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What would happen if Master Chief, Lara Croft, and Assassin Connor were to steal from Mario’s precious stash of power-ups? I can tell you one thing, it would not be pretty. User CorridorDigital, on YouTube, has brought this insane scenario to life in a live-action video they posted a couple days ago. It is a charming video that will leave a smile on your face, and your face in your palm. You should definitely give it a watch, and let the glorious cheesiness fill your heart.

Cheesiness aside, I have to give CorridorDigital credit, because their videos have pretty high production values, decent (more or less) actors, and a lot of clever twists on beloved video game characters. This is just one (awesome) example. Also worth a look is their Legends of Rayman video, or my absolute favorite, The Glitch. These people are very talented, and they deserve all the attention they can get.

Of all the criticisms the Wii U has received since it was revealed back in 2011, there's only been one on which that pretty much every person has agreed: Nintendo has done a terrible job advertising this thing. Well, friends, they've finally done it. I stand before you today to proclaim that Nintendo has finally made a decent Wii U advertisement.

It's not perfect, but it drives home the major points that a good Wii U ad really needs: "Wii U is an entirely new technology and true successor," "When the TV is in use, the GamePad becomes your TV," and "Wii U is all about unique experiences you can't have anywhere else." Plus, it helps that they have a few more good games to advertise with now than they used to.

Head past the jump to see the two-minute video.

Formed of previous Rare employees, Nyamyam is an indie studio currently working on their first game, Tengami, an "atmospheric point & touch adventure game" that plays like a pop-up book. It's planned for release in early 2014 on iOS and subsequently in 2014 on PC and Wii U, and the team's just released a new trailer to give you an idea of how exactly you play Tengami, or, "How to play a pop-up book game."

The trailer shows Tengami being played on an iOS device, a player's finger swiping across the screen to turn and interact with the pages while she guides a character through the traditional Japan-inspired world.

You'll find the trailer inside.

Oddly enough, some of the bigger Wii U news in terms of the next big game arriving has been largely overlooked by us today, but no more - Donkey Kong is about to get his just due! In fact, this may arguably be the biggest single post on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze we will ever make. We have the intro, a new trailer, tons of gameplay footage, screenshots, and a slew of all new details. Essentially if this is one of your most anticipated games than we have a smorgasbord of information for you! What are you waiting for? Step inside... if you dare.

Initial D, Japan's own Eurobeats-fueled street-racing franchise, will be getting a 3DS title soon, and online play is apparently the focus. The game will feature no shortage of vehicles to choose from and will use petal-based controls via the touchscreen. You will be able to race against people all over the world, and it appears there may even be little encounters should you and your opponents have the right drivers behind the wheels. No doubt, it will also feature plenty of energetic electronica as well. The trailer certainly does.

You can watch it after the jump.

Nintendo of Japan has unleashed a new trailer for Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land onto the unsuspecting internet. The new Harvest Moon trailer shows off a slew of new features, from high-speed harvesting to exotic animals. In this title, players will be able to meet up with traders and characters from faraway places and play with animals as non-farm-related as elephants and penguins. The trailer also briefly looks at some of the marriage options in the game. Hit the jump to watch.

During the Nintendo Direct, Reggie Fils-Aime talked a bit about some of the new features that will be included in Square Enix's 3DS RPG, Bravely Default. The main feature he discussed was "Sleep Points," which slowly accumulate while the game is asleep. These Sleep Points can be used to make difficult battles easier on you by allowing you to switch weapons on the fly, revive down allies, and even unleash powerful attacks that laugh at damage limits. The feature synergises well with Bravely Default's StreetPass capabilities, which may encourage more frequent use of StreetPass in Bravely players.

More on Sleep Points and the special demo after the jump, including a trailer.

The teeniest, tiniest, cleanliest little robot is getting set loose on North American in Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder, an Augmented Reality title for Nintendo 3DS previously released in Japan as Chibi-Robo Photography. A demo of the game is expected to release before the full version comes to the 3DS eShop on January 9th. Players will capture pictures of real-world objects, using their 3DS's built-in camera, to be put on a pedestal for a museum dedicated to everyday objects called NostalJunk. Players must match the shape of a silhouette with a found-object in the real world to assist Chibi-Robo and a new character, Mr. Curator, in helping the museum reach critical acclaim.

