Amiibo will launch in Australia for $17.95AU each


During the madness of last night’s Nintendo Direct the pricing and availability of the Amiibo figures was locked in.

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New 3DS and 3DS XL models incoming – improved screens, new buttons, second stick, NFC built in


The latest Nintendo Direct just dropped a megaton on us, two new Nintendo 3DS models – a new design for the normal 3DS and a new 3DS XL model with many tweaks. Mr Iwata returned to us with a bang!

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Ultimate NES Remix for 3DS announced, set for 2014 release

Ultimate NES Remix for the Nintendo 3DS was announced earlier this evening, bringing us the mashed up action that we first got to experience on the Wii U. Featuring challenging remixes from 16 classic NES games it will also have online leaderboards and a championship mode.

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Custom 3DS home menu themes to arrive October

Announced in today’s Nintendo Direct, the 3DS will be getting a homescreen make-over. A new system update, headed our way in October, will allow for custom menu themes to be applied to your 3DS.

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Gaming Roundup: Gamescom 2014 Edition


Gamescom—Europe’s largest annual gaming convention and the second largest in the world—came and went last week in Cologne, Germany, and left in its wake a plethora of previews and trailers for excited gamers to sift through.

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Hero Mode Is Now Coming To Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Matt Bozon, WayForward’s Creative Director and founding member, has tweeted that the hero mode stretch goal on Kickstarter has been reached.

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Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Variety of Vital Roles – Nintendo Life


Descriptions suggest Wii U project What’s Retro Studios working on? That question has been common since development of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze began to wrap up towards the close of 2013, while it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that the talented studio will have begun work on its

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​The New Wii U GameCube Controllers Are Super Hot


Along with the forthcoming adapter that’ll let people play Super Smash Bros on Wii U with their old GameCube controllers, the peripheral company PDP is making some custom GameCube-style controllers for Nintendo’s new console. We saw them today, and they look just lovely.

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These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are Hard to Resist – Nintendo Life


Furthering its initiative to expand into the licensed toy market, it’s emerged that Jakks Pacific will be distributing articulated figures to add to the World of Nintendo range of toys.

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Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You – Nintendo Life


Which will be number one? Find out within… We recently ran a poll on the site to find out which game you, the Nintendo Life reader, considered to be the very best Legend of Zelda title released so far. The response was staggering, and we’re now ready to reveal the results.

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