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Nintendo Direct

Fire Emblem If photo
Fire Emblem If

Fire Emblem If's third campaign is harder than White, easier than Black

Black Kingdom has additional victory requirements
Apr 29
// Steven Hansen
More lukewarm Fire Emblem If news (out June 25 in Japan, 2016 in North America). Remember, the game is being sold Pokemon style (or Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons style) with separate Black and White releases with a third, ...
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Watch today's Nintendo Direct here

Xenoblade Chronicles is the star
Apr 24
// Brett Makedonski
Nintendo's hosting another Direct today, and this one's focusing entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles X. It starts real soon, so grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. In the event that you don't catch it, we'll post a...
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Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

Form a squad and explore efficiently
Apr 10
// Darren Nakamura
There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is th...
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Sexy Final Fantasy, amiibogeddon, Bloodborne trick, and more

Zen distilled stories
Apr 07
// Darren Nakamura
Nintendo took a big spot in last week's news, with the highs of the Nintendo Direct and the lows of the Wave 4 amiibo rollout. Does that give the company perfect balance, like a haiku? I'm not sure. In this series, we take a...
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Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt EU and AUS release date confirmed

It's out today!
Apr 02
// Laura Kate Dale
Rejoice European and Australian 3DS owners, that 3DS game the rest of the world has had for months and months is finally getting a release in our regions. Yes, Azure Striker Gunvolt is finally getting a release on PAL consoles. Releasing 2 April at 2PM UK time, players who purchase the game within the first three months that it is on sale will receive a free download of Mighty Gunvolt.
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Yarn Yoshi

Yoshi's Woolly World EU amiibo bundle and box art revealed

Awwww, so cute
Apr 02
// Laura Kate Dale
Rejoice European Wii U owners, for once we're getting a game before North America and seeing all sorts of details early. This rarely happens, so let's enjoy it. During last night's European Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced...
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Divide and conquer?

Fire Emblem 3DS pulling a Pokemon with separate Black and White versions

Including an additional third storyling DLC
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
While we were all getting too excited by the trailer for the upcoming Fire Emblem in the UK and North America Nintendo Direct, further details are breaking on the Japan side of things, courtesy of the Japanese website. There ...
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Nintendo Direct UK

Pandora's Tower and Sin and Punishment get UK release dates on Wii U

Both release in late April
Apr 01
// Laura Kate Dale
Announced during tonight's UK Nintendo Direct, both Pandora's Tower and Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies will be coming to the Wii U eShop in Europe on 16 April and 30 April respectively. Both titles will be 25% off during their first week on the eShop.
Exclusive amiibo photo
Exclusive amiibo

Ness amiibo confirmed to be a GameStop exclusive

Pre-orders open tomorrow
Apr 01
// Brett Makedonski
If there's one thing amiibo collectors hate, it's retailer exclusive amiibo. Well, if you fall into that category of people, get ready for some bad news: Ness is exclusive to GameStop. GameStop tweeted out the news following today's Nintendo Direct. Pre-orders open up tomorrow both online and in stores at 2 p.m. Central. Good luck, everyone. You'll surely need it. @GameStop [Twitter]
Marth amiibo photo
Marth amiibo

Nintendo confirms Marth amiibo re-release for May

Breaking up the Trinity
Apr 01
// Brett Makedonski
Amiibo collectors know the pain of missing out on the "unicorn" characters -- the figures that are so rare, you stand virtually no chance of finding them on a store shelf. Last November, the first wave brought us three of the...
FIre Emblem 3DS photo
FIre Emblem 3DS

Your player character is the main hero in the new Fire Emblem, coming 2016

Move over Chrom-likes
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
[Update: Watch the trailer!] The new Fire Emblem trailer is just as amazing as the announcement trailer. There's also deep talk of fate and choosing a path (some stark black and white dichotomy) between siding with the peace...
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. photo
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. coming to UK this May

Apr 01
// Laura Kate Dale
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is finally launching in the UK on 15 May 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.
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Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo bringing DS, N64 virtual console to Wii U

Super Mario 64, Yoshi's Island, and more available now for $10
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
[Update: In the UK WarioWare Touched! and Donkey Kong 64 are available today alongside Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart DS. All cost £8.99.] Nintendo is opening up the Wii U Virtual Conso...
Splatoon amiibo photo
Splatoon amiibo

Nintendo tries something new for Splatoon amiibo

Bundle them up!
Apr 01
// Brett Makedonski
Well, this is a change of pace for Nintendo's amiibo release. We've known for a while now that Splatoon would get its own figures. However, Nintendo revealed at today's Direct that it's bundling the game's three amiibo togeth...
New amiibo waves photo
New amiibo waves

Nintendo announces three more waves in Smash Bros. amiibo line

Lucas and Mewtwo coming in the future
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
Nintendo announced release dates and months for a number of upcoming amiibo dolls in its Super Smahs Bros. line. Iwata also noted that Smash Bros. DLC characters Mewtwo and Lucas will be getting amiibo in the future as well.
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Smash Bros DLC

Mother 3's Lucas coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Also opening fighter request board for further characters
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
Lucas, who made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is coming to the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. as a DLC character in June, following Mewtwo's April release.
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Nintendo Direct

