Fujifilm unveils mini Nintendo Switch printer, launching same day as New Pokemon Snap

Just in time for the release of New Pokemon Snap at the end of the month, Fujifilm is launching a new mini Nintendo Switch printer. Based on the brand’s Instax Mini Link smartphone printer, Fujifilm and Nintendo have now joined forces for a special edition model that will allow gamers to print directly from their Switch console to the printer via a dedicated smartphone app. The oddly named INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer is not just for New Pokemon Snap, though. It also works with Animal Crossing New Horizons, Super Mario Odyssey, and just about every other title your Switch can play. Head below for more details and a closer look. 

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Uniqlo drops island-inspired streetwear with Animal Crossing: New Horizon collection

Uniqlo has just rang the bell on a summer collection that’s sure to fly off the shelves: Animal Crossing: New Horizons shirts, tunics, and more. Packed with more looks than the Able Sisters, this collection centers around a variety of island merch. From comics to quotes to the tees pulled straight from Dodo Airlines giftshop, every piece is loaded with local pride. (Personally, I’m heading straight for the pastel tote bag no matter how many bells it runs me.) Luckily, nearly everything listed below is priced under $20, so you won’t have to borrow from Tom Nook to get your paws on these too-cute collectibles. Find all the details you need down below.

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Here’s our first look at LEGO’s upcoming 280-piece Adventures with Luigi Starter Course

Update: The LEGO Group’s new Adventures with Luigi Starter Course has been officially revealed today. It’ll be launching on August 1 with a $59.99 price tag and is now available for pre-order.

After first reporting that LEGO was beginning to tease an upcoming expansion to its line of Super Mario kits that brings Luigi into the mix, we’re now getting a first look at the new starter pack. Featuring a new electric figure, the upcoming LEGO Adventures with Luigi Starter Course stacks up to 280 pieces and includes everything you need to dive into the brick-built Mario experience. Head below for all of the details.

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Pre-order paradise with Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ new 7-disc soundtrack

From the soft-souled island world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes a brand new ticket back to your own personal paradise, the newly released original soundtrack. Do you remember that early pandemic energy? No traffic and everybody living vicariously through the luscious goings on of their Animal Crossing island-sona? Well, now you can revisit that peace and tranquility wherever you are with this limited edition 7-disc soundtrack. No, seriously, seven whole discs, like vibes in a bottle. And we’re gonna lay down all the details on how you can score one for yourself down below.

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Nintendo launches impressive Indie World game sale from $3: Hades, FEZ, Ori, Dead Cells, more

Hot on the heels of its latest showcase presentation from this morning, Nintendo has now kicked off a notable Indie World game sale on the eShop. And not just any old indie games, there are a handful of some of the best independent titles ever made on sale here alongside a series of other seriously compelling experiences. FEZ, Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Dead Cells, Terraria, and even OlliOlli: Switch Stance — the predecessor to the brand new OlliOlli World revealed today — are all on tap. Head below for a closer look and our top picks from the eShop Indie World game sale. 

New Nintendo Indie World showcase starts now with 20 minutes of game reveals

Following February’s massive Direct presentation, Nintendo is set to host a new Indie World Showcase today. We expect 20 minutes of reveals and quite possibly some entirely new indie games coming to Switch this year and beyond. Set to kick off any minute now, today’s new Indie World Showcase is scheduled for today at 12 p.m. ET, and you can watch the whole thing below. 

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Nintendo unveils new Switch Lite console in blue, set for release next month

We are getting a new Nintendo Switch Lite in a fresh new blue colorway. The new blue Nintendo Switch Lite will join the yellow, gray, and turquoise launch colors alongside the pink coral model that dropped in February of of last year. Set for release on the same day as the upcoming Miitopia Switch game, the new Nintendo Switch Lite in blue is hitting store shelves next month. Head below for more details and a closer look. 

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Nintendo launches new Pac-Man 99 battle royale game, FREE for Switch Online members

A new Pac-Man battle royale game known as Pac-Man 99 is releasing on Switch today. In what appeared to be a surprise announcement on its Twitter feed yesterday night, Nintendo of America announced that “PAC-MAN is back in a new 99-PAC-MAN battle royale!” The new multiplayer take on the classic is not only a Nintendo exclusive, but also only available to Switch Online members and will go live later today. Head below for more details and the debut trailer. 

