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Shovel Knight's second expansion will launch in spring 2017

[Header courtesy of DeviantArt user seraharcana] Yacht Club Games has taken to Twitter to show off a small teaser image for the upcoming Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. It looks like the second expansion will be coming out in spring 2017...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild trademark includes a cartridge listing

With Nintendo keeping a tight lip on any NX details, no one knows whether the system will be utilizing discs, going all digital, or following in the vein of the 3DS with cartridges. A recent trademark seems to indicate the latter, unless th...   read

 
 
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Generation 8: Three years later

It's been about three years since the beginning of Generation 8 in console gaming (four if you want to start when the Wii U launched). We've sure come a long way in just three shorts years! No matter what your preference in gaming is, we've...   read

 
 
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Tom Cruise hits LEGO Dimensions this month

A whole lot of IPs are coming to LEGO Dimensions later this month. For starters you have the predictable Harry Potter and Ghostbusters packs, but there's some wacky ones in there too. I mean, Mission Impossible -- like, ...   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter Wii U and Vita versions have been canned

Back in February, we told you the Wii U port of the beautifully epic Hyper Light Drifter was in limbo due to issues with the game engine running natively on the console. There was hope the port would still come out, albe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Spirit of Justice

The 3DS is the star this week, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, but the only other offerings are Futuridium EP Deluxe and Super Castlevania IV. So....I hope you like the former series! Wii U has a lot of new...   read

 
 
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Nintendo axed yet another Samus appearance this year

It's the 30th anniversary of the Metroid franchise! ::crickets:: Hey Nintendo did you hear what I said, it's the...Nintendo isn't listening. It didn't listen to Tom Happ either, creator of Metroid-tinted Axiom Verge, which just hit Wii...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is giving away the NX in a Splatoon tourney before we know what it is

So uh, the NX. It's real, Nintendo says. No really! It's going to be a prize at a Splatoon tournament next year. For real! Nintendo and the ESL are holding six months worth of tournaments, at which point each team will compete to win a...   read

 
 
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You're a Lego, Harry (again)

At one point Harry Potter was so popular that it got two LEGO games (in 2010 and 2011) that were released on just about every platform known to man, including the original DS. Now people are just complaining about Harry Potter and the ...   read

 
 
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Toon Zelda is a g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-girl

I was a bit surprised yesterday when Nintendo announced the next set of DLC for Hyrule Warriors had dropped. I knew it was coming, I just didn't expect it to come that day. Rumors pointed to Toon Zelda being the next new character for ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: More StreetPass Plaza!

It's a wacky day for Nintendo Download, as two new StreetPass games were just announced for the service (Slot-Car Rivals and Market Crashers). You'll also find Picross 3D Round 2, as well as Adventure Labyrinth Story and Ping Pong Trick Sho...   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

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero pulls a Final Fantasy XV

September has lost another one. In an update posted today on the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter page, developer Wayforward announced the gorgeous looking game has been pushed back by about six weeks. A new release date isn't expe...   read

 
 
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Link has a paraglider in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's not his first rodeo

Link can take to the skies in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo put out this short clip today that demonstrates how he can glide to his heart's content and ambush his enemies from above. There's even the ability to use...   read

 
 
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Deal: $225 refurbished Wii U with $25 gift card from Nintendo

The big Nintendo NX announcement is right around the corner, but what to do with a warehouse full of refurbished Wii Us? Nintendo's strategy appears to be pawning them off on eBay with a $75 discount and a bonus $25 eBay gift card. Today on...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is ending 'Regular Tourney' support for Super Smash Bros. next month

If you happened to use the "Regular Tourney" mode in Super Smash Bros. well, regularly, it's going bye-bye soon. Nintendo has announced on their official Japanese site that they're ending service for the gametype (which hosted official...   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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You'll soon be able to play a demo episode of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Coming off of PAX weekend, you'll be able to get some extended hands-on time with YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. Ackk Studios is putting out a demo ("Episode Prime") on September 6, 2016, and it's the best kind of demo: one with its own content no...   read

 
 
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Years later, Nintendo Land is back on the Wii U eShop

Nintendo Land is a short-lived thrill, but it's still a game I think every Wii U owner should seek out. It makes use of the console's hardware in ways few other games have or ever will again, and there's enough variation between the mini-g...   read

 
 
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Guard your knees from this Zelda: Breath of the Wild arrows video

Nintendo continues to trickle feed content from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with a short video showing off some of Link's new arrows. I like the return of the bomb arrow, in particular. It really is a joy to see how interconnec...   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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One of the rarest amiibo looks to be getting a restock

We haven't found ourselves in a position to write many of these posts lately. That's because amiibo, on the whole, are much more widely available than they were in February 2015. I went into a Best Buy the other day and there were nine Litt...   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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Bayonetta gives dance lessons in Smash

YouTuber Master0fHyrule wants to show you what the rest of the Super Smash Bros. roster would look like if they learned how to dance like Bayonetta. The results range from silly to disturbing. The video shows most of the game's c...   read

 
 
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