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Super Mario Run will be free-to-start, list of launch countries expands

Super Mario Run will be free-to-start, list of launch countries expands

With all of the fuss surrounding the Nintendo Switch, you'd be forgiven if you forgot that Super Mario Run is a thing that exists. Its release is coming up quickly, with the game scheduled to launch on iOS sometime in December. Nintendo has released some early pricing details for the game, giving players an idea of what to expect when it finally launches.

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Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

All eyes may be on the Switch at the moment, but that's not stopping Nintendo from releasing a new 3DS variant. Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to launch a lime green New 3DS XL, and the loud, vibrant color isn't the only thing that makes this special edition stand out. That's because this lime green New 3DS XL ships with a copy of Super Mario World pre-installed.

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Mario and Pokemon mashup toys are Pokemon Center exclusives

Mario and Pokemon mashup toys are Pokemon Center exclusives

Two of the most popular game franchises ever to hit Nintendo consoles and portables are Pokemon and Mario. Pokemon Go isn't generating the sort of buzz it was early on, but it is still a hugely popular game and people are still very interested in playing it. The Pokemon Company has announced a new line of Mario and Luigi themed merchandise that is exclusively available for Pokemon center shippers in Japan.

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Nintendo Switch games revealed: release titles you’ll need

Nintendo Switch games revealed: release titles you’ll need

Now that the Switch reveal is in the books, it's time to talk about the most important thing: release titles. While it's impossible to know which Switch titles will be available right launch and which will be releasing within the critical first six months of the console's lifespan, we already have a decent idea of what to expect. That's thanks to a number of pre-reveal leaks and Nintendo's own footage from the Switch reveal trailer.

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Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

With all of this talk of the Nintendo NX launching in March 2017, it seems very strange that we still haven't received an official announcement from Nintendo. The company's silence on the NX has lead some to believe that the console will miss its March release window, but a new leak is suggesting - among other things - that the NX is still on track to launch in six months.

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New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

If you're unfamiliar with the practice, speedrunning is when players try to complete a video game from start to finish in the fastest time possible, usually with all the standard rules and/or requirements in place. The original Super Mario Bros. for the NES is a classic example of a game that can be speedrun, however its world record completion time of just under 5 minutes is one long thought to be impossible to improve on. Until earlier this week when one player topped it by mere tenths of a second.

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Battlefield 1, Call of Duty lead the way in Nielsen’s most anticipated games

Battlefield 1, Call of Duty lead the way in Nielsen’s most anticipated games

Nielsen Game Rank has released its list of the most anticipated games for the Holiday 2016 season, and it probably won't come as much of a surprise that Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are in a dead heat for the most anticipated multi-platform title. The survey gives both titles an overall anticipation rating of 96%, while Final Fantasy XV and Batman: Return to Arkham round out the top four most anticipated multi-platform games.

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Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Bad news for the four of you who regularly use the stereoscopic 3D features of your 3DS: the official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has arrived, and on it, we can see a warning that says the game will only play in 2D. This means that your handy little 3D slider won't do anything when you're playing Super Mario Maker, dooming you to enjoy a mere two planes while you're crafting your levels.

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Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

By now, you've probably heard the news: after all of these years, Mario is coming to mobile devices. Nintendo creative mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote last week to reveal Super Mario Run, a new game reminiscent of endless runners that will feature the mustachioed plumber. During the announcement, one of the main talking points centered around the fact that you can play Super Mario Run with one hand.

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Super Mario Run will come to Android, but Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem delayed

Super Mario Run will come to Android, but Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem delayed

One of the biggest surprises at Apple's event yesterday actually had nothing to do with the iPhone 7. It was the appearance of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto on stage to announce the iconic game company's first real game for smartphones, featuring its most beloved character: Super Mario Run. There was a lot of talk about the game debuting on iOS this fall, enough to question whether it would be a platform exclusive. Fortunately for Android users, Nintendo has cleared the air, stating that Super Mario Run will be coming to their device of choice.

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Super Mario Maker arrives on 3DS in December

Super Mario Maker arrives on 3DS in December

One of the more surprising announcements from today's Nintendo Direct broadcast centered around Super Mario Maker. Since most of the Nintendo Direct was focused on the 3DS, you can see where this is heading: Super Mario Maker will be launching on the 3DS later this year, albeit in a more limited form than its Wii U counterpart.

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Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Console launches can be a tricky thing, and making sure a new console has enough big ticket games to support it can be even trickier - as evidenced by the fact that it rarely happens. It's a common complaint you hear every console cycle, with early adopters frequently lamenting the fact that they don't have any games to play on their shiny new game machine. It would seem that Nintendo isn't interested in letting that happen with its incoming NX console, if new rumors are to be believed.

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