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Update (9/22): GameStop has sold out, but Best Buy has just opened pre-orders here.


Original (9/18): Pre-orders for the Monster Hunter Rise Collector’s Edition have started to open. GameStop currently has it here. When other retailers follow up, we’ll add them to this post.

The Monster Hunter Rise Collector’s Edition includes the Deluxe Edition (which goes for $70) plus a few goodies. The extras include the Magnamalo amiibo, enamel pin, and sticker pack.

Monster Hunter Rise launches for Switch on March 26, 2021.

GameStop has revealed its own purchase bonus for Super Mario 3D All-Stars. If you buy the game, you’ll receive the Joy-Con covers pictured above.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is planned for a September 18 release. Pre-order the game here.

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Update: The Nintendo UK store has Pikmin 3 Deluxe here.


Pre-orders for Pikmin 3 Deluxe have opened at major retailers. You can reserve it on Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches for Switch on October 30.

Those looking to do business at GameStop locations across the United States will soon be required to wear a mask. Starting July 27, the retailer will be requiring a face covering before entering stores to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus. People with “concerns, or health-related issues in wearing a face covering” are advised to shop at GameStop online.

GameStop CEO George Sherman said in a statement:

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An image is starting to make the rounds of what looks to be a photo taken from GameStop’s internal database. Four mystery titles are listed for Switch, each one with the name “Available SKU”. They all have a tentative December 31 release date and $59.99 price point.

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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.

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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: