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  • Blog Post: Movie Commentary Site Rifftrax Lambasts '80s Cult Classic, The Wizard

    Gamers who grew up in the '80s likely remember The Wizard , the Nintendo-centric film about three kids traveling to California to enter a video game competition, which provided moviegoers with an early glimpse of Super Mario Bros. 3. The film is as bad as Lucas' Power Glove, something commentary... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Steelix And Onix Tackling Each Other

    The latest from Pokémon artist RJ Palmer pits Steelix against Onix, and throws in a handful of other Pokémon for good measure. It's hard to miss Steelix and Onix above, and you will also see Heatran and Haxorus in the foreground. You might, however, miss the Sableyes trying to get involved... 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: More Dragon Quest Coming To 3DS

    The handheld fate of Dragon Quest VII and VIII have been uncertain for North America, but the Nintendo confirmed that both RPGs are making their way to 3DS in 2016. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is coming in early summer 2016. The next installment, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the... More
  • Blog Post: Female Link Included In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Release Date Announced

    A female version of Link named Linkle will join the roster of Hyrule Warriors Legends when the 3DS port comes out March 25, 2016. Nintendo announced the new character and release date today during its Nintendo Direct. Last year, a Hyrule Warriors artbook included pictures of Linkle, hinting at her future... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem Fates Version Details Explained

    We’ve known that the upcoming Fire Emblem release would be split into two alternate versions , but has Nintendo released some info about how exactly the distribution of these iterations will roll out. Birthright and Conquest present two takes on the same story, so you may only want to purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Release Date Announced

    Nintendo announced the release date for the fifth title in the Mario & Luigi series at today’s Nintendo Direct. New details on usable Amiibo were also revealed. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is scheduled to release on January 22 next year for the 3DS. In addition to the release date, Nintendo... 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: 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: Nintendo Badge Arcade Puts Cosmetic Microtransactions On Your 3DS Home Screen

    Earlier this week, Nintendo started rolling out a new cosmetic app for 3DS systems. Today, Nintendo Badge Arcade arrives in North America. The app is purely driven by microtransactions. Players can purchase tokens for an arcade crane game, with prizes in the form of “badges” you can place... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s First Five Smartphone Games Will All Be Free-To-Play

    The Wall Street Journal reports that DeNA has put some clarity around the monetization method for its first five Nintendo partnership games. The first wave of titles, which are due by March 2017, will be free-to-play. Nintendo previously announced that its first smartphone app, which doesn’t seem... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces First Direct Under New Leadership

    Nintendo will be holding its first Direct presentation following the tragic death of president Satoru Iwata earlier this year. The event will cover Wii U and 3DS games on the horizon. Nintendo hasn’t detailed who will be presenting. However, the event will be held on Thursday, November 12. You... More
  • Blog Post: Club Nintendo Successor Will Be Called ‘My Nintendo’

    Nintendo has decided to go with the most literal nomenclature imaginable for the successor to its fan-lauded Club Nintendo. During an investor briefing this morning in Japan, the company announced the upcoming Nintendo Account and related My Nintendo service. The new account system is designed to be... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces First Smartphone ‘Game’ Called Miitomo

    Nintendo has announced its first partnership project with DeNA , but it’s not the Mario game you might have been expecting. In fact, it’s unclear if Miitomo, the first of five partnership projects due by March 2017, is a game at all. The news was announced during a question-and-answer session... More
  • Blog Post: More Details On Nintendo’s Smartphone Games Coming Tomorrow

    Earlier today, Nintendo reported its half-year financial performance and updated software sales data . Tomorrow should bring additional information about a hotly anticipated strategic move. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo will be announcing new details about its upcoming mobile game lineup... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U And 3DS Sales Up, Profits Down In Nintendo's Second Quarter

    Nintendo has reported its financial results for its second quarter of the fiscal year. The company is in the black, though income is sharply down for the quarter and trailing behind last year’s six-month performance. Sales were up for the quarter 17 percent, reaching ¥113.96 billion ($945.86... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Update Adds Checkpoints, More Courses Next Week

    Nintendo is beefing up Super Mario Maker next week with new features and more courses. The free update will go live on November 4, giving creators new options to torture their friends with diabolical death machines. The update allows players to add checkpoints to existing levels (or create new ones that... More
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