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Nintendo Download: Zelda Majora’s Mask, Dragon Ball Fusions, Breath of Fire II, more

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It’s Thursday, so Happy Thanksgiving! And since Thursday is also the day Nintendo adds new games to the Nintendo eShop, let’s have a look…

This week, the consolemaker will add The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to the Wii U eShop. Originally released for the Nintendo 64 back in 2000, Majora’s Mask is probably the most divisive game in the franchise’s history. But lots of people loved its unique structure and overall weird vibe, so it might be worth another look.

On the other side of the Nintendo eShop, a pair of RPGs are also available to download this week on the 3DS. Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest game based on the popular anime, and it combines “fighting, customization, and collection elements” to “see who the best fighters are.” Meanwhile, Capcom’s Breath of Fire II was originally released for the Super NES, and players can join the fight “to rid the world of a growing evil” today.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Black Friday Game Deals 2016: Nintendo eShop (11/23 – 12/5)

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This might be the Wii U’s last Christmas, but Nintendo wants owners of the oft-neglected console have a chance to stock up on some great games this Black Friday. The Black Friday Sale on the Nintendo eShop will include nearly two dozen Wii U titles including Star Fox Zero ($34.99), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD ($34.99), Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($23.99), and more.

Deep discounts are also in store for several 3DS games this Black Friday including Hyrule Warriors Legends ($27.99), Mega Man Legacy Collection ($7.49), Monster Hunter Generations ($23.99), and others.

Nintendo’s Black Friday Sale on the Nintendo eShop begins today, and all sale prices will be active until Monday, December 5, at noon (Eastern Time). A full list of sale titles can be found after the break. (more…)

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Get a crash course in coursemaking with the latest Super Mario Maker For 3DS trailer

Nintendo will bring Super Mario Maker to the 3DS (as Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS) in just a few weeks, so now’s the perfect to drop an “Overview Trailer” for the level editor.

Clocking in at almost five minutes, this new trailer covers the basics of course creation, how to share levels with the handheld’s StreetPass and local wireless options, and teases the brand new courses in the Nintendo-designed “Course World” and randomization of the 100 Mario Challenge.

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS will be available exclusively for the 3DS on December 2.

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New Retail Releases: Darksiders Warmastered, Dragon Ball Fusions, Stern Pinball, More

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The “Fall Gaming Season” is almost at its end, so we’ve got just a handful of new releases coming to store shelves this week.

Since we’re so near the end, it’s fitting that the post-apocalyptic shenanigans of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition are front and center this week. Set to launch this week for the PS4 and Xbox One, the Warmastered Edition re-release from THQ Nordic will feature enhanced and remastered visuals for a new generation of consoles.

A few other games will also be available in stores this week including Stern Pinball Arcade, a compilation of the prolific manufacturer’s best tables for the PS4 and Xbox One. It’ll be joined by Dragon Ball: Fusions, a new RPG for the 3DS set in the anime’s universe; and Tower of Guns: Special Edition, a roguelike first person shooter for the PS4.

That’s it for now, but we’ll be back later this week with a full look at the latest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Rumor: Pokemon Sun/Moon might be released for the Nintendo Switch as Pokemon Stars

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Back when it was officially known as the NX, Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed that at least one Pokemon game was in the works for Nintendo’s next console. A few weeks later, Nintendo pulled the curtain back on the Switch, a console/handheld hybrid that seems like the perfect device to deliver the on-the-go trading and battling the Pokemon franchise is known for.

Hold that thought, as a new rumor report on Eurogamer might possibly be pointing to a re-release of Pokemon Sun and Moon on the Switch.

The Pokemon Company routinely creates a third companion game to go with each pair of Pokemon games in the main series. Red and Blue lead to Yellow, Gold and Silver were joined by Crystal, Diamond and Pearl were enhanced with Platinum… you get the idea. But none of those games managed to jump platforms. If Eurogamer’s sources are correct, fans will be able to explore an enhanced version of Pokemon Sun and Moon, currently codenamed Pokemon Stars, on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2017.

