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Nintendo announced in their last major Nintendo Direct a new feature coming from amiibo called amiibo Tap, currently only used in a new app coming out called Greatest Bits. The idea is that you can tap an amiibo to your Wii U and play highlighted scenes featuring Nintendo classics, from Super Mario World to A Link to the Past. The caveat is a time limit restriction, but tapping different amiibo can lead to playing different scenes from the games. The interesting part about this is that it doesn't matter what amiibo you own, the game that gets selected is completely random...

We try to make a habit around here to not talk too much about games that aren't related to the Zelda franchise, but we're making a special case here not only because the new update today provides two new Zelda stamps, but because we host tournament streams regularly for this game and will be hosting our very first 200cc tournament next week! That being said, the latest Mario Kart DLC pack has arrived today along with the free 200cc update. While new stamps were always a given, we certainly didn't expect two new Zelda related stamp...


Zelda U has been pushed back to 2016, and this just gives fans more time to speculate about potential villains, gameplay mechanics, and even timeline placement. The majority of Zelda fans have placed Zelda U right after Skyward Sword, but it could just as easily slide into other areas on the timeline...

Nintendo and Viz Media are launching the official A Link to the Past graphic novel as written by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was first released as a series of of "comics" in Nintendo Power Magazine, but later collected to create this graphic novel. The Nintendo World Store has decided to host a launch party for the novel, which releases on May 1st. The party will include light refreshments, a cake cutting ceremony, a Q and A session with someone from Viz Media (who compiled the graphic novel), and it will feature a gallery of color prints from the novel itself...

We all remember that fateful day when Aonuma and Miyamoto showed off the first gameplay footage of Zelda U. Given the quality of the video, we assumed much planning went into it, but it appears we were wrong. The entire five minute video was put together last-minute, as revealed a recent Game Trailers Live...

Yesterday, Nintendo announced a brand new Super Smash Bros. ballot via a Nintendo Direct. The purpose of this ballot is to determine what new characters would be added to the game. Nintendo has given us, the fans, the power of changing Smash Bros.'s future!

What character should the fans want? What character does Smash Bros. need? Being a dedicated Zelda fan, I want more Zelda in my Smash; but what Zelda character should be added? Here are my top three choices for who it should be...

It has been known for a while now that Club Nintendo will be shutting down this summer. March 31st was the last day to register your Club Nintendo pins; but Nintendo has one last gift to give to their loyal customers.

If you reached the Platinum or Gold tier before April 1st, you are eligible to get one free game from Club Nintendo...

Nintendo has released some pretty cool amiibo so far, but there will always be fans that want a figurine that doesn't exist. This is why some artists choose to customize amiibo, making their own creations in the process. One artist has done just that by altering the already-existing Zelda amiibo and giving her a Skyward Sword makeover...

During today's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced that a fighter ballot will be opened for fans to suggest new characters for Super Smash Bros. Available on the Smash Bros website, the ballot will allow fans to directly share their suggestions with the Smash Bros team. The ballot is open to all Nintendo characters from any Nintendo game, so Zelda characters are obviously open for suggestion...

A new Virtual Console wave will include Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS titles. Why are we reporting on this, you ask? Because there are two Zelda games that were released on the DS.

Some fans don't like Spirit Tracks or Phantom Hourglass, but those happen to be my favorites. I would love to play them on the Wii U Virtual Console without the stylus...