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12:00 PM on 02.22.2015

Nintendo lowers MSRP for three amiibo

In the first official amiibo price drop, Nintendo has lowered the MSRP of the Super Smash Bros. line Peach, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong to $9.99. The change can be seen on the official Nintendo amiibo website. All other figures in...

Jason Faulkner

8:00 AM on 02.22.2015

President of Nintendo confirms port strike is partially responsible for U.S. New 3DS and amiibo shortages

Tired of waiting for that beautiful King Dedede amiibo? Well you can stop blaming Nintendo, at least if you want to be rational. I personally don't, and am still pining to complete my wave 3 collection, so it's still Nintendo's fault in my head. During the Q&A session after Tuesday's 3rd quarter accounts briefing, President and CEO of Nintendo Co. Ltd. Satoru Iwata stated:

Jason Faulkner

1:00 AM on 02.21.2015

New Y2K trailer features vinyl records, cat throwing

We've been following the production of Ackk Studios' new EarthBound-inspired game for some time now. Today, it got a new trailer and a new name: Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG. We get to see quite a bit of gameplay in this...

Ben Davis



The hunt is on for the Meta Knight amiibo, here is what I found photo
The hunt is on for the Meta Knight amiibo, here is what I found
by Chris Carter

[Update: Get this. One amiibo hunter is reporting that you can get $5 off any Wii U or 3DS game nationwide if your store does not have Meta Knight in stock. Even if your store denies you, it doesn't hurt to ask!]

Today, Best Buy has opened their doors across the country and welcomed amiibo hunters. Well, they're only welcoming a select few of them of course, because stock is universally low for their exclusive Meta Knight amiibo.

As I've done with a few major amiibo launches, I made a stop at a few Best Buy locations today to gauge their stock at retail, and it seems about on par with the rest of the exclusive releases.

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9:10 PM on 02.19.2015

Rodea: The Sky Soldier coming to Wii U, 3DS this fall

NIS America just revealed plans to localize Rodea: The Sky Soldier for North America and Europe. Expect to see the aerial action game hit Nintendo 3DS and Wii U sometime this autumn. Rodea has an interesting development hist...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 02.19.2015

Splatoon's adorable squids originally looked like tofu

Can you imagine Splatoon's "Inklings" looking more like tofu than squids? Speaking with Famitsu, the shooter's designers (Hisashi Nogami, Yusuke Amano, and Tsubasa Sakaguchi) revealed the creatures actually started out that w...

Kyle MacGregor





11:00 AM on 02.19.2015

Nintendo Download: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

The Wii U has a bit of eShop life this week with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which looks all sorts of cute. It's also getting a Citizens of Earth demo and Axelay, one of my personal favorite SNES shoot-'em-ups. The 3DS ...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 02.18.2015

Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry.

Jordan Devore

2:51 PM on 02.18.2015

Internal GameStop memo notes massive delay for some pre-ordered amiibo, no duplicates even with reserves

The amiibo situation gets crazier with each passing wave. The running joke among the community is that every figure will be rare in Wave 4. You know what? That could happen. Based on an internal memo that just went out nation...

Chris Carter



Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse photo
Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
by Jonathan Holmes

Let's take a quick look at the history of videogames with clay-based graphics. Skullmonkeys is a one-off that most people don't even remember. The ClayFighter series has been dormant since the N64 days. Armikrog has been in development hell for years. That clay-based Loco Roco game for the PlayStation 3 never happened. Maybe worst of all, Dominique Pamplemouse is not yet a million seller. What the heck, guys!?

Looking at how few clay-focused games have made it to the market makes Kirby and the Rainbow Curse an even more interesting part of Nintendo's overall strategy. It's both safe and risky at the same time. This is not Kirby's first foray into the world of arts and crafts, and Nintendo has toyed with the idea of clay graphics before. The cover art for the first and last issues of Nintendo Power were made from clay, and a lot of the promotional material from EarthBound used clay models. It's clear that Nintendo has been toying with clay for a while, but Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is the first time it has finally gone all the way clay. 

I hope it's not the last. 

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9:00 AM on 02.18.2015

Sin and Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower come out next month for Wii U in Japan

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor and Pandora's Tower are two of my favorite Wii games, and now they're coming to the Wii U eShop. As per Nintendo's YouTube channel they will both be arriving next month in Japan -- the former has a March 25 date, with the latter coming earlier on March 4. Both games support the Classic Controller, in case you were wondering.

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 02.17.2015

Hyrule Warriors has another max level increase on the way, also its last announced DLC

Soon, Hyrule Warriors will get its 1.6.0 update, which brings in more free enhancements to the mix. The max level cap will be increased, new potions and medals will be added, challenge mode will be enhanced, and there wi...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Watch Villager pocket all of the moves in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

[Update: Master0fHyrule made an updated video featuring several moves that were left out of the original, including a really cool Zelda attack.] YouTuber Master0fHyrule compiled a video of almost every attack that the Villag...

Ben Davis

7:00 AM on 02.17.2015

This Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS tutorial video explains ledge grab punishing

The "My Smash Corner" YouTube channel is back with another Super Smash Bros. tutorial video, covering the new ledge grab mechanic. As you may know the new iteration has a completely reworked ledge concept that drops you...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 02.16.2015

What the hell?! Captain Toad has a spin attack!

Have you ever pushed through an annoying sequence without realizing that you were in fact "playing it wrong" and failing to grasp a concept or mechanic? I am guilty of this, but I'm struggling to think of an example newer tha...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 02.16.2015

Wii U 32GB Deluxe Bundle is $259 again for Presidents Day

It's back. The $259.99 Nintendo Wii U 32GB Deluxe Bundle deal appeared earlier this morning on Rakuten/Buy.com's eBay store. The sale ends later this week, but we're absolutely positive it'll run out of stock well before then...

Dealzon