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Alas, it seemed too good to be true. Despite Nintendo’s insistence that the next Legend of Zelda title for Wii U would be released by the end of the year, it appears that is no longer the case, as series produce Eiji Aonuma has said that a 2015 release for the game is “no longer a number one priority.”

According to Aonuma, the development team has been hard at work making the next Zelda installment, which has yet to be given an official title, the best game that it can be following its showing at The Game Awards last December. Since then, however, it appears that the team has discovered “several new possibilities” for the title, which has pushed its development schedule back indefinitely.

Nintendo has also confirmed that the title will not be making a showing at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, citing the team’s desire to continue developing the game to make it the “most complete and the best game it can possibly be.” Given its absence from the show, however, it appears this indefinite delay may be longer than fans realize, as the expo is typically used to highlight games that will be released within the next year.

What do you think about Zelda’s delay? Are you disappointed by the news, or did you expect this to happen? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Source: IGN

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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Arrives On Wii U April 2 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:56 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

It’s been a while since we heard anything regarding the Wii U and 3DS release of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, but judging by Nintendo of America’s updated page for the game, it should be arriving on Wii U on April 2 for the price of $9.99. No such information regarding the 3DS version is currently available, although with Nintendo’s recent venture into cross-buy, it is highly possible that both versions could be releasing on the same date.

As the name suggests, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a fan-game based off of the popular AVGN YouTube show created by James Rolfe. As someone who already tried out the game on PC, I highly recommend it to the fans of the show. The game itself is very challenging and fun, but it certainly loses a lot of its appeal if you’re not getting all the references and in-jokes.

Are you interested in picking up Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Life

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Reggie Fils-Aime Celebrated His 54th Birthday Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:18 +0000 Anthony Pershkin

On March 25, the man with the readiest body on the planet, Reggie Fils-Aime, celebrated his 54th birthday. Over the years, Reggie has become probably one of the most charismatic and memorable people representing Nintendo. Following Nintendo’s May 2004 E3 press conference, Reggie slowly won over the hearts of the masses with his highly quotable phrases. After becoming the president of Nintendo of America in 2006, Reggie’s popularity among gamers kept on rising, spouting infinite amounts of memes.

I love “my body is ready” jokes as much as everyone else, but I also have to remind everyone that Reggie Fils-Aime does a really good job as one of the key members of Nintendo. To me, Reggie represents a whole new period for Nintendo when the dialog between the company and its fans has been finally established.

What are your favorite moments of Reggie Fils-Aime’s career, so far? Let us know the comments!

Source: Nintendo Life

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Lucadian Chronicles Coming to PC, Will Have Cross-Platform Multiplayer with Wii U Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:00:38 +0000 Iain Farrell

Wii U sometimes feels like the poor cousin when it comes to playing online with other systems, but Dark Roast Entertainment, developer of Lucadian Chronicles, has decided that its going all in when it comes to multiplayer in the PC port of its recent Wii U title.

The Christmas release has been approved as part of Steam’s Greenlight program for PC release, and when it does come to PC players of both versions will be able to play one another! It seems like Wii U players will need to log in to Steam in order to take advantage of that feature, but setting up an account is quick and free, so there’s really no excuse.

Single-player story mode, asynchronous multiplayer, and leagues will all make their way to the PC as well as real-time draft tournaments. No word on support for something like cross save though– now that is a feature I’d like to see more of.

Source: Siliconera

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Nintendo Download: 03.26.2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:30:26 +0000 Iain Farrell

Thursday is new downloads day and after the bumper crop of titles last week, anything was going to look like a small list. Even so, there are some great titles on sale this week, so if you didn’t fill your boots last week, now’s the time!


Wii U eShop

  • Dot Arcade – $4.99

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Namco Museum – $6.99

3DS eShop

  • Jet Dog- $7.99
  • LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin – $29.99
  • My Pet School 3D – $19.99
  • Titanic Mystery – $4.99


Wii U eShop

  • Zen Pinball 2 South Park Table – Reduced from $4.99 to $2.49 (until April 2, 2015)
  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition – Reduced from $7.99 to $4.99 (until April 9, 2015)
  • Rock ‘N Racing Off Road – Reduced from $9.99 to $4.99 (until April 12, 2015)

3DS eShop

  • Moon Chronicles DLC – Half price (until April 2, 2015)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 – Reduced from $5.99 to $1.49 (until March 19, 2015)
  • Funfair Party Games – Reduced until April 9, 2015
  • 3D Game Collection – Reduced until April 9, 2015
  • Murder on the Titanic – Reduced until April 9, 2015

Source: Nintendo

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Shiny Charizard Distribution Event Coming to UK Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:59 +0000 Iain Farrell News Desk Masthead - Pokémon Pokemon

Hot on the heels of German gamers getting their hands on some shiny Pokémon, it seems that it’s now the UK’s turn! From April 3 until April 19, the Queen and other players of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire will be able to claim their very own Shiny Charizard without need of a specially modified console.

