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Beginning April 22, Nintendo will permanently cut the price on five of its stand-out 3DS games. Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7 and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will all be $29.99, a 25 percent drop. If you've missed out on any of these games...

April 14th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo of Europe is getting into the holiday spirit by giving away Super Mario 3D Land to anyone who registers a 3DS and one of 15 games. Between November 27 and January 13, 3DS owners who register their systems and a qualifying game at Club Nintendo will get a free download code for the popular...

November 19th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo subsidiary Brownie Brown is changing its name to 1-Up Studio, the company recently announced on its soon-to-be defunct site.The developer is known for its hand in crafting games such as Mother 3 and Super Mario 3D Land, as well as its help with Level-5's Professor Layton and the Last Spect...

February 2nd 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo isn't making too big a deal out of Black Friday. Its special holiday 3DS bundle, out Nov. 23, is almost exactly identical to the Mario 3DS bundle from last year! It comes with the same Flame Red 3DS, and the same game (the truly worthwhile Super Mario 3D Land).The only differences are that...

November 19th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Quite possibly the most huggable handheld ever, the Pikachu 3DS XL will leave its current Japanese prison for the lush, bountiful lands of the UK on December 7.A pair of white 3DS XLs bundled with games will go on sale in the UK later this month. A white 3DS XL with a pre-installed copy of Mario Ka...

November 13th 2012 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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If initial impressions are any indication at all, those who held out for a bigger version of Nintendo's 3DS will find the wait worth it. We just got to play with the Nintendo 3DS XL here at Comic-Con in San Diego, and its big screen really impressed us. The picture is clearer and brighter than the...

July 13th 2012 at 7:25pm 0 Comments
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Korea is finally getting the 3DS. Blue, pink and black models are launching in the country on April 28 for 220,000 won ($193), Nintendo has revealed.The launch lineup will consist of three games: Tekken 3D Prime Edition, Super Mario 3D Land and Nicola Magazine Model Stylish Audition 2. Later in the...

April 19th 2012 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Super Mario 3D Land has a curious structure: it's very easy throughout the first eight worlds, and then it surprises the player with a "special" set of eight additional worlds, which test players with insane time limits, ever-pursuing "Shadow Marios" and every other trick EAD Tokyo could think of....

March 16th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida will present a postmortem talk at GDC entitled "Thinking in 3D: The Development of Super Mario 3D Land." Attendees will be required to cross a pit of moving blocks while being chased by evil purple versions of themselves in order to attend.Or, what will...

February 11th 2012 at 3:45am 0 Comments