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September 30, 2015

New Animal Crossing Amiibo Announced In Japan WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

We don't even know when the first wave will launch outside of Japan officially, and they've got Wave 2.

Nintendo has given release details for the Japanese version of Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, as well as more Amiibo for the title.

The game and first round of Amiibo will release on November 21 in Japan, in a bundle package for 6100 yen. A second wave of compatible Amiibo, consiting of Mr. Resetti, Blathers, Celeste and Kicks will launch on December 17.

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Nintendo of America Announces Further Amiibo Restocks WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 10:25 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

"Show me that you're really feeling it, Mac!"

Nintendo has announced another round of Amiibo restocks, and some previous exclusives may get wider availability.

A Twitter post from Nintendo confirmed that Fox, Captain Falcom, Little Mac, Shulk, Lucario and Greninja will be restocked at "select retailers" soon. Listings have appeared at retailers... Read more...

Splatoon Hacker Has Ability To Force Deletion Of Save Files WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:52 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: SquidBoards

A public service announcement: Be very careful when playing Splatoon online.

A hacker has managed to work their way into Splatoon and their presence may result in a permanent loss of your character.

The signs of the hacker is a player name beginning with K and containing several numbers, who is playing as an Octoling with the unreleased Hydra Splatling weapon. If you leave... Read more...

Super Mario Maker Reaches A Million Sales WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:54 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

The 11th Wii U game to go platinum is one of the fastest

Nintendo has announced the first sales figures for Super Mario Maker, and they're quite impressive.

PR from all branches of Nintendo has confirmed that the September 10/11 release has sold a million copies including digital, bundles and physical copies sold to consumers. Although a full regional... Read more...

Smash Bros Update Now Live: New Stages, Costumes WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:04 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Randomly generated levels and the ability to really get down to business.

The new Smash updates are now live and have added two new stages for each version with new Mii costumes.

Both the Wii U and 3DS versions can now purchase the Super Mario Maker stage as previously announced. The Wii U version can also purchase an updated version of the Pirate Ship (Wind Waker) stage from Super Smash Bros Brawl, while the update automatically adds the Wii U's Duck Hunt stage to the 3DS edition at no cost.

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September 29, 2015

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Gets North American Date WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 9:48 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

You probably guessed it already.

Nintendo will be serving up tennis in a spot abandoned by space.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has been dated for November 20, slotting into the slot originally slated for the delayed Star Fox Zero. The game's page on Nintendo.com also list the game's MSRP at US$49.99.

The game was previously dated for 20 November in Europe and 21 November in Australia as well.

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Reminders: Club Nintendo And The Smash Ballot

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 am PDT
Total comments: 2

One day to get your stars out, a few days to vote for Chie

A couple of long-standing Nintendo institutions will be coming to an end this week.

The first to end is Club Nintendo, which will end in all territories outside of North America tomorrow night (local time). Users in Europe, Australia and Japan have a short time left to use what stars or points are left on the account, following the closure of North America’s Club Nintendo on June 30.

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September 28, 2015

Upcoming Download Release Dates: Sonic 2, Freedom Planet, Toto Temple 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega, GalaxyTrail, JuicyBeast

The next couple of weeks will be jumpy for the eShop.

The next couple of weeks will feature speed and exploration in the eShop updates.

Following the squashing of a crash bug and an inadvertent, temporary release on the eShop GalaxyTrail announced today on Twitter that Freedom Planet will release this Thursday. The Sonic-inspired title was a part of the Nindies @ Home E3 promotion, and will have a discount from its price of US$14.99 for the first month of sale.

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Genei Ibunroku #FE Adds Two New Playable Characters, Three Mirages WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 4:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Famitsu

One Shadow Dragon and two Awakening characters join the fray.

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed two new playable characters for the game currently known as Genei Ibunroku #FE, as well as three of the game's summonable Mirages.

The new playable characters are named Mamori Minamoto and Barry Goodman. Minamoto is a elementary school student who enjoys songs of Japan's Showa era, while Goodman is a retired Western musician who trains the game's main character.

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Europe Adds 3DS To Nintendo Selects Program 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:14 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

If for some reason you missed Link Between Worlds...

Nintendo of Europe is expanding the Nintendo Selects line to the portable realm.

Starting from 16 October, the line of discounted titles in the UK and Europe will add 3DS games to the existing Wii lineup. Nintendo Selects titles are traditionally sold at approximately £20, but pricing as always is determined by the retailers.

