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Yes, you read that headline right!

Mewtwo was sorely missed by fans when he didn’t return to the Smash roster in Brawl. We all thought he’d never return when he was absent on both the Wii U and 3DS roster, but in a shocking turn of events, Mewtwo will be available as free DLC to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Fans will be able to master his psychic powers once again on Spring 2015.

Unfortunately, if you were planning on buying just one version, then you’re out of luck. Mewtwo will only be available to those that own both the 3DS and Wii U version, which is similar to the free Smash soundtrack offer on Club Nintendo. While I’m excited that Mewtwo has finally returned, I was only planning on buying the Wii U version of the game, making my feelings a bit mixed. What do you think about Mewtwo and his grand return? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo

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Up to Eight Players Can Fight in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:45 +0000 Anthony Vigna

There have been rumors about an eight player mode in Super Smash Bros. since hackers found audio clips of the announcer saying “eight player match” on the 3DS version. While this mode is still not available on 3DS, today’s Nintendo Direct confirmed that up to eight players will be able to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Just to be clear, you don’t need to have exactly eight players to enjoy this mode. The Nintendo Direct also showed off five player and six player matches, assuring that no one will be forced to wait in bigger groups. To accommodate the higher number of fighters, some stages will be enlarged to give everyone room to fight. However, the only downside is that you won’t be able to play this mode online.

Are you excited for eight player mayhem in Smash? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

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Nintendo Download: 10.23.2014 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Anthony Vigna Bayonetta, Fantasy Life, Pokémon Art Academy, Shantae, and tons more!]]>

Itching to download something this week? Well, you’re in luck! Nintendo has a very solid lineup of downloadable games this week on the eShop. Check it out:


Wii U eShop

  • Bayonetta 2 – $59.98 (when purchased with Bayonetta)
  • Bayonetta – $59.98 (when purchased with Bayonetta 2
  • Just Dance 2015 – $39.99
  • The Voice – $39.90

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – $7.99

3DS eShop

  • Fantasy Life – $39.99
  • Pokémon Art Academy – $29.99
  • Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce – $29.99
  • Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay – $29.99
  • The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins – $29.99
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – $19.99
  • Castle Conqueror EX – $3.99
  • KORG DSN-12 – $37.00
  • Secret Journeys: Cities of the World – $4.99
  • Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing – $4.99


  • Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing – $4.99


3DS eShop

  • Sweet Memories Blackjack – Reduced to $2.79 from $3.99 until 11.06.14
  • Wakedas – Reduced to $1.99 from $2.99 until 11.06.14

There’s a lot of great stuff this week! If you’re into action adventure games, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 should definitely be on your radar. If you’re into platformers and Metroidvanias, then downloading the long-awaited Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is an absolute must as well. Or, if you’re really into Pokémon and drawing, you can’t go wrong picking up Pokémon Art Academy on 3DS. There’s literally something for everyone this week!

Personally, I’ll be picking up Fantasy Life sometime soon. I’m glad that the game is being localized after I wrote about my desire to bring it to the west last year, as the combination of RPG and life simulation elements really appeal to my tastes. What about you? Let us know what interests you in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

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Next-Gen Rumblings Arise From Nintendo Job Posting Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:00:01 +0000 Robert Marrujo

Here we go again.

Nintendo’s knee-deep in the life cycles of Wii U and 3DS, but a recent job posting by the company has people wondering if the replacement for one (or both) of those consoles is already underway. Nintendo is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, specifically with expertise in handling software development for low powered device. That last bit suggests a handheld, but the reality is there’s no way of knowing what sort of hardware may or may not be getting worked on based off the listing alone. In any event, Nintendo is known for working on its systems years in advance, so it’s not unusual for the company to be getting the ball rolling now.

What do you want from Nintendo’s next systems? Should the company offer a 2-in-1 system that merges handheld with home console? Voice your thoughts in the comments!

Source: IGN

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Camp Pokémon Available Now on iOS Devices Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:30:49 +0000 Robert Marrujo

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company continue to flirt with mobile devices, now joining the Pokémon TV and Pokémon TCG apps with Camp Pokémon on iOS.  Essentially a minigame collection, Camp Pokémon offers players the chance to acclimate themselves to the world of Pokémon though a number of (presumably) fun activities.

Toss Poké Balls, identify Pokémon, and paste digital Pokémon stickers onto photos taken with the player’s mobile device. Certainly worth a look for Pokéfanatics, but the question does now linger larger than ever: is a true Pokémon game on a non-Nintendo console imminent?

Are you for or against Nintendo branching its properties out onto the devices of other companies? Will you be playing Camp Pokémon? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Kotaku

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Yoshi’s Circuit Is Back as Mario Kart 8 DLC Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:54 +0000 Robert Marrujo Double Dash!! course will be arriving with the first pack of DLC due in November!]]>

Mario Kart 8‘s first DLC pack is due at some point in November, bringing with it cups based on the Legend of Zelda and Yoshi. Not all of the race tracks, however, have been disclosed, but Nintendo was kind enough to peel the curtain back a bit and reveal that Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is making a return!

As the below video demonstrates, Yoshi Circuit has been lovingly redesigned and upgraded with the same meticulous care as the rest of the courses in Mario Kart 8. It’s a pretty big deal that Nintendo is releasing DLC for a Mario Kart game, and the snippets of information unveiled so far have really gotten at least this writer’s anticipation level through the roof!

What are your thoughts on Yoshi Circuit coming back? Or Mario Kart 8‘s DLC in general? Sound off below!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Hyrule Warriors to Receive Amiibo Support Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:36 +0000 Andy Hoover

The list of games, both new and already released, that will support Amiibos has steadily been growing, and now Hyrule Warriors has joined their ranks.

Nintendo made a very short Tweet stating that Link’s Amiibo will be made compatible with the game and that more details will be coming eventually. Since that is really the gist of the whole message, we will have to wait and see to learn more. I personally hope we will see the Zelda Amiibo supported as well, along with announcements of at least a Sheik and Ganondorf being added to the Amiibo line, which would only make sense seeing how both are already in Super Smash Bros.

Stay tuned for more on this story.

Source: Nintendo Life

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Nintendo Files New European Trademarks Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:43 +0000 Andy Hoover

Copyright and trademark filings can often prove rather interesting; sometimes they offer a glimpse into a company’s future plans, and sometimes they prove to be red herrings as nothing ultimately comes from them. Considering that, it might be fun to see what Nintendo plans to do with Virtual Boy and Polarium with their recently filed trademarks in Europe.

The Virtual Boy should, of course, be recognizable to any long time Nintendo fan. The unpopular system was released and then discontinued within six months back in 1995, but had become the butt of many jokes and something of an oddity for collectors and aficionados. Interestingly enough, the system actually never saw a European release.

The later trademark, Polarium, is actual the title of a Nintendo-published puzzle game that was released on DS and GBA in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The games received fairly decent reviews but never really set the world on fire or garnered that much attention, though the games did find their way to Europe in addition to Japan and North America.

While these trademarks might very well give some incite into Nintendo’s future plans (Virtual Boy Virtual Console, maybe?) it is possible that Nintendo might be filing these trademarks just to shelter the brands for the time being, which is a fairly common practice when companies have otherwise unused words, titles, or properties they want to prevent others from exploiting.

Source: GoNintendo

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Oddworld Facing Troubles with Wii U Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:34 +0000 Andy Hoover

When Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! was announced, people took notice. The Oddworld franchise has long had something of a cult following, featuring dark and strange visuals, mechanics that vary from title to title, and interesting social themes. The series had been sitting dormant for quite some time when series creator, Lorne Lanning, announced a complete remake and overhaul of the original in the form of New ‘n’ Tasty.

The game was finally making its way out onto the many platforms it is being made for, but word on the release date for the Wii U version has been absent. Thankfully, Lanning has reassured the world the game is still coming to Wii U, but the team has been experiencing an issue with the game file’s size.

New ‘n’ Tasty is not cancelled on Wii U. We are currently having challenges with the platform that we are striving to overcome,” Lanning announced via Twitter. “Regarding Wii U, while supporting the 8GB model is a consideration, it is neither a dealbreaker nor the only challenge.”

Lanning doesn’t go into details regarding the other challenges the team is facing, but I guess it is somewhat nice to see the developer choose to be so conscious about Wii U owners who only have the 8 GB version. Personally, I would have just told them to get an external HDD.

Source: Siliconera

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Nintendo Announces New Ways to Get Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Demo Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:05 +0000 Marc Deschamps Pokémon TCG and Puzzle Challenge officially announced for Virtual Console, as well!]]> News Desk Masthead - Pokémon Pokemon

Last week, Nintendo revealed the first way to receive a download code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo. Today, the company revealed that there are a number of other available ways to receive a download code. We’ve mirrored the full list below!

  • At select movie theaters from November 7-13.
  • At select retailers throughout the holiday season.
  • With the purchase of Pokémon Art Academy.
  • With the purchase of Pokémon Puzzle Challenge or Pokémon Trading Card Game on the Virtual Console.
  • Codes will be given to select Nintendo Network ID customers who have signed up for Nintendo e-mails.
  • Codes will be given out during Nintendo’s holiday mall tour from November 24- December 21.

It seems that Nintendo is really doing its best to build awareness about this demo. While the demo for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS was released as a time-exclusive before a general release on the eShop, Nintendo seems to be taking a different approach this time. The method of release could be perceived as a little more inconvenient, but releasing it this way will make it a more public event, and increase awareness.

Of course, Poké-fans will also be pleased to see the official announcement of Pokémon Puzzle Challenge and Pokémon Trading Card Game on the Virtual Console, as well. The titles will arrive on the service November 6 and 13, respectively. While Puzzle Challenge comes as a bit of a surprise, Pokémon Trading Card Game has been out for a number of months in other territories, and is a favorite among some members of the Nintendojo staff.

Do you plan on checking out Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? As always, let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

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