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New 3DS in America photo
New 3DS in America

Is the New 3DS coming to America or is Reggie trolling us?


You know, the one with the backplates
Jun 24
// Jed Whitaker
The Nintendo of America boss, Reggie Fils-Aimé, has seemingly teased the release of the standard-size New 3DS for America. "We've certainly taken note of all of the readers and consumers that expressed desire for the b...
Reggie on Metroid photo
Reggie on Metroid

Reggie on new Metroid: 'We know what we're doing'


'Trust us'
Jun 23
// Brett Makedonski
Many a Nintendo fan were met with disappointment one week ago when a new Metroid game was announced, but it wasn't anything like the Metroid game that they actually wanted. It didn't take long for the Internet to or...
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Nintendo VR

Reggie Fils-Aime doesn't think VR is fun enough yet


Virtual Boy's the face on his knocker
Jun 19
// Joe Parlock
Seemingly still haunted by the rattling, wailing ghost of the Virtual Boy, Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aimé has ruled out the company picking a side in the growing virtual reality war. In an i...

Fake Nintendo E3 Plans photo
Fake Nintendo E3 Plans

Randomly generate leaked Nintendo E3 plans


Metroid: Feminist
Jun 07
// Jed Whitaker
It is almost time for E3 2015 which means lots of leaks are about to start pouring onto the internet, most of which are fake. Brian Lee made a website to save hoaxers some time as it randomly generates an itinerary for the Ni...
Nintendo @ E3 photo
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
// Alissa McAloon
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...

I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Splatoon's campaign

Mar 23 // Chris Carter
Splatoon (Wii U)Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 2Publisher: NintendoReleased: May 2015MSRP: $59.99 Splatoon's setup is not unlike a typical Saturday morning cartoon. The evil Octarians have "squidnapped" the sacred Zapfish, and the heroic Captain Cuttlefish has tasked you with getting them back. To help you along the way you'll have a cast of eccentric sea-dwelling creatures to sell you upgrades, like the goofy jelly fish Jelonzo that doesn't speak the Inkling language all that proficiently, or Annie, a shy sea anemone who has an asshole fish named Moe living in her head. While the theme is cute enough to draw anyone in at first glance, it's the commitment to classic platforming precepts that I really took note of during my hour-long campaign play session. Everyone knows the classic Mario design by now -- developers will often craft a level to show you a new concept in a safe manner, then kick it up a series of notches, culminating in an explosive and dangerous finale. That philosophy is followed to the letter in Splatoon with unique concepts used to test the limits of your ink skills. Geysers were a particular favorite of mine, allowing you to swim to the top after turning into squid form. While they're sometimes required for platforming, it's an interesting optional way to change up the height differential for various enemy placements. Sponges are another really fun mechanic, which expand as you ink them and shrink from enemy fire. There's a few high-tension sequences that force you to attack enemies while simultaneously managing your sponges so you don't plummet to your doom. Another stage featured a series of mini-bosses, designed to help you ease into multiplayer against more humanoid opponents. Nearly every level I played introduced a new concept like this, and I can see it riding through until the very end. The campaign also allowed me to really dig deep into the core of what makes Splatoon tick. What I love about the ink mechanic is that it always has a purpose, unlike other shooters where errant shots are basically wasted. Even if you don't hit your target, you're slowly working your way towards victory with each zone that's covered. Ink means extra maneuverability, cover, and in some cases, platforming opportunities. Creating your own path has a cool maze-like feel to it, and reacting to enemy fire is now multi-faceted affair as you plan out your above and below ground strategy in tandem. Much like the multiplayer component however, I'm not entirely sold on the longevity of Splatoon's campaign, as I can see myself breezing through it in an afternoon (I couldn't get an exact estimation from Nintendo, but I'm told the focus is mostly on multiplayer). However, I'll be damned if I didn't have an amazing time with what I've played, and I'm excited to try out the final build come May.
Splatoon campaign photo
Definitely a good thing
While Splatoon's multiplayer was on display for all to see at E3 2014, the single-player campaign was fairly under wraps. We now know that it will be a completely separate affair from online play, complete with a full na...

Nintendo on Splatoon photo
Nintendo on Splatoon

Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'


Reggie Fils-Aimé is hopeful for the future of this 'major new IP'
Mar 23
// Chris Carter
At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it...
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Amiilie

Reggie: amiibo 'completely different' from Skylanders, Disney Infinity


'All about content'
Jul 02
// Steven Hansen
Nintendo's weird-named, probably money printing toys, amiibo, exist. Speaking to IGN, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime differentiated the line from Skylanders and Disney Infinity and explained their 'crossover' use. "What we ...
Wii U photo
Wii U

Nintendo boss: Wii U is top two in three-way console race


With Xbox lagging behind
Jun 17
// Brett Makedonski
How's the Wii U doing? Many have perceived it as doing poorly in the sales category, at least until the recent release of Mario Kart 8. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime contends that point-of-view and says that it's ...
The Regginator photo
The Regginator

Reggie Fils-Aime vows to 'kick your ass' at Smash Bros.


