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Hiya everyone! This is AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be your Nintendo News reporter! To start off yesterday we had a Nintendo Direct for upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD was revealed with some differences in quality. This remake will have amiibo functionally with the newly shown Wolf Link (which will be bundled with it) and Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Toon Link Smash Bros. amiibos. It releases March 4th, 2016 and the official sound track will be a preorder bonus. 

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes is going to be having a update available on December 2nd with a brand new place called the Den of Trials and it contains 30 floors. There will be a Linebeck's Uniform giving Link the ability to see into treasure chests before opening them and the Fierce Deity Armor increasing Link's attack power and shooting beams in all four directions. 

Hyrule Warriors Legends will be available March 25th 2016 with the addition of a new original character called Linkle (gee I wonder who this could be?) and she uses crossbows to fight. 

Splatoon came splashing by with a new update that has added in 40 new pieces of gear and the stage Museum d' Alfonsino will be available today at 9:00 PM eastern and Mahi-Mahi Resort (my personal favorite because it is giving me some Sunshine vibes) will be available at some point. There will be updates continuing until next January with even more stages, gear and gameplay balances. 

Super Mario Maker will be making it easier and faster to find levels that fit the criteria you're trying to find. 

Xenoblade Chronicles X will be arriving soon in 3 weeks and right now you can download on the Eshop 4 packs to speed up the process of the game if you're getting the physical copy. The Basic Pack (mainly get this one) is 2.0 GB, Enemy Pack is 2.7 GB, Player Pack is 3.6 GB and Skell Pack is 1.7 GB giving a grand total of 10 Gigabites. You may have to unfortunately delete some data or move it to a USB drive. 

Pokken Tournament will be coming to Wii U in Spring of 2016 and Shadow Mewtwo will be unlockable after completing certain conditions in the game, but you can have him playable from the get go if you have a amiibo card which will be included with the first production run so you may want to preorder this for the bonus right now. 

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow versions will be on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console and you will be able to battle and trade through wireless communication. These games will be available February 27th 2016 and is the very same day that Red and Green were released on back in Japan on 1996 just in time for the 20th anniversary for the Pokemon franchise. 
Starfox Zero's new release date will be April 22nd 2016. 

Mario and Luigi Paper Jam will be available January 22nd 2016. 

Final Fantasy Explorers will be available on January 26nd for the Nintendo 3DS. In this game you will be able to dress up or play as Final Fantasy characters like Cloud and Lightning. The DLC for this game will be free unlike in Japan (we actually got something over them wow). I just might actually get this game so if anyone else is let me know and we could party up. 

Fire Emblem Fates is going to be releasing February 19th which is the same month that Fire Emblem Awakening was released. The separate cartridges Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest will be $40 each and you can download the other version for $20 and the same will apply for the 3rd path Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation. You can get all 3 paths on one cartridge from the special edition with a few additional goodies included with it at the cost of $80 (I preordered mine already and if I were you I would do the same before it's too late). The first DLC map will be free and 6 more afterwards will be available. 

Bravely Second End Layer will be available Spring of 2016. 

Dragon Quest 7 Fragments of the Forgotten Past is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in Summer of 2016 along with Dragon Quest 8 Journey of the Forgotten King sometime in 2016. 

And to end things off Ale- I mean Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7 was revealed to be a newcomer for Super Smash Bros as the representative of Square Enix and I strongly believe I speak for everyone when I say this was a huge surprise that none of us saw coming and while it is true Cloud is going to be playable in Final Fantasy Explorers that game is actually not the first game he makes in appearance in on a Nintendo console and it's actually on the GBA game Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. I can't really say I'm hyped for him because I don't have any nostalgic attachment to him (I would much rather have Issac from Golden Sun) seeing as how his game never came to a Nintendo console like it was originally supposed too (also this means Geno could have been a contender just ouch for his fans). While Cloud is sure to bring in a lot of Playstation users over for Smash Bros I guess it's no wonder they decided to choose him as he's a gaming icon for RPG games and is popular within the Final Fantasy franchise, though he's not actually the most popular male character and is rather the runner up to his best friend and mentor Zack Fair from Crises Core at least in Japan. Thankfully for those of us who are not as hyped for him we will be receiving news in December with a special Super Smash Bros. broadcast presentation and not once was Cloud said to be a ballot character and therefore this could very well be when the moment of truth arrives.  

That is all and I hope you enjoyed this edition of Nintendo News.

- Editors note: Click here to watch the full Nintendo Direct.

Hello everyone! This is AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be your Nintendo News reporter! To start things off we have received Super Smash Bros. 4 update 1.1.1 today. 

Mii Fighter costumes (Wii / 3DS): 
Business Suit 
Star Fox - Fox (Gunner) 
F-Zero - Captain Falcon (Brawler) 
Super Mario - Toad (Brawler) 
Kid Icarus: Uprising - Viridi (Swordfighter) 
Hunter Set – Monster Hunter (Swordfighter) 

Super Mario Maker (Wii U / 3DS) 
Duck Hunt Stage - Free (3DS) (Duck Hunt now has his stage in this version) 
Pirate Ship (Wii U) (Toon Link now has his stage in this version) 

And don't you forget that the Smash Ballot deadline is 10/3/2015 so if you haven't done so already vote for who you want to be a new fighter (though please be reasonable with your choice and not choose ludicrous characters).  

In Project X Zone 2 Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles and KOS-MOS from Xenosaga will be teaming up along with Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening will be joining the roster. 

Also in Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem it has been confirmed that Kiria Kurono's Mirage partner will be Tharja and Eleonora Yumizuru's Mirage partner will be Virion (I called it) both from Awakening along with a new character known as Mamori Minamoto who similar to the protagonist, a Mirage Master and entertainer who works at the same entertainment business, she’s an elementary student girl (a loli) that likes older Japanese songs and attire from the Show a period and her Mirage partner is Draug from Shadow Dragon meaning that so far we have 3 Fire Emblem characters from both Awakening and Shadow Dragon with Tiki being from both games. Then we have another new character known as Barry Goodman who is a former popular musician who goes to Japan for its otaku culture. After his retirement, he’s been working as a trainer for the protagonist and friends. Here's a picture of the two new additions to the cast.  

