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Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Countdown to DLC Pack 1 - Aonuma talks Majora's Mask content

When the development team started discussing including armor items associated with previous The Legend of Zelda games, I was the first one to speak up: "Please add Majora's Mask!"

When you acquire this mask in the Master Trials and equip it, it has the effect of making minor enemies like Bokoblins, Moblins, and Stal enemies think that Link is part of their group, so that they won't attack Link. (Although Kilton might complain: "You're hurting my business!") If you're not good at combat, I recommend you try this mask out.

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Dragon Quest XI - Latest Jump scan details Martina, Row, and a new town

Martina

- fighter with an ambiguous elegance drifting about her
- she doesn’t seem to be just an ordinary person
- she seems to have the intention to travel the world

Skills she can use include:

“Sexy Beam” – A seductive skill in which Martina strikes a sexy pose and monsters fall in love with her beautiful face.
“Miracle Moon” – A melee skill.
“Witch Nail” – A claw claw skill.
“Hell Spark” – A spear skill in which hell thunder strikes down on the enemy.

Row

- has the appearance of a traveler, but is a man shrouded in mystery who can use advanced magic and martial arts

Spells that he can use include:

“Kazam”
“Kacrackle”
“Kazing” – A spell that revives a fallen ally.

Skills that he can use include:

“Baptism of Zero” – An enlightenment skill that eliminates good effects on the enemy.
“Revival Staff” – A two-handed staff skill that revives an ally.
“Liger Slash” – A claw skill in which Row hits the enemy with strong, continuous attacks—both spells and direct attacks.

The town of Grotta

- flourishing town in the northern part of Lotozetasia
- this is where masked fighters participate in a “Masked Fighters Tournament”
- there is arena here, as well as a statue of General Greig, who won the tournament once

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns hits Europe on Oct. 13th


The original and best-selling farming/life sim returns for its 20th anniversary with a brand new adventure!

Take on the role of a young city slicker who has always wished for a life on the farm. Your dream leads you to a huge plot of open land just ready to be filled with crops, livestock, decorations, and more.

Your new farm is at the crossroads of three different towns. Westown, with its cows and corrals, has everything the classic frontier settler needs. Right next door is Lulukoko Town, a warm, friendly paradise to rival any tropical island. Rounding out the neighborhood is Tsuyukusa, a traditional Far Eastern village. Become friends with the residents and help them improve their towns, then connect to other farmers like you, locally or via internet, to chat and trade useful items.

Grow crops, raise adorable pets, become a renowned chef or fashionista, and even discover romance with the locals. It’s all up to you in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns.

Shephy getting Switch eShop release in Europe

Remember Shephy? Of course you do! It was the Solitaire-like card game for 3DS that was all about amassing 1,000 sheep! Well, it looks like the title, which released on 3DS and mobile platforms, is getting a Switch release as well. According to the EU eShop, the title is set to launch next week! No word on release in the states at this time. Thanks to Samy Joe for the heads up!

Hey! Pikmin - another round of screens

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I really did fall in love with this game from the demo session I played. No joke, it's near the top of my list for most wanted. Good thing it's not too far off from release!

PQube Announces Retail Version of SmartBoy for European Markets

PQube, in partnership with Hyperkin, a video game hardware development company from Los Angeles, has announced it will be releasing the SmartBoy through the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program (SMAPP) to the European Market.

Originally a development kit in late 2016, the SmartBoy attaches to Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, turning your smartphone into a handheld gaming device.

The SmartBoy is compatible with actual NTSC/PAL Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, while sporting a classic-style tactile button set, making the SmartBoy look and feel like a real handheld gaming console. The SmartBoy is compatible with other apps and games, including Game Boy Advance apps from Google Play; configuration for such apps may vary. Out of the box, the SmartBoy was designed for current-gen Samsung devices with USB Type-C ports, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 - other Android device compatibility may vary.

Hyperkin Product Developer, Chris Gallizzi, was ecstatic to learn his team's baby is now a retail-ready device officially licensed by Samsung.

"The SmartBoy has been about two years in the making - three if you count the months we were kicking around the idea," Gallizzi said. "From an April Fool's Joke, to a successful dev kit, and now an officially licensed device, that little guy has come a long way!"

Features:
• Compatible with NTSC/PAL cartridges
• Plays GB and GBC cartridges
• Classic-style tactile button set
• Designed for current-gen Samsung devices
• Phone Size: 5.2 - 6 inches
• Upscales to phone's resolution • USB Type-C port
• Does not require batteries

The SmartBoy is available to pre-order now at just £59.99 at Europe's Number One Retro Gaming Destination, FunstockRetro.co.uk