Rumor: Are Roy and Ryu coming to Smash Bros. as DLC?

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sound files and patch data may be proof

Super Smash Bros. 4 enthusiasts may still have a chance to play as Fire Emblem hero Roy plus Street Fighter's Ryu if findings by the talented bunch at The Cutting Room Floor hold true. The group found Wii U and 3DS sound files related to both characters hidden in the game. You can listen to the files yourself over at The Cutting Room Floor's...

News: Nintendo Working on Smash Bros. Patch Related to Mewtwo

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The DLC fighter has corrupted saves after specific modes are played

Everyone has been excited about the release of Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, eager to test his might in a multitude of modes. However, the release has been marred by some players reporting that Mewtwo is preventing them from going online. When players used Mewtwo in single-player modes that used Global Smash Power ranking...

News: Nintendo Files for Trademark on the NES Controller Design

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Friday, April 17, 2015

We've heard of stranger things happening

Nintendo is known for protecting their intellectual property (IP) all the time, but did you know it can easily extend to the patents of their controls and hardware? Evidently not, as Nintendo of America has been found to have submitted a trademark on the NES controller. Yes, the one from 1985. Filed back in March this year, the trademark...

Opinion: The Potential Pitfalls to Re-Issue Donkey Kong 64 on Virtual Console

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Diving in to the possible reasons for this game's dormancy

In today's Nintendo eShop update,  many were surprised to see the return of Donkey Kong 64 to Wii U Virtual Console. If you don't understand why this is a big deal to retro connoisseurs, this game has never been revisited since its 1999 release on Nintendo 64. It completely skipped the Wii's Virtual Console, only to show up today. But why would...

News: NPD – March 2015 Top 10 Software Sales and More Released

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Only one Nintendo game in the top 10, but there's more good news!

The NPD group has recently revealed the best-selling games for March 2015. Unfortunately, only one game from Nintendo made it into the top 10, but it's better than nothing. Here's the list: 1. Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC) 2. Bloodborne (PS4) 3. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) 4. Mario Party 10...

News: Nintendo Announces International StreetPass Week

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

StreetPass with North America and Europe

Nintendo has issued plenty of National StreetPass Weekends in the last few years, where Nintendo Zones distribute Miis from across multiple states like candy. To celebrate today's launch of the two new StreetPass games - Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z - Nintendo is upping the ante for an International StreetPass Week. From now until April...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for April 16th

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

More fun than a barrel of monkeys

This is no barren week: the eShop update this week is brimming with new deals, including a long-lost Nintendo 64 classic, the first paid DLC for Super Smash Bros., and brand-new games for the StreetPass Mii Plaza. Having missed out on the original Wii Virtual Console, Donkey Kong 64 brings back its collect-a-thon platforming to a new generation....

General: Layoffs Hit Western Studios of Nintendo Partner, DeNA

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vancouver and San Francisco branches are affected

Not even a month after announcing a major partnership with Nintendo, mobile company DeNA lays off large numbers of employees at two of both their Vancouver and San Francisco studios. This also comes after their recent app, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, hit 1 million downloads. In a statement to GamesBeat, DeNA said: The West will continue to be...

News: Mario Kart 8: New DLC Tracks Confirmed, Includes Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The legends were true

Just yesterday, rumors were sighted of the upcoming DLC pack for Mario Kart 8. While many believed that the pack would include tracks like Baby Park and Neo Bowser City in addition to a new Animal Crossing track, this was soon announced to have been fabricated on Neogaf. Now, however, fiction may be reality, as Nintendo finally confirmed the above...

General: Celebrate Splatoon with 10 Fun Facts About Squids

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Okay, Nintendo

Splatoon for Wii U drops May 29th -- you know that, I know that, your mom might know that. But here's some stuff you might not know about squids courtesy of Nintendo. Get schooled on these 10 squidtacular facts so you'll have the competitive edge when duking it out with your squidified friends in squid-based warfare. Squids. Squids....