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Nintendo Direct 04-01-15

unnamed I was promised in the email from Nintendo of Canada that tomorrows Nintendo Direct was not an April Fools joke. The direct is aimed at updating games that Nintendo is working on, particularly those coming in 2015. A Nintendo Treehouse presentation is to follow outlining a 2015 Spring title.


Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3DS Leak? (Rumor)

g688ooE Rumors have surface about a Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door remake for 3DS. A 4Chan user posted both a video and screenshot of the game being played on the New 3DS XL. The screenshot clearly shows the game being played across both screens: action on the top, important menu stuff on the bottom.


Nintendo can’t Release a Dedicated amiibo Game

amiiboo_large_518x388 Before you jump all over me for this opinion, hear me out. Nintendo cannot release a dedicated amiibo title without replenishing stock on almost all of their amiibo line up. No one will buy a game - or, they will and inevitably will be disappointed in their experience - if they cannot be guaranteed that content won't be locked behind impossible to find amiibos.


Opinion: Gamers Want more “Ori”

ori1 A new wave of developers is taking over the consoles and they are releasing polished and interesting games. Some companies do it from a central office - Image and Form Games is based in Sweden, and are best known for SteamWorld Dig and the upcoming SteamWorld Heist - while others are pulling from the best talent around the planets, such as Moon Studios, the company behind Ori and the Blind Forest.


Nintendo Helping make Mobile Apps; Announce New Console

nintendo-logo1_690x386 Nintendo was busy today with two big announcements at a press conference. First, Nintendo is partnering with Japanese mobile developer DeNa to release games and apps that feature Nintendo IP. Nintendo's CEO was quick to explain that this would not simply be ports of games already available on other Nintendo platforms, but new and original games and apps.


Nintendo and amiibo: Smart or Stupid?

amiiboo_large_518x388 Unless you have been living under a rock, it's fairly obvious that amiibos appear to be the must have 'toy' since late November. Within my Nintendo circle of gamers, I've heard far less about Skylanders and Disney Infinity and more about amiibos. So, has Nintendo done well with amiibo by making them collectible, or are they losing hundreds of thousands of dollars because of supply issues?


Club Nintendo Going out with a Bang

Club-Nintendo I've always been fairly critical of Club Nintendo. So has many other outlets, so it came as no surprise that Nintendo announced the cancellation of the program. However, they knew that many fans had hundreds, if not thousands, of coins to use. Nintendo offered up some great rewards for users to spend their coins on.


5 Reasons to Buy Majora’s Mask 3DS in February

39909-Legend_of_Zelda,_The_-_Majora's_Mask_(USA)-5 I've been playing Majora's Mask on my 3DS for almost two weeks now. Thr preview embargo was Monday, but instead of writing a preview - which, based on the criteria of what I could talk about, would essentially be a review - I decided to post a few reasons why youll want to pick this game up on February 13th.


Fire Emblem amiibo Will Unlock Playable Characters In Codename S.T.E.A.M.

Codename_St_129x129 Nintendo announced that the upcoming Intelligent Designs title Codename S.T.E.A.M launching for the 3DS on March 13th will allow players to unlock playable Fire Emblem characters through certain amiibo. Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina will all be fully playable by simply touching their corresponding amiibo to the New 3DS XLs bottom screen, or by purchasing the upcoming add on Near-Field Communications device for the older 3DS models.


Wave 4 amiibo announced

super-smash-bros-wii-u-650x370_682x388 Nintendo announced the 4th wave of the toy-to-life franchise amiibo during their first Nintendo Direct of 2015. The next wave of the Smash Bros. amiibo packs some heavy hitters from the world of Nintendo as Robin and Lucina from Fire Emblem, Ness from Earthbound, Wario, Charizard and even Pac-Man will be releasing on April 24th. It’s safe to bet that these all will sell out well before they are actually launched so if you want one you better be ready to click that pre-order button whenever ...