<description/> <link>https://www.gameskinny.com/</link> <language>en</language> <copyright>Launch Media Network</copyright> <atom:link href="https://www.gameskinny.com/game-mario-luigi-paper-jam/?format=rss" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml"/> <item> <title>Mama Mia! Did Nintendo of America File a New Mario & Luigi Trademark? https://www.gameskinny.com/amdev/mama-mia-did-nintendo-of-america-file-a-new-mario-luigi-trademark https://www.gameskinny.com/amdev/mama-mia-did-nintendo-of-america-file-a-new-mario-luigi-trademark Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:03:54 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

There's been a fair bit of doubt about the future of the Mario & Luigi series since developer Alpha Dream filed for bankruptcy last year. However, a new trademark surfaced in Argentina that could point to a new Mario & Luigi Switch game on the horizon.

Nintendo of America was responsible for filing the trademark, and the trademark was first uncovered by Let'sGoDigital — the same outlet responsible for uncovering the PS5 devkit and possible new PS VR patent. There's no doubt the trademark is for Mario & Luigi games, because the description reads:

Computer game cartridges; game memory cards; computer game software; video game memory cards; interactive entertainment software to play video games; covers for mobile phones.

Whether it's for a new Mario & Luigi game is a bit murkier. Normally, we'd expect to find a Japanese-filed trademark for a new installment in a Nintendo franchise. The trademark does include mention of things like phone cases, but that could just be general legal jargon; after all, we've never seen official Mario & Luigi memory cards, and even the official Nintendo-published Switch SD cards don't have licensed properties on them.

So, this could sadly just be a case of keeping hold of trademark IP so it doesn't get into the wrong hands. If so, it's a bit of a shame. The Mario & Luigi series was a shining (bean)star among handheld RPGs, but it faltered thanks to a slew of remakes and declining interest in the 3DS after the Switch launched.

We'll be following this in the months to come, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Mario & Luigi news as it develops.

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Is The Paper Mario Series Dying? https://www.gameskinny.com/c52bf/is-the-paper-mario-series-dying https://www.gameskinny.com/c52bf/is-the-paper-mario-series-dying Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:00:02 -0500 Rob Kershaw

The once-celebrated Paper Mario series has had a rough few years. At one point it was considered to be one of the highlights of the plumber's deviation from the platformers which made him famous. However, recent releases in the RPG series have seen diminishing returns, and with good reason: they're simply not as good.

Where Did The Story Go?

The first game in the series, Paper Mario, was a revelation. It followed on from Super Mario RPG genre-wise, but established an entirely unique aesthetic in the process. It looked great, it sounded great, and proved that the iconic character really could hold his own in a genre more traditionally populated by teenagers with blue spiky hair and huge weapons. The Thousand Year Door took things even further, with reams of text and a wonderfully weird story that was lauded by players and critics alike.

But with the release of Sticker Star on 3DS, something changed. The focus shifted away from the story-heavy elements that embodied the core of the previous titles, in favour of more accessible gameplay. This, in part, was due to Miyamoto himself questioning whether a story was required in the latest iteration. He may have had a point: the 3DS already had another RPG series in the form of Mario & Luigi, and there was a risk of saturating the handheld with two similar franchises.

However, it could be argued that Mario & Luigi is a comedy RPG series, in comparison to the (ever-so-slightly) more serious tone of Paper Mario. The mechanics of the brothers' franchise were also much different to the solo plumber's quest in Paper Mario. Either way, something was lost in Sticker Star and subsequently the Wii U's Color Splash, despite the relentless meta-jokes and self-referential winks to the red one's career. Humour alone does not make a story, as critics were quick to point out.

Where Did The Fun Go?

A lot of the blame for the decline in Paper Mario's quality can be laid at the feet of the gameplay. Sticker Star simplified many of the game's elements to the point of dreary repetition. Encounters were frequent, and the actual combat was dull. Color Splash basically substituted stickers for cards, but went one step further by attempting to incorporate the Wii U's GamePad into proceedings. The result was disastrous; each round involved you selecting the cards you wanted to use, then selecting the power of each card, then flicking the cards at the TV from your controller. The GamePad's process added literally nothing to the game that couldn't have been handled on-screen, other than extending the length of combat to tortuous levels.

