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Nintendo reveals amiibo-powered puzzler for 3DS, Wii U 1:30

Fans of Nintendo's collectible amiibo figures will soon be able to bring their toys to life in Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge, a Nintendo-developed puzzler launching this month for the Wii U and 3DS in Japan.
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Minecraft hits Wii U with off-TV play, bundled customization packs

A Wii U version of Mojang's sandbox building sim Minecraft launches today via the eShop with a bundled selection of add-on content and an exclusive gameplay mode that frees up the family TV.
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Bayonetta joins the playable cast of Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo announced its final roster update for Super Smash Bros, revealing that Sega's gun-toting Umbra Witch Bayonetta will join the cross-franchise brawler as a playable character next year on the Wii U and 3DS.
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Nintendo confirms 2016 amiibo lineup, including Cloud and Bayonetta figures 2:39

Nintendo announced its next wave of amiibo releases, revealing that Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife and Sega's Bayonetta will get their own Super Smash Bros-compatible figurines in 2016.
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Devil’s Third, SteamWorld Heist out now for Wii U and 3DS

This week's Nintendo eShop update marks the North American launch of Devil's Third, SteamWorld Heist, Terraria, FAST Racing NEO, and other anticipated games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
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Nintendo eShop update adds Xenoblade Chronicles X, Pokemon Picross

Nintendo's latest update to its digital eShop storefront marks the North American debut of the Wii U RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X, which arrives alongside other standouts like the Pokemon-themed 3DS puzzler Pokemon Picross.
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Nintendo launches cross-platform user accounts in Japan

Nintendo launched a cross-platform user account system in Japan this week, giving players the ability to track their digital purchases and earn bonus cash back from eShop activity.
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Create works of Pokemon artistry in upcoming Pokemon Picross for 3DS

Nintendo revealed that its next published release for the 3DS eShop in North America is Pokemon Picross, a free-to-download nonogram puzzler featuring hundreds of Pokemon characters.
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Original Game Boy Pokemon games return for 3DS eShop in February

Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow are due to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop as Virtual Console titles in commemoration of the franchise's 20th anniversary, Nintendo confirmed in a Nintendo Direct presentation this week.
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Nintendo Badge Arcade released for free on 3DS 1:28

Nintendo announced that it has released Nintendo Badge Arcade for the Nintendo 3DS, a microtransaction-driven app that allows players to outfit their system themes with unique customization items earned via gameplay.
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Nintendo halts Game Boy releases for 3DS Virtual Console

Publisher Natsume confirmed that Nintendo is killing off Game Boy releases for the 3DS Virtual Console as it shifts its focus to porting legacy Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U.
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Shovel Knight’s retail debut pushed back, Xbox One edition ‘in limbo’ 2:20

Indie developer Yacht Club Games has delayed the retail version of its throwback platformer Shovel Knight to November, and a previously announced Xbox One edition is now 'in limbo' due to Microsoft's publishing policies.