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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting a special edition Switch bundle

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting a special edition Switch bundle

Though the Switch seems like the perfect platform for limited edition consoles themed around big game releases, we haven't really seen very many of them for its first 18 months of retail availability. Slowly but sure, however, that's beginning to change. Just recently, Nintendo announced a special edition Switch bundle for Pokemon Let's Go, and now it's revealed a similar package for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Nintendo Switch Online has some bad news for NES games and cloud saves

Nintendo Switch Online has some bad news for NES games and cloud saves

We're just a few days away from the launch of Nintendo Switch Online. Last night, Nintendo detailed the service once more during its latest Direct broadcast, but it didn't really tell us anything new, instead simply running down the list of features you get with your subscription. Today, however, we're learning some new things about the service - more specifically what players will need to do if they want to keep their cloud saves or keep playing NES games.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s new fighter is an Animal Crossing favorite

Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s new fighter is an Animal Crossing favorite

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct covered a lot of ground, particularly as it concerns the Switch. The presentation contained coverage of a lot of games we already knew about, along with a few surprises. One of the biggest surprises came at the end, however, as Nintendo announced that a much-loved character from the Animal Crossing series is coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Nintendo Direct September 2018 forgets Final Fantasy VIII existed

Nintendo Direct September 2018 forgets Final Fantasy VIII existed

Nintendo has finally delivered this month’s Direct stream, delayed last week due to a massive earthquake that hit northern Japan, and, as expected, it’s chock full of announcements and teasers. As expected, the Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition that landed on consoles last week is also here. But even better, Nintendo revealed a whole bunch of “classic” Final Fantasy titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. All except everyone’s favorite Final Fantasy Love Story.

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Nintendo Switch wireless NES controller preorders start next week

Nintendo Switch wireless NES controller preorders start next week

Nintendo has announced the upcoming launch of a wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch, one that is designed to look like the original controller included with the NES. These rectangular wireless controllers will support Nintendo's newest console, including connecting to it when it's time to recharge their internal batteries.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Indie mania

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Indie mania

We find ourselves at yet another Thursday, which means that Nintendo has detailed the next batch of games hitting the eShop over the coming week. This time around, the focus is pretty much entirely on indie games, which is precisely what we'd expect after all of the marketing Nintendo has done on behalf of some of those indie titles recently. There are some much-loved games coming to Switch this week, so if you missed them on other platforms, now is a good chance to check them out.

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Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch

Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch

Yesterday, Nintendo finally confirmed the launch date for the Switch's paid online service. Nintendo Switch Online, as it's called, will be launching on September 18, and beginning on that date, you'll need to pay a subscription fee in order to play games online. Today, Nintendo detailed the firmware update that's coming along with the Switch Online launch, and it's making some changes that Switch owners should definitely know about.

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Last week’s delayed Nintendo Direct premieres tomorrow

Last week’s delayed Nintendo Direct premieres tomorrow

Last week, Nintendo was poised to premiere a new Direct broadcast centered around the Switch and 3DS when a significant magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan. Nintendo decided to delay the Direct hours before it was scheduled to go live, at the time declining to say when it would instead be published. Earlier today, Nintendo told us when we can expect that Direct to premiere, and it's coming up quickly.

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Nintendo Switch Online release date finally revealed

Nintendo Switch Online release date finally revealed

By this point, it seems we know pretty much everything we need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, save for one key detail: its release date. Back in August, Nintendo said that Switch Online would launch sometime in the second half of September 2018, but beyond that, it didn't get any more specific. That all changed today, as Nintendo finally gave Switch Online an actual release date.

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Special edition Nintendo Switch announced for Pokemon Let’s Go

Special edition Nintendo Switch announced for Pokemon Let’s Go

Though the mainline Pokemon series won't debut on Switch until sometime next year, the arrival of Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu is still a pretty big deal. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, then, that Nintendo is launching a special edition Switch bundle to go along with the release of these games. Not only does the bundle come with a Pokemon-themed console, but it also comes with some extras that will definitely tempt those looking forward to Pokemon Let's Go.

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Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves get some bad news

Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves get some bad news

At some point later this month, Nintendo Switch Online will launch. We've been talking about Switch Online since before the console even released, and over time, Nintendo has slowly detailed the service and just what you'll get for paying its $20 yearly fee. In addition to online multiplayer capabilities in games that support it, you'll also be able to back up your game saves to the cloud, which is a critical feature that the Switch needs.

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Civilization VI is coming to Nintendo Switch

Civilization VI is coming to Nintendo Switch

The Switch has proven to be a popular platform for ports of existing games, with many publishers bringing their bigger titles over to the system. Bethesda has already done that with ports of games like Skyrim, DOOM, and Wolfenstein, while plenty of indie developers who have found success on PC have been doing it as well. Today we can add 2K Games to the list, as it's announced a Switch version of Civilization VI.

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