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KEMCO RPG Asdivine Cross Arrives on Switch Very Soon
KEMCO RPG Asdivine Cross Arrives on Switch Very Soon
Save the world, you know the drill. If any publisher has cornered the eShop market in affordable download fantasy RPGs, it's KEMCO, and it has supported developer EXE-CREATE with seven releases, five of them on Nintendo Switch. The latest to be confirmed for Switch eShop is Asdivine Cross, which was actually previously released on the 3DS eShop; it's the first of the series to get the remaster treatment on Nintendo's platforms.
The Last Cube Is A Dramatic Name For An Interesting Puzzle Adventure
The Last Cube Is A Dramatic Name For An Interesting Puzzle Adventure
Game³. Back in the 3DS and Wii U eShop days there was a re-release of a Two Tribes classic called EDGE, in which you 'rolled' a cube around and solved puzzles.
Random: Take a Nostalgic Virtual Walk With This Video of Every StreetPass Puzzle
Random: Take a Nostalgic Virtual Walk With This Video of Every StreetPass Puzzle
When virtual meetings were actually fun. It's remarkable to think that the 3DS is now over 10 years old; it was a family of systems that didn't smash sales records like its DS predecessors, but nevertheless won a place in many Nintendo gamer's hearts.
Talking Point: Nintendo 3DS Features That Should Really Be On Switch
Talking Point: Nintendo 3DS Features That Should Really Be On Switch
Folders! Cover plates! StreetPass! 2021 is the 10th anniversary of the Nintendo 3DS, a lovely little system that helped carry Nintendo through a somewhat turbulent 2010s.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sees Huge Sales Spike Ahead Of Its Removal From Stores This Week
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sees Huge Sales Spike Ahead Of Its Removal From Stores This Week
And Monster Hunter Rise goes straight to number one. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 27th March, revealing that Monster Hunter Rise has claimed top spot in its debut week. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Monster Hunter Rise's physical launch sales were "more than twice the size" of those achieved by Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS, but 43% lower than Monster Hunter: World – although the latter did launch across both PS4 and Xbox One, we shouldn't forget. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Pokémon Designer James Turner Celebrates HarmoKnight's Anniversary With A Cute Drawing
Pokémon Designer James Turner Celebrates HarmoKnight's Anniversary With A Cute Drawing
"It’s been years". It's been a big week for the 3DS, with the device celebrating its tenth anniversary.
Surprise, The 3DS Is Getting Another Physical Release This Year
Surprise, The 3DS Is Getting Another Physical Release This Year
Andro Dunos 2 already confirmed for Switch release. The 3DS may have turned 10 recently after fading from Nintendo's business strategy, but the console isn't quite ready to die yet, it would seem. French publisher PixelHeart has just announced that Andro Dunos 2 – which is also coming to Switch – is getting a physical release on the 3DS, too. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Kemco Discounts Eight RPGs Across Switch And 3DS In New Spring Sale
Kemco Discounts Eight RPGs Across Switch And 3DS In New Spring Sale
Including plenty of Asdivine titles. Publisher Kemco has announced a shiny new Spring Sale for Nintendo Switch and 3DS, discounting eight of its RPG titles for your consideration. The sale is live as we speak across North America, Europe and Australia, with discounts reaching as high as 50% off for a limited time.
Nintendo 3DS launched in Europe 10 years ago today
Nintendo 3DS launched in Europe 10 years ago today
10 years ago today, Nintendo 3DS launched in Europe.
Anniversary: Nintendo 3DS Launched Ten Years Ago Today In Europe
Anniversary: Nintendo 3DS Launched Ten Years Ago Today In Europe
US anniversary also falls later this week. Making the vast majority of the Nintendo Life team feel excruciatingly old, today sees the tenth anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' release in Europe. Yes, on 25th March 2011, the 3DS hit western shores for the first time following its Japanese launch a month prior – the North American release came just two days later on the 27th March.
Disney Art Academy Is Being Removed From The 3DS eShop At The End Of March
Disney Art Academy Is Being Removed From The 3DS eShop At The End Of March
It was nice knowing you, Mickey. Mario purge day is coming, and now to add to the list of things getting taken down at the end of this month, we've got Disney Art Academy, which will be discontinued on 30th March. Nintendo's Japanese customer support shared this information on Twitter.