Combat also turned out to be a closed loop of pointlessness. Rewards from battles were either coins which could be used to buy cards, or cards themselves. There was no levelling up, no experience to be gained. At times, your HP would be increased when you reached particular points in the game, but otherwise there was no incentive to fight. After a few hours of playing, you'd be forgiven for dodging battles as frequently as the game would allow.

Fun, it wasn't.

Where Did The Sales Go?

Even taking into account the gameplay changes, when it comes to commissioning a new iteration in a series, the bottom line is king. Unfortunately, sales is perhaps one of the biggest issues the Paper Mario series is suffering from. Color Splash bombed horribly. VGChartz reports that it sold 420,000 units as of November last year. Compared to Sticker Star, that's a drop of over 80% in sales.

Of course, the 3DS has performed admirably worldwide, unlike the Wii U's nosediving unit sales, but when you consider that the original sixteen-year-old title on N64 sold three times as many copies as Color Splash, Nintendo will surely be weighing up the series' future when the Switch is launched.

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Is it the end for the once-lauded franchise? That depends on two factors: the appetite for another chapter, and the performance of the upcoming Switch. Fans were vocal about the perceived "dumbing down" of the last two Paper Mario games, and in particular the similarities in Color Splash's gameplay which many felt were simply Sticker Star's mechanics retooled for the Wii U.

Similarly, Nintendo will likely wait and see what the uptake of their new hybrid console is before pitching another Paper Mario title. If their failed console taught them anything, it's that more of the same simply isn't going to sell. It's also not beyond the realms of possibility that they'll be facing off against another Mario & Luigi title, given the portable nature of the Switch. The future isn't looking too rosy for the paper plumber's RPG outing but, as is so often the case, Nintendo may yet surprise us all.

What are your thoughts on the Paper Mario series? Can it bounce back? Let us know in the comments!

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Paper Mario: Color Splash Gets a Release Date https://www.gameskinny.com/1jnw1/paper-mario-color-splash-gets-a-release-date https://www.gameskinny.com/1jnw1/paper-mario-color-splash-gets-a-release-date Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:18:00 -0400 Joe Passantino

According to IGN, Nintendo announced at E3 today that Paper Mario: Color Splash will be available for Wii U on October 7.

The premise of Color Splash is that Prism Island is losing its color, and Mario must restore it using his brand-new paint hammer. As Nintendo's Bill Trinen explained in a March Nintendo Direct, paint not only restores the island's color, but also revives colorless Toads and livens up Toad Houses. Painting cards in battle will also activate them for use.

Color Splash is the Paper Mario character's first appearance of 2016, having previously co-starred in December's Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. However, it is the first actual Paper Mario game since 2012's Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

As Paper Mario fans await the series' next installment, they can check out GameSkinny's review of Sticker Star. True stalwarts of the franchise might also want to check out one gamer's thoughts on its four previous games.

Does this colorful Paper Mario concept excite you? Let us know in the comments below!

Image Source: IGN

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Guide -- How to speed up EXP farming in Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam https://www.gameskinny.com/cn8kk/guide-how-to-speed-up-exp-farming-in-mario-and-luigi-paper-jam https://www.gameskinny.com/cn8kk/guide-how-to-speed-up-exp-farming-in-mario-and-luigi-paper-jam Sun, 15 May 2016 15:29:14 -0400 Mark Elgie

In virtually all RPGs, getting into battles and completing quests is considered the primary way to earn experience, or EXP. In the Mario and Luigi games, getting into battles is pretty much the only way to earn EXP.

What differentiates Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam from other games in the series is their battle card system: cards that improve the abilities of Mario, Luigi, or Paper Mario, as well as those of their enemies, albeit for the worse.

There are also cards out there that improve things like how many coins and (probably saw this coming) EXP you can get from battles. If you're concerned with leveling up quickly, or obsessed with getting up to max level, this guide, in which I list off the cards and items you'll need to level up as quickly as possible, is for you.

