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Today is Nintendo Week's one-year anniversary! So we're celebrating in a big way: not only is today's episode extra long, but we're introducing tons of new Nintendo-inspired podcast segments over the next few weeks, starting with three new ones right now.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they discuss a mountain of news, including a new Pokémon, Undertale's upcoming appearance on Nintendo consoles, whether Link should have dialogue in Zelda, incoming Amiibo of Callie and Marie, and Nintendo's research into using VR. After the break we introduce two more new segments: The Gossip Stone, where we dissect the latest rumors from the Nintendosphere and deem them True or Trubbish (subjects include Mother 3's western release, Star Fox Zero's development struggles, and NX's 2016 launch date), and "The Glitz Pit," a podcast-game segment where YOU join us in a fight for ultimate glory. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes or SoundCloud, available now. And if you'd like to learn more about any of the stories we discuss, be sure to head past the jump for the full list of links!

News and reveals from the toy world circled around the Internet in the wake of Wonder Festival this past weekend. Max Factory is putting out more of their popular Figma figures. Inside you can see a custom Link figure from Skyward Sword and Samus from Other M. It was also unveiled that a Samus figure from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is in the works right now, as is a Link figure based on Twilight Princess HD.

See the figures after the jump!

As of this Thursday, February 11th, we at Gamnesia will have spent a full year making and distributing the Nintendo Week Podcast, a labor of love for Nintendo and its fans. In that short time, you wonderful listeners have made us Podbean's third-most popular podcast in our category, written us more five-star reviews than we've made episodes, and downloaded our show nearly one million times. I have no idea when we thought we'd make it this far, but we didn't even dream it would be so soon.

Accomplishments like these are surreal in their own right, but they show that you guys love our content as much as we love making it for you. So we've got to celebrate! And we want to hear your ideas for how to do it. Head inside to learn more.

When The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD was announced, a lot of people were underwhelmed about the rehash of Twilight Princess. Originally, the game's graphical side-by-sides didn't seem too impressive. However, with the release date fast approaching, IGN recently gave us a new side-by-side video comparing Twilight Princess HD and the GameCube version, as well as the game that runs for the Wii. Utilizing all three platforms, IGN grabbed a plethora of scenes and gameplay sections to create the biggest picture of exactly how different the HD version is going to look, and it is definitely a pretty sight to see. Needless to say, things are looking a bit more promising for Twilight Princess HD.

Check out the video after the jump!

Brittany Travers is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who studies children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and her research uses a surprising tool: Nintendo's Wii and Balance Board. Focusing on the hunt for what causes the correlation between motor skill ability and autism symptom severity, her team has conducted sessions aimed at improving balance and posture and discovered that the worse a patient's posture, the worse their symptoms of autism. This was found through using the information the Wii Balance Board collected regarding posture and balance through many of the different games that the patients played.

Learn more after the jump!

Nintendo's regular online maintenance will be continuing on Monday, and this time it's focused on Nintendo's online stores. All of Nintendo's virtual shopping centers, both on last generation devices and on the current crop of consoles, will be offline from noon to 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Monday, February 8th. That includes the 3DS and Wii U eShops, the Wii Shopping Channel, and the Nintendo DSi Shop.

If you're a Wii U owner and a fan of Resident Evil (perhaps lured into the series by the popular spin-off, Resident Evil: Revelations), we've got some great news! Resident Evil 4, often considered the pinnacle of the series and one of the most critically-acclaimed survival-horror games of all time, is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America this Thursday. This re-release will be of the Wii version, which is the original GameCube version with added motion controls, courtesy of the Wii Remote and nunchuck, and the extra content from the PlayStation 2 version. You can check out a trailer for this Capcom classic by clicking below!

Popular Wii title Super Mario Galaxy recently came to the Wii U eShop in North America, and European Wii U owners will soon be able to join in on the fun as well. Nintendo of Europe announced today via Twitter that Mario's outer space adventure will be launching on the European Wii U eShop this Thursday, February 4th. Super Mario Galaxy will cost you €19.99/£17.99 on Wii U, which is a pretty good price for one of the top-rated games of the last generation.

Last year, the manga artist collective publishing under the pseudonym Akira Himekawa teased a new series based on The Legend of Zelda. While it was planned to release in 2015, no updates on the project had been shared until now. Akira Himekawa has announced that the manga will be based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and published through the Manga One mobile app. The group also stated that the manga has long been planned and its timely release alongside Twilight Princess HD is a lucky accident. An exact date for the first issue of the manga will be shared later.

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 featured a ton of news, including new games like Detective Pikachu, some credible rumors about NX, Paper Mario, and more, a controversy over Fire Emblem Fates, and impressions of recent games like Pokémon Picross and Mario & Luigi. After the break, we dig into the rumor that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the NX as a launch game, discussing new content, modes, and more that could come to the title. You can check out the episode below—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 past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.

A lot of characters in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U have also appeared in previous iterations of the Smash Bros. series. Wario is no exception, since he made his first appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and players may have noticed that he doesn't play exactly as he did in Brawl, for his "shoulder slam" side-smash has been replaced by a backhand punch from his mighty fist. Masahiro Sakurai, director of the game, spoke about this particular change in a recent edition of his Famitsu column.

Head inside to find out what he had to say!

ESPN, the world's leading sports network, recently launched a big initiative to cover eSports in both news and broadcasts, including games like Hearthstone, Dota 2, League of Legends, and tons of others. One of their editors also recently announced that they’ll soon be adding Super Smash Bros. to this lineup.

This was one of the talking points on this 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 Nintendo's budding relationship with eSports, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Nintendo is giving GameCube/Wii hit The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess a fresh coat of paint and some new features, re-releasing it as Twilight Princess HD on Wii U. Nintendo Minute recently released new footage of the game, showing off a new feature and improved visuals, and our friends at GameXplain have spotted another difference. In comparing the new footage with the original game, they found that a lot of load times are faster by about 25%. Additionally, Link has a much faster vine-climbing animation. These little changes only save you a second or two at a time, but they'll add up over the course of the game. You can check out GameXplain's breakdown by clicking below.

Nintendo Minute recently released lots of new footage of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on Wii U, revealing a new feature and possibly a new item while showcasing the improved visuals. If you're not sure whether the new version is worth the price tag and you want to see how it stacks up against the original, GameXplain has taken the new footage and created a side-by-side comparison video with similar footage from the original game. You can check it out by clicking below!

Hyrule Temple is one of the most popular stages in Super Smash Bros., and it has been ever since its debut in Melee. No matter what iteration of the game, it's a fan-favorite stage, but have you ever thought to yourself "What would it be like to play as Hyrule Temple?" No? Well, apparently someone did.

At the request of a fan, Super Smash Bros. Brawl modder SirKirby created a miniaturized version of the stage as a playable character, complete with Fox's gun and Kirby's hammer as weapons. It's a bizarre and amusing addition to the Super Smash Bros. lineup, and you can check out a handful of screenshots by clicking below.