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During Nintendo's quarterly investors' meeting tonight, President Tatsumi Kimishima formally announced that the Big N will not have a traditional press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, though, as they have not held an E3 press conference for the past few years, instead focusing on Nintendo Direct presentations and the Nintendo Treehouse livestreams to showcase their software.

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There will soon be a new way to play Nintendo 3DS titles in 2D! While some may question the need for the 2DS in general, that has not stopped Nintendo from announcing a new version of the 2DS, appropriately named the "New Nintendo 2DS XL." The system will notably feature the folding shape of the 3DS models, boast better processing power than the normal 2DS, and launch with a new set of 3DS games this summer.

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More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

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Super Smash Bros. is a series of games that were made with the local couch competitor or party game scene in mind, but over time, it has largely been played by more competitive players. The newest title, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has had a competitive community since its release in late 2014. There are many resources out there for competitive players and spectators alike, but getting to your desired resources can require the user to manually sort through players, characters, and stages. This can be a tedious process.

SSBWorld, a website created by a team of two, aims to make it easier to connect all of these elements into an easy-to-use interface for finding videos of competitive Super Smash Bros. matches. Today, I got the opportunity to speak with Anthony Nelson, the face of SSBWorld, about how the website works and what sets it apart from the rest.

You can find the full interview after the jump!

Ever since Fire Emblem Awakening, new games in the Fire Emblem series have enjoyed some healthy and expansive DLC packs, and it looks like that trend will be continuing with the next title. Even though it's a remake of one of the oldest experiences in the franchise, during today's Nintendo Direct, the Big N confirmed that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be getting DLC packs in the weeks and months following the game's release.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, the company let loose details and release dates on quite a few titles for Nintendo 3DS.

Included in this latest Direct was the Pikmin title teased in a previous Direct last year. We also saw lots of upcoming JRPGs and a handful of Kirby titles to celebrate the loveable-but-fierce puffball's 25th Anniversary.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that it is launching a new series of Amiibo figures this year to celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary. These Amiibo will be based on Link's look in previous entries in the series; there will be three figures, made to look like Link in Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. This new line of Amiibo will launch on June 23rd.

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Over the past few years, Nintendo Directs have become the home of lots of excitement for the Big N's fanbase, with many of their biggest reveals and announcements being reserved for these special streams. Well, get hyped, Nintendo fans, because another Direct has just been scheduled, and it's coming up very soon. On Wednesday, April 12th, Nintendo will be broadcasting a brand new Direct, one which will focus mainly on Splatoon 2 and ARMS.

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Outside of the lead-up to major releases of new Pokémon titles, it's rare for brand new Pokémon to get revealed, but that's exactly what's happened, as the Official Pokémon YouTube channel has just officially unveiled Pokémon #802: Marshadow. Not only will it be showing up in the next Pokémon movie, but it's also coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon at a later date, though we don't yet know for certain exactly how we'll be catching it.

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For a limited time, you can get a few more Mega Stones in Pokémon Sun and Moon to Mega Evolve your team. Mega Evolutions, introduced in Pokémon X and Y, enable your Pokémon to undergo a temporary power-boosting evolution that makes it more powerful and can even change its typings. Thanks to a global event, you can enter a code in the Mystery Gift menu to receive a total of four Mega Stones to power up your team.

Read more and learn the code after the jump!

Atlus is bringing back a fan-favorite Shin Megami Tensei game, Strange Journey, to Nintendo 3DS. Now titled Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey, the game is a remake of the DS game and will feature extra content. This includes extra story content with a new character named Alex, who will directly oppose the main character throughout the game.

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In a recent interview with Fox News, Reggie Fils-Aime, the president and CEO of Nintendo of America, was asked about Nintendo's plans for this year's E3 conference. In his response, Reggie claimed that the company will have a "big E3 this year," with a variety of games coming to both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. This is great news for Nintendo fans, since Nintendo's E3 presence over the last few years has been somewhat underwhelming, and this is a sign that the company will put a lot of effort into this year's presentation.

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A brand new Pokémon movie entitled Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You is set to release in Japanese theaters this summer. The movie is a retelling of the first season of the anime, highlighting some of the major events during Ash's time in the Indigo League. Of course, though Ash is the main character, it's his faithful partner in crime Pikachu who really steals the show. That's why, to celebrate the movie (which in turn celebrates the 20th anniversary of the anime), The Pokémon Company is giving away an Ash Pikachu as a preorder ticket bonus!

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For all the Mewtwo fans in Alola, you can now get your very own Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y Mega Stones! These stones are naturally unavailable in Pokémon Sun and Moon and can't be transferred over from other regions because of restrictions using the Poké Transporter and Pokémon Bank, though are currently being offered to players through a mystery gift.

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Tomorrow is the 21st anniversary of the original release of Pokémon Red and Blue, and The Pokémon Company has a ton of plans to celebrate the occasion. The "Pokémon Day" celebrations will begin with Pokémon GO, where, from February 26th to March 6th, you'll be able to catch Pikachu wearing adorable festive party hats. There will also be a new series of Pokémon figurines coming to Pokémon Center stores and a huge Pokémon movie marathon on Pokémon TV, starting with the original Pokémon: The First Movie.

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