Rumour: The Modern 8-Bit Mario Amiibo Might Not Be Bundle Exclusive

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A lot of you want to purchase the 8-bit modern Mario figure, but the only way to get him at present is through a bundle. However, leaked documents from Walmart, that have appeared on Reddit, suggest that 8-bit Mario will also be sold separately at some point, but is likely to be a retailer exclusive.

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Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Rumour: XSEED Aren’t Happy With Nintendo Now Deciding To Publish Devil’s Third

NeoGAF member ShockingAlberto, who has a decent track record, is reporting that XSEED are unhappy with Nintendo America’s last-minute decision to publish Devil’s Third. Initially it was reported that Nintendo of America has decided against publishing the troubled title and that another developer would be picking the game up and publishing it in the United States. That publisher was thought to be XSEED. However, Nintendo of America is now publishing the title in North America and this has apparently left XSEED irked and displeased with Nintendo.

XSeed was super not happy with Nintendo taking back publishing. This likely harmed their relationship long term, so we’re even less likely to get situations where Nintendo passes on something and XSeed picks it up.

I’d guess they weren’t coming out and saying so because of an intended marketing plan.

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Thanks, Bill H

More Rumours Emerge About Shovel Knight In Super Smash Bros

A few days back we posted a listing for a Shovel Knight amiibo that was part of the Super Smash Bros series via Spanish retailer XtraLife. Many assumed it was a dubious listing due to the image that was being used. Now Unseen64’s Liam Robertson has heard from a number of industry sources that suggest that the retail listing was in fact the real deal and that Shovel Knight is indeed heading to Super Smash Bros as part of the Super Smash Bros fighter ballot. Check out the video below for all the juicy details.

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Rumour: Xenoblade Chronicles X Dated For Europe?

We know that Xenoblade Chronicles X is coming to both Europe and the United States this December. What we don’t know is when in the festive month it is coming. EB Games Australia has recently updated its website to say that the game will be coming on December 15th. There’s also set to be two special editions you’ll be able to get hold off. The Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Premium Pack which features a black premium Wii U console, a physical copy of the game, an Artbook and a World Map poster and the Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition Pack which features a physical copy of the game, a SteelBook cover, a World Map poster, a Cover Art Poster and the Artbook.

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Thanks, Paidenthusiast

Rumour: GameStop Is Apparently Not Taking Pre-orders For September Amiibo

Reddit amiibo moderator FlapSnapple is reporting that the various amiibo that are due to go on sale on September 11th at GameStop won’t be available for pre-order this time around. If this proves to be true (and FlapSnapple has a decent track record) then it is no doubt going to be a pain for amiibo collectors. The four amiibo that are apparently set to go on sale on September 11th are Ganondorf, Olimar, Zero Suit Samus and 8-Bit Classic Mario.

  • There will be no preorders
  • A limited amount will be available on GameStop.com
  • Allocation sent to each store based on previous amiibo sales (This is the same thing they said about the Retro 3-Pack)
  • amiibo would be sold on a first come / first serve basis (as usual)
  • No word yet on if they will do tickets like they did for the Retro 3-Pack

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Thanks Paidenthusiast

Tingle Costume Rumoured For Super Mario Maker

A number of you may have spotted an image floating around social media which shows a Tingle costume in Super Mario Maker. Now this clearly a rumour as it could quite easily be faked, plus you know there is no Tingle amiibo. Still, it would be rather neat if he did appear in some form in the ambitious game.

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Splatoon: Unreleased Weapons & Maybe Playable Octolings Incoming?

You may have seen last night that data was mined from Splatoon which revealed a number of previously unreleased weapons and also the possibility of playable Octolings. We know that there are more content updates coming to Splatoon in the near future so it seems completely plausible that these could be added as extras. Be sure to check out the video from GameXplain for all the juicy details.

Thanks, Nintendo Impact Gaming and MasterPikachu6