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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.

This week the crew discusses a swarm of Pokémon topics from the past week, including the leaked full lineup of new Pokémon, Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Forms, alongside our experiences with the Sun and Moon Special Demo Version. Afterwards we shift to Colin's time with Nintendo's fall lineup, including the NES Classic Edition and Mario Party: Star Rush. And finally, after the break, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: Nintendo finally revealed the NX, now called "Nintendo Switch." You can check out the episode below—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!

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is one of the titles coming to the NES Classic Edition, and the game's director, Tadashi Sugiyama, recently revealed some interesting information about its creation. Zelda II was a slight departure from its predecessor in that it's a side-scroller. Sugiyama revealed that when Nintendo began development on the game, it wasn't intended to be a Zelda title.

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It's time for another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every weekend, we pit two (or more) games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. Last week's matchup was a battle of fan-made games, and AM2R: Return of Samus easily beat out Pokémon Uranium Version, taking over 70% of the vote.

We're getting nostalgic for today's Game Clash, as two Nintendo 64 classics go head to head. Pokémon Snap put a whole new spin on the Pokémon franchise, sending trainers out to photograph the series' popular creatures in their natural habitats, and it remains a fan-favorite to this day. Pokémon Stadium was also a departure from some of the norms of the series, but it gave players their first taste of 3D Pokémon fighting, and it was a lot of fun as a party game. Which one of these Pokémon spin-offs is the best? Click below to cast your vote!

If you started playing the Pokémon video games after having watched the anime, like many children in the 1990s, you might have been surprised to see how rare Pikachu actually is. In the anime, Pikachu is Ash's favorite Pokémon and acts as one of the main characters of the whole series, making it the de facto mascot of the entire Pokémon brand. In Pokémon Red and Blue, however, Pikachu is not a starter Pokémon, nor is it particularly common or useful. In fact, few players will run into one at all. However, according to Junichi Masuda, the composer behind Red and Blue, this was actually a conscious decision from Game Freak.

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Nintendo spontaneously launched a Galaxy-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL just two months ago, and it seems that not even the reveal of the new Nintendo Switch will prevent new iterations of the popular handheld from appearing on the gaming market.

Exclusive to Amazon, a brand new Special Edition New 3DS XL is up for grabs at the standard price of $199.99. This model is colored in a lime green hue and comes with a pre-installed copy of Super Mario World for the Virtual Console. The best part? It's available now!

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Back in July, Nintendo revealed the NES Classic Edition, which is to release on November 11th. Although many European players have been able to preorder the console, those in North America have not yet had the chance to. Unfortunately, GameStop just announced that they will not be taking NES Classic Edition preorders at all. If you were planning on picking up the console from GameStop, you'll have to go to a store on launch day.

Get ready to fight some slimes, save some damsels in distress, and relive Breath of Fire, one of the classic RPGs from the SNES era. Gamers who want to get some RPG action will be able to get Breath of Fire on the 3DS Virtual Console today. This reporter appreciates the consistent virtual console support for the 3DS, and with the Nintendo Switch right around the corner, it's a welcome distraction until its eventual release. Make the jump for more info on this VC release!

Breath of Fire is available now on the New Nintendo 3DS eShop for $7.99.

With the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon just around the corner, developer Junichi Masuda has been speaking about the series' long lasting success. In a recent interview, Masuda explained that the reason for Pokémon's continued relevance is that it is really easy to "get stuck in" to the game. Although Game Freak creates the game with young or new audiences in mind, they still add elements to ensure the games will appeal to their core audience. He went on to say that although younger kids may not understand the more complex parts of the games, they are still able to get through it and enjoy other elements.

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In celebration of the upcoming release of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has published an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto revealing some interesting information about the creation of Donkey Kong. It turns out that Nintendo had a company bathtub, in which employees could wash after work and could relax at night when everyone went home. It was in the company bathtub that Miyamoto came up with the idea for Donkey Kong. He said that the it "saved him" and "was really effective at letting me put my ideas in order."

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Junichi Masuda has been a key member of the Pokémon development team since the beginning, serving as a composer, programmer, advisor, designer, director, and producer on the popular series at various points in his career. In his twenty years of working on the franchise, Masuda has come to love many of the Pokémon that Game Freak has brought to life, and IGN recently asked him to whittle down the hundreds to just his top six favorites. You can check out his choices by clicking below!

The mid-1990's gave fans some of the most memorable and iconic video games in history, and Final Fantasy VII and Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back were two of these top games in 1997, garnering praise from critics and consumers alike. Earlier this week, Twitter user Atomskerz combined the two classics into one with a fantastic remix of Final Fantasy VII's Battle Theme. The remix is essentially the classic battle theme mixed with an assortment of sounds from Crash Bandicoot.

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We've seen a lot of ambitious fan-made projects this year, and another one just became playable. A Castlevania fan who goes by "Dejawolfs" has spent a year's worth of weekends working on a remake of the original Castlevania in Unreal Engine 4. The first level is now playable in a demo form (which you can download and try out by clicking here), and he's moved on to working on level 2. You can check out some footage of the fan project by clicking below!

In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked to recount some of his favorite stories from the time that he spent working on the original Donkey Kong. The Donkey Kong arcade game was the first game that Miyamoto directed, and it was the first video game that Mario ever appeared in. While talking about his experiences, Miyamoto ended up revealing a ton of previously-unknown information about the game, including an interesting tidbit about the game's audio. According to Miyamoto, characters in the original Donkey Kong were supposed to talk to the player in English.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the first handheld Zelda adventure ever released, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many fans. One particularly dedicated fan named Ty Anderson has been working hard for a year now to recreate that experience in 3D by modding a ROM of Ocarina of Time. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 64 features "an original soundtrack, classic and original enemies, new temples, new dungeons, an entirely new 3D world to explore, and a deeper, darker, original, dynamic, more inspired storyline." You can check out the first full trailer by clicking below!

Back in 2005, a unique stealth game from the now defunct THQ known as Destroy All Humans! launched. Mostly known as that game that starred Richard Horvitz (aka, Invader Zim himself) and J. Grant Albrecht (aka, a Jack Nicholson sound-alike), it quickly fell into obscurity with only a few sequels and mediocre scores. However, the ESRB just released a "Teen" rating for a Destroy All Humans! game for PlayStation 4, indicating a return of the dastardly Crypto and Pox.

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