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Nintendo Switch has been immensely successful through two years on the market, and a major factor in that success is just how many high-quality games have been released on the console. Between Nintendo's first-party smash hits like Zelda and Mario and third-party releases like DOOM, there's plenty to see, and it can get expensive to keep up with all the latest and greatest games. Fortunately for European Switch owners, Nintendo has just announced a huge sale.

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Kirby's Epic Yarn began its life on Nintendo's Wii, but this adorable platformer didn't stop there. After porting the game to Wii U in 2015, Nintendo decided to bring it to 3DS as well. The latest version of the game, now with "Extra" tossed in the title, includes new abilities, a new game mode, and new mini-games, and it's out now in most regions of the world. Sorry, Australia, but you have to wait until tomorrow.

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First-party Nintendo games tend to keep their full price tag for years after launch, but every now and then Nintendo adds some popular titles to their $20 "Nintendo Selects" lineup. They recently announced that Super Mario Maker, Majora's Mask 3D, and Star Fox 64 3D, all 3DS titles, are joining the Selects brand. To spread the word, Nintendo just released a new commercial to highlighting these discounted games.

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Nintendo's first-party exclusives don't often drop in price. It's not uncommon to see Nintendo's big sellers keep their launch day price tag throughout an entire console generation and even beyond, but every now and then they buck that trend by adding a game to their "Nintendo Selects" program. This lineup just got a little better with the addition of three new games.

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Nintendo usually saves the release date announcements for Nintendo Direct presentations, but this week they dropped two out of nowhere. First they announced that Yoshi's Crafted World launches March 29th, and now they've also revealed that Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, a 3DS enhanced port of the Wii original, is also launching in March.

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Super Smash Bros. has evolved considerably since its debut on Nintendo 64. From Melee to Brawl to making the leap to HD on Wii U, Nintendo's popular fighting game continues to look better and better, and the freshly-launched Switch iteration is the best yet. Digital Foundry just completed a deep dive into the graphics and performance of Smash Ultimate, and they've put together a fantastic comparison between it and the 3DS and Wii U iterations.

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The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, and although it was a fairly mundane week for software, a few new titles launched. Luigi's Mansion for Nintendo 3DS, which launched last month in most territories, finally made its Japanese debut. With 27,370 units sold, it's far from a smash hit... but it was still good enough to top the charts in a slow week.

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It's the holiday season, and that means deals all around! Microsoft and Sony have already unveiled deals on Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and more, and now it's Nintendo's turn. To show off their bargains, Nintendo released a video starring Luigi as well as GandaKris, a talented Amiibo modder who Nintendo hired as an Ambassador. What savings do the two have to show off?

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks are two very different Nintendo games. The former was a Game Boy Advance puzzle-platformer that brought a strategic edge to the old Donkey Kong formula, and the latter is a touch-screen-based Zelda game that sees us traversing Hyrule via locomotive. These games are two well-enjoyed extensions to Nintendo's most prolific franchises, and they have something in common: they've both been given new trademarks, meaning we might see more of them in the future!

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GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is out now on Nintendo 3DS, which means it had to undergo a significant re-working to run properly on the new hardware. Back in March, GameXplain did a comparison based on trailer footage, but now that the game is out, Digital Foundry has taken a deep dive into the finished product to determine just how much has changed and whether we should think of this as a port or a remake.

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If you thought Game Freak and The Pokémon Company would slow down on their Legendary giveaways, you'd be dead wrong. Just days after announcing that Zeraora is finally coming to Sun and Moon, another distribution event has already been announced. This time around it's the flagship Pokémon of the fifth generation: Zekrom and Reshiram.

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Much of the Pokémon community is looking ahead to Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee, but Game Freak hasn't forgotten about those of you who are still enjoying the Sun and Moon line of games. They've been distributing rare, Legendary, and Mythical Pokémon every month all year, and that trend will soon continue in October, with an all-new monster becoming available.

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Welcome to Switched On!, the new Nintendo-themed podcast from Gamnesia. If you were a fan of our old show, Nintendo Week, you'll love Switched On! too. In our inaugural episode, Ben, Alex, and Jeff break down all the exciting news from the recent Nintendo Direct, including updates on games like Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and thrilling reveals like Luigi's Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing for Switch. Stick around after the show for an update on the future of this podcast and Gamnesia podcasting in general!

Earlier this year Nintendo revealed that the DS hit Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is getting a remake on 3DS with new content, including the all-new Bowser Jr.'s Journey sub-game. At the time Nintendo stated that it would be a 2019 release, and today they confirmed that we won't have to wait too long. You can look forward to playing it on January 11th, 2019.

Nintendo has previously stated that they aren't giving up on the 3DS yet, and today's Nintendo Direct is proving that commitment. Good-Feel Co. is porting Kirby's Epic Yarn to the handheld, under the title Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. This 3DS port features all of the stages from the Wii version of the game, but it also includes new abilities, a new "Devilish mode", and new minigames! Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is scheduled for launch next year.

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