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Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne is due out on Switch this winter. When it does arrive, it’ll be accompanied by a collector’s edition. Copies include four exclusive, limited run only original pins in a display box, a full-color art book, a steelbook case, official soundtrack containing original music from the game, and outer box.

Retailers have started taking pre-orders for the collector’s edition. Amazon has it here while GameStop’s listing is here.

For more on Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne, check out our previous coverage here.

Earlier in the week, we found out that Pokemon Snap is returning with a brand new game – aptly named New Pokemon Snap. Pre-orders have now started to open.

Best Buy is taking reservations here while GameStop’s page is here. There’s nothing from Amazon currently, though we’ll keep an eye on things.

A release window for New Pokemon Snap hasn’t been announced, but fans hope we’ll be seeing it before 2020 is over.

GameStop has announced an exclusive pre-order bonus for Paper Mario: The Origami King. By reserving the game, you’ll receive the pin set pictured above.

Paper Mario: The Origami King launches for Switch on July 17. Pre-order the game at GameStop here.

Many retailers around the world have been shutting down until further notice due to the coronavirus. Following backlash, GameStop will now be following in those footsteps.

GameStop received criticism for keeping its stores open, and even more so after labeling itself as an essential business. Now though, all outlets across the United States will close as of March 22. Those who are still interested in buying games through GameStop can only do so through curbside pick-up at stores and eCommerce delivery.

Here’s the full announcement:

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When big games drop, GameStop often holds midnight launch events. That was originally the plan for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But due to the coronavirus, all midnight events have been cancelled, which will impact the new Switch title.

Kotaku got its hands on an internal memo from GameStop, which states:

Update: Added brief comment from Reggie below.

Original: GameStop announced today that former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has been appointed as one of three new independent members to its Board of Directors. His role will go into effect on April 20. William “Bill” Simon and James “J.K.” Symancyk have also joined on.

GameStop noted in the press release that the appointments of these three members “are the result of a comprehensive search process led by the Board of Directors and involving shareholder input.” Dan DeMatteo, Gerald Szczepanski, Larry Zilavy, Steve Koonin, Jerome Davis, and Tom Kelly are retiring from the board.

George Sherman, GameStop’s CEO, said of today’s news:

GameStop has announced a pre-order bonus for My Hero One’s Justice 2. By pre-ordering the game, you’ll receive the poster pictured above.

My Hero One’s Justice 2 is just a week away – the game launches on March 13. Pre-order on GameStop here.

Update (2/20): Amazon has opened pre-orders here.


Original (2/18): Following today’s announcement of the new coral Switch Lite, retailers have started opening pre-orders. GameStop has it here while Best Buy has it here.

You’ll be able to get your hands on the new coral Switch Lite starting April 3.

GameStop has thrown its hat in the ring with a pre-order bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When you reserve a copy and complete your purchase, you’ll receive a double sided poster.

We have a look at the first side of the poster above. Continue on below for a look at the back.

Update (2/9): Pre-orders are up on Amazon UK here and Amazon Germany here.


Update (2/4): Amazon US has opened pre-orders here.


Update (2/3): This is now up on Amazon Canada.


Update (1/31): The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders here.


Original (1/30): Every now and then Nintendo comes out with a special edition Switch. To celebrate Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a special hardware design will be available. You can read more about it in our original post here.

Retailers have started opening pre-orders for the new release. Right now you can get a reservation in at either Best Buy or GameStop.

In other news, we have the packaging image for the box above.