Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow come to 3DS Virtual Console February 27th


In today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made a surprise announcement regarding a set of classic games and the Nintendo 3DS. On February 27th, Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow will all be available on the eShop for download. You can read more about the port below.

Now, you’re probably asking, “How will we be able to trade Pokemon without our Game Boy link cable?” Well, Nintendo has you covered: the game will allow trading and battling through wireless connection. Otherwise, the games are a faithful port of the original RPGs that started a phenomenon.

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Cloud from Final Fantasy VII is coming to Super Smash Bros., and no: you’re not dreaming.

Well… Nintendo did it. They made the Internet collectively lose their minds. To end today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo unleashed the news that Cloud Strife, a fan-favorite character from Final Fantasy VII, will be a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. You can check out more information past the break on Cloud’s inclusion into the world of Smash Bros.

I’m not even a big fan of Final Fantasy, but watching the stream tonight was something special. I saw a whole chat room collectively lose their minds at the announcement. It was one of those awesome moments. You see a bunch of fans go nuts in collective happiness that their dream character just got put into Smash Bros. To all Final Fantasy fans, I’m really happy for you all tonight. Here’s to hoping Cloud kicks some serious butt in Smash Bros.

Now when does the petition begin to get that Final Fantasy VII remake released on the NX?

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The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD is real; Hits stores March 4th, 2016


To start off its first Nintendo Direct in quite some time, Nintendo kicked off the show confirming a rumor that hit the web a couple weeks ago. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is real, and it’s coming to Wii U on March 4th of next year.

The game will also come with a soundtrack CD and new amiibo based off of Wolf Link that will also be able to function with the new The Legend of Zelda game also coming next year. Nintendo has also confirmed that all the Super Smash Bros. amiibo of Zelda characters will have functionality in Twilight Princess HD.

You can head over to Amazon to pre-order Twilight Princess HD, and you can check out below for more information on The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD.

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Fire Emblem Fates releases February 19th; release details revealed


In today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo finally answered two burning questions for all concerned Fire Emblem fans: When are we going to finally be able to play Fire Emblem Fates, and will we have to buy two games? The answer to the latter is… kind of.

Fire Emblem Fates will be released in two games as we were told: Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Each game will have a MSRP of $39.99. If you purchase one version, you can get the other version digitally at a discounted $19.99. After the release of both games, Nintendo will then release a third game, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations, digitally.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting: Nintendo will release a special edition of  Fire Emblem Fates with all three games, an art book, and a special 3DS carrying case for $79.99 MSRP. You can pre-order all versions of the game at Amazon (Special Edition, Birthright Packaged, Birthright Digital, Conquest Packaged, Conquest Digital).

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Mega Man Legacy Collection with gold Mega Man amiibo hits stores February 23rd!


Today in its Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that the Mega Man Legacy Collection will hit stores and the eShop on February 23rd. In addition, the collector’s edition of the game will come with a brand new amiibo: the Gold Mega Man amiibo. Pre-orders have begun, and you can head over to Amazon to reserve yours now. You can also check below the break for more information regarding Mega Man Legacy Collection.

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Impressions – RetroProtection box protectors for Nintendo games

If you hold onto your physical game collections like I do, odds are they’re worth something to you, be it money or sentiment. Perhaps you’ve collected dozens and dozens of boxed amiibo figures and do everything you can to keep them in good condition. You might have even considered investing in protecting those collections – I sure did, which leads us to this video.

RetroProtection offers archive grade plastic protectors for a wide range of game boxes, cases, amiibo and Funko Pop! figures, and even some system and console boxes. In most cases, they’ll cost you less than a dollar per case… but are they worth it? Check out our video to find out!


Doodle God Review: The World Is Yours To Create!


Doodle God is an interesting beast of a game. Knowing nothing about it before booting it up, I assumed it would be a god-like simulator in a more cartoonish world. I’m glad that my assumption was wrong, though, and that Doodle God is a pretty unique challenge.

Doodle God is a puzzle game developed and published by indie studio JoyBits. The game was actually released on iPhone and Android in 2010, then ported to the PlayStation Vita on July 16, 2013, and finally saw release on Steam on September 24, 2015. For this review, I decided to look at the Steam and Vita versions of the game.

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Enter Our Giveaway For Your Chance To Win A Jigglypuff amiibo!


The Jigglypuff amiibo figure was exclusive to Target, and while more are surely on the way, why wait? You can win a Jigglypuff amiibo from us right away!

From now through November 30th, you can enter our giveaway for you chances to win a boxed, North American Jigglypuff amiibo to use with Super Smash Bros. We’ll be using Gleam’s competition platform to run our event. There are several ways to enter (mostly involving our social channels), and we’ll be adding more ways to enter throughout the month!

There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter. Some entry methods can even be performed multiple times (once each day), so be sure to get your entries in early and often and we’ll pick the lucky winner of a Jigglypuff amiibo after November 30th!

The Tanooki’s Jigglypuff amiibo Giveaway

Nintendo enters mobile scene with upcoming social app


Many have long questioned Nintendo’s seeming hesitation to tap into the mobile market, which has seen explosive growth within the past several years. That’s about to change with the company’s recent announcement of its first mobile app, called Miitomo, launching in March 2016. Rather than being a game in the traditional sense, the company describes the app as a “communication application that helps friends share fun personal facts and interests.” Although the app will be free to download, in-app purchases will be available. Miitomo will be released for iPhone and Android devices.


Ace Attorney 6 announced for 3DS; confirmed for Western release


Famitsu has revealed that the latest in the Ace Attorney series of games will be coming to 3DS. Capcom followed up with an announcement that the game will indeed be coming to the west as well.

The game will be playable at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, where Capcom will be demoing the game and handing out special stickers.

Ace Attorney spin off games are hit or miss in terms of whether or not they are localized, but every numbered entry thus far has made it westward. More details are expected to be released in this week’s Famitsu which will feature a six page interview with developers regarding the characters and setting of the game.

Famitsu, via Shacknews