1. Get the Shiny Ring

The picture says it all. Shiny enemies yield more EXP than regular enemies. If someone has this ring equipped (in my case, Paper Mario does) more shiny enemies will appear, ergo, you have more chances to earn more EXP. The ring can be purchased from the expert challenges reward shop. So complete some expert challenges and invest in the ring. The ring costs 900 points.

2. Have the right cards

The battle card set is basically the spiritual successor to the badge system used in other Mario and Luigi titles. When going to farm EXP in Paper Jam, you need to make sure you have cards that will help enhance the amount of EXP that you obtain, and you also need to make sure that you have ways to keep your star points up, since, you know, you need those to use battle cards. It's also important that if a card is available shiny, make sure you get it shiny, as it costs less star points to use. Below is a list of each card I have in the set above, and what their function is, from left to right on top, then left to right on bottom:

  • Increase the number of star points you get per successful action by 100% at a time
  • Deals damage to each character equal to 80% of their maximum HP and grants up to 12 star points. There's a card that converts coins to star points, use that if preferable. I, however, like to live dangerously.
  • Grants twice the EXP and coins when you defeat an enemy with your next command. Make sure you use a Bros. attack (such as Toad Trail) or Trio attack after using this card, take out multiple enemies and increase your EXP all the more. It's also useful if there's a shiny enemy present that happens to be near death.
  • Increase EXP earned after battle by 50%. Enough said.
  • Increase EXP and coins earned after battle by 50%. Also enough said.
  • Grants twice the EXP and coins when you defeat an enemy with your next command. This card isn't shiny, so it costs more star points to use.
  • Increases EXP earned after battle by 25%.
  • Increases EXP earned after battle by 50%. Not shiny, ergo costs more star points.
  • Increases EXP and coins earned after battle by 50%. Not shiny, so costs more star points.
  • Pulls 3 new battle cards. Use if there's a combination you feel as though you can't use in a given situation.

Experiment with these cards to see which combinations work best for you.

3. Go to where the strongest enemies are

Go to where the enemies are the highest level. It stands to reason that the area where the strongest enemies are is the final area, which in Paper Jam's case is Neo Bowser Castle. Strongest enemies + EXP enhancement battle cards + Shiny ring = moar EXPz.

BONUS TIP

If you disregard every other point on the list, don't disregard this one:

2X EXP when enemy defeated card + 50% EXP bonus card + every single one of these guys dying simultaneously = 9999 EXP per battle

So that's my guide to speeding up the process of farming EXP in Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam. Feel free to give any extra advice and such in the comments below!

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Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Expert Challenges Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/htubw/mario-and-luigi-paper-jam-expert-challenges-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/htubw/mario-and-luigi-paper-jam-expert-challenges-guide Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:29:09 -0500 Synzer

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam has challenges you can complete in battle and mini-games. These challenges can get tricky but give you points to buy unique gear. As you go through the game, you will unlock more challenges. So, if you are early in the game and don't see all of these, don't stress out about it too much.

I'll help by explaining the different types of challenges, as well as the rewards you get from completing them. Check out my Beginner Tips and tricks for help with anything else in the game.

This guide will go over everything about Expert Challenges in Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam including:

  • Expert Challenges Basics - What they are and how to see them.
  • Expert Challenges Rewards - What you can buy with the points you get from Expert Challenges.
  • Expert Challenges Examples - Some examples of the types of challenges you'll see in each category.

Expert Challenges Basics

Expert Challenges involve battles in some way are are divided into 3 categories:

  • Attack - Attacking the enemy in some way.
  • Dodge - Dodging or countering the enemy.
  • Special - General category for several things like Trio attacks, Battle Ring, or using items.

When you complete one of these challenges, you get challenge points. You can use these points for special gear only available in the  for challenge points, more on that in a bit.

The challenges can only be completed once, so be careful about spending those points! There are plenty of challenges, though, so you can buy a piece of gear or two if you manage to get a lot at the beginning.

We recommend waiting to spend challenge points until you can get one of the more expensive items.

You can view these challenges in battle by tapping the star icon on the bottom-left of the touch screen. You can also view them anytime you aren't in battle by selecting guide from the menu, then Expert Challenges.

