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Today Disney Interactive has announced that Disney Infinity 2.0 will arrive November 4 and will have several starter editions. The new Toy Box combo pack will be available as well as the Avengers starter pack. Both of these packs contain the Disney Infinity 2.0 game and base for interacting with the figures.

Figures in the new Toy Box pack include Merida from Brave and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch.

Fans who prefer the Avengers starter pack will be able to pick up that pack, which includes Thor, Iron Man, and Black Widow. The Avengers pack will be arriving September 23 for North America, while the Toy Box starter pack will arrive on November 4.







Amazon has relisted their $99 Super Smash Bros. bundle after delisting it shortly after the E3 announcement thanks to a massive influx of pre-orders. While Amazon isn’t the only retailer offering this bundle, Amazon is one of the only merchants that requires no money down for pre-orders and offers day of delivery for Prime members.

The $99 Super Smash Bros. bundle includes the Super Smash Bros. game, the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U that allows up to four controllers to be used on the Wii U, and the official Super Smash Bros. GameCube controller designed to be used with the Wii U. If you already have a handful of GameCube controllers that you’re wanting to use with Smash when it releases this fall, this bundle is an excellent way to get that adapter and an extra controller cheaply.

Amazon still has the bundle listed as releasing on December 31st, but that’s because no official release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. has been announced just yet. Once the date has been announced, Amazon will update the page accordingly. If you’d rather not pre-order through Amazon, both Best Buy and GameStop are offering the same promotion, which you can pre-order in stores or online.



This is classified as a rumor because it’s information taken directly from a Twitter account. However, it should be noted that the person who released this information was also spot on with the Devil’s Third Wii U reveal, so that does lend some credibility to their history. First spotted by NeoGAF, the tweets are originally released in French, but the translation is very, very interesting.









So what does it say for those who don’t speak French?

You’re gonna love it, but it’s a Remaster. It’s perfect to fill gaps inthe line-up. Really, Big N [Nintendo] will have one game per month in 2015.

We’ve long since speculated that Nintendo is planning to give Majora’s Mask the same remastered attention that Wind Waker HD received, which is why they’re dragging their feet on adding GameCube games to the virtual console.





Nintendo loves its system updates for the Wii U, with regular notifications telling us that our shiny systems are ready to go to the next level. The next level of stability.

That's right, firmware fans! Nintendo has released another system update promising more stability and mysterious improvements to our user experience. All the hot information from Nintendo's official changelog is below.

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

As we've alluded to in the past, we loosely translate this as "fixing a few minor bugs and locking off potential hacking exploits", but that's nothing to complain about.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is a huge release for Nintendo's portable in October, and it also looks like it'll be a sizeable title in another key respect. If images of Japanese packaging are to be believed this will demand a fair bit of space on many SD cards.

According to the images posted on NeoGaf, the title will weigh in at around 2.1 GB (17,300 blocks) in Japan, which is over half of the standard 4GB SD card that comes with a 3DS XL (LL in Japan). It's not the only 3DS game to have this sort of file size, with Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D also coming in at over 2GB, marginally larger than this release. You can see the key area of the image below.



We've no reason to doubt that this is some leaked imagery of promotional or download code packaging in Japan, especially as it contains no reveals or inconsistencies with official information. Based on the format it strikes us as pre-order material to inform potential customers, and file size is certainly relevant when it's a hefty download; that size seems realistic, too, considering the amount of media — such as music tracks — that's likely to be included among the various in-game collectibles and libraries.

We'll see whether this size varies for the West in good time, but let us know whether a potential 2GB file size influences your potential download purchase.




Confirmed during Pokémon World Championship

It has been confirmed that The Pokémon Trading Card Game is making the leap to the iPad this year.

The news broke at the ongoing Pokémon World Championship when Josh Wittenkeller tweeted an image of the game in action on Apple's tablet device.

Kotaku has since received confirmation from The Pokémon Company that the game will launch later in 2014.

It marks the first time that The Pokémon Company has released a full game on iOS, and could give the popular card game Hearthstone some serious competition.



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