Watch the 'no joke' Nintendo Direct here for 3DS, Wii U news

Live from New York, it's Saturday night!
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
Today's Nintendo Direct is no joke. That is to say that it is not an April Fools' joke, but, more idiomatically, it is no joke -- 48 dang minutes. That's 48 minutes devoted to the most important stats, scores, standings, and...
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Nintendo Direct

There will be a Nintendo Direct tomorrow ;) ;)

Mar 31
// Darren Nakamura
There have been rumors flying around the Internet that there would be a Nintendo Direct on April 1. Some of the rumors include Splatoon amiibo, new footage of the next Star Fox game, and a new Wii U game in which players take...
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Nintendo Direct

Watch today's Nintendo Direct right here

We're hoping for New 3DS news
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
Today's Nintendo Direct sounds exciting, if the rumors are anything to go by. Right now we're looking at a potential February release target for the New 3DS in the US, as well as a potential February 13 release date for...
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Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct on Wednesday, Jan 14, New 3DS release date incoming?

New year, New 3DS?
Jan 12
// Mike Cosimano
Today, Nintendo confirmed the date and time for its next Nintendo Direct event: Wednesday, January 14 at 9am Eastern / 6am Pacific. The event will feature Satoru Iwata "and crew" as they cover the spring 2015 lineup for Wii U...
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Nintendo Direct

Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct covers 3DS and Wii U games

Stream starts at 2:00pm Pacific
Nov 04
// Jordan Devore
Been a while! Nintendo will stream its next Direct presentation tomorrow at 2:00pm Pacific. There will be "updates on upcoming titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS" which, yeah, not much to go on. Hoping to hear more about the 2...
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Thirty minutes of Bayonetta
I'm still surprised that Nintendo is pushing Bayonetta 2 as hard as it is when Wonderful 101 matched their brand effortlessly, and they barely promoted it. As I've said in the past, every time I've seen this game d...

Bayonetta 2 photo
Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 is getting its own Nintendo Direct tomorrow

September 4th at 3PM PST
Sep 03
// Chris Carter
If you're interested in Bayonetta 2, you may want to clear your schedule for tomorrow afternoon. Nintendo has just announced that there will be a special Bayonetta related Nintendo Direct, held at 3PM PST on September 4t...
Zelda Wii U photo
Zelda Wii U

Grass cutting CONFIRMED for Hyrule Warriors

It made the cut!
Aug 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Cutting grass is an important part of The Legend of Zelda, you know. So, we were happy to hear series producer Eiji Aonuma confirm during tonight's Nintendo Direct that this time-honored tradition would be making a glorious return in Hyrule Warriors. Who needs online multiplayer when you can chop up grass by your lonesome? Hyrule Warriors Direct [Nintendo]
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Super Smash Bros

Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Yoshi, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus confirmed to return
Apr 08
// Chris Carter
Here are your new character reveals for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on Wii U and 3DS -- Pokemon's Greninja and Charizard. Both of them seem to handle without the Pokemon Trainer in tow, and have their own unique...
Super Smash Bros photo
Super Smash Bros

Pokemon will get more attention in the new Super Smash Bros.

Master Balls confirmed
Apr 08
// Chris Carter
[Update: Greninja and Charizard have also been confirmed as fully playable characters.] Nintendo has given Pokemon a major focus in the new Smash Bros. games heading to the 3DS and Wii U this year, as Master Balls a...
Super Smash Bros photo
Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros. Wii U online modes detailed

Final Destination only mode!
Apr 08
// Chris Carter
The online modes for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been revealed, and they sound like a massive step-up from Brawl. Nintendo notes that you can play online with friends and with random people -- but you want a "fas...
Super Smash Bros. photo
Nintendo has dropped a huge bomb on us at the start of the Smash Bros. flavored direct. The 3DS version will be released this summer, and the Wii U version will be released this winter. Yes, that's months after the 3DS i...

Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together!

Apr 08 // Jordan Devore
[embed]273043:53337:0[/embed] Recap of today's news: Smash Bros. will hit 3DS first this summer, followed by the Wii U release in winter. Confirmed characters: Charizard, Greninja, Yoshi, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus. Online modes include For Fun (do whatever) and For Glory (Final Destination, no items). The 3DS version has a cool mode called Smash Run in which you fight enemies in a dungeon for five minutes to boost your abilities and then brawl with other players. A bunch of Pokemon are featured once again and now there are Master Balls. "There will be elements in Super Smash Bros. that link both versions of the games." You can customize your move sets when playing with friends locally or online. Wireframe Mac is the best, confirmed. Also, this happened:
Smash Bros. photo
Release windows, new characters, and more
[Update: It's over! You can watch the presentation again in the embedded video above.] We heard your guesses for what'll be announced at this afternoon's Super Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Direct presentation and I liked what...

Smash Bros. 6 photo
Smash Bros. 6

Bandai Namco reportedly recruiting talent for 'Smash Bros. 6'

e-Career FA's job posting shows a call for programmers
Apr 07
// Brittany Vincent
Nintendo may be hyping upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS, but according to Siliconera (via Game Jouhou) Bandai Namco has been sniffing around for talent to work on a "Smash Bros. 6" for a 2015 release. As posted o...

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