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Nintendo of America just tweeted a picture chronicling the release schedule for games coming soon to Wii U. Beginning with Hyrule Warriors, which comes out later this month, and taking us all the way to the end of 2015, it shows that 2015 is going to be an incredible year for Wii U owners—assuming, of course, we don't get struck by the ever-dreaded "delay."

The lineup for 2015 is both plentiful and diverse, so head past the jump to check out all the incredible games!

The hype is mounting for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., and the good new just keeps on coming. The legendary Riki from Xenoblade Chronicles has just been announced as a new Assist Trophy for the game! What's more, he also appears as part of Shulk's Final Smash!

Find out what Riki can do after the jump!

Nintendo of Europe has decided to host a Zelda-themed sale all month long to celebrate the launch of Hyrule Warriors near the end of September! This sale will feature different games on sale each week and will offer a 10% discount on Hyrule Warriors once it's released. More details inside.

It has been a year since Keiji Inafune and his team started the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter. In their one-year anniversary post, Comcept announced they would be flavoring September, the ninth month of the year, "Mighty Month," and part of this is the launch of the game's beta, which will be available to everyone who backed $80 or more. Most backers should be getting their keys today, according to the post, so keep your eye out for it if you're expecting one. More on Mighty Month after the jump.

The next episode of our weekly news recap is here, and this week's had a ton of incredible stuff to explore. If you're looking to catch up on the last week of news, or just want to chuckle at a new take on some recent announcements, click play and enjoy the latest episode of our show!

As any Nintendo fan has heard already, the Big N is releasing a line of NFC toys called "amiibo" which will coincide with specific games in various ways. The amiibo line currently consists of twelve characters, eleven of which are dominating Amazon's video game charts. While this multi-purpose toy certainly has captured the attention and money of fans looking for their real-life Smash Bros. trophies, there may be more to the marketing strategy than what's on the surface.

Head inside to find out more!

With all of the hype and excitement surrounding character reveals for Super Smash Bros. and the New Nintendo 3DS another big Nintendo announcement has been flying under the radar, and that's a shame. If you didn't catch the announcement from a few days ago, Nintendo has launched a new game development program called Garage, and Splatoon is their first full game, but others are in the works. This reveal has been relatively low profile, but it shouldn't be. Garage could be Nintendo's best move in years, and the key to its future. Hit the jump to see why I'm so pumped!

Nintendo has been keeping tabs on their audience to see who is playing Wii U, and an interesting statistic has been revealed. According to data collected by Nintendo senior marketing manager of licensing Damon Baker, of all the people who have accessed the Wii U eShop, only 7% are female. Nintendo recently announced that their development teams are making a theme out of strong female protagonists, citing games like Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, and Splatoon. Will this help them expand their audience and attract more female gamers? 

Much has been made of Wii U's slow start, but Nintendo's first HD console is finally starting to get some respect among video game journalists. Still, Wii U is a relative unknown outside of the most up to date gamers (whereas Wii was a cultural phenomenon that attracted consumers from all backgrounds), but that will hopefully change as more publications begin to take notice. The Verge, an extremely popular website that covers technology, science, art, and culture, has just dubbed Wii U as the machine that "should be your next console." Hit the jump to see why!

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the genius behind the Final Fantasy series and the masterpiece that is Chrono Trigger, hosted a panel at PAX Prime today. The panel, titled Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs, was mainly about his history in making games in the RPG genre. It also had a small segment of him talking about a new mobile RPG he's making called Terra Battle. More importantly, Sakaguchi was asked about a sequel to The Last Story, in which he responded by saying, "Oh yeah, you talk to Nintendo." To read more about this, click down below!