Nintendo Reveals 2D Remake Of Metroid II For 3DS

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Nintendo Reveals 2D Remake Of Metroid II For 3DS

The developers behind Castlevania: Lords of Shadow are remaking Metroid II for 3DS.

Following the Spotlight event, Nintendo showed off the game titled, Metroid: Samus Returns, which uses 3D models but plays in a 2D setting. The game is being developed by MercurySteam, known for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games. The 3DS Lords of Shadow game had some Metroid trappings, making the studio a good fit.

The game will have new content compared to the original release of Metroid II, including new abilities. The game releases September 15.

Super Mario Odyssey And New Breath Of The Wild Amiibos On The Way

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Super Mario Odyssey And New Breath Of The Wild Amiibos On The Way

Nintendo revealed a number of new amiibos at E3 this year, all of them pertaining to Nintendo's two biggest 2017 releases: Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

For Super Mario Odyssey white tuxedo Mario, Bowser, and Princess Peach amiibos are on the way.

For The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, amiibos based on Daruk, Mipha, Revali, and Urbosa are on the way – characters that Nintendo teases will be a big part of the DLC for later this year.

Nintendo Details Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Upcoming DLC

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Nintendo Details Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Upcoming DLC

Part of Nintendo's Spotlight presentation was devoted to Zelda: Breath of the Wild's upcoming DLC. It didn't reveal any details, but it did show some of the mechanics and new outfits in action.

It also hints at what's coming for the game's more story-focused DLC coming later this year.

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GTA Online's Massive Gunrunning Expansion Now Live

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GTA Online's Massive Gunrunning Expansion Now Live

Grand Theft Auto Online continues to grow and evolve in unexpected ways. The latest major content drop, Gunrunning, adds an arsenal of military grade weaponry that will make the denizens of Los Santos more formidable than the militaries of many first-world countries. 

Gunrunning allows enterprising criminal organizations to expand into weapons trafficking, building a bunker as a base of operations. Once you've laid the groundwork for your biker gang or white collar crime organization, you can start researching and manufacturing military grade weaponry. The new toys coming to arsenals across San Andreas include night vision scopes, weaponized APCs, a mobile AA installation, and MK II weapon upgrades for most gun classes. 

Once your operation corners the black market and starts raking in the cash, you can expand to buy a mobile operations center that lets you set up anywhere in greater Los Santos.

Mario Uses His Hat To Transform Into Objects And Enemies In Odyssey And It's Releasing In October

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Mario Uses His Hat To Transform Into Objects And Enemies In Odyssey And It's Releasing In October

The final game of Nintendo's Spotlight event was an obvious inclusion: Super Mario Odyssey. Along with learning the game's release date, we also learned about some of its new mechanics.

The game's footage opened with a gigantic, realistic Tyrannosaurus Rex turning around to reveal it had a tiny Mario mustache and Mario hat on its head. It was then revealed that Mario was the T-rex, controlling it. A montage then revealed Mario throwing his hats at assorted objects and enemies like a moped, rocket ship, person, taxi, Bullet Bill, fish, and even a ball of electricity to turn into them. We also saw new levels, like a darker level that was reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas and the option to change outfits. We saw Mario wearing his red, white, and blue striped overalls from Mario Golf, later popularized by Super Smash Bros., and other outfits.

We also saw Princess Peach wearing a wedding dress holding a bouquet of Petey Pirhanna flowers, while Bowser stood by in a fancy white tuxedo.

Rocket League Is Coming To Switch With Exclusive Items And Cross-Network Play

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Rocket League Is Coming To Switch With Exclusive Items And Cross-Network Play

Lightly teased by Psyonix last month, Rocket League is making its way to Switch with a few bonuses.

Psyonix did not detail exactly what they would be, but the Switch version of the soccer/car game will have exclusive items. It's fairly safe to assume they will be Nintendo-themed. Additionally, the game will offer cross-network multiplayer and local wireless multiplayer meaning Switch players will be able to play against others on competing platforms. The game is set to release this holiday.

For our original review of Rocket League, head here.

Yoshi Explores A Cardboard And Papercraft World For His Next Adventure

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Yoshi Explores A Cardboard And Papercraft World For His Next Adventure

After exploring the world of yarn with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wiii U and 3DS, Yoshi is setting his eyes on a world of paper and cardboard for his next game.

Along with a different aesthetic look, the game also plays differently from Yoshi's previous adventures. He can throw eggs into the background and foreground of the map, and also change planes. It's not a fully 3D game, but Yoshi can you move along different tracks.

The game doesn't have a name yet but was referred to as "Yoshi on the Spotlight" and is planned for a 2018 release on Switch.

Face Down An Evil Dragon In Fire Emblem Warriors

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Face Down An Evil Dragon In Fire Emblem Warriors

Intelligent Systems and Omega Force’s upcoming hack and slash plays a lot like Koei Tecmo's Warriors franchise, but it features a lot of familiar Fire Emblem faces.

Nintendo’s newest look at Fire Emblem Warriors showed of a brief look at the action while highlighting some of the compainions you’ll find in the game, such as Marth, Chrom, Corrin, and Xander. The story revolves around a disposed prince and princess named Shion and Liane who must raise an army and help save their homeland from an encroaching darkness.

Sharpen your A button, because Fire Emblem Warriors will be hitting the Switch this Fall.

Nintendo Is Working On Metroid Prime 4

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Nintendo Is Working On Metroid Prime 4

Fans have been asking for a new Metroid for a long time and Nintendo is finally ready to deliver. The company announced that they are working on a forth entry in the Metroid Prime series, which originally began on the GameCube. We don’t have a lot of other details at this point, but hope to hear more soon.

Fans will still be able to complain that Nintendo isn’t making a 2D Metroid game.

The Next Core Pokémon Game Is Currently In Development For Switch

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The Next Core Pokémon Game Is Currently In Development For Switch

Nintendo didn't have have any screenshots or gameplay to offer during its presentation, but The Pokémon Company did confirm the next original, core Pokémon game will be for Switch and is currently in development.

The president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, appeared on the Spotlight presentation to deliver the news. Ishihara said the game is in development for Switch, but it won't be releasing this year.

Last week, Nintendo had to clarify that its upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are 3DS exclusives and will not be coming to Switch after a "clerical error". Whatever this game ultimately becomes, it will be for Switch.