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Nintendo Switch is getting a brand new Super Smash Bros. game packed with every character in the franchise's history! In addition to providing a full roster, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has also received a visual overhaul, with every stage and character being tweaked and upgraded. The good folks at GameXplain have already put together a comparison video to show how the new stacks up against the old.

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Last September, Nintendo announced the "Arcade Archives" series of titles, which seeks to bring back classic, pre-console Nintendo titles for everyone to play on Nintendo Switch. Another game was revealed today to be joining these Archives, and there's a slight chance that you might've heard of it. Just a tiny one. It's some small arcade title called Donkey Kong, and for Switch owners in North America, it's available today.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finally got its official unveiling yesterday, and it's certainly living up to its name so far! Alongside the return of every fighter in Smash history, plus Inklings and Ridley, it also appears that we'll be revisiting a huge number of stages from games past. By scouring through the Nintendo Direct, the individual character trailers released for each fighter, and the game's website, fans have already identified over 80 different stages that should be in the game!

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I wouldn't blame you if you chose to skip this years Devolver Digital press conference at E3 2018. Last year's conference invoked the type of bizarre, layered satire that would be enough to make Eric André shed a tear. This year, they amped up their insanity with an actual game announcement with the announcement of Metal Wolf Chaos XD, a remaster of a game developed and published by Dark Souls developer From Software well over a decade ago.

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GalaxyTrail's retro-throwback Freedom Planet is back, this time for the Nintendo Switch. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game was originally released on Steam back in 2014, later being ported to the Wii U and the PlayStation 4. Now, in preparation for the incoming sequel, GalaxyTrail and XSEED Games are joining forces to bring Freedom Planet to the Nintendo Switch this fall.

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Pokémon fans are headed back to Kanto this November. Following months of speculation and rumor, The Pokémon Company has finally confirmed that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! are on the way. The twin games are a remake of Pokémon Yellow, which itself was an improved version of Red and Blue. How much has Kanto changed from the early days until now? GameXplain has created an excellent comparison video to answer that question.

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Pokémon Gold and Silver were once completely different games. Nintendo debuted a playable demo of the second generation games at Space World in 1997, but by the time the games launched two years later they had a new map, re-designed Pokémon (as well as dozens of cut Pokémon) and significant story changes. 21 years after Space World, that original prototype of the game has leaked online, and Game Freak's original vision is now available to the public.

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2018 is going to be an exciting year for fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise because we're finally approaching the release of the grand finale to the current story arc, Kingdom Hearts III. For those both inside and outside the series' community, there is an undeniable sense of hype surrounding this game.

Regardless of the hype, Kingdom Hearts never has been and never will be a perfect franchise. It has a ton of flaws you should know about before getting into it. This is coming from somebody who has been a loyal fan since the original game's release 16 years ago. So if you're thinking about catching up on the Kingdom Hearts series, take all of these things into consideration first.

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Recently there's been a lot of talk about Nintendo expanding beyond video games to create video content like TV shows and movies. If you lived through the late 80s and early 90s, you know this isn't the first time Nintendo has dabbled in this arena. Nintendo used to have a handful of animated properties, including the 1989 Super Mario Bros. Super Show. This zany blast from the past is now available to stream on Netflix in its entirety.

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Over the past couple of years Nintendo has successfully leveraged their classic IP with a series of mini consoles. The NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition are each plug and play, bite-sized console replicas that come pre-loaded with dozens of classic games. Since their debut, fans have speculated that a Nintendo 64 Classic could be next. Based on recent trademarks filed by Nintendo, they may be on to something.

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Back in 2016, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature console pre-loaded with 30 classic games. In Japan, this device came as the Famicom Mini, and its game lineup was slightly different. Two years later, Nintendo has decided to revisit this product, but with a twist. The new version of the Famicom Mini will come loaded specifically with games based on anime.

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Gamers in Japan were just treated to a wonderful look into the history of one of the most beloved franchises of all time. "Satoshi Tajiri: the Man Who Created Pokémon" is a new educational manga that just released in Japan, providing insight into the origins of Game Freak's hit franchise. In addition to being a fun and informative nostalgia trip, the manga also provides a look at early Pokémon designs, including a rare peak at some monsters that were cut from the final game.

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If you're familiar with Super Mario 64 modders, Kaze is likely one of the first names that comes to your mind. He has made countless popular mods, including one that features the capturing mechanics of Super Mario Odyssey and another that meshes the gameplay of Mario 64 with the world of Ocarina of Time. Now, Kaze has created something nobody expected: an open world map suitable for a Battle Royale mode.

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If you grew up with a Super Nintendo, chances are you've been exposed to two of the greatest games of the era: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. These two titles were the pinnacle of their genres and influenced their respective franchises (and countless other games) for years to come. What would happen if these two titans of gaming were merged into one? We now have the answer.

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One week ago, Nintendo announced that they have no plans for a traditional Virtual Console on Switch. They're still likely to bring their classic games to the console in one form or another (starting with 20 NES games), but not all fans are that patient. After all, Nintendo just released a treasure trove of classic games in the SNES Classic Edition, so why not start there?

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