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Splatoon 2 - Flight or Invisibility Splatfest revealed, taking place first weekend of September


NoA PR - Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition Bundle Heads Exclusively to Walmart Stores

New Splatfest Topic Announced: Flight vs. Invisibility


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walmart will be the exclusive retail partner for a new Nintendo Switch bundle that includes a download code for the Splatoon 2 game, a fresh carrying case and colorful new Joy-Con controllers in Neon Pink and Neon Green. The bundle will be available starting Sept. 8 at a suggested retail price of $379.99 and offers fans in North America their first chance to get their hands on that Joy-Con color combination.

“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon 2 bundles in their territories,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This exclusive Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.”

Nintendo also announced the topic of its next Splatfest competition, which will run Sept. 1-2. Participants will pick a side to fight alongside in online Turf War battles by choosing which superpower they would prefer: flight or invisibility. Additional details about the Splatfest will be announced in the future.

The Splatfest is just one of many new elements in the slate of ongoing content updates and in-game events keeping Splatoon 2 fans engaged, with more and more players jumping into battle every day. There have already been more than 400 million online battles fought across the global player base, and after less than a month on store shelves, Splatoon 2 joins other global million-selling Nintendo Switch hits like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 1-2-Switch and ARMS.

For additional details about Splatoon 2, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com. Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch.

The Snack World gets a season pass on Nintendo 3DS, two DLC packs incoming


Level-5 has announced that The Snack World on Nintendo 3DS has a season pass. There are two packs that will be offered, which can also be purchased separately. They are as follows:

Pack 1 – Dragon Knight’s Trial!!
Contents: new post-game story content, new dungeon, new boss, new Jara, and new Snacks
Release date: October 2017
Price: 900 Yen

Pack 2 – The Demon of Destruction! The Advent of Demiglass!!
Contents: new post-game story content, new dungeon, new boss, new Jara, and new Snacks
Release date: January 2018
Price: 900 Yen

If you decide to chip in now, you will get some goodies right away. The Picopico of the Year weapon and 10 melon bread cookies will be offered to those who buy the 1500 yen add-on.

NoE PR - LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy launches on 6th October


Solving mysteries runs in the family! With Professor Layton’s whereabouts unknown, it’s time for his daughter Katrielle to take centre stage in LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems in Europe on 6th October 2017. Developed by LEVEL-5 Inc. and distributed in Europe by Nintendo, this new adventure marks the tenth anniversary of the popular mystery-puzzle game series, which has sold more than 8.7 million units in Europe to date.

The Nintendo 3DS version of the game includes more puzzles than any game in the Layton series thus far, and what’s more, bonus puzzles will be available to download daily for one year, starting from launch day*. With additional minigames to round out the package, puzzle fans will find plenty to keep their brains occupied as they explore the charming and visually rich world of LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy.

The story this time begins with Katrielle setting up the Layton Detective Agency on Chancer Lane, determined to prove her worth and hoping that the exposure will help her to uncover clues regarding her missing father’s whereabouts. Whizzing around London on her trusty bicycle, solving case after unlikely case, Katrielle will become embroiled in a quizzical quest that eventually leads to her unwitting discovery of the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. However, she’s not alone in her endeavours – a young Gressenheller student by the name of Ernest Greeves joins the agency as her assistant, and the team quickly grows to three when Sherl, a talking dog, becomes Katrielle’s first client and subsequently a trusty sidekick.

With the intuitive, Touch Screen-based gameplay that fans know and love, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is as easy to pick up and play as any of its predecessors, and can be enjoyed on any system in the Nintendo 3DS family, including the recently-released New Nintendo 2DS XL. Layton diehards, casual puzzle-solvers and newcomers alike will quickly become immersed in the brain-teasing adventure as they help Katrielle discover clues, solve puzzles and ultimately deduce the truth. Fashion-conscious players can also redecorate the agency and dress Katrielle in various different outfits to suit the case at hand.

