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Super Mario 3D World doesn't herald end of Super Mario Galaxy, assures Miyamoto

Super Mario 3D World may be the "present culmination of 3D Super Mario," but that doesn't mean Nintendo's EAD team is done with Super Mario Galaxy games. Speaking in a recent Iwata Asks interview, EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto assured fans there could be another entry in the series that ap...

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Iwata: Merging hardware teams could result in more hardware

Speaking to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on Nintendo's aims regarding the merger of its console and handheld development teams. Iwata takes the surprising stance that putting the two teams together in Kyoto will result in more potential platforms, not fewer. "What we are s...

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New Mario 3D and Mario Kart announced, playable at E3

During today's Nintendo Direct, company president Satoru Iwata announced that the team behind 3D Mario is working on a new installment for Wii U. A new Mario Kart is also en route to the platform. The games will be playable at this year's E3, during which we'll learn whether they'll be in homes by ...

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Nintendo to merge handheld and console divisions by next month

Nintendo plans to unite its console and handheld divisions by February 16, combining the two into a singular unit tasked with creating next-generation hardware. As reported by Nikkei, and then confirmed to Engadget by Nintendo, the combined unit will initially incorporate 150 handheld and 130 conso...

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Lets-a go look at nearly 70 New Super Mario Bros. 2 screens

Stop looking at whatever else it was you were looking at and start looking at this incredible wealth of New Super Mario Bros. 2 screens. No, seriously, you should start looking. It's gonna take a while....

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Pikmin 3 lacking online multiplayer because ... there are a bunch of Pikmin

Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console will be the company's most internet-enabled yet. Its Miiverse intends to greatly expand on the Wii's Mii Plaza, its Friend Codes will be "a lot simpler" than previous versions of Nintendo's online buddy system, and many of its retail games will also be available di...

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Sakurai explains Kid Icarus: Uprising's contentious controls

The thing about Kid Icarus: Uprising is that, even though it induces carpal-tunnel syndrome, it's just so gosh-darned fun. Developer Project Sora's director Masahiro Sakurai has offered some insight into the control scheme and some tips for a more comfortable gaming experience – beyond "use t...

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Old Nintendo picture book highlights young Miyamoto, other Mario vets

When Chris Covell went to a "local library" recently -- local for him being "in Japan" -- he didn't grab just any book. Instead, he grabbed a picture book made for children named "The Stars of Famicom Games: How Video Games Are Made," wherein legendary Japanese developers like Shigeru Miyamoto, K...

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Shigeru Miyamoto 'retiring from current position' at Nintendo, working on smaller games [update: Nintendo denies]

Update: A Nintendo spokesperson tells Reuters that the report of Shigeru Miyamoto stepping down to a different position is "absolutely not true." The company asserts the story is a "misunderstanding," and that Miyamoto has "no intention" of stepping down. Original story: "I'm not saying that I...

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Oops! Game-halting bug in Skyward Sword (and how to avoid it)

If you're currently many hours deep into The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword -- say, around the "Song of the Hero" quest -- you'd better be careful. According to an email from Nintendo sent to Zelda Informer, you may encounter a game-breaking glitch if you complete tasks in a certain order during ...

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