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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 615

We've got a rowdy one today, boys and girls. Big group of people for the podcast, including some faces who haven't been around in awhile. Plenty of Nintendo news to cover, plenty of immature jokes to make!

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ARMS - tidbits on maintenance notifications and Grand Prix progress

- ARMS can display a system notification when maintenance is about to begin
- this will appear in the left-hand corner both in the game and Switch’s home menu
- in Grand Prix mode, if you want to quit the mode but have already finished a few fights, you can return later

3DS theme charts - May 15th to 21st, 2017

01. Kirby 25th Anniversary
02. Splatoon: Shiokaraazu
03. Splatoon: Squid
04. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Open World
05. Shingeki no Kyojin attack on titan Act. 1
06. n-buna × Orangestar 「Star Night Snow」
07. Pokémon Sun Moon: Solgaleo & Lunala
08. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Theme set
09. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: A New Adventure
10. Himouto! Umaru-chan
11. Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku 「Senbonzakura」
12. Pokémon: Shiny Tapu Koko
13. Kirby Planet Robobot
14. Monster Hunter X
15. Dragon Ball Super: Future Trunks Edition
16. Dragon Ball Super: Goku and Vegeta
17. DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku 「Ghost Rule」
18. Wonderful☆Opportunity! 「Shinde Shimau to wa Nasakenai!」
19. Pokémon: Satoshi-Gekkouga
20. Fuwari P feat. GUMI 「Kyou Mo Harebare」
21. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Celica Army
22. Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Temporary rest
23. Kirby: Sweet Gourmet Race
24. Shakemii × Stun Gun 「Gekkou Music」
25. Kyōkai no Rinne

Square-Enix on Dragon Quest XI sales expectations

Coming from Square-Enix President Yosuke Matsuda...

On Dragon Quest XI sales expectations as compared to previous installments

“It’s difficult to make a direct comparison given how different the market landscape is now compared to when we released “DRAGON QUEST IX,” which was back when home consoles were in their prime. Our plan is to leverage “DRAGON QUEST XI” to generate earnings across the DRAGON QUEST brand.”

On cannibalization of sales for other Dragon Quest games

“We do not believe that releasing “DRAGON QUEST XI” will result in cannibalization. Given the high level of user satisfaction that each of our existing titles enjoys, we believe that their fans will continue playing them. In addition, we intend to bring excitement to the entire DRAGON QUEST franchise around the time we launch “DRAGON QUEST XI.””

Finally, Matsuda said that predictions for Dragon Quest XI‘s sales performance are “conservative given changes in the market landscape and other considerations.”

Saber's special announcement for NBA Playgrounds on Switch comes this Thursday



I want to point out that this announcement may tie into the details of online play for the Switch version, but there's more to it than that. The dev team specifically said that the news they're going to share is part of a thank-you to Switch owners for waiting patiently for the online play patch.

Nintendo Summer of 2017 Play Tour - Free water bottle for My Nintendo members

Check in and get rewarded!

Visit Summer of Play 2017 to get a free metal water bottle─exclusively for My Nintendo™ members (while supplies last). All you have to do is check in with your My Nintendo QR Code® when you visit the event!