3DS News


Opinion: Nintendo is past due for cross-buy

By Steve Watts, Jun 30, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Nintendo has started taking tentative steps into cross-buy, but it's already so late to the functionality that we need to see more of a commitment.


"Right now I'd just take an option to backup Wii U game saves. Thankfully my Wii U came back ..."

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There's reason to be concerned with Sonic Boom

By Robert Workman, Jun 30, 2014 9:30am PDT

Is Sega's latest Sonic game already running into trouble?


"No, it was a one-time 20th Anniversary thing. Let it keep being magical."

- MetaSaval see all 59 comments

Shovel Knight review: an ageless wonder

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2014 6:15am PDT

Shovel Knight is everything good about a bygone era, acting as a reminder of why classic platformers were so loved... and hated.


"i'm not sure i agree but i think it's kinda strange that this game is getting traction from a ..."

- DeBurgo see all 20 comments

Another World out now on Xbox One, PlayStation version mysteriously delayed

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2014 4:45pm PDT

The 20th anniversary edition of Another World was supposed to release today on PS4, PS3, and Vita. It has mysteriously been delayed. Meanwhile, the Xbox One version of the game suddenly arrived today, out of nowhere.


Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. E3 roundtable video reveals early gameplay footage

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 24, 2014 2:41pm PDT

Shacknews covered the initial reveal for Nintendo's Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. firsthand during E3 2014. For those looking to see some of that announcement for themselves, Nintendo has released a condensed version of the media session, along with some early gameplay footage.


"my buddy's mother-in-law makes $89 hourly on the laptop . She has been without work for five ..."

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Final Fantasy Explorers trademarked for US

By Steve Watts, Jun 24, 2014 6:29am PDT

Final Fantasy Explorers, the 3DS spin-off, appears to be coming west. Square Enix trademarked the name for the United States and Europe.


"This sounds like perfect fodder for a f2p style game. Pay to unlock jobs and Nintendo can add ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

Shovel Knight unearths one final trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 23, 2014 4:15pm PDT

Shovel Knight has one final trailer to unleash before it arrives this Thursday.


Final Fantasy Explorers announced for 3DS

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 8:15am PDT

Final Fantasy Explorers, a 3DS action-RPG akin to the popular Monster Hunter series, has been announced.


Another World coming to PS4 next week

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Another World is coming to PlayStation 4 next week. It has cross-buy and cross-save, so the PS3 and Vita versions shouldn't be far behind.


"Excellent, one of the best games ever made coming to even more platforms. Eric Chahi ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 3 comments

Super Smash Bros. on Wii U: The Shacknews staff battles at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 11:00am PDT

Plenty has been said about Super Smash Bros. during this year's E3, but the time for talk is over for the Shacknews staff. Now it's time for action! Three members of the Shacknews crew took their grievances to the nearest Super Smash Bros. on Wii U station to determine, once...


"I actually really liked playing her a lot. Both Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer are great at ..."

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2014 9:00pm PDT

We take a closer look at Code Name: STEAM, Nintendo's new strategy franchise from Intelligent Systems.


"screenshots look bad need to see it in VIDEO format to really get a feel you know?"

- ellipticalyank see all 4 comments

Nintendo announces Code Name: STEAM for 3DS

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 6:08pm PDT

Nintendo is holding a special 3DS-centered event to cap off the second day of E3 2014. The publisher quickly kicked the event off by announcing a whole new IP, codenaming it STEAM. No, it probably isn't that Steam.


"Fry: We have to track down my nose before some alien snarfs it and does the worm. Who's in? ..."

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Shack Reels at E3 2014: Fans react to Super Smash Bros.

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

This year's E3 marked one of the first opportunities for fans to go hands-on with Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS. Has the wait been worth it so far? Shacknews' own Sam Leichtmer heads to the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to get reaction from players...


"I'm not sure being like CNN is a thing which companies should aspire to."

- Gwyndion see all 13 comments

Breaking down the Super Smash Bros. E3 2014 developer roundtable

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 7:00am PDT

Masahiro Sakurai headed up a developer roundtable for Super Smash Bros. late Tuesday night. After breaking down a 2+ hour discussion, I came out with these five main takeaways from the informative session.


"Canceling was never intended. And old consoles games, especially Nintendo don't get patched. ..."

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Smash Bros adds Pac-Man to roster [Update: Trailer added]

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 7:24pm PDT

The perpetually hungry Pac-Man has a new hunger: your tears. Nintendo announced at a special Smash Bros event tonight that Pac-Man will be part of the roster in the upcoming Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.


"oh yeah for sure. however i'd bet most people prefer his more abstract incarnations."

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