Capcom Switch And 3DS Sale Discounts Monster Hunter, Mega Man, Resident Evil And More (North America)
Capcom Switch And 3DS Sale Discounts Monster Hunter, Mega Man, Resident Evil And More (North America)
Up to 60% off! Joining Ubisoft with its current Switch eShop sale, Capcom has kicked off its own set of discounts across both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS systems. This new publisher sale takes up to 60% off a range of top games, including titles from popular series like Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry and more. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Square Enix's Spring 2021 Sale Offers Big Discounts On Switch And 3DS
Square Enix's Spring 2021 Sale Offers Big Discounts On Switch And 3DS
Final Fantasy! Dragon Quest! Star Ocean! Spring is almost here, and what better way to celebrate this occasion than with a new eShop sale.
Guide: Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Guide: Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
A quest for the best. The 3DS may have been put out to pasture by Nintendo, but the retirement of a system isn't always a sad occasion – it gives you the perfect chance to look back on its impressively varied library with wonder; along with plenty of standout platformers, life sims, rhythm games, and puzzlers, the 3DS also carved out a particular niche by delivering an almost non-stop barrage of first-class RPGs. Responsible for plenty of late-night gaming sessions and many players' most embarrassingly long Activity Log entries, the 3DS' proud stable of RPGs is a huge part of the system's appeal, and its legacy is worth celebrating.
Guide: Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Guide: Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
A quest for the best. The 3DS may have been put out to pasture by Nintendo, but the retirement of a system isn't always a sad occasion – it gives you the perfect chance to look back on its impressively varied library with wonder; along with plenty of standout platformers, life sims, rhythm games, and puzzlers, the 3DS also carved out a particular niche by delivering an almost non-stop barrage of first-class RPGs. Responsible for plenty of late-night gaming sessions and many players' most embarrassingly long Activity Log entries, the 3DS' proud stable of RPGs is a huge part of the system's appeal, and its legacy is worth celebrating.
Square Enix's Spring 2021 Sale Offers Big Discounts On Switch And 3DS
Square Enix's Spring 2021 Sale Offers Big Discounts On Switch And 3DS
Final Fantasy! Dragon Quest! Star Ocean! Spring is almost here, and what better way to celebrate this occasion than with a new eShop sale.
Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Original 3DS and 3DS XL Consoles Next Month Due To Parts Shortage
Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Original 3DS and 3DS XL Consoles Next Month Due To Parts Shortage
Update: Parts now totally gone, repairs suspended. Update: Despite giving Japanese consumers until March 31st to send in their broken 3DS consoles, Nintendo has now announced that repairs have been suspended for the following models as the parts required have now been totally exhausted (thanks, Nintendo Wire): Original Nintendo 3DS – Model No.
Video: Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Video: Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Potentially perfect ports. With the likes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe making the jump to Switch, it's pretty commonplace to see fans talking about which other titles could transition from the Wii U to Nintendo's latest system.
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018
You can probably guess what's been improved. Well, here we are in 2021 - production of the 3DS has been discontinued and the focus is now entirely on the Switch, which is almost four years old.
Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Original 3DS and 3DS XL Consoles Next Month Due To Parts Shortage
Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Original 3DS and 3DS XL Consoles Next Month Due To Parts Shortage
New 3DS and 2DS models remain unaffected. It's hard to believe that 10 years ago today, the Nintendo 3DS first launched in Japan.
Anniversary: Can You Believe It? The Nintendo 3DS Is Now 10 Years Old
Anniversary: Can You Believe It? The Nintendo 3DS Is Now 10 Years Old
That went quick. It's a very special day for the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo to stop supporting 3DS and 3DS XL repairs in Japan
Nintendo to stop supporting 3DS and 3DS XL repairs in Japan
From March 31, Nintendo will no longer support repairs for the handhelds in Japan, as the parts needed are too difficult to source
The 3DS Game Miitopia Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This May
The 3DS Game Miitopia Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This May
Embark on a hilarious adventure with anyone. Mii representation hasn't exactly been Nintendo's top priority during the Switch generation, but it looks like things could be changing based on the latest Direct broadcast. Apart from featuring in the upcoming title Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mii will also be making a comeback in Miitopia for the Nintendo Switch.
We Might Now Know Why Swapnote For 3DS Got
We Might Now Know Why Swapnote For 3DS Got "Remastered" Last December
Was this update tied to an exploit? In December last year, Nintendo released a remaster update for its out-of-date 3DS messaging app Swapnote. It had a lot of fans wondering what was really going on at the time, as it didn't seem like much of a remaster at all.
