The popular Paper Mario series makes its Wii U debut (and its HD debut) with Paper Mario: Color Splash on October 7th. Lots of footage of the game is already available online thanks to the fact that Nintendo accidentally released the game two weeks early on eShop, but if you'd rather stick to viewing officially released footage of the game, Nintendo has just released two new TV commercials for the game. You can check them out by clicking below!

Fans have known for a long time now that you can take out a high level Pokémon with a lowly level 1 Rattata through the use of the "FEAR" strategy - hanging on with 1 HP thanks to a Focus Sash, then retaliating with Endeavor (which makes the opponent's health match yours) and Quick Attack to finish them off. One dedicated trainer decided to take this strategy to the next level, mixing it with the use of Double Team (which raises your evasiveness), Swagger, and some well-calculated predicting in order to defeat Hoenn Elite Four Champion Steven with a single Rattata. Hit the jump to check it out!

Ubisoft's VP of Editorial, Tommy François, has revealed that there may not be an Assassin's Creed or Far Cry game in 2017. This is because the company wants both games to be in a completed state a year before their releases, allowing the development teams to spend a year raising their quality. François explained that the Alpha for these games needs to be a year before their launch, and Ubisoft is working hard to achieve these goals. Read on for more information.

When Nintendo first unveiled Wii U, Ubisoft was one of their strongest supporters. However, when it became apparent that Nintendo's first HD console would only sell a fraction of the units its predecessor sold (13.02 million Wii U sales vs. 101.63 million Wii sales at the last count), Ubisoft pulled most of its support, and many key titles skipped the console. Nintendo will be aiming to avoid running into similar problems with their next console, NX, and early indications from Ubisoft are extremely positive. Hit the jump for more!

Mario recently made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and it was later revealed that Nintendo paid nothing to be a part of the show.

This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and hope this means big things for Nintendo's presence in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

Sonic has been present on Nintendo consoles for over a decade now, but back in the early 2000s when Sonic first came to Nintendo platforms, SEGA fans were pretty upset. In a recent Game Informer article, Sonic developer Takashi Iizuka explained that at that time, there was a lot of rivalry between the companies. Iizuka went on to say that as hardware manufacturers, their role was to compete with other companies in the market, but he just wanted "to make the greatest games possible, and bring them to as many people as possible.”

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Microsoft and Sony are both gearing up to launch new and improved versions of their home consoles with extra power and 4K compatibility, but there are some key differences between Project Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Pro, especially when it comes to their 4K features. While Sony's new model will upscale most games to 4K, Scorpio will run them at that resolution natively. Additionally, Scorpio can play 4K Blu-Rays, but PlayStation 4 Pro cannot. Speaking with The Guardian, Microsoft's Albert Penello revealed that he was quite surprised by the latter issue. Hit the jump for more.

Earlier this year, Nintendo celebrated the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends' first DLC pack by gifting players free rupees and fairy food. Now, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are giving out some more Hyrule Warriors Legends content through the 3DS' SpotPass feature. Players will receive one million rupees, 5 Delicious Pumpkin Soups, 5 Delicious Sacred Waters, 5 Delicious Mushroom Spores, and 5 Delicious Pumpkins. All you have to do to receive these gifts is enable SpotPass on your 3DS and connect it to the internet.

Pokémon has been a popular franchise for decades now, but the series has seen increased public awareness over the past few months thanks to the immense success of Pokémon GO. This has prompted a variety of companies to team up with The Pokémon Company for Pokémon-related goods, and the latest partnership is the most delicious yet. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is now selling Pokémon doughnuts in South Korea. Hit the jump for the details!

During the latest episode of Japan's Cat Mario Show (yes, that's a thing), Nintendo shared a very brief glimpse at more Pokémon Sun & Moon details. The show featured a short segment that focused on Exeggutor's Alolan Form, introducing a new attack. When Alolan Exeggutor was first revealed, we saw it attack Dragonite with an unkonwn move that involved smashing its head into the opponent like a hammer. 

This latest clip reveals that the mystery move is called "Dragon Hammer," and shows it being used to knock out a level 30 Exeggcute in one hit. Granted, the Alolan Exeggutor using the move was level 50, so it's hard to say just how powerful it really is. You can check out the new footage by clicking below!

Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall was a hit in 2014, attracting over 10 million players. The shooter's sequel will build on the success of the original, adding in a single-player story campaign and a variety of new titans. Titanfall 2 is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in just under a month, and it looks like everything is right on schedule. Studio co-founder Vince Zampella announced today on Twitter that Titanfall 2 has officially gone gold, which means development has wrapped up. Will you be picking it up when it releases on October 28th?

Nintendo is planning to launch a new console, codenamed NX, next March, but they haven't unveiled it to the public. Many hoped that we'd see the console at E3, Gamescom, or Tokyo Game Show, but Nintendo continues to play their cards close to the chest. You can cross another conference off the list of potential reveal dates, as Nintendo has confirmed to French gaming website Jeuxvideo that they will not be attending Paris Games Week. 

A Nintendo representative who spoke with Jeuxvideo stated that Nintendo is skipping the event because it "does not fit into the annual plan." Paris Games Week will be held from October 27th through October 31st. Given that it's a French event and Nintendo has a stronger presence in North America and Japan than Europe, it's not surprising that NX won't be at Paris Games Week, but it's a little disappointing that they're skipping the conference altogether.

Destiny 2, Bungie's planned sequel to its 2014 title Destiny, may be made available on PC alongside consoles, according to several developers "familiar with Bungie's plans." Contracts formed between Bungie and Activision in 2012 may bolster this rumor; these state that the sequel will be compatible with Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as PC.

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We are currently in the throes of September this week, with only a mere two days left until the Autumnal month of October rears its leaf-ridden head. Much like every month of the year, the beginning of October means there is a brand new list of free games for PlayStation Plus members to get their hands on. Considering the limited selection of recent months, October may prove to be the most exciting month we have seen in a while.

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Capcom's popular and long-running Resident Evil series has been trending more and more towards action with each new main series entry over the past decade, but that ends next year. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard launches on January 24th, and Capcom promises that it will be a return to the survival-horror gameplay that once defined the series.

In Capcom's latest financial report, Technical Artist Makoto Fukui spoke about using 3D scanning technology to create a sense of realism in Resident Evil VII. Fukui explained that striving for realism is especially important for this title, as it has a theme of "fear that sticks with you." Hit the jump for more!