Japan - This week's 3DS themes (Feb. 5th, 2019)

Just a single 3DS theme is set for release in Japan this week. The theme, seen above, is Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki 1 theme, and is priced at ¥200.

Famitsu - review scores for Feb. 5th, 2019

Just two review scores this week that are Switch related, but both games fare pretty well. Check out the scores below.

Kin’iro no Corda: Octave (Switch, PS Vita) – 7/8/8/8 [31/40]
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (PS4, Switch) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]

Fire Emblem Heroes - Special Heroes (Greil's Devoted) trailer

More Special Heroes are on their way to Fire Emblem Heroes. Heroic Exemplar Greil, Addled Strategist Soren, Purist Spirit Mist, and Stalwart Heart Ike, as well as the Paralogue Story 'Griel's Devoted' will be available in the game on Feb. 8th, 2019.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Well-Rounded Spirits' Spirit Board event announced

Man, Nintendo is really cranking out these Spirit Board events! The next one is entitled 'Well-Rounded Spirits,' and runs from Friday to Sunday this week. The event involves encountering 'round' Spirits more often, just like the ones seen in the image above.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle - Version 1.50 now available (full patch notes)

Torrance, California – February 5, 2019 – Arc System Works America, Inc. is happy to announce the upcoming release of the latest BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle patch. The details of the patch contents and changes are outlined below.

Check out the full patch notes here

Rather than include pages and pages of all the tables and update notes, I figured I'd link you in to the page itself above. You can also download a PDF of all the changes in order to sift through for reference.

Kickstarter - The Séfu Deluxe Switch Bag

Right now Kickstarter is running their Make 100 campaign. Make 100 encourages creators to produce limited edition rewards limited to 100. Since our Deluxe Switch Bags are hand-made — and not easy to produce in high numbers — this campaign is perfect for us! We want to use this opportunity to introduce two new limited edition Deluxe colors: Burgundy and Ultramarine. These hand-made leather bags will be limited to 100 each. We also want to produce another round of our very popular (and sold out) Chocolate color.

Kickstarter here

NetherRealm wants you to know that Shaggy will not be in Mortal Kombat 11

Unless you've been living under a rock the last few weeks, you should be well aware of the Shaggy meme. Through a seemingly random series of occurrences, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo has become the latest meme. The meme involves talking about how powerful Shaggy is, and how no enemy can take him down. The discussion even made its way towards Mortal Kombat 11, as fans have been clamoring for the character to be added to the game.

NetherRealm’s community manager Tyler Lansdown is well aware of how many people want Shaggy in the game, but he had the hard news of letting everyone know it's not happening. In no uncertain tearms, Mr. Lansdown said the following.

“Shaggy will not be in the game. At all. Ever. Sorry, dead meme.”

IGN Video - Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Split-Screen Racing at Crash Cove

It doesn't matter whether you win by an inch or a mile; watch this two-player Crash clash go right down to the wire! Watch some split-screen racing on the Crash Cove circuit in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Cinders - gameplay footage

Cinders is a witty young woman living with an overbearing stepmother and her two daughters, as if she was reenacting a certain well-known fairy tale. But unlike its protagonist, Cinders is not afraid of taking fate into her own hands. Even if it means breaking the rules...

Japan - Next week's eShop releases (plus screens)

A sizable batch of content hitting the Switch in Japan next week. Check out the lineup of titles announced for next week below.

- Victor Vran: Overkill Edition
- Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit
- Kiniro no Corda Octave
- OlliOlli: Switch Stance
- Tokyo School Life
- Nekopara Vol. 2
- Tsukue de Ping Pong
- Alchemic Dungeons DX