It has been sited that in the new Pokemon movie it is revealed that Zygarde has new forms. 

Zygarde Cell: This stage has been identified as the single Cells that make up Zygarde. Cells do not possess any will or thought processes. They're found scattered throughout the region. Since they can't use any moves, researchers question whether they can even be called Pokémon! 

Zygarde Core: At this stage, this aspect of Zygarde is little more than a part of the Pokémon's brain. Unlike the Cells, the Cores are self-aware and can communicate with Cells and other Cores via telepathy. When a change occurs in the local region's ecosystem, Cores have been known to take action. 

Zygarde 10% Forme: Zygarde 10% is the Forme that the Zygarde Core takes when it gathers 10% of the Cells nearby. Capable of traveling over 60 mph (100 km/h), it defeats enemies with its sharp fangs and its incredible speed.  

Zygarde Complete Forme: This is the perfect Forme that Zygarde takes when the Core gathers 100% of the Cells. When the ecosystem is under threat, and the Core concludes that the 50% Forme will be unable to deal with it, the Core takes on the Complete Forme. Its power is said to be greater than that of the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal! 

Not to mention Greninja is getting a new form as well and is called Ash-Greninja as the form that Greninja takes when the bond between it and Ash is raised to the limit. The strength of their bond changes Greninja's appearance, and it takes on the characteristic look of Ash's attire. It sounds like it could be mega evolution because of the bond involved, but whether or not this transformation is for the movie alone is unknown. 

And with that we come to a close to this month's edition of Nintendo News! See you all until next time!

Sup peeps! Welcome to my only interview as head of content. We currently don't have any interviewers, so if you're interested in doing this kinda stuff feel free to contact me! (Milky).  

Anyway; let's get this interview started.

Milky: Hello JV, let’s start off with a little introduction, shall we? Tell us a little bit about yourself, and what role do you play on this site?  
JV_: Introduction. Well as mentioned I go by JV online (actually my intials in real life. so I dont claim to be all that creative). I started allisbrawl roughly 8 years ago with Nealdt after meeting him on the MLG Smash Grassroots Series. Of which I was put in charge of selecting a few community events throughout the US and overseeing them on MLGs (Major League Gaming) behalf.   
The closest name for my current site role would probably be general manager. No one focus but involved in most things and the sites general direction  

Milky: You and Nealdt done some amazing work. We don’t always show our appreciation, so thank you for everything you’ve done for the site so far. It’s been 8 years and you’re still going! You’re Godlike. Based on the site, you obviously care about the smasher community. Speaking of Smash, what is your favorite game out of the series?  

JV_: Thanks. I've put a lot of time into both the site and network. Hindsight being 20/20 theres things we could have done better throughout the years. But almost  all of the current top smash 4 players (Nario, Dabuz, ZeRo, Ally, 6WX) got their start on allisbrawl. So that's something I will always be proud of. I think the first dollar Zero ever won playing smash was on the AllisBrawl Ladders.
Honestly, it's Melee. And it's not even close. Part of the reason probably being once I started the site I never had the time to play as seriously as I did for several years of Melee's life. So I don't think I will ever play a game that much again in my life. So it's tough to displace it given the situation.  

Milky: Melee holds a special place in all of our hearts. Who do you main in Melee and all of the other Smash games?  
JV_: Melee when I was good I played Fox and Sheik depending on matchup and stage counterpicks. But as I stopped playing competitively I started playing everyone. Later in the playing days I rocked ice climbers and Yoshi. Did it for the lolz. Yoshi can pull some crazy stuff. Didn't really consider him competitive till I saw amsa at Apex.  
Smash 4 I honestly like Little Mac. A lot of move priority and I can utilize old school spacing. Unfortunately he has the kind of recovery that makes you want to smash your tv. But I dig punch-out, used to box/do mma, and like everything else about the guy.     

Milky: Interesting. You said you don’t really play the game seriously anymore, just for fun. Does this mean you don’t place in tournaments anymore?  
JV_: Worse than not placing, I'm not even entered. I’ve been to tournaments here or there. Events I have friends at or I'm in the area for. Even then I don't enter cause I normally dont have the whole weekend free. But it's been a couple years since I've been to a big smash event. I was going to go to big house this year. But I'll be in Japan so this thing called the pacific ocean is in my way. Event looks great though. Ran by a good TO in jungleguy. At my home state. And a lot of old school Melee players (on top of all the new guys) will be there. Like I said if it wasn't for the dumb ocean, I'd be there. Although still not sure if I'd actually enter.     

Milky: Aw man, there will surely be other events, so maybe next time. You mentioned you’re in Japan, and something about this ocean? Care to tell us a little more about that?  
JV_: Yeah, I mean the smash community (both Melee and Wii U) continue to grow. So sure there will be more big events in the coming months and years. I'll turn up at one or two of them  
Happy to explain. So oceans are these big blue things comprised of water and sodium chloride (gives it that salt affect - aka salt water). I'm not sure why this one is called the pacific ocean. But it seems like a dumb name. So I'm guessing the person who named it wasn't very intelligent  

Milky: Haha, great answer. Anyway, let’s just jump right into the juicy questions. There’s been rumors that you’re considering a name change for the site URL. Is this true? Or should we just wait and find out? (I know you don’t like this question but there’s been polls and whatnot and I myself am curious). Heh.  