With the most puzzles ever included in a Layton game, a colourful cast of new characters, a hatful of humorous dialogue and an intriguing new storyline, it’s time to say hello to a new heroine and a new era for the Layton series! Will Katrielle and her friends ever be able to find her missing father?

Discover the truth for yourself when LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy comes to Nintendo 3DS family systems on 6th October.

For further updates:

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy official website http://laytonseries.com

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Twitter https://twitter.com/LaytonSeries

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LaytonSeries/

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laytonseries/

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

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Nintendo UK on Instagram https://instagram.com/nintendouk/

PR - forma.8 launching next week on Nintendo Switch, two more games coming this year from MixedBag


Try our Nintendo Switch games at GamesCom in the Italian Pavilion, Hall 4.01 booth B014 A013!

Torino, Italy - 17/8/2017 - MixedBag is proud to announce that the action adventure forma.8 will launch on Nintendo Switch next week.

forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore.

As the small exploration probe forma.8 you're stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it's too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems...

forma.8 will be available on the latest Nintendo console on August 24th, at an all new price point: only 9.99$ / 9.99€ / 8.99£!

The game runs at super smooth 60fps, upping the resolution to 1080p when the console is docked, with full support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Launch trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ga3cNQjcO8

But that’s not all! MixedBag is publishing two more games on Nintendo Switch this year: Wheels of Aurelia from Santa Ragione and ATOMINE from Broken Arms Games.

Wheels of Aurelia
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Santa Ragione
Publisher: MixedBag
Launch date: October 2017
Price: TBA

We’re proud to port and publish Santa Ragione’s unconventional driving-narrative game Wheels of Aurelia on Nintendo Switch. The game will be playable at our booth at GamesCom and will launch in October 2017.

A narrative road trip game set in the roaring Italian 70s, it tells the story of Lella, a restless woman driving on the roads of the western coast of Italy, the famous “Via Aurelia”.

This is an interactive fiction game in the shape of an isometric racer and with a focus on replayability: every playthrough lasts about fifteen minutes and there are sixteen different endings to discover.


ATOMINE
Platform: Nintendo Switch, other console platforms
Developer: Broken Arms Games (http://www.brokenarmsgames.com)
Publisher: MixedBag
Launch date: TBA 2017
Price: TBA

MixedBag is working with Broken Arms Games to bring their unique roguelite to Nintendo Switch and other console platforms this Autumn! The game will launch by the end of the year on Nintendo Switch and other unannounced platforms.

ATOMINE is a twin stick procedural shooter rogue-lite set in a virtual world with minimalist design, where the player recounts on the screen the real events of STUXNET, the first weapon ever created in the form of computer virus.
In every run the player has to clear the level area from all the enemies in order to unlock the portal to the next level. During the run every killed enemy will leave on the ground XPs, energy and/or weapon modules.

forma.8 and Wheels of Aurelia for Nintendo Switch will be fully playable at GamesCom at our booth in the italian pavilion: hall 04.1 booth B014 A013.

This week's European downloads - August 17 (Sonic Mania, Jackbox, Chicken Wiggle and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Sonic Mania (SEGA USA) - €19.99/£15.99

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Sonic Mania was developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Demo (Ubisoft) - Free
Rayman rocks again on Nintendo Switch! Discover the ultimate experience of the acclaimed platformer with Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Demo.

The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games) - €20.99/£18.99

For 1-100 players! Your phones or tablets are your controllers! Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-in entertainment piece for your next game night or party. Once a game is started from the in-pack menu, players simply connect to the “jackbox.tv” web address on their device and then enter the on-screen room code to enter a game. No big mess of controllers needed! You’re gonna need more than one party for this. Note: The games included in this pack are in English only.

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games) - €20.99/£18.99
The sequel to the party game phenomenon The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring FIVE fresh, rib-tickling party games! Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-to-join party starter. No extra controllers needed! And, spectators can join and affect some games by playing as Audience members! NOTE: This game is local play only. It’s a game-night riot in a box… without the box! Note: The games included in this pack are in English only.