Video: 11 Great 3DS Games Overshadowed By The Nintendo Switch
Video: 11 Great 3DS Games Overshadowed By The Nintendo Switch
Now might be the time to check them out. The 3DS is easily one of the greatest handheld systems Nintendo has ever released, but admittedly it was overshadowed in its later years when the Switch arrived on the scene and games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became top priority. Our Kong-loving video producer Jon Cartright has taken the time to round up the best games you might have missed because you were playing the Switch.
Nintendo Switch Outsells the 3DS - NVC 546
Nintendo Switch Outsells the 3DS - NVC 546
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of February 4, 2021.
Random: Fan Brings Pokémon Cards To Life With Augmented Reality
Random: Fan Brings Pokémon Cards To Life With Augmented Reality
Seeing is believing. Pikachu and Machamp do battle thanks to some clever AR trickery... The Pokémon franchise is no stranger to augmented reality – Pokémon GO uses the tech to put hundreds of monsters in your living room, and even the 3DS had Pokémon Dream Radar, another game that had you capturing Pokémon in a real-life setting – but one fan has put their own spin on the formula. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo Is
Nintendo Is "Replacing Its Multiplayer Server System" Dating Back To The Wii U And 3DS Era
A long time coming. Let's be real, Nintendo's online service hasn't always been the best.
Switch Passes 3DS on List of All-Time Best-Selling Consoles
Switch Passes 3DS on List of All-Time Best-Selling Consoles
With nearly 80 million units sold to date, Nintendo Switch continues to climb the all-time list of best-selling consoles.
Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games Of All Time
Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games Of All Time
The latest official figures are in. Thanks to today's financial earnings release, in which Nintendo revealed that the Switch has now overtaken the 3DS's lifetime sales, we now have an updated list of the Switch's best-selling titles. In recent years, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has consistently reigned supreme at the top of this list – it's perhaps no surprise, then, that the Mario Kart 8 titles have now become the best-selling of the series – but has Animal Crossing: New Horizons' finally managed zoom past Mario and co.
Mario Kart 8 Overtakes Mario Kart Wii As Best-Selling Series Entry
Mario Kart 8 Overtakes Mario Kart Wii As Best-Selling Series Entry
Combining Wii U and Switch sales, that is. Having published its latest quarterly financial results, it appears Nintendo is doing all right — if you define selling software by the truckload as Switch outperforms 3DS lifetime sales less than four years into its lifespan 'all right'. One of the secrets to Nintendo's success is the evergreen appeal of its catalogue, with early 2017 releases such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe both featuring in the first-party best-sellers list, with sales of over 4 million and 8.6 million respectively in the April-December 2020 period. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo Won't Be Announcing A New Switch Model
Nintendo Won't Be Announcing A New Switch Model "Any Time Soon"
Focus is on the Super Mario and Monster Hunter SKUs in 2021. The Nintendo Switch has just overtaken the lifetime sales of the 3DS, selling an amazing 79.87 million units in the space of four years.
Nintendo Switch Has Overtaken 3DS Lifetime Sales In Just Four Years
Nintendo Switch Has Overtaken 3DS Lifetime Sales In Just Four Years
Switch Lite has almost outsold the Wii U on its own. Nintendo's latest financial report – for the nine months ending December 31st 2020 – has revealed that the Switch has overtaken the lifetime sales of the 3DS in the space of just four years. 79.87 million Switch consoles have now been shipped worldwide.
Nintendo Switch has now outsold 3DS
Nintendo Switch has now outsold 3DS
The latest Switch sales figures are in, and the momentum behind Nintendo's hybrid console is clear.
Nintendo Switch Console Sales Have Passed 3DS With 79.87 Million Units Sold
Nintendo Switch Console Sales Have Passed 3DS With 79.87 Million Units Sold
Nintendo has revealed in its latest financial earnings report that the Nintendo Switch has officially passed the 3DS with 79.87 million console units sold and Animal Crossing: New Horizons has officially reached 31.18 million copies sold.
