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Update: Nintendo has removed the original tweet stating that a Yo-kai Watch demo is available on 3DS in North America. They have replaced it with a new message announcing that a demo will launch on October 22nd. 

Original: A few days ago we reported that Yo-kai Watch might be getting a demo in the West, and that has turned out to be correct. Without much warning, Nintendo released a playable demo for Yo-kai Watch on 3DS eShop in North America and announced it to the world via Twitter.  If you enjoy the free demo, you can pick up the full game when it launches on November 6th.

Jurassic World was a smash hit in the box office, and its video game counterpart has been extremely successful as well. LEGO Jurassic World combines characters and scenes from all four Jurassic Park movies with all the charm of the popular LEGO video game series (games that always go well above and beyond the expectations of a typical licensed game) to create a fun new experience. According to the Wall Street Journal, LEGO Jurassic World has sold around 4 million copies since its launch in June, adding to the already over 100 million total games sold in the LEGO series. 

After years of standing strong among the world's hundred most valuable brands, Nintendo clung on in 100th place in 2014, and this year they've slipped off the list entirely. How could a company that was once the undisputed king of gaming fall so far?

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video after the jump for some brief thoughts on their fall from dominance, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

A big focus of upcoming 3DS co-op game The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is collecting costumes. The game is set in a fashion-obsessed kingdom, and there are tons of different costumes you can wear both for aesthetic appeal and to change your abilities in battle. The multiplayer-centric game allows for Download Play, which means three people can all play together locally using just one copy of the game. In order to encourage local multiplayer (which producer Eiji Aonuma believes is the best way to play the game), one of the game's costumes can only be unlocked by playing the game locally with Download Play.

Zelda Wii U is delayed until next year, but we're still getting a Zelda game in time for the holidays. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes blends co-op gameplay (similar to the Four Swords games) with the style of 3DS hit A Link Between Worlds. This three-player adventure will be launching all around the world from October 22nd through October 24th, and Nintendo has just released its first TV commercial for the game in North America. In a callback to a famous line from the original Zelda, the commercial tells players "It's dangerous to go alone, so don't!" Click below to check it out.

Upcoming Zelda spin-off game Tri Force Heroes reminds many fans of the Four Swords games, as they focus on multiplayer co-op. One new element in Tri Force Heroes is the ability to play online with others, and this addition is partially thanks to fan feedback. When Four Swords was re-released as a DSiWare title, it lacked online multiplayer. A lot of fans were unhappy with this, and many voiced this in their Club Nintendo surveys. Producer Eiji Aonuma and the Zelda team took note and made online support a priority in Tri Force Heroes.

The producer of the Chibi-Robo! series, Kensuke Tanabe, was asked whether they'd let Chibi-Robo join the cast of Super Smash Bros., and he replied that they'd think about it if Sakurai offered him a spot... Which means Sakurai hasn't even approached the Chibi-Robo! team about that possibility.

This is one of the subjects we discussed on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Be sure to check out the discussion video after the jump for some brief thoughts on how they could (and should) represent the series in Super Smash Bros., or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

North America and Europe are just now getting the original Yo-kai Watch, but Japan has an abundance of games to choose from. Yo-kai Watch 2 initially launched in two different versions, and a third was later added. Now the same is happening for spin-off title Yo-kai Watch Busters. Following the release of Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team & White Dog Squad, a third version called Moon Rabbit Team is on the way. According to CoroCoro, Yo-kai Watch Busters: Moon Rabbit Team will launch on 3DS in Japan this December. The new version of the game will feature USApyon as its main Yo-kai, but unfortunately no other details are known at this time.

Now this is an odd promotional stunt if I've ever seen one. Atlus is inviting its fans to join the developers of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in prayer at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The shrine is the Kanda Myojin, popularly known as "the geekiest shrine in the world." The temple is a common destination for all sorts of otaku due to its close proximity to the famous Akihabara district, which acts as a Mecca of sorts for Japan's geek culture. The visit to the Kanda Shrine will be live streamed through NicoNico later this month.

Nintendo has been steadily adding new characters, stages, and Mii Fighter costumes to Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U, and it's really starting to add up. Many have been hoping for a season pass that will grant them access to all current and upcoming DLC for one flat rate, but Nintendo hasn't delivered yet. However, you can now get all the content of the first three DLC Collections in one bundle that includes the game.

Nintendo is listing the Super Smash Bros. Digital Complete Pack on Amazon for both 3DS and Wii U. This grants you everything from DLC Collection 1, DLC Collection 2, and DLC Collection 3 in one package for $79.99 with a digital copy of the game on 3DS or $99.99 with a digital copy of the game on Wii U, but not all previously-released content is included, and this won't unlock all future DLC for free. These are convenient bundles, but the price tag here only saves you (depending on your region and its taxes) around two dollars.

Atlus has revealed the very first gameplay footage of the recently-announced Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final. The game was live streamed via NicoNico, and you can watch it in the video inside. The gameplay features what looks like a boss battle against a medusa-style enemy (the author of this article openly admits and deeply regrets that he knows next to nothing about Shin Megami Tensei). Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final will release in Japan on February 10 next year, exclusively for 3DS. Other regions will have to wait for more info.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final's first trailer was recently showcased on a NicoNico livestream. It shows a first glimpse of the game's setting, the characters, and the demons, who are a staple of the Shin Megami Tensei series. Atlus revealed some other information on the game as well. Its main theme will be monotheism vs polytheism, and will feature multiple possible conclusions to the story.

They also said that this game will feature a system where human characters are able to back each other up with "assist" attacks, which sounds very much like the mechanic used in Shin Megami Tensei IV. There are some screenshots from the livestream available too. They show off the characters, and yes, this includes the green ghost of Navarre. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final launches on February 10, 2016 in Japan, but there is no information on a release in the West yet.

Head inside for the trailer and the screenshots!

The September issue of CoroCoro announced a brand new season for the Pokémon anime, coined as XY & Z, set to feature the new Formes for the legendary Order Pokémon, Zygarde as well as a new look for Ash Ketchum's Greninja. To tie in with the upcoming season premiere on October 29 in Japan, Nintendo will be distributing Shiny versions of the Pokémon X and Y mascots, Xerneas and Yveltal, and a special Zygarde – all three will be distributed via serial codes in the coming weeks for the region and are at Level 100.

Read on after the jump for the release schedule and complete details!

Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Fallout 4, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate are among the most anticipated games of this holiday season, according to a recent study by Nielsen. The global information and measurement company released statistics determining the levels of excitement surrounding different games releasing between October and December of 2015. Games were separated into one of seven categories depending on their platform, and then ranked using a percentage. Make the jump to see which other games were rated highly.

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash released a few days ago, and many picked up the game with the Amiibo bundle. However, Nintendo has now revealed that the Chibi-Robo Amiibo will be released as a standalone this holiday season. There is no specific date yet, but hopefully it will be announced soon. Amiibo collectors will be able to add it to their collection without having to buy the full bundle, and they don't have long to wait!