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Shovel Knight amiibo Release Date Digs In To Action

Yacht Club Games has locked in a release date for their Shovel Knight amiibo, which sees their stout figure arrive in Europe ahead of North America. That is largely attributed to “production difficulties,” with the extra month’s wait for North America allowing for more stock to be generated to help keen consumers secure their own amiibo without frustration. “You may be wond...

Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals see select Wii U and 3DS games discounted

Nintendo of America is getting into the Black Friday spirit, having today launched their own Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals. This sees selected “best-reviewed games” on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS discounted by as much as 50 percent until Wednesday 2nd December, with prices ranging from $5 upward. Nintendo’s own software is strongly present, with games such as Captain Toad: Treasure Track...

Bowser Jr. amiibo exclusive to Toys R Us in North America

The Bowser Jr. amiibo will be exclusive to Toys R Us in North America, the children’s games and toy retailer has announced. Those in the United States and Canada will need to trek to their nearest store, with the retailer confirming that they won’t be taking online pre-orders ahead of the amiibo launching on September 11th. That will see the Bowser Jr. amiibo see release alongside Wii ...

New Nintendo 3DS arrives in North America on September 25th

Nintendo of America has announced plans to release the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model in North America later this month. The news was shared at the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, at which a special Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle was revealed. This will include a copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, two cover plates inspired by the game and an Animal Crossing amiib...

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson releasing in North America on September 15th

With a European release next week, XSEED Games has announced that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson will launch in North America this September. The 2.5D beat-’em-up adventure will be made available through the Nintendo eShop ($39.99), and will also receive a limited ‘Double D Edition’ retail release ($49.99). This includes a two-disc soundtrack comprised of 60 tracks, and can be purchased...

Splatoon’s next Splatfest dated for Europe and North America

Nintendo has at long last revealed when Splatoon‘s next Splatfest will take place, seeing Inklings in North America and Europe once again take sides. Those in North America will have to choose between which food they would rather roast over a campfire, voting for either marshmallows or hot dogs. You can get in on the ink-action from Friday 7th August at 9pm PT, and will run until Saturday 8t...

Final Fantasy Explorers confirmed for a western release in January 2016

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Explorers will release in North America and Europe early next year. The publisher has shared more on the story that drives the Nintendo 3DS exclusive RPG, which will see players find themselves in a world at war over its greatest power source – the Grand Crystal. Focused on co-operative play, players will team up with other Explorers to venture ou...

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition locks in August release dates

Disney Interactive have performed a hyperspace jump to see that Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition launches in advance of competition from Skylanders SuperChargers and LEGO Dimensions. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will be joined by the standalone Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set (Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures included) and Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set (Joy and ...

Nintendo Download: 14th May 2015 (North America)

Prepare to scale Wall Maria, with Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains and 3D Thunder Blade leading new digital additions on Nintendo 3DS this week, as part of this week’s Nintendo Download. However, Wii U is treated to the lion’s share. The Virtual Console service welcomes Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White and New Super Mario Bros., with new indie games on...

Nintendo of America report 80 percent hardware sales climb for Nintendo 3DS

Buoyed by the New Nintendo 3DS XL’s launch, Nintendo of America have shared that hardware sales of their trusty handheld have risen by nearly 80 percent in 2015’s first three months in comparison to the same period last year. That success was spurred by key first-party titles, with The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D selling more than 184,000 copies throughout March, whereas Super Sm...

Mario amiibo to be sold separately in North America from April 4th

I hadn’t realised, but, unlike Europe, the Mario amiibo hasn’t been available to purchase separately in North America. With the Super Mario Collection amiibo having launched last week to coincide with Mario Party 10, the game’s star Italian plumber could only be bought bundled with the Wii U exclusive. That will all change from April 4th, with Nintendo of America confirming that ...

Iwata: Wii U still has “considerable room for growth”

With Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata remaining confident that the company will achieve their operating profit target for the fiscal year, he’s adamant that Wii U “has considerable room for growth” in the year ahead. They will look to achieve that with an impressive slate of first-party software, encompassing Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’...

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