Nintendo Switch sales overtake 3DS as Nintendo raises forecasts again
Nintendo Switch sales overtake 3DS as Nintendo raises forecasts again
79.87 million consoles sold worldwide so far
Three amiibo For Monster Hunter Stories 2 Are On The Way, According To Play-Asia
Three amiibo For Monster Hunter Stories 2 Are On The Way, According To Play-Asia
"Pre-orders opening soon". Capcom has revealed quite a lot about Monster Hunter Rise, but we're still waiting to find out more details about the sequel to the 3DS title, Monster Hunter Stories. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Latest Single Featured On Ninjala Advert In Japan
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Latest Single Featured On Ninjala Advert In Japan
It's part of a ten-year anniversary celebration for the singer. In Nintendo's latest TV advert for Ninjala, the hugely popular Switch exclusive that just hit six million downloads, singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu appears alongside Japanese comedy trio Yonsen Toshin to promote the game, as well as her latest single, "Gum Gum Girl". This isn't the first time the Japanese songstress has worked with Nintendo - she's promoted Animal Crossing: New Horizons by pinching Tom Nook's squishy tummy, she was in adverts for the decorative 3DS Kisakae faceplates, and last year she appeared in a livestream for Ninjala. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Capcom's Resident Evil Games For Switch And 3DS Are Currently On Sale (North America)
Capcom's Resident Evil Games For Switch And 3DS Are Currently On Sale (North America)
Grab a bargain. Capcom just held its Resident Evil showcase celebrating 25 years of the series, and while there was sadly nothing on display for Switch fans, over on the eShop you can still get your fix - as most of the RE back catalogue is on sale in the US. This covers both the Switch and 3DS - with games like Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4 reduced down to $14.99.
Switch Ranked Greatest Handheld Of All Time By UK Newspaper The Guardian
Switch Ranked Greatest Handheld Of All Time By UK Newspaper The Guardian
The DS and 3DS are second and third. Remember the N-Gage? We certainly do.
Capcom's Switch And 3DS January Sale Is Now Live In North America
Capcom's Switch And 3DS January Sale Is Now Live In North America
New offers are available until 21st January. It wasn't that even a month ago that Capcom's last sale went live but already, a fresh round of offers has gone up across Switch and 3DS eShop. Only covering North America this time, it runs until 21st January and features the usual suspects, including Street Fighter, Okami, Phoenix Wright, Mega Man and more.
Soapbox: I Wasn't Going To Play Monster Hunter Rise, But The Game Art Is Too Cute
Soapbox: I Wasn't Going To Play Monster Hunter Rise, But The Game Art Is Too Cute
AND YOU CAN PET THE DOG. You know those friends that you communicate with entirely through gifs and TikTok links? Well, last week, my best friend sent me this: I've only ever played one Monster Hunter game, and it was Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS.
Nintendo 3DS Outsold The Entire Xbox Family - Including Series X - In Japan Last Year
Nintendo 3DS Outsold The Entire Xbox Family - Including Series X - In Japan Last Year
Not bad for a dead console. If there's one thing that's true about the Japanese games market, it's that the nation is obsessed with handheld consoles – which is why the Switch is doing so well in that particular market, not just in terms of shifting millions of units but also in locking out 9 of the 10 best-selling games for 2020. However, another fact that is equally true about Japan is that it has never really taken to the Xbox family of systems.
3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
Can we get some Switch ones now? It seems 3DS and Wii U software discounts on My Nintendo are officially a thing of the past, at least in certain parts of the world. My Nintendo users located in North America have noticed the removal of this icon from the store - meaning you'll no longer be able to get discounts for games associated with these systems.
Guide: Where To Pre-Order Bravely Default II
Guide: Where To Pre-Order Bravely Default II
Buy bravely by default. On its way to a Nintendo Switch near you on Friday 26th February 2021, the follow-up to Bravely Default and Bravely Second on 3DS is fast incoming and pre-orders for Square Enix's Bravely Default II are now live, with some goodies available alongside the game for anyone brave enough to put money down early for this latest entry in the RPG series. Yes, coming from the same team that made the excellent Octopath Traveler, Bravely Default II will have you joining the Heroes of Light on a fittingly epic quest through five kingdoms as you do your utmost to return some Crystals to the place they were pilfered from.
The Switch Has Now Sold More Units Than The 3DS
The Switch Has Now Sold More Units Than The 3DS
Absolute units. As of December 26th 2020, according to sales-tracking website VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch has finally outsold the 3DS, hitting an estimated 76,285,948 units sold.
Video: So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
Video: So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
We put a variety of games to the test. Recently, we shared a video in which we booted up several Wii U titles to see if people were still playing them online.
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
In what's becoming a worryingly common trend. Just days after it was discovered that a number of DSiWare games had vanished from the eShop, and following the confirmation that Netflix will soon be discontinued across Wii U and 3DS, it's now come to our attention that two LEGO City: Undercover games have also been entirely removed from Nintendo's digital store. Both LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U) and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo 3DS) have been delisted from their respective stores, meaning they're no longer available to purchase.
