Of all the weird and wonderful characters in Nintendo's pantheon of talking animals/plumbers/fungi, I think I like Animal Crossing's Resetti the best. Even if he is a big ol' meanie.
Some adventures cannot begin without naming your character. It's when Final Fantasy Clouds can be Squalls. Or Freds. Some games provide the option to change your character's name at the start screen. Others integrate protagonists' intros and renaming prompts in clever ways. These five games do the latter.
This image is currently viewable on Nintendo of Europe's site (via Eurogamer). It appears to show new Animal Crossing Amiibo, as well as an old-school Mario for Mario Maker, alongside some Amiibo we know already. We're guessing they will make an official appearance at next week's Nintendo Direct.
Strange, yet lovely Animal Crossing art from a Japanese Pixiv user, who transformed a screenshot of 3DS game into something really special.
We've been slaying lots of orcs lately around the Kotaku office/converted anti-orc nemesis death fortress lately -- lots and lots, all thanks to Middle Earth. Shadow of Mordor. But not all orcs want to kill or even fight. Some just want to drink. Orcish Inn's Animal Crossing-esque antics are for them.
Didn't like that stupid Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8? Please understand. Nintendo had something cooler coming later.