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New Leak Possibly Reveals Entire Super Smash Bros. 4 Roster and Stages

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A recent leak from anonymous members of 4chan has taken the Super Smash Bros. community by storm. The leak showcases all characters and stages from the 3DS version of the game, as well as five more characters to be added as DLC. It suggests that the roster includes the dog from duck hunt, Wario, and Dr. Mario among others who have yet to be officially revealed. Although people spend a lot of time creating fakes and mockups regularly, this leak is widely considered to be legitimate, as images revealed after it confirm. Check out the leak by clicking Read More.
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Yacht Club Games Says Shovel Knight has a Very High Attach Rate with Wii U

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In a recent interview on She Attack, the developer behind recent indie hit Shovel Knight explained how and why the game had such a high attach rate, and why developers shouldn’t dismiss the eShop for their games. You can check out the full response after the jump.
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Win a free copy of Pikmin 3!

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Howdy, beloved visitors of Nintendo Castle! To thank you for your continued viewership, we’re awarding three games in a raffle-style giveaway. The main prize is a download code for the spectacular Wii U retail release, Pikmin 3. We also have two copies of Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot for the 3DS to second and third place winners. All game downloads will only work for North American Wii U’s and 3DS’s. Click Read More to find out how you can win!
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Why Nintendo will dominate Next-Gen

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Note: The author of this article is in no way a market analyst or professional, and has no inside knowledge on specifics of any next generation console. This article is purely speculation.

“Console Wars” have been around for a long time now. People tend to want the company that makes the console they play to succeed and surpass other consoles in sales and popularity, so that they can continue to get great content on the console of their preference.

The Nintendo Wii U is not selling incredibly well right now. Although it got a year’s head start, Microsoft’s Xbox One has almost caught up in terms of sales and Sony’s PS4 has far surpassed it. While current sales don’t necessarily reflect lifetime sales, it’s very likely that the Wii U will not wind up on top of current generation console sales. Hit the jump to read why I think the next generation will play out very differently.
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Returning Staff Member and Weekly Streams!

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Greetings fellow Nintendo fans! This is Iamthefusedshadows, someone who a few of you returning fans might recognize. I was the owner of Nintendo Castle for a good year before I eventually gave that job over to Pocodudeface. A lot has happened since those times, but I am back and better than ever! I will be taking over the social media for the site, as well as hosting a weekly stream on Saturdays. The first one will be this Saturday, so make sure not to miss it! After the jump below you can see our Twitch channel where all the streams will be happening.

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Yoshi’s Wooly World, Captain Toad, and Kirby demo footage from E3

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Partner site and Legend of Zelda hub Link’s Hideaway was able to attend E3 this year. They were able to capture a few videos of Yoshi’s Wooly World, Captain Toad: treasure Tracker, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse from the playable demos on the show floor. You can see all the videos after the jump.
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to Wii U Holiday 2014

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The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.

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Equipped with nothing more than a neck scarf, backpack and oversized head lamp, Captain Toad finds hidden gems, coins and power-ups on his way to the gold star at the end of each tricky, trap-filled stage.
Captain Toad isn’t particularly fast or strong. He can’t jump and he has no super powers. But he knows that sometimes, it’s all about wits and perspective.
Twist the camera to reveal hidden locations and other secrets. The Wii U GamePad offers a closer view of the dangers and hidden items in each maze, and its gyro controls can also be used to peer around.
Captain Toad’s world is brimming with life, with dangerous enemies, tricky platforms, nasty traps and secrets to uncover. Each stage is its own puzzle to solve, and littered throughout are hidden items in hard-to-reach places. Can you help our tiny adventurer survive to find them all?

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is coming to Wii U Holiday 2014.

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Yoshi’s Wooly World (Formerly Yarn Yoshi) is coming to Wii U in 2015

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Embark on a new Yoshi adventure in a world made from yarn, cloth and textiles. Explore the world by using yarn to weave wool platforms and warp pipes to reach new areas, and gleefully unravel its secrets and puzzles by pulling yarn walls apart. Add a little color to Yoshi’s life with a spectrum of yarn balls. Then team up with a friend to have a ball together in this wild and woolly world.

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Players tangle, pull and stitch yarn to explore Yoshi’s world in creative new ways.
Yoshi has never been more adorable than as a toy knit from yarn. His entire environment is made from materials like felt, yarn, cloth and cotton, creating a gorgeous HD world that looks good enough to touch.
Instead of eggs, Yoshi tosses yarn balls at enemies. He can incapacitate a Piranha Plant by muzzling it with a piece of colored string. Or he can even use the yarn to knit together background elements.
Gobble friends and turn them into eggs. Then toss them into hard-to-reach heights and secret depths to discover in two-player cooperative play.
The game is co-developed by Good-Feel, the developer that created Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and Nintendo Co., Ltd under the supervision of Takashi Tezuka, producer of Yoshi’s Story and the Yoshi’s Island series.

Yoshi’s Wooly World is coming to Wii U in 2015.

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Smash Bros for 3DS releases October 3, 2014

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It seems as though the 3DS version is beings slightly delayed from it’s summer release. Super Smash Bros for 3DS releases October 3, 2014. The Wii U version is getting a holiday 2014 release. Lady Palutena has also been confirmed for both versions. You can see Lady’s Palutena’s announcement trailer here.

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U to feature Miis

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features Miis as playable characters. There are three different types of Miis: brawlers, swordfighters, and gunners. Each type can choose 4 special moves from 12 options. You can see Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-amech battle it out with their Miis in the announcement trailer here.

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