Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit Revealed, Out September 14

Nintendo’s Labo project continues with the Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit. Take to the ground, skies, and seas with your cardboard steering wheel, pedal, flight stick, and…underwater ship control thingy.

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The NES Classic Will Return to Stores on June 29th

What should have been a joyous occasion turned out to be a disaster for Nintendo in late 2016. The highly-sought after NES Classic Edition instantly disappeared off store shelves and was discontinued long before the market hit a saturation point. If you’re still searching for one and don’t want to pay the exorbitant after market prices for one, relief is arriving shortly.

Nintendo has announced that the NES Classic Edition will be returning to stores on June 29th. No word on exactly how many units will be available, but Nintendo has stated this this and the Super Nintendo Classic will be available in stores for the remainder of the year.

If you weren’t lucky enough to snag one before, I hope you get one this time!

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is Out Today

 

While everyone dropped their bones on a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops last week, I was saving up my pennies for today. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is out now, and I am hyped to jump back into Italy, get back in touch with Leonardo Da Vinci and stab more dudes in the face with my spring-action wrist blades.

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Super Mario Collection Announced For Japan

To celebrate Super Mario’s 25th anniversary in Japan, Nintendo is releasing Super Mario Collection, which includes a port of Super Mario All-Stars, a book about the history of Mario and a CD with classic and new Mario music. It’s set to come out on October 21 in Japan for the equivalent of $30 US.

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Excited for Rock Band 3?

When it comes to my level of excitement for the release of a game, not many games in my life matched the hype I felt the original Rock Band. I was in the apex of my Guitar Hero love around the time when rumblings of a full-band music game from the developers of Guitar Hero II appeared on the Internet. When the rumblings finally turned up this initial video for the Rock Band proof of concept, I was sold. So sold, that I was the first person to pre-order the full Rock Band kit at my local EB Games and was even the first to pick up my kit because I showed up at the same time as the guy who was delivering the Rock Band kits to the store.

Three years, four Rock Band branded games, hundreds of hours played and hundreds of downloadable songs bought later, I’m kind of burned out on the plastic instrument formula. I forced my way through Lego Rock Band for the achievements and can’t find the motivation to even begin the career mode in Green Day: Rock Band. Rock Band 3 looks to revive the genre with new features, new songs, and for those who want it, a pro mode that takes the genre into realistic new heights. Are these changes enough to bring me back in?
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