Nintendo responds to Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC pass criticism

In an interview with IGN, Nintendo of America senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen discussed the DLC pass and the reasoning behind it

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Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Wii U this week

Minecraft: Story Mode will begin rolling out this week, with the first episode “The Order of the Stone,” launching this Thursday, according to developers Telltale Games and Mojang. Episode One will be released in the Nintendo eShop for $4.99 in North America and the European equivalent. The subsequent chapters will launch “in the coming weeks,”…

Mario Maker becomes Super Mario Maker

During Sunday’s pre-E3 world championships, Nintendo gave Wii U level-building game Mario Maker a new name: Super Mario Maker. The game launches in September as a Wii U exclusive, though a 3DS version hasn’t been ruled out. Super Mario Maker is available to play this week at Best Buy stores nationwide. Source: GameSpot

Rodea the Sky Soldier coming to Wii, Wii U, 3DS Sept. 22

Developer Prope’s Rodea the Sky Soldier will come to Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U on September 22nd in North America and September 25th in Europe, according to publisher NIS America. Rodea the Sky Soldier tells the story of Rodea, a machine soldier who awakens 1,000 years after a great war to find the sky…

Super Smash Bros Mewtwo DLC coming soon: Sakurai

Pokémon fans will be able to play as Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS “pretty soon,” according to director Masahiro Sakurai. Nintendo is “pretty much done” with the Mewtwo DLC, according to Sakurai, so gamers don’t have to wait long before hurling purple psychic energy balls at their friends in…

Japan getting second Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct

Nintendo of Japan is holding a Nintendo Direct focusing on Xenoblade Chronicles X on Friday. The presentation will apparently focus on the RPG’s battle system and take place at 1PM GMT Friday (5AM PT, 8AM ET). This is the second Direct focusing on Xenoblade Chronicles X. The first, broadcast February 6, revealed the title will…

Hyrule Warriors’ Boss Pack DLC includes unexpected playable character

Hyrule Warriors’ fourth and last DLC pack is almost here. In addition to adding Ganon as a playable character, there’s another secret, unlockable character awaiting players. With the Boss Pack DLC coming to Japan this week, a YouTube video has surfaced showing that it includes a playable Cucco. That is, a giant version of the…

Citizens of Earth retro-inspired RPG available now

ATLUS and indie developer Eden Industries will put you in the role of the second-highest bureaucrat on the planet, the Vice President of Earth, in Citizens of Earth. But don’t let the politics fool you, because there aren’t any in the game. It’s a retro-inspired RPG through and through, where as the VP you have…

PlayStation 4 faces resurgent rivals in Xbox One, Wii U

Sony might’ve led the console wars for most of 2014, but that could change. Microsoft and Nintendo are showing signs of life. After the holiday season, when competitors made a series of missteps, Sony looked like it might gain an unassailable lead in the console market over the course of the year with the PlayStation…

Shulk Amiibo will be GameStop exclusive in the US

GameStop is listing the Shulk amiibo as an exclusive in the US for a placeholder date of February 1st for $12.99. The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U fighter and Xenoblade Chronicles protagonist was unveiled as part of the third wave of interactive figurines. This latest wave is the first to feature…