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The Nintendo Treehouse showed off much more of Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch during E3. Both Salmon Run—a new multiplayer mode—and the buffed single player campaign were shown off. If there is anytime to get excited, it is now; the game comes out in less than a month, on July 21st!

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Nintendo's NES Classic Edition served them very well during the last holiday season, and ever since its abrupt discontinuation, rumors have been spreading that the Big N was planning a similar mini-console re-release of their next console, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Well, those are rumors no longer, as Nintendo has just confirmed that the SNES Classic Edition is real and will be on its way later this year—with an unexpected title added to its lineup: the never-before-released Star Fox 2.

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It is somewhat ironic that a remake of all things features so many firsts for a franchise. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia boasts full voice acting, third person dungeon exploration, a revamped world map that actually matters, and lots of gameplay tweaks—for better or worse.

Without further ado, let us dive right in to see what the continent of Valentia has in store and see whether it is worth keeping!

Less than two months remain until Sonic Mania hits digital storefronts, and with Sonic's 26th anniversary comes the official announcement of a vinyl album, a possibility which was hinted at during SXSW 2017. Data Discs, a UK-based record label known for re-releasing classic SEGA soundtracks in vinyl form such as Shenmue and Panzer Dragoon, is partnering up with the publisher once again to do the same for the highly anticipated 2D platformer.

Read on after the jump for more details, including an early listen at the newly mastered Studiopolis Zone - Act 1!

The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic piece of hardware. It offers the user quite a few different ways to play games. However, the console is a bit limited when it comes to controller options (at least compared to Nintendo's last two consoles): just the Pro Controller and the Joy-Cons. But one company is looking to change that.

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Nintendo has been under fire lately from rumors about artificial scarcity for their Nintendo Switch consoles, which have been in high demand and low supply since releasing on March 3, 2017. This gossip seems unfounded, as the shortage actually appears rooted in a stall in component production, but they are still taking steps to pacify their fans. Tweeting an apology and linking to a notice on their support website, Nintendo has addressed at least the Japanese portion of their audience with assurances that shipment volume will increase.

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In a recent interview with IGN, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime spoke about Nintendo's plans for the future. All the talk and hype about the Nintendo Switch must have left a lot of fans feeling rather nervous for the future of the Nintendo 3DS, their former flagship portable console, but according to Reggie, these fans won't have anything to worry about. Nintendo, he reveals, plans to support the 3DS "well into 2018 and beyond."

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While Nintendo has lingered behind with limited color options for their Joy-Con controllers (we have Gray, Neon Blue, Neon Red, and Neon Yellow Joy-Cons available through official channels), fans have taken matters into their own hands to suit their style. The latest example of this comes from a Reddit user who shares his work via Instagram and his own Etsy store and who posted pictures of a sweet Pikachu-inspired custom design for a pair of Joy-Cons.

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With tent pole releases such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has gotten off to a strong start in terms of its first party software lineup. That trend is already confirmed to continue next year, with new entries in the Yoshi, Kirby, and Fire Emblem series coming then, but now it sounds like they may not be alone. According to comments from one of Nintendo's directors, Metroid Prime 4 and the currently untitled Pokémon game for Switch might be joining those titles by releasing in 2018.

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No more lost Joy-Cons!Earlier this week, Nintendo released firmware version 3.0 for the Nintendo Switch. Multiple new functionalities and tweaks are included in the update, such as making it easy to add users from your 3DS and Wii U friends lists and allowing the use of USB keyboards. The best new addition, however, adds a new controller functionality.

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A ChaoFans of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog have gotten a lot of good news as of late, with Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces having a strong showing at this year's E3. However, it appears that fans of "Chao Garden," the pet raising minigame from the Sonic Adventure titles, are out of luck. According to Shun Nakamura, the producer of Sonic Forces, and Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team,the Chao will not be making an appearance in Forces.

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From Alex Kidd to Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star to Jet Set Radio, Shinobi to NiGHTS into Dreams, and a great many more timeless IPs, SEGA shaped the childhoods of many young gamers during its hardware heyday across several systems. Many more titles from their classic lineup still remain elusive to this day, but that could change with the company's announcement today for their new Classic Games Collection program called "SEGA Forever."

SEGA Forever is a promise from the company through which they aim to rerelease nearly every SEGA game ever from each of their consoles, spanning from the Master System era to the late Dreamcast. These classics will be available for iOS and Android with a ton of new features. Read on after the jump for more details, including possible Nintendo Switch support!

Hardly anyone had predicted that the Yoshi series would be seeing another new installment so soon after Yoshi's Woolly World for the Wii U, but that is exactly what we got when Yoshi (working title) was announced during Nintendo's E3 Spotlight this year. Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018, the main mechanic at play is being able to flip the sidescroller stages 180 degrees (in other words, along the vertical axis) to reveal secrets and alternate pathways in the diorama-esque levels that this title offers.

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This year's E3 saw the reveal of an exciting new game for fans of the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball FighterZ is an action-packed 2.5D fighter with beautiful visuals practically lifted straight out of the anime. This dream come true calling itself a game is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2018, but what about Nintendo Switch owners?

After Nintendo's E3 2017 Spotlight, the company was pleased to reveal another surpriseMetroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS—during the Nintendo Treehouse. Launching on September 15th, the game will be a significantly revamped version of Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy. And in the twenty-six years since the original's release, more than just the graphics of games have been updated to give this classic a renewed luster.

Check out the full story and Nintendo Treehouse segment to see what has been added to the 2D series in Samus Returns!