Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the original release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, and to celebrate, Shinesparkers, the team behind Harmony of Heroes and other fan made orchestrated albums, is releasing a new album called "Harmony of a Champion" that will focus on music from the original generation of Pokémon.

They've released a trailer with previews of some of the music, and you can check it out after the jump.

Many a gamer loves the wonderful worlds of Nintendo and its diverse breadth of games to explore, and many stick very closely to Nintendo's offerings. But if a Nintendo fan wants to branch out, a good starting point can be hard to find. So we sat down to talk about ten great games that Nintendo fans would love—whether they were directly inspired by Nintendo's hits or simply offer some of the same magic—on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. So if you're looking for new games to play, check out the discussion video after the jump and try out some of these awesome Nintendo alternatives.

Sin & Punishment is a 3D third person shooter from the Nintendo 64 and was originally released in Japan and China in 2000. However if you did not get a chance to play it on the Nintendo 64 or the Wii Virtual Console, it has now been re-released for the Wii U eShop. Additionally, the game's sequel, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, was released for the Wii and will also be re-released on the Wii U eShop.

The first game, Sin & Punishment, costs $11.99, while its sequel, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, is $19.99. Both can be purchased as of August 27th.

Make the jump for the two game's trailers!

Nintendo's recently filed several patents relating to future hardware, including one for a console that operates without an optical drive for game discs, another one without an internal hard drive for storage, and several more smaller ideas. There's always the possibility that Nintendo's just covering legal bases for ideas they may not use, but these concepts fit in so perfectly with their messaging about the future of their hardware that we've decided to take a closer look at how they might end up shaping gamers' experience with Nintendo's next console, the NX.

This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our full thoughts on these patents, what they could mean for NX, and what obstacles Nintendo would face by implementing them—or you could head inside for a brief, brief summary of the three most exciting new features these concepts might bring.

We gaming fans always have a blast talking about our favorite experiences in the lovely worlds of Nintendo. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we sat down to talk about our favorite Nintendo games and what makes them just so special. Head inside for our discussion on what makes these games so special, or to check out our lists and share your own top five!

Since E3, Microsoft has been rolling out backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, regularly announcing new titles. Earlier this week, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased more announcements regarding backwards compatibility, but it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer. Spencer has since Tweeted that the announcement has been delayed to sometime next week.

However, it's not all bad news. In response to a fan on Twitter, Spencer revealed that games for the original Xbox could also be added to Xbox One's backwards compatibility service. However, he says that they have to "finish" with Xbox 360 compatibility first.

We gaming fans always have a blast talking about our favorite experiences in the lovely worlds of Nintendo. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we sat down to talk about our favorite Nintendo games and what makes them just so special.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we're breaking it down into two pieces for YouTube, one for the bona fide top five, and one for our honorable mentions—the games that didn't quite crack our lists, but we love too much to ignore. Check out the video after the jump for our discussion, or head inside to see our lists!

Konami has commenced a new Heritage Games Survey, querying fans as to which classic series they'd like a revival for. The full list of options includes Contra (Probotector), Mystical Ninja (Goemon), Castlevania, Suikoden, Bomberman, Track & Field, Zone of the Enders, Rocket Knight (Sparkster), Bishi Bashi, Vandal Hearts, Gradius (Nemesis), Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sunset Riders, and Parodius. While it's missing big franchises like Silent Hill and Dance Dance Revolution, there is an option to add your own input. Participating in the survey can win you a $200 Amazon retail voucher. You can take part in it here.

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 was a bit slower on the news front, which means we really got to sink our teeth into a few topics: the GamePad's successes and failures, Super Mario Maker's nine-day rollout of its content, and Nintendo's recent firing of Treehouse employee Chris Pranger. After the break, we turn our attention towards our top five favorite Nintendo games. It's a lot of love and a lot of laughs for our favorite titles, so give it a listen below, and head inside to check out more information on the stories discussed—or save it for later by downloading the latest episode on iTunes.

Metal Gear is a series that has spanned decades and numerous consoles, but it's probably known best to the PlayStation audience. The series really rose to popularity with the original Metal Gear Sold on PlayStation, and it has continued to have a strong presence on Sony's consoles for nearly two decades. With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain just around the corner, PlayStation Japan has released a trailer showing the history of Metal Gear on PlayStation. Click below to check it out!