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At E3 2016, Nintendo officially unveiled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (we had seen earlier builds of the game before it had a name) with a breath-taking trailer that took us on a tour of the Great Plateau. YouTuber Sauraen was greatly inspired by this beautiful introduction to the game world and sees it as a chance to be a pivotal moment for the series, much like the release of Ocarina of Time. With that in mind, they've recreated the E3 2016 trailer using Ocarina of Time's game engine. Hit the jump to check it out!

Nintendo fans are eagerly looking forward to the launch of Nintendo Switch, and the most exciting game (at least that we know of) coming to the system early on is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link's upcoming adventure boasts the biggest, most open Zelda world to date, an impressive physics engine, dynamic weather, and an entrancing visual style. The official Japanese website for the game just uploaded a new batch of screenshots, and you can check them out by clicking below!

Nintendo recently unveiled Nintendo Switch to the world, but there are still many unanswered questions, and Nintendo won't be sharing any more details until their special presentation on January 12th. In the absence of official word, reports continue to surface, and they include more potential hardware details. Industry insider Emily Roger has weighed in again today, this time commenting on the amount of RAM the system has. Hit the jump for the scoop!

It's time for another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every weekend, we pit two (or more) games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. Last week, we kicked off a month of Pokémon themed Game Clashes (in anticipation of Pokémon Sun and Moon) with a battle between two Pokémon spin-offs on Nintendo 64, and Pokémon Stadium took over 59% of the vote to beat Pokémon Snap.

This week we continue our month of Pokémon with a clash between the classics. Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow were the games that started it all, introducing us to the wonders of the original 151 Pokémon, the Kanto region, Team Rocket, and countless memories. Gold, Silver, and Crystal built on the originals with new mechanics, a new region, and 100 more monsters to catch. Which generation is superior? You decide with your votes!

Pokémon GO has been an incredible success since its launch in July, topping the download charts for weeks on end in dozens of countries around the world and smashing mobile revenue records, while also re-igniting interest in the brand as a whole and boosting 3DS hardware and software sales. Just a few months after Pokémon made its splash in the mobile market, another big name is poised to do the same when Super Mario Run launches in December. Hit the jump for more!

After ten years in development and a recent delay, Final Fantasy XV has officially gone gold, and it's finally slated to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 29th. Now that Nintendo Switch has officially been revealed, some fans are hoping that the long-awaited RPG will make it to that platform as well.

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has previously stated that his team is not currently considering bringing Final Fantasy XV to Nintendo's next console, but that could potentially change in the future. Speaking with French games outlet Gameblog, Tabata expressed excitement over Nintendo Switch, stating that he's "very interested" in it and would like the opportunity to develop for it. Hit the jump for more!

No Man's Sky has been the subject of much controversy since it launched, as misleading advertising has fans demanding refunds and advertising watchdogs launching an investigation. Through all of this, developer Hello Games and director Sean Murray have been almost entirely silent, but things heated up again yesterday morning when Hello Games' Twitter account tweeted out "No Man's Sky was a mistake." Hit the jump for more details.

The original Paper Mario was first released on Nintendo 64 over 16 years ago, but speedrunners and hackers are still discovering new things about the classic game. YouTuber Stryder7x (who previously discovered a game-breaking glitch that involves hitting a block for 416 years) has just uploaded a new video that reveals Paper Mario text that has remained hidden for all these years. Hit the jump for the details!

There's a lot of hype among long-time Sonic fans for the upcoming retro-styled Sonic Mania, but that's not the only hedgehog adventure SEGA has in the pipeline. The team behind Sonic Generations is also working on a new 3D Sonic game (known only as Project Sonic 2017 at this time) for next year. While we still know very little about the upcoming game, a few details have trickled out thanks to a recent meet and greet event in Japan. Hit the jump for more!

Halloween is just around the corner, and Mojang is celebrating with a special three-in-one spooky bundle for Minecraft on consoles. The Spooky Bundle contains the Halloween Mash-up (featuring a pre-built spooky world for you to explore), the Halloween Battle Map, and the Campfire Tales Skin Pack. You can now grab all three of these in one bundle for $6.99 on any console edition of Minecraft. You can also check out a trailer for the Spooky Bundle by clicking below!

Blizzard's annual convention just got a little weirder. BlizzCon 2016 takes place on November 4th and 5th, and they've just revealed that "Weird Al" Yankovic will be closing the show out. Yankovic will take the stage the evening of Saturday, November 5th to perform for attendees of the convention, and people at home can tune in with the purchase of a BlizzCon virtual ticket for $39.99. Yankovic commented on the upcoming concert by saying "I'm very excited to be playing at BlizzCon, because it'll be one of the few times in my life where a significant percentage of the audience is even nerdier than I am!"

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.

Nintendo's upcoming hybrid console, Nintendo Switch, works as both a home console and a handheld, but it takes after the latter when it comes to physical games. Rather than playing discs, Nintendo Switch will use cartridges like Nintendo's handhelds. Nintendo hasn't stated how much these cartridges will hold, but Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki claims to have the scoop. Hit the jump for more!

Pokémon GO quickly shot to the top of the charts when it launched back in July, but its active users and revenue stream have declined in recent weeks, dropping as low as number ten. Developer Niantic decided to prompt more activity with a special Halloween event (making "spooky" Pokémonmore common and making it easier to rack up candy), and it's paying off. According to market intelligence firm Sensor Tower, Pokémon GO is back on top, at least for now. Niantic will have to continue finding ways to entice players to stay active if they want that sweet, sweet cash to keep flowing in.