The Nintendo 3DS was Nintendo's fifth handheld console, releasing worldwide in 2011. It retained the dual screen design of its predecessor, the DS, with the top screen now able to display stereoscopic 3D images. It also followed the Nintendo DSi in allowing users to download content — the 3DS even allowed for game patches in some rare cases.

As with previous Nintendo handhelds, the 3DS was followed by a number of hardware revisions. This included the Nintendo 3DS XL, a noticeably larger model, and the much cheaper Nintendo 2DS which removed both the clamshell design and 3D support. A more significant hardware revision came during 2014 in the form of the New Nintendo 3DS, though most games could still be played on a regular 3DS.

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An Inkling looking at the camera confidently in Splatoon, a Wii U game, meant to mark the passing of the Wii U and 3DS online services

Nintendo Announces Wii U And 3DS Online Service Shutdown For April

Nintendo has announced that Wii U and 3DS online services are to shut down in the coming months. Per an official announcement, from April next year, you won't be able to play Wii U and 3DS games,…

October 4, 2023 | 03:39 EDT

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The Legend Of Legacy HD Remastered Revealed For Next Year

NIS America has unveiled The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered, a revamped version of the 2015 cult 3DS JRPG. The Legend of Legacy was developed by Cattle Call, the same studio behind 2018's The…

September 25, 2023 | 09:21 EDT

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River City Ransom Remake River City: Rival Showdown Heading To PS4, Switch, And PC In October

Arc System Works has announced that River City: Rival Showdown, the 2016 3DS remake of classic RPG beat-'em-up River City Ransom, is heading to PS4, Switch, and PC in October. Of course, these…

July 6, 2023 | 03:35 EDT

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Praise Inarius, Diablo IV is good! | Podcast 77

This week Stretch, Rut, and Austin pivot away from news and instead have a discussion about game preservation. With the WiiU and 3DS eShop shutting down in just a week there’s so many games that will…

March 20, 2023 | 07:05 EDT

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Every Professor Layton Game Ranked

Widely acclaimed as one of the best puzzle game series of all time, Level-5’s Professor Layton stars the eponymous professor and his apprentice, Luke, following them as they travel around a bizarre…

March 7, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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The Most Unique Versions of Pikachu

Over the years, Pokémon's iconic mascot Pikachu has had a ton of different looks. While the main Pikachu in the anime has had a pretty standard look, there have been several others through the anime…

February 28, 2023 | 01:00 EST

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After 10 Years, Mario Kart 7 Has Been Updated

Are you still playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch? How about Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS? If you are, then you'll be pleased to know that the game has received an update after more than ten years since…

December 14, 2022 | 11:40 EST

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad first debuted in Super Mario Galaxy and then became the star of his own set of minigames in Super Mario 3D World. Nintendo thought those were a good enough idea that they made them into…

October 28, 2022 | 11:31 EDT

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Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop Back Up And Running

After what felt like an eternity for gamers, the Wii Shop Channel and DSI shop are officially back up for players to utilize. The shops were down for the count for months, suffering from significant…

July 6, 2022 | 03:03 EDT

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Re-Logic Hires Minecraft Modder to Work on Terraria Mod Tools

Prominent Minecraft modder Chicken Bones has been hired by Re-Logic to work on Terraria mod tools, with a particular focus on further developing tModLoader and tModPorter. As with Minecraft, …

May 26, 2022 | 03:22 EDT

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The Worst Legendary Pokemon

Legendary Pokemon always have a certain air around them, sporting some of the most gregarious and out-there designs in the entire franchise. The more creative they try to be, the higher the risk of…

April 19, 2022 | 08:21 EDT

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Edmund McMillen Announces The Unboxing of Isaac T-shirt Box

It's difficult to come by someone who enjoys video games who isn't aware of The Binding of Isaac, let alone own it on one platform or another. For those fans who have played all the games, maybe own…

April 5, 2022 | 03:00 EDT

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Freedom Planet 2 Release Date Announced

After more than six years of waiting, we finally have a Freedom Planet 2 release date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022. As you can probably tell, it's a sequel to Freedom Planet, which came out all the…

March 21, 2022 | 10:16 EDT

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Unofficial Ocarina of Time PC Port 'OpenOcarina' is Out

