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The three new Splatoon 3 amiibo included in the Deep Cut range

New Splatoon 3 Deep Cut amiibo Range Revealed By Nintendo

Nintendo has announced a new range of Splatoon 3 amiibo, and they're modeled after everyone's favorite posse: Deep Cut. Launching on November 17th, the three amiibo (see what I did there?) are based…

October 18, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

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The Rise and Fall of Near Field Communication Games

In theory, the idea of using physical toys to complement video games seems completely bulletproof. Who wouldn’t want to immerse themselves in virtual lands all while having an actual toy to accompany…

August 11, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Nintendo Announces New Amiibo, Limited Edition Smash Bros Ultimate

Nintendo has announced five new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo, as well as a special Limited Edition package containing a GameCube controller and adapter. This news follows today's Super Smash…

August 8, 2018 | 02:20 EDT

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Detective Pikachu First Impressions - A Bolt of Brilliance!

After 21 years of Pokémon games, we’ve seen more spin-offs than you can shake a Turtwig at. From Pokémon Ranger, Mystery Dungeon and Rumble to Hey You Pikachu!, Pinball and Trozei!. In 2018, Nintendo…

March 26, 2018 | 12:00 EDT

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Detective Pikachu Game Announced for Western Release

Detective Pikachu is venturing to the west! The 3DS game was originally released in Japan via the Nintendo eShop on February 3, 2016 and proved popular enough that there is now an American movie of…

January 12, 2018 | 02:51 EST


The Nintendo 64 Mini – What Would It Need to Have?

With the release of the miniature SNES Classic and the success of the NES Classic, it’s logical to assume Nintendo would continue its pattern of making teeny tiny versions of preloaded throwback…

October 17, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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All Super Mario Odyssey Outfits Can Be Unlocked Without amiibo

A feature many never knew they wanted in a Mario game was the ability to dress up the titular Italian in a variety of outfits and hats. Many assumed some of those may be locked away behind an amiibo…

October 7, 2017 | 07:23 EDT

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6 of the Best amiibo

amiibo are one of the most financially savvy ideas Nintendo have come up with in the last ten years. Adopting the blueprint of concepts like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, the beautifully designed…

October 1, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Nintendo Clarifies Metroid: Samus Returns Amiibo Content Gating

Nintendo was in hot water last week when it was first revealed that the upcoming Amiibo's being launched for Metroid: Samus Returns would have gated content attached to them. Most of the outrage…

August 8, 2017 | 01:49 EDT

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update - Piranha Plant Fix & Pikmin Suit

This week, Nintendo updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with its second patch. While the first patch in May focused more on minor updates, this patch focused more on balancing competition. If you have found…

June 30, 2017 | 01:36 EDT


Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Getting Limited Edition Bundle

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a reimagining of the Japan-only Famicom title Fire Emblem Gaiden, will be releasing on May 19 for an expected retail price of $39.99. However, if you happen…

March 21, 2017 | 03:47 EDT


Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gets Free Update - Direct Roundup

This morning, the latest Nintendo Direct announced that Animal Crossing: New Leaf was getting a free update and will be included in a new packaged release as Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome…

November 2, 2016 | 10:35 EDT

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Nintendo Direct Sep 2016: Animal Crossing & Picross3d Round 2

There were 2 big update announcements made on this morning's Nintendo Direct. The first being that Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be receiving Amiibo support. Animal Crossing series Amiibo cards and…

September 1, 2016 | 01:10 EDT

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Nintendo Direct Sep 2016: Zelda Announcement Roundup

There were a bevy of The Legend of Zelda related announcements in the latest Nintendo Direct and you've come to the right place for a rundown of all of them. The first announcement was for a 3rd DLC…

September 1, 2016 | 12:39 EDT

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Wave Race 64, Mega Man X On VC, New Nintendo Selects

While Nintendo is focusing more on releases for their new NX console in 2017, things do continue to happen with their current systems, the Wii U, and the 3DS. A few new releases, Virtual Console…

August 14, 2016 | 06:33 EDT

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Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Launched For Free on 3DS

Nintendo surprised the Internet this morning by launching Metroid Prime: Blast Ball onto the 3DS eShop for free. The Blast Ball experience was originally announced at E3 2015 as a part of the revived…

July 21, 2016 | 12:54 EDT

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E3 2016- New Amiibos for Zelda, Mario Revealed

Nintendo revealed a bunch of new Amiibos to go with their upcoming games at E3 this year.The first major set was a trio of Amiibos for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The set…

June 17, 2016 | 10:57 EDT

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Amiibo Watch - Pokken Fates

Welcome to another edition of Amiibo Watch, a collection of announcements about Nintendo's burgeoning toy business. We have a couple of big releases coming from the Big N, which means that there is a…

February 13, 2016 | 05:33 EST

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Amiibo Watch - Animals, Pokemon, and More!

