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  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Gets Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Jim Henson Studios

    The Henson puppets of Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and Reggie Fils-Aimé stole the show at Nintendo's E3 presentation this year. A new video from Nintendo follows Miyamoto as he tours Jim Henson Studios, the Burbank backlot where the puppets were made. Take a look: Brian Henson, son of Jim... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Discusses Wii U Failures, Not Actively Participating In NX Development

    Nintendo spent most of 2014 rebuilding the Wii U’s (and its own) reputation. Titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. reminded gamers that there are some things you can only get on a Nintendo console, with millions of fans returning to Wii U to play them. The console still has yet to reach... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Peek Inside This $499 NES

    The Nt from Analogue Interactive isn't just any old NES emulator. This sleek, $499 machine is custom-built around the original NES' Ricoh 20A3 and Ricoh 2C02 microprocessors. Besides being a functioning console that can play your back library, it's beautiful to look at. The body is carved... More
  • Blog Post: Move Over Super Mario Maker, This AI Creates Levels Just By Watching YouTube

    With Mario Maker coming this fall, fans of gaming’s most popular mascot will finally get to try their hands at creating compelling stages. The machine revolution is upon us, and Skynet (or a relative thereof) has beaten us there. Researchers at Georgia Tech have created an artificial intelligence... More
  • Blog Post: Two New Splatoon Weapons Unlock Tonight

    Your Splatoon arsenal is expanding again. Nintendo has announced that two more weapons will be unlocked in the coming hours. While the news comes by way of Nintendo of Europe, given Splatoon’s worldwide nature, we anticipate these will be available in North America. The normal time for unlocks... More
  • Blog Post: Splatoon Is Nintendo’s Latest 1 Million-Seller

    The internet is awash in ink, as Nintendo has announced that its colorful shooter, Splatoon, has hit a sales milestone. Over 1 million copies of the title have been sold worldwide. In the United states, 476,000 copies of the game have enabled Wii U players to be a kid now and then a squid now. Japan... More
  • Blog Post: There's Only One Way To Get The Donkey Kong And Bowser Amiibo Skylanders

    Amiibo collectors are used to paying a little bit more than retail for that one figure they really want. If you're interested in a full set that includes both of the upcoming Amiibo Skylanders, you're going to need two different versions of the Skylanders Superchargers starter set. Turbo Charge... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Explains Why You Can't Upload Mario Maker Creation Videos Directly To YouTube

    Mario Kart 8's ability to upload replay videos directly to YouTube seemed like such a success that Nintendo would be sure to include the tool in all of its games. It was revealed earlier this week that Super Smash Bros. will receive YouTube uploading for its replays soon, and after watching and immensely... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Count On Ever Playing The Canceled SNES Star Fox 2

    During our conversation with Shigeru Miyamoto about Star Fox Zero , he mentioned that some of the features were originally planned for a canceled game. Star Fox 2 never saw the light of day on Super Nintendo, but fans have been interested in checking it out (even in a possibly rough state). Miyamoto... More
  • Blog Post: Star Fox Zero Began As A Prototype For The Original Wii

    During an interview earlier this week with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, we spoke about the origins of Star Fox Zero. As we discussed the series legacy, Miyamoto revealed to us that Star Fox is a much more important property to Nintendo than we previously understood. Star Fox has been a testing ground... More
  • Blog Post: A Star Fox Zero Conversation With Shigeru Miyamoto And His Team

    Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with Star Fox Zero . The use of both the Gamepad screen and television for play introduces a more frantic experience, and one we delighted in as we gradually learned when to look at each. After we had a chance to play and digest the different vehicles... More
  • Blog Post: A Guided Tour Through Star Fox Zero

    Shigeru Miyamoto greeted a room full of journalists following a private screening of this year's E3 Nintendo Direct to discuss Star Fox Zero's gameplay functionality on Wii U. He began his talk with the enthusiastic smile we've seen every year he's taken the stage to introduce a new Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: The Highs And Lows Of Nintendo's E3 2015 Digital Event

    It's officially day one of E3, but the press conferences aren't quite over. Nintendo is the last of the big three to step up and take its swing at titles on offer for the near and slightly distant future. The House of Mario's showing was as casual and amusing as last year, but it lacked some... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Coming In September With Clever Amiibo Support

    Mario Maker has a Super new name and a release date. During this mornings E3 digital presentation, we got another look at how players will make their own Mario levels later this year. We also had a chance to see how Amiibo figures will be integrated with the game. Players can unleash a Mystery Mushroom... More
  • Blog Post: Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Mashes Up Two RPG Series

    Nintendo's Mario-themed RPGs have come in a number of styles on a variety of platforms. Now, two of them are coming together in one game as Marioverses collide. The Mario & Luigi series, in which players control both brothers, and the Paper Mario franchise are coming together in Mario & Luigi... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Brings The Mushroom Kingdom Back To The Court

    Mario and friends are limbering up to hit the tennis court in doubles play. Mario Tennis Ultra Smash is a traditional Nintendo sports game with power-ups and trick shots. Not many details are available yet, other than when we can expect to play Mario Tennis Ultra Smash. It will be out this holiday for... More
  • Blog Post: Yo-Kai Watch Set To Invade The West This Holiday On 3DS

    Japan's extremely popular Yo-Kai Watch series of spirit-catching games is finally set to make its debut here in North America. Nintendo announced that the first title in the series will be here this holiday, two and a half years after its Japanese debut. The first trailer shows off the game's... More
  • Blog Post: [Update: Trailer And Screens Added] Yoshi's Woolly World Out In North America This October

    Nintendo continued its thread of announcements this morning with the long-awaited announcement of when we can play Yoshi's Woolly World. You'll be able to have a ball (of yarn) with Yoshi this October. We also had a chance to see more Amiibo transformations, including Samus, and the two-player... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Showcases Animal Crossing Spinoffs For 3DS And Wii U And New Amiibo

    During its E3 digital presentation, Nintendo confirmed that Animal Crossing is coming to Wii U. Before you get visions of home decoration and turnip sales though, you might want to read ahead. Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival is a party game with a board game aesthetic. Players travel around the village... More
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