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Toys R Us has announced via Twitter that their stores will be restocking the Nintendo Switch on Friday, April 28th, to generate hype for the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the system.

Make the jump to read more about opportunities that may be coming your way to pick up Nintendo's coveted Switch console.

Update: We have been informed that our original article was incorrect and this rumor was, in fact, confirmed by Best Buy in their weekly ad. You can expect to see Nintendo Switch restocks at Best Buy locations all across the United States on Friday, April 28th.

Nintendo's newest console has suffered the same fate as a number of recent projects by the Big N, namely having too little supply to meet the demand of the public. The Nintendo Switch does seem to be making a bit of a comeback in the next few weeks, though. We just learned that Amazon will be getting a restock of the consoles next month, but according to another rumor, the Nintendo Switch is getting restocked at Best Buy stores even sooner!

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If you're one of the many consumers still looking for a Nintendo Switch nearly two months after its launch, another chance may be coming. Supposedly, more stock will be available for purchase on Amazon "from the first week of May." It also seems that orders will be open to all regular customers, not just Prime members.

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A group of Australian filmmakers are working on a documentary about Rare's GoldenEye 007,one of the most influential console shooter games in history. Anybody who owned a Nintendo 64 back in the late 90s will remember the fun of GoldenEye's multiplayer mode, which was partly responsible for popularizing multiplayer split-screen in modern shooters.

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Next Friday, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the biggest upcoming titles for Nintendo Switch, will be launching worldwide. Over the past few days, the game has been getting some excellent reviews from all kinds of publications: GamesRadar, The Guardian, and Forbes have all given Deluxe a perfect score, and most other publications have rated the game very highly. Currently, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is sitting at a 94 on Metacritic, meaning that it has received much better reviews than the original Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, which only warranted an 88.

Follow after the jump to take a look at the review scores!

Have you ever wondered if video game baddies have a last name? Like, is Bowser's last name Koopa like the Koopalings, or does he take after Mario with the repeating name of Bowser Bowser? Well for those wondering about the biggest baddie in all of Hyrule, wonder no longer! The North American game manual for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is no longer the sole source for speculation regarding a potential surname for series antagonist Ganondorf. The official website for The Legend of Zelda series has now cited Dragmire as being Ganondorf's last name too, and it has fans in a frenzy of speculation.

Learn more about the low-key character reveal by making the jump!

Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon will make its U.S. debut on Disney XD on May 12th. The show, based off of the Pokémon Sun and Moon games, will feature Ash Ketchum as usual and his journey with Pikachu and other new friends through the Alola region.

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More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

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(This editorial contains major spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's story is brilliantly executed, and it's primarily a result of its non-linearity. You, the player, can recall Link's lost memories in any order you wish. You can tackle other major plot elements surrounding the Divine Beasts and Hyrule's Champions in any order as well. Or you can just forego it all and face Ganon in the nude.

What many people seem to disagree about is how the actual plot of Breath of the Wild stacks up when compared to past Zelda games or other games in general. Some think the lack of a more human antagonist harms the story; others think the entire quest is much too simple: Link wakes up, fights Ganon, and saves the day.

Make the jump to find out why I think Breath of the Wild's story is anything but unfulfilling.

Super Smash Bros. is a series of games that were made with the local couch competitor or party game scene in mind, but over time, it has largely been played by more competitive players. The newest title, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has had a competitive community since its release in late 2014. There are many resources out there for competitive players and spectators alike, but getting to your desired resources can require the user to manually sort through players, characters, and stages. This can be a tedious process.

SSBWorld, a website created by a team of two, aims to make it easier to connect all of these elements into an easy-to-use interface for finding videos of competitive Super Smash Bros. matches. Today, I got the opportunity to speak with Anthony Nelson, the face of SSBWorld, about how the website works and what sets it apart from the rest.

You can find the full interview after the jump!

For the past month, we've been hearing about the great success that the Nintendo Switch enjoyed in its first days on the market; however, until now, we had no official sales numbers to confirm that the system had managed to sell well. Over the past few days, though, Nintendo finally released the first official sales numbers for the Switch, and they're extremely impressive. In March, the console sold around 906,000 units in the United States alone, making it one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time and the best-selling console overall in that month.

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Ever since its release last November, the NES Classic Edition has proven a hard-to-find piece of technology, usually selling out almost immediately after being restocked in stores. If you were hoping to wait out the rush and get one later on down the line, though, we've got bad news for you. Nintendo of America announced today that it is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. The final shipments of the retro console are being sent to retailers throughout the month of April.

See more and read Nintendo's statement after the jump!

Ever since Fire Emblem Awakening, new games in the Fire Emblem series have enjoyed some healthy and expansive DLC packs, and it looks like that trend will be continuing with the next title. Even though it's a remake of one of the oldest experiences in the franchise, during today's Nintendo Direct, the Big N confirmed that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be getting DLC packs in the weeks and months following the game's release.

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Nintendo had promised that today's Direct would focus mainly on Switch games, and boy, did it ever.

During the Direct, a bunch of details and release dates were announced for quite a few titles. For starters, to celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on April 28th, Nintendo is planning to host two tournaments: a racing tournament and a battle tournament. More details will be provided soon, so keep your eyes open and your feet ready on the gas pedal, Karters!

Check out the rest of the Switch game blowout inside!

Today's Nintendo Direct was focused primarily on information about Splatoon 2 and ARMS, so we learned tons of stuff about both games. First off, we finally have an official release date for ARMS: June 16th. We also learned about new kinds of weapons, game modes, stages, and more, giving us our first in-depth look at ARMS since it was originally revealed in January.

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