JV_: Ha, so the polls are giving me away huh? It is true. At the end of the day, I think a names just a name. The experience of your site and community matter far more than the text letters in your url. Likewise, things such as search optimization and other factors play a big role in a given sites success. Theres a lot of sites that have awful names (at least in my estimation) but are wildly successful. Amazon.com (a shopping site named after the jungle, doh), facebook.com (literally doesn't have one hint of the social connectivity that is the sites foundation), and apple.com (tech = apples... huh). Yet all of them are fortune 500 companies cause in spite of a name most people would never choose for them they do countless other things right as a site and company. But I'm going off on a tangent here. The short answer is yes. I am considering it. A lot of people have found memories of the AllisBrawl days and we have failed to really capitalize on any other Nintendo properties but Smash. So I am open to any change that puts the site in a better place.  
Milky: Nice example. The site was also in its prime days back when it was AllisBrawl. I think it’s pretty cool that you’re listening to the community and giving them what they want. You’re even going as far as changing the site URL. What about the plans for the overall future of this site?  
JV_: Listening to people is always a tricky thing. This site is, and always has been, for the community. Neal and I just laid the foundation. But it was every blog, article, match played, badge collected, card traded, shoutout that gave it life. Every part of something a user contributed or did be it past or present is what built the site. So I always want what is best for the users and try to take any personal bias I might have out of any decision making. But theres this internet effect I like to call the "vocal minority". Meaning a small percentage of a overall community doesnt like something but they are the most vocal about it. People that are ok with something or don't mind it rarely speak up. Even people that like something only speak up a small percentage of the time. But when people don't agree or don't like something they are most vocal about it. So you need to take into account what people say and consider it. But you cant always listen or you will be constantly reacting in accord to people that are the loudest but do not always represent the majority or, at times, are just giving an opinion that is not thoroughly researched.   
Anyway, rocking another tangent here haha. In terms of future development. The three big ones I can mention are we have a new and exciting season ladder structure to roll out with the second part of our match making (or perhaps before its completely finished),we are doing a site redesign to get the look of the site to feel more modern, and have an official tier list created by some of the very top smash wii u players in Nario, Dabuz, and 6WX. Past that it’s clear with twitter, twitch, and facebook the internet is shifting and some of the features of the site haven't adapted to account for this change. So we may need to re-invent ourselves a bit in the coming months ;)  

Milky: Hype! Very exciting. Now, before I end this interview, I’d like to give you the opportunity to say anything you may feel be relevant, or if you just want to give some shoutouts, here’s your chance!  
JV_: Personally hate shoutouts. How they do them at the end of every esports interview now a days. So screw all you people in my life that deserve a shoutout. You don't get one.  
Relevant stuff wise, I will say, we are always looking to get people involved in the sites staff or one of our various official groups. If you care about making a positive contribution by all means reach out. Development is the single biggest thing we need currently but writers, moderators, social media team members, marketing team, graphic artists, event hosts, streamers, cool dudes that want to be friendly and welcome new people to the site, it all helps. Feedback too, let us know what you think and what we can do better.  

Milky: Hehe… Thank you for letting me interview you JV! It’s been a pleasure, and I’m looking forward to the future of this site!  
JV_: Honor was all mine Milky. You're "SS" tier on the official staff tier list afterall. Not often I get to have a convo with that high tier of a staff member  

Milky: Heh, I try.. And that’s a wrap!  

And that's that guys. We've learned a few new things today, about JV, and the site. We got some top secret info that the staff didn't even know about! Hope you all enjoyed the interview, until next time!

Tags: Interview, jv_, Milky
by JV_ Sep 25 2015, 9:12AM

NDJ is once again partnering up with the SuperCon2k series for the Smash Wii U tournament at Orlando iX taking place in Orlando, FL October 3rd-4th. With the whole event consistenting of five epic days of digital awesomeness (October 2-6).

Orlando iX has major partners lined up like Red Bull, EA Sports, Izea, the Orlando Magic, DeVry University and countless others. Together, they will bring an extended weekend worth of welcome parties, battle of the bands, a giant digital expo with tech on display to experience, keynote speakers from massive organizations like the NFL/Coca-Cola/Dell, and of course the biggest reason we are telling you about it, gaming.

Check out their website (www.orlandoiX.com) for the full run down on Orlando iX and more information about this slick expo.

However, here on NDJ, we are gamers and into gaming. SuperCon2k will be bringing the fun there. Freepaly, an opportunity fund, Mortal Combat X, and Smash. The Smash Wii U tournament is $10 to enter and has roughly $700 in swag for 1st place and payouts to the whole top 8. Full rules and schedule are located on their web-site

With the last two stops in Houston and Clarksville on the SuperCon2k tour being taken down by popular NDJ members iSpin and Samboner, we expect to continue this tradition next weekend in Orlando. If you live in Florida (heck even neighboring states), please make sure to come check out Orlando iX and do us proud.

Contest for Free Gaming Experience Passes

Thats right, we're sticking with the trend of these co-promotional events! We have some weekend passes that only a few lucky people can get their hands on. In our quest to do more on social media and move some things away from the site, we will forgo the traditional online qualifier tournament. In order to win, all you have to do is head over to our facebook page, like us, and comment on this story in the facebook page post with "SuperCon2K Smash!" or send us message on facebook with the same phrase. Then we will toss everyone into a shiny TioPro bracket and randomize it. The top three people listed win Orlando iX Gaming Experience Passes. The deadline for entry is Tuesday September 29th 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be contacted and awarded their pass codes no later than Tuesday at 4 PM EST.

by JV_ Sep 15 2015, 2:23PM

Thanks to everyone that tested out our new match making system and took part in any of the summer ladders. This is something we aim to improve on and grow in the coming months. So your feedback is appreciated. Continue to let us know what you think and how we can do better. Plus stay tuned for some exciting announcements this week about the new season starting soon.

With that said. A big congratulations to all our Summer Ladder top finishers. All regular season badges will be awarded to you within 48 hours.

Our Top 16 Smash Wii U singles Players and Top 8 Smash Wii U Doubles Teams will also be battling it out in playoffs for their share of $150 cash.

Singles Bracket   - Wednesday September 16th in "Tournament Chat 3" starting at 9 PM EST

Doubles Bracket  -  Thursday September 17th starting  in "Tournament Chat 3"  at 9 PM EST

*This is a one day playoff bracket ran much like an actual tournament. If you are not there when your match is called you will have a 5 minute window to return before you are dqed that round. So for all qualifying parties make sure you are there on time and ready to play.* 

Hello Nintendo Dojo! I'm ShadeYuki2500 and I'm here with the results of Paragon Los Angeles 2015, the major Smash tournament that took place over this past weekend!   

