The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Nintendo moving on from Game Boy Virtual Console releases on 3DS

Shovel Knight retail release delayed, amiibo update, price talk

What’s up Shovelers and Plague Doctors! Enjoying Plague of Shadows? With this update, we’re slingin’ accurate information about Shovel Knight, soon to be the hottest game on retail shelves!

There’s been some tumult with the physical version release of Shovel Knight. You may have noticed storefronts changing wildly lately…and that’s because a lot of decisions have been being made internally to help make this release possible. Retailers and websites tend to update their information at different times to keep their side up-to-date, but we wanted to make sure we had absolutely certain information before laying out the facts. We also wanted to be sure to explore all possible solutions too. So for all those looking for answers, here they are!

Release Date Change

November 3rd for North America, October 30th for Europe

The final few steps of the Plague of Shadows content took a little longer than expected, but it was important to us that this update to be on the disc/cart right out of the box! Unfortunately that meant we had to push back the date just a little a bit. Luckily, all of the teams throughout the various console manufacturing steps have been really helpful in reducing this knock-on delay as much as possible.

Full update here

Level-5, Hasbro discuss the multimedia approach of Yo-Kai Watch

Coming from Level-5's Yukari Hayakawa...

On the multimedia approach:

"once [a property] becomes a hit in one area of entertainment, then other entertainment follows. We don't do that, we launch everything simultaneously."

Coming from Mike Ballog, senior director of global brand marketing at Hasbro...

On the multimedia approach:

"TV is a great traditional doorway in, but what's great about this property is that we have three different experiences moving toward each other. Digital interaction is critical" for the American market. In Japan they have Gatchaman machines [based on the series], and it's a very different format from what you see in the rest of the world."