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Pokemon GO subscription and search features leaked in teardown

Pokemon GO subscription and search features leaked in teardown

This week the folks at Niantic released a new update for Pokemon GO. Beyond what we were able to see in the game's live code, a whole bunch of new and not-quite-active features appeared in the game's build. Items like a new Ditto Extensions Library (maybe for Shiny Ditto?) and Promise Library appeared in the mix before they're ready to roll in the game proper - let's take a peek!

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New Pokemon Snap release date revealed as pre-orders open up

New Pokemon Snap release date revealed as pre-orders open up

Last year, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo revealed that after a 20 year year wait, Pokemon Snap is finally getting a sequel. Dubbed simply New Pokemon Snap, this sequel was revealed for the Nintendo Switch, but at the time of reveal, we didn't get confirmation of a release date. That all changed today, with The Pokemon Company and Nintendo finally announcing a release date for the highly anticipated game. We even got a new trailer for New Pokemon Snap to go along with this announcement.

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Katy Perry joins Pokemon 25 celebration

Katy Perry joins Pokemon 25 celebration

Believe it or not, Pokemon celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The first Pokemon games - Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green - were released in Japan on February 27th, 1996, though they wouldn't make their way to the US and Europe for more than two years after that. The Pokemon Company tends to enjoy celebrating big anniversaries like this, so it probably won't surprise you to learn that it has some festivities lined up for Pokemon's 25th.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Machop Community Day gives 3x stardust for all

Shiny Pokemon GO Machop Community Day gives 3x stardust for all

Today we're taking a peek at the next Pokemon GO Community Day - ready for Machop! The day includes an optional $1 ticket for Special Research called "Straight to the top, Machop!" It also includes a special Machop Community Day Bundle that'll only be available one time (one purchase, only) with an Elite Charged TM.

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Nintendo Switch gets a Mario makeover for Super Mario 3D World launch

Nintendo Switch gets a Mario makeover for Super Mario 3D World launch

Alongside today's new Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer, Nintendo had another big announcement to make. As it turns out, Nintendo is launching a new limited edition Switch alongside Super Mario 3D World next month. The Switch, as you might have already guessed, is Mario-themed, and seems to fit in with Super Mario's 35th Anniversary festivities well.

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Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer shows off Bowser’s Fury expansion

Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer shows off Bowser’s Fury expansion

As revealed last year, Super Mario 3D World - the flagship Mario title for the Wii U - is making its way to Nintendo Switch. That'll happen next month, though this isn't just a straight port of Super Mario 3D World. While Switch owners will be getting the base game, they'll also be getting a new expansion called Bowser's Fury, which we were able to take a look at today in a new trailer for the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World.

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Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

Today the folks at Nintendo revealed an interactive online tour of their massively impressive theme park: Super Nintendo World. Starting at the front page of the park on the park's Universal Studios Japan site, the user drops in and explores the park in full 3D motion. One wonders whether the work that was put into this presentation might be flipped for use with a virtual reality presentation - how easy would that be?

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This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

Pokemon plushies are nothing new, and we've seen some very interesting ones throughout the years. When the topic is memorable Pokemon plushies, no doubt many people immediately think of things like gigantic Snorlax pillows or Metapod sleeping bags, but now their might be a new competitor for the title of "strangest plush Pokemon product," on the market. This, ladies and gentlemen, is P-Bandai's very strange (and very expensive) Gengar pillow.

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Pokemon GO Shiny Buizel and how to get it

Pokemon GO Shiny Buizel and how to get it

Starting soon, users will be able to attain the long-awaited Shiny Buizel in Pokemon GO. This otter baby Pokemon is one of several Pokemon appearing in Pokemon GO in greater numbers starting on the 12th of January, 2021. At that time, you'll be able to find certain Pokemon a lot easier than normal as the Pokemon GO universe inches toward the big event: Pokemon GO Tour Kanto!

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Netflix is dropping support for two Nintendo consoles this year

Netflix is dropping support for two Nintendo consoles this year

If you use either a Nintendo 3DS or a Wii U as your main Netflix-viewing platform, you'll want to find something different to use soon. Netflix and Nintendo have announced that both machines will lose support for Netflix later this year. That, importantly, means that Netflix won't be available on any Nintendo console, which seems like a big oversight.

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Switch Pro could headline a huge 2021 for Nintendo

Switch Pro could headline a huge 2021 for Nintendo

While Nintendo didn't have a new console to launch in 2020 like its competitors Sony and Microsoft did, it was still a good year for the Switch. The COVID-19 pandemic drove incredibly strong sales for both the console and games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and according to some analysts, Nintendo may be able to keep that momentum going into 2021. While several analysts are predicting that the Switch will still be the best-selling console in 2021, there are at least a couple who are also predicting that we'll see Nintendo launch the long-rumored Switch Pro this year.

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Nintendo buys Next Level Games, and that’s good news for Luigi’s Mansion fans

Nintendo buys Next Level Games, and that’s good news for Luigi’s Mansion fans

Nintendo announced today that it has entered a deal to purchase Canadian studio Next Level Games. This move doesn't come as a huge shock, as Nintendo and Next Level have worked together at multiple points in Next Level's nearly 20-year history. Terms of this acquisition weren't announced today, but Nintendo expects the deal to close by March 1st, 2021.

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