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News: Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Marth has double the power as he dual wields

While the early 2015 amiibo figures will be available — or not if the stock situation remains messy — at all major retailers in Europe, there have been some exclusivity deals arranged in the US. To date Lucario has been confirmed for Toys "R" Us, Shulk for GameStop and Meta Knight for Best Buy. It...

Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers From Other Fighting Games?

What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers From Other Fighting Games?

Flawless Victory!

We still haven't got enough of Smash Bros. yet, but playing the game relentlessly day after day has had us hankering for revisiting old fighting games. Then, a crazy thought entered our brains — what if the cheesy Smash Bros. announcer was replaced with those of other famous brawlers? The result of this incredibly strange train...

News: Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Again, Why a Wii U Release Won’t Be Happening

Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Again, Why a Wii U Release Won’t Be Happening

“You can already purchase and play the WiiWare version”

If you were still hoping to see the eventual release of Retro City Rampage on the Wii U eShop in the near future, it’s probably best you erase any thought of it from your mind now. In a post on the game's official website, Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano has spoken out once...

News: Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Pokémon ORAS catch 5th and 7th place, amiibo sales match up to Smash Wii U

It's that time again, with November NPD results — which cover US physical retail sales — being released; they cover the vital Black Friday week sales, in particular. For Nintendo the focus was on major releases on both Wii U and 3DS, both of which performed rather well,...

Video: Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in Super Smash Bros., Competitors Do It Too

Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in Super Smash Bros., Competitors Do It Too

Duck Hunt Dog days

Super Smash Bros. is chaotic at the best of times, and the Wii U version certainly continues the trend. Fast paced and colourful, keeping track of the action while stringing together attacks and dodges can be a tiring business, and silly mistakes happen. Everyone's done it — we self destruct. These self-inflicted kills can be...

News: Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates Onto Club Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates Onto Club Nintendo

A pricey option for PAL racers

Club Nintendo may still insist on the completion of particularly annoying surveys, but it's still a useful means to pick up some goodies. While the North American version focuses on download games and occasional extras, the PAL equivalents serve up a range of merchandise, with fairly regular additions in recent times...

Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes at $25,100

Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes at $25,100

We'll be amazed if that's actually paid...

Not so long ago we reported on another addition to the strange trend for faulty amiibo being sold on eBay, in this case a remarkably legless Princess Peach. Its early running (or not, but you know what we mean) was impressive, as it sought to overhaul the previous $2500 bid for a dual wielding Samus; it was...

Video: Top 5 Things We Love About Smash Bros. For Wii U

Top 5 Things We Love About Smash Bros. For Wii U

So much to love

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is one of the biggest Nintendo releases of the year, and if your're anything like us then you'll already have put plenty of time into this incredible title. If you're perhaps not quite convinced about the game and haven't been swayed by our glowing 9/10 review, then perhaps the following video — in...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Luigi and co. clean up

Last Friday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was finally released in Japan, and to no surprise it's taken the top spot in this week's Japanese charts courtesy of Media Create. Although the numbers aren't as grand as for the launch of the 3DS version, there are only around two million Wii U owners in Japan, meaning that ten percent...

Interview: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's Developers Talk Over Origins and the Contents of Toad's Backpack

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's Developers Talk Over Origins and the Contents of Toad's Backpack

"I’m curious about this too so let’s have a look"

The release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker in North America — it hits Europe on 2nd January — is sure to tempt a few into adding the retail release as a stocking filler. Bursting with charm and providing a substantial spin-off from the popular bonus stages in Super Mario 3D World, it...

News: Super Smash Bros. Wii U Basic Bundle Heading for Spain

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Basic Bundle Heading for Spain

Currently only confirmed for Spain

Update: Since we originally posted this as a rumour, with a suggestion that it may have been confirmed in a Spain-only press release, Juan Jose Cintas Marquez of Deculture has forwarded us the message that was indeed issued to Spanish press. It appears to confirm all of the details below. Original Article: With...

News: Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube Controller Adapter Has Been Discontinued

Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube Controller Adapter Has Been Discontinued

"We are doing everything we possibly can to meet the demand"

It's been well documented in recent days and weeks that there have been substantial stock issues with the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U; last week Amazon UK cancelled orders citing supplier confirmation that the item was no longer available. That prompted speculation that, despite...

News: Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in Mario Maker

Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in Mario Maker

"We always want to make sure the music sounds fresh and new"

Nintendo played a prominent role during last week's début Game Awards in Las Vegas, with Reggie Fils-Aime on hand to introduce a few segments, including the well-received Legend of Zelda Wii U footage. Yet there was another prominent Nintendo figure on hand in Koji Kondo, the iconic...

News: Splatoon Developers Continue to Paint a Picture of Progress

Splatoon Developers Continue to Paint a Picture of Progress

Summarising key Twitter posts from recent weeks

A few weeks ago we shared a summary of Twitter posts from the Splatoon development team, with some details and screens being released through these quirky tweets. These images and details have continued since, and with the most recent upload being particularly eye-catching we thought it was high-time...

News: Digital Foundry Praises the Performance for Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS

Digital Foundry Praises the Performance for Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS

"It's a success for Nintendo fans of either persuasion"

Super Smash Bros. is now available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS around the world, meaning that fans can double dip or opt for their preferred system wherever they are. Though full-on cross-play isn't possible, there is some connectivity between the versions — for transferring characters or...

News: Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be "Best in Years"

Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be "Best in Years"

amiibo highlighted as major factor in improved fortunes

We're in the middle of the most crucial shopping season of the year, in which Nintendo and its competitors aim to achieve significant sales. From Nintendo's perspective it's been targeting a recovery for Wii U with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo, in particular, with the former being a...

News: Animal Crossing Plaza Service Stops At the End of This Month

Animal Crossing Plaza Service Stops At the End of This Month

More related news to arrive in 2015

With the Animal Crossing Plaza service ending this month, New Leaf Director, Aya Kyogoku, has issued a reminder and a message of thanks to loyal fans of the service. The plaza remains available on the Wii U eShop until 22nd December 2014, and when this year comes to a close, monthly surveys and the ability to...

News: Nintendo Reportedly States That No First Wave amiibo Are Discontinued, More Stock is Coming

Nintendo Reportedly States That No First Wave amiibo Are Discontinued, More Stock is Coming

No need to panic according to Nintendo of America's David Young

Since the first wave of amiibo figures were released, rumours have been rife about the opening series' discontinuation after intense and ongoing demand prompted a number of video game stores across territories to go out of stock or bump up prices, and also spread the news that three...