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November 26, 2014

New Splatoon Details Shared Via Twitter WiiU

by Becky Hollada - 4:37 pm PST
Total comments: 6 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 WiiU3DS

by Becky Hollada - 3:24 pm PST
Total comments: 14 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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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.

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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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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...

November 13, 2014

Zelda Wii U's Visuals Even More Impressive Than Before, Says Aonuma WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 8:14 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything)

More details on the next entry in the Zelda franchise will be revealed at E3 2015.

The Legend of Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma shared a few new details on the series' first original entry for Wii U, noting that the game's visuals are even more impressive than what was teased earlier this year.

“Now it looks more amazing than what was shown at E3,” he told Famitsu in a recent interview.

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November 12, 2014

All Zelda Series Amiibo Add New Content in Hyrule Warriors WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:20 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

We know Link will give you the Spinner, but what will Zelda, Shiek, and Toon Link do?

The Zelda, Shiek, and Toon Link Amiibo will add some sort of additional content to Hyrule Warriors when they become available in the ensuing months.

Following the announcement that the Link Amiibo will add the Spinner weapon to Hyrule Warriors, it was confirmed that the other Zelda characters... Read more...

Release Date for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Announced WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:12 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Here's the exact day in February this Wii U game is coming out.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will be hitting Wii U in North America on February 13, according to Nintendo of America's Facebook.

The post was accompanied by a variety of new screens for the upcoming Wii U game, which is a follow-up to the beloved DS game Kirby and the Canvas Curse. Rainbow Curse was first revealed at E3 2014 and was given a February 2015 release window in last week's Nintendo Direct.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Order Numbers Eclipse Mario Kart 8 WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 3:05 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Bloomberg

Nintendo's multiplayer brawler is expected to sell incredibly well.

Pre-order numbers for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are at a record high, surpassing those of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed.

“The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year-on-year,” Fils-Aime told Bloomberg. “Our expectation... Read more...

Reggie Fils-Aime Appearing at The Game Awards in December 3DSWiiU

by Alex Osborn - 8:59 am PST
Total comments: 27 Source: The Game Awards

His body is ready!

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be making an appearance at The Game Awards 2014, a new awards show produced by GTTV's Geoff Keighley.

The Game Awards will be held on December 5 at the AXIS Theater in Las Vegas, and promises to come loaded with exciting game announcements and world premieres. The event will be live streamed over various online video services.

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