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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Hosting A Xenoblade Chronicles X Direct Tomorrow

    Nintendo is putting its muscle behind Monolith Soft's upcoming RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X. The Wii U-exclusive will be the star of a Nintendo Direct video presentation tomorrow, followed by a special episode of Nintendo Treehouse: Live. Although Nintendo isn't providing details on what they'll... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong 64 Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Donkey Kong 64, Rare's collect-a-thon platformer, is now available on the Wii U's Virtual Console. Announced during Nintendo's most recent Direct presentation , you can grab the game now for $9.99 on the Wii U. This and Super Mario 64 are among the first of the Wii U initiative to release... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Check Your Email For Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Codes

    The first DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. is available now, but only if you registered both versions of the game. If you fall into that category, check your email for a message with two codes. The email includes one unlock key for the Wii U version and one for the 3DS version. Those who didn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Pokémon Kyogre, Tentacruel, Omastar, And Others Realistic Makeovers

    The latest creation from realistic Pokémon artist RJ Palmer tackles the gigantic Kyogre, among other seafaring Pokémon. Kyogre, the imposing whale creature you see above, appeared on the cover of Pokémon Sapphire and the recent remake, Alpha Sapphire, in its Mega Evolved form. The... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic 2, Gunstar Heroes, And Streets Of Rage 2 Getting 3D Remasters For 3DS

    Sega's 3D remastered series is getting a few new additions for 3DS. Sega's 3D remastered series takes classic games and adds stereoscopic 3D effect, widescreen, and new modes and features. Previous titles that have been remastered this way for 3DS include Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantasy Zone, and... More
  • Blog Post: Unity Announces Compatibility With Nintendo’s New 3DS

    Unity has announced that its popular game engine will be adding another platform to its portfolio. Nintendo’s New 3DS, which features improved 3D, a C-stick for added control, extra shoulder buttons, and more power, will soon be able to support titles using the Unity engine. According to Unity... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Discounts Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 7, Other Titles In Spring Sale

    Nintendo is having a sale on its website for digital versions of some of its big titles. The markdowns aren't huge, with most discounts being between $5 and $10, but there are definitely some very high-quality games, including Pikmin 3, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Kart 7, Kirby: Triple... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Service Agent Pins Blame For Amiibo Shortage Solely On Retailers

    Yesterday, Brian Shea published an opinion piece about the ways in which Nintendo is letting its fan base down . In response to that story, a reader reached out to us to share his interactions with a Nintendo customer-service representative. Brian Nelson contacted us with a text transcript of his conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Speeds Up Code Name: Steam With New Update

    Intelligent Systems' goofy strategy title has gotten a much-needed improvement thanks to a new update. When associate editor Kimberley Wallace reviewed Code Name: Steam last month, she praised the 3DS game's wacky cast (which mixes historical and fictional characters including Abraham Lincoln... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Bringing Popular Yo-Kai Watch Series To The West

    Nintendo has announced plans to bring Level-5’s extremely popular Yo-Kai Watch series to western gamers. The series, which has sold over 7 million copies so far across two titles. The franchise also has a presence in other media, including manga and anime. Yo-Kai Watch has a similar feel to Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Earthbound Back In Stock For Club Nintendo Members

    Update: Good news! If you wanted to get Earthbound with your remaining Club Nintendo coins, you can do so once more. The game has been "restocked" and is available for purchase once more. Original Story: This is a good time to remind our readers that Club Nintendo is ending. You can no longer... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Phil Spencer Shares Hopes For Banjo-Kazooie In Super Smash Bros.

    Nintendo recently opened the door to fans to suggest Super Smash Bros. guest characters which excited everyone, including Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. Responding to a tweet directed at Spencer by twitter user @PedroDarkinson , Spencer said he thinks, "it would be cool" is Banjo... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Still Excited About Amiibo?

    Over the course of the last few days, many Amiibo collectors have soured on Nintendo's toys. How do you feel about them? We already shared some reactions to the whole debacle here . Pre-orders for retailer-exclusives Ness, Jigglypuff, and Greninja disappeared as soon as they went online. It was so... More
  • Blog Post: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April Free DLC Features New Quests, Weapons, And Sonic Palicos

    Monster hunter 4 Ultimate's second monthly free downloadable content is now available, and it comes with Sonic and Mario stuff. You can check out a trailer for the new content below, which was made available yesterday. This is the second DLC pack, the first of which was made available last month... More
  • Blog Post: Jackie Chan Once Endorsed An Unofficial NES Console Clone In China

    The latest Did You Know Gaming video covers the Nintendo's first home console, the NES. In the video you will learn all about the console and its upbringing, and how Jackie Chan was able to help sneak the console into China after recreational video games were banned. The system was sold as an educational... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Doubles Down On Amiibo Gaffes A Day After Melting Retailer Websites

    Earlier today, we shared reactions to a Nintendo of America tweet asking fans what Amiibo they wanted in their Easter basket. As if the vitriolic reaction to that wasn’t enough, Nintendo is going all-in on the trolling. Shulk, one of the Amiibo figures in the last wave, was a GameStop exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Fans React To The Amiibo Situation And They Are Not Impressed

    On Wednesday, Nintendo finally announced when the next wave of Amiibo figures will be available. The result was a mixture of elation and terror. Talking with the other Amiibo collectors at Game Informer yielded two takeaways: We should try and purchase these. We are never going to be able to purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Mewtwo Strikes Back In Video Comparing The Pokémon’s Smash Bros. Appearances

    Mewtwo returns to Super Smash Bros. later this month, but it’s never to early to start planning for the Pokémon’s arrival. YouTube user Master0fHyrule has put the critter’s Melee moveset up against what we saw earlier this week during the Nintendo Direct. What you’ll see... More
  • Blog Post: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Emerges, Trailer Added [Update]

    Update : You can view the trailer for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for yourself below. The long awaited Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem has finally emerged with it's first real trailer in the latest Nintendo Direct. We now know that Atlus will be the ones developing the game and that it will... More
  • Blog Post: All The April 2015 Nintendo Direct News In One Place

    Nintendo fans, start getting comfortable with the idea of most Nintendo-published games having Amiibo support. During today's 48-minute Nintendo Direct conference, most of the big games shown gained Amiibo support. Yes, Amiibo's are optional, but to see everything a game has to offer, you'll... More
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