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New Nintendo Switch reportedly still on track for holiday 2021 at $350+ with 4K NVIDIA GPU

After rumors suggested an upcoming new Nintendo Switch console was in the works with a Samsung OLED display, new details suggest it will be supported by an NVIDIA GPU. According to a new Bloomberg report citing sources close to the matter, Nintendo has tapped NVIDIA to supply a Deep Learning Super Sampling GPU for its allegedly new Nintendo Switch console. That along with an upgraded CPU and stock memory capacity will all supposedly ready to go for holiday season 2021. Head below for more details. 

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New Hori Split Pad Pro receives Monster Hunter Rise treatment, overhauls your Nintendo Switch

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The upcoming release of Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch has led to yet another Hori Split Pad Pro variant. A Monster Hunter Rise-inspired unit pays homage to the series with a colorful style, game logo, and standout font selection. As with all other variants, this unit wraps your Nintendo Switch in a full-size controller. It’s more ergonomic and arguably easier to use than Nintendo’s bundled Joy-Con controllers. Continue reading to learn more.

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Hot Wheels and Nintendo unwrap Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway, pre-order now

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Update 3/17: The listing is no longer available for order at Amazon and the brand has issues the following statement: “Hot Wheels new Mario Kart Rainbow Road track set was mistakenly posted for pre-sale on Amazon over the weekend. While we love to see fans excitement about the new product, it was listed in error. Customers who purchased it via pre-sale can receive a full refund by requesting one on Amazon. The Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road track set will be available for purchase this summer, so fans can keep an eye out for more details in the coming months.”

An exciting new Hot Wheels release has landed at Amazon. It’s the latest addition to Mattel’s Hot Wheels Mario Kart series and it sure looks like fun for kids and collectors alike. Without many details in the Amazon listing, specifications for the new Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway are a bit limited, but a lot can be deduced from the images shared. For starters, text on several marketing photos call out that both Mario and King Boo karts are bundled with the track. It also appears that the layout can transform from straight to curved to shake things up a bit. Continue reading to learn more.

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New Monster Hunter Stories 2 RPG hits summer 2021 on Nintendo Switch/PC + new trailer

We now have the official release date alongside a brand new trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Now set for a summertime release on Nintendo Switch and PC, fans of the series will be diving into the all-new co-op missions and Pokemon-like Monster Hunter experience some four months after the release of Monster Hunter Rise in just over two weeks. Head below for a closer look.  

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Super Mario Bros. 35, 3D All-Stars, more expire at month’s end; grab them while you still can

Super Mario Bros. 35, that sweet Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection, and the Game & Watch-style handheld will all be no more come the end of the month. Back when Nintendo kicked off its Super Mario 35th anniversary in September of 2020, some of the most exciting announcements to come from the celebration were oddly slated to cease production and no longer be up for sale in March of 2021. As ridiculous and strange as this was, it seemed like Nintendo would have to change course at some point between then and now, wouldn’t it? But sadly, it looks like the company is following through, leaving the March 31, 2021 expiry date for Super Mario Bros. 35 and 3D All-Stars inching closer and closer every day. Head below for more details. 

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All of the new content you’ll find in the March Animal Crossing update: Mario, critters, more

After detailing the new Mario crossover content as part of its massive 2021 Direct presentation, Nintendo has now released the March Animal Crossing update details. Today’s New Horizons video showcases the influx of new content the game will be receiving throughout the month. Alongside the new Mario gear, in celebration of springtime and Shamrock Day, there will be new creatures to collect, items to craft, and more. Head below for a closer look. 

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Report: Upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro has 4K + 7-inch touchscreen OLED Samsung display

Reports suggest the next Nintendo Switch, or what could be considered the long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro, is in the works. New information for Bloomberg’s sources are pointing at a new model Nintendo Switch console with a larger OLED display, and you guessed it, a 4K output. It could be set for release as early as this year and ready for the 2021 holiday season. More details below. 

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remaster coming to Nintendo Switch, PS5, and XSX

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Fans of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 can now look forward to the remaster on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. This comes after the refreshed game debuted on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September. While next-generation upgrades are always welcome, a Switch port arguably steals the show since it’s the first time Nintendo owners will have access to the remaster. Next-generation consoles will go where Switch cannot, though, with up to 120 FPS support at 1080p or 60fps when played natively in 4K. Continue reading to learn more.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville launches on witch March 19

Last year, EA launched over 25 games on Steam, and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville was one of them. Well, the game is now coming to Nintendo Switch on March 19. What all will the port include? Quite a bit, honestly. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville on Nintendo Switch.

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Fall Guys now slated for Xbox release this summer alongside Nintendo Switch

Fall Guys for Xbox is official. Developer Mediatonic took to Twitter this morning to announce that its adorable party game would finally be making its way to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. This news comes on the heels of the Fall Guys Nintendo Switch announcement during last night’s wide-ranging Nintendo Direct presentation. Head below for more details. 

