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It’s absolutely certain that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will work with the Wii U GamePad. It’s possible though that the Wiimote and nunchuck – a setup used in the Wii version of the game – will also be compatible. The website lists both options on its Twilight Princess HD page.

Despite the listing, we won’t say that this is confirmed yet. After all, there have been occasions in which Nintendo website pages have carried incorrect information. Still, it’s certainly possible, and it’d be quite interesting to see how it’s handled if true.

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Rumor has it that Bravely Second’s western version will feature a change to one of the game’s classes. In the original Japanese edition, Square Enix included a Tomahawk class. But if the rumor is accurate, it’s now been replaced with the Cowboy class. The image above apparently gives us a look at the modification (the cowboy image seems to originate from a Spanish store).

Nintendo nor Square Enix has officially confirmed any class changes at this time. We’ll keep an eye out for any future developments about the rumor.


The gold Mario amiibo came and went at Walmart back in March. Most figures have received restocks and are fairly easy to find now, but that one is still tough for consumers to get their hands on. The situation might be changing in the near future though.

Walmart recently updated its amiibo terminal, and it no longer shows that gold Mario is an exclusive. This could be a sign of a restock across a wider array of retailers.



Junichi Masuda, known for his work on the Pokemon series, just made a tweet in which he’s telling people to watch today’s Nintendo Direct.

Obviously, this might not mean anything. There have been times in the past where a creator, such as Masahiro Sakurai or Soraya Saga of Monolith Soft, tweeted about an upcoming Nintendo Direct which led people to speculate that said Direct would feature news from their respective games, but it didn’t end up happening after all. Still, I figured it was worth pointing out.

Assuming today’s Direct will feature something Pokemon-related, what could it be? Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon seems unlikely since the game is already out in Japan and Masuda probably wouldn’t announce news about it like this to his mostly Japanese Twitter audience. News about the Wii U version of Pokken Tournament are definitely a possibility, however Game Freak was barely involved with the development of that game, which was handled by Bandai Namco instead. Pokemon GO is unlikely since Nintendo have said that the Direct will only feature Wii U and 3DS games. What most people would probably want to see is news about a new mainline Pokemon game, such as the rumoured Pokemon Z. It seems like a foregone conclusion that there will be another 3DS Pokemon game set in the Kalos region, but who knows if it will be announced today.

Either way, we will know for sure in about 12 hours when the Direct airs.


Retro Studios has worked on three Metroid games and two Donkey Kong Country titles. Could their next project be something entirely original? That’s what the latest speculation is pointing to.

Liam Robertson, who is known for digging up information about cancelled games as well as ones still in production, recently appeared on Gamnesia’s Nintendo podcast with some insight. According to him, Retro Studios tends to have three chances to pitch a project to Nintendo. If the concept isn’t greenlit after this, they’ll be assigned a project that NCL deems more likely to sell well.

Robertson went on to state in the podcast that Retro’s new game is something that they did indeed pitch. Pitches were submitted to Nintendo throughout 2014, one of which was eventually accepted by Nintendo.

Robertson ended with the following about Retro possibly working on an original IP:

“… And you were saying, ‘could it be an original property?’ I think, actually, the time is now for Retro to do an original property. They’ve done two established Nintendo franchises, they’ve done Metroid and Donkey Kong, and I think now is the time to let them take hold of the reins a bit more for themselves and do that. And I think if it is something that they pitched themselves, then that does make it more likely that they pitched something original.”


More franchises coming to LEGO Dimensions may have been unearthed via website pages. By modifying the URL of product pages on with certain initials, fans have been finding product numbers for unannounced sets.

A few initials have been spotted thus far. These include HP (likely Harry Potter), AT (possibly A-Team), MrT (Mr. T), and KR (perhaps Knight Rider). Other initials are MI (perhaps Mission Impossible or Monkey Island), FB (could be the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts) and ET (ET).


NWPlayer123, a person known within the gaming scene for data mining various games such as Splatoon, posted a brief chat she had with another person who has been snooping around the Wii U eShop. Supposedly, Nintendo recently added in a new title ID for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It’s not quite clear if this would be referring to a simple re-release of the Wii game or an HD version (though the latter is mentioned in the conversation).

It’s not possible to download anything from the eShop. Only the home icon was recovered – it’s actually the image above, but smaller.

It’s true that this could have been a test or an error on Nintendo’s part. I’d personally assume that if it was intentional, there are only plans to bring the original Wii game over much like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and other titles.


Last week, we reported on a serious issue pertaining to Splatoon. You can read our original post here for the full story, but essentially, some players were using an exploit to play as Octolings which would corrupt other users’ save data.

Rumor has it that Nintendo has since followed up on the situation. Supposedly, such hackers who had obtained access to content like unreleased character models/weapons have been banned at the system level.

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The folks over at Smosh have once again produced an “honest trailer” for a game. This time, the video focuses on Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. Check it out below.

Later this month, SEGA will be wrapping up its next batch of 3D Classics. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will officially conclude the second series. However, there is a possibility that more games could be coming, or were at least considered at one point.

Found within the RAM of 3D Gunstar Heroes are titles such as Sonic Spinball, Comix Zone, and Puyo Puyo 2. It remains to be seen though what sort of plans there are for the future – if any.


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