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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.

Super Mario Maker will give Wii U owners the ability to imagine, create, play, and share their own custom Mario levels when it launches on September 11th. However, depending on your location, you could try the game out early! Nintendo has just announced that select GameStop locations across the country will be holding demo events for Super Mario Maker on Saturday, August 29th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm local time. Are you ready to create your very own Mario experiences?

Super Mario Maker gives payers the ability to create their own custom Mario levels, but the game that was inspired by Mario Paint also allows players to create music in the game with the sound effect feature. Someone with an early copy of the game (and a lot of spare time on their hands) has taken advantage of this by creating a level that Rickrolls the player by dropping them onto a conveyor belt that plays the infamous song as they move from left to right. You can check out a video of the amusing level by clicking below.

In a recent tweet, Nintendo of America announced that the multiplayer shooter Splatoon will be receiving two new weapons tomorrow night.

According to the tweet, a new blaster and a second new weapon that appears to be some sort of new weapon for the charger class will be available for Splatoon owners to use tomorrow night at 7 PM PST; Nintendo has not announced the official names for these weapons, but the tweet did contain some screenshots of them.

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!

Whoops! Nintendo accidentally leaked their own trailer for Kerbal Space Program for Wii U on their YouTube channel. The video has since been set to private, but can be viewed here when the time comes. It appears that the announcement was meant for Nintendo's Nindies@Night event, to be held in Seattle during PAX Prime. For those not in the loop, Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulator developed by indie studio Squad, and it has a devoted following and modding community on PC.

Are you surprised to see KSP coming to Wii U? Comment below.

Minecraft is incredibly popular, with strong sales on a variety of platforms. Despite fan demand, however, the game has never released on a Nintendo system. While the main game is still not coming to Wii U or 3DS for now, Telltale's upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode will make its way to Wii U alongside numerous other platforms, in an effort to expand the franchise's already substantial fanbase.

Devil's Third, the upcoming action game from Valhalla Game Studios and Tomonobu Itagaki, has been drawing a lot of scrutiny. Reports surfaced that Nintendo of America had dropped the game due to poor quality, but that turned out not to be the case. However, early hands-on previews of the game have been highly critical—something Itagaki blames on the game reviewers themselves.

With the game just days from launching in Europe, the embargo has lifted, and full reviews of the game are coming out. The results are once again negative, with reviewers criticizing the controls, combat, visuals, story, and more. Devil's Third is currently averaging a score of 39/100 based on 16 reviews at Metacritic, and only one review has been positive. You can check out a roundup of reviews from some of the larger publications by clicking below.

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!

Nintendo of Europe has revealed that Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will come with two Amiibo: Isabelle and Digby! The game will also come with three Amiibo cards to get you all set up for playing straight away.

We've also been given a closer look at the Animal Crossing Amiibo range, including Tom Nook, Mabel, KK Slider, and Reese. Amiibo Festival is going to rely heavily on Amiibo, so this seems like a good move from Nintendo to get people eased into it. Check out images of them 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.

We may not be getting an official Metroid game on Wii U, but Nintendo is giving us the tools to create our own game worlds in Super Mario Maker. One dedicated YouTuber took it upon himself to design a Mario level that's built like Metroid, giving players an explorable world with branching paths unlocked by upgrades. He even designed the layout and enemy placement to make it feel similar to a Metroid game! You can check out footage of the course by clicking below.