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9:00 PM on 04.19.2015

Ultimate Angler is the new relaxed StreetPass game

StreetPass is a strange obsession. Ever since the days of having only Puzzle Swap and Find Mii, I have been fascinated with the functionality. I carry my 3DS around with me everywhere, and when I pull it out of my pocket at t...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 PM on 04.19.2015

How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros.

Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom...

Patrick Hancock

12:30 PM on 04.19.2015

Guy claims he StreetPassed someone playing Twilight Princess on 3DS

[Update: More shots of this screen are coming in from other attendees of the concert.] [Update #2: It's fake. While TaDavidID, the guy who generated the image above, has gone on to add video and more images to suppo...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 04.19.2015

The next Rhythm Heaven has a story mode, woodcutting cat

When word got out that Rhythm Heaven/Tengoku music director Tsunko was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, fans were sent into a state of fear for both the man and the series he co-created. Thankfully, he has reportedly re...

Jonathan Holmes

1:30 PM on 04.17.2015

New StreetPass game Ultimate Angler gets dark for a brief moment

The two new 3DS StreetPass games came out yesterday. I downloaded them last night but didn't get a chance to play either until this morning. Wanting to start out with the lighthearted fishing game Ultimate Angler before taki...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers

It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...

Joe Parlock

2:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong 64

This week, the Nintendo 64 rides again with Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U eShop. It's an incredibly bizarre, flawed, and all-around awesome experience that must be seen to be believed. Oh, and Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles ...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 04.16.2015

Could Street Fighter's Ryu be coming to Smash?

As many of you will be aware, Super Smash Bros. received a patch yesterday on both Wii U and 3DS adding Mewtwo to the game's already large roster and applying a number of smaller balance changes to the game. Far tech savvier ...

Laura Kate Dale

10:30 PM on 04.15.2015

Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice

A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age ...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 AM on 04.15.2015

New Fire Emblem 3DS has Marth and Lucina as DLC characters

Fire Emblem: Awakening's success saved it from being the last in the series and Nintendo seems to be trying real hard to capitalize on it. The upcoming 3DS turn-based strategy -- Fire Emblem If in Japan, where it releases in ...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 04.14.2015

A new batch of Sega Genesis games is getting the 3DS treatment

Nintendo 3DS owners have a fairly solid stable of new videogames to choose from. Sega's going the other direction and offering experiences that are remembered by most of the bygone days of Genesis gaming. In fact, the movemen...

Brett Makedonski

1:45 PM on 04.14.2015

NIS announces a bushel of Atlus games for Europe

Poor European Atlus fans... They're always so upset. I wish I could brighten their day somehow. Oh, hey, what's this? A press release from NIS... Four Atlus titles coming to Europe? Hot damn! Apparently Shin Megami ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 04.14.2015

Mewtwo DLC codes are being sent into battle

It's finally time. Grab your Master Balls and Full Restores, codes are finally being emailed out to add Mewtwo to Super Smash Bros.  Players who purchased and registered copies of Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS in Jap...

Laura Kate Dale

5:00 AM on 04.14.2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate slays one million western units shipped

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has become the fastest selling Monster Hunter game in the West, shifting one million copies since its release in Europe and North America on February 13. Worldwide, the series has now moved 32 m...

Vikki Blake

9:00 PM on 04.13.2015

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

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...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 AM on 04.13.2015

Unity support coming to New 3DS

At this past weekend's Unite 2015 Tokyo event in Japan, Nintendo announced that Unity support would be coming to the New 3DS. With this addition Unity is now supported on every current dedicated gaming system. With much of Ni...

Laura Kate Dale

6:01 PM on 04.12.2015

Bandai Namco officially announces Project X Zone 2

Back in 2013, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Sega teamed up to give us a healthy serving of fanservice in the form of Project X Zone for the 3DS. Our own Kyle MacGregor called it a "love letter from Japan," and I think that'...

