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The idea of a new classic Sonic the Hedgehog title was but a lofty and impossible dream. I grew up playing and enjoying Sonic game after game ever since I first got into the franchise proper with Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, but I kept coming back to Sonic Mega Collection in particular. As I played and replayed Sonic 3 & Knuckles ad nauseum over the years, I made peace with the fact that the classic chapter of the Blue Blur was over, as much as I wished to see a brand new retro entry someday...

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Two new playable fighters were recently announced for Fire Emblem Warriors, both hailing from Fire Emblem Awakening: Cordelia, the dedicated Pegasus knight, and the female version of master tactician Robin. Now we've gotten a look at these two characters in action on the battlefield, from Cordelia's sweeping lance movements and aerial grace to Robin's swift and powerful Thunder magic.

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Nintendo shocked fans and gamers everywhere by reviving the Nintendo World Championships (for the first time since the original 1990 event) back in 2015 as part of their presence at E3. Nintendo of America seems to like these surprises, as they've now announced that the third Nintendo World Championships are scheduled to run live on October 7, 2017 in New York City, with anyone in the United States and Canada eligible to quality.

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While unfortunate that the PC version of the game has been delayed by two weeks, tomorrow still marks the day that Sonic Mania finally launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The throwback Sonic game brings back the old school style of gameplay fans have loved in the past with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles blazing through familiar and new running grounds, produced by respected community members-turned-professional developers.

The review embargo for Sonic Mania lifted this morning, and the verdict is nothing short of positive all around. At the time of writing, the game is pulling in an aggregated 86% on MetaCritic and 87% on OpenCritic, receiving plenty of praise for its remastered stages and music, but most do share criticism in there being more remixed levels than there are new ones.

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Last year saw sparks fly between Nintendo and its fans after the company unceremoniously shut down a number of fan games, several of which had spent multiple years in development and garnered tons of attention and large followings. Perhaps the biggest of these was AM2R: Return of Samus, a remake of Metroid II that had its plug pulled mere days after release. Many have no doubt still held some resentment towards the Big N, but now, perhaps, that lingering anger can be put to rest.

A tweet from the creator of AM2R has announced some exciting news that serves as a happy ending for this tale of conflict and controversy. Head inside to learn more!

Gamevice, a small electronics company that sells controllers for mobile gaming, is currently suing Nintendo for allegedly violating its patents with the design of the Nintendo Switch. According to the company, the Nintendo Switch's removable controllers are too similar to a patent that they hold for detachable controllers that connect to a mobile device like a smartphone. In its lawsuit, Gamevice calls for Nintendo to pay damages to the company and to take the Switch off the market.

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The adorable puppy-like Rockruff made its debut in Pokémon Sun and Moon last year, and what made it stand out from the pack was its ability to evolve into one of two different versions of Lycanroc: the quicker, quadruped Midday form and the bulky, bipedal Midnight form. With the upcoming release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on Nintendo 3DS later this year, The Pokémon Company recently introduced Lycanroc's brand new Dusk Form. This special Lycanroc, however, will only be available to early adopters of either game for a limited time.

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Lately there has been a lot of speculation about the possible surprise arrival of the Virtual Console finally arriving on the Nintendo Switch. With Nintendo's last official statement on the Virtual Console coming from Reggie at the end of E3 and sounding rather optimistic about its release timeline, Nintendo seemed to be getting ready to roll out something classic in the near future. It looks like we have another indicator that it's coming soon, as some GameCube titles have become new additions to the long list of games on Nintendo's European servers.

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The month of May closed to an energetic preorder trailer for Sonic Mania, featuring a sketch-styled animation directed by Sonic: MEGA DRIVE artist Tyson Hesse. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the Mania developer panel revealed that Hesse's team has also worked on a fully animated opening for the game, just like Sonic CD before it, and that fans can look forward to seeing it live with a launch trailer before August 15th.

The wait might be over earlier than planned, but true to their word, the opening sequence to Sonic Mania has finally gone live via the Sonic social channels. Give it a watch after the jump, but be warned of spoilers!

Nintendo just revealed a new, limited edition, Metroid-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL, which will release alongside Metroid: Samus Returns on September 15th. The console is a reddish orange, reminiscent of Samus's suit, and features a stylish silhouette of Samus Aran. The console will cost $200 at launch, which doesn't include the price for Metroid: Samus Returns, as the game will be sold separately.

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The long-anticipated Sonic Mania will finally hit digital storefronts this time next week, and yet there's still plenty more about the game left to uncover. Aside from the traditional single-player campaigns as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, Mania will be hosting ample amounts of bonus content for eager players to sink their teeth into, including a number of features Sonic veterans will be familiar with.

A pair of trailers have gone up to highlight these new modes. We now have our first look at the Special Stages in motion, the Bonus Stages—which feature the grand return of Blue Spheres from Sonic 3 & Knuckles—Time Attack mode, and the game's Competition Mode.

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The release of Axiom Verge on Nintendo Switch has been officially postponed to October 17th, according to creator Thomas Happ. The title was originally scheduled to come to the Switch sometime in August, coinciding with the release of the game's special edition on all platforms; however, given the lack of news about the Switch port ever since its announcement back in June, many people had already guessed that the game wouldn't be able to reach its launch window.

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Many Nintendo fans are worried that they may not be able to get their hands on the upcoming retro gaming system, the SNES Classic Edition. While the NES Classic suffered from various supply issues and was eventually discontinued after about half a year, Nintendo is looking to give everyone a better chance to purchase the SNES Classic.

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Super Mario Odyssey is on the horizon, but for some fans like YouTube user Aurum, it is not enough. Such is the reason for the existence of "Neo Mario Galaxy," a fan-made modification to Super Mario Galaxy 2 that can be added to any homebrew-able Wii or Wii U. Featuring new creative and challenging Mario levels, this fanmade project might just be enough for Super Mario fiends to get their fix before the next official Mario platformer.

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While the New Nintendo 2DS XL just launched in July, the original 2DS is still getting love from stores even now, and so are people in the market for low-cost option to play the 3DS library. Nintendo has just revealed that a new, $80.00 bundle that features a red and white Nintendo 2DS and a digital copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will release on August 25th.

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