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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo just hit Rock Father™ HQ with official word that Detective Pikachu, is going Global as a new video game scheduled to release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems both digitally and at retail on March 23, 2018. A version of the title was released two years ago as a Japan-only e-Shop exclusive, and has since been announced as a live-action feature film set to star Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Waiting) in the title role via motion capture. Check out a preview of the new game below...

According to Nintendo, the Switch has become the fastest-selling game console in U.S. history. I can't say I'm surprised, as we absolutely love our Switch. That said, the one thing I don't love about it is the price of official accessories, and I was completely upfront with Nintendo about that when The Rock Daughters™ and I paid a visit to Nintendo of America's Headquarters in Redmond, Washington this past November. I think $80 for a pair of Joy-Cons for a $299 console skews toward the unusually high-priced, but if that's all that's available, consumers will no doubt pay it. I do love the color combinations available, and while I was at Nintendo HQ, I picked up a Splatoon 2 themed version of their Pro Controller, but until now, matching Joy-Cons were only available as part of a Splatoon 2 Bundle Pack, or sold on sites like Amazon by third-party sellers bringing them in as a Japanese Import. Now they're getting an official release, and my friends at GameStop have already got them up on pre-order with an anticipated release date of January 15! Check out the Neon Green and Neon Pink Joy-Cons...

Back when the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was in its original run (I still have yet to acquire an SNES Classic Edition), JVC and Lucasarts released a trio of games based on the Original Star Wars Trilogy. Super Star Wars (1992), Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1993) and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994) rank among my favorite games for that system, and now there's a new video that recalls the excitement of those titles. From 16-bit animator John Stratman, here's Luke Skywalker facing off against Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi... in classic SNES style!

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This last-minute Holiday Wish Guide™ feature is brought to you by GameStop in collaboration with The Rock Father™

The last-minute holiday rush is on, and if you want to get a Nintendo Switch in time for Christmas, you better get it now! It's no secret that the hottest gifts of the holiday season are usually hard to come by when the home stretch rolls around, and for 2017 the Nintendo Switch has become one of the most wished-for items for kids and grownups alike. It's a truly special system that can bring the entire family together both at home and on-the-go, and my friends at GameStop are doing their best to help families find one in time for the big day. Visit the Nintendo Switch locator to find a Switch in-stock at a GameStop store near you! They want to help you find a Switch, but we're also teaming-up to give you a chance to W-I-N Super Mario Odyssey - not just one of 2017's hottest games, but one being hailed as quite possibly one of the greatest video games of all-time! Get details and enter to win below!

GameStop, Inc.This Holiday Wish Guide™ special feature is brought to you by Nintendo in collaboration with The Rock Father™...

Last month, The Rock Daughters™ and I kicked-off the holiday season with our second visit to Nintendo of America HQ in Redmond, Washington. There, inside a notoriously-secretive complex outside of Seattle, the girls and I went hands-on with some of 2017's hottest games and gifts. It's no secret that we're big fans of Nintendo here at Rock Father HQ, a love that dates back to the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and it's successor, the Super NES (SNES), which were both Christmas gifts. Funny enough, twenty years ago, in 1997, my then-future wife and I both presented each other with wrapped Nintendo 64 (N64) systems under the tree. The GameCube followed, and now we're parents in 2017, and our house has a Nintendo Switch and a pair of the "New" 2DS XL systems, and with that I've curated a collection of "Rock Father Picks" for the Nintendo fan in your life - from budding gamers to experienced players! Take a look...

This Holiday Wish Guide™ Giveaway is brought to you by GameStop & ThinkGeek in collaboration with The Rock Father™.

With the holiday season in full-swing, kids and families are making their wish lists, and crossing their fingers in hopes of snagging the perfect gift. For Pokémon fans, 2017 has been a big year, with plenty of new games like Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch and this month's Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for the 3DS family of systems. Beyond the games, there's always some cool Poké-merch to be had, and like the saying goes, fans just "gotta catch 'em all," and now there's a new place to do that. Pokémon Center has opened at GameStop and ThinkGeek, and it's the perfect place to find an awesome gift for the Pokémon fan on your list! Pokémon Center products come direct from The Pokémon Company, lovingly-designed in Japan and brought to the U.S. for the very first time, exclusively at GameStop and ThinkGeek. Your local store has a new Pokémon Center section—fully stocked with everything a budding Pokémon trainer could want! To celebrate the opening of Pokémon Center, GameStop and The Rock Father™ have teamed-up to give you a shot at winning a Pokémon Center Trainer Pack that features a few brand-new items!

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