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Shovel Knight knighted by Nintendo as first Indie game with its own Amiibo

Shovel Knight is a wonderful throwback to the 8 and 16-bit eras of gaming, and fans can't get enough of the game. First a retail release was announced, and now it is the first indie game to get its own Amiibo.

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Sonic Boom sequel heads to 3DS from Sega and Sanzaru Games

After a poor showing on consoles and portables last year, Sega is giving its blue hedgehog mascot another shot with a Sonic Boom sequel launching on the Nintendo 3DS later this year.

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Monster Hunter X coming to Nintendo 3DS this year (in Japan)

The Monster Hunter franchise might have only started to pick up steam recently in the U.S., but meanwhile it enjoys immense popularity in Japan. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Capcom has announced another installment in the series.

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Dragon Quest VIII returns in portable form on the Nintendo 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is being revived on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has only been announced in Japan so far, but it adds new characters and a new scenario, and will sell for 5,980 yen or roughly $50 USD.

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Nintendo reports its first profitable year since 2011

According to Nintendo's latest fiscal report, the company saw a ¥41 billion ($350 million) profit for the last fiscal year ending March 31. This stands in stark contrast to last year, which saw losses of ¥23 billion ($193 million).

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Monster Hunter gets a cute RPG spinoff on Nintendo 3DS

During a press event at Capcom’s “Monster Hunter Fest ’15 Finals” event last week, the company showed a trailer of a new game, titled Monster Hunter Stories, which shows a take on the series that is at once familiar and dramatically different.

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IronFall Invasion channels the cover-based shooting of Gears of War on the New 3DS

We had a chance to play the third-person shooter IronFall Invasion on the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Here are our full impressions of the game and how it runs on Nintendo's newest handheld.

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Nintendo, why do you seem to hate your fans so much?

Here's an open letter to Nintendo, asking why the company would make such unfortunate, anti-consumer choices for the New 3DS XL handheld when it's clearly conceived as an upgrade proposition for fans.

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Easter egg game in new 3DS unlocked by Mario theme

Users have discovered a clever little easter egg in the web browser of the new Nintendo 3DS, where tapping the Mario theme unlocks a secret, Breakout-style game.

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‘New Nintendo 3DS’ (that’s what it’s called) adds two more buttons and an extra control stick

Nintendo reveals a "New" 3DS handheld that adds two shoulder buttons, a second analog control stick, and an assortment of other form factor and hardware tweaks. It's coming to Japan in standard and XL formats on October 11.

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Nintendo’s Code Name STEAM combines steampunk, aliens, and Abe Lincoln

Nintendo has revealed Codename STEAM, a new third-person shooting game that takes place on a turn-based grid.

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As its sales sink, Nintendo grasps at emerging markets, apps, and … figurines?

With Nintendo bleeding money and the Wii U and 3DS not performing up to expectations, it's going to take more than just a few games to get themselves out of this rut. Here is what Nintendo plans to remedy all of this and see whether that will be enough.

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Nintendo reports $457 million loss for fiscal year, blames Wii U sales

Nintendo reported a $457 million loss in its report on the recently concluded fiscal year, and blamed poor sales of its Wii U console on the shortfall.

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Nintendo cuts the price on five popular 3DS games

Nintendo slashes the price on five 3DS games with 2 million-plus sales apiece, including three Mario games, an Animal Crossing, and a Donkey Kong Country.

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Super Smash Bros. comes to 3DS this summer, Wii U this winter

Nintendo confirms a summer 2014 release for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros and a winter 2014 release for the Wii U version.

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