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Japan is getting a 3DS XL we aren't (yet): a 3DS XL covered in other-Mario-brother. The Luigi-themed portable, revealed during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, comes with a 4GB SD card and a pre-installed copy of Mario and Luigi: Dream Team. It leaps onto Japan's retail shelves (the highest ones, since...

April 18th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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That was a particularly meaty Nintendo Direct, even by previous standards, so we've got out the carving knife and cut it up into more manageable bits. Here's a bite-sized version of everything Nintendo announced in this morning's broadcast. The 3DS is getting a new Zelda, and it'll be a top-down...

April 17th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's Wii U will receive its Spring System Update sometime next week, president Satoru Iwata announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct event. The firmware update adds several quality of life improvements to the system, including improved load times when changing between software, or retu...

April 17th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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A second collection of Level-5 games (released in Japan as Guild02) is coming to 3DS eShop as separate downloads. Like the previous collection, each is a collaboration with a known game designer.The Starship Damrey is an adventure game by Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko in which your character wake...

April 17th 2013 at 11:32am 0 Comments
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Although Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had no launch date to share on Pikmin 3 during this morning's Nintendo Direct, the company's official press release just sent out notes an August 4 release date. The game will launch in stores and on the Nintendo eShop.We're following up with Nintendo for co...

April 17th 2013 at 11:08am 0 Comments
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Game & Wario, which launched last month in Japan, will arrive on the Wii U Nintendo eShop and at retail on June 23 in North America. Still awaiting Europe details.

April 17th 2013 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is coming to Europe this year, but North America won't see it arrive until 2014. The news comes via this morning's Nintendo Direct which revealed the schedule for the sixth Layton entry's 3DS world tour, the Level-5 puzzler having already come to Japan on Febru...

April 17th 2013 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Shin Megami Tensei 4 is coming to North America on July 16, and the game is confirmed to be coming to Europe too, although there's no release date for the region yet.Following on from the announcement in this morning's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo of America revealed each copy in the first shipment of...

April 17th 2013 at 10:41am 0 Comments
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A new top-down Zelda set in the "world" of A Link to the Past will be released in North America in Holiday 2013. While the perspective is the same, it uses the 3D effect of the 3DS to show depth in environments.Link has a new ability that allows him to turn into paper and move against walls. This g...

April 17th 2013 at 10:39am 0 Comments
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The Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL will be released in Europe and North America, Nintendo revealed during separate regional Nintendo Direct presentations. The system retails for $219.99 and comes with a copy of the game pre-loaded on its 4GB SD card.The system, which bears a tiled pattern of Tom...

April 17th 2013 at 10:31am 0 Comments