Expert Challenges Rewards

You can buy special pieces of gear, such as boots, hammers, or extras, with the challenge points you earn. You can view and buy these rewards from any shop that sells gear (look for the overalls icon on a building). When you buy from the shop, select the Redeem Points icon at the bottom to bring up the rewards. Below is a list of the rewards you can buy.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam challenge reward shop
Expert Challenges Shop
  • Challenge Wear (Costs 100 points) - Increase your DEF based on your Expert Challenge success rate.
  • Challenge Boots (Costs 100 points) - Increase your striking power based on your Expert Challenge success rate.
  • Copy Bangle (Costs 150 points) - Gives you 1 copy before you choose an action.
  • Metal Gloves (Costs 150 points) - Raises DEF.
  • Bold Heart (Costs 150 points) - Automatically uses Emergency Block when you receive damage for not dodging.
  • SPEED Gloves (Costs 150 points) - Increase your SPEED by 10%.
  • Strike Gloves (Costs 250 points) - Preemptive strikes deal 50% more damage than usual.
  • 1-Up Gloves (Costs 600 points) - Automatically use a 1-Up Mushroom if another character in your party gets KO'd.
  • Master Gloves (Costs 750 points) - Give back the BP you used if your Bros. Attack is Excellent.
  • Trio Ring (Costs 900 points) - Reduces BP consumption by 50%.
  • POW Scarf DX (Costs 1150 points) - Increase your POW by 20%.

Expert Challenges Examples

Below are a few examples of the types of challenges you'll see in each category, along with how many points they give.

Attack
  • Excellent Paper Jump (5 points) - With max copies, get an Excellent with Paper Mario's Jump attack.
  • Expert Fire Flower (15 points) - Get 5 Excellents in a row with the Fire Flower Bros. Attack.
  • Excellent Trio Request (5 points) - Get an Excellent with the Trio Racquet Trio Attack.
Dodge
  • Dodge Master (25 points) - Dodge enemy attacks 200 times.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Dodge master challenge

  • Counterattack Enthusiast (35 points) - Defeat 200 enemies with counterattacks.
  • Paper Ninji Dodge (5 points) - Dodge 5 Paper Ninji attacks in a row.
Special
  • Hardworking Bros. (70 points) - Use Bros. Attacks 150 times.
  • Card Master (240 points) - Use battle cards 150 times.
  • Paper Petey Piranha S Rating (180 points) - Get an S Rating with Paper Petey Piranha in the Battle Ring.
  • Trio Racquet S Rating (60 points) - Get an S Rating on Trio Racquet in Attackathon.

That's all for the Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Expert Challenges guide. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Battle Cards Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ugfx8/mario-and-luigi-paper-jam-battle-cards-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ugfx8/mario-and-luigi-paper-jam-battle-cards-guide Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:18:48 -0500 Synzer

As you progress through Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, you eventually unlock the ability to use Battle Cards. These are different from the amiibo Character Cards and you make a set of them. There are many different cards that do things like damage all enemies, increase experience or coins at the end of battle, or heal your team.

I'll help you understand how this card mechanic works in battle and give details on some of the cards to better prepare you. If you'd like to know more about the game in general, check out my Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Beginner Tips and tricks.

This guide will go over everything you need to know about Battle Cards in Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam including:

  • Battle Cards Basics - How Battle Cards work, the set, and star points.
  • Battle Cards Examples - Examples of Battle Cards you can get and what they do.

Battle Cards Basics

When you unlock the Battle Cards feature, you'll get a set of cards and some extras to swap with. Your set can only have 10 cards in it and you can't swap while in battle, so choose carefully.

When you start battle, 1 card will be drawn each turn and you can hold 3 at  a time. To use a card, tap it to bring up the info, then tap again. If you don't want to use a card, tap it, then tap flip over. This will get rid of the card and draw a new one next turn.

Using a Battle Card does not use a turn, so feel free to use them anytime.

You keep the same cards in your hand between battles. When you have used all 10 cards in your set, it will start over after mixing them up.

Star Points

Each card costs Star Points to use. You earn Star Points from normal actions in battle. If you have multiple cards you want to use that cost a lot of points, make sure you save them up by doing many battles. The number shown on each card is the number of star points you need to use it.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Battle cards

Battle Cards Examples

I'm going to list examples of some Battle Cards you can get and what they do. They don't have names, but each bullet point is a different card you can get.

