While Nintendo officially revealed their next console, the Switch, back in October, that announcement didn't open the floodgates like we'd all hoped it would. The Big N is holding off on saying anything more about the console and its games until January 12th, but they did at least provide us with a little more information about that event today, namely the starting time. The event will occur in Japan on January 13th at 1:00 PM, which translates to 8:00 PM PST and 11:00 PM EST on the night of the 12th.

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By now a number of trainers have completed their journey through the Alola region of Pokémon Sun and Moon, completing both the main storyline and the post-game content that follows. Game Freak still is providing incentive for those people to keep playing, however, in the form of Global Missions that see players from around the world uniting to complete a certain goal. The first of these missions just wrapped up, but the results were probably not what the developer was expecting.

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Horizon Zero Dawn was originally planned to launch this year, but the PlayStation 4 exclusive was pushed back to 2017. The extra wait allows developer Guerrilla Games to spend more time ensuring it's a polished experience, especially on the enhanced PlayStation 4 Pro. If you live in the UK, that wait has just been shortened. While it was previously slated for a March 3rd release, PlayStation UK has just announced that Horizon Zero Dawn will now launch on March 1st. The US release remains unchanged from the previously announced date of February 28th.

Earlier today, developer Niantic announced that Pokémon GO is getting some new monsters today. At the time, they announced that Pichu and Togepi would be joining the game, along with "several other Pokémon" which weren't named. Since Pichu and Togepi are both acquired via hatching, we guessed that other "baby Pokémon" would be added, and that appears to be the case. Reports are coming in that players have hatched Cleffa, Igglybuff, Smoochum, Elekid, and Magby in addition to Pichu and Togepi. Have you hatched any of these newcomers yet?

Back in 2014, Crytek went through an ugly transition period in which the company failed to pay many of its employees (in full or at all) for months on end. CEO Cevat Yerli criticized his employees for being "impatient and angry" and stated that they should have either taken a loan out at a bank or quit their jobs if they were unhappy with pay delays. Soon after, the company closed its UK branch and downsized its US branch, even though Yerli stated that he delayed payments in order to "keep everybody tied together as a team."

After the dust settled from that incident, Crytek resumed paying employees regularly...for a while. We are now once again hearing reports of delayed and missing payments from numerous Crytek employees at several different branches. Hit the jump for the details.

The long-running Resident Evil franchise is gearing up for the release of its next main series entry in just over a month, and Capcom is putting the focus back on horror this time around. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard leaves established heroes like Leon and Jill behind, putting you in the shoes of an ordinary man fleeing for his life from a terrifying family of maniacs. Capcom recently uploaded a series of new gameplay videos totaling around ten minutes, and you can check them all out by clicking below!

The most recent issue of Retro Gamer included an interview with Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori, the producer and main character designer behind Pokémon Red and Blue. The pair discussed many of the problems that Game Freak had with developing the first Pokémon games, from the lack of space available on the Game Boy cartridges to the difficulties of coordinating the games and the anime. One of the most interesting parts of the interview deal with the localization of Pokémon Red and Blue, and the difficulties that Game Freak had while translating the games to English.

For a few weeks now we've been hearing rumblings that more monsters are headed to the world of Pokémon GO, and developer Niantic promised that they'd share an update today. A new trailer just dropped, revealing the news that Togepi and Pichu (along with unspecified "select others") are coming to Pokémon GO today. Instead of catching them in the wild, these baby Pokémon can only be obtained by hatching eggs. Additionally, a special "limited edition Pikachu" (complete with a festive hat) will also be added to the game for trainers all over the world to capture. Hit the jump for the details!

Nintendo is capitalizing on nostalgia this holiday season with the release of the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. Unfortunately, the popular stocking stuffer has been almost impossible to find as demand is greatly exceeding the supply in a way that reminds us of last year's infamous Amiibo shortages. Speaking with Cnet, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime addressed the shortages by stating that Nintendo didn't anticipate such high demand for the retro console. Hit the jump for more.

Resident Evil VII: Biohazard hits store shelves and digital storefronts on January 24th, 2017, but millions of players have already enjoyed a taste of the action thanks to a free demo. Capcom had previously only released the demo on PlayStation 4, but it's no longer exclusive. Xbox One owners can now download the standalone experience on the Xbox Store and experience the horror of the Baker Family. You'll need 3.64 GB of free space for the demo. Capcom has also revealed that a PC release will follow on December 19th.

The Pokémon series has continued to improve graphically over its two decades, slowly evolving from the 8-bit Game Boy look into the 3D adventures we enjoy today. Those visuals will likely take another leap next year, as a report from last month indicated that a third, improved version of Pokémon Sun and Moon is headed to Nintendo Switch.

We'll have to wait a while to get an official look at the next iteration of Pokémon visuals, but in the meantime, YouTuber CryZENx has put together another Unreal Engine 4 tech demo to showcase what the series could eventually look like. This time around, he has recreated the character models and animations for Incineroar and Salazzle. Aside from some significant lighting issues blurring the image, the models and animations look pretty great! You can check them out by clicking below.

Minecraft had humble origins, but the popular block-building sandbox game has become one of the most successful titles in gaming history with over 100 million copies sold. Numerous developers have tried to capitalize on that success by copying or tweaking the formula (and Dragon Quest Builders has been quite successful in that regard), but according to Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo was actually working on a "very similar" project decades ago. Hit the jump for the details!

Back in May of 2015, Nintendo announced that they've partnered up with Universal Studios to create theme park attractions using Nintendo IP. Last month, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal's Mark Woodbury shared an update on the project, revealing that they're planning attractions for Universal Japan, Universal Orlando, and Universal Hollywood and that their goal is to create "an entire Nintendo world" that will make customers feel like they "just walked into their game platform."

We recently received another update on the project courtesy of Universal Studios Japan. In a new press release, the theme park's name was officially revealed as "Super Nintendo World," and Universal is pushing to have it completed before the 2020 Olympics. Hit the jump for more details!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Ben and Colin for an hour-long end-of-year extravaganza, as they discuss a ton of news from the past week, including the Nintendo Switch's public debut on The Tonight Show, Super Mario Run's approaching release, Pokémon GO's upcoming set of Johto Pokémon, and tons more. You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

During Nintendo's direct in September, Mario Sports Superstars for 3DS was revealed. The game features five sports: soccer, tennis, golf, baseball and horse racing. Nintendo has now released some new information about the game, including different game modes. Players can take part in both local and online multiplayer, single-player tournaments, and a training mode.

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