcoming third-party games

Tons of new games are coming down the line for the 3DS and Wii U, with more than 60 of them slated to release before the end of the year. This morning, Nintendo sent along a handy list of what we can expect this Fall. Skimmin...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo announces 'Ultimate NES Remix' for 3DS

Without any real fanfare of any kind, Nintendo has sent over word of a gamed called Ultimate NES Remix for the 3DS. It'll launch on the eShop and in retail form on December 5th, and will be priced at $29.99. According to...

Chris Carter

10:50 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo Europe lays off 320 employees this week

Remember how we heard that Nintendo Europe will lay off 130 employees last month? It gets worse. Those 130 full-time employees will lose their jobs this week, as will an additional 190 from their localization department ...

Dale North

10:45 AM on 08.29.2014

Bayonetta 2 dated for October 24th

Nintendo has sent word that Bayonetta 2 will be hitting the Wii U on October 24th. In case you haven't heard of it yet, she'll also gain access to a new "snake transformation" that will let her navigate water, and of cou...

Chris Carter

10:32 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo announces five new Fall hardware bundles

Nintendo announced five new hardware bundles for this Fall season this morning. The Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set launches in mid-September. For $299 you'll get the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land....

Dale North

10:14 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo's amiibo figures priced at $12.99, pre-orders are live

Nintendo has opened up pre-orders for their amiibo figures today, and they are priced at $12.99. According to the publisher, Villager, Fox, Kirby, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Pik...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 08.29.2014

Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire get tin cases & pre-order toys in Europe

In the United States, if you buy both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys R Us, you get a Charizard plush. In Europe, a GAME or Nintendo UK pre-order will net you a nifty tin case and a little toy when the game releases, November 28. I think Europe got the better deal, unless you must have both versions of the game and need a throw pillow or snuggle buddy. 

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7:00 AM on 08.29.2014

New 3DS themes confirmed, including Mario, Zelda, and Animal Crossing

During today's Nintendo Direct, themes were confirmed for the 3DS. They'll essentially morph your home menu into whatever you choose, with extra music, sounds, backgrounds, and icons to go along with it. The ones shown during...

Chris Carter



The 'New Nintendo 3DS' is a new 3DS iteration from Nintendo photo
The 'New Nintendo 3DS' is a new 3DS iteration from Nintendo
by Chris Carter

[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 screens, colored face buttons, a second stick (a tiny nub called the "C-stick," modeled after the GameCube), faster download speeds, a better browser, extra shoulder buttons, and amiibo functionality (NFC). The Nintendo Direct showed off the second stick with Monster Hunter, with the player manipulating the camera with the right nub.

Another bit of functionality Nintendo has shown is enhanced 3D. When viewing 3D effects on the side on a regular 3DS or XL, it'll become blurry. But on the "New 3DS" it'll be very clear regardless of the direction. Look at the gallery below for a visual representation of this concept.

It'll come in white, metallic blue, black, and metallic black, and will be available in both regular and "XL" sizes. It's coming on October 11th for 16,000 and 18,800 yen (for regular and XL respectively).

Right now it's just announced for Japan, but stay tuned.

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11:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys "R" Us to receive a Charizard plush

Toys "R" Us, as revealed in a print ad in the US, is currently running an in-store pre-order promotion where you can take home a cuddly new Charizard plush toy if you purchase both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens

I hope you like Meta Knight, because you're about to get a hot load of him right into your eyeballs with this menagerie of Super Smash Bros. screens. And I don't care what anyone says. It stings.  But, onto more important topics. Who are you going to be smashing with? Me? Fox is looking like a good choice, as usual. 

Brittany Vincent

9:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Henshin a-go-go, baby! Transform into Final Fantasy heroes in Final Fantasy Explorers

This morning, during the Final Fantasy Explorers livestream, Square Enix revealed more about the game's "Trance" feature, which will allow players to transform into characters from past Final Fantasy titles. The character the...

Brittany Vincent