The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

GameStop - Play The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on 10/17

Be one of the first to play The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on Saturday, October 17th at select GameStop stores from 1:00pm – 4:00pm (local time). Try out the New Nintendo 3DS XL system and play The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes before it’s available for purchase on October 23rd. And between gaming action, score some fun giveaways, while supplies last.

In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, three players team up– each as Link – to cooperatively make their way through inventive dungeons and battle bosses. Use the new Totem mechanic to stack three Links on top of each other to reach higher grounds and solve puzzles. Collect loot to create wearable outfits, each with a different boost or ability.

For more information on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, visit the official site at

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GoNintendo Review - Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash

Does a new genre for this pocket-sized robot pave the way for big success?

Chibi-Robo seems destined to be a Nintendo character that never gets much attention. The character certainly has his supporters out there, but he's definitely one of the lower-tier brands the company has. That's not a comment about game quality by any means. I'm talking about public knowledge of the character. That could be related to poor marketing. There's also a factor of release timing. On top of all that, Chibi-Robo games are extremely quirky and odd. The character's universe and handling just aren't going to set the world ablaze when it comes to popularity.

While that may be the case, Nintendo and Skip haven't stopped trying to expand the character's familiarity with consumers. You could arguably say that Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is the biggest push we've seen for the character yet. While many Nintendo fans ignore or don't even know who Chibi-Robo is, now the little guy is getting a brand-new game with an amiibo. The fact that Nintendo made an amiibo for Chibi-Robo is a very obvious ploy to get some attention on the character. You can see that those involved with creating the games really do want more for Chibi-Robo. Sure, bigger sales would be nice, but this seems to be more about getting the character recognized.

That desire to spread the word also seems to fall right in line with the decision to switch up the traditional Chibi-Robo gameplay. This is the first time we're seeing Chibi-Robo get a true gameplay overhaul in a mainline title. Chibi-Robo has gone from free-roaming 3D adventure to traditional side-scroller. We all know that Nintendo's bread-and-butter comes from the side scrollers, so why not let Chibi-Robo have a go at the genre?

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Nintendo UK - Some Super Mario Box orders may be delayed

If you're wondering where your Super Mario Box order is, keep an eye on your email. Nintendo UK may have some delay news for you.

Dear *****,

Thank you for pre-ordering the Super Mario Box (Limited Edition) with the Nintendo Official UK Store.

Regrettably there has been a delay in the dispatch of this product which unfortunately means your order will not be arriving today.

We are expecting this item to be delivered to you by Friday 23rd October 2015.

Should you wish to contact us about your order, please feel free to contact a member of our support team via your account.

Kind Regards,
Nintendo Official UK Store

Former HAL America leader looks back on 30 years of interacting with Iwata

Coming from former HAL America leader, Yash Terakura...

“In 1979 or 1980, Iwata was stopping by my office almost every day after school," he writes. "He helped me make test programs, sorted my books and floppy disks, and did other minor things. He was helping so that he could obtain news about our new products, as well as technical information not available to the public.""He was a so-called 'otaku.' Of course, we did not have that term 'otaku' at that time," says Terakura. "He and other students were Commodore groupies.

...He was a very quiet person, and he was nice to others, but when it came to a design or concept of a project, he could be very hard headed. He did not agree with other people unless he was very sure that their idea was better than his.

...I started my own company, but we kept in touch. I go to Japan often, so I was planning to call him and have a dinner in August or so. I guess that will never happen."

Telltale & Mojang discuss the process of building Minecraft: Story Mode

"For the last year we've had a specific private Telltale Minecraft server. We've tinkered around in Telltale town and built all kinds of contraptions and buildings, and we've been documenting everything that's been going on in there." - Job Stauffer, creative communications director at Telltale

"We're not going to go out looking for something desperately in order to expand the narrative. It's not like we sat down and went, 'Hey, we need more ways to make narrative in Minecraft.' But if something cool comes along and it kind of fits, and we feel like we could do a really good job and do justice to the game, I don't see why not." - Owen Hill, creative communications director at Mojang

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RUMOR - Splatoon players using hacked character models getting banned

If you've been trying out the hack that let's you play as Octolings in Splatoon, you might want to stop taking that character model online. Rumor has it that Nintendo is out to ban any player that is using unreleased character models online. If you're going to mess around with that content, keep it confined to your single player experience!