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Splatoon

Remember, the last Splatoon Global Testfire session is tomorrow


Ink out your schedule
May 22
Splatoon is almost out, but before then, you can enjoy one last Global Testfire session on Wii U. It'll take place tomorrow at 3PM PST, 11PM UK -- once again it will attempt to cater to players all across the world. As a... read
Easy Joke

Employee kidnappings up 500% after Doug Bowser begins work at Nintendo


Bob Ganondorf in billing also suspected
May 22
The warm welcome for Doug Bowser, the new Vice President of Sales at Nintendo of America, is over after it was reported female employee kidnappings have increased 500% since he started earlier this week. More than 10 beauti... read
Splatoon amiibo

Here are some closeup shots of the Inkling Boy Splatoon amiibo


Love that detail
May 21
A few months ago I shared some closeup shots of the Mario Party amiibo line, and you guys seemed to really enjoy it, so here we are today with the Inkling Boy figure. I've been playing Splatoon for over a week now (revie... read
Nintendo

Nintendo is dumping the basic Wii U set in Japan


Moving forward
May 21
We may have seen the last of the 8GB Wii U. Nintendo has revealed, by way of their website, that they are eliminating the basic edition of the console in Japan. It's been fairly elusive all across the world as it is, and Nint... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May is nearly over with Mega Man Zero 2


Also, Swords and Soldiers II
May 21
This is a pretty massive week for the eShop, which I don't get to say that often. Seriously, I'm psyched!The Wii U is getting Swords and Soldiers II today, which is a pretty fantastic (local-only) little strategy game. M... read
Pokemon Mystery

Nintendo announces Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, launching this year


Winter 2015
May 21
Nintendo has revealed a new entry in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon franchise -- Super Mystery Dungeon. Not a whole lot is known at this time outside of the fact that it will feature more randomly generated layouts, an... read
Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted


Kick his ass for cash
May 21
If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Sm... read
Splatoon Rabbits

The kids in Splatoon could have been rabbits!


I'm a rabbit now, I'm a squid now
May 20
In the latest of Nintendo's Iwata Asks series, the producer of Splatoon revealed that at one point in development you'd play as a rabbit instead of kids! Perhaps they changed it because "You're a rabbit now, you're a kid... read
lol

Bowser leaves EA, joins Nintendo as Vice President of Sales


Wrote it for the headline
May 20
Business! Yes, some exec hopping from one game company (Electronic Arts since 2007, most recently as Vice President of Global Business Planning) to another (Nintendo, as Vice President of Sales) is bland stuff, but when the c... read
eShop

Anonymous European developer speaks out on the woes of the eShop


Low sales occur more than you'd think
May 20
The Wii U and 3DS eShops (the latter in particular) are a great source of original games. While disc-based titles are often thrown by the wayside by third-parties on the Wii U, there's a ton of exclusive content on there that... read
No weapon durability

Fire Emblem If changes up series-staple weapon triangle


Magic, bows, concealed weapons
May 19
The lack of weapon degradation isn't the only difference to the upcoming Fire Emblem If's combat. The swords-beat-axes-beat-lances-beat-swords triangle is changing, too, Famitsu reports (picked up by Hachima Kikou and transla... read
Club Nintendo

Remember to redeem your Club Nintendo Coins by June 30


Don't let them go to waste!
May 19
Club Nintendo as we know it is dead. It will return in some form but not the incarnation we know and love today, and your Coins will be dead too come June 30. Consider this a reminder to redeem your Coin balance before the en... read
Club Nintendo Europe

Club Nintendo Europe just got three new 3DS themes


500 Stars
May 19
Still clinging on to your Club Nintendo account? I have a few hundred Coins left -- I'll probably wait until the last minute to spend them. All you Europeans out there now have a new set of 3DS themes to take a gander at thou... read
E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will not attend E3 again this year


For the second year in a row
May 19
For health reasons, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata did not make the trip to LA last year to attend E3. This year, his physician has advised him not to travel, and according to IGN, he will also not be attending. Acco... read
Splatoon water gun

Target's throwing in a squirt gun with Splatoon


#synergy
May 18
So far, I've missed every single opportunity to try Splatoon. Folks who made an effort to participate in the time-restricted Global Test Fire demo have had encouraging things to say about the game, which has me simu... read
Pokémon Center

