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Amiibo NFC Figurines Ready For Pre-order

Markus Lai On Sep 12th 2014 with 6 Comments
Amiibo NFC Figurines Ready For Pre-order

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The first batch of Amiibo figurines from Nintendo are now available for pre-order on Amazon. They will carry a pricetag of $12.99 and the characters that will be available at this point are:

  • Peach
  • Donkey Kong
  • Fox
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Pikachu
  • Samus
  • Villager
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Yoshi

These Amiibo Figurines will be used in games like Smash Bros and you’ll be able to level and improve the stats of these characters to Lv. 50.

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I want to believe: Ridley in Smash Bros.

Harrison Milfeld On Sep 10th 2014 with 5 Comments
I want to believe: Ridley in Smash Bros.

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If you have been listening to Infendo Radio for the past year, you will know that with any mention of playable characters in the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., I tend to grasp at straws for possible roster additions. Some have been true while others have been de-confirmed with the swift iron fist of Masahiro Sakurai himself. But, the one addition that I’ve been clamoring for with each Smash Bros. release has always been Ridley from the Metroid series. I’m clearly obsessed. The mere mention of it to friends online and outside of the podcast have been met with disagreement. Like I said in the headline: I want to believe. But, why am I still holding out for hope on one of Nintendo’s greatest villains to get his Smash Bros. due?

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[Update] Source: Smash Bros. Wii U release date to be announced on Friday

Harrison Milfeld On Sep 10th 2014 with 2 Comments
[Update] Source: Smash Bros. Wii U release date to be announced on Friday

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[Update] Game Informer has confirmed via Nintendo of America that the Smash Bros. Wii U release date will NOT be announced this Friday.

(Original story)

According to a Nintendo representative who attended GameStop’s yearly conference this past week, the release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will be announced on Friday during Nintendo’s Smash Bros. live streaming event.

Kotaku was able to speak with the representative. In the write-up from Kotaku, they state: As for the biggest remaining 2014 Nintendo mystery, the company still isn’t saying when Smash Bros. for Wii U will be out. During the presentation, a Nintendo rep said the date would be revealed this Friday during Nintendo’s Smash Bros. streaming event.”

With the 3DS release of Smash Bros. approaching, all that has been known for the release date for the Wii U version is a vague Holiday 2014 window. Hopefully something concrete is true to be said from this source and heaven forbid that the Wii U Smash Bros. is pushed into 2015.

 

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Watch Dogs for Wii U finally has a release date

Colin Crompton On Sep 10th 2014 with 1 Comments

After what seems like an eternity, Ubisoft has finally revealed the release date for Watch Dogs on Nintendo’s latest system. The game will hit the Wii U in North America on the 20th of November, while it arrives in the UK a day later. I certainly hope there is going to be something substantial added to the game after it was delayed by six months after the release on the other systems.

What are your thoughts on Watch Dogs? Will you be picking up a copy later this year? Let us know in the comments.

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Infendo Radio Episode 324: Opposing Viewpoints

Holly Fellmeth On Sep 10th 2014 with 0 Comments
Infendo Radio Episode 324: Opposing Viewpoints

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Differing opinions clash in episode 324 of Infendo Radio, in which Colin Crompton, Lewis Pugh, and myself talk about what we’ve been playing (Azure Striker Gunvolt and more Mario Kart 8) and the recent Bayonetta 2 Direct. We also finally finish our list of the top 5 RPG/strategy games out on the Nintendo 3DS, though perhaps not everyone will end up satisfied by the end of it. All this and more await!

Send us your thoughts and/or questions by leaving a comment below this post or sending an e-mail to contact@infendo.com.

Enjoy the show!

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Retro Redux: NES Quest – Updates + Excuses, Excuses

Holly Fellmeth On Sep 05th 2014 with 3 Comments

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  • Game: StarTropics
  • Release Date (North America): Dec. 1990
  • Developer: Nintendo IRD
  • Genre: Action-adventure

I think it’s about time for another NES Quest update, as it’s been a while since the last vote ended and you were no doubt in suspense as to which game (out of Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 3, Maniac Mansion, and StarTropics) was the winner. As you can see, StarTropics won and did so in a close race against Maniac Mansion, of all games! There must be something to this Maniac Mansion I keep hearing about…

I’ve played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II for a good amount of time, in case you were wondering. I was lucky enough have some leverage over my brother to get him to play it with me when I got around to it: he and I have been playing playing Pokemon X and Y, and since he’s just starting out, he wanted me to breed a few Pokemon for him, so I said I wouldn’t hatch his Gible unless he tried TMNT II with me. Fist pump!

Anyway, we had a blast playing together. One day after that, I played by myself and learned that some games are better played with others. My hope is that I’ll get another chance to play the game with a friend before I post the inevitable report card. That will hopefully happen this weekend. Also planned for this weekend is the start of a new game, StarTropics!

There’s only one thing missing from this post, right? A new vote! Well, here’s where the “excuses” thing you see above comes in. Even after a Labor day weekend filled with rest, relaxation, and gaming, I’m still feeling pretty overwhelmed with things to do and games to play, particularly on the NES front, as I couldn’t have my little grey gaming machine where I was during the three-day weekend. A total of four games have won votes up to now: DuckTales, Bionic Commando, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, and StarTropics, so I would like to spend some more quality time with them before adding another title to the list.

There’s no new vote, but feel free to recommend titles! Many of the obvious ones (such as Punch-Out!!) haven’t been recommended by anyone, so don’t avoid making a recommendation under the assumption someone else did!

See you for the next report card.

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