Instead, they’ll be able to stroll into their local branch of GAME to pick up a code. The 320 stores across the UK are also hosting Pokémon-themed areas and there will be an additional access code available in some stores which will give the holder access to a Pokémon Trading Card Game “collector’s album.”

Source:, MCV

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Tachyon Project Coming to Wii U eShop Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:34 +0000 Kevin Knezevic

Eclipse Games has announced that it will be bringing its stylish dual-stick shooter Tachyon Project to the Wii U eShop later this year.

Inspired by classic top-down shooters like Xenon 2, Tachyon Project places players in the role of Ada, a sentient computer program that was created to “hack into the most secure places on Earth.” Unfortunately, an unexpected turn of events leaves Ada alone in the wilds of cyberspace, and she’ll have to break into some of the most well-guarded computers on the planet to discover what had happened to her creators.

According to Eclipse, Tachyon Project will boast a number of different features, including over 30 different enemy types to face, six main and nine sub-weapons with which to customize your ship, a 10-level campaign with hand-drawn cutscenes, and a local multiplayer mode for up to four players.

Eclipse Games says Tachyon Project will be released in June or July for Xbox One, and later this year for Wii U, PC, and likely PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World European Release Dates Leaked? Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:00:43 +0000 Kevin Knezevic

While Nintendo had previously confirmed that its upcoming squid-based shooter Splatoon would be launching sometime in May, it appears we now have a concrete date, at least for Europe. According to a listing on Nintendo of Europe’s website, which has since been removed, Splatoon will be launching in the region on May 29. The listing also mentioned that Yoshi’s Woolly World, the next arts and crafts platformer from Good-Feel (developer of Kirby’s Epic Yarn for Wii) will be hitting Europe roughly a month later on June 26.

If the listing is true, which seems likely considering how quickly it was removed from Nintendo’s website, European fans won’t have to wait much longer for two of the year’s biggest Wii U titles. Those aren’t the only release dates that were potentially leaked, either; according to the listing, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (known across the pond as Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush), will be launching in the region on May 8, while Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will be following a week later on May 15. All in all, May certainly looks like it’ll be a busy month for European fans!

Source: Nintendo World Report

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Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Announces Expanded Tour Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:00:29 +0000 Jon Stevens

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, the concert series featuring some of the best songs from across the Zelda franchise, has announced new tour dates for both the U.S. and Europe, as part of its 2015 “Master Quest” tour.

The concert will be coming to even more cities across the globe, including Dublin, Rome, Amsterdam, and Milwaukee. For those of you planning to attend in New York, meanwhile, there will also be a special event at the Nintendo World store there. Guests will be treated to an ocarina demo, cosplay, and a live musical performance ahead of the full concert.

The new Master Quest tour features new visuals and music , including from the recent 3DS games, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. For a full list of when and where Symphony of the Goddesses will be performing, head to the concert’s official website here.

Also, if you are a Club Nintendo member, you can get a 15 percent discount to the show by logging into your account and finding the discount code on the banner advertising the concert.

Source: Press release

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Major Nintendo Game Announcement Incoming Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:30:21 +0000 Jon Stevens

After the recent announcement of Nintendo’s partnership with DeNA (which we have discussed at length here), you would be forgiven for thinking that it would be a while before Nintendo made any more big announcements. But according to the latest issue of Famitsu Wii+DS, a major game announcement for Nintendo platforms will be revealed in its next issue.

No mention is made about which platform we can expect the game to be on, but the use of “Nintendo platforms” in the article indicates that it will be across both Wii U and 3DS.

Others across the Internet are suggesting that it could be a new Dragon Quest, which remains hugely popular in Japan, but without any further information to go on at the moment, this is all just speculation.

What game are you hoping for? Could this be one of Nintendo’s new mobile titles or is too soon to even be thinking that? Let us know below.

Source: IGN

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