Nintendo Releases Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini

Nintendo surprised the world this morning by launching a Nintendo Direct Mini this morning that came with plenty of fantastic surprises. For DLC, Super Mario Odyssey is getting Luigi’s Balloon World and a few new costumes. Pokken Tournament DX is receiving two new Battle Packs.

For new games, though, Nintendo brought out a few surprises. My personal favorite is the shocking re-release of The World Ends With You: Final Remix. They also announced Mario Tennis Aces, PayDay 2, Dark Souls: Remastered, and more. Check out the Direct Mini above for a full look.

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Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest Selling Console in History

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Nintendo of America has revealed that their much-loved Switch has officially become the fastest selling console in history. In just over 10 months, the Switch has sold “more than 4.8 million units” in the US, which Nintendo says is “the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history.”

That number beats out the fabled Wii, which sold around four million units in the same time-frame. Time will tell if the Switch can keep the momentum going with great game releases and updates.

Bayonetta 3 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announced last night The Game Awards that Bayonetta 3 was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch, as being in development by Platinum Games. Platinum Games was put on the map with its original Bayonetta for its stylish gameplay and memorable main character. The second game was a Wii U exclusive, and one of the consoles most successful releases.

In addition to the announcement, it was also revealed that Nintendo would be releasing Bayonetta 1 & 2 on the Nintendo Switch, in a compilation collection.

Ryan Reynolds is Officially Detective Pikachu in Live-Action

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I never thought I would be typing that title, but it’s true. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has signed on to voice the title character in Legendary’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the Pokémon video game, Detective Pikachu.

Reynolds will headline a cast that features up-and-comers Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Supernatural). Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the film with a script from Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy). Filming is expected to begin mid-January in London.

Capcom Unveils Mega-Man 11

Capcom hosted a Mega Man (Rock Man) 30th Anniversary stream on Twitch this morning, and as expected unveiled some pretty great Mega Man news, with our first proper entry into the series in several years. Mega Man 11 is set to hit Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC late next year, and our first trailer is above.

On top of that, a Mega Man X collection was also unveiled featuring the entire Mega Man X series for players to revisit.

Medabots Classics First Trailer Hits

Growing up, Medabots was one of the more underrated classics if you lived outside of Japan, and that’s plainly obvious with the debut of the new 20th Anniversary Medabots Classics Collection for the Nintendo 3DS. Medabots Classics features Medabots, Medabots 2, Medabots 3, Medabots 4, and Medabots 5. It includes a new feature that allows you access to all parts from the start, as well as mythical parts you can’t receive from the main story, after beating the game.

Medabots Classics releases in Japan on December 21st, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS. The 20th Anniversary Edition comes with both Kabuto Kuwagata versions of Medabots Classics along with a soundtrack CD and a book containing 520 illustrations.

Super Mario Cereal is Also an Amiibo

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In stores in North America as early as December 11th, Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal is a mixed berry cereal with Mario-themed marshmallows. It’s also been a cereal that’s been rumored for a little over a week. Which is weird. But it’s not the cereal that’s been a rumor, it’s been the box, which also works with the Nintendo Switch as an Amiibo.

Using the Amiibo function of the cereal box will net you a good chunk of gold coins, and hearts in Super Mario Odyssey.

First Gal*Gun 2 Trailer

Inti Creates has released the first insane trailer for Gal*Gun 2, the much anticipated “Dating Shooter” that sees players attempt to shoot over 70 different schoolgirls to get them to fall in love with you. The trailer spotlights the newest weapon in the game, which was last seen in Gal*Gun VR, called the Demon Sweeper.

We could end up hearing more info on the game when Inti Creates hosts the game’s first broadcast on November 29th at 9:00pm JST. The event will be available over at YouTubeNicoNico Live, and Fresh!Gal*Gun 2 releases in Japan on March 15th, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Super Mario Bros. Animated Movie in The Works

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The Hollywood Reporter has word that Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-owned animation studio behind the likes of Despicable Me, and Minions has secured a deal to develop an animated film based on the iconic plumber himself, Super Mario. Illumination has had incredible success the last couple of years, with their series of animated movies setting box office records worldwide.

However, the film could be a ways off, as the studio is currently focusing all of its efforts on the upcoming Minions 2, giving them plenty of time to flesh out a great story.

Nintendo Announces 2017 Holiday Mall Tour

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This year’s Nintendo Holiday Experience will set up shop in 17 U.S. malls, giving players the opportunity to play Nintendo 3DS & Switch games from November 11th to December 17th. It will also give My Nintendo members the opportunity to share their QR Code and receive a Platinum Point card that could give them 100, 300, or 500 Platinum Points to spend on digital rewards at the My Nintendo store.

You can hit the jump for a full list of both playable games, and locations that the Holiday Tour will be camping out for the next month.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Announced

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Animal Crossing is officially headed to mobile phones, as Nintendo unveiled Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp at their latest Direct event. The new title will have players living in a camper van on a campground, running around to complete chores for your fellow campers to unlock materials to build new furniture and upgrade your home.

The new title will also include multiplayer, allowing players to visit each other’s campgrounds, and trade items. There will be an in-game currency called Leaf Tickets that players will be able to unlock through playing the game. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer for the charming new title.

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Gamecube Controllers Now Work on the Switch

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The Nintendo Switch 4.00 update has given us all a wonderful, and surprising gift. Using the Gamecube Wii U controller adapter in unison with the Nintendo Switch now allows the Switch to read the controller, allowing it to work with nearly any Switch title.

That means players now have the ability to utilize the greatest game controller ever created. The WaveBird. Thank you, based Nintendo.

Animal Crossing Mobile Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

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Nintendo has announced a surprise Nintendo Direct for tomorrow evening with plans for Animal Crossing and its future on mobile phones. The exciting reveal will hit tomorrow at 8PM PST, and is expected to be around 15 minutes long.

The livestream will be available on YouTube, and NicoNico, and you can watch it on the official Nintendo Direct page here.

Best Buy Holding Super Mario Odyssey Event

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Select Best Buy stores across the nation are holding special Super Mario Odyssey events tomorrow, October 21st, from 12pm – 3pm for fans. Players will have the chance to explore another new world from the game, as well as receive an exclusive sticker book (while supplies last).

If you’re interested in the event, you can head over here to see if your local store is listed.

BlazBlue CrossTag Battle Adds Chie

Arc System Works has revealed the next Persona character to join its massive line-up for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, releasing on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, sometime in 2018. The latest character? Fan-favorite, Chie, from Persona 4 Arena.

The line-up is already massive, with crossovers between 4 games. Noel Vermillion joins fellow BlazBlue characters Hazama, Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, and Rachel Alucard. Chie Satonaka joins Persona 4 Arena fighters Yu Narukami, and Yosuke Hanamura. While Under Night In-Birth gets representation with Hyde, Waldstein, and Lynne.