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December 7, 2013
Play as Cranky Kong on Feb. 21, 2014 (DKC Tropical Freeze) 07:48:57 PM CT
During the Spike VGX Awards Show, Reggie revealed that Cranky Kong will be a playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Everyone's favorite furry curmudgeon will be able to bounce along on his cane, just like Scrooge McDuck (everyone's favorite feathery curmudgeon.)
October 23, 2013
Mario and Luigi Wii U bundle coming in November 03:30:35 PM CT
A Wii U Deluxe Set bundled with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U will launch on November 1, Nintendo of America announced today. Both games come on one disc and are included at no additional cost.
In Europe, the bundle is dubbed the "Mario & Luigi Premium Pack" and is set for release on November 8.
NOA press release
October 18, 2013
Yoshi's Cookie has crumbled 08:04:05 PM CT
Yoshi's Cookie has been removed from the Wii Shop Channel, with no crumbs remaining. The title can no longer be downloaded, even by those who had previously purchased the title. If the game is currently installed on a Wii, it can be played or copied to an SD card. Current owners should be careful to avoid deleting the title from their Wii; once it's deleted, it can't be reclaimed.
October 11, 2013
After vanishing from the Wii Shop Channel on October 9th, the game has returned, at least for a week: the NES version of Yoshi's Cookie will be available for purchase until 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, October 18th.
The official Shop Channel alert implies that the title won't be available for re-download after that point, even for those who have already purchased the title. While every other removed title has remained available for re-download via the "Titles You've Downloaded" menu, it might be a good idea to verify that you have the game installed in either the Wii system memory or an SD card.
Full text of the Wii Shop Channel message regarding the game:
October 10, 2013
The NES game Yoshi's Cookie can no longer be purchased on the Wii Shop Channel. The game was scheduled for removal from the European Wii Shop Channel on October 11th (according to an alert on the Shop itself), but was removed from the US Shop Channel on or before Wednesday, October 9th.
It's interesting to note that the game was scheduled for removal with the next regular European shop update, but vanished from the US shop slightly before the regularly scheduled update.
Update (10/10/2013): This title has reappeared in the Wii Shop Channel, but will be removed again on October 18th, 2013. More details are available in this TMK news post.