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Mom Hid My Game hitting Switch in Japan next week - promo trailer

Mom Hid My Game will be available on Switch in Japan on Dec. 21st, 2017. The title will cost ¥500.

VS. Super Mario Bros. hitting Switch next week

Need a little more Mario in your life? Don't worry, Hamster has your back. They're releasing VS. Super Mario Bros. on Switch next week. After playing Super Mario Odyssey, you might be jonesing for some more 2D Mario, and this should definitely do the trick!

Nintendo files another round of Mario character trademarks for merchandise

Nintendo has filed for a bunch of new trademarks in Japan, all of them pertaining to merchandise. They're targeting multiple Super Mario characters this time around, with trademarks surfacing for Kinopio (Toad), Super Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Packun Flower (Piranha Plant).

Hyperkin releasing “Pupper” Switch Joy-Con Attachment

The Hyperkin “Pupper” Controller Attachment for Switch Joy-Con has an ergonomic design, which provides a curved grip for a more comfortable hold; secure and easy to slide in rails for your Joy-Cons; and an internal battery that charges your Joy-Cons while you are playing. You can also view the status indicators on the centerpiece to determine your Joy-Con's charging level and player number. Once done playing with your new pup, plug in your USB Type-C charge cable to recharge its battery. Use the stored power to charge your Joy-Cons anywhere! Make your controller look like man's best friend and give him a smile just like Barko (3 puppy smile stickers included). Like a loyal companion, your trusty Pupper will keep your Joy-Cons charged and you focused on the game.

Rechargeable internal battery that charges Joy-Con controllers while you play
Curved grip for comfortable hold, secure and easy to slide in rails for Joy-Cons
Battery status and player number indicator light
3 decorative puppy smile stickers included
USB Type-C compatible

Simple Mahjong Online hitting Switch in Japan on Dec. 21st, 2017

Arc System Works is bringing Simple Mahjong Online to Switch in Japan. The title is set to release on Dec. 21st, 2017 for 800 Yen. No word on localization at this time.

Check out more screens here

Of Mice and Sand: Revised coming to Switch on Dec. 21st, 2017

Of Mice and Sand: Revised puts you in charge of a desert craft and its rodent crew. Brave an alien planet, and turn your squeaking subordinates into first-class shipmates, all in the name of adventure!

Navigate the dunes in search of treasures!

Intriguing items await your discovery in the scorching sands. Steer your ship from settlement to settlement, filling it with riches.

Craft items to boost your success rate!

Not many people know, but mice are master crafters! After adding a factory, workbench, lab, and other such rooms to your ship, you can turn your scavenged materials into rarer items and make food for your mice. Sell crafted items at settlements to raise funds for more thrilling adventures!

Construct a multitude of rooms, and power up!

Create more than just rooms for crafting: Add sleeping quarters so your crew can catch some Zs, or even a jukebox to give them a boost. And if any hostiles block your path, the machine gun will make them wish they’d stayed home.Utilize crafted items to build a variety of rooms and enhance your ship.

Encounter surprises in the desert!

On your trek, you may come across an oasis, perfect for replenishing your water supply, or befriend a fallen mouse in need of aid. And who knows? You may even find some precious items in crashed spaceships! No adventure is complete without dangerous enemies, so install turrets, craft powerful ammunition, and…BOOM! Make ’em wish they’d stayed at home!

New events, maps, and foes!

Of Mice and Sand: Revised is full of brand-squeaking new discoveries! And did you hear? There are rumors of snowfall at the desert’s edge. What events and enemies await…?!

Scour the searing sea of sand! Wander the windswept wilderness! Adventure in ancient, atrophied architecture! Steer a sturdy, steel vessel! Hear the mice roar!

Of Mice and Sand: Revised is coming to Switch on December 21st, 2017 for $9.99. It will have English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language support.

Nintendo says Switch supply is currently good, 3DS on track to sell more in US this year than last

Nintendo made a promise to do a better job with Switch stock, and they've come through on that promise. It is definitely easier to find a Switch out there at retail right now, but it's not a 100% sure thing. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the situation.

