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July 14, 2016
Nintendo will be releasing the NES Classic Edition on November 11, 2016. The $59.99 plug-and-play unit resembles a miniature NES, contains 30 classic NES games, and comes with a single NES-style controller. Additional controllers will be sold for $9.99, and are interchangeable with Wii and Wii U Classic controllers. The NES Classic Edition comes with an HDMI cable and a USB AC adapter.
The thirty included games are a mixture of first and third party titles:
Mario & Donkey Kong Titles:
Donkey Kong Jr.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Other Nintendo Titles:
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Third Party Titles:
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Mega Man 2
Link: Nintendo.com NES Classic Edition
December 22, 2015
The Game Boy Advance e-Reader "Level Card" courses will be included in the Japanese release of Super Mario Advance 4 on the Wii U Virtual Console, according to Nintendo's website. On the original Game Boy Advance version of Super Mario Advance 4, these courses were only accessible by swiping the Level Cards through the e-Reader accessory.
It is currently unknown if the American release will also have the extra courses.
Super Mario Advance 4 on Wii U Virtual Console is set to launch December 29 in Japan.
Link: Super Mario Advance 4 on Wii U (Japanese)
September 30, 2015
Super Mario Maker sales surpass 1 million copies 10:49:20 PM CT
Super Mario Maker has sold more than 1 million units worldwide, Nintendo of America (NOA) revealed today in a press release. This includes all physical, digital, and bundled copies of the game.
In the same press release, NOA also announced that the 2.2 million courses created by Super Mario Maker players have been played more than 75 million times combined.
Super Mario Maker launched in Japan on September 10, in North America and Europe on September 11, and in Australia on September 12.
Link: NOA press release
July 22, 2015
Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle announced for Europe 01:32:27 PM CT
A limited edition Super Mario Maker Premium Pack Wii U bundle will launch in Europe on September 11, Nintendo of Europe (NOE) announced today in a press release.
The bundle will include the following items:
* Black Wii U console
* Super Mario Maker game disc
* Hardcover art book
* Classic Colours Mario amiibo
NOE's press release did not give any pricing details. The Classic Colours Mario amiibo will also be available to purchase separately starting September 11.
Link: NOE press release
April 2, 2015
Yarn Yoshi amiibo series announced 11:44:48 AM CT
Three Yoshi amiibo figures made with yarn were introduced in the Nintendo Direct webcast yesterday. Green, pink, and light-blue yarn Yoshis will be available this fall in the U.S. All three will be compatible with Yoshi's Woolly World, also coming this fall.
The Japanese release is scheduled for this summer. In Europe, both the yarn Yoshi amiibo series and Yoshi's Woolly World will launch on June 26, along with a special bundle pack that includes the game and a green yarn Yoshi amiibo.
Nintendo Direct - 4.1.2015 (NOA)
Nintendo Direct 1.4.2015 (Nintendo UK)