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With the Switch launching in just under a month and a half, the Wii U's life cycle is officially in a downward state. If we didn't know this before, we certainly do now, as Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is officially the last game Nintendo will make for the platform. Last Friday, Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aimé talked to Polygon about this decision, stating "From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We really are at the end of life for Wii U."

Reggie also discussed how this decision will affect the future of the Wii U. Head inside to see his thoughts!

Last week, Nintendo revealed several huge new games for the Nintendo Switch, the company's upcoming home console. We got our first look at Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Mario Kart Deluxe, and more, and the trailers for these games have amassed millions of views on YouTube over the past week. A NeoGAF user by the name of Las7 has compiled a list of the top Nintendo Switch games in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, by comparing the number of views that the trailers for each of those games have gathered in each region.

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Many Nintendo fans were blown away by Super Mario Odyssey when it was revealed on Friday. The game will borrow elements from the older 3D Mario games that were heavier on exploration. After its reveal, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi shared some more details about Super Mario Odyssey.

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We've known for a while now that the Nintendo Switch will move away from disc-based games, instead adopting cartridges similar to the 3DS, but the actual size of these carts has just been revealed. Switch cartridges are 34mm long and 23mm wide, making them even smaller than 3DS cartridges. Despite the decrease in physical size, however, the actual file sizes of Switch games are considerably larger. For example, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is 13.4GB on Switch, while Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is just 512MB on 3DS.

Make the jump to see a side-by-side comparison.

During Nintendo's Fire Emblem broadcast this afternoon, the company announced that it's working on an all-new Fire Emblem game for Nintendo Switch. Not much is known about the game so far—in fact, the Nintendo Direct broadcast hardly gave us any information on it—but we know that it's a new original title in the Fire Emblem series, and that it'll launch sometime in 2018.

Nintendo has just revealed Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, an entirely new Fire Emblem game that is coming to Nintendo 3DS on May 19th, 2017. This new game was inspired by Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second entry in the Fire Emblem series, which is known for its unique gameplay and focus on exploration. Shadows of Valentia will be a reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden, but on a much larger scale, with larger dungeons, a larger overworld, and a more ambitious story.

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Update: Nintendo has now announced that the iOS version of Fire Emblem Heroes will launch on the same day as the Android version.

Original: During today's Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct, Nintendo finally showed off its next mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes. Pre-registration for the game begins on January 19th, as it launches on Google Play on February 2, 2017, and it'll be releasing on iOS devices on a later date. Fire Emblem Heroes will be a tactical role-playing game, similar to the main entries of the Fire Emblem series, but with smaller maps and more streamlined combat, making the game at home on mobile devices.

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Hot off the heels from today's Fire Emblem Direct, viewers were given another look at the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors. The extended trailer features Prince Chrom of Ylisse from Fire Emblem Awakening as he takes on an army of Plegian soldiers in traditional Dynasty Warriors-style combat.

The trailer confirms that the game will launch in Fall 2017, but you won't need to own the Nintendo Switch in order to play. Similar to the preceding Hyrule Warriors, Fire Emblem Warriors is releasing simultaneously on both the Switch and New Nintendo 3DS systems.

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Following last week's teaser for Fire Emblem Warriors at the Nintendo Switch conference, Nintendo announced that a Fire Emblem-dedicated Direct presentation would be broadcast on this day. The presentation kicks off in just a few short minutes, with fans of the series anticipating news regarding the new Dynasty Warriors spinoff, the announced Fire Emblem mobile game, and potentially more brand new reveals.

Pull up a seat and tune in to the livestream after the jump, and share your predictions and reactions with us in the comments!

I know, I know, everyone's freaking out because the inauguration is just two days away, and everything's on fire, and 2016 never really ended because the passage from one unit of time to the next has no bearing on the course of human events. I get it. But let me take your mind off it for just a moment, and then I'll let you get right back to the existential dread.

I've been excited this week, because I like video games. And Nintendo just announced something magical. Head inside to keep reading.

Last week, Nintendo fully revealed the Nintendo Switch to the world, showing off all of the upcoming titles and features that gamers can expect from Nintendo's upcoming console. With preorders pretty much sold out everywhere, it's definitely going to be difficult grabbing a Nintendo Switch on day one if you haven't preordered already. To keep the hype train going, Nintendo has officially revealed its first TV commercial for the Nintendo Switch. The commercial shows a man in his 20's-early 30's catching a flight and demonstrating all the different ways you can play the console.

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We learned about a ton of new games at the Nintendo Switch presentation. However, it appears that Borderlands 3 is a game that won't make the list. On Twitter, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford was asked if Borderlands 3 would come to the Switch, and he replied, "I do not see that as happening. We were talking to Nintendo, but that stopped for some reason. They have other priorities."

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Nintendo has released an official list of all the differences between the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Overall, the game is almost identical on the two platforms: neither version of the game will feature additional content of any kind, and both version will launch on the same day, at the same price. However, there are a few superficial differences between the versions.

Follow after the jump to take a look at the full list!

Modding communities certainly like to do weird things with video games. It has not even been one week since its announcement, and Super Mario Odyssey's reveal trailer has already been reasonably accurately recreated within the confines of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV. Okay, maybe accurate is the wrong word to use for what YouTuber CrowbCat has created, but it is definitely a pretty entertaining video to watch regardless of that fact.

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Another brand-new game in The Legend of Zelda franchise could come to the Nintendo Switch, according to series' producer Eiji Aonuma. In a recent interview, Aonuma explained that there are still features of the Switch that he hasn't fully utilized, and therefore another Zelda game could come to the console. In terms of expanding upon Breath of the Wild, Aonuma claims "it's always easy to top the best." Read on for more information.