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Back in May, Nintendo launched Splatoon, a team-based third-person shooter with a focus on territory control and plenty of Nintendo charm. The game launched with a handful of weapons and stages, and Nintendo regularly releases updates that unlock more content. If you're not up to date on the strengths and weaknesses of each weapon, Nintendo's got you covered. They've started a video series that analyzes the weapons of Splatoon, and they've released four videos so far. You can check them out by clicking below!

Get ready for your next batch of free DLC, Monster Hunter fans! Capcom has recently announced and detailed the DLC that gamers are receiving this month for Monster Hunter Ultimate 4. The July pack will include 14 brand new quests, 3 sets of armor, 5 new weapons, a Palico weapon and armor set, 3 Guild Card Backgrounds, and 7 Guild Card titles. Capcom has stated that the Universal Studios Japan Star Knight equipment will be made available at a later date this month.

You can check out the trailer for this month's DLC after the jump!

If you loved and remember the Donkey Kong Country series, you're about to get an ape-sized blast of nostalgia. A recent tweet by Donkey Kong Country creator and Rare co-founder Tim Stamper shows off the computer that helped create the Nintendo classic. Donkey Kong Country received universal critical acclaim in 1994, eventually becoming the second best-selling Super Nintendo game of all time with nine million copies sold.

You can check out the tweet after the jump!

If you were hoping to see some Legend of Zelda candy thongs at your local gas station, I've got some bad news. During the 75th Annual Shareholders' meeting, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata was asked a question about using Nintendo characters on clothing and other products. Iwata says that in the short term the company may receive more attention and increased income, but would then be detrimental to Nintendo's various IP in the long term.

Check out what Iwata had to say after the jump!

Last year Nintendo began construction on a new headquarters building, the Research & Development Center. In this new location, all four of Nintendo's development teams (including both the software development and hardware development groups) have united under one roof to form the new Integrated Research & Development Division, allowing for more communication between different teams. Speaking with investors at the 75th Annual Shareholders Meeting, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata talked about this process and explained the new purpose for the old headquarters. Hit the jump to check it out!

Square Enix has departed from the standard Dragon Quest formula with recent entries in the series. Dragon Quest X was an MMORPG, and Dragon Quest Heroes borrowed its gameplay style from Dynasty Warriors. However, the popular RPG series will have a return to form in the next main series entry.

Speaking with Final Fantasy Ring, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii fielded questions about the next game, revealing some key details. Dragon Quest XI will feature the franchise's traditional mechanics, it will be an offline game, and it will be for home consoles. You can check out his answers by clicking below!

Dragon Quest VII was remade for 3DS in Japan in 2013, and it sold over 1.2 million copies. This prompted Square Enix to remake Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS as well, but so far there has been no news on localization for either game. That changed today, when Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii told French site Final Fantasy Ring that Square Enix is "thinking about localizing the two games."

This interview took place at the Japan Expo in France, and shortly afterwards reports came flooding in that Horii let it slip that the two remakes will be released in France. This revelation reportedly upset his translator, likely because he was not supposed to announce that information. If Square Enix is localizing the games in France, there's a very good chance that they'll be released in other regions as well.

Yesterday during a livestream event, Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled Charizard and Weavile as playable characters in Pokkén Tournament. In addition to these two fan favorites joining the fight, Jirachi and Whimsicott were also revealed as support Pokémon. A new batch of screenshots was released today, giving us a great look at the new additions to the crossover fighting game. You can check them out by clicking below!

PlayStation Vita was pretty impressive from a hardware standpoint when it launched, but it has failed to gain much momentum in terms of sales. Sony slashed sales projections for the handheld multiple times in its first year on the market, and third-party support from AAA publishers dissolved almost instantly. Eventually, even Sony pulled support of the handheld. Even so, Vita has been a popular platform for indie developers. Sony President Shuhei Yoshida brought this up recently, stating that there's no shortage of indie games on the handheld, and it's a great platform to play games. Hit the jump for his thoughts.

If you're looking to buy a Wii U but haven't found a deal that's right for you yet, Best Buy might be able to help you out. Right now they're offering $25 off on two different Wii U bundles. Both of these bundles are the 32GB model with party game Nintendo Land included, and one comes with new hit Splatoon while the other comes with Super Mario 3D World. Normally $299.99 each, you can get either one for $274.99 for a limited time.

As many Binding of Isaac: Rebirth fans already know, the Afterbirth DLC is currently being developed, which is said to greatly expand the game's content. In a recent update post on the game's main website, some upcoming features are shown off.

Head inside to learn more!

It's known to many gamers that the PlayStation originated as a joint venture between Sony and Nintendo. It started as a new model of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that could also play CD-ROM games. Things didn't work out between the two companies, however, and Nintendo eventually partnered with Phillips on the project instead, leading Sony to enter the console market on their own. With the partnership being cut short, very few prototypes for the "Nintendo PlayStation" were produced—but now one has been uncovered.

Read more after the jump.

We've been learning a lot today about some upcoming Pokémon games, especially Pokkén Tournament. The cool thing about all of this info is that it has come from a special livestream event, and we've now learned that another Pokémon-focused livestream is heading our way. This one will be solely focused on the Mystery Dungeon titles, however.

Head inside for more info!

This year's San Diego Comic Con, which will take place from July 9th to July 12th, is featuring a few panels for some big upcoming games, such as Street Fighter V and Assassin's Creed Syndicate. As was just announced on the official schedule page for the event, Halo 5: Guardians will be joining them with a panel entitled "Hunt for the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story," on Friday, July 10th, at 10:15 AM (LA time).

Follow after the jump for more information on this event!

In a recent interview with Gamereactor, cult Japanese game designer Suda51 said he would like to continue his No More Heroes series, which saw two entries on the Wii. However, don't expect No More Heroes 3 to arrive any time soon. Suda51 says he has ideas for the next sequel, but he expects other projects to keep him occupied for at least the next twenty years.

Read more after the jump.