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Zelda 30th Anniversary Amiibo Spotted On Amazon.ca – Release Date Soon?

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Earlier this month Nintendo announced an entire line of Zelda 30th anniversary amiibo figures that will launch later this winter. Now the quartet of new figures have been spotted in their first Canadian retail listing – product pages went live on Amazon.ca for Ocarina of Time Link, Toon Zelda + Toon Link combo pack and the 8-bit Link amiibo.

No release date were listed on any of the individual pages sadly, but you can add them to your Amazon.ca wish list for easy tracking. Here are the links for each figure / pack:


These 30th Anniversary Edition amiibo have also been confirmed to work with The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild when that game launches next March for Nintendo NX and Wii U.

Update: As noted on Nintendo’s official Amiibo site the release date for these figures is December 2nd 2016 in Canada. Thanks to a reader for pointing this out to us!


Nintendo drops the price of 2DS systems in Canada

Posted on July 16, 2016 by Jason Nason

A few months after a price drop in the United States, Nintendo of Canada has followed suit with a price reduction for the Nintendo 2DS.

As of yesterday, July 15th, Nintendo lowered the price of its kid-friendly portable Nintendo 2DS system to a suggested retail price of $109.99. The previous price point for the portable system was $129.99.

The Nintendo 2DS launched in October 2013 and is part of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

“Nintendo 2DS is the best value available for a portable dedicated gaming system and is great for gaming on the go,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “The system has a library full of high-quality games for purchase, some in our Nintendo Selects category for less than $30 each, featuring Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Zelda.”

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Kôna: Day One or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Canadia

Posted on March 7, 2016 by Kyle Scarboro


Let me just say that out of the gate, Kôna Day One captures the idea and view I have of Canada: Ice Age.

Heh, all joking aside, I really liked this game. I got to see a little of it at PAX Prime last year and I was intrigued with what they were going to do with it. This game is a multi-episodic game and Day One just refers to Episode One, so if you thought this was an one shot, then you would be mistaken.

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3DS Update adds French to Yo-Kai Watch

Posted on February 28, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has added an update to add French language to Yo-Kai Watch. Once you’ve downloaded the latest Nintendo 3DS system update you can download a software update to play the game in French.

The change isn’t immediately noticeable and requires that you change your system language to French. In this update to Yo-Kai Watch, which updates the game to Version 1.2, the text AND all of the voiceovers in the game will change to French.

Warning though as this is a large update and takes 4,032 blocks on your SD card. The full English version of Yo-Kai Watch is 6,638 blocks.

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Nintendo Canada Hosting Fire Emblem Fates Launch Event

Posted on February 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

Live in the Toronto area? Nintendo is hosting an event next Friday to celebrate the launch of Fire Emblem Fates on the Nintendo 3DS!

Grab your friends and come out to play these two highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS games on February 12th. Both will be launching for the Nintendo 3DS the following Friday, February 19th. There will also be exclusive T-shirts given to the first 100 people to choose each path!

Event Details: restricted to ages 13+
Date: February 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Snell Hall, 65 Church St., Toronto, ON M5C 2E9

Space is limited, so if you’re interested in attending you can RSVP HERE.

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Nintendo Doesn’t Show Canadian Prices on their Website

Posted on January 31, 2016 by Jason Nason

I always thought it was odd that Nintendo.com seemed to randomly show prices for their games, while the website seemed to hide them at other times. I could never really make sense of why it seemed to change from one day to the next. Initially I thought it had something to do with sales starting and ending on Thursdays, but I noticed that today on a Sunday the prices were mysteriously absent again. And then I figured it out.

It’s because I’m from Canada.

No this isn’t a slight or some other cry, but it seems to be from the way that I access the site.

You see Nintendo of Canada falls under Nintendo of America (NOA). We’re in the same region. At one time there were two distinct and separate sites between the two arms, the Canadian of which was somewhat underwhelming. Some time ago the websites were merged into one singular website, but there are some modest differences.

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Kickstarter Launches Canadian Events

Posted on August 5, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are you Canadian and have a project that needs funding? What is arguably the most recognizable crowd funding platform, KickStarter, will be launching north of the border on September 9th.  To celebrate the company will be holding four events on the eastern side of the country.

Things kick off with two events in Toronto, Kickstarter Film School on August 8th & 9th. Festivities in Montreal are a little less specialized with a one day information session running on the 12th and a meet & greet on the 13th.

For more information check out Kickstarter’s official Kickstarter In Canada page.


Nintendo Canada Going on Tour

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo is taking the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS coast-to-coast across Canada on a cross country tour this summer. The company will have a large number of new games on display and playable to those in attendance, including New Super Mario Bros. U, LEGO City: Undercover, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and the new Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Plus, fans will get the chance to try all of the new titles being released this summer, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Game & Wario, and Pikmin 3.Read More


Canada Is Thinking Smaller With The Wii Mini On December 7

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Seung Lee

Nintendo has officially confirmed that Canada will be receiving the Wii Mini: a $99.99 version of the Wii, but with no GameCube compatibility, no Internet connectivity, and less size. The whole package will come with a red Nunchuk, a red Wiimote Plus controller, power adapter, sensor bar, and standard composite cable. Canadians can expect the Wii Mini to arrive on December 7, just in time for some early holiday shopping.

You can definitely tell that the Wii Mini is all about cashing in on the holiday shopping craze (note the red motif and cheap pricing). The strange thing is, however, that the Wii Mini (so far) will only be available in Canada this year. Will the rest of the world ever see the Wii Mini? Time will only tell, but I would rather save up, and put the cash towards a Wii U that can actually play both Wii and Wii U games, alongside a boatload of other features.

Check out Nintendo’s official announcement of the Wii Mini here.


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