Shovel Knight: Official Design Works - official preview

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A video game success story like no other, Shovel Knight has been digging its way into fans’ hearts since 2014, achieving over 1.5 million copies sold as of December 2016 – a groundbreaking feat by any measure. That’s why UDON is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, collecting all of the gorgeous art from the Shovel Knight video game in one comprehensive volume!

UDON has worked very closely with developer Yacht Club Games to ensure that Shovel Knight: Official Design Works is every bit the definitive Shovel Knight art book that fans deserve. Within its pages you’ll find character art, developer commentary, rough illustrations and concept art, background development images, comprehensive sprite sheets, full-page promotional illustrations, and more – including an exclusive interview with the game’s development team!

“After more than a year of work, it’s finally complete! We here at Yacht Club Games are proud and delighted to realize one of our dreams – a Shovel Knight art book produced by UDON!” said Yacht Club Games. “We genuinely hope you enjoy the never-before-seen concepts and anecdotes detailed within!”

As if there wasn’t already enough to dig into, Shovel Knight: Official Design Works has also been “plagued” by a wealth of material from Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the game’s first major downloadable content expansion. With so much incredible content packed in, Shovel Knight: Official Design Works truly does deliver in spades!

Shakedown Hawaii - "Amenities Part I: Meat House Gym" trailer

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Famitsu most wanted - April 13th to 19th, 2017

01. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (3DS) - 877
02. The Alliance Alive (3DS) - 382
03. Splatoon 2 (Switch) - 326
04. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) - 288
05. The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) - 241
06. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - 228
07. Shin Megami Tensei DEEP STRANGE JOURNEY (3DS) - 193
08. Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology (3DS) - 136
09. Hey! Pikmin (3DS) - 174
10. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Switch) - 169
11. Sekaiju to Fushigi no Dungeon 2 (3DS) - 165
12. Xenoblade 2 (Switch) - 153
13. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katriel to Daifugou no Inbou (3DS) - 122
14. Fire Emblem Musou (Switch) - 113
15. Seiken Densetsu Collection (Switch) - 106
16. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch) - 97
17. Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken (3DS) - below 97
18. ARMS (Switch) - below 97

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 611 records LIVE at 5 PM ET

It's going to be a solo show today, so I'm running a little behind getting everything together. I'm running downstairs to set up right now. I'd love to have you join me!

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Seiken Densetsu Collection - info/footage of screen switch, quick save & music modes

Screen Switch Mode

- play in several different screen sizes
- for Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden, choose between “Super Gameboy Mode” and “Game Boy Mode.”
- for Seiken Densetsu 2 and Seiken Densetsu 3, you can choose the size of the screen based on your home TV

Quick Save

- save anywhere, at anytime

Music Mode

- from the home screen, you can listen to the music of all three games
- you don't have to play the games to listen

RUMOR - New wave of info on the supposed Mario/Rabbids mash-up game for Switch

The following comes from Emily Rogers...

- titled Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- eight playable characters
- includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and others
- each character has their own sci-fi weapon, such as laser guns, arm cannons and more
- characters aren’t controlled directly, but are instead controlled through something called a Tuttorio
- a Tuttorio is a small floating dish which guides the characters through the world
- will feature co-op multiplayer

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