Nintendo News


Mario Kart 8 celebrates DLC launch with five new track videos

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2014 3:00pm PST

Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack is available today. So check out some new videos spotlighting a handful of the new tracks.


Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire trailer welcomes Deoxys

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2014 11:30am PST

A climactic battle for the fate of the planet is about to unfold in space with Rayquaza the only thing standing between Deoxys and Earth's utter annihilation.


The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - explaining its cult following

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 12, 2014 12:00pm PST

Some people don't understand the attachment that a sector of Zelda fans have for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. On the heels of last week's announcement of a 3DS remaster, allow Shacknews to explain the fascination with this cult classic.


"Yeah, I'm sure I need to approach it with a different mindset. I tend to find villagers in Zelda ..."

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U pre-orders at a record high

By Daniel Perez, Nov 12, 2014 8:00am PST

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed pre-orders of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has set a record high for the games publisher.


"Same. MK8 online is totally smooth, crossing finger the same happens with Smash on Wii U "

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'Crystal' Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS systems announced

By Steve Watts, Nov 11, 2014 7:00am PST

New 2DS color schemes to come alongside Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


Mega Man and Sonic lead Nintendo's next batch of Amiibo figures [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 10, 2014 10:00pm PST

Nintendo has pulled the curtain back on the next batch of Amiibo figures, including Mega Man and Sonic


Nintendo and Loot Crate team up for amiibo subscription service

By Daniel Perez, Nov 10, 2014 7:15am PST

Need amiibo figures but don't want to leave your house to purchase them? Then let Loot Crate bring the amiibos to your door with its new subscription service.


"I've never heard of LootCrate, $30/mo in Canada seems way too high though."

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker preview: buried treasure

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 06, 2014 8:00am PST

Captain Toad is a month away from fully embarking on his first standalone adventure. Shacknews prepares for the upcoming journey with our preview.


Runbow and Sportsball lead Nintendo indie lineup for 2015

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 3:44pm PST

Nintendo has outlined its slate of indie games set to hit Wii U and 3DS in the next year, filled with some old favorites and some newer interesting games to keep an eye on.


Kirby and the Rainbow Curse coming in February with multiplayer

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 3:34pm PST

There's a new release window for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and the pink puffball's latest will also feature multiplayer.


Code Name S.T.E.A.M. fogging up 3DS in Spring 2015

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 3:15pm PST

Today's Nintendo Direct offered a greater glimpse into Code Name S.T.E.A.M., while also revealing the official release window for the upcoming strategy game from the makers of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem.


Pikmin Short Movies debut for 3DS and Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 2:56pm PST

It turns out Nintendo isn't done with Pikmin just yet, finally offering the Pikmin cartoon shorts teased in 2013 on the Nintendo eShop.


Hyrule Warriors gets Link Spinner from Amiibo use

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 2:44pm PST

Nintendo has specified how Amiibo will work with Hyrule Warriors, adding a whole new character... sort of.


Splatoon trailer debuts single-player campaign

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 2:37pm PST

Today's Nintendo Direct concluded with a first look at the single-player campaign for the upcoming paintball-fest Splatoon.


Duck Hunt Smash Bros trailer heralds Duck Hunt Virtual Console release

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 2:28pm PST

Duck Hunt is not only joining the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., but his classic game is about to see a re-release on the Wii U Virtual Console.