Also, Advance Wars 2
We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Super Mario Maker, but for now we'll have to make due with the eShop. This week, the Wii U is getting Crab Cakes Rescue, Factotum, Mortar Melon, Woah Dave!, The Bridge, and ...
The 3DS is a beautiful system. Although I wouldn't normally spring for so many updates, I've gradually moved over to the XL, picked up the Circle Pad Pro, and eventually, upgraded to the New 3DS XL. My wife is enjoying all th...
No longer 2016
The original Yo-Kai Watch was originally supposed to be released in 2016, but Nintendo bumped it up recently to "Holiday 2015." Now we have a firm release date courtesy of Nintendo of America -- November 6.
Complete with characters on the scene
It's crazy to think how far people have come in the arena of LEGO construction. As a kid I kind of just make these straight towers, that I'd often use as swords until they slowly broke apart (Lincoln Logs for life). Now, peo...
Lock and Load on August 20
It's been pretty wild re-experiencing many of these past titles in Sega's 3D Classics series. In the last few months, we managed to get 3D remasters of several games that have defined Sega's legacy as one of the most famous g...
[Update: more pictures are available in the gallery below, like Waluigi.]
It's no surprise that the sprawling Super Mario Maker supports Nintendo's amiibo toys -- we saw Wii Fit Trainer show up in-game a few months ago. All t...
Picross is a series you don't hear about too often, but it has a rather loving fanbase. You're about to get some love back in the form of a new game, which is heading to the 3DS in October in Japan.
Set to debut on the first of the month, it will launch for 3,000 yen, and will be available both digitally and physically. Hopefully it arrives overseas!
Nintendo not pleased
People are varying degrees of upset over Nintendo's not-unexpected decision to lock content -- even if it's mainly costumes and the like -- behind amiibo pairing. The "amiiqo" is an okay answer to these complaints.
Another amazing Nendoroid
Another week, another Nendoroid I want.
This time, Good Smile Company has a new Majora's Mask 3D style Link, complete with his standard getup, and an array of masks from the game. You'll find accessories like the Bu...
August 28 through Aug 29
Uh, wow. While the previous Splatoon Splatfests were all good fun, this one actually interests me on a whole new level. Nintendo has teamed up with Hasbro for an "Autobot versus Decepticon" event!
Your ink will match the colo...
First hands-on with the retail edition
Although I haven't been super excited for Super Mario Maker based on the initial pitch, we've slowly been drip-fed more and more information over the past month or so, and some of it looks intriguing.
Now, I've had the chance to play the game myself, and left pretty satisfied outside of one lingering issue.
So much new content
It seems like every time I boot up Splatoon, Callie and Marie are telling me about something new added to the game. Weapon variations are added all the time, and just recently, a big 2.0 patch hit. New gear, new types of weap...
I remember my first encounter
One of my favorite gaming experiences is playing something completely blind. That's just what I did for my first ever Super Mario playthrough on NES. While I played with my parents at my side, they didn't really know a ...
Download YouTube while you can!
Homebrew has become a bit of a Hydra for Nintendo recently. They pulled down IronFall due to an exploit which allowed non-approved software to be run on the 3DS, and in response almost the same exploit has now also been rele...
Coming this September
Remember back when the New 3DS released, and North America only got the XL version?
Well, it seems we weren't alone. Following the system's North American and European launches in February, the upgraded portable came to South...
Best. Mario. Model. Ever.
GBA tech demo
The above video supposedly shows a prototype demo of the unreleased Mario Kart XXL that was created by Denaris Entertainment, a company run by the developer of the Turrican series, Manfred Trenz.
My search for more...
Ironfall: Invasion removed from eShop
Ironfall: Invasion is a decent little shooter for Nintendo 3DS that you likely haven't heard of; and now that you have, you can't play it, as Nintendo has removed the game from its online store.
The move came mere days after...
There sure are a lot of posts like this
For everyone who hates the practice of retailer-exclusive amiibo in the US, this news might come as a tough pill to swallow: Dr. Mario looks as if he'll be exclusive to Target. That shouldn't come as a shock to your system, t...
This or they start cutting out tongues
Following the dismissal of Nintendo Treehouse employee Chris Pranger over comments he made in a Part-Time Gamers podcast, Nintendo of America told employees that beginning next week the company will start physically taping ...
Top ten continues to look samey
There weren't a ton of surprises this month for the July NPD report. Even though Splatoon players might be a little sad their beloved paint shooter is no longer in the top ten, you gotta admit, it had a good run with the big ...
Cameo by Tom Nook!
Today in "things I really want to be localized but probably never will," I've come across Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, an upgraded port of a PSP game from 2010 that was developed by From Software, strang...
Launching tomorrow at 7:00pm Pacific
I'm not usually one for capture the flag, and I've stayed away from Splatoon's ranked battles for the most part, but I'm loving the look of the upcoming Rainmaker mode. Teams compete to shatter the Rainmaker's shields, then s...
Also, Garfield Kart
Pandora's Tower is awesome. It's also coming out on the Wii U today for $19.99. In addition, you'll find Wind-up Knight 2 on the eShop. That's basically all she wrote for the Wii U. It seems as if Freedom Planet has been...
Walmart is listing them as such
Walmart is listing Animal Crossing amiibo cards on its website for $5.96 for a pack of six, so essentially a dollar a card. That isn't that surprising as they go for around the same price when imported from Japan, though...
Tools, sounds, and effects unlock
Every time I think I know what to expect out of Super Mario Maker, a new video shows up with a little more information. The video below was just released and I'm having trouble keeping the hype in check. Here's what's new to ...
'Exclusive pre-order event'
[Update: you can grab the 3-pack online now at GameStop's website in the US. My guess is this is leftover pre-orders from the event, and will shut down once the allotment is out.]
[Update: Here's a link to pre-order...
Get your tentacles ready!
Splatoon player and self-proclaimed hacker Nikki has found a way to play the game as an Octoling.
For those not in the know, Octolings are the octopus-like bad guys in Splatoon's story mode, and normally aren't playable. How...
Can anyone help make this a reality?
Nintendo fans have yearned for Captain Rainbow to be localized in English ever since its reveal in 2008, but that isn't likely to ever happen, officially. If you're not familiar with the game, it was predicted to be the ...
Get on down with Pikachu
Need a pick-me-up? Pikachu is here to remind us that life is swell.
Make the most of it and dance, dance, dance.
I'd say it's a success
Today is the first major day for the first Super Smash Con, taking place in Virginia this weekend. While I covered the major happenings here as well as all the pertinent info you'll need for tournaments and streams, I also ha...