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November 22, 2014

Nintendo Download - November 21, 2014

by Andrew Brown - 1:53 am PST
Total comments: 2

Get ready to Smash some Bros. with Pokéballs!

I'm taking over for Bryan this week, who can't make it to the table for the usual Nintendo Download segment. In the latest eShop offering, Nintendo brings us one of the most anticipated games of the year, perhaps even the Wii U system itself! For those minorities out there who aren't fans of Nintendo's... Read more...

November 20, 2014

Xenoblade Chronicles X Development Nearing Completion WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 6:39 pm PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Twitter, Siliconera (Translation)

It looks like Wii U owners may not have to worry about a delay to 2016 after all.

Xenoblade Chronicles X, the upcoming Japanese role-playing game from developer Monolith Soft, is nearly complete.

According to executive director Tetsuya Takahashi, development on the Wii U exclusive is almost finished, despite the team having to overcome a few hurdles along the way. "The development... Read more...

November 19, 2014

Smash Bros. 3DS Update Released 3DS

by Justin Berube - 3:19 pm PST
Total comments: 4

Includes actual character balance changes.

A patch for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Version 1.0.4 is now available in the Nintendo eShop. The official patch notes state that adjustments were made to the balance of the game and to make it a more pleasant experience. This patch is required for online play.

A full list of character... Read more...

Meta Knight Amiibo is Retailer Exclusive 3DSWiiU

by Justin Berube - 12:21 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Best Buy

Victory is his destiny!

The Meta Knight Amiibo will be exclusively sold at Best Buy stores next February in North America, presumably alongside the other Wave 3 Amiibo figures.

Meta Knight is the second confirmed Amiibo to have a retailer exclusive release. Previously Shulk, the protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles, was confirmed to be a GameStop exclusive.

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Zelda Amiibo Functionality for Hyrule Warriors Detailed WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 12:14 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The iconic princess will offer a nifty unlock for owners of her NFC figure.

Nintendo has revealed how the Zelda amiibo will function in Hyrule Warriors.

Those who own the plastic princess will be able to unlock a weapon with a rating of at least three stars by tapping the toy to the Wii U GamePad's NFC reader. Meanwhile, tapping any other amiibo will get you a either a weapon rated three stars or lower, a crafting material bonus, or a rupee bonus. These functions can both be used once each day.

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November 18, 2014

Aonuma Teases Changes, New 3DS Support for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 3DS

by Alex Osborn - 10:18 am PST
Total comments: 16 Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything)

A boss is being tweaked and new fishing locations are being added.

The Legend of Zelda series Producer Eiji Aonuma has shared a few new details regarding the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask remake for Nintendo 3DS.

Speaking to Famitsu in a recent interview, Aonuma made it clear that the game will be modified in ways that accommodate new players. "Specifically... Read more...

November 17, 2014

Super Smash Bros., Nintendogs 3DS Themes Now Available in Europe 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 8:42 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop (EU)

Without a prior warning, these are now available for you to purchase!

Eight new themes appeared out of nowhere on the European version of the Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop. This came after an inspection on the shop today.

Europeans will be able to get their hands on four seperate Super Smash Bros. themes as well as four Nintendogs + cats ones. The Smash themes have all... Read more...

Twili Midna Playable In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC WiiU

by Addison Webb - 7:21 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Miiverse

The Twilight Princess takes her true form on the battlefield.

Twili Midna will be a playable character in the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC Pack for Hyrule Warriors according to a recent Miiverse post.

While Midna in her most notable form already appears in Hyrule Warriors, this human form of Midna will be a totally new character that uses the Mirror of... Read more...

November 15, 2014

Famicast 44 - November Live Show WiiU3DS

by Danny Bivens and James Charlton - 8:54 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Famicast (iTunes Page), Famicast (YouTube Channel)

Update: It's over! Come watch the hypertrolling, uncut!

UPDATE: It's over, watch it here!

Original article:

Famicast-a-what now? This will be episode 44 of NWR's Japan podcast, all about Nintendo games in Japan!

Famicast-a-where now? This will be a live show broadcast on Google Hangouts, join us!

Famicast-a-who now? Hosted by Danny Bivens, who just picked up Captain Toad, and hypertroll overlord, JC who has been playing Final Fantasy Explorers Light!

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Nintendo Download - November 13, 2014 WiiU3DS

by Bryan Rose - 9:57 am PST
Discuss in talkback!

Got any Doduos?

Slow week for Nintendo releases, but there's a few things here that should be worthy of a look. On the indie front, Tengami has finally made its way to the Wii U, and on the 3DS we have I've Got to Run: Complete Edition. On the Virtual Console, we have Mario Kart: Super Circut, as well as the Pokémon... Read more...

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