Netflix Service on Wii U and 3DS Winding Down This Year - and There's Still No Sign of a Switch App
Netflix Service on Wii U and 3DS Winding Down This Year - and There's Still No Sign of a Switch App
Nintendo has revealed that it is shuttering Netflix functionality on the Wii U and 3DS, but there's still no sign of the service on Nintendo Switch.
Netflix to shut down on 3DS, Wii U
Netflix to shut down on 3DS, Wii U
Netflix will discontinue its service for both 3DS and Wii U on 30th June.
Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Will be discontinued as of 30th June. Nintendo has now removed Netflix's video application designed for the Wii U and 3DS from both eShops. As of 31st December 2020, it can no longer be downloaded by new users.
Reminder: Capcom's Switch And 3DS Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off
Reminder: Capcom's Switch And 3DS Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off
Update: Hours remain in North America. Update: As a quick reminder for our chums in North America, Capcom's current sale on Nintendo Switch and 3DS is ending later today. The deals ended in Europe a few days ago, but North American Switch owners still have a few hours left to snap them up.
Nintendo Appears To Be Pulling DSiWare Games From The 3DS eShop
Nintendo Appears To Be Pulling DSiWare Games From The 3DS eShop
Without any warning. Nintendo has reportedly removed a number of DSiWare titles from the Nintendo 3DS eShop, without offering any warning to fans that the games would be disappearing. The takedowns were first spotted by Twitter user @comeoutpunching, who reports that "all DSiWare games released before mid-May 2011 have been deactivated." Games that are no longer able to purchase include Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, Aura-Aura Climber, Dr Mario Express, Mr.
Best Of 2020: An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo's Workhorse Console
Best Of 2020: An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo's Workhorse Console
Kate Gray explains why this dual-screen wonder will be missed. Over the holiday season we'll be republishing a series of Nintendo Life articles, interviews and other features from the previous twelve months that we consider to be our Best of 2020.
Nordisk Games Acquires 40% Of Metroid: Samus Returns Developer MercurySteam
Nordisk Games Acquires 40% Of Metroid: Samus Returns Developer MercurySteam
"we are entering a new era of consolidation and growth". Denmark-based company Nordisk Games has announced it has acquired 40% of the Spanish-based developer MercurySteam. MercurySteam is best-known in recent years for its outstanding 2017 3DS release, Metroid: Samus Returns.
Capcom Switch And 3DS Sale Discounts Lots Of Top Games, Up To 75% Off
Capcom Switch And 3DS Sale Discounts Lots Of Top Games, Up To 75% Off
Resident Evil! Mega Man! Street Fighter! More! Yet another publisher sale has appeared on the Nintendo eShop, this time offering up great deals on both Switch and 3DS. Yes, Capcom is back with a brand new sale that sees the likes of Resident Evil, Phoenix Wright, Mega Man, Okami, Street Fighter and more all reduced.
Kemco Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS In Latest Sale
Kemco Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS In Latest Sale
And a bonus game, too. Serial RPG publisher Kemco has announced a brand new sale on Nintendo Switch, Wii U and 3DS which discounts ten role-playing titles (and a bonus rhythm game) for your consideration. The sale is live across the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShops, with discounts reaching as high as 50% off for a limited time.
Nintendo Releases 'Swapnote Remastered' Update, Despite Killing The App Seven Years Ago
Nintendo Releases 'Swapnote Remastered' Update, Despite Killing The App Seven Years Ago
Are you OK, Nintendo? Remember Swapnote, the Nintendo 3DS app that you can't really use any more? Well, Nintendo's released an update for it because Nintendo. That's right, Swapnote – or Nintendo Letter Box as it was known in PAL regions – has been given the remaster treatment seven years after the company disabled its primary feature.
Kemco's Black Friday Sales Ends Today, Big RPG Savings Across Switch And 3DS
Kemco's Black Friday Sales Ends Today, Big RPG Savings Across Switch And 3DS
Up to 50% off. Frane: Dragons' Odyssey, Nintendo Switch Update: The Kemco Black Friday sale on Nintendo Switch and 3DS is ending today.
