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This ‘Reanimation’ of the Smash Bros Melee Intro Will Probably Tickle Some Funny Bones

05/05/16

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Since its debut 17 years ago, Super Smash Bros has become one of Nintendo’s crossover gaming pillars. Its appeal lies in the concept of seeing your favorite Nintendo character battling it out with another gaming classic. Even with its initial roster of 12 playable characters, it was instantly a hit among Nintendo fans in the latter part of the 90s, with the potential of adding more video game characters in the list.

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The line-up of additional characters tripled when Nintendo released its sequel, Super Smash Bros Melee in 2001.  Launched for the GameCube platform, Nintendo sold more than 7 million copies worldwide and has enjoyed a torrent of positive reviews and feedback. With an emotionally charged intro that have captured the hearts of gaming fans, Super Smash Bros Melee is, and will still be, an icon that every Nintendo fan will remember with nostalgia.

In honor of this crossover classic, more than 30 animators collaborated in this re-telling of the Super Smash Bros Melee intro that brings out their own unique take on some of the most beloved characters in video game history. The result is a tribute to one of the best fighting game of all time. Watch this.

The people behind Reanimation Station really outdid themselves this time. If not for the game’s legendary musical score, I might end up laughing my heart out with this spoof. I love the part when Mario’s presumably amiibo figure was thrown into the arena. If you are quite clueless on what inspired Reanimation Station to come up with this video, check out the original intro for Super Smash Bro Melee straight from 2001. For those of who you have grown with the game, be warned, it might pull some heart strings.

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WATCH: Unboxing of the New Kirby Amiibos and How They Function in Super Smash Bros.

05/04/16

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A while ago, we saw how more than 30 amiibos function in Kirby Planet Robobot.  Thanks to GameXplain, we now know that third-party amiibos such as Shovel Knight, Ryu and Sonic for example, are considered as unregistered in the game’s database and will randomly unlock a copy ability instead. Only those that are directly produced by Nintendo are guaranteed to produce a specific copy ability based on that amiibo’s prominent feature. Missing from their walk-through, however, are the latest Kirby amiibos which we are quite familiar already as it is prominently featured in Nintendo’s website dedicated to the pink puffball.

The guys over at MyGamingBoulevard have a different question in mind: how will the latest Kirby amiibos function in other amiibo supported games, in this case, Super Smash Bros? They came up with this unboxing video and found the answer themselves. Watch this.

Straight out of the box, the latest amiibos of Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Waddle Dee (the Japanese versions) are quite different from their previous ones, with a more comic and Dreamland feel-for the latter. Furthermore, as we can see, the new Kirby line of amiibos is compatible, and functions accordingly with Super Smash Bros for the Wii U. It unlocks their Smash Bros counterpart, similar to that of the previous amiibos, though we were somehow hoping that new content or iteration of the Kirby characters will be unlocked or revealed.

The latest Kirby themed amiibos are now available in Japan, with a release date in the US scheduled on June 10. Kirby Planet Robobot for the3DS will also hit US stores also on the said date.

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Skylanders Battlecast, Thrillipede, and Buzzwing to be Released on May 24, 2016

05/04/16

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Last week, we reported that there has been a pre-order sighting for the Skylanders Superchargers figures of Thrillipede Buzzwing over at Toys R Us’ website. However, for some reason, the pre-order page referring to these two figures has been removed. Thankfully, we were able to see some important details before it was removed, particularly the release dates that every Skylander collector has been asking. The removed TRU webpage indicated an “Estimated Ship Date” of May 24 as noted by SCL.

Another piece of info may likewise strengthen the notion of a late May release, not just for Thrillipede and Buzzwing, but also for the much awaited cards-to-life game Skylanders Battlecast. The latter has been released already in New Zealand and Australia, with some pre-orders already arranged in Europe. These screenshots were shared by Matt Sonnenberg of Skylanders Characters List from his source at TRU.

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The photos above indicate a release date of May 24, both for the Superchargers figures and Battlecast cards. Some fans who were able to take advantage of the supposed pre-orders, reported that TRU sent them an email informing them about the delay in shipment. Though it’s quite puzzling (and frustrating for some customers) why TRU opted to take down the pre-order page, the delay on the other hand somehow makes sense from a promotional stand point, considering that the release date of May 24 is just three weeks before the famed E3 gaming event. This was the similar scenario back in 2015 when Skylanders Superchargers made its debut in June 3 – a good two weeks prior to that year’s E3 convention. Hopefully, Activision will follow the same formula once again with Thrillipede, Buzzwing, and the Skylanders Battlecast.

