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It’s not too far-fetched to assume a related video game is on the way when LEGO announces new licenses. We’ve been graced with two LEGO Batman games representing the DC half of the LEGO Super Heroes line and now it looks like “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” is finally on the way, for just about every platform.

‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes’ Confirmed For Fall 2013!.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y were announced this morning during a Nintendo Direct hosted by none other than Mr. Satoru Iwata himself.

Pokemon X and Y are stated to hit the 3DS this October featuring a whole new batch of Pokemon to discover and capture to become the ultimate trainer!

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The three starters have been shown off and named!

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Here is the full trailer!

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Well, it’s not really a delay, but Iwata confirmed in a Nintendo Direct that Pikmin 3 will be released during Second Quarter (April-June). We were previously told it would be the Wii U “Launch Window” which goes until the end of March, but is now officially delayed.

That’s a huge bummer for Wii U owners because Pikmin 3 will be the first really big first party title. This is the first Nintendo console that has shipped without a huge first party game. New Super Mario U is cool and all, but it isn’t the true next gen Mario game we’re waiting for. Or at least, it’s not the one I’m waiting for.

When we get the official date, you can bet you’ll see it here.

Okay, it’s not a surprise. We all saw this coming. But, hey, nothing wrong with officials telling us so. To summarize, in an with IGN, Iwata said, and I quote, “We will announce the launch schedules for new 3D Zelda and Mario games in the future, but this is not the right opportunity for me to indicate when we will make such announcements.”

So really, nothing we didn’t know, but for all you fans out there, don’t fear, they are working on bringing the two biggest N games to the Wii U soon! I can honestly see a new Mario being unveiled at E3 2013, as well as a Wii U Zelda being shown in early 2014 (seeing as Skyward Sword came out a little over a year ago).

When we know more, you can be sure to see it here.

The Binding of Issac is a fan favorite by Edmund McMillen, co-creator of Super Meat Boy. Back in August we heard that McMillen was working on getting a console version of the game, even after all the annoying business stuff he and Tommy Refenes had to go through with Microsoft back when they released Super Meat Boy. This is cool, because McMillen originally said “Never again”, but it seems now that he is willing too so long as the publisher he goes through does all the business work.

As of now, they are going to be published by Nicalis (Cave Story), and the enhanced port will be called “The Binding of Issac: Rebirth.” BoI: Rebirth is going to include local multiplayer as well as revamped graphics. It also offers the expansion Wrath of the Lamb as well as a second, unnamed expansion.

We aren’t sure what platform Rebirth will be on at this time, but McMillen and Nicalis are looking at Sony, Nintendo, and even Microsoft again. McMillen is open to portables, so it might end up on the 3DS eShop or the PS Vita Marketplace. Check here for more news in February when it’s said to arrive.

A Best Buy listing indicated that a new game featuring Mario’s dinosaur friend, Yoshi, may be on the way to the Wii U. Yoshi’s Land was listed with the following description:

“Take Yoshi on an epic adventure to remember in Yoshi Land for Nintendo Wii U. Check out Yoshi as you’ve never seen him before: in glorious high definition. Enjoy dual-screen control thanks to the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad, while you’ll also be able to experience full integration with Nintendo’s MiiVerse service.”

Last week we were given the name “Yoshi’s Land” through a hack on the Miiverse, along with Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evils, and Soul Hackers.

More details when we receive them.

Today Nintendo came out of the dark with a little surprise for everybody. A new model of the Wii is coming out on December 7th 2012. It was a rumor after appearing on Bestbuy.ca, but only for a short time as Nintendo decided to spill the beans. It comes in red and black and is priced at $99. The weirdest thing about this, is that it’s Canadian exclusive as of right now. Sadly, the Wii Mini is not backwards compatible and does not support Wi-Fi. This model is designed specifically as a family-friendly device (more so than the Wii already is) and is an attempt at being cheap, but getting the job done. Will we be seeing this console Stateside soon? Possibly. I’ll update if it’s revealed.

That, and Maine is pretty much Canada, so it kind of pertains to us.

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