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Toys “R” Us says Lucario amiibo pre-orders aren’t being cancelled

amiibo_char21_Lucario Posted 8 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Toys “R” Us cancelled a truckload of amiibo pre-orders earlier today. Chances are if you had a figure reserved there, you received an email notice today that your reservation had been canned.

It appears that – at least for the Lucario amiibo – cancelled orders came about due to a “technical issue”. Joystiq reports that pre-orders for the figure will be honored.

Toys “R” Us said:

“We thank you for your patience as we work to remedy this situation and ensure our customers receive the products ordered.”



Rumor: iNiS tried making an Ouendan title for Wii

ouendan1 Posted 9 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

iNiS made two Ouendan for the DS back in the day. Supposedly, there were plans to create a third entry for Wii.

Unseen64’s Liam Robertson was in communication with “a very trusted source”, who spoke with iNiS’ president and was informed about the company’s intentions to bring Ouendan to Wii. It’s unclear why those plans never materialized. Robertson hopes to learn more about the situation in the future.



Target apparently not taking anymore pre-orders for Rosalina & Luma amiibo

rosalina-amiibo Posted 10 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

There were two very brief periods earlier this week when consumers could get online pre-orders in for the Rosalina & Luma amiibo over at Target. We didn’t mention that here since we assumed reservations would be available for a decent amount of time much like the Shulk, Meta Knight, and Lucario figures, which are exclusive to GameStop, Best Buy, and Toys “R” Us respectively. However, that’s apparently not the case.

Target’s PR team has provided the response below about the Rosalina pre-order situation:

“Rosalina Amiibo pre-orders were available on and based on guest demand, sold out quickly. Target stores and will begin to sell actual units on February 1, 2015.”

When asked if this means online pre-orders are finished for Rosalina, Target said: “That is correct”.



Nintendo confirms Tomodachi Life has sold over 1 million copies in Europe

tomodachi-1-mil Posted 16 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Tomodachi Life has sold over 1 million copies in Europe, Nintendo has announced.

The news was passed along via the Nintendo of Europe Twitter account today:

Tomodachi Life launched in the west this past June.


Miyamoto on amiibo cards, open world for Zelda Wii U, “very different” Star Fox Wii U mechanics, Mario film unlikely, Mario’s future, and new hardware

Posted 20 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The Associated Press has published a truly noteworthy interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. There is such a wide array of interesting questions and answers asked that we’re posting the discussion in full below.

Here’s an overview of topics addressed:

– amiibo cards
– The open world of Zelda Wii U
– Star Fox Wii U and how the game will play
– The Sony hack, and how a Mario film is unlikely
– Mario taking on a new role/appearing on a new game on Nintendo’s next platform
– A tease for what lies ahead after Wii U: “we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be”

Head past the break for all of Miyamoto’s juicy comments!



Pokken Tournament has strict guidelines, sequels could happen

pokken-1 Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Korean site Inven recently had the opportunity to interview Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada. Among the topics discussed was Pokken Tournament, which is coming to arcades (and hopefully Wii U eventually).

Harada first noted that there are “really strict” guidelines when it comes to Pokken Tournament.

He also shared the following:

“There’s a huge fan base of children for Pokemon to appeal to. But surprisingly the idea of Pokken was well received. We first had the idea of having around 20 Pokemon trainers fight each other in the game but that idea was thrown out after 2 seconds.”

Finally, when asked about the possibility of Pokken becoming a new long term project (think sequels), Harada responded:

“I feel like this game (Pokken) can always be improved in new installments Having 700 different varieties of Pokemon gives a lot of freedom.”

Source, Via


Duck Hunt hitting the North American Wii U Virtual Console next week

duck-hunt Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

It’s been confirmed through today’s Nintendo Download report that Duck Hunt is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console next week. The game is set to arrive on December 25 – in time for Christmas.

Here’s the official Duck Hunt overview sent out by Nintendo:

Grab your Wii Remote controller! It’s duck season and your trusty hunting dog is ready to scour the open fields. Test your sharp-shooting skills as your targets take flight in this legendary NES classic. Be quick to knock them out of the skies, or your canine companion won’t hesitate to make you the laughing stock of hunters. Need a change in scenery? Best your score against clay pigeon targets instead.

Source: Nintendo PR


Nintendo Download (12/18/14, North America)

eshop_l Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Plenty of Fishies
Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion
Toss N Go
99 Moves
Meme Run
Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Zero
Natsume Championship Wrestling

Wii U Demo

Art of Balance

3DS Retail

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

3DS Download

Toys vs Monsters
Asterix the Mansions of the Gods
League of Heroes
Mes Comptines
I Love My Horse

3DS Demo

Cube Creator 3D
Urban Trial Freestyle

eShop Sales

Celebrate a Mega Anniversary with a Big Sale! – The Nintendo eShop is celebrating Mega Man’s anniversary by offering up to 50 percent off select Mega Man games until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 22. Let the Mega Manniversary Sale begin!
Art of Balance, Nano Assault Neo and many more games from Shin’en on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
SteamWorld Dig is 50 percent off on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Little Inferno is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
1001 Spikes, VVVVVV and other fun games from Nicalis are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 19 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 5 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
More Nintendo eShop Discounts
Check Out Deals on Other Great Games! – Head to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and look under “Price Drops” to find out more about these great deals. Visit for more information.

Source: Nintendo PR


Hackers flood Pokemon GTS with profanely-named Pokemon

Posted 2 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Pokemon games block players from naming their creatures anything offensive under most circumstances. But unfortunately, hackers have circumvented these restrictions and are now flooding the Pokemon Global Trade Station with profanely-named Pokemon.

Fans are trying to improve the situation by doing things like grabbing the poorly-named Pokemon from the GTS, renaming them, and redistributing them online – which requires its own hacking methods ironically enough. Hopefully official action will be taken in the near future.