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After years of standing strong among the world's hundred most valuable brands, Nintendo clung on in 100th place in 2014, and this year they've slipped off the list entirely. How could a company that was once the undisputed king of gaming fall so far?

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video after the jump for some brief thoughts on their fall from dominance, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

As the most iconic villain in video game history, Bowser has one pretty consistent goal over the last three decades of Mario. In his many attempts at conquest, for the most part, the Koopa King sought nothing less than the love of Princess Peach — the Mushroom Kingdom monarch herself — because kidnapping her over and over again has always worked well in the past. 

However, has anyone ever stopped to think why he goes after the princess in the first place? Why he never gave up after his many losses to Mario and Green 'Stache?

Matthew "MatPat" Patrick, the man behind Game Theory, took to his channel to deconstruct the supposedly cruel and merciless tyrant by looking into Bowser's sensitive side, his relationship with the Koopalings and his own son, and his motives behind kidnapping the princess. Does his theory hold water? Give his analysis a watch after the jump!

Now only 15 days remain until we can experience what John-117 is up to. 343 Studios decided to give us a glimpse of the chaos and action the hunt for Master Chief will bring in Halo 5: Guardians. Details on the story are vague, but there is a great montage showing how pretty the game is and how badass the action is, all while playing Muse. 

See the action after the jump! 

Zelda Wii U is delayed until next year, but we're still getting a Zelda game in time for the holidays. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes blends co-op gameplay (similar to the Four Swords games) with the style of 3DS hit A Link Between Worlds. This three-player adventure will be launching all around the world from October 22nd through October 24th, and Nintendo has just released its first TV commercial for the game in North America. In a callback to a famous line from the original Zelda, the commercial tells players "It's dangerous to go alone, so don't!" Click below to check it out. 

Nearly a year after its debut in Japan, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is finally coming to North America on October 22nd and Europe on October 30th. You'll be able to play the game's prologue and first two chapters completely free thanks to a Wii U eShop trial, and if you like what you see, you can purchase the full game. We recently got to see the first thirty minutes of the upcoming survival-horror game, and now Nintendo has released a dark, creepy trailer that introduces the game's twisted story. Click below to check it out.

The producer of the Chibi-Robo! series, Kensuke Tanabe, was asked whether they'd let Chibi-Robo join the cast of Super Smash Bros., and he replied that they'd think about it if Sakurai offered him a spot... Which means Sakurai hasn't even approached the Chibi-Robo! team about that possibility.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video after the jump for some brief thoughts on how they could (and should) represent the series in Super Smash Bros., or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Street Fighter V won't launch on PlayStation 4 and PC until next year, but Capcom is giving fans plenty of chances to go hands-on before then. In addition to announcing a second beta for the game, and they've also made the most recent build of the game part of Capcom Pro Tour 2015. Capcom has uploaded over an hour of new gameplay footage from a recent Pro Tour exhibition event, including an extended look at the recently-announced newcomer, Laura. You can check it out by clicking below!

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final's first trailer was recently showcased on a NicoNico livestream. It shows a first glimpse of the game's setting, the characters, and the demons, who are a staple of the Shin Megami Tensei series. Atlus revealed some other information on the game as well. Its main theme will be monotheism vs polytheism, and will feature multiple possible conclusions to the story.

They also said that this game will feature a system where human characters are able to back each other up with "assist" attacks, which sounds very much like the mechanic used in Shin Megami Tensei IV. There are some screenshots from the livestream available too. They show off the characters, and yes, this includes the green ghost of Navarre. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final launches on February 10, 2016 in Japan, but there is no information on a release in the West yet.

Head inside for the trailer and the screenshots!

Lab Zero Games has launched an Indiegogo campaign for a new game called Indivisible. While it bears a similar art style to Lab Zero Games' previous title, the fighting game Skullgirls, Indivisible is a platformer-RPG hybrid with exploration reminiscent of Metroid and a combat system inspired by Valkyrie Profile. The game's story, which draws inspiration from Southeast Asian and world mythologies, centers around Anja, a girl with mysterious powers who embarks on a journey to learn the truth about her abilities, gaining new skills and new allies along the way.

Hit the jump for more information and the campaign trailer.

The new DLC content for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited launches next month. This pack, which is called Orsinium, is heavily focused on the Orcs. It has the player follow the tale of King Kurog, who tries to rebuild the city of Orsinium and wants to unite all the Orc clans under a single banner.

Head inside for more information, a trailer, and screenshots!

Alternate colors play a minor but essential role in Super Smash Bros., helping to prevent confusion when multiple players choose the same fighter. With the latest entry in the series increasing every character's number of color swaps to eight (or sixteen in the case of Little Mac), there are now more costumes than ever before. After a lot of research, the YouTube channel TheSuperRetroBros has put together a video that compiles many of the alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and compares them to their potential origins in various games, box art, and concept art from Nintendo's history.

You can find the video after the jump.

Square Enix has been experimenting with the Dragon Quest formula lately, first mixing it with the style of Dynasty Warriors to create Dragon Quest Heroes, and now taking cues from Minecraft in Dragon Quest Builders. This "block building RPG" is set to launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita in Japan next January, but so far there's no word of a Western release. While we wait for more news, you can check out 30 minutes of gameplay, courtesy of a recent Square Enix livestream on NicoNico. Click below to check it out!

Nintendo recently announced that Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, the game that takes our favorite tiny robot out of his 3D adventure setting and places him in a 2D platformer on Nintendo 3DS, could very well be the last game in the series—though they've been trying to push it into mainstream success, they've never been able to squeeze healthy sales figures out of it.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we got thinking about the series' past and how it's declined from a unique, excellent game to an uninspired, forgettable dud. Be sure to check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on how they're mishandling could have been a brilliant and promising top-tier IP, and why it deserves a proper second chance.

Over a year after its initial release in Japan, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is just weeks away from launching in the West. This supernatural survival-horror game is set to hit Wii U in North America on October 22nd, in Europe on October 30th, and in Australia on October 31st. The team at Nintendo Everything went hands-on with the final English build of the game, and they've uploaded the first half-hour of tense and scary footage. Click below to check it out!

The latest round of Super Smash Bros. DLC is here, and while it brings a nice new stage, it carries along with it a handful of Mii outfits and two stages—one for each version—ported from a different iteration of Super Smash Bros. Yet to get this content in both versions of your game costs nearly $15.00. In fact, if you want to get all the DLC that's currently available (completely excluding the wealth of content they surely have planned), it's going to run you $72.06 plus tax.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.