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Splatoon 2 Gets a Big Bad Boss With an Itty-Bitty Unicycle

By John Keefer, May 23, 2017 9:00am PDT

The official Japanese Splatoon 2 Twitter account gave us a sneak peak at some new images.


Recruit all the Characters in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

By Shack Staff, May 22, 2017 3:57pm PDT

How many NPCs are you going to gather as you go through the game?


Nintendo Responds in Braille to Young Blind Fan's Letter

By John Keefer, May 22, 2017 7:30am PDT

The boy, a fifth grader, still plays rhythm games quite well and wanted the company to know.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 1.1 Patch Makes Inkling Girl Less Offensive

By John Keefer, May 19, 2017 10:20am PDT

A gesture seen in some parts of the world as rude and insulting has been removed.


"the correct response would have been to make every character do something offensive."

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Arms preview: On the One Hand

By Ozzie Mejia, May 17, 2017 3:30pm PDT

Today's Nintendo Direct has revealed some new details about Arms, but Shacknews has also had a chance to go hands-on with Nintendo's new fighter.


Arms puts up its dukes early with two Global Test Punch demo weekends

By Ozzie Mejia, May 17, 2017 3:21pm PDT

Can't wait until June 16 to try out Arms? Nintendo is about to make those Switch owners very happy with a pair of demo weekends.


Report: The Legend of Zelda Coming to Smartphones in 2018

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2017 6:20am PDT

One of Nintendo's most venerated franchises could be on your phone next year.


"The animal crossing game had BETTER NOT SUCK. I will be so very sad if it sucks :-( "

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E3 2017: Nintendo Will Focus on Super Mario Odyssey at the Show

By David Craddock, May 11, 2017 1:30pm PDT

The company's Treehouse stream will return, in addition to Arms and Splatoon 2 tournaments.


"And that one is not going anywhere, its available on original/emulation/3ds/wii/wiiu, but zero ..."

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Fire Emblem Echoes: What's New, What's Different

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2017 1:30pm PDT

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a very different kind of Fire Emblem game, thanks to its legacy as a spin-off during the Famicom era. Those changes plus new modernization features makes for a hybrid unlike anything in the series so far.


Nintendo President Says Switch Building Momentum to Match Wii

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2017 7:40am PDT

The company sees its 10 million fiscal year target as the magic number for both profitability and third-party support.


"Same, the Wii era is when they lost me. It was the Wii U/3DS era that brought me back, terrific ..."

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Fire Emblem Echoes Has a Massive DLC Roadmap Planned

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2017 6:45am PDT

Just how ambitious are its DLC plans? The Season Pass costs more than the game.


"That's kind of annoying actually. Good thing I can't seem to get into this series very far."

- one random winner see all 3 comments

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2D Tribute Shut Down By Nintendo (Update)

By John Keefer, May 01, 2017 4:30pm PDT

It's a shame, but we all saw it coming.


"So with the updates, the guy just basically tried to piggy back off a popular game to get people ..."

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Adds Accessibility, But Nintendo Has Room to Grow

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2017 11:45am PDT

Some new features in Mario Kart made for a family moment to remember. Nintendo now has an opportunity to make more happy memories for more families moving forward.


"I love all mario-based games. I also like the running games in space such as Run 3. Check out ..."

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has the Best Launch in Franchise History

By John Keefer, May 01, 2017 9:55am PDT

The title raced out to a lead over Mario Kart Wii and never looked back.


"That's crazy, especially considering how many more Wii's were available compared to Switch's ..."

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Nintendo Shipped Switch Consoles By Air to Meet Demand Quickly

By John Keefer, May 01, 2017 8:00am PDT

Extra money off the bottom line to keep fans happy is a good thing.