Nintendo Account - website updated with Friend Suggestions options and more

- Friend Suggestions: a feature that allows you to “easily connect with friends across multiple Nintendo Account linked services by providing friend recommendations in one service based on your existing friends in another service”
- you can easily find your friends in games you play, services you use, and consoles you own
- search for specific services/games individually
- disabling it doesn’t remove friends you added via this feature, just the suggestions
- Parental Control: can also set up the controls via the website
- feature requires a Child Account, that was introduced in a previous update
- Parental Control tab allows you to do the following: edit info for the Child Account, restrict spending on the Nintendo eShop, set up Age-Based Purchase Restrictions for the Nintendo eShop and edit various settings, such as Friend Suggestions and Usage Information sharing
- able to change the language without changing the country of residence
- if you linked your NNID, you can now look at your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS digital purchases

This week's European downloads - February 23 (forma.8, Harvest Moon 64 and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

forma.8 (MixedBag) - €14.99/£13.49 (€12.49/£11.29 if you downloaded Nindies @ Home demo, ends March 23)

forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. As the small exploration probe forma.8 you're stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it's too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils, and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems...

Harvest Moon 64 (Natsume Inc., N64 VC) - €9.99/£8.99
In Harvest Moon 64, you'll work hard to make a life for yourself on the run-down farm that you've inherited from your dearly departed grandfather. It will take careful planning and a lot of help from your neighbours to ride out the seasons and succeed as a gentleman farmer.

Vaccine (RNC) - €9.99/£8.99
Find a vaccine for your infected friend before the time runs out, but be aware your friend will relapse sooner or later and you will have to find a new vaccine in a new randomly rebuilt house. Will you be able uncover the mystery to save your friend once and for all!?

Wall Ball (RCMADIAX) - €1.49/£1.39
WALL BALL is a suspenseful zigzag endless runner game with simple, yet appealing 3D graphics. The levels are randomly generated and promise a long lasting gaming experience.

Special offers
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte) - €6.49/£5.49 (Ends March 9, normally €12.99/£10.99)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte) - €8.49/£6.99 (Ends March 9, normally €16.99/£13.99)
360 Breakout (nuGAME) - €5.00/£4.00 (Ends March 23, normally €7.00/£6.00)
Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends March 23, normally €4.99/£4.99)
Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive) - €2.59/£2.35 (Ends March 23, normally €6.49/£5.89)
Master Reboot (Wales Interactive) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends March 23, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jones on Fire (Joindots) - €4.79/£3.67 (Ends March 9, normally €5.99/£4.59)
Queen's Garden (Joindots) - €5.59/£4.39 (Ends March 9, normally €6.99/£5.49)
Defense Dome (HULLBREACH STUDIOS) - €0.89/£0.83 (Ends March 9, normally €1.49/£1.39)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Swapdoodle - Dollo's 【Nintendo Switch】 Doodles (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - Free
Swapdoodle - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time #2 (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €2.99/£2.69
Swapdoodle - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker #2 (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - €2.99/£2.69

Special offers

Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax) - €9.99/£9.59 (Ends March 16, normally €17.99/£15.99)
The Keep (Cinemax) - €5.99/£5.39 (Ends March 16, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.91 (Ends March 17, normally €4.99/£4.89)
Adventure Labyrinth Story (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 17, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Conveni Dream (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 17, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Kingdom's Item Shop (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.83 (Ends March 17, normally €5.00/£4.79)
Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.91 (Ends March 17, normally €4.99/£4.89)
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.19 (Ends March 17, normally €4.99/£3.99)
3D MahJongg (Joindots) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 9, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends March 9, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Safari Quest (Joindots) - €5.59/£3.99 (Ends March 9, normally €6.99/£4.99)

Famitsu's Most Wanted - top 30 for February 2-8, 2017

1. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 1,320 votes
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 1,084 votes
3. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 899 votes
4. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 769 votes
5. [PS4] NieR Automata – 681 votes
6. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V – 522 votes
7. [SWI] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 509 votes
8. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 464 votes
9. [PS4] Musou Stars – 390 votes
10. [3DS] The Alliance Alive – 339 votes
11. [WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 320 votes
12. [PS4] Tekken 7 – 305 votes
13. [PS4] Blue Reflection – 276 votes
14. [3DS] The Snack World – 273 votes
15. [PS4] New Hot Shots Golf – 257 votes
16. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn – 239 votes
17. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 231 votes
18. [PS4] Ace Combat 7 – 225 votes
19. [SWI] Splatoon 2 – 217 votes
20. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V – 216 votes
21. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes – 214 votes
22. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – 211 votes
23. [3DS] Pikmin – 208 votes
24. [SWI] Super Mario Odyssey – 200 votes
25. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 – 197 votes
26. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 186 votes
27. [PS4] Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – 182 votes
28. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories – 140 votes
29. [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies – 131 votes
30. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 129 votes

Voice of Azura in Fire Emblem talks about the role, her favorite parts of the job

A portion of a ComedyNGaming interview with voice actor, Rena Strober...

CNG: What was it like recording for Fire Emblem Heroes and Republique? Is voice acting for a mobile game any different from lending your talents to a console game or an anime dub?

RS: Every voiceover job is different for me. The roles vary in age, genre and personality. There’s no difference however if I’m recording for a game on a console versus a mobile app. I approach each role with the same amount of enthusiasm and respect. However, doing anime is different because we’re matching the mouth movements from the previously recorded animation. This was really only the case for Sailor Moon when I voiced Esmeraude. Some of the other games have a specific time frame the line needs to be said in, but I’m still able to bring my own voice and creativity to the lines.

CNG: What have been your favorite lines (or songs) to record for Azura in both Fire Emblem: Fates and Fire Emblem Heroes. My personal favorite is the up-tempo version of Lost in Thoughts All Alone from the Conquest path. Were there any lines that you found more emotionally demanding?

RS: I LOVE Lost in Thoughts!! It was so much fun to record and explore the various tempos and versions that the game included. Some were soft and slow and others, like the uptempo versions really allowed me to use my full voice.

I also prefer lines where the character shows vulnerability. This is something you can’t fake in a microphone so it’s more challenging but so much more rewarding when you nail it. When Azura is about to be killed she softly says ‘Kill me if you want, but do it as yourself.” I loved working on that line because Azura had to come to terms with the fact that she might be losing her life.

Thanks to LightChao42 for the heads up!

Petite Games bringing Infinite Golf to 3DS

I'm a sucker for any golf game, no matter how basic or intricate. I am definitely down to give this a shot when it comes out.

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for Feb. 19th, 2017

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- 1 returning set of Kirby badges:
- 2 returning set of Pokémon badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

A look at Max Factory & Good Smile's upcoming Nintendo figurines

At the link below, you'll be able to see pics/screens of figures like Samus, Kirby and various Pokemon figures.

Check out the figurine lineup here (thanks Mr. Raccoon!)