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Today’s Nintendo Direct presentation starts now! Super Smash Bros., new games, more

Well, this is it, the latest Nintendo Direct presentation is here. After well over a year since the last full-length Nintendo Direct showcase, outside of those focused on indie games, single titles, and other Nintendo projects, the wait is finally over. Today’s lengthy 50-minute showcase was officially announced yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere, and it starts right now. Watch for yourself below or head back here shortly for up-to-the-minute updates. 

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Big-time Nintendo Direct presentation set for today: Smash Bros., new games, more

The next Nintendo Direct presentation has been announced, and it’s going to be a big one. It has been quite a long time since we have seen a full-on Nintendo Direct — it has been mostly Direct Minis, indie titles, and other Nintendo projects for over a year — but Nintendo has now scheduled a lengthy 50-minute presentation for tomorrow. Seemingly out of nowhere, the official Nintendo Twitter page, and subsequently the official Nintendo Direct site, now feature updates for what could be the most exciting Switch presentation in quite a long time. Head below for more details on what to expect and when to tune in. 

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Nintendo Switch Online expansion adds four new games to catalog

Every major console out there has an online subscription of some kind. Microsoft has Xbox Live Gold, for Sony it is PlayStation Plus, and Nintendo’s take is called Switch Online. Each puts their own spin on it, but a selection of bundled games is one of the perks found on every platform. Unlike Microsoft or Sony, Nintendo doesn’t offer recently released titles, but instead leans into the magic of nostalgia with an ever-growing list of NES and SNES games to pick from. February’s Nintendo Switch Online expansion will include one NES title alongside three SNES games. Continue reading to learn more.

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Get in shape the fun way, Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure for Switch now available at $70

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Amazon is now offering Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure for $69.88 shipped. Also matched at Walmart and Best Buy. Regularly $80, this is nice $10 discount and one of the lowest prices we have tracked since release. Initially unveiled back in 2019, Nintendo’s fitness gaming bundle for Switch was difficult to get your hands-on at first, especially at a discount. But you can now bring the fun workout game home at one of its best prices to make staying in shape over the winter even more enjoyable. Rated 4+ stars from over 15,000 Amazon customers and you can get even more details on the experience in our hands-on review. More details below. 

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Apex Legends is launching on March 9 on Nintendo Switch

Update 2/2 @ 3:54 PM: Apex Legends is officially coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9. The port will be handled by Panic Button, the developers that took charge of the Rocket League port on Switch.

First reported about back in June of last year, then delayed in October, we might finally see Apex Legends get its Nintendo Switch port in just a few weeks. A few days ago, we reported on Apex Legends Season 8 launching on February 2, and during this announcement, it seems the good folks at Respawn Japan might have leaked the release of the Nintendo Switch port. What makes us think the Switch version launches at the same time as Season 8? Keep reading to find out.

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Check out the new special edition Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch console

Nintendo has unveiled a special edition Monster Hunter Rise Switch console. Now roughly two months away from the release of the next mainline Monster Hunter title, Nintendo is revealing the custom painted console bundle to go along with it. Head below for more details, information on the bonus in-game content, and a closer look at the special edition Monster Hunter Rise Switch console design. 

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Next FREE Animal Crossing update hits this week: Festivale, Valentine’s Day, more

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We now have details on the next free Animal Crossing update, courtesy of Nintendo. A trailer to highlight some of the upcoming events hit this morning alongside fresh new details on the upcoming Festivale and Valentine’s Day events, as well as all of the in-game goodies that come along with them. Head below for more information, launch dates, and to take a look at today’s trailer for yourself. 

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Hitman 3 – Cloud Version concludes the trilogy on Nintendo Switch, more

Nintendo just finished up their latest Nintendo Download yesterday, and we finally got the news that many have been waiting for: Hitman 3 – Cloud Version is now available for FREE on Nintendo Switch. That’s right, the conclusion to the Hitman trilogy is finally available, and it won’t cost you a dime to download. This and much more is available as part of the latest Nintendo Direct, so keep reading to find out everything we know.

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New Pokémon Snap release now set for April + new trailer, gameplay details, and more

Alongside yesterday’s 25th anniversary announcement, Nintendo has now dropped the New Pokémon Snap release date. The sequel to the beloved Nintendo 64 original marks the first time the photography-based Pokémon title will make an appearance on Nintendo’s Switch hardware and is now set for release later this year in April. Head below for more new details on the experience and to take a look at today’s trailer. 

