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Shulk revealed in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

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Shulk was revealed in the August 29th Pic of The Day, a redeeming quality to an otherwise boring news week. I won't be going into full analysis of him but he plays a little differently than other characters, using his Monado Sword to control what stats he has at a time, and Sakurai goes in-depth in his Pic of The Day:

"Pic of the day. From Xenoblade Chronicles, Shulk joins the battle!! He's not the type of character that would usually appear in the Smash Bros. series, but we worked really hard to make it happen. We're very happy with how he turned out. This stage is Gaur Plain."

 Images by Smash Bros. Miiverse
"Shulk's sword, the Monado, slashes enemies with a beam when activated, so it can strike from long range. What really makes this weapon unique is that when the Monado Arts are activated, it can change Shulk's features and abilities! Emerge victorious in battle by changing your abilities strategically!!"

Sakurai gave each Monado Art, describ…

New Super Smash Bros. 3DS trailer

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A new trailer for Super Smash Bros. 3DS has been uploaded by Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel. It's hard to translate, so just enjoy the footage for now. It covers different modes, attacks, stages, assist trophies, customization and more.



If you look closely at the trailer, you might be able to find Ganondorf at the breaking point of being knocked out...

What do you think of this trailer and Ganondorf coming back to Super Smash Bros.? Leave a comment below.

First 12 Amiibo announced for release

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The first 12 Amiibo were recently announced, including Mario, Link, Fox, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Pikachu, Peach, Marth, Kirby, Samus, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, all inspired by their Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS models.

Pre-orders for the Amiibo are available at Gamestop, Best Buy, and Amazon. Will you be getting an Amiibo figure?

Ultimate NES Remix Coming To 3DS This November

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Today, Nintendo revealed they will be bringing Wii U eShop exclusive NES Remix series to the 3DS in Ultimate NES Remix. Physical and eShop copies are planned, it will have a leaderboard and championship mode, but not much else is known about it. Given my feelings on the first NES Remix for the Wii U, it doesn't really appeal to me, but if you want to try it out, it launches in North America on November 5th.

New Super Smash Bros. CD coming to NA

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Nintendo has announced a Super Smash Bros. music CD inspired by the new Smash Bros. games for fans who register both versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. This offer is currently only available to North America and Europe:
"As another offering for fans, those who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games in Club Nintendo – before a set time - can claim the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U: Premium Sound Selection, a free soundtrack CD packed with tunes taken from and inspired by the games. Further details on the timings pertaining to this offering will follow at a later date."

Also, Nintendo of Italy announced a two-copy bundle of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS for a discounted price. It's unknown what the price will be just yet, but this is a nice little something for hardcore Smash Bros. players and a excellent buy-one get-one gift to give to a friend to play.
What do you think of these Smash Bros. goodies? Leave a comment …

Nintendo 3DS Update in October comes with New Skins

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In a Japan-exclusive Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced a couple different things and one of them was about a system update coming later in October which allows you to customise your start screen. These include art from classic Mario, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and other Nintendo related games along with different patterns. It changes the folder art, the sound effects, and icons.


What do you think of this update? What kind of patterns would you like to see? Leave a comment below.


Shadow Trailer for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

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A new trailer for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal was leaked before PAX. The trailer shows an animated cutscene from the animated TV show and some gameplay footage, but at the end it is revealed that Shadow has a role in the show as well. It is unknown if he may be playable, but he will have a role in how the game and show's plot rolls out.

What do you think about the update? Leave a comment.

Limited Edition Bundles for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in the UK

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Nintendo UK and The Official Pokemon Company are selling steelbooks and minifigure Primal-Groudon/Kyorge, depending on what Pokemon game you choose, available on the Nintendo UK store.  
Will you be getting these steelbooks, UK Pokemon fans? Would you like to see this expand into other countries? Leave a comment below.

Mario Kart 8 DLC inviting Link, Villager, and F-Zero

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We just got our first look at Mario Kart 8 DLC, and it includes new courses, packs, and even characters from The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. 
Here are the packs in detail: 
Pack 1: Mario Kart 8 X The Legend of Zelda – Releases November 2014 - $7.99

This DLC pack includes:
3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link4 Vehicles (Including the Blue Falcon)8 Courses (Including an F-Zero-looking track)

Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing - Releases May 2015 - $7.99

Pack 2 includes:
3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser4 Vehicles8 Courses (Including a Animal Crossing town inspired track)

Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle – $11.99
6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle andDry Bowser8 Vehicles16 CoursesIf you purchase both packs (even if you buy them separately),  as a bonus, you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys. If you order these packs ahead of time, you can use the different Yoshis and Shy Guys starting after tomorrow'…

Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U: Bet on Players in Spectator Mode, Win Smash Coins!

