The NPD Group has just released its latest monthly report, highlighting hardware and software sales number in the United States. Unsurprisingly, the long-awaited launch of Kingdom Hearts III proved to be immensely successful, as Square Enix's action RPG beat out Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake for the top software spot.

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Well, there's a headline I never thought I'd have to type. Forest of Illusion, a website dedicated to preserving Nintendo history, recently tweeted out a bizarre and amusing discovery. It seems that the United States Environmental Protection Agency poached music from Yoshi's Island DS. Why? To use it in a flash game about recycling, of course!

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PlayStation Vita was far from the success story Sony envisioned when they launched it as a 3DS rival. Though more powerful than Nintendo's handheld, Vita lacked the system-selling hit games it needed to thrive, and it wasn't long before Sony began pulling back on first-party support altogether. Vita found a niche audience in Japan but never managed to gain much traction globally. Now, just over seven years after its debut, Sony is preparing to pull the plug.

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For the past few years, Nintendo and Universal have been hard at work on a series of upcoming theme parks based on Nintendo IP. The first Super Nintendo World location will open in Japan in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with Orlando, and Hollywood locations are set to follow in the coming years. So what can you expect from this Nintendo wonderland? A new batch of official mock-up images gives us a pretty good idea.

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During the recent Nintendo Direct, we learned that Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting a remake on Switch. From the little footage we've seen, it appears to be a fairly faithful recreation of the Koholint Island we know and love, but with a fresh new look. However, the game's official website has people wondering if there will be some new content, or at least a new way to play.

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Game Informer's Imran Khan has been quite vocal about some behind-the-scenes details of Nintendo in recent weeks, making claims about the rebooting of Metroid Prime 4, the status of Metroid Prime Trilogy for Switch, and the fate of Mother 3. Khan recently stopped by Kinda Funny Games for a chat, and while talking about the recent Nintendo Direct, he dropped another Nintendo rumor.

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Indie developer Toby Fox captured the hearts of many with Undertale in 2015. The hit RPG is a bit on the short side (with lots of replay value), but as it turns out, Fox has been planning a much larger successor for years. Fox released the first chapter of the upcoming game, Deltarunelate last year. However, he revealed that he'd need to recruit a development team in order to complete his vision for the game. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like there's been much progress on that front yet.

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Ever since it officially launched, I've been fairly critical of Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo's answer to Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Plus. I find the NES lineup to be mostly lackluster, despite the inclusion of classic titles such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid. Even the ability to play multiplayer with your friends isn't a major selling point for me, seeing as I prefer single-player experiences. Aside from the occasional friendly (or not-so-friendly) bouts of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the value of Nintendo's online service just isn't there for me. At least, it wasn't until the launch of Tetris 99.

Nintendo has been more hesitant than other developers to dabble in virtual reality, as executives like Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime have suggested it doesn't really fit Nintendo's style. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from filing patents for VR tech, and two years ago then-President Tatsumi Kimishima said Nintendo wanted to bring VR to Switch. If recent rumors are true, they're finally taking that leap soon.

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It's hard to believe that we're only a few months away from a major live-action (and CGI) Pokémon movie, but that's where we are! Ryan Reynolds makes his debut as Detective Pikachu on May 10th, and Legendary Pictures is reportedly so confident that they're already working on a sequel. In the meantime, you can get hyped yourself by checking out the latest teaser trailer.

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Bayonetta was a bit of a cult classic, but afterward, developer PlatinumGames struggled to secure funding for its sequel. Nintendo swooped in to publish Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive, and its success allowed a third entry to be greenlit. We've heard relatively little about Bayonetta 3 since its 2017 reveal, but today we have some unfortunate news to report on that front.

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If you've been enjoying the Resident Evil 2 remake but find yourself short on things to do after completing Leon and Claire's campaigns, we've got some good news! Starting today you can get your hands on a new update called "The Ghost Survivors." This free DLC gives you access to three new "what if" campaigns starring characters that weren't lucky enough to make it out of Raccoon City alive.

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During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, we learned that Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting a remake on Switch. Although the remake features a new art style and updated HD visuals, the game appears to be a fairly faithful recreation of the original. This makes it possible for a pretty direct comparison between the two, and the talented team at GameXplain has quickly recreated the remake's trailer with footage from the original.

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Hollow Knight is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful Metroidvania style games in years, and developer Team Cherry has kept it fresh with multiple free content updates. If you've played them all and you're still hungry for more, we've got some great news. Team Cherry just announced that Hollow Knight is getting a full-fledged sequel.

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During today's Nintendo Direct we learned that indie developer Toby Fox is bringing the first chapter of Delta Rune to Nintendo Switch. Originally released as a free download on PC, Delta Rune is an in-development spiritual successor to the immensely popular RPG Undertale and features many of the same characters. If you haven't yet picked up Undertale itself, there's no time like the present thanks to a new deal!

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