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  • Blog Post: Super Star Wars Arrives On PlayStation 4 And Vita On Tuesday

    A re-release of the classic Super Nintendo platformer, Super Star Wars, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita this week. The game originall released on Super Nintendo in 1992 and on the Wii Virtual Console in 2009. The PlayStation 4 and Vita versions will be available on Tuesday November 17. Updates to... 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: Sheik Almost Appeared In Zelda: Twilight Princess And Link Almost Didn't Cut Grass

    A recent Did You Know Gaming takes a look at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – a game Shigeru Miyamoto apparently feels was missing something implacable. The video looks at the game's development and some of the direction it almost took, like first-person combat, the appearance of Ocarina... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Rodea The Sky Soldier Release Date Delayed Again

    Pushed back for a second time this summer, NIS has given Rodea the Sky Soldier a new November 10 release date. Back in June , the original September 22 release date was delayed to October 13. Today, NIS cited "ongoing technical difficulties," saying the release date was bumped "in order... More
  • Blog Post: Find Out What Happened To The Quietly Cancelled Project H.A.M.M.E.R. For The Wii

    Nintendo Software Technology (often shortened to NST) was working on the high-profile Project H.A.M.M.E.R. for years before it was quietly cancelled. An early showcase for the Wii, Project H.A.M.M.E.R. featured an uncharacteristically dark-for-Nintendo cyborg soldier who wielded a giant hammer as a weapon... More
  • Blog Post: Last Call: June Xbox Live Games With Gold And Club Nintendo

    Today is the final day of the first half of 2015. It’s also your last chance to get Xbox Live Games with Gold games and spend your Club Nintendo coins. For Xbox One users, you can grab Pool Nation FX (really, this is your last chance) and Massive Chalice. Xbox 360 owners can nab Thief. For next... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Your Friend's Dad Perform More Smash Bros. Taunts With New And Old Characters

    YouTube user Nick Luciano and his father are back with more Super Smash Bros. poses for both new and old characters. At the start of the video, you will see poses from newcomers Mewtwo and Lucas ( who releases this weekend ) and then it moves on to a collection of Brawl and Melee characters like Wolf... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Victorious In Wii Balance Board Lawsuit

    Nintendo has triumphed in court again, this time in a case involving the Wii Balance Board. The case was filed in May 2013 by Ithaca Ventures, which alleged that Nintendo had infringed a patent for a device called “Cybersurfer.” Ithaca, a company based in Slovakia, sought damages, interest... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Sony Both Turned Down Wii Technology Before Nintendo

    Did you know that the technology behind the Wii was originally designed with aeronautics in mind? Or that the system was originally designed to be no bigger than two DVD cases? Or that that the console's notification sound imitates a Japanese bird? You have so much to learn about the Wii. Did You... More
  • Blog Post: The Difficulty Of The Morph Ball Almost Ended Metroid: Prime And Other Facts

    Transitioning to 3D was a difficult process for Metroid, and Did You Know Gaming dive's into the development history to show why. The video also offers details on pitches for other Metroid projects, as well as the current status of the often rumored handheld game, Metroid: Dread (spoiler alert: it's... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Why Capcom Never Pursued Monster Hunter On Xbox 360 Or PlayStation 3

    Monster Hunter is a hugely popular series outside of America ( though it is gaining in popularity ), and Did You Know Gaming recently took a look at some of the game's more obscure factoids. The video below details why the game is structured the way it is, and how a street-cook cat is Chinese in... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Earn Club Nintendo Coins

    If you've got unregistered games or incomplete quizzes, tomorrow is the last day to earn some Club Nintendo coins for them. It will not, however, be the last day to redeem the coins for Nintendo goodies. Other upcoming Club Nintendo closure milestones include May 1 being the last members can earn... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines The Star Fox Team As Drawn By Hanna-Barbera

    Update: Jonas has released some new versions of their Star Fox/Hanna-Barbera crossover. Now you can find a version of the piece without Krystal (for the purists), as well as a larger version ready-made to adorn your desktop background. Also, just for the purists, here's a version of the pic without... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles' Creators Were Surprised With North America's Appreciation For The Game

    In the latest Iwata Asks, Xenoblade Chronicles' Tetsuya Takahashi talks about his intentions to make a JRPG masterpiece, and his love of sci-fi. You can check out the full interview here , but some highlights include Takahashi's intention to make a JRPG masterpiece from the beginning of development... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Is It Too Early For The Nintendo NX?

    The news that Nintendo is working on a new dedicated game system code-named "NX" is exciting. However, for faithful fans who bought the Wii U, the announcement of a new console might sound like a death knell for a system that's only been alive for about 2.5 years. Granted, the Wii U hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers Its Own Custom Academy Awards Ahead Of Tomorrow's Oscars

    We'll have to wait until tomorrow to learn what the Academy thinks are the best films and performances of last year, but Nintendo has shared some of it own bizarre awards today. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie was still snubbed. Here's the list of Nintendo's awards below. Curiously absent ... More
  • Blog Post: Metroid Prime Trilogy Lands On Wii U Today

    Right now, you can purchase a physical copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii on eBay. You’ll spend anywhere between $35 for the standard version and $90 for the collector’s edition. That would be silly, though. Today, Nintendo has released an updated, digital version of the compilation. This... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Zelda Should Be Remade Next?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D hasn't released quite yet, but it's never too early to start thinking about the future. To be clear, we are absolutely getting ahead of ourselves. Next month we get to replay Majora's Mask on 3DS, and pending any delays, we should have a brand-new... More
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