Just as Smash @ PAX was the most eventful Smash tournament of August, Paragon LA filled the role as the star of September. Even with issues concerning the Doubles tourneys being dropped due to time constraints and the infamous ZeRo not participating due to health reasons, Paragon pulled through and still made waves in the competitive Smash community. Over 1,400 players participated in the Singles tourneys alone, not even counting last-minute entries. Melee had the most preregistered participants at 532, followed by Smash Wii U and Project M with 499 and 388 participants respectively. This provided more than enough matches for spectators at the event and on stream to enjoy.   
Without ZeRo to give him a run for his money like at S@PAX, the Smash Wii U tourney gave Nairo, newly acquainted with the Liquid crew, another win to add to his already expansive trophy case of tournament wins. He shoved his way into the Finals without losing a single game until he faced PG|MVD in the Winner's Finals and lost his first two games. However, like the rest of Nairo's opponents, MVD was sent to the Loser's bracket. In the Grand Finals, he faced vQ|DaBuz and his Olimar. DaBuz had been sent to the Loser's bracket in the second round, but continued to win matches until he returned to the Grand Finals. Nairo shut his streak down 3 games to 1 and left him to take second place. Third was MVD and his Diddy Kong, who seemed to have a good run until he faced Nairo and DaBuz, and lost both times.   
Melee also saw fierce matches from pro Smashers at Paragon. C9|Mango let challengers know that 20XX is coming with his Falco and Fox, going through them without breaking a sweat. He progressed all the way to the finals of the winner’s bracket, where he faced COG MVG|Mew2King, well known as a formidable force in the competitive Smash community, and sent him to Loser’s 3 matches to 1. However, M2K narrowly defeated Liquid’Hungrybox, who was sent to Loser’s early on, 3-2 and got a chance to face Mango once more.  He was again defeated, but barely, taking 2 matches to Mango’s 3 wins. Thus Mew2King had to settle for second, after Mango in first and before H-Box in third.   
Melee wasn’t M2K’s last hope at Paragon LA, as he also participated in the Project M tourney. However, he was knocked into Loser’s early on by VGz|Seagull Joe, who would continue on to the next round and be defeated by EE|Mr Lz. M2K then dominated the bracket until the Loser’s Finals, where he lost to TLOC|Oracle, also sent to Loser's by Mr Lz, 3-0. But after winning against M2K, Oracle got his second chance at taking the gold, similar to Mew2’s performance in the last matches of the Melee tourney. And like Mew2, he lost once more to Mr Lz, leaving him to take second. EE|Mr Lz took first with an impressive performance, losing only 3 games before the Grand Finals, and M2K took third, giving him his second Top 3 finish at Paragon LA.   


Smash Wii U Singles
1st. Liquid|Nairo (Zero Suit Samus)   
2nd. vQ|DaBuz (Rosa & Luma, Olimar)   
3rd. PG|MVD (Diddy Kong)   
4th. Boreal_Ally (Mario)   
5/6th. LLL|Mr. R (Sheik, Ryu)   
5/6th. Shaky (Ness)   
7/8th. 6WX (Sonic, Ryu)   
7/8th. SlayerZ (Peach)   
Melee Singles  
1st. C9|Mango (Falco, Fox)   
2nd. COG|Mew2King (Sheik, Marth, Fox)   
3rd. Liquid|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)   
4th. Tempo|Westballz (Falco)   
5/6th. Tempo|Axe (Pikachu)   
5/6th. TSM|Leffen (Fox)   
7/8th. Fe|Nintendude (Ice Climbers)   
7/8th. Cherry|Lucky (Fox)   
Project M Singles
1st. EE|Mr Lz (Mr. Game and Watch)   
2nd. TLOC|Oracle (R.O.B., Wario, Luigi)   
3rd. COG|Mew2King (Fox, Cpt. Falcon, Marth, Sheik)   
4th. Liquid|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)   
5/6th. VGz|Junebug (Diddy Kong)   
5/6th. SSTV OBVN|iPK (Lucario)   
7/8th. Machiavelli (Ivysaur)   
7/8th. FS VS|StereokiDD (Ness)   
Happen to have any footage from the tournament, or maybe you participated? Share it in the comments! I’ll be back soon with more tournament coverage. But for now, keep on Brawling!

Our initial goal with the new ladder match making system was to roll out stage 1 and prep stage 2 for a September 1st release. At which point we would restart ladders with this completely shiny and new system for players to play on with a new season structure and grand final (including the largest prizes we have ever done for an online playoff). However, as we stand a mere day away from the Sept 1st its clear the stage 2 system is not quite ready and needs some more testing/tweaks.

Because of that we will be extending the current ladder season till September 14th 11:59 PM EST. With one day playoffs to be held for Smash Wii U singles on Wednesday September 16th starting at 9 PM EST (Top 16 qualify prizes $75 - 1st-$40, 2nd-$25, 3rd-$10). And doubles on Thursday September 17th starting at 9 PM EST (Top 8 teams qualify prizes $75 - 1st $50, 2nd $25). We will also have badges, content, and other prizes for playoff qualifiers as well as other ladders.

We apologize for the short notice change. Every attempt was made to get the second part of the new match making system ready and start fresh come September 1st. But as the clock winds down we are unable to get there.

However, to keep things fair for those of you that qualified for playoffs according to the original end date we want to let you know that anyone that is in the top 16 (singles) or top 8 (doubles) as of 11:59 PM EST on August 31st will automatically make playoffs regardless of where you stand come September 14th. So any hard work or position you have earned for the originally stated end date will still get you into playoffs. You just need to wait a bit longer to play for that cash, badges, seeding points, and so on.

Again, sorry for the change and delay all. We sincerely hope stage 2 will be worth the wait and lead to some very active chats and match making in the coming months.

