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In a recent interview with US Gamer, Monolith Soft founder Tetsuya Takahashi sat down to discuss some unanswered questions about last year's Xenoblade Chronicles 2. During their talk, he was asked about the possibility of bringing the 2016's Wii U epic Xenoblade Chronicles X to the Nintendo Switch. While he didn't say much, it sounds like it definitely isn't in their plans.

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Oh, Gary Oak. How we love to hate you. Gary, and his in-game counterpart, "Blue," were total jerks. Armed with a bad attitude and the catchphrase "smell you later," the first generation rival was someone you truly wanted to beat time and time again. These days, rivals in Pokémon games are friendlier and far tamer. Why the change, Game Freak? Producer Junichi Masuda had the explanation in a recent interview.

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Pokémon producer Junichi Masuda and artist Kensaku Nabana have been making the rounds in recent weeks, diving into Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee details in near-constant interviews. For their latest stop, the two developers joined Nintendo Minute's Krysta Yang and Kit Ellis to play Pokémon: Let's Go while sharing their thoughts on the games' visuals, the Poké Ball Plus accessory, Meltan, and more.

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It's been a long time coming, but you can finally play Dark Souls on the go and die anytime, anywhere. The remastered version of the brutal last gen game was originally slated to launch on Nintendo Switch in May, but after a delay of five months, it's finally here. So too is the Solaire of Astora amiibo. Nintendo celebrated the launch with a new trailer that shows off some of the game's vicious foes, and of course, sun salutations.

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Nintendo is generally thought of as a video game company, but they've been around since 1889, and in recent years they've been on a mission to remind people that they have much more to offer in the field of entertainment. As part of this expansion, Nintendo has teamed up with Universal to create theme parks with Nintendo IP in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood. Construction began in Tokyo earlier this year, and now Universal has broken ground in Hollywood as well.

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GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is out now on Nintendo 3DS, which means it had to undergo a significant re-working to run properly on the new hardware. Back in March, GameXplain did a comparison based on trailer footage, but now that the game is out, Digital Foundry has taken a deep dive into the finished product to determine just how much has changed and whether we should think of this as a port or a remake.

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Pokémon producer Junichi Masuda recently discussed the endgame content of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee, including battles with elite challengers called Master Trainers. These Master Trainers are each experts in one specific type of Pokémon, and you can claim their titles by defeating them. Masuda's comments left us with a lot of questions, but today a new trailer dropped that answers them all.

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It's been just over 20 years since Game Freak first delighted the world with a strange and exciting new series called Pokémon. All this time later, it's still one of the biggest franchises ever, and it's arguably more popular than ever thanks to the success of Niantic's mobile hit Pokémon GO. Now Game Freak is hoping to bridge the gap between audiences new and old, and if they're successful, it could lead to another 20 years of Pokémon.

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The Kanto region, first explored in the original Pokémon games on Game Boy, will soon be reborn in HD thanks to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee. For many players, Let's Go will be their first-ever Kanto experience, while others will be returning to the region they fell in love with as children. Getting the look and feel of the region just right was a crucial point of development, and the visuals almost went in a completely different direction.

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Following months of rumors and leaks, Nintendo finally confirmed that Diablo III is coming to Switch during a recent Nintendo Direct presentation. Blizzard's popular dungeon crawler is coming to Nintendo's hybrid console with new content play options, including exclusive cosmetic sets. You can look forward to this demonic adventure on Switch on November 2nd, and Blizzard and Nintendo are teaming up to launch a limited edition Switch to celebrate.

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Welcome to another episode of Switched On! After taking a week off, we're back to break down all the exciting Nintendo news from the past couple of weeks. Join Ben, Jeff, and newcomer Mark as we talk about Nintendo Switch Online, Pokémon, and more. We also give our impressions of the newly-launched Super Mario Party. For this week's discussion section, we discuss three Nintendo franchises that need a reboot and explore what that might look like. Hit the jump to take it all in!

Pokémon trainers around the world are getting ready to return to Kanto (or visit it for the first time) in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee. Because they're targeted at a wider audience, the Let's Go games will be an easier and more casual experience (with a more "core" game coming in 2019), but there will be more challenging content for veteran fans after the main quest is completed. In a recent interview, producer Junichi Masuda shed more light on the Master Trainers that await you as Champion.

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When Pokémon made its debut over 20 years ago, one of the most unsettling areas in the game was Lavender Town. Eerie music, a graveyard, ghost Pokémon, and possessed trainers all combined to make it a memorably creepy location. Now that Kanto is getting an HD remake in the Pokémon: Let's Go games on Switch, Game Freak had to redesign the town for a new audience. And it sounds like we're in for a treat.

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We're just weeks away now from the next evolution of the Pokémon franchise. Game Freak will launch Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee on Nintendo Switch next month, giving players a blend of the traditional Pokémon formula and more modern GO-style gameplay. A new trailer launched today, giving us another extensive look at the Kanto region in HD, and producer Junichi Masuda also teased some details about the game's post-credits content.

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Just a few years ago, no one would have believed you if you told them that Nintendo and Ubisoft would team up on a tactical RPGs starring gun-wielding Mario characters alongside the Rabbids... but here we are. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a surprise smash hit, achieving critical acclaim and selling over 2 million copies. And there just might be a follow-up in the works.

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