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Nintendo Dream "favorite character" poll results for the Jan. 2020 issue

Kirby can't be stopped

Nintendo Dream readers have once again voted Kirby as their favorite character overall, and second place doesn't even come close. Check out who made the list for the Jan. 2020 issue below.

Kirby (Kirby) – 174pt
Link (The Legend of Zelda) – 96pt
Mario (Super Mario) – 75pt
Dimitri (Fire Emblem)
Pikachu (Pokémon)
Claude (Fire Emblem)
Luigi (Super Mario)
Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
Yoshi (Super Mario)
Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)

Killer Queen Black 'Gemini' patch now available, adds cross-play and more

Time for cross-play!

Killer Queen Black has gotten a significant update called the 'Gemini' patch. Check out full patch notes for this update below.

We're incredibly excited to share our biggest update ever. The Gemini Patch, featuring cross-platform party support! Now players on all platforms can add each other as friends and party up for Quick Play, Ranked, and Custom matches. Additionally, Switch users should notice a significant performance improvement in both gameplay as well as controller responsiveness.

Our partnership with Network Next (https://www.networknext.com/) is now live! Players all over the world are eligible for faster connections to our game servers located in US West (California), US East (Ohio), Canada (Toronto), South America (San Paulo), EU West (London), EU East (Frankfurt), AP South (Syndey), and AP North (Tokyo).

Speaking of regions, check out region select (for PC only - releasing on Switch very soon). Choose your region(s) of desired play!

Gemini release notes:

Cross-platform party support
LiquidID - Each player, regardless of platform, will now have a unique ID
Friend invites/inbox
Game and controller performance improvements [Switch]
Remove idle timeout in local wireless
Voice chat UI now enabled in custom match lobby
Reduce AFK timeout 60s -> 30s
Network connectivity and latency improvements
Settles ties between queen assignment with mmr in ranked matches
Various small bug fixes and UI improvements
Map changes

Tally Fields:

- Added space between the start hive zones
- Moved two berry piles from the top to under the hives
- Moved center berry pile to the underside of the center platform

Helix Temple:

- Moved two berry piles from the top of the map to the bottom of the snail platform near the center gate

Spire:

- Changed top gate to Morning Star/Sheild from Speed/Shield
- Changed bottom gates to Sword/Speed from Sword/Morning Star

Juniper:

- Random hive exits removed, now the only exit from the hive you entered unless it is full

Fairy Tail devs believe they've created a game where fans can experiment with what they've always wanted

A fairy tail come true

First and foremost, the upcoming Fairy Tail game has to make fans of the manga/anime happy. That means staying true to the franchise, and letting fans experience Fairy Tail in a new way. In an interview with Comicbook.com, producer Keisuke Kikuchi details what fans can expect from the adventure.

"In this game, playable characters not only include Fairy Tail guild members but also popular characters from other guilds as well. You can create your dream party, and the guild itself is expandable. It evolves as you play the game with things such as the request board, and other missions, and so forth. I think we created a game where Fairy Tail fans can experiment with what they have always wanted in the world of Fairy Tail...fans can shape their own team and their own guild as they like. Those are things we want fans to really look forward to."

Expand your empire with the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Expansion Bundle

Remain civil, please

The Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Expansion Bundle combines both the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions. With the addition of 16 civilizations, 18 leaders, and major enhancements to gameplay, such as Great Ages and an active planet where geology and climatology present different challenges, the pursuit of building the greatest empire becomes an exciting endeavor.

Key New Features

GREAT AGES: As your civilization ebbs and flows and you reach milestone Historic Moments, you will move towards Dark Ages or Golden Ages, each providing specific challenges or bonuses based on your actions in game.

LOYALTY: Cities now have individual Loyalty to your leadership – let it fall too low, and face the consequences of low yields, revolts, and the potential to lose your city if it declares its own independence. But one civilization’s loss can be your gain as you inspire Loyalty among cities.

GOVERNORS: Recruit, appoint, and upgrade powerful characters with specialization bonuses and promotion trees to customize your cities, and reinforce Loyalty.

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Volcanoes, storms (blizzards, sandstorms, tornados, hurricanes), climate change, floods, and droughts bring the world to life. Your settlement choices are more important than ever as you balance high risks and high rewards.

ENGINEERING PROJECTS: Shape the world around your empire to overcome unfavorable land conditions by making improvements like canals, dams, tunnels and railroads.

WORLD CONGRESS: Earn Diplomatic Favor through Alliances, influencing city-states, competing in World Games, and more. Use Diplomatic Favor to extract promises from other leaders, vote on Resolutions, call a Special Session to address an emergency.

Nintendo Minute - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Ultimate FEAST or FAIL Challenge

Got a minute?

Hello! It’s almost time for the wonderful day of eating – Thanksgiving. We’re celebrating by cooking some delicious and definitely not dubious recipes in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We hope you all have a very happy and yummy Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

POWER A "Pokemon Checkerboard" Protection Case Kits for Switch Lite due out Nov. 27th, 2019

A new way to protect your Switch Lite

This sturdy case Featuring a checkerboard pattern of Pokemon faces and icons provides worry free storage and Protection for your Nintendo Switch Lite. Inside you'll find a felt lining and storage for six game cards plus zippered mesh pocket. Kit includes screen protector with applicator and matching microfiber cleaning cloth. This portable case gives you the freedom to have fun on the go with your Nintendo Switch. Wherever. Whenever.

