Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir - launch trailer

The story begins in the small village of Armorica, where peace reigns and the villagers go about their everyday lives. Asterix and Obelix hunt wild boar, villagers quarrel and the village chief paces around the main square. But peace cannot last forever. One day, the druid Getafix receives a strange letter and this event marks the beginning of an exciting journey for our two heroes – and a living nightmare for the Roman camps they’ll come across! Helped by the mysterious powers of the crystal menhir, the duo will travel to distant lands and face many dangers.

Sonic X comes to Netflix on Dec. 1st, 2019

Gotta go fast!

Sonic X, which debuted in Japan back in 2003, is making its way to Netflix. The series is going to be available to stream starting December 1st, 2019, offering up 52 episodes for fans to enjoy. Time to relive your childhood, for better or for worse!

Check out new pics of the Edelgard and Splatoon Boy figmas, as well as Pokemon Scale World Johto figurines

Make some room on the old toy shelf

In the mood for some Nintendo figurines? There's a whole bunch on the way, which you can see in the gallery above. Take a look at the figmas for Edelgard and the Splatoon boy, as well as more figurines in the Pokemon Scale World Johto line.

Nintendo TOKYO offers up over 1,000 products, and includes a giant video screen

Nintendo TOKYO is the place to be!

Nintendo TOKYO is opening later this week, and it's going to be a one-stop shop for all things Nintendo in the region. All in all, the 300 square meter space houses over 1,000 pieces of merch for fans to scoop up. It also includes a massive video wall, much like the one at Nintendo NY. While not confirmed at this time, it seems the store representatives are eager to showcase events on that video wall, much like Nintendo NY airs Nintendo Directs on their screen.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Nov. 19th, 2019

[Goals] A new set of Goals is now available: Golden Fishing Goals (available until November 22nd)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Nov. 19th, 2019

[Summoning] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Guardians of Peace. It features the following Heroes: Larum (Sprightly Dancer), Perceval (Knightly Ideals), Echidna (Unyielding Idealist), and Igrene (Nabata Protector). Also, Chad (Lycian Wildcat) will start appearing from now on. (available until December 6h)

[Story Maps] A new set of Story Maps, and more precisely a Xenologue called Heavenly Witness is now live (no end date)

[Summoning Focus] A Summoning Focus is now live: Tempest Trials. It features the following Heroes: Raigh (Dark Child), Lugh (Anima Child), and Chad (Lycian Wildcat) (available until December 2nd)

[Log-in Bonus] A new set of Log-in Bonuses is now live: Tempest Trials+. It allows you to get some Orbs every day, with the amount varying each day: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3 (13 Orbs in total) (available until December 2nd)

[Log-in Bonus] A new set of Log-in Bonuses is now live: New Heroes Log-in Bonus. It allows you to get some Orbs every day, with the amount varying each day: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3 (13 Orbs in total) (available until December 3rd)

[Aether Raids] Season 54 of Aether Raids is now live (available until November 26th)

Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Sothis (Girl on the Throne), Catria (Mild Middle Sister), Forsyth (Loyal Lieutenant), Python (Apathetic Archer), Silque (Adherent of Mila), Valbar (Open and Honest), Conrad (Masked Knight), Camilla (Steamy Secrets), Marth (Hero-King), and Sharena (Princess of Askr)
Bonus Structures (Level +1):Catapult (O, D)

[Arena] The next set of Heroes for the Arena is now live. It features the following Heroes: Ephraim (Dynastic Duo), Gerik (Desert Tiger), Ewan (Eager Student), Tethys (Beloved Dancer), Ross (His Father’s Son), Cormag (Aloff Lanceman), Athena (Borderland Sword), Subaki (Perfect Expert), Gunnthra (Voice of Dreams), and Alfonse (Prince of Askr) (available until December 3rd)

[Allegiance Battles] Season 31 of Allegiance Battles is now live. The Target for this Season is: Marth (Hero-King) (available until November 26th)

Unleash your inner hero in Real Heroes: Firefighter

It's getting hot in here

LONDON – NOVEMBER 19, 2019 – Video games publishers Golem Entertainment and 612GAMES announced today that their critically acclaimed fire and rescue action game, Real Heroes: Firefighter, will be launching on the eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide, November 27. Eager fans can pre-order the title from today at a substantial discount.

Put on a fresh pair of turnout pants and grab your Fire Axe. Previously released and nominated for ‘Best First Person Shooter Award’ by IGN on Nintendo Wii, Real Heroes: Firefighter sees players take on the heroic role of a rookie firefighter destined to become a hero. The game has been fully optimised for the Nintendo Switch and features a unique cel shaded look.

