Kirby Star Allies - various themed merch releasing in Japan

Want some Kirby Star Allies merch to go along with the game? You're out of luck here in the states, but retailers in Japan are going to be chock-full of goodies. Just look at all this stuff! I'd be happy with just the stickers alone!

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, ARMS, and Kirby Star Allies also seeing release in South Korea

Along with the confirmation of Yo-Kai Watch Busters hitting South Korea, Nintendo Korea announced two of their own titles for release in the region. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is hitting the 3DS on April 12th, 2018 for 49,000 won. The Koopa Troopa and Goomba amiibo will be released alongside the game.

Over on the Switch side of things, ARMS is set to debut on April 12th, 2018 for 64,800 won, and Kirby Star Allies hits South Korea on April 26th, 2018 for 64,800 won.

Over 3,000 Music Tracks by ZUNTATA, the Sound Team Behind TAITO Games, Now Available on Spotify

TOKYO (February 22, 2018) – TAITO Corporation (TAITO®) today announced the release of over 3,000 music tracks created by Japanese sound creation team ZUNTATA™ on Spotify®, the world’s largest music streaming service.

ZUNTATA is the team behind the creation of game sounds within Taito, and just celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017. Mainly focusing on arcade, home console, and mobile game music and sound effects, ZUNTATA has created sounds for multiple games including the Darius™ series, The Ninja Warriors™, Arkanoid®, the Ray™ series, and Puzzle Bobble® (Bust-A-Move®).

In addition to Spotify, these songs are also available on iTunes®, Apple Music®, mora®, and Amazon®.

North America - This week's digital downloads (Feb. 22nd, 2018)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS – The highly acclaimed PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION series has finally come to Nintendo Switch. Featuring eye-popping high-resolution 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level.

PAYDAY 2 – PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington, D.C., for an epic crime spree. (Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.) PAYDAY 2 launches on Feb. 27.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

SteamWorld Dig 2 – SteamWorld Dig 2 takes you on a platform mining adventure. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath. Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.

New Update:

Super Mario Odyssey Update – Starting today, you can download a free update for the Super Mario Odyssey game for the Nintendo Switch system. The free update adds a fun new minigame called Balloon World (internet access required*), which you can play after finishing the main story. To get started, just find Luigi in a kingdom and talk to him! In Hide It mode, you can take a balloon and hide it somewhere in that kingdom for other players to find. In Find It mode, you must find balloons hidden by other players. There’s a limited time to hide and find the balloons, so act fast! All the secret and out-of-the-way areas you found while playing the game will come in handy! The update also adds new outfits and filters to use in Snapshot Mode!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO MAGICAL DROP III (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Ace of Seafood (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives HEROIC EPISODE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Bridge Constructor Portal (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 28
ChromaGun – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Dragon Sinker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Hollow (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
MEMBRANE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
POOL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Radiation Island (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Spacecats with Lasers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Spot The Difference (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 26
Superola and the Lost Burgers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
The Final Station (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 23
Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 23
Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 23
Typoman (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Fat Dragons (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
The Alliance Alive – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Feb. 27
Fat Dragons (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Yo-kai Watch Busters seeing release in South Korea

Nintendo Korea has confirmed that the two versions of Yo-kai Watch Busters are set for release in South Korea. The pair of titles is due out April 19th, 2018. It's interesting to see the games announced for South Korea, but we haven't heard any mention of localization for NA or EU. Perhaps this is the first glimpse at that happening in the near future.

Capcom Cafe - A look at more Mega Man 30th anniversary menu items and merch

Well, it's sure as hell impressive as far as looking like Mega Man goes. Does it actually taste any good? That I don't know! This is just one of the menu items the Capcom Cafe is offering up for Mega Man's 30th anniversary. You can check out some other meals, as well as merch at this link.

CyberGadget releasing New 2DS XL cat case in Japan

Looking to give your New 2DS XL some protection while also showing off your deep love of cats? CyberGadget has your back with this cat-themed New 2DS XL case, due out Feb. 28th, 2018. No word on any official release stateside, but I'm sure a few import retailers will grab this one.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings - Nights of Azure 2 DLC screens

Over in Japan, some Nights of Azure 2: The Bride of the New Moon collaboration DLC has been released for Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings. You can check out some more screens of the DLC here.

Labyrinth Of Refrain: Coven Of Dusk Limited Edition available to preorder

After a long journey, Dusk Witch Dronya and her young apprentice, Luca, arrive in the far-off town of Refrain. Masquerading as a simple traveling puppet show, Dronya's true goal lies at the town's center: the Well of Khalaza. It is said that this well leads to a sprawling labyrinth deep beneath the town that is filled with wondrous treasures...as well as vicious monsters, deadly traps, and a thick, poisonous fog. None who have entered the well have ever returned...with one exception. The one man to have successfully explored the labyrinth and come back alive wrote his findings in a book called the Tractatus de Monstrum. Now in possession of this very same book, Dronya seeks to use its knowledge and her brigade of enchanted puppet soldiers to conquer the labyrinth for herself...but to what end? What mysteries does the labyrinth hold? What dark secrets lie in the shadows of Refrain?

Key Features:

• A Massive Maze - Dive into the miasma-filled labyrinth as the Tractatus de Monstrum along with your brigade of puppet soldiers to smite monsters and uncover dark secrets.
• Fast-Paced Combat! - Strange creatures and traps of all sorts will stand in your path as you go deeper in the maze. Give orders to your army and crush them with special skills!
• Build an Undefeatable Army - Create your very own puppet soldiers, grant them a variety of different roles, and assign them to specialized squads to make your own unique brigade!
Limited Edition Includes:

• Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk for Nintendo Switch™
• Deck of Tarot Cards
• 4 Lapel Pin Set
• Hardcover Art Book and Bookmark
• 2 Disc Official OST
• Collector's Box

Grab yours here

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - Version 1.2.2 now available

Patch notes:

- Implemented bug fixes

Additional details:

- fixes an issue where the game sometimes force closes while accessing the title screen
- fixes an issue causing the screen to not display correctly upon launching the game, making the game unplayable
- fixes an issue causing Kudos in Timed Goals to not be counted properly