Though Nintendo is usually stingy about who gets to play with their IP, holding tight controls over what Mario does and says outside of a game, the one area they’ve always been lax about is the manga industry. In the right-to-left paper universe, Nintendo characters are allowed to have non-canon adventures, they can look different, and they can have different personalities — all things verboten everywhere else. Viz has the rights to publish Nintendo manga in the US, and here are some of the weird tales coming our way, including the debut of the Animal Crossing manga…
A hacker who goes by “jamchamb” has discovered a built-in NES emulator hiding in the code of the original Animal Crossing for Gamecube. That may not sound surprising at first, but we’re not talking about the specific NES games you can collect in Animal Crossing. We’re talking about a specific item in the game that, it turns out, was once capable of playing ANY NES game — reading directly from the memory card.
if you’ve been wondering what happened to that giant yarn Yoshi Nintendo promised us back at E3, wonder no more. This week the company finally committed to a release date for the coveted stuffed dinosaur: November 15, 2015. Its official name is Mega Yarn Yoshi.
This Friday Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer went on sale at stores across America, and true to their word, Nintendo released the small version of the New 3DS as part of a package with the game. The package included two custom cover plates, but you can get more of them.
Back when the New 3DS — an upgraded version of the original handheld with facetracking 3D, advanced processing speed and a second analog stick — was announced, it was revealed in two sizes, like the original 3DS had been sold. Then it turned out the smaller size would not be sold in North America. Due to the bigger size selling more copies in the US, Nintendo of America decided to ditch the smaller version entirely.
The newest iteration of Animal Crossing hits the 3DS. Is it worth firing up the addictive collect-a-thon again?(more…)
Here is a gallery filled with screens from the 3DS games Nintendo showed earlier today…