Hey there peeps! After numerous amount of failed attempts at trying to find more Content team members through blogs I've decided to bring it to the front page in hopes it will spark some more attention. This time bringing an application with me - I'll get back to this in a moment.  
We're looking for writers who can write consistently (at least once per month). But this depends on how the site activity is as well. If the site isn't as active as it should be, then this rule is irrelevant until I say so.               

Here's a list of the roles with their descriptions that we're looking for:  

These people will read over each article and fix them accordingly to remove spelling and grammatical errors.    

Player/Member interview writer   
The writer will interview people (notable offline or wifi players, TOs, influential site members) on topics relevant to Smash, other Nintendo games, Nintendo news and so on.    

Smash or Splatoon content writer   
The writer will cover aspects about the game (yes, that’s very broad). Examples include new advanced techniques, discussion on rulesets, the state of the metagame, character analyses, weapons, maps, strategies etc.    

Nintendo news update writer   
The writer will give everyone updates about Nintendo news, including direct dates and summaries, new games, and so on.    

Tournament coverage writer   
The writer will compile information about major upcoming tournaments (both offline and online) and results of major tournaments. It will help to be versed in both the offline and offline tournament scene.    

Opinion and entertainment writer   
The writer will write about anything related to Smash, the site, gaming, etc, but the articles need to be interesting and discussion provoking (and not break site rules, of course).  

Something else you want to write about?  

You can apply for any of these roles in the application form. The application is short and simple. Speaking of which you can find the application and apply here: http://goo.gl/forms/oLPGpVwoFq  

All content team members will be assigned the Content Team Member badge, which comes with the white with black outline name color.  

If you can't write consistently but still want to write for the front page, talk to me about joining the Submit the Content Team an article group. Note: people in this group won't get the Content Team member badge.  

There's no deadline. But I recommend applying now, since I'm only gonna take a look at the applicants regularly for about week. After you take the application, you should be hearing back from me soon.

And that's all for now folks. Hope to see you on the Content Team soon!

Hello everyone, this is Senobekim here to bring you the 2nd Ladder report of this Summer season. Activity on the ladders seems to have all but come to a stand-still for the time being, but I would love to see you all change that! Since there's not much else I can say, here are the current scores, taken as of 2:55am EST. 

Smash 4 Wii U Singles:
(01) Zorai [Score: 1836 | Wins: 30 / Losses: 4] (Character(s) Sheik)   
(02) DDDP l Dedede Daio [Score: 1398 | Wins: 29 / Losses: 11] (Character(s) King Dedede)  
(03) Zanryo [Score: 1363 | Wins: 11 / Losses: 3] (Character(s) Falco) 
(04) Admiral_iFox7i_ [Score: 1331 | Wins: 5 / Losses 3] (Character(s) Falcon)   
(05) 6WX [Score: 1251 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic) 
(06) xDarkAurax [Score: 1130 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Greninja)   
(07) Ant [Score: 1051 | Wins: 8 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Sonic) 
(08) ven [Score: 1049 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Zelda)   
(09) PentaSalad [Score: 996 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Rosalina)   
(10) [FT] Natsu [Score: 953 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic) 
(10) Cyrelle/Sonic18 [Score: 953 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 6] (Character(s) Sonic, Mario, Kirby)   
(12) CaptainZack [Score: 952 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 7] (Character(s) Peach) 

Smash 4 Wii U Customs:

(01) Virus [Score: 427 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Dr. Mario)  

Smash 4 Wii U Doubles:   
(01) MegaNinja [Score: 1212 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Mega Man & Greninja)   
(02) Ready for GOML [Score: 1039 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Luigi and ?)   
(03) Blade [Score: 937 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Charizard & Ike?)   
(04) MEWTWO WHY? [Score: 765 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Metaknight & Villager?) 
(05) Chaos Force~ [Score: 700 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic & Link)  

Smash 4 3DS Singles: 

(01) Black Star - Pavel [Score: 691 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic & Luigi) 
(02) Zanryo [Score: 679 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Falco) 
(03) Senobekim [Score: 424 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Wario) 
(04) LNIAD [Score: 423 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Ike)  

Brawl Singles: 

(01) Cody [Score: 1299 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Metaknight) 
(02) Bling Smith [Score: 1047 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Marth) 
(03) zhao_guang [Score: 686 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 5] (Character(s) Luigi) 
(04) ReoZ l C-Bass [Score: 600 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Ness) 
(05) MeroKnight [Score: 525 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) ?) 

Mario Kart 8 Doubles: 

(01) Senobekim & Blood Thirsty Ike [Score: 424 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Rosalina & Morton)  


- Not much has changed in Smash 4 Singles, and Zorai is still sitting on top with a considerable lead over second place. 

- Cody is undefeated with the lead in Brawl Singles, but Bling Smith also remains undefeated. Will we see these two square off? 

- So far, only a single game has been played in each of the Smash 4 Customs and Mario Kart 8 Doubles Ladders, with no games yet played in Project M or Melee Singles. 

Well that's all for now folks. Again, I really hope to see some more activity in all of these ladders, and definitely keep your eye out for that Splatoon ladder coming your way. Take care!

Heya everyone, Milky here bringing the first seasonal ladder update!   

We've changed some things around, since we have a whole bunch of ladders. We now have 2 people willing to cover the bi-weekly ladder updates. The updates will be split if half. Raffi will be writing about Smash 4 Wii U (Singles, doubles, customs) and Smash 4 3DS. While Senobekim will have an article ready next week regarding Brawl, Project M, Melee, and Mario Kart 8. You will basically be getting a different ladder update every week depending on who's writing the article. Though, if the ladders lack activity, we will not be writing about them. The first ladder update will only consist of Smash 4 Wii U singles, and doubles due to inactivity. Hopefully this will bring some hype to the other ladders. Bring us something to write about! 

Are you ready for the report? Here it goes!

