Nintendo News


Splatoon 2 Pearl and Marina Amiibo 'Off The Hook' 2-Pack Announced

By Asif Khan, Feb 12, 2018 7:15am PST

Fans of Splatoon 2's all girl music sensation are in for an Amiibo treat!


Switch Fans Should Expect A Longer Console Life Cycle, Miyamoto Says

By Charles Singletary, Feb 09, 2018 12:25pm PST

Miyamoto wants you to look forward to the Switch having a life beyond the expected five to six years of a home console.


"Portability wasn't a thought for me when I bought mine. It's docked 99% of the time and I use a ..."

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Mario Kart Tour Continues Nintendo's Free-To-Start Mobile Model

By Charles Singletary, Feb 08, 2018 7:35am PST

Details continue to be scarce for Nintendo's next mobile offering, but we at least know you'll have to shell out some cash at some point.


"Nintendo works on all of their mobile games. Tezuka and Konno both supervised Super Mario Run, ..."

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Nintendo Switch Library Triples Size Of Wii U Library In Same Time Span

By Kevin Tucker, Feb 06, 2018 3:45pm PST

Switch games have been garnering higher praise from critics and fans, too.


What the New Mario Movie Can Learn From Mario RPGs

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 06, 2018 2:00pm PST

A lot has changed since Super Mario Bros. hit theaters in 1993. One of the biggest changes is that Mario has starred in a handful of RPGs. And there are some key elements from those RPGs that makers of the upcoming Illumination Mario movie may want to borrow.


"It worked for most of Wall-E. And Fantasia barely had any and it's one of the best animated ..."

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Detective Pikachu Amiibo Pre-Orders Go Live

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2018 4:10pm PST

It's just another day in Shacknews' ongoing fascination with a talking Pikachu who solves mysteries.


"I was hoping Detective Pikachu would sound like a classic surly 1950s detective ala Kiss Me Deadly"

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SethBling Completes Super Mario World Speedrun in Less Than One Minute

By Asif Khan, Feb 05, 2018 2:15pm PST

Now You're Playing With Power, SethBling!



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The Cartridge Family 024 - Red Dead 2 This Holiday, Shadow of the Colossus, More Remakes Welcome

By Joe Stasio, Feb 05, 2018 3:00am PST

Um, so we dont' mention it in the title or blurb, but we definitely talk a lot about Celeste, again, on this show.


Nintendo's SNES Classic Sells 4 Million Units

By Blake Morse , Feb 01, 2018 2:52pm PST

It's been a prosperous year for the house that Mario built and the numbers are just going up.


"I want one of these so badly. I’ve gotten at least the $80 out of the SNES at this point and ..."

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Opinion: Mario and the Perils of Modern Video Game Movie Adaptations

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2018 2:00pm PST

Mario is about to give Hollywood another try, but the landscape for video game movie adaptations is much tougher to navigate than it was in 1993.


Arms - How to Access Tournament Mode

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2018 11:00am PST

Now that Tournament Mode is available in Arms, how can one go about pulling it up?


Arms Update 5.1 Adds Tournament Mode for Esports and Parties

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2018 10:25am PST

A new Arms update has been deployed and it's aimed at making sure everything's unlocked for anyone holding an esports tournament or anyone who just wants a big Arms party in their garage.


Mario Kart Tour Is The Next Official Nintendo Mobile Game

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 31, 2018 6:50pm PST

Mobile fans, start your engines! Mario Kart is going mobile.


"How do you guys think it will control? I'm guessing auto accelerate, tilt turning, one touch ..."

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Mario Returns to Movies with 'Despicable Me' Studio

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2018 6:35pm PST

Over 25 years after one of the most infamous video game movies ever released, Mario is going back to Hollywood to redeem himself.


"That would break the elmo-mario who is canon now for some reason, instead of Captain Lou, the ..."

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Pokemon Crystal Review: Shimmering Brilliantly

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 31, 2018 4:50pm PST

One of the Game Boy Color's greatest entries in the Pokemon series returns via the Nintendo eShop. Does it dazzle or feel dull? Our review.