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Layton's Mystery Journey also coming on October 6 to North America


NUK PR - Introducing the Splatoon 2 UK Championship!

Welcome, Inklings of all style and skill, to the Splatoon 2 UK Championship! Following the launch of Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch, this is our search for the best Splatoon 2 squid squad in the UK!

Whether you’re a well practised quartet or a solo player hungry to dive into more competitive play, the Splatoon 2 UK Championship offers a number of ways to get involved in the splatting fun, from local* multiplayer community events up and down the country to online** qualifiers that will allow you to team up with those that might live a little further afield.

In short, through the methods detailed below, a total of eight teams of four players will qualify for a grand final to be held at EGX 2017. These top eight teams will then compete in a tournament, broadcast via the Nintendo UK Twitch page from EGX 2017 for all to see, to find the UK’s top troupe of turf troopers!

The winning team will not only receive the adoration of Splatoon 2 players the UK over, each team member will also receive a trophy, a Splatoon 2 fan-bundle full of Splatoon merchandise, and an exclusive champion’s jersey to commemorate their achievement.

For more details on the qualification routes, please see below:

Qualification Route 1 – Insomnia61 Splatoon 2 Tournament
Announced last week, a tournament will be held on Saturday 26th August at Insomnia61. The winners of this tournament will be the first team to qualify for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final. For information, click here.

Qualification Route 2 – ESL Online Qualifiers
ESL will host online qualifiers on three dates, Saturday 2nd September, Wednesday 6th September and Saturday 9th September. Once you have created an ESL account you will be able to either create a team with other ESL members and enter a tournament that way, or enter as a solo player and let ESL put you in a team for the online event. For specific details, and to sign-up for these tournaments, please visit the ESL sign-up page by clicking here.

Qualification Route 3 – Nintendo Players UK Community Events
Local Nintendo fan groups affiliated with the independent Nintendo Players UK community are hosting a number of events around the country with a goal to find two teams to represent the Nintendo Players UK community at EGX 2017. For more details on these events, and to help you find local Splatoon players in your area, please visit the Nintendo Players UK website by clicking here.

Qualification Route 4 – Nintendo Life League Battle Pair-up
We’ve partnered with our friends at Nintendo Life to find a pair of practised cephalopods to join the best two players from Nintendo Life’s staff at EGX in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final! To be in with a chance you’ll need to team up with a friend and play in the 19:00-21:00 League Battle on Wednesday 30th August as a pair and, after the battle, share a screenshot of your record with @NintendoLife and #UKSplatChamps on Twitter showing your pair’s highest league power. The pair with the highest league power will join Nintendo Life at EGX 2017! For more information, please visit the Nintendo Life website by clicking here.

Qualification Route 5 – EGX 2017
There will be a last-chance qualifier at EGX 2017, held at the Nintendo Switch Tournament Area on the day of the Grand Final. For more information about this tournament, please keep an eye on the Splatoon UK Facebook page and Nintendo UK Twitter account for future EGX announcements.

So shout your loudest ‘Booyah’, gather your team, consider your gear wisely and get practising! Your skills will need to be at their freshest if your team wants to be crowned the winners of the Splatoon 2 UK Championship!

Good luck and, when in the midst of battle, just remember these words: don’t get cooked, stay off the hook!

Splatoon 2 is available in shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch now. The Neon Green/Neon Pink Joy-Con Pair are also available now in stores.

*Local multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player.

**Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting 2018, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location. Find out more about the paid online subscription service.

Pokemon Gold/Silver physical packages anounced for Japan, contents detailed


Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - tons of new details, European boxart

Alola Region

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been powered up with new additions to the story and features of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! These titles are coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 17, 2017.



Just as was true for 2016's Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, these titles will also allow players to enjoy playing in one of nine languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.



Ominous dark clouds are spreading in the sky above the Alola region, the setting of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. New buildings and landscapes appear that were not previously seen in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.



