Review: Codename S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo 3DS) from YoshiUnity

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Intelligent Systems’ Codename S.T.E.A.M. makes its long-awaited arrival in Europe on Friday, having débuted in North America back in March.

While certain American sites have been less than forgiving, there’s no doubt that gamers in the States have been enjoying their hands-on time with Nintendo’s new IP. If you Europeans are still undecided on a purchase, perhaps YoshiUnity can provide some insight in his review at the following link:

Codename S.T.E.A.M. review | YoshiUnity, via tumblr

Codename: S.T.E.A.M. is a new IP that I never thought that [Nintendo] would attempt; let alone in the way that they pulled it off. A tactical RPG that not only has an art style that harkens to the days of golden age comics, but fully embraces the aesthetic in a multitude of ways through the cutscenes, writing, gameplay and tone just to name a few.”

Let’s Play Metroid: Other M with Mister Tanooki [Part 10]

The first part of Mister Tanooki’Metroid: Other M Let’s Play is out now! It’s his first time playing a game in the series, so expect unbiased thoughts on Team Ninja’s interpretation of Samus; along with a healthy dose of humour. You can watch the début episode above, and keep track of the latest episode below. Continue reading

A look at Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with NintendoZjman

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Mewtwo makes his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS debut on 28th April. Those that purchased both versions of the game, however, have received download codes for the new character ahead of its official release.

If you’re curious to see how it handles, NintendoZjman has put together a short video showcasing its moveset in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

Introducing the New Nintendo Invader  –   we need your help!

new-nintendo-invaderAre you passionate about Nintendo?

Maybe you have a personal blog, or a YouTube channel, where you rant about the latest Nintendo Direct? Perhaps you fancy your hand at long-form writing, and want an outlet for your reviews and editorial content? Or maybe you just want to push your existing content to a wider audience? Did you answer yes to any of those questions? Sounds to us like you’re the perfect match for the New Nintendo Invader!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Writers: We need help with the general up-keep of the site. If you consider yourself a decent writer, and enjoy sharing your thoughts in the form of written articles, we invite you to join the Nintendo Invader team. It doesn’t matter if you prefer writing news, reviews, features or personal blog posts, your words will always be welcome on Nintendo Invader!
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If any of these apply to you, then please do get in touch with us. Nintendo Invader has been dormant for too long now, yet keeping up with the demands of a fast-paced industry such as ours requires more time than our team currently has available. If you’d like to share your stuff with our visitors, or have an interest in writing original content with us, please use the form below to get in touch!

What about that Newsletter of yours?

With the Nintendo Invader Newsletter, I planned to make an outlet for my Nintendo writing – without the need to be online 24/7. There’s plenty other, more successful, sites covering the latest Nintendo news as it breaks, so I wanted a new approach.

It was supposed to be a round-up of the month’s news and other content, but with no new content on the site, it’d prove kind of pointless, right? That’s where the New Nintendo Invader comes in! With new content being brought in by YOU, we’ll have more substance and content for an awesome new newsletter!

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First Impressions: New Nintendo 3DS XL

New Nintendo 3DS XL

There comes a time in almost every 3DS owner’s life where they push the 3D slider down, removing the glassless 3D image, and never adjust it back. The vast majority of games for the system don’t utilize the 3D in a meaningful way, and articles about the 3DS and its games are plagued with comments from users about the gimmicky nature of the system. The 3D has become useless enough that Nintendo even released an entirely new 3DS with the 3D component completely removed, cleverly titled the 2DS.

With 2015 came another revision for the Nintendo 3DS family, but with this system, it finally feels like Nintendo made the system they wanted to release in 2011. Continue reading

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