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Back in June Nintendo filed new GameCube-related trademarks that were categorized for video gaming purposes (as opposed to general merchandising), sparking speculation that perhaps GameCube titles could be on their way to Nintendo Switch. No official statement has been given on the matter since then, but today more recently-filed GameCube trademarks have surfaced in Japan, and there's one detail in particular that's a bit surprising.

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Few franchises have had a bigger impact on the video game industry than The Legend of Zelda, and arguably the most influential and beloved of all the Zelda games is Ocarina of Time. The legendary tale of the Hero of Time and his battle against Ganon captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans and inspired countless games. Today this classic adventure celebrates a major milestone.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, and unsurprisingly it was a huge week for Nintendo. The launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee was easily the biggest event of the week. The twin games combined to sell over 660,000 copies, snagging first place and boosting switch sales from around 54,000 last week to over 200,000 this week.

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Kingdom Hearts III has been in development for what feels like an eternity, and internal and external delays have pushed its release date back, but there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The highly-anticipated crossover game is set for release next January, and there will be no further delays as director Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed that development is complete. This news was accompanied by an extensive new trailer that shows off the game's numerous worlds.

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Capcom's classic survival-horror game Resident Evil 2 will soon be reborn in the beautiful new RE Engine, giving fans old and new alike the chance to experience the terrors of Raccoon City in HD. You can get your hands on the Resident Evil 2 remake on January 25, 2019, but in the meantime, PlayStation Underground has just uploaded fifteen minutes of new gameplay footage featuring Claire, Sherry, and the dreaded Lickers.

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The wait is almost over for fans of Nintendo's hit fighting series, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming to Nintendo Switch next month. We recently got a Nintendo Direct packed with 40 minutes of Smash goodness, but if that's still not enough to satisfy your longing for the game, Nintendo just released an extensive overview trailer today. What does Smash Ultimate have to offer? Nintendo breaks it all down in seven minutes.

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Last week we reported that Nintendo Russia President Yasha Haddaji had a meltdown that was caught on livestream. The Nintendo executive can be seen repeatedly swearing at and insulting employees over technical difficulties on camera. Since then, numerous former employees have come forward (most of them under the condition of anonymity) with other complaints about Haddaji, and Nintendo is starting to take the matter seriously.

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While millions around the world are either nostalgically revisiting Kanto or heading there for the first time, Did You Know Gaming decided to mark the launch of Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee with a lengthy collection of obscure Pokémon facts. There's plenty to dig through, including tidbits about the music, Pokémon designs, and mistakes that weren't caught before launch, but perhaps the most interesting revelation is that the original games almost ended up being much harder.

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GameXplain recently got the chance to go hands-on with the new World of Light mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and they came away impressed! They played for about a half an hour, and they only uncovered a fraction of the map, so it sounds like we're in for a lengthy adventure. Nintendo gave them permission to upload the first ten minutes, showing off battles, the Spirits system, and more.

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After what seems like a couple years of delays (mostly because it actually has been that long), Microsoft recently announced that the long-awaited Crackdown 3 will be launching on February 15, 2019. The announcement came at X018, Microsoft's "global celebration of all things Xbox," as a new trailer showcasing the game's multiplayer mode was revealed. This mode, dubbed Wrecking Zone, is a 5v5 match featuring different modes and fully destructible environments. As a first-party exclusive, Crackdown 3 will be a part of both the Xbox Play Anywhere and Xbox Game Pass programs upon its launch.

Though it's been a disappointing time to be a Devil May Cry fan for several years, that may be changing soon. The next Devil May Cry game was announced at E3, and now even more is on the way! Adi Shankar, producer of the Castlevania animated Netflix series, announced today that he has acquired the rights to make a Devil May Cry animated series. This new show will be set in the same multiverse as Castlevania, which could lead to some interesting crossovers down the line.

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Microsoft is currently hard at work on two new consoles under the "Scarlet" code name, set to launch a couple years down the road as the next generation of Xbox. However, that might not be all they're cooking up. According to a new report from Thurrott, they also have new hardware in development that's planned to launch next year as part of the current generation.

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Yesterday Sony made the surprise reveal that they won't be attending E3 2019. Sony has been present at every E3 in the show's history, but they simply aren't willing to make the commitment this time. So what impact will this have on the event overall? Longterm, it's hard to say, but as for 2019, you can still expect the other two biggest players to show up.

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The big day is finally here, Pokémon trainers! After months of hype-building by Game Freak and The Pokémon Company, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee are now available on Nintendo Switch. Return to Kanto to re-live the adventure that started it all, but with HD graphics, more modern gameplay, and a hint of Pokémon GO sprinkled in. To celebrate the launch, Nintendo UK has just put out one last trailer.

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Sony has made the surprising decision to drop out of 2019's Electronic Entertainment Expo. The group behind E3, the Entertainment Software Association, confirmed today that Sony has decided to skip E3 entirely. Neither Sony nor the Entertainment Software Association has released the reasons behind Sony's departure, but the decision could have dire consequences for E3's future.

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