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Splatoon is getting a new ‘Tower Control’ mode

Splatoon is getting a new ‘Tower Control’ mode

Nintendo has announced that Splatoon is about to get a new multi-player game mode for both “kids and squids”, a mode that is called Tower Control. This will join the multi-player modes already offered in the game, and will be applied in Ranked Battle — says Nintendo, this includes Splat Zones. With Tower Control, gamers are tasked with riding a tower that is floating into the enemy base — this will, however, also leave the person who is riding it more open to being splatted.

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Dark Pit amiibo arrives at Best Buy this month

Dark Pit amiibo arrives at Best Buy this month

The amiibo craze shows no signs of slowing, and getting your hands on the latest one is (usually) quite the battle. Pre-orders have been cancelled, a shipment truck has been hijacked, and websites have been crashed all in the name of getting the latest lineup. Enter Dark Pit, the next amiibo to arrive as part of Nintendo’s rollouts this year. The figurine will be hitting digital shelves at Best Buy soon, but the retailer has announced ahead of time that it is instituting some ordering limitations to (hopefully) quell the chaos.

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Nintendo Miiverse has ‘big changes’ inbound

Nintendo Miiverse has ‘big changes’ inbound

Nintendo has revealed some upcoming ‘big’ changes for Miiverse, with new features being inbound as part of a redesign that will improve one’s ability to talk about the titles they’re playing. Included among all this will be a new look for different aspects of Miiverse, with items being broken down by category and those categories are getting a new look. Discussions, Drawings, and Journal entries will all have their own sections, and some other current features will be going away as a result.

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Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon Shuffle is released to mobile devices like iPhone and all manner of Android phones while full game remains in limbo. While we've still got some finger-crossing to do on the full Pokemon game release for mobile devices, the flip-and-match game Pokemon Shuffle has arrived for Android and iOS. While this might at first seem like Nintendo is loosening the straps on their game collection for mobile devices at large, the Pokemon company is - in fact - separate from Nintendo. Never forget that. While you're crying tears of joy at the prospect of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue for Android and iOS.

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Blindfolded gamer beats Super Mario World in just 23 minutes

Blindfolded gamer beats Super Mario World in just 23 minutes

If you think you're a hardcore, old school game fan, or one of the best speedrunners around, you've got nothing on this guy. YouTuber/Twitch streamer PangaeaPanga has beaten Super Mario World in just 23 minutes, 14 seconds… while blindfolded the entire time. It's an incredible feat just to comprehend, even more so when he says he only began practicing for the challenge on June 16th, started blindfolded runs on June 20th, and uploaded the successful attempt days later on June 23rd.

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Pokemon Jukebox Android app: gotta hear ’em all

Pokemon Jukebox Android app: gotta hear ’em all

These days, almost anyone and everyone is getting on the online music biz, and somewhat surprisingly, Nintendo is one of those. No, it doesn't have a new Taylor Swift-friendly streaming service. But it does have a Pokemon Jukebox app on Android. Say what? Yes, Nintendo just released a music app dedicated to one of the world's most popular digital critters. You can now listen to the background music and themes of your favorite childhood (or adult) days to your heart's content. But be warned, it's going to cost you.

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Nintendo’s Splatoon holds strong with new sales milestone

Nintendo’s Splatoon holds strong with new sales milestone

Nintendo's ink flinging game Splatoon has found itself a wide fan base, and that popularity is reflected in the game's recent milestone: more than one million units have been sold. Splatoon is a third-person shooter game with a distinct Nintendo flavor featuring Inklings (the squid-like creatures) that are controlled by players — when the Inklings are in human form, they shoot colored paint-like ink which splats other players. When in squid form, the Inklings can swim through the ink. There are guns, bombs, and a lot of amusement.

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New Nintendo 3DS tipped for release in North America

New Nintendo 3DS tipped for release in North America

This week Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime spoke up this week on the future of handheld gaming machines for the USA. Speaking without giving direct confirmation to writer Stephen Totilo of Kotaku, Fils-Aime suggested that "some special SKUs might show up", this after speaking about North America and the lack of a release of both new 3DS handhelds to this environment. Could it be that the Japanese market's desire for the 3DS XL and non-desire for a smaller device was informing Nintendo on the USA?

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Super Mario Maker launches 11 September, demo kiosks ready

Super Mario Maker launches 11 September, demo kiosks ready

It might not be the most well thought out date for a launch, but at least Nintendo is putting exact figures this time. Almost exactly a year since it was announced, Super Mario Maker will finally be landing exclusively on the Wii U on 11th September this year. But if you're itching to actually try it out before you buy, you might just be in luck. Partnering with Best Buy, Nintendo will have demo kiosks ready North America, giving fans a chance at making their dream Mario level.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 revealed – as a mobile game

Kingdom Hearts 3 revealed – as a mobile game

Today Kingdom Hearts Unchained was revealed by Square Enix in a bid to hold the hearts of those that've been waiting for the third big installment of this game franchise. Unfortunately, this wasn't exactly the game the crowds at E3 2015 were looking for. Especially when the teaser suggested that Kingdom Hearts 3 was coming for consoles and for the PC. We've still got Kingdom Hearts 2 and II.5 to love - and there's always a hope for a Kingdom Hearts 3 release in the next year!

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