A new Ocarina of Time PC port has finally launched. OpenOcarina is here and you can get it right now, but you won't quite be able to just download some files and immediately start playing it. The…

March 16, 2022 | 03:31 EDT

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Fan-Made The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time PC Port Nears Completion

A fan-made The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time PC port is nearing completion and may release as early as next month, bringing one of the most popular Zelda games to a new platform. The Legend of…

January 24, 2022 | 03:22 EST

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Rune Factory 4

Rune Factory 4 is the continuation of the acclaimed Rune Factory series, which combines RPG elements with a farming simulator that is reminiscent of Harvest Moon.  Set in the land of Selphia, the…

December 12, 2021 | 03:12 EST

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Rune Factory 4: Special Review

Farming sims used to be a bit of a rare breed. If you wanted to plant virtual corn you basically could only turn to Harvest Moon. Of course, if you had some sort of brain hemorrhage you could have…

December 6, 2021 | 10:00 EST

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Fans Recreate Spaceworld 1997 Demo of Ocarina of Time

Last Sunday, November 21st, marked two major anniversaries for Nintendo: the 23rd anniversary of the release of Ocarina of Time and the beginning of the 1997 show of Nintendo Spaceworld. Fans of…

November 23, 2021 | 10:20 EST

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Eight Years Later and Lysandre is Still Pokemon’s Worst Villain

While the narrative has never been much of a priority in the Pokemon games, the series has managed to offer some pretty compelling, or at the very least entertaining, villains. From mob boss,…

November 5, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Fan-made Ocarina of Time PC Port Nearly Finished

Released on the Nintendo 64 in 1998, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the series' most iconic games. A GitHub organization that calls themselves the Zelda Reverse Engineering Team is…

August 9, 2021 | 09:19 EDT

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Ocarina of Time Spaceworld 97 Mod Hopes to Recreate the Lost Demo

A few months back, the discovery of several beta maps and assets for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time from the Forest of Illusion team sparked a renewed interest in the history and development of…

July 10, 2021 | 05:47 EDT

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Friday Night Funkin' Joins the Binding of Isaac Requiem

As part of his social media campaign for The Binding of Isaac: Requiem, Edmund McMillen has been releasing new cards that bring various other indie darlings into the game. The most recent of these…

June 9, 2021 | 12:20 EDT

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Binding of Isaac Multiplayer Discovered in Latest Game

The Binding of Isaac multiplayer has been discovered in the latest DLC for the game, although it's not quite as good as you'd hope — The Binding of Isaac: Repentance co-op is still in testing and not…

April 12, 2021 | 01:27 EDT

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The Best Legendary Pokemon

When it comes to the Pokemon franchise, legendary Pokemon are in a class of their own. Along with the more elusive mythical Pokemon, legendaries represent some of the strongest creatures in the…

March 8, 2021 | 12:30 EST

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The Best and Worst Pokemon Designs of Gen VII

Generation VII of Pokemon is a pretty good one. There is some fatigue in the formula settling in again, but the characters were top notch, the new Sci-Fi elements were unique, and the Alola setting…

February 22, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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The Year of Pokemon - Generation VII

The Year of Pokemon continues here at TechRaptor, celebrating 25 years of the monster-collecting franchise with a look back at the games one generation at a time. Last week, we looked at Generation…

February 19, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls: Requiem Expansion Announced

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls: Requiem has been announced as the next expansion for the card game based on the popular video game The Binding of Isaac — and its upcoming Kickstarter will give you…

February 15, 2021 | 03:42 EST

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The Best and Worst Pokemon Designs of Generation VI

Well, we finally hit Generation VI of Pokemon, the French-ified Pokemon X and Y. When Pokemon X and Y first came out, I was impressed by the transition to 3D models and the large number of monsters…

February 15, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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The Year of Pokemon - Generation VI

The Year of Pokemon continues here at TechRaptor, celebrating 25 years of the monster-collecting franchise with a look back at the games one generation at a time. Last week, we looked at Generation V…

February 13, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 4

Last time, we went into the exhaustive development of Stage 3 of Zelda 64, at this point now officially called Ocarina of Time in development. From it, child Link was introduced, story beats were…

