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Pokemon Sword and Shield Wild Area Event update for Oct. 29th, 2020

A Halloween switch-up

The Wild Area Event in Pokémon Sword & Shield has shifted once again, this time for an Extra Event. From now until Sunday, Ghost and Dark Pokémon have left raids to be replaced with Pokémon that are "spooky." There are two guaranteed slots, one for Small Size Pumpkaboo and another for Super Size Pumpkaboo at 1% each.

GungHo streams gameplay from the third season of Ninjala

Season 3 is here!

GungHo announced the third season of Ninjala earlier this week, and now it's underway. If you want to see what it has to offer, you can watch the official live-stream above. Along with that, read a recap of Season 3 below.

Kicking off Season 3 is a collaborative event with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit song “Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix.” From October 29 through November 26, players will be able to purchase the BGM remix to play during battle, Kyary’s ninja outfit from her original music video, and a themed dance emote from the Specialty Shop.

In addition to the collab, Ninjala fans will be treated to a bunch of new content in Season 3:

● The Croissant Arena is a French-inspired stage that features the new Drone Monitor, which lets players locate where the Drones will spawn.

● Two new Hammer weapons are introduced alongside a new Gum Ninjutsu, Special, and Gum Shoot.

○ The Baiting Shark Gum Ninjutsu traps enemy players via an unassuming scroll placed on the ground. When another player comes near, a shark jumps out and attacks them.

○ The Full-Throttle Field Special deploys a health regenerating barrier to help protect and heal a wounded Ninja.

○ The Gum Laser Gum Shoot fires a laser in a straight line and burns anything between you and the end of the beam.

● Spectator Mode allows players to watch Battle Royale and Team Battle matches by switching between either an overhead camera or different player POVs

Memoranda - more gameplay

A point and click adventure game with magic realism elements that tells the story of a young woman who gradually realizes that she is forgetting her own name. But is she really losing her memory, or is there something else that could explain the strange situation?

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. Japanese commercial released

Give it a Game & Watch

Need another reminder of why you need the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.? Nintendo has released a Japanese commercial to promote the item, and it's looking gorgeous as ever. Give it a look above.

Dragon Lapis comes to Switch on Nov. 5th, 2020, pre-order live now with 10% discount

How many RPGs does Kemco have?!

Kemco has reached down into their never-ending bag of RPGs to line up another one for Switch. Dragon Lapis is on the way Nov. 5th, 2020, and you can see what it's all about in the press release below.

KEMCO proudly announces the release of Dragon Lapis for the Nintendo Switch™ system set to hit the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShop on November 5th. Standard price is USD 14.99, but it will be made available at 10% off for a limited time during the pre-purchase period starting today!

Overview

A thousand years ago, a great battle ensued between two dragons, one gold and the other silver, where they were sealed away. Many centuries later, the Silver Dragon reawakens, and launches an assault on a frontier village. Lucas, a royal knight serving as a guard, little does he know he is, in fact, a descendant of the hero who once sealed the Gold and Silver Dragons in human form. Nonetheless, when the tragedy strikes, he soon sets out on an adventure to save the world! Make a return to the golden age of RPGs with 8-bit graphics and chiptunes. By unlocking growth plates, characters are able to strengthen parameters, learn skills, and increase job rank! Master multiple jobs and live an adventure full of challenges and dungeons to explore!

Features

- Make a return to the golden age of RPGs!
- Intuitive controls & retro graphics!
- Unlock the growth plates to power up characters!
- Change and master jobs to use more abilities!
- Plenty of subquests and extra content!
- Challenging dungeons full of gimmicks and formidable opponents!
- Fight various enemies and complete the Enemy Guide!
- Play the Lottery to win strong equipment!
- Character's appearance changes depending on their job!
- Splendid BGM from the renowned game composer Ryuji Sasai!

IGN Video Review - Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra DLC

The second DLC in Sword and Shield's Expansion Pass puts your legendary monster hunting skills to the test in a fun but short-lived addition.

Nintendo Minute - Hades Characters RANKED w/ Supergiant Games – Round 3

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! We made it to round 3 of our Hades character bracket. It’s very exciting that we’re getting closer to finding out who made it to the top. Today we’re back with Greg Kasavin, creative director of Hades and we’re talking about characters with the best story. What do you think? Tell us who you think has the best story in the comment section below. Be sure to tune back in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of this series and find out who will be the winner! As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you tomorrow!

Ars Technica mini-doc takes a look How The NES conquered a skeptical America in 1985

Paving the way for future generations

The latest entry in Ars Technica's War Stories mini-doc series is all about the NES. The feature spotlights Gail Tilden, the visionary marketing mind behind Nintendo of America's triumphant launch of the NES in 1985. In a market that was super skeptical of home game consoles after the Atari crash, Gail helped pave the way for Nintendo's success. See how it all came together in the feature above.

Thanks to Daniel for the heads up!

New Star Manager hits Switch in Japan on Feb. 10th, 2021

The soccer stars of tomorrow

Rainy Frog has announced that they're bringing New Star Manager to the Switch in Japan on February 10th, 2021. The game will have both a digital and retail release, where it will be 3,500 yen for the physical version, and 2,500 yen for the eShop option. Check out a recap for the game below.

Welcome to New Star Manager: The critically acclaimed game from Simon Read, creator of the BAFTA Award-winning New Star Soccer series. Take control of New Star FC – a beleaguered soccer club which needs your management skills and instincts to unlock the team's potential and make it to the top of the game. This is soccer management like you've never experienced it - Be more than just a player, be the head, the heart, and backbone of New Star FC. Be the Manager.

Check out a new Japanese trailer for Forward to the Sky

Looking forward to 2021

Just a few weeks back, we learned that Forward to the Sky was slipping into early 2021 for its Japanese release. Last night, we got confirmation that the new release date is Feb. 25th, 2021, and the game will be priced at 4,400 yen. There will also be a Special Edition priced at 8,800 yen, which includes an acrylic figure, art book, and soundtrack and theme song CD.

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