Gamers who have been waiting to get their hands on a Shiny Charizard will not have to wait much longer. The UK based retail shop GAME has announced that they will be giving out codes to download the Shiny Charizard, along with a free Pokémon TCG: XY Primal Clash special Collector’s Album. 

Anyone who owns a copy of Pokémon X, Pokemon Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire will be able to download Charizard at one of their 320 stores. GAME will start distributing the code on April 3rd, and stop on April 19. The redeemable code for the Shiny Charizard as well as the collector's album is available upon request and no purchase is necessary.  Once you obtain the code, you have until July 2nd, 2015 to redeem it. 

Read more after the jump for download instructions ! 

Been wanting to get your hands on the Mario Amiibo from the Super Mario series, but unable (or unwilling) to purchase the Mario Party 10 bundle? Don't worry, the figure will be available separate from the bundle soon enough!

According to a recent tweet from Nintendo of America, the Super Mario series Mario Amiibo will be available individually on April 3rd in the US. The figure has previously been exclusive to a Mario Party 10 bundle in the US, while it was sold individually in some other regions. 

Earlier today, rumors were circulating over the possibility that Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door could be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Fake or not, it was pretty convincing, and it brings up some great questions over what classic games Nintendo should actually port to their popular handheld.

If you're like me, The Thousand-Year Door is probably all you'll ever ask for, but a certain hope always comes that we get something unique or forgotten like Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario Sunshine, or Pokémon Snap.

So, what Nintendo games would you like to see pop up on the 3DS next? Head inside to let us know!

Rumors are nothing more than rumors, and should always be taken with a grain of salt. That said, it appears that Reddit has caught wind of an upcoming new remake for Nintendo 3DS: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

There was a video recently posted on YouTube of the title screen for the supposed 3DS remake. It's been removed since it was initially uploaded, but part of it has been preserved as a GIF, which you can find after the jump.

The weekly software and hardware sales for Japan are in, and it's all good news for Sony. PlayStation 4, which initially had very disappointing sales in Japan, continues its streak at number one this week and in impressive fashion. Sales of Sony's latest console jumped from 33,826 to 46,395 thanks to new releases like Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Battlefield Hardline, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Thus far most games available on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 sell better on the last gen console in Japan, but Hardline actually performed better on the newer console, which is a good sign for Sony. You can check out the full sales breakdown after the jump!

Xenoblade Chronicles, the critically acclaimed RPG from Monolith Soft, is all set for its handheld debut. Formerly a Wii game, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be the first ever exclusive title on New Nintendo 3DS. The port launches on April 2 in Europe and Japan and April 10 in North America, but the official launch trailer has already been released in the UK. You can check it out by clicking below!

Around this time last year, Capcom announced a new Ace Attorney title set in Japan's Meiji era (1868 - 1912). The game will star Phoenix Wright's ancestor as well as everyone's favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes. Leaks from next week's issue of Famitsu Magazine suggest that more information on The Great Ace Attorney will be revealed. The next issue of Famitsu Magazine will be officially released April 2nd.

As we all know, Nintendo announced a few months ago that Mewtwo would be coming as DLC to Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, available only to those who bought both versions of the game and registered them to Club Nintendo.

Well, next Tuesday, March 31st, is the last day to register your games and get the Mewtwo DLC, so if you haven't already, please hurry up and do so soon, or you'll end up missing out on Mewtwo, possibly forever.

If you don't know how to do this, follow after the jump for a quick explanation!

LEGO The Hobbit released last year and followed the story from the first two Hobbit films. Warner Bros. originally planned on releasing downloadable content to cover the final film, but it has since cancelled those plans. "There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy," the publisher confirmed in a statement to GameSpot. The game's story will now remain unfinished as it ends on a cliffhanger, but Warner Bros. believes that "The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film."

When the New Nintendo 3DS XL launched last month in North America, Nintendo fans across the region were confused and outraged over the lack of the smaller model of New 3DS. According to some recent files released by the Federal Communications Commission, the New 3DS has been planned for release in North America ever since its announcement back in September. The files were finally released from confidentiality yesterday, and along with them we got our first look at the North American version of the New 3DS, alongside a users manual and some interior schematics for the handheld. Head inside to take a look at them!

If you were hoping to pick up that special edition Majora's Mask themed New 3DS XL, you may have to start looking for it used. Don't shoot the messenger, but it seems like Nintendo may not be restocking their super special Zelda hardware. Talk about limited edition.

A NeoGAF user has claimed to have spoken with a Nintendo representative who stated that there are no stocks in warehouses or in production anywhere. Stores were alerted of the limited nature six months in advance, so they planned accordingly and only bought the amount they thought they needed. What retailers didn't realize is that more is never enough when it comes to this. No official word from Nintendo yet, but I'm sorry in advance.

The most recent issue of Famitsu DS+Wii has begun its rounds in Japan, and it seems that it teases a big announcement from Nintendo. The magazine mentions that the announcement is in regards to a major upcoming title for Nintendo systems. Not much else is known at this time, but the hint is definitely striking up some speculations online.

Head inside for more!

According to a Japanese interview with Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, the star of The Mysterious Murasame Castle was almost a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

In the interview, Sakurai states that the game's protagonist, Takamaru, was originally supposed to be included on the games' roster; however, the idea was scrapped because the majority of Nintendo's fanbase is unfamiliar with the character (even though his game launched in the America and Europe for the first time last year and he starred in his own Nintendo Land attraction).

Publisher Square Enix and developer Silicon Studio are hard at work on a sequel to the popular 3DS RPG Bravely Default, and it looks great! Bravely Second: End Layer comes out exactly one month from today in Japan (there's no news on a global launch yet, but it is anticipated based on the success of the first game), and Square Enix has fueled the hype with a new 45 minute long video presentation including tons of new footage. You can check it out by clicking below!

In a recent interview, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric producer Stephen Frost reflected on the mistakes and decisions made during the development of the game. He admitted that the game was supposed to appeal to non-Sonic fans, that many retailers and players were getting bored of Dreamcast-era Sonic, and that their biggest mistake was adding too many features to the game.

Read more after the jump!