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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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During tonight's Nintendo Direct we learned that Luigi's Mansion 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch next year, but that's not the only news that was revealed for Luigi's ghost-hunting franchise. Nintendo also spent some time detailing the upcoming 3DS remake of the original GameCube game. Most importantly, they revealed a new two-player co-op mode.

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It's that time again! Every few months or so, Nintendo holds special broadcasts to bring exciting news about upcoming games directly to their fans. The latest Nintendo Direct was originally scheduled for last week, but Nintendo opted to delay it after an earthquake struck Japan. Fortunately, it was a short delay, and all the big news is coming tonight.

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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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