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Update (3/29): Reminder: this will be going live in just under a half hour. Both will be here.


Original (3/28): Two highly sought after pieces of Nintendo hardware will be restocked on Best Buy’s website tomorrow. Consumers will be able to purchase the Switch and NES Classic at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT.

Best Buy is cautioning buyers that quantities will be limited. Naturally, that means neither will be in stock for very long.

You’ll be able to pick up a Switch and the NES Classic Edition on Best Buy’s site right here.

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The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted several games over the past couple of years, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and more. This year’s nominees were announced today.

Returning from 2016 is Pokemon Red/Green, which has another opportunity to gain entrance. Other highlights include Donkey Kong and Wii Sports.

The full lineup of nominees is as follows:

Donkey Kong
Final Fantasy VII
Halo: Combat Evolved
Microsoft Windows Solitaire
Mortal Kombat
Myst
Pokemon Red and Green
Portal
Resident Evil
Street Fighter II
Tomb Raider
Wii Sports

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Amazon UK has opened up pre-orders for the Fire Emblem Echoes amiibo. Alm and Ceclia are both up for grabs here. Unlike North America, the two figures are sold separately rather than a bundle.

NextN recently interviewed Sean Velasco from Yacht Club Games. Some of the more interesting comments came about while discussing the company’s future.

First, when asked about Yacht Club Games’ next title, Velasco said that the project “will probably be something that is very different than Shovel Knight”. He said:

“It will probably be something that is very different than Shovel Knight, but still retains our distinctive Yacht Club Flavor. Nintendo made Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, but they are all distinctly Nintendo. I’d love to make another franchise that people love even more than Shovel Knight!”

Don’t think that returning to Shovel Knight is completely off the table. Regarding the possibilities of Shovel Knight 2, Velasco noted,

“Yes, but it would also be really amazing to work on something fresh and new. For now, start thinking about what the next 8 knights could be like!”

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A dedicated Nintendo fan seems to have taken the lack of a Famicom color scheme option for the Switch into their own hands, and worked on a custom paint job for the Switch Joy-Cons and the Joy-Con Grip. The end result is quite nice, so check it out for yourself below.

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Fox News has a new interview up with Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Reggie spoke about his early days of playing Nintendo games starting with the SNES, how the gaming industry can be unpredictable, the early reaction to Switch, and more. View the full interview below.


Thanks to Jake for the tip.

Everyone’s favorite Nintendo executive is now a year older. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, turned 56 today. We wish Reggie a happy birthday – enjoy your big day!

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Our first real look at the Mega Man animated series has come through via a brief video that has surfaced online. It’s only about 30 seconds long, but shows Aki Light transforming into Mega Man through nano-core technology. See the teaser below.

Thanks to Jack for the tip.

In the latest of several positive comments about the Switch, GameStop CEO Paul Raines spoke about the positive influence that the release of the Nintendo Switch had on GameStop, and its potential to recapture the wider audience that Nintendo had during the Wii era.

“Purchase intent for Switch and Scorpio is at PS4 levels or higher. Just a note on the Switch launch: We have had a very successful launch so far, with high attach rates of software, particularly Zelda and related addons. The Switch has provided a dramatic lift in traffic in-store, and has real potential to be Wii-like in its potential to expand the gaming category from core to broad audiences.”

It seems that GameStop is very pleased with the success of Nintendo’s newest console. While only time will tell if the Switch remains as successful as it is now, comments like these certainly paint an optimistic picture.

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