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It's an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan! Super Mario Party recently launched on Switch,  Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee are just around the corner, and Nintendo's capping off the year with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. To raise hype for the last of that impressive trio, Nintendo recently held another Nintendo Direct presentation packed with 40 minutes of Smash goodness. Join us for the latest episode of the Switched On! podcast as we break it all down!

Nintendo Switch has been a phenomenally successful console through a year and a half on the market, but it's not without its flaws. One of the biggest has been its extremely limited selection of streaming apps. Nintendo added a Hulu app last year, but fans have been griping for months about the lack of services like YouTube and Netflix. Now, Nintendo is finally taking another step in the right direction.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is headed to Nintendo Switch with the biggest selection of playable fighters in franchise history. If the roster of over 70 fighters available at launch isn't enough for you, Nintendo has already confirmed that they're planning five more fighters as DLC (plus Piranha Plant). Fans across the globe are excitedly making predictions about the future fighters, but if you've been bombarding Sakurai's social media channels with suggestions, you're barking up the wrong tree.

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We're just over one week away from the launch of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee on Nintendo Switch, and Game Freak continues to build hype with new teasers. Today they dropped two new trailers, one in English and one in Japanese. Both of them give us a look at the Elite Four, the four powerful trainers you'll need to best to become the League Champion, and there are plenty of other surprises as well.

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While Hulu may have come to the Nintendo Switch last year, the hybrid console has been hurting for video apps since its release. If you're outside of the United States, you can't use the Switch for anything other than playing video games. It looks like that might change very soon, though, as Nintendo's website may have just leaked that YouTube is coming to the console within the next few days.

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks are two very different Nintendo games. The former was a Game Boy Advance puzzle-platformer that brought a strategic edge to the old Donkey Kong formula, and the latter is a touch-screen-based Zelda game that sees us traversing Hyrule via locomotive. These games are two well-enjoyed extensions to Nintendo's most prolific franchises, and they have something in common: they've both been given new trademarks, meaning we might see more of them in the future!

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Last week, Nintendo aired another Nintendo Direct presentation focused on Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The 40-minute Direct revealed Ken Masters, Incineroar, and Piranha Plant as playable characters, teased future characters as DLC, revealed the long-rumored Spirit Mode, and unveiled a brand new adventure mode called World of Light. The last of those announcements is arguably the most exciting, and it's also the subject of an intensely detailed investigation by the talented team at GameXplain.

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Nintendo decided to rethink many of the conventions of the Zelda franchise recently, and the result was Breath of the Wild, one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2017 and the highest-selling Zelda title of all time. If you're Nintendo, how do you even attempt to follow up something like that? We're not sure, but it looks like the company is figuring that out right now.

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Celeste is one of the most impressive and critically acclaimed games of 2018, and it made our list of must-have indies on Switch and must-see speedruns of SGDQ. If you're like us and you just can't get enough of this challenging platformer, you'll be happy to know that developer Matt Thorson (the titular developer behind the Matt Makes Games studio) seems to be hinting at future content.

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Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world right now, and developer Epic Games is using that status to attract some impressive partners. Earlier this year, Epic teamed up with Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to bring Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet to the game. Next, they'll be shifting gears from superheroes to sports by partnering with the National Football League.

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Junichi Masuda has been a key member of the Pokémon development team since the very beginning. In the early days, he served as a composer, programmer, and advisor before eventually becoming an Assistant Director on Gold and Silver. Ever since then, Masuda has jumped back and forth between wearing the Director and Producer hats, and he's currently serving as Director on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee. However, this could be his final game in that role.

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If you're a fan of Resident Evil 4, you probably have it on your platform of choice, and maybe a couple of other copies across different consoles. From PlayStation 2 to Xbox One, the game has seen ports to different consoles eleven times so far, and it's not stopping there! In order to expand the reach of the best games their legendary franchise has to offer, Capcom has announced that they're bringing three fan-favorite games to the Nintendo Switch: Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 0.

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Nintendo has pulled some weird moves before, but this one has to be near the top of the list. To encourage early sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo is offering quite likely the strangest fighter we've ever seen as a bonus. Piranha Plant (yes, that Piranha Plant) is confirmed to be in development as one of Ultimate's first post-launch fighters.

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Today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct (the final one before the game releases) ended with the revelation of an exciting new game mode called "World of Light." Kicked off by an intense cinematic, World of Light sees all the playable fighters (except Kirby) captured by Master Hands, taken to a strange, new land, and transformed into evil versions of themselves. Looks like Kirby's got his work cut out for him!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch lives up to its name by including every single fighter in franchise history. But director Masahiro Sakurai and his hard-working team aren't stopping there! During today's Nintendo Direct, Sakurai confirmed that the roster of over 70 playable characters will continue expanding after launch with paid DLC.

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