Chris Carter

10:30 PM on 04.11.2015

First look at Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS

In an announcement that apparently couldn't wait for E3 or TGS, Capcom unveiled a teaser trailer for Monster Hunter Stories, a new game in their hit Monster Hunter series, set for release on the 3DS in 2016. While I hig...

Jonathan Holmes

7:30 PM on 04.09.2015

Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U spring sale has started

Pikmin 3 is a game worth buying at full price, so now that it's $42 in Nintendo's Super Spring Sale, you've got some considering to do. I'd also recommend Captain Toad -- it's great to play in the background of your life, a f...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 04.09.2015

Nintendo Download: Affordable Space Adventures

The main highlight this week on the Wii U eShop is Affordable Space Adventures, which is getting quite a bit of buzz for making good use of the GamePad. The DS is also invading the Wii U this week with WarioWare Touched! ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 04.09.2015

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold's Fafnir Knight looks pretty dapper

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is arriving sometime this summer in the US, with a solid "unknown" date in Europe -- good ol' Atlus. As you can probably tell it's a remake of the second game, much like The Mi...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 04.08.2015

This new Yo-Kai Watch game channels Ghostbusters

There was a bunch of news out of Level-5 this week, so you might have missed seeing Yo-Kai Watch Busters, an upcoming 3DS action game that's essentially a cutesy take on Ghostbusters through the lens of Japan. I mean, there'...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 04.08.2015

You can now fast-forward through slow Code Name S.T.E.A.M. turns

Intelligent Systems has addressed one of the biggest complaints about its turn-based strategy title Code Name S.T.E.A.M. with a time-saving update available now on the 3DS eShop. Now that there's a fast-forward button to spee...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 04.08.2015

Best Buy exclusive Meta Knight amiibo may be getting a restock this summer

Multiple sources over at Reddit have been talking of a Meta Knight amiibo restock at Best Buy, which will evidently happen this summer. If rumors are true, there will be new stock handed over to the retailer at an undisclosed...

Chris Carter



Review: Pokemon Rumble World photo
Review: Pokemon Rumble World
by Chris Carter

Nintendo has been dipping its toes in the water of DLC and free-to-play with mixed results. Although it has done a great job creating worthwhile add-ons that don't feel like rushed day-one cash grabs, the whole amiibo situation has caused a lot of problems, mostly due to rare figures that sell out in seconds, locking out content behind impossible-to-obtain toys.

Free-to-play worked out great for Nintendo with Rusty's Real Deal Baseball and Steel Diver: Sub Wars, but Pokémon Shuffle was far too stingy with the ability to let people play the game. While Pokémon Rumble World essentially distills into a mindless hack and slash, it also hosts a fair free-to-play scheme.

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8:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Level-5's new IP, The Snack World, coming to 3DS

Along with its Yo-Kai Watch and Fantasy Life announcements, Level-5 also revealed a new IP known as The Snack World. It's going to be another mixed media project with manga, anime, and games being developed for 3DS and smart...

Ben Davis

4:30 PM on 04.07.2015

Super Smash Bros. glitch sets Kirby permanently on fire

Oh boy, it's like the Syphon Filter taser all over again. If you want to give your Kirby a new look, try getting sucked off by another Kirby while you have your hammer readied and release your grip right when you start getti...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 04.07.2015

Forget Metal Gear, Konami readying Adventures of Bayou Billy re-release

As Konami is seemingly intent on giving Metal Gear's Hideo Kojima the boot (this is a Simpsons Australia joke despite Bayou Billy being from Louisiana), many are mourning one of the most memorable videogame companies falling ...

