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Our 2016 Nintendo Predictions: Donal Theriault, News Editor

Trying to predict Nintendo’s actions is like trying to slap a tornado....

by Donald Theriault - January 27, 2016

NWR Staff's 10 Favorite Games of 2015: Splatoon

Providing hours of fresh online shooter entertainment for kids and squids everywhere....

by Matt West - January 12, 2016

Donald's 2015 “B” Awards

Having already spilled his top 10 list, Donald takes aim at his personal picks for some other categories...

by Donald Theriault - January 10, 2016

The Newsmaking Games Of The Year: #5 - #1: Go And Stay Fresh

The biggest of the big....

by Neal Ronaghan, Donald Theriault, and Matt West - December 22, 2015

The Five Stages of Splatfest Grief

Turns out we’ll never see a Kübler v Ross Splatfest, since it’s one person. #TheMoreYouKnow...

by Donald Theriault - October 20, 2015

Splatoon's Multiplayer Never Stopped Delighting Me

One of the most fun experiences I had in a very long time!...

by Daan Koopman - May 26, 2015

Nintendo Characters that Deserve to be Super Smash Bros. DLC: #13 - #9

Some ridiculous and daring picks....

by Justin Berube - March 20, 2015

Know Your Nintendo Developers: EAD Group 2

Dive into the history of the developers of Splatoon, Animal Crossing, and more....

by John Rairdin and Neal Ronaghan - February 11, 2015

What to Expect on Nintendo Platforms in 2015: Wii U (Part 1)

2015 is on track to be the Wii U's best year so far....

by Justin Berube, Nicholas Bray, Zachary Miller, Alex Osborn, John Rairdin, and Bryan Rose - January 28, 2015

Our 2015 Nintendo Predictions: Neal Ronaghan, Director

Predicting Nintendo's year of releases down to the day....

by Neal Ronaghan - January 12, 2015

Nintendo Collectors Journal 6/26/2014

Check out Nintendo swag from E3, Smash-Fest, and more....

by Justin Berube - June 26, 2014

The NWR E3 2014 Awards: Splatoon

Nintendo's new multiplayer shooter was one of the coolest things at E3 2014....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 16, 2014

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 586: Local Furry Streaming

Our SEO is on point this week....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, and Guillaume Veillette - August 26, 2018

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 552: I See You've Been a Bit Better

Good occupation making that go....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, and Guillaume Veillette - December 22, 2017

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 549: New Releases - The Hairy Palms Pack

Spend this much time on your past and you'll go blind....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - November 26, 2017

TALK NINTENDO: Episode 7 - Dirty Rotten Scalpers

Nes Classic for $500?! We weigh in on the morality of scalping....

by - November 17, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 85 - TAKE IT BACK

The Famicrew joins the Japanese public and gets nostalgic....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - August 10, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 84 - POKÉ BLINDERS

The guys return to talk about Go, fight/shoot-man games, free-to-play on 3DS and a whole lot more!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - July 28, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 83 - FRESH PULLMAN

Shovels, a dash of vegemite and NX talk are all mixed in for some Famicast summer fun!...

by Danny Bivens, Nicholas Bray, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - July 9, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 82 - TIME TO SHRINE

The Japan crew gives you their thoughts on Zelda, Box Boy naming conventions, Chex Quest, San Francisco Rush and more on this E3 centric episode!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - June 18, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 81 - THE D-TEAM

The guys lay down a heavy New Biz related show with a dab of news before E3....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - June 11, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 80 - SUPER NIKU BOYS

The guys are here to show you the clear connections between bloody slabs of meat, CGI scorpion kings, teddy bears and Mario Maker...True or false?...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - May 28, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 78 - DO A BARREL LOL

The recent NX megatons, Starfox Zero, a huge dose of Life in Japan, and a Satellaview game. Need more?...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - April 30, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 74 - SLOW AS LIGHTNING

W the fun with the latest live episode of NWR's podcast from Japan....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - February 27, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 72 - DRUNK UNCLE MENDOZA

Pokémenz, Amiibo challenges, the new Box Boy, Hyrule Warriors and a dash of NX are sprinkled into the latest live outing from the Famicrew....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - January 30, 2016

THE FAMICAST: Episode 70 - NXMAS AWAKENS

It's long......

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - December 24, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 69 - AMIIBRO FESTIVAL

Get the latest from Japan coming directly to your ear holes from your favorite Amiibros....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - November 27, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 453: Even the Podcast Leaked Early

I guess this makes Jon the show's Cloud Strife? I'm not comfortable with this analogy....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - November 14, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 68 - YO-KAI WATCHERS

Yo-kai, that's why...or something......

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - November 13, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 67 - CRAZY PUMPKIN NIGHT

Does Halloween even exist in Japan? It does if you listen to this show!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - October 29, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 447: Who Is Cobra Commander?

