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Luigi's Mansion 3 Gets a Fitting October 31st Release Date

With no release date given during E3, and only given a brief 2019 release date, it was inevitable Luigi's Mansion 3 would be receiving an update sooner or later to still meet its targeted release date. Nintendo have now announced that the game will be getting a rather fitting release date, being October 31st, also known as Halloween.

Nintendo games usually release on Friday's these days, but it seems with this title Nintendo are shaking things up a bit to give it something a little more special, as a haunted Luigi's Mansion game makes perfect sense to release on Halloween, which is a Thursday this year.
Check in to a haunted hotel getaway this Halloween when #LuigisMansion3 comes to #NintendoSwitch on October 31st!

More info: — Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) July 18, 2019
EB Games have also announced a special pre-order bonus, coming with an exclusive glow in the dark steelbook.
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Nintendo Switch Lite Announced, Coming September 20th

Yesterday Nintendo revealed their newest hardware revision - the Nintendo Switch Lite - in an attempt to bring over their 3DS audience to the Switch era. The Switch Lite will be a dedicated handheld system, as opposed to the standards hybrid nature, and will release on September 20th.

The biggest change with the Switch Lite is that it's a handheld only console. That means no detachable joy-cons or IR, no HD rumble, no TV output (which means no docked mode gameplay), and no tabletop mode. Though these may be seen as drawbacks to those who wish to upgrade their system, the Switch Lite is intended to bring Nintendo handheld 3DS audience over to the Switch, and with games such as Pokemon and Animal Crossing on the horizon, this seems like a very smart move on Nintendo's behalf.

Introducing #NintendoSwitchLite – a compact, lightweight system that's dedicated to handheld play!

This new addition to the #NintendoSwitch family arrives on 20/09 in 3 different colours.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch

Announced during Nintendo's E3 presentation last week, was the news that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy would be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Though a lot of speculation lead many to believe the game would be coming in August, it doesn't seem they were too far off the mark, with the game officially announced to be coming to the platform on September 3rd. Much like the existing versions, it also seems only the first game will be on the cart, with the other two needing to be downloaded from the eShop. Oh, and it will also be coming to PC via Steam on the same date.

The Adventure Continues…on new platforms! Spyro Reignited Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC on September 3, 2019. — Spyro (@SpyroTheDragon) June 11, 2019
If you want to read our review on the PS4 version of the game, you can do so here. We will also be updating our original review with the Nintendo Switch version in September. Stay tuned!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Announced, Coming March 2020

Just announced at this years E3, was a full reveal of the latest Animal Crossing title announced in September last year, titled Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

A peaceful new life on a deserted island awaits.... 🛫🏝️#AnimalCrossing: New Horizons comes to #NintendoSwitch on 20/03/2020! — Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) June 11, 2019We got our very first look at the game, including a brief trailer, with a release date of March 20th, 2020. This is a little later than expected, as we were originally given a 2019 release date, but the game looks beautiful this small delay is easy to look past. They showed off a lot of new features, including what looks like 8 player multiplayer. You can check out the trailer below, courtesy of GamXplain!

We'll bring more as it comes, and have a follow up post later today. Be sure to follow BidoofCrossing on Twitter and Tumblr for the latest Animal Crossing news

UNIQLO UTGP 2019 Winners - Pokemon Collaboration

Two years ago, we posted about UNIQLO's collaboration with Nintendo under their UTGP 2017 competition. This year,  Nintendo has come through again, with the theme of Pokemon. The winner not only receives $10,000, but will also have their t-shirt featured in the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield titles for Nintendo Switch. Read below to check out what Pokemon-themed shirts you can buy at UNIQLO later this year, and what shirt you will be able to wear in Pokemon Sword and Shield!

Uncover mysteries in Pokémon GO with POKÉMON Detective Pikachu!

Announced earlier today was a crossover event for Pokemon GO to tie-in with the new Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie releasing later this month. The event will run from 1pm (GMT-7) on May 7th, until 1pm (GMT-7) on May 17th. Keep reading to learn what perks this event will bring!

Like any in game event for Pokemon GO, wild spawns and raid bosses are a shoe-in, thus, Pokemon that appear in the movie will appear more frequently in the wild, as well as raid bosses. What these Pokemon are are currently unknown, but a promo video shows that at least Pikachu, Snubull, Jigglypuff, Aipom and Psyduck will be in this mix somewhere. It also implies Cubone will be here, as well as Charizard, Blastoise, Lickitung, Machamp and Snorlax appearing as raid bosses - though this part is purely speculative. Shiny Aipom will also be released in the wild, according to the Pokemon website.

 Specially themed field research and avatar items will also be available during this period, and any Pokemon caught during t…