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Animal Crossing hits huge milestone as Nintendo Switch nears NES sales record

Animal Crossing hits huge milestone as Nintendo Switch nears NES sales record

Nintendo has shared its financial results for the first quarter of its 2021 fiscal year, and it seems to be a bunch of good news for the company. Nintendo had a particularly strong quarter, with operating profit up a whopping 428% year-over-year, climbing from 27.4 billion Yen in the year-ago quarter to 144.7 billion Yen. Software and hardware sales are up as well, and it seems Nintendo has one thing in particular to thank for that: Animal Crossing.

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Pikmin 3 is getting a second life on Nintendo Switch

Pikmin 3 is getting a second life on Nintendo Switch

Ever since the Switch launched in 2017, Nintendo has been re-releasing old Wii U titles on the console. Thus far, we've seen a number of Wii U games make the jump, including titles like Pokken Tournament, New Super Mario Bros. U, and perhaps most notably, Mario Kart 8. Later this year, a new title will join the roster of Wii U re-releases: Pikmin 3.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally adds cloud backups – and Nintendo screws it up

Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally adds cloud backups – and Nintendo screws it up

When Nintendo revealed the summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this year, it said that the update would be launching in multiple waves. The first wave is already in the books, and today, Nintendo has detailed Wave 2, which will be available in just a couple of days. On top of a few more summer-themed additions, Wave 2 will bring a long-requested feature to the game.

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time game for consoles and PC detailed

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time game for consoles and PC detailed

Samurai Jack is returning, but not in the form of a TV show. The animation is wrapped up, but the character lives on in a new game from Adult Swim called Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. The game will be available on PC and all of the major gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. Details on the game's availability were released this week alongside a trailer that shows off gameplay and more.

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Rocket League announces free-to-play shift, eventual removal from Steam

Rocket League announces free-to-play shift, eventual removal from Steam

Rocket League is about to go through some big changes. Following the game's fifth anniversary, developer Psyonix has announced that Rocket League is going free-to-play later this summer. Not only that, but we'll also see Psyonix implement cross-platform progression and launch the title on the Epic Games Store.

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Nintendo Direct Mini round-up: Everything new today

Nintendo Direct Mini round-up: Everything new today

As promised, Nintendo debuted a new Direct Mini today, with this new livestream focusing entirely on upcoming games and content from third-party developers. As the name suggests, this Direct Mini was indeed a short one, clocking in at just over eight minutes long. Still, there were a handful of announcements worth talking about, so if you didn't catch the Direct Mini when it was published earlier today, here's everything you missed.

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How to watch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

How to watch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Overnight, Nintendo confirmed that it will be hosting a new Nintendo Direct Mini today. We've seen a few Direct Minis in the past, and while the topic is still upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, they're generally a bit shorter than regular Directs. In any case, here's how you can catch today's Nintendo Direct Mini if you're interested in checking it out.

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Nintendo Direct Mini announced to showcase partner games

Nintendo Direct Mini announced to showcase partner games

Nintendo has mastered the art of making big splashes with its online Direct announcements but even those have seemingly been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has reportedly delayed its usual June announcements because of it but it may have something prepared to make up for that bit by bit. It has just announced that it will be holding its first-ever "Direct Mini", a series of small, bite-sized chunks of announcements to slowly whet gamers' appetites during these dry days.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Review: A fun, but short, addition

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Review: A fun, but short, addition

If anything, it should be clear by now that Pokemon Sword and Shield represent some big departures for the series in general. For starters, they’re the first main-series games on a home console. Then we had the whole Pokedex controversy and the fact that a significant number of Pokemon were culled - the first time in the series that has happened. Now, for the first time ever, we have DLC, which seems to be taking the place of the “enhanced edition” we’d typically see release after paired games (à la Pokemon Yellow after Pokemon Red and Blue or Pokemon Platinum after Diamond and Pearl).

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Nintendo Switch Online welcomes Donkey Kong Country to SNES collection

Nintendo Switch Online welcomes Donkey Kong Country to SNES collection

Another month, another batch of classic Nintendo games being made available to the new generation of gamers. Nintendo has been dutifully filling up its roster of titles from the bygone NES and SNES eras but a few fan favorites are still noticeably missing. The company is starting to fill in those gaps with this month's additions, finally bringing one of the two most iconic gorillas in the world to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons just hit a very unexpected milestone

Animal Crossing: New Horizons just hit a very unexpected milestone

It's no secret that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a big success for Nintendo. Not only is New Horizons the latest game in a long-running and much-loved series, but it also landed right around the time that many countries around the world were going into lock down and people were looking for things to help them pass the time. Today, we're learning that the game proved very popular in Japan - so much so that New Horizons wound up selling more boxed copies than every other Switch game that came before it.

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Crysis Remastered reveal and release hit with delay

Crysis Remastered reveal and release hit with delay

This week should have been a big one for Crysis Remastered, and in some ways, it already has been. Crytek was planning to fully reveal the game this week, but after a trailer for Crysis Remastered leaked and received a somewhat negative reaction from fans, it seems those plans have changed. Crytek announced today that the both the launch of the game and the reveal of the trailer have been delayed by a few weeks.

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