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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.

This week the crew discusses a swarm of Pokémon topics from the past week, including the leaked full lineup of new Pokémon, Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Forms, alongside our experiences with the Sun and Moon Special Demo Version. Afterwards we shift to Colin's time with Nintendo's fall lineup, including the NES Classic Edition and Mario Party: Star Rush. And finally, after the break, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: Nintendo finally revealed the NX, now called "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!

With the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon just around the corner, developer Junichi Masuda has been speaking about the series' long lasting success. In a recent interview, Masuda explained that the reason for Pokémon's continued relevance is that it is really easy to "get stuck in" to the game. Although Game Freak creates the game with young or new audiences in mind, they still add elements to ensure the games will appeal to their core audience. He went on to say that although younger kids may not understand the more complex parts of the games, they are still able to get through it and enjoy other elements.

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Nintendo expanded their Wii U eShop lineup to include DS games earlier this year, and another popular title is on the way. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks debuted on DS back in 2009, and soon you'll be able to play it on Wii U as well. Nintendo revealed today that the puzzle-filled Zelda game is launching on the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, October 20th. You can download Link and Zelda's adventure in New Hyrule for $9.99 starting tomorrow.

Junichi Masuda has been a key member of the Pokémon development team since the beginning, serving as a composer, programmer, advisor, designer, director, and producer on the popular series at various points in his career. In his twenty years of working on the franchise, Masuda has come to love many of the Pokémon that Game Freak has brought to life, and IGN recently asked him to whittle down the hundreds to just his top six favorites. You can check out his choices by clicking below!

The Wii U may not be getting many new games this year, but gamers itching to dig into more Nintendo titles can always turn an eye to the past with the system's Virtual Console. Another two games have arrived on the service in North America today, both of which hail from major Nintendo franchises and started life on the Nintendo DS. Kirby Canvas Curse sees the titular pink puffball forced into a ball that you can roll through levels by drawing paths on the touchscreen, while Animal Crossing: Wild World provides the classic home decorating experience that fans love.

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Tomorrow, October 6th, 2016, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis will launch on the North American Wii U Virtual Console. It will cost $9.99.

March of the Minis was initially released on Nintendo DS back in 2006. It is the sequel to Mario vs. Donkey Kong, a 2004 Game Boy Advance game that was loosely based on the original Donkey Kong arcade game and its 1994 reboot. The gameplay in March of the Minis, however, is completely different from that of its predecessor, as March of the Minis is a complex puzzle game, while the first Donkey Kong titles were more simplistic platformers.

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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 the fun as we discuss the new series Pokémon Generations, new Ultra Beasts from Sun and Moon, Nintendo's strategy for making mobile vs. console games, Nintendo's new position for someone to enforce DMCA takedowns, Pokémon GO's further-declining numbers, and tons more. You can check out the episode after the jump—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!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney came out almost fifteen years ago, on October 12th, 2001. Since then, Capcom has released six main Ace Attorney titles and four unique spin-off games, and Ace Attorney has become one of the company's most beloved and recognizable franchises.

To celebrate the series' upcoming anniversary, Capcom released this nostalgic video, which chronicles the history of the Ace Attorney franchise. The video shows a few scenes from every game in the series, from the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney to 2016's Spirit for Justice.

Collecting and playing classic games is a joy for many gamers, but it can be quite the expensive hobby when it comes to rare games. As such, there's nothing more frustrating to a collector than shelling out for a rarity only to discover that it's a fake or a reproduction. To help fans avoid getting burned, Kelsey Lewin (owner of the retro game retailer Pink Gorilla) has teamed up with YouTuber MetalJesusRocks for a detailed video showing fans how to spot fake games on Nintendo systems like NES, SNES, Game Boy (including Color and Advance), and DS. You can check it out by clicking below!

Pokémon is one of the most iconic and popular video game franchises of all time, maintaining consistently strong sales for over 20 years now. Similar games (such as Level-5's Yo-kai Watch) have attempted to cash in on that proven winning formula, but no series has come anywhere close to the global dominance Game Freak has achieved with Pokémon. In a recent episode of the Game Hugs podcast, Nic Watt (founder of the indie studio Nnooo and former Lead Designer at EA) revealed that EA was once working on a Pokémon competitor for Nintendo DS. Hit the jump for the details!

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 in an extra-long episode as they discuss tons of news from the past few weeks, including Nintendo's involvement with eSports, Pokémon GO's decline in users, recent and extremely thorough reports about NX, and tons more. After the break we dig into this morning's Nintendo 3DS Direct to discuss Super Mario Maker, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Zelda Amiibo, Animal Crossing, the 2D Pikmin game, and lots more.

You can check out the episode after the jump—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!

This morning we discovered that the ESRB had rated Super Mario 64 DS for Wii U in North America, and it turns out that we won't have to wait long to get it on our systems! Nintendo has officially listed the DS remake of the Nintendo 64 classic as launching on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, August 25th, for $9.99. The game includes not only the original console experience, but it also adds a multiplayer mode, new minigames, and Luigi, Yoshi, and Wario as playable characters. If you've never had the chance to play this title before, now would certainly be a good chance!

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Last year, Nintendo expanded the Wii U Virtual Console lineup to include DS games, and they've been steadily adding more ever since. Super Mario 64 DS (a handheld remake of the classic Nintendo 64 game with additional playable characters and collectible stars) has already hit the Wii U Virtual Console in both Japan and Europe, and it looks like it's coming to North America as well. The ESRB recently issued a rating for Super Mario 64 DS on Wii U (rated E for Everyone, of course), so an official announcement is likely on the way soon!

In 2010, Nintendo released the third installment of the Pokémon Ranger series, titled Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. Players are tasked with preserving the wildlife and protecting the Pokémon's habitats in the Oblivia region. As a Pokémon Ranger, your task was to investigate the actions of the nefarious Pokémon Pinchers, who have been capturing the Pokémon in your area. You can now relive the adventure, because Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is now available for download on Wii U's Virtual Console! The game can be yours for only $9.99.

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 this week, as it's filled with a lot more Pokémon in the News Block, followed by a super short round of Fortune Street and Gossip Stone, where we're gonna talk about a new controller patent and the rumor that NX is launching with Mario and Pokémon games within its first six months. You can check out the episode after the jump—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!