Steven Hansen

10:45 AM on 04.07.2015

Yo-Kai Watch 3 announced, in addition to a Three Kingdoms crossover and Ghostbusters homage

Level-5 has big plans for the Yo-Kai Watch franchise beyond the localization of the first game in 2016. It's also gone and announced three more titles in the franchise last night, including Yo-Kai Watch 3, Yo-kai Watch:...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 04.07.2015

The new Ironfall: Invasion patch might get me to play it again

Ironfall Invasion was a good idea on paper, but it didn't follow through with many of its concepts, especially when it comes to the campaign. Thankfully Nintendo has announced that the developers are constantly working on the...

Chris Carter





7:30 AM on 04.07.2015

Yo-Kai Watch is coming west, thanks to Nintendo

In case you haven't been paying attention, Level-5's Yo-Kai Watch franchise has been rocking it over in Japan since 2013 with over seven million units in sales. Rumors of a localization have been brewing for over a year ...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 04.06.2015

Set your life to Animal Crossing jams with this free Chrome extension

Life is better with Animal Crossing's hourly music playing in the background. I knew this, thanks to a website we covered years ago that does the heavy lifting, but had forgotten. While that site is still up (and remains one ...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 04.06.2015

Rodea: The Sky Soldier lacking multiplayer in 3DS, Wii U versions

The Wii version of Rodea: The Sky Soldier, shown above, will be the only version to feature multiplayer. Up to four players can race to the end of five levels. The Wii U and 3DS versions of the game are lacking multiplayer e...

Jed Whitaker



Review: Etrian Mystery Dungeon photo
Review: Etrian Mystery Dungeon
by Chris Carter

Mashups are often born purely for fanservice-related reasons, and as you can probably guess, the results are mixed. For instance, it would be tough for an RPG developer to make an action game based on two different puzzle properties, but odder mixes have been done in the past.

With Etrian Mystery Dungeon, it feels like a match made in heaven. Spike Chunsoft and Atlus have been making RPGs for what seems like a lifetime, and Etrian Odyssey is basically a Mystery title already strictly in terms of its dungeon crawling emphasis.

As one would expect, it mostly works out even if the formula is a bit dated.

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6:00 AM on 04.06.2015

Nintendo open to third-party Smash Bros. DLC votes

This past week there has been a lot of excitement around Nintendo accepting votes for which videogame character should be the next addition to Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. While most of the talk has been around Nintendo...

Laura Kate Dale



Review: Wave 4 amiibo Shopping photo
Review: Wave 4 amiibo Shopping
by Chris Carter

Yesterday, Nintendo unleashed hell on earth pre-orders for Wave 4 amiibo figures. The current lineup includes Robin, Lucina, Ness, Pac-Man, Charizard, Wario, Jigglypuff, Greninja, and three Splatoon flavored toys.

As someone who follows this craze partially for reporting purposes and in part due to personal interest, it was the absolute worst day yet for amiibo fans.

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9:00 AM on 04.03.2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's April DLC includes 14 quests, Sonic Palico skin

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is still going strong, and Capcom is supporting it with plenty of free DLC. Capcom? Lots? Free DLC? I know, I know. This month you'll be able to pickup a Sonic the Hedgehog Palico skin, as well...

Chris Carter

7:45 AM on 04.03.2015

That Greninja amiibo went up for pre-order last night for around 15 minutes, and sold out

Yesterday the Greninja amiibo was discovered to be a Toys"R"Us exclusive, and customer service confirmed to multiple websites that it would go on sale on their website from "7-9 AM EST" this morning. But because nothing ...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 04.02.2015

Beard View: BOXBOY!

HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! launched today for the Nintendo 3DS via the eshop for $4.99. I purchased BOXBOY! with my hard-earned human dollars to give you all a Beard View! You'll give it a watch, won't you? HAL has p...

Jed Whitaker

4:22 PM on 04.02.2015

Here's the full rundown on all the Wave 4 amiibo madness today, including GameStop's plan

[Update: I went in-store to scope the situation out and see what I could get at GameStop. I waited two hours as the fourth person in line. The first two got the $77.94 Smash amiibo bundle. The third only got th...

Chris Carter