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Today’s screenshots have Charizard in the spotlight. Sakurai detailed a change to his Side+B move:

Here’s Charizard’s new special attack, Flare Blitz. It’s a very powerful attack–however, you’ll take recoil damage if you make contact. Pretty true to the original game, huh? Flare Blitz is Charizard’s side special move, and Rock Smash is the down special move.

We also got a look at Charizard’s Final Smash:

And here’s Mega Charizard X. This will appear as Charizard’s Final Smash.

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We’ve brought in three more developers for the next entry in our new feature series, “Developer Musings”. This week, we have a few words from RCMADIAX, Eden Industries, and Frozenbyte as they share some thoughts about the stress of making games. Head past the break for their comments.

Unsure as to what Developer Musings is about? Check out our first entry here for an explanation.

Wanted to give this one last bump to the front page. For the most part, we’ve mostly got this shift covered, but we have one more potential slot open! Please get in touch if you have any interest.


Nintendo Everything is looking for a news writer to potentially add to the team. We’re seeking those who could cover the site at times between 12 AM ET and 8 AM ET.

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On another note, I wanted to quickly mention that Nintendo Everything may be a bit quieter than usual tomorrow. I’m almost always available to cover the site for numerous hours each day, but I won’t be around much of the early morning/mid afternoon due to a personal matter. You’ll probably be seeing a few posts from Austin, and I’ll be sure to cover anything that’s missed once I return!

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3DS update version 7.2.0-17 is now available.

Primarily, the firmware affects parental controls. Users can now register an email address with parental controls, and those who do so can send an email to themselves if the PIN is forgotten.

Aside from this, the 3DS’ stability and usability has been improved as well.

Read on below for the full patch notes.

This month’s digital rewards on Club Nintendo have gone live. Members can choose from Super Metroid (Wii U, 200 coins), 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure (3DS, 200 coins), Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters (3DS, 200 coins), and Mario Kart 64 (Wii/Wii U, 250 coins). These items last through June 8.

Visit this page to order a downloadable game.

Mario Kart 8 introduces a major change for Battle Mode. For the first time, tracks from the main game are used as opposed to dedicated arenas.

You might be wondering why Nintendo decided to implement such a drastic alteration for Battle Mode. Kosuke Yabuki, director of the title, did explain the thought process to EDGE this month.

Yabuki said the following when asked why the team replaced arenas with tracks:

We’ve changed the style of Battle mode for Mario Kart 8 to use circuits that lots of people can play on. Players won’t know when a rival will appear from around a corner, which will bring a new sense of excitement and strategy to this mode. In terms of rules, we designed it for playing with 12 players, including the CPU. In the beginning, you have to defeat the CPU players and earn your score, and towards the end it becomes a battle between just human players. That’s the real thrill of it! It should also be a fresh experience for users to be able to race backwards around the circuits they are familiar with. I’m sure there will be a few people who aren’t so sure about us moving away from how we’ve done things previously, but I hope they try it out for themselves first. I’m sure it will be a new experience for everyone, [and] like no other battles in Mario Kart before

Thanks to joclo for the tip.

Over 2,700 GameStop stores will be offering hands-on time with Mario Kart 8 this coming weekend, Nintendo announced today. Fans will be able to try out the Wii U racer between 12 PM and 4 PM local time during the weekend of May 17-18 as part of “Mario Kart 8 Test Drive Days”.

Those who pre-order Mario Kart 8 at GameStop will receive an exclusive double-sided poster. This applies to previous reservations as well.

You can find more information about the demo event here.

Source: Nintendo PR

12th May, 2014 – As of today store.nintendo.co.uk will not only provide customers with the opportunity to purchase new titles and long time favourites from the Wii, Wii U or Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS library of games and hardware but will also offer fans in the UK the chance to purchase official figurines, accessories, clothing and game guides.

Launching with over 170 new merchandise lines, including both exclusives and items previously only available outside of Europe, the Official Nintendo Online Store is a treasure trove for Nintendo fans and collectors.

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
2 1 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
1 2 TITANFALL XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 3 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
5 4 TITANFALL XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
11 5 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 6 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 7 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
8 BOUND BY FLAME PS4 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
9 9 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10 10 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
16 11 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 12 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
7 13 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
20 14 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
23 15 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
15 16 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
14 17 LEGO THE HOBBIT XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 18 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
25 19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 20 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
24 21 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
22 SKATE 3 XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS ELECTRONIC ARTS
22 23 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
17 24 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
25 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
37 26 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
33 27 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
27 28 TRIALS FUSION PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
36 29 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 30 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PS4 KONAMI KONAMI
31 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
38 32 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
28 33 FORZA HORIZON XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
34 34 BATTLEFIELD 4 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
18 35 MARIO GOLF: WORLD TOUR 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
36 THIEF PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
32 37 KINECT SPORTS: RIVALS XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
31 38 LEGO THE HOBBIT PS3 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
35 39 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PC SEGA SEGA
40 GOD OF WAR COLLECTION VITA SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.

All formats

LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
2 1 TITANFALL RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 2 FIFA 14 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
1 3 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 BEENOX ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
6 4 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
4 5 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
5 6 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
8 7 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
10 8 BATTLEFIELD 4 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
7 9 LEGO THE HOBBIT TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 10 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 11 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE POPCAP GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 BOUND BY FLAME SPIDERS FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
18 13 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
16 14 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON SUCKER PUNCH SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
15 15 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS KONAMI KONAMI
21 16 THIEF EIDOS MONTREAL SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
17 17 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
20 18 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WB GAMES MONTREAL WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 19 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT UBISOFT UBISOFT
19 20 TRIALS FUSION RED LYNX UBISOFT UBISOFT
35 21 SKATE 3 EA BLACK BOX XBOX 360 CLASSICS ELECTRONIC ARTS
26 22 DISNEY INFINITY AVALANCHE SOFTWARE DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
25 23 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS GHOST GAMES EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
24 24 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
14 25 DARK SOULS II FROM SOFTWARE BANDAI NAMCO GAMES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
28 26 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 TURN 10 STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
32 27 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES GEARBOX SOFTWARE SEGA SEGA
30 28 WWE 2K14 YUKE’S 2K SPORTS TAKE 2
33 29 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
27 30 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA
37 31 GRAN TURISMO 6 POLYPHONY DIGITAL SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
31 32 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE VICARIOUS VISIONS SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
29 33 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER VOLITION DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
38 34 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
39 35 FROZEN: OLAF’S QUEST 1ST PLAYABLE GSP/AVANQUEST GSP/AVANQUEST
34 36 FORZA HORIZON PLAYGROUND GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
22 37 MARIO GOLF: WORLD TOUR CAMELOT NINTENDO NINTENDO
38 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA TRAVELLER’S TALES XBOX 360 CLASSICS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
36 39 KINECT SPORTS: RIVALS RARE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
40 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

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