EarthBound-Style Horror RPG OMORI Is Finally Coming To Switch After Skipping The 3DS
EarthBound-Style Horror RPG OMORI Is Finally Coming To Switch After Skipping The 3DS
Launches on PC this month. Those of you with good memories might recall an indie title by the name of OMORI, which was successfully funded via Kickstarter way back in 2014. Inspired by EarthBound and boasting a mix of cute visuals and horror elements, OMORI was originally confirmed for the Nintendo 3DS but its protracted development period has forced the team behind it to shift platforms. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Capcom Has
Capcom Has "No Plans" Right Now To Bring The Original Monster Hunter Stories To Switch
Second entry is a completely new start. If you were hoping the original Monster Hunter Stories game might be released on the Nintendo Switch ahead of the sequel's release, don't get your hopes up. Speaking to Gamereactor, Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto said the company had "no plans" to bring the original 3DS release from 2016 across to Nintendo's hybrid system. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Kemco Kicks Off Big RPG Savings Across Switch And 3DS For Black Friday
Kemco Kicks Off Big RPG Savings Across Switch And 3DS For Black Friday
Up to 50% off. Frane: Dragons' Odyssey, Nintendo Switch Publisher Kemco has slashed the prices of eight of its RPG titles – plus one bonus game – in celebration of Black Friday this year. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
3DS System Update 11.14.0-46 Is Now Live
3DS System Update 11.14.0-46 Is Now Live
Final form stability. Just when you thought the 3DS was dead, Nintendo does the unthinkable and goes and releases a system update for this legendary handheld unit. Of course, at this point in the system's life, it's all about making it more stable than ever before.
The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2020)
The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2020)
Mario Kart still reigns supreme. Earlier today, we shared an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time, but how are the likes of the Wii U and 3DS doing, and even the Wii and DS before those? Well, it just so happens that Nintendo has also provided up-to-date figures for its best-selling games on those platforms.
Image & Form Reminds Us That It's Making More SteamWorld Games
Image & Form Reminds Us That It's Making More SteamWorld Games
"We're not ruling out sequels". In this new era of gaming on Switch, indie games are being loved and appreciated more than ever before, but one indie franchise that's always been popular with Nintendo fans is the excellent SteamWorld series from Image & Form. The SteamWorld games have been a hit with Nintendo's audience since the Wii U and 3DS days, and a number of ports and new releases since then mean that Switch owners have already been treated to SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Reminder: My Nintendo Offering Discounts On Mario, Zelda And More Until The End Of The Year (Europe)
Reminder: My Nintendo Offering Discounts On Mario, Zelda And More Until The End Of The Year (Europe)
Missed any of these top games? With the impending second lockdown heading to the UK this week, and indeed for everyone staying inside and doing their bit at the moment, there's never really been a better time to try out classic games that we missed the first time around. As such, we thought it worth reminding you that My Nintendo is currently hosting a number of discounts on fantastic 3DS titles in Europe – all of which will remain valid until the end of the year.
Crazy BMX World Brings The Popular 'Bike Rider' Series To Switch, And It's Super Cheap
Crazy BMX World Brings The Popular 'Bike Rider' Series To Switch, And It's Super Cheap
Launching this week. Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is Crazy BMX World, the latest entry in the popular Bike Rider series last seen on the 3DS and Wii U. Bike Rider – or Crazy BMX, as it's now being called in the west – is a runner-style game that's become something of a hit in Japan over the last few years.
Soapbox: An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo's Workhorse Console
Soapbox: An Ode To The 3DS, Nintendo's Workhorse Console
Kate Gray explains why this dual-screen wonder will be missed. Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site.
Bravely Default II Misses 2020, Launches February 26
Bravely Default II Misses 2020, Launches February 26
The Switch sequel to Square Enix’s 3DS RPG Bravely Default, originally slated for a 2020 release, is now scheduled to arrive on February 26, 2021. Read more...
Rodea The Sky Soldier Is Being Removed From The Wii U And 3DS eShops In Japan
Rodea The Sky Soldier Is Being Removed From The Wii U And 3DS eShops In Japan
Following its removal in Europe and NA. Rodea the Sky Soldier, an action-adventure title produced by Sonic lead programmer Yuji Naka, will be removed from the Wii U and 3DS eShops in Japan next month. The game's delisting follows similar removals in Europe and North America earlier this year, meaning the title will soon be unavailable digitally across all major regions.
Sony's latest 4K monitor brings Nintendo 3DS-like panel tech to PC
Sony's latest 4K monitor brings Nintendo 3DS-like panel tech to PC
And it does so without giving you a headache.
Square Enix Will Share More Information About Bravely Default II Soon
Square Enix Will Share More Information About Bravely Default II Soon
A release date would be nice. This week marks the 8th anniversary of the original Bravely Default for 3DS.
Kemco Discounts Six RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS For A Limited Time
Kemco Discounts Six RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS For A Limited Time
With up to 50% off. Kemco has kickstarted an October sale across Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U, slashing the price of six of its RPGs for a limited time. We have a full list of the games included for you below.
