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Last night's Sonic 25th Anniversary celebration had several awesome reveals, not the least of which was a new 2D title that reimagines the original, classic experience. Sonic Mania is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in Spring of next year, but there are plenty of Nintendo fans who would love to get in on the action as well. While we've no word on a Wii U or NX version, Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid—the team behind games like Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter—has reached out to SEGA to offer them assistance in creating a port of the game for the Nintendo 3DS. No word yet on if SEGA will take him up on the offer, but here's hoping!

Would you like to see Sonic Mania come to 3DS? Would Renegade Kid be a good group to make this port a reality? Let us know in the comments!

A lot happened with the Sonic 25th Anniversary celebrations in San Diego last night. Sonic Mania will be arriving in Spring 2017 as a tribute to the 2D classics of yesteryear, Classic and Modern Sonic will reunite in the unnamed 2017 game coming to all modern platforms, and even LEGO Dimensions will be getting in on the fun in the fall, among other smaller reveals.

To those who are now afflicted with Sonic fever and have dollars to spare, several Sonic the Hedgehog games on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops in North America are on sale right now until July 28th at 9:00 AM Pacific. Most titles are seeing a price cut exceeding well past 50% off, so if you're curious, read on after the jump for the list of games!

Nintendo revealed a new Metroid game at E3 2015, but it wasn't quite what fans were expecting. Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a four-player co-op 3DS game that puts players in control of Federation soldiers in the Metroid universe. Many fans were upset that Samus wasn't in the initial footage, but Nintendo promised she would appear in the game at some point.

Ahead of its release next month (or two months from now for European and Australian gamers), Nintendo has released a new "Mission Briefing" video on YouTube, showing off two of the game's missions and digging into the story and features. The video also gives us some more insight into Samus' role in the game. If you're not concerned about spoilers, you can find out more by clicking below!

Everyone is talking about Pokémon GO, but there's another exciting Pokémon adventure on the way. Pokémon Sun and Moon launch exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on November 18th, bringing the popular franchise into its seventh generation. Just a few days ago we got a new trailer that revealed a handful of new monsters, player-hosted online competitions, and Hyper Training, and we've already gotten word that another update is on the way soon. Serebii reports that The Pokémon Company will give us new info on the upcoming games on August 1st. We don't know what will be revealed, but the news is coming at 10:00 PM in Japan, which is 9:00 AM Eastern.

We already knew that the freshly released Monster Hunter Generations would be receiving free DLC, but now we have official confirmation that that DLC will be made available on the first Friday of each month, just like it was with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. To give players a taste of what is to come, Capcom has already released a sample of the DLC for players to download now. These samples include some cool new quests, armors for Hunters, and Costumes for Palicos. You can even dress up your Felyne companion as Happy from the popular anime and manga Fairy Tail.

Adam Rippon, a developer from Muteki, explained why Nintendo's cross-buy system is so bad for developers in a recent interview. When Muteki first released Dragon Fantasy, it featured 3DS/Wii U cross-buy, but the sequel game did no such thing. According to Rippon, this is because instead of simply accrediting the game to the account for both systems, Nintendo's system gives the user a free download code. Instead of using the code as intended, however, players reportedly gave the free codes to friends, which could have potentially cut sales for the game in half. This is why the second game cut support for cross-buy on Nintendo while maintaining it on other platforms like PlayStation.

Check out more info after the jump!

Following a delay earlier this year, Metroid Prime: Federation Force is finally set to launch next month (or two months from now if you live in Europe or Australia), and Nintendo is giving players a taste of the game early. Federation Force will be bundled with a side game called Blast Ball in which two teams of three Marines compete in a game of soccer while wearing mech suits.

Ahead of Federation Force's release, Nintendo has made Blast Ball free to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. This is being labeled as a special demo, and the online servers will apparently only be supported for a limited time. Full online play will be available again when Federation Force releases in full.

