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Famitsu most wanted - July 7th to 13th, 2016

01. Dragon Quest XI (561)
02. Pokémon Sun Moon (406)
03. Etrian Odyssey V (269)
04. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (252)
05. Monster Hunter Stories (246)
06. Dragon Ball Fusions (103)
07. The Snack World (87)
08. Metroid Prime: Federation Force (*)

Chain Blaster to be released on European 3DS eShop in September

Set in the future, a deadly virus infiltrates the world’s super computer and puts on standby the world’s nuclear weapons ready for launch. With the world on the brink of destruction, take control of an anti-virus ship and go head to head with the virus, taking on wave after wave of enemy ships in a fierce battle to save the world.

Use special shots known as Chain Blasts to counter the virus ships as they swarm together in attack formations. Trigger a Chain Blast at just the right point to set in motion a combo explosion that will take out the entire chain of enemies. The more enemies you take out in one blast the higher your score. Upload your Top Score online and see how you stack up against players from around the world.

The game has already been released on the American 3DS eShop, and it is planned to be released on the European 3DS eShop on September 1st. The game will cost €4.99.

Hangin' with Mr. Yoshiller! - Yoshiller Wednesday

I know, I know...you were all expecting Daan to come in and take his usual Wednesday round. Well Daan happens to be busy this Wednesday, but thankfully the wonderful Yoshiller has stepped up to the plate! He'll be here from now until around 10 PM ET. That's when I come back and pick things up where Yoshiller leaves off..

Hope your week has been going great so far! See you later tonight, gang.

Baby name website notices uptick in Pokemon-related names for children

I guess the Pokémon trend reaches even further than I originally though. Now it's branching out into baby names. That's according to baby name tracking site Babycenter. Believe it or not, Pokemon names are actually moving up the charts, with people considering naming their children after Pocket Monsters.

Girls

- Eeevee shot up 1,377 spots since last year
- Onyx shot up 2,184 spots

Boys

- Ash has move up as well

NST Lead Designer and Assistant Designer leave the company

It seems that Stephen Mortimer (lead designer) and Paul Kranich have both departed NST, the Redmond based in-house development group. NST has been stuck in a rut for quite some time now, with developer turnover being rather high. Nintendo is obviously looking to fill those spots, but we have no idea what this branch of Nintendo is working on.