Super Mario Odyssey - Twitter update for Jan. 17th, 2018

Another piece of fancy concept art from Super Mario Odyssey's development. You have to wonder how much time is spent on sketching out ideas and other goodies like this. I can only imagine how many thousands of doodles Nintendo has locked away behind their doors.

Nintendo wants your questions for the next Nintendo Power podcast

If you have something you want to ask the Nintendo Power podcast team, now's the time to speak up. Nintendo is looking for questions from fans, and you can ask them via the tweet above. Cross your fingers, and perhaps one of your questions will get answered!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Jan. 17th, 2018

[Event] The second part of the latest event, Rover’s Garden Safari, is now live, with one new type of seeds (and plant) and 2 new types of butterflies.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Jan. 17th, 2018 (latest manga translation)

[Log-in Bonus] If you completed the Fire Emblem Heroes survey that was sent a few weeks ago, you can now claim 5 Orbs as Special Log-in Bonus. There’s no notification on the main screen, but it’s listed as “Survey Participation Reward” in the Present List (no end date?)

[Manga] The 9th chapter of the official Fire Emblem Heroes manga is now available.

Immortal Redneck hitting Switch in Japan on Feb. 28th, 2018 - Japanese trailer

Immortal Redneck is set to launch in Japan on Feb. 28th, 2018. The title will cost ¥1.980. This is basically the same release date that NA/EU are seeing.

Arcade Archives: Double Dragon hitting Switch this week

"DOUBLE DRAGON" is an action game that was released by Technos Japan (Million) in 1987. Two brothers fight evil to rescue Marian who has been kidnapped by a violent organization. An absolutely classic side-scrolling beat-em-up that is still well loved today.

Death Squared - demo now available, includes original story/audio

It took us 5 rounds of Lotcheck (Nintendo's QA as we missed a bunch of simple things) so we're a month late but it's here! It contains a sampler of levels from the main game (usually the ones we show at PAX), original story/voice just for the demo and that's about it.

We're also a guinea pig for a lot of other Nindies who are thinking of doing demos. The general consensus is they dont work (or are detrimental to sales) but Switch has < 30 demos now so it's a little different to other platforms. We'll share info on how it goes either way.

Dark Souls: Remastered will not change level designs

This blurb comes from one of Nintendo's Japanese hub pages for Dark Souls: Remastered...

In this remastered version, the original’s “make your hands sweat” level design is left unchanged, but some changes come bundled in. Enhancements to online multiplayer and graphics optimizations allow Nintendo Switch players to comfortably enjoy this pillar of Action-RPGs.

Some people were hoping parts of levels would be redesigned or tweaked, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Just to be clear, this applies to all versions of the game, not just the Switch version.

Pokemon Duel - Version 5.0.6 now available

Pokémon Duel - Version 5.0.6

- requires 247MB of space
- required to update in order to play the game
- contains various brand new figures
- UX Figures are Nihilego, Mega Mewtwo Y & Mega Mewtwo X,
- EX Figures are Toxapex
- R Figures are Toxicroak
- UC Figures are Mareanie, & Croagunk
- several new Plates have also been added to the store
- includes the new area, Ultra Space.
- this is where Ultra Beasts can move to have extra capabilities
- balance patches announced yesterday have gone into effect