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Nintendo shows off Animal Crossing Switch console

Nintendo shows off Animal Crossing Switch console

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the Switch's biggest games of the year, so it didn't really come as much of a shock to see Nintendo reveal a limited edition Switch console for the game. The console hasn't released yet - and won't for another month - but today Nintendo is giving us a closer look at it by way of a new unboxing video.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be missing two critical features

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be missing two critical features

A comment on Reddit probably sums up the storm surrounding Nintendo's next big title for the Switch. For a game popular for its relaxing gameplay, Animal Crossing: New Horizons might actually stress some players out or at least make them extremely careful about their game and their Switch. That's because not only will it be impossible to transfer your game data to another Switch, the lack of cloud save at launch means you will lose your game forever should your console meet an untimely end.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 arrive on Switch next week

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 arrive on Switch next week

For a few years now, Sega has been re-releasing games that appeared on its classic consoles on Nintendo Switch as part of its Sega Ages series. Next week, two big titles are joining the lineup: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2. For Puyo Puyo 2, this will be the first time the game has received an official English localization, while Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be arriving with some enhancements.

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Switch version of The Outer Worlds delayed and coronavirus is to blame

Switch version of The Outer Worlds delayed and coronavirus is to blame

Last week, Private Division announced a March 6th, 2020 release date for the Switch version of The Outer Worlds. Unfortunately, the game will no longer meet that release date, with Private Division announcing a delay. Delays are always a bummer, but in this case, Private Division has a very good reason for pushing the game back.

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Smash Ultimate director agrees with critics on Fire Emblem controversy

Smash Ultimate director agrees with critics on Fire Emblem controversy

If you've been following Super Smash Bros. fandom, then you know that the community tends to have some strong opinions about the prevalence of Fire Emblem characters. Specifically, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players think there are too many Fire Emblem characters in the game, an opinion that was shared far and wide when the most recent DLC character for the game - Byleth, the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses - was announced.

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What’s Nintendo’s game plan for the next generation?

What’s Nintendo’s game plan for the next generation?

2020 is going to be a big year for the games industry, because by the end of it, we'll be in a new console generation. Microsoft and Sony are both slated to release their new machines before the end of the year, kicking off what will be the ninth generation of video game consoles. Yet, while Sony and Microsoft are setting the stage for a grand battle, there's one other company that seems to simply be staying the course: Nintendo.

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No new Nintendo Switch this year, company confirms

No new Nintendo Switch this year, company confirms

If you were hoping for a Nintendo Switch Pro this year and were worried about rumors that the custom NVIDIA chip for it isn't ready yet, you can stop holding your breath. In what might be a rare behavior for companies that usually say "no comment" on future products, Nintendo has put an end to dreams and hopes of a new Nintendo Switch coming this year by putting it on record that it has no plans to do so.

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Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch launching ahead of the new game

Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch launching ahead of the new game

One of the benefits of a smaller, more compact, and more portable gaming console is that it's easier to create skins and mods for it and flaunt it around wherever you go. That is definitely one of the perks of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo is only too happy to tap into that potential cash cow. That is, for example, one reason why it's launching a special edition of the Switch that will let Animal Crossing fans show their loyalty to the franchise and excitement for the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons installment.

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Nintendo Switch surpasses the SNES in total sales

Nintendo Switch surpasses the SNES in total sales

Nintendo has delivered a new round of financials, this one detailing the nine-month period ending on December 31st, 2019. In that financial report, we learned that the Switch has now sold a total of 52.48 million units. That, importantly, is enough to surpass the Super Nintendo's lifetime sales.

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The Outer Worlds heads to Nintendo Switch in March

The Outer Worlds heads to Nintendo Switch in March

Shortly before The Outer Worlds released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC last year, Obsidian made something of a surprise announcement by revealing the game would also come to Switch. At first, all we knew was that The Outer Worlds would launch for Switch at some point after the other platforms. In November, it was revealed that the game would land on Switch at some point before the end of Take-Two's current fiscal year (which ends on March 31st, 2020), but we still didn't have an actual release date.

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Arcade classic Tecmo Bowl lands on Switch and PS4 this week

Arcade classic Tecmo Bowl lands on Switch and PS4 this week

With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, Koei Tecmo and Hamster Co. have a very appropriately-timed release for their Arcade Archives compilation: Tecmo Bowl. The classic arcade game is coming to Switch and PlayStation 4 tomorrow, giving fans of the game a chance to take step back in time and play it again.

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales heads to Nintendo Switch today

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales heads to Nintendo Switch today

For Switch owners, perhaps one of the biggest surprises of 2019 was when CD Projekt Red decided to bring The Witcher 3 to the console. Being relatively underpowered when compared to other machines like the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, many Switch owners probably assumed that a graphics-intensive game like The Witcher 3 would be nothing more than a pipe dream for their platform of choice.

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