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Nintendo unveils Mario Switch bundle, plus Doom and Wolfenstein II

Nintendo unveiled a swathe of new Switch and 3DS titles last night, including a brand new Super Mario Odyssey-themed Switch hardware bundle and the news that Bethesda’s critically acclaimed Doom (2016) and upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus titles will also be heading to Switch over the next year. Doom …

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Nintendo unveils Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo and new set of Super Mario figures

Nintendo revealed a new set of Amiibo yesterday, ahead of its livestream introducing its new Legend of Zelda title, Breath of the Wild, at E3. Three Zelda-related figures were unveiled: Archer Link, Rider Link and an enemy called the Guardian. The latter will be the first-ever articulated Amiibo. These three …

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Overall toys-to-life sales down 12% so far in 2016

More people may own toys-to-life games than ever, but players are spending less on them. That’s according to GfK Entertainment. MCV last week revealed that over 620,000 UK consumers own either a copy of Skylanders Superchargers, LEGO Dimensions or Disney Infinity 3, making it the most successful eight months yet …

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Nintendo was developing a transforming Arwing Amiibo

A third Amiibo was at one stage due to join the upcoming Falco and Fox figures in the Star Fox range. We were working on a couple of ideas for the game for well over a year,” Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto told Game Informer. There was one point where we …

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Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros’ LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to 129m. That’s a 38.7 per cent rise over 2014, when the market was worth 93m. The data is courtesy of GfK Entertainment. The main driver of this growth is LEGO Dimensions, which eclipsed both the latest Skylanders …

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Wolf Link Amiibo will unlock new dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

The Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will feature additional content not found in the original title. Nintendo Insider spotted a listing for the game on Amazon France that, among other things, notes an interesting function of the game’s associated Wolf Link Amiibo. Forking out …

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New round of Animal Crossing Amiibo to hit shelves in January

Nintendo has announced that the next wave of Animal Crossing Amiibo figures will be coming to stores in UK very early into 2016. Via the Animal Crossing Twitter account (below), the platform holder revealed that the toys-to-life figures would be launching on Friday, January 29th. Four figures have been confirmed …

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Shovel Knight Amiibo hitting Europe a month before US

Developer Yacht Club Games has announced a December 11th release for the Shovel Knight figure in Europe. However, it won’t be hitting North America until January 8th. It will be priced at 10.99 and $12.99 respectively. It was an agonizing decision, as production difficulties forced us to choose between rushing …

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Nintendo says Quality of Life lives on, consumers aren’t using Amiibo as intended

The Quality of Life aspirations of the late Satoru Iwata remain in development at Nintendo. That’s the message from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, although the exec remained relatively cagey on the subject in what was an otherwise pretty frank interview. Mr Iwata had, when he previously talked about the quality …

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Zelda: Twilight Princess HD coming to Wii U in March

Twilight Princess is the next Zelda game to be remastered by Nintendo – and it will get a brand new Amiibo, too. The 2006 GameCube/Wii title is the latest adventure of Link to be revamped, following Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask for 3DS, as well as Wind Waker on …

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