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Pokemon Stars Tease?
Pokemon Stars?

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard any rumors about Pokémon Stars, the supposed follow-up to the hugely successful Pokémon Sun and Moon. But now we’re starting to move past rumors and into Nintendo outright teasing the project, if this recent development is any indication.

New, Japanese Pokémon merchandise has appeared in official Nintendo channels which you can see above, along with the tagline “Look upon the stars.” I don’t really even think it’s right to call this a hint, as we’re looking at damn constellations of Pokémon, so if this isn’t more or less confirmation that Pokémon Stars is on its way, I don’t know what is. According the last rumor via Eurogamer, Stars would arrive before the end of the year, but there’s one important question, even if the game does exist.

Is it coming to the Switch?

Back when Pokémon Stars was first being talked about, before it was on any t-shirts, the idea was that Switch, being a new handheld console, would get Stars for itself, or at least share it with the 3DS. That seemed more than a little logical, given that Pokémon is Nintendo’s biggest handheld franchise by a mile, and the Switch is a new piece of hardware heavily focused on handheld play.

But recent weeks and months make me believe that no, I doubt we will see Pokémon Stars on Switch, at least right now, and it will probably remain solely a 3DS “director’s cut” joining the other two games.

Why? Nintendo simply does not seem ready to let go of the DS family, and they have given no indication they’re ready to start porting over 3DS games to the Switch, or transitioning their...
Article The first Breath of the Wild DLC
Nintendo has unveiled the first details of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s initial DLC pack, which will be part one of a matched set. The first DLC is called The Master Trials, and will be out sometime this summer, while its counterpart will be released closer to the holiday season.

Strangely, the two DLCs are part of a bundle, and only part of a bundle. The pair costs $20 and you cannot buy them individually. But with Nintendo showing off what the first DLC contains, I can understand how some aspects might be considered “core” to the experience going forward.

Here’s the full breakdown from Nintendo of each new addition, along with a brief thought from me about each point:

Trial of the Sword: By accessing this location, players can challenge the new Trial of the Sword (previously known as “Cave of Trials Challenge”), where enemies appear one after another. Link starts without any armor or weapons, and if he defeats all of the enemies in the room he can proceed to the next area. Trial of the Sword will include around 45 total rooms for players to complete. When Link clears all of the trials, the true power of the Master Sword will awaken and always be in its glowing powered-up state.

This is the main attraction of the DLC, and an interesting mode. I like the idea of not starting with anything and having to build up your arsenal as you go, though I am a bit disappointed that this mode if combat focused when the most fun part of Breath of the Wild is its puzzles. Granted, combat can be creative too, but to me this might be focusing on the less-interesting aspect of the game. Still, I certainly want to give it a shot.

Hard Mode: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already considered one of the most thrilling games in The Legend of Zelda series, and fans looking for a challenge are in for a treat...
UNIQLO Got Some Real Nice Nintendo Shirts
In May, UNIQLO are going to be selling a whole ton of new Nintendo-themed t-shirts, some of which are hot as hell.

Each one was designed by a fan, and the overall winners—judged by Shigeru Miyamoto—were awarded prizes like cash and signed Switch consoles.

The overall winner was a red shirt with a giant Mario on it which, eh, it’s fine. But I want to be buried in that Animal Crossing one.

Check out the designs in the link below (same as original article)


The shirts go on sale in Western UNIQLO stores on May 19. You can see the complete collection below.
New 2DS XL out in July 28 in the US and will retail for $150.
The New 2DS XL. It’ll be out in July 28 in the US and will retail for $150.
It’s basically a New 3DS XL, only without the 3D effects. There’s a C-stick, Amiibo support, Z-buttons and its compatible with all of the games exclusive to the New 3D XL.

The new Zelda game
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild continues to prove an extremely popular game on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

While Zelda: Breath of the Wild may not have topped the sales charts for March, it did beat some of its biggest rivals.

The Nintendo Switch and Wii U blockbuster was the second best-selling game in March, behind only Ghost Recon Wildlands.

According to NPD sales data, it charted above Mass Effect Andromeda and Horizon Zero Dawn in North America.

