Features: Ranking the Wii Retail Downloads

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Wii would like to buy

Fun fact: Kirby's Return to Dreamland is only the fourth Wii download on the North American eShop. That's four Wii games available since January 2015. Meanwhile, regions like Japan and Europe have a much wider pool of Nintendo classics to chose from. The ability to play Wii games without a disc or having to enter the Wii U's Wii Mode is a great...

News: Final Fantasy Explores Launches in North America January 26th

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Square Enix readies some monster hunting action for the west

Not long after announcing a new Dragon Quest for Japan, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Explorers will launch in the west in early-2016. The 3DS game will hit North America on January 26th, 2016, and in Europe on January 29th. https://youtu.be/I8SM2CSLsro Final Fantasy Explorers was originally released in Japan in December 2014....

News: ZombiU Confirmed for PS4/Xbox One, Drops the ‘U’

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Zombi goes multi-platform this August

After much speculation and rumors, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that Wii U-exclusive ZombiU is shuffling to PS4 and Xbox One. The survival horror-fest will arrive on those platforms (along with PC) on August 18th as a digital release. The announcement trailer can be seen below: https://youtu.be/pIX5PNOyzTM The game appears to be a straight...

3DS Reviews: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Review (3DS)

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The knight does right by me

Long associated with the antiquated charms of classic role-playing games, Etrian Odyssey has always taken pride in its herculean difficulty, and people are surprisingly okay with this. Never mind the rigid grid-like movement or the awkward first-person exploration, and never mind that if the games were any harder they might be classified as...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for July 29th

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kirby, Kirby, Kirby, that's the name you should know!

Fans have a well-rounded line-up on the eShops this last week of July 2015. We have three classic Kirby games, some new eShop games, and a demo of an upcoming Wii U game among other things. It's Kirby Week on Virtual Console, as Nintendo celebrates the puff ball's anniversary. No less than three Virtual Console games make their Norht American...

Features: The Always Nintendo NX FAQ

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The answers to the questions on Nintendo's mystery platform

After disappointing at retail over the last few years, Nintendo is preparing to succeed the Wii U with the mysterious NX. There's been a lot of rumors and ideas in the last few months about the mystery box. To help you remember it all, or take it all in, Always Nintendo has prepared an FAQ about Nintendo's mystery platform. So what is the...

Features: Always Nintendo at Nintendo of Canada’s Post-E3 Media Event

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ah, good times

Last week, some of the Always Nintendo staff were given the opportunity to attend the Nintendo of Canada Post-E3 media event in Toronto, Ontario. At the event were many of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U and 3DS games such as Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Star Fox: Zero, Mario Maker and much, much more. Mario in his Link costume exploring a...

News: Nintendo Financials Report Best Quarter Since 2012

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Splatoon and new amiibo bolster results

Nintendo's latest financial report for Q1 2016 have gone live, and they paint a rosy picture for the company. Nintendo reported a 1.14 billion yen profit, making this the best Q1 since the equivalent period in 2012. In other good news, the Wii U has finally crossed the 10 million mark after 2.5 years. However, during the quarter, the Wii U...

amiibo: Super Mario Maker Supports 99 Unique Amiibo Costumes

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

According to the Japanese trailer

A new trailer for Super Mario Maker has gone live in Japan, and among other things, it confirmed that amiibo support will extend to 99 in-game costumes. With the exception of the Mii Fighters, every amiibo will have a skin in the 8-bit mode of Mario Maker. This includes upcoming amiibo like Chibi Robo and select Animal Crossing cards. Players...

News: Major Super Smash Bros Content Update Hits July 31st

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tourneys and new Mii Fighter costumes hit sooner than expected

Nintendo's Japanese Smash Bros. Twitter broke the news that the newly anticipated Super Smash Bros. update is hitting sooner than expected. The update that's been expected to bring a Tournament Mode and YouTube uploads to the Wii U version goes live on Friday, July 31st worldwide. Tournament Mode will include rule-heavy Regular Tourneys and...