During this year's E3, the team over at Nintendo Life had the opportunity to sit down with renown game developer Warren Spector, founder of Junction Point Studios and designer of Epic Mickey. During the interview, Spector sang his praises for the Big N, saying that they were easier to work with compared to other studios.

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Back in April, Best Buy's listings told of an upcoming physical release of last year's hit indie title Shovel Knight, indicating that the once digital exclusive would hit retail shelves later this year. Yacht Club Games had since stated that their game would not see a retail release, but it appears that the eponymous Blue Burrower ultimately will be digging his way into stores later this year after all! In a recent announcement on the developer's website, Shovel Knight will release for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One come October. Read on for more details!

O Canada, my home and native land! To outsiders, my country is one whose reputation is comprised of (and not limited to) a love for hockey and maple syrup, unwelcome amounts of snow, and a population that plain oozes goodwill and apologies. To be fair though, we of the Great White North do have plenty of love for all things Nintendo as well – however, we tend to show our love just a bit differently!

While sales data demonstrate that the 3DS continues to outsell the Wii U, a recent interview with Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada's General Manager, reveals just how much Canadian consumers differ from fans in other markets. Read on for more!

With the upcoming releases of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, many long-time fans of the franchise are wondering what the future holds. Will Nintendo continue producing spin-offs, or will they go back to the tried and true formula Animal Crossing is known for? During E3, GamesBeat sat down with the franchise's director, Aya Kyogoku, to find out what Nintendo and the Animal Crossing development team had planned, if anything at all. Kyogoku responded by saying that the development team is always thinking about what to do with the future of Animal Crossing.

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There hasn't been a Nintendo game launched in July since 2007, so that tells you they are avoiding the summer for a particular reason. Nintendo’s senior Director of Corporate Communications, Charlie Scibetta, explained to Nintendo World Report that school graduations is a key time for them to launch games.

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Nintendo has made the announcement that they are going to be doing an overhaul of Miiverse. There are plenty of new features, and a lot of tweaks that just add more convenience. There is going to be a Screenshot Album, Play Journal, and a brand new layout for the Miiverse Community.

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Warren Spector is from Disney International Studios, and he had a brief interview with Nintendo Life where he discussed his love for Nintendo. He likes the fact they they separate themselves from competitors from graphic, creative, and design standpoints. He also believes strongly in Nintendo's future in the industry.

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Last week, it was revealed that Fire Emblem Fates will allow you to enter into same-sex marriages. Little was known at the time, other than your ability to do so will be limited by your choice of game. In Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, a female avatar can marry one of the female characters, while in Conquest, a male avatar can marry one of the male characters. We now know, however, who these mysterious characters are and more about their personalities!

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Back in April, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a sequel to Project X Zone, a crossover tactical RPG featuring characters from games published by SEGA, Capcom, and Bandai Namco. Project X Zone 2 will feature many of the same mechanics as the first game, while offering improved gameplay and a deeper story. We're still waiting on a Western release date for the game, but it was announced today that it will launch in Japan on November 12th. Hopefully we'll hear more about the localized version soon!

In a recent interview with Forbes, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Nintendo waited for a crossover in Skylanders until they added vehicles. While no consumers where expecting this move, Reggie said that Activision had been discussing the idea with them since the beginning of Skylanders. It wasn't until E3 2014, when Nintendo released Amiibo, that the two companies began having serious talks about IP collaboration.

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There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Today we have a huge amount of news, including Sakurai's recent comments about fanservice Smash DLC, juicy rumors about a massive Nintendo-Disney partnership, Fire Emblem's same-sex marriages, a huge Shovel Knight tease for Nintendo consoles, Miyamoto's major step down from Nintendo's hardware development, the idea of a female Link, and of course much more. Head inside to give it a listen and review last week in Nintendo news!

During a recent video discussion, the folks over at DK Vine revealed that former Rare composer David Wise is supposedly working on a new project with Nintendo. This information was obtained from an undisclosed source who did not know what the specific project was; however, Wise does have a history of working on Donkey Kong games, and he previously worked with Retro Studios on the music for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, so he could be working on music for a new Donkey Kong game, possibly with Retro.

While a lot of Nintendo's recent titles have included various means of incorporating Amiibo, the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will not. The game's director, Hiromasa Shikata, recently sat down with IGN and commented on the decision to exclude the functionality. According to Shikata, the "game isn't a natural fit for it," further adding, "There's no reason to shoehorn it in."

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It's been a long time since the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter first launched, and we're finally closing in on the game's release. If you backed the game on Kickstarter, you'll want to check your email, as Comcept is now sending out platform selection surveys. Simply answer a few basic questions (name, email, country, etc.) and select your platform of choice, and you're done! Download codes will be sent out to backers closer to the game's official release.

It's been five years now since Nintendo released a new Metroid game, and fans have grown impatient. Nintendo hoped to satisfy fans by unveiling a new Metroid at E3, but it was poorly-received. Metroid Prime: Federation Force ditches staples of the series, like a playable Samus Aran and an exploration-fueled isolationist experience, and replaces them with a four player co-op shooter.

Metroid Producer Kensuke Tanabe and other developers have been defending the game since its initial reveal, promising fans that they'll enjoy the finished product. In a recent interview, Tanabe opened up a little bit about the content of the game, stating that "this is something that will be very important in the plot, the whole idea of the Prime universe" and revealing some of the game's missions. Click below for more!