Level-5 just released Yo-kai Watch 3 in Japan, and the latest entry in the popular 3DS series quickly topped the charts, selling over 600,000 copies at launch. Although that's only about half of what Yo-kai Watch 2 sold at launch, it was still a big enough boost to push the franchise as a whole to over 10 million copies sold in Japan alone.

The Yo-kai Watch series reached 10 million copies sold worldwide last December, and that number will continue to grow when Yo-kai Watch 2 finally launches in North America on September 30th. Although the first game didn't sell particularly well in the United States, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino believes the sequel will be a huge phenomenon in the West.

The long-awaited Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be launching on Nintendo 3DS systems worldwide in November, with trainers ready to explore the tropical Alola region in search of brand new Pokémon. Fans are currently tiding themselves over with X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, but with the Generation VII games on the way, online support for the current Pokémon games will wind to a close.

The Pokémon Global Link will undergo maintenance in late October to prepare for Sun and Moon's launch, and simultaneously end its support for the Generation VI games around that time. A good chunk of available services will be going offline, so read on after the jump for all the details and see how this will affect you!

A listener sent us a question in a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, asking about online features from some of last generation's games on Nintendo platforms. "There were quite a few games on the Wii and DS that had great Wifi modes," he asks. "Do you guys think Nintendo might ever consider revitalizing them on Virtual Console?"

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been out on 3DS for nearly four years now, but Nintendo has just announced a big update for the popular game. Following the immense success of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and its line of Amiibo and Amiibo cards, Nintendo has announced that New Leaf will also be receiving Amiibo compatibility sometime this Fall.

Scanning Amiibo cards will prompt characters to show up in your town, and figurines will also have a purpose, but it hasn't yet been revealed. Nintendo's announcement also includes the teaser question "What about Amiibo from other series?" alongside pictures of Splatoon-themed furniture and clothes. We don't yet know what Amiibo from other franchises will be supported, and Nintendo has not yet officially announced this update for the West, but we expect an announcement in the near future.

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and the Yo-kai Watch franchise is back in the spotlight. Yo-kai Watch 3 launched in Sushi and Tempura versions, selling a total of 632,135 copies and easily taking the number one spot on the charts. While that's a solid number for most games, it should be noted that Yo-kai Watch 2 sold over double that amount in its first week.

In hardware, the launch of Yo-kai Watch 3 helped boost 3DS sales by about 7,000 units, easily making Nintendo's handheld the top-selling device of the week. Every other console saw declining sales from last week, and Wii U in particular saw its sales halved. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

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.This week we share our take on the newly-announced "NES Classics Edition" console, followed by a few discussions about the role it can play in the marketplace as Nintendo prepares to launch NX, the future of this "Classics" line with SNES and Game Boy, and whether it should have been able to connect to the eShop or Virtual Console in some way.

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! We'd also like to announce a new Facebook group for the Nintendo Week community, The Nintendo Week Fun Club, which you can learn more about inside.

Earlier today, The Pokémon Company released a brand new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS. The new videos gave us a look an official look at Kiteruguma (now known as Bewear) and Mimikyu, alongside four brand-new Pokémon: Wimpod, Bounsweet, Comfey, and Mudsdale.

But the trailer also introduced new features for Pokémon Sun and Moon. One new feature lets players host their very own Pokémon competitions through the Pokémon Global Link. But perhaps more interesting is a new "Hyper Training" mode that lets players improve their Pokémon's stats. Head inside for more info.

Earlier today, The Pokémon Company released a brand new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS. The new video gave us a second look at Bewear (originally revealed as Kiteruguma in Japan) and Mimikyu, and it also unveiled four new monsters—Wimpod, Bounsweet, Comfey, and Mudsdale.

In addition to the handful of new Pokémon to catch, the trailer also introduced some features for the game. Sun & Moon will take Super Training a step further with a new feature called Hyper Training, which can raise your Pokémon's base stats (presumably boosting their IVs) after they've reached level 100. Perhaps the most exciting new reveal is the fact that you'll be able to host your own online competitions against other players using the new and improved Pokémon Global Link. Hit the jump for more details!