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Nintendo Rolling Out New amiibo and Game Functionality This Year

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 21, 2016 6:20am PST

This new Wolf Link amiibo will have you howling for more. More amiibo.


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam review: Origami Rocks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 20, 2016 10:00am PST

Consistency in comedy is hard, especially in video games, but Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam still manages to tickle the funny bone with this crossover tale of two different corners of the Mario multiverse, even if the RPG gameplay itself feels like it's been Xeroxed.


"Really? I liked it a lot. Maybe because I hadn't played the others in the series. "

- Schnapple see all 8 comments

Nintendo NX survey points at 900p resolution, achievements, 4K video streaming, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jan 20, 2016 7:27am PST

A new survey has hinted at the possible specs for the Nintendo NX as well as a plethora of new information.


"They totally didn't. :( I'm sure a smaller number does though. "

- DinK see all 138 comments

We're Getting A Project X Zone 2 Demo Next Week

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 19, 2016 6:15pm PST

More characters than you can shake a stick at. 


"Yay! I love this game. I should still finish the first one. So fun! "

- badkitty64 see all 2 comments

Bravely Second: End Layer Collector's Edition Announced

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2016 4:55pm PST

A soundtrack and art book coming for the 3DS RPG, plus details on a unique pre-release demo.


"Overall the game was really repetitive and way too long. Also I hate how there were so many jobs ..."

- waxthirteen see all 8 comments

Fire Emblem Fates Getting Special Edition 3DS, Map Pack DLC

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2016 4:45pm PST

Nintendo has announced a special white-and-black edition of the 3DS to launch alongside Fire Emblem Fates--but it doesn't include the game!


"It almost seems like it could be TOO MUCH Fire Emblem. Like, I'd love to see all three stories, ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 3 comments

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Restore Points Disabled in Upcoming Virtual Console Releases

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 19, 2016 9:35am PST

You'll have to play by the rules just like it's 1998.


"Hmm, interesting. Any word on whether this will affect stuff like Mew Glitch, MissingNo., etc.?"

- No2Rancor see all 2 comments

Final Fantasy Explorers Lets You Run With Legendary Characters

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 19, 2016 8:45am PST

Aerith isn't back, but you can pretend she is with Trance Mode!


Pokken Tournament US release date announced

By Daniel Perez, Jan 15, 2016 8:08am PST

Prepare to do some serious battling in Pokkén Tournament in just a few months.


"Nice, it looks like a cool fighter and from what I heard its apparently pretty good."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

Nintendo president outlines plans for 2016; NX details coming

By Daniel Perez, Jan 15, 2016 7:56am PST

Nintendo's new president has outlined his plans for the company, which includes details on the Nintendo NX, the future of its smartphone apps, and more.


"I wonder if NX is going to bring Nintendo back to some sort of parity with the other big ..."

- TheEmissary see all 5 comments

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD requires Wolf Link amiibo to access new dungeon

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2016 8:54am PST

Those without the Wolf Link amiibo will want to bark at the moon after missing out on a new dungeon.


"A new dungeon I'll never see and bonuses I'll never use. Is this why the game is coming out in ..."

- jayacheess see all 20 comments

Nintendo celebrates Pokémon's 20th anniversary with New 3DS bundle

By Daniel Perez, Jan 12, 2016 7:30am PST

The New 3DS bundle will launch on February 27th and will come with some bundled games, cover plates, and more.


"For some reason, I want to get a pokemon themed 2DS. No idea why."

- baron calamity see all 2 comments

2015 Game of the Year #2: Super Mario Maker

By Shack Staff, Dec 31, 2015 10:00am PST

This week Shacknews is counting down its top ten 2015 Games of the Year, as tabulated by both staff votes and input from our own Chatty community. Coming in at #2 we have the joy of 2D Mario spreading its creative juices to the masses, Super Mario Maker.


"I just got my Wii U back after lending it out. Suggestions on finding good levels to play? It ..."

- lefthighkick see all 13 comments

Splatoon grooves to new Piranha Pit and Ancho-V Games stages

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2015 1:08pm PST

A new update for Splatoon is imminent and it appears that two new stages are about to join the rotation.


"Oh man the Splatfest is at the worst time! I'll be seeing Star Wars on Friday night, and ..."

- sinilu see all 5 comments

Super Mario Maker update adds new items, bookmarks, and more on Dec. 21

By Daniel Perez, Dec 17, 2015 6:30am PST

The Fire Koopa Clown Car is by far our favorite new item within this update.


"Woohoo! Those p-switch enabled doors are going to fun. Just in time for my Christmas vacation. "

- greenbergMD see all 6 comments