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October 1, 2014

3DS Limitations Won't Allow Smash Bros. Character Transformations 3DSWiiU

by Clay Johnson - 10:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Famitsu, via siliconera

The reason for splitting Zelda/Sheik and Samus/Zero Suit Samus into separate character slots? 3DS wasn't up to it.

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed in a recent interview with Famitsu that limitations in the capabilities of the 3DS hardware prevented the inclusion of characters who transform into alter egos with completely different appearances and move sets.

That's why Zelda and Sheik now... Read more...

Thomas Was Alone Makes Its Way to Wii U WiiU

by Becky Hollada - 10:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: NeoGAF

Best-selling indie platformer is coming to Nintendo's console.

Curve Digital announced today that indie platformer Thomas Was Alone will be coming to Wii U in November 2014. Although originally created and developed by Mike Bithell, Curve was responsible for developing PS3 and Vita versions of the game and will be reprising their roles as developers of the new versions for Wii U and other consoles.

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Two Pokemon Distributions Get in the Halloween Spirit 3DS

by Kimberly Keller - 4:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Pokémon

Plus a spooky new online competition!

Get your copies of Pokémon X and Y ready for the Halloween season with a shiny Gengar and super-sized Pumpkaboo this month.

GameStop will be distributing cards with a code to download Gengar from October 13 to 26. Gengar will be holding Gengarite, a Mega Stone, which will turn it into a bright... Read more...

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online Now Available on iPad

by Alex Culafi - 6:20 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: iTunes App Store

Get your poké on.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online on iPad is now available on the iTunes App Store in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.

The free-to-play title is feature identical to the version already available for download on PC and Mac; with all of the... Read more...

September 30, 2014

Lack of Circle Pad Pro Support for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explained by Director 3DS

by Zack Kaplan - 12:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: NeoGAF

Sakurai speaks the words you did not want to hear.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS does not support the Circle Pad Pro due to hardware constraints, specifically, the amount of processing power the add-on requires.

Smash Bros. and Kid Icarus: Uprising director Masahiro Sakurai explained the problem in a recent issue of Famitsu magazine: "Supporting the... Read more...

Tetris Movie in the Works

by Bryan Rose - 11:51 am PDT
Total comments: 7

A live action film, no less.

Threshold Entertainment announced today that video game classic Tetris will be making it's way to the big screen.

Partnering with The Tetris Company, Threshold is set to turn the puzzle series into a live action, sci-fi epic.

"Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved... Read more...

Japanese Version of Super Mario Bros. 2 Was Nearly a Nintendo Power Giveaway WiiUWii

by Scott Thompson - 10:25 am PDT
Total comments: 5

New details emerge about the strange history of Super Mario Bros. 2.

The notoriously difficult Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 nearly came to North America as a giveaway to Nintendo Power subscribers.

In his book, “Super Mario Bros. 2”, author Jon Irwin chronicles the sequence of events that led to the creation of two very different versions of Super... Read more...

Hyrule Warriors' First DLC Pack Adds An Entire New Adventure Map and Scenario

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:10 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NeoGAF

Fight as Epona, wage war as Cia, and play through a harder Master Quest.

Specific details about the first paid DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors have surfaced in Japan, showing off the upcoming pack's new adventure map, scenario, weapon, and more.

The new adventure map presents another version of the classic Legend of Zelda map with new challenges. Dubbed the Master Quest... Read more...

Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Released

by Bryan Rose - 1:44 am PDT
Total comments: 11

All you need to know is...folders!

The latest update to the Wii U brings the inclusion of folders, among other interface changes.

The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated. Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons. A Download Management icon has also been added to the Wii U Menu.

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September 29, 2014

No Booth for Nintendo at New York Comic Con 2014 3DSWiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 5:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

There will be a Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at Nintendo World Store in New York City that weekend, though.

Nintendo of America will not have a booth at New York Comic Con, a company representative confirmed to us today.

In lieu of their appearance at the event, which runs from October 9 to October 12, the company will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at Nintendo World Store in New York... Read more...

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