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Skylanders Battlecast is Activision’s entry to the mobile collectible card game that takes advantage of the massive collection of Skylanders characters rendered in either physical or digital card form. Skylanders Battlecast lets players create a team of their favorite Skylanders heroes from physical card packs or digital packs purchased in game, and battle them online against friends or in the game’s single-player campaign.

UPDATE: Amazon Italy has already included images of Thrillipede and Buzzwing in their pre-order listings, but posted an update saying that these figures are currently unavailable.

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This Yokai Watch 3 and Final Fantasy XIV Mash Up Is One Crossover You Don’t Want to Miss

05/04/16

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Square Enix and Level-5 recently announced its latest collaboration that is sure to ramp up the level of excitement of all Yo-kai Watch fans out there. We’re just starting to savour the first international release of the Yo-Kai Watch for the Nintendo 3DS, and yet Level-5 is adding more features to its Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi and Tempura, with its recent collaboration with Square Enix. The said project was announced via live stream, Letter from the Producer segment, aired from Final Fantasy XIV’s official YouTube channel last April 29.

In terms of Nintendo-related content, the said collaboration will spawn 2 new yo-kais on the Yo-Kai Watch side, featuring the never-before-seen Chocobonyan (Jibanyan riding a chocobo) and Mooglinyan. The said yokais will appear in Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi and Tempura and will apparently showcase two new medals as well.

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Thirteen familiar yokais will also make an appearance in Square Enix’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XIV as an Adventurer avatar companion. Several yokai-themed weapons will also be made available, including an equippable yo-kai watch, and a Whisper flying mount. You may check with Gematsu.com for more pictures and screenshots.

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Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi and Tempura will be released in Japan on July 16 under the Nintendo 3DS.

 

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Take A Closer Look at These Hi-Res Images of the Latest Splatoon Amiibos

05/04/16

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After Nintendo’s big announcement that added more tasty colors to the amiibo landscape last weekend, it seems that we have additional figures to watch out for with the Squid Sisters Callie and Marie amiibos. The dancing and rocking duet are joined by a recolored  edition of the current Splatoon amiibo line-up of Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid. We saw its teaser trailer, and now Nintendo has uploaded several hi-resolution images that show the new ‘tasty textures’ and ‘delicious details’ of these amiibos up-close. Take a look by clicking on the images.

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Tapping these amiibos either in the Wii U or 3DS will allow you to see fresh performances from the Squid Sisters, and other in game features that will surely add more color to the world of Splatoon. The Callie and Marie amiibos will be available individually in Japan and Europe starting July 7 and 8 respectively. In the US, they will be offered in a 2-pack bundle retailing at $24.99 beginning on July 8 as well.

The recolored versions of the original Splatoon Inkling Trio will be available for retail at $12.99 each, with a three-pack bundle for $34.99. These amiibos are also set to be released on July 8. We just hope that Nintendo will have plenty of these in stock.

 

Thanks to My Nintendo News for heads up.

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Nintendo Releases Several New Trailers for Yo-Kai Watch In Europe and Amiibo Challenge in North America

05/03/16

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Nintendo UK recently uploaded several new trailers via their YouTube channel to celebrate the release of the much awaited Yo-Kai Watch in Europe, and Mini Mario and Friends Amiibo Challenge both in North America and Europe as well. Yo-kai Watch has been out in other international territories for a while and to celebrate the arrival of the yokais in Europe via the 3DS, Nintendo specifically came up with these two videos – the first featuring the yokais’ theme song while the second one shows some of the game mechanics and gameplay.

Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge is officially available starting today at Nintendo’s North American and European eShops. Similarly, they came up with a trailer to show some of the highlights of the game. Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge is available both on the Wii U and 3DS systems.

 

Thanks Nintendo Everything for the heads up.

