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As the Smash line comes to a close, here's an amiibo availability recap

In the past year and change, Nintendo has drastically improved their amiibo production process. It might be due in part to a lack of interest, but either way pretty much every single figure was readily available in the US when it launched i...   read

 
 
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Mario Maker player avoids bans, does Nintendo's job in supporting the game

Super Mario Maker was a fantastic game at launch on Wii U, but it just needed some extra love and care to really be the best it could be. Nintendo sort of kind of obliged with a few content updates and some officially sanctioned levels...   read

 
 
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With two more exclusive amiibo up for pre-order, we just need Amazon to get with the program

You might want to consult the great amiibo chart, as things are getting confusing. As we head into June, a boat load of amiibo are coming. So far we have three new Link variants, three Splatoon variants, a new single Pikmin five-c...   read

 
 
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My Nintendo gets some Street Fighter themed rewards

My Nintendo is floundering, and the Big N doesn't seem interested enough in the service to alter it significantly. They had a chance to change things with the Switch but that hasn't happened yet (Switch rewards are still "coming soon"), and...   read

 
 
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Review: World to the West

Nintendo has been pretty consistent in making Zelda games every few years. While it normally swap between the 2D and 3D style for each game, you only need to wait about two or three years before getting your hands on another Hylian adventur...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild update adds voice language options

On top of previewing the first DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this evening, Nintendo also brought out a much-appreciated new update. Audio language options are here! Tonight's update will let you choose between nine la...   read

 
 
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Nintendo details the first Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC pack

Nintendo has posted details about what the first DLC pack for the Breath of the Wild season pass will contain. In all honesty, it doesn't sound that great, but one of the items could make collecting those Korok seeds more palatable. Coming ...   read

 
 
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Did you upgrade to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or are you angry it exists?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out on Switch, and I feel like I've heard reactions from both sides of the fence. Some folks who maybe missed out on the Wii U entirely are stoked with it, but an equal amount seem to be angry that we're not even...   read

 
 
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A young disabled girl can finally play Mario Kart thanks to the smart steering feature

For a lot of elitist gamers, the worst "change" in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the introduction of "Smart Steering" and "Auto Accelerate". The two options are pretty self explanatory, but they allow you to either have the game auto steer or leav...   read

 
 
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'Shrine skips' are my new favorite thing about Zelda: Breath of the Wild

At some point I just need to stop playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I was fortunate to get a head start, but I worked my way through every shrine eventually, nabbing most of the hidden gear, which made all of my future exploits that much e...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's Switch sales exceed March expectations, looks toward prosperous future

Nintendo has said all along it is aiming for 10 million Switch sales in its first year. The company's fiscal earnings report for fiscal year 2016 revealed that it did more than a quarter of that in the console's launch month. Hoping to sell...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

It's a huge week for the Switch, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is hitting the platform tomorrow, and Puyo Puyo Tetris is out today. Oh, and there's Tumbleseed, Neogeo Over Top, and Kamiko to consider too on the eShop. Not ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia storms Japan

A quartet of new titles have finally topped Monster Hunter XX in Japan, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia leading the charge. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, including all the DLC, joins a new Pro Yakyuu an...   read

 
 
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The underwhelming contents of a seemingly-unopenable chest in Breath of the Wild have at last been revealed

Between Breath of the Wild's Aris Beach and Clarnet Coast lies an unassuming, yet somewhat mysterious, chest. At first glance, it appears to be just like every other metallic chest that's submerged underwater, although this one al...   read

 
 
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Breath of the Wild is both a masterpiece and a disaster

[Header courtesy of EternaLegend] Basically everyone and their mother agrees that Breath of the Wild is an incredible game. At the same time, everyone and their mother hates Breath of the Wild. How is that possible? This is something I&rsqu...   read

 
 
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Twilight Princess HD developer spent 'months' convincing Nintendo it would work

Developer Tantalus had a hell of a time convincing Nintendo to let them port The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but they did it! According to an interview with CEO Tom Crago, the head of the Australian studio, Top Gear Rally on...   read

 
 
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Try out this fan made Breath of the Wild demake before Nintendo rips it away

I'm still miffed that Nintendo hasn't released a demo version of their prototype for Breath of the Wild. Seeing that from GDC this year makes me pine for it to be included in the otherwise paltry season pass for the game. One fan stepped up...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Switch keeps the hits coming week by week, even if they're multi-platform releases at this point. It's a fairly light offering with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and Fatal Fury, but the pace has been better than the Wii U and 3DS e...   read

 
 
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The Destructoid Community's top 10 Wii U games

Last week, to close the book on the Nintendo Wii U, I brought you the top 10 games for the system as voted on by members of the Destructoid staff (which you can read here, here and here). Bayonetta 2 ranked as number one in a close vote, bu...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment dated on Wii U and 3DS

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is a fantastic expansion, and previous owners of the base game are getting it for free. The only problem is that given the (likely lucrative) timed exclusive deal with Nintendo, developer Yacht Club Ga...   read

 
 
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The next Zelda: Breath of the Wild discovery? Turbo surfing

Russian Zelda player Пекарь Юсоновэбич has figured out yet another cool trick that everyone can screw around with -- turbo surfing. Basically yo...   read

 
 
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You could originally regain stamina while climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Miyamoto nixed it

Other than weapon durability, climbing/stamina seems to be the biggest beef people have with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- and according to several members of the dev team, regaining stamina while climbing almost made it i...   read

 
 
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Bringing a Guardian down into Gerudo Desert was a good idea

In the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Twitter thread that just keeps on giving, Dorkly's Tristan Cooper -- who previously sought to chuck a Cucco into Death Mountain -- has come up with more unscripted hijinks. Getting a Guardian and a Stone Tal...   read

 
 
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While everyone was speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Wind Waker HD record was set

In several ways, this new record for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is nothing short of a miracle. There's a few close shaves, but ultimately, gymnast86, who also competed heavily and consistently came out on top in the initia...   read

 
 


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TheBlondeBass

Yay, faced my first hacked opponent in fire emblem heroes No matter what I did to his hector, even if his special wasnt charged, the game refused to deal damage to The skills that appeared on screen were just his basic

 
Roxas1359

The thing that sucks about always working the closing shift: I miss out on the Global T^T

 
BigDoniel

Thankfully Ive 5 nights off so I can check out the testpunch later today, all this talks got me

 
TheBlondeBass

huh, turns out nearly everybody here has a switch and an interest in ARMS

 
Fuzunga

The only problem I had with how Arms played is that I felt like it registered blocks constantly when I was just trying to move

 
Nathan D

With all the talk of Vanquish, I finally booted up my PS3 copy (which I forgot I Strangely enough, with the bad guys being space Russians, it is more relevant than it ever has

 
the navi is a lie

Arms seems better and better the more I hear about Might try the next testfire, if they have I wouldve today but I wasnt home

 
Shinta

Did you guys get the charging system down in Arms? Jump then punch when you land to Blocking charges both Or hold dash or jump to The longer you hold, the longer the charge Charging turns on the element in your gloves

 
Parismio

Gotta day thay testpunch was really I plan to get this game asap!

 
Jonathan Holmes

As someone who played Wii Sports Boxing every night for months, I can say that Arms good! I plan to play a lot of single player then maybe go back online everyone once in a

 

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