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December 29, 2014

Hyrule Warriors DLC Costumes Now Available on Wii U eShop WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 4:20 pm EST
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo Everything

Indulge in some nostalgia-filled goodness with these classic Zelda skins.

Hyrule Warriors' pre-order incentive costume packs are now available for purchase via the Wii U eShop.

A total of four packs are up on Nintendo's online store, three of which include costumes for both Link and Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. The fourth pack, dubbed Demon King, provides an alternate skin for Ganondorf.


Various Versions of Tetris Being Removed from EU 3DS eShop 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 6:45 am EST
Total comments: 2

If you want some Tetris in your life, you are running out of time!

Two versions of the popular puzzle game Tetris will no longer be available after December 31 in Europe. This is what Nintendo of Europe announced in an update on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

The versions being removed are the 2011 version of Tetris, better known as Tetris: Axis in North America, and... Read more...

December 28, 2014

Star Fox Statue Teased by First 4 Figures

by Justin Berube - 12:17 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: First 4 Figures Facebook Page

Fans will be doing barrel rolls.

High-end figure manufacturer First 4 Figures has just released a teaser for an upcoming Star Fox line of figures.

Over the last few days, First 4 Figures has been releasing teaser images of upcoming products they plan to release in 2015. Today they showed off what is unmistakably an Arwing from Star Fox. Further investigation leads us to believe that this figure will be based on artwork from Star Fox 64 3D.


December 27, 2014

Famicast X 8-4 Play - Criterion Collection Site NewsWiiU3DS

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Jonathan Metts, Ty Shughart, and Matt Walker - 8:49 pm EST
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The Famicast crew's present to our loyal listeners, please to enjoy!

As mentioned on the latest episode of the Famicast, we have gone back through the past four live telethon recordings and edited the 8-4 Play X Famicast segments into regular episode length shows. All episodes are already available on the iTunes feed, although you may have to scroll down quite far to find them all. To make things a bit easier we have also included the episodes here as a direct download, so please enjoy them as you see fit!


Disney's Up Available on 3DS eShop in Japan 3DS

by Danny Bivens - 1:23 pm EST
Total comments: 9 Source: NCL, eShop

The 2009 hit can be viewed in stereoscopic 3D on Nintendo's handheld!

Disney's Up is now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan for 3,240 yen. The movie can be viewed on the system with or without the 3D effect and is available with the Japanese dub. There is currently no word if any other full length movies will be released on the system or if Up will ever see a Western release on the 3DS platform.


December 26, 2014

Nintendo Download - December 25, 2014 WiiU3DS

by Bryan Rose - 11:09 pm EST
Total comments: 3

Yes, there were games released on Christmas. Lots of them!

You would think with Christmas taking place yesterday that Nintendo would take a break with downloads this week. But good news, as that is not the case! Instead, Nintendo has opted to release a fair amount of games for both systems. While Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse has been a hotly anticipated... Read more...

Crunchyroll Now Available on Wii U WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 2:22 pm EST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo PR

Stream all the anime you want right from Nintendo's console.

Crunchyroll, the popular online anime streaming service, is now available on Wii U.

The application can be downloaded via the Wii U eShop free of charge; however, you'll need to shell out for a subscription if you want to take full advantage of all the content available to premium members.


Amiibo Support for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Detailed WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:26 am EST
Total comments: 10 Source: Japanese Trailer

Get a "helping hand" from some of your Amiibo in Kirby's 2015 adventure.

The Amiibo for Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight will give you a "helping hand" in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

The Kirby Amiibo will let you star dash at any time, the Dedede one lets you wear the King's hat and get more health, and the Meta Knight one puts his mask on you and improves your attack.


December 24, 2014

New Rewards Hit Club Nintendo North America WiiU

by Justin Berube - 8:42 am EST
Total comments: 9 Source: Club Nintendo

Along with the return of an old favorite.

Two new rewards have been added to Club Nintendo in North America. First, there is a new Nintendo 3DS Game Card Case featuring covers based on Pikmin and Super Mario Bros. available for 400 coins. The second new reward is a NES Remix 2 T-shirt that costs 700 coins and is available in limited quantities.


December 23, 2014

Toys "R" Us Reinstating Amiibo Preorders Following Technical Glitch

by Bryan Rose - 5:50 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Toys "R" Us

The retail chain is having a bit of a problem maintaining Amiibo preorders.

Toys "R" Us is looking to remedy its Amiibo preorder cancellations by offering certain people chances to reorder the Amiibos it had previously ordered.

