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The Top 5 Pokemon Sun and Moon features I’d like to see

The Top 5 Pokemon Sun and Moon features I’d like to see

It's kind of hard to believe that Pokemon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For those of us outside of Japan, we haven't had the franchise quite that long, but if you're old enough to remember the US or European launch of Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon's 20th anniversary serves as a reminder that it's been a really long time since we took that first journey through the Kanto region. Pokemon Sun and Moon are being released in conjunction with the franchise's 20th anniversary, and it looks to be one of the most exciting Pokemon releases we've had in a while. With that in mind, I've come up with a list of five features I'd like to see in Pokemon Sun and Moon to make them stand out from the rest of the titles in this admittedly by-the-books series.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon gets new trailer with strange monsters in tow

Pokemon Sun and Moon gets new trailer with strange monsters in tow

We still have quite a while before Pokemon Sun and Moon launch, but in the meantime, reveals of new Pokemon from the game keep trickling out. Today Nintendo is giving us a glimpse at seven new monsters and a single old one, simultaneously getting fans hyped and leaving a few of them scratching their heads. These new Pokemon were leaked a few hours before the official trailer dropped, giving fans a window to claim they were fakes before Nintendo came out and confirmed that no, these new monsters really do exist.

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Ever Oasis is Nintendo’s new RPG for the 3DS

Ever Oasis is Nintendo’s new RPG for the 3DS

Nintendo made it clear this year that it would only be at E3 2016 in limited capacity, offering looks at the new Legend of Zelda and Pokemon games. But the Japanese game giant still had a surprise for us, revealing a brand-new RPG title for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is called Ever Oasis, and it comes from developer Grezzo — which was responsible for the Zelda remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask — with Koichi Ishii (who worked on the first three Final Fantasy games and SNES classic Secret of Mana) directing.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon details: Battle Royal multiplayer

Pokemon Sun and Moon details: Battle Royal multiplayer

Today we're having a peek at a few new Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon details, starting with the 4x player multiplayer mode called Battle Royal. This is a new battle format that'll appear for the first time in Pokemon Sun and Moon, including four separate players (2 or 4, no more, no less), all against one another at once. You'll need to strategize to the max in this mode - it's an all-out struggle, and you don't want to be caught battling three trainers at once.

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Use your iPhone cable to charge your 3DS with this adapter

Use your iPhone cable to charge your 3DS with this adapter

When you have a smartphone that need recharged at least every night, you tend to carry around something to charge it with. That's why I keep a spare Lightning cable in my bag, and one in the car. But what happens when you want to charge something else, like your 3DS? Well, if all you have is a Lightning cable, then you'll soon be in luck.

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Yokai Watch 2 is coming to the US, and it’s bringing lots of toys

Yokai Watch 2 is coming to the US, and it’s bringing lots of toys

After the huge success in Japan, Yokai Watch made its debut to Western gamers this past November, nearly two years after the game’s original Japanese release. While the franchise’s reception hasn’t been as extraordinary as its rival, Pokemon, the games and television show seems to have made enough bank to continue the line with Yokai Watch 2. The release of the second game was really when the series began to take Japan by storm, so hopefully the same can be said about the US market.

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Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Monster Hunter Generations, special edition Nintendo 3DS gets US release date

Almost eight months after its original Japanese release, the latest entry in Capcom's action-RPG series Monster Hunter is coming to the US on the Nintendo 3DS. Titled Monster Hunter Generations, the new game will maintain the series' trademark gameplay of four players teaming up to hunt and defeat massive creatures including dinosaurs and dragons, all while searching for better weapons and armor.

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First Pokemon Sun and Moon details coming May 10

First Pokemon Sun and Moon details coming May 10

Nintendo announced the titles of the latest Pokemon games, Sun and Moon, back in February, but few details about the 3DS games were revealed beyond the logos and a release period of "holiday 2016." Things will finally change this coming week, as Tuesday, May 10th will see new information released on the future of the series, said Junichi Masuda of developer GameFreak, director of the new Pokemon games.

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Your old 3DS won’t play SNES games, Nintendo explains why

Your old 3DS won’t play SNES games, Nintendo explains why

If you haven't heard the good news, you're finally going to be able to play Super Nintendo games on the go. We've been able to play our old favorites on the Wii and Wii U for a while now, but for some reason Nintendo had neglected to bring those same games to the 3DS. And now we have a good idea of why.

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Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo made a limited SNES-themed 3DS but only for Japan

Nintendo fans, you've likely already heard the news from yesterday's Direct livestream that some of the best games from the Super Nintendo console are coming to the New 3DS handheld. But Japanese version of the announcement also had something extra: a limited edition New 3DS XL featuring a Super Famicom-themed design, complete with the colored buttons for A, B, X, and Y. The Super Famicom was Japan's domestic name for the SNES, which looked a tad different from the one on our shores.

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New Nintendo 3DS is getting Super NES games

New Nintendo 3DS is getting Super NES games

During its Nintendo Direct presentation today, the company announced plans to bring SNES games to the New Nintendo 3DS console. Starting today, Super Mario World, Pilotwings, and F-Zero are available to download from the Nintendo E-Shop. While good news for New Nintendo 3DS owners with a taste for nostalgia, owners of the non-'New' 3DS are being left high and dry.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

In what should come as no surprise, Nintendo announced the latest editions of the Pokemon games this morning. During a brief Nintendo Direct live media broadcast, the company revealed the titles as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but unfortunately for fans of the monster-collecting series, they won't see release until the "holiday 2016" period.

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