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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 Alex, Ben, and Colin as they discuss their most-wanted features for Nintendo's NX in the Dream Land segment, and then settle the timeless question—what's the greatest Zelda game ever made?—in The Glitz Pit, Nintendo Week's podcasting debate game. 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.

During a presentation at CEDEC 2016, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii gave an update on the state of the upcoming game Dragon Quest XI. Horii confirmed that the "Spell of Restoration" will be present within the game. Horii has described this feature as a very "30th anniversary-ish thing," as this spell was used in the early days of the series as a password save system.

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When it comes to racing games that involve your favorite video game characters, Mario Kart may well be the first series that comes to mind. But back in 2010, SEGA and Sumo Digital tried their hand at their own racing game and largely succeeded. Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing was followed by a sequel called Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The sequel transformed the characters' cars into planes and boats, which added an extra layer of fun to the game. In a recent interview with EDGE magazine, Sumo Digital mentioned that they would be interested in making a sequel.

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Dragon Ball: Fusions launched in Japan earlier this month, giving fans of the series the ability to play as new fighters created by fusing characters like Goku and Broly, Cell and Freeza, Captain Ginyu and The Great Saiyaman, and more. Unfortunately, there's still no word on a Western release for the 3DS exclusive at this time, but while you wait for confirmation, you can check out a new trailer that highlights the game's Time Trial challenges by clicking below!

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past launches on Nintendo 3DS on September 16th, giving a new generation of fans the ability to enjoy the classic game anew. Although it's technically a remake of a PlayStation game, so much has been changed and upgraded that it feels like an entirely new game. If you'd like to see just how much has been changed, Nintendo France has uploaded a short comparison video that shows the 3DS version running alongside the original. You can check it out by clicking below!

If you're a big fan of Pokémon but find recent entries in the franchise to be too easy, Pokémon Rutile Ruby and Star Sapphire may be just what you're looking for. These modded versions of the third generation remakes crank up the difficulty (every trainer in the game has been redesigned for a tougher fight, and more battles have been added in), balancing things so that your main party should hit level 100 by the time you make it to the Elite Four. Hit the jump for more!

Lots of fantastic indie games are set to launch on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in the coming months, and Nintendo's celebrating with the Nindies Summer Jam sale. Starting with Axiom Verge on September 1st, a new (to Nintendo platforms) indie game will launch on 3DS, Wii U, or both every Thursday in September. Each of these Nindies will be discounted by 10% of their standard price for one week after launch. In addition to the Nindies Summer Jam announcement, Nintendo has released a new sizzle reel that shows off over 20 indie games coming to Nintendo later this year or early next year. You can check it all out by clicking below!

Shortly after the launch of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Nintendo has released a new 3DS theme starring the legendary bounty hunter and Metroid slayer herself, Samus Aran. This theme is currently available as a My Nintendo reward in both Europe and Japan, but it's not yet available in North America. The Samus theme (which costs 200 Platinum Points) features an orange background with the Screw Attack symbol and an image of Samus. You can check out a short clip of the theme by clicking below.

For the past twenty years, Street Fighter has been considered one of the best fighting games in the genre, and the latest iteration is showcased in multiple e-sports tournaments throughout the globe. Now, Nintendo has announced that they will be bringing three classic Street Fighter games to the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow in North America. Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers will all be available for download tomorrow for $7.99 each. Each title is only available for download on the New Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo hasn't released a new 2D Metroid game in over a decade, but indie sensation Axiom Verge is a fine substitute in the meantime. Creator Tom Happ recently announced that the action-platformer will be launching on Wii U on September 1st, and it could come to Nintendo's upcoming NX console as well.

Happ is also looking into the possibility of releasing Axiom Verge on Nintendo 3DS, but that seems far less likely. Dan Adelman (Nintendo's former indie boss) has been working with Happ to promote the game, and he recently spoke with Nintendo World Report's Daan Koopman about the obstacles facing a 3DS release. Hit the jump for more!

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and we have another new chart-topper. Tales of Berseria debuted at number one (on PlayStation 4) and number two (on PlayStation 3) with nearly 250,000 units sold at launch. Yo-kai Watch 3 continues to sell respectably, with its 62,343 sales giving it the number three spot.

Hardware sales remained relatively unchanged from last week, although PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 each saw a slight sales boost while other consoles and handhelds all saw their numbers slightly decline. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

If you're looking to get in some last-minute gaming fun before the summer comes to a close and it's back to school, Nintendo would like you to take a look at their handheld gaming system, 3DS. That said, their latest sales pitch could afford to be a lot more current. Nintendo's new 3DS Summer commercial advertises a handful of fantastic games...that came out four to five years ago.

Mario Kart 7 (2011), Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2012 in Japan, 2013 in the West), and Super Mario 3D Land (2011) take up most of the spotlight in the new commercial. Age aside, they are all really fun games, and new 3DS owners would be wise to check them out. Last year's Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (which launched just last week in the US) also gets some quick screen time, but no actual mention. You can check it out by clicking below.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force recently launched on Nintendo 3DS, and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past will be joining it on September 16th. If you're interested in one or both of these games, you may be able to try them out for free before shelling out your hard-earned cash. GameStop will be hosting a special demo event for both games at select stores across the country. The demos will be available from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (local time) on Saturday, August 27th. You can check out the full list of participating locations by clicking here.

Earlier this week, Nintendo performed extensive maintenance on 3DS, Wii U, and all of their online game stores. It looks like they're not quite done tweaking things, as they've just announced another lengthy maintenance window for tonight and early tomorrow morning. 3DS and Wii U online services will be undergoing maintenance from 6:00 PM Pacific until 2:00 AM tomorrow morning. During this time, some network services may be unavailable.

Earlier this year, Bandai Namco announced that a new Dragon Ball RPG would be coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Dragon Ball: Fusions was finally released earlier this month, and fans can expect more surprises from the game in the coming months. According to Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball: Fusions will be getting free updates in the near future, with the first one being planned in the fall. The update will include a new stage, which will feature space-time rifts when Wi-Fi waves are detected.