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If you've been following the newest updates on the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, you may have noticed that some of the new Pokémon designs are a little strange. Some newcomers to the Pokémon series, like Bruxish (a Pokémon that looks like a giant, rainbow-colored fish with lips) and Palossand (a Pokémon that looks like a giant sand castle), have become well-known for their bizarre looks. Kotaku recently got a chance to interview Shigeru Ohmori, the director of Sun and Moon, who revealed that the designs for all of these Pokémon were chosen because of their weirdness, as Game Freak wanted to make Sun and Moon unique for the 20th anniversary of Pokémon.

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Back in May, The Pokémon Company released a touching video titled "Train On" which told the story of a young Japanese boy who moves to Hawaii and bonds with his new classmates through a mutual love for Pokémon. This turned out to be the start of a special series of videos, and the second one released last month, showing two friends making up after fighting over a Pokémon battle. The third video released today, and you can check it out by clicking below!

If you're looking to get back into Pokémon, now's a great time. Amazon currently has deals on Pokémon X, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and even the upcoming Sun and Moon versions, selling all of them for $32 a piece, or 20% off the normal price. If you want to take advantage of these deals, you can grab Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon by clicking those hyperlinks, and you can pick up any of the other three by clicking here.

Capcom just issued its second quarter earnings release, highlighting sales figures from the first six months of the current fiscal year. In addition to projecting strong sales for Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Generations (Monster Hunter X in Japan) has now sold over 4.1 million copies worldwide. This includes "solid sales overseas" in addition to the millions of copies sold in Japan. The recently-announced Monster Hunter XX is expected to sell 2 million before the end of the fiscal year on March 31st, 2017.

Millions of gamers around the world will be enjoying Pokémon Sun and Moon in just a few months, and over 3.5 million people have already downloaded the demo. The Pokémon franchise is over 20 years old now, and Game Freak and The Pokémon Company have managed to keep the hype going strong for all these years. In fact, pre-launch hype for Sun and Moon is breaking records. Nintendo of America announced today via Twitter that the upcoming 3DS games are "The most pre-sold games in Nintendo history," and the demo's 3.5 million downloads are a new record as well.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they boil down an enormous week of news about Nintendo Switch, followed by stories on Pokémon fan games, Hyrule Warriors, and more in the News Block. After a quick look down Fortune Street, we take it to the Tea Table to discuss every single Nintendo-made game in the Wii U's library and call our bets on what's getting ported to Nintendo Switch. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Monster Hunter X was a smash hit in Japan last year, and Capcom recently brought it to the West as Monster Hunter Generations. Capcom is wasting no time capitalizing on the success of the 3DS exclusive, as they've just unveiled a follow-up. Monster Hunter XX (read as "Double Cross") will launch in Japan on March 18, 2017. You can check out the reveal trailer and more details by clicking below!

Despite having been only less than a year since it was first announced, it has felt like a long road to the launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon. Yet, here we are just a few short weeks away from embarking on a new Pokémon journey. As such, it seems all too likely that Game Freak and Nintendo will be making their biggest reveals for the game in the coming days, and it all starts here; the developer and publisher duo have finally revealed (confirmed?) the final starter evolutions in a brand new trailer.

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About ten days ago, Game Freak released a free demo of the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, giving players a chance to try the games before their launch on November 18th. Due to the excitement surrounding Pokémon Sun and Moon, the demo became extremely successful, topping the charts on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in just a few hours. Yesterday, at one of their quarterly investors' meetings, Nintendo revealed that the Sun and Moon demo had completely surpassed their expectations, as it had been downloaded over 3.5 million times in less than a week. According to Nintendo, this means that the demo had "the fastest start for any demo in the history of the Nintendo 3DS system."

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Nintendo just issued its second quarter earnings release, providing investors with financial data from the past three months, as well as some projections for the future. As part of this quarterly check-in, Nintendo has compiled a released schedule for all of their upcoming first-party games and prominent third-party titles. Unfortunately for Wii U owners, there were no major surprises, and it's a paper thin list. Hit the jump for more details.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and EA has an international hit on its hands. Battlefield 1's beta was a record-breaking success, and the World War 1 game is off to a respectable start in Japan, debuting at number one with over 113,000 sales on PlayStation 4. Mario Party: Star Rush was an extremely distant second with over 26,000 sales.

Despite its success, Battlefield 1 did nothing to boost PlayStation 4, and Sony saw its console's sales drop by more than 3,000 from last week. PlayStation 4 was still the top seller with over 27,000 units sold, and 3DS came in second with over 24,000 combined sales from its various models. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.

Nintendo recently issued its second quarter earnings release, highlighting financial data for the first six months of the current fiscal year. After the earnings release, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima revealed some additional information to the press, including the fact that Nintendo will continue to develop new software for Nintendo 3DS after the launch of Nintendo Switch. Kimishima also expressed confidence that once Nintendo Switch is fully unveiled, consumers will understand how it differs from 3DS.

Last year was Nintendo's most successful year for digital revenue yet, as the company reported $412 million from digital sales. After three quarters, Nintendo had already generated as much cash from eShop sales as they had in the entire previous year, and they capped the year off with their most successful digital quarter ever. Unfortunately, digital sales saw a sharp decline for the first quarter of the current fiscal year, and the second quarter was even more disappointing. Hit the jump for the details.

Nintendo just briefed investors on their finances through the first two quarters (April 1st - September 30th, 2016) of the fiscal year, and that means we also got an update on software sales. As of September 30th, Mario Kart 8 has now sold 8 million copies worldwide, which is extremely impressive when you consider that Wii U has only sold around 13 million units. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has also sold well, officially moving 4.99 million units as of September 30th, so we can likely assume it has eclipsed the 5 million mark by now. Meanwhile, the 3DS version has sold over 8.35 million copies.

Nintendo 3DS owners were treated to Pokémon Sun and Moon: Special Demo Version last week. Our experiences playing this demo were a major talking point on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we love a lot about Alola.

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.