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Nintendo’s new Mario Red and Blue Edition Switch console goes up for sale next month

This morning Nintendo announced a new Switch colorway in the form of the Mario Red and Blue Edition. The new console, which is set to launch alongside the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, is slated to hit store shelves next month with a new colorful design inspired by the brand’s iconic mascot and with some extra goodies. Head below for more details. 

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Donkey Kong Country 3 and more hit Nintendo Switch Online SNES library this week

Nintendo has announced the next batch of Switch Online NES and SNES titles headlined by Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble. This week’s additions to the growing online library of Nintendo classics complete the Donkey Kong Country trilogy Nintendo started back in July, while also bringing a slew of titles from the SNES and NES library of titles. Head below for a closer look and more details on Donkey Kong Country 3 for Switch Online. 

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Mario Kart Live review: Nintendo delivers a gaming-changing AR experience for Switch

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The 35th anniversary of Super Mario brought plenty of new ways to enjoy the Nintendo action from a battle-royale style title to an official collaboration with LEGO. But one of the releases from earlier this fall that was overlooked by the limited-edition release of Mario All-Stars fell to Mario Kart Live. The remote-controlled car brought the wildly-popular racing game into the real world with an augmented reality experience to tie everything together. And today, we’re taking a hands-on look at what to expect from Nintendo’s latest out of the box idea, so head below for a closer look at everything in our Mario Kart Live review.

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Nintendo Black Friday game deals now live! Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Maker, Zelda, more

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Well, the holiday game deals are kicking off earlier than usual this year and we now have the first batch of Nintendo Black Friday game deals. Many of the titles Nintendo advertised at $40 in its 2020 Black Friday ad have now gone live at Amazon, Walmart, and Target, alongside a host of other top-notch Nintendo Switch games. Head below the fold for a closer look at this year’s best Nintendo Black Friday game deals. 

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Nintendo Black Friday ad: Special edition console, first-party game deals, more

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After catching a glimpse of the upcoming GameStop sale this morning and the Mushroom Kingdom Holiday Gift Guide at the tail end of last week, we now have this year’s Nintendo Black Friday deals. As usual, Nintendo’s holiday offers don’t necessarily come in the form of a traditional ad, but rather a specialized page on its site highlighting some of the official price drops that will be available at select (most) retailers for the holidays. This year is no exception with special edition consoles, price drops on games, and more. 

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Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide: The Mushroom Kingdom’s most sought-after games and gear

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After seeing lists from Amazon, GameStop, adidas, and many more, we now have the 2020 Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide. Super Mario, Link, Pikachu, and your favorite Animal Crossing personalities are front and center this year, with the 35th-anniversary gear on display, as well as Nintendo’s hard-to-get consoles, and more. Head below for a closer look. 

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Amazon now shipping gear in limited-run Super Mario-branded boxes, more

Amazon will now be shipping out random orders in special edition Super Mario packaging. As part of the titular hero’s 35th Anniversary, Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to create a historical splash page for the Mushroom Kingdom as well as the limited edition packaging. The special edition Amazon Nintendo packaging will be hitting doorsteps throughout the month of November, but purchasing Nintendo gear on Amazon won’t guarantee you score it. More details below. 

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe review: An underrated title makes a glorious debut on Nintendo Switch

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Today, Nintendo’s latest first-party title is launching on the Switch. While Wii U owners had a chance to dive into Pikmin 3 when it was released the first time around, Nintendo is giving gamers another chance to play the latest title in the franchise in a new deluxe version that I’ve been exploring over the past week for this review. Head below for a closer look at what Nintendo brings to the table for its latest remaster including refreshed controls, added missions, and more.

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Halloween Switch eShop game deals up to 75% off: Mario, Resident Evil, more

We are now tracking a wealth of notable digital Halloween Switch eShop deals. Nintendo has now kicked off a series of new sale events including a Warner Bros. Games Halloween sale, a Ubisoft Publisher collection of price drops, a Mega Man Franchise sale, and much more at up to 75% off. Head below for a closer look at all of our top picks. 

Nintendo is permanently making Joy-Con replacements more affordable

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Today, Nintendo announced that it’ll be permanently lowering the price on its replacement Joy-Con controllers. The company had been charging a premium to replace a broken or defective part of its unique Switch controllers, but now, pricing is being dropped to $40 from the original $50. Head below for all of the details on the new Nintendo Joy-Con replacement pricing.