Nintendo of America president is taking names for next year
Jun 10
// Kyle MacGregor
"I gotta be honest," confessed Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, on stage following the completion of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament. "I play all of the Nintendo games; [bu...
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Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo handing out random Pizza Hut giftcards


This is probably Reggie's idea
Dec 16
// Chris Carter
In case you didn't know -- Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime used to be the Senior Director of Marketing at Pizza Hut before he landed his gig at the Big N. So it's no surprise then that Nintendo has worked out a...
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Nintendope

Nintendope: My fantasy hang-out session with the Big N


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Nov 09
// Preposterous Whitey
[Dtoid community blogger DoctorHair shared this... uh... well, he... yeah... just read it. It's goddamn hilarious. --Mr Andy Dixon] Welcome to Fantasy Blunt Scenarios: A new, ongoing original series concerning groups of peopl...
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Reggie is not impressed

Nintendo president: 'meh' to PS4, Xbox One launch titles


Reggie Fils-Aime is NOT IMPRESSED
Aug 30
// Steven Hansen
How do you feel about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch lineups? I'm not exactly digging what Microsoft's shoveling, but I'm happy enough with the PS4's slated games (Hohokum!). Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-...
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Nintendo 2DS

Reggie says the 2DS is for five- to six-year-olds


Nintendo of America's president views it as a starter handheld device
Aug 28
// Brett Makedonski
With Nintendo's surprising announcement of the 2DS today, some people are wondering who exactly the device was created for. While the price point of $129 is appealing, the slate form and omission of 3D were curious changes. I...
Pikmin 3 photo
Pikmin 3

Play Pikmin 3 at GameStop July 20-21, get it a day early


Reggie will be watching
Jul 12
// Darren Nakamura
How long has it been since the last time we've been able to control inch-high spacefarer Captain Olimar and his army of sentient plants? Almost ten years? It's almost surreal that the third game in the Pikmin series is final...
Reggie's home tour photo
Reggie's home tour

Reggie's Animal Crossing home has his face on a bed


Cribs: Nintendo of America COO edition
Jun 21
// Steven Hansen
Have you ever wondered how the other half live? Wonder no more. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gives an all access look at his Animal Crossing: New Leaf home in this adorable video. Plus, he drops some proper...
Metroid vs. Donkey Kong photo
Metroid vs. Donkey Kong

Reggie asks Retro why they're doing another Donkey Kong


Retro Studios head explains their reasoning directly
Jun 13
// Chris Carter
Remember when I said Reggie would be watching you on social media? Well it turns out he wasn't joking, as he sat down with Retro Studios' Michael Kelbaugh to ask the question many people were thinking: "why is there going to...
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Ogle some Nintendo's finest E3 titles, and cat people!


There's that trademark Nintendo flair!
Jun 11
// Jason Cabral
Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti...
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Nintendo to release demos for select E3 games at Best Buy


This could either fizzle or be huge
May 17
// Chris Carter
It appears as if Nintendo will be "bringing E3 to the public" in the words of Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Nintendo will be bringing playable builds of their newly announced Wii U games to select Best Buy l...
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Yep!
Seems we may be seeing a lot more of Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata in the near future -- he's just been given a new job alongside his current duties, becoming CEO of Nintendo of America.  The new position was re...

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Hot date: Nintendo Direct scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14


Let Nintendo be your Valentine
Feb 13
// Dale North
I thought I was the only one that truly loves Valentine's Day, but Nintendo is also out shopping for the sexiest negligee they can find for their big date tomorrow. Group date, that is. Get ready to batt your eyes and play fo...
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Reggie: Wii U update mandatory until after Spring 2013


Deal with it, basically
Dec 04
// Chris Carter
Those of us who braved the Wii U launch probably all remember the dreaded "hour long mandatory update" that added functionality that kinda sorta was important. Like, oh I don't know, the ability to do anything online. Reggie ...
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The DTOID Show: Wii U, Mini Wii, ME3 DLC & Epic Mickey


Wait, you can't romance the female Turian?
Nov 26
// Max Scoville
We're back from our Thanksgiving break, and we have video game news for you! Gearbox's Randy Pitchford explains why Borderlands 2 won't be coming to the Wii U, and Reggie from Nintendo explains to CNN why the Wii U is g...
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Wii U sells 400,000 units


Reggie claims system is selling out too quickly
Nov 26
// Jim Sterling
Nintendo of America's minestrone president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has taken to CNET to proclaim the Wii U a sellout and reveal the sale of 400,000 units since launch last Sunday. For comparison, the Wii was also able to get anoth...
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Nintendo says third party games look much better on Wii U


Watch Reggie tell CNN a great big lie
Nov 26
// Jim Sterling
Reggie Fils-Aime took to CNN this weekend to deliver a steaming plate of juicy lies. In a talk with Kristie Lu Stout, the beefy boss of Nintendo of America claimed that the Wii U's third-party games looked "dramatically...
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The DTOID Show: Wii U, Halo 4, Uncharted & Curiosity


What's in the cube?!
Nov 07
// Max Scoville
Tara's back on today's Destructoid Show! Aaaaaand considering the fact that yesterday was the Presidential election as well as the release of Halo 4, news is a bit on the slow side.  Speaking of Halo 4, that whole XBL se...
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Last week, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata held a "Chotto Nintendo Direct" to announce DLC level packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan. Today, Nintendo of America purple Pikmin Reggie Fils-Aime detailed how the new DLC will w...

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Nintendo Power sends out farewell letters to subscribers


Sep 26
// Tony Ponce
It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed,...
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Reggie teases possible GameCube games on the Wii U


Sep 21
// Chris Carter
We have a decent amount of information about the Wii U so far, but there's nearly nothing in regards to online specifics. That goes for detailed information on the Miiverse, online infrastructure, Virtual Console options...
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Exclusive: Reggie Fils-Aime and the Purple Pikmin


Sep 16
// Jonathan Holmes
Reggie Fils-Aime has always been tough guy to read. Sometimes it seems like he could give a toss about videogames and the people who play them. At other times, he seems to have a genuine passion for producing videogames that...

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