- Sturdy outer shell with rubberized handle includes screen protector with applicator and cleaning cloth
- Molded interior precisely fits Nintendo Switch Lite and features felt lining plus zippered mesh storage
- Built-in padded screen protector flap includes storage for six game cards
- Officially Licensed by Nintendo and the Pokemon company International
- Two-year warranty - register at PowerA.Com

You can grab the cases on Amazon right now. There are both yellow and turquoise options.

EMEAA charts for the week ending Nov. 17th, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield take 3 spots!

Time to take a look at the top 10 software chart for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. Check out where Nintendo titles landed this week via the full chart below.

Get a better look at Wargroove: Deluxe Edition

Unboxing time

Wargroove: Deluxe Edition is a physical option of the previously digital-only game that's now available. Want to get a better look at what the retail package has to offer? Check out a gallery of unboxing pics right here.

Darius Cozmic Collection getting a digital release in 2020

Another shmup collection for the eShop

Earlier today we shared news on Darius Cozmic Collection getting a retail release in the states, but some people were wondering if a digital option would be coming as well. Strictly Limited, who's handling the retail release, has said that an eShop option is coming in 2020, but they aren't the company handling it. We'll just have to wait for more details from the publisher, which hopefully come soon.

Pokemon News Round-Up: Sword and Shield artist, sales in Spain, game crashes, HARIO collab, Fragment collab, Trainer's Bag, Psyduck PC cushion, Mewtwo wallpaper, Shiny Necrozma distribution extended

The biggest round-up yet!

Zacian and Zamazenta artist

- Yusuke Omura, a freelance character designer on multiple Pokemon games, created both Zacian and Zamazenta
- he also created the design for trainer Marnie

Pokemon Sword and Shield sales in Spain

- best-selling Switch games at launch in Spain
- they have beaten every other game, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo, Pokemon Company, and Game Freak comment on Sword and Shield crashes

- all three companies gave the same response

“We are aware of the errors that are caused when playing Pokemon Sword/Shield, as well as the reports where some mention their Nintendo Switch console or SD card is damaged because of said errors. We are worried for everyone. However, there’s not a huge difference between the number of repair requests made to our company around November 22 against the number of repair requests made when other games are launched. So, our company could not confirm whether the bugs in Pokemon Sword and Shield are negatively affecting the game console and SD card. If there’s a problem with your game console, please approach our customer support.”

Pokemon X HARIO Lampwork Factory collab

- new collaboration with glass maker HARIO Lampwork Factory.
- three variations on earring, piercing, or necklace designs
- available at Pokemon Center stores in Japan starting Dec. 7th, 2019
- full lineup is as follows:

Earrings Pikachu tail HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Piercings Pikachu tail HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Necklace Pikachu tail HARIO Lampwork Factory 6,600 yen
Earrings Razz Berries HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Piercings Razz Berries HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Necklace Razz Berries HARIO Lampwork Factory 6,600 circle
Earrings white clover and Pikachu HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Piercings white clover and Pikachu HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Necklace white clover and Pikachu HARIO Lampwork Factory 6,600 yen
Earrings Kanade × Pikachu HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Piercings Kanade × Pikachu HARIO Lampwork Factory 7,150 yen
Necklace Kanade × Pikachu HARIO Lampwork Factory 6,600 yen

Pokemon X Fragment collab

- soon be available for sale at Shibuya PARCO
- lineup includes a furry large black Pikachu plush, Fragment X Pokemon (Thunderbolt Project) Switch, pouch, and dock, Fragment Pikachu nanoblock, silver Pikachu figurines, and more

Contents of a Trainer's Bag product line

- available at Pokemon Centers in Japan starting Dec. 7th, 2019
- full lineup is as follows:

OUTDOOR daypack RD 9,020 yen
OUTDOOR daypack NV 9,020 yen
OUTDOOR mini shoulder bag RD 4,400 yen
OUTDOOR mini shoulder bag NV 4,400 yen
Flat pouch GR 1,650 yen
Flat Pouch TQ 1,650 yen
3-pocket pouch 1,980 yen
Pass case PL 1,650 yen
Pass case GR 1,650 yen
Eco bag RD 1,320 yen
Eco bag NV 1,320 yen
Soft Jacket for iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 PL 2,068 yen
Soft Jacket for iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6 GR 2,068 yen
Soft Jacket for iPhone Xs / X PL 2,200 yen
Soft Jacket for iPhone Xs / X GR 2,200 yen
Multi Smartphone Cover RD 3,300 yen
Multi smartphone cover NV 3,300 yen
A4 clear file 2-sheets set OR_TQ 506 yen
A4 clear file 2-sheets set GR_PL 506 yen
B6 ring notebook 660 yen
Folding mirror PL 1,100 yen
Folding mirror GR 1,100 yen
Petit towelg PL 418 yen
Petit towel GR 418 yen
Hand towel Lucario 550 yen
Hand towel Rowlet 550 yen
Pouch Substitute Doll 2,200 yen
Pouch Rowlet 1,760 yen
Pouch PL 1,650 Circle
Pouch OR 1,650 yen
Masking tape GR_PL 550 yen
Masking tape OR_TQ 550 yen
Assorted seal RD 550 yen
Assorted seal NV 550 yen
Mini Letter Set GR_PL 550 yen
Mini Letter Set OR_TQ 550 yen

Psyduck PC cushion

- coming from Premium Bandai
- comes with a Psyduck plush that’s 45cm tall, as well as a keyboard arm rest

Pokemon Secret Club’s Shiny Necrozma distribution extended

- extended to December 13th, 2019
- some customers received their codes a few days later than the expiry date of rewards such as Shiny Necrozma
- this is Pokemon Co.'s way of apologizing

Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution wallpaper

- available in PC or smartphone format
- all sizes available in the gallery below

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