Japan - Ridge Racer 3D making its way to the 3DS eShop

Ridge Racer 3D is finally making its way over to the 3DS eShop in Japan. The title will be released on June 1st for a special price of ¥2,721. The game goes up to¥3,024 starting June 28th.

Nintendo Badge Arcade - content update for May 25th, 2017

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- New Animal Crossing and Pokémon (later this week) badges featured this week
- 1 FREE play being given away
- 10 new sets of Animal crossing badges
- 9 returning sets of Splatoon badges (includes system icons)
- Animal Crossing beach theme (available until 6/1)

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

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!

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.

Nintendo may be implementing a wave of bans on hacked 3DS owners

If you're playing on a hacked 3DS or using hacked/modded software, you better be careful. There are multiple reports coming in of players in those circumstances being hit with bans when trying to access online content. If you don't want to brick your 3DS, you better stay offline or head back to the more legal side of things!

Rock Your Toughest Foes with Lycanroc

Trainers can add one of the coolest Pokémon from the Alola region to their teams—a Midnight Form Lycanroc—to celebrate the release of Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising. This special Lycanroc will be holding a valuable Life Orb, have its Hidden Ability No Guard, and know the Egg Moves Fire Fang and Sucker Punch. And the Pokémon will have a Classic Ribbon and be in a Cherish Ball, unlike a Lycanroc captured in the wild. Check out the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising website to find out more about how to add the Wolf Pokémon to your team.

Though Lycanroc (Midnight Form) comes battle-ready, you'll need to work together to achieve its full potential. Read on to learn more about how to get the most out of Lycanroc. We'll even include some QR Rental Teams via the Pokémon Global Link so you can see Lycanroc in action right away.

Full feature here