"Our supply chain is very robust. Product is arriving at stores and to our dot-com retailers literally every day. The best advice is to look across the full landscape of retail. I did that this morning, and at least here in the Pacific Northwest, you could go to a GameStop location near me and find the hardware. I looked online, and Target.com had Switch available. Some retailers might have it available in their physical stores, but not online. The trick is really to just look around. Do a little bit of homework. There is supply out in the marketplace right now.

If a consumer wants a Nintendo Switch and they see it on the shelf, they need to buy it then and there, because as we get closer to Christmas it's going to become more challenging to find. I would not advise a consumer who wants a Nintendo Switch to wait until the 23rd or 24th, because you risk being disappointed."

Many people might believe the 3DS has been left in the dust thanks to Switch, but Reggie revealed some info that shows consumers have not forgotten about the 3DS at all.

"In the United States we're on track to actually sell more Nintendo 3DS systems this year than we did last year. That's incredible for a system that has been out in the marketplace and is enjoying its seventh holiday right now."

Rocket League - Version 1.40 patch notes

PATCH NOTES V1.40

CHANGES AND UPDATES

General

[Nintendo Switch] Reduced the default Controller Deadzone to 0.15 from 0.3 to better utilize Joy-Con analog sticks

Reduced volume of the Batmobile Goal Explosion

Performance

[Nintendo Switch] Adjusted world detail to improve average resolution in Handheld Mode

Optimized the following maps for Nintendo Switch and PC:

Utopia Stadium (all variants)

Farmstead

Maps are optimized on PC when using ‘Performance’ World Detail setting

Improved the field texture visuals for the following maps on Nintendo Switch and PC:

Champion’s Field

Wasteland

Visual improvements on PC apply when High Quality Shaders are turned off

BUG FIXES

General

Fixed Player Avatars sometimes displaying on the wrong user after someone quit or joined the lobby

Fixed missing blowoff valve audio for Octane ZSR Engine

[Nintendo Switch] Fixed a rare crash that could occur in the post-match Scoreboard in Rumble

Grass is now visible on the Main Menu when using ‘Performance’ World Detail settings

Ground Textures now appear on Farmstead when using ‘Performance’ World Detail

[Steam] Fixed an issue with Older Urban Central replays crashing the game

Quick chat audio no longer sounds when a player joins or leaves a server

Goal Explosion audio no longer loops after previewing a Goal Explosion in the Crate Preview menu

Rocket League seeing retail release on Switch in January, dubbed the Collector's Edition

The most frequent question we’ve received from Nintendo Switch fans since our digital release this past November has been, “When can we expect a physical version of Rocket League to come to store shelves?”

We are pleased to say that the answer to that question is...

January 16 for North America
January 24 for Australia and New Zealand
January 25 for Central Europe
January 26 for remaining Europe, Israel, Middle East, Russia, and South Africa (players in Europe should contact their local retailer for availability details)

This new, physical Switch version will also be distributed by our new partner, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Check out the box art down below!

Dubbed Rocket League Collector’s Edition, the retail version of Rocket League on Switch will mirror those available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with an MSRP of $39.99. What’s in it? This!

Rocket League Full Game

Supersonic Fury DLC Pack

Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack

Chaos Run DLC Pack

Aftershock DLC Car

Marauder DLC Car

Esper DLC Car

Masamune DLC Car

Customization Items inspired by DC Comics’ The Flash

Limited Art Print by Psyonix Concept Artist, Jay Zhang

As many of you have likely noticed, the MSRP for Rocket League Collector’s Edition is $10 more on Nintendo Switch than the same version on other platforms. As much as we tried to keep the retail price down, the reality of the Switch’s increased cartridge manufacturing costs meant that the MSRP had to be higher as well. That said, we are still VERY confident that players who join us from the retail side will get plenty of enjoyment from what Rocket League has to offer and we look forward to welcoming them to the community next month!

Build-A-Bear Workshop gets Super Mario line of plushes

Oh my dear LORD! These are too damn cute. Those Mario and Luigi bears can warm the hearts of any Scrooge! All of these options are currently available online right now. If you want to go the brick-and-mortar route, you can grab these plushes in-store starting Dec. 15th, 2017.

Check out the lineup here