Super Smash Bros. Characters – How Many Will There Be?

This morning Nintendo live-streamed the reveal of Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem Awakening (you might recognize Robin as the default name of your player character, the Tactician – both male and female versions will be playable). This came as quite a shock – two additional Fire Emblem characters were not expected, especially with Chrom being excluded (although he does appear to show up as part of a Final Smash). But more importantly, it disproved…

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New Mega-Evolutions Confirmed For Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The third-generation Pokémon remakes will feature Mega Evolutions for all starters. This means a brand new Mega Sceptile and Mega Swampert (Mega Blaziken was already available in Pokémon X and Y for those who received the special event Torchic that was available for the first three months after the game’s release). New formes of Kyogre and Groudon have also been confirmed, although literal translations of the Japanese announcement refer to these as “Ancient Devolutions” rather than Mega Evolutions.

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Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Analyzed In New Video

Extra Credits is a YouTube channel that today has launched a new series of videos focusing on level design. The series is called Design Club, and in its inaugural episode Dan Emmons breaks down what exactly makes the first level of Super Mario Bros. the icon of intuitive game design it has come to be. If you enjoyed the video and look forward to the series’ continuation, you can expect the next episode in two weeks’…

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Zelda 2 for Wii U Listed at Walmart

Zelda 2 for the Wii U has been listed on Walmart for a Q4 release date for $99.99, which is most likely a placeholder price. Is this the Zelda game that Nintendo fans have been waiting for? Or is it just another placement of false hope by Nintendo? Either way it looks like another Zelda will be coming out later this year, let’s just hope it isn’t just a revamp of an older one (unless…

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