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"This is an entry-level handheld gaming system," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says.

The system will play all DS and 3DS games and will be $129.99. It is releasing in October to coincide with the release of Pokémon X & Y. Its two screens are the size of the original 3DS, so if you want bigger screens, the 3DS XL is still the way to go. It comes with all the same functionality of the 3DS, but without the top screen rendering in 3D.

Also, buh-bye clamshell.

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125 years ago the Nintendo Playing Card Company was founded in Japan. It wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that Nintendo started working on toys and eventually video games, becoming the Mario masters we know today. Here's hoping Nintendo sees another 125 years after this one!

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Splatoon isn't even out yet, and it's already becoming infamous. Players in the Global Testfire over the weekend found out just how brutal the multiplayer can be, specifically the game's paint roller weapon:




But what's the single player campaign like? Early looks suggest it's more robust than I expected. Players traverse through unique levels and face different challenges like using ink geysers and navigating moving platforms. The structure of the single player levels is being compared to Mario Galaxy, at least in terms of layout.




Boss battles match what you'd expect from a Nintendo game, and look like they put the game's core mechanic, ink, into play beautifully.



Have you played any of Splatoon yet? Are you excited for the game?

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