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1:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U, amiibo cards, and the next Nintendo console

In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about several topics, including sold-out amiibo figures, the future of Mario, and next year's open-world Zelda. On missing exclusive in-game content...

Jordan Devore


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Toys"R"Us canceling Lucario amiibo orders
by Chris Carter

[Update: Toys"R"Us put pre-orders back up momentarily this morning, and I expect them to either be faulty or drop very soon. Try to re-pre-order if you want at your own risk!]

[Update 2: Now the retailer has taken off the listing entirely -- there's not even a "sold out" page. What a circus.]

The day the Lucario amiibo went on sale, I pre-ordered it. As in, weeks ago. Now Toys"R"Us is canceling orders, including mine. For reference, Lucario is exclusive to Toys"R"Us and you can't get it anywhere else. Huh?

I'm not alone it seems, as our own Brittany Vincent and Bill Platt have had their orders canceled too, as well as a number of readers out there who reached out last night. We are following up with both Nintendo and Toys"R"Us to see what the deal is. It's entirely possible that the latter wants people running into the store at the release date and buying add-on items. That's retail for you.

Between this, the holy trinity, and Rosalina pre-orders selling out in 30 minutes in the dead of night, this has become a total shitshow by Nintendo and the retailers involved, which chose to do exclusive amiibo in the first place. Why is it that Activision and Disney were able to sell millions of dollars worth of Skylanders and Disney Infinity toys near launch without a hitch?

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12:00 PM on 12.18.2014

Yacht Club updates us on Shovel Knight, state of Plague Knight DLC

Shovel Knight was a great game at launch, but a lot of content is still in development. While the PS3, PS4, and Vita versions will be getting the Kratos boss, every platform still needs a ton of updates, including gender...

Chris Carter



Duck Hunt zaps Wii U eShop on December 25 photo
Duck Hunt zaps Wii U eShop on December 25
by Kyle MacGregor

Three decades after its original release, Duck Hunt is making a return to consoles. The classic shooter is coming to Wii U on December 25, Nintendo of America announced today.

Duck Hunt debuted in Japan in 1984 before launching in North America the next year alongside the NES. The experience centers on shooting ducks and clay pigeons out of the sky, which will now require Wii Remotes in lieu of NES Zappers. Those iconic light guns just don't work with modern televisions. Also, the old light bulb trick is probably a thing of the past as well.

At least now when that damn laughing dog makes fun of your shooting skills, you can always boot up Super Smash Bros. and pummel that chuckling canine into the ground.

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11:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero

If you aren't into old games, this may be a pass week for you. On the Virtual Console for Wii U comes Natsume Championship Wrestling, and the always great Mega Man Zero. Also on the Wii you'll find 99Moves, Blok Drop X T...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Mega Man Zero is up on the eShop right now

Well this is a nice surprise! Mega Man Zero is now available on the Wii U eShop, ahead of the regularly scheduled maintenance today. You can grab it right away, alongside of a Mega Man themed sale. Mega Man II,...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 12.17.2014

Hollow Knight has about a day left to hit some stretch goals

Hollow Knight's Kickstarter enjoyed a healthy beginning, keeping up a pace to hit the base funding goal of $35,000 AUD well within its run. For the final week of the campaign, developer Team Cherry has released the above tra...

Darren Nakamura

6:30 PM on 12.16.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U releasing Christmas Day

The long awaited Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is finally about to hit the Wii U. The game has been out on the 3DS for a little while now, but I've been holding out for the home console version. Wii U-specific features like...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 12.16.2014

Rockman EXE 3 is hitting the Wii U Virtual Console soon

The Mega Man Battle Network series came at a perfect time, mixing the franchise up with strategic gameplay and a new universe that was really fun to play on the go. Pretty soon Japanese Wii U owners will be able to play ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Club Nintendo adds Super Mario Kart, Kirby's Dream Land 3

The last three times I've written about Club Nintendo rewards, Kirby made his way onto the list. That trend continues today with the new set of game offers available until January 19, 2015: Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U) - 200...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Ducklings and Pikmin need to watch out for storm drains

Don't tell Jonathan, but I still need to watch Pikmin Short Movies. I'm a bad Pikmin fan. But looking at these pieces of art created using Art Academy: SketchPad makes me feel better. They were made for a Miiverse challenge p...

Jordan Devore





10:00 AM on 12.15.2014

Training amiibo as presents? What a neat idea

I was talking to a friend of mine recently about amiibo, and some of the ideas he came up with on how to use them are pretty interesting. Recently we've been training our own fighters with our best moves, and then pitting the...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 12.14.2014

amiibo Wave 2 split at many retailers, Zelda, Little Mac, and Diddy Kong available this weekend

[Update: Jonathan Holmes here with an important amiibogate update. Best Buy is apparently holding back the release of the Little Mac amiibo until December 19th. I found one on their shelves last night. When I tried to buy it,...

Chris Carter

2:33 PM on 12.13.2014

Looks like the Rosalina amiibo is a Target exclusive

With the Lucario amiibo exclusive to Toys"R"Us, Meta Knight exclusive to Best Buy, and Shulk on GameStop's payroll, there's another one in the mix -- Rosalina & Luma, set to debut at Target. This is not only backed up by ...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.13.2014

Wii U 32GB dives to $250 on Sunday, plus more Weekend Deals

Since Christmas is just around the corner, most retailers are making a last push to put gaming deals in front of shoppers. The Wii U console discount makes a return this Sunday at Target - according to leaked weekly ads, it'l...

Dealzon

5:00 AM on 12.12.2014

And the top three selling amiibo figures are...

Ah, the amiibo saga. It's been a wild ride that not even Mr. Toad would go on. But as we continue through this tough journey together, Nintendo has sent word over that they are doing very well, and are "approximately equal" t...

Chris Carter