February 4, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 3

Last time, we looked into the exhaustive development of Zelda 64 through Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the game's life, going into the limitations of the 64DD, the growing press buzz, and the beginnings of…

February 3, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 2

Last time, we introduced the pre-production phase of Ocarina of Time, from its very early influences in chanbara swordplay to failed experiments using the FX chip. This article will continue the…

February 2, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 1

Recently, one of the biggest finds in gaming history occurred; several beta maps and assets from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were discovered on a few Nintendo 64 dev kits. For a whole…

February 1, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Ocarina of Time Prototype and Beta Content Discovered

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time prototype build has been released online by Forest of Illusion. Separately, an Ocarina of Time beta build has also been released, and these two ROM dumps reveal…

January 19, 2021 | 04:01 EST

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Dragon Quest XI S Launch Sees Original Game Pulled from Sale

The new release of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age has coincided with the removal of the original game, sticking PC and PlayStation 4 players with downgraded Nintendo Switch graphics and…

December 4, 2020 | 04:44 EST

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Starfox 64 Survival Mod Is a Unique Nostalgia Trip

Retro modding is a very unique form of expression when it comes to video games. For over a decade now, enterprising players take classic platformers or adventure games and find new ways to twist them…

December 2, 2020 | 10:00 EST

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

A timeless adventure reborn from the long-running Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI is a throwback to the original RPGs in the series, where the forces of good fight against the forces of darkness…

November 14, 2020 | 11:33 EST

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The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance "Bigger Than A Sequel", Says Developer

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is on track to launch by the end of this year. Developer Edmund McMillen says the game is "basically a sequel" and that it will be "bigger than Rebirth was to the OG…

September 29, 2020 | 07:40 EDT

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Game Freak Preserving Pokemon Documents by Digitizing Them

If there is one company in the gaming world that always generates interest in their inner workings, it is Game Freak, the creators of the Pokemon franchise. Part of this goes into the long-term…

September 28, 2020 | 10:40 EDT

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Dragon Quest XI S Announced For Xbox One

During today's Xbox Games Showcase, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age was announced to be coming to Xbox One. It's an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI with orchestral music, a 2D mode,…

July 23, 2020 | 11:19 EDT


The Binding of Isaac: Repentance Delayed

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, a DLC  to the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, has been delayed to sometime later this year, or around a 1-2 month delay. */ As seen in this Twitter post from Edmund…

June 29, 2020 | 09:33 EDT

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Pokemon Pink was the Creature-Catching Game That Never Happened

There have been a lot of Pokemon games over the years. Even the "first" game ended up having four distinct versions (Pokemon Red and Blue, Green, and eventuallyYellow), but you may be surprised to…

April 13, 2020 | 05:03 EDT

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Shovel Knight

Embody the Ace of Spade and make your foes shovel off. Shovel Knight is the legendary indie title that did quite the opposite of sitting on its laurels. Embodying a charming and lovingly crafted 8-…

May 4, 2020 | 08:40 EDT

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Silver Falls - 3 Down Stars

In Silver Falls, the story begins when three individuals are unaffected by three mysterious objects falling from the sky above Silver Falls. The objects turn the local wildlife rabid and freezes the…

December 23, 2019 | 02:06 EST

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Silver Falls - 3 Down Stars is a new 3DS game releasing on Boxing Day

Recently, it has been discovered that there is a game coming out for the Nintendo 3DS in just three days. Yes, you heard me: Silver Falls - 3 Down Stars is a brand new 3DS game that is coming out…

December 23, 2019 | 02:06 EST

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Pokemon Global Link Shuts Down in Early 2020

The Pokemon Global Link — an online service previously used for Pokemon titles — will be shutting down in its entirety sometime in February 2020. If you're unfamiliar with the Pokemon Global Link,…

November 26, 2019 | 01:00 EST

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This Street Fighter II Arcade Machine Is A Knockout Punch

Like most people who grew up in the 90s and early millennium, the dream of having an arcade at home isn’t an uncommon one. While modern consoles, smartphones, and practically anything with a screen…

November 7, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II is one of the series most prolific titles in which you travel the world beating up caricatures of various people from a diverse set of backgrounds, ethnicities, and martial arts…

September 5, 2020 | 10:03 EDT