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Today is Nintendo Week's one-year anniversary! So we're celebrating in a big way: not only is today's episode extra long, but we're introducing tons of new Nintendo-inspired podcast segments over the next few weeks, starting with three new ones right now.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they discuss a mountain of news, including a new Pokémon, Undertale's upcoming appearance on Nintendo consoles, whether Link should have dialogue in Zelda, incoming Amiibo of Callie and Marie, and Nintendo's research into using VR. After the break we introduce two more new segments: The Gossip Stone, where we dissect the latest rumors from the Nintendosphere and deem them True or Trubbish (subjects include Mother 3's western release, Star Fox Zero's development struggles, and NX's 2016 launch date), and "The Glitz Pit," a podcast-game segment where YOU join us in a fight for ultimate glory. 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 or SoundCloud, available now. And if you'd like to learn more about any of the stories we discuss, be sure to head past the jump for the full list of links!

It's been over a year and a half since SEGA announced that they would be partnering with Sony to create a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film, but they finally announced last week that it will launch in 2018.

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 on Sonic's transition from games to film, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

There are two ideas that many Nintendo fans have been clamoring to see the Mario Kart series embrace lately: bringing the two-racer driving and combat mechanics from Double Dash!! back into the series, and expanding on their crossover content from Mario Kart 8 to make the series a full-fledged Nintendo kart racer, as opposed to leaning on the Mario series alone. Neither of these ideas have had the mettle to excite the entire fanbase, and each brings a unique set of challenges Nintendo would need to overcome in order to justify changing Mario Kart so radically. We realized, then, that the solution is easier than it seems: combine the ideas into one.

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 on this awesome new pitch, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Last week, The Pokémon Company revealed the commercial they're airing during this year's Super Bowl by uploading it to YouTube, and it's more of a promotional campaign for the Pokémon brand and its 20th Anniversary, rather than any particular product. This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and between this and Pokémon GO, we all think The Pokémon Company is doing a great job showing Nintendo how real advertising is done. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts on this awesome ad and how it fits into Nintendo at large.

As of this Thursday, February 11th, we at Gamnesia will have spent a full year making and distributing the Nintendo Week Podcast, a labor of love for Nintendo and its fans. In that short time, you wonderful listeners have made us Podbean's third-most popular podcast in our category, written us more five-star reviews than we've made episodes, and downloaded our show nearly one million times. I have no idea when we thought we'd make it this far, but we didn't even dream it would be so soon.

Accomplishments like these are surreal in their own right, but they show that you guys love our content as much as we love making it for you. So we've got to celebrate! And we want to hear your ideas for how to do it. Head inside to learn more.

Nintendo of America is removing a controversial support conversation from Fire Emblem Fates in order to make it more appropriate for the West. A character named Soleil, who is straight, but finds herself getting distracted and infatuated by cute girls, asks Corrin to help her focus on the battlefield. Corrin secretly spikes her drink with a magic powder that causes her to see women as men and vice-versa, and she overcomes the issue. It caused a stir on Tumblr when someone wrote a really strong critique of the scenario based on what were allegedly non-professional fan translations of the Japanese text—which blew up and got a lot of people accusing the game of homophobia. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem fans pushed back, saying these allegations aren't true and that information is not correct. Some people still see the true scene as promoting gay conversion, drugging, and other kinds of stuff, so Nintendo just decided it's best to take it out.

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 above for our full thoughts on this controversy, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

A group of industry insiders including Liam Robertson and Emily Rogers revealed last week that five different sources have tipped them off to an unannounced Wii U game launching this year. Rogers later revealed that the mystery game is a new Paper Mario title, and apparently it's already in the testing and localizing phase.

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 on this Paper Mario rumor, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Nintendo recently announced a new eShop game for Nintendo 3DS called The Great Detective Pikachu, a mystery-solving adventure game starring our favorite yellow buddy...now complete with the voice of a chain-smoking fifty-year-old. Fans have responded very positively to the game, and many are eagerly pushing for Danny DeVito to voice the new character.

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 above for our full thoughts on Great Detective Pikachu, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Dr. Serkan Toto, an industry leader in Japan with a great track record on leaking information about Nintendo, recently announced that Bandai Namco is developing several games for Nintendo's upcoming console, the NX, including a Super Smash Bros. game to launch alongside the device.

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 on what to expect with Super Smash Bros. for NX (assuming the rumor is true, of course) or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

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.

This week featured a ton of news, including new games like Detective Pikachu, some credible rumors about NX, Paper Mario, and more, a controversy over Fire Emblem Fates, and impressions of recent games like Pokémon Picross and Mario & Luigi. After the break, we dig into the rumor that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the NX as a launch game, discussing new content, modes, and more that could come to the title. 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 past the jump if you'd like to learn more about the stories discussed in this week's episode.