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The Wii U port of the Kickstarted space shooter Cosmochoria is being held up by a number of issues, which developer Nate Schmold elaborates on in a recent Kickstarter update. The problems largely involve the difficulties in porting the game from Construct 2 to Nintendo Web Framework and poor performance as a result. This isn’t the first time a Wii U developer has had these problems – the development of Team Notion’s Super Ubie Island was also delayed by the need to rebuild the game in Unity.

The Wii U version of Cosmochoria was tentatively slated for an early 2015 release, but as Schmold will need to re-code the game in another engine this will likely be pushed back – if this version is even released at all. Schmold promised Kickstarter backers that those requesting the Wii U version will have their pledges refunded if the game is cancelled and left it to them to determine its fate. Read the full statement over the break:

Late January, but January nonetheless. Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand announced today that the third wave of Amiibos will be available on store shelves on the 29th of January next year. This new line will feature Shulk, Sonic, Mega Man and Rosalina among other Smash Bros. characters. Unlike the United States release, which is still set for February, none of these figures appear to be exclusive to certain retailers.

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Not exactly breaking news from the Squid Research Lab! The developers of the upcoming Wii U title, Splatoon, are now sharing official English updates through the game’s Tumblr page. Previously this was only being shared on a Japanese Twitter account so it’s nice to have an official English resource, even if it’s making me feel redundant. You can view the most recent update, including the picture above, there. All of the previous information we’ve posted is also on the Tumblr, which confirms that the one time I had a crack at translating their Twitter post it ended up being accurate. What a fluke!

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Famitsu have revealed a few new details on the upcoming crossover dungeon crawler, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, including the game’s boxart. The game will feature a new character class, the Wanderer (Fuurai), which looks an awful lot like a certain veteran Mystery Dungeon explorer. A pair of new NPC characters were also revealed; One of them handles the usual “Adventurer’s Guild” for creating characters and arranging parties while the other dapper fellow offers missions. Famitsu also teased the massive D.O.E. enemies that will appear during dungeon dives, which will presumably act like Etrian Odyssey’s traditional F.O.E. foes. We’ve included a bunch of the new art and screenshots in a gallery over the break.

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Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion should be up on the North American Wii U eShop later this week.

As our celebration of the Nintendo DS’ 10th birthday draws to a close, the Nintendo Everything staff got together to discuss the games we thought defined the console for us. You’ve probably noticed all the DS-centric listicles we’ve been posting over the last few weeks, but these were all user-voted so we didn’t exactly have much control over the games that made the list. So with that in mind we’re adding in our opinions on everything from the best soundtracks to the most disappointing titles, including a few games that didn’t make the original lists.

Each of the staff members contributing has their own unique gaming tastes and just so you know exactly who to argue with in the comments section, the guys who you’ll be hearing from in this article are:


Name: Brian
Site Role: The Leader of the Bunch, You Know Him Well

Name: Patrick
Site Role: Famicolumnist, Bought Too Many DS Games

Name: Austin
Site Role: Buster of Eggs, Veteran of the Review Crew

Name: Kirara
Site Role: The Radiant Reporter, Amiibo Aficionado

Several internal Sony e-mails have been leaking to the press over the last week following a particularly nasty hacking incident, and some uncovered by Buzzfeed appear to contain some interesting Nintendo-related details. According to leaked e-mails between producer Avi Arad and Sony higher-ups, Arad had landed the rights for Sony Pictures Animation to produce an animated film based on the popular Super Mario Bros. series:

“I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic],” producer Avi Arad told Sony studio chief Amy Pascal in an email dated Oct. 23, 2014, with the subject line “Mario.” Arad then forwarded Pascal separate images of him with Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the latter of which included the message, “Happy ceo, lets get together, it’s the mother load. [sic]”

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Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano recently posted an explanation for why Vblank has no intention of porting their game to the Wii U. The many reasons for why include the cost of developing a version that would be near-identical to the one already available on WiiWare, the unprofitability of the WiiWare version and the fact that no other ports are planned. I’m sure this is disappointing news for some, but the game is still available on the 3DS and WiiWare, including all the content from the new “DX” update.

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Alright, it’s time to wrap up this series of features by counting down the best first party games on the Nintendo DS. Well, first and second party games, really. If it was published by Nintendo, it’s fair game. Anyway, the ten Nintendo-published games you guys voted as the best on the console are as follows (hope you like plumbers and Pokémon)…