Adorable Splatoon 2 Toys Hit in Japan Today

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Later this coming month, July 21st, to be exact, Splatoon 2 hits the Nintendo Switch. To say people are excited would be a bit of an understatement. In anticipation of the upcoming release, Nintendo has partnered with Bandai Namco for several lines of toys and merchandise, the first of which are these adorable little miniature ink guns.

You can get a taste of them above, but hit the the jump for a look at the full line of surprisingly detailed miniature toys. The line releases in Japan today.

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SNES Classic Edition Launches in September

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Nintendo has confirmed that the Super Nintendo: Classic Edition is not only a real thing, but is launching later this year, on September 29th, for $79.99! In the box, you get an AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, and two wired SNES Classic Controllers. The system features 21 titles, including the previously unreleased StarFox 2, which is an absolute shock to the system.

The miniature console also includes: Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Zelda LTTP, SF2 Turbo, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out, Castlevania IV, Mega Man X, Kirby Super Star, Final Fantasy III, Kirby’s Dream Course, StarFox 1, Yoshi’s Island (First official re-release EVER by Nintendo), Super Mario RPG, Contra 3, Secret of Mana, EarthBound, and Super Ghouls n Ghosts.

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Ice Kirby Figure Revealed

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Good Smile Company has revealed some fantastic news today, with the addition of a new Ice Kirby Nendoroid coming later this year. On top of that, they’re re-releasing the coveted classic Kirby Nendoroid, as well. The new Ice Kirby is a re-paint of the classic pink and includes an ice crown, ice breath, and ice effects for skating, as well as Kirby abilities like the umbrella for Parasol, the bandana for Fighter, and stars for the Star Bullet ability, which is apparently what it’s called when he spits out a star.

Good Smile also revealed that those who pre-order Ice Kirby through, them will also receive an Invincible Candy accessory. Ice Kirby will retail for roughly $43, while classic Kirby will retail for $40. Pre-orders for both will be open until August 10, and they are expected to be released this December. Hit the jump for pictures of the adorable figures.

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Metroid: Samus Returns Gets Legacy Edition in Europe

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Be prepared to despair, and throw a fit, and be very disappointed with the world. While North America is getting a Collector’s Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns, Europe will be enjoying the spoils of this newly announced Legacy Edition.

The version of the game includes the game, soundtrack, art-book, collector coin, morphball keychain, and a retro-inspired steelbook. Look at that steelbook! I would spend at least $80 on this edition. Metroid: Samus Returns releases on September 17.

Mistwalker to Announce New Title

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Mistwalker head, and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is set to announce a new title from his acclaimed studio Mistwalker. Mistwalker hasn’t released a core console title since The Last Story on the Wii, and even further with Lost Odyssey on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The new title will be announced on a Famitsu live stream on June 22. You can check it out on NicoNico LIVE at 8:00pm JST (Japan Standard Time), with a special guest appearance by Nobuo Uematsu.

Super Mario Odyssey Theme

Nintendo has released the endlessly-catchy theme song that present in the new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s something else. A big brass band plays, with some fantastic meta vocals by Pauline, the damsel-in-distress from the original Donkey Kong game, who just so happens to also be the mayor of New Donk City, the home of Odyssey.

Metroid: Samus Returns Announced

It looks as if Nintendo wasn’t quite finished announcing games after their E3 Spotlight (Check out full coverage here). Metroid Prime 4 was just announced this morning, and now the company has announced a second new Metroid game, this one is a remake of the classic Metroid: Samus Returns.

Check out the trailer above for the first gameplay footage of the game. Nintendo is taking a strange approach to their announcements, but this spread-out strategy is most certainly effective for keeping the buzz going. You can also hit the jump to view the special edition, and two new Amiibo figures releasing alongside it.

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PhE3: Nintendo Recap

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Nintendo didn’t have a whole lot to say this year. With Nintendo Switch sales continuing to be the hottest ticket in the industry, right now, all they had to do was keep the hype train rolling their innovative console and its games.

The surprises were good here, albeit not very full, but there were a few moments that stood out. While there was no trailer, confirmation of a core RPG Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch has been a fever dream for years on home consoles. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight.

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PhE3: Ubisoft Recap

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To be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting much from Ubisoft, but they went out and just absolutely blew my expectations away. This was a phenomenal show with some genuinely great moments. Seeing Shigeru Miyamoto on a stage other than Nintendo was jarring in such a pleasant way, and he seemed happy to be there.

The big moment, though… came at the end. After years of work, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is now officially official with a new look and characters. Acting as a prequel to the first game, it’s an open world sci-fi adventure, and it blew my socks off.

Hit the jump for a full look at Ubisoft’s wonderful presentation of upcoming games.

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PhE3: Bethesda Recap

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Bethesda had no real surprises in store, but that doesn’t mean what we saw wasn’t a welcome sight. Updates of the VR front for the company, as well as a few new pieces of DLC, and expecting game reveals dominated their late-night keynote.

Hit the jump for the full offerings from Bethesda Softwork’s E3 conference.

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New Hey! Pikmin Trailer

It’s been a busy morning for Nintendo, as the company has also revealed a new trailer for the upcoming 3DS title, Hey! Pikmin. The new trailer shows off the games many Pikmin types, and their abilities throughout the game, as well as items and new enemies.

In Hey! Pikmin, you’re once taking control of Captain Olimar after his ship crashes to an unknown planet on his way back from work one day. In order to escape, you must collect 30,000 Sparklium with the help of your flowered friends.

Hey! Pikmin releases in Japan on July 13, 2017, and North America and Europe on July 28 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Super Nintendo World Unveiled

Yesterday, Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan had their groundbreaking ceremony for the long-rumored Super Nintendo World feature in their theme park. Now, after years of waiting, we have a first official look at what the park could be. The two have released a hype-trailer detailing the possibilities with Mario running around a brightly colored Super Mario-inspired world.

Super Nintendo World is set to release in Japan in 2020.

Pokémon GO First Anniversary Event

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In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the phenomenon, Niantic has announced the Pokemon GO Fest Chicago on July 22nd. This accompanies the Solstice Event that begins on June 13th. The Solstice Event will feature XP bonuses for accurate throws, discounted Lucky Eggs, and Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon.

You can hit the jump to check out the full press release.

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Analog EP13: WondE3r Woman

Josh and Theo are joined by James (like Beyonce) for a huge Pre-E3 episode! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

Sin City and Cowboy Bebop TV adaptations, Wonder Wonder thoughts, and E3 predictions fill out the 13th episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Atlus Announces Three JRPG’s for North America

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Atlus has announced a barrage of Japanese RPG’s for fans of the genre on the Nintendo 3DS. Due out late 2017/early 2018—Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will be hitting the handheld.

You can hit the jump for a few trailers, as well as the official descriptions for all three titles.

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