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Video: Nintendo Releases Two Snappy amiibo TV Commercials

Nintendo Releases Two Snappy amiibo TV Commercials

Just tap 'em on the GamePad

It's hard to believe, but the first amiibo range — along with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrive this week in North America, on 21st November. The figure range is clearly a priority for Nintendo, with 29 confirmed toys already and details slowly emerging of how they'll work in a variety of games. With release so close...

Interview: Curve Studios on the Unique Charm of Thomas Was Alone

Curve Studios on the Unique Charm of Thomas Was Alone

"The more eShop titles there are, the better it is for everyone"

In recent weeks Curve Studios has been responsible for adding three high-quality titles to the Wii U eShop library — it ported and published both Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut and The Swapper, while bringing its own Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones to th

Video: Squishing Spiders in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Quests, Helpfully Explained

Squishing Spiders in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Quests, Helpfully Explained

Give up on the facial tissue idea now

When we last left the caravan players can expect to to travel with in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, they were about to enter Hearth, a town known for its metalworking, but it seems the village has fallen on hard times ever since the lava flow that powers the forges has stopped. Solving the village's problem...

News: Take A Look At The Super Mario And Pokémon HOME Menu Themes Arriving This Week On 3DS

Take A Look At The Super Mario And Pokémon HOME Menu Themes Arriving This Week On 3DS

A free Sonic Boom theme is also up for grabs

Nintendo has certainly bolstered its 3DS Theme Shop offerings since the store’s initial launch early last month. Each week, owners of Nintendo’s beloved handheld see an array of new offerings released on the shop, and this week is no different. Coming off the attractive designs celebrating the...

News: Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Twilight Princess fans, rejoice

Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma has today revealed new information via The Legend of Zelda Miiverse community about the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC, coming soon to Hyrule Warriors. The second pack from Koei Tecmo will include Midna's true form, Twili Midna, as a playable character according Aonuma's latest post: This...

News: Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Fully Considered Gender with Toads

Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Fully Considered Gender with Toads

This sort of thing is best left to the Internet, obviously

The physiology of Toads is not well established, nor was it likely ever meant to be. But when you take the faithful Mushroom Retainers and start throwing in ones with names like "Toadette" that look decidedly more feminine than the original model, we as human beings begin to ask questions...

Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Have a EMP Indie event video as a bonus

Earlier this year YouTube announced that it'd update its service to finally support 60 frames per second (FPS) videos, which means that footage can be silky smooth and delicious for our eyeballs; that update went live at the end of October. The standard performance is 30 FPS, and if you're unsure of how...

News: The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up For Grabs

The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up For Grabs

Pilotwings! Tokyo Crash Mobs! Metroid II! More!

Update: Shortly after publication four more games were added to the list, so the original article now reflects this. Original Article: It's time for the penultimate North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with details for November now available to tempt you into parting with hard-earned...

News: Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

This is my bag, baby

Choosing which amiibo you're going to buy when they hit store shelves is just one part of the problem — you've then got to figure out where you're going to store them when you're out and about. Thankfully, Hori has this all sorted out. Available from December 6th, this handy carry bag from Play-Asia costs $17 / £11 and will...

Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Satoru Iwata's "Same-Generation Hypothesis" actually makes sense

It's almost taken for granted that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will perform well on 3DS (and 2DS) over the Holiday season. It's the safest bet for Nintendo since Pokémon X & Y jumped into a bold new 3D engine and became the biggest-selling of all 3DS games;...

Gallery: Nintendo of America Releases Photo Evidence That Mario & Luigi Suck at American Football

Nintendo of America Releases Photo Evidence That Mario & Luigi Suck at American Football

Watch out Luigi!

Nintendo tries to convince us that a slightly overweight plumber is actually an athlete, releasing a variety of games in which Mario and friends play Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Soccer or even compete in the Olympics. That's all harmless fictional fun, of course, but if you unleash the Bros. into the real world to play sports, the truth...

News: Teyon Games Adds Text and Voice Chat to 3DS eShop Mix With Chat-A-Lot

Teyon Games Adds Text and Voice Chat to 3DS eShop Mix With Chat-A-Lot

Baby got chat

Teyon and WaiS Co. Ltd. have teamed up to bring their text and voice chatting app for the Nintendo 3DS, Chat-A-Lot, to the North American eShop starting this Thursday, 20th November for $7.99. Originally developed in Japan by WaiS Co. Ltd. and localised for the western regions by Teyon Games, Chat-A-Lot is a bright and colourful app...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

A chance to play the latest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its range of Wii U and 3DS titles to shopping centres all over the United States. From November 24th to December 21st, 16 different venues will benefit from hands-on play time with some of the company's most popular titles, including the forthcoming Super...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untold II's Lush Opening Cinematic

Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untold II's Lush Opening Cinematic

And then cross your fingers for a western release

Etrian Odyssey Untold II hits Japanese stores on the 27th of this very month, and in order to build some hype in its homeland publisher Atlus has made the opening cinematic public. It's the next instalment in a series which has been active since the days of the Nintendo DS and follows on from the...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Sixty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Sixty Two

Master Beast! Mario Circuit! Smash Tour! More!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrives this week in North America, which makes this the last entry in this feature series before that HD iteration lands — those in PAL regions and Japan have a little longer to wait. As a result Masahiro Sakurai's Director's Room Miiverse community posts are typically...

News: Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

"I don’t think anybody actually cares about this with 2D games"

Wii U owners might not be quite so concerned with the subject of what resolution their games are running in, but for Xbox One and PS4 fans it's an ongoing concern. With certain cross-platform titles running at a higher resolution on one machine than the other, the topic is constantly...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe)

20th November (Europe)

Watch Dogs + DLC, Sonic Boom x2, Natsume retro goodies and more

Another week begins, but at least those of us in Europe have the Nintendo Download news to cheer up our day. This week's line-up includes some major retail releases, new download-only options across the board (even DSiWare makes an appearance) and a range of DLC, HOME themes and more...

News: 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

Does not run 3DS ROMS, but open to emulators and apps

Over the past few months we've been reporting on the efforts of 3DS hacker smealum, who's been actively working towards releasing a homebrew exploit and channel for the 3DS. System updates and then the New Nintendo 3DS model delayed progress, but it seems that the exploit is now just days away...