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Following the latest Nintendo Direct earlier in the month, New Play Control! Pikmin released on the European Wii U eShop as a Wii download. In North America, the game is coming this week.

We usually don’t hear about Virtual Console/Wii download games until Wednesday, but Nintendo’s website already confirms that New Play Control! Pikmin is arriving in the states in just a couple of days. You’ll be able to pick it up starting on September 29 – this Thursday.

Here’s an overview:

“Captain Olimar has crash-landed on a strange world, and his only hope for survival lies with odd creatures called Pikmin. Set out and explore the strange, lush planet before Olimar’s life support runs out! Command up to 100 Pikmin, swarm predators, and haul critical parts back to your ship—all by using the Wii Remote.”

And a brief trailer:

New Play Control! Pikmin will cost $19.99 on the Wii U eShop.



Paper Mario: Color Splash is all about cards, as that’s what players use during battles. The game also features special Thing Cards that is a returning element from Sticker Star. Check out some footage of different Thing Cards from Color Splash below.


Nintendo held a Yo-kai Watch 2 event with Level-5 and Hasbro this past weekend in Toronto. Gameskinny attended the event, and was able to speak with Nintendo of Canada communications manager Andrew Collins. Andrew Collins commented on how Yo-kai Watch has become popular in North America, the 3DS versions of Yoshi’s Woolly World and Super Mario Maker, and Nintendo Directs.

It’s also worth noting that the interview had a brief snippet on NX. While we’ve included it below, Nintendo asked for its removal, and it’s no longer in Gameskinny’s piece. Regardless, you can read up on their interview here for some other topics. We’ve posted excerpts below, including the bit about NX.


A survey conducted by GlobalWebIndex provides insight into the amount of time people are playing on consoles each day.

On Wii U, it’s estimated that the average time spent is at around 2.5 hours, while Wii falls at just over 1.5 hours. Wii U is actually just a minute behind the estimate on Xbox One. The full chart can be seen above.

GlobalWebIndex’s data is based on those who responded between the ages of 16 and 64.

Thanks to thieftheodore for the tip.



Choice Provisions has announced Runner3, the next game in the Bit.Trip Runner series.

A notice posted on the project’s new site reads:

Runner3 is the upcoming (and perhaps unsurprisingly) third entry in the BIT.TRIP RUNNER series. We’re committed to making it the best game we’ve ever made, and we want you to hold us to it. You can follow the game’s development over on our devlog, where we encourage you to chat with us in the comments section of our weekly updates.

We plan to be very open with you about the creation of Runner3, and we even plan to solicit feedback occasionally and offer user polls to give everyone a chance to chime in and help us think of things like level names, possible unlockable outfits, and more.

Let’s work together to make Runner3 the best game it can be!

We also have the following teaser:

That’s all for now. Runner3 is due out next year, so there’s plenty of time to share information about the game. I’d say it’s likely that we’ll be seeing it on a Nintendo platform, though nothing is confirmed at the moment.

Bit.Trip Runner started out on WiiWare, and eventually headed to other platforms including 3DS as part of the Bit.Trip Saga. Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien was then released on Wii U and other platforms in 2013.



Nintendo Life uploaded more footage from Yooka-Laylee based on its appearance at EGX this past weekend. Find a few minutes of gameplay below.


All major retailers are now properly taking pre-orders for Super Mario Maker on 3DS. Amazon just started reservations officially today, and can be had for 20 perent off with Prime. It’s also up at Best Buy (with 20 percent GCU discount) and GameStop.


With River City: Tokyo Rumble releasing tomorrow in North America and Thursday in Europe, we now have some direct-feed footage from the English version. You can get a look at the various modes below.


GameMill Entertainment sent out a new batch of screenshots showing off the characters of the side-scrolling action game Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers. Six heroes/hero pairs are included, which can be swapped between instantly in single-player.

The lineup is as follows:

  • Finn & Jake (Adventure Time) – Inseparable as always, Finn the Human uses the superpowers of his best friend and shapeshifting dog Jake to unleash damage and protect himself.
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe) – Half-human, half-Crystal Gem magical guardian of the cosmos, Steven is equipped with a number of bright and bubbly abilities.
  • Clarence (Clarence) – Dishing out sugary-sweet justice, Clarence brings his love and excitement for everything – including carbonated beverages – to the squad.
  • Gumball (The Amazing World of Gumball) – A blue cat with a flair for misadventure, Gumball is a middle-school student from Elmore who takes enemies to school with imaginative weaponry.
  • Mordecai & Rigby (Regular Show) – Best friends who’d rather play video games than work, Mordecai and Rigby have teamed up to do the job that one hero should be able to do alone.
  • Uncle Grandpa (Uncle Grandpa) – A good-hearted uncle and grandpa who magically helps the world with the powers of his propeller hat and more.
  • And here are today’s screenshots:

    Source: GameMill PR


    A couple of outlets posted new gameplay of Skylanders Imaginators today. Videos from both GamesBeat and GameSpot can be seen below.

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