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A new wave of DLC is coming to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 today, January 19th. This is the New Quests Pack, the second piece of DLC to hit the game after its release, and it brings all-new quest content to several chapters of the game, as well as some helpful items for the player. Along with the update, Monolith Soft is also releasing a general update for the game, Version 1.2.0, for all users.

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Yesterday, Nintendo announced "a new interactive experience for Nintendo Switch that's specially crafted for kids and those who are kids-at-heart." This new project was revealed as "Nintendo Labo," a do-it-yourself kit that allows various unique interactions with your Nintendo Switch system.

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The Metroid series hasn't resonated well with fans in recent years with titles like Other M and Federation Force. However, it seems Nintendo is looking to bring the franchise back to its glory days with the success of Samus Returns on the Nintendo 3DS and the massive anticipation for the upcoming Metroid Prime 4. But Nintendo may not be stopping there. NeoGAF user mocolostrocolos claims Nintendo is working on another 2D Metroid title.

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When one thinks of tough video games, there are a few that likely come to mind. Many gamers would jump immediately to Dark Souls, or in more recent times, Cuphead, for instance. While that's certainly accurate, my mind often jumps to a different genre entirely: platformers, specifically Team Meat's Super Meat Boy. To me, Super Meat Boy is one the best indie games on the market. It is a bit dated, having first come out in 2010, but it's also seen quite a few re-releases on many different platforms. Now, by popular demand, Team Meat has brought the magic of Super Meat Boy to Switch.

How does Super Meat Boy hold up on Nintendo's portable console? Read our review to find out!

Surprise! A Nintendo Direct Mini dropped this morning! Granted, if you've been following the rumor mill lately, you probably weren't actually that surprised, but it still contained an impressive number of reveals and information. The Nintendo Direct's sole focus was Nintendo Switch games and DLC releasing this year, and it looks like a pretty good roster so far.

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Much as they did with Splatoon, Nintendo has been providing a lot of free content for Splatoon 2 since its release, and this trend is continuing into 2018 with a bang. First announced back in November, a new map entitled Shellendorf Institute is getting ready to drop tonight. The map officially launches at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST), so get your squad together and start preparing for a crazy night at the museum!

Get your paintbrushes and rollers ready, Inklings! The first Splatoon 2 Splatfest of 2018 is coming next weekend. Players will duke it out in a fierce battle between action and comedy, and this time, the fight is global. That's right! Whereas most Splatfests in the new game have been limited to a single region, this one will take place with Inklings from around the world.

The action gets underway on Friday, January 12th, at 11:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Pacific), so make sure to help your team take dominance!

One of the cool aesthetic features of the Switch's Joy-Cons is the ability to mix and match colors, provided you have the necessary devices. To give Switch owners more customization options, Nintendo of America recently announced that the Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Cons are being made available as a standalone purchase. These controllers were previously only available in the Splatoon 2 bundle. One interesting thing to note, however, is that the colors have switched sides with respect to the bundle, with the pink Joy-Con now being the left controller and the green one now forming the right side.

The pair will set you back $80 and is launching later this month. Will you be picking up these bright, festive colors?

The general goal of speedrunning is to complete a game as fast as possible, under a specified set of rules. While these runs are often more serious in nature, many games also contain sillier categories just for the fun of it. I've seen a lot of speedruns in my time, but I have to say that Super Mario Odyssey may have one of the funniest, most enjoyable runs yet. Dubbed the "Nipple%" category, the goal is to buy the boxer shorts and get Mario shirtless as fast as you can.

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The Nintendo Switch has already become a massive success just ten months into its life cycle. It seems the gaming giant has resonated with consumers much better than they ever did with the Wii U, selling over 4.8 million units in the United States alone. At this rate, the Nintendo Switch will likely outpace its predecessor in its second year. Sales for the system are actually so high that it's become the fastest selling console ever in the US.

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Back in 2012, Nintendo's official magazine, Nintendo Power, released its final issue, after more than 24 years of providing news and strategies for fans across North America. The magazine's discontinuation was a somber moment for many who grew up with it, and in the five years since, some have even tried to revive the spirit of the magazine with new publications, such as Nintendo Force. However, a few days ago, Nintendo announced that Nintendo Power is finally coming back—only this time, as an official Nintendo podcast.

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Just a few weeks ago, Nintendo released The Champions' Ballad, the second piece of DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This new DLC was far larger than The Master Trials, which was released back in May, as it added new Shrines, a new quest line in the main story, and several new costumes and weapons to the game.

Although these two DLC packs were the only ones ever confirmed by Nintendo, it was never explicitly stated whether the game would be getting new content at some point in the future. However, in a recent interview with Famitsu, series director Eiji Aonuma confirmed that Breath of the Wild was officially completed, and The Champions' Ballad would be its last-ever piece of DLC.

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It looks like it's time for fans of Adventure Time and citizens of the Land of Ooo to rejoice! An open-world video game featuring many playable characters—including Finn, Jake, BMO, and Marceline—from the hit Cartoon Network show will let you freely traverse the cartoon's world very soon.

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After the colossal critical and commercial success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch and Wii U this year, it is no surprise that the next installment in the acclaimed series is already in development, according to series director Eiji Aonuma. We do not know the details about this upcoming title, but the fact that it is beginning development is exciting already to legions of fans!

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It's been nine whole months since the release of the Nintendo Switch, and the console's been an unprecedented success thus far, breaking sales records for Nintendo since day one. Just now, Nintendo confirmed in a press release that the console has sold over ten million units worldwide, an impressive achievement, especially considering that the console's first holiday season is only starting. If this pattern continues, the Nintendo Switch will surpass the Wii U's numbers in just a couple of months; the latter reached lifetime sales somewhere around 13.5 million units in its five years on the market.

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