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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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!

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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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Today's Nintendo Direct gave us tons of information on Splatoon 2, including the game's official release date and the announcement of a new game mode, "Salmon Run." Splatoon 2 will launch on July 21st, 2017, along with a new series of Inkling Amiibo.

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Nintendo just announced that they are releasing a new set of Joy-Cons and Joy-Con straps for Nintendo Switch, this time in neon yellow. These new Joy-Cons will launch on June 16th, alongside the upcoming Switch title ARMS. In addition to these new Joy-Cons, Nintendo is also releasing a new attachment for the controllers that extends their battery life considerably.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that it is launching a new series of Amiibo figures this year to celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary. These Amiibo will be based on Link's look in previous entries in the series; there will be three figures, made to look like Link in Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. This new line of Amiibo will launch on June 23rd.

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A new Nintendo Direct will broadcast in just a few hours with new information on upcoming games for Nintendo Switch and 3DS. The presentation will focus mainly on Splatoon 2 and ARMS, two of the biggest upcoming Switch titles, but we're sure to get some information on a few other games. You can tune in right here to watch the Direct at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (or 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time).

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a revamped version of Mario Kart 8, is coming to Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks. We've heard about some of the big changes that will be made to the original game, from the new Battle Mode to the new characters and stages, but there are still lots of things that we don't know about Deluxe. Recently, the folks over at GameReactor got to give it a try, and they published an article with tons of unknown little details that they noticed while playing.

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Over the past few years, Nintendo Directs have become the home of lots of excitement for the Big N's fanbase, with many of their biggest reveals and announcements being reserved for these special streams. Well, get hyped, Nintendo fans, because another Direct has just been scheduled, and it's coming up very soon. On Wednesday, April 12th, Nintendo will be broadcasting a brand new Direct, one which will focus mainly on Splatoon 2 and ARMS.

Head past the jump to learn more and to learn where you can watch this Direct!

The game director for Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, recently gave an interview to the UK Sunday Express where he discussed the idea of bringing the game to Nintendo's Switch console. Unfortunately, while the team tries to remain "open-minded," he admitted that this possibility is unlikely due to the technical challenges such a version would create.

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