From Game Boy to 3DS: The legacy of Nintendo's handhelds
From Game Boy to 3DS: The legacy of Nintendo's handhelds
Analysts, developers and former Nintendo staff look back at the why the platform holder dominated the portable gaming space for over three decades
Reminder: Sega's 60th Anniversary Sale On Switch And 3DS Ends Today (North America)
Reminder: Sega's 60th Anniversary Sale On Switch And 3DS Ends Today (North America)
Mario & Sonic, Hatsune Miku, SEGA AGES and more! Update: As a quick reminder, Sega's 60th anniversary sale is ending today. You
Nintendo lists unannounced Kirby Fighters 2 for Switch
Nintendo lists unannounced Kirby Fighters 2 for Switch
Nintendo has never confirmed Kirby Fighters 2, but a listing for it has appeared on Nintendo's own website. This listing has now been scrubbed offline, but not before the internet noticed (thanks Wario64, Siliconera). The original Kirby Fighters - a last Kirby standing fighting spin-off - first appeared as part of 3DS compilation Kirby Triple Deluxe, before being re-released with extra bits and pieces as a separate 3DS eShop download.
Sega Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Sale On Switch And 3DS (North America)
Sega Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Sale On Switch And 3DS (North America)
Mario & Sonic, Hatsune Miku, SEGA AGES and more! Sega is now hosting a pretty mighty sale across both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShops in North America. The sale is celebrating the company's 60th anniversary, reducing the prices of titles like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, games from the SEGA AGES series, and more. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Monster Hunter Stories Is The Best-Selling 3DS Game On Amazon Right Now
Monster Hunter Stories Is The Best-Selling 3DS Game On Amazon Right Now
It's amazing what a sequel can do. Capcom surprised Nintendo fans this week with not one but two brand new Monster Hunter games.
Nintendo Currently Has
Nintendo Currently Has "No Plans" To End Online Services For The 3DS
Online play and the eShop will "continue to be available". Earlier this week, Nintendo confirmed the production of its mighty 3DS line had been officially discontinued.
Hatch Tales Is Packing New Characters And Modes, Along With Grant Kirkhope
Hatch Tales Is Packing New Characters And Modes, Along With Grant Kirkhope
Cracking open in 2021. Remember Atooi's Hatch Tales? An updated Switch version of the 3DS title Chicken Wiggle, this 2D platformer stars a bird-and-worm team who work together to overcome various challenges.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin Hits Switch Summer 2021
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin Hits Switch Summer 2021
Two Monster Hunter games in one year! Monster Hunter Rise isn't the only new Monster Hunter entry the Switch is getting in 2021 – Capcom has revealed that portable spin-off Monster Hunter Stories is getting a Switch-based sequel named Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin, too. Adopting the same cut art style seen in the 3DS original, Monster Hunter Stories 2 will feature a strong narrative focus, and will presumably retain the simplistic RPG mechanics the sub-series is known for. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo 3DS officially discontinued
Nintendo 3DS officially discontinued
After a nine-year run and more than 75 million units sold, Nintendo has officially killed off the 3DS. Production has now ceased on all 3DS hardware models, including the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. "We can confirm that the manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended," a Nintendo spokesperson told our sister site GamesIndustry.biz.
Nintendo 3DS Production Has Ended After 9 Years
Nintendo 3DS Production Has Ended After 9 Years
Production has officially ended of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, ending the story of the handheld that has sold over 75.87 million units since 2011.
Nintendo 3DS discontinued
Nintendo 3DS discontinued
Platform holder confirms to GamesIndustry.biz that manufacturing has ended, eShop will continue to operate
Nintendo 3DS Production Has Officially Come To An End
Nintendo 3DS Production Has Officially Come To An End
Goodnight, sweet prince. Production of the mighty Nintendo 3DS system has been officially discontinued, Nintendo has confirmed. The news comes nine years after the handheld machine first hit the market back in 2011, introducing truly innovative glasses-free 3D tech and a fantastic library of games that would be enjoyed for years to come.
Nintendo Officially Ends 3DS Production For Japan
Nintendo Officially Ends 3DS Production For Japan
Today, the official Japanese page for the Nintendo 3DS series, which includes the 2DS, announced that the consoles are no longer being manufactured. Read more...
Flipnote Studio 3D Fan Spends Four Years Making The Ultimate Tribute Animation
Flipnote Studio 3D Fan Spends Four Years Making The Ultimate Tribute Animation
Flipping amazing. We've seen some absolutely amazing creations put together using Flipnote Studio 3D over the years, but Japanese animator ミラーパネル3 takes the biscuit with their creation of "Flipnote Warrior", a full 34-minute animation. The clip is centred around a young girl who has a life-changing event on her 3DS.
