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Nintendo's Famicom will be receiving its first commercially sold software cartridge in over two decades come early next year, but not the kind you might be expecting for the Japanese NES.

8-BIT MUSIC POWER, an old school collaborative effort between a group of gaming composers, is an appropriately named chiptune album that will be released via Famicom cartridges, thus relying on the system's own hardware to play songs. Though not an officially licensed Nintendo title, video game accessory maker Columbus Circle will be selling the album on January 31st at the retail price of ¥3,800. The team behind the album includes Ape Escape composer Omodaka, Namco arcade games composer Yuriko Keino, and Namco arcade pixel artist Hiroshi Ono.

Check out the album demo after the jump!

It's long been known that The Legend of Zelda's upcoming Wii U title features some sort of day-and-night cycle, and the new footage from the recent Nintendo Direct gives us a new look at the sunset from that cycle. But Nintendo's kept mum about why the cycle's even there—what happens as time passes?

This was one of our talking points on last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on the new Zelda U footage, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Nintendo's official announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U a few weeks back garnered mixed reception for the arguably low level of actual overhauling they're doing to the original game. Sure, the textures have been improved, but if it's not exactly the remake you were hoping for, perhaps this fan remake can get you hyped. YouTuber Tomoya Hamasaki and now several more fans have actually been working on an emulator-based Twilight Princess remake since before Nintendo's announcement, and it's rather impressive.

Hamasaki did an interview with Nintendo Life where he laid out some of the team's ambitious plans for Twilight Princess. The first and most noticeable feature is the dramatically enhanced visuals — like their new lighting system — but the improvements are actually planned to go far beyond that, including content additions fans have desired ever since the game's release, like making Hyrule Field "more vast and bursting with content." After the graphical facelift and other major fixes, the team's even planning add new gameplay mechanics and "a whole new dungeon (perhaps more than one)."

Head inside for screenshots, a video, and more details!

A particularly silly dad caught fire recently when his son filmed him reenacting every single taunt from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the newborn internet star is at it again with Street Fighter II.

This time, YouTuber Nick Luciano films his dad recreating every victory animation from the classic fighting game, including all your favorite characters like Ryu, Guile, and Chun-Li. You can check out the full video after the jump, or head on over to their YouTube channel for more gaming-related reenactment videos.

Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, Black Friday bargains are everywhere, and the holiday season is officially in swing. Nintendo wasted no time at all getting a little festive, as they've updated the eShop with some holiday music. You can take a listen to the cheerful tune and get into the holiday spirit by clicking below.

Nintendo recently added an Event Courses section to Super Mario Maker, giving players the chance to beat Nintendo-designed levels and unlock prizes. A level based off of NES Remix has been released in Japan, and beating it unlocks the Frog Mario costume for mystery mushrooms. You can check out footage of Frog Mario in action by clicking below.

Nintendo may have surprised you last week, when they announced the unexpected way they're beefing up Super Mario Maker's course discovery system: rather than implementing improved in-game features, they'll be hosting an online navigational portal that players can access from their browser. It sounds like a painfully off-target solution for a very real problem, but this online portal may actually work out better than any other solution.

This was one of our talking points on last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on the upcoming course portal, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Anime censorship is nothing new in the west. Famous anime such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, and One Piece have all had controversial scenes removed in order to avoid any backlash. Yo-Kai Watch is the latest anime to be changed for its English release, and it features some interesting edits during a scene where the kids are watching late-night television. According to a video that was posted on Twitter, they have replaced the girl's bikinis with one-piece bathing suits and changed the burly men in speedos with a cooking show.

You can check out the changes after the jump!

Dragon Quest X, an MMO set in the Dragon Quest universe, has evolved over time with the release of three different versions of the game, each expanding the game world. To attract new players, Square Enix has announced that they'll be releasing a bundle that includes all three versions on Wii U. This bundle goes on sale in Japan on December 3rd. Unfortunately, there's still no word on a Western release for the game. You can check out a trailer for the bundle by clicking below.

It's Thanksgiving Day, and Black Friday (with all of its amazing deals) is just around the corner. For Sony, this includes bundling Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection with a PlayStation 4 for just $299. To promote this great deal, Sony has released a Black Friday commercial for PlayStation 4 focusing on exclusive games and content on the console. You can check it out by clicking below.

Hyrule Warriors was a hit on Wii U, and it's coming to 3DS next year as Hyrule Warriors Legends. The handheld version of the game includes new levels, weapons, and playable characters. One fan-favorite character that was recently announced for the game is Skull Kid from Majora's Mask. Skull Kid battles with spin attacks, dark magic, and the power of Majora's Mask itself, and Koei Tecmo has just released a new trailer that shows off his moves. Click below to check it out!

The first hour of Just Cause 3 has been uploaded to YouTube by Square Enix and Avalanche Studios. The video shows the introductory story content, as well as the first few missions and some optional shenanigans that can take place in the 400 square mile map. According to Square Enix, it was uploaded to satisfy the fans' hunger until the game launches just next week on December 1st. Make the jump to view the full video.

Toby Fox's UnderTale is a retro-inspired indie title that combines elements from role-playing and bullet hell games. With numerous nods to the EarthBound series through a quirky and diverse cast, unconventional combat, and an awesome soundtrack, UnderTale stands out due to the numerous branching paths present in the story — the way you choose to play (be it as a pacifist or a destroyer) will severely impact the rest of your time spent playing the game.

Taro4012 of YouTube took to Stepmania, a Dance Dance Revolution-style game, and sought to bring one of UnderTale's more memorable and intense tracks, "MEGALOVANIA", to the dancepad. However, he then took it a step further by completely recreating the harsh final boss battle from the game's "Genocide Route" as well! See it in action after the jump, but be warned, for there are major spoilers.

Xenoblade Chronicles X, the hotly-anticipated sequel to the critically-acclaimed RPG on Wii, will finally be launching in the West in just a couple of weeks. The game features the last of humanity desperately struggling to stay alive on the alien planet of Mira, and players must explore the dangerous continents and battle with powerful monsters to avoid extinction. Nintendo has released an extended version of their earlier Survival trailer, setting the stage for the game's story and highlighting the conflicts that await. Click below to check it out!

On July 11, 2015 Nintendo President CEO Satoru Iwata tragically passed away, leaving Nintendo and the gaming community as a whole shocked and heartbroken. Iwata touched the lives of millions, and in the months since his passing many have stepped forward to pay tribute and to share their favorite memories.

The latest remembrance of Iwata comes from The Gaming Historian. In a lengthy and touching video entitled "The Life of Satoru Iwata," The Gaming Historian recounts many of Iwata's defining moments in life, touches on his rivalry with Nintendo great Shigeru Miyamoto, and explores what set him apart as more than just the president of a company. It's a wonderful video, and you can watch it by clicking below.