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WATCH: All 30 Plus Amiibos’ Functionality in Kirby Planet Robobot

05/03/16

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A couple of weeks ago, we covered much of what to expect from our little pink puff ball in Nintendo’s Kirby Planet Robobot. With more than 25 of Kirby’s copy abilities to be discovered and unlocked, plus 10 Robobot Armor Modes to smash through alien tech hardware, it kind of make you wonder how all 100+ amiibos will work in this newest Nintendo 3DS game.

The good guys over at Team GameXplain were kind enough to give us an idea how this will actually turn out by tapping in 33 amiiibos that they currently own. Though it’s roughly a third of all known amiibos that there is, what we discovered is pretty interesting. Some of these we came to know already through Nintendo’s website dedicated to Kirby Planet Robobot. Watch this.

As GameXplain discovered, certain amiibos that belong to a same theme or set produces similar results. This is a rundown of what they have demonstrated so far.

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A new copy ability unique to Kirby Planet Robobot is ESP Kirby which can be unlocked by tapping in: Mew Two, Shulk, Lucas.

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Sword Kirby can be unlocked by tapping in: Link, Lucina, Ike, Marth, and Roy. It can be assumed that the amiibos belonging to the Fire Emblem game will eventually give you the Sword Kirby ability, with exception of Robin.

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Archer Kirby can be unlocked by tapping in: Dark Pit, Pit, and Duck Hunt. Other amiibos related to any shooting games will probably give the Archer Kirby ability as well.

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Leaf Kirby can be unlocked by tapping in: Villager (from Animal Crossing), and Olimar. The rest of the amiibo figures from the Animal Crossing series such as Isabelle, Mabel, or Rover may likewise have the same effect.

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Whip Kirby can be unlocked by tapping in: Zero Suit Samus, and Yarn Yoshi (Green). This can be true to the rest of the Yarn Yoshi amiibos regardless of the color.

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Another copy ability unique to Planet Robobot is the Poison Kirby which can be unlocked by tapping in: Inkling Squid, Inkling Boy and probably Inkling Girl as well.

Fire Kirby can be unlocked by tapping in: Mario 30th Anniversary Classic Color, Luigi (Super Mario Classic) and the rest of Mario Bros. version with the exception of, presumably, of Dr. Mario which is expected to unlock the Doctor abilty.

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The rest of the amiibo figures that GameXplain tested resulted in the following copy abilities:

Robin – unlocks Spark Kirby
Fox – unlocks Jet Kirby
R.O.B. NES – unlocks Beam Kirby
Mr. Game & Watch – unlocks Circus Kirby
Dedede (Smash Bros) – unlocks a yellow-colored Hammer Kirby
Kirby (Smash Bros) – unlocks Smash Kirby
Palutena – unlocks Mirror Kirby
Samus – unlocks Bomb Kirby
Little Mac – unlocks Fighter Kirby

As it turns out, amiibos that belong to a third-party game developer will return an ‘amiibo not registered’ message and will give a random Kirby copy ability. This was tested using amiibos such as Sonic, Ryu, Shovel Knight, Megaman and Pacman. Furthermore, the Nintendo 3DS will only allow you to scan 10 amiibos in one day, but as GameXplain demonstrated the limit can be bypassed by adjusting the clock in the 3DS.

Kirby Planet Robobot already made its debut in Japan last Thursday, April 28 and will expect to hit North America and Europe on June 10, and in Australia on June 11. So what do you think, what is your best guess for other amiibo figures not mentioned here? How do you think they will function in Kirby Planet Robobot? Drop us a note in the comments section below.

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Nintendo Gives Us a Very Colorful Surprise With the Splatoon Squid Sisters Amiibos

05/02/16

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Last Saturday, Nintendo totally threw a fast one on us when they introduced a new pair of amiibo figures that will surely add more fun and color to the wild and wacky world of Splatoon. Meet the Squid Sisters Callie and Marie – a colorful and refreshing addition to the ever-growing line-up of Nintendo amiibos. Nintendo of Europe via their official Tweeter account, made the announcement last Saturday, April 30.

The Callie and Marie amiibos will be available individually in Japan and Europe starting July 7 and 8 respectively. In the US, they will be offered in a 2-pack bundle retailing at $24.99 beginning on July 8 as well. Watch this teaser from Nintendo.

