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Last week, Nintendo teased information regarding a new character announcement for their upcoming game Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS. Today, Nintendo has revealed that, Lucina and Robin from Fire emblem and Captain Falcon from F-Zero will be making their way to Super Smash Bros.

Lucina is a  swordfighter similar to Marth and Ike, who have already been confirmed for Smash Bros while Robin acts as a spellcaster who uses spells to overtake the battlefield. All of these characters were characters found inside the newest installment of the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS. Is is worth noting that Chrom also made an appearance in the stream (Which you can view below) but has since been confirmed only to make an appearance in Robin’s final smash attack.

Lucina, Robin and Captain Falcon join the plethora of characters already announced such as Sonic, Megaman and Pac-Man. For a full list of announced characters, head over to SmashBros.com.

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Nintendo has revealed that the Pokemon Trading Card Game which was previously released on the Game Boy Color will be making its way to the Virtual Console in Europe for the 3DS on July 10th.

This game was released near the same time as the Pokemon series started gaining fame back in 1998. While the Pokemon trading card game still exists to date, with millions of players competing every year as seen in this article, the Pokemon Trading Card Game for Game Boy color will take you back to its earlier stages where only the original 150 Pokemon existed.

It is unknown if the game will cross overseas to North America but we hope to hear that news soon!

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In celebration of it’s 100 millionth trade milestone via the Global Trade Station, the special edition Vivillon as seen above will be available for anyone with a copy of Pokemon X or Pokemon Y.

Players will receive the Fancy Patterned Vivillon by selecting the Mystery Gift option from within the game via the Nintendo network. This is the only time that this special edition Vivillon will be available so Nintendo urges you to act fast in order to secure it!

Source: Pokemon.com

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Nintendo has announced via press release that a new Pokemon concert titled Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions will be premiering in Washington, DC in the coming months. Brought to you by the same creative directors who brought The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses to life last year, Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions plans to deliver an entertainment experience for both old and new fans of the series.

Nintendo plans to bring the whole Pokemon experience together in concert format both in visuals and sound. The Pokemon games planned to be included in this concert include:

  • Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow
  • Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal
  • Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald
  • Pokemon Diamond, Peral & Platinum
  • Pokemon White & Black
  • Pokemon X & Y

J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International said,“The concert series serves as a thank-you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories. We’re looking forward to seeing fans of all ages meeting up and enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions will premiere at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC which are currently available for purchase over at Ticketmaster.com. For more details regarding this event, including future show dates and information, please visit PokemonSymphony.com.

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According to a interview from Game Informer, there may be plans to incorporate multiplayer into the next installment of the Legend of Zelda series for WiiU.

One of the developers for the next Zelda game, Eiji Aonuma, mentioned that Zelda would be “When I was talking back about making Zelda more than just a single-player experience? That’s something you will see in the future, maybe next year.” This little tidbit of information hints at the possibility of a multiplayer extension which would be a first for the series.

While we did see a short glimpse at what the new Zelda adventure will look like, we still don’t have a release window or additional information from it’s E3 reveal a couple weeks ago.

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