A Gears of War team known as Tac-Com recently discovered an interesting Easter egg in the form of a Duck Hunt style of minigame. The game launches enemies from the ground, and the more you kill the better your reward. The secret is found by shooting three coins which are hidden in trees throughout the level in a specific order. Once all three have been activated, a secret room is revealed. In this small area, a total of five aliens will jump from underground in random succession, prompting you to shoot them out of the air. If you manage to kill all five, you are rewarded with Mulchers, a heavy gatling gun style weapon.

Head past the jump to check out Tac-Com's video.

Hyper Light Drifter, the critically acclaimed 8-bit action RPG, will unfortunately not be coming to the Wii U or the PlayStation Vita as previously planned. Alex Preston, the game's creator, recently released a video explaining that due to his heart condition and lack of treatment during development he would be unable to complete the estimated six additional months necessary for a Wii U and Vita port.

Of course, it's not just health issues preventing a Wii U version. The game's engine has not been ported to the Wii U because the engine's creator, YoYo Games, has yet to come to a satisfactory agreement with Nintendo. Both the Wii U and Vita versions would need to be rebuilt completely from the ground up.

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Amiibo have become a massive part of Nintendo's strategy, being integrated into numerous games, but one area they've not been able to capitalize on the figures is in the mobile space. Mobile devices are not often equipped with the NFC technology Amiibo need to link up to a device, but that's all changing with Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 line. Several people have noted the door that this opens for Nintendo, and Shigeru Miyamoto has now confirmed that they are indeed considering the use of Amiibo figures with their mobile games.

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Today marks the worldwide release of Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, and Nintendo 3DS owners can now purchase the game on the eShop for $29.99. The sixth installment in the Ace Attorney series brings Phoenix to the nation of Khura'in, where spirit mediums take on the role of lawyers in court as they can conjure the memories of a victim moments before their death.

With the launch, the review embargo has been lifted at last, and Ace Attorney 6 has garnered a positive reception from critics for its high stakes story and gameplay mechanics, but has drawn some ire for its pacing and a lack of innovation. Check out the review roundup and launch trailer for the game after the jump!

To fill the gap the discontinuation of Project M left behind in the Smash Bros. scene, a fun new Brawl mod has surfaced by the name of Super Smash Bros. Legacy XP. The new mod is an all-encompassing hack that includes several individual mods released over the past few years—including Project M itself—in one complete package, such as new playable characters, several stage variants, and the return of Melee announcer Dean Harrington.

While work on the mod itself is not yet done, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a taste of the fun in advance. The Smash Bros. Legacy team has released a beta version of the massive hack and an exciting launch trailer with it. Check it out after the jump!

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 the fun as we discuss Nintendo and Apple's budding relationship kicking off with Mario's first mobile game, before diving into tons of news from Pokémon Sun and Moon (including our theories about the story), Pokémon GO's Apple Watch launch, and more. You can check out 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!

The Pokémon Company has revealed that they will release new information on Pokémon Sun and Moon on September 14th, at 9:00 AM EDT. The upcoming 3DS games have been receiving a plethora of news updates recently, with two brand new trailers releasing in the past week. It's hard to say exactly how this new information will be released, whether just as a press release, another trailer, or through something like CoroCoro Magazine, as the new issue launches next week in Japan.

Niantic has revealed that Pokémon GO Plus, the companion device for Pokémon GO, will launch in most countries just next week on September 16th. The device was originally meant to launch in July but was delayed in order to improve optimization with the game. The wearable device allows Pokémon GO to be played without constantly looking at your phone, as players can press a button to receive items from PokéStops or attempt to catch a Pokémon. Pokémon GO Plus will cost $34.99, and will launch next week in "most countries," with some South American territories receiving the device later.

Read on for more information.

Independent video games have become more and more prominent as more people join the development community. Some turn out very well, receiving impressive amounts of publicity and sales, while others turn out to be broken, almost comical examples of what a video game should never be. For one reason or another though, indie games are often held to a vastly different standard than triple-A titles.

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During Apple's recent iPhone 7 event, Niantic CEO John Hanke took the stage to announce that the immensely popular Pokémon GO is coming to Apple Watch. Prior to this announcement, Hanke revealed a rather staggering statistic. Since its debut two months ago, Pokémon GO has now been downloaded over 500 million times globally. Thanks the popularity of the Pokémon brand and the fact that the app is free to download (with in-app purchases), Pokémon GO has quickly become a dominant force in the mobile market.

Virtual reality is seen as the next major evolution of video games by many, and the market will soon be flooded with a variety of competing virtual reality devices. One company that has been less enthusiastic about the tech is Nintendo. While Nintendo is keeping an eye on how virtual reality evolves, executives like Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime have expressed serious doubts. Hit the jump to read on!

Yesterday, Nintendo legend and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance during Apple's iPhone 7 event. The longtime Nintendo creator took the stage to announce Super Mario Run—an upcoming Mario auto-runner for mobile devices, launching first on iOS this holiday season. The news almost immediately triggered a massive spike in Nintendo's stock, and based on early projections from analysts, it's not hard to see why. Hit the jump for the details!

A few months ago, Nintendo released a touching trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon, which told the story of a young Japanese boy who moves to Hawaii and bonds with his new classmates through a mutual love for Pokémon. The trailer was cute and original, and it was praised for being a kindhearted, moving advertisement.

Now Nintendo has published a sequel to the original trailer, featuring the same characters.

Follow after the jump to watch the new trailer!

Update: Famitsu has confirmed that this is Professor Oak's cousin, "Nariya Oak."

Original: Following yesterday's Pokémon Sun and Moon update, another trailer for the upcoming 3DS games has already been released in Japan. The latest promo for the new games blends CGI scenes of Alola's Legendary Pokémon, Solgaleo and Lunala, with in-game footage. Most of the footage shows previously-revealed scenes and features, but there's also a very brief glimpse at a rather familiar face. Hit the jump for more!

Following yesterday's major round of new details for Pokémon Sun and Moon, which showed off new creatures, characters, and features for the next generation of Pokémon titles, the games' official website has been updated with some new comments from director Shigeru Ohmori. One of the major topics he touched on concerned the newly revealed twelve-hour time difference between Sun and Moon's clocks, explaining why they decided to implement this and how expressing various times of day can affect player experiences.

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