Your Partner Pokémon Can Learn Special Abilities In Let's Go, Pikachu And Eevee

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Your Partner Pokémon Can Learn Special Abilities In Let's Go, Pikachu And Eevee

A few new details were released surrounding your partner in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee during today's Nintendo Direct.

Secret Techniques are abilities that can be taught to your partner Pokémon (Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which version you choose) and used outside of battle. These abilities seem to replace HM techniques from past games. One move that was showcased is called Chop Down, which seems to function that same as Cut. Other moves replace the Surf and Fly HMs.

In addition, your partner is the only one that can learn certain special, powerful moves to use in battle. You can also change your partner's hairstyle if you pet them while using the Switch in handheld mode.

Your Partner Pokémon Can Learn Special Abilities In Let's Go, Pikachu And Eevee

about X hours ago from
Your Partner Pokémon Can Learn Special Abilities In Let's Go, Pikachu And Eevee

A few new details were released surrounding your partner in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee during today's Nintendo Direct.

Secret Techniques are abilities that can be taught to your partner Pokémon (Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which version you choose) and used outside of battle. These abilities seem to replace HM techniques from past games. One move that was showcased is called Chop Down, which seems to function that same as Cut. Other moves replace the Surf and Fly HMs.

In addition, your partner is the only one that can learn certain special, powerful moves to use in battle. You can also change your partner's hairstyle if you pet them while using the Switch in handheld mode.

Play Carcassonne, Pandemic, And Other Board Games On Switch

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Play Carcassonne, Pandemic, And Other Board Games On Switch

Don't get bored with your Switch, get some boardgames.

Asmodee Digital is bringing several popular tabletop games over to Nintendo newest console, including Carcassonne, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, and Pandemic. But that's just the first round of adaptations. Nintendo also plans to help bring the uber popular Catan and Munchkin series over to the Switch, but we'll have to wait for more details on those soon.

If you like boardgames be sure to check out or bi-weekly column Top of the Table or read our list of the Most Anticipated Tabletop Games of the year.

Nintendo Keeps The 3DS Going With Ports, Remakes, And New Additions

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Nintendo Keeps The 3DS Going With Ports, Remakes, And New Additions

Nintendo is not one to let a success go silently into the good night and are still pressing forward with more 3DS content.

After porting Yoshi's Woolly World to the 3DS last year, Nintendo is bringing Good-Feel's previous game, Kirby's Epic Yarn, to the 3DS as well. There will also be some new content in the form of a harder difficulty and new playable characters like DeDeDe and Metaknight in extra minigames. Kirby's Epic Yarn will hit 3DS some time in 2019.

In the upcoming remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, a new campaign is being included starring Bowser Jr. In an effort to make his father proud, Bowser Jr. tries to solve the main problem of the game himself, and ends up making it worse. To at least fix what he created, Bowser Jr. assembles an army that includes his cousins (?), The Koopa Kids, and a host of other Mario enemies. The game is being released on January 11.

Nintendo Keeps The 3DS Going With Ports, Remakes, And New Additions

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Keeps The 3DS Going With Ports, Remakes, And New Additions

Nintendo is not one to let a success go silently into the good night and are still pressing forward with more 3DS content.

After porting Yoshi's Woolly World to the 3DS last year, Nintendo is bringing Good-Feel's previous game, Kirby's Epic Yarn, to the 3DS as well. There will also be some new content in the form of a harder difficulty and new playable characters like DeDeDe and Metaknight in extra minigames. Kirby's Epic Yarn will hit 3DS some time in 2019.

In the upcoming remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, a new campaign is being included starring Bowser Jr. In an effort to make his father proud, Bowser Jr. tries to solve the main problem of the game himself, and ends up making it worse. To at least fix what he created, Bowser Jr. assembles an army that includes his cousins (?), The Koopa Kids, and a host of other Mario enemies. The game is being released on January 11.

Cities: Skylines Available Now For Nintendo Switch

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Cities: Skylines Available Now For Nintendo Switch

Switch players can now build the metropolis of their dreams. During today's Nintendo Direct, Cities: Skylines was not only announced as a Switch port, it's available right now and can be downloaded in Nintendo's eShop.

This port of the 2015 game that debuted on PC and Mac, and later moved to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, offers the full city-building game, along with the After Dark and Snowfall expansion packs. Much like the Sim City games of old (including the great SNES port!), Cities: Skylines tasks players to map out neighborhoods, industrial districts, and commerce, and provide travel means and power to all of it. If the people of this fictional world like what you are doing, they will move in and raise the value of that property – potentially turning it into a space that houses a skyscraper.

Cities: Skylines is one of those games that you can just lose yourself in. Hours fly by as the world comes into shape. In our review of the PC game, Brian Shea said it establishes a "new gold standard for modern city-builders." Here's hoping the Switch version retains the brilliance of that versions.

Cities: Skylines Available Now For Nintendo Switch

about X hours ago from
Cities: Skylines Available Now For Nintendo Switch

Switch players can now build the metropolis of their dreams. During today's Nintendo Direct, Cities: Skylines was not only announced as a Switch port, it's available right now and can be downloaded in Nintendo's eShop.

This port of the 2015 game that debuted on PC and Mac, and later moved to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, offers the full city-building game, along with the After Dark and Snowfall expansion packs. Much like the Sim City games of old (including the great SNES port!), Cities: Skylines tasks players to map out neighborhoods, industrial districts, and commerce, and provide travel means and power to all of it. If the people of this fictional world like what you are doing, they will move in and raise the value of that property – potentially turning it into a space that houses a skyscraper.

Cities: Skylines is one of those games that you can just lose yourself in. Hours fly by as the world comes into shape. In our review of the PC game, Brian Shea said it establishes a "new gold standard for modern city-builders." Here's hoping the Switch version retains the brilliance of that versions.

Mario Tennis Aces DLC Adds New Characters Modes

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Mario Tennis Aces DLC Adds New Characters Modes

Nintendo is releasing a version 2 Update for Mario Tennis Aces on September 19 that will include a new Co-Op Challenge mode, so you and your friends can tackle new tennis encounter together. You'll also be able to earn new alternate color scheme special outfits.

But that's not all, you'll also be able to play as Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, and Petey Piranha. Hopefully you don't get tennis elbow.

Mario Tennis Aces DLC Adds New Characters Modes

about X hours ago from
Mario Tennis Aces DLC Adds New Characters Modes

Nintendo is releasing a version 2 Update for Mario Tennis Aces on September 19 that will include a new Co-Op Challenge mode, so you and your friends can tackle new tennis encounter together. You'll also be able to earn new alternate color scheme special outfits.

But that's not all, you'll also be able to play as Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, and Petey Piranha. Hopefully you don't get tennis elbow.

Animal Crossing's Isabelle Is Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Animal Crossing's Isabelle Is Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Isabelle, the lovable secretary of the Animal Crossing series, is making her way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time as a fully playable character.

Although it's not explicitly mentioned in the trailer, Isabelle looks to be an echo fighter rendition of the Villager, though the individual items she uses for each of her moves is slightly different: she's armed with party-poppers, pom-poms, and road signs.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming December 7.