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We've known for some time that Nintendo's upcoming platform, dubbed NX, is going to be a "brand new concept," but Nintendo's been keeping a tight lid on what exactly that might entail. CEO Satoru Iwata, however, may have recently revealed more about the NX than we realized during a meeting with Nintendo's investors. What can we learn about NX from Iwata's latest hints? This is one of the subjects we cover on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia.

If you'd like to learn more, you can watch the discussion video, or keep reading for the analysis, both found after the jump!

Fire Emblem If's two versions will have more differentiating them story mechanics alone. The game's developers have previously indicated that each version will cater to fans of varying levels of experience with differing levels of difficulty, but in a recent interview with Famitsu, they elaborated on how this may manifest itself within the games.

In addition to the more casual Phoenix mode available in both versions, White Kingdom ("Hoshido") will provide players will have more opportunities to gain experience and level up their units, while Black Kingdom ("Nohr") will challenge players to make do with fewer resources.

Head inside for the full details.

Nintendo recently announced plans to revive the Nintendo World Championships, a major competitive event from 1990. Fans got very excited to imagine what Nintendo was planning to roll out, but as more information was revealed about the size, scope, and content of the tournament, hype came crashing down. This is one of the subjects we cover on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. If you'd like to learn more about it, you can watch the discussion video after the jump!

According to Fire Emblem If developers Yokota Kenki and Maeda Kouhe, some characters will be able to use a new ability to alter the map during battle.

This ability, called "Dragon Pulse", will allow the avatar, Aqua (the blue-haired dancer), and eight other characters to alter the terrain of the battlefield. According to Kenki, characters can use this "special power of Dragons" to transform deserts into grassy plains, draw water from oceans, and more. Kouhe also added that not all characters with this ability will be controlled by the user; certain enemy units will also have access to this power.

According to the developers of Fire Emblem If, the ability to create a custom avatar is now a core mechanic of the series.

In a recent interview with Famitsu, developers Yakota Kenki and Maeda Kouhe talked about the custom avatar in the game; according to Kenki, customizable avatars have "become a staple of the series", which influenced the decision to make If's main character the avatar. Kouhe added that the customization options for the avatar have been improved since Fire Emblem Awakening. Head inside to take a look at their full quotations!

Every gamer has a few big-name games missing from their encyclopedia of video game experiences, and we at Gamnesia are no different. That's why we thought it'd be fun to go over some of our lists of must-play games that we haven't had the pleasure of experiencing, and then shaming the heck out of each other for it, on this week's episode of Nintendo Week. Alex, Ben, and I all made short lists of Nintendo games that we'd either never played or hadn't played more than an hour or two into—which isn't enough time to truly experience them. Keep reading to see our lists, and check out the discussion video above for some good discussion and even better laughs about the games themselves, why we haven't played them, and even what you might be missing out on.

The popular Puzzle & Dragons series recently got a Nintendo makeover in the form of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Bundled with Puzzle & Dragons Z, this dual pack just launched today in North America. Earlier today we posted footage of the game, courtesy of Nintendo Minute, but if you'd like to see more, Nintendo has released an accolades trailer. What do people like about this game? Click below to find out!

According to the developers of the game, Fire Emblem If, the upcoming Fire Emblem title for 3DS, is going to be the largest game in the series to date.

Speaking in an interview with Famitsu, developers Yakota Kenki and Maeda Kouhe commented about the massive size of the title. According to Kenki, each of the three versions of the game (Hoshido, Nohr, and the third downloadable campaign) will be as large as Fire Emblem Awakening. Kouhe later added that, when all three versions are combined, If is the largest game in the series. Head inside to take a look at their full quotations!

The Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. menu theme that was previously available in North America can now be purchased and downloaded in Europe, following a week behind the game's European release. You can get it from your Nintendo 3DS's Theme Shop today. Those who have preordered Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. can download it for free. You can view demo footage of the theme and the music it plays in the video inside.

The Nintendo Minute crew is spending the month of May promoting Splatoon, but they've taken some time away from Nintendo's new IP to promote a crossover game. Puzzle & Dragons Z is a popular puzzle game in Japan, and with a touch of Nintendo charm, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition was born. These two games launched in North America today as a bundle deal. If you're interested but want to see more before you buy, click below to check out some footage!

Last week, we learned that Nintendo would be reviving the Nintendo World Championships this year at E3; then, a few days ago we learned that the event's qualifiers would only be held at eight Best Buy stores nationwide. Now, even more details have come out about the event.

According to new information on Best Buy's website, the event will only be open to 750 players per store, or 6000 players total; to enter, you will need to complete a registration form (available online) and take it to a participating store when registration opens at 9 AM local time. Head inside for more.

Today (May 21) only, Best Buy is having a huge sale on Nintendo 3DS titles, even including some newer games such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Better yet, these deals can be combined with Gamers Club Unlocked discounts for an additional 20% off your purchase. Some of the games are even on clearance, making this the ultimate way to expand your 3DS library for cheap!

Head inside for the full list of titles on sale.

Summer's not quite here yet, but Nintendo is ready for the warm weather! With New Nintendo 3DS hitting the market a few months ago, Nintendo has put together a pair of commercials with a Summer theme to help promote the improved handheld. With games like Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo wants you to spend your summer gaming on 3DS. Click below to check out the commercials.

A new entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series has just been unveiled! Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced that Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is launching on Nintendo 3DS in North America this Winter and in Europe in early 2016. As expected, the game will feature randomly generated dungeons that change each time they are entered, as well as "Legendary and Mythical Pokémon." No other details have been given at this time, but with E3 just around the corner, we're sure to find out more soon!

According to some fans, a tweet by the creative director of Wayforward Technologies may have teased the appearance of Shantae in Nintendo's Smash Bros. franchise. The company itself has been pushing for fans to vote for their character in Nintendo's poll for new Smash Bros. characters.

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