Atomic Purple Joy-Cons Being Kickstarted

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If you’ve constantly thought to yourself since its release that the Nintendo Switch just wasn’t quite retro enough for you, then this Kickstarter is absolutely for you. Partnering with ShenZhen MaiKaisi Trade Co ltd., this brave soul has worked to prototype a small run of Joy-Con shells that replicate the classic Game Boy Color visage, Atomic Purple.

The classic styling is a clear purple ABS plastic shell for the Switch Joy-Cons, as well as the Switch itself. Currently, there is also a Super Famicom button set that may also be included, though that is still currently in the works.

Nintendo Announces Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL

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To celebrate the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has announced a new “Samus Edition” of the New Nintendo 3DS XL that will hit select retailers on September 15th, alongside the game.

The new system features dueling front and back faceplates featuring iconic artwork of Samus aiming her plasma cannon. Hit the jump to get a full look at the system, and the box art.

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Super Mario Odyssey Gets Highest Rating in Series History

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Since the introduction of ESRB ratings in 1994, no Super Mario title has ever received a rating higher than E for Everyone. Yoshi’s Island and Super Mario 64 both received the now-retired “Kids to Adults,” which was quickly replaced by the E for Everyone rating that every Super Mario title since has received.

However, Super Mario Odyssey has been given a rating of E10+, for everyone ages ten and up. The rating is described by the ESRB as containing “cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.”

Check Out These Breath of the Wild Recipes

I’m a pretty big fan of Binging With Babish, it being one of the few YouTube channels I regularly follow. His amazing film-inspired recipes are fun to watch, and immensely informative if you have any interest in cooking.

The video above is his latest, and his first foray into the world of video game cooking, which features recipes from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He starts with a campfire Mushroom Risotto, as well as Campfire Apples. The coup de grace, as it were, is an Ube Monster Cake, with Durian Frosting (pictured above) that looks fantastic, but a bit out there. Just the way I like it.

Nintendo Ends 3DS Production

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Nintendo has officially ceased production on the New Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The official Japanese site for the smaller-sized New Nintendo 3DS clearly states in Japanese that “production has ended,” as the little box reads 生産終了 (seisan shuuryou). This applies to both the white, and black, as well as all Special Edition models of the New 3DS.

However, fear not! The New Nintendo 3DS XL remains in full production, as it appears Nintendo has positioned the larger handheld to replace its smaller counterpart completely.

Ash’s Pikachu Now Available in Pokémon GO

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In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Pokémon GO, Niantic has announced that players can now catch Ash’s Pikachu (seen above) in the game. Celebrations had begun weeks ago with a larger update to gyms, and the introduction of raids, it would seem they weren’t done yet. One top of the new Pikachu, players can also purchase Anniversary Boxes.

Ash’s Pikachu will be available in the wild from 1pm PST/3pm CST/4pm EST on July 6, 2017 until 1pm PST/3pm CST/4pm EST on July 24, 2017. The in-game shop will be selling Anniversary Boxes during that time. No price has been announced, but boxes will give you Incubators, Max Revives, Raid Passes, and Ultra Balls.

Wonderful 101 Teased on Switch

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After teasing Bayonetta on the Nintendo Switch just earlier this week, Platinum Games has also tweeted a tease for a release of the cult-favorite, The Wonderful 101, on Nintendo Switch, as well. The Wonderful 101 was a Wii U exclusive that released fairly early in the console’s life to pretty great reviews and much fanfare.

It’s not out of the realm of possibility to see the game release on the Switch. Once again, that larger user-base would benefit greatly from a fun title such as 101. Hit the jump to see the full tweet, and both teaser images.

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Splatoon 2 Direct This Week

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Nintendo has announced one last Nintendo Direct featuring Splatoon 2 before the game’s impending launch later this month. On July 6, 2017 in North America, Europe, and Japan, a short Direct will be going over more of the new elements featured in the game.

The Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct will air at 7am PST/9am CST/10am EST/3pm BST. Nintendo’s official description specifically states that it will go over features, weapons, and styles. Splatoon 2 launches on the Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2017.

Platinum Games Teasing Bayonetta on Switch?

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What started as a normal tweet from Platinum Games, accompanied by a cool piece of Bayonetta artwork has now exploded into a full-on rumor. The image, partly seen above, in full after the jump, shows Bayonetta in her original look, and her new look in the Wii U title, Bayonetta 2, mirroring each other on the backdrop of the hues of Nintendo’s neon red and blue Joy-Con colors.

Given how port-happy Platinum has been lately, it’s not outside the realm of possibility. The Wii U was arguably not successful by any means, so looking for a wider audience on the Switch is a pretty great idea. Stay tuned for more information as it comes.

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Original Sonic Designer Creates Work for Sonic Mania

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Probably what has to be one of the most adorable and supportive moves we’ll see this week, original Sonic The Hedgehog designer, Naoto Ohshima, created a piece of artwork in support of the upcoming Sonic Mania title from Sega, despite no longer working for the company.

You can hit the jump to view the artwork in full. Sonic Mania will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 15th.

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Super Bomberman R DLC Announced

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I knew that I needed to buy a Switch, considering we own Super Bomberman R, but not a Switch (long story). Now, that need has just increased ten-fold. Konami has announced the first DLC characters for Bomberman R, and they include Vic Viper from Gradius, Simon Belmont from Castlevania, and Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2.

The DLC news hit alongside Patch 1.3 this morning, which includes many fixes, and new arenas and game modes. Hit the jump for a look at the two other DLC characters for this wonderful little game.

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Analog EP16: Fallen Kingdom

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back again with more tote bags! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Inhumans: Fallen Kingdom, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition: Fallen Kingdom, Sega Forever: Fallen Kingdom, and more! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Kirby’s Blowout Blast Launching in July

Nintendo has announced that Kirby’s Blowout Blast, the expanded version of the sub-game of Kirby: Planet Robobot will be hitting the 3DS eShop in less than a week. Players are tasked with absorbing enemies and launching blaster bullets across stages to wipe out even more enemies, which you can see in action in the above trailer.

Kirby’s Blowout Blast releases in Japan on July 4, North America and Europe on July 6, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS via eShop.

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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