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Nintendo has gone live with new North American commercials to promote Paper Mario: Color Splash. Check out the brief videos below.

These days, it’s easy to associate Sonic with Nintendo. The character has appeared in Olympics games with Mario, and SEGA even partnered with the big N on some exclusive games. During the early ’90s, however, things were much different as Mario and Sonic were pretty big rivals.

Game Informer put up a new piece today about how Sonic eventually landed on Nintendo platforms following SEGA’s exit from the gaming hardware business. It contains some interesting quotes from the likes of creator Yuji Naka, Sonic developer Takashi Iizuka, and even Shigeru Miyamoto.

Read up on some noteworthy comments below. You can find Game Informer’s article here for more.

Over on its Zelda Facebook page, Nintendo posted some new gathering screenshots from Breath of the Wild. Each one naturally shows some of the supplies players will be able to collect while playing. View them below.

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

PS4 – 49,652
New 3DS LL – 15,491
2DS – 14,492
Vita – 9,817
New 3DS – 3,379
Wii U – 2,731
PS3 – 1,105
3DS – 462
Xbox One – 124
3DS LL – 74

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

PS4 – 96,433
2DS – 18,754
New 3DS LL – 15,808
Vita – 12,931
New 3DS – 3,047
Wii U – 2,703
PS3 – 1,099
3DS – 425
Xbox One – 156
3DS LL – 106

And here are the software charts:

Nintendo is lining up more maintenance for next week. Wii U and 3DS (online play, rankings, etc.) will be down for a few hours, and Minecraft: Wii U Edition will also be affected.

Here’s the schedule:

Wii U / 3DS

– 3 PM PT (October 3) – 7 PM PT (October 3)
– 6 PM ET (October 3) – 10 PM ET (October 3)
– 11 PM in the UK (October 3) – 3 AM in the UK (October 4)
– 12 AM in Europe (October 4) – 4 AM in Europe (October 4)

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

– 6:50 PM PT (October 4) – 8:30 PM PT (October 4)
– 9:50 PM ET (October 4) – 11:30 PM ET (October 4)
– 2:50 AM in the UK (October 5) – 4:30 AM in the UK (October 5)
– 3:50 AM in Europe (October 5) – 5:30 AM in Europe (October 5)

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Thanks to Nintendo of Europe, we have a new trailer for Paper Mario: Color Splash showing various aspects of the game. View it below.

Nintendo uploaded a couple of new commercials for Paper Mario: Color Splash in Japan. Both can be seen below.

Head past the break for an extra video based on the second commercial.

Update: Here’s the regular, latest episode of Nyannyan Neko Mario Time:


The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live, specifically focusing on Paper Mario: Color Splash. We’ve included it below.

Many of you are aware that LEGO Dimensions was given several new packs today. New content includes Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Ghostbusters, and more. Unfortunately, we’re hearing that Wii U players are unable to access content pertaining to the new packs.

The issue all comes down to updates. Players need to download the new levels as patches. Although figures work in the game, without the updates, these stages are simply inaccessible.

It’s unclear when the situation will be rectified. If we receive any updates, we’ll let you know.

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Among the new packs available for LEGO Dimensions today is one based on Adventure Time. Get another look at what it has to offer below.

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