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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 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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The final Super Smash-centric Nintendo Direct is coming December 15

Before 2015 ends, Nintendo has another surprise in store for us -- another Nintendo Direct. As previously announced, this one will focus on Super Smash Bros., and will take place on December 15 at 5PM ET. So many fans have speculated as to ...   read

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Smash Bros. gets one more dedicated Direct, and it's happening next month

Last week's Nintendo Direct had a Smash-centric bombshell in the announcement of Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife coming to the game as DLC. That closed out the show, but the rest was dedicated to an array of other Nintendo titles. In Decem...   read

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Everything from the November Nintendo Direct

That Nintendo Direct won E3. With a far better showing than its June event (sans the amazing puppets), Nintendo knocked it out of the park. While the Direct itself would have won over many fans, it blew up the entire Internet on Thursd...   read

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Cloud Strife is the newest Smash Bros. character

This is not a drill. Nintendo has announced the newest Smash Bros. character, and it’s only god damn Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII. The trailer up top shows both his FFVII and Advent Children costumes, as well as plenty of raw ...   read

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FF Explorers CollectorsEd

Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition is the real deal

Final Fantasy Explorers was shown off today during the Nintendo Direct, and man does it look great. It's coming to North America on January 26, 2016, and will come with all the DLC that's been released in Japan, for free.  A speci...   read

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Pokemon Picross

'Free to start' Pokemon Picross is coming in December

In the first Nintendo Direct in a long time, Nintendo has announced that the popular puzzle series Picross will be getting a Pokémon-themed makeover in early December, with the release of Pokémon Picross digitally on the 3DS. ...   read

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Zelda: Tri Force Heroes gets a lot deeper next month

Your Tri Force Heroes co-op adventuring will grow considerably come December 2. Nintendo just announced during its Direct that the Den of Trials update is coming soon for free. According to Nintendo's Bill Trinen, Den of Heroes&nb...   read

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The next Nintendo Direct is coming a lot sooner than you think, this week

Nintendo wasn't kidding when it said it'd have Direct information in the near future. It has announced to Destructoid that the next event will be held on November 12 at 2PM PST. No doubt it'll discuss its holiday lineup, including the heavy...   read

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Don't worry, Nintendo Directs are still a thing, one coming this year

Last we heard, Nintendo Directs were going to continue despite the loss of Satoru Iwata, and now we have a bit more info to go on. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has once again re-iterated that they are going to continue to happen, an...   read

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Nintendo Directs aren't going away

The most recent Nintendo Direct video was released three and a half months ago, covering Chibi Robo: Zip Lash, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Bravely Second: End Layer, and other titles. It was short and unassuming; were it not for t...   read

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New Smash Stages

Hyrule Castle and Peach's Castle stages coming to Smash Bros.

Two new stages are coming to the newest addition of Super Smash Bros., both of which were originally in the Nintendo 64 version. Both Hyrule Castle and Peach's Castle will be coming at a future point in time. Sakurai introduced these stages...   read

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Nintendo confirms Chibi-Robo and Bravely Second localizations, and more

Nintendo had a pretty informative Japanese Direct session last weekend, but today, it dropped a brand new "Micro" session on us, with lots of news coming out of it. Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is confirmed for North America, as well as the a...   read

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Fire Emblem If

Fire Emblem If's third campaign is harder than White, easier than Black

More lukewarm Fire Emblem If news (out June 25 in Japan, 2016 in North America). Remember, the game is being sold Pokemon style (or Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons style) with separate Black and White releases with a third, DLC story campa...   read

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Watch today's Nintendo Direct here

Nintendo's hosting another Direct today, and this one's focusing entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles X. It starts real soon, so grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. In the event that you don't catch it, we'll post all the notewort...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is that players can ...   read

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Game News Haikus: Sexy Final Fantasy, amiibogeddon, Bloodborne trick, and more

Nintendo took a big spot in last week's news, with the highs of the Nintendo Direct and the lows of the Wave 4 amiibo rollout. Does that give the company perfect balance, like a haiku? I'm not sure. In this series, we take a look at the st...   read

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