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Castlevania on 3DS may appear at E3

Castlevania on 3DS may appear at E3

Don't you just love this time of year? The final weeks leading up to E3 are full of speculation, leaks, and just general frenzied discussion about what the video games industry is set to be like for the next 12 months. The latest tidbit to make its way to the forefront is that a Castlevania game is in the works for Nintendo's portable 3DS system.

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Nintendo discusses 3DS Virtual Console release shortage

Nintendo discusses 3DS Virtual Console release shortage

When Nintendo announced the Virtual Console for the 3DS, gamers the world over became excited. Classic Game Boy games were pretty much the only vintage video games that had never been re-released as a standalone title or as part of a compilation in a future game system. It was literally like Nintendo was taking off the seal of a tightly locked box. But lately, there have been no new additions to the 3DS Virtual Console.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 11, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 11, 2012

This morning has its fair dose of the final impact of CTIA 2012, complete with a wrap-up of all the non-accessory CTIA devices we saw this whole week. What you've got for the rest of this morning then is impact after impact coming from the folks that decided to release news bits (or accidentally leaked news) here in the aftermath as well. Then of course there's some non-mobile news as well including open-sourced textbooks from your humble narrator's own home-town university, the U of M (Saint Paul and Minneapolis bound!) Have a peek at dive in!

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Nintendo cancels 3D TV service and Aqua Blue 3DS

Nintendo cancels 3D TV service and Aqua Blue 3DS

When Nintendo first launched the 3DS, a separate 3D TV service was announced for Japan called "Itsu no Ma ni Terebi". The service was launched in June last year and served up short video clips of 3D content to viewers for free. Nintendo has announced that they’re planning to cancel the service on June 20th, only a year after it first launched and with a million viewers served.

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Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

It appears that in honor of Kirby's 20th anniversary this year, Nintendo is working to bring back a classic title that many fans of the cute pink blob have probably never played - Kirby's Pinball Land, originally released on the Game Boy in 1994. The game has been rated by the Australian game rating board, which means that Nintendo paid money to have the game certified for release on the 3DS but it does not confirm the game's existence or any sort of release date.

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Nintendo defends Kid Icarus controls

Nintendo defends Kid Icarus controls

The man at the helm of the ambitious and - for the most part - crticially acclaimed 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising says that if you are annoyed at the game's control mechanic, then you're playing it wrong. He didn't quite use that level of derision (this isn't Apple, after all), but he did provide tips to alleviate the frustration that has been the source of one of the biggest complaints of the game.

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Nintendo E3 press conference gets confirmed

Nintendo E3 press conference gets confirmed

After Sony and Microsoft have already confirmed their spot on the E3 press conference calendar, Nintendo has finally begun sending out invitations for its large-scale media event. Just like last year, the company will give its remarks at 12:00 noon Eastern Time on June 5, literally right before the E3 show floor doors open. It will be the final one of the major three pre-E3 events.

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Super Smash Bros on Wii U will use 3DS support

Super Smash Bros on Wii U will use 3DS support

Nintendo feels the most logical way to expand the Super Smash Bros franchise is to have 3DS integration. The company confirmed at last year's E3 conference in June that a new Super Smash Bros title was in development for its upcoming console, the Wii U. But president Satoru Iwata admitted it was only just in the beginning stages of development. As such, there have been virtually no details about the title.

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Nintendo’s Nightmare: “Just Good Enough”

Nintendo’s Nightmare: “Just Good Enough”

Nintendo doesn't have a unique problem, but in the gaming world it's handling it uniquely badly. The Japanese company's financial numbers for the past year revealed not only Nintendo's first annual loss in its history, but the fact that it was forced to slash the price of the 3DS portable below cost just to persuade players to consider it. It's not game apathy: look to the number of people playing games on their phones, and you'll see it's rocketing. Nintendo's stubbornness comes with a big price.

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