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Before Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS was officially released everywhere, many people speculated at the game's potential roster. Although we all know what the final roster looks like, there appears to have been some characters that were planned to be in Smash Bros. but were left on the cutting room floor. According to Source Gaming, some unused animation data was found on the Smash Bros. Wii U disc that indicates Peter Piranha was planned to be in the game.

Read more after the jump!

In just over one month, Nintendo will release their next console into the wild. After Wii U struggled to gain momentum and sold just 13.56 million units worldwide (the lowest ever for a major Nintendo console), Nintendo is hoping to rebound and capture a much larger portion of the market with Nintendo Switch. Analysts have predicted that Switch could sell 40 million units by the end of 2020 (which would be a pretty impressive turnaround for the company), but Nintendo is setting their sights even higher. Click below to read on!

A few days ago, an extremely dedicated Nintendo fan completed a massive collection of every single game ever released on the Wii. There are over 1000 games in this collection (1,262, to be precise), and many of them are extremely rare; in fact, some of these games are so rare that there are only a few dozen copies of them in existence. Amazingly enough, the collection was started in December 2015, so it only took about a year to complete.

Follow after the jump to take a closer look at this collection!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for the first Nintendo Week of 2017, doubled in length as we emerge from our slumber with rusty podcasting skills and much to say about Nintendo Switch and all that surrounds it. We cover everything we learned from the Switch Presentation, including hardware, software, pricing, third-party relations, and so much more, before moving onto what all this tells us about Nintendo's prospective future.

You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

It's been floating around the world of Nintendo news for quite some time that Nintendo might be porting Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, and the now-infamous reporter Laura Kate Dale recently came forward to say that it is true.

This was one of the talking points on the 82nd episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

This holiday season I had the joy of coming all the way across the country to my home in Massachusetts from my new roots in Los Angeles. In a season about love and togetherness it hadn't occurred to me that some of the most valuable time my family used to spend together was built around video games, a hobby typically my own.

I was surprised when my mom and my sister enthusiastically championed the idea of spending a family night huddled around Mario Kart Wii, but I love it just as much as they do—heck, probably more—so I would never say no! So we dusted off the Wii Remotes, found our copy of Mario Kart on the shelves, and popped it in.

Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the most beloved games of the last generation, but Nintendo fans never got to experience it. Warner Bros. and Rocksteady never opted to release the game on Wii, but a prototype version was actually up and running at one point. Red Fly Studios had a knack for porting games to Wii, including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and Ghostbusters, and they even gave Arkham Asylum a shot. Hit the jump to see their results!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Ben and Colin for an hour-long end-of-year extravaganza, as they discuss a ton of news from the past week, including the Nintendo Switch's public debut on The Tonight Show, Super Mario Run's approaching release, Pokémon GO's upcoming set of Johto Pokémon, and tons more. You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Although it's been about nine months since Metroid: Other M released on the Japanese and European eShops, those of us in North America are finally getting our chance to grab our copy. Metroid: Other M is the penultimate story in the Metroid chronology and sees Samus on an adventure to explore a derelict ship with the Galactic Federation 07th Platoon and their leader, Adam Malkovich. The game is also a very divisive entry in the franchise, with some people loving the journey and others completely trashing it.

Metroid: Other M is available now through the Wii U eShop for $19.99. What do you think of Other M? Will you be picking this up?

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Colin, and Ben, as we break down another huge amount of Nintendo news, including EA's support for Switch, Phil Spencer's wish to see Banjo in Smash, what feels like yet another delay for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and tons of reports about Nintendo Switch's software lineup. After the break, we sit down to talk about the newly-launched Pokémon Sun and Moon, and our full thoughts on what they do so right and so wrong. You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Yesterday we celebrated the fourth anniversary of Nintendo releasing Wii U in North America, and (thanks to the industry's love of releasing new consoles just before the holidays) we've already got another anniversary to celebrate today. Nintendo released Wii in North America on November 19th, 2006, making today the console's tenth anniversary.

Wii was the most successful home console in Nintendo history, selling over 100 million units and over 900 million games. It didn't boast the power or strong third-party support of the competition's consoles, but Wii was home to a fantastic library of first-party games, and it helped changed what it means to be a gamer, bringing millions of new customers into the industry. Happy anniversary, Wii!

IGN recently interviewed Scarlett Johansson, an American actress who has become well-known for her portrayal of Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The interview was meant to promote Ghost in the Shell, an upcoming action film starring Johansson that is set to launch in March 2017. Ghost in the Shell is based on a popular Japanese manga series, so in that spirit, IGN's interview included many "nerdy" questions which were mostly based on video games and anime. At one point in the interview, Johansson was asked to name her favorite video game; she said that Mario Kart was by far her favorite, and that she usually plays as Toad, since he's "so cute!"

Catch her full comments after the jump!

Nintendo's Switch is on the horizon, and after the Wii U's poor reception, there's a lot fans are hoping they can improve upon for the new system. So we thought a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, was the a perfect way to rethink how Nintendo sees the Virtual Console (the online system by which they re-release their classic games) with Nintendo Switch.

Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they boil down the last few weeks of Nintendo news, including tons of news and reports relating to Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing's major new update, the official end of Wii U, Croagunk's inclusion in Pokkén Tournament, and tons more. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Even though all eyes are on the Nintendo Switch right now, the Wii U still has a couple of surprises left up its sleeve. It was recently announced that both Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Rhythm Heaven Fever are coming to Wii U's Virtual Console tomorrow. Rhythm Heaven asks players master the art of rhythm through 50 different mini-games with catchy beats and hilarious scenarios. Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is an on-rails shooter that reveals the story of how Umbrella Corps meddled throughout the Resident Evil series. Both games will be available for download for $19.99.