A few weeks ago, some Kingdom Hearts III rumors about a Monsters, Inc. world started popping up. The rumor seemed mostly credible, with screenshots to back it up, but some fans remained skeptical and waited for official word from Disney or Square Enix. Luckily, they didn't have to wait too long.

D23 is currently going on in Japan, and Disney revealed two brand new trailers for Kingdom Hearts III. Head inside to check them out!

During last year's E3 presentation, Nintendo surprised one of their most passionate fan bases by revealing that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo's first-person sci-fi adventure series has been handled exclusively by Retro Studios in the past, but the Austin-based developer will not return for Samus' next game. Nintendo has remained entirely silent on the identity of the long-awaited title's developer, but thanks to a report from Eurogamer, we may have our answer.

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Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Fire Emblem Heroes, and so Nintendo and DeNA are commemorating the occasion with a bevy of special events. The fun began last week with another round of "Choose Your Legends," where fans voted for special editions of favorite characters to appear in the mobile game later this year, and tonight, at 11pm Pacific, the celebrations begin in earnest as Heroes will be updated to feature new maps, bonuses, and modes.

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The month ahead for the Nintendo Switch is brimming with some award-winning indie games, and it starts strong as the eShop welcomes a variety of quality experience this week. Get ready to test your Metroidvania prowess, sharpen your dungeon-crawling and rhythmic senses, or pack your bags to return to a hometown gone wrong among your featured Nintendo Downloads!

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Attention PlayStation Plus subscribers! Your new free games for February are here, and featured among this month's lineup is Tequila Works' RiME, an adventurous indie puzzle game with gorgeous visuals released just last summer on the PlayStation 4. In it you play the role of a young boy, washed ashore on a mysterious uninhabited island with environmental puzzles to solve across five wide-spanning areas, themed after the five stages of grief.

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While the Xbox Game Pass will receive a major expansion next month, Microsoft's Games with Gold program is still going strong for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and with a new month comes four new games up for grabs. February's catalog of free games for Gold members includes a reboot of a 1997 PC title, an Assassin's Creed sidescroller, and a pair of backwards compatible racers.

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During a financial earnings presentation today, Nintendo announced that they are now working with Illumination Entertainment on a brand new movie starring Mario. The animated film will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri, the producer behind Despicable Me. We first heard talk of this possibility a few months ago, but this is the first time we've gotten confirmation that a Mario movie is on its way.

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We haven't seen a brand new Mario Kart game since the original release of Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. Even though that game was supported with new content and an updated port early last year, fans have been asking for a brand new Mario Kart game. If you fall into this group, Nintendo has something coming your way next year.

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Nintendo Switch Online, the hybrid platform's planned paid online service, finally has a definitive launch period of September 2018. After its unveiling alongside the system during the Nintendo Switch Event last year, the paid service was previously expected to launch last fall before an untimely delay to sometime this year.

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The Nintendo Switch is selling like hotcakes within its first year, already eclipsing the lifetime estimates of its predecessor and edging closer to 15 million units. With Nintendo's recent financial briefing, the document covering the last few fiscal quarters has also touched on the sales of the bestselling titles on the system to date.

Standing out from the bunch is Super Mario Odyssey, which sold 2 million copies in its first three days and became the fastest selling Mario game ever in the US, with an impressive showing of over 9.07 million copies as of December 31, 2017. This pushes lifetime software sales for the system to a total 52.57 million units sold within that timeframe.

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This time last year, Nintendo ceased Wii U production altogether while retailers had trouble keeping up with preorder demand for the company's newly unveiled hybrid system. Not even one whole year into its lifespan, this new platform has either been breaking or keeping up with home console sales records set by all-time greats like the Wii and the PlayStation 2.

Now, the time has come for Nintendo to disclose their sales results for the last quarter, and in their financial briefing, the company has revealed that the Nintendo Switch has officially sold 14.86 million units worldwide. Read on after the jump for more info!

EA's Star Wars Battlefront II drew widespread backlash last year for its predatory "pay to win" implementation of in-game gambling, with the selling point multiplayer mode's progression system, high cost of unlocking popular franchise icons, and sparingly awarded rewards all revolving around loot-boxes and microtransactions. The controversy on Electronic Arts' hands grew so dire, to the point it attracted both media and government attention, that the publisher suspended in-game payments before the game's public launch.

Unfortunately, the possibility of Battlefront II's microtransactions returning since remained, and now it's official. Hit the jump for more information.

These aren't your grandparents' cartoons, kiddos.

Developer TheMeatly Games gained notoriety last year with the release of Bendy and the Ink Machine, an episodic first-person horror game that tells the sad tale of an abandoned animation studio crawling with ink-form demons. While the game's story has yet to see completion, theMeatly announced on YouTube yesterday that Bendy and crew will soon be coming to home consoles later this year, thanks to a partnership with Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC.

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UPDATE: SEGA of America's Aaron Webber has discredited the rumor of a new Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing game on Twitter. The original article continues below.

One of the best received party racers aside from Nintendo's flagship Mario Kartseries ironically comes from its former 90's business rivals. Developed by Sumo Digital, 2010's Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and its Transformed sequel two years later were well-crafted celebrations of SEGA's history and their many franchises, and they went on to become recognized as hallmark titles for the United Kingdom-based studio.

As it turns out, a new entry in the super Sonic racer series—as well as two FPS titles with "major partners"—may be in the works, according to a leaked presentation from a British law firm. Read on after the jump for more info!

Who doesn't love a good boss fight? I know I do. I'm drawn to the grandeur of the battles. The epic soundtracks, the intricate character designs, the combination of strategy and execution—there's nothing quite like these challenges. Perhaps that's why boss rush-style games like Cuphead or Furi have become so popular in recent years. As a fan of the genre, I recently sat down with a Steam Early Access game entitled Ragtag Adventurers to see if it holds up.

Are these adventurers going on a fruitful quest, or will their journey be for naught? Read our review to find out!