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Nintendo News Roundup: Cardboard-themed Switch, New 2DS XL designs, Waluigi Smash Bros sadness, New Amiibo

This is Arca, and since its a Tuesday, you know exactly what that means: Nintendo News Roundup time on my blog! This is the place to go to find out all the interesting happenings concerning everything having to do with Nintendo within the past week. Let's start with the biggest news, possibly the elephant in the room:

No Waluigi in Smash Bros??? WAHHHHH!

He's a meme, he's a legend, he wears a purple hat and makes "WAH" noises, so most meme aficionados and Nintendo fans alike should be familiar with Waluigi. He has spent most of the time out of the spotlight, however, when it comes to Nintendo's games, only ever appearing in Mario spinoff titles, kart-racing, and sports games. After many years of him being in the darkness, I too was one of the many fans who wanted him to finally receive a place in the spotlight by being included in the next Super Smash Bros fighting game. Nintendo's E3 conference finally rolled around, and while the new game Super Smash Bros Ultimate looks great and is nearly everything that fans have been asking for, there is still one glaring absence from its roster: Waluigi. Nintendo seems to love to ignore and mock this poor guy, even using him as an example to show that assist trophies can now be KO'd. 

Among the best things to come from the mass outrage of his absense from the game are an actual article in the Washington Post about it (you should read it, it's hilarious:, a Twitter post by Netflix about it (shown above), and an amazing song that the YouTuber "BitFinity" made and animated mourning the ignorance that Waluigi has received. It's a parody of "Hallelujah". Please go and watch it below, it is super funny and clever.

Brand New NEW 2DS XL Designs in Japan

Nintendo has announced that in Japan and Europe, fans will be able to get their hands on three new specially designed New 2DS XL systems: An amazing Animal Crossing themed one that I'm sad I can't get for myself (I live in the US), a red and black Mario Kart bundled one, and one that is carved and textured like the face of a Minecraft Creeper. You can take a closer look at each of them below.

A Cardboard-themed Switch console will be almost impossible to get your hands on

Nintendo is making a new, cool-looking cardboard-themed Nintendo Switch console. For the first time ever, the entire console, not just the Joy-Cons, will be colored and textured to look like cardboard. Here's the catch: It will be super hard to get, and won't even be sold in stores. How do you end up getting one? You have to submit a creation in the brand new Nintendo Labo creation contest, active until August 30th, 2018. You can see more details on that on Nintendo's official website, here:!/contest/

Brand new Smash Bros and Splatoon 2 Amiibo

To continue with their tradition of releasing new character Amiibo figures in correspondence with Super Smash Bros, Nintendo has confirmed that they will be making new amiibo for all the newcomers in the game: Daisy, Inklings, and Ridley. There will also be new amiibo for the plentiful returning characters as well, in time for the game's release, they said. However, the only amiibo we have gotten a glimpse at so far were Ridley and Inkling at E3. In other amiibo news, there will be new Splatoon 2 amiibo for the brand new Octo Expansion DLC pack, modeled after the octoling characters. 


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Onur’s Blog- First Step, Next Step, This Step: My little brother got inspired by me to start his own blog too! He writes mostly about Nintendo and posts just as often as he gets to take turns using my computer. Here it is:

Burak’s Blog: My AABO buddy Burak has written about very similar topics that I do, over on his own blog.  I highly recommend you check it out, so here it is: He even figured out how to intricately code and host his own website, and I have to say I’m quite impressed by it:

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