Smash 4 Wii U Singles:  
(01) Zorai [Score: 1857 | Wins: 29 / Losses: 4] (Character(s): Sheik)  
(02) Zanryo [Score: 1439 | Wins: 11 / Losses: 2] (Character(s): Falco)  
(03) DDDP l Dedede Daio [Score: 1408 | Wins: 28 / Losses: 11] (Character(s): King Dedede)  
(04) Admiral_iFox7i_ [Score: 1189 | Wins: 4 / Losses 3] (Character(s) Falcon)  
(05) xDarkAurax [Score: 1143 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Greninja)  
(06) Ant [Score: 1069 | Wins: 8 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Sonic)  
(07) ven [Score: 1065 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Zelda)  
(08) 6WX [Score: 1015 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic)  
(09) PentaSalad [Score: 1011 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Rosalina, and Lucina?)  
(10) Cyrelle/Sonic18 [Score: 973 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 6 ] (Character(s) Sonic)  

Smash 4 Wii U Doubles:  

(01) MegaNinja [Score: 1224 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Mega Man & Greninja)  
(02) Ready for GOML [Score: 1053 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) ??)  
(03) Blade [Score: 951 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) ??)  

Spotlight and Notes:  

- Zorai is winning the Smash 4 singles ladder at the moment! Will anyone take him down?  

- Dedede Daio has the most games played in the top 10!  

- ven used up b to get in the top 8!   

- Looks like Dark Aura and DHOPE are winning the doubles ladder!  

- Lots of Sonics in ladder

Closing Notes:  
Unfortunately, I couldn't write more due to lack of activity. I'm hoping this update will bring you guys some hype. If you'd like to see an update for Customs, 3DS, Brawl, PM, Melee, next week; bring some activity to them! Doubles and Singles could use a tad bit more activity as well. 

On another note, the rumors are true, Splatoon is on its way to ladder! 740 is working on the ruleset and badges for a Splatoon ladder. If you have any ideas just leave him a shoutout!  

I hope you all are enjoying the new ladders. Until next time!

Now that our new chat system has been out for about a weeks time, we would really like to hear your thoughts about it. 
As stated before, the current chat is a first stage release towards a finished product, so our developers will continue improving and tweaking the functionality and design further in the time to come. 

By participating in this survey you will help both the site staff and the programmers with figuring out what changes should be made and what features you would like to eventually see in the chats. The survey is pretty short and simple, and won't take you much more than a minute or two (if you have a few things to write up in there as well) to complete, so please help us out by taking it. Be heard!
Keeping this post pretty short and on point, so here is the survey:

Click here for survey
Tags: Chat, Ladder, etc
Hold on to your tentacles... It's Nintendo News time! I'm AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be bringing you the news for today. 

To kick things off, Splatoon will be having an update on August 6th with a bunch of new features.  

Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles 
Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for uneven teams if desired 
New level caps - Up to level 50 in Regular Battle and new S & S+ rankings in Ranked Battle 
"Bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type." 
"More than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume are coming to the various in-game shops in Splatoon."

Not to mention beyond this update we will eventually have Rainmaker mode and more maps/weapons to follow suit. 

As I brought up in my previous article, Splatoon ladders should be a thing now with the addition of friendlies to boot when going to the chat. 

Moving on, there is a high possibility of King K. Rool being selected from the Smash Ballot. Various reports show that King K. Rool's name has been trademarked by Nintendo very recently. If he is chosen we have ourselves a villain and heavy weight newcomer. It'll be interesting to see what this character brings to the battle (if you disagree then you clearly haven't played any of the Donkey Kong Country trilogy and neither 64).

Speaking of Donkey Kong, he makes an appearance in the movie Pixels. DK almost wasn't going to be in it, but Nintendo allowed for it as long as he was treated with respect. Unfortunately, this isn't the case as the movie is not being well received at all in comparison to Disney's Wreck It Ralph and Nintendo is receiving backslash from fans as a result. Perhaps Nintendo will think more carefully in giving its IPs to the right people. *looks at Wreck It Ralph 2* 

Fire Emblem Fates is selling great in Japan right now with Hoshido in the lead over Nohr (probably because the former is based off their country). There will also be a manga adaption coming soon. It could very well be its own thing in not taking any of the routes (though Invisible path seems very likely). 

In Pokemon Hoopa & The Clash of Ages movie, there was sightings of new Pokemon. The question on everyone's mind is if they're for a possible Pokemon Z expanded Pokedex or for Generation 7 as previous movies have done in advertising new generations (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew being such an example). 

Until next time... Stay fresh!

So a lot is happening behind the scenes here at NDJ. From a programmer addition (full announcement soon!), early stages of a site redesign (Faye's latest mock), and the new match making system.

The first of these is officially ready for its public roll out in the exciting new NDJ Chat and Match-Making System! And you better believe ladders are back in action with that.


With the new system you can play friendly or ranked ladder matches for the following games all from one chat.


  • Super Smash Bros Wii U Singles
  • Super Smash Bros Will U Custom Singles
  • Super Smash Bros Wii U Doubles
  • Super Smash Bros 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl
  • Project M
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Mario Kart 8 2v2
We will be running ladder seasons for all these games for now through August 31st. Join in and see if you can rise to the top.


There is $75 up for grabs for Smash 4 singles and doubles. Playoffs will be a one day event for each taking place on Wednesday September 2nd (Singles - Top 16 season finishers) and Thursday September 3rd (Doubles - Top 8 season finishers). There is more than just cash on the line though. We will have badges, seeding points towards our big year championship (details in August), and winner interviews and social media featurs (giving you guys the attention you deserve) for our highest finishers.


The rest of the games will not have playoffs but prizing based on your regular season finish along with featured content around each.


So join your favorite ladders, help spread the word, and use the "Play Now!" button to get into the action today.
Welcome back to Who's That User. A couple weeks ago we on the Content Team tried bringing this back to see if many people had any interest in this awesome contest. Unfortunately, there were only four entries for this contest so we will not be trying out this event again for some time to come. I'd like to thank the 4 of you who participated though, and Senolexim for trying to bring this back to life. 

Now without any further delay, here are the results from WTU #33: 

The mystery user from last week was Poog. The location on his profile is a food item (Bagels), he is in the group 'I had to explain that Samus was girl, and her name wasn't "Metroid"', he has an unhealthy obsession with Metal Gear Solid, and his about me says he is 'not actually so bad deep down'. 

