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Nintendo delivery truck heist leaves pre-orders up in air

Nintendo delivery truck heist leaves pre-orders up in air

Nintendo pre-orders -- particularly of the amiibo sort -- are a hot thing right now, and trying to get an item before it is sold out is hard enough. What makes it harder are heists -- robberies, that is -- that snatch already-ordered gear. Such a reality has unfolded, however, with a delivery truck full of Splatoon amiibo and games being robbed in the United Kingdom. This is bad news for those in the region who pre-ordered the gear, as it is now likely stored in an illicit warehouse right now.

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Splatoon for Wii U appears to be an instant hit

Splatoon for Wii U appears to be an instant hit

The reviews are in - Splatoon for Wii U seems like it's been a hit for both veteran reviewers and the everyday average onlooker. That's good news for you Wii U owners out there looking for a new game to jam on, especially if you're looking for something wholly unique. Below you'll see a number of presentations of gameplay and the like to get a better idea of what this game will bring to you come Friday, the 29th, release day!

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS arrives this winter

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for 3DS arrives this winter

Nintendo made a wee announcement today, revealing that the new Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the 3DS will be launching some time this winter. This follows 2013’s Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity game, and will be launching in North America for those using Nintendo’s portable console. The news was jointly revealed by the Pokemon Company International and by Nintendo. More details after the jump!

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Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U Basic set to be discontinued in Japan

Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U Basic set to be discontinued in Japan

Things have been somewhat quiet for Nintendo in the Wii U market lately, what with several of the system's big games delayed until later this fall, and it being unclear what the company might show off at E3 this year. Now, that doesn't mean the console is in dire straits at this point, but Nintendo has revealed that it's killing off one of the Wii U models in Japan, which may be a sign of what's to come for other regions.

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NPD: Mortal Kombat X was April’s top game, 3DS sales spiked

NPD: Mortal Kombat X was April’s top game, 3DS sales spiked

The NPD Group has released its numbers for April, and overall things looked good for the gaming industry. As you might have expected, Mortal Kombat X (check out our review) took the #1 slot in terms of bestselling games (GTA V came in second), and things were looking particularly good for portable console sales — Nintendo’s 3DS saw a large jump in sales over the first four months of this year in comparison to last year, with a 65% or so increase.

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Silver Mario amiibo arrives May 29

Silver Mario amiibo arrives May 29

As we reported back in February, Nintendo will be releasing Silver and Gold edition Mario amiibo figurines. No details about them were released at the time, but we’ve heard more about them since then, and now the most important detail has arrived: when you can get your hands on them…or, at least, on the Mario Silver Edition Amiibo (given that a gold edition hit Walmart back in March). The figurine will be available at retailers across the nation starting on May 29 at $12.99 USD.

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Nintendo World Championships to return in June

Nintendo World Championships to return in June

Nintendo has announced -- using a pretty cheesy video -- that it will be bringing back the Nintendo World Championships. This is the first time the gaming company has held such an event in 25 years, making it particularly notable, and it will be held in Los Angeles, California, on June 14. Nintendo announced the news today as part of an E3 teaser video. Nintendo also says that it will be having its next Digital Event on Tuesday, June 16 at 9AM.

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Don’t expect Nintendo’s mobile games at E3 this year

Don’t expect Nintendo’s mobile games at E3 this year

Nintendo may expect to have its first mobile game on the market before the year is through, but don't plan on seeing any hint of it at E3 2015. While the company is targeting five titles by March 2017, according to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata the annual gaming convention isn't the right place to discuss them. That, he said today in a Q&A session, is because E3 is about a very different type of play.

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Super Mario-themed Airbnb in Tokyo is retro gaming paradise

Super Mario-themed Airbnb in Tokyo is retro gaming paradise

If you were wanting to stay a few nights in a Super Mario-themed hotel or apartment, there's few places you would think to look first than Tokyo, Japan. But what you might not expect is that instead finding it in some Nintendo-hosted location, you can book it on Airbnb for only 9,000 yen (about $75) per night. Going by the Airbnb username "Heart of Tokyo," host Parker has converted a one bedroom Tokyo apartment into a floor-to-ceiling Mario masterpiece. Now all you need to do is find some affordable airfare to Japan.

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Nintendo targets five mobile games by March 2017

Nintendo targets five mobile games by March 2017

Nintendo plans to have five games for smartphones and tablets on the market by the end of March 2017, the Japanese company has confirmed to investors today. While many thought that their calls for Nintendo to embrace smart devices had finally been answered when the firm announced a deal with DeNA two months ago, characters like Mario won't be showing up on your iPhone any time soon. Instead, Nintendo says, it's aiming for a few polished titles rather than a gush of cash-ins.

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