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In the midst of growing anticipation from fans itching for just such a thing, Nintendo has announced today that a Nintendo Direct will indeed be dropping tomorrow. This live presentation will focus on upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch titles at 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern.

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Shovel Knight is one of the most popular indie games around, and developer Yacht Club Games has kept it relevant with regular updates and expansions. The long-awaited King of Cards expansion was originally planned to launch in the first half of 2018, but it was delayed back in April. Since then we've only had a generic "Late 2018" window for the game, but now we have a concrete release date. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer.

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Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is one of the biggest indie success stories of all time with over 2 million sales across numerous platforms. If you bought the Treasure Trove edition of this retro-styled platformer, you have access to all DLC, including the upcoming King of Cards expansion. We thought this would be the last update for Shovel Knight, but apparently that's not the case.

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Game Freak will soon be unleashing Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! upon the world, but plenty of fans are still enjoying some fun in the sun in the Alola Region. For those active Sun and Moon players, Game Freak has been regularly distributing Legendary Pokémon each month for free. September's lineup has just been revealed, and like last month, the newcomers hail from Hoenn.

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Way back during the March Nintendo Direct, we learned that GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is coming to Nintendo 3DS. The game's sequel is already a 3DS exclusive, and soon fans will be able to play both games on the same device. At the time, Nintendo only confirmed that the game was coming sometime this year, but today we have some more exact release dates.

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Earlier this week we reported on the impressive fact that Sony has sold over 500 million total PlayStation consoles since the original PlayStation debuted in 1994. That got me thinking about another titan in the industry with an even longer history. Nintendo has officially released sales data for all of its major hardware releases since the Famicom in 1983, so I did a little digging to see what kind of numbers they've piled up over the years and how they compare to Sony's.

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Back in 2011, Nintendo laid the decades-long speculation about the Zelda timeline to rest with the release of an official timeline in Hyrule Historia. Since then, however, three new games have released that were not referenced on the original timeline. Two of these, A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes, naturally followed the story of A Link to the Past, but Breath of the Wild's timeline placement has been the topic of fan theories since the game's launch. In an update to the Zelda history page on Nintendo's Japanese website, the timeline has been updated to include these three new titles, as well as reordering some of the games.

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Game Freak has been regularly distributing some of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon for free throughout the year, and August's distribution event recently went live. This time around it's the Hoenn region's titans of sea and land: Kyogre and Groudon. If you own a copy of any variation of Pokémon Sun or Moon, you can download one of these monsters today.

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Nintendo has just released its earnings report for the first quarter (April 1st - June 30th) of the fiscal year. As per usual, the quarterly report to shareholders included updated hardware numbers, cluing us into how Nintendo Switch has been performing in 2018. After just over 15 months on the market, Switch sales are nearing a major milestone.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, one of the most charming games on Wii U, is headed to Nintendo 3DS and Switch later this week. When the puzzle game hits the new platforms, it will do so with new content. Players can unlock four levels based on Super Mario Odyssey when they beat the game, but Nintendo has revealed a way to unlock them right from the start as well.

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Millions of Pokémon fans are looking ahead with excitement to Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (as well as the upcoming 2019 "core RPG" title), and Game Freak continues to support the past games in the meantime. They've been distributing Legendary Pokémon throughout the year, and soon two more powerful monsters will be available.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 marked a Nintendo first with a worldwide release of its beautiful soundtrack just last month, with the 100+ track anthology seeing unprecedented distribution to fans around the globe. Now, a familiar pink puff is getting in on the fun, with not just one, but three soundtrack releases available for purchase online right now.

The official Kirby Twitter announced earlier today that select music from the games is now available for download globally, starting with Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music at the time of writing. Hit the jump for more details!

If you didn't play Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Wii U last generation, you missed out an absolute gem of a game! Fortunately, Nintendo is bringing it to 3DS and Nintendo Switch with some extra content from Super Mario Odyssey. If you're interested but not quite sure about that price tag, you've now got the chance to try it before you buy it.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a brilliant and charming little puzzle game that saw its potential limited by the low install base of Wii U. Thankfully, Nintendo is now bringing the game to much bigger audiences on 3DS and Switch. These ports also come with new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey, but as it turns out, this is less of an addition and more of a swap.

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E3 2018 is wrapping up today, but not before Nintendo has announced a great big sale for the eShop to properly commemorate this year's expo and the formal reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A ridiculous number of games, both in-house and third party for the 3DS and the Switch, are now available for up to 50% off, and we have the complete North American listing available for you after the jump!

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