The popular indie game by Yacht Club Games, Shovel knight, just had it's amiibo outed, by GAME. The amiibo will feature Shovel Knight and will be able to be used in future YCG Games. However, we are not yet sure what the amiibo will unlock.
UPDATE: Yacht Club Games has confirmed that the Shovel Knight Amiibo is official and will bring 2-player mode into Shovel Knight.
After Nintendo just released a patent that suggests the NX may feature digital games only, Nintendo filed another patent that suggests some sort of new social system. Now, we know Miiverse will be on NX, so I am assuming this patent is showing a new way to post to Miiverse. However, others believe this will be an achievement system.
If this is true, it would be interesting, considering Nintendo has not made any official achievement systems in the past. These past few patents have been causing many rumors about the upcoming Nintendo Console, codename NX. However, Nintendo has yet not responded to this patents.
A recent Nintendo patent is raising rumors about the Nintendo NX possibly going digital or using game cartridges. These rumors are caused by the console design, which doesn't have an optical disk drive. This patent was actually made in February but not released until now. The patent included “Stationary Game Apparatus, Game Apparatus, Game System, Recording Medium and Speed Control Method,”. Although we still don't know the route of the NX, we can assume that it may only feature digital games because of this patent. Many people believe that the Nintendo Codename "NX" will be revealed and even possibly released next year, 2016.
Nintendo is teaming up with Hasbro, for a limited-time Splatfest featuring: Transformers. Transformers are basically cars that transform into destructive robots. This event will have 2 teams: Team Autbot (The good guys) and Team Deceptions (The bad guys.) Each team gets a special costume for joining. The Transformer's Splatfest will occur from Friday, August 28th at 9:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 29th at 9:00 p.m. Stay fresh!
Chris Pranger, a Nintendo Treehouse employee, fired today after talking freely about Nintendo, their actions, and more. Chris announced to everyone these following messages via Facebook:
The popular game, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U, just got an update, bringing "Tourney Mode" back from existing versions of the game. Tourney Mode allows players to create their own tournaments and join others' tournaments. The Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tourney Mode update is up and running on the Nintendo eShop now!
The newly announced Legend of Zelda title, Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, has been confirmed by Nintendo to be released on October 23rd of this year.
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is going to be a 1-3 player game for the Nintendo 3DS family and will feature a new way of playing the game - the totem. Each link can stack on top of each other and solve certain puzzles by doing so. Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be available for multiplayer via local wireless connection or via local game download.
The next wave of Nintendo's popular toy-to-life figures, Amiibos, have had their US release dates announced. The Zero Suit Samus, Olimar, Classic Mario, Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario, and Ganondorf Amiibos will be released of the 11th of September. Duck Hunt, R.O.B., and Mr. Game and Watch Amiibos will be released later that month on the 25th of September.
The New Legend of Zelda for Wii U, first planned for 2015 and then 2016, may be delayed to the year 2017. In Nintendo's latest Financial Report, the "Legend of Zelda Wii U" release window was marked as "TBD." This created many rumors about the Legend of Zelda for Wii U either being delayed to 2017 or will be released with Nintendo's new console, the NX as a dual release. Nintendo has not responded to this yet, which leaves us wondering what is going on...
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Pascal the Otter in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In the Animal Crossing series, an otter named Pascal, floats around in rivers waiting for something you make a deal with him. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can find Pascal in the rivers, randomly floating around. Press "A" to talk to him and you may trade him a shell for a mystery gift.