Konami hosting Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Contra Anniversary Collection, and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection sale on the Switch eShop

Great deals on a ton of titles

Konami is offering up some great deals on their Collection titles for Switch. From now until Jan. 21st, 2021, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Contra Anniversary Collection, and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection are all priced at $5. These collections are usually priced at $20 each, so this is a considerable drop! You can see the titles in each collection below.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

- Castlevania
- Castlevania II Simon’s Quest
- Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse
- Super Castlevania IV
- Castlevania The Adventure
- Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Kid Dracula (never released in English before)

Contra Anniversary Collection

- Contra (Arcade)
- Super Contra
- Contra (NA)
- Contra (JP)
- Super C
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Operation C
- Contra Hard Corps
- Super Probotector Alien Rebels
- Probotector

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

- Scramble
- TwinBee
- Nemesis (also known as Gradius)
- Salamander (also known as Life Force)
- Typhoon (also known as A-Jax)
- Haunted Castle
- Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II)
- Thunder Cross

New gameplay details shared on the Bowser's Fury mode in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Fear the Fury Sun!

The Nintendo UK site for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has shared a few more details on what the Bowser's Fury mode has to offer. You can read a summary of that info below.

- Bowser has been tainted by a mysterious black goop, which turns him into Fury Bowser
- the shell that we see Bowser trapped in is called the Fury Sun
- the Fury Sun will always rise up near the island you're on
- weather will change, which indicates how much time you have until the Fury Sun emerges
- if you’ve collected five Cat Shines on an island, you can activate the Giga Bell
- this is what transforms Mario into Giga Cat Mario
- defeat Fury Bowser and he'll be sent flying back into the water, which unlocks new islands for you to explore

French shipments of the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo detailed

Enough units to go around?

As we've said many times, Nintendo is really popular in France. This is why the region gets a decent amount of stock for new Nintendo products. Every so often we get details on just how many units are heading France's way, and some of that data has come in today.

Nintendo recently revealed the Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch, which is launching alongside Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. French retailers will get a total of 40,000 units to dish out to consumers, which might make it a tad hard to find soon after launch. We also got data on the launch shipments for the Banjo-Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo, which you can find below.

Banjo-Kazooie: 12,000 units
Terry: 8,000 units
Byleth: 8,000 units

Fantasy Tavern Sextet Vol. 2: Adventurer's Days - more gameplay

Set in a tavern in a fantasy world, you'll laugh and cry in this slightly naughty love-harem romantic comedy adventure game.

Capcom shares artwork of Monster Hunter Rise's Maiden Sisters

Sister sister

Capcom has been pumping out a ton of artwork for Monster Hunter Rise on the official Twitter account, and they're back at it with two pieces featuring the Maiden Sisters. Check out the art for Quest Maiden Hinoa and Hub Maiden Minoto above.

PlatinumGames hoping to share an update on Bayonetta 3 and other unannounced projects this year

The year of Bayonetta

Whenever someone mentions PlatinumGames, Bayonetta 3 is going to be brought up instantly. With each passing day, fans of the franchise grow more curious about how the game is coming along. When on earth are we going to leran something new about the game? If things go well, it seems we could learn at thing or two this year.

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya recently appeared on an official Arcade Archives stream with Hamster, and the discussion of new projects came up. Kamiya decided to jump in at this moment with a tiny tidbit on Bayonetta 3, along with other games we don't know about. You can read the comment below, as translated by NintendoEverything.

Well, I suppose… we’ve been working on new stuff like Bayonetta 3, not that I can say too much… but I hope we can give an update during the year. ...and give updates on a few more unannounced projects too. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say that, but I said it anyway.

Sounds like 2021 will finally bring us a fresh look at Bayonetta 3. Let's hope we'll also get to play the game this year!

Thanks to WolfStarSonic for the heads up!

Ash's voice actress from Pokemon talks about the recent struggles she's faced voicing the character

Sarah Natochenny has been providing the voice for Ash Ketchum in the Pokemon anime since 2006. She's always done a wonderful job, bringing lots of joy and emotion to the character. Unfortunately, Natochenny has found doing the work a bit of struggle in recent times.

Over on Sarah's official Twitter, she shares comments on how the pandemic has impacted her voice work. You can see her full comments below.

Faithfully portraying a joyful character like Ash Ketchum in times like these, while sitting in a booth (my closet) by myself, is an acting challenge like you wouldn’t believe. My source of joy - no joke - the only real human source I pull from, is the joy I see in the comments from fans. Your joy and excitement is the joy and excitement I channel into Ash Ketchum.

If you want to help Sarah keep that joy, you can hit her up on Twitter here and share some kind words.

Glyph - more gameplay

This 3D Open-World Platformer lets you chill-out or speedrun stunning scenery on your quest to restore the ancient temple city by solving puzzles and beating enemies.

Nintendo Minute - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Fashion Show

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Happy new year, everyone. We’re so excited to be back with a new episode of Nintendo Minute! We’re very fashionably catwalking our way into 2021 with the coolest looks from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Have you been enjoying all the fun winter fashion in the game? Let us know which is your favorite look in the comment section below! As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

All Walls Must Fall - more gameplay

Berlin, November 2089: The Cold War never ended. For 150 years both sides have used time manipulation technology to observe and counter each other’s every move. Now this fragile state of affairs is approaching a breaking point, as a rogue nuclear strike will send the world into turmoil. Both sides have scrambled to send agents back in time to find who is behind the attack and how to prevent it. If they fail, the whole world will turn to ash, forever.