ARMS - Twitter update for April 30th, 2017 (character sketches)

Koei Tecmo working on more Switch exclusives titles

The following comes from Koei Tecmo chairman Keiko Erikawa...

- Koei Tecmo's multiplatform engine has Switch embedded
- this means it can generate PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch titles automatically from a single source
- Erikawa is pleased with Switch's “anytime anywhere” concept and believes it will be successful
- Koei Tecmo is already working on Switch exclusive title(s) other than Fire Emblem Warriors
- the plan is to deliver Switch games one after another

Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan-made 2D demake gets takedown notice from Nintendo

I mean, we all knew it was going to happen. It's still sad to see that it did, but I don't think anyone would say they're surprised. I hope people had fun with it while it lasted!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 611

What a hellish situation it's been today with the podcast. My laptop of 9+ years may finally be giving up the ghost. I fought with it for hours to get it to work, but eventually had to move into my office and record on the desktop. It's still on life support right now, but I'm working hard! At least I managed to get the podcast out there this week. Can't miss an episode no matter WHAT!

Download the episode here

Known worldwide sales of all Nintendo published titles during Fiscal Year 2016-2017

How insane are those Pokemon Sun/Moon levels? Man, if that rumored Stars title is coming to Switch, get ready for consoles to be nearly impossible to find!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Launch Tournament at Nintendo NY - footage

Thanks to KirbyGCN17 for the heads up!

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!