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There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we discuss news from the past week, including tons of news about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Sonic the Hedgehog's future, Yacht Club's next game, Microsoft's attempt to partner with Nintendo, and a trademark that suggests NX uses cartridges instead of discs. After the break comes the Mystery House, where we answer your listener questions about our favorite characters, online services, and more. To close it all off we hold a long listener-suggested discussion about Nintendo's digital practices and the disappointment that is My Nintendo.

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!

After over 4 million dollars, several delays, and growing contempt from its backers, Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 finally launched last week on most promised platforms. The conceived spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series was released to high criticism from reviewers for its boorish level design, subpar visuals, and an overall lack of proper polish, among other woes.

Backers who pledged for rewards at $60 and above have taken some inkling of comfort with the promised exclusive DLC: the "Golden Hero" costume and the "MegaXel" bonus transformation. As it turns out, unfortunately, Comcept has gone back on their word, with the two backer-exclusive bonuses that were locked behind expensive paywalls on Kickstarter now launching as public DLC in August.

Read on after the jump for more details.

The Pokémon Company recently teased that more Pokémon Sun and Moon news is coming on July 1st, but it looks like it's here early. A series of seven videos leaked this morning, each revealing a new Pokémon from the upcoming 3DS games. Shortly afterwards, The Pokémon Company released an official new trailer, confirming the leak and showing off more footage of all seven new Pokémon. Additionally, the trailer reveals new footage of Zygarde and shows a transformation from its 50% Form (what we're used to seeing in previous games) to its Complete Form. Hit the jump for more!

The Game Critics Awards is an association made up of forty online video game publications that band together annually to give awards to the best games shown off at E3 every year. This year, the Game Critics Awards are dividing their awards into 16 different categories, such as "Best Console Game," "Best Independent Game," and "Best RPG," with around four to five nominees for one award in each category. A few days ago, the association revealed this year's nominees for the awards. This breakdown shows that Battlefield 1 has the largest amount of nominations, as the game received a nomination in five separate categories (including Game of the Show). Battlefield was closely followed by Dishonored 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn, which received four nominations apiece.

Follow after the jump to see all the nominees!

Axiom Verge will be finally coming out for Wii U later this year, thanks to Blitworks converting the game's code base to work with the Wii U and feature GamePad support. And it's because of this overhaul that the game's creator, Tom Happ, is once again considering a 3DS port for the game. Originally, the game's framework was incompatible with Nintendo systems, but thanks to the porting gurus at Blitworks the pathway is open once again.

That isn't the only limitation stopping the game from coming to 3DS though, so keep reading after the jump.

Tomorrow, the worldwide demo of Monster Hunter Generations begins, coming ahead of the game's Western release on July 15th. In a recent interview, the executive producer of the Monster Hunter series, Ryozo Tsujimoto, spoke about making annual releases for the series. Although the US has seen two Monster Hunter games in the past two years, Tsujimoto says that they're "not dogmatic about whether this is an annual franchise."

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Nintendo executives recently met with investors for the 76th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, and the event included a presentation on Nintendo's sales from the past year and plans for the future. On the topic of 3DS, Nintendo noted that sales were low due to a lack of big hit titles. The handheld has missed its sales target the past two years, and Nintendo only expects to sell about 5 million 3DS units this year.

Kimishima's presentation also highlighted the fact that Pokémon Sun & Moon will launch later this year, and it promised "many" more games from Nintendo and strong third-party developers will be released on the handheld. Nintendo's aim, according to Kimishima, is to "make the platform active again." Outside of Pokémon, though, Kimishima did not elaborate on Nintendo's plans to revitalize 3DS as a platform.

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another slow week for the Japanese market. A handful of new titles made the top twenty this week, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns debuted at number one with over 100,000 units sold. PlayStation Vita title Caligula took second place with just over 31,000 sales, but no other new titles managed to sell over 25,000 copies.

Hardware sales remained relatively unchanged from last week. PlayStation 4 sales saw a slight sales boost, but combined sales of all four 3DS models were enough for Nintendo's handheld to retain the top overall spot. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

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.

Head inside to view the trailer!

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!