This isn't a rhetorical question; I need to know....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - October 4, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 65: TGS 2015 - MAKING HISTORY

Join Danny, JC, Ty, Sai and a former Famicast member for this very special TGS/Mario version of the Famicast!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - September 28, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 63 - RARE WOOLLY MANSION

The crew splats back this month with talk about Yoshi, Pokémon, Luigi (singular) Mansion, Splatoon old NES games and more from Japan!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - August 28, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 62 - FAMISPLAT SEASON

Get your splat on with the red-hot Famicrew!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - August 18, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 440: Indefatigable Podcast

Season 5's got a fresh new look, with the same great RFN taste....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - August 16, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 438: Spiritual Predecessor

Online games and news from Japan take the spotlight in this three-dude episode....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - August 2, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 61 - ONE CRAZY BALLOON TRIP

Come listen to JC, Ty, Sairus and special guest Syrenne for non stop Japan game chat....

by James Charlton - July 29, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 436: Federation Farce, RFN Edition

We can't talk about this subject anymore. *Similarities to other podcasts are purely "Coincidental"...

by Daniel Bloodworth, James Jones, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - July 19, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 60 - SUPER POSITIVE GENKI TIME

An extended edition of the Famicast, recorded a few days before the sad news of the passing of Satoru Iwata....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - July 15, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 434: Dr. Wario's Snake Oil

We're FINALLY back from E3 with fresh games and your Listener Mail (mostly about the show, of course)....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - July 5, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 433: Now E3 is Real

I am become Hype....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, Neal Ronaghan, and Guillaume Veillette - June 14, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 432: Tears of Joy/Rage

It's the least predictable time of the year, so there's no better time for our annual E3 Predictions!...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - June 8, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 431: NOT TAKE MIRROR!

The live event is over, but the recording is now one of our biggest episodes ever!...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - June 1, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 57 - I PREDICT A RIOT

Come and listen to our E3 predictions, Danny's new robot Doll, and your listener mail!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - May 25, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 430: Dad Humor Overload

Crouching Squid, Rolling Thunder...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - May 17, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 56 - CROSS-EYED SQUIDS

Xenoblade X, Splatoon, Yooka-Laylee, and of course - Japanese Power Rangers....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - May 15, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 429: Valkyrie Needs Bucket Badly

A first-time guest brings New (Leaf) Business, while we check out PuzzDra, HarmoKnight, Kerbals, and a lot of retro games. Plus: the debut of Silky MC, James's cure for your backlog, Gui's hope for Splatoon, and Kojima's future with Nintendo....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - May 10, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 425: Korn Hits the Road

Gui plays a first-person shooter, on GameCube! Plus, your emails include the final Club Nintendo Elite rewards, Smash balloting, obscure rock band adventures, and Splatoon's voiceless online modes....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - April 12, 2015

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 413: Strip Club Regulars

Even this extra-large episode can barely contain all the Nintendo Direct news and our Top Five Games of 2014!...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - January 18, 2015

THE FAMICAST: Episode 37 - GET GOOD

Are your skills up to snuff for the latest Famicast?...

by Danny Bivens and Ty Shughart - July 2, 2014

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: E3 2014 - Home Team Assemble

What is the E3 experience for the half of RFN that isn't at E3 playing Smash Bros? Guillaume, Jon and special guest Greg Leahy give their thoughts on Nintendo's E3 2014 performance....

by Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - June 13, 2014

Adam’s Favorite Games of 2015

Because all the other lists are wrong....

by Adam Abou-Nasr - January 4, 2016

Can Nintendo Save Their Holiday Lineup?

With Star Fox Zero delayed, can Nintendo do anything to save their holiday lineup?...

by Justin Berube - October 28, 2015

Splatoon’s Splatfest Problem

The first ever Splatoon Splatfest leaves me wondering why I battled in the first place....

by Justin Berube - July 9, 2015

Nintendo, We Need Voice Chat

Splatoon and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes are just the start. Will we have to suffer without voice chat forever?...

by Justin Berube - June 26, 2015

Splatoon's Accessibility is Its Greatest Asset

Bryan's view on shooters just might have been changed thanks to Splatoon's simplicity and straightforwardness....

by Bryan Rose - June 4, 2015

Splatoon Global Testfire Succeeds Even With Restrictions

For three glorious hours, Splatoon was playable with very few issues....

by Drew Martorelli and Neal Ronaghan - May 9, 2015

Splatoon Is Nintendo's Big Online Gamble

Online is the major focus of Splatoon, but will restrictions hold it back from greatness?...

by Neal Ronaghan - May 7, 2015

April 2015 Nintendo Direct Predictions

Will Mewtwo, Zelda Wii U or the Virtual Console actually show up?...

by Donald Theriault - March 31, 2015

Splatoon Upholds Nintendo’s Tradition of Being a Step Behind

Two generations after it was popularized, Nintendo still won’t implement full voice chat in its games....

by Scott Thompson - February 4, 2015

The Delightful Surprise of Nintendo's E3 2014 Show

For the first time in a few years, Nintendo dazzled with plenty of variety and surprises at E3....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 20, 2014

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Splatoon Box Art

Genre Shooter
Developer Nintendo
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Worldwide Releases

na: Splatoon
Release May 29, 2015
PublisherNintendo
RatingEveryone 10+
jpn: Splatoon
Release May 28, 2015
PublisherNintendo
RatingAll Ages
eu: Splatoon
Release May 29, 2015
PublisherNintendo
Rating7+
aus: Splatoon
Release May 30, 2015
PublisherNintendo
RatingParental Guidance
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