Last May, Epic Games teamed up with Marvel for a crossover event that brought the villainous Thanos and his all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet to Fortnite for a limited time event. Players could find and equip the gauntlet to transform into Thanos himself and wreak havoc on their opponents with overpowered punches and laser attacks. The event was short-lived, but data miners believe it will be returning soon.

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Pokémon GO exploded onto the scene in the Summer of 2016. The monster-catching augmented reality adventure quickly gained a passionate following of tens of millions of players, and it absolutely dominated social media for months after its release. Developer Niantic has managed to keep the game popular with regular updates adding new features and new Pokémon, and that continued support has helped it reach a major milestone.

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A few months back Celeste developer Matt Thorson revealed that a new chapter is headed to the game as DLC. This final update is titled Chapter 9: Farewell, and it will be free on all platforms. Farewell will be a single, continuous chapter (no B-Side) with some new mechanics, and it's said to be the hardest Celeste challenge yet. We haven't heard much about it since January, but today Matt shared an update.

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Last week, we got the surprising news that Super Mario Odyssey is getting a virtual reality mode. Customers who purchase the Nintendo Labo VR Kit will be able to enjoy three new missions in this new view, but that's not all. Since that announcement, Nintendo has also revealed that a "Theater Mode" will hit the game on April 25th, the same day as the VR update.

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Last summer, Square Enix launched Octopath Traveler exclusively on Nintendo Switch, and the old-school RPG topped the sales charts and received critical acclaim. Square's new hit has stayed exclusive to Nintendo's hybrid console thus far, but that will soon change. The game was recently rated for a PC release in Korea, and today someone at Square apparently jumped the gun and leaked the official announcement.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, described by developer Ninja Theory as an "independent AAA game," made a huge splash back in 2017. Its blend of combat, puzzle-solving, and story-telling (which itself blends themes of mythology and mental health) captivated players. These days Microsoft owns the property, but that didn't stop the game from coming to Nintendo Switch. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is available today on Nintendo's hybrid console.

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The original Pokémon movie is getting a CG remake called Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, and it's headed to Japanese theaters on July 12th. We recently reported that news about the moving was on the way, and that proved true. The Pokémon Company has released an exciting new trailer that focuses on the big showdown at Mewtwo's lair and gives us our first look at his powerful armor.

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Last month, Nintendo officially confirmed that they're entering the virtual reality market. Nintendo Labo VR makes its debut tomorrow, April 12th, and Nintendo is bringing demos to Best Buy stores so you can try before you buy. The talented team at GameXplain got to try theirs out even sooner, and they've published a glowing review. Their coverage of Labo VR also revealed that it contains an Easter Egg referencing Nintendo's last attempt at virtual reality decades ago.

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Next month, millions around the world will head to the theaters to watch Ryan Reynolds portray a talking, crime-solving Pikachu. If you weren't already hyped for the first big, live-action Pokémon movie based on that, The Pokémon Company is sweetening the deal. As a special bonus, everyone who sees the movie on opening weekend (May 10th - 12th) gets a free Pokémon card.

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Over the years, Build-A-Bear Workshop has teamed up with The Pokémon Company to create numerous Pokémon plushies, including Vulpix, Meowth, Squirtle, Charmander, Eevee, and many more. With hundreds of adorable monsters to choose from, it's a match made in heaven, and the next team-up between the two companies may be their most popular one yet.

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As of today, we're officially just one month away from the theatrical debut of Detective Pikachu. Based on the 3DS game of the same name, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds as a talking, crime-solving Pikachu that teams up with a young man looking for his missing father. Legendary has been pumping out trailers left and right, and today (via Reynolds himself) they released a "Casting Sneak Peak" that shows off some of the many Pokémon you'll see in the movie.

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The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Famitsu (now that Media Create no longer releases their data to the public), and the latest Dragon Ball game is topping the charts. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission debuted with over 70,000 sales on Nintendo Switch, and with no other major new releases, there was no competition. However, this week also saw another (older) Nintendo Switch title hit an impressive milestone.

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Nintendo's been mum about what exactly is in the big 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate aside from Persona 5's Joker. However, it looks like someone on Nintendo's marketing team done goofed. A new Smash-centric commercial was uploaded onto the official Nintendo YouTube page earlier today, and it revealed a brand new mode within the first seconds of the video.

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If you're a fan of over the top courtroom drama, today is a good day! The beloved Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series is back in a new trilogy bundle that includes Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations. All three games have been remastered with improved graphics and new features. You can pick the trilogy today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

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Back in February, we finally got our first look at the next Pokémon movie. At that time, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution was revealed as a CG remake of the very first Pokémon film. There's been virtually no news since then (although, seeing as it's a remake, there can't be that much to reveal outside of new footage), but that will be changing soon.

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