As we see from the video, tapping these amiibos either in the Wii U or 3DS will allow you to see fresh performances from the Squid Sisters. For sure there will be other in game features that these amiibos will do, and we’ll surely keep you posted as new information comes in.

As an added treat, Nintendo will also be releasing a revised color scheme for the current Inkling amiibos which will be offered in the US in 2 and 3-pack bundles. The Inklings seemed to have a retro-neon make over with this one.

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These latest reveals from Nintendo surely set the amiibo community frenzied over the weekend. What are your thoughts on this? Do you like these latest amiibos? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

Source: My Nintendo News

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WATCH: Marvel Battlegrounds Strategy Video for Rocket Raccoon

05/02/16

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Here’s another Disney Infinity Marvel Battlegrounds strategy video for us to enjoy. Rocket Raccoon is proof that being small is never a liability when you’re in the world of Disney Infinity. This gun-slinging chap may not have the brute strength of the Hulkbuster or the close combat agility of Black Panther and Ant Man, but he sure knows how to make things difficult for his opponents.

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A product of strange, genetic experiments, Rocket Raccoon is a feisty gun-wielding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Rocket Raccoon is the fastest fighter in Marvel Battlegrounds and excels at delivering a bevy of ranged attacks before slipping away to avoid any direct confrontation. Players that find pleasure in harassing their opponents with annoying ranged attacks, daring escapes and quick footwork will love playing as Rocket Raccoon. Let’s watch this.

As a weapons specialist, Rocket is unparalleled at ranged combat with the ability to pepper enemies from afar with his regular ranged attack, or to do an explosive area of effect damage with his charged ranged attack. Rocket can take on individual opponents or multiple enemies all at once. Taking advantage of his fast evade roll and movement speed is critical in staying one step ahead of his enemies as his slow melee attacks won’t do much good against larger opponents.

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To give himself some breathing room, Rocket can use his charged melee attack to jump away from opponents while unleashing a few grenades. Rocket’s charged ranged attack is also very effective at destroying the Arena. Want to accelerate progress to the next stage? Just fire a few charged shots at the environment.

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Rocket’s Special Attack is an explosive three-shot volley, that targets one enemy for massive damage. These explosive shots affect the small area around the target, so hitting an enemy that’s nearby is a bonus.

We’ll keep you posted with more Disney Infinity Marvel Battlegrounds strategy videos. Which Battlegrounds character works best for you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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New LEGO Dimensions Super Girl Confirmed

05/02/16

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Earlier this month, we reported on the likely inclusion of another set of superheroes to be added to the roster of LEGO Dimensions characters. The report mentioned the listing of certain pieces in LEGO’s Replacement Parts service which were suspected to belong to DC Comics’ Super Girl. In addition to that, a video was uploaded to YouTube showing the LEGO Dimensions gameplay for Super Girl and Green Arrow.

As it turns out, we now have confirmation that Supergirl will indeed be a part of the next wave of LEGO Dimensions characters hopefully just in time for June’s E3 gaming event. A building guide for LEGO Dimension’s Supergirl can now be downloaded from LEGO servers as reported by BricksFans, with a set number of 71340. Brickset has already updated their database to include this set as well. It can be noticed that the head and hair on this minifigure closely matches that of the pieces found in LEGO replacement service.

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Though Supergirl’s LEGO Dimensions iteration is somehow similar to her minifigure found in LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Brainiac Attack 76040 particularly with regards to the torso and legs, the hair and head are different. Super Heroes minifig collectors may find this a worthwhile pick once it is released a couple of months from now.

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Another noticeable difference is the color of Supergirl’s Toy Tag base. Unlike other LEGO Dimensions characters with their translucent blue toy tag base, Supergirl seems to have an orange base instead. This could suggest that the next series of characters will either have a similarly colored base to distinguish them from the previous waves, or it could be an E3 promotional.

In any case, such reveal is a good indicator that a LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow might officially debut soon. LEGO definitely has further plans in store for its toys-to-life hit video game, especially that the release date for LEGO Dimensions’ last wave of characters (Wave 5) is almost a month away. Wave 5 marks the end of support for the current LEGO Dimensions including the Slimer Fun Pack (71241), the Ninjago Lloyd Fun Pack (71239), and DC Bane Fun Pack (71240), all of which are due for release on May 31st.

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