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At E3 2017, Nintendo revealed Metroid: Samus Returns, the company's first 2D Metroid game in over fourteen years. Samus Returns was met with near-universal praise, as fans were excited to see Metroid going back to its 2D roots. Now, about four weeks before the release of Samus Returns, Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto claims that he would love to go back and make another 2D Metroid game—as long as fans are willing to buy it.

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Two new playable fighters were recently announced for Fire Emblem Warriors, both hailing from Fire Emblem Awakening: Cordelia, the dedicated Pegasus knight, and the female version of master tactician Robin. Now we've gotten a look at these two characters in action on the battlefield, from Cordelia's sweeping lance movements and aerial grace to Robin's swift and powerful Thunder magic.

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The adorable puppy-like Rockruff made its debut in Pokémon Sun and Moon last year, and what made it stand out from the pack was its ability to evolve into one of two different versions of Lycanroc: the quicker, quadruped Midday form and the bulky, bipedal Midnight form. With the upcoming release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on Nintendo 3DS later this year, The Pokémon Company recently introduced Lycanroc's brand new Dusk Form. This special Lycanroc, however, will only be available to early adopters of either game for a limited time.

Read on after the jump for more details.

Nintendo just revealed a new, limited edition, Metroid-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL, which will release alongside Metroid: Samus Returns on September 15th. The console is a reddish orange, reminiscent of Samus's suit, and features a stylish silhouette of Samus Aran. The console will cost $200 at launch, which doesn't include the price for Metroid: Samus Returns, as the game will be sold separately.

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While the New Nintendo 2DS XL just launched in July, the original 2DS is still getting love from stores even now, and so are people in the market for low-cost option to play the 3DS library. Nintendo has just revealed that a new, $80.00 bundle that features a red and white Nintendo 2DS and a digital copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will release on August 25th.

Triple jump inside the article for more details on this great offer!

Really powerful Salazzles can be hard to come by in Pokémon Sun and Moon, especially since only the rare female Salandits can evolve into the coveted poison/fire-type Pokémon. In an upcoming distribution, it looks like GameStop will help rectify the situation by delivering this Pokémon to Alolan trainers.

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The blue shell has long been a staple of Mario Kart gameplay, frustration and tough loses included. But while many gamers have no doubt believed their cries of anguish went unnoticed by Nintendo, that is not actually the case. It was recently revealed that, for recent entries, series director Kosuke Yabuki and his team actually tested the games without the blue shell in play. Without the item's inclusion, however, the balance and risk of the game did not feel right, so they ultimately decided to keep it in.

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The recently announced Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon may still be a few months out from release, but that has not stopped Amazon from already putting up a dual pack steel book listing of the games online. Just like with the original Sun and Moon, those who want the full seventh generation sequel game experience will be able to pick up something fancy for their collections!

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Pokémon Sun and Moon is still going strong for many players and trainers out there, and it looks like The Pokémon Company has decided to bolster that enthusiasm with a special new distribution. Right now, the Shiny form of the legendary Pokémon Tapu Koko is being distributed for free as a mystery gift in North American and European territories.

Make the jump to find out how to capture your shiny Tapu Koko!

With the upcoming release of the New Nintendo 2DS XL and the market cannibalism induced by the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has now announced that they are no longer going to produce the original 3DS or the regular, non-XL New Nintendo 3DS in either Europe and Japan. This leaves the New 3DS XL, the 2DS, and the New 2DS XL as the only current 3DS handhelds in production in those regions.

What does that mean for North American fans that don't yet have a 3DS or 2DS? Head inside to find out.

As a massive puzzle/mystery fan, I've been a big fan of the Professor Layton series for a long time. That's why I couldn't be more excited for the upcoming release of Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy in a week. Though the week will seem to crawl by due to the anticipation, Level-5 is helping it not seem as bad by releasing a brand new trailer, featuring the English voice acting for the first time!

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In 2011 Nintendo launched the "Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program," granting then-owners of the Nintendo 3DS exclusive access to twenty downloadable games. The program included ten NES games, which were later released to the public as Virtual Console games, and ten Game Boy Advance games, which remain exclusive to Ambassador Program members to this day.

At Nintendo's latest investor meeting, one investor asked whether Nintendo has thought about distributing these games publicly. Senior Executive Officer Satoshi Yamato responded, and though he neglected to answer specifically whether these Game Boy Advance games will make it to the 3DS' public Virtual Console space, he did offer a glimpse into how Nintendo may distribute classic games in the future. Head inside to keep reading.

Ever since Fire Emblem Warriors was shown off more in-depth at E3, gamers have been speculating about what other types and kinds of characters from the beloved strategy RPG series we would see in the game. A new trailer has now answered some of that question by showing off a number of additional characters from the main cast from Fire Emblem Awakening who will be joining the Warriors fray.

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It is somewhat ironic that a remake of all things features so many firsts for a franchise. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia boasts full voice acting, third person dungeon exploration, a revamped world map that actually matters, and lots of gameplay tweaks—for better or worse.

Without further ado, let us dive right in to see what the continent of Valentia has in store and see whether it is worth keeping!

In a recent interview with IGN, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime spoke about Nintendo's plans for the future. All the talk and hype about the Nintendo Switch must have left a lot of fans feeling rather nervous for the future of the Nintendo 3DS, their former flagship portable console, but according to Reggie, these fans won't have anything to worry about. Nintendo, he reveals, plans to support the 3DS "well into 2018 and beyond."

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