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Kirby is also getting an 'action fighting game' this year

While there hasn't exactly been a shortage of Kirby games, we'll be seeing even more of the little pink guy thanks to the series' 25th anniversary celebration. You'll hear no complaints from me! Last week, there was Team Kirby Clash Deluxe,...   read

 
 
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Review: Urban Trial Freestyle 2

Do not adjust your computer or phone screen. The game you are looking at is from 2017 and not, as its outward appearance would indicate, from 1998. Urban Trial Freestyle 2 not only has the graphic fidelity of a game from 20 years ago, but i...   read

 
 

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Nintendo Download: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Switch keeps the hits coming week by week, even if they're multi-platform releases at this point. It's a fairly light offering with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and Fatal Fury, but the pace has been better than the Wii U and 3DS e...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment dated on Wii U and 3DS

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is a fantastic expansion, and previous owners of the base game are getting it for free. The only problem is that given the (likely lucrative) timed exclusive deal with Nintendo, developer Yacht Club Ga...   read

 
 
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Hey! Pikmin comes from the studio behind Yoshi's New Island

My expectations aren't high for Hey! Pikmin, but I'm holding out slight hope that it'll be enjoyable for what it is: a spinoff. That said, it's now confirmed (by way of the Australian ratings board) that the 3DS game is the work of Yoshi's ...   read

 
 
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Review: Bye-Bye BoxBoy!

HAL Laboratory games have the uncanny ability to always bring a smile to my face. No matter the title, the developer knows what to do to absolutely charm me right off my feet. Whether I’m inhaling a Waddle-Dee, doing battle with a hip...   read

 
 
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The renamed Layton's Mystery Journey will now arrive on iOS and Android at launch

Lady Layton is no more. Well, in name only, as it's still set for a July 20 release in Japan, it's just called Layton’s Mystery Journey now. Originally just set for 3DS on that date in Japan it's now coming to iOS world...   read

 
 
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The Great Ace Attorney 2 gets web browser demo and piggy bank edition

We not be able to get our hands on The Great Ace Attorney 2 for quite some time, but at least we'll have a demo that's playable right from your browser (Japanese). Capcom released this demo along with the new trailer above and in...   read

 
 
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Sherlock Holmes-inspired The Great Ace Attorney 2 launches this August only in Japan

Good news for those of you who can speak fluent nihongo. In the Japanese Direct yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Sherlock Holmes-inspired The Great Ace Attorney 2 will launch in Japan on August 3, 2017. Of course, you'd nee...   read

 
 


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Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, the Pokemon-esque 'third edition' is coming this year

Both Jed and I liked the recently released Yo-Kai Watch 2 Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits respectively, but just like Pokemon, a third game has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. It's called Psychic Specters, and will functio...   read

 
 
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(Update) Fret not, Layton is gone, but Lady Layton lives on

[Update: It's set for a worldwide release on July 20 as "Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy."] Level-5 hung up Layton's hat for a bit, but for a series that sold nearly 16 million copies over it...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mr. Shifty

Nintendo had a big day yesterday with its Switch and 3DS-filled Nintendo Direct (the latter isn't dead!), and a few of their surprises are arriving today. On Switch you'll find Samurai Shodown IV, Mr. Shifty, Jackbox Party Pack 3, and a dem...   read

 
 
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Nintendo just dropped a bunch of 3DS and Switch dates on us

I went into today's Nintendo Direct thinking it would highlight Arms, Splatoon 2, and maybe even a few small news nuggets. The presentation did cover that ground as promised, but it also went over a ton of release dates for upcoming Ninten...   read

 
 
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Hey! Pikmin heading to 3DS on July 28

Speeding right through today's Nintendo Direct, the company has announced a July 28, 2017 launch for Hey! Pikmin, a game we've seen footage of but didn't have a name for until now. Essentially, it's the standard series formula but reworked ...   read

 
 
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Watch the Splatoon 2 and Arms Nintendo Direct right here

I miss morning Nintendo Directs. I mean, I guess evening broadcasts make sense for the west coast, but even on the east coast a lot of people are still at work at 6PM ET, and some in Europe are going to bed. Scratch that, a lot of west coas...   read

 
 
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LEGO Worlds debuts in Japan during dismal sales week

Overall video games sales in Japan took a dip this week, and the only significant new release had poor performance. Despite opening in the top 5, LEGO Worlds failed to eclipse even 12,000 sales. The only other new title to rank is a pet gam...   read

 
 
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Nintendo begins paying out piracy bounties for 3DS and Switch vulnerabilities

Late last year, Nintendo partnered with San Francisco security firm HackerOne to attempt to pay out folks who discover vulnerabilities in the 3DS firmware (and subsequently, Switch, after it launched). Although they won't explain what part ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest XI gets Japanese release date, Switch and West left in limbo

July 29 may as well be a national holiday this year, as that's when the latest Dragon Quest mainline game hits Japan. It will be available then for PlayStation 4 at 8,980 yen and 3DS for 5,980 yen. Although the game is also confirmed ...   read

 
 
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New mythical Pokemon coming to Sun/Moon

When I picked up Pokémon Moon back in November, I swore to myself that it was going to be the Pokémon game that would finally turn me into a diehard fan. Here we are nearly five months later and I've racked up approx...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are giving out four Mega Stones

It's once again Mystery Gift time in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Pokémon Company has several freebies for folks who have transferred in Mawile, Beedrill, Audino, and Medicham from the Pokémon Bank, or for anyone who just ...   read

 
 
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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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