Pokémon Shuffle Daily Pokémon: Fan Rotom now available

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Mow Rotom is gone for the week (unless you caught it), and today’s new special “Daily Pokémon” challenge is now playable. Beat it, and you’ll have a chance to capture Rotom’s flying forme: Fan Rotom.

Like the other Rotom formes, Fan Rotom has a level 1 attack power of 50, and its Mega Boost ability will help fill the Mega Guage for Mega-Evolving flying Pokémon.

Fan Rotom will be available until 6am UTC Saturday, or midnight CT. You’ll be able to challenge it as many times as you want until then, in case you have trouble catching it or you simply want to go for that “S” rank.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D version 1.1 update available for Japan

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Japanese owners of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D can now update their games to version 1.1 through the game or through the eShop. You can scan the above QR code using the Japanese Nintendo 3DS.

The update fixes an error messages that can be displayed during the game. It also corrects a glitch preventing you from swinging your sword after playing in the shop of “Honey & Darling.”

Version 1.1 doesn’t appear to be live for other regions yet, but given that our first indication of the incoming update came from Europe, expect Western regions to get the update soon.

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Europe: Free Xenoblade theme for New 3DS with game, faceplate pre-order while supplies last

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Earlier today, we posted that the Europe would be receiving the stylish, red Xenoblade Chronicles faceplate for the standard New Nintendo 3DS model via bundles with the game itself… but wait, there’s more!

While supplies last, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D pre-orders through Nintendo will receive a free 3DS theme featuring official Shulk artwork on the top screen and the Monado on the bottom screen. I assume that the “while stocks last” applies to the game and faceplate pre-orders required to get the free theme, since I don’t think Nintendo can run out of digital themes… but these days, who knows.

No word on whether or not the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D theme will be available for purchase later by everyone else, including those using New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.

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Walmart sending out cancellation emails for multiple Gold Mario amiibo orders

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Ah, amiibo pre-order cancellation emails. Seems like Walmart wanted to get in on the fun.

It appears the retailer has started sending out emails informing those who attempted to order multiples of the Gold Edition Super Mario amiibo figures that their orders exceeded their quantity limits and are being canceled as a result. Many customers previously placed orders for up to two figures at a time, with many ending up on eBay for prices in excess of $55.

Twitter user @rcmadiax received the cancellation email after seemingly placing a second order for a total of two figures. Have you received a cancellation email yet? If so, what were the circumstances?

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Chainsaw artist Griffon Ramsey recreates Majora’s Mask

Artist Griffon Ramsey has a passion for creating with the use of chainsaws. With all the hype leading up to the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D earlier this month, it’s no surprise that Ramsey had been seeing Majora’s Mask advertising all over the place and had been receiving requests to carve the titular mask as her next project.

The video above chronicles her process of replicating the iconic mask, and it’s mesmerizing watching it come to life. Watch the video, and hit the link below to check out Griffon Ramsey’s YouTube profile and subscribe to keep up with her work.

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Nintendo World Store selling “Wave 3” amiibo tomorrow morning at 9am

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If you’re in the New York City area and are still search for some third wave amiibo figures, you’ll want to try to make it out to Nintendo’s flagship store tomorrow morning.

At 9am Friday, the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza will have a new shipment of all non-exclusive third wave amiibo for sale while supplies last. As a reminder, those figures include Sheik, Toon Link, Bowser, Ike, Sonic, Mega Man, and King Dedede.

The Nintendo World Store is limiting customers to just one each. From the wording of the tweet, it seems you’ll be limited to just one figure out of the entire wave, so pick the one you need the most. Customers will be allowed to start lining up as early as 8am.

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Spoiler: Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC includes an additional, unlockable character

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The Boss Pack for Hyrule Warriors won’t be available in North America for another two weeks, but we’ve gotten wind of an additional playable character that can be unlocked by getting an A-rank on a certain mission.

It’s a giant character, but we’re including the video footage after the break due to the spoilery nature of the video, and even of just the video title. Read on to find out more!

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Scalpers asking for as much as $1,500 for Gold Mario amiibo on eBay

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Right on cue, countless pre-orders for Walmart’s exclusive Gold Edition Super Mario amiibo have been posted to eBay, with scalpers asking for minimum “Buy It Now” prices in excess of $55 and climbing as high as $1,500. The majority of them don’t even offer free shipping (though that $1,500 one does).

The limited edition figure was available for online pre-orders at least twice this morning, but sold out within minutes both times. More stock will be available in stores when the figure launches alongside Mario Party 10 and the rest of the Super Mario series amiibo on March 20th. As of right now, the Gold Edition amiibo will be exclusive to Walmart in the United States.

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Johto starters are hidden no more: download yours now through Pokémon Bank

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Chances are many of you are approaching the end of your Pokémon Bank subscription, seeing as it launched just over a year ago. Well, now is as good a time as ever to renew that subscription, because you can now download all three fully-evolved Johto starters through Pokémon Bank.

Not only are they fully evolved, but each Pokémon possesses their hidden ability: Leaf Guard for Meganium, Flash Fire for Thyplosion, and Sheer Force for Feraligatr. This distribution will run until November 30th and the Pokémon can be sent to the game of your choice among Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y through their Pokémon Link feature.

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That stylish Xenoblade faceplate for the New Nintendo 3DS is now up for UK pre-order

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Remember the gorgeous Xenoblade faceplate for the New Nintendo 3DS revealed last week? Previously, it was only announced as coming to Japan in April. Now, Nintendo UK indicates that the Monado-themed cover is coming to Europe.

At the moment, you can pre-order a bundle of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and the beautiful faceplates for £52.99, or bundles of the game, cover plate, 3DS AC Adapter, and either a white or black New Nintendo 3DS for £199.99. You can view more photos after the break.

Obviously the faceplate isn’t coming to North America due to the fact that we don’t even have the standard-sized New Nintendo 3DS over here, but if you’re thinking about picking up a foreign (note: region-locked) New Nintendo 3DS for any reason, maybe you’ll want to pre-order one of these beauties.

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