Yoshi's Wooly World has been available for pre-order on Amazon and earlier this month we've already seen bundles packed with the new Yoshi wool amiibo go up for pre-order at Nintendo UK . The bundle that includes all three colored wool Yoshi amiibo in the Nintendo UK online shop is already sold out within days of going up, but if you're located in the UK, you still have the option to pre-order the game with a single colored amiibo.

There has been lots of hype surrounding the new knitted amiibo, and with the current scarcity of the Smash line and Mario Party amiibo in the United States, US fans and collectors are weary that the opportunity to get their hands on the newest and cutest addition to the amiibo family will be short-lived.

As for the gameplay purpose these new knitted amiibo, they specifically are for adding an extra Yoshi into the game to use as a weapon to spit at enemies. We can't really see how much value the amiibo would be until the game releases, but just having one of these brightly-colored cute Nintendo collectibles should be reason enough to grab one before they're gone.

Pre-orders for the US (as well as the rest of the world besides the UK) have not gone up yet, but we're excited to see them go up soon.

Nintendo Direct - January 2015 begins Nintendo's journey to release new upcoming games for their current generation systems, Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
00:35 - Fire Emblem
03:40 - Puzzle & Dragons Z
04:30 - Puzzle & Dragons Z Super Mario Bros. Edition
06:30 - Pokémon Shuffle
08:34 - Wii Games on Wii U
10:40 - Kirby & the Rainbow Curse
12:06 - Spring amiibo
12:35 - Super Mario Bros. amiibo
13:00 - Mario Party 10
14:52 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker amiibo Functionality
15:25 - Splatoon
17:58 - Hyrule Warriors DLC: Tingle and Young Link
19:00 - Xenoblade Chronicles X
21:38 - Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
23:00 - Project Treasure
24:28 - Elliot Quest
24:34 - Blek
24:00 - Citizens of Earth
25:46 - Gunman Clive 2
26:05 - Moon Chronicles
26:38 - SEGA 3D Classics
27:09 - Etrian Mystery Dungeon
27:33 - Story of Seasons
28:24 - Fossil Fighters Frontier
29:30 - New Nintendo 3DS
37:12 - Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
40:25 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
41:20 - IronFall
42:25 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
45:11 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Leading up to the release of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo of America is slashing prices each week on games featuring characters coming up in Nintendo's anticipated fighting game.  For their Super Smashing Sale, Nintendo has detailed which games for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS that will be receiving price drops.

September 4th - September 11th:

Mario/Yoshi/Little Mac/Rosalina Games on Sale:

Wii U:

Punch Out! Featuring Mr. Dream: $4.99 $3.49
Super Mario Bros 2: $4.99 $3.49
Super Mario Bros 3: $4.99 $3.49
New Super Mario Bros U: $59.99 $39.99
Super Mario 3D World: $59.99 $39.99

Nintendo 3DS:

Super Mario Bros 2: $4.99 $3.49
Super Mario Bros 3: $4.99 $3.49
Super Mario 3D Land: $29.99 $19.99
Yoshi's New Island: $39.99 $29.99

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Head over to the Nintendo Homepage for more information on the Super Smashing Sale.

Nintendo and Platinum games release their latest Bayonetta 2 trailer, coming to North America on October 26th.

"[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is]  a musical journey through the powerful legacy of music that over 25 years of FINAL FANTASY games have established..."

First off, if you're not aware of the newest Final Fantasy game coming on 3DS in September, you'd better watch the video below for a preview of what every Final Fantasy fan is talking about!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call - Release Details

Yep, it's a 'DDR'-like RPG, celebrating all the memorable tunes from the franchise. It's release date is set as September 16th, 2014 for the 3DS, and it's available for preorder NOW on Amazon.

Excited yet? Well there's more to this release than you'd think!

Square's Hosting a Music Contest

Along with the launch of the game, Square is hosting a fantastic contest titled 'Legacy of Music', where they ask YOU to perform the Final Fantasy Main Theme in your own video!

Contest Rules according to their official contest announcement video:

  1. You must display a sign showing your favorite Final Fantasy.

  2. You must perform the song at 120BPM in the key of "F"

  3. Video cannot exceed 1 minutes 30 seconds.

  4. Have fun!

More Contest  Details:

  • Create your own version of the Final Fantasy 'Main Theme'. You can use any type of instrument to create your rendition of the theme. You can even sing it if you'd like!

  • You must perform your version on camera.

  • All musical skill levels are accepted.

  • Group Submissions are accepted, though only the primary submitter will be eligible for winning prizes. Furthermore, if more than one person in your group submits the video, it's automatically disqualified.

Contest winners will be announced in the weeks following the release of the game. Entries will be judged by the talent and creativity you can bring to the theme.

Ok, I'm in... What can I win?

One grand-prize winner will be chosen by the series' legendary music composer himself, Nobuo Uematsu, and will receive the following:

  • A round trip for two to an upcoming DISTANT WORLDS: FINAL FANTASY concert! DISTANT WORLDS: FINAL FANTASY is the world-touring symphony orchestra performing an ever-expanding repertoire of live FINAL FANTASY music!

  • A Japanese Limited Edition THEATRHTYHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Nintendo 3DS LL!

  • The official soundtracks of all 14 numeric FINAL FANTASY titles, totaling over 30 discs of music!

  • A THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Collector's Edition, signed by Nobuo Uematsu!


One Runner Up will receive:

  • The official soundtracks of all 14 numeric FINAL FANTASY titles, totaling over 30 discs of music!

  • A THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Collector's Edition, signed by Nobuo Uematsu!


Ten Third Place Winners will receive:

  • A THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Collector's Edition, signed by Nobuo Uematsu!

For a sample video of what they expect of you, check out the arrangement by Dale North featured at the end of the contest video.

Submissions open on AUGUST 5th!

A list of the official rules and legal regulations is available on the website.

So get crackin, you crazy Final Fantasy musicians!
New Infinite 1-Up Glitch Found in NES Super Mario Bros.

YouTube User Games Haya has posted a video displaying an infinite 1-Up glitch in the original Super Mario Bros on NES on June 17th, 2014. In the video, it appears that the game is being played in its second playthrough, as all of the Goombas are Buzzy Beetles.

The game is being played in 2-Player mode, and Mario dies in World 2-1 so Luigi can travel all the way to world 5-2 and die by a Hammer Bros' hammer on his way up the secret beanstalk.

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This initiates a glitch in Mario's game back in World 2-1 -- the beanstalk grows from the ground at the beginning of the stage, and Mario has the opportunity to use this to his advantage as an infinite 1-Up glitch by climbing on the beanstalk, climbing down on the two Buzzy Beetles, and racking up infinite 1-Ups.

It has to be seen to be believed... this may be the infinite 1-Up glitch of all infinite 1-Up glitches.