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UK software sales for the week ending October 24th, 2020

Another big week for Switch games

Not much in the way of new content this week, which is why the UK charts are largely the same as they were last week. That means we see another dominating run of Switch games in the top 10. It's also worth noting that Cadence of Hyrule's physical release managed to snag spot 37 overall. Check out the top 10 for the week ending Oct. 24th, 2020 below.

MarkSDKing wins the Smash Bros. Ultimate Regions 1 & 2 North American Online Open October 2020

A Smashing success!

Nearly 4 hours of intense Smash Bros. Ultimate action has come to a close, and one player stood out above them all. MarkSDKing managed to best the competition to become the Smash Bros. Ultimate Regions 1 & 2 North American Online Open October 2020 champ. You can see his full journey from beginning to end in the video above!

Did You Know Gaming - Obscure Pikmin Facts

Did you know?

To celebrate the upcoming Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Pikmin.

RetroMania Wrestling Developer's Vlog: Episode #26 Now Available

What's new this week?

The latest dev vlog for RetroMania Wrestling is now available. This episode gives a general update on the game, shows off new menus, and discusses another mode. Give it a watch above!

Target offering an exclusive journal for those who buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons in-store starting November 1st, 2020

A deal even Nook couldn't pass up

Still haven't bought Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Thinking about picking it up sometime soon? You might want to hold out until November 1st, 2020, and then make your purchase at Target.

The retailer has revealed that anyone who snatches the game up at a retail location starting November 1st, 2020 will get an exclusive premium journal as well. The journal features Tom Nook front-and-center, so feel free to write your love letters/hate mail to the character inside!

Mischief Makers-inspired platformer "Double Shake" hits Kickstarter, will come to Switch if funded

What a Treasure!

DoubleShake is our love letter to our favorite PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 games that we grew up with, such as "Mischief Makers", "Tomba!"*, and "Klonoa". Our goal is to utilize modern technology, techniques. and game design to "shake up" this nostalgic aesthetic.

GRAB just about anything not nailed down to the floor, including enemies! Carry small objects around or attach to Grapple Orbs to navigate tricky terrain!

THROW things to clear the way! Throw carry-able things forward, up, down, and all around to solve puzzles, defeat foes, and destroy obstacles!

SHAKE up the scene! Give your enemies a jostle, activate held objects, shake off their loose valuables, swing massive weapons, shoot guns, various other things that are too spoiler-y to mention here, and when you're not holding anything, shake your money maker to taunt enemies!

KICK the heck out of everything to disarm enemies and ricochet off of various objects and walls. Your kick doesn't deal enough damage to anything not in shambles, but it still has great knock-back and can stun foes.

NAVIGATE winding, twisting, branching, bobbing, flowing, changing, turning, rotating 2.5D-style paths throughout scenic vistas ranging from quaint fishing villages, volcanic mountainsides, haunted vineyards, and... an entire fusillade of in-flight missiles!? Paths can converge and split at crossroads, or Super Jump Pads can let you quickly transfer to faraway points! Also, as the game progresses, the levels become more and more puzzle and exploration-focused.

DISCOVER a ton of secrets, items, alternate paths, and ability upgrades scattered and tucked away in the deepest darkest corners of the levels! Eat Golden Peppers to increase your max health and find ability upgrades!

ENCOUNTER a band of nasty ne'er-do-wells (and the occasional dangerous wildlife), including several bosses! Utilize your grab and kick mechanics to turn their attacks and projectiles into counter-attacks, take them down and overthrow their evil plans!

Does DoubleShake seem like something you'd be interested in? You can help bring the game to Switch by pledging to the Kickstarter. The team wants just $9,000 to make the Switch version happen, which seems more than doable. Check out the Kickstarter here.

Thanks to PC for the heads up!

Atelier Ryza series producer shares thoughts on why game was so successful

Ryze up

The Atelier series has been going on for a long time now, but none of the games have seen success like Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. It's the best-selling entry in the franchise, and continues to woo in new players. What caused this entry to do so well compared to all others? Atelier Ryza series producer Junzo Hosoi shared his thoughts in a NintendoEverything interview.

I think that Toridamono-san’s character design gained a lot of attention and was well-received by the players were the key points. And the feeling of being stuck in her everyday life and wishing for an extraordinary experience is something that each one of us feels, may be have resonated as well? I think that Ryza being a relatable, true-to-life girl is what made her connect with a lot of people.

A month later, Rocket League's split-screen option on Switch is still missing, but Psyonix is still working on it

We'll check back in a month

About a month ago, we noted that the split-screen option from Rocket League had been removed on Switch. Psyonix promised that they'd work up a fix and get that out the door. Here we are, roughly 30 days after that announcement, and nothing has changed.

Wondering what's going on? A lot of people are, and they've been asking Psyonix on Twitter when the fix is coming. While Psyonix still doesn't have a date, they did confirm that they're working on the issue. You can see their statement below.

Split-screen is currently unavailable for Nintendo Switch. Rest assured we're working on resolving the issue, so please stay tuned for any new updates! Thank you for your patience.

PowerA offering up three more Mario-themed Switch controllers

Three fancy options

PowerA continues to pump out special versions of their Switch controllers, and now they're offering some new Mario variants. Above you can see a "Mario Pop" version of their Enhanced Wireless controller, as well as a "Vintage Star" version of their Enhanced Wired controller. You can grab those here and here.

Along with that, the company is also selling a Mario-themed version of their Wireless GameCube-style controller. You can find that one here.

Nintendo Dream Issue 319: Favorite Character and Most-Wanted Poll Results

The votes are in

Issue 319 of Nintendo Dream is now available in Japan, and we once again have the Favorite Character and Most-Wanted Game polls to mull over. Check out the results from this issue below!

Favorite Character Poll

1. Kirby (Kirby) – 165pt
2. Link (The Legend of Zelda) – 87pt
3. Mario (Super Mario) – 75pt
4. Pikachu (Pokémon)
5. Luigi (Super Mario)
6. Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
7. Claude (Fire Emblem)
8. Sans (UNDERTALE)
9. Raihan (Pokémon)
10. Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)

Most-Wanted Games

1. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch) – 31.0%
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 24.7%
3. New Pokémon Snap (Switch) – 16.3%
4. Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 10.7%
5. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Switch) – 10.3%
6. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Switch) – 9.3%
7. Momotaro Dentetsu ~Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban!~ (Switch) – 7.7%
8. Story of Seasons Series New Work (Switch) – 7.6%
9. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy (Switch) – 6.3%
10. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Switch) – 6.0%

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