Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Fatal Frame Gameplay Details

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Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Fatal Frame Gameplay Details

Nintendo revealed new details of  the upcoming Fatal Frame title during today's Nintendo Direct. The upcoming Wii U exclusive allows players to control one of three different characters as they explore a cursed tourist area. Each character possesses their own storyline set within the same setting.

In this new entry, the Wii U GamePad is used as the camera, adding a new dynamic to the Fatal Frame gameplay. In addition, the Wii U GamePad is also used as a weapon to fend off ghoulish enemies.

Though the game has been previously subtitled "Oracle of the Sodden Raven," Nintendo did not refer to it as such during today's Direct. Instead, Bill Trinen opted to simply call it a "new entry." The game, which was originally announced in 2014, is set to release sometime later this year.

Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS Games Coming To Wii U Virtual Console

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In today's Nintendo Direct, the company revealed that the Wii U virtual console will be getting titles from the N64 and Nintendo DS library.

Players will be able to tweak control options, and in some cases, the DS games will be split across your TV screen and Wii Gamepad.

Yoshi's Island DS and Super Mario 64 are among the options available.

Vote For New Super Smash Bros. Fighters

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Vote For New Super Smash Bros. Fighters

During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a Super Smash Bros. fighter ballot. You can cast your votes now on the game's website.

With this poll, you can vote for your favorite Nintendo characters that you would like to see appear in the Wii U and 3DS Super Smash Bros. In the ballot, you can give your reason for why this character should be implemented. It is currently unknown how many new fighters Nintendo plans to bring to the game, but this gives players a chance to give feedback.

Amiibo Tap Announced, Free Downloadable Game Uses Amiibos To Play Demos

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Amiibo Tap Announced, Free Downloadable Game Uses Amiibos To Play Demos

In the Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo announced a new free game called Amiibo Tap. Once downloaded you tap your amiibos to the gamepad in order to play demos or key scenes from Nintendo games sort of like the Masterpieces in Super Smash Bros.

By tapping the same amiibo again you can cycle between scenes. In an odd twist you can't control what game you get a demo of just because you have a certain character. The example shown was a Mario Amiibo granting either the demos for the original Super Mario Bros or Super Mario World. You can expect Amiibo Tap to be available this spring.

Lucas Set To Join Super Smash Bros. Roster Through DLC

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Lucas Set To Join Super Smash Bros. Roster Through DLC

During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Lucas will be making his return to the Super Smash Bros. series through downloadable content on both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. Lucas, who originally appeared in the Mother series, made his Smash Bros. debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii.

This marks the second character being made available to download and add to the Super Smash Bros. roster through DLC. According to a screen shown on the Direct, Lucas is scheduled to debut sometime in June.

New Content Coming To Super Smash Bros. On April 15

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New Content Coming To Super Smash Bros. On April 15

A smattering of new outfits and other downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS was revealed today during the April 1 Nintendo Direct segment.

Included in the mix are cat suits, monkey suits, Majora's Mask, armor from the Mega Man series, and more!

Mewtwo Coming To Super Smash Bros. This Month, Amiibo On The Way Later

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Mewtwo Coming To Super Smash Bros. This Month, Amiibo On The Way Later

Mewtwo has long been rumored to be the first Super Smash Bros. DLC character, and Nintendo made it official today during its Direct video conference. Mewtwo is coming to both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game on April 28 for $3.99. If you want to purchase Mewtwo for both version of the game, you can get him for just $4.99. Club Nintendo members who have purchased and registered both versions of the game before March 31 will get a free download code of Mewtwo on April 15.

From the sound of this, Club Nintendo members will get the first crack at playing as Mewtwo. At a later date, Nintendo is releasing an Amiibo of Mewtwo for use in Super Smash Bros.

Hideo Kojima’s Name Returned To One Of The Metal Gear Titles

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Remember last week when Konami removed Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima’s name from online box art? Well, since then there have been a couple of statements from Konami and one joint statement from the company with Kojima. Today brings another wrinkle.

We were alerted to the fact that Kojima’s name has been restored on Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. At the time of publication, his name still does not appear on either Metal Gear Solid V title. 

The three images below (click to enlarge) show the progression of this odd name game. We’ve reached out to Konami for information, and we’ll update should the publisher get back to us.

Watch The Nintendo Direct Here At 3 P.M. Pacific / 6 P.M. Eastern

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Watch The Nintendo Direct Here At 3 P.M. Pacific / 6 P.M. Eastern

Nintendo is getting to roll out just under an hour of new information about upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. If you’d like to watch it along with our community, you can do so right here.

Nintendo assures us that this direct is no joke, and that all the information contained within is serious. So, if you happen to see a Metroid game revealed, you can safely celebrate knowing the space-run won’t be pulled out from under you.

That said, we have no idea if Samus will be featured at all today. But we can all hope… right?

Watch Elderly People Devastated By The Last Of Us

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Watch Elderly People Devastated By The Last Of Us

If you haven’t played The Last of Us yet, know that there are spoilers for the game’s opening scene here. If you’ve played it though, you can watch some elders react to our 2013 Game of the Year’s first moments.

In the video below, a number of elders try their hand at Naughty Dog’s most recent title. What’s interesting is how so few of them know how to handle a game with exposition.

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