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SD Gundam G Generation Genesis coming to Switch

SD Gundam G Generation Genesis

- releasing for Switch on April 26th in Japan for 6,800 yen
- includes all of the downloadable content released for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions of the game
- early purchases will include a download version of Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Qbik coming to Switch on Jan. 18th, 2018



Qbik is a beautifully designed pixel-art puzzle game. Enter the world of Qbik and explore a square land full of brainteasers, puzzles, and riddles – traverse all 63 levels and discover the origin story of this square little fella!

But that's not all, folks! Qbik gives you the ability to make your own cave in the Level Editor! Put your designs to the test on Steam Workshop and play on other players’ levels!

Use every brain cell you have to help Qbik navigate the caves. Dodge deadly traps and use technology in your favor so you can eat every yellow block (hopefully they’re gluten free!) and move forward into the unknown!

Features
Pixel art graphic design
Story to discover
63 levels to explore
Level Editor

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!

Pokemon Duel - Version 5.0.6 coming out later today

Version 5.0.6

Drapion

- Movement increased from 1 to 2

Arbok

- Added new ability: Shed Skin
- Increased power of Poison Fang from 40 to 50

Seviper

- Added new ability: Rapid Approach
- Increased wheel size of Toxic Fluid & Poison Tail
- Decreated wheel size of Wrap

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon/Sun/Moon - Special Battle Season 8 details

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokemon Sun and Moon - Special Battle Season 8

- runs from January 23rd to March 12th 2018 and runs on Sun & Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
- rankings are separate from each other
- use of all Pokémon within the new Alola Pokédex
- Battle type: Single Battle
- Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No more than 1 of Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, and Marshadow
- other standard rules apply, including all set to Level 50 if above that, and you choose 3 Pokémon out of your 6, and you cannot have two Pokémon holding the same hold item
- battles have a 10 minute duration, with turns having a 60 second timer

Pokemon Shuffle - content update for Jan. 16th, 2018

- new stage featuring Mareanie that runs until January 30th 2018
- stage featuring Electrode, a Pokémon previously exclusive to Expert stages, which runs until January 23rd 2018
- Mega Salamence competitive stage that runs until January 23rd 2018
- Xurkitree, Palossand, Lycanroc & Thundurus Therian Forme stages have begun a repeat run

Old Man's Journey - info on development, pricing, and new features

Development status and price

We are still in the middle of the porting process and haven’t decided on a price point yet. But both will be announced very soon.

New features

- two-player mode will be included
- support for HD Rumble
- play the game with motion pointer controls, touch screen controls, or traditional joysticks/buttons

Graceful Explosion Machine devs working on a new Switch title

Coming from Dotesports interview with Vertex Pop founder Mobeen Fikree...

"We were overwhelmed with the reception Graceful Explosion Machine received from Nintendo fans, so we're definitely working on a new game for the Switch."

Great to hear they have another title in the works. Unfortunately, we don't get any other details than the single blurb above. I guess we'll just hang back and hope Vertex Pop reveals the project soon!

More evidence of the Switch stock situation leveling out inJapan

In recent weeks, we've heard that the Switch has gotten a lot easier to find in Japan. Nintendo made a point to get as many units as they could out there for the holiday season, and this includes stock in Japan. Now one retailer has stepped forward with concrete data to confirm improvement in the stock situation.

GEO, a game retailer with 1,200 stores nationwide, says customers can now instantly purchase a Switch at 600 of its locations. Shipments of Switch hardware in December 2017 are 5 times of what was delivered between July and October 2017. Even the amount of customers trading in their Switch units has increased by a factor of 5.

RUMOR - New 2D Metroid game in development for unspecified platform

Now here's a really juicy rumor for everyone. Resetera user Mocolostrocolos is claiming that a brand-new 2D Metroid is in development. Apparently the project is early on, but Mocolostrocolos isn't willing to say what studio is involved. No mention of platform is made.

Now why bother listening to rumors from some random forum user? Resetera recently put together a post to chronicle rumors from various users. It turns out Mocolostrocolos has been spot-on with his teases on the forum in the past, but people never put any merit into what he said. Mocolostrocolos leaked 100% accurate details about Metroid: Samus Return before the game was ever mentioned by Nintendo. Multiple posts about the game existing, being for 3DS, having a long development, and being handled by a company outside of Nintendo.

Is Mocolostrocolos spot on with his latest rumor as well? He's clearly got some inside sources, and has nailed Metroid info before. Let's hope he's right about this one!

Thanks to ReyVGM for the heads up!

Indie dev Wolfgang Wozniak says he was turned down by Nintendo 5 times when proposing Switch games, one game deemed 'too mature'

Wolfgang Wozniak is an indie game dev most well known for his work on VA-11 HALL-A. Wozniak has been trying to bring some titles to Switch, VA-11 HALL-A included, but it appears he's hit a wall. Nintendo has turned him down 5 times. He shared the details of his stumbles with Dotesports.

"Nintendo of America specifically, has been uncharacteristically ambiguous surrounding what they are looking for in a game. We've been turned down by Nintendo of America five times. You will likely notice that most of the indie games on Switch are from one of those regions, have a big publisher behind them, or have experienced great success previously on Steam. If your work does not fall into one of those three categories, then it seems like Nintendo of America is not interested. I'm certain that we'll be able to bring Switch owners something special in the future, but I am uncertain as to when that future will be."

In particular, one game was turned down for being too mature.

"It's a short and sweet game where two people have a conversation. It's an adult situation, but there is no what you would call 'adult content' in it. Specifically, this was mentioned as being exactly what they were looking for, but too mature."