The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Nintendo stock continues its resurgence

As you can see, Nintendo's stock has a long way to go before it hits the highs of the Wii/DS success story, but stock nowadays is certainly no slouch. It's starting to get back to a high that we haven't seen since 2010. Let's hope that Wii U/3DS continue to trend upwards and that the NX really kicks off Nintendo's return to their usual profits.

New PoPoLoCRoIS in the works

- announced in the strategy guide for PoPoLoCRoIS: Return to A Story of Seasons Fairytale
- supposed to be like the 1998 PlayStation title Poporogue
- will have many new species
- platform unconfirmed at this time

Masahiro Sakurai reflects on Satoru Iwata's funeral in his weekly Famitsu column

This week, Smash Bros. developer Masahiro Sakurai reflected on the funeral of Satoru Iwata in his latest weekly column for Famitsu. Kotaku provided a summary of the column, with Sakurai receiving special guest seating and feeling honored by that gesture. He also reflects on the impact his death has on the people who knew him. Check out Kotaku's article on the source link for more from this week's column.

Yooka-Laylee eyeing retail release, more details

- Team 17 is set to publish the title

- They will handle localization, certification, QA

- Playtonic mentions that the Kickstarter money covers fulfillment costs such as physical goods, as well as bonus DLC

- They are looking into a physical release - this could impact development, so they did not include it in the Kickstart, but with Team 17 on board they're eyeing the possibility

- Tentatively set for a October 2016 release

- They are unsure about the NX as Nintendo is being secretive so, Wii U is the focus for them


Super Smash Bros. - Tales of Symphonia, Earthbound and more Mii costumes revealed

Check out the new costumes revealed for the 3DS and Wii U Smash Bros. title below. We have Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia, the Flying Man from the EarthBound series for Brawlers and a honey bear costume for Gunners. This is all pertaining to the update coming tomorrow morning in Japan.




Luigi's Mansion Arcade - more hands-on details

- each vacuum handle is equipped with two main buttons
- the top button is for charging your flashlight blast
- the bottom is for sucking up ghosts
- a special button located apart from the controller lets you throw a stun bomb
- starts with a tutorial from Professor E. Gadd
-use flashlight blasts to stun ghosts and destroy small enemies
- use the vacuum to collect coins/objects nearby and suck in ghosts
- on-rails FPS
- when you charge your flashlight you can feel the controller's vibrations building up and die out with the flash
- when you grab a ghost in your vacuum stream you feel the pull when he switches directions or break free
- when you suck up coins, a mechanism inside the controller pounds the inside
- game gives you options as to which room you would like to investigate next
- sometimes you have to clear certain rooms before moving on

Nintendo updates release date list for 2015-16

Along with their Q1 report, Nintendo has also updated their release date list. Nothing too revealing, though Project Guard is scheduled for a 2015 release despite the title being a no show at E3. But what is most interesting is that along with Project Giant Robot, The Legend of Zelda is currently slated with a TBD release date. I guess it's time to get that rumor mill running, if it hasn't already! Check out the entire list in the source link below.

Super Mario Maker supports over 99 amiibo costumes

The Super Mario Maker website launched officially today in Japan, and with that we have some additional information regarding amiibo. Over 99 costumes can be used in Super Mario Maker. Every amiibo figure, with the exception of Mii Fighters, can be playable, including the upcoming Chibi Robo amiibo as well as the Animal Crossing amiibo and cards. If you don't have every figure (does anyone?) they can also be unlocked through the game itself.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Trauma Team hits the Wii U eShop next month

For those in Japan looking to play either of these classic Wii titles, you're in luck as they're hitting the eShop in August! Both are due on August 19, and pricing is set at 2,700 yen for both titles.