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Nintendo’s New Nintendo 2DS XL console is set for a release on the 28th of July

Today is a good day if you’re a fan of Nintendo’s mobile consoles. Why? Because I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by Bergsala AB (Nintendo Sweden) that the New Nintendo 2DS XL console is set for a release on the 28th of July =) “The game consoles of the Nintendo 3DS family will receive another member soon. On July… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

The First Special Edition Nintendo 2DS XL Is Beautiful 

The 2DS XL was just revealed. But that isn’t stopping Nintendo from announcing the new iteration’s first special edition: a Dragon Quest Metallic Slime 2DS. Just look at it! So lovely. Advertisement Priced at 22,480 yen (US$201), the handheld comes bundled with Dragon Quest XI and will be released on July 29 in Japan. [Image: Nintendo] No word yet about an international release.  Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Announces The New 2DS XL

Just because the Switch can go places doesn’t mean Nintendo is done announcing mobile hardware. Advertisement Meet the New 2DS XL. It’ll be out in July 28 (the same day as Hey Pikmin and Miitopia) in the US and will retail for $150. And it looks…really nice. If this is how the 3DS line goes out, then it’s going out in style. It’s basically a New 3DS XL, only without the 3D effects. There’s a C-stick, Amiibo support, Z-buttons and its compatible with all of the games exclusive to the New 3D XL. There’s a black & blue colour scheme in the US trailer above, but the handheld’s Japanese site also shows this hot white & gold number: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Pokémon Player Uses 'Explosion' On Veteran Competitor, Leaving Him Speechless

GIF Pokémon Sun and Moon’s online Battle Spot ladder is full of wild teams. Since all games are best-of-one (unlike live tournaments, which are best-of-three), many players bring gimmicks to steal the win in unexpected ways. Even the best competitive player can be caught off guard, because they never know what to expect. Advertisement Take this episode of Aaron Zheng’s “Road to Ranked” YouTube series. As one of the game’s most veteran and most-decorated players, he’s seen a lot of crazy stuff and knows what to look for. But in the first match of the game, with his Snorlax poised to sweep the rest of his opponent’s team, Zheng got a surprise (skip to around the 9:30 mark if you don’t have 25 minutes to spare!) On the second to last turn of the game, Porygon2 goes for Protect, a move it is almost never seen using. Zheng immediately recognized it as a weird move, but the gravity of the situation didn’t hit him until the opposing Choice Banded Gigalith went for Explosion. At that point, his mouth hung open, speechless. Zheng knew that might cost him the game. The READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Zelda Players Have Found Wild Ways To Break Breath Of The Wild's Shrines

GIF When most people enter a Zelda shrine, they try to solve the puzzles. Sometimes a shrine will accept multiple solutions, allowing players to get creative. Some fans, however, have figured out ways to bend and break shrines in ways that Nintendo probably never anticipated. Advertisement By now you’ve probably seen GIFs or videos of “shrine skips,” elaborate ways that people exploit the physics and glitches within Breath of the Wild. The most famous one might be contained in this tweet, where someone seemingly shield surfs a floating bomb: This is the handiwork of Adrylek, a member of the speedrunning community who loves finding fast and unique ways to solve shrines. To date, Adrylek has uploaded 44 videos outlining shortcuts for dozens of shrines within Breath of the Wild. The first video in the playlist below, for example, uses stasis to launch a metal block high enough to go straight into the sage room. That’s just the tip of the iceberg; shrine skips have become like a game onto itself. Many of these skips utilize something called a “shield jump” (using shield surfing to gain a double jump) and “bomb READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Nintendo Switch Is Back In Stock On Amazon, If You Hurry

Update: 4/27 – It’s back! PSA: Nintendo Switch is in stock on Amazon for Prime members, for the next few seconds anyway. Go fast! $300 From amazon 8431 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission Essential Extras: $70 From amazon 697 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission $69 From amazon 2308 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission $48 From amazon 2773 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission $52 From amazon 4382 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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According to The Wall Street Journal, when asked if there will be a mini SNES like the NES Classic,

According to The Wall Street Journal, when asked if there will be a mini SNES like the NES Classic, According to The Wall Street Journal, when asked if there will be a mini SNES like the NES Classic, Nintendo top brass said there was nothing to talk about now.  READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Game And Hardware Designer Genyo Takeda Is Retiring 

Genyo Takeda has worked on some of Nintendo’s most iconic games, consoles, and tech. As of this June, the 68 year-old is stepping down. Advertisement Hired in 1971 by future Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi, Takeda cut his teeth working on a gun game that nearly broke the company. However, he would go on to produce and direct classics like Punch-Out!!, Pilotwings 64, and Dr. Mario 64. Takeda has also long been part of Nintendo’s tech brain trust: He spearheaded the effort to tap the NES cart’s RAM to back up save data, came up with the N64 controller’s analog stick and headed up the Wii’s development. Advertisement In the above photo, taken by Game Watch Impress, you can see Takeda showing off the Nintendo GameCube. (For more photos from that announcement, check Game Watch Impress.) After Satoru Iwata passed away in 2015, he and Shigeru Miyamoto were named as then acting Nintendo Representative Directors. At that time, there was speculation that either would be the next Nintendo president. Once Tatsumi Kimishima was inaugurated to that post, however, Takeda became the company’s Technology Fellow. According to the statement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Sales Numbers For the Nintendo Switch And The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Wondering how the Switch is doing around the world? What about the new Zelda? Nintendo announced their global sales figures in a newly released financial statement. Advertisement In Japan, Nintendo sold 600,000 Switch units between March 3, when the hardware launched, and March 31, when the financial quarter ended. In the Americas, during that same period, 1.2 million Switch units were sold, while another 940,000 Switch units were sold in the region Nintendo calls “Other” (Europe, Australia, and beyond). In total, Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switch consoles worldwide in less than a month.  Advertisement During that same period, Nintendo also sold 5.46 million Switch games worldwide. In Japan, 890,000 Switch games were sold, while 2.86 million were sold in The Americas and 1.71 million were sold in “Other.” Globally, Nintendo sold 2.76 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Switch (including the Wii U version, the total is 3.84 million copies). That’s 390,000 copies of Breath of the Wild Switch for Japan (120,000 copies for the Wii U version), and 2.37 Switch copies overseas (960,000 Wii U copies).  It certainly looks READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Plans to Ship 12.74 Million Units by March 2018; 2.74 Million Units Shipped in March 2017

Today Nintendo released its financial results for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2017, and besides the total lifetime shipments for its consoles, they provided quite a lot of information on the business. …Read More The post Nintendo Plans to Ship 12.74 Million Units by March 2018; 2.74 Million Units Shipped in March 2017 by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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