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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Toyed With Bunny Protagonists For Splatoon

    A new episode of Did You Know Gaming looks at the development history of Splatoon, showcasing some design directions Nintendo ultimately decided not to follow. Alongside the idea of making Mario the star of the game, or plain old squids without transformation abilities, bunny characters were also briefly... More
  • Blog Post: Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival GBA Joins The Wii U Virtual Console

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival, the 2001 Game Boy Advance Street Fighter, is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Despite fewer inputs than your traditional controller, we like Turbo Revival quite a bit, scoring it a 9 when it released 14 years ago. You can grab the game now for $7.99,... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Biggest 2015 Backlog Title?

    We can see 2015's finish line, and it is a year that has been chock-full of great games. What's the biggest one that you haven't played and fear you might not get to before the year is over? Mine is Witcher 3. I have heard nothing but fantastic things about the game, it seems like a title... More
  • Blog Post: See What Costumes Didn't Make The Super Mario Maker Cut

    Data, which has since been patched out of Super Mario Make, showed a list of possible costumes that didn't make it in the final game. The list includes characters like a Nintendog, Mary O. (who features prominently in the game's digital instruction booklet), Balloon Fighter, and Professor E.... More
  • Blog Post: Contra III: The Alien Wars GBA Port Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Contra Advance, the Game Boy Advance port of the Super Nintendo Contra, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Contra Advance features new levels and graphics from the original Super Nintendo game, but strangely cut the overhead levels and the ability to wield two weapons. The original Super Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Lineup Of Holiday Bundles And Discounts

    Nintendo has stepped up its bundle game in time for the busiest shopping day of the year. The company has announced a number of Black Friday bundles and discounts for those looking to bring a Wii U or 3DS home for the holidays. Yesterday, Nintendo announced the biggest of these. Its packaging a Wii U... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Holding Special Super Smash Bros. Presentation In December

    Following its announcement that Cloud will be making the leap from Final Fantasy VII to Super Smash Bros., Nintendo announced that it will be holding a special presentation dedicated to the popular crossover brawler next month. We don't know much about what that presentation will include, but we... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Coming To Super Smash Bros.

    Fans of Smash Bros. and Final Fantasy should prepare themselves, because Nintendo has announced a crossover of epic proportions. Cloud is joining the Super Smash Bros. roster on Wii U and 3DS, and he’s bringing summons and a new stage with him. With classic Final Fantasy VII battle music playing... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Level Search Portal Announced

    Nintendo announced a new search feature for Super Mario Maker custom levels in Thursday’s Nintendo Direct. Players can now access a new online search portal to list criteria and find appropriate courses to play. The portal, which can be reached either on smartphones or on a PC, allows players to... More
  • Blog Post: Star Fox Zero Release Date Announced

    After being delayed out of 2015 , we now know when players can climb into the cockpit of the Arwing. Star Fox Zero has a new release date of April 22, 2016. The news comes courtesy of this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct. For more on Star Fox Zero, check out our hands-on impressions from E3 2015 and... More
  • Blog Post: New Wii U Bundle Will Pack In Smash Bros With Splatoon

    A new Wii U bundle is coming to stores this year, packing two desirable games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Splatoon. The bundle will come with the games pre-installed on the hard drive. Nintendo also plans to put 3DS XL bundles on sale for Black Friday. More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles X Data Packs Speed Up Loading, Available Now

    It’s no secret that Xenoblade Chronicles X is going to have a massive world, and that could put a strain on your Wii U. That’s why Nintendo is releasing four separate data packs that players can download in advance to speed up the loading process when the game releases on December 4. The... More
  • Blog Post: Splatoon Gets Title Update With Winter Gear, New Maps

    Splatoon has become known for its free updates and during today's Nintendo Direct, we got a glimpse at the next wave of content for the frantic multiplayer shooter. In addition to adding in some new weapons and winter-themed gear, two new maps will be worked into the rotation. The first new map is... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Hits Wii U In Early 2016

    After several rumors during recent months, Nintendo has officially announced the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U. The game will feature enhanced visuals, as well as Amiibo functionality with a brand new Wolf Link Amiibo. The other Zelda Amiibos from the Super Smash Bros. line of figures... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Confirms New Legend Of Zelda Still Coming To Wii U In 2016

    Following its delay out of 2015, many speculated that Nintendo could opt to push its upcoming entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise to its new platform, codenamed NX. Nintendo shot down that prediction today with the confirmation that the new Legend of Zelda is still slotted to hit the Wii U and will... More
  • Blog Post: Why Does Rodea The Sky Soldier’s Creator Want You To Play The Wii Version?

    While most of the gaming world is abuzz with tomb raiding and wasteland wandering, there are other titles out today. One is the NIS America-published Rodea the Sky Soldier. Developed by Prope, Ltd. and Kadokawa Games, the title was originally in the works for Wii before the Wii U and 3DS versions became... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Teens Try, Fail, And React To Super Mario Maker's Hardest Levels

    A new video from the React YouTube channel puts Super Mario Maker in the hands of players who are probably more familiar with Mario's 3D platformers than his 2D ones. The first few levels aren't particularly hard, and while it's fun to watch the teens react to the levels, the highlight is... More
  • Blog Post: Save Professor Einstein J. Cinnamon In Stinger On The Wii U Virtual Console

    Konami's Stinger for the NES is now available on the NES Virtual Console. I'm not personally familiar with Stinger, but its description on Nintendo's website reads, "Aliens from the planet Attackon have kidnapped Professor Einstein J. Cinnamon," which is frankly all I need to know... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Gunman Clive Creator Releases Demo Of His Game To... Game Boy Color?

    Update: After showing some pictures of the strange port recently, Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg has released the ROM online for anyone to download. You can grab the ROM, as well as some instructions for getting it going, here . Ok it's done, you can get the ROM here https://t.co/3MtI7erLDu... More
  • Blog Post: Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town GBA Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    It's not a very scary game (depending on how you feel about hard labor), but the Game Boy Advance's Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town is now available on Wii U. Originally released in 2005, the game is a sequel to the 2003 Harvest Moon game, Friends of Mineral Town , which was a remake... More
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