No one guessed the user correctly on the actual day of the contest, but an honourable mention goes out to Pr0_Ninja_Zer0 for getting the right answer later on in the week. 

So perhaps we shall bring this contest back out some time in the future if we see an increase in activity/interest, but for now we will keep it on the shelf. Thanks to those of you who have made this contest so much fun over our last 33 issues. :)
Your favorite ninja has returned to announce some graphical updates! First off, there will hopefully be a new Graphics Team I will be leading on Nintendo Dojo. That's right graphic designers, get your mouses ready, and here....we....go! In the Graphics Team we will be working on all the different designs, logos, skins, widgets, etc. for the site. If you are a graphic designer that is interested in being on the team, please private message me to receive further instruction on what to do. Fun stuff ;) 

Now...regarding the graphics on the site. I wrote a blog asking for your opinions of the flat ui look which is this: http://prntscr.com/7iz2sy  

I got many positive and negative responses which I will take into account for the future. However, I want to know, between the colors: orange, blue, purple, or black/red, which one would you prefer to be our main skin color?  Unless if you have another color combination in mind, please post below! 

I am working on many more awesome graphic things, in the future I will be posting blogs and articles updating you guys and receiving your opinions, so keep a lookout!
Welcome back to Who's That User?! My name is Senolexim and I've been asked to take over WTU for NiteNinja. I hope I'm able to bring this back to what it once was. I plan on doing one of these every two weeks if I get enough participants. I look forward to hosting WTU for a while and having lots of fun with this! 

Rules (taken from past contests):

1) I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 

2) In addition to that fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of NintendoDojo for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 

3) To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 

4) When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 

5) Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 

6) The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
And here we go! 

"I love to crawl around in cardboard boxes. I'm also a banana enthusiast who takes great pride in my passion of bananas. I'm also currently expecting to finish my trip to Egypt on June 19. I also have a great fondness of pandas and find them majestic in every way even when they itch their butt. I've been told I have a high tendency to be blunt as can be, but more than often it'll be for your own good. I'm also an Extremely quotable user." 

- The location on their profile is a food item  

- Had to explain that Samus was a girl 

- Has an unhealthy obsession with Metal Gear Solid 

- Is not actually so bad deep down 

And the questions you need to answer are as follows: 

- What is their username?  

- Who is their main in Smash 4? 

- What is their Badge Title?    

- What is their Pokemon Team made of?   

Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and the next WTU will be posted in two weeks.   

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send Senolexim a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion.  

Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news: 


Super Smash Bros Wii U is coming to Space City Comic Con in Houston, TX July 24th-26th.

NintendoDojo is pleased to announce we are once again partnering up with the fine folks from the SuperCon2K Series as they continue their cross country adventures bringing gaming to gamers everywhere. And in July the SuperCon 2K Series makes its way to the wonderful city of Houston to bring the ultimate game program to Space City Comic Con. Space City Comic Con is known for bringing fans together. Space City Comic Con is the Gulf Coast’s fan-culture convention and family entertainment, pop-culture expo for all ages. For fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art this is the place to be in July. You can check out the full line-up of featured guests coming to Space City here.

But this is NintendoDojo. So lets talk some gaming. First off, at Space City there will be full on 1v1 and 2v2 tournaments for Super Smash Bros Wii U complete with prize packages for the entire top 8. And for those of you looking for more gmaing there will be Halo 4 FFA, Mortal Combat X, Killer Instinct, CoD Advance Warfare, free play, and an Opportunity Fund. Check out the full run down of events, prizes, and the schedule.

Space City looks to be a weekend full of fun and we strongly recommend anyone in the region to give it a look. And keeping up with our co-promotion tradition with the SuperCon2K series we have some shinny weekend passes to give away to the three (3) top finishers of the a special Space City give-away pass tournament we will be holding on Monday July 6th. So come try to win your way into Space City as well as get your hands on NintendoDojo badges for attending a featured tournament and medals for your medal case based on your finish! Register here
Good evening fellow smashers and smashettes. This is Beg4Mercy bringing you an interview with the Head of Staff/Administrator/TCG Administrator, Senobekim. I felt as if the staff doesn't get enough recognition they deserve, and we mostly recognize people who've won multiple tournaments/Apex/KTAR. So I decided to be a little different and explore my options to places that made wifi possible and lively for years.   

Beg4Mercy: Tell me a bit more about your job and what you do as far as Head of Staff and/or Administrator? 

Senobekim: As Head of Staff, it's my job to check in with all the Staff members on the site and see how everyone is making out. If they are having any issues or just want to talk about anything, that's part of what I'm there for. And when a Staff member decides it is time to go or they have been inactive for too long, then I look after turning them back into a regular user, and looking for new Staff members if needed. As an Admin, I look after categorizing and keeping track of any bugs we need the programmers to fix on the site, and help a bit with trying to come up with new features for the site as well (helping with ladders and events). And I still like to hang around a lot in Free Play chat to talk to people and make sure everything stays friendly, but competitive, whenever possible. Also, I'm a TCG Administrator, so I now help to make new cards and I am able to award cards to users on the site.

Beg4Mercy: Well you certainly do a lot, and have a lot on your plate and it seems people look past that and don't really give you enough recognition. But thank you for helping to keep this site friendly and clear of bugs. What about as far as being a smasher? I haven't really seen much of you in action. Who do you main and why them?

Senobekim: As far as being a smasher goes, I still play a bit. I played more Brawl than I do Smash 4, but I felt I was a little better at it. Lately though, I've been playing more and more Smash 4 with my friends in real life, and a bit online as well. Most of the time online I just play For Glory since it's simple to get matches, but I've found I quite like playing dubs with people in Free Play too. I main Pit still because I mained him in Brawl and figured I could carry some of what I knew about his play style over between games. I like that he's pretty quick and I really like how many jumps he has and his grab game. I've also messed around with Wario which has been a ton of fun. With any luck, playing a bit more will help me do better on our new ladders which we will be unveiling shortly, and get me warmed up for when the Lucas DLC is released. I'm absolutely pumped to try out Lucas and maybe even main him, since I really like how Ness feels in this game and I used Lucas as a secondary in Brawl.

