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With the hype for Kirby: Planet Robobot dying down, Kirby fans may be wondering what is next for the pink puffball. Fortunately, Nintendo has you covered this week in what appears to be quite the throwback. Both Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby Mass Attack will be officially released tomorrow on the Wii U's Wii and DS virtual consoles respectively. You can purchase Kirby's Epic Yarn for $19.99 and Kirby Mass Attack for $9.99.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the most popular game on the E3 show floor this year, and Nintendo has given a handful of their fans the chance to try it out at expos in France and the UK. Hyper Japan Festival 2016 was held earlier this month in the UK, and Nintendo gave 30 lucky fans the chance to go-hands on with the upcoming Zelda adventure. Much like the E3 crowd, the fortunate few who got to play were blown away. Nintendo UK has released a new video showing off fan reactions to the demo, and you can check it out by clicking below!

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Level-5's beloved Yo-kai Watch series continues to dominate the Japanese market. Yo-kai Watch 3 (available in Sushi and Tempura versions) sold another 168,782 copies, bringing the grand sales total of the games to just over 800,000 in two weeks. Although there were a handful of other new games this week, none of them managed to sell 50,000 copies. As such, it was a relatively stagnant week for hardware, with most devices seeing only very slight sales increases or decreases over last week. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Nintendo has released its financial report for the end of this fiscal year's first quarter (April 1st - June 30th, 2016), and the report included updated hardware numbers. Over the past three months, Nintendo sold approximately 220,000 Wii U units (down 53% over the same period last year) and 4.68 million units of Wii U software.

This brings Nintendo's first-ever HD console to a grand total of 13.02 million units sold worldwide since it debuted back in November of 2012. To date, 88.72 million pieces of Wii U software have been sold. Barring a miraculous sales surge, Wii U is on pace to be Nintendo's least successful major home console ever in terms of both hardware and software sales.

This past weekend, Nintendo hosted the final Splatfest for Splatoon, pitting Callie's fans against Marie's groupies, the latter of whom came out on top. Now that we've left Splatfests behind, however, the game has gotten a new update that boosts the rewards players can obtain via regular matches. Whereas before, members of the victorious team would get a 300 point bonus—which translates into more cash, points for unlocking clothing abilities, and, at lower levels, experience—now the victors will celebrate with a substantial 1000 additional points, providing a significant benefit to coming out on top.

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A little while back, Nintendo tweeted "good things come to those who wait," followed by the hashtag #MK8 and a picture of the Kalamari Desert track from Mario Kart 64. It was fascinatingly mysterious, and seemed to tease that new DLC was on its way for Mario Kart 8, likely featuring Kalamari Desert as one of the returning courses.

This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and while enough time has passed since the tweet that we're ready to say it was all for nothing, we still got hilariously worked up about the debacle when it was fresh in our minds. Check out the discussion video after the jump for the hubbub, or keep reading inside for a brief summary.

During Sonic's 25th Anniversary celebration last week, a ton of information was revealed about the latest packs for LEGO Dimensions. In November, Warner Bros. will be releasing J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters across the nation. LEGO Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them story pack will let you play through the entire film. The pack includes six levels, as well as a Newt Scamander Lego minifigure and Niffler, which can be rebuilt into the Vicious Vulture and Sinister Scorpion. A fun pack based on the movie will include a Tina Goldstein figure and Swooping Evil creature, which can be turned into the Crawling Creeper and Brutal Bloom.

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has been out for quite some time now, but there is more to it than just the base game. There are also extra DLC costumes and even dungeons. Those dungeons can help a player grind for that much-needed EXP, offer fabulous weapons, or even offer an extra challenge for people who think the base game isn't hard enough by itself (with, of course, great rewards at the end). To make more players aware of the DLC, Nintendo has released a short new trailer showcasing it.

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The latest entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise, Breath of the Wild, has had a lengthy development and several delays, but its two E3 appearances have met with quite a bit of fascination throughout that time. Of course, the most recent E3 is still fresh in everyone's mind, as it fully revealed the massive departure the game is taking from the regular series. However, it turns out that the first look at the game provided during E3 2014 might have been the more important in terms of development. According to a recent comment from Producer Eiji Aonuma, that first look pretty much inspired everything we saw in June, becoming "the basis for the whole game" at a time when the title was still being planned out.

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Shigeru Miyamoto recently said that Pikmin 4 is close to completion, but that it's hard to fit finishing development into Nintendo's list of priorities lately.

This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and though we love Pikmin, we're relieved it's taking a back seat. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

Nintendo has been holding regular online Splatoon competitions called Splatfests since the game launched last year, but they wrapped up the final Splatfest this weekend. For the grand finale, players were asked to choose between Callie and Marie, the squid sisters themselves. Although the final score was fairly close, Team Marie won both the popular vote and the most battles. With 54% of the vote and a 51% win rate for matches, Marie beat Callie by a final score of 360 - 340. Nintendo has released a video to celebrate and remember Splatfests in Japan, and you can check it out by clicking below.

It's been about a week since we learned of a surprising listing on GameFly, one that stated the original Darksiders was coming to Wii U. While Darksiders II was actually a launch title for the system, the first game in the series never joined its sequel there, and with THQ's closure in 2012 no one was sure if the IP's new owners, Nordic Games, would bother to do much with the franchise. Well, we don't have to worry or speculate any longer, as Nordic has confirmed at Gamepolis 2016 that they are indeed remastering the title, and it will be coming to Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the last quarter of 2016.

Learn more after the jump!

A lot happened with the Sonic 25th Anniversary celebrations in San Diego last night. Sonic Mania will be arriving in Spring 2017 as a tribute to the 2D classics of yesteryear, Classic and Modern Sonic will reunite in the unnamed 2017 game coming to all modern platforms, and even LEGO Dimensions will be getting in on the fun in the fall, among other smaller reveals.

To those who are now afflicted with Sonic fever and have dollars to spare, several Sonic the Hedgehog games on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops in North America are on sale right now until July 28th at 9:00 AM Pacific. Most titles are seeing a price cut exceeding well past 50% off, so if you're curious, read on after the jump for the list of games!

In June, it was confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog would be crossing over into TT Games' LEGO Dimensions, complete with his own blocky toy. No release date was formally given for his Level Pack at the time, which would also contain toys of the Tornado biplane and his car from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, but at tonight's Sonic 25th Anniversary Party, fans were given their first look at a LEGOfied Sonic universe.

SEGA's iconic Blue Blur will be dashing through the likes of Gotham City, the Land of Ooo, and the TARDIS—as well as familiar locales such as Green Hill Zone and Emerald Coast—in the fall. Check out the trailer after the jump!

If you're looking to expand your Wii U collection and fill your summer with fun games, now is a great time to save cash and catch up on some great Nintendo titles that you may have missed. As part of Best Buy's Black Friday in July sale, four Wii U exclusives are currently priced at just $29.99. Today only, you can pick up Super Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Star Fox Zero all for about half of their normal prices. Additionally, a handful of Amiibo are currently available for $10 a piece. If you'd like to take advantage of these great deals, you can do so by clicking right here.