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  • Blog Post: All Of The News From The First Nintendo Direct Of 2015

    The first Nintendo Direct of 2015 is in the books. During the 46-minute presentation, Nintendo showed off new information for several of its most popular franchises, in addition to some big news for Wii U, New 3DS XL, and Amiibo. Here is what Nintendo covered during its lengthy presentation. New Fire... More
  • Blog Post: Tekken Producer Announces Free-To-Download 'Project Treasure' For Wii U

    Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada appeared on today's Nintendo Direct stream to tease Bandai Namco's next project. The title, code-named Project Treasure, is a free-to-download Wii U game for four players. Beyond that, Harada kept the details close to himself. He didn't reveal anything about... More
  • Blog Post: Kirby And The Rainbow Curse Blown Back A Week

    Nintendo revealed a bit more about Kirby and the Rainbow Curse during its Nintendo Direct stream, including a new release date for the Wii U title. It's been pushed from its original February 13 date to February 20. During the presentation, Nintendo's Bill Trinen outlined how the pink puffball... More
  • Blog Post: Codename S.T.E.A.M. Welcomes Guest Fighters Via Fire Emblem Amiibos

    Nintendo has announced that New 3DS XL owners playing the upcoming Codename S.T.E.A.M. will have the option of bringing some guests into their game. Using the Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina Amiibos, those characters can fight alongside Abraham Lincoln and other historical figures. The Fire Emblem cast... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Gives Release Dates & 3DS XL Designs For Majora's Mask 3D And Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    The launch of the 3DS XL handheld on February 13 features games The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, as well as hardware editions with the art designs of these two titles. The Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle comes with the game pre-installed at launch on February... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Free-To-Play Pokemon Shuffle For 3DS eShop

    During the first Nintendo Direct presentation of 2015, Nintendo announced Pokemon Shuffle, a free-to-play puzzle game based on the popular monster-collecting series. In Pokemon Shuffle, players must match three or more of the same Pokemon on the board to clear them, deal damage to the enemy monster,... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What Toad's Amiibo Does In Treasure Tracker

    Nintendo today announced a new line of Super Mario-themed Amiibos that will all work in the upcoming Mario Party 10 game for Wii U. The Toad figure in this line is also compatible with last year's Wii U game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker . When you tap the Toad figure on the Wii U gamepad, a pixel... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles Is Coming To New 3DS In North America In April

    Xenoblade Chronicles, a hard-to-find and critically acclaimed Wii title, was the showpiece title when the New Nintendo 3DS was announced in Japan. It’s now been confirmed that the title will arrive in North America this spring. Because Monolith Soft is working on the Wii U’s Xenoblade Chronicles... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Brings Cross-Buy Functionality With New Mario Vs. Donkey Kong

    Nintendo showed off its new entry in the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong series, Tipping Stars, at its Nintendo Direct stream this morning. In addition to highlighting the game's titular feature, the company revealed that players won't have to decide between downloading the Wii U and 3DS versions. Players... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Marth Amiibo Turns Common, More Are On The Way

    One of the surprise announcements during today's Nintendo Direct video conference was news that Nintendo would be releasing more Marth Amiibos, the figure people have been paying over $100 for , at some point this year. For those of you who forked out the big bucks for this figure, we hope Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Tingle Arrives In Hyrule Warriors On February 5

    In preparation for Majora’s Mask arriving on 3DS this spring, Nintendo is bringing some of that magic to Hyrule Warriors. The biggest fairy fan in the land, Tingle, is joining the fight. The Majora’s Mask pack is coming on February 5. It’s part of the DLC bundle that Nintendo is offering... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Shows Off Splatoon's Multiplayer Hub And Character Customization

    The unique paint-based shooter Splatoon was featured during this morning's Nintendo Direct conference. Nintendo talked about the hub that links the 4-on-4 multiplayer and single player modes. When you launch the game, you land in a plaza where you can communicate with other players. You can also... More
  • Blog Post: New 3DS XL Arrives In North America On February 13, No Smaller Model Confirmed

    Yesterday, rumors of a New 3DS release date emerged thanks to images of a promotional poster. During this morning’s Nintendo Direct, the company confirmed that date. The posters that appeared only showed the New 3DS XL, leading some to wonder if that meant Nintendo wouldn’t be releasing the... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. Amiibos Hit Alongside Mario Party 10 On March 20

    Nintendo has announced a number of new Amiibo figures, including a whole new line. The next wave is due in February, but now we know what to save up for in March and later this spring. The next wave of Super Smash Bros. Amiibos includes Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, and Charizard. A new Super... More
  • Blog Post: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Coming Stateside

    During today's Nintendo Direct video conference, we learned that Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition, which was announced last week in Japan, and Puzzle & Dragons Z are coming stateside for 3DS this May as a retail bundle. In the Mario edition, the overworld is traversed in the same way... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Wii Titles As Wii U Digital Re-Releases

    Nintendo has announced a major push toward backward compatibility. The company is re-releasing Wii titles digitally for Wii U. These include Super Mario Galaxy 2 today, Punch-Out on January 22, and Metroid Prime Trilogy on January 29. These will be available at half-price for the first week. Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: New, As Yet Unnamed Fire Emblem Announced For 3DS

    To kick off its first Nintendo Direct of 2015, Nintendo announced a brand new Fire Emblem game for 3DS. The title includes a new story, but a familiar battle system and art style. No title was announced, and the game is simply being labeled as the next Fire Emblem game. No release window was specified... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Today's 45 Minute Nintendo Direct Right Here

    Nintendo is set to announce details about its spring 2015 lineup this morning, and you can watch it all right here. We expect news on the New 3DS and software for both the 3DS and Wii U, and there should be a lot of it given the length of the broadcast. We'll be covering the event, so check back... More
  • Blog Post: First Nintendo Direct Of 2015 Arrives On January 14

    Nintendo has announced that the first Direct presentation of 2015 will be held tomorrow morning, January 14. Those of you on the west coast are going to want to set an alarm. The event will start at 6 a.m. Pacific/9 a.m. Eastern. Contents will include upcoming titles for the Wii U and 3DS. We suspect... More
  • Blog Post: [Trailer Added] Nintendo Details Amiibo Functions In Mario Kart 8, DLC Hits November 13

    Nintendo has dated the first Mario Kart 8 DLC, which includes Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, the Master Cycle, the F-Zero Blue Falcon and more. It will arrive on November 13. The reported Amiibo support has also been confirmed. Connecting one of the eligible Amiibo unlocks a Mii racing suit costume... More
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