Analysis
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Best Nintendo 3DS games for new owners

So, you're the new owner of a Nintendo 3DS — or Nintendo 2DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL — and you're looking for some games to buy for Nintendo's dual-screen handheld. You're in luck; there's no...

News
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Fire Emblem Fates won't feature 'petting' minigame

Nintendo removed a minigame in Fire Emblem Fates that allowed players to pet the faces of teammates in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, a company representative confirmed to Polygon today. You can...

Video
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Watch 16 minutes of gameplay from Bravely Second: End Layer

Watch in 60 fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube Last week, we got a chance to go hands-on with Bravely Second: End Layer, the staggeringly deep follow-up to Square Enix's Japanese...

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Bravely Default sequel, Bravely Second End Layer, is heading to North America in 2016

Bravely Second End Layer, the sequel to handheld role-playing game Bravely Default, will launch in North America in 2016, Bill Trinen announced during a Micro Nintendo Direct today. Bravely Second...

Reviews
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New Nintendo 3DS XL review

The Nintendo 3DS has only been on the market for four years, but it already has a successor of sorts in the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Confusing naming conventions aside — and trust me, we'll get to...

Opinion
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2014 in review: the year that sucked for everyone but Nintendo

If I had to throw my stones on one side of the pond, I'd be inclined to agree with some of my colleagues: 2014 was a real armpit of a year. But we're not here to dwell on game failures, or...

Opinion
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2014 in review: Our favorite costume and character designs of the year

Call us superficial, but a handsomely designed character can go a long way to making us appreciate a game a little bit more. If we're going to look at a video game character for dozens of hours, we...

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call adds Bravely Default, Chrono Trigger tracks

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is getting new tracks from Bravely Default, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana and more, the company announced today. Theatrhythm is a rhythm-based series in...

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2014 in review: The year's must-play handheld games

At age 25, I'm starting to feel a little old. It's not because I'm already a couple years into my career with college memories fading fast, or that weddings and baby showers are events I...

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Bravely Default sequel lands in Japan next April

Bravely Second, the sequel to Square Enix's handheld role-playing game Bravely Default (pictured above), is launching for Nintendo 3DS in Japan on April 23, 2015, the developer announced on its w...