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September 25, 2015

Mighty No 9 Release Re-dated WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: TwitchCon

The demo's 10 days late, how long did the game get?

The latest release date for Mighty No 9 has been announced, and it isn't too far into 2016.

At a panel at the TwitchCon gaming convention in San Francisco, Comcept announced that the Kickstarter sensation's console versions (including Wii U) will release on February 9, about a six month delay from the previous September 15 release date. The demo promised to Kickstarter backers for the September 15 date was released after the presentation.

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Nintendo Online Store Selling New 3DS Cover Plates 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:01 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: TinyCartridge, Nintendo

Ten to start, more to come?

Nintendo's online store has added a group of cover plans for the smaller New 3DS, which released today.

Originally spotted by TinyCartridge as a placeholder, the store later updated with ten sets of plates.

The following plates are on the page at the listed prices:

$9.99: Pink #32, Turquoise... Read more...

Splatoon Weekly Update: Tri-Slosher Incoming WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 4:16 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: SplatoonJP

There's a hole in my bucket, dear Sheldon.

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account has confirmed tonight's update will be fun for Slosher fans.

The Tri-Slosher, coming tonight at the traditional update times, fires three sets of ink per throw for additional coverage. The sub weapon is expected to be the Disruptor with an expected Bubbler special.

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September 24, 2015

Nintendo Downloads - Septermber 24, 2015 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

I hope you’re going to the store tomorrow to pick up Duck Hunt Amiibo.

The big game of the week – at least in terms of sales potential – is of course, Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. It brings with it Amiibo cards, exclusive eShop themes if you drop $40/$45 on it, and… well, you should probably read Bryan’s review to see if it’s worth the risk.

The... Read more...

Animal Crossing Characters Available in LINE Messaging App 3DS

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 3:50 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: LINE Store

Please don’t send me Leif the Sloth.

Nintendo and LINE have released a set of Animal Crossing-themed stickers. The popular messaging app allows user to send these stickers, or giant emojis, to each other along with text, pictures, and videos. Isabelle and friends join a huge list of original and licensed characters from across the globe,... Read more...

September 23, 2015

Super Mario Maker Patched to v1.10 WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Does not resolve odd level-breaking glitch.

UPDATE: NWR staff have been able to recreate the glitch in 1.10. Original story follows.

Super Mario Maker has received a full point version update, and reports are it resolves a potential level-breaking glitch.

The v1.10 patch's official notes are "Adjustments have been made to make for a more present gaming experience", and the patch requires 223MB.

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Sonic Boom Fire And Ice, 3D Sonic 2 Delayed 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:41 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

Extra development should prevent a Rise of Lyric sequel.

A couple of Sonic titles will miss their intended release timeframes.

Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice has been pushed to 2016 in order to provide developer Sanzaru Games extra time to make a quality title. Sega cited wanting to make sure the game had additional polish before releasing the game, which will open the Sonic franchise's 25th anniversary.

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Pocky, Rocky And Becky Sprinting To Wii U Virtual Console GBA

by Donald Theriault - 4:27 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: CeeCee's Musings

Natsume's collection of rarities continues to grow

Following Friends of Mineral Town and last week's Car Battler Joe, it appears the next Natsume GBA Virtual Console title will be Pocky & Rocky with Becky.

The third Pocky and Rocky shooter title is based on the 1986 Taito arcade title Kiki Kaikai and sees you play as a maiden or killer raccoon... Read more...

September 22, 2015

Cat Mario Statues Available from First 4 Figures WiiU

by Justin Berube - 11:54 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: First 4 Figures, First 4 Figures, First 4 Figures

The latest Nintendo themed statues are now available for pre-order.

Various collectable Cat Mario statues have just been put up for pre-order from manufacturer First 4 Figures. Three different variations of the Super Mario 3D World inspired piece are being sold, all of which are scheduled to ship out in Q2 2016.

All three version of the figure are the same size... Read more...

September 20, 2015

Splatfest Weekend Results: Callie Brings It Home WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 11:44 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Splatoon

Making a mess is one of the highest forms of art.

Results from the weekend in Splatfest action:

North America: Art 255, Science 245 51-49, 51-49 At Hammerhead Bridge, a tight match the whole day ended with Team Art claiming two narrow victories in the closest finish since the 2.0 update. Science made a spirited combeack to try and force extra splats, but Art was able to hold off the charge and pick up the narrow win.

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