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More screenshots of the Wii U exclusive Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric have begun to pop up online as the game approaches its November 11th release date. The newest batch of which seem to showcase some of the enemies. The gallery includes a pictures of robot grunts, a giant steampunk-esque worm claw thing, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Metal Sonic.

Make the jump to check out the images!

Masahiro Sakurai continues to reveal more and more details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as the release dates draw closer. He recently posted an image to Miiverse of the Boxing Ring stage in the 3DS and explained that you can manually switch between the Smash Bros. version of the stage and the Punch Out! version. 

"For the Boxing Ring, if you select the stage while holding down the L Button, you can play on the Smash Bros. version of the stage. If you hold down the Y button, you can choose to play on the Punch Out! version These variations are usually selected at random, but this method lets you select them manually" — Masahiro Sakurai 

The Nintendo 3DS version comes out on Friday. Will you be picking it up? What stages are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments! 

If you're looking to spice up your 3DS collection with some quality Zelda games or score a good deal on a Wii U bundle, we've got some good news. Amazon is offering Ocarina of Time 3D and A Link Between Worlds for $10 off each on 3DS. 

Meanwhile, Best Buy is hoping to entice some potential Wii U owners with discounted bundles. You can pick up a Wii U Deluxe Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U or a Wii U Deluxe Bundle with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $275 each. As the holiday season approaches, we're sure to see plenty of deals, so we'll keep our eyes peeled and keep you up to date!

Bayonetta 2 has launched in Japan (one more month for the rest of the world) and with it, gamers scored a free copy of the original Bayonetta remade for Wii U. As you may remember from years ago, Bayonetta's PlayStation 3 version was infamously less impressive than the Xbox 360 version despite superior hardware, and some have wondered how the game will hold up on Wii U. Can it be adequately ported to another console without repeating the same mistakes? Digital Foundry has done their usual in-depth amount of digging, and have release side-by-side comparison videos and a detailed analysis. Hit the jump to check it out!

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced an adapter that allows Gamecube controllers to work with the Wii U. Shortly thereafter, Nintendo also introduced a Smash Bros. bundle that includes the controller adapter, a special Smash Bros. Gamecube controller, and a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The box art for this bundle has finally been revealed. Featuring the logo dead center and a small portion of the roster rushing toward the consumer, the illustration is sure to catch the attention of those who pass it in the store. The box also features an image of the Smash-themed controller, which isn't all that great, in my opinion. Of more exciting news however, the box art shows the Amiibo logo, which looks rather nice! Let us know what you think of the art and controller inside!

It was already one of Nintendo's most anticipated releases this year, but obviously someone in the company decided that wasn't enough. Thus the limited edition set of Hyrule Warriors came to be, with a special Zelda scarf included in the box along with the game.

This put the pressure on the Nintendo World Store, with people lining up around three blocks to get their hands on it. The game sold out extremely quickly as a result, leaving many hopeful gamers disappointed.

More info after the jump!

With Hyrule Warriors now available in all territories I polled our viewers yesterday to see if you think Nintendo should make more crossover games. An overwhelming majority voted in favor of the idea, and I agree. Although it's important that Nintendo maintains the quality of their characters and games, working with third-party partners on crossover games creates new opportunities and new fans. Hit the jump to see why!

Earlier today we got our first look at U Craft, a self-proclaimed "Minecraft clone" for Wii U. Very little is known about this project (even the developer is remaining anonymous at this time), but that will apparently change soon. Randy Freer, co-founder of HullBreach Studios, claims the game is nearly complete, and should be done in about two weeks. 

Soon after it will be submitted to Nintendo's approval process, and a 2014 release is targeted. HullBreach Studios is the only company that has shared news on U Craft so far, but they claim not to be the primary developer. You can check out another screenshot by clicking below!

Cyber Gadget is launching an adapter soon that allows for lots of new control options on Wii and Wii U. This adapter lets you plug in a DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Cyber Analog Turbo 3, Classic USB Gamepad, or iBuffalo Arcade Stick 13 II into a Wii or Wii U controller. It's currently only slated for Japan, and will launch in November for 2,894 yen, or around $26. If you're not quite sold on Wii U's pro controller, perhaps this option will suit you.

Two days ago we reported that an anonymous collaboration of indie developers had teamed up to make a Minecraft clone on Wii U. The game in progress has been dubbed U Craft, and the first screenshot (which you can see to your left) has been released. It's about what you'd expect, but what's odd is the anonymous nature of this project. 

The screenshot was shared by indie team Hull Breach Studios, but they are (apparently) not the actual developer of the game, but merely releasing the first image on their behalf. It's expected that more screenshots and announcements will be revealed soon, so we'll keep you updated.