ACA NEOGEO MAGICIAN LORD (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
MAGICIAN LORD is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1990. This fantasy action game was one of the launch titles on NEOGEO. Control the magician Elta on a journey to save the world from Gal-Agiese, who came back to life once again.

Troll and I (Maximum Games) - €34.99/£24.99
Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumoured to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto. Together, the unlikely friends embark on a journey through treacherous territory plagued with rivals. Natives to the forest, Troll and Otto must use their inherent skills to sneak, strategize, and battle their way back home. The forest is filled with unknowns, and teamwork is pivotal to staying alive.


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Chicken Wiggle (Atooi) - €14.99/£13.49

The stars of Chicken Wiggle are an improbable duo: a young chicken and his best buddy – a wiggly worm – nestled in his backpack! Together, they team up for adventure to jump, peck, and worm-grapple across a myriad of perplexing platforming levels – full of fun gadgets, tricky hazards, and sneaky foes – determined to rescue their friends from the wicked witch in her sky towers.

SmileBASIC (SMILEBOOM) - €9.50/£8.00
SmileBASIC is a portable version of a programming language known as BASIC. BASIC is a programming language designed to help beginners learn to program. As soon as you start SmileBASIC, you can begin programming! When you're finished, you can play the game you made! Enjoy intuitive, trouble-free programming.

Little Adventure on the Prairie (Infinite Madaa) - €3.49/£2.99
A short and fun platforming adventure game. Venture through 12 levels of pure slaughter and mindlessly try to kill all the monsters that are facing you. Want to finish the last level from the first time without dying? Try using the different items throughout the levels to overcome all the monsters and obstacles easier.

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
SmileBASIC: Advanced Sound Processing Unit (SMILEBOOM) - €7.50/£6.25
SmileBASIC: Gold Membership (30 days) (SMILEBOOM) - €1.50/£1.25
SmileBASIC: Gold Membership (90 days) (SMILEBOOM) - €4.50/£3.75
SmileBASIC: Gold Membership (180 days) (SMILEBOOM) - €7.50/£6.25

Special offers

Hit Ninja (Petite Games, New 3DS only) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends August 31, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, New 3DS only) - €4.90/£4.20 (Ends September 14, normally €7.00/£6.00)
Collide-a-Ball (STARSIGN) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends September 7, normally €1.99/£1.99)
Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends September 7, normally €1.99/£1.99)
Quiet, Please! (Nostatic Software) - €2.79/£2.39 (Ends August 24, normally €3.49/£2.99)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.80/£1.80 (Ends September 14, normally €4.50/£4.50)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.19/£1.19 (Ends September 14, normally €2.99/£2.99)
TOYS VS MONSTERS (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.59/£1.59 (Ends September 14, normally €3.99/£3.99)
VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100 (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.66/£2.66 (Ends September 14, normally €6.66/£6.66)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends August 24, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €4.00/£3.60 (Ends August 31, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends August 24, normally €7.99/£5.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99

Special offers

FAST Racing NEO (Shin'en Multimedia) - €11.20/£8.20 (Ends September 7, normally €14.99/£10.99)
Laser Blaster (Petite Games) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends August 31, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Star Splash: Shattered Star (Snails Animation) - €2.09/£1.79 (Ends September 7, normally €3.49/£2.99)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €4.00/£3.60 (Ends August 31, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends August 24, normally €7.99/£5.99)

My Nintendo Rewards
Pokémon Rumble U (Nintendo) - 350 PP for 35% discount (Ends October 31)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo, DS VC) - 200 PP for 30% discount (Ends October 31)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, GBA VC) - 200 PP for 30% discount


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
New themes will be available on August 18.

Kirby 25th Anniversary (Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79

Kirby, Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, King Dedede and others appear in this lively theme to celebrate Kirby's 25th anniversary.

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