New Nintendo 3DS hardware now available for purchase for selected Club Nintendo members

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

The New Nintendo 3DS handheld is now available to selected Club Nintendo members across Europe, until 12th January.

Nintendo of Europe sent out a confirmation e-mail to eligible members earlier today:

“We’d like to thank you, one of our most loyal customers, for all your support. To show our appreciation, we’re offering you the chance to purchase New Nintendo 3DS now, and get it before the official European launch”

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Celebrate Halloween with a free Pumpkaboo for Pokémon X and Y

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As we all wait impatiently for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo’s distributing a Pumpkaboo – via XY’s Mystery Gift – for the duration of October.

In keeping with the Halloween theme, it’ll know the moves Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face, and arrive holding the Rocky Helmet item. Continue reading

How is your Wii U menu organised now that folders are a thing?

The latest Wii U firmware update has brought along a number of changes and enhancements to its operating system, on top of the usual stability updates – the most prominent being the addition of folders on the Home menu.

Simply tap an empty space and you’ll be asked if you’d like to create a folder, which can then be used to house up to sixty software titles. Which brings us to the question: how is your Wii U’s Home menu organised? Continue reading

Nintendo announces Transparent Red and Blue 2DS systems and Pokémon bundles

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After almost a year since its launch, Nintendo of Europe has announced two brand-new colours for the 2DS console. On 7th November, the Transparent Red and Transparent Blue 2DS models will be available as standalone systems. These will later become available as bundles following Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire‘s release on 28th November. Continue reading

Software update to add improvements and Mercedes Benz DLC to Mario Kart 8

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The number of times we’ve accidentally clicked “View Highlight Reel” at the end of a Mario Kart 8 race is uncountable. You know what we mean – you’re beating your family in a heated tournament, you’re mashing the 2 button on your Wii Remote to quickly start the next Grand Prix, when you remember that the “Next Race” button is no longer atop the post-race menu. Thankfully, tweaks to this menu, and other areas of Mario Kart 8, will be added via a software update on 27th August – the 22nd anniversary of Super Mario Kart’s Japanese release. Continue reading