Dec 21

This Week in Games: “It’s Christmas” Edition

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Nothingness

Imagine that blank, white image isn’t symbolizing the lack of games coming out this week, but is a gigantic pile of wintery, Christmas-y snow!

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Dec 20

Toys R Us Claiming amiibo Order Cancellations Were A Mistake

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Toys R Us Logo

Contrary to what we heard yesterday, Toys R Us isn’t actually cancelling customers’ amiibo pre-orders. A company spokesperson told Joystiq that the cancellation emails were due to a “technical issue” and affected orders will not be cancelled.

Additionally, the retailer has been sending out the following message to customers:

“We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused pertaining to your amiibo pre-order. Please know that we are working on an email communication to all customers effected [sic], which will provide instructions on how we plan to fulfill your order. We thank you for your patience as we work to remedy this situation and ensure you receive the product you ordered. Thank you.”

Source: Joystiq, The Tanooki

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Dec 19

Nintendo Shares Club Nintendo’s Top Ten Fan Favorite Games in 2014

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More than 680,000 Club Nintendo members voted on their favorite 3DS and Wii U games of 2014 and Nintendo have posted the results online.

As a shock to no one, Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo’s other heavy-hitters dominate both top ten lists, but there are a few welcome surprises like Fantasy LifePersona Q and indie hits like Shovel Knight and Guacamelee.

It really seems like this would be a perfect setup to discount these games as part of some kind of end-of the year sale in the eShop, but sadly, Nintendo doesn’t appear to want to capitalize on that. What a shame.

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Dec 19

Discontinued amiibo Could Return as NFC Cards

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Amiibo Collection

Last month, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto told investors that they had plans to manufacture cards with the same functionality as amiibo figures, but in an interview with the Associated Press, he revealed that it’s possible that these cards could serve as replacements for figures no longer in production.

“We’re not making promises for certain figures, but the way ‘amiibo’ is designed is that certain games can have ‘amiibo’ specifically for that game. Other games can take advantage of past ‘amiibo’ that developers want to make their game compatible with. In the future, we have the option, if certain ‘amiibo’ figures are no longer available in stores, to release an ‘amiibo’ in card form with the same functionality.”

Source: Abcnews.go.com

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Dec 19

Report: Several Toys R Us amiibo Orders Being Cancelled

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Amiibo S3

Toys R Us is reportedly cancelling online orders for amiibo due to a manufacturing and supply issue. It’s not just the retailer-exclusive Lucario figure that’s being affected, either. There are claims that orders for Wave 3 amiibo and other figures currently not in stock are also being cancelled.

Regarding Lucario, a Guest Relations employee for Toys R Us says they simply took too many pre-orders for their allocated stock and since they don’t know when they can restock it, they’ve had to cancel orders.

Source: NeoGAF

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Dec 18

eShop Thursday: “Not For Honor, But For You” Edition

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Two years after its launch, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is now available digitally. While it’s not the best version of the game, it’s still a very, ahem, solid port.

As a plus, it’s also a way to experience one of the best bosses in a game: The ladder.

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Dec 18

Duck Hunt for Virtual Console Dated for December 25

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Duck Hunt VC

A Wii Remote-compatible version of Duck Hunt was announced during last month’s Nintendo Direct and now it has a release date. The NES classic will hit the Wii U Virtual Console on December 25 for $4.99.

The Virtual Console release will have add a cursor to show where you’re pointing the Wii Remote. It does seem like this would make the game easier, but at the same time, it could be a little hard to be precise enough to hit anything without it.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Dec 18

Good Smile’s Pokémon Red Nendoroid For Sale in the U.S.

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Pokemon Red Nendo

The limited-edition Pokémon trainer Red Nendoroid from Good Smile Company that was originally exclusive to Pokémon Center stores and Amazon in Japan is now available for purchase in the U.S. via the English Pokémon Center online store and Amazon.com.

The $50 figure is modeled after the version of Red in the FireRed/LeafGreen GBA remakes. He comes with a ton of accessories, including three sets of expressions, arms and legs, a Poké Ball, a Master Ball, a backpack and three pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

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Dec 17

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Sails to Wii U This Christmas

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Shantae Pirates Curse Wii U

Wayforward’s bringing Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse to the Wii U eShop on December 25.

The game came out earlier this year for the 3DS. While that version featured 3D-enhanced character art and game elements, the Wii U one will have HD character portraits along with support for Off-TV play, the Classic Controller Pro and Pro Controller.

Like the 3DS release, Shantae and the PIrate’s Curse for the Wii U will cost $19.99.

Source: Press Release, @WayForward

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Dec 17

Mega Man Discounts and Mega Man Zero in the Wii U eShop Today

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Mega Man Zero VC

New games aren’t usually added to the eShop until Thursday, but Nintendo and Capcom are making a special exception since it’s the 27th anniversary of the Mega Man series.

To celebrate, they’ve launched Mega Man Zero for the Wii U Virtual Console and discounted six Mega Man games in the eShop.

From now until December 22, you can get the following games for cheap:

3DS:

  • Mega Man II (GB) – Was: $2.99 Now: $1.49
  • Mega Man III (GB) – Was: $2.99 Now: $1.49
  • Mega Man IV (GB) – Was: $2.99 Now: $1.49

Wii U:

  • Mega Man 5 (NES) – Was: $4.99 Now: $2.49
  • Mega Man 6 (NES) – Was: $4.99 Now: $2.49
  • Mega Man 7 (SNES) – Was: $7.99 Now: $3.99

Source: Capcom-Unity

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