With a star-studded voice cast, including Aliens’ Janette Goldstein, Buffy’s James Marsters and more, you are a newly graduated cadet starting out at a big city fire station in Los Angeles, the "powder keg" of the world. Learn the tools of the trade and battle massive fires and rescue survivors, living the life of one of the world's last true heroes – a real firefighter!

Key Features

The first family-friendly firefighter game!

Fully optimised for the Nintendo Switch

Realistic fire ‘technology.’

Play through career mode with over 9 levels and locations.

Fight through the fires using real-world tools; Hose, Axe, Mechanical Separator, Extinguisher, Halligan, Deck Gun, and more.

All-Star Hollywood voice cast including James Marsters (Buffy), Jack McGee (Rescue Me), Michael Jace (The Shield), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), and Jenette Goldstein (Aliens).

Nintendo Europe's Cyber Deals 2019 kick off Nov. 22nd, 2019

Cyber madness!

Nintendo Europe have confirmed that their Cyber Deals eShop offerings are returning for 2019, and they're set to kick off Nov. 22nd, 2019. We don't have full details on what games will be up for grabs, but we do know select titles will be up to 70% off. Here are the games confirmed thus far.

- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Rocket League
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer feat. The Legend of Zelda
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Super Mario Odyssey
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Castle of no Escape 2 due out Nov. 22nd, 2019

Care to try and escape...again?

Castle of no Escape 2 was announced for Switch awhile back, but today we find out it's set for release on Nov. 22nd, 2019. The title takes up 153 MB of space, and is normally priced at $8. If you hop in on the option to preload, which is now live, you can get the game for a discounted price of $5.

Shovel Knight Showdown Character Highlight - "Goldarmor"

Going for gold

The latest character profile for Shovel Knight Showdown has been revealed. Check out full details on Goldarmor below!

Glory to Goldarmors! Too often do we find a new knight foolishly attempting to storm their way into our glorious King’s keep! Our esteemed ranks must form the first and final line of defense!

Goldarmor supports a small, but stocky playstyle. His moves might lack flash, but with solid fundamentals and good timing, he can stand his ground and emerge victorious.

Guard Stance

Goldarmor’s hallmark combat stance! Simply hold down attack to ready your guard.

While guarding, your orientation will be locked, even in the air! You can still turn around by just tapping the opposite direction.

Hold up to block attacks from up above! The rumor going around Pridemoor is that even Shovel Knight was thrown off by this deft defensive maneuver.

While holding your Guard Stance, you can block any and all incoming projectiles, but you can only withstand a single melee attack before being thrown off balance. Woah!

This is critical! Once your guard is broken, you must choose between waiting out the recovery or attempting a parry. Choose wisely!

Sword Lunge

While in Guard Stance, release the attack button to begin a simple and effective lunging attack. Knights need to practice 1,000 of these strikes each day before they can even consider entering the ranks of the Goldarmors! Execute this attack on the ground and you’ll…well…lunge forward! Very useful for getting the last hit on the enemy.

Swift Strikes

Continue holding Guard Stance for a short while and Goldarmor will begin to glow! Once glowing, release attack to unleash a barrage of fast hitting strikes with the ferocity of a dragon! Uh, a metaphorical dragon, of course.

One, two, three! Haaa! If you think this is just a triple Sword Lunge…pfft, then you are sorely mistaken!

Using Swift Strikes in the air allows you to cover great distances. You can even hold up or down to alter your height a little.

Skewer multiple foes and out-maneuver your opponent with fancy footwork by changing up your direction. The last strike always travels farthest, so dance just out of range and fake out your enemy.

Down Thrust

Get the higher ground and attack! Press down while in the air to execute this falling sword stab.

This move isn’t quite as good as a certain shovel wielding knight’s downward attack. In addition to having a short startup time, it also has slightly less reach.

Anchor Toss

Serving the kingdom grants only the best and heaviest in armor and weapons. Every Goldarmor is issued one of these gleaming anchors. Just press Special and you’ll toss one overhead!

Let me tell you, it takes some real muscle to get that kind of height! Many of the new recruits can’t even lift the thing over their own nose! You can toss the anchor in the air or on the ground, but you can only have one anchor out at a time. You won’t be winning any fights with this move alone, but it can add some extra pressure to any duel!

Bringing It All Together

Since you need to start Guard Stance to lunge, and hold Guard Stance to begin Swift Strikes, many of Goldarmor’s moves are a package deal! You’ll probably find yourself blocking attacks by accident – and there’s nothing wrong with that!

Your gut might be telling you to release Swift Strikes high up in the air, but using this move on the ground will let you cancel into a jump. Threaten an attack with your Swift Strikes, and then follow up with your Down Thrust for a real tricky mix-up.

Your Anchor is useful for more than just weighing down your foes. Give it a toss, then jump onto it with your Down Thrust to hop up really high into the air! Goldarmor isn’t very mobile, so be sure to utilize every possible trick at your disposal.


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