Cute ass Pokémon: This isn't news, but it should be


New Pokémon Center cute, I want to go
May 18
BREAKING -- The Pokémon Company International (PKMn) is opening a new Pokémon Center facility in Hiroshima, Japan and its promotional art is just the cutest. Also, I miss my red Gyarados. read
Splatoon

Miiverse art shows up as graffiti in Splatoon


Prepare for dickbutts everywhere
May 18
Since it was brought to Wii U, Miiverse has been a home for a pretty even split of amazing art, terrible stick figure comics and rough sketches of genitalia. Now, prepare for Splatoon to be invaded with a similar mix of commu... read
Splatoon

[Spoilers] Splatoon timeline partially revealed through unlockables


Not what I expected
May 17
The image above is not the official Splatoon timeline. It's a goof created by a fan. Still, it shows that some people are already invested enough in the game to start pondering where it fits in the larger Nintendo universe, d... read
Nintendo TV

That time Sharp built an NES into a television


Cool controllers
May 15
A television set with a built-in Nintendo Entertainment System sounds like the sort of extravagant purchase I'd make if, as a youngster, I was nearly run over by a bad man and he handed me a blank check that I could then pro... read
Splatoon

These Splatoon cushions are pretty much the best


Japan-only
May 15
[Update: multiple community members have sent in this link to AmiAmi, where they are on pre-order for July.] Nintendo is marketing Splatoon pretty aggressively, and the newest part of the blitz in Japan seems to be ... read
Nintendo

Nintendo talks restocks of Marth, Ike, and Meta Knight amiibo, but again, it's 'limited'


Haha, limited to disappointment
May 15
Nintendo took to Facebook today to assuage fears of US amiibo restocks, noting that Marth, and "a few other amiibo like Meta Knight and Ike" (gotta love the vagueness, like they don't know who exactly was reprinted) will... read
Square Enix @ E3

Square Enix won't run up against Nintendo at E3


Damn straight
May 15
Nintendo will hold its E3 2015 Digital Event at 9:00am Pacific on Tuesday, June 16. Square Enix had the exact same date and time in mind for its E3 2015 press conference. Uh, guys? Can we not? Thankfully, Square Enix budged. ... read
Sure, I'll push some mo'
Nintendo has been silently crafting some killer franchises over the years. While he may not light up sales as much as Mario, after four years, I'd consider Pushmo's Mallo to be a fully-fledged Nintendo character. Now he's back in his fourth game on the 3DS in the form of Stretchmo, which adopts a rather odd free-to-play scheme that essentially functions as a demo. read feature

Splatoon

Nintendo is putting on another Splatoon Global Testfire event


Saturday May 23
May 15
During the last Nintendo Direct event, it was revealed that Splatoon would host a limited-run "demo" called the Global Testfire. It turns out that this demo was actually an online-only, specifically timed beta test of so... read
Nintendo

Iwata says Nintendo's mobile strategy won't involve whale hunting


PETA's pleased
May 14
There's a predominant school of thought toward making money in the mobile gaming sector: Focus your attention on the people who are willing to spend exorbitant amounts. That is, make the majority of your cash from a small poo... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May continues with Mega Man Battle Network 3


Also, Stretchmo
May 14
Mega Man May is still going strong in its second week, which will see the debut of Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue and White) on the Wii U Virtual Console. Also on the Wii U is Nihilumbra, Ultratron, Funk of Titans,... read
Two games in one
Puzzle & Dragons came out some time ago in 2012, and has since taken the world by storm. Although its origins started as a humble match-three puzzle game, GungGo Online cleverly added in slot machine-like addictive qualit... read feature

Silver Mario amiibo

Nintendo finally spills the official beans on the Silver Mario amiibo


Not exclusive
May 14
[Update: I am being told by a source at GameStop that Silver Mario will not be available for pre-order, and should be in-store on May 29 for purchase. "No replenishment" is the expectation being communicated to stores na... read
Mario Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. returns on Wii U tomorrow


I'd like Elite Beat Agents, please
May 13
In 2006, many of us were desperate for another 2D Mario game, and Nintendo finally came through with New Super Mario Bros. for the original DS. From what I remember, it was a good game. Perhaps not great, but certainly suffic... read
Nintendo @ E3

Reggie's body is almost ready for the return of the Nintendo World Championships at E3


Reggie stole my workout routine
May 13
If you've ever wanted to see Nintendo of America's president stuff bananas into his mouth or fall off of a Wii Balance Board, you're in luck. Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo World Championships for E3 2015, and R... read






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