Japan - Nintendo eShop top 20 for January 11-17, 2018

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo Switch
01./New – Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [12.1.2018]
02./01. – Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang) [12.5.2017]
03./03. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
04./02. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
05./04. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
06./06. – VS. Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) [22.12.2017]
07./09. – Overcooked: Special Edition (Team17) [12.10.2017]
08./05. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017]
09./08. – Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) [27.10.2017]
10./13. – Mom Hid My Game! (Kemco) [21.12.2017]
11./14. – Fushigi no Gensokyo TOD – RELOADED – (UNTIES) [28.12.2017]
12./17. – Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games) [30.5.2017] (was on sale)
13./New – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) [18.1.2018]
14./18. – Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo) [22.9.2017]
15./15. – Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom) [30.11.2017]
16./07. – Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package (Square-Enix) [21.9.2017]
17./20. – Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together! (Nintendo) [10.11.2017]
18./00. – Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura- (Marvelous)
19./00. – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) [01.12.2017]
20./New – Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Lightwood Games) [12.1.2018]

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo 3DS
01./01. – Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix) [24.8.2017] (was on sale)
02./04. – Dragon Quest II (Square-Enix) [10.8.2017] (was on sale)
03./New – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo) [26.1.2018]
04./02. – The Battle Cats POP (Ponos) [31.5.2015] (was on sale)
05./03. – Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan) [14.9.2017]
06./06. – Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [01.1.2013] (was on sale)
07./08. – Dragon Quest (Square-Enix) [10.8.2017] (was on sale)
08./07. – Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth) [05.4.2017] (was on sale)
09./09. – Pokémon Silver (The Pokémon Company) [22.9.2017]
10./10. – Pokémon Gold (The Pokémon Company) [22.9.2017]

Nintendo eShop – Wii U
01./01. – Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [25.12.2013] (was on sale)
02./03. – Kirby’s Return to Dream Land / Kirby’s Adventure Wii (Nintendo, Wii Download) [28.1.2015] (was on sale)
03./06. – Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Teyon Japan) [09.8.2017]
04./02. – Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) [29.5.2014] (was on sale)
05./05. – Mario Party 10 (Nintendo) [12.3.2015] (was on sale)
06./04. – Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft) [17.12.2015]
07./07. – Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) [10.9.2015] (was on sale)
08./00. – VS. Excitebike (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [16.9.2015]
09./00. – Tallowmere (Teyon Japan) [02.8.2017] (currently on sale)
10./08. – Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [08.4.2015]

Splatoon 2 - version 2.2.1 now available, fixes issues from last update

Version 2.2.1 for Splatoon 2 is now available in all regions. The update fixes issues that came as a result of the previous update. You are required to download this if you want to play online.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for January 19, 2018

- new set of Log-in Bonuses is now live: “Early Anniversary Bonus”. It allows you to get 2 Orbs each day, up to 10 times (so 20 Orbs in total) (available until February 3)
- players who haven’t played during the past 30 days or more can get 20 Orbs from Sharena as a Special, one-time only Log-in Bonus (no end date)
- new set of Special Quests is now live: “Arena”. It allows you to get various bonuses, including Orbs and Sacred Coins. Several difficulty levels available (available until February 2)
- starting today, everyone can purchase the Starter Support Pack from the Shop, though only once. It includes 12 Orbs, 12 Light’s Blessings, 12 Stamina Potions, and [5 ★] version of Black Knight (no end date)

Play-Asia - Kirby 25th anniversary orchestra concert CD available for preorder

In July 2017 the "Hoshi no Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert" was held in Tokyo and now you can (re)live it with this special album. Disc number twois a Memorial Arrange CD and features songs not played at the concert. The charming CDs contain all the finest music performed during this kirbyish event, loveingly mixed and mastered for the most delightful sound experience.

Discover the best music from the whole series, specially re-arranged to celebrate the anniversary through these 2 memorial discs. Even if you went to the concert or not, this album will make every Kirby fan happy, sending you on a wonderful voyage through the history of this worldwide beloved series.

