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Arena of Valor - interview with the audio director

Watch Gamasutra talks game audio with GDC speaker Richard Ludlow from Gamasutra on www.twitch.tv

Gamasutra sits down for an interview with Arena of Valor audio director Richard Ludlow to discuss his work on the upcoming Switch game.

Detective Pikachu amiibo sold out in Japan

Here's something that probably doesn't come as much of a surprise. The Detective Pikachu amiibo has completely sold out in Japan. All preorders are spoken for at retailers across the nation, including Rakuten Books, Amazon Japan, Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, HMV, and AmiAmi.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap retail release may be delayed to Feb. 13th, 2018

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is getting a retail release, and last we heard, it was set to launch this month. Now it seems that might not be the case anymore, as both Amazon and GameStop have pushed the game back to Feb. 13th. There has been no official announcement of a delay from Nicalis, the publisher of the retail version.

My Nintendo Europe - content update for Jan. 20th, 2018

[3DS] 20% Discount on Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo eShop): 250 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] 30% Discount on Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! (Nintendo eShop): 120 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] 20% Discount on Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Nintendo eShop): 200 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] 30% Discount on Hana Samurai: Art of the Sword (Nintendo eShop): 80 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] 20% Discount on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo eShop): 250 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] 20% Discount on Hydroventure: Spin Cycle (Nintendo eShop): 80 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] 50% Discount on Lufia: The Legend Returns (Virtual Console): 20 (available until April 1st)
[3DS] Mario Hanafuda (Nintendo 3DS Theme): 20 (available until April 20th)
[Wii U] 30% Discount on The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Virtual Console): 100 (available until April 1st)
[Wii U] 20% Discount on The Wonderful 101 (Nintendo eShop): 300 (available until April 1st)
[Wii U] 30% Discount on Sin and Punishment (Virtual Console): 100 (available until April 1st)
[Wii U] 50% Discount on Harvest Moon (Virtual Console): 50 (available until April 1st)

World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom - new gameplay tidbits, Japanese version to include English translation

The official Japanese website for World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom has updated with some new details on gameplay and more, which you can find below.

- Japanese version of the game will include an English translation
- no touch screen controls
- Switch version includes the option to run, which is done by holding the B button while moving
- disable the name tag above characters heads via the settings menu
- includes items and recipes not found in the mobile version

Mechanic Arms bringing 4-player action game Switch

Mechanic Arms is the latest company to jump on board the Switch bandwagon. The company has revealed that they'll be bringing their first title to Switch in February. The game, currently going by Code Name ▲ (not the final name), is a 4-player action game, and will see a worldwide release.

Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island - cover art

There are so many Doraemon games out there. The franchise just keeps going full-steam ahead in Japan. Too bad it never seemed to catch on here, even with Disney XD giving things a go. I wonder why American audiences never gave this strange cat a try.

Show Off Your Sinister Side with the Giovanni Nendoroid

Get ready to devise a sinister plan with Team Rocket leader Giovanni, the latest Pokémon character in the awesome Nendoroid collection of posable figures. This foreboding figure comes with the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, as well as three face plates to change Giovanni's look. You can even swap the badge on Giovanni's suit jacket between the traditional Team Rocket logo and the Team Rainbow Rocket logo from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

The customization options don't stop there—the figure also includes a Poké Ball and a Pokémon Center-exclusive Beast Ball for Giovanni to hold.

The Giovanni Nendoroid figure will be available for preorder at PokemonCenter.com until February 28, 2018. Check it out today!

Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection Now Available

Hit the beach and hang ten with the Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection! Alolan Raichu is a laid-back surfing Pokémon with some quick attacks, and in this collection you get Alolan Raichu as a playable promo card and a beautifully sculpted figure. Catch some waves by adding Alolan Raichu to your roster!

The Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection includes:

1 never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Alolan Raichu!

1 Alolan Raichu Pokémon figure

4 Pokémon TCG booster packs

A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG: Alolan Raichu Figure Collection is available where Pokémon TCG products are sold.