Necrozma's New Tale



In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, a story unfolds on a grand scale, with the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma at its center. Secrets about Necrozma and the Alola region--undisclosed in the previous games--will come to light.



New Look for a New Adventure



The look of the main characters' outfits has changed from the first trip through the Alola region--just in time for them to begin a new adventure! Choose the Pokémon that will become your partner, and set out on a journey through the world of Alola!



New Features

New Z-Moves!



In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the main character wears a Z-Ring in order to use Z-Moves. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, the main character will put on a Z-Power Ring, which can use even more varieties of Z-Moves than the Z-Ring! And the games also feature new Z-Moves for certain Pokémon!



What's a Z-Move?



Z-Moves are moves of tremendous power--so powerful that they can only be used once per battle. When a Trainer and their Pokémon combine the force of their wills, the full strength of their effort bursts forth in an epic Z-Move! All Pokémon can use Z-Moves. To use a Z-Move, you must have two key items: a Z-Power Ring and a Z-Crystal.


More Fun with the Z-Power Ring

With the launch of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon,TOMY will be releasing their Pokémon Z-Power Ring around the world. If you put on a Z-Power Ring, your battles and adventures in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon can become even more fun!

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - new trailers



PR - Let's Sing 2018 Announced And Set To Top The Charts 20th October 2017!


18 August 2017– Ravenscourt and Voxler today announce that Let’s Sing 2018, the latest instalment in the successful Let’s Sing series, will be available from 20 th October 2017 onwards, for PlayStation 4, Wii (compatible with Wii U) and for the first time ever Let’s Sing will be making its debut on Switch (On Sale Christmas 2017)

Let’s Sing 2018 players will be able to choose from 30 international smash hits, in single player mode and multiplayer mode for up to four players on Wii/PS4 and 2 players on Switch!

Favourites such as Coldplay with “Hymn For The Weekend”, Alan Walker with “Faded”, Gnash ft. Olivia O'Brien with “I Hate U, I Love U” and Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie with “Rockabye” are included in the track list.

Also, chart toppers from the likes of Lukas Graham with “7 Years”, Calvin Harris with “My Way”, The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey with “Closer” and more will be added to Let’s Sing 2018!

Introduced last year to the Let’s Sing franchise, and this year making a welcome return specifically for the PS4 will be the Let’s Sing Microphone app for Android (4.0 or later) and iOS (iOS 7 or later) Smartphones. With this app, now enthusiastic singers will always be able to easily and quickly jump into the game.

FEATURES RECAP (PS4)

•         Complete in-game redesign and optimized performance including polished animations and improved speech recognition

•         Up to date track list with 30 International top chart hits

•         New rewarding gameplay elements like collecting avatars, climbing up the online leaderboards and unlocking music certification records from bronze up to diamond

•         Four challenging and diverse game modes – including the complete new “Mix Tape” mode

•         Online store with two brand new DLCs + existing DLCs which will be available for purchase as well

•         Companion Microphone app for smartphones supported as well as USB Microphones, the official SingStar microphones and the PS Headset

FEATURES RECAP (Switch)

•         First Karaoke game for the Switch

•         Tracklist with 30 International top chart hits

•         Modern in-game look and feel tailored for the main target group paired with state-of-the-art technology

•         Additional rewarding gameplay elements like collecting avatars and unlocking music certification records from bronze up to diamond

•         Four challenging and diverse game modes – including the complete new “Mix Tape” mode

FEATURES RECAP (Wii/Wii U)

•         New tracklist with 30 International top chart hits

•         Updated in-game visuals paired with state-of-the-art voice recognition technology

•         Five challenging game modes for solo sessions or up to four simultaneous players

