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Dr. Mario World mobile launch date revealed, pre-registration begins

Dr. Mario World mobile launch date revealed, pre-registration begins

Once reluctant to dive into the mobile gaming market, Nintendo is now filling the market with small mini games for smartphones. Games with microtransactions, of course. The latest title to be added to Nintendo's roster is a bit of a classic and one that might appeal more to kids. Dr. Mario World is launching next month and it's now revealing gameplay mechanics, including the staples of mobile games: IAPs.

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Mario Kart Tour Android beta gets rolling with lotsa IAPs

Mario Kart Tour Android beta gets rolling with lotsa IAPs

Nintendo has a bit of a dilemma when it comes to its mobile games. After years of denying its profitability, it has finally accepted reality, especially when Fire Emblem Heroes net it half a billion in revenue. That was, however, thanks to microtransactions that it loathed to use initially, as evidenced Super Mario Run. It has also taken a rather strong and almost controversial stance on gaming addiction and expenses and yet it upcoming mobile title, Mario Kart Tour, seems to be loaded with the latter.

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Super Mario Maker 2 detailed: Story mode, co-op, new themes and tools

Super Mario Maker 2 detailed: Story mode, co-op, new themes and tools

As promised, Nintendo held a new Nintendo Direct announcement today dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2, revealing all the details fans have been waiting for. Unlike the original Super Mario Maker, the sequel will feature a story mode in which players will finish courses to get coins for rebuilding Princess Peach's ruined castle. Story mode will be joined by a huge list of other changes detailed by Nintendo over its 15-minute broadcast.

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Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo announced today that it will host a special Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 ahead of E3. Super Mario Maker 2 is Nintendo's big summer game for the Switch, and though it's out on June 28th, Nintendo has been pretty quiet about what we should expect in terms of new (or improved) features and capabilities. It seems that whatever lingering questions fans have about Super Mario Maker 2 will be answered tomorrow when this Direct premieres.

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9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Yesterday, The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced its four inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2019. Those four games are Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Microsoft Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure. Those games managed to beat out some serious competition in the round of 12 finalists, including Candy Crush Saga and Half-Life, which got us thinking about other games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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Labo VR modes for Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey now live

Labo VR modes for Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey now live

If you're one of the folks who picked up Nintendo Labo's new VR kit, then you can play both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in VR beginning today. Nintendo has pushed updates to both games that enable Labo support, allowing you to pop your Switch into your headset and play both games with a fresh perspective.

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Super Mario Bros C64 port hit with DMCA after 7-year development

Super Mario Bros C64 port hit with DMCA after 7-year development

Console makers somewhat have double standards when it comes to emulators and the wider emulation scene. They condemn it outright on the grounds of piracy and copyright infringement. At the same time, however, they themselves resort to using that same technology to lets gamers play long-retired games on nearly forgotten hardware. So it comes as no surprise that Nintendo slapped a recently released Commodore 64 port of its Super Mario Bros with a takedown notice. That, however, doesn't make it less disheartening.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Switch exclusive finally has a date

Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Switch exclusive finally has a date

If you've ever dreamed of making your own Super Mario levels, legally of course, and taking it with you wherever you go, you didn't really have much choice. Super Mario Maker's only portable incarnation so far is on the Nintendo 3DS. That, however, changes in two months as Nintendo has finally announced the exact date that Super Mario Maker 2 will launch for the Nintendo Switch and only for the Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Labo VR will work with Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild

Nintendo Labo VR will work with Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild

The tragedy of the Virtual Boy may have traumatized Nintendo for a time but now it seems to be giving virtual reality another shot, just from a different angle. Last month, it introduced its latest Labo kit that turned the Switch into a makeshift machine. Now it is announcing that its cardboard-based VR Goggles won't be limited to just small games and experiments, it will also open new experiences to two of the Switch's most popular games.

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Nintendo Switch Online will include the real Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo Switch Online will include the real Super Mario Bros. 2

Even back in the days of old, not all games were treated equally. Some never made it to certain markets for one reason or another, usually because of content or profitability. As such, some gamers from the other half of the world have never experienced the delights and the despair of other regions' games. Trying to mend an old wound, Nintendo is now making Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels officially available to Western gamers as part of its new Switch Online service roster.

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Super Mario Maker 2 arrives for Nintendo Switch in June

Super Mario Maker 2 arrives for Nintendo Switch in June

Nintendo has taken the wraps off Super Mario Maker 2, the next version of its popular game creation system. The upcoming version is currently in development and will launch for the Nintendo Switch console this June, the company revealed during its Nintendo Direct presentation this afternoon. The game's preview reveals a few details about the upcoming release, and Luigi makes a brief appearance in a builder costume.

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Dr. Mario World brings action puzzle game to mobile this summer

Dr. Mario World brings action puzzle game to mobile this summer

It may have delayed what could have been its next hit mobile game, but Nintendo is making sure fans of its franchises won’t be too disappointed. It has just announced that it will be bringing a different Mario title to Android and iOS devices, though you have to wait for Summer to arrive before you can. But while it is actually based on a known Mario title, Dr. Mario World is probably the least inspiring game in that franchise.

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