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Among all the big games Nintendo chucks at the Q4 window is the weekly eShop cluster grenade, ready to spread just about everything across your Wii U and 3DS. This week there's plenty of stuff to pick and mix, from platform-puzzler The Swapper where you can create clones of yourself and swap (ah!)...

November 6th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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If we were to design a Nintendogs + Cats demo, it would go something like this: you walk into a virtual pet store to meet a new puppy, wearing an adorable bow. The proprietor lets the pup out of its cage to play with you, and the dog can't hide its excitement to run and play with all the toys in th...

February 23rd 2012 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's newest spokesman may not be as funny as Sony's Kevin Butler, but darn it if he isn't more adorable. Nintendo has hired Uggie, the Jack Russell pictured above, to promote Nintendogs + Cats for 3DS. The gig should be simple after Uggie's previous role in The Artist, 2011's silent, black-an...

February 8th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo announced two more 3DS bundles for the holidays this morning. The pink 3DS pound puppy edition will include either nintendogs + cats: French Bulldog and New Friends or Toy Poodle and New Friends for $169.99, which is regularly the standalone price of the 3DS hardware. This holiday has b...

November 28th 2011 at 10:44am 0 Comments
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As it does after every earnings report, Nintendo sent out a "supplementary" release featuring all of the first-party games that sold a million copies or more in the last fiscal year. One 3DS game made the cut: Nintendogs + Cats, which sold 460,000 units in Japan and 1.25 million in the West. The...

April 26th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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With limited time, 3DS systems and eyes capable of processing 3D, we couldn't deliver full reviews for the full 3DS launch lineup. However, we've got the next best thing, a ton of impressions on some of our favorite releases we couldn't get enough quality time with for a full critique. Betwe...

March 28th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We don't care that we can't see the artificial depth of Nintendogs + Cats in the trailer posted below: All we know is that we can't stop uncontrollably petting our computer screens. Added bonus: The video focuses on Shiba Ibu and Friends, which we've established is the only version you should play.

February 16th 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Civil war has broken out among three distinct factions of the Joystiq staff, each swearing allegiance to one of the three different versions of Nintendogs + Cats that are due out alongside the 3DS on March 27. The rifts were formed after Nintendo updated the games' official Japanese site, revealing...

February 12th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Just as Super Mario 64 DS ushered in the era of the original DS system, it seemed fitting that a 3D-enhanced version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -- the cherry on top of last June's "E3DS" scoop -- would be the linchpin of the 3DS hardware launch this March. Except, it's not going to hap...

January 26th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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You have five minutes with Nintendogs + cats on the 3DS. What do you do? Ohmigod, you totally pet them and rub their bellies and scratch their heads and make them super happy! Unfortunately, there wasn't much else to do in the extremely restricted demo offered by Nintendo. In my short time with it,...

January 19th 2011 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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Great news! This extended teaser of 3DS games arriving in the launch window -- and beyond -- only features 2D gameplay. So, it's totally appropriate for children 6 and under. That's right -- you don't even have to ask mommy or daddy for permission first!

January 19th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments