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Mario & Luigi: PJ Preview

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is the mashup fans didn't know they wanted

Are you a fan of the Mario & Luigi series? You know, the handheld RPG games that star everyone's favorite brothers in hilarious adventures? Then you'll be quite familiar with how Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam plays, as it's ess...   read

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Chibi-Robo preview

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is a shockingly good time

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for the 3DS seemingly came out of nowhere and captured our hearts, or at the very least mine. Nintendo describes it as a "whipping platformer," which is a phrase I'm not familiar with. But after playing, I assume it mea...   read

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Return to PopoloCrois

Corn on the cob crawdaddy and more in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Listen, I'm going to give it to you straight forward here: I've not played any of the games in the Story of Seasons series, nor do I know the source material. What I do know, however, is that there is a wolf wearing a bandanna who look...   read

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Sega 3D Classics

Sega brings back OutRun with style for the 3D Classics Series

One of the great things about Sega's ongoing 3DS Classics series is that it allows retro games from the publisher's past to find a new audience. And given its rich and diverse history of quirky and fan-favorite titles, there's plenty to rem...   read

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Smash Bros. dev bringing blocky puzzler BOXBOY! to 3DS

HAL Laboratories (Super Smash Bros., Mother) has been busying itself with a couple Kirby games recently, but it looks like someone over there had an idea for a lil puzzle game and rolled with it. BOXBOY! (already released on the 3DS eShop ...   read

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Shin Megami Tensei
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is devilishly difficult, set for release on May 5

What a busy year this is going to be for Atlus. With the release of Persona 5 in the coming months, there are a lot of expectations for what's ahead with the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. In order to keep fans satiated till then, the publis...   read

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Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
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Letting off some steam with the Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is a new turn-based, third-person strategy game from Intelligent Systems, maker of the critically acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series. It launches in North America for Nintendo 3DS on ...   read

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New 3DS impressions
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I unboxed the New 3DS XL and tickled its sensitive nub

After a Nintendo press event yesterday, I was sent home with a review unit of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. I figured it would be a good idea to record my opening of it so that I could share my trademarked cynical indignation with you all. So, ...   read

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Preview: Pokmon Ruby

Pokmon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep

It is challenging to fit "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" into a headline. It wasn't hard fitting these 3D updates of the Game Boy Advance classics on the 3DS, though. It was hard making a clean segue from my meta commentary o...   read

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings a lot of verticality to the table

When the west finally gets Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate -- what Capcom calls "the most complete version of 4 that it'll get" -- players are going to need to turn their attention to the layering of the game. Rather than solely gr...   read

Persona Q preview photo
Persona Q preview
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You already know you want it but here's a Persona Q preview anyway

It was almost surreal to be playing Persona Q in English for the first time this past week. It came out of nowhere late last year, a fantasy game mixing Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters in a new 3DS game that uses Etrian Odyssey's en...   read

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Mighty No. 9 preview
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Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to

Mighty No. 9 is probably one of the most anticipated games of 2015. After a massive Kickstarter, creator Inafune and developers Comcept and Inti Creates have kicked off a long line of products to hype it up, including Mighty Gunvolt&nb...   read

Fantasy Life preview photo
Fantasy Life preview

Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play

During a hands-on Nintendo event, I was given the option to play a number of upcoming games -- naturally, I gravitated towards Fantasy Life, which I've been waiting a few years to see in action overseas. Developed by the famous Level-5...   read

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Story of Seasons

Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer

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 with Marvelous AQ...   read

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Monster Hunter preview
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: E3 first hunt

Waiting for one of Capcom’s own to sit in and play with me for my first go at upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, I got a bit hasty and started picking my own quest. Little did I know I was headed for trouble by taking on a...   read


Diggin' the new button play in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has added the option to use buttons instead of the stylus. Game producer Ichiro Hazama told us in an interview at E3 today that he was thinking that fans that play 3DS while laying in bed might enjoy ...   read

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. 3DS can really change things up

Nintendo has been doing a lot to build hype for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U off at E3, but that does not mean the company is neglecting the fighting game's little brother, Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. In the upstairs area of Nint...   read

Shattered Crystal preview photo
Shattered Crystal preview

Sonic Boom on 3DS seems like a pleasantly surprising platformer

Just last week, Sega announced that the two upcoming Nintendo-exclusive Sonic games were given subtitles. The Wii U title is now Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and the 3DS version is Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Despite sharing the Boom&...   read

Tomodachi Life preview photo
Tomodachi Life preview

My Tomodachi Life is just as strange as I am

The allure of a digital life is what inevitably led me to become much less of an internet hermit during my adolescence. There's something to be said about reinventing yourself from the ground up, whether you're just altering your appearance...   read

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Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker: Gunvolt opens up official English site

Keiji Inafune and his superstar development collective are hard at work with creating Mighty No. 9 for every platform under the sun -- but who knows when it's actually coming out. As confirmed to us at BitSummit 2014, we know for sure ...   read

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Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour features four player multiplayer via online, or local play with just a single cartridge. As it should, but you know the best part of all this? Everyone is playing simultaneously. You don't have to wait for other play...   read

Gunvolt details photo
Gunvolt details

First details on Azure Striker: Gunvolt

We were among the first to get our hands on Keiji Inafune's / Inti Creates' new 3DS side-scrolling action game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt here at BitSummit 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. We now have the first details on the game's story, world, and cha...   read

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Yoshi New Island
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Meet Yoshi's New Island, same as the old island

Do you know what's fun? Making Yoshi noises. Come on. Do it. The tongue grab. The flutter jump. The ground pound. Such an animated dinosaur. Hamza and Dale are really good at making Yoshi noises. Yoshi's New Island is also fun.   read

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Steel Diver preview
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Hands-on with the 3DS' F2P Steel Diver: Sub Wars

In the middle of last year Nintendo announced it would try out the whole free-to-play scheme with Steel Diver, to the collective sighs of relief from various Nintendo series fans. Now we have details on just how that pricing model is going ...   read

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Rusty's Real Deal Basebal

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Haggle a dog to buy games

Leave it to Nintendo to make "free to play" weird. This time, thankfully, it's my kind of weird. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is not a baseball game. Rather, it's a compilation of baseball-themed minigames. There's a hitting minigame, for exa...   read

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