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PE X Nintendo #88

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Beginners Guide

Get some tips to improve your game in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U! More »

Why Persona 5 is Important for Japan and the World!

Persona 5 is far more important than people realize. More »

Nintendo’s Featureless Updates stop with the NX… I Think

Stability update x 100! New features x 0! More »

Splatoon July NPD Sales hit 85K, Splatoon 2 on NX

Nintendo needs to ride the Splatoon wave all the way to the NX! More »


Category Archives: Wii U

PE X Nintendo #89 | Achievement System & In-game Voice Chat Patented by Nintendo

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Nintendo has finally started to patent features we should have seen a decade ago. I go over these patents and give my take on the matter. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

New Star Fox Zero – Zoness & Gyrowing Gameplay | GameXplain


We went hands-on with the Gyro Wing in the NEW Zoness leve in Star Fox Zero, from a Nintendo preview event at PAX Prime!

8-4 Helping out with Xenoblade Chronicles X’s Localization

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8-4, who has helped out with previous Nintendo game localizations, has confirmed they are involved with Xenoblade Chronicles X’s western release.

Via: Twitter

Disney Claims Disney Infinity’s user base is 50% Female


Disney has claimed that half of Disney Infinity’s player base is female.

“With Disney’s IP treasure chest of powerful and strong female characters, we actually are seeing a split with Infinity that’s more 50% boys and 50% girls.”

You can read the full write-up here.

Via: GoNintendo

Is Ryu top tier in Smash 4? | ZeRo


The world’s top player analyzes whether Ryu is top tier in the current Smash 4 metagame.

LTC3 Smash4 – Trela (Ryu) vs Karna (Sheik) – Top 8 Losers


Check out this awesome match between two of Houston’s best players! The Ryu in this match is pretty good.

Shovel Knight amiibo Reveal Trailer feat. the GameGrumps

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Check out the Shovel Knight amiibo reveal trailer featuring the super popular YouTube channel, the GameGrumps.

Super Mario Maker – Be a Player or a Mario Maker UK Commercial


Check out this awesome UK commercial for Super Mario Maker on the Wii U.

Devil’s Third – 70 Minutes of Uncut Gameplay | Nintendomination


Check out the first 70 minutes of uncut footage from Devil’s Third on Wii U.

Full Nindies @ Night Presentation | GameXplain


Check out the entire Nindies @ Night presentation from PAX Prime 2015, hosted by NOA’s Damon Baker, featuring games such as Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, Hive Jump, Fast Racing Neo, Kerbal Space Program, as well as the reveal of the Shovel Knight amiibo!

Via: GameXplain

SteamWorld Heist – Nindies@Night PAX Trailer


Check out the amazing gameplay trailer for SteamWorld Heist on Nintendo 3DS! The game is also coming to the Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita and PC.

Source: Nintendo

FAST Racing Neo – Nindies@Night PAX Trailer

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Check out this new trailer for FAST Racing Neo on Wii U from Nindies@Night PAX. It shows off the beautiful graphics and intense speed players will be experiencing this fall.

Source: Nintendo

Photos of the Shovel Knight amiibo Surface, Official Functionality Overview


Check out some in-person photos of the Shovel Knight amiibo below, in-addition to the full overview of what the amiibo will bring to the table.

Cooperative Multiplayer (exclusive to Wii U)!

Join a friend’s Shovel Knight campaign and shovel together!
Use new cooperative moves to help each other out along the way!

Deep Customization!

Level up by defeating enemies and finding treasure!
Earn all-new relics, abilities, and powers you never thought possible!
Customize the look of your Shovel Knight with cool and crazy cosmetic options!
Use your custom amiibo seamlessly between 3DS and Wii U!
Exclusive Challenge Stages!

Battle your way through amiibo exclusive challenge stages that take advantage of the new amiibo relics and abilities!

One amiibo, multiple games

We plan to continue support of the Shovel Knight amiibo in future Yacht Club Games and Nintendo products! Stay tuned to amiibo.com for compatibility details in new games.

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: IGN

Project Treasure Renamed “Lost Reavers”, New Trailer and Beta Announcement


Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for “Lost Reavers”,the game formerly known as Project Treasure. There will be a beta test starting on September 3rd in Japan. Check out the new trailer below. Via: Nintendo Everything

Do Amiibo Dream? | ZyroXZ2

Smash Bros Amiibo

It’s a strange question to be sure: do amiibo dream? I know, there’s no way that’s possible… right?

Source: ZyroXZ2

There is a Shovel Knight amiibo Coming this November

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Ok, so there is an official Shovel Knight amiibo coming on November 27th. UK retailer GAME, has revealed pre-orders start tomorrow for the Shovel Knight amiibo. This adds more fuel to Shovel Knight in Smash Bros. rumors going around. 

Evolution of Super Smash Bros. | M. Productions

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M. Productions is back with a new video detailing the evolution of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Source: M. Productions

Nintendo Downloads NA (8/27/15) – Sin & Punishment and Runbow lead


This week’s North American eShop downloads are in. Get the full lineup of titles below. 

Runbow – 44 Minutes of Gameplay Footage


Check out 44 minutes of gameplay footage from Runbow on the Wii U.

Source: Nintendo World Report TV

Wii U eShop Charts (8/26/15) – Splatoon Leads


This week’s Wii U eShop charts are in. Splatoon once again leads. Get the full sales charts below. 

Mass Shooting Stopped At PWC, Q4 RAF Review, Alice 3? FF: Type 0 PC Problems + More! | EventStatus

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EventStatus is back with another hard-hitting episode of The Main Event.

Is Shovel Knight Coming to Super Smash Bros.? (Rumor) | Tamaki

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Is the Shovel Knight coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS? Check out Nintendo Life/Tamaki’s video on the topic.

Source: Tamaki