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According to a NeoGAF user, Nintendo and SEGA have announced the release dates for both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Sonic Boom.

The 3DS game, called Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, is set to launch in North America on November 11th; the Wii U game, called Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, launches one week later on November 18th.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to Sonic Boom?

UPDATE: Nintendo has removed the listing from the eShop in the last 30 minutes or so; either the listing was a mistake because Wario's not in the game, or it's a mistake because they weren't supposed to say he's in the game.

It appears that Wario will be returning in the upcoming Smash Bros. games, according to the 3DS eShop.

Every week, the eShop has different categories that highlight specific franchises, characters, and more; this week, the 3DS eShop is highlighting Wario. In Wario's category, there are plenty of downloadable games that Wario is in, including Mario Kart 7 and Wario Land 3. At the end of the list, there's a little game called Super Smash Bros. for 3DS; this seems to suggest that Wario will be a character in Smash Bros. 3DS (and Smash Bros. Wii U, since they're both supposed to have the same characters).

What do you guys think? Are you hoping for the return of the Wario Waft?

Timespinner is an ambitious and impressive-looking upcoming game from indie developer Lunar Ray Games, and it's dominating on Kickstarter right now, knocking down stretch goal after stretch goal. This classic 2D Metroidvania style game is drawing praise from many major video game news publications, and has already more than tripled its initial Kickstarter goal of $50,000 so far. If you're a fan of Metroid and Castlevania, or just a fan of 2D shooters in general, you won't want to miss this one.. Hit the jump to check out Timespinner and see why you should be excited for it!

A few months ago, Sakurai shared a single screenshot of a Smash Bros. stage based on Tomodachi Life; now, after over four months we're finally getting more information about the stage.

In today's Miiverse pic of the day, Sakurai shows off the outside of the apartment complex from the game; the 3DS-exclusive stage will feature walls that disappear when a character overlaps with a room and reappear after characters vacate a room. Sakurai commented that one possible strategy would be to plant an X Bomb in a room as a trap. Sakurai also stated that sometimes Miis will be living in a room; the game uses Miis from your system, so it's possible that you'll spot yourself or a friend living in the background.

What do you guys think of the stage? 

The sales numbers for this week in Japan are in, and nothing can even come close to unseating Yokai Watch 2. The game sold over 1.3 million in its debut, and it sold well over 330,000 this week, beating out the competition by a long shot. This helped 3DS stay ahead of Vita again this week, despite a new game launch and a discount bundle being offered.

Elsewhere Wii U and PlayStation 4 each saw their sales decline, with PlayStation 4 continuing to sell less units per week than its predecessor. PSP numbers have dwindled down to almost nothing, as there are no new shipments of the device in Japan. Hit the jump to catch the full breakdown.

Nintendo fans, if you're planning on attending the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, then listen up!

Nintendo has announced a Twitter campaign for this year's Comic Con called "Bring Me Smash"; attendees will be able to potentially play a demo of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS while they wait in line for various things at the convention. If you're interested, simply take a photo of yourself at the convention that shows where you are, compose a tweet using the hashtag #BringMeSmash, and hope that Nintendo sends you a direct message.

What do you guys think? Seems like a pretty cool promotion to me; getting to play a Smash Bros. demo would definitely make waiting feel more bearable.

In today's Miiverse pic of the day, Sakurai announced that the Wily's Castle stage will be available for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Smash Bros.

Previously, we only knew about the Wii U version of the stage; Wily's Castle joins the Boxing Ring, Battlefield, and Final Destination as the only stages announced thus far to be included in both versions of the game. Sakurai stated that there will be some small changes to the 3DS version of Wily's Castle; notably, this version of the stage appears to have the fighters duke it out during the daytime. Sakurai also confirmed that the Yellow Devil will be in the 3DS version of the stage.

What do you guys think about having another stage shared between the two versions?

Today, YouTuber NintendoFanFTW had the opportunity to share another preview piece from Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions.

The fourth preview (you can click the links to check out the first, second and third previews) features the Victory Road theme from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (and likely their remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire). As before, the preview is still a synthetic mockup of the the piece, not a live orchestral recording, so the song will likely sound even better live!

Head inside to listen to the preview!

Nintendo's value has seen some serious ups and downs recently. The Big N took a hit when they announced that they were forecasting a fiscal loss at the start of the year, and their stock hit a year-to-date low when a $228 million loss was officially announced for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. However, since that low in May, Nintendo's stock has steadily been improving. The strong sales of Mario Kart 8 have helped boost Wii U sales, and the console is performing much stronger than last summer. Hit the jump to see how Nintendo's value has been affected.

A recent post on Nintendo's Facebook page asks fans to provide feedback regarding Nintendo's E3 coverage this year, as well as other aspects of their social media endeavors.

Play Nintendo (the name for Nintendo's E3 coverage) consisted of the Nintendo Digital Event, Twitch streams from the Treehouse live on the show floor, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament, and the Smash Fest at Best Buy.

Head inside for the link to the survey. Also, we at Gamnesia would like to know what you thought of our E3 coverage this year. Did you love it? Hate it? What would you have liked us to do differently? Let us know, and we'll be sure to take your comments into consideration when planning next year's coverage!