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Nintendo Diorama Kits Go On Sale In Japan

Those Amiibo from Nintendo have become extremely popular, seemingly overnight and Nintendo Japan have released some exciting news for collectors. One constant annoyance that seems to come up is, “what’s the best way way to display your Amiibo?” EB Games sell a cool stand in stores but that has limitations even though it looks pretty cool.

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Nintendo have come to the party and released some pics of soon to be released diorama kits to better display your amiibo and make them extra cool at the same time.

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At launch, two different kits will be up for grabs. The first one is based on the ever popular Super Smash Bros. and looks great giving you the option of displaying different amiibo in different fighting scenarios. The second one is a Kirby based kit that comes with various props for display purposes.

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They’re not too pricey retailing for ¬•864 when they hit the stores on April 24th. It might only seem like a couple to get started but it just sounds like Nintendo is testing the waters to see how these sell. No doubt they’ll be watching sales before releasing some inevitable kits like a Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros or maybe even a Mario Kart one? Hopefully they’ll make the jump to Australia too.

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AKB48 Helps To Promote Super Smash Bros In Japan

A new powerhouse from Japan has jumped into the fray to help promote the 3DS launch of Super Smash Bros. Japanese girl group AKB48 features in the new commercial screening on Japanese TV in a cute Mii style. The ad also serves to show exactly how the Miis can be used in the game and what kind of action you can expect from the game when it releases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ruJ3OGcKQ

Pikachu’s Thunder Attack From Super Smash Bros Wi U

Here’s a cool little image showing off the devastating thunder attack launched by Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U. The picture was posted online by the game’s director,¬†Masahiro Sakurai.

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Here’s what Masahiro had to say about this new pic on Miiverse:

Pikachu’s Thunder now starts off with a thundercloud that deals a Meteor Smash! From left to right, you can see this combo starting with Pikachu throwing the opponent upward, Meteor Smashing with the lightning strike, and then directly attacking. Foes can dodge, of course, so the attack won’t hit consistently, but when it does, it sure feels good!

Monster Hunter to appear in Super Smash Bros?

The internet is ablaze with rumours and speculation over the possibility of a hunter from Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise making an appearance in Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS.

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Nothing has been confirmed as yet but it all stems from the confirmed news that Nintendo and Capcom are working on a joint project. The details of which will be revealed during an upcoming Nintendo Direct broadcast scheduled for September 14 which is coincidentally the release date for Monster Hunter 4 in Japan. Or maybe it’s not coincidence at all?

It’s all just a huge rumour at the moment but who would pick up SSB if this were to be true, who normally wouldn’t play the game?

*puts hand up*

Figma For Kid Icarus Uprising’s Pit

Great news for figure collectors with the announcement that Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising on the 3DS is to be immortalised with a figma.

These exciting news come courtesy of Masahiro Sakurai, designer of both Kid Icarus: Uprising and Super Smash Bros. A Good Smile Company employee took the time to tweet the picture seen below of a prototype Pit, show off recently at the 2012 Wonder Festival currently going on now in Japan.

Sakurai has also mentioned that there will be a Dark Pit figma going into production but there isn’t a picture of that one as yet.