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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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Nintendo ramps up Amiibo production in the midst of shortage

Nintendo ramps up Amiibo production in the midst of shortage

If you've tried and failed to get your hands on Nintendo's amiibo figurines, you're not alone. Nintendo admits that there is a new shortage of amiibo as the company is having issues keeping up with intense consumer demand. A new wave of amiibo is due to hit U.S. shelves on May 29th. Nintendo realizes it has a hot item on its hands. Players are in the midst of an all out amiibo craze. Amiibo might be what is keeping Nintendo in the game, considering it doesn't have console to truly compete with Xbox One and Sony's PS4.

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Nintendo is ditching one of its best ideas

Nintendo is ditching one of its best ideas

For a company that relies so much on the legacy appeal of its much-loved former games and consoles, Nintendo appears surprisingly eager to cut ties with the past. Nintendo Virtual Console for the Wii U has long offered a selection of classic Super Nintendo titles for those wanting to do a little SNES reminiscing. Now, though, it seems the digital shelves will no longer be stocked with new (old) games, as attentions move elsewhere.

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Nintendo Wii U bundle ‘Splatoon’ arrives May 29

Nintendo Wii U bundle ‘Splatoon’ arrives May 29

Nintendo has announced the upcoming arrival of a Wii U Splatoon bundle, which will bring with it the title alongside Nintendo’s Wii U console. The bundle will be available starting next month from Best Buy, and will involve a Wii U Deluxe console, pre-installed Nintendo Land games, and a code to download Splatoon for free. The game is a family-friendly offering, being an action shooter with ink-spraying, customizable characters, splatting, squid transformations, ink-swimming, and more. It'll be priced at $299.99 USD when it drops.

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Mewtwo glitch hits Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Mewtwo glitch hits Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Earlier this week, emails with codes to download the playable Mewtwo character in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS versions of the title rolled out to qualified gamers (those who had registered both versions of the game during the promotional period). It’s a special perk for those gamers, while the rest of us are forced to wait for the character’s availability until April 28. It looks like we’re not missing out on too much, however, with a new glitch causing gamers grief and prompting a statement from Nintendo.

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Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo code emails are rolling out

Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo code emails are rolling out

Today brings good news for those who have both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. — the email containing the Mewtwo character DLC codes are rolling out now. This is notable for two reasons: if you don’t qualify, you’ll have to pay for the character; and, secondly, you’ll have to wait until April 28 to get your digital hands on it. Reports of the codes being received by some qualified gamers started popping up this morning, first for those located in Japan, but with those in North America and Europe seeing them soon after.

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LEGO Dimensions: many worlds, one platform, one game

LEGO Dimensions: many worlds, one platform, one game

At last, all LEGO brands can play in harmony in a digital video game. Joel McHale is here to deliver a message to the masses on what it'll mean to take LEGO characters like Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle, and jam them all into a single video game called LEGO Dimensions. This game works with a single starter game, a portal, and expansions that'll span well into the future. Place your LEGO character or creation on the platform and it'll be pushed into they trusted universe that is Dimensions.

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Amiibo demand takes down GameStop

Amiibo demand takes down GameStop

On April 1, Nintendo revealed the latest wave of amiibo figurines, with the first batch being set to arrive on May 29 and the rest in July and September. Demand for amiibo has been both high and competitive, and nothing about that has changed...in fact, it appears to be increasing. Following the announcement, GameStop announced that it would start taking pre-orders as of yesterday, but the demand proved too much: buyers crashed GameStop's website, temporarily taking it offline and forcing the company to limit amiibo pre-orders to its physical retail stores.

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LEGO may jump in on Amiibo craze soon

LEGO may jump in on Amiibo craze soon

The gaming universe and LEGO aren't unfamiliar with one another. A whole barrage of LEGO-themed games have been released over the past several years, and there doesn't appear to be any end to the releases well into the future. There's even an online role-playing game you can play where (some) figures you collect in real life can be brought into the game. Until now, this was all done with simple, rudimentary code-entering. The next step should be rather obvious to those familiar with Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Amiibo figures.

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