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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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Zelda still coming to Wii U

Zelda still coming to Wii U

Don't fret, lovers of Zelda, word from Miyamoto himself suggests that Zelda will be coming to Wii U. Just this past March, Nintendo suggested that Zelda might not be coming to Wii U after all - instead heading to their next game platform "codename NX". Today, Miyamoto suggests that while the game might not be coming inside 2015, it'll still be coming to Wii U. Nintendo's current hero console will, eventually, get the Link it's been hoping for since inception. The greatest Zelda adventure to ever grace a console, of course.

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Nintendo’s Amiibo cross over to Skylanders

Nintendo’s Amiibo cross over to Skylanders

This week Nintendo crossed a barrier - they've announced Amiibo for Skylanders. These Amiibo will be cross-platform functional - cross-game, that is to say, don't cross your fingers for Amiibo working outside of the Nintendo hardware universe just yet. These characters work with Amiibo abilities as they always would, but also working in the new game Skylanders SuperChargers. The first Amiibos introduced this way are Donkey Kong and Bowzer. These new characters will take on new abilities and forms - and they'll have their own special vehicles usable in the Skylanders universe, too.

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Watch Nintendo at E3 Live here

Watch Nintendo at E3 Live here

Today Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 2015 is taking place worldwide from a single YouTube live portal. Below you'll have a peek at that event. This event's theme is "Transformation." Super Mario Brothers is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Nintendo wants to make it clear that they're going to continue transforming the gaming universe with "Super Mario Creator" - as revealed earlier this year. It's your chance to transform the environment.

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Nintendo leaks new Amiibo via twitter

Nintendo leaks new Amiibo via twitter

You never know what type of games and game hardware are going to send people into a collecting frenzy. I'd wager Nintendo hoped that its Amiibo would be popular, but I doubt that the company figured that demand would be so high that it would crash GameStop. Demand has been so high that Nintendo promised to up production in the midst of an Amiibo shortage. Amiibo fans are eagle eyed when it comes to looking for new products.

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Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

E3 2015 may not have officially started, but Nintendo couldn't help gushing Super Smash Bros. news today including YouTube replays and fresh characters. In an announcement this morning, Nintendo confirmed that Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise, and Roy from Fire Emblem, would join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Meanwhile, there are also new amiibo figures on the horizon.

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SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

Though SEGA has had some hits and misses, it presses on with its biggest cash cow Sonic and friends — this time around, it is 3DS owners who will be getting the next title. The company has announced a new game dubbed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the Nintendo 3DS, and it will be arriving some time this winter (a time that will be seeing several other anticipated titles dropping). We don’t know the exact date at this point, but SEGA has dropped some details on what the title is about, as well as a teaser image.

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