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  • Blog Post: Mario Squares Off Against The Minecraft Guy

    Nintendo's mascot just can't stop getting into fights, but here's one you won't see in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Mario throws some fireballs at that guy from Minecraft. What's his name? Steve? Why does Mario have beef with Minecraft’s Steve? How would the epic block creator... More
  • Blog Post: Why Ice Climbers Aren’t In The New Super Smash Bros

    Fans of Super Smash Bros. Melee will remember throwing down dual hammers with Nintendo’s 8-bit tag team, the Ice Climbers. The well-insulated brawlers weren’t the most popular fighters in Smash Bros. history, but that’s not why they didn’t make it into the upcoming Smash Bros... More
  • Blog Post: Player Puts Super Smash Bros. Final Smashes Against Their Brawl Counterparts

    Smash fans have been able to sate their cravings thanks to a playable demo , but if you're like me, you still want more. A new video has surfaced, showing some of the returning characters' new Final Smash moves. It looks as though the combatants haven't been slacking off since the last Smash... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Sales Are Peachy With Over 1 Million Sold In Japan

    Nintendo has announced that the first week of Super Smash Bros. 3DS sales have been, well, smashing. The publisher says that over 1 million copies of the handheld version have been sold in Japan. This number represents sales to consumers, including digital copies of the game. Super Smash Bros. 3DS won’t... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Europe And North America Getting Special Edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS

    Update: The special edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS has been confirmed for North America. Confirmed during the recent GameStop Expo ( Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) , the system will be $199 and releases September 19. It will not include a copy of Super Smash Bros., which... More
  • Blog Post: Sherlock Holmes To Appear In New Phoenix Wright Title

    The next entry in the Phoenix Wright series, which goes back in time and casts players as one of Phoenix Wright's ancestors, will features Sherlock Holmes as a supporting character. The news of Holmes' appearance, as well as details about another new character, Iris Watson (the pink-haired lady... More
  • Blog Post: Report: 3DS Can Be Used As Wii Controller In Smash Bros.

    A gamer in Japan has posted a picture which indicates that the 3DS can be used as Wii U controller for Smash Bros. Kyle McLain posted the image below, along with the tweet : " Am I crazy, or does this say that if you connect your 3DS with your Wii U, that you can use your 3DS as a controller?"... More
  • Blog Post: Is Nintendo Working On A Standalone Pokémon Handheld?

    A new patent filing seems to indicate that Nintendo and the Pokémon Company are working on a new handheld system built specifically for pocket monsters. The patent filing was spotted by users at the popular video game message board NeoGAF. As you can see by the pictures, the system appears to... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Coming Soon

    Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is getting a playable demo shortly. The demo hits on September 19 and contains five characters: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man, as well as the Battlefield stage. It includes local multiplayer, and can only be opened 30 times. Platinum... More
  • Blog Post: Three Pikmin Shorts Will Debut At The Tokyo Film Festival

    The Pikmin series might not sit atop Nintendo sales charts, but it does have a loyal following and adorable characters. Franchise creator (and famed Nintendo designer) Shigeru Miyamoto is putting the diligent, plant-like workers to task on a new project. Variety reports that Miyamoto has produced three... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Hosting 8 Hour Live Stream With Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Other Games

    Update: Nintendo has set a time for its live stream. The stream begins Friday, September 12 at 10 AM PT. Nintendo is promising to feature Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as well as other mystery titles. So happy you’re excited for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse! The live stream of upcoming holiday... More
  • Blog Post: Teens (Alongside Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams) Share Their First Impressions Of The NES

    The NES is nearly 30 years old, which by video game standards makes it a relic. What do modern teenagers think of the retro console? The latest video from YouTube channel TheFineBros answers this question by placing the console in the hands of teenagers, as well as Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Is Holding A Smashing Sale, Brothers (And Sisters)

    We’re just one month away from Super Smash Bros. on 3DS. In preparation, Nintendo wants to walk you down memory lane so we can remember just why these characters have earned a coveted spot on the Smash roster. The Super Smashing Sale kicks off with discounts on games featuring Mario, Bowser, Peach... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo-Themed Costumes Confirmed For Bayonetta 2, Including Star Fox

    During a special Nintendo Direct today, Platinum Games confirmed that Bayonetta 2 will also include the Nintendo-themed costumes originally announced for Bayonetta 1 on Wii U. The developer also revealed a new Bayonetta 2-only costume based on the character Fox McCloud. The new look, pictured above,... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Styles A New Bayonetta 2 Direct Presentation Tomorrow

    Nintendo America has announced a Nintendo Direct focused on the upcoming release of Bayonetta 2. The title, which will be bundled with the original Bayonetta, recently received a firm release date of October 24. You can tune into the Nintendo Direct at 3 p.m. Pacific / 6 p.m. Eastern. For more, you can... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles Shulk Confirmed For Smash Bros.

    Earlier in the week, a rumor circulated that Xenoblade Chronicles’ Shulk and Super Mario Bros.’ Bowser Jr. would be joining the Super Smash Bros. roster. At least one of those characters is now confirmed. Shulk brings his sward, the Monado, into battle and will use it to hit his foes with... More
  • Blog Post: Looking At The Past, Present, And Future Of The Wii U

    Need a quick reminder about why you have a Wii U? Check out this Nintendo video that gives a brief overview of the some of the best games to release this last last year along with a quick look at some exciting upcoming titles. Take a glance at some of these Wii U's hottest recent releases, and then... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Should The New 3DS Get Exclusive Games?

    Nintendo is known for improving and iterating on its handheld hardware. Even going back as far as the original Game Boy, these systems have had incarnations in various sizes with different features. Nintendo continues the trend with the New 3DS , but not all games released for the system will be compatible... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Prices Amiibo Figures, Additional Compatible Titles Listed

    We still don't have a release date for Nintendo's Skylander-like Amiibos (or, for that matter, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, which will use them). However, the company has priced the toys and revealed new titles that will make use of them. Each Amiibo figure will cost $12.99 and the first 12 figures... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles Coming Exclusively To New Nintendo 3DS

    Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles, an RPG that originally released on Wii in 2012 to rave reviews , is heading to the New Nintendo 3DS , and will not be compatible with previously released versions of the hardware. The game will take full advantage of the machine's new speed and C-stick functionality... More
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