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Nintendo Download: Graceful Explosion Machine

Oh hey, it's a new Switch game -- today we're getting Graceful Explosion Machine, which is a timed exclusive. Also on Switch is LEGO City Undercover, Vroom in the Night Sky, and ACA Neogeo Alpha Mission II. while the 3DS gets Pinball B...   read

 
 
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None of Japan's new games challenge Monster Hunter

This past week saw the release of Blue Reflection, Musou Stars, Mario Sports Superstars, and a couple of visual novels. Next to Monster Hunter XX, Musou Stars sold the most with over 58,000 copies. Persona-like Blue Reflection&nbs...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Sports Superstars

CJ takes a long drag on his cigarette, slowly letting the smoke fill his already weakened lungs. He glances down at his whiskey sour, nearly empty. Exhaling with a small cough, he stirs the one remaining ice cube with his middle finger befo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pikmin 2 on Wii U

The Switch is sort of getting games at a regular cadence, and this week it's Snake Pass as well as ACA Neogeo Metal Slug. On 3DS you'll find Four Bombs, SubaraCity, Kung Fu Fight, Brave Dungeon, and Miko Mole.  Wii U is getting Cube Li...   read

 
 
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The ship has been set back on course when it comes to Pokemon Sun and Moon Global Missions

Let's take a brief trip down memory lane for Pokemon Sun and Moon's Global Missions. In summation, they're little meta-missions that involve some sort of online collective goal, which reward players with in-game currency. The first, which m...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch surges in Japan

No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch...   read

 
 
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Get an idea of what Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is all about

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is almost ready to drop in Japan (on April 20, before its worldwide May 19 date), so Nintendo saw fit to provide a seven minute trailer to go over all of its new features, and some old ones. Of n...   read

 
 
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Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is real and coming this year

A little over 10 years ago, Atlus released one of the defining RPGs for the Nintendo DS with Etrian Odyssey. Overwhelmed by role-playing games on the system, I skipped the series until The Drowned City and realized I had been miss...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is jumping to the 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS has seen its fair share of remakes over from Atlus. It's released updated versions of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor, Devil Survivor 2, and the first two Etrian Odyssey games. Soon, Shin M...   read

 
 
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Just in case you thought Monster Hunter takes itself too seriously, Sailor Moon DLC arrives today

To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter XX, an enhanced version of the 3DS' Generations that just hit Japan last week, Capcom is putting out a Sailor Moon collaboration. Starting today by way of DLC you can morph your Palicos into Luna, a...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

It's a really weird Nintendo Download this week, as there's a ton of different platforms to juggle. For one there's Android, as Super Mario Run finally lost its iOS exclusivity. In other portable news, Japanese Rail Sim 3D and Super De...   read

 
 
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Remember the amazing Kid Icarus: Uprising with some My Nintendo rewards

Kid Icarus: Uprising deserved a sequel on the New 3DS. It was one of the best games I've played in the past 10 years or so, despite the occasional cramping due to the controls -- but I even managed to get used to it with huge hands on an or...   read

 
 
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New Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology images question its 'remake' title

New information and screenshots of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology are here thanks to Famitsu. On top of the new "Sub-History," Atlus will add voice acting, a new character named Nemesia, and "system additions." Gameplay screensho...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 
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Radiant Historia returns with Perfect Chronology on 3DS

Atlus isn't done with Radiant Historia! First released for Nintendo DS in 2010, the time-travel RPG is getting a 3DS remake with touched-up graphics and a new "Sub-History" to play through (from the start, if you'd like). While the teaser s...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes will support all Fire Emblem amiibo, is getting a limited edition

Nintendo is not known to handle special editions well. Minutes after many go on sale they're sold out for good, and if you want one, get ready to pay double or triple price. The only way to get Fire Emblem Fates on a triple-pack physical ca...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

It's another exciting week for the Switch, as a ton of indies are coming to it. They might be ports, and some of them might be hella old, but hey, several of them are real good ones. That list includes The Binding of Issac Afterbirth+,...   read

 
 
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Japan likes shooters too; Ghost Recon Wildlands tops sales charts

Well OK, it only had to beat out the 900 billionth Kingdom Hearts re-release, but selling nearly 90,000 copies to top the Japanese sales charts in its opening week is impressive enough. I wonder if would've sold as as well if Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is getting an exclusive Ash Pikachu distribution

Japan is having a particularly insidious distribution event for Pokemon coming up, and it involves pre-ordering tickets for an upcoming film to get a special creature. That creature is an adorable Ash Pikachu, but there's a massive catch in...   read

 
 
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Nintendo slashes price on over a dozen 3DS and Wii U games

3DS or Wii U owner? You know how it is. These games hardly ever go on sale. So its nice when Nintendo decides to offer up some of the top picks in recent years at a reduced price. While on first appearance it looks like a sale related to "M...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Blaster Master Zero

The time has come to shift these updates in a different direction. On any given week you might see a lack of Wii U or 3DS releases now that the Switch has come into play. Nintendo even expects it to outsell the Wii U in just one year! Sad d...   read

 
 
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Review: Blaster Master Zero

Blaster Master is one of my favorite games to watch during AGDQ's speedrunning festivities. I love the Metroid feel of it, and seeing some of the near-misses and pixel-perfect jumps make for exciting runs -- they always make me want to go b...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch and Zelda storm Japan

At last, we have hard data on opening week sales for the Nintendo Switch and it's launch titles in Japan. The Switch console moved over 329,000 units. That is an improvement over the Wii U, which sold just 311,000 in its first week. Althoug...   read

 
 
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What I really think the Dead or Alive series says about violence against women

I made a guest appearance on the Polygamer podcast to announce that I'm on not one, not two, but four panels at PAX East this year. The podcast, and list of panels I'll be appearing on, can be found here.  I didn't spend much time...   read

 
 
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Snag Mewtwo's Mega Stones in Pokemon Sun and Moon with this code

Mega Mewtwo in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Sure, why not! If you've brought Mewtwo into the game using the Pokémon Bank, there's a now-active code for Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y, the Mega Stones needed for it to evolve into Mega ...   read

 
 



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