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Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the UK's third-biggest game launch of 2020 and Nintendo's 15th-biggest launch of all time


Super Mario 3D All-Stars has continued to sell exceedingly well in all territories, and this morning it was reported that the game has become the third-biggest game launch in the United Kingdom in 2020. Additionally, the game has sold well enough to the point that it is now Nintendo's 15th-biggest game launch of all time. Those are some impressive achievements for an anniversary title!

Thunderful Publishing has opened its own online store with various SteamWorld Quest and Fe vinyls for sale


Thunderful Publishing has opened up its own online store where players can purchase all sorts of goodies related to games published by Zoink Games, Image & Form, Rising Star Games, and other indie developers. The store is currently offering products such as vinyls for StreamWorld Quest and Fe, and future vinyls for Alwa's Awakening and Lonely Mountains: Downhill are expected to be released at a later date. For those interested in purchasing a vinyl, please note that they are limited in quantity, so it is advised that purchases be made sooner rather than later.

FiNC HOME FiT - Introduction trailer


FiNC HOME FiT is an upcoming Nintendo Switch title that is being developed by the same team behind Fitness Boxing. The game is also being supervised by FiNC, the most popular healthcare app in Japan. The game is a fitness game where the player is able to exercise with four different trainers, and the trailer above is meant to serve as an introductory video for those interested in trying out the game. Everything is in Japanese for now, but if the game is successful enough, there's a potential chance that it may be released in the west.

Going Under - more gameplay

As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus.

Monster Hunter Rise's Kamura Village and Shrine Ruins detailed

A-hunting we will go

The official Japanese site for Monster Hunter Rise has been updated with new information and screenshots. This content gives us a look at the player hub and Shrine Ruins. The player hub is called Kamura Village, and you can read a synopsis for the location below.

The Story of Kamura Village

After 50 years, the calamity returns!

This village, known for its Tatara Steel, is where hunters make their living. The Rampage, a calamity that ravaged the village 50 years ago, is about to occur again, so the inhabitants are in turmoil. The hero has to become the best hunter there is and overcome this calamity with the help of all the villagers.

As for the Shrine Ruins, they're described as a “place where people once prayed for protection” but “the shrine has fallen into decay and is now haunted by the roars of monsters.” In the debut trailer, you can spot Magnamalo running around this location.

New inside info casts doubt on the Mass Effect Trilogy coming to Switch

This rumor is my least favorite on the Citadel

For months now, we've been hearing rumors about a Mass Effect Trilogy in the works. EA is yet to confirm that release, but we're hearing that a reveal is coming very soon. Unfortunately, the other half of the rumor that says the package is coming to Switch may not be correct.

According to industry inside Jeff Grubb, the Mass Effect Trilogy is real, but it's not coming to Switch. At least not in 2020, that is.

“EA has multiple games coming to Nintendo Switch and Mass Effect is definitely not one of them. Not yet, anyhow. If that happens, it won’t happen in that one-year window that they talked about in their last shareholder meeting.”

In other words, there's still a chance the collection could come to Switch, but it's not going to happen this year. That's something we've seen with countless other multiplatform games, so it wouldn't be a surprise. Switch owners are used to waiting a few extra months to get their version of a game. Let's hope that's the case with the Mass Effect Trilogy, rather than the package not coming to Switch at all.

Standard physical releases for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps coming this year

Something to look forward to

If you want to get physical versions of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the only way to do so right now is in a Collector's Edition bundle that's priced at $150. If that's a bit too pricey for you, or you just want one of those two games, you'll be in luck later this year.

The official Ori Twitter account confirmed that standard physical releases for both Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are on the way. They'll be out later this year, but no specific timing was given. We also don't know which retailers will be stocking these titles, so we'll just have to hang tight.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Sept. 22nd, 2020

[Crafting] More Event Items are now available via Reissue Crafting: Truffle Treasures (available until September 28th)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Sept. 22nd, 2020

[Summoning] A Summoning Focus is now back: Performing Arts. It features the following Special Heroes: Shigure (Dark Sky Singer), Azura (Lady of Ballads), Inigo (Indigo Dancer), and Olivia (Festival Dancer) (available until October 6th)
[Resonant Battles] Season 14 of Resonant Battles is now live. The bonus titles are: Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (available until September 29th)

[Aether Raids] Season 96 of Aether Raids is now live (available until September 29th)

Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Yune (Chaos Goddess), Sigurd (Destined Duo), Quan (Lightfoot Prince), Ethlyn (Glimmering Lady), Lachesis (Ballroom Bloom), Eldigan (Strutting Lion), Rhys (Gentle Basker), Lorenz (Highborn Heat), Lucina (Glorious Archer), and Anna (Commander)
Bonus Structures (Level +1): Catapult (O, D)

[Allegiance Battles] Season 68 of Allegiance Battles is now live. The Target for this Season is: Yune (Chaos Goddess) (available until September 29th)

Playism announces Action Game Maker MV, Idol Manager, and Knights & Bikes for Switch in Japan

Three more headed to Japan

We covered Playism's event last night, which featured a slew of new titles on the way to Switch. Turns out Playism has a handful of Switch titles that they confirmed exclusively for Japan as well, and we've got the details.

First up is the above Action Game Maker MV, which is the the equivalent of RPG Game Maker MV, but for action games. This title will launch sometime before the year ends in Japan.

Next up is Idol Manager, which will also see release sometime before the year ends. Check out a Japanese trailer for the game above.

Finally, Playism also confirmed that they're handling the localization of Knights & Bikes in Japan. The team didn't mention a release date for this one, but they did share the debut Japanese trailer, which you can see above.

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