Over the past few years, modded games have become a big part of the Smash community. Some mods, like Project M, have even come to find a home in the tournament circuit. However, more often than not, Smash mods require some degree of hacking and/or Homebrew. Just recently, a trailer was posted on Youtube showcasing a Melee mod that does not require any hacking, ISOs, or even Homebrew.

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At E3 2014, Nintendo revealed a brand new multiplayer shooter called Splatoon. Though Splatoon had a very large presence at the event, Nintendo has been mostly silent about the game – until recently. Nintendo invited specific people to try out the game, and on Monday those people revealed a ton of information regarding the different game modes, weapons, and more. More details and screenshots after the jump!

This morning (March 26) Monolith Soft released new screenshots to show off one of the five continents of their upcoming open-world RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X. The images focus on the second land mass of the bunch, a jungle region some fans have translated as the "Twilluminous Forest" (the official localization of X will most likely give it a different name). You can view the new screenshots inside.

Monolith Soft has shared some new concept art from their upcoming open-world RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X. One of the cool things about the studio is how much appreciation they show for their art team. Before the game's official site was being updated every Thursday, director Tetsuya Takahashi would personally tweet development news twice a week on average. During this time, he took about a full month to individually introduce each artist. You can view the latest art, by Raita Kazama, inside.

In this morning's (March 26) updates to the official Xenoblade Chronicles X website, Monolith Soft explained some advanced techniques in the combat system, including many new features that weren't present in the original Xenoblade Chronicles.

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The weekly software and hardware sales for Japan are in, and it's all good news for Sony. PlayStation 4, which initially had very disappointing sales in Japan, continues its streak at number one this week and in impressive fashion. Sales of Sony's latest console jumped from 33,826 to 46,395 thanks to new releases like Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Battlefield Hardline, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Thus far most games available on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 sell better on the last gen console in Japan, but Hardline actually performed better on the newer console, which is a good sign for Sony. You can check out the full sales breakdown after the jump!

We may receive Splatoon and Yoshi's Woolly World relatively soon if this leaked picture we have is, in fact, legitimate. There was a list of game release dates for Europe available on Nintendo's website, but it has been removed. While we do have a screenshot of the information, that doesn't mean these dates are set in stone—especially since they were taken down so quickly.

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As we all know, Nintendo announced a few months ago that Mewtwo would be coming as DLC to Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, available only to those who bought both versions of the game and registered them to Club Nintendo.

Well, next Tuesday, March 31st, is the last day to register your games and get the Mewtwo DLC, so if you haven't already, please hurry up and do so soon, or you'll end up missing out on Mewtwo, possibly forever.

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Last October Nintendo turned heads when they teamed up with Playboy to promote Bayonetta 2 with some steamy pictures. Typically seen as the "family friendly" name in video games, Nintendo has once again teamed up with Playboy, but this time in a less eye-catching way. Nintendo has invited some of the Playmates to try out the upcoming third-person shooter Splatoon and give their thoughts as part of the Gamer Next Door series. You can check it out by clicking below!

LEGO The Hobbit released last year and followed the story from the first two Hobbit films. Warner Bros. originally planned on releasing downloadable content to cover the final film, but it has since cancelled those plans. "There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy," the publisher confirmed in a statement to GameSpot. The game's story will now remain unfinished as it ends on a cliffhanger, but Warner Bros. believes that "The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film."

The most recent issue of Famitsu DS+Wii has begun its rounds in Japan, and it seems that it teases a big announcement from Nintendo. The magazine mentions that the announcement is in regards to a major upcoming title for Nintendo systems. Not much else is known at this time, but the hint is definitely striking up some speculations online.

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According to a Japanese interview with Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, the star of The Mysterious Murasame Castle was almost a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

In the interview, Sakurai states that the game's protagonist, Takamaru, was originally supposed to be included on the games' roster; however, the idea was scrapped because the majority of Nintendo's fanbase is unfamiliar with the character (even though his game launched in the America and Europe for the first time last year and he starred in his own Nintendo Land attraction).

The good people at Destructoid spent some time at the Splatoon booth during E3 this year, and while there they spoke briefly with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about his hopes for the new intellectual property. He seems to have a lot of ambitions for the game, noting that it is "aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did for racing." He also expressed interest in it becoming a "major" new IP for the company.

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According to a recent interview with TIME, Nintendo was forced to sell the Wii U at a higher cost than they would have liked at launch.

In the interview, president Satoru Iwata stated that Nintendo felt that the largest markets for the Wii U were in America and Europe; because of the value of the yen and the exchange rates to dollars and euros, they couldn't sell the console at their desired price. This put Nintendo in a tough spot, and they ultimately decided that they had to sell the console for a higher price. Head inside for Iwata's full statement.

Most will recognize Riot Games as the developers behind the massively popular online game League of Legends. Between working on new patches, skins, and characters for League, the developers at Riot have been having some fun with mods in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Mainly these developers have been working on putting characters from League of Legends into the game, even giving some of the characters their own unique move sets. More after the jump!