*Play a little jingle* Welcome to Amiibo Watch! Where we tell you all about the upcoming offerings of Nintendo's creation of DLC made manifest in the physical realm. You want to know what's coming up…

January 21, 2016 | 02:03 EST

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New Amiibo Details for Mario & Sonic, Amiibo's Confirmed for Star Fox

Nintendo has revealed more details for their upcoming Amiibo releases, including their functionality with upcoming 3DS title Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and WiiU title Star Fox…

January 21, 2016 | 01:43 EST

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Wolf Link Leads Amiibo Content Locks in Twilight Princess HD

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on the 4th of March this year for WiiU. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is being sold for $59.99 physically bundled with an exclusive Wolf Link…

January 21, 2016 | 01:12 EST

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A new Dungeon for Twilight Princess HD....At The Cost of a Wolf Link Amiibo

The new Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD seemingly has a bunch of new features that makes it a little bit more then an HD reskin. First reported by Eurogamer and seen on the Amazon France page,…

January 14, 2016 | 11:13 EST

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Amiibo Sales Have "Almost Doubled"

Amiibo sales have "almost doubled" according to Nintendo's Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2016.Last year's Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing indicated that…

October 29, 2015 | 11:57 EDT

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Shovel Knight Amiibo Official, Out in November

  The Shovel Knight amiibo is real.  After a longstanding rumor of a Shovel Knight amiibo began circulating last week, which came to a head through a deleted post on twitter by U.K retailer GAME.…

August 30, 2015 | 12:58 EDT

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GameStop Retro Amiibo 3-Pack Preorder Available Online

After an instore lineup to preorder the retro Amiibo 3-pack, GameStop has surprisingly started taking online preorders, meaning for once that a new Amiibo wasn't sold out the instant it appeared. The…

August 10, 2015 | 08:09 EDT

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Gamescom 2015 - New amiibos Launching Sept 11th and 25th

At Gamescom 2015, Nintendo has announced a new line of amiibos will be available for purchase September 11th. A second, smaller batch will also be available September 25th. The amiibos releasing on…

August 5, 2015 | 11:54 EDT


Petition To Create A Satoru Iwata Amiibo Surpasses 20,000 Signatures

It was only a few days ago when the devastating news was broken that Nintendo President and Chief Executive Officer Satoru Iwata had passed away due to complications associated with the growth of a…

July 17, 2015 | 07:31 EDT

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Video Game Court: Nintendo DLC

With Nintendo dipping its toes into the deep waters of DLC and showing a tenacious interest in expanding its amiibo lineup, discussion has grown about how consumer friendly some of Nintendo's DLC…

July 10, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Mario Party 10 Site Accidentally Shows 3 New Amiibo

Nintendo launched its Japanese Mario Party 10 site February 13, 2015, but seemed to forget some of the featured amiibo had yet to be announced. Images from the site for the upcoming party game…

February 13, 2015 | 12:30 EST

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Coming, Has Amiibo Support

Xenoblade Chronicles is coming back to both North America and Europe, and this time, it's going 3D. Nintendo has announced a re-release of Xenoblade Chronicles for the New 3DS. It will be a full on…

February 8, 2015 | 12:27 EST

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What do Amiibos actually do?

Ever since Nintendo announced that some of its Amiibos will be discontinued, collectors have gone crazy paying upwards of $100 for their favourite figures which they think will be gone forever after…

December 17, 2014 | 09:00 EST

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Amiibos to work with 3rd Party Games

So after some dithering around and public uncertainty on the point, it has been announced that at least one third party company will be having Amiibo support for their game. This lucky company to…

December 12, 2014 | 08:22 EST

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RUMOR: Villager, Marth and Wii Fit Trainer Amiibo Figures to be Discontinued

UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed that certain figures will be discontinued but not which ones. Rumors are flying wild in the last few days that three of the original twelve amiibo figures; the villager…

December 6, 2014 | 07:47 EST

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Amiibo Wave 3 Figurines Announced

Nintendo announced its third line of Amiibo figurines for the Wii U and New 3DS. The 3rd wave includes Toon Link, Ike, Lucario, King Dedede, Bowser, Megaman, Sheik, Shulk, Meta Knight, Rosalina and…

November 12, 2014 | 01:41 EST

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Summarizing the November 5th Nintendo Direct

Here is the link to the Direct itself: click me. Nintendo Directs that aren’t focused on any particular game are often filled with major surprises that many other companies would save until major…

November 5, 2014 | 09:10 EST

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4 Things At E3 2014 I Never Knew I Wanted

As Steve Jobs famously put “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” In essence this is half of what E3 is all about (the other half being a plea for investors to start or…

June 12, 2014 | 10:02 EDT