Dec 13

Confirmed: Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target Stores

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Rosalina amiibo Target

More evidence has been pointing to the Rosalina & Luma amiibo being a Target exclusive, and now the big box store has confirmed it by listing the figure in their online store.

Rosalina & Luma are part of the third wave of amiibo, which are scheduled to launch in February. Unlike the previous sets, this one has some retailer exclusive figures.

The second wave of amiibo, which include Zelda, Little Mac, Pit, Luigi, Captain Falcon and Diddy Kong, officially come out tomorrow, but some stores have already begun selling them early.

Source: r/amiibo, Wii U Daily

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Dec 12

3DS Update 9.4.0-21U Now Live

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Zelda LBW 3DS Home Menu Theme

A new firmware update went out today for the 3DS. Version 9.4.0-21U doesn’t make any sweeping changes, only minor adjustments and system stability tweaks.

The previous update, 9.3.0-21U, was a bit more significant, letting users download software updates from the Home menu, adding a shuffle feature for Home menu themes and allowing the screenshot function to take pictures of both screens.

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Dec 11

eShop Thursday: “Nothing Says Farming Like Snowboarding” Edition

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Harvest Moon 3 GBC Snowboarding

Harvest Moon 3 GBC comes to the 3DS Virtual Console today. It was one of the more ambitious Harvest Moon games, perhaps to a fault. Even as a kid, I found it really weird that you could go snowboarding in it.

There’s a lot of filler coming out this week, but there are some gems, like the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.

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Dec 11

Square Enix Releases New Bravely Second Trailer

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Square Enix debuted a new trailer for Bravely Second earlier today during a Japanese live stream event. Freelancer and Destructoid contributor RyougaSaotome managed to translate most of the highlights.

The trailer is basically an introduction to the new villains and characters announced a while back. It’s also a little preview of what the game’s new composer, ryo, will be bringing to the sequel.

Bravely Second launches this April in Japan. A limited edition version will also be available. It comes with a soundtrack, a companion book titled Bravely Default 200 Years Later, “U’s Notebook,” a Magnolia Arch phone charm and a minifigure of Agnès.

 Source: NeoGAF [via Tiny Cartridge]

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Dec 10

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker Coming to 3DS Next Year

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An enhanced version of the DS SRPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is coming to North America in early 2015, Atlus announced today.

The publisher boasts that the game features double the content, including full voice acting, a brand new epilogue and multiple endings.

The teaser site also went up today. However, there isn’t much to see aside from a few screenshots and the announcement trailer.

Source: @AtlusUSA

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Dec 9

Nintendo v. Tomita Technologies Patent Case Ordered to Undergo Retrial

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3DS Black

The U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s decision to deny Nintendo of America’s appeal for a retrial in the patent dispute between Nintendo and Tomita Technologies.

However, the appeals court did order that the case go back down to the lower court for a new trial on the basis that “a judge incorrectly interpreted a key element in a patent related to the display of 3-D images on a screen without special glasses for the viewer. The misinterpretation then confused the jury, the court said. “

As of now, it doesn’t appear that a new court date has been set.

Source: Bloomberg, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner [.pdf]

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Dec 8

Nintendo Will Stop Producing Certain amiibos [Update: NoA Statement]

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amiibo Marth Villager Wii Fit Trainer

[Update 2: An official statement from Nintendo of America (via Nintendo Everything):

“Some amiibo were very popular at launch, and it is possible that some amiibo in the United States, Canada and Latin America may not be available right now due to high demand and our efforts to manage shelf space during the launch period. Certain sold-out amiibo may return to these markets at a later stage. We are continually aiming to always have a regular supply of amiibo in the marketplace and there are many waves of amiibo to come.”]

[Update: According to an email reportedly from Nintendo of America’s David Young, Nintendo hasn’t stopped the production of amiibos.]

Earlier this week, Canadian retailer Video Games Plus reported that Nintendo officially discontinued the production of the Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer amiibos.

While the company hasn’t issued an official statement or posted a notice on the amiibo website, a representative did confirm to Wired that there are no plans to continue manufacturing certain amiibos after the initial shipment.

“We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to the market once they have sold through their initial shipment.”

The message echoes what company president Satoru Iwata told investors back in October.

Nintendo didn’t say which figures would be discontinued or even which ones would have evergreen status.

Source: Wired, @VideoGamesPlus_, NeoGAF

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Dec 7

This Week in Games: “eShop Only” Edition

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PWAA_Trilogy_Art

Nothing coming out this week. At least on the retail side of things. The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy does come out this Tuesday for the 3DS, but like Dual Destinies, it’s digital only.

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Dec 6

The Legend of Zelda Wii U Coming in 2015, Star Fox Wii U and Majora’s Mask to Launch Before Then

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In case you missed it, Nintendo had a pretty big presence at the first Game Awards. Not only did they took home awards for Best Fighting Game (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U), Best Sports/Racing Game (Mario Kart 8) and Developer of the Year, they had plenty of new game footage to premiere for Mario Maker, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., and The Legend of Zelda for Wii U.

Nintendo EAD general manager Shigeru Miyamoto and Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma both gave us our first look at the new Zelda since it was announced during the Nintendo Digital Event back in June.

The world map appears to be very large. Aonuma wasn’t able to reach his destination during the video and he was only exploring the edge of the map. Fortunately, Link will have a couple of ways to traverse the new world. They’ve confirmed the Sailcloth from Skyward Sword will return, along with Epona.

They also showed off some of the things Link will be able to do on horseback, like swing his sword and fire his bow. One of Link’s new moves is the ability to vault off Epona and fire an arrow in slow-motion, similar to what we saw him do in the E3 trailer.

Miyamoto and Aonuma confirmed that the new Zelda would be out some time next year, and in a little coy exchange, they also revealed that the new Star Fox game for the Wii U would be out before that, and the Majora’s Mask 3DS remake before that.

Source: Nintendo

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Dec 5

Wii U 5.3.2 U Update Is Now Out

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Wii U GamePad Black Front

Wii U firmware update 5.3.2 U went live today, making more behind-the-scenes stability changes.

The only thing on the official change log is: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”

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