Attack Cards
  • Hits all enemies with 20 damage.
    • Costs 4 Star Points.
  • Hits all paper monsters with 30 damage.
    • Costs 4 Star Points.
  • Hits all enemies 4 times with 15 damage.
    • Costs 9 Star Points.
Stat Boost Cards
  • Raises your characters' SPEED by 20% for a limited time. 
    • Costs 3 Star Points
  • Raises your characters' DEF by 25% for a limited time. 
    • Costs 2 Star Points
  • Raises your characters' POW by 20% for a limited time.
    • Costs 3 Star Points
Recovery Cards
  • Restores 30% of all your characters' BP.
    • Costs 8 Star Points
  • Restores 20% of all your characters' HP.
    • Costs 5 Star Points
Experience Cards

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Experience Battle Card

  • Grants twice the EXP when you defeat an enemy with your next command.
    • Costs 4 Star Points
  • Increases the EXP earned after battle by 25%.
    • Costs 4 Star Points
Star Point Boost Cards
  • Boosts the Star Points you earn per successful action by 25% for a time.
    • Costs 2 Star Points
  • Boost your Star Points by 30% if you aren't hit by the next enemy attack.
    • Costs 1 Star Point
Enemy Stat Reduction Cards
  • Lowers enemies' POW by 20% for a limited time.
    • Costs 3 Star Points
  • Lowers enemies' DEF by 20% for a limited time.
    • Costs 3 Star Points
  • Lowers enemies' SPEED by 20% for a limited time.
    • Costs 3 Star Points
Nullify Damage Cards
  • Nullifies all damage to your party 2 times when using Emergency Block.
    • Costs 5 Star Points
  • For a limited time, reduces all damage by an additional 40% when using Emergency Block.

That's it for my guide on Battle Cards in Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam. Let me know if you have any questions! Check out the Beginner Tips and tricks for other help with the game.

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Latest Super Mario Maker costume via new Paper Mario game https://www.gameskinny.com/2ooaa/latest-super-mario-maker-costume-via-new-paper-mario-game https://www.gameskinny.com/2ooaa/latest-super-mario-maker-costume-via-new-paper-mario-game Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:11:36 -0500 Andrea Koenig

With the well-established popularity of a creative game like Super Mario Maker, it's no wonder Nintendo wants to keep giving to fans. Regularly, the company provides new levels with unlockable costumes for loyal players, and they've just added a brand new set.

That's right! The latest Super Mario Maker costume (or Mystery Mushroom outfit, as it's called) will be inspired by Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (and Paper Mario). It will be a cut-out style costume.

In order to get the costume, all you need to do is beat the latest Event Course that has also been released. This new course was made by the Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. development team. 

Release times for the Event Course and costume are different based on region. Residents in North America can expect a release date of December 2 at 5PM PT (8PM ET). Players from Europe will be receiving their course and costume on December 3.

This event is being made available just in time for the preliminary releases of the Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam game for 3DS. These are the global release dates:

  • Japan - Dec 3, 2015
  • Europe - Dec 4, 2015
  • Australia - Dec 10, 2015
  • North America - Jan 22, 2016

Paper Jam is a single-player RPG where Luigi makes a world-colliding mistake. He accidentally falls into the Paper Mario world, causing the Paper world to combine with the 3D one. Bowser and Paper Bowser team up to kidnap Princess Peach and Paper Peach. Mario and Luigi must now team up with their paper counterparts to stop the chaos and separate the worlds once again.

The previous Event Costume was Frog Mario, based on the 1988 NES game Super Mario Bros 3.

What event costume or course would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments!

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All Nintendo Direct (11/12) annoucements https://www.gameskinny.com/q22et/all-nintendo-direct-1112-annoucements https://www.gameskinny.com/q22et/all-nintendo-direct-1112-annoucements Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:53:10 -0500 Lad Johnson

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Did you hear the news you were hoping for? Did anything blow your mind, foregoing your imagination. Let us know in the comments; and remember today several pieces of Nintendo history were made.

