Earlier today we discovered that Nintendo is hiring to build new hardware with an emphasis on things like graphics and power. While this could be for their next handheld or the mysterious "Quality of Life devices," the job description and requirements seem to indicate that this is for a new home console. Wii U has been out for a little less than two years now, but sluggish sales have some gamers, developers, and industry analysts calling for them to cut its life short and hurry up with a successor. We want to hear your opinions. When should Nintendo launch a new home console? Hit the jump to join the discussion!

Two commercials for Bayonetta 2 have been released, showing off a bit of gameplay and story. The first video, titled "I'm On My Way!" deals with a short summary of what's going in the game, and by short I mean short. The second video titled, "Galactic Bounty Hunter Cosplay" shows off the Varia Suit outfit that Bayonetta can wear, including the Morph Ball and Screw Attack that she can do with this outfit. 

You can see the two commercials after the jump!

It's no secret that Nintendo begins developing their consoles right before the previous one is released. The Wii U, in fact, began development right after the Wii, and that began its development as a peripheral for the GameCube. But Nintendo is hiring hardware architects for their next big thing already.

We have no idea when this console might launch—though I'd be surprised if it's any time before 2017—but head past the jump and see what Nintendo's looking for!

Today, Nintendo of America announced that the Zelda spin-off title Hyrule Warriors will support amiibo at some point in the future.

According to a tweet from Nintendo of America, the Link amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors; there is no word yet as to what this functionality could be, or if any other Zelda amiibo figures will also be compatible with the game.

Are you guys looking forward to the release of the amiibo figures? What amiibo functionality would you like to see Nintendo implement for Hyrule Warriors? Sound off in the comments!

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, the latest chapter in the popular series by indie team WayForward Technologies, launches on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops in two days, but we're getting a good taste of the action early! The game's launch trailer is out today, and twelve minutes of gameplay footage has also been uploaded. Check it out by clicking below!

Earlier today we learned why Sakurai set the time limit for Smash Run to be five minutes. In that same Famitsu article, Sakurai also discusses other things regarding the process of developing Super Smash Bros. He covers everything from how he approaches music to the amount of tips in the game, and even how he goes about updating the "Pic of the Day."

Make the jump to read his responses!

The hype for Super Smash Bros. isn't done yet! Remember when there was a ROM dump that gave evidence to the inclusion of DLC? Well the post-launch speculation for the game doesn't stop there as now hackers have discovered a bunch of text and code that practically proves that DLC for the game will happen, and for both versions of the game. Like last time, it's going to be a doozy, which you can read after the jump!

For the first time ever, there are two versions of Super Smash Bros. in one console generation. Lots of gamers are enjoying Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS right now, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U comes out next month. We'll find out a lot more about the latter when Nintendo holds a special video live stream event on Thursday, but you can catch a great look at the game right now. Nintendo has released over 160 new Smash screenshots (110 of them from the Wii U version of the game) and you can check them out by clicking below!

Today's "pic of the day" from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a bit of a silly diversion from the usual posts—today, Sakurai has shown the rules menu. While many of the rules displayed are typical of Super Smash Bros., Sakurai intended to showcase the light humor conveyed in each of the options settings. And luckily for Smash fans, a closer look at these screenshots confirms so much more.

Head inside for more information!

Super Smash Bros. series creator and director Masahiro Sakurai recently indicated that big news for Super Smash Bros. Wii U is on the way, and today we got some details! This Thursday, October 23, Nintendo will be doing a special live stream broadcast where they reveal 50 new things exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 

The event kicks off at 6:00 pm Eastern in the US, and it's set for midnight (so technically Friday) in Europe going by CEST, or 11:00 pm for our friends in the UK. We'll make sure to stream the whole event and keep you up to date on breaking Smash news!