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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," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, the team has a blast talking about Splatoon's upcoming Transformers-themed Splatfest, Pokkén Tournament's Wii U port, a narrowly-avoided tragedy at the Pokémon World Championships, and more. After the break, we turn our attention towards non-Nintendo games we think Nintendo fans would love to play. So give it a listen below, and head inside to check out more information on the stories discussed—or save it for later by downloading the latest episode on iTunes.

Earlier today we reported that UK retailer GAME announced a Shovel Knight Amiibo, stating that it will launch on November 27th and that pre-orders will begin tomorrow. Since then, they've removed the tweet (most likely due to releasing the information before they were intended to do so), but a second retailer has now listed the Shovel Knight Amiibo as well. According to 4u2play, the Shovel Knight Amiibo unlocks co-op play (including new co-op attacks), new collectibles, custom cosmetic options, and more. You can check out the full description by clicking below!

Nintendo's recently filed several patents relating to future hardware, including one for a console that operates without an optical drive for game discs, another one without an internal hard drive for storage, and several more smaller ideas. There's always the possibility that Nintendo's just covering legal bases for ideas they may not use, but these concepts fit in so perfectly with their messaging about the future of their hardware that we've decided to take a closer look at how they might end up shaping gamers' experience with Nintendo's next console, the NX.

This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our full thoughts on these patents, what they could mean for NX, and what obstacles Nintendo would face by implementing them—or you could head inside for a brief, brief summary of the three most exciting new features these concepts might bring.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has been out on New Nintendo 3DS for a few weeks now, but the game still has a lot of bugs, including glitches that crash the game. However, Nintendo recently tested out a patch for the game, and according to publisher Nicalis, the eShop update that hits today includes that patch. Hopefully this will resolve all of the issues that are hampering gameplay for New Nintendo 3DS owners!

As part of their PAX Prime schedule, Nintendo will be holding a Nindies@Night event in Seattle this evening (August 27), showcasing recent and upcoming indie titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. There will be 19 playable games at the event, and many of their creators will be present. Nintendo's Damon Baker will hosting a special presentation during the festivities. Baker has also confirmed that the company has some new game announcements in store for the gathering (and it's pretty clear what one of them will be).

Head inside to learn how you can attend!

A trailer for Yacht Club's Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows has been released on YouTube. In this expansion, you play as Plague Knight, a master of alchemy with the power to brew and hurl mystical potions, as he attempts to retrieve the ingredients for Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion.

See the trailer after the jump!

February 27th, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokémon in Japan, and it looks like we can expect a lot of exciting news. J.C. Smith, The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing, was recently asked by Nintendo World Report if the release of Pokkén Tournament was their main plan for celebrating the anniversary. He said no, then clarified, "There’s lots of stuff planned for the 2016 year but nothing I can talk about now." Previously, Smith teased the word "flowers" for the future of the series. Hopefully we'll find out more about what The Pokémon Company has planned soon!

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers are in from Japan, courtesy of Media Create, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has finally been knocked out of the top spot. The 3DS game had another solid week with over 65,000 sales, but Super Robot Wars BX (also a 3DS game) sold just shy of 100,000 copies. In hardware, every single major platform saw a sizable decline in sales from last week's strong numbers, and despite a decline of over 10,000 sales from last week, 3DS remained in the number one spot. You can check out a full breakdown by clicking below.

A report from Nintendo Life asserts that numerous sources—including one they say has proven their reliability in the past, as well as several retail insiders—have claimed that Nintendo is planning to release Shovel Knight as the next downloadable content character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. According to the rumors, the DLC will be ready for launch within the next month or two.

One might speculate that—considering Yacht Club Games has been teasing a "MEGATON" reveal at PAX Prime, and Nintendo has booked multiple Smash Bros. kiosks for the showfloor—an announcement could be imminent. For the more cynical few wondering why anyone in the retail sector would have knowledge of Smash Bros. DLC, it's likely that this information could come from shipment plans for a Shovel Knight Amiibo.

Do you think these rumors could hold merit? Are you for or against Shovel Knight's inclusion in Smash? Leave a comment below to let us know.

We gaming fans always have a blast talking about our favorite experiences in the lovely worlds of Nintendo. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we sat down to talk about our favorite Nintendo games and what makes them just so special. Head inside for our discussion on what makes these games so special, or to check out our lists and share your own top five!

Nintendo's always hard at work coming up with new ways to improve their overall user experience, from the hardware to the games. But they usually try to do things their own way instead of simply following the prevailing industry trends. According to a handful of new patents, however, Nintendo's thinking of finally adopting a couple features from today's consumer electronics—in-game voice chat and eco-friendly low-power modes for their game console hardware.

As usual, of course, they've imagined these features in a very Nintendo-like way. Hit the jump to see what they have in mind.

Scott Moffitt, the VP of Sales at Nintendo of America, recently said that the Wii U's GamePad is the only "real innovation" in this generation of gaming, and that Nintendo did a poor job communicating its innovations at the outset, but is now turning the ship around with games like Mario Maker and Star Fox Zero.

We took this opportunity to reflect on the ways Nintendo has used the GamePad on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our thoughts, or head inside for a brief, brief summary.

If you own a Wii U or a Nintendo 3DS and fancy some good games, Nintendo is currently running a small sale on Capcom titles through the eShop! From today through 12:00 PM EST on August 31, you can get anywhere from 25% to 66% off some some great games such as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Resident Evil: Revelations.

Head inside for the full list of titles, as well as their sale prices!

A new graphic from Nintendo of America is circulating on the web, containing previously unannounced release dates for the rest of 2015's Nintendo games lineup. These include dates for the North American launch of big games like Star Fox Zero, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Devil's Third, and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. You can look at the full release date lineup below, with new dates bolded.

The internet has been abuzz lately with rumors of new characters coming to Super Smash Bros. First a European retailers listed a Shovel Knight Amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. line available for pre-order, and now fans believe the voice actor for Professor Layton has spilled some beans on Twitter about his character's inclusion in Smash.

Head inside to learn more about these rumors, why I think they're false, and to let us know what you think in the comments.