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Tetris Ultimate Announced, 3DS-Exclusive Modes Revealed

Ubisoft just revealed the next installment of Tetris, Tetris Ultimate - the game will be headed to the Nintendo 3DS this fall, as well as the Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

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Anyone that picks up Tetris Ultimate on the 3DS will enjoy four exclusive game modes; you can check out screenshots and details about the game from Ubisoft’s full fact sheet after the break. Continue reading

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Best Buy Offering ‘Buy One Get One Free’ Deal On First-Party 3DS Games

For anyone that might be looking to expand their Nintendo 3DS library, Best Buy is currently doing a “Buy One, Get One Free” promotion on 3DS games. A few of the featured titles are some of the most recent hits on the system.

Anyone that picks up one of the following games can choose another one for free - the offer is valid both in-store and online:

  • Bravely Default
  • Disney Magical World
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Mario Golf: World Tour
  • Mario Party: Island Tour
  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Yoshi’s New Island

The offer stands until July 26.

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Blog – Catching Up After E3

As most of you are probably already aware, Nintendo’s offerings at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles were pretty much the talk of the show.

This year’s presentation largely expanded the upcoming Wii U library, but plenty more was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, including information about key titles such as Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, as well as upcoming eShop titles.

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep up with any sort of posting during the E3 week, and missed out on most of the big headlines. As a result, I am going to do my best to post a few of the highlights and resume consistent posting from this point forward.

Stay tuned for some of the big release date announcements, trailers and new information about E3′s biggest Nintendo 3DS games.

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – New Starter Mega Evolutions Revealed

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine has revealed that all three starter Pokemon in the upcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby & Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will have “Mega Evolutions”.

Mega Blaziken was introduced in Pokemon X & Y, so that’s nothing new – but scans of the magazine (seen above) show images of Mega Swampert and Mega Sceptile, as well as Mega Diancie, all of which look considerably impressive. More details after the break.  Continue reading

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Re-Makes Headed to 3DS, November 2014 Worldwide Launch Confirmed

The time has finally come - Pokemon fans have long hoped for re-makes of the 2003 Game Boy Advance games Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire, and those very re-makes appear to be headed to the Nintendo 3DS this November.

There were plenty of hints about the Third Generation games being re-made throughout Pokemon X & Y, which launched last October.. The Gen-III re-makes are officially titled Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and you can see the box art for each game below:

Here’s the official press release from Nintendo:

May 7, 2014- The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will launch worldwide in November 2014, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. Pokémon fans will collect, battle, and trade Pokémon in a new adventure.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favorite hits on the Game Boy Advance system. The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.

Here is an official teaser trailer as well:


We will have more on this story as it develops; I wonder just how much of a “fresh take on Pokemon Ruby / Pokemon Sapphire” these new games will actually be.

Suffice it to say, we will probably see some of the finest visuals and updates to the Pokemon series to date, as well as re-balancing of new mechanics that were added in X & Y, such as the Fairy-Type and Mega Evolutions (the versions of Kyogre and Groudon on the covers of Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire look somewhat “Mega”, don’t they?).

Of course, for now, this is all just speculation – all we know are the official titles, the worldwide launch date, and the box art designs.


Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Free to Download Until Feb. 2

Nintendo is currently offering a free download of Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on the Nintendo eShop; the promotion lasts until 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, February 2.

Even if you have already played Four Swords at some point in the past, there is no reason not to download it and check it out again – the local multiplayer is absolutely brilliant; although the gameplay does not directly follow the Zelda formula, the mechanics work very well.

The numerous times that I have played through Four Swords in the past always resulted in some very hilariously unique cooperative gaming experiences; for example, leading your partner in the wrong direction, throwing them into lava or a group of enemies, stealing rupees…

Don’t miss this chance to gather a few friends and play a fantastic co-op Zelda game for free.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Lucario Joins the Roster

Lucario, the “Aura Pokemon”, will return to the ever-expanding of fighters in the forthcoming installment of the Super Smash Bros. series for 3DS & Wii U.

Lucario was first introduced to SSB in the last game, Brawl. He was unique in that his attacks became more powerful and destructive after taking high amounts of damage, and many these moves were based directly on his actual attacks from the Pokemon games (such as Aura Sphere, Force Palm, Extremespeed, Double Team, and so on).

Here is the official word from Sakurai and the series’ official website:

The heroic Aura Pokémon, Lucario, joins the battle!! We’ve increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Lucario joined the battle for the first time in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which was released six years ago. The production staff of Brawl worked really hard to expand the character roster–without their efforts, Lucario probably never would have joined the battle.

I am happy to see another Pokemon character confirmed for the next Super Smash Bros. - I am really hoping for the return of Pokemon Trainer, updated with creatures from Pokemon X & Y.

Keep checking back for updates about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U, I will try to stay current with any news as it comes out.

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YouTube App Now Available on Nintendo eShop

A few weeks ago, Nintendo confirmed that a YouTube application was in the works for the 3DS. This week, the app went live on the Nintendo eShop.

I personally haven’t had a chance to check out how well the YouTube app actually works – my guess is that it will function quite like its mobile (iPhone/Android) counterparts. It certainly did not take very long for the app to finish downloading – the file size is very small, less than 200 “blocks” on your SD card.

The YouTube support may have taken a little longer than some had hoped, no doubt, but I am nonetheless thrilled to see YT on the 3DS. Personally, I plan to use the feature quite a bit; I use YouTube almost exclusively to listen to music in my free time, not to mention for game trailers and other random videos.

What do you think about the new YouTube app? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment, just try to make it a bit nicer than the average YouTube comment.

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LEGO The Hobbit Confirmed for 3DS & Wii U

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that there are LEGO The Hobbit games in the works for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, set for release sometime in Spring 2014.

LEGO The Hobbit is based on the first two Hobbit films, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug. Like previous LEGO-based titles, LEGO The Hobbit will include numerous distinct locations and characters (Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and so on) from the films and J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels.

Most of the LEGO games on the 3DS have received decent or good reviews; stay tuned for more about LEGO The Hobbit as the spring release window gets closer.