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Nintendo's experimental new entry in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong franchise continues to push the franchise's gameplay to new limits. There's a puzzle builder this time where you can share creations with friends! However, it's also one of Nintendo's first ventures into a cross-buy model. If a player buys the Wii U version of the game, then the 3DS one comes bundled for free, and vice-versa.

The game is going for $19.99 on the Nintendo eShop and is available (gasp) tomorrow! Check out the launch trailer inside.

A cryptic postcard could hint at a future collaboration between Game Freak and Sega.

The post card features some artwork on a black background; it also includes the logos of Game Freak (developer of the Pokémon games) and Sega and the date March 11th, 2015. Many have taken this postcard as a hint about a potential team-up between the two developers, which is not unheard of; Sega previously published the Game Freak title Pulseman in 1994. Head inside to take a look at the postcard. 

Good news, Amiibo hunters! It seems like you might be able to snag Little Mac and Captain Falcon Amiibo from Best Buy soon!

According to a Disqus commenter on NowInStock's Amiibo tracking page, select Best Buy stores have started getting "in transit" listings for Little Mac and Captain Falcon Amiibo; this means that these stores are currently expecting shipments for these Amiibo. The commenter claims to be a Best Buy employee and has provided a list of stores that will be receiving Little Mac figures, and he has promises to have a Captain Falcon list soon. Head inside to look at the list!

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." This week, we talk about an amazing amount of news. Iwata said that TV commercials don't improve sales, Nintendo talks about some QOL plans, Tantalus Media is porting something big to Wii U, a huge exploit was discovered that lets Pokémon players catch anything they'd like, Nintendo finally explains why Amiibo are so rare, and Yacht Club Games announced a huge DLC pack for Shovel Knight. Afterwards, we take a look at the news that Nintendo is planning to embrace smartphones and discuss what the best approach would be. Check out the discussion past the jump to let the games begin!

The weekly Media Create figures are in for software and hardware sales in Japan, and Dragon Quest Heroes had a dominant debut. The PlayStation 3 version topped the charts with over 325,000 units sold, and the PlayStation 4 version came in second place with over 269,000 sold. In total, the game sold 594,749 units right out of the gate. This gave PlayStation 4 a tremendous boost, nearly doubling its weekly sales and pushing it to the number one spot with over 46,000 units sold. There were a few new releases on Vita this week as well, but its sales actually declined from last week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!

Last week, Nintendo officially announced the Super Mario Gold Edition Amiibo; soon after the announcement, the figure was sold out online at Walmart.

However, according to to a recent tweet from Nintendo of America, there will be additional figures available for purchase in Walmart stores when the Gold Mario Amiibo launches on March 20th; many have been worried that most or all of the figures have already been pre-ordered, but Nintendo has confirmed that there will at least be some figures still available for purchase at launch.

Nintendo's newest IP is a bizarre blend of third-person shooting, turn-based strategy, aliens, Abraham Lincoln, and a comic book art style! Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is set in a steam punk alternate reality version of London, and you can get your hands on this unique adventure when it hits 3DS on March 13th. In the meantime, our friends at GameXplain have already gone hands-on with it, and they've uploaded the game's opening cutscene! Click below to check it out. 

Now, hold your horses folks! This isn't really a new game; however, it's certainly something worth getting excited for.

After the massive success of Shovel Knight, developer Yacht Club Games is about to unleash a gargantuan expansion on the world. Plague of Shadows has new bosses, a new story, a new protagonist and new play styles. Plague Knight uses explosives and concoctions in his quest to craft the Serum Supernus, the ultimate potion. The best part? It's absolutely free.

Head inside for all the details, along with tons of screenshots and artwork.

New Nintendo 3DS recently launched globally, and the first game to take full advantage of the improved hardware of the handheld is Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Originally a Wii game, Xenoblade Chronicles was too big and complex for the regular 3DS, but the enhanced CPU allows the game to be played on the go with the new model.

If you never played the original and want to see what all the excitement is about or if you played it on Wii and want to know how it looks on New Nintendo 3Ds, we've got a new trailer for you that combines story and cinematic elements with gameplay to give you a good feel for the game. Click below to check it out!

Firmware update 9.5.0-23U is live right now for Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS, and on the surface it appears to be just a routine patch. The description just reads "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience," but users have already discovered it also disables the "Regionthree" hack, which allows circumvention of Nintendo's region-locking restrictions. As far as we know so far, no other features are added or disabled with this firmware update.