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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 732 records LIVE at 3:15 PM EDT

Yes, it's that time of the week once again. Let's recap the week's biggest Nintendo news and have a little fun while we're at it! We'll be going live at 3:15 PM EDT, and we'd love to have you join us. Hope to see you here!

Switch eShop charts for Aug. 24th, 2019

Minecraft returns to the top

The overall charts are lead by big-name games, but some sales titles are sneaking in there. Over on the download-only charts, you can see that price cuts and limited-time sales are dominating. Check out both charts below!

All Games

1. Minecraft
2. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
3. Superbeat: Xonic
4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
5. Transistor
6. Bastion
7. Super Mario Maker 2
8. Cuphead
9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
10. Dragon Ball FighterZ
11. Stardew Valley
12. Doom
13. Overcooked 2
14. One Strike
15. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
16. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
17. Robonauts
18. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
19. Mario Tennis Aces
20. Zelda: Link’s Awakening
21. Grandia HD Collection
22. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
23. Cat Quest
24. Hollow Knight
25. Quest for the Golden Duck
26. Doom 3
27. Turok 2
28. Super Mario Party
29. Forager
30. Serial Cleaner

Download-Only Games

1. Bastion
2. Cuphead
3. Stardew Valley
4. Doom
5. One Strike
6. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
7. Robonauts
8. Grandia HD Collection
9. Cat Quest
10. Hollow Knight
11. Quest for the Golden Duck
12. Doom 3
13. Turok 2
14. Forager
15. Serial Cleaner
16. Cadence of Hyrule
17. Doom II
18. Rad
19. Valkyria Chronicles
20. Gris
21. Hotline Miami Collection
22. Superhot
23. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
24. Urban Trial Playground
25. Super One More Jump
26. Oninaki
27. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
28. Terraria
29. Hollow
30. Koloro

New details on Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' Story Mode, Dream Events, online, and more

Lots more to learn

The official Japanese site for Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has opened, and it has a host of new information. Check out details on Story Mode, Dream Events, online, and more below.

Quick Match, single-player

– Tokyo 2020 Events (21 games)
– Dream Events (3 games)
– Tokyo 1964 Events (10 games)
– Button controls are available for all games

Quick Match, multiplayer

– All games can be played in either TV mode or Tabletop mode with 2 to 4 players
– Some games are cooperative

Story Mode

– Retro game system sucks in Mario, Sonic, and Toad
– Luigi and Tails try to save them
– Experience a new story

Local Wireless

– All games can be played with 2 to 4 players

Online, Ranked Match

– 2 to 8 players
– Can play Tokyo 2020 Events or Dream Events
– Players are rated based on their wins/losses, so players at the same skill level will be matched up

Online, Non-ranked Match

– 2 to 4 players
– Choose a game and play with others
– Or play multiple games one after another with the same players
– The game will be chosen at random, if the players do not reach a consensus

Online Leaderboards

– Check rankings by ratings and competition record

My Data

– Game House: You can play any game you’ve beaten in story mode here
– Tournament Results: Access obtained medals, internet rankings and records for each game
– Achievements: Access results from challenges
– Trivia: Access trivia learned from Story Mode
– Options: Customize your character, icon, sound settings and language settings when playing online
– Credits: View the staff credits for the game

Dream Events

– Pretend events created with Mario and Sonic’s unique gameplay and world in consideration
– Dream Shooting, Dream Racing, Dream Karate confirmed
– Only Dream Shooting has been detailed thus far

Dream Shooting

– 4 player shooter
– “Free-for-all” or “Team Battle”
– Fire acorns at targets to get points
– The stage is based on carnival Fun Houses, so it has a lot of tricks and traps: shoot switches to open/close doors, hidden targets, etc.
– Extra points can be earned by comboing targets
– When the huge Japanese kite appears, you can score extra points
– There is an item called the “multi-shot”; using it on the kite will net you a high score

You can also check out another batch of screens and art at the official site

Waku Waku Sweets' North American cover art revealed, set for Dec. 5th, 2019 release

Sweet deal

Roll, mix, and brake your way to becoming a master pastry chef with a sweet new cooking Simulator, waku waku sweets, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Create confections of all kinds with your new dream job!

Waku Waku Sweets was confirmed for Switch release the other day, but the press release didn't give a specific release date. All we knew was that it would see release sometime in Winter 2019. According to the listing on Amazon, which is where the cover art comes from, the game is slated for launch on Dec. 5th, 2019.

Yuzo Koshiro explains why the Switch is an attractive platform to develop for, notes Nintendo's attention to indies

Words from the man himself

Yuzo Koshiro may be known for his many, many amazing soundtracks, but he also helps develop games as well. As a matter of fact, he's working on the Gotta Protectors sequel for Switch right now! In an interview with Nintendo Life, Koshiro talked about what he likes about working with Switch.

I think that Switch as a gaming platform is very attractive for small game development companies like us. Contrary to the old and unique consoles until 3DS, Switch has a relatively new and common architecture, like a PC. They also offer the development kit at an affordable price. It seems like Nintendo recently gives more importance to Indie games.

Zavvi UK selling exclusive 'Original Hero Boo' clothing and prints

BOO!

This exclusive collection of Original Hero Boo clothing and prints is available for this weekend only. Get yours before it's to late. Get your hands on our Original Hero Boo Giclee Print and a Boo t-shirt for just £39.99. Add both products to your basket and the discount will be applied automatically.

If you like what you see in the image above, you better snatch it up now. This offer is only going to last through the weekend! Grab your items right here.

Gotta Protectors sequel to see release in the West

He protec again

Susume!! Mamotte Knight: Hime no Totsugeki Serenade is the sequel to Gotta Protectors that's releasing for the Switch. While we've known about the title for awhile, we now have confirmation that it's going to be localized. This comes way of a Nintendo Life interview with Yuzo Koshiro, who is working on the game's soundtrack.

Now Ancient is developing a sequel to Gotta Protectors for Switch. We are planning to release the JP version by the end of this year and the English version by the next spring.

Next episode of the Pokemon anime in Japan to reveal 'important global exclusive' news

What will it be?

Something big is going on with the next episode of the Pokemon anime in Japan. It's been announced that the Sept. 1st, 2019 episode of the anime is going to feature "important global exclusive" news, but no specifics were given. Whether this pertains to the anime, Pokemon Sword & Shield, or something else altogether remains to be seen.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition gets another batch of screens

The Witcher 3 Screenshots (Switch)

As war rages on throughout the Northern Realms, you take on the greatest contract of your life — tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

Fishing Spirits: Switch Version hard to find in Japan

Hard to catch

Looks like Bandai Namco might have underestimated the stock necessary for Fishing Spirits: Switch Version in Japan. Multiple customers are saying that they can't seem to find physical copies of the game anywhere. The title is currently sold out at all Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera locations. As of right now, Amazon Japan has the game on backorder, saying that a new shipment should come in on Sept. 3rd, 2019.

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