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Fans hope upcoming Nintendo online maintenance means good things

Club Nintendo successor is almost here?
Oct 18
// Jonathan Holmes
Rumor buzz warriors in Nintendo land have been on high alert of late. Between the clamor around the buried listing for Twilight Princess HD and the hopes/dreams/nightmares that Shovel Knight will a Smash Bros. DLC character, ...
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight amiibo probably coming to US early next year

Really early
Sep 30
// CJ Andriessen
Shovel Knight, the greatest hero to wield a shovel since The Shoveler, is getting his own amiibo. That we know. We also know this future garage sale item will most likely be hitting stores in Europe this November. What we don...

Rumor: Mario Maker to be revealed at E3 2014

It's a me, your Mario maker
Jun 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
An alleged picture from Nintendo's E3 2014 showfloor was leaked, showing a station displaying something called Mario Maker. The image comes by way of Nintendo Enthusiast, and we won't know for sure what this is, or what platf...

That gorgeous Zelda 3DS XL looks like its coming to USA

Oct 18
// Dale North
[Update: Nintendo's keeping tight-lipped. They say: "We have nothing to announce at this time."] It looks like that beautiful Link Between Worlds Zelda 3DS XL we told you was coming to Europe (and also Australia) is al...

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Is Level-5 about to announce Guild03?

Trio of Level-5 trademarks have suddenly appeared
May 04
// Tony Ponce
With the three Guild02 games already out in Japan and the first in the set, Starship Damrey, scheduled for release in the States on May 16, it's time to look towards he future. It's never too soon to start thinking "sequel"! ...
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New Pokemon?

Meet Pokemon X/Y's new bug and bird Pokemon

Babybug and Thugbird
Feb 02
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: These designs are confirmed fakes.] We have a policy against posting most magazine scans here at Destructoid, which can make it tough for us to deliver the hottest Pokemon news to your eager little hands. But fear no...
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"I would not believe everything you read on the Internet"
Monster Hunter 4 is no doubt going to be a massive win for the 3DS. The combination of traction Nintendo's handheld already has, along with the massive install base, and the incredible success of the Monster Hunter ...


New $199.99 3DS XL bundle coming, Mario Kart 7 pre-loaded

Regular 3DS also rumored to get discounted
Nov 27
// Tony Ponce
["Mario Kart Underground" by El-Cid] If you bought a 3DS or a 3DS XL during this past week, thinking you were scoring a good deal, I hope you held on to that receipt. htz from Cheap Ass Gamer has learned that a blue 3DS XL bu...

Resident Evil Revelations for Xbox 360 and PS3

South Korean ratings board lists
Nov 23
// Dale North
Listings on South Korea's ratings board show 3DS game Resident Evil Revelations as upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 titles. Wouldn't that be nice? My guess is that this was in the plans all along. A digital download, perhaps?  Let's hear what Capcom says about this. Stay tuned.

The full Project X Zone intro plus possible localization

Sep 24
// Tony Ponce
You can't have too much Project X Zone! If the hedonically excessive 16-minute trailer didn't get your panties nice and moist, here is the full intro animation. It's your average anime opening, with pop vocals and characters...

Game Boy Advance games may be coming to eShop

Sep 12
// Tony Ponce
Despite bundling 10 Game Boy Advance titles for the 3DS Ambassador Program last year, Nintendo has announced no plans to officially bring GBA games to the eShop. NES titles were likewise part of the Ambassador package, but at...

Is Level-5 localizing Guild 01 for the US?

Aug 14
// Tony Ponce
Guild 01, for those who have forgotten, is a recent Japanese 3DS title that features four original games by four different designers for one big jam session. The team includes Grasshopper's Suda 51, Seaman creator Yoot Saito,...

Rumor: New 3DS with larger screen to be announced at E3

Jun 04
// Brian Szabelski
Ahead of Nintendo's E3 press conference tomorrow, Nikkei is reporting that a new 3DS model will be announced at the event, and it'll have a bigger screen. The report states that the new 3DS model will have a 4.3-inch screen, ...

E.X. Troopers yanks a character from Mega Man Legends 3

May 19
// Jonathan Holmes
One of the weirdest games to be announced so far this year is E.X. Troopers, the manga-style Lost Planet spin-off for the 3DS and the PS3. After Lost Planet 2 failed to set the world ablaze, a lot of people thought the series...