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Mario Kart Live: New details on Nintendo’s upcoming mixed-reality game

At the beginning of last month, Nintendo rolled out its new mixed-reality Mario Kart Live Home Circuit. Playable on your Nintendo Switch and the floor of your living room, it combines Nintendo’s penchant for interactive toys and its popular racing series in what many are describing as a magical experience. We now have all of the details below on what to expect from the new Mario Kart Live ahead of its November 2020 release date.

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Mario All-Stars Review: Do these Nintendo classics stand the test of time?

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For Nintendo fans, the launch of Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy may very well be the most exciting game news of the year. And now that the collection has been out and we’ve been able to dive in, we’ll be taking a look to see if this collection of classics have aged well enough to make it a must-have on Switch. Head below the fold for all of the details on Super Mario All-Stars in our review.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion hits next month with classic Legendaries

The Pokemon Company hosted a special presentation this morning detailing the new Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, and other things. Players have already spent more than enough time in the first half of the game’s expansion pack, Isle of Armor, but we now have more details and next month’s release date for The Crown Tundra (TCT). Head below for all of the details from today’s presentation and a closer look at the all new wintery tundra region.

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FREE Animal Crossing Halloween update on the way: Recipes, costumes, more

As part of Nintendo’s continued effort to provide its player base with a constant string of free content, today we are getting our first look at the new Animal Crossing Halloween update for New Horizons. Earlier this month, Nintendo issued the fall update with new creatures to catch, materials to craft, and trinkets to collect, and, as expected, next month is all about pumpkins, costumes, and a special trick-or-treat event. Head below for the Animal Crossing Halloween update trailer and more details.

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Unannounced Kirby Fighters 2 game for Nintendo Switch leaks on the eShop

It looks like a new Kirby game — Kirby Fighters 2 —  is on the way for Nintendo Switch. The sequel appeared briefly on Nintendo’s website without ever being officially announced before the site became inaccessible, and the game was subsequently taken down. However, the folks over at Siliconera and Twitter user Wario64 captured some screenshots and details regarding the presumably upcoming Kirby fighting game. All of the details are down below. 

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Nintendo brings Donkey Kong Country 2 to Switch Online with 3 other SNES games

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Nintendo is expanding the collection of retro titles available on its Switch Online platform today with four new releases. Headlined by the popular sequel to Donkey Kong Country, you’ll soon be able to dive into four SNES experiences, including a Mario-themed version of Picross and more. Head below for all the details on when you’ll be able to play Donkey Kong Country 2, as well as the other three titles launching on Nintendo Switch Online.

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Nintendo’s Puma collab has Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy shoes on the way

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After officially announcing a collection of Super Mario news last week, it looks like Nintendo fans have yet another collaboration in store to be excited about. With two new pairs of shoes on the way courtesy of a partnership with Puma, fans of both Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy will be able to bring home a pair of kicks inspired by the titles. Head below the fold for all the details.

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Nintendo unveils Breath of the Wild prequel: Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have announced a new Zelda game today. While it might not be the Breath of the Wild 2 update you were hoping for, the new Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity is set to explore the events that lead to the narrative told in Nintendo’s latest Legend of Zelda game. Head below the fold for a closer look at the brand new trailer along with some light gameplay footage and developer commentary that hit this morning.

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This gigantic Nintendo Switch TV rig is a must-see

You have to check out this giant Nintendo Switch TV. We have seen our fair share of notable home-brew Nintendo consoles and interesting DIY projects over the years but nothing quite as eye-catching as this new one-of-a-kind rig. This is likely not the biggest, working Switch console you have ever seen. Instead, it’s more of an epic game room TV add-on that wraps your big-screen with a pair of giant Joy-Con and additional storage. Hit the jump for a closer look.

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Nintendo unveils Mario battle royale game, 3D All-Stars, new handheld, more

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Nintendo hit us with a new Mario battle royale game, the long-awaited Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection, a new Game & Watch-style handheld, and much more today. A surprise Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct hit this morning and it was clearly a big one. Mario’s 35th anniversary takes place on September 13, 2020. Not only are we getting some of the biggest 3D Mario titles for Switch starting this month, but we also saw a new Mario Kart game, freebie classics for Switch Online members, and so much more. Head below for everything.

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New Animal Crossing content hits today: Fall crafting materials and much more

Nintendo published a video today highlighting some of the new Animal Crossing content coming for fall. The new trailer outlines some of the major additions hitting an island near you, including new bugs and fish to catch, shellfish, crafting materials, recipes, and trinkets for your dwelling. All of the new additions are available starting today and will be waiting for you next time you boot your game up, just don’t expect those summertime Sunday evening fireworks shows anymore. All of the details are down below.

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