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Dragon Quest Builders 2 announced for PS4 & Switch, original trilogy for 3DS

Dragon Quest Builders 2 announced for PS4 & Switch, original trilogy for 3DS

With Dragon Quest XI having just been released in Japan, developer Square Enix used the current excitement for the long-running RPG series to announce Dragon Quest Builders 2. The sequel to the 2016 Minecraft-inspired world-building game will be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and a special livestream presentation was used to reveal gameplay footage and new features.

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Dragon Quest XI confirmed for US release in 2018

Dragon Quest XI confirmed for US release in 2018

This weekend sees the release of Dragon Quest XI in Japan — where the debut of any new DQ game is a huge event — and with it finally comes news about the western release from developer Square Enix. A video with an announcement directly from Dragon Quest creator/designer Yuji Horii was shared, revealed that work has already begun on localizing Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age into English.

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PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

PS4, Nintendo 2DS XL get Dragon Quest XI special editions in Japan

There's a new Dragon Quest game coming out this summer in Japan, number 11 to be specific, and as one of the country's single most popular game series, it's getting not one but two special edition hardware treatments. The Square Enix-developed RPG is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS handheld, so each system will be getting a Dragon Quest XI-themed design.

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Nintendo isn’t ditching the 3DS

Nintendo isn’t ditching the 3DS

Nintendo's newly announced Switch is exciting, but begs the question: will the company ditch the Nintendo 3DS? The answer to that is no, at least judging by comments made by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima during a recent interview. When asked whether the company would discontinue the 3DS in light of the Switch, Kimishima said, "...we think the 3DS can continue in its own form."

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Pokemon Sun, Moon Nintendo 3DS XL edition coming next month

Pokemon Sun, Moon Nintendo 3DS XL edition coming next month

In just two months, the latest installment of the Pokemon franchise will be unleashed on the gaming faithful. And given the surge of interest in the game thanks to Pokemon GO, the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon could see a surge in sales as well. But even before that happens, Nintendo will be giving fans a way to celebrate early, but putting out, as usual, a themed New Nintendo 3DS XL system that has markings all over the place aligned with the Sun and the Moon.

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Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Almost eight months after its original Japanese release, the latest entry in Capcom's action-RPG series Monster Hunter is coming to the US on the Nintendo 3DS. Titled Monster Hunter Generations, the new game will maintain the series' trademark gameplay of four players teaming up to hunt and defeat massive creatures including dinosaurs and dragons, all while searching for better weapons and armor.

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Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo fans, you've likely already heard the news from yesterday's Direct livestream that some of the best games from the Super Nintendo console are coming to the New 3DS handheld. But Japanese version of the announcement also had something extra: a limited edition New 3DS XL featuring a Super Famicom-themed design, complete with the colored buttons for A, B, X, and Y. The Super Famicom was Japan's domestic name for the SNES, which looked a tad different from the one on our shores.

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New Nintendo 3DS tipped for release in North America

New Nintendo 3DS tipped for release in North America

This week Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime spoke up this week on the future of handheld gaming machines for the USA. Speaking without giving direct confirmation to writer Stephen Totilo of Kotaku, Fils-Aime suggested that "some special SKUs might show up", this after speaking about North America and the lack of a release of both new 3DS handhelds to this environment. Could it be that the Japanese market's desire for the 3DS XL and non-desire for a smaller device was informing Nintendo on the USA?

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New Nintendo 3DS XL System Transfer requirement: screwdriver

New Nintendo 3DS XL System Transfer requirement: screwdriver

Ready to trade in your old Nintendo 3DS for a brand new Nintendo 3DS XL, launching in the US this weekend? Better hold on to your horses first. Unless you want to start absolutely from scratch, you will most likely want to transfer your files and games from the old system to the new one. But alas, it won't be a quick and easy ride, as performing a system transfer between the two generations is quite a laborious undertaking. You even need a screwdriver to do so!

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New Nintendo 3DS XL confirmed for US on Feb 13

New Nintendo 3DS XL confirmed for US on Feb 13

Yesterday a flier surfaced indicating that the New 3DS will be arriving in North America on February 13. The leak was just ahead of the Nintendo Direct session held this morning, and during it the company confirmed that the rumor was true, giving some additional details about what its North American fans can expect. Interestingly enough, it looks like only the New 3DS XL -- the larger of the two -- will be launching in the US, with the regular-size version being conspicuously absent.

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Mega Rayquaza detailed for Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire

Mega Rayquaza detailed for Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire

Behold, the third Legendary Pokemon of the Hoenn region! This is the Mega Evoltion of Rayquaza, a powerful beast - Dragon-type and Flying-type, ready to roll with Groudon and Kyogre. If you understood any of that, congratulations, you’re a Pokemon nerd and you should, by all means, read on!

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Nintendo 3DS XL Super Smash Bros. surfaces in Walmart ad

Nintendo 3DS XL Super Smash Bros. surfaces in Walmart ad

It looks like the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS XL will be arriving in the US later this month, at least according to a Walmart advertisement that has surfaced showing the device. The ad was posted over on the Blu-ray.com forum, where it shows the device as (soon) being available online and in some stores.

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