Japan - eShop sales update for May 24th, 2017

Shingeki no Kyojin Price Revision (01 June - permanent)

– Shingeki no Kyojin ~Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa~ CHAIN (¥5,378 → ¥3,218) 3DS

Bandai Namco Welcome Price!! Early Price (01 - 28 June then permanent)

– Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble + (¥5,119 → ¥2,721 → ¥3,024) 3DS
– Tales of the Abyss (¥2,980 → ¥2,721 → ¥3,024) 3DS
– Ridge Racer 3D (N/A → ¥2,721 → ¥3,024) 3DS

Cosen Early Sumer Sale (31 May - 14 June)

– Power Disc Slam (¥1,000 → ¥800) 3DS-DL
– Toy Stunt Bike (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Shinobi no Pazuru (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Gu~Nyan (¥200 → ¥160) 3DS-DL
– Magic Hammer (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– RV-7 My Drone (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Shift DX (¥500 → ¥400) 3DS-DL
– Sssnakes (¥300 → ¥240) 3DS-DL

AlphadiA Genesis Price Revision (24 May - permanent)

– AlphadiA Genesis (¥1,944 → ¥1,080) Wii U-DL

Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou 500,000 Download Achievement Sale (24 May - 07 June)

– Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (¥777 → ¥621) 3DS-DL

CardFight!! Vanguard G 50% Off Campaign (17 - 31 May)

– CardFight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! (¥6,458 → ¥3,229) 3DS

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - next round of DLC available in Japan

- 7-Eleven collaboration is now live
- Mila’s Bounty 4: Villager’s Fork / Amulet (only once) [Free]
- Lost Altars Pack (1 500 yen for the whole pack, 200 Yen for each element individually)
- Rise of the Deliverance Pack (1 500 Yen for the whole pack, 500 Yen for each mission, 4 mission in total)

Bandai Giga Armor Series Model - Super Mega Man X

- designed by none other than Kanetake Ebikawa (Gundam 00 and Full Metal Panic!)
- due out late October

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate Sketchbook Available Via ThinkGeek

Use some more guardian parts on that Sheikah Slate to finally allow you to draw in it. Sure, you can take pictures like a camera or unlock maps from Sheikah Towers that have just risen from the ground, but now you can actually draw in it! And that is the true magic of the champion - his imagination!

Saving Princess Zelda can wait! Plant yourself under a tree and start drawing in your new Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate Sketchbook. Fill with plenty of blank pages for you to draw all of your favorite Legend of Zelda related things. The only limitation is your own imagination! And maybe the durability on your pencil.

Product Specifications

Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate Sketchbook
Officially-licensed Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild merchandise
Exclusively available at ThinkGeek, GameStop, and Nintendo
Sketchbook that look like Link's Sheikah Slate!
100 blank sheets with perforated edges so you can tear them out if you want
Sheikah symbol on front; blue Sheikah symbol printed on back
Handle on the top with rubber grip so you don't drop it off the top of a Sheikah Tower by mistake
Makes for a great cosplay piece as well!
Sketchbook: 12" x 7" x 1"
Pages: 6 1/4" x 6"

Grab yours here

ThinkGeek reveals subscription box, first one to include Zelda: Breath of the Wild shirt

ThinkGeek has revealed a new subscription box service called ThinkGeek Capsule. Included in the first box is the Breath of the Wild shirt you see above, as well as other items. You can check out the subscription service here (thanks NintendoWiiBoy!)

Rubik's X Pac-Man merch collaboration revealed

Richmond, LONDON, 23rd May, 2017 - As the trend for retro gaming hits fever pitch globally, Rubik's & PAC-MAN - two of the most iconic brands from 1980’s pop culture - have teamed up to create the ultimate product mash-up. Fans of retro and geek culture will be in for a massive treat, with the launch of an exciting cross-category collaboration that will pay homage to two of the most iconic games ever created.

This pair of much loved heritage brands will join forces for a historic Limited-Edition collaboration, which was announced today at the world’s leading licensing trade event, Licensing Expo.

With a range of exciting designs that will encourage fans to #playagain, the PAC-MAN x Rubik's style guide will target a unisex demographic of teens and adults. This collaboration promises to be whimsical, fun and full of nostalgia for the 1980’s and will feature retro-inspired designs updated for the digital generation with hashtag slogans. The licensing program will appeal to fans of Rubik's and PAC-MAN from back in the day and also the legions of 14-24 year olds that have gone retro crazy in the last 18 months. With a Limited-Edition PAC-MAN branded Rubik's Cube also in the works for retail release, the 80s revolution really is in full swing for 2017.

The collaboration will lean towards both brands’ unique 1980’s heritage, when both games shot to worldwide acclaim and global success, becoming symbols of a decade. Whilst Rubik's went on to become the bestselling toy in history, PAC-MAN became the highest grossing video game of all time.

This ground breaking deal has been brokered by master licensee, The Smiley Company, on behalf of Rubik's Brand Limited and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, owner of PAC-MAN who are both currently seeking licensees in categories including apparel, accessories, gifts, homewares, electronics & digital accessories and novelties

Speaking about the exciting partnership Smiley Company Vice President of Brand Strategy Lori Heiss said: "PAC-MAN and Rubik's are two of the biggest pop culture icons of the 80's. The Smiley studio has created a very cool style guide based on the current trend for retro games merchandising. I am sure the products from this unique collaboration will be hits and are going to become collectors with all generations of geeks.”

Whilst Mike Townend Managing Director of Rubik’s Brand Limited said: "Rubik’s is very excited to be working with Pac-Man and the Limited-Edition nature of the collection should ensure instant collectability with fans."

Delphine Janczak EMEA Brand Manager of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment says: "PAC MAN and Rubik’s share similar heritage and they are both true icons of the crazy 80’s generation. They defy times, gender and age but most importantly they both manage to renew themselves while continuing to provide moments of fun to everyone. The combination of these two brands is the perfect explosive mix that will amuse and reunite old and new generations who share a common passion. We are really excited about this project and we cannot wait to watch PAC MAN Rubik’s breaking records!”

Monster Hunter - latest round of Japanese merchandise

We've got some gorgeous statues, various trinkets like keychains and so much more. Check out all the goodies here and here.

Humanitarian Helicopter currently available for free

Looking for a free Wii U game? According to the official hub page for Humanitarian Helicopter on Wii U, the title is free right now. No idea how long it'll be like that, so go grab it while you can!

Latest My Nintendo survey nets you 30 Platinum Points

If you're a My Nintendo member, keep an eye on your email for a survey. If you take the time to fill the survey out, you end up with 30 Platinum Points to do with as you please.

Capcom releases two more Mega Man shirts

That "reliable friends" blurb on the one shirt makes me want it so bad. It's just such a weird thing for the shirt to say, but I dig it!