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Nintendo announces new Splatoon Amiibo for July

Nintendo announces new Splatoon Amiibo for July

Nintendo continues to make a killing from the sales of its Amiibo, small collectible figures that can connect with Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games to unlock new content or characters. The Japanese game company revealed that it's shipped 53.6 million Amiibo in total since their debut in late 2014, with 24.7 million figures shipped in the last year alone. To add to the collection Nintendo also announced that new Amiibo for the Wii U game Splatoon will be released in July.

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Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Nintendo’s official Star Fox anime comes to YouTube

Star Fox Zero, the long-awaited return of Nintendo's fighter jet-piloting space shooter series, is finally being released on the Wii U this week. To mark the occasion, Nintendo produced an anime short that serves as an introduction to the story told in Zero. The best part is that the 15-minute movie, titled Star Fox: The Battle Begins, is available to watch for free on YouTube.

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Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo explains why Super Mario Maker levels are deleted without notice

Nintendo's Super Mario Maker is a bona-fide hit for the Wii U, allowing players to let their imagine go wild to create game levels, then upload them online for others to play. Unfortunately, since the game's release last fall, Nintendo has been constantly observed deleting player-created levels from the online hub where they can be discovered, offering no explanations or detailed criteria about why they were unacceptable. The company has finally tried to address players' frustrations, posting course guidelines on a new support page.

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The next Zelda game may have a female Link, and I think that’s great

The next Zelda game may have a female Link, and I think that’s great

Gamers everywhere are clamoring for news and updates about the next game in the Zelda franchise. It's been far too long since we've been able to play as The Hero of Time (or some other iteration of the character). And now a new rumor swirling around says that our hero might end up being quite different than the one we're used to controlling.

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Top games to play in April on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U

Top games to play in April on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U

April is nearly here, which unfortunately means that almost everything you read tomorrow will be some sort of gag. But thankfully the upcoming game releases are no April Fool's joke. Today we'll take a look at some of the most-anticipated games coming out next month.

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Nintendo refutes report that Wii U production is ending

Nintendo refutes report that Wii U production is ending

While Nikkei, the Japanese business newspaper, may have a decent record when it comes to predicting and leaking the future plans of the country's tech giants, it seems its recent report about Nintendo ending production of the Wii U game console is a bit far from the mark. Nintendo has come forward and stated that is not true, and it has plans to continue producing the Wii U throughout the rest of the year.

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Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Mario Maker gets keys, locks, skewers, and a Super Expert mode

Nintendo has released many successful games over the years. And while some games do get updates once in a while, they've really stepped up their game for Super Mario Maker. Since it was released, Nintendo has rolled out two major updates for the game, bringing a host of new features. Plus, they keep releasing new costumes on a pretty steady basis. Well, today they've announced another big update.

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Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero release date confirmed, additional game included

Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero release date confirmed, additional game included

As part of the latest Nintendo Direct stream, the Japanese gaming giant's live announcement on upcoming games, the house of Mario revealed that Star Fox Zero now has a solid release date. The Wii U exclusive title was eagerly anticipated for release back in November, but Nintendo decided to give it a little more time in development, with producer Shigeru Miyamoto explaining that they needed to address some issues with gameplay mechanics in order for the game to meet the expectations of quality.

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Nintendo NX tip: beefy handheld with wireless TV connection

Nintendo NX tip: beefy handheld with wireless TV connection

Given how Nintendo's performance in the hardware area has been rather disappointing these past years, it is understandable that a lot of attention, which includes speculation and anonymous insider tips, is being lavished on the promised Nintendo NX. Sometimes, however, those also turn more into wish lists rather than plausible features. This latest tidbit almost seems like an example. According to the supposedly reliable source, the Nintendo NX will veritably be a handheld device with the processing might of an Xbox One and connects to at TV wirelessly with an HDMI dongle.

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Remastered The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD comparison video looks good

Remastered The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD comparison video looks good

Sometimes the video game industry feels a bit like the movie industry with everything being sequels or updated versions of classic movies and games. One of the remastered video games that some old school gamers might be on the lookout for is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U. Nintendo is remastering the GameCube game for the Wii U and to get fans excited it has released a comparison video of the original game and the new version.

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Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Nintendo launches Super Mario wallpaper Maker

Super Mario Maker has no doubt been one of the best things to come to the Wii U. Until its release, the only way you could make your own Mario levels was with a complicated emulator. Well, now the gaming giant has released a new version of the Mario Maker, though you won't be able to actually play the levels you create.

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Mario Maker glitch allowed players to modify levels before playing

Mario Maker glitch allowed players to modify levels before playing

Earlier this week, Nintendo took down the servers for Mario Maker. This of course meant that you couldn't play any online courses, or upload any new ones of your own. Nintendo didn't provide any explanation, except for calling it “emergency maintenance” and later saying “adjustments have been made for a more pleasant gaming experience.” However, the real reason for it was a pretty big one.

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