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Let's Go Are The Prettiest Pokémon Games Yet Let's Go Are The Prettiest Pokémon Games Yet

The story is familiar and the players are the same, but the scenery has never looked so good. Gorgeous visuals abound in our latest trip through the Kanto region, making Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee the prettiest pocket monster games yet. Take a look!

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime Has Some Games He’d Like To Sell You Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime Has Some Games He’d Like To Sell You

Reggie Fils-Aime is in hype mode. That is the main gear for the president of Nintendo of America the week before Black Friday as he sits in a 38th-floor Manhattan hotel suite full of Nintendo game and system boxes. “As we look forward to the next 45 days or so,” he says, “we’re excited that we have literally something…

Now Your Keyboard Can Match Your Game Boy Now Your Keyboard Can Match Your Game Boy

The original Game Boy is getting a lot of love this week. There’s a Switch remake of two of its greatest games, a tribute to its green screen in Tetris Effect, and now there’s a deluxe set of keyboard keys based on its iconic white, navy, maroon and black color scheme.

Pokémon Let's Go! Eevee and Pikachu: The Kotaku Review Pokémon Let's Go! Eevee and Pikachu: The Kotaku Review

Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee are going to be divisive. The games seem meant to introduce a new generation of players to Pokémon, especially players who started with Pokémon Go. The changes made to gameplay may frustrate longtime fans, including me; I started playing in the late ‘90s and kept up with the…

The New Smash Trailer Is Better With Pop Music The New Smash Trailer Is Better With Pop Music

Over the weekend, Nintendo released a new commercial for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate without any background music. The internet proceeded to work its magic and there are now hundreds of different versions of the video floating around set to songs ranging from Prince’s 1991 to the Dragon Ball Z intro music. They all…

Nintendo Says It Will Remove Racist Native American Animation From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Says It Will Remove Racist Native American Animation From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In pre-release marketing materials for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, set to release on December 7, the character Mr. Game & Watch uses racist Native American imagery during one of his attacks. Nintendo now says it plans to remove that imagery from the game and has apologized to fans, saying the caricature doesn’t…

Some Switch Players Are Looking Outside Nintendo For Matchmaking Some Switch Players Are Looking Outside Nintendo For Matchmaking

Nintendo Switch Online went live over a month ago. While the paid service is required for people to play games like Mario Tennis Aces online together, it still doesn’t include any way for players to easily meet and connect with one another. As a result, fans have tried to fill that void with their own solutions, the…

Shigeru Miyamoto is “front and center in the creation” of the upcoming Super Mario animated film, the studio’s founder Chris Meledandri told Variety. “I’ve rarely seen that happen with any adaptation where the original creative voice is being embraced like we’re embracing Miyamoto,” he said.

Kotaku XP Is Overwhelmed By Smash Ultimate's Roster

After this week’s Nintendo Direct, Tim and I ask on this week’s Kotaku XP: can there be too much of a good thing?

Gritty Has A Child And It's This Diablo III Amiibo Gritty Has A Child And It's This Diablo III Amiibo

Diablo III’s loot goblin is the latest creature to join the ranks of Nintendo’s line of Amiibo toys. He’s equal parts cute and grotesque, and while I can’t imagine ever wanting to display him on my bookshelf, his potential treasure might be too much for the diehard Diablo grinder to ignore.

Longtime Pokémon Director Might Be Stepping Down Longtime Pokémon Director Might Be Stepping Down

Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee might be the last time Junichi Masuda sits in the Pokémon director seat.

Super Mario Odyssey Is Already Playable In An Emulator Super Mario Odyssey Is Already Playable In An Emulator

We tend to associate emulators as a means of playing old games from superseded systems, but the Yuzu emulator is different: it’s trying to run Nintendo Switch games on the PC, and it’s doing a very good job.

The Internet Reacts To Piranha Plant In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The Internet Reacts To Piranha Plant In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

So, Piranha Plant is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ready yourself for a barrage of jokes.

A Surreal Multiplayer Game About Sentient Cubes A Surreal Multiplayer Game About Sentient Cubes

Zarvot is two different games smashed together. One is a surrealist story about voxel-blasting cubes on a journey to bring their best bud a banana for their birthday. The other is a shooty, smashy multiplayer hell-fight simulator where chaos reigns. Both bring their own silly spin on their respective genres.

Fans Commiserate After Big Smash Bros. Leak Turns Out To Be Fake Fans Commiserate After Big Smash Bros. Leak Turns Out To Be Fake

Last week a Super Smash Bros. leak, known as the Grinch leak, sent the Smash community down a rabbit hole of rumor and speculation that ended up with fans divided into two camps, #teamreal and #teamfake, depending on whether they believed the leak would turn out to be legit. In its Direct today, Nintendo resolved the…

Mario's Real-Life Namesake, Mario Segale, Dies At 84 Mario's Real-Life Namesake, Mario Segale, Dies At 84

Mario Segale, the namesake for Nintendo’s Mario character and a successful American real estate developer, passed away on October 27, Kotaku has learned. Segale was surrounded by his family in Tukwila, Washington. He was 84.

Smash Bros. Ultimate's First Post-Launch Fighter Will Be, Uh, Piranha Plant Smash Bros. Ultimate's First Post-Launch Fighter Will Be, Uh, Piranha Plant

There’s one more fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: the Mario series’s Piranha Plant, which will be free if you buy the game before the end of January.

Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets Two Final New Fighters, Ken And Incineroar Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets Two Final New Fighters, Ken And Incineroar

Nintendo has confirmed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final starting roster will be 74 fighters, with newly announced Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokemon being the last two additions before the game comes out.

Smash Bros. Fans Are At War Over Whether The Latest Rumors Are True Smash Bros. Fans Are At War Over Whether The Latest Rumors Are True

Who else will star in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a game that’s already been announced to feature every previous Smash character along with a handful of newcomers? A brand new “leak”—one that’s completely unverified and in fact likely to be fake—is polarizing the Smash community and has led to non-stop drama over the…

Gal Metal Is A Very Strange Rhythm Game, Which Is The Best Kind Gal Metal Is A Very Strange Rhythm Game, Which Is The Best Kind

In an age when most rhythm games are little more than a list of songs, hero game developer Tak Fujii gives us Gal Metal, in which a band of Japanese high school students must save the world from an octopod invasion using the power of rock. Hell yes.

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