Pokemon Crystal Coming to eshop


Good news to classic Pokemon lovers, Nintendo announced today that Pokemon Crystal will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eshop on January 26th 2018.

Pokemon Crystal will be compatible with the Pokemon Bank as well as have wireless trading and battling with the other 3DS Pokémon games.

Nintendo Upping Switch Production

Having trouble finding a Nintendo Switch at market price? Sure you are and Nintendo hears your cries, as they have plans to up production on their hit hybrid console, Switch.

At the start of their next fiscal year which starts in April, Nintendo plans on to make between 25 and 30 million Switch consoles in 2018.


Hopefully this is good news for those wanting a Switch but does this mean they have some big titles coming out next year? Let us know in the comments below or on the GL forum!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct

Looks like Nintendo will close out the year with one more Direct focusing on their upcoming massive RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The direct will focus only on this game and will offer a deep dive of info on the world of Alrest.

The Nintendo Direct begins at 6 AM PT/9 AM ET for those in North America and 2 PM GMT for UK viewers on November 7th 2017. You can watch it here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 releases exclusively for Switch on December 1st 2017 with it releasing in both a standard and special edition. The special edition includes a soundtrack CD, a 220-page art book, and a special steel book case for $100 USD.



Xenoblade Chronicles 2 New Direct Trailer and Release Date

A full new trailer detailing this anime like game, of its many factions/landmass, gameplay and its release date! Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is due out on December 1st 2017 pending any delays. But that’s not all for this game:



It comes with a special edition featuring a CD, a metal case and a 220 page art book. Plus:




A Xenoblade 2 themed Switch controller which can be purchased on its own. No price point given yet.


Nintendo is Attending Gamescom 2016

But what games will they bring to Gamescom? Well, that’s actually a good question.

It’s likely that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be featured. After all, that’s their major new game and one that everyone expects to see at these events.

Inside a shrine. Very futuristic.

Above: Breath of the Wild may be featured at the event.

Paper Mario Color Splash is possible. I mean, it’s the only Wii U game of note that’s coming out before the end of the year (at least as far as we know). So that’s another possible choice.

And Pokemon Sun/Moon… again, it’s possible. Pokemon announcements have been made at past Gamescom events. Heck, in some cases, they’ve distributed special Pokemon at Gamescom events, like Shigeki Morimoto’s ones in 2015.

Other than that? Good question really. They might do something with Sega in regards to Sonic Boom. Or promote Mario Party Star Rush a bit more. Or do some other third party deal we don’t yet know about. It’s all on the table here.

But yeah, Nintendo is at Gamescom 2016, and is on the list of exhibitors for the show. Should be exciting for people attending the event this year!


Nintendo of Europe – Gamescom Exhibitor List