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Nintendo has updated the official Mario Kart 8 website with first details regarding the game’s amiibo functionality.

According to the site, players will be able to dress their Mii characters in racing suits based on the different looks of the amiibo characters. The feature will be possible with an update scheduled to be released November 13 – next Thursday.

The Mario Kart 8 amiibo page seems to be a bit broken at the moment, so it’s possible that this information wasn’t intended to be revealed just yet. Maybe we’ll see an official announcement during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct!

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The WiiWare version of Retro City Rampage will soon be updated with “DX” content. All missions have been tweaked, which extends to vehicles, weapons, challenges, visual effects, visual enhancements, checkpoints, difficulty, and challenges. Enhancements have been made to the core gameplay as well as smaller elements such as parking garages and waypoints.

Once the “DX” content is released, Retro City Rampage on WiiWare will be in line with the other versions of the game – mostly anyway. Only HD video filters and zoom modes will be missing. The Wii Remote, Classic Controller and GameCube Controller will all be supported, and there’s an optional “shake” gesture exclusive to the Wii Remote.

Retro City Rampage has also been rated in Australia in New Zealand, so the game should be out in these territories soon. Meanwhile, look forward to the “DX” update in other regions on November 13.

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WayForward released a first patch for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse today. By heading on over to the eShop, you can download update 1.01. This addresses “a couple of reported issues, including the Travel Brochure bug.”

WayForward shared the update news on Twitter a short while ago:


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Update: Serebii’s initial report was a bit incorrect. Here’s some clarification about the situation:

Following the release of the Version 1.3 patch last night, one of the small features that have been added has been confirmed. In addition to various bugfixes, such as a fix regarding Vivillon’s image not properly appearing in Friend Safari’s menus, the patch now fixes various special animations for when PokéBalls open on trying to capture a Pokémon or sending one in battle. Previously, these animations could be seen in battle, but not when you sent out your first Pokémon. Now, these will always appear when they are your first Pokémon sent in battle


Pokemon X/Y’s 1.3 update adds a small touch. PokeBalls open and display special animations when trying to capture a Pokemon or sending Pokemon into battle. Dream Balls and Cherish Balls had separate animations previously, though all except Apricorn Balls now appear to have new animations.

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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y received a new update today, bringing the games up to version 1.3. You’ll need to head on over to the eShop for the patch.

Nintendo says version 1.3 includes “general bug fixes”. The update also features adjustments to make for “a more fun gaming experience”.

Today’s update will need to be applied before using the online features below:

– Connecting to the Internet using the Player Search System
– Using Wonder Trade
– Using Game Sync
– Connecting to the Global Trade Station Mystery Gift

Thanks to dkaleo82 and DavidTendo for the tip.

Circle Entertainment will release an update for Swords & Soldiers 3D next Thursday, the company has announced. Once applied, players will find a better experience thanks to an improved frame rate. Circle has also added in the Super Saucy Sausage Fest story at no extra cost.


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Dakko Dakko has released a new update for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails. The patch makes a few additions/changes, such as tweaked stage hazards and new enemy behavior.

Dakko Dakko shared Scram Kitty’s update news on Twitter a few minutes ago with the following message:


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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will receive a patch to support Amiibo, Nintendo has announced. A date for the update was not shared, nor are there details available at this time. Stay tuned!

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The 3DS version of Shovel Knight has been updated to version 1.1, developer Yacht Club Games has announced. Grab it by heading to the eShop, visiting the “Settings/Other” tab, and then selecting “Updates”.

Today’s patch mainly addresses crash issues with the home menu. There is also an option in Shovel Knight’s main menu that makes updating to new versions easier.

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