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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 7, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Pokemon Rumble U is the first Wii U game to make use of the GamePad's innate NFC technology, and a new trailer shows it in action. Read more

NetherRealm released a new teaser today for Zatanna, the next addition to the Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC roster. She's coming August 13 for $4.99. Read more

Animal Crossing is on Wii U! Well, sort of. Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing Plaza for Wii U, which is available to download off the eShop right now. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 7, 2013 7:30AM PDT

Here's the least shocking character reveal for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS so far. Luigi. Read more

Ubisoft is channeling the power of first-party collaboration. Yes, you'll be able to play the game with Mario & Luigi costumes. Do you feel less betrayed, bitter Nintendo fan? Read more

Why is there no new Assassin's Creed game for Vita this year? It's all Assassin's Creed 4's fault, apparently. Ubisoft Sofia, the team that made Liberation, was tasked to help with AC4 instead of making a brand new game for the handheld. Read more

What will you be able to do in the modern day in AC4? There will be "various hacking games that reveal tons of secret Abstergo content." Read more

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will not feature offline co-op play on Wii U, Ubisoft has confirmed. Read more

Assassin's Creed 4 game director Ashraf Ismail says that Ubisoft has an idea of how the series will end, but since it's annualized they've "given room to fit more in this arc." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 4, 2013 12:00PM PDT

A new week means a new round of new releases. Next weeks' lineup of new games includes Dragon's Crown, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Tales of Xillia, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for XBLA, and PC editions of Guacamelee and the revamped Spelunky. All shiny and new. Read more

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