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ARMS is The Best Selling Unlicensed Fighting Game Released in Japan in 7 Years


ARMS is having an amazing launch so far as the new IP has made it into the heart of many Nintendo fans around the world.  The game is so loved it sold over 100,000 units between the 16th and 19th just in Japan. This even beat out sales for other top fighting games like Tekken and Street Fighter. Given that ARMS is a completely new concept, the numbers are even more impressive, and it should also be counted that it’s the best-selling non-license fighting game in 7 years!

Hopefully this will be a positive reflection of sales around the globe for this game.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Here’s a Developer Diary for Metroid: Samus Returns

One of the most desired announcements came from Nintendo’s E3 presentations in the form of not one, but two new Metroid titles. Both Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns were shown, with Samus Returns getting a lot of coverage of it’s gameplay. Samus Returns is a remake of Metroid 2 for the 3DS and returns the series to a two-dimensional environment for the first time in thriteen years, but with new 3D graphics and updated mechanics. The game follows the same story as Metroid 2, but has new items and abilities. One new mechanic is the Free Aim ability which will allow players to freely aim Samus’ ranged weapons for the first time in Metroid’s 2D history.

Free Aim requires the player to stand still, but will open many new combat options for players...

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Here’s a In-Depth Look at Salmon Run in Splatoon 2

During Nintendo’s E3 presentations, Splatoon 2 made an appearance with a big new game mode called Salmon Run. Salmon Run was showcased with a full thirty-minute demonstration to show off all the goodies that this new mode has to offer. Salmon Run is a horde battle type mode that allows up to four players to team up against Salmonids that attack in waves and even have boss type enemies make appearances. While the combat of the mode is focused on waves, the goal is to collect a certain number of golden eggs from the Salmonids before the time limit runs out.

While Salmonids will appear in large groups, only boss type Salmonids will drop golden eggs Players will also have to make it through a full three waves of enemies in addition to collecting a number of eggs per wave to manage a win in Sa...

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC Announced

Nintendo revealed during their Nintendo Direct that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for Nintendo 3DS will have DLC and a Season Pass. The DLC will include new maps, dungeons, and story elements with some of it being completely free. The Season Pass will include all DLC released for Fire Emblem Echoes and will even have an option to purchase the DLC separately in packs.


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New Smash Bros. amiibo are Incoming

3 new Smash Bros. amiibo where announced today during the direct these include Cloud, Bayonetta, Corrin. Each of these figures will have two versions available. Corrin will come in both the male and female version. Bayonetta will have both her first and second games outfits and Cloud will have a version of himself from Final Fantasy 7. They will all be available July 21st.

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Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Blowout Blast Announced for the 25th Anniversary, Mystery Game Coming Later this Year

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Kirby series and Nintendo is filling up the E-shop with goodies to celebrate.  These games include Team Kirby Clash Deluxe which released today on the E-shop. Kirby’s Blowout Blast which will be releasing in the summer on the E-shop. Thirdly an untitled multiplayer Kirby game will be coming later this year. We have trailers for the two titled entries above and below, but we’ll update you when we know more about the third title later this year.

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Nights of Azure 2: Bride of The New Moon Announced For Nintendo Switch

Nights of Azure‘s first installment launched earlier this year in America for the Playstation 4 and Vita. The game is a hack and slash with RPG elements of game play. The story was hailed for being progressive and it’s beautiful art direction. The second game in the series was announced last year and has suffered several delays. Today in Nintendo’s Japanese direct however the game was announced to be ported to the Switch.

The trailer above mainly focuses on story elements. The game was confirmed to be coming to the US and platforms are currently pending with a release later this year.

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Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Coming to Nintendo Switch

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is officially making it way onto the Nintendo Switch.  The port will include 30 plus DLC  outfits and will release on July 25th.  The game was previously only available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game is a single player action game based on the hit Fate anime franchise.

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Minecraft is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Minecraft is making it’s way to Nintendo Switch on May 11. The game will also come with the Mario pack on release allowing players to explore recreations of their favorite Mushroom Kingdom areas. It’s nice to see Minecraft launch so quickly on the Switch after the long wait for the Wii U version. Here’s the reveal trailer for Nintendo Switch:

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Miitopia is Announced For 3DS With a Fun Trailer

Create Mii characters of your friends and family in this new rpg adventure. This is a customization based RPG that involves what looks to be elements from Tomadachi Life combined with rpg styled battles. Miitopia is slated to come out sometime later this year with no official release date on 3DS. You can check out the reveal trailer above!

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