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Someone at The Pokemon Company thought it would be a good idea to make a Magikarp mobile game

A funny but perhaps now outdated gag, Magikarp vs Magikarp splash battles are now being made into a mobile game, naturally titled Splash! Magikarp. Well, OK I guess? Memes aside they're taking the most uneventful part of the games and ...   read

 
 
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Apparently the Fire Emblem Echoes amiibo unlock a new dungeon

Nintendo loves to be mysterious. Even just several weeks away from the launch of the Switch there's still so many unknowns, and one of their favorite things to do is announce peripherals but not give any specifics. That includes amiibo...   read

 
 
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Mario Sports Superstars' approach to amiibo cards seems iffy

Mario Sports Superstars now has an official Japanese site detailing each of the five sports along with amiibo card function information. Breakdowns on how each sport is played are provided and are also shown off in the six-minute game...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is changing the way experience works in Fire Emblem Heroes

With Super Mario Run Nintendo has adopted a "set it and forget it" strategy, where they aren't altering the game that much outside of some sparing events and tweaks. But Fire Emblem Heroes is following the exact opposite beat, and...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest spin-off outperforms Nioh in first week

The long-awaited Dark Souls-esque Nioh has arrived but its thunder has perhaps been stolen by Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional, which sold nearly 50,000 more copies than the newcomer. The Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off ...   read

 
 
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Is Nintendo hinting at a GameCube VC on Switch, or just more remakes?

Nintendo has been embracing modern console gaming sensibilities -- and that includes season passes, paying for online play, and remakes. The former two are a relatively new development, but Nintendo has been in the remake game for a while, ...   read

 
 
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Japan's 1-2 Switch commercials look more fun than the game

It's going to be interesting to see how 1-2 Switch fares at launch. We all know that Zelda is going to have an insane attach rate -- I wouldn't be surprised if nearly everyone picked it up. But are people going to drop $50 on a mi...   read

 
 
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Check out Mario Sports Superstars' super short opening movie

I'm a huge fan of Mario sports games. My first Nintendo 64 game was Mario Tennis, and I've been stuck to its various forms through the years (even the super disappointing Wii U version). Nintendo always puts out quality sports games, and no...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes will only have English voiceovers

Following in the footsteps of Fire Emblem Fates, the upcoming Echoes (a remake of the second game) will also only provide English voiceovers. It's a tad different from the Fates situation, mind. For that game not only was the pros...   read

 
 
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Newly announced Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC and 'Expansion Pass' includes a new dungeon

Et tu, Zelda? For the first time in series history, a mainline Zelda game is getting DLC: day-one bonuses along with two expansions coming in Summer and Holiday 2017. You can get all three together with the "Expansion Pass" which will cost...   read

 
 
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The North American Switch commercials are kind of bland

Last week, Nintendo released some advertisements for the Switch in its home country. Earlier today, some English language commercials for the Switch were released, and they'll no doubt be unavoidable if you have a kid with any sort of scree...   read

 
 
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Bottle Caps for Pokemon Sun and Moon are being distributed at game stores worldwide

[Header image by SittingOvationArt on Etsy] No, it's not a Fallout crossover. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Bottle Caps are used in Hyper Training to raise one of your creature's statistics to the maximum potential value. They're esp...   read

 
 
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Shigeru Miyamoto made a cat hammock in his spare time

Long-time game designer Shigeru Miyamoto is not someone I can picture ever slowing down. Even when he's not at the Nintendo offices or traveling for work, the 64-year-old has a desire to keep busy. Asked by Time about his hopes for the next...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 will be getting a limited demo on the Switch

The Nintendo Switch won't be launching with too many games, but fans looking forward to this summer's Splatoon 2 won't have to wait much longer to get some hands-on time with the game. Much like how Nintendo demoed the first title to stress...   read

 
 
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Your mileage may vary on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, depending on how much you value Battle Mode

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is somewhat of a weird precedent for Nintendo. The Wii U failed, for all intents and purposes, so they're taking Mario Kart 8, a game that's not even three years old and selling it again on the Switch as a faux "Game of ...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 will feature offline LAN play, spectator mode

You have to be a nerd of a certain age to remember the golden days of the LAN (Local Area Network) party, a geeky gathering where people brought their computers or consoles together in one physical location to take advantage of latency-free...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R is going to be a tough sell at $50, unless you have lots of parties

Super Bomberman R came out of nowhere during the Nintendo Switch reveal event, after the legendary mascot had been sidelined for over half a decade. Headlined by Konami and HexaDrive (who typically works on ports, like Rez HD or Snake Eater...   read

 
 
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You'll definitely want to use a Switch Pro Controller for Ultra Street Fighter II

Capcom has been pretty mum on a few details regarding Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, including the pricepoint, which is rumored to be whereabouts of $40 for the west. While that's still an unknown right now I did get a chan...   read

 
 
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Okay Nintendo, you got me: Your new Breath of the Wild screenshots are exciting

Fine. I'm finally starting to get excited about Zelda: Breath of the Wild thanks to Game Informer's latest screenshots and interview with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto. Not that I was planning on skipping it or anything, but nothing...   read

 
 
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Go grab your Lucina Mask in Miitomo starting today

Folks succeeded in tweeting out the Fire Emblem Heroes event 10,000 times, and thus, Nintendo has unlocked a reward for Miitomo -- Lucina's mask. The content is available today, until March 2 at 10:00 PM ET, and all you need to do is log in...   read

 
 
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I call dibs on Ninjara for Nintendo Switch's Arms

Arms never really stood out to me until I started seeing more of it in action. I doubt it'll be the next big thing everyone is playing, but I'm sure I'll get some enjoyment out of it, as it basically looks like Punch Out!! with a more multi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime

I'm glad that Azure Striker Gunvolt has some sort of audience. An audience big enough, at least, to warrant to full entries, a spinoff, and an anime. It came out of nowhere with none of the hype of Mighty No. 9 and fully surpassed it critic...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes poll results coming tomorrow, 200 Platinum reward rolling out now

Super Mario Run kind of came and went after a lot of hype, partially on Apple's end. But with Fire Emblem Heroes, they're keeping the good times rolling -- and I suspect they're going to reap the benefits financially from that effort. ...   read

 
 
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The forgotten legacy of Zelda II

Zelda II turned 30 years old in Japan a few weeks ago. It was a quiet anniversary, one fitting the black sheep of a prestigious family. Just last year, writers were tripping over themselves to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of th...   read

 
 
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Someone translated the Full Metal Alchemist GBA game

Man, Full Metal Alchemist. It's required reading for incoming anime enthusiasts, and for good reason -- it ticks all the right boxes -- especially the newer series, Brotherhood, which is a direct manga adaptation. If you're pining for the o...   read

 
 



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