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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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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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Star Fox Zero Gameplay trailer summons fond N64 memories

Star Fox Zero Gameplay trailer summons fond N64 memories

This week the folks at Nintendo have revealed Star Fox Zero, releasing a gameplay trailer to make with the excitement. This is similar to what we saw teased in very, very early form last year at E3 making use of the Gamepad's second screen option. Here you're able to use the main screen as a 3rd-person view and the gamepad as your first-person screen. We've yet to see any other game make use of a double-screen in this way. It's radical.

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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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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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Mighty No. 9 trailer: the spirit of Mega-Man is alive and well

Mighty No. 9 trailer: the spirit of Mega-Man is alive and well

While you might still be getting bowled over by the release of the Fallout 4 trailer this morning, you're going to need to recover quick - here comes Mighty No. 9. Just in time to roll hard in a COMPLETELY different fashion, Mighty No. 9 is being presented here by Deep Silver after a massively successful KickStarter initiated months and months ago. What you're going to see here is a game that's made by the originator of Mega-Man, and in fact is a "Spiritual Successor" of our hero himself.

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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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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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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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