Black Friday is almost upon us, but that hasn't stopped deals like this one appearing early. While it doesn't come with a game, it is the cheapest for a 3DS console and is actually cheaper than the best offer for a 2DS at the time of writing. It's a mighty find saving overall, and it sets you up to be able to play a huge library of fantastic games for the handheld. Thanks to gooner for the heads-up!
Last night’s Nintendo Direct had plenty of news for both 3DS and Wii U owners heading into Christmas, and while we didn’t get all the surprises we were expecting (no mention of Minecraft, for example) there was lots of talk about games coming early next year. The European stream, hosted by Satoru Shibata, kicked off by thanking fans for their kind words over the late Satoru Iwata, and promised that the Nintendo Direct shows would continue “delivering information directly to you.”
And it all kicked off with the HD remake many Zelda fans have been crying out for.Click here to read more...
We haven't had one in quite some time, and we weren't even sure if they would return at all, but this evening Nintendo are broadcasting a brand new Nintendo Direct with updates on "upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases." It's already been stated that there will be no news on the NX or on mobile titles, but that's not to say there won't be anything newsworthy. In fact, rumors are already circulating of one announcement that will be made this evening.Click here to read more...
Well, this is a hell of a deal to kick off the new week. You're effectively getting the console for around £35 when you consider that the cheapest price for a Mario Kart 7 download code is just over £15. While the wedge-like form factor makes it less portable, the 2DS is still capable of playing most of the 3DS' extensive library of excellent games. Perfect for those of you thinking about a certain day in under 2 months time. Cheers to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Mario Kart 7 review for more details.
With plans to expand into the mobile sector having been on the cards for a while, this morning we discovered what Nintendo's first smartphone title will be. No, it's not a Mario or Pokemon title (as many probably expected) but a social experience. Miitomo will be a mix of Tomodachi Life's weird life simulator and a communication tool between friends, all using a player's Mii character, and will be available in March 2016.Click here to read more...
Here's yet another chance to get hold of a Wii U and one of its most recent stand0ut titles at an excellent price thanks to Rakuten's new voucher code. Along with a Premium Wii U console, you'll get a copy of Mario Maker, an Classic Colours Mario Amiibo, and a hardback artbook. Perfect for those of you wanting to get hold of Ninty's to try out its extensive library, or perhaps for those of you thinking ahead a few months (because, damn, it's nearly that time of year again.) Thanks to magicjay1986 @ HUKD!
Some very interesting reports have emerged this afternoon regarding Nintendo's new home console. According to the Wall Street Journal website, Nintendo have already been distributing devkits for the NX to developers, meaning development of the hardware could be much further along than previously thought.Click here to read more...
We're still a week away from the budget range of 3DS titles hitting the shelves, but the price seems to be getting better by the day. Falling even further below the £15 mark, the titles on offer might not be to everyone's tastes, but there's no arguing how the budget range will be welcome to gamers who find expanding their 3DS library is a strain on the wallet. Here's the full list:
Thanks to Recharg3 @ HUKD!
Nintendo have announced that a brand new Premium bundle for the Wii U will be coming to Europe at the end of the month. Along with a Premium console, it will also include Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon, making it a great place to start if you’ve yet to get hold of Ninty’s latest home console.
That said, there are a few issues. Firstly, the words “Limited offer” are used in the announcement, meaning we have no idea how many will be available or who will stock them. Secondly, no price is mentioned, although our educated guess puts a potential price between £250-300. Considering the next few months will be prime time for Nintendo to strike with some aggressive pricing, let’s hope they make it more affordable.
UPDATE: MCV are reporting that the bundle will be priced at £239.99. If that proves to be accurate, this could well be the best Wii U bundle to buy (provided you can get your hands on one.)
