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3:00 PM on 09.08.2014

Nintendo is streaming games for eight hours on Friday

I was quite fond of Nintendo's Treehouse streams during E3 this year and it's so nice to see the company continue down that path. You all seem to like them too. The next major stream from Nintendo of America's product develop...

Jordan Devore



There are some good Club Nintendo game rewards this month photo
There are some good Club Nintendo game rewards this month
by Jordan Devore

Now, when I say this is a decent month for Club Nintendo game offers, I'm asking you to focus on Kirby Super Star, Super Punch-Out!!, and Art Style: PiCTOBiTS. Two Super Nintendo classics and an awesome, underplayed puzzler. Go ahead and ignore the rest, if you would.

  • Mario Bros. (Wii U) - 200 Coins
  • Kirby Super Star ( Wii U) - 200 Coins
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Wii) - 250 Coins
  • NES Play Action Football (Wii) - 200 Coins
  • Super Mario Bros. (3DS) - 200 Coins
  • The Legend of Zelda (3DS) - 200 Coins
  • Touch Solitaire (3DS) - 150 Coins
  • Art Style: PiCTOBiTS (3DS) - 200 Coins

No, really. Start up your 3DS and get to downloading.

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At long last, I'll be able to get a shiny Gengar photo
At long last, I'll be able to get a shiny Gengar
by Jordan Devore

Gengar only became my favorite Pokémon in the last few years, but now that it's my bestie, I don't see that ever changing. (Sorry, Feraligatr.) Matter of fact, I'd even be willing to step foot in a GameStop for a distribution event related to the ghostly Pokémon -- true love.

There are two events planned for Pokémon X/Y in the United States this year and both require leaving the house. The first one is for a shiny Gengar with its Gengarite Mega Stone, obtainable via a "special code card" at GameStop from October 13 - October 26.

The next event is for Diance -- claim yours from October 27 - November 16 at the game retailer. The Diancite Mega Stone isn't included here; you'll need to earn it in either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire once those titles launch on November 21.

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11:30 AM on 09.08.2014

PSA: Check your Wii U Deluxe promotion balance, the program ends this December

It's very, very easy to forget that Nintendo has a promotion going on for Wii U Deluxe owners. For everyone who opted for that version of the console, you get 10% back from eShop purchases in the form of $5 gift cards. As a r...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 09.08.2014

Yuri Kozukata is your new Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden lead

Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden has an awful title as well as some decidedly bland box art, but the recent issue of Famitsu has revealed some details about the upcoming Japan-only (boo!) Wii U survival horror titl...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 09.06.2014

Next Level Games was working on a Metroid title

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was one of the games that helped turn the 3DS around back when it was struggling to inspire sales. It's a fantastic game, one of the best on the console. Sadly, it may also may be part of why we hav...

Jonathan Holmes

9:12 PM on 09.05.2014

PSA: Hyrule Warriors is roughly a 7GB download

Hyrule Warriors is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you Wii U owners like to plan out how much space you'll need if you're going the download route. Today I can confirm that the game clocks in at 7.08GB. It's not q...

Chris Carter



Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker shows off the pros and cons of the GamePad photo
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker shows off the pros and cons of the GamePad
by Brett Makedonski

Anyone who has played Super Mario 3D World knows what to expect from Nintendo's upcoming Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. That's because Captain Toad made an appearance periodically in his own levels throughout 3D World to lend a slower, more methodical style to the cat-suited platforming that mostly defined the game.

Nintendo realized that it may have a hit on its hands with the Captain, and thus Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was born -- a game comprised solely of those bits where the protagonist hunts his way through puzzling levels for coins and gems. It's a simple concept, and one that our own Darren Nakamura covered in depth in an E3 preview.

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Here's the entire Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, check out the Star Fox costume photo
Here's the entire Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, check out the Star Fox costume
by Chris Carter

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 demoed by a Nintendo representative, it's extremely awkward as they kind of look away when Bayonetta is being sexual and shrug their shoulders when something really violent happens. Like, am I supposed to enjoy it at that point? Too bad, I'm loving it.

Anyway, Bayonetta 2 got a Nintendo Direct last night, which revealed a few big developments. Most notably, Rodin is playable in Tag Climax mode, and there's a Fox McCloud costume now. Check out the full broadcast above.

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4:30 PM on 09.04.2014

New Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailer shows off additional features

The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and boy, are they shaping up well. The trailer shows off the newly-remastered version of Hoenn, the face-of...

Brittany Vincent

1:45 PM on 09.04.2014

Why are we excited about these New 3DS packaging shots?

An informal poll of the Destructoid staff reveals that we're all senselessly excited for this New 3DS. It doesn't make sense. None of us need one. We should be mad at Nintendo for having us wanting another iteration. But we'r...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 09.04.2014

Nintendo Download: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo

After a fairly enjoyable Mega Man August streak, we're back to the normal routine, and it isn't particularly exciting this week. On the Wii U we have Nobunaga's Ambition, Cubeman 2, and Ice Cream Surfer. For the 3DS, we ...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Japanese Super Smash Bros. 3DS commercial is cute & pastel

The N64 Super Smash Bros. commercial will probably stick with me more than any other TV commercial for a videogame, but this 3DS-focused Smash Bros. commercial from Japan is nice in its own right. 

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 09.03.2014

New 3DS is region locked because of course it is

Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL last week during a Direct presentation. These are coming first to Japan this October with a new C-Stick, additional shoulder buttons, better 3D, near-field communication for amiib...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 09.03.2014

You got your PoPoLoCrois in my Harvest Moon!

PoPoLoCrois will be fusing with Harvest Moon for PoPoLoCrois Farm Story. The game will feature several characters from the PoPoLoCrois series, and the protagonist will be Prince Pietro. In addition to command-based RPG battle...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Pokkén Tournament is about 30 percent complete

In a Famitsu interview about Pokkén Tournament translated by Siliconera, Bandai Namco's Masaaki Hoshino told the publication that its Pokémon fighting game is approximately 30 percent complete, with the first pl...

Jordan Devore