New rumor pins the Wii U as being an e-reader

Jan 02
// Jordan Devore
Those well-maintained hands could be yours, using the Wii U controller as an e-reader, if a recent rumor is to be trusted. Website Forget The Box tells of a software developer friend who was approached by Nintendo to port iOS...

Rumor: 3DS getting major overhaul, second circle pad

Aug 23
// Jim Sterling
According to the rumor mill, Nintendo is in "turmoil" over what to do with the 3DS, and is planning something even more radical than the controversial price cut -- a complete physical overhaul.  Gossip suggests that a fu...

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D delayed to 2012

Jul 27
// Jim Sterling
Just as were all panicking at the thought of the 3DS getting too many games this year, a Konami representative has put our fears at rest by stating that Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D is getting delayed. Thank Christ! Bet...

Rumor: New Shinobi coming to Nintendo 3DS

May 24
// Jim Sterling
According to the resume of an environment artist, a brand new game based on the Shinobi license is coming to Nintendo's 3DS. Now that is something I want to see.  Griptonite Games, a studio known mostly for portable lice...

Rumor: 150,000 copies of Ocarina of Time 3D at launch

May 02
// Dale North
Why would Nintendo release The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in small batches? It makes no sense to me, but that's what Japanese blog Sinobi says is happening. They've heard that Nintendo is shipping less than 150,000 a...

Capcom talks Street Fighter X Tekken 3DS

Mar 27
// Jonathan Holmes
Despite the fact that the game has no release date in sight, we're already hearing talk of Street Fighter X Tekken being ported to the 3DS. In a recent interview, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono stated "The next step would be to have ...

'PSP2 vs. 3DS is like PSP vs. DS'

Jan 14
// Jim Sterling
When Nintendo revealed that 3DS games would received a fairly significant graphical upgrade, it looked like the company was finally meeting some visual standards. However, the bar looks set to be raised even higher, with PSP2...

Rumor: 3DS to use the hated Friend Code system

Jan 13
// Jim Sterling
A Famitsu preview of Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition seems to suggest that the despised Nintendo Friend Code system -- Nintendo's way of pretending to keep children safe online -- might be making an unwelcome return with t...

Rumor: Monster Hunter headed to 3DS

Dec 31
// Jonathan Holmes
If you're the incorrigable Tony Ponce, you're sarcastically "putting on your surprise face" right now. For the rest of us, this could be big news. The Monster Hunter series has long been exclusive to the PSP when it comes to ...

Is Konami working on a Castlevania for the 3DS?

Dec 23
// Nick Chester
Konami has already confirmed a number of titles for the Nintendo 3DS, including games in the Metal Gear, Frogger, and Contra franchises. Although not confirmed, Castlevania may be among those titles, as well. According to new...

RUMOR: Evil Ryu and Shin Akuma for Street Fighter 4 3DS

Dec 05
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Thanks to reader Touya for pointing out that the Akuma in question is actually "Shin Akuma," not "Oni Akuma" as originally reported.] We heard a while back that the 3DS version of Super Street Fighter 4 would be get...

Rumor: German newspaper leaks 3DS launch date

Sep 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
The Bild, Europe's best-selling tabloid newspaper, is reporting that they know the release date for Nintendo's 3DS handheld system. According to their edition published Sunday, the 3DS will launch in Japan on November 11th, 2...

Rumor: Nintendo 3DS gutted, tech specs spilled

Sep 22
// Jim Sterling
According to the latest gossip, Nintend's hot upcoming handheld, the 3DS, has been ripped open and had its juicy tech specs spilled onto the dusty ground. It'll come as no shock to you that these stats place the 3DS far above...

Japanese cell provider hints at 3G handheld connection

Jul 08
// Ben Perlee
In discussion with The Wall Street Journal, Japanese cell phone provider, NTT DoCoMo, is in discussion with unnamed game console developers to embed 3G service in handheld consoles. Considering devices such as Amazon's Kindle...

Motion-controlled breasts coming to Dead or Alive 3DS?

Jun 28
// Jim Sterling
According to Japanese sources, Dead or Alive 3DS is not only going to feature massive, swollen, jiggling mammary milk tumors in 3D, but it will also allow those massive, swollen, jiggling mammary milk tumors to be manipulated...

Ooh, now this is exciting. Kotaku, using a number of sources including a sketch by an unnamed Chinese blogger who purportedly has a 3DS dev kit, has come up with an outline of expected features for the handheld. We only have ...

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