Beg4Mercy: I certainly hope to see more of you on the battlefield and hopefully one day I'll get a match against you. Ever attended offline tournaments? I know you reside in Canada so it might be somewhat difficult for you. 

Senobekim: Yes we can definitely play sometime! I haven't played in any real large offline tournaments yet, mostly cause I find I just don't have a lot of time for it/don't think I'll do that well. I've done small tournaments in my community and hosted a few for friends which were about 20 people tops. Even though I'm in Ontario, there is definitely a Smash scene out here and my friend in real life keeps trying to drag me out to some in Toronto and Waterloo. But I've been sort of stubborn and cheap so far haha. 

Beg4Mercy: I definitely encourage you to give into your friends suggestions and try doing some moderate/large tournaments and show the world exactly what the Head of Staff/Administrator of NintendoDojo is capable of. So one last question before we cut this interview off. When you're not being Head of Staff/Administrator of NintendoDojo, what are you doing with your spare time? Other video games, work, sports, cooking, etc. Any other hobbies in general? 

: I think I will once I go to school this September, since I'll be a little closer to the city and the larger Smash scene. The only other game I really play right now is Mario Kart 8, and I think I play it more than I play Smash 4. I've even got a group chat for everyone on the site who likes to play Mario Kart. When I'm not online, I like to read, workout, and run. I also like to play a lot of different sports, mainly: Hockey, Fastball/Baseball, and Basketball. And in the summer, I work as a Park Warden. 

: Interesting, never figured you for the type to be so proactive. During this interview, I've learned a lot from you and I hope others do as well. Thank you so much for your time and I will be seeing you in a ladder match soon! Thank you again, take care of yourself, keep taking care of NintedoDojo, and hope to see more of you in a smash scenary! 

Senobekim: And thank you for interviewing me. Definitely look for more to come in the coming weeks here on NintendoDojo! 

And there you have it smashers and smashettes. If you didn't know who Senobekim was or what he does, now you do. I had fun interviewing him and I look forward to doing a lot more interviews with other Staff members, ladder players, and even regular users. Thanks again!
Hello everyone! This is AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be your Nintendo News reporter! On today's Nintendo Direct presentation to start things off we had a Splatoon Direct earlier today. 

Splatoon will ship with five multiplayer maps and two multiplayer modes (Battle Dojo and Turf War). 

Points are awarded for your performance in online battles and these points can be used in game at shops. 

Nintendo hinted that a bunch of new maps would be joining the rotation. The company also revealed the Ink Brush (obviously inspired from Bowser Jr's paintbrush from Sunshine), a new weapon that allows players to quickly run and leave a streak of color on the ground. New clothes and shoes will also be added. Nintendo did not commit to a release schedule during the announcement. 
You can buy three types of gear from shops like hats, clothing, or shoes and each one can equip special abilities that buff or aid the player. Up to four abilities can be equipped per piece of gear. 

A new mode called Splat Zones, a part of Ranked Battles, will unlock once a certain number of the player base reaches level 10 in multiplayer. 

The game comes with retro inspired mini game called Squid Jump that players can access anytime in Inkopolis or during loading screens in matchmaking. 

Nintendo is giving the game a whole lot of post launch content. A special mode called Splatfest where players will unlock rewards to customize gear. The first Splatfest is a 24-hour multiplayer event that takes place from June 20 at 6:00 AM PT until June 21 at 6:00 AM PT. Each Splatfest will divide players into two teams competing for prizes. Players will align themselves with one of the two teams and battle it out. The first two teams splits players between Team Cats or Team Dogs. The winning team at the end will obtain a Super Sea Snail as a bonus. The game will have two new multiplayer modes called Tower Control and Rainmaker. In Tower Control, players fight to control a tower on a platform sitting at the center of a stage. The team that controls the tower has to ride it through enemy territory. The Inkling on the tower will be a constant target for opponents, so teammates need to help defend his position. The first team who rides the tower to the goal is declared the winner. There is no information on Rainmaker as of yet. 

If you have preordered Splatoon from GameStop you will receive a code for two special DLC costumes in the colors of Squid Boy and Squid Girl in Smash Bros Wii U. This offer will be valid from May 8th to June 13th. 

There will be a Splatoon Beta Test starting tomorrow (can't wait to try out this demo). 
  • May 8 from 8:00 - 9:00 PM PT
  • May 9 from 4:00 - 5:00 AM PT
  • May 9 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I think having Splatoon teams for ladder would be cool. That is of course if we're able to make teams in the game. 

Splatoon shall release globally May 29th. 

In other news Mighty No. 9 starring Beck aka Megaman's spiritual successor will release in North America on September 15th and for the rest of the world on the 18th.  

Nintendo will also be releasing the Blue Bomber Megaman's games this May for the Wii U Virtural Console: 
  • Mega Man & Bass
  • Mega Man Zero 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue/White
  • Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon/Red Sun
One of these will be released later today and the rest each following Thursday until the end of this month. 

There will be multiple amiibo restocks for North America, which will include Mario, Bowser and Toad for the Super Mario range and Megaman, Shulk and Link. Others like Marth will be getting a restock later this Summer. 

Yooka-Laylee, which is Banjo-Kazooie's spiritual successor will release worldwide in October. 

Rodea the Sky after not being heard of since 2010 is now finally being heard from again and the Wii U and 3DS versions will release for North America September 22nd while for Europe the 25th. The Wii U version will include the unreleased Wii version bundled along with it (here's a comparison of the versions). Yuji Naka, who was the former head of Sega is from the look of things making this game take some inspiration from Sonic and Nights (and from my observations of the game even Kid Icarus: Uprising).  

Finally, we have the announcement of a new Pokemon game this May 21st. Could this possibly be sequels of Pokemon X and Y? Only time will tell and with that, we come to a close this edition's Nintendo News! See you all until next time!
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