And the good news doesn't end there, because Nintendo physical sales stand at a record-breaking 1.3 million for the month of March.

So you can understand why the Zelda brand might be riding high right now, with other companies at hand to expand its horizons.

Board game manufacturer USAopoly has announced that they will be releasing a custom chess set which wouldn’t look half-bad in anyone’s abode.

This new set will not be based on the Breath of the Wild though, instead it will use the main characters from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

"Link is King for the heroes and Ganondorf as the Dark King for the villains. You then have Zelda as Queen against Twinrova on the opposite side and more fan favourites like Epona, Impa and Darunia as Knights, Bishops and Rooks respectively," Nintendolife explains.

Unfortunately for UK-based fans, this appears to be a chess piece that will only be available to buy in the United States and Canada.

This wasn’t the only Zelda spin-off...
Article Starting today Target will have Mario Kart 8 "experiences"
The fun begins just outside the entrance. Those big red bollards (designed to stop stray cars) are transformed, with Mario and Luigi themselves welcoming you to the store.

Walking through Target doors always brings a little rush, but this time you’re crossing a starting line! As you walk through, motion sensors fire up flashing lights and play Mario’s catchy theme song.

Once in the store there will be a handful of “Super Target Karts,” featuring Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. This is the first time Target has decorated their carts.

There will also be an assortment of Mario and Nintendo-related products set around the store.
Article Will there be a Luigi's mansion 3 on the switch?
Who else loved Luigi's mansion 2 it was one of my favourite games on the 3ds I was wondering will there be a new Luigi's Mansion 3 on the switch With the Poltergust 8000. We cant really tell what Nintendo are up to they need games like Luigi's Mansion 3 and Mario galaxy 3 Those were great games and will certainly boost numbers on the switch.
There's already been a lot of fan made trailers for the switch

Hey what do you think; will there be a Luigi's Mansion 3 on the switch?

Don't worry the link leads to a fan made trailer by JonRod480
Article Nintendo announces Joy-Con battery grips
Picture: Nintendo
Nintendo announced a new Joy-Con Accessory in their latest Direct. A Joy-Con Charging Grip that's working with 2 x AA Batteries to give you more Playtime! They announced this Accessory most likely because ARMS draws much Power from your Body and Joy-Cons although the Joy-Cons already last 20 Hours on one Charge. It also improves the Grip since its a bulge that needs to be there to fit the AA Batteries. We currently do not know anything about how long it will improve the Playtime. The Joy-Con Charging Grip slides onto the Joy-Con like the safety Strap but in reverse direction. Also, it features the improved shoulder Buttons like the Joy-Con Straps, this means you can't use the Battery Grip and connect it to the Nintendo Switch because the Battery Grip covers the Rails. It will be released alongside the Yellow Joy-Cons on the 16th of June.

Mod Edit: Corrected typo in release date
New Amiibo
During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed three new amiibo for The Legend of Zelda series along with a release date for Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo, the final characters added to Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS as DLC.

Majora’s Mask Link, Twilight Princess Link, and Skyward Sword Link are new additions for The Legend of Zelda 30th anniversary series. Nintendo said the toys-to-life figures will be released on June 23. Each amiibo is modeled after key art used in their respective Zelda game.

The new Zelda amiibo may give players the chance to unlock additional in–game costumes for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, more specifically gear modeled after the Great Deity, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword outfits. The official Breath of the Wild guide published by Piggyback outed that this gear could be "unlocked by the corresponding amiibo," but it did not specify which ones would work. It’s also important to note that the Gear of Twilight set can be unlocked with the Smash series Link amiibo, but it is not typically available in stores.

Corrin, Bayonetta, and Cloud, amiibo will be based off of the art used in for the Smash Wii U/3DS DLC characters, and they will be available on July 21. Nintendo said it would offer two costumes choices for each amiibo. Cloud will sport his default Final Fantasy VII outfit and one modeled after the one he wore in FFVII: Advent Children. The Corrin amiiibo will have a male and female version. And, finally, Bayonetta will have two outfit modeled after her costumes in the original Bayonetta and the Wii U sequel.

The release of Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo for Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS this July will end a 19-month waiting period (584 days!) for fans. The company announced the development of Cloud,...