Nintendo Shares Mario’s Super Picross Tutorial As The Game Arrives On Switch
Nintendo Shares Mario’s Super Picross Tutorial As The Game Arrives On Switch
Appearing for the first time in the US. One of the four new games available on the Nintendo Switch Online service today is Mario's Super Picross, a puzzle game that launched for the Super Famicom back in 1995. This is actually the first time it's ever appeared in the US; European fans were lucky enough to try it out through the Virtual Console service on Wii U and 3DS, but otherwise, it's only ever been seen in Japan.
Anime Created On Nintendo 3DS Took Four Years To Make
Anime Created On Nintendo 3DS Took Four Years To Make
YouTuber Mirror Panel-3 spent four years creating an anime on Flipnote Studio for the Nintendo 3DS. Read more...
Paper Mario Producer Says His Team Has
Paper Mario Producer Says His Team Has "Almost Complete Control" Over Creative Direction
Miyamoto checked in, but made no specific requests to make changes. Since the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for the Nintendo Switch, producer Kensuke Tanabe has been doing the press rounds answering questions about the future of the series and clarifying how much control his team has when it comes to new entries in the Paper Mario series. While he's made it quite clear there have been certain restrictions in place since the release of Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the 3DS and previously touched on Shigeru Miyamoto's requests - from Paper Mario: Color Splash onwards, the team has apparently had "almost complete control" over the creative direction. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Two previously Japan-only Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm RPGs are being bundled up for Switch
Two previously Japan-only Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm RPGs are being bundled up for Switch
Bandai Namco's long-running, drum-bashing rhythm series Taiko no Tatsujin is returning this winter in the newly revealed guise of Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack - a bundle of two previously Japan-only 3DS RPGs, localised and spruced up for Switch. More specifically, Bandai Namco's Rhythmic Adventure Pack brings Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure and Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken to the west for the first time, both of which combine the series' familiar rhythm-based drum-pummelling action with story driven exploration and combat more reminiscent of an RPG. In Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken, series mascot Don-chan embarks on a history-hopping jaunt through time, while Dokodon Mystery Adventure (the games are more simply known as Rhythmic Adventure 1 and 2 on Switch) offers up a globe-spanning quest to retrieve powerful treasures, which have been stolen by the nefarious Hexagria Magical Society. Read more
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Brings Two 3DS Drummers To Switch This Winter
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Brings Two 3DS Drummers To Switch This Winter
A previously Japan-only pair marches to Switch. A dual pack of Taiko no Tatsujin games has been announced in the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase and is headed to Switch in "Winter 2020". Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack will include localised and upgraded ports of two previously Japan-only 3DS titles: Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikū Daibōken (or 'Rhythmic Adventure 1') and Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure (now renamed as the less imaginative 'Rhythmic Adventure 2'). Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Report: Nintendo Releasing
Report: Nintendo Releasing "Upgraded" Switch Model In 2021
Back in March 2019, there was a rumour that Nintendo would be releasing two new models of the Switch, one a premium upgraded version, the other a cheaper successor to the 3DS.
Creatures Inc. Designer Wants To Know
Creatures Inc. Designer Wants To Know "What UI / UX Mistakes Drive You Absolutely Mad In Pokémon Games"
Help improve the next Detective Pikachu. Last May, The Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara announced a follow-up to the 3DS title Detective Pikachu would be released on the Nintendo Switch. In an attempt to ship "the next game" with a top end experience, Creatures Inc.
Etrian Mystery Dungeon Will Be Removed From The 3DS eShop In Europe Next Month
Etrian Mystery Dungeon Will Be Removed From The 3DS eShop In Europe Next Month
So buy it while you can! One of the major downsides to the digital age of gaming is rearing its ugly head again today, as NIS America announces that Etrian Mystery Dungeon will soon be removed from the 3DS eShop in Europe. The game, which is one of many excellent RPGs on the trusty 3DS, is set to be taken down from the eShop on 30th September.
Get Discounts On Seven RPGs In Kemco's Switch And 3DS Summer Sale
Get Discounts On Seven RPGs In Kemco's Switch And 3DS Summer Sale
Across Europe, North America and Australia. Japanese developer and publisher Kemco has slashed the prices of a number of its RPGs on both Switch and 3DS, giving you the chance to pick them up at up to 50% off the asking price. We've rounded up all of the offers for you below.