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The “Rare Revealed” series continues with a new video dedicated to Perfect Dark. Below, you can see some facts pertaining to the game that you might not have known otherwise. It’s worth a watch!

A new set of My Nintendo rewards are now available in both North America and Europe. They’re all discounts, spread across platinum and gold.

Here’s the full lineup:

North America

– 15% off Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (600 platinum)
– 15% off Super Mario Galaxy 2 (300 platinum)
– 15% off Pikmin 3 (300 platinum)
– 15% off Dr. Luigi (230 platinum)
– 15% off Mini Mario: Minis on the Move (150 platinum)
– 30% off Triforce Heroes (100 gold)
– 30% off Tomodachi Life (80 gold)
– 30% off Wonderful 101 (70 gold)
– 30% off DKC Tropical Freeze (50 gold)
– 30% off Metroid Prime Trilogy (50 gold)

Europe

– 10% off Fire Emblem Fates (20 gold)
– 20% off Captain Toad (600 Platinum)
– 40% off Captain Toad (100 gold)
– 20% off Animal Crossing: New Leaf (600 Platinum)

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In just a matter of minutes, Nintendo made major announcements about the NX, the new Zelda game, its E3 2016 plans, and next mobile titles on Wednesday. Now that the dust has settled, it’s take to look back on the news and talk about it all.

Here’s a recap of everything:

– NX: not releasing this holiday as many expected, but will instead launch globally in March 2017; unveiling later this year
– Zelda: the new game is coming to both NX and Wii U; delayed to 2017 for a simultaneous launch on both platforms
– E3 2016: no NX at E3, Zelda will be the only playable title
– Mobile: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games coming this fall; the latter will connect “with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems”

Now it’s time to talk about the big news! How’s everyone absorbing the various announcements? I think for me, the most surprising thing is that Zelda is the only playable Nintendo game at E3. We’ve never really seen anything like that before. I do sort of wonder why Paper Mario: Color Splash isn’t going to be there, and we won’t be seeing anything on 3DS which seems slightly odd as well.

Our new comic for the week can be found below, which is a one-shot featuring Eiji Aonuma and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask! We’ll be back next week with the choose your own adventure-styled comic.

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Want to catch up on our previous comics? Simply visit this page!

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta bring back the ‘Kno Yo Nintendo’ fan trivia at PAX East. Check it out below.

SEGA has decided to go ahead with a movie adaptation of Shinobi, one of the company’s classic franchises. Stories International – SEGA’s film and television production studio – will create the film with producer Marc Platt.

Platt said in a statement today:

“We love the Shinobi games and believe that the world of ninjas has never been properly explored onscreen. We now have the opportunity to do just that. With Shinobi, we hope to make a film that honors the essence of the games and brings this fascinating world to life for moviegoing audiences.”

Many of the Shinobi games have previously launched as Virtual Console titles. The most recent entry, Shinobi 3D, came out for 3DS several years ago.

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The new Kirby series amiibo just dropped in Japan this week. You’ll find an unboxing video for all four figures: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee.

Emily Rogers has returned with some new speculation about Retro Studios’ new project. As one would expect, this new title would be on NX.

Rogers wrote on Twitter a short while ago that the title in question isn’t Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, or Diddy Kong Racing 2. She adds that the project is planned for 2017.

Below are Rogers’ tweets:



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If you’re in Japan, you can now pick up an amiibo diorama based on Super Smash Bros. (there’s also one for Kirby). Here’s a look at the accessory:

Update: Amazon has price-matched Twilight Princess HD and Tri Force Heroes.


A variety of games and amiibo are on sale at Best Buy as part of the retailer’s “Deal of the Day”. You can see everything being offered here. Some are in-store only, but many are also online like Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which is $10 off.

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