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10:00 AM on 12.08.2014

This Lucina figure is looking pretty damn great

Japan is getting an amazing Figma figure next year -- Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. It's up for pre-order now from retailers like AmiAmi, and it'll drop in April 2015. I think I'm going to have the mask on permanently -- it looks too cool. Of course, this figure makes me lament the fact that Lucina doesn't have a mask-variant costume in Smash Bros.

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 12.08.2014

Toys "R" Us' exclusive Lucario amiibo is sold out online

I really like covering toys on Destructoid. I get to talk to a ton of like-minded collectors, share shopping strategies, and the community in general always comes together to help one another. It's a feel-good experience even...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 12.07.2014

Looks like those amiibos aren't really discontinued

Maybe I'm just being overly cautious, but it's almost impossible to know what to believe on the internet, so take this with a grain of salt. A screengrab of a email from Nintendo of America's David Young has popped up on NeoG...

Jonathan Holmes

2:21 PM on 12.07.2014

Best Buy opens up pre-orders for Meta Knight amiibo

During my day one amiibo hunting trip, I noticed that Best Buy wasn't particularly on the ball. Multiple stores in my area didn't even stock Wii Fit Trainer or Villager, and Marth came up as "Martha" on one of the Best Buy in...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 12.07.2014

What would you want out of an amiibo focused game?

The jury is still out on the success of Amiibo. Although certain figures have pretty much sold out, we don't know if that's because they were "incredibly popular" or just "made scarce by design".  Regardless, it's clear ...

Jonathan Holmes



The new Legend of Zelda has sunsets, apple picking photo
The new Legend of Zelda has sunsets, apple picking
by Steven Hansen

So the new Legend of Zelda is doing the, "Look, you can go anywhere you see in the distance" thing. And doing the, "our world is huge, look at our map, look at our waypoint system" thing. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma did a lil recorded video showing off Link running towards sunsets and through lush grass.

The map would take "a very long time to walk." So there's automatic horse riding to way points, allowing you to do things like shoot arrows and move the camera while on horseback. "Real horses don't run into trees very often," they explain. There's some bullet-time-like slow motion as well.

Oh, and you can pick and eat apples!

That's about all they showed, as it would've taken a few more minutes to get to wherever they were supposed to be heading. 

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8:20 PM on 12.05.2014

Mario Maker shows its masochistic side

As shown at tonight's Game Awards, Mario Maker is still in the works for a 2015 release and good lord does it look insane. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto introduced new footage of the Wii U title and several of the user-created...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 12.05.2014

You may have missed out on the Wii U GameCube controller adapter

It was always assumed by some that the Wii U GameCube adapter released for Super Smash Bros. would be a limited time type of deal, but it wasn't outright communicated that it would be this tough to find at launch. After ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 12.05.2014

The Suicide Squad is coming to LEGO Batman 3 as 'The Squad'

After the announcement for the Suicide Squad film with a stacked cast, Warner Bros. Interactive is spilling the beans for the tie-in DLC for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Only, they're not actually referred to using...

Chris Carter





11:45 AM on 12.05.2014

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, who brought us endless chipper Miiverse updates and, indeed, Super Smash Bros. itself, finally seems burnt out. According to CVG, Sakurai told Game Informer in an interview, "I can't positively declare ...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 12.05.2014

Shovel Knight breaks 300k in sales

When you're doing all of your community Game of the Year votes I hope you don't forget Shovel Knight. It's what I'd consider a modern classic, and an example of how retro games still aren't out of style, and can be done right...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 12.05.2014

Nintendo is looking into Smash Bros. related Wii U error codes

Super Smash Bros. might be a major hit for Nintendo, but a small number of people are having some issues with a few specific error codes on the Wii U. 160-0103 and 160-1710 may occur when players are engaging in the "For...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 12.04.2014

PSA: This is the last month to earn points for the Wii U Deluxe promotion

Every once in a while I'll remind people that the Wii U Deluxe promotion is a thing. You basically earn 10% back on your purchases in points, and if you earn 500 points, you'll net a $5 credit coupon to use on the eShop....

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 12.04.2014

How is amiibo functionality a few weeks in?

My initial amiibo assessment was after roughly one week of testing. Within one day I trained a few toys to the max level of 50, fed them a few items, and was pretty underwhelmed. Two weeks later and I'm still a bit underwhelm...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Nintendo Download: Captain Toad

Nintendo is delivering with a heavy-hitting first party title this week -- Captain Toad. It will hit the Wii U eShop and retail tomorrow for $39.99. Also on the Wii U is Fire Emblem, Lode Runner, and a Sonic Boom de...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 12.04.2014

So what's the deal with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem anyway?

In January 2013, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem was announced during a Nintendo Direct -- madness ensued. Fans of Nintendo and Atlus alike united and screamed out in joy across the internet -- what a crossover, both in term...

Chris Carter