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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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Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home award for best of gamescom

Well, this sounds familiar. Nintendo is racking up the pre-release accolades for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It had already won Best of Show at E3 from the Game Critics Awards (and Destructoid's Game of the Show, too). It has some new hardwa...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem was originally going to crossover with Pokemon before Conquest ruined it

We heard so little about Tokyo Mirage Sessons #FE over the course of its development that some of us feared it was canceled, but it had undergone a number of changes before it actually came out the way it did (which was good, by the way!). ...   read

 
 
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Pokken Tournament defies odds, ships one million units on Wii U

When I visited Japan several months after its release and played Pokken Tournament in multiple locations, I didn't really see any major activity. Most fighting game fans were playing Street Fighter and Guilty Gear, and while the multi-cabin...   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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Yooka-Laylee becomes a chameleon-bat snow plow in this new gameplay trailer

I've never thought about a chameleon and a bat combining to form a giant living snow plow till I saw this hot new gameplay trailer for Yooka-Laylee. Now it is all I can think about, aside from the wonderful music and just how much this loo...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash details its Super Sentai team

Paper Mario: Color Splash lets Toads finally get their due, but in a rather unexpected way. A new video (which seems to be the first in a series, unless it's an elaborate joke) shows off the "Rescue V" squad, which are basically a Supe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo at gamescom: Yo-kai Watch 2 Europe release, 2DS bundles, and more

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be demoed and Yo-kai Watch 2 is coming to Europe -- that's just two of many announced plans that Nintendo has detailed for its gamescom brief. Here's a summary of what it has in store (note: most o...   read

 
 
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Koroks return in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

[Image by trilobo on DeviantArt] Nintendo released a new gameplay video showing off more of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild earlier today on Facebook. The video shows Link poking around some out-of-the-way locations in Hyrule, ...   read

 
 
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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge has a Wii U release date

Axiom Verge will release on the Wii U eShop September 1 in both North America and Europe. In a post on the Axiom Verge website, the game's creator Tom Happ wrote that his game would soon be available on Nintendo's Wii U conso...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con is pretty lit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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Another serene look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Temple of Time

In terms of substance, there's admittedly not too much going on in this latest video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But Nintendo's audio folks have worked their magic again and, like the E3 2016 trailer that I still occasiona...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X

Wouldn't you know, it's actually a decent week for the eShop, both in terms of nostalgia and one new release. The Wii U is getting Tadpole Treble, Wave Race 64, 360 Breakout, Mario Sports Mix, and Surfin' Sam - Attack of the Aqualites. Wait...   read

 
 
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Review: Tadpole Treble

If I had to pick one word to describe Tadpole Treble, that word would be "charming." It's a simple premise, and it seems to have been inspired by the musical tadpole pond minigame in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The creative ...   read

 
 
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New Nintendo Selects titles announced

Earlier today, Nintendo announced a new batch of Nintendo Select titles will be available beginning August 26 in the US. It also announced a couple of new game and console bundles as part of a "Back to School" price cut. The discounted gam...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Man it's one lame day for original stuff on the eShop!On Wii U, we're getting the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, as well as Dragon Skills, a demo for Just Dance 2017, and Overworld Defender Remix. &nb...   read

 
 
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Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Darksiders: Warmastered Edition will be 60fps on everything but Wii U

[Update: Nordic has confirmed a release date of October 25, and that Kaiko is handling the port. Take a gander at the boxart in the gallery below!] Nordic Games has officially announced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for current-...   read

 
 
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