Nintendo News


Splatoon 2.0 update goes live tonight; servers being taken down for an hour

By Daniel Perez, Aug 05, 2015 2:05pm PDT

The Splatoon 2.0 update is going live tonight, and as a result, the game's servers have to be taken down for over an hour for maintenance.


Next Amiibo waves start in September

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2015 7:15am PDT

Nintendo has detailed the dates you'll be able to get your hands on that 8-bit Mario, Ganondorf, Bowser Jr., and more.


The Best Nintendo 3DS Games to Play

By Shack Staff, Aug 04, 2015 1:00pm PDT

We break down the ten best games to play on your Nintendo 3DS.


"Yeah. :/ Well these were based around everyone on staff who plays the 3DS. Had it just been one ..."

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Mario and Luigi Paper Jam Hands-On Impressions: 2D Teams Up With 3D

By Steven Wong, Jul 31, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Mario and Luigi Paper Jam to see how well 3D characters and their flat counterparts work together. It turns out, crossing dimensions has some suprising results.


"Sounds a lot like dream team with some paper oddities thrown into the mix."

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Super Smash Bros. 1.1.0 update goes live with Tournament mode and YouTube uploads

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 8:40pm PDT

Both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS have been updated, with both games getting some long-awaited features, as well as some new DLC.


"Totally buying those two stages, that's awesome. Sounds like a solid update!"

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The Legend of Zelda for Wii U 'TBD' release date hints at delay beyond 2016

By Daniel Perez, Jul 29, 2015 7:03am PDT

Nintendo has revealed the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda now has a TBD release date, meaning it could very well miss its 2016 release.


"I'm not surprised. This sounds like one of their most ambitious titles to date."

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Nintendo Miiverse redesign is now available on Wii U, 3DS, and web

By Daniel Perez, Jul 29, 2015 6:37am PDT

Nintendo has rolled out its improvements to its Miiverse service which now includes a Screen Shot Album, Play Journal, and more.


"I think your first question is yes but idk about the second. "

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Opinion: How Nintendo Can Move Forward

By Asif Khan, Jul 27, 2015 11:55pm PDT

After saying its fond farewells to Satoru Iwata, Nintendo must be looking to the future and preparing his successor. In making its choice, it has to find someone with the same reverence and respect for the company's culture.


"I can't see 3rd parties getting behind the gimmick. I feel like Microsoft tried that with the ..."

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Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Impressions: Like Soccer, But With More Death

By Steven Wong, Jul 27, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Metroid Prime Federation Force's sports game, Blast Ball. With two full 3v3 matches, is Blast Ball enough to win us over?


"I nominate Iggy's wrecking balls for the ballziest game that I loved that shouldn't have been as ..."

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Splatoon's August update adds new game modes, weapons, and more next week

By Daniel Perez, Jul 27, 2015 6:55am PDT

Nintendo has announced Splatoon will be receiving a "massive" update next week.


Nintendo TVii service will end on August 11

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 24, 2015 4:07pm PDT

Nintendo has announced that it is ceasing its Nintendo TVii service after nearly three years.


"Nintendo needed to refine this. Also you couldn't take proper screenshot and share on the ..."

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Skylanders SuperChargers Impressions: Nintendo Characters Help Attack by Land, Sea, and Air

By Steven Wong, Jul 24, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Skylanders: SuperChargers for Wii U to see how well Bowser and Donkey Kong can throw down with the rest of the Skylanders crew.


Splatoon goes to camp with free Camp Triggerfish map tonight

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 24, 2015 11:24am PDT

Splatoon's summer of free content continues, as the Inklings head to camp.


Project Cars cancelled for Wii U; 'simply too much' for Nintendo's hardware

By Daniel Perez, Jul 21, 2015 7:27am PDT

Slightly Mad Studios' Ian Bell has confirmed Project Cars won't be coming to the Wii U as the game is "simply too much" for its limited hardware.


"Never mind, you're talking about as a profitable revenue source--which makes more sense to me ..."

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Shack Reels: Nintendo Showcase Interview and Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jul 20, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Shacknews talks with Krysta Yang at the Nintendo Showcase in New York City to discuss some of the games in Nintendo's upcoming line-up.