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The beloved and iconic Star Wars franchise is back in full force thanks to the extremely successful launch of The Force Awakens. If you loved the movie, you can now relive it in LEGO form! LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now, and you can pick up a copy of it by clicking right here. Warner Bros. has been regularly releasing character trailers to build hype for the game's launch, and today they released a new trailer starring the franchise's most beloved duo—Han Solo and Chewie. You can check it out by clicking below!

Nintendo has considered making Zelda spinoff starring Sheik, which is something many fans have wanted to see for a long time. In an interview with GameRant, Miyamoto himself specifically said it's "not an impossibility." The same was said about a Princess Zelda spinoff game, but Sheik is the one who they've been actively thinking about.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Late last week, Nintendo unveiled a bunch of details about the Link's Awakening DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends. Amongst the bevvy of new details, we learned that Europe and Japan would be seeing this content launch this Thursday, June 30th. At the time, a North American release date was unknown, but highly speculated to be the same day. Today, Nintendo confirmed that the DLC would indeed be coming on June 30th to North America as well.

Monster Hunter Generations for 3DS is finally coming to the West on July 15th, and Capcom just announced an exciting crossover that will feature in it. The game's new Western exclusive content features items from Capcom's 1989 side-scrolling arcade game Strider. Players will be able to duel with Strider Hiryu's Cypher sword and equip his armor from the original game.

Head inside to check out the video of Strider Hiryu's Cypher sword and armor in Monster Hunter Generations!

Decades ago, Nintendo and SEGA were bitter rivals, competing with each other in the video game hardware business with their various consoles and multiple mascots. Eventually, SEGA discontinued their efforts in hardware and decided to primarily focus on creating software.

While the company had some competition with Nintendo in the past, they weren't afraid to put future SEGA titles on their systems. Of course, this included one of their most famous properties, Sonic the Hedgehog. Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team, explained that they decided to develop for Nintendo systems because that's what all the Sonic fans were playing.

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Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, the third installment in the Zero Escape series by visual novel masters Chime and Spike Chunsoft, is coming out in a couple of days (June 28th, to be exact) on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS, and a couple days later (June 30th) on PC. Because of that they have released a new trailer. This overview trailer shows off the characters, the dire situation they're in, the gameplay, the story, and the brutal decisions that the player is going to need to make. The previous entries in the series are Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for the DS and Virtue's Last Rewards for the 3DS, and this title will tie up any loose ends that the latter game left.

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A show on The Game Theorists channel on YouTube called Deadlock pits two people against each other to discuss a hotbutton issue in gaming, with each person choosing a side of the argument to defend. In the latest episode, the show's creator MatPat takes on Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America, in a debate about motion (and touch) controls in Zelda. MatPat argues that the controls ruin Zelda's gameplay due to imprecision and lag, and that these new control schemes are change for change's sake; on the other hand, Reggie believes that the different control schemes allow Nintendo to design worlds that have different properties and enemies that have unique weaknesses. Head inside to check out the full debate and to decide who won!

Level-5 will hold their Vision 2016 press conference on July 27th, and and to promote the conference CEO Akihiro Hino provided a sneak peak of two new games that will be shown off next month. The first is a new entry in the Professor Layton series; it will be a brand-new title in the series featuring a new protagonist, and this protagonist will not be Layton's son Alfendi. The second game is a new entry in the Inazuma Eleven series; the game's setting will be the same as the era of the first title in the series, it won't be anything like going to space. The game will feature a new protagonist, and an anime based on the game is also in the works.

The iconic Star Wars franchise is back with a whole new saga kicked off by The Force Awakens. Episode VII was a hit with critics and a dominant force in the box office, and now it's getting the LEGO treatment! LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches in just a few days on June 28th, and you can preorder it right now by clicking here. To raise hype for the game, Warner Bros. has been releasing character trailers, showing off the film's memorable cast in LEGO form. The latest character vignette stars Rey, and you can check it out by clicking below!

This year's E3 conference brought updates on Pokémon Sun and Moon, and there's more Pokémon goodness on the way! Yesterday we learned that The Pokémon Company will reveal more news on the upcoming 3DS games on July 1st, but that's not all that's coming our way. Japanese Pokémon variety show Pokénchi will feature a Pokémon Sun and Moon video and "new information on new Pokémon" on July 3rd, or July 2nd in the West. That said, it's possible that the variety show appearance will only feature a rehash of the same news as the July 1st reveal.

Last month, Nintendo pulled the games VVVVVV and Citizens of Earth off of the 3DS eShop due to vulnerabilities in the games which allowed hackers to run unsigned code on the console. Now it looks like there's another game being exploited for homebrew applications, and this time it's one of Nintendo's own.

A video on Twitter shows a homebrewer using the free-to-play title Pokémon Picross to gain access to the Homebrew Launcher on his 3DS. The video was released five days ago, and as of the time of writing the game is still available for download on the eShop; however, the game may be removed from the eShop like previously-exploited titles when Nintendo catches wind.

Yo-kai Watch didn't do particularly well in the US, compared to the series' success in Japan. However, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino thinks that Yo-kai Watch 2 will really take off in the US. He said that in Japan, the first Yo-kai Watch game didn't get great sales either, but he thinks that the US will follow Japan's sales trends and have the second game become a "huge phenomenon."

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Last month, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii revealed that he wanted to include the "Spell of Restoration" password system from the first two games in the series in Dragon Quest XI. At the time, it was unclear what role this password system would play in the game, but now it appears that it could be used to connect the 3DS and PS4 versions of the game. At Square Enix's annual shareholders meeting yesterday, Yu Miyake stated that the Spell of Restoration could be used to allow saves to be transferred between the 3DS and PS4 versions of the game.

A couple of new listings on Amazon have shown off a pair of officially-licensed Pokémon products from HORI. The first is a hard plastic protector for a New 3DS XL that features a gold Pikachu design with a clear background, which allows your 3DS' color to show as well. The second product is a Pikachu-themed rubber 3DS case; it features Pikachu on the front and can hold any New 3DS XL, New 3DS, 3DS XL, 3DS, DSi, or DSi XL system as well as six game cards. Head inside to check them out!

The first episode of Mighty No. 9's documentary series has been released by 2 Player Productions, and it shows off some early stages of the game's development. Famed developer and Mighty No. 9 project lead Keiji Inafune takes center stage in the episode, as he discusses various aspects of the game and can be seen playtesting different stages. Mighty No. 9 recently launched to mixed reviews after a series of delays, and it has faced scrutiny even after its release. Make the jump to see the full episode.