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2017 seems to be the year of Sonic the Hedgehog. Fans of the blue blur and his games have already gotten the critically acclaimed Sonic Mania, and Sonic Team's newest game—Sonic Forces—is going to release on November 7th. More exciting news has come out recently; apparently these two games are connected in some way beyond just being in the same franchise and coming out in the same year.

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The 2017 Nintendo World Championships were nothing if not exciting if you love Nintendo games, especially the competitive ones. Seeing new titles like Metroid: Samus Returns and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well as classics like Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and Tetris on the international stage was absolutely awesome. Super Mario Odyssey ended the event as the last game played in the final round between John Numbers and Thomas G.

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Nintendo Minute is a weekly show on Nintendo's YouTube channel in which new games like Super Mario Odyssey are shown off. In the latest episode however, hosts Kit and Krysta were joined by GandaKris, who showed off some of her amazing custom Amiibo, some of which were inspired by Odyssey. Together, they even worked on crafting Goombas possessed by Cappy and Mario!

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The team working on Assassin's Creed Origins has quite the pedigree. After delivering Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, they went to work on this game, crafting a prequel to the entire series. Staged in ancient Egypt, this game will show how the Brotherhood got its start.

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Pokémon is about to have a busy fall season. Alongside the upcoming games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, The Pokémon Company plans to further capitalize on their beloved franchise with Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! The twentieth Pokémon film is set to be a retelling of trainer Ash Ketchum's journey from its very beginning in Pallet Town, where he met his Pikachu.

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We have been getting official songs for certain Pokémon for a while now. From Slowpoke to Magikarp, the comedic celebration of Generation I Pokémon has been strong. Ditto is now the most recent pocket monster to get his own ode, and it is, expectedly, nothing short of hilarious.

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Fans have been obsessed with Geno ever since the wooden puppet stole their hearts in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. More so than any other Mario RPG partner who has only appeared as playable in a single game, he continues to be heralded by fans as the mascot of turn-based Super Mario. Sometimes it is hard to understand the hype for the guy, but it is easier to understand why people would be upset that his brief appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga has been cut in the recent Nintendo 3DS remake.

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Since their reveal, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have had fans worried that these games were going to be mere remakes of the latest generation, slightly updated with a bit of new content but largely remaining the same experiences as Sun and Moon were. The Pokémon Company has been slowly doling out details on the changes to these new games, however, and now they've hit us with some major reveals that may just dispel your fears. It looks like these new games will feature massive changes after all, with tons of new storylines as well as whole new worlds you can discover via the Ultra Wormhole.

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It's a great day to be a Nintendo Switch owner, as a myriad of popular indie titles just launched on the hybrid console. Games like Stardew Valley and Oxenfree are sure to draw attention, but if you're still riding the wave of excitement from 3DS release Metroid: Samus Returns, then Axiom Verge is the game you'll want to check out first. Hit the jump for more!

A few days ago, Koei Tecmo announced their plans to release DLC for the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors. Though there are three packs already in the works, that doesn't mean that this is the only content on the way. At the end of the Fire Emblem Warriors segment at the Tokyo Game Show, the game's producer Yosuke Hayashi stated that the team would take fan requests into account for any future DLC.

What would you like to see in future DLC?

According to an indie developer, Nintendo is working on an achievement system for the Switch. During an AMA on Reddit, the developer Lichthund was asked about rankings for their new game. When answering the question, they accidentally let it slip out that Nintendo was working on achievements.

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One of the biggest surprises from this month's Nintendo Direct was the unveiling of the Arcade Archives series on Switch. This series features classic Nintendo arcade games such as Vs. Super Mario Bros. being brought back to life, with a few updates, of course. Famitsu has recently revealed that Vs. Excitebike, Vs. Wrecking Crew, and Vs. Urban Champion are coming to this series as well. These games join Vs. Balloon Fight, Vs. Clu Clu Land, Vs. Ice Climber, and Vs. Pinball in the lineup.

Nier: Automata came out earlier this year and has become an overwhelming success, with the gaming receiving widespread critical acclaim and publisher Square Enix announcing a few days ago that it has shipped over 2 million units already. It sounds like that success is unlocking new doors for the franchise, as Square Enix has now posted a new hiring notice to its website that strongly suggests a new Nier project is on the way.

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We're just under a month away from the release of Fire Emblem Warriors, but as is the standard these days, we've already gotten word about DLC coming for the title, as Koei Tecmo revealed a three pack lineup earlier today at the Tokyo Game Show. Later this year, we can expect to see DLC based on Fire Emblem Fates, whereas Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem Awakening packs will be available next year, in winter and spring, respectively. The packs will be available as standalone purchases (¥1400 each), or you can buy them as a pack for a discount of ¥3000. A special bride costume for Lucina is also included with the three pack.

Advertising for Super Mario Odyssey has started to spring up in Japan, showing off the scope of what we already know to be a very large game. One advert in particular, however, reveals something particularly interesting. A close look at the world map reveals what appears to be Isle Delfino from Super Mario Sunshine sitting not too far away from the Mushroom Kingdom.

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