One of the biggest gaming franchises in the world over the past decade is ready to make a big splash in the mobile market. Call of Duty: Legend of War launched in beta form in a few countries (including Australia and China) last year, and soon it will be headed to North America, South America, Europe, and other regions as Call of Duty: Mobile.

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Ever since Detective Pikachu first released for 3DS in Japan, fans have been obsessed with the idea of Danny DeVito being cast as the English voice of the titular detective. A petition gained over 50,000 signatures, and the news eventually reached DeVito himself, who famously asked, "What the **** is Pokémon?" As it turns out, the team behind the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie also had DeVito in mind as a candidate.

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Nintendo released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in November of 2017 following a lengthy delay from its originally announced launch window. The free-to-play mobile game has generally been well received, but it's likely that wouldn't have been the case if Pocket Camp stuck to its initial schedule. According to the latest research by Liam Robertson, Pocket Camp went through a pretty drastic overhaul during development.

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E3 might be a bit quieter this year, with Sony and Electronic Arts opting to skip their annual press conferences, but there should still be plenty to see. Nintendo and Microsoft are still holding their usual conferences, and so is Devolver Digital. The latest publisher to confirm their presence at the big convention in Los Angeles is Bethesda.

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The Nintendo Switch eShop has become a hot spot for indies, and Nintendo has been doing a pretty good job of making sure some of the best ones are promoted. Just two months ago they held an Indie Highlights Presentation, but they still have more to show. Nintendo just announced that they'll be broadcasting a Nindies Showcase later this week.

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About a month ago, we learned the surprising news that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring next month. Reggie has been the face of Nintendo in the Americas for well over a decade (while also planning and executing marketing strategies behind the scenes), but his story goes back much further. The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming digs deep into the history of the Regginator to explore his rise to power.

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Yesterday's Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW 2019 was all about Team Sonic Racing, Sumo Digital's racing spinoff set to release on all platforms on May 21. As the panel went along, we learned more about vehicle customization, the game's soundtrack and the all-star team of artists behind the music, and the animated miniseries Team Sonic Racing Overdrive premiering with specially-themed merchandise.

While the focus stayed on Sonic's immediate future, series director Takashi Iizuka did close out the panel by confirming that the next mainline Sonic title is indeed currently in development at Sonic Team. More after the jump!

Just like Sonic Mania Adventures before it, a new Sonic animated miniseries has arrived to mark the upcoming release of Team Sonic Racing. It's brought to you once again by Tyson Hesse and Neko Productions.

Team Sonic Racing Overdrive was unveiled at SXSW 2019's Gotta Go Fast panel yesterday as a two-part webseries based on the anticipated racer, featuring high-speed shenanigans between the rival Teams Sonic, Dark, Rose, Vector, and Eggman. What was promised as a 15-second tease of the webseries quickly turned into a premiere of the entire first episode, with the unlikely spotlight shining on a familiar amphibian enthusiast! Check out "Part 1: Dangerous Distractions" after the jump.

With a deeper insight into the inner machinations of Team Sonic Racing at SXSW 2019 came additional details about the upcoming racing title's own music. Jun Senoue of Crush 40 fame has confirmed that the TSR original soundtrack—appropriately titled Maximum Overdrive—will be dropping worldwide with the release of the game, and it will be a behemoth of an anthology to collect at that.

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The SEGA-hosted "Gotta Go Fast" panel at SXSW 2019 was all about Sumo Digital's Team Sonic Racing, the next multiplatform Sonic the Hedgehog racer coming to consoles in the next two months. Fans were treated to a deeper dive into what the upcoming Sonic title has to offer, with expectations high following the studio's All-Stars Racing Transformed in 2012. If what was shown at the panel was of any indication, TSR is shaping up to be quite the treat for longtime fans.

One extensive preview of the game showed off the vehicle customization feature, where players can swap out parts, paint jobs, vinyls, and horns to make their car their own. Check out the trailer after the jump, backed with a tasty "Crank the Heat Up!! ...for Final Egg" remix from Sonic Adventure!

Yesterday we reported on allegations that BadLand Publishing (a label the company started using after declaring "BadLand Games" went bankrupt and defunct) stole $78,000 from Limited Run Games and another $200,000 from Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ and producer Dan Adelman. Even worse, most of that money was intended to go into a fund for Happ's son, who requires expensive medical treatment for his Kernicterus. Today, BadLand responded.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ has been a huge hit with well over 3 million copies sold since its debut just over a year ago, and Bandai Namco has kept players engaged with regularly released new content. New fighters have joined the game in DLC packs, and Season 2 is in full swing. The latest newcomer has just been revealed, and it's... an interesting choice.

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Good-Feel and Nintendo will launch Yoshi's Crafted World in just two weeks, and there's already a playable demo available to interested Switch owners. Ahead of the launch, Nintendo continues to trickle out new trailers, including two new videos today. One focuses on the game's Flipside mechanic while the other shows off co-op gameplay.

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Something strange happened today. Indie sensation Axiom Verge just got a release date for its physical release... on Wii U. Nintendo's last-gen console has been dead and buried for some time now, so why is this game just coming out now? As it turns out, Limited Run Games and Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ have been locked in a legal battle with BadLand Games that potentially involves the latter stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Detective Pikachu began its life as a video game on Nintendo 3DS, but Warner Bros., Legendary, and The Pokémon Company saw the potential for much more. A film adaptation is set to hit the big screen on May 10th, and they're not stopping there either. The Pokémon Company and Legendary have just announced that they're also teaming up for a graphic novel adaptation.

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