Fire Emblem And Animal Crossing For Mobile Pushed To Next Year

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Fire Emblem And Animal Crossing For Mobile Pushed To Next Year

Originally planned for release in Fall 2016, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing's mobile adaptations are now planned for early next year.

Tucked away at the press release for the recently announced Super Mario Run mobile game Nintendo revealed the new release window for the previously announced games. "Nintendo plans to deliver its previously announced mobile device titles in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series before the end of March, 2017."

No new details were offered, but we do know the games will be free-to-start. You can learn a little more about the games here and here.

Pokémon Go Is Coming To Apple Watch With Focused Features

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Pokémon Go Is Coming To Apple Watch With Focused Features

Pokémon Go is getting an Apple Watch-focused update later this year that will make many of the game functions playable on the watch face.

Pokémon Go features that you will be able to use with Apple Watch include the ability to see how much distance you need to hatch an egg, showing off what you hatched when you hatch it, seeing your 'Nearby' list, and getting an alert when a Pokémon appears for catching. You will also be able to access Pokéstops and when you conclude a play session, you will get a summary of progress.

Pokémon Go Plus, which shares some of the features that the Apple Watch will offer, is still planned for release later this month. the Apple Watch Pokémon go update will be available before the end of the year.

Apple's App Store Contains Over 500,000 Games

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Apple's App Store Contains Over 500,000 Games

Apple's App store has long been called a bloated marketplace, and we now know just how many games are in it. At today's Apple keynote, Tim Cook, the company's chief executive officer, revealed that the App Store contains over 500,000 games. That's a boggling number, and it'll soon grow one larger with the addition of Super Mario Run, the surprising announcement by Nintendo and Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.

The game marketplace has been enormously successful for Apple, and according to Cook, is the most successful category in the App Store.

Of those 500,000 games, which ones have you enjoyed or continue to find yourself playing? For me personally, this year's releases of Clash Royale and Pokémon Go rank among my favorites, but the Hearthstone port is damn good, and I still find myself playing the Infinity Blade titles from time to time.

Super Mario Run Announced For iOS

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At today's Apple Keynote press conference, the company announced Super Mario Run, the first Mario platforming game on the platform.

The title sees Mario running from left to right automatically, but features the series' signature 2D level design, as well an aesthetic similar to the New Super Mario Bros. series. The game will also feature Toad Rally, a multiplayer mode where players can compete against their friends for the high score, which is based on coins collected and impressing Toads by doing "daring moves."

Super Mario Run will launch during Holiday 2016 for an unannounced set price.

Watch Sony's PlayStation Meeting Live

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Watch Sony's PlayStation Meeting Live

Sony is hosting its PlayStation Meeting today at 2:00 CDT, and many expect the company to officially unveil the PlayStation Neo upgraded system that skipped out on E3. Whatever happens, you can see it here live.

Other possible, if not probably, offerings on the docket could be the PS4 Slim that's already leaked, as well as more from PlayStation VR.

Check back later this afternoon to see the full press conference as it happens.

Report: Uncharted Movie Delayed Indefinitely, But Not Dead

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Report: Uncharted Movie Delayed Indefinitely, But Not Dead

Sony's film adaptation of Uncharted was originally planned for next Summer, but the movie has temporarily been removed from the calendar.

Deadline reports that the movie is not dead – it has just had its date removed in order to give it more development time. In this way, the film seems to be drawing strongly from the source material.

The film's writer, Joe Carnahan, recently tweeted about the film's opening with some clear excitement.

Modders Have Created Doom 2016's Opening Level In Doom 2

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Modders Have Created Doom 2016's Opening Level In Doom 2

A group of talented Doom modders has taken the 2016's Doom's opening level and recreated it in Doom 2's engine.

It's quite the technical feat, and also serves to demonstrate just how true to the classic this year's Doom really is – it works as a classic Doom level. The video appears on dbthanatos on YouTube but the mod was put together by a group of six and took a couple weeks to build.

For our review of the new Doom, head here.

Clubs Come To Xbox One Preview Program

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Clubs Come To Xbox One Preview Program

Microsoft has announced that Preview program members can now experience Clubs and the Looking For Group (LFG) feature, with the Arena online tournament platform coming at a later date.

Clubs are user-created groups (including creating a name and designating an admin) that further facilitate chat and parties, and which can share content.

As the name designates, Looking for Group is a community posting that announces you're seeking like-minded gamers, perhaps for a certain co-op challenge or mode. Requirements such as which game you're playing or gear needed can be posted. Gamers can browse LFGs if they're looking for action as well.