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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Tries To Win Over The Third-Party Market With Indies

    Going into the Wii U life cycle, Nintendo was set on improving relations with third-party publishers after years of negligence in favor of first-party content.. The Wii U launched with an impressive line-up of games from publishers like Ubisoft, Activision, and Electronic Arts in support of its typically... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo And Yacht Club Share How The Shovel Knight Amiibo Came To Exist

    Some big news out of PAX Prime has been the fact that a Shovel Knight Amiibo will be sold this holiday season. Though the Amiibo is licensed by Nintendo, the figure is produced and sold by Yacht Club Games, differentiating it as the inaugural third-party Amiibo in addition to being the first Amiibo for... More
  • Blog Post: The Stages We Want Released For Super Smash Bros.

    Nintendo continues to support the latest entry of the beloved Super Smash Bros. series through both free updates and paid downloadable content. To this point, we’ve received some new characters, stages, and Mii costumes, as well as some new community-driven modes and features. In the past, we’ve... More
  • Blog Post: What’s Going On With Pokémon This Year?

    Every year since the release of Pokémon Platinum on Nintendo DS in 2009, Game Freak has released a core Pokémon game on a Nintendo handheld. Unless there are some surprise announcements in store, it looks like 2015 will break Game Freak’s pattern for the first time in six years. In... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis - As The Wii U Limps, Its Software Sales Leap

    Along with its first quarter financial results, Nintendo released updated sales figures for its best-selling software. Unsurprisingly, Mario Kart 8 and Pokémon X & Y continue to lead on Wii U and 3DS respectively. As we dig deeper, we see that the Nintendo faithful are buying just about everything... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games On 3DS

    The 3DS library may have been a slow burn at first, but in the years since its initial launch, Nintendo has built a strong line-up around its most recent handheld. Though the dual-screen setup is the same as the preceding DS handheld, and the entertainment industry's flirtation with 3D technology... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2015 Awards

    Walking through the show floor of E3 2015, you could feel the excitement flowing through the crowds. Those in attendance were still reeling from the barrage of outstanding trailers, big reveals, and surprising resurfacing of projects at the press conferences, and everyone was talking about the incredible... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At E3 2015: Almost All Of Nintendo's Unreleased Amiibos

    Nintendo had a number of new amiibos to show off at E3 this year, and it had a nearly full collection of the hard-to-acquire figures on display on the show floor. You can check out the gallery below to see close up images of all the amiibos that will be difficult to track down in the coming months. These... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015's Confirmed No Shows

    E3 is always full of surprise appearance and announcements, but ahead of the show there are always a few titles we know won’t be showing up. These are games we would love to learn more about, but its creators have openly acknowledged they will not be appearing, in the interest of tempering our... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Talks The World Championships 2015, The Wizard, And Reveals The Trophy

    For the first time in 25 years, Nintendo is bringing back its Nintendo World Championships at this year's E3. After inviting competitors and holding a series of qualifying rounds across the United States, the tournament begins tomorrow. Ahead of the Champioships, we spoke with Nintendo Treehouse's... More
  • Blog Post: What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

    Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature. Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection... More
  • Blog Post: Story of Seasons Producer Talks Innovation, Farming, And Romance

    The name Harvest Moon is synonymous with peaceful farming simulation. The series, called Bokujō Monogatari in Japan, was just rebranded Story of Seasons in North America (though Natsume is continuing to make its own games under the Harvest Moon banner). The name may be new, but fans will feel right home... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Boxboy For 3DS

    Boxboy, from the same developer that brought us games like Kirby and Super Smash Bros., is a creative puzzle game with a sparse aesthetic. Join myself, intern Justin Mikos, and Wade Wojcik as we make our way through the game's opening puzzles, paying full respect to the exclamation point that follows... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Mewtwo's Final Smash Executed Against Seven Other Fighters

    Mewtwo is available today for players who bought and registered both versions of Super Smash Bros., so we decided to take a look at the new fighter's final smash. You can actually see it performed twice in the video below – once against a single opponent, and once against seven during our 8... More
  • Blog Post: Six Pointless Video Game Pets We Love Anyway

    Pets are adorable and we love them, but their true purpose is hard to define. They eat our food, take our money and time, and look at us with deep sorrow in their eyes while we eat dinner. It doesn't matter though, because we love them anyway. On today, National Pet Day, we're considering some... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Characters We’re Voting For As Super Smash Bros. DLC

    With the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the release date for the previously announced Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros., as well as a surprise announcement that Earthbound’s Lucas is returning to the series. Perhaps even more surprising, Iwata also revealed... More
  • Blog Post: I Have A Picross Problem

    Picross is a simple little puzzle game from Nintendo that isn’t particularly well-known. It’s not affiliated with a mascot – or at least it hasn’t been since Mario Picross released on Game Boy in 1995 – and it’s not all that much different from Sudoku. It involves... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX

    Today, Nintendo announced a partnership with DeNA to bring its IP to mobile phones and to create an online membership that links its current hardware to PCs and mobile. To prove that it's not out of the hardware business, Nintendo casually mentioned that it's "currently developing a dedicated... More
  • Blog Post: 15 Handheld Games To Look Forward To In 2015

    2015 has started off strong for handheld games. This week Code Name S.T.E.A.M. and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters hit the 3DS and Vita respectively, and earlier in February the New 3DS launched alongside Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. What’s really exciting is that the year... More
  • Blog Post: How And Why You Should Give Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate A Shot

    The Monster Hunter series has always been a dense and difficult nut to crack, but the latest entry in the series is a little more accessible than the series has been in the past. Tim Turi (who reviewed the game) and Dan Tack have found themselves really enjoying 4 Ultimate for 3DS, and in this video... More
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