Pokémon Company’s newest game wants to put you to sleep

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Pokémon Sleep
Want to be the very best? Just sleep.
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The Pokémon Company successfully got millions of gamers off their couches and out into the streets with Pokémon Go. Now it wants to send them all to bed.

Its next mobile game, Pokémon Sleep, will reward you for good sleeping habits. It will let you train your Pokémon while you’re catching some Zs for the first time ever.

It’s one of several new titles coming to mobile in 2020.

Mario Kart Tour a disappointment to early beta testers

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Here's your first look at Mario Kart Tour for mobile.
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Mario Kart Tour’s first beta test kicked off this week. Nintendo asked testers to refrain from posting images and videos online, but that was never going to happen. And that’s great for those of us who didn’t get beta invites.

Screenshots and clips of the game have now started popping up all over the place. There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a Mario Kart fan, but it’s not all good news.

Nintendo is ditching 2 of its biggest mobile games in Belgium

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Recent Nintendo games have embraced in-app purchases.
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Two of Nintendo’s top mobile titles will vanish from the App Store on August 27. Well, in Belgium at least.

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Heroes have been big cash generators for Nintendo since launching on iOS. Unlike previous Nintendo titles like Super Mario Run, both these games rely on a freemium business model. And, in Belgium at least, they’re being punished for it.

Nintendo kicks off first Mario Kart Tour beta test

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Nintendo's first Mario Kart game for mobile edges closer to release.
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Nintendo has finally kicked off its first Mario Kart Tour beta test.

A lucky few have received invites to play the game early ahead of its public release this summer. Nintendo hopes the test will help “improve the quality of the game” before every Mario Kart fan gets their hands on it.

There’s a brand new Pokémon game for Android and iOS

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Pokémon Rumble Rush is rolling out now.
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There’s a brand new Pokémon game out for Android and iOS.

Pokémon Rumble Rush is a free-to-play title from the long-running Pokémon Rumble series, in which you take control of your favorite pocket monsters as they battle.

Its launch comes almost two years after the game was first announced.

Nintendo spills details about Fire Emblem Heroes updates

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Nintendo's biggest mobile game is getting an update.
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Tactical, turn-based role-playing game Fire Emblem Heroes has been a massive hit for Nintendo on iOS. And now we know what’s it’s got in store next.

In a YouTube video update, Nintendo shared some of the big new features for the game. These include a new Arena mode, a Pair Up mechanic, and much, more.

Google Chrome now supports Nintendo Switch controllers

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
What does this mean for Project Stream?
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Google Chrome now supports official Nintendo Switch controllers.

The console’s included Joy-Cons and optional Pro Controller are compatible. The surprise update comes just days before Google is expected to unveil a brand new game streaming service at GDC 2019.

Nintendo doesn’t want you to spend too much on its mobile games

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Nintendo wants some of your cash, but not all of it.
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Nothing pleases Nintendo more than fans enjoying its game, but the Japanese company doesn’t want them spending too much on in-app purchases.

Nintendo has reportedly told development partners like DeNA that it wants them to limit micro-transactions to prevent its loyal fanbase from dumping too much of their hard-earned cash into free-to-play titles.

Nintendo RPG Dragalia Lost blasts into new markets

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Are you playing Dragalia Lost yet?
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Nintendo action RPG Dragalia Lost has finally expanded its reach to a bunch of new markets, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The free-to-play game, which debuted in the United States and other countries last September, runs on Android and iOS. With this wider rollout, even more people can enjoy the hit game’s fast-paced action.