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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kentucky Route Zero Headed to Consoles

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Considered to be one of the greatest narrative games ever created, PC hit, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition is finally headed to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game is known for its episodic structure, and gorgeous art style, with the fifth episode hitting PC’s in early 2018.

The console version of the game is expected to feature all 5 episodes for new players to enjoy the story from its strange beginnings.

Ph LEVEL Review: Sonic Mania

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To say the hype surrounding Sonic Mania has been considerable, would be quite the understatement. The game started as a fan-game, with a dedicated group of players coming together to take matters into their own hands, and create a true-to-form Sonic the Hedgehog game in the vein of the classics, using new and older content to craft intricate levels, with updated sprites.

However, SEGA got word of the project and it was quickly ordered a cease-and-desist. Except, it wasn’t. Instead, SEGA snatched up the developers and started working together with them, noticing a rare opportunity, and taking full advantage of of the situation to create a great game. Did it work out? Hit the jump to find out.

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