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Nintendo's value has seen some serious ups and downs recently. The Big N took a hit when they announced that they were forecasting a fiscal loss at the start of the year, and their stock hit a year-to-date low when a $228 million loss was officially announced for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. However, since that low in May, Nintendo's stock has steadily been improving. The strong sales of Mario Kart 8 have helped boost Wii U sales, and the console is performing much stronger than last summer. Hit the jump to see how Nintendo's value has been affected.

It's hardly a secret that Japanese television can be a bit on the weird side, and their commercials are no exception. Nintendo has released upon the unsuspecting masses a simple but rather strange new trailer for Mario Kart 8, featuring lots of slow-shots of racers' battle faces and an operatic version of "Danny Boy" playing in the background (the second verse that nobody remembers). Luigi death stare makes an appearance, too. The video itself is not all that out of the ordinary, but the music it's paired with is just a bit on the strange side. It's only 30 seconds, so check it out after the jump if you're curious.

A recent post on Nintendo's Facebook page asks fans to provide feedback regarding Nintendo's E3 coverage this year, as well as other aspects of their social media endeavors.

Play Nintendo (the name for Nintendo's E3 coverage) consisted of the Nintendo Digital Event, Twitch streams from the Treehouse live on the show floor, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament, and the Smash Fest at Best Buy.

Head inside for the link to the survey. Also, we at Gamnesia would like to know what you thought of our E3 coverage this year. Did you love it? Hate it? What would you have liked us to do differently? Let us know, and we'll be sure to take your comments into consideration when planning next year's coverage!

GameStop teased that they will have a "big announcement for a big game tomorrow" on their Facebook page earlier today alongside a pixelated image of something relating to the game.

The image appears to be hinting at an Assassin's Creed announcement tomorrow, possibly for the last-gen title in development (rumored to be Assassin's Creed: Comet). The image clearly appears to be an assassin, and there seems to be way too much red in the hood area of the costume for the announcement to be something related to Assassin's Creed: Unity.

What do you guys think the announcement will be? Head inside to take a look at the full image.

Thanks to a two-part survey conducted by IHS in conjunction with GamesIndustry, we have a pretty good idea of what gamers thought of the E3 presentations by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. One thousand gamers were polled just before E3 regarding their interest in the consoles, and a second poll took place soon after E3. The results show that interest in PlayStation 4 actually dipped slightly after E3, while Xbox One interest saw a slight improvement. Nintendo was the big winner, with interest in the console jumping 50% compared to its pre-E3 numbers.

This actually puts Wii U slightly ahead of Xbox One in terms of interest from gamers, with Xbox One right at a 20% interest rate among gamers polled and Wii U just above 20%. Despite the slight decline in interest, PlayStation 4 still has a solid lead with around 28% of polled gamers showing intent to buy. For a full breakdown, as well as a list of the most-wanted games in the poll, hit the jump!

Sakurai loves dropping tidbits of information on Miiverse regarding the new Smash Bros. games, and the latest is the announcement of a new stage, The Great Fox from Star Fox: Assault. The screenshot is from afar, so we still don't know precisely how the stage will work. Given the top left corner of the picture, we know for sure that it'll be in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but there was no word on its 3DS sibling.

I suppose the fact that it's a stage is never blatantly stated, but it's made pretty clear when Sakurai mentions that "it'll probably have fighters running around on top of it without the pilot's consent."

Head inside for the full Miiverse post including a larger version of the picture.

In addition to the fantastic reveal of three more playable characters for Hyrule Warriors, we've also got a new trailer today. Link stars in his third character trailer (we already saw him in action with a sword and Fire Rod), and this time he's wielding the Ball and Chain from Twilight Princess. This heavy duty weapon may have been used a little lightly in Twilight Princess, but it looks to be a devastating force in Hyrule Warriors. You can catch Link crushing waves of enemies by clicking below.

Yesterday the Hyrule Warriors Japanese Twitter page teased that we'd be getting another reveal soon, and that it might be a Goron. As it turns out, we're getting a lot more than that! The latest issue of Famitsu confirms not one, but three new characters for Hyrule Warriors. Darunia the Goron joins the battle, and so does Princess Ruto of the Zoras and the mysterious Sheik! Fans have frequently requested Sheik to be playable ever since his (her?) debut in Ocarina of Time, and now that's finally been granted. Head inside for the Famitsu scans!

Last night, a Wii U system update went live; the update, which ups the system software to version 5.1.0 U, added some highly anticipated features to the system.

For starters, Wii U to Wii U system transfers are now available; much like the process for 3DS consoles, Wii U owners can now transfer game saves and other data to a new console if they so choose. In addition, the Wii U eShop also received an update; it is now possible to navigate through the eShop using a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or Classic Controller.

What could this update mean for the system? Head inside for more!

UPDATE: Two more retailers have listed a November 21st release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Toys R Us Canada and Video Products Distributors have both listed the rumored date. It's looking more and more likely at this point. The original story can be found below.

Last week, a rumor surfaced that stated that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be releasing on November 21st, and that the game will include one free Amiibo figure. Now, another retailer has corroborated at least part of this rumor.

According to a post on NeoGAF, another retailer has started advertising that the release date for the Wii U version of Smash Bros. will be November 21st; it's unclear which retailer is using this flyer (which can be seen after the jump).

What do you guys think? Is Smash Bros. for Wii U coming on November 21st?