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Nintendo games new and old will be available for anyone to play in the newly announced Nintendo Summer of Play 2017 tour. Starting in Irvine, California on June 9th, special booth areas will be set up in various cities throughout the nation to give anyone a chance to try out the latest and greatest Nintendo Switch and 3DS titles.

Make the jump to learn what games you will be able to play this summer!

The Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle leaks continue to spring from the woodwork, giving us multiple slides detailing the development, roster, and future plans for this truly bizarre Nintendo Switch release, which is reportedly slated to launch later this summer.

If your curiosity is still building, hop inside the article for the full breakdown of all this information!

We first heard tell of a Mario-meets-Rabbids crossover late last year, and now it's looking more and more like the real deal, as artwork for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle has leaked weeks before the game was likely to be officially announced at E3. Featuring a host of Mario characters and Ubisoft's titular Rabbids dressed as the Mushroom Kingdom heroes firing lasers into the distance, the art has caused an uproar regarding the rumored 2017 title. And according to comicbook.com, Ubisoft themselves have confirmed the art is authentic and representative of an upcoming game.

Whether you're a raving rabbid for this game or not, jump into the article to read more.

A few days ago, we reported that the upcoming ARMS Global Testpunch would not allow us to play as Twintelle, Byte and Barq, or Kid Cobra, leaving us only seven of the ten characters we know about. Though this information came from the game's official Japanese Twitter account, the demo's eShop description has provided us with contradictory information. According to this description, pointed out by Reddit user llethal01, all ten characters will be playable when the demo goes live this weekend.

Regardless of whether seven or ten characters will be available, make sure you get out there and take part in the Testpunch!

On Wednesday, Nintendo treated us all to a special Nintendo Direct focusing on their upcoming fighter, ARMS. During this presentation, we were introduced to three new fighters, all of which look pretty awesome. Unfortunately, these new additions won't be playable during the upcoming "Global Testpunch" demos. This leaves only the original seven (Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Ninjara, Master Mummy, Min Min, Mechanica, and Helix) to test out.

I was really looking forward to trying out Twintelle personally, but I'll certainly settle for my man Helix. Who will you be playing as?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has proven to be an enormous success so far for Nintendo, but no video game is perfect right from launch (at least, not these days). Nearly three weeks after release, Deluxe is now receiving its first software update that fixes minor elements of the gameplay and presentation, including an animation for the Inkling Girl character that many people actually found rather offensive.

Drift into the article to get the full list of updates and learn more about the Inkling controversy!

Various game modes were revealed for ARMS in today's Nintendo Direct for the title. From a grand prix and minigames to a plethora of options for online and local versus matches, ARMS looks like it will have a lot to offer when it releases on June 16th.

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During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, we got a detailed look at a ton of the fighters in the upcoming ARMS for Nintendo Switch. The broadcast discussed the backstories and fighting styles of ten different characters, including three previously-unseen fighters. With ARMS coming out in less than a month, it's great to finally have so much information about its characters and game modes.

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The ARMS Nintendo Direct just finished up, and though there wasn't a whole lot of information outside of character announcements, there was certainly enough to keep things interesting. My personal favorite story is that ARMS, much like Splatoon, is getting an online demo in a couple of weeks. This will be a great chance for Nintendo to sell the gameplay before the game officially launches in a month.

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Nintendo teased that more Splatoon 2 information would be following the ARMS Direct, and they've delivered! A story trailer came at the tail end of the Direct, revealing the new storyline premise, gameplay mechanics, and other details for the Splatoon 2 single player campaign.

Make a squid kid super jump into the article to learn more about the most recent Nintendo Direct's Splatoon 2 reveals!

Yesterday, we were blessed with a surprise Nintendo announcement stating that there would be a Nintendo Direct today, focusing on the upcoming wacky boxing game ARMS. Though we aren't sure what precisely will be discussed (I'm hoping for a demo, personally), we do know that we'll also get a first look at a brand new Splatoon 2 trailer. You can tune in right here to watch the Direct at 3:00 PM Pacific Time/6:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Toys R Us will reportedly be restocking the Nintendo Switch in stores throughout the U.S. on Friday, May 19th. The company itself recommends anyone interested in the Nintendo console to show up before their store opens in order to have the best chance of getting a Switch.

Make the jump to learn more about the reported Nintendo Switch restock at Toys R Us.

The longtime dream of many Sonic the Hedgehog fans who grew up creating their own original characters has finally come true.

Rumors concerning the upcoming Sonic Forces told of a brand new character with their own unique gameplay style who would join Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic in the fight against Doctor Eggman, and while SEGA has remained tightlipped, a glimpse of this mystery arrival was teased during the recent Nintendo Direct last month. Today, the secret is out: in an unprecedented move for the Sonic series, the third playable character will in fact be the player's own custom creation.

Hit the jump for the trailer, a sneak peek at the gameplay, screenshots, and more!

E3 is officially less than a month away, but that isn't stopping Nintendo from releasing new information on its upcoming Switch fighter, ARMS. Just this morning, Nintendo tweeted out an announcement that an ARMS-focused Nintendo Direct is being streamed tomorrow at 6:00 PM Eastern/3:00 PM Pacific. The announcement promises not only a deep dive into the world of ARMS, but also the unveiling of a new trailer for Splatoon 2! You can catch the Direct through Nintendo or through Twitch, and we'll be sure to have it streaming here on Gamnesia as well. Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the latest ARMS news!

I'm not shy about it: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is my favorite Zelda game — which makes it my favorite game of all time. It's a bona fide masterpiece that checked off the big-ticket wishlist items I've been yearning for from the series since before Skyward Sword. Its massive overworld and inventive action-adventure-RPG "physics and chemistry" system offers exactly the kind of unparalleled player freedom that put the series on the map way back in the '80s.

It's a pity that's not true of its dungeons.