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Shantae and the Seven Sirens - Apple Arcade beta footage

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is playable right now on the Apple Arcade beta. It appears this is 'Part 1' of the game, so it's just a sampling of what will be available in the final title. Check out the 30 minutes of action above!

Check out another early Switch Lite unboxing

The leaks for the Switch Lite continue. If you want to get a better look at the system before it officially hits the shelves later this week, you can check out another unboxing video above.

"Klonoa of the Wind Encore" trademark surfaces

Is Klonoa coming back?

Klonoa, which has been loved by those who played, but never really found a big audience, may be giving things another go. Bandai Namco has filed a trademark for Klonoa of the Wind Encore, but no details are tied to the trademark. Adding 'Encore' to the name falls in line with previous Bandai Namco titles. The problem is, Encore has been added to Bandai Namco game names to indicate both a remake and a new title.

Taking things a step further, the 'of the Wind' name ties in to the original Klonoa as well. Here in the states, the game was known as Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. Over in Japan, the full name was Klonoa of the Wind: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. Seeing as how the original Klonoa was already remade for Wii, it would be strange to see yet another remake of the same game. Hopefully this a brand-new game with a straightforward Klonoa name, but only time will tell.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Play Tetris 99 to earn a Super Kirby Clash theme, plus Gem Apples for the Super Kirby Clash (UPDATE)

Kirby and Tetris join forces!

UPDATE - This post has had footage of the Kirby theme added at the bottom. Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

We're celebrating the release of the free-to-start Super Kirby Clash game for the Nintendo Switch system with a special Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP event! In this event, players will compete in online battles and collect at least 100 event points to unlock a new Super Kirby Clash in-game theme for the Tetris® 99 game, plus 99 Gem Apples that can be used in Super Kirby Clash.

Gem Apples are the in-game currency in Super Kirby Clash, which let players craft and obtain new items. Qualifying players will receive their 99 Gem Apples via a Nintendo eShop code that will be emailed to the address associated with their Nintendo Account within one week after the event ends. In the multiplayer mode of the Super Kirby Clash game, players choose from four unique Roles and join up to three other players* to take down tough bosses. For more information about Super Kirby Clash, visit the game's website.

The Tetris 99 7th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on Sept. 20 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 23. To compete, Nintendo Switch Online members** just have to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. The higher players place after each match, the more event points they will earn.

In Tetris 99, 99 players compete together until only one is left standing. The paid Big Block DLC adds four new offline modes to the game. (The full version of the game is required to use the DLC and is sold separately.)

Pokemon GO's final week of Ultra Bonuses now live

Enjoy!

The third and final week of Pokemon GO Ultra Bonuses is now live. Check out the full rundown of what this week brings below.

Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Date + Time
September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon.
The Gear Pokémon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!
You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!
Bonuses

2× Incubator effectiveness

Pokemon.com Feature: Mewtwo & Mew-GX Pokémon TCG Deck Strategy

Despite helping Henry Brand earn the Masters Division Champion title at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships, Mewtwo & Mew-GX might still be the most mysterious presence moving into the first major events of the 2020 Championship Series. The strength of this TAG TEAM is in the versatility of its Perfection Ability, which allows it to use attacks of all kinds from out of nowhere. A full suite of Pokémon-GX in the Standard format offers boundless options to explore, and top players have done just that—although six Pokémon TCG players brought decks built around this card to a Top 8 or better finish at Worlds, the decks offered plenty of variation. The wealth of options is truly what made Mewtwo & Mew-GX successful at Worlds, and it's what will make it successful moving forward.

Check out the feature here

Check out Borderlands 3's Super Mario Easter Egg

Fire Flower power

Borderlands has featured numerous Nintendo Easter eggs in the past, and that tradition continues with Borderlands 3. Gearbox has snuck in the Compressing Superball, which is a weapon that pays tribute to Super Mario Bros.. Check out the gun in action above.

Game Freak talks about the creation of, and rumors behind Celebi

How Cele came to bi

The latest video on Game Freak's YouTube channel takes a deep dive into the creation of Celebi. Check out a summary of what was revealed in the video below.

- designed by Hironobu Yoshida
- Mew wasn’t originally planned for Pokemon Red/Green, but was added in by Morimoto because he thought it would be cool
- Celebi was planned as a Mythical Pokemon from the planning stages of Pokemon Gold and Silver
- Celebi, Wobbuffet, and Dunsparce were all designed by Yoshida
- Yoshida thought of a design that was cute and fairy-like like Mew for Celebi
- Rumors spread that the Ilex Forest shrine was the key to gaining Celebi, which Game Freak had no hand in spreading
- the leading rumor was that you needed to bring both the Rainbow Wing and Silver Wing to the shrine
- this confused Game Freak staff at the time, as they didn’t recall adding this in, and have no idea how it came to be
- Game Freak remembered the rumor for Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver, and decided to add in a Celebi event at Ilex shrine
- nobody remembers what the shrine is for among the original staff
- Yoshida’s theory is that, back then they would use additional sprite parts to give texture to rooftops, staircases, rocks, & more
- they might have added in the shrine with these additional sprites just to spruce up the area

Cuphead soundtrack becomes the first ever game soundtrack to hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts

Knockout!

Now this is a very cool thing to see. The Billboard Jazz charts have come out, and believe it or not, the 'Selected Tunes from Cuphead' album has shot all the way up to #1! That's not #1 for gaming soundtrack charts, but #1 on the Jazz charts overall. This is the very first time a gaming soundtrack has taken #1 on the Jazz charts, and it's certainly well deserving of the honor.

EMEAA charts for the week ending Sept. 6th, 2019

Slam dunk

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.

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