Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia press release mentions ''upcoming Corrin amiibo''

This comes from the European press release for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia...

''In addition, amiibo (sold separately) of Marth, Roy, Ike, Robin, Lucina, and even the upcoming Corrin amiibo can be used to summon an Illusory Hero of that character, allowing players to seek assistance from spectral visages.''

It is good to see that the Corrin amiibo is still coming. Give us a solid date, Nintendo!

This week's North American downloads - March 23 (Has-Been Heroes, Super Mario Run and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Has-Been Heroes – Available on March 28, Has-Been Heroes is a challenging and rewarding rogue-like game of strategy and action, featuring a band of old heroes on a quest to escort the King’s twin princesses to a faraway academy. Randomized regions, enemies and a huge pool of unlockables, including 300+ spells, 200+ items, 14 regions and 12 heroes, makes each run unique.

Nintendo Mobile
Super Mario Run – The Super Mario Run game is now available to download for Android devices on Google Play! What’s more, the game has received a new update for the iOS version, bringing new features to existing and new players alike. New to Super Mario Run? You can download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and you can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in Super Mario Run – World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Mario Sports Superstars – In the Mario Sports Superstars game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, experience the challenge and depth of five full-on sports – Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Horse Racing. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer, hone skills in training or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi or one of 16 others, you’re on the road to superstardom! (Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Great deals this week include Severed, Runbow and SteamWorld Heist, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.


Splatoon 2 Global Testfire – Starting March 24, Nintendo Switch owners with internet access can download a demo version of the Splatoon 2 game that will allow them to battle against opponents around the world in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event. It’s a way for everyone to investigate the latest in cephalopod warfare months before the game launches! The Global Testfire dates and times are as follows:

March 24
12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET
8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET
March 25
4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET
12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET
8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET
March 26
4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET

My Nintendo Rewards – My Nintendo is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Kid Icarus: Uprising game with Kid Icarus 3D animations and discounts on select Kid Icarus series games, including Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Redeem your rewards to enjoy the following:

Kid Icarus 3D Anime: Medusa’s Revenge
Kid Icarus 3D Anime: Thanatos Rising
Kid Icarus 3D Anime: Palutena’s Revolting Dinner
30 percent off Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo 3DS)
30 percent off 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo 3DS)
30 percent off Kid Icarus (Wii U)
30 percent off Kid Icarus – Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo 3DS)

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
Pokémon: A Sinister Organization – Team Skull
Pokémon: Shiny Tapu Koko

Also new this week:
ACA NeoGeo Turf Masters (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Othello (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in suburbs #2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Super Destronaut 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Ambition of the Slimes – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Plantera – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Plantera – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Mahjong Deluxe 3 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Aqua TV (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Armored ACORNs: Action Squirrel Squad (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

3DS eShop charts - March 23rd, 2017


1. Pokemon Yellow
2. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
3. Blaster Master Zero
4. Super Mario Bros. 3
5. Pokemon Red
6. Zelda: A Link to the Past
7. Monster Hunter Generations
8. Super Mario World
9. The Legend of Zelda
10. Pokemon Blue
11. Mario Kart 7
12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
13. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
14. Super Mario Bros.
15. Pokemon Sun
16. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
17. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
18. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
19. Pokemon Moon
20. Devil Survivor Overclocked


1. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
2. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World TV Spot
3. Pokemon Sun/Moon Special Demo Version Video
4. Nikki’s Tour of Swapdoodle
5. Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
7. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
8. Pokemon Sun/Moon – Top 7 Features
9. Switch Parental Controls
10. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
11. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
12. Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
13. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
14. Mario Kart 7 Video
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Play everywhere.
17. Switch Hardware Overview
18. Arms Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
19. Pokemon Bank Trailer
20. Welcome to Tank Troopers

Splatoon 2 - special and sub-weapon footage, info

The following special and sub-weapons will be available during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire.

Splattershot: Burst Bomb (sub) + Tenta Missiles (special)
Splat Charger: Splat Bomb (sub) + Sting Ray (special)
Splat Roller: Suction Bomb (sub) + Splashdown (special)
Splat Dualies: Curling Bomb (sub) + Inkjet (special)

Nintendo AU/NZ eBay Store to sell QBBY amiibo (import) on March 24th

I wish we could get a release date for this game stateside. Nintendo of America originally tweeted out a March 23rd release date, but deleted it. I wonder if we could still see the game hit today.

Six Sides of the World hits Wii U in Europe today


Six Sides of the World is full of references awaiting for true gamers that can appreciate them. The game has been created by a true geek, so you can expect to find constant allusions to pieces of pop culture. The most evident inspirations are Portal and its way of introducing new and exciting sci-fi concepts as key elements to solve puzzles and Mario Galaxy and his particular navigation through tiny planets. As said before: you will clearly see that Six Sides of the World has been created by someone who truly loves videogames.


Six Sides of the World presents you a series of galaxies to be explored. Each one is comprised by different puzzles that introduce new and more challenging mechanics. But most interesting feature of this is that these galaxies can be navigated linearly, following a easier predetermined path; or you can make a detour if you are brave enough. Some of the puzzles will present more than one possible solution, enabling the player to achieve a more difficult victory, that will unlock new extra puzzles.


Maigo is an explorer who’s about to discover something far bigger than he expects. As he navigates through space, facing increasingly difficult puzzles, he starts to understand he’s tapping over something transcendent. Some questions arise: who has created all these worlds? What motivates this intergalactic architect? There’s an utter plan beyond all this? It is a test? A mean to protect something? In seek of the truth Maigo will have to overcome all the challenges to meet this kind of… PUZZLE GOD.

Blast from the Past - 20-minute interview with Nasir Gebelli, a Final Fantasy dev

From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, Nasir Gebelli became known for his home console work at Squaresoft, where he programmed the first three Final Fantasy games, the Famicom 3D System titles 3-D WorldRunner and Rad Racer, and Secret of Mana.

This interview, only posted in its entirety just now, comes from all the way back in 1998. Gebelli pretty much disappeared from the game industry after his Square-Enix work, which is what makes this interview so rare. Gabelli discusses things like how Miyamoto was responsible for tying him to Square-Enix and setting his work on Final Fantasy into motion.

Shiny Pokemon arrive in Pokemon GO

- gold-colored Shiny Magikarp, and it's evolution, the Shiny red Gyarados, are available

Niantic didn't make mention of Shiny Pokemon being part of the most recent update, but it's clear they wanted it to be a secret. This is something fans have been asking for for awhile. As you can probably guess, this is just the start!