Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Now Available

Nintendo has just released a new firmware update for Nintendo 3DS owners. It is version 9.5.0-23U and I’m afraid it is just a stability update. As if the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t stable enough. So yeah, sadly there’s no additional features with this update but make sure you download it.

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Thanks, Matthew

Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Update Now Available In All Regions, Plus Patch Notes

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D update can now be downloaded from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in all regions. Following its early release last week in Europe, all users now have access to the patch, which includes various bug fixes – such as the sword glitch after playing at Honey and Darling’s shop – and extra game stability. Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which issues have been addressed in its official patch notes, which you can view below. As per usual, update data will be saved on your current SD or micro SD card and any previous save data will remain intact. To update your game, simply follow the on-screen directions within the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Update Details:
Ver.1.1. [Released 2/27/2015]

Fixed the issue in which an “ERROR!****” message appears in-game.
Fixed the issue in which users become unable to swing their swords after playing at Honey and Darling’s Shop.
Adjustments have been made to make for a more fun gaming experience.

You Can Now Pre-Order The Zelda Triforce 3DS Cover Plates From GAME UK

New Nintendo 3DS cover plates are quietly becoming a hot commodity in Europe, with many of the themed covers selling out within days of release. But if you were one of the unlucky fans that missed out on purchasing the Legend of Zelda: Triforce black cover plates on the official Nintendo UK store a few days ago, GAME UK is currently offering them for pre-order. The retailer’s website lists the plates for an elevated price at £14.99 – similar to its amiibo pricing – and can be pre-ordered, here. Unfortunately, the Majora’s Mask Skull Kid cover plates are yet to become available for pre-order at the retailer. Both Zelda cover plates for the New Nintendo 3DS will be released on March 6.

Pokemon Shuffle Reaches One Million Downloads Worldwide On Nintendo 3DS

The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon Shuffle has reached over one million downloads worldwide. Almost two weeks since the free-to-play game’s release, fans have downloaded the match-three Nintendo 3DS title in waves. And to celebrate such an occasion, the Pokemon Company are giving the Complexity-1 item to all those who open up the app and check in via the internet until March 30. Given the item would usually cost players 9,000 in-game coins to purchase, it’s certainly a worthwhile freebie.

If you’ve yet to download the free-to-play title, you can do so in the Nintendo 3DS eShop for just 686 blocks to your SD or micro SD card. Players must match three or more of the same Pokemon to battle and capture new critters throughout the game’s stages. Though battle hearts regenerate every 30 minutes, Pokemon Shuffle supports in-app purchases in exchange for jewels. With jewels, fans can buy more hearts or coins to help them clear certain levels.

WayForward Turns 25, Teases Incoming ‘Fun’

WayForward turned 25 yesterday, March 1st. To celebrate being around for a quarter century, the Shantae developer is teasing some type of incoming “fun.” Founded in 1990, WayForward got its start in the SNES era of gaming. It has developed more than 200 titles and continues to support Nintendo systems with multiplatform games and exclusives alike. One of its latest releases, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, is available only on the Nintendo eShop for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. WayForward creative director Matt Bozon recently attributed the studio’s success to longtime Nintendo fans.

Here’s Plenty Of Gameplay Clips For Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be heading to the North American eShop next week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s also a crossbuy title which means if you purchase the Wii U version you will get the Nintendo 3DS version for free. The videos showcased above and below show off both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Be sure to check them out.