Takamaru has been confirmed to appear as an assist trophy in the new Super Smash Bros. game for both the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U.

Takamaru will hurl throwing knives at your enemies.

While this game is geared towards children, I honestly don't see much fun in meticulously caring for all of these animals. Perhaps parents can use this game as a tool to see if a child can digitally keep alive a fish, bird, rabbit, guinea pig, dog, cat, or horse before buying them a real one.

Capcom has implemented a "fan made" weapon into the upcoming Monster Hunter title, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Created by Agent Spectre, the weapon is named "clockward contraption."

Additionally, Capcom reveals that "special equipment" will be available for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Our first reveal introduces equipment mimicking Link from The Legend of Zelda.

Tales' fans will be delighted to discover that three recent clips were released, showcasing entirely dialogue between various characters in the upcoming Tales game Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. Tales of the World is already confirmed to be a compilation of older-gen characters, summoned to a "dream world" of sorts to help save it.

Most importantly to note, the video appears to suggest that "supports" will be available in this new Tales game. Additionally, the normal, live-action fighti...

"Four first-party 3DS games are currently on sale over on Amazon. You can purchase Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 for $25 each.

Read more at http://nintendoeverything.com/amazon-has-super-mario-3d-land-mario-kart-7-dkcr-3d-and-nsmb-2-for-25-each/"

The cute and quirky Fantasy Life for Nintendo 3DS is set to release in Europe on September 26 and in the United States sometime in October.

Watch the opening movie scene here:

"A new soundtrack preview video is now available for Final Fantasy Explorers, the upcoming new Final Fantasy spin-off title launching before the end of the year in Japan on Nintendo 3DS.

The new video, which can be found at the end of this post, includes one of the boss battle themes of the game. Just like the other tracks we have already heard, this one sounds really nice, giving a modern spin to a typical Final Fantasy sounding track."

"According to a recent Nintendo 3DS eShop listing by Nintendo, it looks like Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U will add another Smash veteran to the roster. Wario, the long-time anti-hero of the Super Mario series, seems to be making an appearance in the next Super Smash Bros. title

While this does seem to be a relatively credible source (being the eShop itself), there is always room for error, so do not expect too much until the character is truly revealed. The greedy protagonist of the ..."

GG3 writes: "There just might be a bit too little buzz around Fantasy Life on Nintendo 3DS. It releases on September 26, 2014 in Europe and is made by the hands of developer Level-5"

In the final image update for the week, Sakurai has a nice treat for us as he shows us what the main menu will look like for the 3DS version of Super Smash Brothers. On it, you will see these animated icons that show off which modes you can play. The bottom 3DS screen will show off matching pictures for each mode you select, as well as get more information when you tap the screen.

Not a bad way to end a good week!

Sonic Boom will be arriving on the 3DS and Wii U this November. Both games will serve as prequels to the TV series of the same name which is scheduled to air sometime in the Fall.

Sakurai has shown off a new stage today during the daily images for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. This stage is based off of the Tomodachi Life game that was released on the 3DS earlier this year and is only found on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. The apartments front walls will disappear so you can see inside of it when a fighter overlaps with the room. The rooms are randomly placed and selected from many types. You might also see your own Mii in one of the rooms or a Mii's friend! Mi...

"I can’t believe I never knew about this game until earlier today. I must admit, I’m embarrassed and ashamed of such a lapse into Doritocratic tendencies. Nevertheless, a good reader on the site informed me about an upcoming game called Citizens of Earth, and it was made known that the game just received a brand new trailer today called “Meet the Veep”, and no you don’t get to meet Julia Louis-Dreyfus"

"The best part of Me & My Pets 3D is the Animal Lexicon found in the menus, which provides surprisingly interesting, real-life info on caring for the different species within the game. It has no bearing on the actual gameplay, but is a great resource for showing how any money spent on this hollow, lifeless shell of an experience could have gone toward a real pet that would provide infinitely more interactivity. Kids, if your parents got you this game, show them this part of it. It might just s..."

"Today, Nintendo UK has announced that it will be running a special half-price promotion at Hyper Japan for the popular life sim Tomodachi Life. The first 500 people to visit the Nintendo Store stand and present their 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS console will be able to purchase either a physical or digital version of the game for £17.49, and when all of the boxed copies are gone, digital versions will be available for the same price."

"Bring Me Smash is effectively described as an on demand service that will be operating for Comic-Con attendees. Once a notice goes out through Nintendo’s Twitter account, fans will be able to tweet their location for a chance to have a roaming group of employees show up with a demo of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The winner will enjoy a brief hands-on session as a prize."

Todays image update is about two stages that will be appearing in the 3DS version of the game. Sakurai has mentioned that both versions will have their own unique stages to the game, but we also will be seeing some of the same stages in both versions like the boxing ring or Wily Castle. Wily Castle still has the Yellow Devil on it in the 3DS version, though it will also be daylight on the 3DS version and night on the Wii U. It makes you wonder what other differences there will be.

It's not that often that we get a Star Fox image as the daily image. But today we do. In the daily image for today, we see the return of Great Fox from Star Fox: Assault. While Sakurai doesn't specifically say it will be a stage, the Great Fox has been a stage in the past Smash Brother games, so we can only expect the same this time around.

What do you think? Are you happy that it is back?

"Ubisoft announced today that Tetris Ultimate will be coming to Nintendo 3DS this fall, following its launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this summer.

In addition to the six game modes included in every version, Tetris Ultimate on 3DS will feature an exclusive single-player Challenge mode. This new mode will introduce several unique challenges, including orientation-locked and disappearing Tetriminos."

"Up to four-players can play either locally or online in a Smash Run, with each player confined to their own system. No one can trade blows with a fellow competitor until the final match at the end. During my Smash Run, I defeated dozens of enemies and grabbed randomly dropped power-ups that would increase individual stats for speed, jump, attack, special, arms, and defense. Some areas had floating trails of these category boosters permanently strung throughout the stage –- a great way to rewa..."

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"Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley wants to make harvesting more friendly to new players with easily upgradable, context-sensitive tools, developer Natsume Inc. announced today.

Context-based tools mean that specific items will automatically be selected for the player to use. Approaching a tree, for example, will trigger an axe to chop it down, rather than the player having to open the game's menus to find it. Upgrades are accomplished through a faster way as well; players can seek out in-game ..."

"“Starting today for the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting gaming events that will span across Miiverse! Anyone can join as long as you have the games we’ll be playing. How it works: CHECK OUT our post where we’ll announce each day’s activity. We’ll post it right here in Camp Miiverse. PLAY the game! Try to beat our challenge! POST your screenshot proving you beat our challenge in THAT GAME’S COMMUNITY. Over there! Not here! RESULTS will be posted the next day. Events will generally be held eve..."

This week Nintendo's eShop releases are rather short-listed, so here's a run down of the two eShop releases - Strike Force Foxx and Mr. Miller 2 - as well as current sales happening.

"Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later; someone was going to go full Jojo and rip the theme song from the less-than-popular Japanese anime and attach it to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for the Wii U. The epic level is so far off the scale that when Charlie Sheen said “Epic Winning” the Super Smash Bros. remix with Jojo’s theme song was too high up to hear it."