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Sakurai's Pic of The Day for August 26th reveals spectator mode for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, and the information that we can bet on players before the match starts to win Smash Coins. 
"Pic of the day. Spectator Mode is available even on the compact 3DS version!! In this mode, you can watch players all around the world fight and make bets with in-game gold. Wager wisely by checking out the player names, rules, win rates, odds, fighters, and stage!!"

"Being able to cheer someone on is what really makes spectating matches fun. This time, 1st and 2nd place will get prizes in four-player matches, and spectators can bet the gold they win on Bonus Chances."
This picture helps prove the leak even further, given these photos from the leaker:


More and more leaks are coming out all the time from the leaker on Imgur:  http://imgur.com/a/PzeCw#s8WYgs5
What do you think of the new updates? What do you think of the new leaks? Leave a comment below.

Pokken Tournament is a Thing, Apparently

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The Official Pokemon Company revealed a new Pokemon fighting game named Pokken Tournament, planned to release in Japanese arcades in 2015. The arcade game is a partnership between BANDAI NAMCO games and The Pokemon Company. A first look at gameplay footage was shown:



What do you think of these new updates? Are you excited for Pokken Fighters? Leave a comment below.

(Now we can just hope for PAC-MAN to be a fighter again...)

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes Benz Update

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Nintendo has scheduled Nintendo eShop maintenance for tomorrow, August 27th, effecting Mario Kart 8's online leaderboards and rankings. The maintenance is specifically put in place for the free Mercedes DLC and Mario Kart 8's huge update. 
This will be in effect throughout the day August 27th across the world: Europe – 8.50am to 10amUK – 7.50am to 9amUSA (EDT) – 2.50am to 4amUSA (PDT) – 11.50pm (Tues, August 26) to 1amJapan – 3.50pm to 5pm Are you looking forward to racing in these new Mercedes Benz? Leave a comment below.

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Trailer showcases Bikes and Evolution

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A new trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was released on the Centero Pokemon YouTube channel. The video showcases the Mach and Acro Bikes and also show the evolution and Pokedex registration pages. Check out the video above.

This is also a reminder a new Pokemon game will be revealed tomorrow, and so far no hints have been given on what the game is. Do you have any thoughts about Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire or the new game? Leave a comment below.

Super Smash Bros. Leak Catches Nintendo's Attention and Grows

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Ever since the first leaks of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS came out last week, people all over the internet have been speculating on what may be true and what may be false. So far, nobody has been able to truely debunk these rumors and Nintendo denied so far saying anything about these leaks.

Game Informer contacted Nintendo to find out what they had to say about these massive leaks: “We have nothing to announce at this time. For the list of announced playable characters for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS please visit: http://www.smashbros.com.”;



The first bit of news that we have to support our evidence are screenshots of the game leaked by one ESRB employee. The screenshots look like pictures sent to Nintendo that may be deemed inappropriate or may raise the rating; such as images of scantily-dressed females as Candy Kong and gross-outs such as revealing the description of Wario's trophy, which also officially confirms Wario's inclusion. If you want to se…

Amazon Pre-order bonus for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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Sega has revealed a pre-order bonus exclusively for Amazon when you order Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric before release. People who pre-order will receive a code to unlock glow tape to put on your characters in-game, and even if you have already pre-ordered the game, you will still receive the costume. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric launches November 18th for Wii U. 
What do you think of this new luminous costume? Leave a comment below.

PAC-MAN Full Analysis in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

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  Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U Red, Blue, Yellow

PAC-MAN was confirmed for Super Smash Bros. late June at E3 2014's Super Smash Bros.
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Ever since then, we have gotten new information on the PAC-MAN stages and PAC-MAN himself, and have brief ideas on what his alternate costumes would be. Here's our analysis on PAC-MAN and some of our ideas. If you have any more ideas that we forgot, leave them in the comments below.

Here's a summary of PAC-MAN from Famitsu: 

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MOVES Some of these moves are pure speculation, and others have been revealed by the  Famitsu August 2014 Magazine in Japan.
NEUTRAL SPECIAL "PAC-MAN's neutral special will cause fruit to appear in his hand which can be thrown as a projectile. If you hold the button down you can cycle through different fruits which call have their own unique power, speed and trajectory." 

The fruit go in order from a cherry to a st…