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November 26, 2014

New Splatoon Details Shared Via Twitter WiiU

by Becky Hollada - 4:37 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: NeoGAF

Developers elaborate on story, single-player mode and more.

Recently Splatoon developers have taken to Twitter to share some details and new information regarding the new Wii U title releasing next year.

In single player mode, or "Hero Mode", it's the Squids versus the Octopi. A mysterious squid-man has discovered the Octopus Army Corps secret plan to invade the surface world from their underground facility. It's up to your Squid hero to infiltrate their base and take them down.

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November 25, 2014

Nintendo eShop Deals Starting Thursday 3DSWiiU

by Becky Hollada - 3:24 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Check out some awesome deals before your Thanksgiving food coma hits.

Beginning on Thursday, November 27 and running though Tuesday, December 2, Nintendo will be offering select titles on the eShop for up to 30% off. The sale will start at 9 am PT and end that following Tuesday at 8:59 am PT.

Some of the titles on sale will be as follows:

For Nintendo 3DS:

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Super Smash Bros. Is Nintendo's Fastest-Selling Wii U Game in US WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 11:27 am PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo

Gamers sure love their Smash!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling game for Nintendo's tablet-centric console in the United States.

According to Nintendo, a whopping 490,000 copies were sold during its first three days on store shelves. Considering the fact that Wii U's install base isn't particularly huge, that figure is nothing to sneeze at.

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November 24, 2014

Etrian Odyssey V Announced 3DS

by Alex Osborn - 11:10 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Atlus

A new entry in Atlus' popular role-playing series is coming to Japan.

Atlus has announced a new entry in its popular handheld-centric franchise, Etrian Odyssey.

Aside from the fact that it's called Etrian Odyssey V, nothing else was revealed about the game. You can check out the announcement trailer below for a tease at what's to come.

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Nintendo Releasing Pikmin 3DS Themes This Friday 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 9:03 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Miiverse

For those who want more Pikmin in their life!

Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that special Pikmin themes is heading to the Nintendo 3DS. The famed developer brought this up during an interview on Miiverse.

The Pikmin themes, which will be available on the Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop this week, bring a variety of the critters to the top screen on the system. Bulborb are always lurking on both themes as well, so be aware!

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Here Are All of the Retailer-Exclusive Amiibo WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 9:00 am PST
Total comments: 2

Like it or not, you'll have to visit specific stores if you want them all.

While the bulk of Nintendo's lineup of NFC figurines will be available across a number of different retail outlets, some are exclusive to particular stores.

So far we know that the Shulk amiibo will be exclusive to GameStop, Meta Knight can only be found at Best Buy, and you'll have to take a trip to Toys 'R Us if you want to pick up Lucario.

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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 Pok├ęballs!

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.

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Meta Knight Amiibo is Retailer Exclusive WiiU3DS

by Justin Berube - 12:21 pm PST
Total comments: 3 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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