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There's a new global event going on in Pokémon Sun and Moon that gives players access to items for the Mega Evolutions of Steelix, Heracross, Houndoom, and Pidgeot. We don't know how long this event will last, so it's important to act fast and download these Mega Stones while you can. All you have to do is download the new update for Pokémon Sun or Moon, start your game, go to the "Mystery Gift" option in the title menu, and enter the code "AZUL." This is a global event, so this should give you access to the Mega Stones regardless of your location.

Pokémon trainers, get ready to expand your collection. GameStop is giving away a level 50 Midnight Form Lycanroc from May 15th through June 5th. This Lycanroc comes with its Hidden Ability, No Guard, and holds a Life Orb. To get your Lycanroc, just go into GameStop and ask for a code. Once you get your card, head into your game, choose Mystery Gift, then "Get With Code." After following all the instructions, you'll be able to pick up your gift at any Pokémon Center.

Happy training!

With E3 2017 just over a month away, there's still a lot of mystery as to what will be on display. What surprise announcements will we see? Nintendo has taken steps to drum up some excitement by revealing what their plans are for the trade show. Though they won't have a traditional conference, as per usual, Nintendo has quite the lineup of livestreams and tournaments for their fans to enjoy.

Head inside to see what they have lined up!

For better or worse, we live in the age of DLC. Post-game downloadable content is everywhere, from Street Fighter and The Witcher to Call of Duty and Batman: Arkham Knight.

Although they were a little bit late to the party, Nintendo seems to have fully embraced the concept as of late. Following The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's example, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be getting a season pass. And it's not coming cheap.

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Nintendo surprised the world last week when they announced a new entry in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: New Nintendo 2DS XL. Retaining the clamshell design of the Nintendo 3DS and its many variants, the New Nintendo 2DS XL scraps the 3DS' stereoscopic display to provide a cheaper alternative to the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Though Nintendo already provides the original Nintendo 2DS for $79.99, just over half the price of the newly-introduced New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime told TIME why Nintendo went ahead with the new version of the device. Head inside to hear his comments.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga originally launched on the Game Boy Advance in 2003, kickstarting an entire sub-series of colorful Mario RPGs on Nintendo's handheld devices. After a lukewarm response to last year's Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam on Nintendo 3DS, it looks like the team has decided to revisit the game that started it all.

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During Nintendo's quarterly investors' meeting tonight, President Tatsumi Kimishima formally announced that the Big N will not have a traditional press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, though, as they have not held an E3 press conference for the past few years, instead focusing on Nintendo Direct presentations and the Nintendo Treehouse livestreams to showcase their software.

Make the jump to learn more about Nintendo's plans for E3 2017!

There will soon be a new way to play Nintendo 3DS titles in 2D! While some may question the need for the 2DS in general, that has not stopped Nintendo from announcing a new version of the 2DS, appropriately named the "New Nintendo 2DS XL." The system will notably feature the folding shape of the 3DS models, boast better processing power than the normal 2DS, and launch with a new set of 3DS games this summer.

Make the jump to read more about Nintendo's newest bit of handheld hardware!

More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

Make the jump to find a release date to look forward to!

Super Smash Bros. is a series of games that were made with the local couch competitor or party game scene in mind, but over time, it has largely been played by more competitive players. The newest title, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has had a competitive community since its release in late 2014. There are many resources out there for competitive players and spectators alike, but getting to your desired resources can require the user to manually sort through players, characters, and stages. This can be a tedious process.

SSBWorld, a website created by a team of two, aims to make it easier to connect all of these elements into an easy-to-use interface for finding videos of competitive Super Smash Bros. matches. Today, I got the opportunity to speak with Anthony Nelson, the face of SSBWorld, about how the website works and what sets it apart from the rest.

You can find the full interview after the jump!

Ever since Fire Emblem Awakening, new games in the Fire Emblem series have enjoyed some healthy and expansive DLC packs, and it looks like that trend will be continuing with the next title. Even though it's a remake of one of the oldest experiences in the franchise, during today's Nintendo Direct, the Big N confirmed that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be getting DLC packs in the weeks and months following the game's release.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, the company let loose details and release dates on quite a few titles for Nintendo 3DS.

Included in this latest Direct was the Pikmin title teased in a previous Direct last year. We also saw lots of upcoming JRPGs and a handful of Kirby titles to celebrate the loveable-but-fierce puffball's 25th Anniversary.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that it is launching a new series of Amiibo figures this year to celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary. These Amiibo will be based on Link's look in previous entries in the series; there will be three figures, made to look like Link in Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. This new line of Amiibo will launch on June 23rd.

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Over the past few years, Nintendo Directs have become the home of lots of excitement for the Big N's fanbase, with many of their biggest reveals and announcements being reserved for these special streams. Well, get hyped, Nintendo fans, because another Direct has just been scheduled, and it's coming up very soon. On Wednesday, April 12th, Nintendo will be broadcasting a brand new Direct, one which will focus mainly on Splatoon 2 and ARMS.

Head past the jump to learn more and to learn where you can watch this Direct!

Outside of the lead-up to major releases of new Pokémon titles, it's rare for brand new Pokémon to get revealed, but that's exactly what's happened, as the Official Pokémon YouTube channel has just officially unveiled Pokémon #802: Marshadow. Not only will it be showing up in the next Pokémon movie, but it's also coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon at a later date, though we don't yet know for certain exactly how we'll be catching it.

Learn more about Marshadow by making the jump!