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Nintendo is the latest company to join the virtual reality market following last night's announcement. Nintendo Labo VR certainly won't compete directly with much more expensive hardware like PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift, but it offers a cheaper entry point into simple VR experiences. A starter kit, several expansion packs, and a complete bundle will all be available beginning on April 12th, and you can pre-order now.

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Last month, we reported on rumors that Nintendo was planning to enter the virtual reality market in 2019. Emily Rogers reported that Nintendo was preparing VR features for "a small, select number of traditional first-party software titles," and GoNintendo reported later that day that Nintendo Labo would be the first. Today that proved true.

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Nintendo Switch Online launched last September with a digital library of 20 NES games available to all subscribers. Since then, they've been adding more games to that library each week, and two more are arriving on March 13th. Nintendo Switch Online users will soon be able to enjoy Kid Icarus and StarTropics, except in Japan where StarTropics is replaced by both Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Yie Ar Kung-Fu.

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The long-rumored Pokémon Direct arrived last week, and as expected it brought the reveal of the eighth generation of Pokémon games. Pokémon Sword and Shield take players to the new Galar region (inspired by Great Britain) where they'll be choosing between three new starters, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. What can we expect from the next evolution of the Pokémon franchise? Join Ben, Elijah, and Jeff as they break it all down on the latest episode of Switched On!

There's been a ton of exciting Nintendo news and rumors lately, and it could mean big things for the future of Nintendo. With Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime retiring, the age of Bowser is about to begin. Meanwhile, rumors suggest Nintendo and Microsoft are working together on a deal that would bring Xbox Live and Game Pass to Switch along with cloud streaming technology! Join Ben, Will, and Jeff as we discuss all of this and more on the latest episode of Switched On!

Following February's Nintendo Direct, Daemon X Machina received a free demo on Switch eShop. This Prototype Missions demo included a tutorial, four missions, mech customization, and even a boss fight! The full version of the game is scheduled to release sometime this Summer, but the demo won't be sticking around until then, so get it while you can!

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Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai is one of the hardest working people in the video game industry, often at great consequence to his own well-being. Throughout the development of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Sakurai suffered from calcific tendonitis. Since then he has made a recovery and is working fewer hours, but he's still pushing himself pretty hard. In a recent interview with Nintendo Dream, Sakurai detailed working through extreme stomach pain to create the latest iteration of Smash.

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During the recent Pokémon Direct, we finally got our first look at Pokémon Sword and Shield. Ahead of the big reveal, there were countless supposed leaks detailing the eighth generation, but most proved to be largely incorrect. However, since the Direct, an old 4chan post that nailed some key details has been making the rounds. If it's the real deal, then we have a pretty good idea of what to expect when it comes to Galar's Legendary Pokémon.

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It's been two years since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, and in that short span of time, a decent chunk of Nintendo's key titles for the Wii U either have been ported to the hybrid or saw much more refined sequels. We've already spoken at length about eleven games from that system that could possibly make the switch to Switch following Super Mario Maker 2 in June, but now it's time to take a look at the games that will more than likely be left on the cutting room floor.

These honorable mentions are the games that didn't quite tap into their full potential, wound up as stinkers, or are so dependent on the Wii U's dual-screen functionality that a port to the Switch would be plain impossible. Let's take a look at the list together after the jump!

Following weeks of rumors and alleged leaks, Game Freak and Nintendo finally unveiled the next generation of Pokémon games on February 27th. The reveal trailer for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield gave us a good look at the Galar region and the new starters, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. However, there's a lot more to absorb than just what you can pick up with a quick glance. As usual, GameXplain is here with a deep dive analysis to uncover many of Galar's secrets.

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The ill-fated Wii U had a number of issues that held it back from achieving the unreal commercial success of its revolutionary predecessor, the Wii. Right out of the gate, consumers were confused over the branding and questioned whether the "Wii U" was only a GamePad peripheral for the Wii; the system itself was heavily marketed toward young children and their parents, which didn't help in furthering the old stigma "Nintendo makes kiddie games"; its unique hardware made it difficult for third parties to develop or port their own games onto the console. So on and so forth.

For all its quirks and woes, however, there was one thing that couldn't be taken away from the Wii U. That is its own little library of quality, must-have video games that helped the little system that couldn't stand out as long as it did. Nowadays, rather than sinking into obscurity forever, more and more of the Wii U's greatest hits are seeing either a renewed shelf life or their legacy refined on Nintendo's landmark hybrid system: the Switch.

And here I hoped we were far enough along that the "Switch Tax" wouldn't be as much of an issue going forward. Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 are all coming to Nintendo Switch this May, and Capcom has just revealed some of the pricing info. While the Switch ports of Resident Evil: Revelations 1 and 2 kept their standard $20 price tags, that won't be the case for the latest batch of survival-horror games.

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If you're a fan of Toby Fox's hit game Undertale, we've got some great news! Even before Undertale released, Fox was already working on a follow-up, and last October he released its first chapter for free on PC. If consoles are more your speed, you'll be happy to know that same first chapter is now available for free on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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All rise in the courtroom! Phoenix Wright's trial date quickly bears down upon us. Capcom announced earlier today that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy launches on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One on April 9th. Join fledgling lawyer Phoenix Wright as he navigates the perils of the justice system and tried to defend his clients from the charges brought against them in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations. Whether you're new to the series or a longtime fan, you'll be in for a suite of zany characters, twisting cases, and lots of fun!

After years of faithful service, EVO appears to finally be retiring Super Smash Bros. Melee from its lineup. EVO released its official lineup for EVO 2019, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has ousted Melee as the resident Smash Bros. game at the fighting game tournament. Ultimate will join modern favorites like Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, while Melee is nowhere to be found.

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