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Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X to be re-released on cartridges


Capcom plans to print 8,500 copies of both Mega Man 2 on the NES and Mega Man X on the SNES in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. They will each come with a $100 price tag, and they will be fully playable on NTSC home consoles. The games will be available in two color options: an opaque, light blue, and a translucent, glow-in-the-dark blue, the latter of which will only have 1,000 copies available. 

Here is what will come with the purchase of both games:

MEGA MAN 2 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC CARTRIDGE – $100

• Limited Edition of 8,500
• Brand-New Playable Cartridge
• Dual-Fold Box w/ Foil, Gloss & Embossments
• Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Foreword by Author Salvatore Pane
• Retro Pack-In Surprises
• Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
• Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

MEGA MAN X – 30TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC CARTRIDGE – $100

• Limited Edition of 8,500
• Brand-New Playable Cartridge
• Tri-Fold Box w/ Foil, Gloss & Embossments
• Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Foreword by Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil
• Retro Pack-In Surprises
• Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design
• Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

Click here to pre-order a copy of either Mega Man 2 or Mega Man X!

Pokemon Go - Fighting-Type Pokémon Star in Our Special Battle Showdown!


Trainers,

It’s time to test the strength of your Pokémon during a special battle event! Fighting-type Pokémon, such as Machop and Makuhita, will appear more frequently in the wild starting May 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. But what’s a battle celebration without some competition at your nearby Gym? Until May 14, you’ll receive 2× bonus XP for Gym Battles and Raid Battles. Plus, Raid Battles will also award a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating—and at least one Rare Candy if you win! Several actions at Gyms will yield bonuses, including a 2× Badge multiplier, so you can receive even more benefits at a Gym you visit frequently. Just stopping by? Spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms will also yield more items! Our Battle Showdown is sure to pack a punch, so don’t miss it! —The Pokémon GO team

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) - Review round-up


The following reviews and impressions are of the Nintendo Switch version for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was one of my absolute favorites on Wii U, and that is the same on Nintendo Switch. The levels inspire me to push harder to master them. Now combine that with a fun cast of characters and a terrific presentation, and you have the funkiest of the bunch. If you are playing it for the game, please do yourself a favor and play it in original mode first. The challenge may be harsh, but you get a real idea of what makes this game oh so special. For everybody else (or those who lack platforming skills), Funky Kong all the way baby. - Nintendo World Report

There's no doubt about it, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is one of the most refined and enjoyable platformers money can buy. The levels are all beautiful - not only because of their delightful new 1080p resolution, but also their structure; the characters move with fluidity and brilliant responsiveness, and the inclusion of Funky Kong brings balance for those who have less experience with brutally tough platformers. It’s so well-made that it’s almost too well-made; there's an absence of a certain 'rough-and-ready' charm found in the original DKC trilogy. This is, however, a complaint so minor it's practically insignificant. Donkey Kong’s first appearance on Switch is streamlined, rewarding, and immensely good fun; any fan of 2D platformers simply has to get this game. - Nintendo Life

This new classic still maintains its fantastic, ever-changing sense of level design, and the cast here is at their most adorable. This follow-up, with its absurd Snomad clan foe, has almost no business topping Returns, but it simply does in just about every regard. The nuances of each character play very nicely with the layout of each level (Cranky's pogo stick, Diddy's slight rocket boost, and Dixie's glide all feel perfect), to the point where nearly each jump feels deliberately crafted. Once again you're free to play Tropical Freeze the way you want, whether it's running through each stage and stomping your way to the exit, or meticulously searching for every hidden portal or collectible. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a platformer that needs to be experienced by as many people as possible. - Destructoid

Tropical Freeze isn't a heavy-hitter from Nintendo in the same way Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey are, but it's a fantastic platformer that's bursting with creativity and expertly designed challenges. It's tuned just right--always tough but rarely frustrating--to ensure that even the most common moments feel great. If you missed out when the game first debuted back in 2014, give it a shot today. It easily stands the test of time. - GameSpot

Add Xerneas or Yveltal to Your Pokémon Game in the Year of Legendary Pokémon!


The Pokémon Company International announced today that Yveltal and Xerneas will be the next Pokémon featured in the yearlong celebration of Legendary Pokémon. Beginning May 4 until May 27, players can receive either Yveltal or Xerneas* in their Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems. Codes will be available at participating GameStop locations.

In addition, Yveltal and Xerneas are two of the 11 featured figures now available in Pokémon Duel as part of the game’s latest update.

These Legendary Pokémon first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. When the wings and tail feathers of Yveltal spread wide and glow red, it can absorb the life force of living creatures. Xerneas is a Fairy-type Pokémon, and it is said it can share eternal life when the horns on its head shine in seven colors.

For more information about the mighty Legendary Pokémon Yveltal and Xerneas, plus more details on upcoming Legendary events, visit Pokemon.com/Legendary.