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For many, may years, Game Freak has been strongly attached to the Pokemon franchise. However, we’ve seen the studio branch out as of late with the likes of HarmoKnight, Pocket Card, Jockey, and Giga Wrecker Alt.

Giga Wrecker Alt. stems from a second production team at Game Freak that works on original titles. And according to programmer and director Masayuki Onoue, the Gear Project team is being prioritized – even “more than Pokemon in general.”

Nintendo’s E3 2019 activities essentially start on June 8. Three separate tournaments will be held on that day – one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, another for Splatoon 2, and a final one for Super Mario Maker 2.

The great thing about these tournaments is that Nintendo is allowing fans to stop by and catch all of the action in-person. Of course, those who can’t attend will be able to watch the events online as well.

Here’s some additional information for those who plan on attending the tournaments, along with an FAQ:

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This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta sketch their ideas and start planning for levels in Super Mario Maker 2. Check out the full episode below.

The latest episode of Nintendo Power podcast is now live. Host Chris Slate, along with Nintendo of America’s Stephanie Palermo, discuss Super Mario Maker 2. Capcom’s Mike Lunn then stops by to talk about the Resident Evil re-releases on Switch and more.

Here’s the full episode:

My Nintendo has updated in Europe with four new discounts.

Here’s the full lineup:

With E3 2019 fast approaching, floor plans for the expo have arrived. Nintendo will once again be in the West Hall with its two regular booths. With Sony pulling out of E3 and Microsoft instead exhibiting at the Xbox Plaza at LA Live, Nintendo actually has the largest presence at E3 this year.

Here’s a look at the West Hall, also housing the likes of SEGA and XSEED:

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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.

Level-5 has provided an official update regarding the status of Snack World in the west. The franchise will debut in the west next year, the company announced today.

Here’s the official blurb from Level-5:

Were you hoping to see Armored Mewtwo outside of Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution? As it turns out, that won’t be happening.

This month’s issue of CoroCoro states that this appearance of Mewtwo is exclusive to the upcoming film. It will be represented through merchandise and other promotional elements for the movie as well. In other words, it sounds like Armored Mewtwo won’t be appearing in any upcoming games such as Pokemon Sword/Shield.

Other than that, CoroCoro says that Armored Mewtwo is designed to suppress Mewtwo’s strength similar to the armor in the original movie.

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The Sarasota Herald-Tribune caught up with former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime after he delivered a commencement address at Ringling College. The interview delved into Reggie’s start at Nintendo, as well as what the fan reaction was like to the news regarding his retirement and more.

Here’s the full interview: