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Super Smash Bros. Wii U - shofu vs. OJ

I got to go toe-to-toe with one of my favorite Smash Bros. players, shofu. See who won here! More »

PE X Nintendo #90 – Mighty No. 9, Fast Racing Neo & the Return of the Golden Era?

OJ breaks down all the latest news from the world of Nintendo! More »

PE Fancast #2 w/ Jon Turner – Star Fox Zero Delayed, Final Fantasy XV, Nintendo NX and more!

Jon Turner is back for another hard-hitting, amazing, cool PE FANCAST! We got 10 BIG topics that you aren’t going to want to miss! More »


Category Archives: 3DS

Halo DS (Unreleased ) | NintendoBox


Halo 5: Guardians is soon to be released so I thought it was about the right time to do a Nintendo Know on the Bungie developed Halo game that was… on a Nintendo platform. That’s right, this week on Nintendo Know it’s Halo DS! Enjoy!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: For Glory ‘Chalk Talk’ #1

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Got a brand new series for you guys called For Glory Chalk Talk! In this show, I’ll be playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with my main characters and detailing tips to improve together! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Super Smash Bros for Wii U – The Big House 5: Top 8 LiveStreaming NOW!


VGBootcamp is hosting The Big House 5 top 8 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U right now! Can ZeRo make a comeback from the losers bracket? Will Nairo win back to back big tournaments, or will Seagull Joe get his first big National tournament in Smash Wii U!? Get all the action below!

Miyamoto & Tezuka Discuss Balancing Difficulty for Beginners & Advanced Players


Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka discussed balancing games for advanced and beginning players. Get their thoughts on the matter below. 

Hyrule Warriors Legends – New Information Coming Next Week


Koei Tecmo has teased new information on Hyrule Warriors Legends on the 3DS. The comes from the game’s official Twitter account. Could there be a new character announcement? We’ll have to wait and see. Via: Nintendo Everything 

Big Channel Update – New PC Specs, Better Quality, More Content!

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I’ve got a lot of new content coming to PlayerEssence which some of you guys have already seen. I go over all the changes and content already up and coming soon! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Seagull Joe Sends ZeRo to Losers Bracket at The Big House 5 Smash Wii U Tournament


ZeRo hasn’t lost a tournament he has entered since late last year around the time Smash 4 launched, but his streak could come to an end on Sunday. For the first time during ZeRo’s incredible tournament winning streak, he will be playing from the losers side, as Sonic main, Seagull Joe upset the current champion.

ZeRo still has a chance to win The Big House 5, but he will have to beat a formidable opponent in the Grand Finals twice in best of 5 sets. While anything can happen, that person in Grand Finals will probably be Nairo, and the chances of Zero beating Nairo in that situation are slim…. but anything can happen. Make sure to tune in on Sunday for the Grand Finals right here! 

Nintendo is Sponsoring The Big House 5 Super Smash Bros. Tournaments


Nintendo has revealed they are an official sponsor of The Big House 5 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Melee tournaments. Make sure to check out all the action past the link!

Scalebound on Wii? End of Chibi Robo? Super Mario Maker Sells 1 Mil – WiR 10/3/15


Welcome to the latest edition of Week in Review! Join me as I break down my interesting Nintendo stories of the week, including Super Mario Maker selling 1 million copies, Chibi Robo coming to an end, and more!

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Review Roundup – Looking Somewhat Shaky (68%)


Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer is out on the Nintendo 3DS. Get all the review scores at GameRankings. The average is 68% right now with 24 reviews. 

The Big House 5 – Smash 4 and Melee LiveStream Tournament


VGBootCamp is streaming The Big House 5 all weekend. Get all the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U action past the link.

Nintendo Voice Chat: Zelda Co-op Adventures , Mario Tennis & Super Mario Maker Sales | IGN


The IGN team discusses a host of news from the world of Nintendo. Check out the podcast below.

Nintendo and DeNA set to Announce First Mobile Game Soon

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It looks like Nintendo and DeNA will be announcing their first mobile game soon, and it could be shocker.

The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes’ Online Play Limited to Those in the Same Region


The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes has some good multiplayer options such as download play via one copy, and local/online play for up to three players. However, it has been revealed that online play will be limited to those in the same region as you. So someone in the UK will not be able to play online with someone in the US. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: PocketGamer

Microsoft has Aquired Havok From Intel


Microsoft has officially announced they have acquired Havok from Intel. The Havoc engine is very popular,  being used in a lot of AAA games such as Star Wars Battlefront and Destiny. Microsoft still plans to license out the engine to developers who make games on all systems, which includes Sony and Nintendo.  Get Microsoft’s full statement below. 

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – October Free DLC Pack

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The October DLC pack is here, featuring GX Hunter armor, Commemoration Sword, Teddybear Hammer, Melodic Palico set & at least one snake!

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS – 3 Character Slots, 2/3 Stage Slots Discovered in Patch 1.1.1


Fans have data mined the latest patch for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS and founds some interesting tidbits. Three empty character slots have been added with this patch, while six stage slots were found as well. Some of the stage slots could have been the Pirate Ship placement, but it is unclear at the moment.

In the image above, all the Marios are character placeholder. The Tikibuzzes are stage placeholders. There were only two character placeholders before the latest patched was released (1.1.1). So based on this, it seems there is still substantial character DLC that could come to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.

Via: Nintendo Everything , Source : Shiny Quagsire 

Nintendo Won’t Release Games in Greece as of 2016 | PE NewZ

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Nintendo will not be releasing titles in Greece as of 2016. I discuss the news here! Subscribe to PlayerEssence here!

Nintendo Won’t Release Games in Greece Starting 2016


Nintendo and Greece have broken up. Starting on December 31st, 2015, Greece will no longer stock Nintendo games. Full statement from Greece’s vendor below.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS – 1.1.1 Balance Patch Notes


Get all of the buffs, nerfs and system changes for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS version 1.1.1 over on the Smash Boards. Luigi mains beware…. weegi got nerfed!  

Level-5 and Dentsu Form Level-5 Abby Inc.


Level-5 and Dentsu have announced a new partnership and formation of Level-5 Abby Inc. This new subsidiary will looking to create anime and game content from Japan for people of all ages worldwide. The company’s name takes the “a” from the words “all” and “anything,” and the “bby” from “hobby,” to form “Abby.” The team’s first project is the western release of anime Yo-kai Watch. Check out the full North American schedule below:

Nintendo Downloads NA (10/1/15) – Freedom Planet & River City Ransom Lead


This week’s North American downloads are in. Get the full list of titles and deals past the break.