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Celeste, Pokemon Crystal, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Nintendo fans will need to climb the mountain to be the very best in this week’s Nintendo eShop update.

First up is Celeste, a side-scrolling platformer for the Switch from Matt Thorson, the creator of TowerFall. Players will take control of Madeline and help her climb Celeste Mountain by completing “hundreds of hand-crafted challenges” and bouncing back from death after death after death.

Over on the 3DS side of the eShop, Nintendo will make Pokemon Crystal available to download for their handheld beginning tomorrow. Pokemon Crystal was originally released in 2001 as a companion game to Pokemon Gold/Silver. This 3DS re-release includes local multiplayer and support for the Pokemon Bank app.

You can learn more about the rest of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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The Games of January 2018

It’s a new year and time for a brand new batch of video games from developers both big and small.

Fighting game fans will have a lot to look forward to in January with the launch of Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Square Enix’s Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, and Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. And if you enjoy games with a retro aesthetic, you might want to keep an eye out for Cellar Door’s Full Metal Furies, Square Enix’s Lost Sphear, and Nintendo’s 3DS re-release of Pokemon Crystal.

You can find what we’re looking forward to after the break, along with a complete release schedule for all of this month’s new releases. (more…)

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Nintendo will release Pokemon Crystal for the 3DS on January 26

3DS owners will continue to get the chance to catch some classic Pokemon games in 2018, as Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Crystal will be released for the handheld as a digital download on January 26.

Pokemon Crystal was originally released for the Game Boy Color in 2000 as an expanded and enhanced version of Pokemon Gold/Silver. The 3DS version will also be compatible with the Pokemon Bank app (giving players the opportunity to import classic Pokemon into the newer games), and players will be able to unlock the Celebi encounter after completing the game. According to Nintendo, in Pokemon Crystal’s original incarnation, Celebi could only be obtained by using a special accessory.

Pokemon Crystal will be priced at $9.99, and an Announcement Trailer has been embedded above.

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Nintendo announces Pokken Tournament DX for Switch, as well as Pokemon UltraSun/UltraMoon and Gold/Silver for 3DS

Nintendo hosted a special Pokemon Direct livestream this morning, and they revealed that three games from the massive franchise will be re-released in new editions (and on new platforms) this Fall.

First up, Pokken Tournament will make the leap to the Nintendo on September 22 as Pokken Tournament DX. The expanded re-release will include five new Pokemon (Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and Decidueye), as well as 3v3 Team Battles, Daily Challenges, and Friends-only Group Matches.

Also on September 22, Nintendo will add Pokemon Gold and Silver to the Virtual Console section of the 3DS eShop. Originally released for the Game Boy Color in 2000, Pokemon Gold and Silver introduced the Johto region and the franchise’s internal clock.

Finally, Nintendo announced plans to re-release Pokemon Sun and Moon on the 3DS as Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon. The expanded RPG will launch on November 17, and include an alternate storyline and new Pokemon not seen in Sun and Moon.

Sadly, the heavily-rumored Pokemon Stars was not announced for the Nintendo Switch… perhaps it’ll be included in Nintendo’s E3 2017 festivities. But the consolemaker did promise that we’ll hear more about Pokken Tournament DX, Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon, and Pokemon Gold and Silver next week during the industry’s annual showcase.

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