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New details surface about Wind Waker 2's cancellation

While it may not be common knowledge, The Wind Waker was supposed to get a more traditional sequel. Sure, Phantom Hourglass takes place directly after the events of the game, but Nintendo was going to cast Toon Link in another adventure for...   read

 
 
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Cap off the year with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Dec. 20

And with that, the wait is almost over. After recently giving the heads up that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was finished and awaiting certification from platform holders, WayForward has settled on a December 20, 2016 digital release for its Ki...   read

 
 
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THQ Nordic: Optimizing Darksiders Warmastered Edition for Wii U is a 'tough task'

When November 22 rolled around, I was pretty confused. Darksiders Warmastered Edition dropped on both PS4 and Xbox One, but the Wii U version was nowhere in sight. A week later the PC version was available on Steam as a free upgrade, and st...   read

 
 
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LEGO Dimensions' Sonic pack is better than some recent Sonic games

WB was pretty smart with their marketing for LEGO Dimensions. Rather than suffer the same fate as Disney Infinity, a series that had gone through three iterations into its 3.0 form before being canceled, they made the very non-WB decis...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of Wild, 3DS, and Wii U games 15% off at Target

Everyone knows Nintendo games rarely, if ever, go on sale before release. But the good news is that it's the holiday season and retailers wants your fat cash. This week, Target launched a 15% off code slashing game prices pretty much a...   read

 
 
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The new Zelda amiibo grant rupees, meat, fish, and plants in Breath of the Wild

It's a banner day for amiibo as the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary line of figures -- 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, Toon Link, and Wind Waker Zelda -- are now available. (Are you still on the hunt?) They look darn cool in their own ri...   read

 
 
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Nintendo previews a new jungle area in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Two new Zelda: Breath of the Wild videos in one night? Everything's coming up us! Eiji Aonuma couldn't make it to The Game Awards, but he delivered a "we're busy finishing this game!" message and handed it off to a video of Nintendo Treeho...   read

 
 
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This is our first look at Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Need more Shovel Knight in your life? The second expansion, Specter of Torment, is coming out next Spring, but there hasn't been a whole lot to see yet. Thanks to the Game Awards, there's finally a trailer so you can see the Specter Knight ...   read

 
 
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A stunning new Zelda trailer kicks off The Game Awards

Nintendo took to The Game Awards early to show off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Part cinematics and part gameplay, we get a look at a trailer called "Life in the Ruins." There's not much new to say about this, just a lot to mar...   read

 
 
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Nintendo just overhauled the My Nintendo site

Nintendo just put a new coat of paint on the My Nintendo website, providing a little bit of Miitomo magic to the whole thing. Instead of clicking on a loose coin to gather it your Mii chases it around, and there's a few extra animations for...   read

 
 


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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Maker 3DS

So uh, there isn't much here to go around this week. On Wii U, you're getting Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the Virtual Console. That's all she wrote. The 3DS is a bit more cheery, with Super Mario Maker 3DS, and a reminder for Swapdood...   read

 
 
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Empoleon is the latest member of the PT crew

So he's finally here, performing for you, Empoleon in Pokken Tournament, yes the leaks were true, Put your hands together, if you want to clap, But only for arcades, which is kind of crap.   read

 
 
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Spider-Man and God of War will be skipping PlayStation Experience this weekend

This weekend is going to be jam-packed with information on upcoming games. With the Video Game Awards (VGAs) happening tomorrow and Sony's PlayStation Experience (PSX) taking up two days (December 3-4), I'm sure a lot of people were expecti...   read

 
 
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Don't miss Nintendo's Cyber Deals on Wii U and 3DS games

The word "cyber" will forever read real weird to me, but deals? I love me some deals. You might've seen that Nintendo is running its digital game sale on the Wii U and 3DS storefronts, but if not (maybe you're taking the ignorance-is-bliss ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Network maintenance begins soon

Just a heads up that Nintendo's network services will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 5PM Pacific time (8PM Eastern) and running until 1AM Pacific tomorrow morning. Both the Wii U and the 3DS networks will be affected. The listing of...   read

 
 
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Another mystery Pokken Tournament character will be revealed this week

Pokken Tournament can't stop, won't stop! At least in arcades, where it's getting tons of new DLC in the form of extra fighters. Wii U isn't getting anything just yet, while we wait for more information, or a potential Switch port. As ...   read

 
 
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Cyber Monday console roundup: PS4 Slim, Xbox One, even Wii U too

It's Cyber Monday! Deals are overflowing and retailers are already hearing the cash register ringing. Among the chaos, you can even spot a wild Wii U deal hidden all the way in the back...  The Xbox One S deals are as strong as ever gi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Ball Fusions

Welcome to eShop life support. I'm your host, Chris Carter, and I hope you're having a good holiday week. As we anxiously await the March Switch date (and price, and really, any tangible information announcement coming in "2017"), you can p...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is 'done' and nearing release

WayForward is nearing the end of its "very long development cycle" for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a game that first graced Kickstarter in September 2013, and I think some celebratory hair whips are in order. Shantae is "done" as of this week...   read

 
 
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Lego City Undercover is one of the first confirmed Switch games

It looks like the Wii U is going to be losing an exclusive next year. Confirmed via Twitter, Lego City Undercover will be heading to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the Switch in spring 2017. Not much has been said about what this port will entail, ...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild 15% off at Amazon

Edit: Apparently, this deal also extends to the 3DS version of Mario Maker, Pokémon Sun and Moon, as well as the recent Paper Mario: Color Splash. The article originally stated that the discount stacks w...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Sun and Moon

After all that waiting Pokemon Sun and Moon are hitting the eShop and retail tomorrow, and will probably take up the rest of your year if you're going for a full Pokedex all over again. Also on 3DS you'll find Swapdoodle, Ohayou! Beginner's...   read

 
 
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Itagaki partially blames Devil's Third failure on Nintendo of America

Devil's Third was hyped for years, but after THQ went bye bye, its future was uncertain. But that was back when Nintendo was trying anything and everything to get people interested in the Wii U, so they snatched it up. In hindsight, Itagaki...   read

 
 
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Toys"R"Us is running a buy one, get one 40% off sale on all games

If the numerous decorations and lights didn't give it away, we've got bad news for you... the holidays are indeed coming. With it though are deals aplenty. Have a thick wallet with due diligence savings? Give us your damn cash, say the reta...   read

 
 
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Nintendo confirms end of Wii U production

Eurogamer broke the news last week that Nintendo was cycling down its production of the Wii U, possibly as early as this Friday. Nintendo denied these reports to Japanese site IT media, saying it was "not true." However, the Japanese Wii U ...   read

 
 
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