Watch the announcement trailer and find out more after the jump!

Wii Sports Club is a pay-per-game service based on the original Wii Sports that brings the family fun of Tennis, Bowling, and more to HD on the Wii U. Tennis and Bowling have been available for download for quite some time now, but until today, Wii Sports Club: Golf has been missing. Wii Sports Club: Golf features the original nine holes from the golf game in 2006's Wii Sports, as well as courses based on the NES title Golf. It's nice to see Nintendo revisiting the classics.

Wii Sports Club: Golf is available now on Wii U, and can be purchased for $9.99.

The Year of Luigi is not over, and Nintendo is certainly making us very much aware of it. The lean, green, not-so-mean fighting machine has put on his white coat under the alias of Dr. Luigi, and will be treating viruses on the Wii U come the 31st of December. Alongside the traditional Dr. Mario gameplay, Dr. Luigi comes with a new mode that allows players to drop L-shaped pills. Moreover, the game will also feature a competitive Vs. Mode, where executing combos will cause the opponent’s capsules to change color. Head inside to see the video!

During today's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata revealed that the upcoming Yoshi's New Island for Nintendo 3DS would be produced by Takashi Tezuka, the creative director for the original Yoshi's Island for SNES. Alongside confirming its early 2014 release (as if we couldn't already tell, given that the Nintendo Direct only covered titles coming out by the end of next spring with the exception of Smash), Iwata showed off a brand new trailer for the game. Head inside to take a look!

Back in October, we reported that Nintendo received classification in Australia for something called NES Remix. Thanks to today’s Nintendo Direct, we now know that NES Remix is in fact a real thing, and is a currently available Wii U eShop game featuring revamped levels from 16 classic NES titles. Examples of this revamping includes a Link sprite in the classic Donkey Kong game and a pitch-black Excitebike level.

Find the full list of games past the jump!

Mario Kart 8 is coming in Spring 2014, and Nintendo revealed a new trailer for the upcoming party racer during this morning's Nintendo Direct stream. The trailer featured dozens of returning racers, including four familiar babies, the famous Mario Bros., the less famous Wario Bros., and even the galactic beauty, Rosalina.

The trailer also featured several new courses, including a desert bazaar, an ancient Thwomp temple, and a "Sunshine Airport" track that may be based on the airline featured in Super Mario Sunshine. Another track that I have to give special mention to is a candy-themed mountain level that reminds me a lot of Sugar Rush from the acclaimed film Wreck-It Ralph.

Now if only Nintendo would make my dreams come true and make Mario Kart 8 a crossover title with the likes of Sonic, Kirby, or even King Candy. Hey, I can dream!

This morning’s explosive Nintendo Direct came with some scintillating new footage of Kirby Triple Deluxe, as well as a plethora of new details about the game. To start, Iwata showed us a powerful new ability called Hyper Nova that allows Kirby to suck up all the enemies in his way, as well as open new paths. This ability seems to be useful in a wide variety of situations, such as sucking a wrecking ball toward you and then releasing it to smash open a wall, or sucking on the edge of a giant scroll to unroll it. It can only be used at certain, specified points within the levels, so that’s a little disappointing. However, it is still a great twist on the classic gameplay, and it looks like it is a lot of fun to use. Hyper Nova will be used alongside the 20+ other power-ups Iwata stated would be in the game (4 of which are brand new for this game).

The footage also prominently showed how the level designs will take Kirby into the background and foreground, very much like Donkey Kong Country Returns. Enemies will also occasionally move between the foreground and background, adding another layer of challenge to the game. Plus it will look great in stereoscopic 3D.

See what else was announced after the jump!

Just as with her appearances in Super Mario 3D World and now Mario Kart 8, Rosalina has just been revealed as a playable character in Super Smash Bros., forthcoming for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS. The space warrior will be accompanied by a friendly Luma star as she pounds and smacks our favorite Nintendo characters across the stage. Rosalina is quickly becoming an important character in the Mario franchise and is a brand new face to the Smash Bros. universe, so be sure to check out her premiere video by heading past the jump!