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.

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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.

Nintendo Releases Mario Musical Trailer

Don’t get too excited. Nintendo isn’t releasing a musical Mario tour of sorts, but Super Mario Odyssey releases in just over two weeks, and the game’s musical impact has been vital to its success. With that in mind, Nintendo has released a new musical trailer, featuring the game’s theme song, “Jump Up, Super Star!”

Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.

New Super Mario Odyssey Trailer

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, that’s filled to the brim with new enemies, transformations, and locales across the massive game. Together with his new trusted hat-ally, Cappy, Mario has to rescue Princess Peach once again across a universe of realities.

The game looks incredible, with an immense amount of anticipation for the holidays. Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27th, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.

Wii Shop Channel is Shutting Down

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Nintendo has announced that it is shutting down the Wii console’s online shopping channel on January 31st, 2019. The online service launched back in December of 2006, and helped kick-start much of the way Nintendo’s online services function today. Wii Points will no longer be available for purchase starting March 27th, 2018.

WiiWare and Virtual Console purchases can be downloaded again or transferred from Wii to the Wii U using the Wii System Transfer, however, the Wii U online services are expected to shut down eventually, as well.

New Super Bomberman R Updates

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Konami had been teasing news for Super Bomberman R all week, and now we finally have the goods, with the announcement of new characters, and a game mode. First off, the new game mode, which introduces a Grand Prix mode, for 3 vs. 3 battles between players.

Next, the announcement of new DLC skins, with two characters, Anubis and Jehuty from Zone of the Enders, and Reiko Hinomoto from Rumble Roses. Hit the jump to check out all of the new characters. On top of that, the soundtrack for the game will release in Japan this Holiday.

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Picross S Headed to Switch

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If you’re not familiar with the Picross series of games, they’re a fantastic and fun little puzzle game, based on puzzles called Nonograms. Nintendo has been an advocate for the set of puzzles for years, dating all the way back to the SNES. Picross games have been released for the DS, and a ton for the 3DS, as well, with the Pokemon and Zelda all receiving their own spin-offs.

Now, the series is headed to Nintendo Switch. Releasing next for $7.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Picross S hits the shop on September 28th, and includes 300 puzzles, and a two-player mode, making it perfect for the Switch.

Wolfenstein II and DOOM Headed to Switch

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During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo unveiled that Bethesda favorite, DOOM, would be headed to the Nintendo Switch, and upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would also be making its way to the hybrid console.

Now’s your chance to battle either the forces of hell, or the forces of fascism while you’re on the go. DOOM will be launching this Holiday, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be launching in 2018 alongside its PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One versions.

Super Mario Odyssey Bundle Announced

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One of the biggest piece of news to come out of today’s fairly lackluster Nintendo Direct was the announcement of a Super Mario Odyssey bundle for the Nintendo Switch. The bundle comes with the Nintendo Switch console, special edition red Joy-Cons, and a beautiful custom carrying case branded for Super Mario Odyssey.

The bundles for the Switch have all been fantastic, and this is no different. Those red Joy-Cons are gorgeous! Pre-Orders should open soon for the bundle.

PokéBall Edition 2DS XL Hitting November 3rd

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a special PokéBall Edition 2DS XL hitting stores on November 3rd. The new edition features a raised, 3D PokéBall design on the top of the case, and a red interior with black buttons.

If you’re interested, pre-orders should open soon, and trust me when I say this is going to go fast.

UPDATE: As you can see above, Japan is continuing to get all the best 2DS color variations, as their Direct announced not only the PokéBall edition, but that amazing Pikachu face version, as well.

Mario Party: Top 100 Announced

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, the studio announced a new Mario Party of sorts for the Nintendo 3DS- Mario Party: The Top 100! The new game features the top 100 Mario Party mini-games of all time, from every entry into the series.

The game will be available on the Nintendo eShop November 10th, for the Nintendo 3DS. Are there any particular mini-games you’re hoping will show up in the game?

Nintendo Direct Set for Wednesday Featuring Switch

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Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct, set for this Wednesday, September 13th. The direct will begin at 3PM PST. “Tune in for nearly 45 minutes of information mainly focused on what’s headed to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS over the next few months, including new details about Super Mario Odyssey.”

You can tune in on Nintendo’s YouTube, or over at the Official Website.

Capcom Unveils Limited Edition Street Fighter II Cartridge

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Capcom has announced a partnership with iam8bit, in which they’ll be releasing a special limited edition cartridge re-print of Street Fighter II in honor of the series’ 30th Anniversary. The cartridge will be available in two colors: Opaque Ryu Red, and Translucent Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green. The collectible is limited to 5,500 pieces, with 1,000 randomly selected orders being the Blanka Green color variation.

The cartridge will carry the original game code, making it a full re-release of the original game, and is completely playable on NTSC Super Nintendo consoles.

Pokemon GO’s Next Legendaries Revealed

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Nianic has announced that Pokémon Go’s roster of legendary beasts will be getting a bit larger, today, with the addition of Suicune, Raikou, and Entei. The most infuriating creatures in the world of Pokémon are even taking their antics to the real world, as they’re expected to move locations across the world continuously.

  • Raikou, an Electric-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Americas.
  • Entei, a Fire-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout Europe and Africa.
  • Suicune, a Water-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Travis Strikes Again Announced

Auteur game director, Goichi Suda, aka Suda51, announced the third and final game in his No More Heroes trilogy at PAX West earlier today. The announcement came alongside a trailer that revealed new details about the title, and where it’s famous main character will be headed.

The game will see Travis Touchdown entering a murderous virtual reality machine to destroy it, and its many bosses. The game is set to feature collaborations with several notable indie titles such as Hotline Miami.