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Super Smash Bros

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For some this is the biggest piece of NEWS this year. Fans of Final Fantasy and Smash Bros will be pleased that one of the most requested characters has been announced. Cloud Strife is here with his buster sword and a new stage in tow. There are no dates on when he will be available, but we were told to expect news in early December. Have fun playing matches to the classic Final Fantasy theme song that will also be included.

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The Wii U has not been totally abandoned by third party developers. There are still quite a few games coming to the console.
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Hive Jump- Q1 2016

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Kerbal Space Program- Q1 2016

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Mighty No. 9- 2/9/2016

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Lego Marvels Avengers- 1/26/2016

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Terarria 4/12/2016

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Dragon Quest: VII & VIII

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Both games were announced and are set to release next year.

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Hyrule Warriors: Legends 

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Another bevy of good news; Hyrule Warriors: Legends gives us much to look forward too. A new original character was announced; a girl named Linkle that uses double crossbows. She is the first female version of Link. The release date was announced as March 25, 2016. You will also get a new home menu theme for your 3DS when you purchase the game.

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Pokemon: Blue, Red, and Yellow

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We were all blindsided by this one. All three of the first generation Pokemon games are coming to the eshop. The games will be true to their original versions sans one feature; players no longer need a link cable to trade Pokemon. You can now use wifi to trade and battle with your friends. These release the same day as the originals did twenty years ago -- February 27, 2016.

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MegaMan: Legacy Collection

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A collection of the first six MegaMan games; this title offers a lot of content for fans to collect in game. The game will have exclusive challenges that can only be accessed using a MegaMan amiibo. On that note there was also a new gold colored Megaman amiibo announced. It can only be obtained by purchasing a copy of the game's collector's edition. The game is available February 23, 2016.

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Final Fantasy: Fates

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Fans already knew the game would be releasing in two parts simultaneously. But today all the options for obtaining all three games was revealed. After completing one of the two launch games players will be given the choice to purchase the other game as half price. There is also a bundle available, as well a collectors edition that comes with an art-book and carrying pouch for your DS. This is available for $79.99. Other DLC maps are also planned for the games.

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Final Fantasy Explorers

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This game was initially released in Japan last December and has received a few updates since. The North American version of the game will gave players access to all of the game's released DLC free of charge. There is also a collectors edition releasing. It will include the game, an art-book, a CD sampler. and exclusive quests. Pick this up on January 26, 2016

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 

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A release date of January 22, 2016 was announced. If you love Mario RPG's then you need this title. New battle cards with effects to help you get past tricky levels and challenges were revealed. You can use your amiibo to create character cards which are more powerful than battle cards. Mario party amiibos will be compatible with this tittle.

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Pokken Tournament

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The fighting game everyone is waiting for received some new footage. It was also revealed how players would be able to access the Shadow Mewtwo character that leaked a while back. If your copy is from the first production run; players will receive a special card that allows them to use the character immediately. If not, players can complete a few things in game and use him later. The game releases Spring 2016 for Wii U.

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StarFox Zero

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Starfox Zero was finally given a new release date. After being pushed back from this holiday season, the game is now slated to release April 22, 2016. Mark your calendars now, people.

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amiibo

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Of course these popular little trinkets were center stage. Almost every game had a mention of them. We also received a release date for some of the Animal crossing and the Lucas figures -- January 22nd

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There are also four great new games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo is obviously eyeing its casual gamer market.

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  • Typo Man-November 19th
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  • Fast Racing Neo-December
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  • Steam World Heist-December
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  • Pokemon Picross-December
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Nintendo Badge Arcade

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A free to start title, this game gives you badges to customize your 3DS home screen. Collect the badges using a claw game. Players can pay to receive more chances to collect the badges. Some badges will be limited edition, so make sure you check back often if this is something you are interested in.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X

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For those waiting on a new Metroid or Legend of Zelda game this is the best Nintendo is offering; an open world space adventure that will release on December 4th. If buying the game physically, there are four packs that can be pre-installed to allow the player to load up the game faster. It is recommended to download the first pack at the least.

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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

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An all-new move was revealed for this game. Performing a jump smash will allow players to jump up and attack the ball before it has had a chance to bounce on their side. This will add a new layer of strategy to matches. Knock your opponent off balance then use the jump smash from the designated point to perform an ultra smash.

