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Animal Crossing update includes a free lawnmower

The UK Animal Crossing Twitter account has posted that players returning to Animal Crossing: New Leaf after the autumn update won't have to worry about weeds in their towns. Normally, players of New Leaf who don't check their game...   read

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Gunman Clive reaches guest star status

As we're all hopefully accustomed to by now, when Nintendo airs a new Direct, the Japanese version tends to have games not present in its western siblings. Today was no different. We've already written about Miitopia and the scant amou...   read

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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


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


Yoshi's Woolly World headed to 3DS early next year

Following in Super Mario Maker's footsteps, Yoshi's Woolly World is also headed to the 3DS. The game releases on the handheld on February 3, 2017. It will have new features, like Poochy levels that looks like some sort of bonus stage. ...   read


New Zelda amiibo coming later this year

amiibo! Nintendo loves making them, people love buying them. I've fallen out of my amiibo craze, or at least, I thought so. Today Nintendo announced four new Legend of Zelda amiibo coming on December 2: 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time ...   read


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


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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The Nintendo Direct for Culdcept Revolt is happening right now

Yep, it's an official Nintendo Direct and everything! The publisher is now showcasing Culdcept Revolt, the next entry in a long-running strategy series for the 3DS. It features grid-based movement as well as a card mechanic, and though...   read


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Bravely Second English trailer busts some Ba'als

Agnès is in trouble, and it's up to some familiar faces (along with some newbies) to save her. That's fairly well known for the diehards who have been slurping down any information to come out of the Japanese release, but this Englis...   read

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Here's the new Kirby line of amiibo

Alongside the announcement of a new Kirby game, Nintendo has revealed that it's also releasing a small line of dedicated amiibo. As of now, there are only four amiibo in the Kirby: Planet Robobot line. A picture of them is below. ...   read

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Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Heaven Megamix is coming to the west

Known up until this point as Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+, we finally have confirmation of a new Rhythm Heaven game coming to the west. It's being localized as Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and it features a curated selection of minigames from all of...   read

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Nintendo's bringing SNES classics to New 3DS starting today

Nintendo's letting us play some of the most revered and iconic games on new, handheld hardware. Beginning today, select SNES classics are available to download on the New 3DS. The first batch of titles is made up of Super Mario World, Pilot...   read

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There's a new Paper Mario game coming called Color Splash

That leak from yesterday didn't have everything about today's Nintendo Direct. Potentially big news for fans of Mario's role-playing games came out: the Paper Mario series is getting a new entry in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Details were sc...   read

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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker is adding keys and pink coins so you can make your levels more devious

In today's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Super Mario Maker will be getting an update on March 9. When making levels, you can now add keys to unlock doors to gate progression. These keys can be hidden or placed on enemies so that yo...   read

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Star Fox Guard

Nintendo announces Star Fox Guard, a new tower defense game

At this afternoon's Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto kicked off the show by announcing a new Star Fox game. It's called Star Fox Guard, and it looks to be a tower defense game. The way it works is that the player controls 12 security ...   read

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Watch the Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct right here

Two directs in one week? Madness! I wonder what spoiler-filled headlines we already wrote for the announcements today? Could we see a localization of Monster Hunter Generations? Dates for existing games like Metroid Prime: Federation Force?...   read

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A new Nintendo Direct is coming Thursday, company specifically mentions no NX news

Well that was quick!Right off the heels of the previous Pokémon Direct, Nintendo has announced a brand new stream date. It will hit on Thursday, March 3, at 2PM PT. Nintendo notes that it will cover 3DS and Wii U titles "through...   read

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Nintendo details Pokemon Bank capabilities for Red, Blue, Yellow re-releases

Well that's cool. Folks who were planning on picking up the Virtual Console editions of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow were disappointed to hear that there would be no way to transfer their existing original 151 into the game, bu...   read

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Nintendo announces Pokemon Sun & Moon for 3DS

[Update: I grabbed some screens for some concept art in the stream, which flew by at half a second intervals. The trailer is also available below. Feel free to speculate away!] Well, those trademark filings were correct: Nintendo is going t...   read

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Watch the new Pokemon Nintendo Direct right here

[Update: Well, that was it. Nintendo announced Pokémon Sun & Moon, as well as Bank capabilities for the Virtual Console re-releases. You can watch the full Direct below.] Nintendo is gearing up for a Pokémon themed D...   read

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A Pokemon themed Nintendo Direct is coming this week

Nintendo sent over word that there will be a special Pokémon-centric Nintendo Direct in the near future. It will debut on Friday, February 26, at 10AM ET. This is right on the heels of the special Pokémon retailer event t...   read

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Bayonetta in Smash!
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Bayonetta is in Super Smash Bros.

Bayonetta, a character many fans have wanted in Super Smash Bros., has just been officially announced for the game! Bayonetta was the #1 choice in Europe's Smash ballot, and in the top five in North America. In fact, she was #1 worldw...   read

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Fire Emblem's Corrin coming to Smash Bros.

Corrin, from the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. Now, before you freak out that another swordfighter is joining the game, be aware that most of Corrin's attacks don't actually use his sword. Corr...   read

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