Tracklist Concert CD
01 Kirby 25th Anniversary Grand Opening
02 Kirby’s Adventure Medley
03 King Dedede and Meta Knight ・ Tag Medley
04 Kirby’s Dream Land 2: Friends Medley
05 Kirby’s Dream Land and Kirby 64 Medley
06 Kirby Super Star Medley
07 Kirby’s Air Ride Medley
08 Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and Kirby Squeak Squad Medley
09 Kirby Ball Games Medley
10 Kirby Triple Deluxe Medley
11 Kirby: Planet Robobot Medley
12 Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Medley
13 Ashita ha Ashita no Kaze ga Fuku (lit. Tomorrow, the Wind of Tomorrow Will Blow, ending of Kirby’s Dream Land)
14 Wish to the Galaxy: Staff Roll​

Disc 2
01 Big Band! Kirby
02 Take off!!
03 Plump Up a Fluffy Pillow
04 Sparkling ☆ Rolling
05 Spun Yarn Story
06 Driving Star
07 Apple Juice Song
08 Grasslands Fun Castle
09 Beyond the Forest and Desert
10 Seven Color Bridge Building
11 Eternal Dream
12 We Won't Forget Our Memories with You​

Preorder yours here (thanks NintendoTweet!)

New Pokemon merch heading to Japan - Giovanni and Mewtwo Nendoroid, Pikachu's Closet, Pikachu Living and Dining series

Team Rocket Boss Giovanni and Mewtwo Nendoroid

- coming from Good Smile Company and The Pokemon Company
- first time the duo have been shown in nendoroid form
- includes face plates for Giovanni, PokeBalls, and Mewtwo’s Shadow Ball attack
- scheduled to ship in August 2018
- Good Smile Online Store pre-orders come with an additional Team Rainbow Rocket pedestal
- Pokemon Center pre-orders receive an extra Beast Ball

Pikachu’s Closet lineup

- launching at Pokemon Centers in Japan on January 27, 2018
- Hoodie set (3200 yen without 8% sales tax)
- Rider set (3500 yen w/o tax)
- Pikachu plush sold separately

Check out pics of all items here

Pikachu Living and Dining Merch (due out Jan. 27th, 2018)

The Pikachu living & dining merchandise will be available at Pokemon Centers in Japan and Amazon Japan from January 27, 2018. We will let you know once they are ready to import from Amazon Japan.

Attached below is the full list of products, prices, and a gallery.

Oval Bowl Pikachu living & dining 1,600 yen(★)
Mini Bowl Pikachu living & dining 800 yen(★)
Cork coaster 2 in a set Pikachu living & dining 450 yen(★)
Melamine Tumbler 3 in a set (White) Pikachu living & dining 1,800 yen(★)
Melamine Tumbler 3 in a set (Colour) Pikachu living & dining 1,800 yen(★)
Stainless Steel Bottle Pikachu living & dining 2,500 yen(★)
Sealed Container Set (Recetangle) Pikachu living & dining 1,200 yen(★)
Sealed Container Set (Hexagon) Pikachu living & dining 1,200 yen(★)
Mug Pikachu living & dining 1,200 yen(★)
Kayakiji Dish cloth Pikachu living & dining 700 yen(★)
A3 Luncheon Mat 2 in a set Pikachu living & dining 850 yen(★)
Storage Case (2 in 1) Size S Pikachu living & dining 2,000 yen(★)
Storage Case (2 in 1) Size M Pikachu living & dining 3,200 yen(★)
Laundry Bag Pikachu living & dining 2,500 yen(★)
Laundry Net Pikachu living & dining 1,800 yen(★)
Tissue Box Cover Pikachu living & dining 1,500 yen(★)
Plush Slippers Pikachu 2,000 yen(★)
Marshmallow Texture Mini Towel Pikachu living & dining 2,500 yen(★)
Marshmallow Texture Face Towel Pikachu living & dining 1,500 yen(★)
Pikachu Multi Bucket 1,650 yen(★)

Items marked with(★)will be available on Amazon Japan

Super Mario Odyssey - Twitter update for Jan. 19th, 2018

Nintendo continues with their Super Mario Odyssey concept art showcase. Today we get some more artwork relating to Tostarena. Once again, I find myself really hoping Nintendo puts out an official book with all this art. It's something I absolutely need on my coffee table!

Chinese TV station gets duped, says Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is coming to Switch

Recently we saw some speculation concerning Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. We knew Nintendo was contacting gaming press to ask for permission to use their Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review quotes for something. People started thinking Nintendo was going to re-release the game on Switch, and that rumor grew wildly. Then we found out Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is getting a Nintendo Selects release on 3DS, which explains the review quote situation.

Now here's where things get weird. Somehow that rumor of A Link Between Worlds on Switch made it all the way over to China. Shanghai Mobile TV, a Chinese TV station you can watch on buses/trains, ran a story saying A Link Between Worlds was coming to Switch. As far as we know, they've gotten their wires crossed and are reporting the earlier rumor as fact. Either that, or this news station knows something we don't!