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The Kickstarter campaign for Timespinner has just less than 12 hours left to go (at the time of me writing this) and it has reached six out of its seven stretch goals. Timespinner is a classic 2D platform shooter that borrows from classics like Metroid, Castlevania, and Mega Man X while adding in its own unique plot, gameplay mechanics (like freezing time), items, and weapons, all set in a fantasy universe that creator Bodie Lee has been devising since he was a child. If you'd like to know more about the game and get a closer look, it's your lucky day! You can catch a video that combines a gameplay demo with an interview by hitting the jump!

Today, YouTube user ChuggaConroy shared another preview piece from the upcoming concert series Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions.

The fifth piece (click the links to check out the first, second and third, and fourth previews) features the Route 113 theme from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and their remakes. In Hoenn, Route 113 is a northern route that is covered in volcanic ash, and it has one of the best themes in the game. This orchestral version sounds even better, and it'll sound even better than this live.

Head inside to listen to the preview.

Can't get enough of Smash Bros.? Well, this should get you a fix for the moment!

We've got a brand new batch of 136 screenshots from both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash Bros. For the most part, there's not anything new in the screenshots; we get a look at a few of Kirby's hats for the new characters, and all of the screenshots focus on Robin, Lucina, and Captain Falcon. However, one screenshot from the 3DS game (the image on the left) shows off what appears to be the Green Hill Zone stage from Brawl, suggesting that it will be returning in Smash Bros. 3DS.

Want to check out the screens? Then hit the jump!

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?