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Nintendo's NES Classic Edition served them very well during the last holiday season, and ever since its abrupt discontinuation, rumors have been spreading that the Big N was planning a similar mini-console re-release of their next console, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Well, those are rumors no longer, as Nintendo has just confirmed that the SNES Classic Edition is real and will be on its way later this year—with an unexpected title added to its lineup: the never-before-released Star Fox 2.

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It is somewhat ironic that a remake of all things features so many firsts for a franchise. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia boasts full voice acting, third person dungeon exploration, a revamped world map that actually matters, and lots of gameplay tweaks—for better or worse.

Without further ado, let us dive right in to see what the continent of Valentia has in store and see whether it is worth keeping!

The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic piece of hardware. It offers the user quite a few different ways to play games. However, the console is a bit limited when it comes to controller options (at least compared to Nintendo's last two consoles): just the Pro Controller and the Joy-Cons. But one company is looking to change that.

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From Alex Kidd to Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star to Jet Set Radio, Shinobi to NiGHTS into Dreams, and a great many more timeless IPs, SEGA shaped the childhoods of many young gamers during its hardware heyday across several systems. Many more titles from their classic lineup still remain elusive to this day, but that could change with the company's announcement today for their new Classic Games Collection program called "SEGA Forever."

SEGA Forever is a promise from the company through which they aim to rerelease nearly every SEGA game ever from each of their consoles, spanning from the Master System era to the late Dreamcast. These classics will be available for iOS and Android with a ton of new features. Read on after the jump for more details, including possible Nintendo Switch support!

Sony shocked plenty of gamers when they announced Shadow of the Colossus was coming to the PlayStation 4. While they didn't give away many details at the time, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has since explained that this new version will be a complete remake of the original game with updated graphics and even improved controls.

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Last year, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, a miniature replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System that gave fans access to a library of thirty built-in NES titles. After the unexpected success of that "flashback console," it seems that other companies have decided to do something similar. AtGames has partnered with both SEGA and Atari to release two new replica consoles, one based on the Sega Genesis and the other on the Atari 2600.

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Our suspicions were in fact valid: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is coming to the Nintendo 3DS! The title will be a remaster of the original Alphadream Superstar Saga game, now combined with a new campaign led by Captain Goomba to find Lord Bowser during the events of the Beanbean Kingdom adventure.

Triple jump into the article to learn what was revealed during today's Nintendo Treehouse!

The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program has grown a lot over the past year, allowing fans to play over 300 Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One. During Microsoft's E3 conference this afternoon, it was announced that this program will be expanded to include games for the original Xbox, including the fan-favorite title "Crimson Skies."

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It's been five months since Gamnesia's podcast crew got together to talk Nintendo, and with E3 fast approaching, we couldn't wait any longer. Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for a long-awaited new episode of the Nintendo Week Podcast, as we catch up on everything we've missed from Switch, 3DS, and more. After the break, Alex and I sit down to discuss our predictions for Nintendo at E3 2017.

You can check out all this and tons more in 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.

As if speedrunning Super Metroid was not already competitive and blindingly fast already, a Twitch streamer has discovered a new technique that should shave off numerous seconds on all of the game's world records—a major feat in a game as old and with as many speedrunning masters as Super Metroid. It sounds like everyone in the Metroid scene will have a lot to either play or watch in the coming years.

Shinespark jump into the article to learn more about this newly discovered technique!

Sony has been known to do a lot right with their gaming software and hardware, but that doesn't mean they've given their customers everything they want. One thing many fans seem to want is backwards compatibility for the PlayStation 4, so gamers could freely play games from the other PlayStation consoles. Given recent statements from Sony's Jim Ryan, however, it does not sound like Sony is seriously considering the possibility of adding backwards compatibility to their current console.

Make the jump to learn more about Sony's current lack of backwards compatibility.

After the successful reintroduction of the Mega Man franchise to gamers across modern platforms with Mega Man Legacy Collection, Capcom has decided to continue their retrospective of the mainline series with Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. This new title will feature Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10, along with special bonus features for this retro repackage.

Make the jump to learn more about the newly announced celebration of Mega Man!

The Sonic and All-Stars Racing series is a hit with many SEGA fans, but racing through high-octane versions of the developer's IPs was not all that studios like Sumo Digital and Headstrong Games were thinking of during development of the series. A new batch of concept art for not just Sonic and All-Stars Racing but also some unreleased All-Stars soccer and fighting games has come out thanks to Funsolve.com. There is some seriously fun stuff in here that, unfortunately, was not to be.

Spin dash into the full article to see a full gallery of the previously unreleased SEGA concept art!

Nintendo has announced that their paid online services, originally planned for launch later this year, have been delayed for release in 2018. With this news comes a host of new details for Nintendo Switch Online, including price, features, and future functionality.

Make the jump to learn more about Nintendo's online plans for 2018 and beyond!

Rumored to go on sale at the end of August this year, a beautiful, hardback, art-and-commentary-packed book from Dark Horse promises to deliver the "history and highlights of the iconic studio Rare, from birth to present day!"

Both Chris Allcock (currently working on Sea of Thieves) and Leigh Loveday (of Donkey Kong Country, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, et al. fame) appear as the authors of 'Rare Treasures', and we hear that the book will also feature "brand-new insights from the team."

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