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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for June 16th, 2019

[Goals] A new set of timed-goals is now available: Rose Goals (available until June 19th)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for June 16th, 2019

[Summoning Focus] The 2nd Weekly Revival Summoning Focus is now live. It features the following Heroes: Celica (Caring Princess), Delthea (Free Spirit), and Genny (Endearing Ally). Characters page updated! (available until June 23rd)

[Summoning Focus] A new Summoning Focus is now live: New Power. It features the following Heroes: Elincia (Lost Princess), Oscar (Agile Horseman), Saizo (Angry Ninja), and Kagero (Honorable Ninja). Characters page updated! (available until June 25th)

Splatoon 2 Splatfest results are in (Narwhal Vs. Unicorn, Kid Vs. Adult, Pineapple Vs. No Pineapple)

Did your teams win?

The Splatfest results are in, and there were some major shutouts in this weekend's battles! Team Narwhal destroyed Team Unicorn, and Team Pineapple didn't stand a chance against Team No Pineapple. In the case of Kid Vs. Adult, Adult managed to eek out a victory. Man, there were some very ardent supporters and skilled players out there for these Splatfests!


Nintendo the top most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for May 2019

Pokemon leads the pack

Nintendo swoops back in to the top position on TV for the month of May. Nintendo's ads were seen more than any other gaming brand here in the states, and you can get a full breakdown on the details below.

- estimated spend of $4.2 million
- aired 13 commercials over 1,500 times, which resulted in 230.3 million impressions
- “My Way: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee” was the ad with the most spend, an estimated $1 million
- Nick, Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim were three of the networks with the highest spend
- programs that Nintendo prioritized included SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Bob’s Burgers

Pokemon Co. reveals World Hobby Fair Summer ’19 plans

Movie goodies, Pokemon Sword/Shield info, and more

The Pokémon Company is making an appearance at World Hobby Fair Summer ’19, and they've detailed what they'll be offering up at the big show. Fans in attendance can expect the following.

- promotions for Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION
- this includes a “Strike Back Mewtwo” with top-class stats for people with special early-bird tickets
- attendees are encouraged to bring a Switch and a copy of Pokémon Let’s GO
- members of the TV show Pokémon no Ie Atsumaru? will be on-hand to deliver new information
- get the latest information on Pokémon Sword/Shield

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - more gameplay

Sakuna uses farm implements as weapons, chaining together strong, weak, and special attacks to take down animal demons, and combines this with her “celestial scarf”: a magical item that allows her to grapple distant platforms and enemies.

Boundary Break - 20 Out of Bounds Mysteries in Pokemon X & Y Answered

Time to take a deep dive into Pokemon X and Y to see what Game Freak was hiding just outside the limits of the camera. There's always something to see and do just outside of the normal play area. Why secrets await this time?!

Why does Spyro Reignited Trilogy's UK box lack a 'download required' label?

Mistake, or is everything included?

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy retail release here in the states requires a download to get all of the games in this package. That's why the game has a 'download required' label on the front of the box. Over in the UK, their version of the game box doesn't have that label. Does that mean a download isn't required for that version? That would certainly be hard to believe, but I guess stranger things have happened. It's more likely that this is an out-of-date cover, but we'll reach out to Activision for comment.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 722

The one where I die from exhaustion

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

It's time for the big E3 2019 wrap-up! We'll go over all the great announcements from the big show, talk about some of our favorite moments, and share various tidbits from Nintendo's big wigs. It's a jam-packed episode, that's for sure!

Download Episode 722!

SEGA wants to take on a new Sonic challenge for the franchise's 30th anniversary, ponders eSports potential

A Sonic eSports game?

Sonic is coming up on a major anniversary. When we make it to 2021, Sonic as a brand will be 30 years old! Do SEGA have any plans for a special celebration? 4Gamer interviewed Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka to find out.

I think planning for that 30th anniversary will have to begin now. I’d really like for us to take on some sort of new challenge for it though.

4Gamer takes that information and pivots into a question about eSports. Is there any way Sonic and the world of eSports could mix?

I think there’s always the possibility… but Sonic will always be mainly an action-platformer, so going into that eSports arena might not be that feasible. But then I’m always willing to take on new genre challenges, like we did with the recent Team Sonic Racing. I think there’s always the chance that something suited to eSports might come out of those different projects.