On your mark, get set, run. And fight. And attempt the Bowhemoth. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we share our full impressions of the highly-anticipated Runbow for Wii U. But before doing so, we first run through all the big news from the past two weeks. The show begins with a full breakdown of Nintendo’s finalized fall release schedule, including some questionable choices surrounding amiibo and Star Fox Zero’s release date. We then turn our attention to the third-party scene with thoughts on indie announcements from PAX 2015, what the new Shovel Knight amiibo could mean for the future of the amiibo brand, and the first details out of Japan of Ace Attorney 6 and Lost Reavers. Plus, we announce the winner of our Ness amiibo giveaway.
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As always, we’ve provided links below for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp to easily locate the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:01] Finally, The Regular-Size New Nintendo 3DS Comes to America (Wired)
- [0:07] New Nintendo 3DS XL: Hyrule Edition is Announced (Zelda Informer)
- [0:15 - 1:02] Nintendo packs 2015 with a huge lineup of games for everyone (Nintendo.com)
- [0:20] There’s Only One Way To Get The Donkey Kong And Bowser Amiibo Skylanders (GameInformer.com)
- [0:41] Amazon opens shop for Nintendo digital downloads (Tiny Cartridge)
- [0:53] Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival coming to the U.S. on November 13th. Amiibo 3-pack confirmed (Nintendo Inquirer)
- [0:57] Xenoblade Chronicles X will get a special edition release in North America (Polygon)
- [1:03] Nintendo and EMP museum host Nindies@Night event (Nintendo.com)
- [1:14] Shovel Knight amiibo!!! (YachtClubGames.com)
- [1:23] Discussion: Will Nintendo Directs Return?
- [1:27] Ace Attorney 6: details and scans from Famitsu magazine (Perfectly Nintendo)
- [1:37] Project Treasure Officially Announced As Lost Reavers For Wii U (Siliconera)
- [1:40] Runbow (Official Site)
- [0:01] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Official Site)
- [0:16] Super Mario Maker (Official Site)
- [0:20] Skylanders SuperChargers (Official Site)
- [0:30] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:36] Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:46] Star Fox Zero (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:53] Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:57] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [1:01] Devil’s Third (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [1:05] Kerbal Space Program (Official Site)
- [1:11] Hive Jump (Official Site)
- [1:14] Shovel Knight (Official Site)
- [1:27] Ace Attorney 6 (Official Japanese Site)
- [1:37] Lost Reavers (IGN Game Page)