Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia playable at Dutch Comic Con this weekend

Nintendo Benelux has announced that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be playable at this weekend's Dutch Comic Con. It marks the first time that the title will be playable at an European convention. The two day event in the Netherlands sees a packed Nintendo booth with various 3DS and Switch games, goodies to net and some photo opportunities.

Full details here

Japan - top 10 for Wii U and 3DS eShop (March 13-19)

Nintendo 3DS
(=) 01. Monster Hunter XX (Capcom) [18.3.2017]
(=) 02. Tobidasu! Nyanko Dai Sensou / The Battle Cats POP (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
(=) 03. Sayonara! Hakoboy! / Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (Nintendo) [02.2.2017]
(N) 04. Himouto! Umaru-chan Daratto Puzzle (FuRyu) [15.3.2017]
(B) 05. @ SIMPLE DL Series Vol. 40 THE Misshitsu kara no Dasshutsu ~ Dai Fushizen Camp-hen ~ (D3 Publisher) [06.4.2016] (was on sale that week)
(-1) 06. Cube Creator 3D (Arc System Works) [15.7.2015]
(B) 07. @ SIMPLE DL Series Vol. 39 THE Misshitsu kara no Dasshutsu ~ Nou o Kitaeru Sports Gym-hen ~ (D3 Publisher) [29.7.2015]
(-1) 08. Pocket Monsters Pikachu / Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(B) 09. RPG Maker Fes (Kadokawa) [24.11.2016]
(-4) 10. ChronuS Arc (Kemco) [19.8.2015] (was on sale that week)

Wii U
(=) 01. Zelda no Densetsu: Breath of the Wild / The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
(=) 02. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft) [17.12.2015]
(=) 03. Splatoon (Nintendo) [28.5.2015]
(+4) 04. Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken / Fire Emblem (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [14.5.2014]
(B) 05. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) [29.5.2014]
(-1) 06. Fire Emblem: Fuin no Tsurugi / Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [02.9.2015]
(-3) 07. Plantera Gardening / Plantera (Rainy Frog) [01.2.2017]
(-2) 08. Bomberman ’94 (Konami, Virtual Console) [19.11.2014]
(+1) 09. Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [22.12.2015]
(-1) 10. Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) [10.9.2015]

Nintendo bringing Switch titles to Oz Comic-Con (Australia)

We've already told you that Charles Martinet is going to be at Oz Comic-Con to sign autographs and take pics, but now we have some more info on what else Nintendo is doing. The Big N will be bringing some Switch games with them for the crowd to enjoy. You can check out the list below.

- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Snipperclips
- 1-2 Switch

Oz Comic-Con is taking place in Perth this weekend. It's not too late to grab some tickets!

Nintendo prefers Super Mario Run's payment strategy to Fire Emblem Heroes

Coming from Nintendo's Tatsumi Kimishima, as well as an unnamed senior company official...

- revenue from Super Mario Run "did not meet our expectations"
- Nintendo has no intention of switching focus to freemium games
- "Fire Emblem Heroes' is an outlier. We honestly prefer the 'Super Mario Run' model."

I have to say, I also prefer Super Mario Run's payment style. I'd rather pay an upfront amount and never have to pay again, rather than have gameplay mechanics tied to microtransactions. I like when a game gives me all it has to offer for a set price. I don't think either way is wrong, but Super Mario Run's style is my personal preference.

ESL Go4Splatoon Europe Grand Final seeing live broadcast on April 1st

- taking place at 1pm UK / 2pm CEST on April 1st
- winning team members will each receive a Switch as part of their prize

Monster Hunter XX - Sailor Moon collab content launches today (more footage, screens, art)

Check out more screens and art here

Cube Creator DX - Japanese boxart

Cube Creator 3D was a pretty big deal in Japan, which is why the sequel is seeing such a grandiose roll-out. I hope it's just as successful as the first!

LEGO City Undercover - off-screen pics

These are obviously coming from the Japanese version of the game. You can check out a bunch more right here.