Rumor: (UPDATED) Shantae Rumored to be Joining the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Roster

Shantae Smash 4
Monday, August 3, 2015

Time to start buying loads of shampoo

Update: Cristina has now taken to Twitter to announce that the supposed Shantae leaks are not true, but user-generated instead. "Take anything you see on Wiki and IMDb with a grain of salt. I'm trying to keep it honest but they're still user generated. Asking me is best" she said. Don't lose all hope either, as WayForward has a long-standing...

News: North America Getting an Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Special Edition New 3DS XL

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer New 3DS XL
Monday, August 3, 2015

Won't be retailer exclusive

Just a few minutes ago, one of our Twitter friends (@NintendoTweet) revealed that North America would be getting a special edition Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer New 3DS XL. Although this still does't quite make up for no faceplates, it's a step in the right direction. Though this hasn't been officially confirmed by Nintendo,...

News: Here’s the Winning Level in Facebook’s Mario Maker Hackathon

Super Mario Maker Facebook Hackathon
Monday, August 3, 2015

Now you'll get the chance to play this awesome level when the game is released!

Facebook employees recently got the opportunity to participate in a two-day Super Mario Maker hackathon in which they were tasked with designing the most interesting level that would then be available for millions to play upon the game's launch. The rules of the competition were simple: the level designers had to be able to beat their own...

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

Nintendo of Canada Media Event
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’s Bill Trinen Will be Competing at EVO 2015

Evo 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015

One of North America's largest fighting game tournaments

Bill Trinen has recently announced via Twitter that he will be competing at EVO 2015 for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. It's good to see Bill finally competing as he's shown his support for the competitive smash scene with previous national tournaments such as the Apex Series and...

News: Shovel Knight is Coming to Retailers

Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Available on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, (PC – Europe only)

Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be getting a retail release, here's everything that was mentioned in the post.   The physical version of Shovel Knight contains everything we’ve released so far. First, there is the original Shovel Knight campaign with all the content you know and love! Also included is...

News: Tower Control Mode Coming to Splatoon Tomorrow

Splatoon Tower Control
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ranked mode just got a little bit more competitive!

The official Splatoon blog has just announced that tomorrow, July 1st at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET,  the Tower Control battle mode will be headed to the game. In Tower Control, the main objective is to hop on a platform in the middle of the map and ride it to the opposing team's base (pretty much mission impossible). Here's what was said. Tomorrow, on...

News: Sakurai Considered Cutting Pac-Man From Smash if Forced to Use His Ghostly Adventures Design

Pac Man and the ghostly adventures
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Felt that the old-school design was better

It was recently uncovered that Masahiro Sakurai considered cutting Pac-Man from the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS roster if he was forced to use his design from the cartoon Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. Here's what he said. Pac-Man’s design was updated in a 2013 CGI cartoon titled, “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.” This...

News: Miyamoto Talks About Amiibo Usage in Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero Wii U
Friday, June 26, 2015

Won't be used to unlock extra content, but instead add a little something "extra" to the game

When asked about amiibo usage for Star Fox ZeRo in a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that content wouldn't be locked behind the popular $13 NFC figurines. Instead, amiibos will be used to unlock in-game extras such as visual changes and so on. Here's what was said: “In terms of being able to unlock content, I don’t really want...

News: Two New DLC Weapons Are Being Added to Splatoon Tonight

Custom Dual Squelcher Splatoon
Friday, June 26, 2015

Custom Dual Squelcher and the Carbon Roller

It was just announced that two new DLC weapons would be headed to Splatoon tonight at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET and those who main shooters and rollers will rejoice! The Custom Dual Squelcher and the Carbon Roller are both coming to the game. Here's what was said on the official Splatoon blog: Today at 7 PM PT, the Carbon Roller will be added to the...