ARMS - Spring Man artwork

I'm going to guess Spring Man doesn't spend too much time eating pizza. He looks like he's in pretty good shape. Now me, I'd be using those spring arms for pizza all the time. I also wouldn't be entering myself into fighting tournaments!

Ninja Shodown coming to Switch

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 24, 2017 – Rising Star Games announced today that it has entered into a publishing partnership with UK-based development studio Bitmap Bureau to bring their latest title, Ninja Shodown, to all major console and PC gaming formats later this year.

Developed by the team that brought you the critically-acclaimed pixel action platform games Super House of Dead Ninjas and 88 Heroes, Ninja Shodown sees every ninja for themselves in the ultimate battle for the Jade Katana! Fight alone, team up with, or take on, friends in intense multiplayer arena-based combat where the mighty prevail and the weak pay the ultimate price: death and dishonour!

The year is 199X and the world teeters on the brink of total destruction. The mystical Jade Katana is stolen. Its power is so lethal that in the wrong hands, humanity will surely fall. And so, the Viper Clan, sworn guardians of the Jade Katana, prepare to embark on their most perilous mission yet: retrieve the sword at all costs! Use katanas, shurikens, bombs, machine guns, shotguns, bazookas and more as you battle your way through a variety of locations to become the ultimate ninja and fulfill the ancient vow of the Viper Clan.

Ninja Shodown Key Features:

Intense local multiplayer action for one to four players, either competitively or co-operatively… you choose!
Six distinct game modes – Last Ninja, Battle, Coin, Crown, Arcade and Infinite – and five unique locations – Temple, Dojo, Downtown, Museum and Area 88 – each with their own gameplay features.
Customize your ninja, then use a range of deadly ninja (and not-so-ninja) weapons to destroy anyone who gets in your way!
Awesome stereo techno soundtrack by Matt Gray… feel the retro vibe!

RiME - launch trailer

Obviously not the Switch launch trailer, but a launch trailer nonetheless. Quite the gorgeous looking game.

Game Freak hiring for 3D RPG on 3DS

What are you up to, Game Freak? A recent job posting shows that Game Freak is looking to hire a 3D programmer for a Nintendo 3DS title. The title falls into the RPG genre. Other than that, we have no details to share! I guess we'll just have to cross our fingers for an E3 reveal!

Nintendo Switch tours the UK, starting this Summer

Nintendo Switch is the new Nintendo console you can play anytime, anywhere with anyone. And now you can try the console out for yourself at a location near you as we go on tour around the UK! From 2nd June 2017 right up until 24th December, we’ll be touring shopping centres up and down the country so you can try out Nintendo Switch and two of its most popular multiplayer games, 1-2-Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Check out dates and locations here

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - upcoming DLC schedule detailed

Plenty of DLC to get in on. Some of it free, some of it paid. Either way, you should have plenty of content to keep you busy for a long time to come.

Kanken Training 2 - box art

Koueki Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kanken Training 2 hits Japan on July 20th for ¥4,104.

Collectible Badge Center - Baito shares a story about Ashley

Aftynoon to ya!

Including today, it’s the last 2 times until Arcade Bunny’s Graduation. So we have to make every day count! Today I’m gonna introduce a new badge with a story based on true events.

(Store Manager Mode)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who was a witch apprentice.

And on the night of Halloween, a strange creature appeared in her dream and said,

“Well aren’t we a cute young lady?”
“But if you wear these clothes, you’ll be even cuter.”
“I guess if it’s one time it would be ok…”
When she changed into the clothes the creature was very delighted…

And made the girl change into lots of different costumes. Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day…
The next night the strange creature came again to her dream and said,

“Young lady, do you know about crossovers?”
“Would you mind trying this on even if you don’t?”
“I guess this kind of thing happens every once and awhile…”
The girl was a rather soft hearted person.

The strange creature appeared again and again in her dreams and its requests escalated.

Then one day a little while later… the creature eventually brought a swimsuit.
“It’s fine, it’s fine! Everybody is wearing them!”
“If you put this on you can become an even more popular person!”
Then the girl finally realised… this creature is a demon that appears in dreams.

The girl’s hair color changed from anger and she punished the demon with her magic.
“I couldn’t quit because it was so popular with customers.”
The demon confessed that it was selling the costumes.

The girl expelled the demon from her dreams and at last peaceful nights returned.
But every once in awhile she thought.
That a job trying on different clothes might not be that bad…

And with that feeling the final Ms. Ashley returned to the beginning.

She returned to the beginning but she may have changed quite a bit!?
The person drawing is the same!
Well then, here is a free to play every day present dedicated to Ms. Ashley!
I look forward to the future of Ms. Ashley and her newly awoken potential drawn out by the demon!

The story above was shared by Baito in Collectible Badge Center. It's one of the last tidbits we'll get from the Japanese version of the game, as the final content update for the game hits this weekend.

Target, Best Buy see business boost, thanks to Switch

Both Target and Best Buy have the Switch to thank for their bottom line. Both companies said the Switch helped boosted their sales and online traffic, thanks to consumers eager to hunt down the platform. That hunt for the system continues, which should mean a bright future for both retailers.

Beamdog says Switch version of Baldur's Gate would be "an interesting project to explore"

As you can see, it's certainly not something on the cards right now. The idea is being passed along, but at least Beamdog seems open to the idea. If this is something you want to see happen, hit up Beamdog on Twitter and let the know!


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