Earlier this week, issues arose when Toys "R" Us began to cancel many of its preorders, including those of the exclusive Lucario figure. In a... Read more...

December 22, 2014

Mario Maker Will Support Online Level Sharing WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 12:19 pm EST
Total comments: 12 Source: iJustine

Share your challenge-filled platforming creations online next year!

Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U exclusive, creation-centric 2D platforming game, will allow you to share your custom made levels online.

Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed Mario Maker's online support in an interview with YouTube personality iJustine, saying, "You'll be able to... Read more...

Japan Getting New 3DS Virtual Console Title After Almost Eight Months 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 2:20 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Joe Merrick

We don't know if the service will update weekly once again.

The Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan is finally getting a new game, the first since May of this year.

This is what Joe Merrick, webmaster of Serebii, shared with us on Twitter. Pokemon Trading Card Game is the title in question, which previously released in Europe and North America back in July and November, respecitvely. It will set Japanese players back 617 yen and will release on the 24th of December.


December 19, 2014

Nintendo Download - December 18, 2014 3DSWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 1:46 pm EST
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Lace your boots (or your busters!) up for this week's selection of downloads!

Not much to go on this week. A lot of Nindy titles, including Meme Run is out today on the Wii U. Cool story, bro. There’s also a couple of Virtual Console games out today, including Mega Man Zero, which is sure to get Mega Man fans in a tizzy. Or maybe just Zero fans. Maybe there’s a Zero fanbase... Read more...

Discontinued Amiibo Figures Could Come Back in Card Form WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:10 am EST
Total comments: 34 Source: ABC News

Can't find Marth? Don't worry. You might be able to get a card of him.

If you're unable to find certain Amiibo figures, you might be able to still use the character's features in games in another way, according to Shigeru Miyamoto in a recent interview.

He didn't comment directly on the idea of discontinuing certain figures, but Miyamoto did clarify that figures could come back in another form.


Miyamoto Talks About the Future of Mario

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:07 am EST
Total comments: 7 Source: ABC News

Mario's next big thing might not be on Wii U.

Mario is poised to star in a new game or take on a new role on Nintendo's next system. In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto said he wants his creation to "usher in the next era."

That next era is already being worked on, according to Miyamoto, as the company is already working on ideas for the next system.


Duck Hunt Coming to Wii U Virtual Console on Christmas Day WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 7:59 am EST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Unfortunately, there's no way to wrap it up and place it under the tree.

The beloved NES classic Duck Hunt is making its way to Wii U Virtual Console in North America on December 25, Nintendo has announced.

This Virtual Console release was first unveiled during last month's Nintendo Direct broadcast. Instead of using the original Nintendo's light gun, however, this... Read more...

December 18, 2014

More Gamecube Controllers and Adapters Promised By Nintendo WiiU

by Addison Webb - 1:08 am EST
Total comments: 11 Source: Chris Kohler

There is still hope for those who are looking to play Smash Bros. like it's 2002!

Nintendo of America has promised to restock the Wii U Gamecube Controller Adapter as well as the Super Smash Bros. branded GameCube controller.

According to a spokesperson for the company, Nintendo is doing the best it can in terms of ensuring that more adapters will be coming. The full statement is as follows:


December 17, 2014

Zelda Wii U, Star Fox Compatible with Amiibo WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:16 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: iJustine

The support won't be major, but Amiibo will do "something" in each game.

Amiibo will do something in The Legend of Zelda Wii U and Star Fox Wii U, according to Shigeru Miyamoto in a recent interview.

While Miyamoto seemingly nixed the idea of Amiibo being a big part of either game, he did add "We do plan on doing something so that people who have Amiibo will get some enjoyment out of having Amiibo and using them in [Zelda Wii U and Star Fox]"


Bandai Namco Is Rebranding Itself Once Again

by Alex Osborn - 5:42 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Bandai Namco

It's a subtle change but a change nonetheless.

Bandai Namco has announced that its company name will be changed in the new year. Starting April 1, 2015, the company will be known as Bandai Namco Entertainment instead of Bandai Namco Games.

"With the start of its next Mid-term Plan in April 2015, the Company will change the names of its subsidiaries... Read more...

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Gets Release Date for Wii U WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 10:58 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: WayForward

In just over a week you'll be able to play WayForward's 2D platformer on your GamePad.

Developer WayForward has announced that its 2D platformer Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be releasing for Wii U on December 25.

The game is currently available on 3DS but will be making the leap to console next week, complete with off-TV play, an unlockable Pirate mode, and multiple endings. Additionally, the Wii U version will support the Classic Controller Pro and the Wii U Pro Controller.



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