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DOOM was revealed to be coming to Nintendo Switch last week, and during Tokyo Game Show 2017 this week gaming publications got their first chance to play the new port. Amidst a great deal of praise from a lot of places, there was one downside to the port that several noticed: the game, which runs at 60 frames-per-second on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, appeared to only be hitting 30 FPS on the Switch. Bethesda has now confirmed this to be the case, along with a few other details about the title.

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Bethesda has shown a surprising amount of support for the Nintendo Switch, far more than they have for most consoles from the Big N. We've known about Skyrim coming since day one, and last week they announced that DOOM and the upcoming Wolfenstein II are also heading to the console-handheld hybrid. Now we're hearing that there's interest in bringing yet another Bethesda-published title to Nintendo's platform: The Evil Within 2. Nothing is confirmed yet, but given the man who's expressing interest, it could definitely happen.

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Fire Emblem Warriors is less than a month away for most of the world, but Japan is getting it in a mere week, and that means it's time for Nintendo and Koei Tecmo to provide the final reveals for their upcoming title. During the Tokyo Game Show today, they've confirmed yet another character from that leak a few days back, and it's the second character that had gamers dubious: Celica. Fire Emblem Echoes' princess of Zofia will indeed be joining the fight!

Check out a new trailer and gameplay for Celica—as well as another tease for the game's roster—after the jump!

Ever since hackers discovered that a copy of NES Golf is present on every Nintendo Switch console this past weekend, countless individuals have been working to uncover why it was placed there and how Nintendo intended for gamers to be able to naturally access the easter egg. Now, some members of the community believed they've figured it out, but it's going to take a while for most of us to test it out. And that's because, if they are correct, this is no mere easter egg—it's a touching tribute to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata himself.

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The Nintendo Switch has delivered some solid gaming experiences in its first half-year on the market and in the homes and hands of consumers, but oddly enough, other applications such as video-streaming services like Netflix have been missing from the console's downloadable infrastructure. This situation is made ever weirder by a new rumor that says Netflix is "locked and loaded" for release on the console.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was one of the more notable announcements at E3 2017. The original reveal trailer was hard-hitting and violent, featuring a dystopian, Nazi-run United States and the freedom fighters leading the new American Revolution. Now, a new trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show provides more of a gameplay-centric view of this rebellion, including more of the mechs and characters which gamers will soon get to control and fight alongside.

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It's no secret by now that Shadow the Hedgehog will appear in Sonic Forces. The Ultimate Life Form stars as one of Eggman's enforcers in his latest bid for global conquest, but this development has since left fans wondering why the reformed hedgehog is back on the side of evil, putting him at odds with Modern Sonic and the Resistance.

Today, SEGA has revealed a new prequel DLC for the upcoming title, focusing on the backstory between Shadow and new baddie Infinite and setting the stage for the events of Forces. The appropriately titled Episode Shadow add-on will also feature the grand return of Shadow himself as a playable character, for the first time in eleven years!

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A while back, data miners discovered that every Nintendo Switch has an NES emulator buried within its hardware, mysteriously named "Flog." Now they've uncovered the probable meaning behind that name, as it turns out that the Switch has an NES game pre-installed with the console as well: the NES title Golf. What's more, this old game has been remade to allow the use of a brand new control scheme, namely motion controls.

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DOOM is coming to the Nintendo Switch thanks to Bethesda, so naturally fans have been wondering if the DLC for the blockbuster title will be included. Thankfully, since the Direct, Bethesda has confirmed that all of the DLC for the game will be coming with the game, save for one small exception.

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When Nintendo puts out their Nintendo Directs, they often make a separate one for each major region of the world they're operating in—at least one for America, one for Europe, and one for Japan, each of which has slightly different content. Sometimes these differences, however, can hide major reveals that other regions wouldn't be privy to. That's what happened last night, as the Fire Emblem Warriors segment of the European Nintendo Direct looks to contain several characters that have not been officially announced yet.

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When the Switch launched this past March, I quickly fell in love with one of the launch titles. No, it wasn't Breath of the Wild (as anyone who really knows me would tell you, it's not even a close call). Instead, it was indie darling Snipperclips that stole my heart. A cute little multiplayer title, Snipperclips puts you in control of two characters tasked with cutting each other into various shapes to solve puzzles. The one small downside to this release was that it was a digital-only title—something a collector like me lamented. Nintendo is making my dreams come true, however, as they announced in today's Nintendo Direct that a physical title was coming, along with brand-new content!

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The Kirby franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and in recognition of that, a few months ago Nintendo revealed that two new Kirby titles were in development, one for 3DS and one for Switch. During today's Direct, the company finally provided more details and footage for both of these games, including their titles: Kirby: Battle Royale for the handheld system and Kirby Star Allies for the home-handheld hybrid.

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Today's Nintendo Direct brought with it a ton of news on games both new and old, and one set of newly-announced titles really fits into both of those categories! Nintendo is reaching into their vault of games and pulling out a number of titles that debuted not on their home gaming consoles, but rather the arcade systems that Nintendo focused on in the 1980s, before the NES took off. These titles are on now being brought back for the Nintendo Switch under the series name of "Arcade Archives."

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has seen enormous success and critical praise ever since its launch in March, so it was hardly a surprise when Nintendo announced new Amiibo based off the four Champions of the game: Daruk, Mipha, Urbosa, and Revali. During today's Nintendo Direct, these Amiibo got a quick segment detailing what they will unlock in Breath of the Wild, as well as their release date: November 10th.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has enjoyed an incredibly long lifespan for a video game, and it's looking to extend that time further by coming to Nintendo Switch. While this version won't feature mod support, the allure of being able to take Skyrim on-the-go with you is sure to attract a ton of new players to the game. It's been almost a year since the game was first teased for Switch, but during today's Nintendo Direct, we finally got a solid release date for the game.

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