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August 29, 2014
When testing out the new Mario Kart 8 DLC, a blue shell threatened to destroy White Shy Guy's attempt at Gold.  Luckily, he managed to win by a... mask?

Youtube: Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Twisted Mansion - Blue Shell at Finish Line (White Shy Guy & Mercedes Roadster)
June 10, 2014
Mario news from E3 2014 11:14:21 PM CT [Deezer]
Earlier today, Nintendo announced Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Maker, Mario Party 10, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, all for Wii U. Captain Toad's game is due out later this year, and the others will launch sometime in 2015.

New footage was shown from Yoshi's Woolly World, which used to be known by its working title "Yarn Yoshi."

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event also unveiled a line of NFC figurines called "amiibo." According to Nintendo's E3 site, amiibo connectivity is currently planned for Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, and Yoshi's Woolly World. The first wave of figures will be released near the end of the year for the holiday shopping season.

Finally, release dates were announced for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: October 3, 2014 for North America, and September 13, 2014 for Japan.

Link: Nintendo @ E3
May 29, 2014
See the video on the official Mercedes Benz of Japan YouTube channel
An advertisement for Super Smash Bros. at E3 2014 on Nintendo's official YouTube channel today included footage of the upcoming Smash Bros. themed GameCube controller and Wii U adapter.  See the video here.

Nintendo of America also posted an image on their official Twitter: 



May 25, 2014
8 Days of Mario Kart 8 on WTMK 07:03:22 AM CT [David]
To celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8, we're broadcasting a special selection of Mario Kart tunes!  Tune in now for 8 days of Mario Kart music!

Link: WTMK: All Mario, All the Time
March 17, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day! 06:51:01 PM CT [David]
Go play some Luigi's Mansion -- or Yoshi's New Island, in a pinch.
March 12, 2014
My battle with Donkey Kong Country: Tropic Freeze continues.  While Scrooge McCranky is a fantastic addition, I must say that I miss his banter.

Anyone else feeling shorted on Cranky's... crankiness?
January 30, 2014
The Year of Luigi's million sellers 04:01:03 PM CT [Deezer]
Luigi's 30th anniversary year has ended, and the sales data is in. Three games released last year featuring Mr. Green 'Stache sold more than one million copies worldwide: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, New Super Luigi U, and Super Mario 3D World. Additionally, Mario Kart Wii, which launched in 2008, sold over a million units in 2013, bringing its lifetime total to over 35 million.

Yesterday, Nintendo released an updated list of some of its million-seller titles for Wii U, 3DS, and Wii. Here are the games featuring Mario, Luigi, or DK that were listed, along with the global units sold in millions through December 2013.

* Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) - 1.43
* Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) - 3.79
* Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) - 2.00
* Mario Kart 7 (3DS) - 9.35
* Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 35.26
* New Super Luigi U (Wii U) - 1.51
* New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) - 7.63
* New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) - 3.89
* Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) - 1.94

This year, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Yoshi's New Island, and Mario Kart 8 are the next games set to be released. Which one do you think will sell over a million first? Let us know what you think in our forums!

Link: Supplementary Information about Earnings Release (.PDF) (NCL)
December 1, 2013
Were you interested in Paper Mario: Sticker Star but finding the price a bit hard to swallow?  Wal-Mart is selling it for just $9.96 on Wal-Mart.com.

Link: Wal-Mart.com - Paper Mario: Sticker Star
For the next few hours, Amazon is selling Game & Wario for just $27.99.  At 5PM Pacific time, the game goes back to its regular price.  If you're interested, you might want to head on over and take a look.

Link: Amazon - Game & Wario
November 21, 2013
Hey everyone -- to celebrate the launch of Super Mario 3D World and the 25th anniversary year of Super Mario Bros. 2, WTMK is broadcasting as special selection of SM3DW and SMB2 inspired musical selections.  Tune in all weekend long!

Link: WTMK: All Mario Radio, All the Time
Hey there, Mario fans -- does anyone out there know of any deals/sales/promos for Super Mario 3D World?  If so, share them with us!  The pickings seem kind of slim this time.  Are any retailers offering a discounted price, or special items for preorders or first day purchases?
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