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7:45 AM on 04.03.2015

That Greninja amiibo went up for pre-order last night for around 15 minutes, and sold out

Yesterday the Greninja amiibo was discovered to be a Toys"R"Us exclusive, and customer service confirmed to multiple websites that it would go on sale on their website from "7-9 AM EST" this morning. But because nothing ...

Chris Carter





8:00 PM on 04.02.2015

Mario Kart 8's new 200cc class compared to 150cc

After Nintendo updates Mario Kart 8 on April 23, there will be a brand new racing class available for free: 200cc. To give us a better sense of how quick it is, here's a side-by-side comparison of 200cc and the game's curren...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 04.02.2015

Peep the three roles in the new Affordable Space Adventures trailer

Affordable Space Adventures is coming out in one week, so developer KnapNok Games has released a new trailer for the cooperative sci-fi puzzle action title. In my time with it at PAX East, I found the use of the Wii U G...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 04.02.2015

Why Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is light on the SMT, Fire Emblem

Yesterday's peek at Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem raised as many questions as it did fanboy squeals. A new blog today (with somewhat differing translations between Siliconera and Mystic of Traduko Soft) answers and ra...

Steven Hansen



Here's the full rundown on all the Wave 4 amiibo madness today, including GameStop's plan photo
Here's the full rundown on all the Wave 4 amiibo madness today, including GameStop's plan
by Chris Carter

[Update: I went in-store to scope the situation out and see what I could get at GameStop. I waited two hours as the fourth person in line. The first two got the $77.94 Smash amiibo bundle. The third only got the Splatoon 3-pack, as did I. That took two hours to happen. Robin and Lucina sold out very quickly, which apparently delayed or canceled all of the bundle pack orders that were in the process of going through. Most of the line simply left the store in disgust.

Slow servers have been reported across the country for in-store orders, and I've seen pictures of knocked over displays and confirmation of at least one store ejecting an irate customer. From what I've heard from sources, this is such a mess that GameStop.com pre-orders won't even go up today. We'll provide updates as they occur, but if you really want these things, you may want to keep your eyes open on the site anyway. Based on this Facebook message it isn't looking good.]

Today is going to be the craziest day yet for amiibo. Wave 4 is set to go live, and in addition to an up-in-the-air Jigglypuff Target exclusive, it looks like Greninja pre-orders will appear sometime tomorrow at Toys"R"Us.

Beyond that, pre-orders for Ness (GameStop exclusive), Robin, Charizard, Pac-Man, Lucina, Wario, Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, and the Splatoon 3-pack will drop today. I spent all morning making calls and contacting sources, and here's what I found.

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3:30 PM on 04.02.2015

Rodea: The Sky Soldier lands on 3DS, Wii U, and even Wii in late September

In my mind, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has two things going for it. First, "Rodea" sounds like something that would get into a brawl with Godzilla, and I'm all about that. Second, this Wii U and 3DS title is centered on a sky kin...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 04.02.2015

Here are all the amiibo waves and figures we know about

[Update: Additional waves have been added] The amiibo figures out today, and in some locations, they're selling out. While Villager and Wii Fit Trainer seem to be two of the rarer figures, Marth is decidedly the one to look ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 04.02.2015

Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64

The Wii U is getting Nintendo 64 and DS games starting this week, with Super Mario 64 and Yoshi's Island DS respectively. You'll also be able to buy Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, Bubble Gum Popper, Mon Premier K...

Chris Carter

9:15 AM on 04.02.2015

Greninja amiibo is a Toys"R"Us exclusive

[Update: Amiibo Inquirer is reporting that Toys"R"Us has confirmed to it that Greninja will be available to pre-order beginning on April 3, but only online at this time. A rep informed Destructoid that it would be from "...

Chris Carter



Who would you elect to be the next Smash Bros. DLC character? photo
Who would you elect to be the next Smash Bros. DLC character?
by Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo's April Fools Nintendo Direct was no joke. While there wasn't a whole lot there that would interest people who aren't existing fans of the publisher, there was something for just about everyone who already enjoys Nintendo's brand of game design. It announced new modes and costumes for Mario Kart 8, new StreetPass games, re-confirmed the Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Tensei crossover, showed off a new amiibo card-focused Animal Crossing title, promised a patch to help make Code Name STEAM a lot more fun, teased the localization of Fatal Frame V, and all while jamming an amiibo into every open orifice while laugh/crying until the veins in their heads and necks exploded in to a cascade of blood

Figuratively. 

As great as that all sounds, many would likely tell you that the presentation peaked early with the multiple Smash Bros. announcements. Mewtwo will join the game as DLC in just two weeks. Mii characters are getting new costumes based on Xenoblade, Majora's MaskMega Man X, and more. Lucas will be available for purchase as DLC in June. To top it all off, we can now vote for who we want to see appear in the game as DLC in the future. Nintendo made it clear that our votes will not be the only thing that determines how the Smash Bros. roster will continue to grow, but just knowing that the potential for more of our favorite characters to join the fight has much of the internet freaking out, present company included.

Here are a few of the characters that we'd love to see as Smash Bros. DLC. 

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7:00 AM on 04.02.2015

Good God why: Jigglypuff is a US Target exclusive

[Update: Jigglypuff went live and sold out in about two minutes. This wave is going to be fun.] Strap yourselves in for a rant, ladies and gentlemen. While covering all of the amiibo exclusives in the past, there was one...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 04.02.2015

Confirmed: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth making its way to the New 3DS, Wii U, and Xbox One

[Update: Once midnight had passed Ed McMillen confirmed these ports of the game were real on Twitter. The game is not censored in any way on any of these platforms]. April Fools? You can't trust anything today, especially a...

Chris Carter





3:00 AM on 04.02.2015

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

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...

Laura Kate Dale

6:30 PM on 04.01.2015

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

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.

Laura Kate Dale

6:05 PM on 04.01.2015

Mario Kart adds 200cc class, DLC Pack 2, and more costumes on April 23

Oh, right, we still have more Mario Kart 8 DLC coming up. It's been so long since I locked in my pre-order that I had totally forgotten! DLC Pack 2 marks the debut of Animal Crossing's Isabelle and Villager as racers, and al...

Jordan Devore

5:32 PM on 04.01.2015

Nintendo is bringing Fatal Frame Wii U west in 2015

The latest Fatal Frame game is coming western Wii Us later this year, Nintendo just announced. For months fans were nervous  this wouldn't get localized, but now we have solid confirmation that it will be hitting western shores roughly one year after the original Japanese release.

Kyle MacGregor