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Following Wii U, Miyamoto steps away from Nintendo hardware R&D to focus on software development

Shigeru Miyamoto has been particularly involved with the development of Nintendo’s hardware in recent years, but it seems that may not be the case going forward. Continue reading

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival to use cards only for minigames

Of course, with amiibo Festival being a board-style party game, it’s hard to imagine how else people expected to use the cards. Continue reading

Sakurai thought about dropping Pac-Man from Smash Bros. if old-school design was rejected

If Namco had forced Pac-Man’s newer “Ghostly Adventures” design on Sakurai, Pac-Man may have been dropped from Smash Bros. Continue reading

Club Nintendo Europe gets new Captain Toad Figurine Lamp for 6000 stars

A light-up Captain Toad lamp figurine is now available from the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue to European members. Continue reading

Nintendo’s E3 2015 Digital Event is about to start – Watch it here

Nintendo is about to begin streaming their E3 2015 Digital Event, which is sure to be packed full of great announcements and surprises. Continue reading

Shenmue III Kickstarter surpasses $1 million in record time

It might have even gotten to $1m sooner if the initial rush of eager backers hadn’t briefly crashed the Kickstarter website. Continue reading

Roy, Ryu for Smash Bros. revealed in massive leak; plus images of Lucas, trophies, stages, and more

I swear to Naga, if Nintendo of America doesn’t somehow localize Fire Emblem: Binding Blade now… Continue reading

Things are looking Up for this custom amiibo from GandaKris

GandaKris has created another magical custom amiibo, and she deserves a merit badge for it. Continue reading

Fire Emblem: If gets new TV commercial ahead of Japanese launch

Fire Emblem: If’s Japanese launch is just two weeks from tomorrow, and Nintendo’s promotional campaign for the highly anticipated game is in full swing. Continue reading

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé: 3DS thrives on games players just can’t miss out on

Reggie Fils-Aimé acknowledged that the strong game library is what has helped the 3DS family of systems to thrive, despite a slow start in the market. Continue reading