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There are also mega battles where Toad will add mega Mushrooms to the match to make characters larger; how exciting? Add in amiibos to use as a partner in online and expedition matches.

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Animal Crossing amiibo Festival

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This game will initially launch packaged with two amiibos and will be the only way to acquire the Isabelle and Digby amiibos. Digby will be even more exclusive as he is only available with the launch copy of the game. Some of the games puzzles and game modes were also showcased. 

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Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

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This game will release on November 20th and feature every single known Pokemon.  The new connection orb will allow you to send and receive rescue requests. The game will also come with a free theme for your 3DS.

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Splatoon

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Nintendo has done well keeping this seasons sleeper hit stocked with new content. This was the largest update to a previously released game announced.

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  • 27 new weapon
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  • New maps- Both have features that will have you changing your strategy as the match progresses.
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  • New website to track stats
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  • A Nintendo treehouse tournament is also planned for next year. There are also player tournament modes in development.
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Super Mario Maker

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A new portal site was announced that will allow you to search for particular levels on your PC or mobile device. Search for the type of level you wish to play or bookmark one you find while browsing. 

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The Legend of Zelda Tri-Force Heroes.

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A free update is being developed that will add the Den of Trials areas. Unlike normal dungeons where there might be 4 challenges, these levels will have an overwhelming amount at 30 plus! Did we mention that you and your team must defeat every single enemy in a stage to move on to the next one. But don't be discouraged; the den has checkpoints littered throughout to help you make it a little further.

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New outfits are also planned: Linebeck's Uniform, which will let you see inside of chest before opening them, and The Fierce Deity Armor, which will make your sword fire off beams in four different directions.

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These are both free updates that will release on December 2nd.

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Zelda Wii U

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New gameplay footage for this tittle was shown after the reveal of Twilight Princes HD. The new WolfLink amiibo will have an effect when used with this game.

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The release window was not updated and the game is still slated for a Wii U release sometime in 2016.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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After a weeks of speculation and rumor, Twilight  Princess HD received an official announcement. The first announcement of the event included enhanced visuals, a new wolf Link amiibo, and other enhanced features. This will be a fun experience even for those who have played this classic a few times. The game will also be compatible with other amiibos from the smash series. Twilight Princess HD releases March 4th 2016. Preorder now to receive the official soundtrack for free.

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Did you miss the Nintendo Direct event? Here's a recap of all that was announced earlier this week. Everything Nintendo has planned through early 2016 now has a release date. If you're a Nintendo fan, there is much to celebrate.

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3D & 2D worlds collide in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam https://www.gameskinny.com/m8m7g/3d-2d-worlds-collide-in-mario-luigi-paper-jam https://www.gameskinny.com/m8m7g/3d-2d-worlds-collide-in-mario-luigi-paper-jam Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:15:42 -0400 Ryan Martinez

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Mario, so it is no surprise the famous plumber made up a huge chunk of Nintendo's E3 conference. Gamers got a healthy dose of gameplay from Super Mario Maker, a yarn spewing Yoshi, and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. Slamming together 2D characters from the Paper Mario series with characters from the Mario & Luigi games.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is set to bring the best of both series together to create all new platforming challenges. Players will travel through the world with a team made up of Paper Mario, Mario, and Luigi. It's not only Paper Mario who has jumped into the 3D world of Mario & Luigi. Paper Bowser, Princess Peach, and many other characters have also found their way into the 3D world, throwing a lot of confusion and struggle for power into the mix. 

Nintendo wasn't ready to provide a lot of details on the story of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam but they did let loose a huge amount of gameplay.

They've found unique ways to bring together the best elements of both series to create a gameplay experience unlike any other Mario title.

Working together Paper Mario and the Mario bros. will use their own unique skills to overcome platforming challenges. Such as slipping through rocks sideways as Paper Mario and chasing collectibles in the 3D world.

Combat also shines in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam bringing back the classic hammer moves and turn-based combat of Paper Mario, with real-time battles of Mario & Luigi thrown in. The team of Mario's & Luigi will also combine their skills to conquer bigger and badder enemies. The game has a lot to offer 3DS owners when it launches later this year.

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