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We've known for a while now that the Nintendo Switch will move away from disc-based games, instead adopting cartridges similar to the 3DS, but the actual size of these carts has just been revealed. Switch cartridges are 34mm long and 23mm wide, making them even smaller than 3DS cartridges. Despite the decrease in physical size, however, the actual file sizes of Switch games are considerably larger. For example, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is 13.4GB on Switch, while Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is just 512MB on 3DS.

Make the jump to see a side-by-side comparison.

Nintendo has just revealed Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, an entirely new Fire Emblem game that is coming to Nintendo 3DS on May 19th, 2017. This new game was inspired by Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second entry in the Fire Emblem series, which is known for its unique gameplay and focus on exploration. Shadows of Valentia will be a reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden, but on a much larger scale, with larger dungeons, a larger overworld, and a more ambitious story.

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Hot off the heels from today's Fire Emblem Direct, viewers were given another look at the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors. The extended trailer features Prince Chrom of Ylisse from Fire Emblem Awakening as he takes on an army of Plegian soldiers in traditional Dynasty Warriors-style combat.

The trailer confirms that the game will launch in Fall 2017, but you won't need to own the Nintendo Switch in order to play. Similar to the preceding Hyrule Warriors, Fire Emblem Warriors is releasing simultaneously on both the Switch and New Nintendo 3DS systems.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

Following last week's teaser for Fire Emblem Warriors at the Nintendo Switch conference, Nintendo announced that a Fire Emblem-dedicated Direct presentation would be broadcast on this day. The presentation kicks off in just a few short minutes, with fans of the series anticipating news regarding the new Dynasty Warriors spinoff, the announced Fire Emblem mobile game, and potentially more brand new reveals.

Pull up a seat and tune in to the livestream after the jump, and share your predictions and reactions with us in the comments!

With all the excitement around the Nintendo Switch, we haven't heard much about the 3DS recently. However, in a recent interview with Wired, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé hinted that Nintendo isn't going to be giving up on the handheld console any time soon. He explained there are 3DS games "that we haven't announced yet" and these games will be very exciting.

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It seems that the Nintendo Switch is not the only Nintendo console getting some love from Atlus. The Japanese Shin Megami Tensei website is currently teasing a mysterious future announcement for the 3DS as well. What's more, the webpage indicating this also prominently features a very interesting 25th anniversary symbol which contains both the Roman numerals of one, two, three, and four and the respective year for each numbered SMT game's release. All of this seems to imply a collection of the four main entries in the series may be on its way to the 3DS.

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There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for the first Nintendo Week of 2017, doubled in length as we emerge from our slumber with rusty podcasting skills and much to say about Nintendo Switch and all that surrounds it. We cover everything we learned from the Switch Presentation, including hardware, software, pricing, third-party relations, and so much more, before moving onto what all this tells us about Nintendo's prospective future.

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. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

With the beginning of the new year and a Nintendo Switch reveal right around the corner, Nintendo decided to keep the festivities rolling along with a gigantic sale. The sale is for the North American Wii U and 3DS eShops and will last until January 25th. You can save a ton of cash on games like Splatoon, Child of Light, Rayman Legends, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, and more. If you are a My Nintendo member, you can save an extra 10 percent on select titles.

Check out the full list of games after the jump!

With the Nintendo Switch event only one day away, everyone's getting excited, including GameStop. Earlier this week, it was discovered that GameStop's dedicated Nintendo Switch page was updated to say that gamers could play "Skyrim on the go, andPokémon at home." This is obviously not an official announcement, but there is speculation that this could be Pokémon Stars, a game that was reportedly in development alongside Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

The paragraph with this information was promptly removed, so while it could purely be a mishap by GameStop, we'll just have to wait for tomorrow to find out. Make the jump for more info!

The first global mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon ended as a massive failure, but Game Freak decided to take another stab at worldwide events by starting up a brand new mission revolving around the Island Scan feature. Scanning for and defeating one million Pokémon seemed like a much more viable goal, but apparently players disagreed, as once again the event has come to an end without success.

Check out the full results after the jump!

It's been floating around the world of Nintendo news for quite some time that Nintendo might be porting Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, and the now-infamous reporter Laura Kate Dale recently came forward to say that it is true.

This was one of the talking points on the 82nd episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

Train your finest monsters and get ready to battle Alola's best! The Alola Friendly Competition (which we first learned about last week) is coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon later this month. You'll be able to register for the tournament from January 19th through January 26th, and the battles themselves take place on January 27th through January 29th.

The Pokémon Company just released lots of new details for the tournament, including a list of banned Pokémon and info on how you can train for the event ahead of time. You can catch all the details by clicking below!

Only last week did we report on the concept art released in the Japanese collectors edition art book, but here we are in 2017 and we're still getting more Pokémon Sun and Moon concept art! This new batch of never-before-seen concept art also includes some much higher-quality scans of the art from last week.

Make the jump to check out the loads of character and location concept art!

While some of my Gamnesia colleagues have had the honor of discussing 2016's gaming highlights, it now falls on me to reflect on one of the year's most crushing disappointments. But what to choose? No Man's Sky, although eventually cleared of false advertising charges, suffered from criticism of misleading advertising, as well as some advertised features still being absent from the game. While Pokémon GO has certainly been successful, it's been similarly frustrating that Niantic struggled for so long to fix tracking issues, and that early-promised features such as trading have yet to arrive nearly six months later. As for my personal choice for 2016's most disappointing game... well, I wouldn't say it left me crying like an anime fan on prom night, but it was still pretty upsetting. So let's talk about the only remaining game in the banner above (whoops, spoiler alert!): Mighty No. 9.

Head inside for some totally upbeat end-of-the-year chat!

If you've been playing through Pokémon Sun and Moon and you're feeling pretty confident about your team, then get ready for an online battle tournament! The Pokémon Company has just revealed an upcoming tournament called the Alola Friendly competition. You'll be able to register to join the fight between January 19th and 26th, and the competition itself will be held on January 27th and January 28th. The exact rules for this tournament have not yet been announced, but we'll be on the lookout for updates. In the meantime, get your Pokémon in fighting shape!