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Pokkén Tournament DX is the latest in Nintendo Switch's fast-growing library of games, upgrading the Wii U's Pokkén Tournament with extra modes and five new Pokémon fighters. Head inside to read our review.

In 2011 Nintendo launched the "Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program," granting then-owners of the Nintendo 3DS exclusive access to twenty downloadable games. The program included ten NES games, which were later released to the public as Virtual Console games, and ten Game Boy Advance games, which remain exclusive to Ambassador Program members to this day.

At Nintendo's latest investor meeting, one investor asked whether Nintendo has thought about distributing these games publicly. Senior Executive Officer Satoshi Yamato responded, and though he neglected to answer specifically whether these Game Boy Advance games will make it to the 3DS' public Virtual Console space, he did offer a glimpse into how Nintendo may distribute classic games in the future. Head inside to keep reading.

Though Wii U was Nintendo's worst-selling home console to date, it was home to some of the most critcially-acclaimed games of its generation. Switch, on the other hand, shows more promise, as it's already outpacing sales numbers from the early days of the Wii. It would make sense, then, for Nintendo to give more games from Wii U's library a new shot at life.

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Nintendo recently announced the SNES Classic Edition, a miniature replica of the Super Nintendo loaded with 21 of the console's most famous games. The system includes signature hits of the 16-bit era, like Final Fantasy III, Super Metroid, Zelda: A Link to the Past, and more, even going so far as to include the never-before-released Star Fox 2.

Speaking to Famitsu, Nintendo explained how they chose the games they did for each region. Head inside to learn more.

It's been five months since Gamnesia's podcast crew got together to talk Nintendo, and with E3 fast approaching, we couldn't wait any longer. Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for a long-awaited new episode of the Nintendo Week Podcast, as we catch up on everything we've missed from Switch, 3DS, and more. After the break, Alex and I sit down to discuss our predictions for Nintendo at E3 2017.

You can check out all this and tons more in the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now.

It wasn't long ago that Nintendo surprised the world with its funky new game for Nintendo Switch: ARMS. The development team behind Mario Kart presents a completely different multiplayer outing with this colorful fighting game wherein every competitor is graced with extendable arms. It's a delightful concept reflective of Nintendo's signature whimsy, but does it have a leg to stand on? Find out more after the jump.

Super Smash Bros. is inevitably arriving on Nintendo's latest home console, the Nintendo Switch, in due time. But if a recent leak of images is to be believed, we may have a first look at the latest version of the game.

Before reading any further, do be aware these leaked images come from 4chan—make of that what you will—and while nothing has been discovered within these images to determine them as frauds, the Smash community has been duped by fake leaks before. Head inside to learn more.

Nintendo's plans to release five mobile games for smart devices have been progressing slowly, as Miitomo, Super Mario Run, and, more recently, Fire Emblem Heroes, have all come to market. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Nintendo's mobile partner DeNA is working on the fifth game in this lineup, based on The Legend of Zelda.

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This past weekend Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced port of Mario Kart 8 featuring new content on Nintendo Switch. Though some believed the game's sales would lag due to its original Wii U release in 2014, the story couldn't be any different. In fact, in one day it became North America's fastest-selling Mario Kart game in existence.

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Nintendo surprised the world last week when they announced a new entry in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: New Nintendo 2DS XL. Retaining the clamshell design of the Nintendo 3DS and its many variants, the New Nintendo 2DS XL scraps the 3DS' stereoscopic display to provide a cheaper alternative to the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Though Nintendo already provides the original Nintendo 2DS for $79.99, just over half the price of the newly-introduced New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime told TIME why Nintendo went ahead with the new version of the device. Head inside to hear his comments.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga originally launched on the Game Boy Advance in 2003, kickstarting an entire sub-series of colorful Mario RPGs on Nintendo's handheld devices. After a mixed fan response to last year's Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam on Nintendo 3DS, it looks like the team has decided to revisit the game that started it all.

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An item called the Motion-Sensor Bomb has been a staple in the Super Smash Bros. games since the series got its start on Nintendo 64, and many fans know of the item's extensive ties to the "Proximity Mine" found in Rareware's iconic Nintendo 64 adaption of GoldenEye 007, as well as their later Nintendo 64 hit, Perfect Dark.

But a fellow named Lewys Wilson has recently discovered that Super Smash Bros. Melee actually planned to include a second item from GoldenEye: the Time Mine. Head inside for more information.

We're less than two weeks away from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's official launch, and we still have yet to see Link wearing the Hero of Hyrule's legendary green tunic.

Last June, Shigeru Miyamoto wouldn't say whether the iconic outfit is present—though we here at Gamnesia believed he was keeping quiet so as to keep it a surprise when players finally discover the outfit in-game. But Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has finally confirmed that the Hero's clothes are indeed available to players.

"Ya like jazz?" So go the immortal words of the great legal scholar Barry B. Benson, and they couldn't be more relevant today for fans of the popular new Pokémon games Sun and Moon, which are breaking all kinds of sales records for Nintendo. Their incredible soundtrack is one of these games' highest accomplishments, and now you can listen to eight of your favorite Alolan melodies reimagined in one beautiful jazz album, called "Alola That Jazz."

Head inside for more on Alola That Jazz, and a sneak preview at the lovely sounds of its music.

Hello everyone!

I'm sad to let you know the time has come to stop expecting weekly episodes from Gamnesia's very own Nintendo Week Podcast. Gamnesia's undergoing some changes behind-the-scenes, and myself, Alex, and Ben have all had a rough year—we just don't have the time and energy we did when we started the show just about two years ago (time flies!).

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