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It's been a long time coming for Breath of the Wild fans, but we finally have a release date for the The Champions' Ballad DLC pack. Surprise, it's actually available tonight! You read that correctly, tonight! Aside from the previously-announced story content and new dungeon, this pack features some new costumes, a warpable horse, and, once you beat all the challenges in the DLC, even a motorcycle dubbed the "Master Cycle Zero."

Are you ready to dive back into the world of Breath of the Wild and learn even more about the Champions? Check out the trailer inside and don't forget to actually download the pack!

It's been a long time since we've heard anything about the Animal Crossing mobile game, but Nintendo hasn't forgotten about it. In fact, there was even a whole Nintendo Direct on it tonight, giving us a detailed first look at the long-awaited title. One of the coolest features of Animal Crossing is the ability to decorate your house however you want. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp takes this aspect and uses it as the basis for its outing onto mobile platforms.

For more information on what you can expect from Pocket Camp, head inside!

It seems like forever since development on Studio MDHR's Cuphead started. In actuality, it's only been about seven years, but given all of the delays the game has been through, it's not hard to see why it feels like an eternity. But alas, the big day is finally here. So come with me on a journey through the world of 1930s animation as we make a deal with the devil in Cuphead.

Head inside to read our full review!

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?

With summer officially come and gone, many of us may still be dwelling on the warm, sunny days. Summer is when dreams start to spring to life, free from the shackles of work or school. If you're anything like me (and let's hope you aren't), one of your dreams is to be able to run around and have a squirt gun battle with busty anime girls. While that dream will never fully become a reality, it is as fulfilled as it'll possibly get thanks to developer Tamsoft and Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash.

Is this squad-based shooter worthy of living up to the shinobi name? Head inside to read our review!

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.

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.

Head past the jump to check it out!

To many of us, it seems like Nintendo has been in business forever. While this is an exaggeration of course, the truth is that Nintendo has been around for a long time—128 years, to be exact. On this day in 1889, Nintendo opened its doors as a playing card company. It wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that Nintendo started experimenting with arcade games, planting the seeds to grow into the video game giant it is today.

Join us in wishing the Big N a happy birthday!

When Dontnod Entertainment released Life is Strange in 2015, it had a surefire hit on its hands. By combining the choose-your-own adventure style made popular by Telltale Games and a dark, compelling story, Life is Strange still holds the top spot on my list of games that made me cry. Though Dontnod is currently at work on a sequel, developer Deck Nine is working on taking the franchise to the past with Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

Does Deck Nine provide a worthwhile experience in the first episode of Before the Storm? Check out our review to find out!

When the Switch launched this past March, I quickly fell in love with one of the launch titles. No, it wasn't Breath of the Wild (as anyone who really knows me would tell you, it's not even a close call). Instead, it was indie darling Snipperclips that stole my heart. A cute little multiplayer title, Snipperclips puts you in control of two characters tasked with cutting each other into various shapes to solve puzzles. The one small downside to this release was that it was a digital-only title—something a collector like me lamented. Nintendo is making my dreams come true, however, as they announced in today's Nintendo Direct that a physical title was coming, along with brand-new content!

Head inside to learn a little more about this upcoming release!

At least one of the recent rumors about Fire Emblem Warriors has been confirmed. Lyn, one of the main characters from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, will add her name to the list of playable combatants. While she does not come from the three main games that Koei Tecmo claimed the Warriors title would focus on, she is considered the most popular female character in the series, so her inclusion is definitely warranted. In addition, Nintendo revealed that the Chrom and Tiki Amiibo will launch alongside the game next month.

There's no doubt that the Mario Party franchise has not only left a big mark in Nintendo's history, but that it has left a lot of friendships broken as well. The ability to play these minigames has largely been left to staying at home (though a few mobile games exist), but this fall, you can really stick it to your friends whenever and wherever. Mario Party: The Top 100 combines some of the best minigames from the main 10 games into one package. Be ready to mend some friendships starting November 10, only on Nintendo 3DS.

Update: Here is the full schedule of events for those of you wanting to tune in.

Original: If you're looking for something to do this weekend while also helping out a good cause, Games Done Quick is hosting an online speedrunning marathon to benefit Tropical Storm Harvey Relief efforts. The marathon, dubbed "Harvey Relief Done Quick," will be broadcast starting at 8:00 PM EST on September 1st and will run for a full 48 hours. 100% of the proceeds from this marathon will be used to support the Houston Food Bank.

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Though I didn't get my start until Mega Man 9, the classic Mega Man games hold a special place in my heart. Their challenging gameplay, killer soundtracks, and retro graphics keep me coming back for more all the time. While I've spent a significant amount of time with the first six games (especially Mega Man 2), I never had the opportunity to play Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8. Thankfully, earlier this month, Capcom released Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, allowing me to complete my goal of finishing all of the classic Mega Man games—well, almost.

Is the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 worth your time and money? Head inside to check out our review!