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Final Fantasy IX Remastered Vs. Original - comparison footage

Nintendo fans know just one version of Final Fantasy IX, as the Switch release is the only one to ever hit a Nintendo system. That means we got the remastered version, but are you curious to see how it stacks up to the original? Check out the video above to see a comparison.

Banjo Kazooie's Treasure Trove Cove Level Gets Hacked into Super Mario Odyssey

Something old and something new with this latest Super Mario Odyssey hack. Once again, the world of Banjo-Kazooie has been mashed up with Super Mario Odyssey. Check out Mario running around Treasure Trove Cove in the video above!

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

Reminder - Hulu no longer supported on Wii U

We announced this news a few weeks back, but here's your official reminder. As of today, the Hulu app on Wii U is no longer supported. If you're trying to use it and wondering why things aren't working, you now know. The story is a bit different in Japan, where service for the app continues on.

Square-Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory discuss the decision to make Oninaki an action RPG

Tokyo RPG Factory has worked on both I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphere, two very traditional RPGs. With Oninaki, the team has decided to go the action RPG route. In an interview with Famitsu, some members of both Square-Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory explain their decision.

Atsushi Hashimoto, Director: “At first, I tried making an RPG with a lone protagonist. I even threw in a drawing of Dragon Quest I in the drafts [laughs]. Since there wasn’t going to be any party members, I thought about throwing in job elements, and looked into all kinds of things…”

Ryutaro Sasaki, Producer: “So I said ‘Wouldn’t an action RPG be better with this plan?’”

Atsushi Hashimoto: “Even within the team, many have voiced their desire for an action RPG, so it wasn’t like Sasaki-san used his voice of authority, but he simply pushed the discussion. Actually, when making I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, we made it in a way that action RPGs are made, with hit collisions in battle using skill range and such, all so that we could possibly make an action RPG in the future.”

Takashi Tokita, Creative Producer: “Ohh! Now there’s a guy that can get stuff done! [Laughs]

The Demon Crystal II - new screenshots

The Demon Crystal II is coming to Switch sometime this year. While we're still waiting on an official trailer, we do have some new screens to check out. Have a look at the gallery here.

Trials Rising - Japanese trailer #2

Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest entry in the Trials franchise. With over 125 new tracks, Trials® Rising is easy to pick up and play, challenging to master, and offers the best multiplayer racing experience ever.

Rocket League blog update - Ferocity Crate arrives Feb. 25th, 2019

A new crate will be making its way into Rocket League next week. The all-new Ferocity Crate will start dropping on Monday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m. PST (6:00 p.m. UTC). With it, you’ll be able to show off new customizations to your friends on all platforms following our Friends Update. The Ferocity Crate will have 17 customizations, including the new Diestro Battle-Car.

In-game items in the Ferocity Crate are subject to the same drop rates as our previous Crates.

Gigantic Army - more gameplay footage

Mankind’s war against the Ramulons has reached the planet Ramulon itself and it is now down to YOU to pilot the ‘GMR-34 SALADIN’ - a Manned Combat Robot - and take on the Ramulon army. Customize your arsenal of explosive, projectile and plasma weapons, and combine them with melee attacks, thrusters and shield to take the fight to the enemy and end the conflict!

Nintendo stock jumps 4% in just fifteen minutes

Here's an odd one for you. Earlier today, Nintendo's stock jumped up 4% in just fifteen minutes. That accounts for just under 300,000 shares of Nintendo's stock bouncing from one holder to another. Even stranger, this jump happened roughly an hour before Nintendo announced Reggie Fils-Aime's impending retirement. There's really no other major news going on today to account for this jump, which makes you wonder if perhaps someone was privy to some info before they should have been.

New Team Medallion allows Pokemon GO Trainers to switch teams

Taking down Gyms and battling in raids have been a team effort over the last two years. Whether you’re on #TeamInstinct, #TeamMystic, or #TeamValor, you came together with your teammates and helped one another be better Trainers. We’ve loved watching you share your team pride and band together with others to take on new challenges. Are you ready to take your talents to a new team? The team leaders would be excited to recruit you!

We’re happy to share Team Change with you. Later this month, starting at 1:00 p.m. PST on February 26, Team Change will allow Trainers to change teams once per year. Interested Trainers will be able to purchase a Team Medallion for 1,000 PokéCoins from the shop.

Choose your team wisely, Trainers, as you may only purchase a Team Medallion once every 365 days. Once purchased, you can find the Team Medallion in your Bag. When you decide to activate it, you’ll be guided through the team-selection screens to choose your new team.

Any of your Pokémon that are in Gyms when you change teams will be returned with no PokéCoins earned once it’s defeated. You also can’t battle your own Pokémon, so if you return to a Gym one of your Pokémon is defending, your Pokémon will be returned to you with no PokéCoins earned. (You’ll be able to find more information on our Help Center page.)

We can’t wait to see the new Gyms you win with your friends and Pokémon! There’s just one question: Will you be hatching Eggs with Spark, conducting research with Blanche, or battling alongside Candela? Let’s team up and GO!