Said to be in development at Game Freak, Pokemon Stars will include a redone visual presentation and so much more:

Pokemon Stars’ development shouldn’t be seen as taking anything away from Sun and Moon’s launch – this is how all third entries in the Pokemon franchise are developed.

And there will be reason to play both: Pokemon will be tradable between Sun/Moon and Stars via the Pokemon Bank app. We’ve also heard suggestion there will be more creatures to collect in the Switch version, although not all of our sources could confirm this.

Expect the Switch version of Sun and Moon to feature the same map – the same routes and cities – and the same art style, although be built using separate, higher-resolution assets.

Nintendo will let us in on all their Switch secrets on January 12 during a special “Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017” livestream. If Pokemon Stars is in the works, and it is on track for a 2017 release, we’ll probably learn more about it then.

In the meantime, Pokemon Sun and Moon can be found on store shelves for the 3DS as of today.

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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Sun/Moon, Excitebike 64, Wario Land Shake It, more

It’s time to catch ’em all once again… and that’s because Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will be available to download through the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow. The latest pair of games in the long-running series will let players travel to the never-before-seen Alola Region. There, they’ll discover new Pokemon and unleash intense Z-Moves in battle.

Over on the Wii U eShop, two new Virtual Console titles have made Nintendo’s home console a bit more retro-tastic today. First up is Excitebike 64, which was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000. The well-received motocross racer brought the franchise back from a lengthy pit stop, and Nintendo even managed to resurrect the famed Track Editor.

Also available to download for the Wii U today is Wario Land: Shake It, which first launched for the Wii in 2008. Wario’s last side-scroller platformer used hand-drawn artwork to tell its story, but players were still encouraged to be as bad as they could be by shaking to Wii Remote to “shake down your enemies, free coins from treasure bags, and even cause in-game earthquakes.”

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End leads the way at 2016 Game Awards with eight nominations

gameawards-statueWe’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, and that means the 2016 Game Awards are right around the corner. The Game Awards will once again be produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley, who will honor this year’s best games and look to the future with a number of huge World Premieres, including the first gameplay footage from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Before we blast off to a far away galaxy, let’s stop and recognize Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which received eight nominations this year from the Game Awards Advisory Board. In addition to “Game of the Year,” Nathan Drake’s final adventure is also up for “Best Game Direction,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Narrative,” and “Best Action/Adventure Game,” along with a “Best Performance” nomination for all three of the game’s main performers.

Uncharted 4 will compete with some of 2016’s biggest titles for “Game of the Year” at the 2016 Game Awards including Doom, Inside, Overwatch, and Titanfall 2.

“The Game Awards is all about celebrating the state of video game art,” said Keighley. “In just a few short weeks we will recognize the most outstanding games of 2016 in unexpected ways, and preview the most anticipated games of 2017 and beyond with the longest, most in-depth world premieres we’ve ever attempted… including surprises and new game announcements.”

The Game Awards will be held on December 1 at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time), and fans can watch the show through their favorite video streaming service or at TheGameAwards.com. The full list of nominees can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Pokemon Sun/Moon trailer introduces fans to more new Pokemon, Ultra Beasts, Z-Moves

You’ll be able to catch Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon at your local game retailer this Friday, but in the meantime, The Pokemon Company has released one last trailer to showcase some of the game’s new features.

First up is a pair of new Pokemon, Ground–Steel types known as Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio. The trailer also gives us a look at two of the game’s Ultra Beasts (UB-05 Glutton and UB-03 Lighting). Finally, the powerful Z-Moves from the game’s three Starter Pokemon (Decidueye’s Sinister Arrow Raid, Incineroar’s Malicious Moonsault, and Primarina’s Oceanic Operetta) are also on display in the trailer.

The last trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon has been embedded above, and more information on the new Pokemon, Ultra Beasts, and Z-Moves can be found after the break. Both games will be available to purchase, exclusively for the 3DS, beginning this Friday, November 18. (more…)

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