•         Local leaderboards to compare high scores with friends

PRODUCT DETAILS

Title: Let’s Sing 2018

Platforms: PlayStation 4 / Wii (WiiU) / Switch

Genre: Singing Game / Karaoke

Players: Single player / Local 1-4 players PS4+Wii

Single player / Local 1-2 players Switch

Developer: Voxler Games

Publisher: Ravenscourt

Age Rating: PEGI 12        

Release Date: October 20 th 2017 (PS4 / Wii & Wii U), Christmas 2017 (Switch)

About Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. www.kochmedia.com

About Voxler

Voxler is a French developer of music games. The company was created in 2005 and the team focuses its energy on developing great music games based on advanced technology. Voxler develops or has developed several games on all platforms (Wii™, Switch PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360® and Xbox One®) and on iOS, Android and PC. The team's key commitment is to give players unforgettable moments in high-quality games. The studio works with leading worldwide publishers and invests continuously in order to exploit the full potential of each platform. You can find more information at http://www.voxler.fr .

Wii and Wii U are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.

Pokemon Gold/Silver Virtual Console releases get a packaged version in Europe


Switch eShop charts - Aug. 18th, 2017

Software

1. Sonic Mania
2. Overcooked: Special Edition
3. Splatoon 2
4. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
5. I Am Setsuna
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7. Retro City Rampage DX
8. Snipperclips
9. Namco Museum
10. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
11. Strikers 1945
12. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
13. TumbleSeed
14. Mighty Gunvolt Burst
15. Kamiko
16. Phantom Trigger
17. NBA Playgrounds
18. Flip Wars
19. Graceful Explosion Machine
20. Slime-san

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy - EU box

Hmmm...not sure how I feel about this box. Might be a bit understated for me. I think Level-5 always has great-looking art with their games. I'd want a box for an upcoming title to really showcase some of it!

Japanese software sales - Aug. 7th to 13th, 2017 (Top 50)

01./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 116.615 / 1.573.216 (-62%)

02./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 97.534 / NEW

03./02. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) – 91.147 / 1.242.260 (-55%)

04./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 87.983 / 915.628 (+19%)

05./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.262 / 632.894 (+25%)

06./00. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} (¥7.800) – 17.252 / NEW

07./04. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) {2017.08.03} (¥5.800) – 10.770 / 80.618 (-85%)

08./00. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) {2017.08.10} (¥2.990) – 8.537 / NEW

09./10. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 7.866 / 197.284 (+44%)

10./05. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} (¥4.900) – 7.263 / 37.647 (-76%)

11./07. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} (¥4.444) – 7.131 / 115.188 (-44%)

12./09. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) – 6.863 / 114.750 (-19%)

13./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.642 / 560.764 (+25%)

14./12. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800) – 6.246 / 40.354 (+20%)

15./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 5.380 / 218.378 (+25%)

16./16. [PS4] Gundam Versus # (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} (¥8.200) – 4.873 / 157.958 (+23%)

17./13. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 4.865 / 3.309.571 (+13%)

18./17. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 4.181 / 1.191.628 (+27%)

19./21. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.570 / 242.742

20./19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 3.354 / 2.802.588 (+19%)

21./15. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} (¥6.800)

22./20. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700)

23./18. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990)

24./24. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700)

25./27. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)

26./25. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)

27./22. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800)

28./29. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980)

29./30. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)

30./23. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)

31./33. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700)

32./26. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.07.27} (¥5.900)

33./00. [3DS] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi [Welcome Price!!] (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.03} (¥2.800)

34./38. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)

35./34. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800)

36./45. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)

37./31. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)

38./35. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} (¥5.900)

39./44. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)

40./48. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)

41./08. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1 & 2 Special Edition {Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken \ Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo} (Capcom) {2017.08.03} (¥7.200)

42./50. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)

43./00. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700)

44./46. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers (Konami) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980)

45./28. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} (¥6.800)

46./37. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980)

47./36. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star # (Marvelous) {2017.07.20} (¥7.800)

48./00. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)

49./32. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)

50./39. [PS4] DiRT 4 (Ubisoft) {2017.07.27} (¥7.980)