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And we're back! A lengthy Nintendo Direct was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 6th, but the earthquake that struck Hokkaido, Japan caused Nintendo to delay the broadcast. We've seen lots of evidence over the past week that the new date for the Direct will be September 13th, and now we finally have official word from Nintendo on the matter.

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Last week Nintendo announced plans for a lengthy Nintendo Direct presentation that was scheduled for this past Thursday. Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans. After Hokkaido, Japan was rocked by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, Nintendo opted to delay the Direct. While we've received no official word on when the Direct will air, evidence of the new date is starting to pile up.

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The Pokémon giveaways just keep on rolling! Nintendo, Game Freak, and The Pokémon Company have been regularly distributing rare and legendary Pokémon to Sun and Moon players (Ultra, too!) every month, including September's Latias and Latios distribution event at Best Buy. On top of that, they've just revealed an extra giveaway for September, but this one's exclusive to GameStop.

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Yesterday Nintendo announced plans for yet another Nintendo Direct presentation. The 35-minute video about upcoming 3DS and Switch games was planned to air tonight, September 6th, at 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern, but that is no longer the case. Nintendo announced today that they are delaying the Direct due to the damage caused by a recent earthquake in Japan.

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In the midst of growing anticipation from fans itching for just such a thing, Nintendo has announced today that a Nintendo Direct will indeed be dropping tomorrow. This live presentation will focus on upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch titles at 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern.

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Shovel Knight is one of the most popular indie games around, and developer Yacht Club Games has kept it relevant with regular updates and expansions. The long-awaited King of Cards expansion was originally planned to launch in the first half of 2018, but it was delayed back in April. Since then we've only had a generic "Late 2018" window for the game, but now we have a concrete release date. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer.

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Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is one of the biggest indie success stories of all time with over 2 million sales across numerous platforms. If you bought the Treasure Trove edition of this retro-styled platformer, you have access to all DLC, including the upcoming King of Cards expansion. We thought this would be the last update for Shovel Knight, but apparently that's not the case.

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Game Freak will soon be unleashing Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! upon the world, but plenty of fans are still enjoying some fun in the sun in the Alola Region. For those active Sun and Moon players, Game Freak has been regularly distributing Legendary Pokémon each month for free. September's lineup has just been revealed, and like last month, the newcomers hail from Hoenn.

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Way back during the March Nintendo Direct, we learned that GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is coming to Nintendo 3DS. The game's sequel is already a 3DS exclusive, and soon fans will be able to play both games on the same device. At the time, Nintendo only confirmed that the game was coming sometime this year, but today we have some more exact release dates.

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Earlier this week we reported on the impressive fact that Sony has sold over 500 million total PlayStation consoles since the original PlayStation debuted in 1994. That got me thinking about another titan in the industry with an even longer history. Nintendo has officially released sales data for all of its major hardware releases since the Famicom in 1983, so I did a little digging to see what kind of numbers they've piled up over the years and how they compare to Sony's.

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Back in 2011, Nintendo laid the decades-long speculation about the Zelda timeline to rest with the release of an official timeline in Hyrule Historia. Since then, however, three new games have released that were not referenced on the original timeline. Two of these, A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes, naturally followed the story of A Link to the Past, but Breath of the Wild's timeline placement has been the topic of fan theories since the game's launch. In an update to the Zelda history page on Nintendo's Japanese website, the timeline has been updated to include these three new titles, as well as reordering some of the games.

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Game Freak has been regularly distributing some of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon for free throughout the year, and August's distribution event recently went live. This time around it's the Hoenn region's titans of sea and land: Kyogre and Groudon. If you own a copy of any variation of Pokémon Sun or Moon, you can download one of these monsters today.

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Nintendo has just released its earnings report for the first quarter (April 1st - June 30th) of the fiscal year. As per usual, the quarterly report to shareholders included updated hardware numbers, cluing us into how Nintendo Switch has been performing in 2018. After just over 15 months on the market, Switch sales are nearing a major milestone.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, one of the most charming games on Wii U, is headed to Nintendo 3DS and Switch later this week. When the puzzle game hits the new platforms, it will do so with new content. Players can unlock four levels based on Super Mario Odyssey when they beat the game, but Nintendo has revealed a way to unlock them right from the start as well.

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Millions of Pokémon fans are looking ahead with excitement to Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (as well as the upcoming 2019 "core RPG" title), and Game Freak continues to support the past games in the meantime. They've been distributing Legendary Pokémon throughout the year, and soon two more powerful monsters will be available.

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