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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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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 grew quite a bit 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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