Ever since it officially launched, I've been fairly critical of Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo's answer to Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Plus. I find the NES lineup to be mostly lackluster, despite the inclusion of classic titles such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid. Even the ability to play multiplayer with your friends isn't a major selling point for me, seeing as I prefer single-player experiences. Aside from the occasional friendly (or not-so-friendly) bouts of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the value of Nintendo's online service just isn't there for me. At least, it wasn't until the launch of Tetris 99.

Nintendo has been more hesitant than other developers to dabble in virtual reality, as executives like Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime have suggested it doesn't really fit Nintendo's style. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from filing patents for VR tech, and two years ago then-President Tatsumi Kimishima said Nintendo wanted to bring VR to Switch. If recent rumors are true, they're finally taking that leap soon.

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It's hard to believe that we're only a few months away from a major live-action (and CGI) Pokémon movie, but that's where we are! Ryan Reynolds makes his debut as Detective Pikachu on May 10th, and Legendary Pictures is reportedly so confident that they're already working on a sequel. In the meantime, you can get hyped yourself by checking out the latest teaser trailer.

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Bayonetta was a bit of a cult classic, but afterward, developer PlatinumGames struggled to secure funding for its sequel. Nintendo swooped in to publish Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive, and its success allowed a third entry to be greenlit. We've heard relatively little about Bayonetta 3 since its 2017 reveal, but today we have some unfortunate news to report on that front.

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If you've been enjoying the Resident Evil 2 remake but find yourself short on things to do after completing Leon and Claire's campaigns, we've got some good news! Starting today you can get your hands on a new update called "The Ghost Survivors." This free DLC gives you access to three new "what if" campaigns starring characters that weren't lucky enough to make it out of Raccoon City alive.

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During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, we learned that Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting a remake on Switch. Although the remake features a new art style and updated HD visuals, the game appears to be a fairly faithful recreation of the original. This makes it possible for a pretty direct comparison between the two, and the talented team at GameXplain has quickly recreated the remake's trailer with footage from the original.

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Hollow Knight is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful Metroidvania style games in years, and developer Team Cherry has kept it fresh with multiple free content updates. If you've played them all and you're still hungry for more, we've got some great news. Team Cherry just announced that Hollow Knight is getting a full-fledged sequel.

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During today's Nintendo Direct we learned that indie developer Toby Fox is bringing the first chapter of Delta Rune to Nintendo Switch. Originally released as a free download on PC, Delta Rune is an in-development spiritual successor to the immensely popular RPG Undertale and features many of the same characters. If you haven't yet picked up Undertale itself, there's no time like the present thanks to a new deal!

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Ninja Theory's hit action adventure title Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is making its way to Switch sometime this spring. Hellblade stars Senua, a warrior who must travel through hell in order to reclaim the soul of her dead lover. Along the way, Senua must battle not only terrifying creatures, but also her own mental health.

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After the success of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Nintendo and Ubisoft decided to team up once again to bring Star Fox and friends to Ubisoft's space adventure, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. If you've been enjoying this crossover adventure, you can look forward to more Star Fox universe content in Starlink this April.

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If anime-styled mech games are your thing, you've probably heard of Nintendo's upcoming title, Daemon X Machina. While we'll have to wait until this summer to get our hands on the full game, a demo titled Daemon X Machina: Prototype Missions is launching later tonight for a limited time. Prototype Missions features four different missions in which you can pilot and customize your robot called an Arsenal. The final mission even sees you squaring off against a boss!

Select players will later be contacted by email to complete a feedback survey, though if you don't get an email, you can always leave feedback via social media.

Nintendo and Platinum games have had a fairly cozy relationship in recent years, and many Nintendo fans are looking forward to their collaboration on Bayonetta 3. We still have to wait a bit longer for that game's release date, but in the meantime Platinum just surprised us by revealing another Switch exclusive during today's Nintendo Direct. The new game is called Astral Chain, and you can catch the trailer and release date by clicking below!

Final Fantasy fans have a lot to look forward to this year, as Square Enix is bringing some of its older titles to modern consoles. Nintendo likes to drop games just after Nintendo Directs, and today is no exception. Final Fantasy IX is launching later today! And for those of you waiting on Final Fantasy VII, you won't have to wait too much longer, as it's launching on March 26th.

It's been a long time since we've heard news about Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The first trailer dropped at last year's E3, and for months after we were kept in the dark. Now, we finally have new info about Fire Emblem's first foray onto the Switch, and it looks very promising.

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For years now, there have been rumors of Nintendo aiming to remake the Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and today they finally came true. During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo gave us our first look at the new adventure on Koholint Island. The game has been re-imagined with a cute, new art style that feels a lot like a toy set (at least to this viewer), but otherwise it looks to be quite similar to the original. You can expect the new Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch later this year.

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