Here is The NA Yoshi’s Woolly World Amiibo Bundle Boxart

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Above is the North American boxart for the Wii U exclusive, Yoshi’s Woolly World. This boxart showcases what the Amiibo bundle will look like and comes with an adorable, green Yarn Yoshi Amiibo. We are really hoping Nintendo can figure out their Amiibo problems and get more in the hands of gamers who crave the collectable toy. I LOVE the art direction for Yoshi’s Woolly World and I really hope I can get my hands on this attractive bundle.

Let me know if you plan on picking this one up.

SPLATOON – TREEHOUSE LIVE TOWER CONTROL FOOTAGE

Want to check out some all new Splatoon footage? Well check out the treehouse live presentation from Nintendo above. The Wii U exclusive has been a runaway success for Nintendo already shifting over 1 million copies worldwide. When we first saw the game at last year’s E3, we thought it had all the markings of a stand out title and it’s great to see the game doing so well.

Check out the tower control footage above and let us know what you think.

Indie Title Shovel Knight Gets Physical Later This Year

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Shovel Knight, the indie stand out title from last year, is now officially headed to retail according to the development team at Yacht Club games. Here are all the juicy details for the game:

North America: October 13, 2015
Europe: October 16th, 2015

$19.99 MSRP

Available on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, (PC – Europe only)

Pre-Orders should be live at your favorite retailer: Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Gamestop, Amazon…you name it! To make as big of a splash as possible, and to let retailers know that they need to stock up, you should definitely pre-order now!! We’d consider it a huge personal favor; thanks in advance!

What’s in the box?!

The physical version of Shovel Knight contains everything we’ve released so far. First, there is the original Shovel Knight campaign with all the content you know and love! Also included is Shovel Knight’s first content update: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. Finally, there’s a full-featured Challenge mode with more than 50 crazy challenge levels to explore!

Of course, like the digital version, every boxed version will also receive FREE future updates as they become available:

Specter Knight’s Campaign – A full campaign starring the shadowy scythe spinner!
King Knight’s Campaign – A crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself!
Battle Mode – Duel with up to 4 players as your favorite heroic or villainous knight! (Wii U/PS4/XB1/PC exclusive)

Body Swap Mode – Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a dude? Well, now you’ll be able to change them all around, along with the rest of the cast!

Oh, and one more thing: every boxed copy of Shovel Knight will include a lavish instruction booklet similar to the Kickstarter reward. No 2-page inserts here! You deserve a full manual, to hold in your hot little shaking hands and pore over as you wait to get home!

This game is said to be one of the best out there so if you have yet to pick up the title, this seems like a pretty great deal.

Indie Spotlight: Tiny Galaxy Launch Trailer

Our friends at Arcane Pixel have a game coming out and it’s called Tiny Galaxy. The game is headed to Wii U and you all can check out the launch trailer above. Tiny Galaxy features 6 unique worlds, 60 tough and challenging levels, boss fights and will be out on July 16th 2015 for $5.99.

Check it out and let us know if this catches your eye.

HERE IS YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD INTRO

Here is the intro for the adorable Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U. The game has charm to spare and will be welcomed with open arms when it’s released later this year (at least for me in the States). I almost didn’t want to watch because I want to be surprised but I couldn’t resist. If you watch the intro, let me know what you think.

Splatoon Sales Update; 1 Million Sold

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This just in, Nintendo has announced that its all new IP, Splatoon, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. This is a combination of digital and physical sales for the title. Nintendo has to be thrilled with this number as it is a brand new franchise for them and the game has only been out for a month. Here is what Reggie Fils-Aime had to say regarding the title:

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Impressive numbers Nintendo. Let’s see how this one does over the summer.

I played Super Mario Maker And Zelda Triforce Heroes

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I have played Super Mario Maker and Zelda Triforce Heroes and am pleased to report that they both play sublime. As expected, both of Nintendo’s newest titles in the 3DS and Wii U libraries are extremely fun but it’s always nice to hear it straight from someone who just played the games (my local Best Buy has the Play Nintendo promo from E3). Let’s be honest, Nintendo’s E3 digital Event was a bit of a train wreck. You know it, I know it, heck even Mr. Iwata knows it. However, if you have the chance to stroll down to a participating Best Buy, you may want to test out Nintendo’s latest two titles.

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First off, Super Mario Maker. Super Mario Maker was insanely addicting and unbearably difficult (but in a good way). There are some twisted minds over at Nintendo and I LOVED every minute of it. What was nice is that when I got to my local Best Buy I was able to get some quality time with the Wii U game and I was impressed to say the least. I expected the game to be good but this thing is going to be magical! I cannot wait to get my hands on the retail copy as I want to make and create the same devious levels that I played through today.

I was very surprised that the other Nintendo rep had 3 new Nintendo 3DS systems and they were all equipped with the newly announced Zelda Triforce Heroes. While this game may have turned off some with its “spinoff” feel, it surely was fun. Fun is why we play games and there is no doubting that this game is going to be a barrel of it. I quickly became the “jerk” in the group because I couldn’t resist grabbing the other Links and throwing them off the side of the cliffs. It was hilarious to do and I just had to see their reaction and couldn’t resist. After a bit of joking around, all 3 of us began to work together and that’s when things really started to click. We worked well and had to communicate in order to get the job done. I could see how this game is going to make or break friendships and it’s going to be something fierce whenever it’s released.

Overall, I think we knew that these games were going to be something great but it was awesome to get my hands on them myself. I just wanted to report that these Nintendo titles felt great and if you have a chance to visit a Best Buy that is allowing people to check these games out, don’t miss it (be sure to look for some Nintendo goodies as well).

As always, thanks for reading. Let me know if you plan on participating in this promo.