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Missed September's Nintendo Direct? Catch up here

No, there were no surprise NX details. But there was a lot of good stuff announced! A couple of Wii U to 3DS ports, some new (and surprising) games like Pikmin, and of course goofy skits in between! Here's the Direct, alongside a list of ev...   read

 
 
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Forget Sun and Moon, are you Team Bony or Team Fleshy for Yokai Watch 2?

If you're one of the cool kids, you know and love Yokai Watch, but if you don't you should probably get in the know about the game that took Japan by swarm, has a cool anime with a ghost that sounds and looks like Jonathan Holmes, and a bun...   read

 
 
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Miitopia sounds like actual hell

Are you tired of Miis yet? Nintendo sure hopes you aren't, as Miitopia was announced at the end of today's Nintendo Direct. There are not a lot of known details on what the game will be, apart from it not being another mobile spin-off....   read

 
 
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A new Pikmin title is coming to the 3DS

A new Pikmin title was announced during today's Nintendo Direct, but it's not quite the same as its predecessors. Eschewing the traditional view, the 3DS adventure is a sidescrolling game, but retains the core ideas. The video shows Ol...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is coming to 3DS this year with a big restriction

Super Mario Maker, one of my most-played Wii U titles, is coming to the 3DS later this year on December 2. Shown off at today's Nintendo Direct, it looked just the same as the Wii U version in action. However, the biggest caveat, and one th...   read

 
 
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Watch the Nintendo Direct here

[Update: That's a wrap, folks. If you missed any of it, be sure to check Destructoid later today for a full recap of all the awesome games in the Direct and Mario Sports Superstars as well.] Need a refresher on all the Nintendo 3DS games co...   read

 
 
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Grab Victini for free in your Pokemon game of choice today

As you may have heard, Arceus is no more. Now, the era of Victini begins. The promotion will run from September 1 until September 24, and works with Pokemon X & Y and ORAS. As a reminder if you own all four, you can get four level 100 V...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse delayed in Europe and Australia, coming in winter

With the recent news that Persona 5 would be debut on the same day in both Europe and the U.S, I was hoping that the days of having delays for Atlus’ games imposed on European and Australian fans would be over. Sadly, this does not se...   read

 
 
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Watsham announces new IP after Renegade Kid split

It was only yesterday that Brett reported on the divorce between Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove of Renegade Kid. Apparently, Mr. Watsham is wasting no time getting himself back out there. Today his new company Atooi announced that it...   read

 
 
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My Nintendo extends expiration period for Gold Points

For five months now, My Nintendo users have been criticizing the six month grace period for point expiration, one of the least flattering "features" of the service. Well, Nintendo has responded -- for one of the currencies at least. Startin...   read

 
 
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Nintendo 3DS Games are 2 for $30 at Toys R Us

Nintendo 3DS games are a bit cheaper this week in a Toys R Us game sale with 2 games for $30. This brand new offer makes any two 3DS or DS games priced $20, only $30 at checkout. In total there are 182 titles that qualify for the sale all o...   read

 
 
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The 3DS is getting a Nintendo Direct this week

Mark your calendar. Nintendo has sent word that a new Nintendo Direct is going up this Thursday. The stream is scheduled for 7am Pacific Time/10am Eastern Time and will focus solely on upcoming Nintendo 3DS games. The notice made specific m...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Badge Arcade prompt hints at a themed amiibo

Nintendo has been sneaking user polls into Badge Arcade since the start, and this is no exception. Recently the game's bunny mascot innocently talked about how "adorable" of an amiibo he'd make, prompting players to answer whether or not th...   read

 
 
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Another limited-edition New 3DS XL drops this week

It's the inside that counts, not the outside. But does that also go for video game systems? Nintendo is bringing out another limited-edition New 3DS XL and, if you ask me, it's far better looking on the inside than the outer shell. Maybe y...   read

 
 
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My Nintendo just got a Metroid 3DS theme

I don't see many people talking about My Nintendo anymore. Nintendo hedged its bets on Miitomo, linking so much of its functionality to the system, but everyone kind of stopped playing that, leading to a vicious cycle. But every so often a ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64 DS

It's old school week on the eShop, fellas!First up on Wii U we have Super Mario 64 DS, followed by Shadow Archer. It's underwhelming to say the least, but the fairly unknown DS port of the 64 classic isn't talked about very often, and I'm g...   read

 
 
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After nearly four months, VVVVVV is back on the 3DS eShop

Well this took a while. Back in May, Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV was pulled from the 3DS eShop due to a homebrew exploit issue. It was kind of just...dormant for months, until finally popping back up this week. It seems to be fixed, and as a re...   read

 
 
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Sakurai had a ton of trouble gathering different Pokemon voices for Smash Bros.

Pokemon is such a massive property now, there are a ton of hoops to jump through. For one you have Nintendo and Game Freak, who both are part owners in The Pokemon Company entity. Then there's the localization problems given the worldw...   read

 
 
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Review: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

What do you mean Destructoid's never reviewed a Style Savvy game before?   read

 
 
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Disney Magical World 2 is more than just Frozen

What's This? More than 100 Disney characters are looking to be Part of Your World with a new game that's Just Around the River – no, no, stop. I'm not doing the pun thing again. Disney Magical World 2 for the Ninte...   read

 
 
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New Pokemon Crabrawler is an incredulous rock lobster

My first thought reading the name "Crabrawler": the balls on the localization team with that one, innit? I was so impressed I turned British, despite being the red-bloodiest American on staff. It's a crab and it's a brawler. It's a crabraw...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush gets new, non-soup can ripoff box art

Whether it was always a case of it not being "final" boxart or a reaction to the fact that they were caught re-using their own assets, Mario Party Star Rush has new artwork, unveiled at gamescom this week. I sincerely hope this it...   read

 
 
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Review: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Next Level Games is in a good spot. Since 2014, it has just been working with Nintendo even though it's technically an independent developer. Despite having a history with low-key ports, it hit the big-time with 2009's Punch Out!!, as ...   read

 
 
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New hero in a half shell revealed for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Another day, another badass Pokémon is revealed for Sun and Moon. This time, it is a brand new fiery dragon turtle named Turtonator, which is kind of like Terminator and turtle combined. I like it. Meanwhile, everyone...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The time has come. A Nintendo platform has a major release. And...it's a Metroid spinoff. Ha! First up though, let's talk Wii U. We're getting Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, so the entire Ranger trilogy is now on Wii U. Also, you...   read

 
 
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