Xenoblade Chronicles Is Finally Announced For U.S. Release

Update 2: In the official press release, only Gamestop and Nintendo’s website will be carrying the title for $49.99. I guess it’s time to cancel my Monado pre-order.

Update: Nintendo has posted on their Facebook page that Xenoblade Chronicles is indeed confirmed for next year. It hasn’t divulged any details beyond that, so the date on the now much more plausible picture of the Gamestop Listing has not been confirmed nor the possible Gamestop exclusive distribution nature of the game. Although, a Nintendo product page for the title has April 2012 as its release date adding even more legitimacy to that picture. We will keep you up to date on any new information on this matter.

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Promotional Wii Remote Bundled With Skyward Sword

When it drops on November 20th for $70 you can get a special gold painted Skyward Sword promotional Wii Remote, and if you buy early a little music as well.

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Nintendo Stepping Into The World Of DLCs

During a Q&A session held in Japan last week with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, he has revealed that Nintendo will be taking one step closer into the online world by creating downloadable content for both the Wii U and the 3DS.

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The Legend of Zelda: 25 Years of Elfin Goodness

When Nintendo game guru Shigeru Miyamoto was a kid, he used to explore the hillsides surrounding his childhood home in Sonobe, Japan. He found his way through forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages. One particular day, he found a cave entrance in the middle of the woods, and after gathering his courage he set out to explore the cave with the aid of a lantern. Sound familiar? It was these experiences that would inspire the young lad to create one of the biggest, most important franchises in video game history: The Legend of Zelda.

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Kojima Rips NES Metal Gear

In a candid interview with Nintendo Power, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima was asked about the old Metal Gear game  on the NES. He actually had zero involvement in that game and was very unhappy with it:

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Wii U Third Party Trailers Did Not Run on Wii U

The star of the Nintendo press conference was obviously the Wii U, and third party trailers were shown for it. However, the system’s hardware has not been finalized, so how were those trailers shown? Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime explained that the trailers were assets from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the games.

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6 Inch Touchscreen for New Nintendo Controller Confirmed

Nintendo confirmed that the Project Cafe follow up to the Wii will utilize a controller that sports a touch screen panel and a built in camera.

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Best Buys Offers Exclusive Content Via 3DS SpotPass Next Month

The 3DS’s SpotPass feature is about to get a little bit more interesting next month. Especially if you go to Best Buy stores. They have partnered up with Nintendo to release free content available only to 3DS owners who walk into their stores.

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Nintendo’s Console to be HD, but No Hard Drive

According to sources close to Kotaku, Nintendo’s new console, dubbed “Project Cafe”, will incorporate an 8 GB flash based memory. This is 16 times the capacity of the Wii, but still far short of the standard 20 GB hard drive of the Xbox 360 back in 2005, and even more miniscule compared to that of current generation which sports 250 GB for the high-end PS3s and 360s.

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Nintendo Confirms New System For 2012

Right now it’s a little after 2am, I’ve been up late playing Minecraft and it looks like it’s great I was still up. Why you may ask? Well, a little while ago Nintendo confirmed they have a new console launching next year.

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