The price for this particular version has shot up in price recently. Thankfully, this offer makes it a much more affordable (although how long the stock will last is anybody's guess.) As for the game, in our review we said that "Yoshi's Woolly World reminds us that there's no shame in creating a wonderful toy. Beautifully crafted with love, innovation and attention to detail, it's a joy to play with - not just play." If that isn't enough to convince the Wii U owners out there to give it a whirl, perhaps mention of the creative level design, challenging levels, and copious collectables to find might sway you. Thanks to philiphunter @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Yoshi's Woolly World review for more details!
We know many of you have waiting for this one to hit that magic £20 mark, so now is the time to expand that 3DS games library. It beats the next best offer elsewhere by almost a fiver, which is a significant saving. Perfectly suited to Ninty's handheld thanks to its drop-in, drop-out style of gameplay, the freedom to allow the player to build up the town as they wish to makes it the best and most charming entry in the series... even if it does enslave you to a greedy raccoon, drown you in debt and force you into a life of menial labour. Thanks to neneromanovagirl @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review for more details.
While we've seen bundles at a similar price in the past that come with a game and / or a small memory card, this deal is currently the cheapest around by about £20. So, if you're looking to experience the extensive 3DS game catalogue on the cheap, or want to buy a device that the kids won't be able to break the hinges on, this is is definitely worth considering. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!
While you could have got it fractionally cheaper with a (now expired) voucher code, this listing is the cheapest we've seen for Splatoon. It beats the next best price elsewhere by £6, which is a huge saving. In our review we said that Splatoon was "approachable for newcomers and enjoyable for old hands" thanks to its fresh approach to third person shooters. With new maps and matchmaking functionality added in recent months, it really has become an essential purchase for Wii U owners. Cheers to BuzzDuraband for the heads-up!
Be sure to check out our Splatoon review for more details.
We're informed there's a new way to log into the Nintendo website and by adhering to the new login process you can earn yourself 750 Nintendo stars.
It's easy to link your Club Nintendo account with your Nintendo Network ID, and if you do:
Here's yet another chance to get Yoshi's Wooly World for under £25, with TGC's latest deal beating the next cheapest offer elsewhere by a few founds. In our review we said that "Yoshi's Woolly World reminds us that there's no shame in creating a wonderful toy. Beautifully crafted with love, innovation and attention to detail, it's a joy to play with - not just play." If that isn't enough to convince the Wii U owners out there to give it a whirl, perhaps the creative level design, challenging levels, and copious collectables to find might sway you. Thanks to robtallica @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Yoshi's Wooly World review for more details!
This latest offer from ShopTo is the cheapest price we've seen for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. Better yet, it beats the next best offer by around £15, making it a fantastic bargain. Sticking to what it knows, the final instalment in the Professor Layton series provided more of the same challenging puzzles spread throughout a highly enjoyable story. It may not be the best entry point into the series, but it's definitely worth playing if you own a 3DS. Cheers to oUkTuRkEyIII for the find!
Friday will see somewhat of a large update introduced to Super Smash Bros. The Wii U is to receive major updates including the much anticipated Tourney Mode which is made up of two modes, the first of which allows players to compete for the highest points count which will be referring to as Community Tourneys. The second, Regular Tourneys include a more defined rule structure and will only be available at set times.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) July 29, 2015
YouTube replays will also be introduced into the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. allowing players to share their match replays to the popular Google owned video sharing service.Click here to read more...
Splatoon really is the game that just keeps on giving. August will bring a major update to the popular Wii U title with Nintendo officially highlighting the following in a recent press release:
Splatoon blows third-person shooting wide open with its wildly unique mechanics and uninhibited sense of fun. Approachable for newcomers and enjoyable for old hands, it's an impressive Wii U exclusive, though we'll have to take Nintendo's promises of free DLC and updates on trust. - Splatoon Review | Squid Free Or Dye Hard
If you had no interest in Splatoon before today, you very much must have now. Tomorrow sees the introduction of the N-ZAP89, which in retro terms you may remember as the Nintendo Zapper. I'm not sure I should, but I feel the need for a hashtag! #DuckHunt