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This morning we discovered that the ESRB had rated Super Mario 64 DS for Wii U in North America, and it turns out that we won't have to wait long to get it on our systems! Nintendo has officially listed the DS remake of the Nintendo 64 classic as launching on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, August 25th, for $9.99. The game includes not only the original console experience, but it also adds a multiplayer mode, new minigames, and Luigi, Yoshi, and Wario as playable characters. If you've never had the chance to play this title before, now would certainly be a good chance!

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Last year, Nintendo expanded the Wii U Virtual Console lineup to include DS games, and they've been steadily adding more ever since. Super Mario 64 DS (a handheld remake of the classic Nintendo 64 game with additional playable characters and collectible stars) has already hit the Wii U Virtual Console in both Japan and Europe, and it looks like it's coming to North America as well. The ESRB recently issued a rating for Super Mario 64 DS on Wii U (rated E for Everyone, of course), so an official announcement is likely on the way soon!

In 2010, Nintendo released the third installment of the Pokémon Ranger series, titled Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. Players are tasked with preserving the wildlife and protecting the Pokémon's habitats in the Oblivia region. As a Pokémon Ranger, your task was to investigate the actions of the nefarious Pokémon Pinchers, who have been capturing the Pokémon in your area. You can now relive the adventure, because Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is now available for download on Wii U's Virtual Console! The game can be yours for only $9.99.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week, as it's filled with a lot more Pokémon in the News Block, followed by a super short round of Fortune Street and Gossip Stone, where we're gonna talk about a new controller patent and the rumor that NX is launching with Mario and Pokémon games within its first six months. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Last week, Metroid fans celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their beloved sci-fi series. Nintendo, unfortunately, sang a different tune.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force launches in just a few days, and though it coincides with Metroid's anniversary month, it's not exactly a celebration. There was proper celebration happening, but Nintendo wasn't the host. In fact, they shut it down.

The Nintendo community hit an awful lot of turbulence recently when an impressive fan-made remake of Metroid II launched last week and Nintendo promptly shut it down.

This was the main "Tea Table" discussion subject on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we think Nintendo's right to defend their copyright, but that striking the project down entirely wasn't the right way to do it. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week as we discuss the recent debacle surrounding AM2R, the fan-made Metroid II remake: all the joy it brought followed by Nintendo's unfortunate move to strike it down. Afterwards we take it to our Trainer Tips segment, to help listeners like you navigate the cold hard world of gaming on Nintendo platforms in 2016. There we discuss our recommendations for SNES, 3DS, and DS games, and the differences between the 3D Zelda games. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

It might seem hard to believe, but before Pokémon exploded as a worldwide phenomenon, it was a small Japanese property called Pocket Monsters. According to Al Kahn, former CEO of 4Kids Entertainment, he is responsible for the series being renamed to Pokémon and being released in the West. Kahn shared in an interview with The Washington Post that he discovered the property while on a business trip in Japan, and after a while he was able to convince the reluctant owners to grant him a license to the games and anime. From there, he renamed the series to Pokémon to make the name be "more Japanese-y," localized the anime to better fit a Western audience, and started Pokémania worldwide.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week as we discuss tons of recent Pokémon news, including a chaotic mess surrounding Pokémon GO and tons of new information about the Pokémon in Sun and Moon. Afterwards we introduce a new segment called "Dream Land," where we share our hopes and dreams for new Alolan Pokémon like Gengar, Marowak, and tons more. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Tons of news has been happening lately, including a live-action Pokémon movie, new Sun and Moon info, Metroid, Zelda, Sonic, Animal Crossing, New IPs, and for once some significantly more promising NX news. All those subjects and more are in store in our discussions this week. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

With the hype for Kirby: Planet Robobot dying down, Kirby fans may be wondering what is next for the pink puffball. Fortunately, Nintendo has you covered this week in what appears to be quite the throwback. Both Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby Mass Attack will be officially released tomorrow on the Wii U's Wii and DS virtual consoles respectively. You can purchase Kirby's Epic Yarn for $19.99 and Kirby Mass Attack for $9.99.

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A listener sent us a question in a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, asking about online features from some of last generation's games on Nintendo platforms. "There were quite a few games on the Wii and DS that had great Wifi modes," he asks. "Do you guys think Nintendo might ever consider revitalizing them on Virtual Console?"

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.This week we share our take on the newly-announced "NES Classics Edition" console, followed by a few discussions about the role it can play in the marketplace as Nintendo prepares to launch NX, the future of this "Classics" line with SNES and Game Boy, and whether it should have been able to connect to the eShop or Virtual Console in some way.

You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week! We'd also like to announce a new Facebook group for the Nintendo Week community, The Nintendo Week Fun Club, which you can learn more about inside.

Welcome to Round 3 of Gamnesia's Ultimate RPG Showdown! Today officially marks the beginning of our semi-finals in this tournament, and will change our rules slightly to accommodate for the raised stakes. As those of you have been following the tourney know (or as you might have guessed from the above image), our first match pits Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver against Mother 3. Unlike all our matches up to this point, both of our semi-finals bouts will last 3 days, so we have a bit more time to gather votes.

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Yesterday's match, without a doubt, was one of the closest and most highly contested of this competition thus far. Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger each had an extended amount of time in the lead, but Golden Sun managed to come up from behind and clinch the win! The fan-favorite has earned its spot in Round 3, and today it's time to vote for the game it'll fight against for a spot in the finals.

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