NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is now available on Switch, which means we can finally appreciate all things related to the series. That definitely includes the upcoming anime adaptation, and you can check out the latest promo video for that series above. The video features Lily, who is voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is an anime adaptation of the game, and it’s set to air sometime in January 2023. Details on some of the staff working on NieR: Automata Ver1.1a have been shared as well, and you can see a recap below.

  • Director: Ryouji Masuyama
  • Series Organization: Yoko Taro, Ryouji Masuyama
  • Character Design and Supervising Animation Director: Jun Nagai
  • Music: MONACA
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures

Voice Cast:

  • 2B (voiced by Yui Ishikawa)
  • 9S (voiced by Natsuki Hanae)
  • Pod 042 (voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto)
  • Pod 153 (voiced by Kaoru Akiyama)
  • Commander White (voiced by Chiaki Kanou)
  • Operator 6O (voiced by Keiko Isobe)
  • Operator 21O (voiced by Meari Hatsumi)

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We’re less than 3 weeks away from the release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a remake of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, which released on the PSP in 2007. Leading up to the game’s launch, Square Enix is sharing a few more tidbits about the experience.

In a new interview, Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VII Rebirth creative director / Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion creative director and character designer) spoke about a few details on the upcoming remake. In particular, we got to hear some more tidbits about music, story and the meaning of the game’s name. You can see those details below.

  • the original PSP music will not be included, as the game uses an arranged soundtrack
  • nothing has been changed from a story perspective
  • The ‘Reunion’ subtitle was originally considered for Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The team went with Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion as a title to reflect ‘meeting again’

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The Puzzle Bobble series had a few years where releases were coming out quite frequently, but then it seems things died down by a huge margin. We really don’t see too many Puzzle Bobble titles release nowadays, aside from the random collection or VR release. Thankfully that’s changing soon, with Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!, which is seeing release on Switch.

In an interview with Nintendo Life, Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! director Tsuyoshi Tozaki explained the series of events that led to the creation of this new entry.

The Puzzle Bobble series has continued to be released as game platforms evolved, with games such as Puzzle Bobble Journey (Bust-A-Move Journey), which is still available as an app for smartphones. There have also been arcade machines such as Bust-A-Move Frenzy. Furthermore, we released Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey for PS4, PS5, and PSVR last year, in cooperation with Survios, although the 3D experience differs greatly from the previous games.

We decided to work on Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! as a Taito-developed game following the positive reception following the release of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, where we received many requests to bring back the Puzzle Bobble series. Moreover, we also want to continue growing and nurturing the Bubble Bobble IP. We hope the new game will appeal to as broad a range of players and fans as Bubble Bobble did.

[Tsuyoshi Tozaki, Director]

Splatoon 3 has plenty of areas that are fun to explore and host multiple secrets, but of course, it’s always the areas you aren’t supposed to go that garner the most attention.

Do you want to see what’s hiding just out of view in Splatoon 3? Perhaps catch a glimpse of some unused buildings or character models that are hiding just out of sight? The latest episode of Boundary Break dives into Splatoon 3 to see what Nintendo has left hiding in the shadows. See what’s been discovered in the video above!


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The Super Monkey Ball series has long been a favorite of speedrunners, as its levels are all designed to encourage players to try and get the best times possible. Now, Sega is capitalizing on this fervor with a brand new series all about speedrunning the game. In particular, the focus is on the most recent entry on Switch, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.

The first episode of the series is available now via Twitter, which you can see embedded below. This episode introduces the idea of speedrunning and just what makes Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania so perfect for it. Give it a watch, and maybe it’ll inspire you to try some speedruns of your own!


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Learn how to draw Sonic with this official video tutorial

Almost as easy as drawing Kirby!

26 November 2022
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Sega has shared a video tutorial on their Japanese Sonic YouTube channel that teaches viewers how to draw the modern incarnation of Sonic the Hedgehog. While the video was previously available only in Japanese, they’ve now added subtitles for English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Watch along for a step-by-step guide on how to recreate everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog for yourself.

People who want to draw Sonic characters! Let’s have fun mastering it with the “Sonic Drawing!” video series. In the second installment, Mr. Karasuno, the designer of Sonic Team, will give a lecture on how to draw “Modern Sonic”! Use this video as a reference to draw a cool Sonic.


Happy post-Thanksgiving, everyone! While it was a lighter week in Nintendo news, we still had plenty of top stories to talk about. Pokémon is discussed in great detail, we go over new sales records, and we even talk about the dreaded Chess Touch!

Thanks to Krazy Kernal for the art!
Thanks to Krazy Kernal for the art!

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Sonic Frontiers is a bold departure for the Sonic series, retaining Sonic’s signature speed while adding open world gameplay into the mix. Some fans may still be wondering whether this is what Sonic games will look like going forward, or if Frontiers is just a one-off. Well, in a new interview with Sector.sk, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka clarifies that this is meant to be the start of a new era.

Sonic Frontiers is set to set a new template, just like Sonic Adventures did in 1998. What does this mean for the game and players?

Yes, you are right. Just like Sonic Adventure, our goal for Sonic Frontiers was to create a game that would be the cornerstone of future Sonic games. It is a brand-new approach for the franchise, but we have been conscious to honor Sonic’s roots as well - the game still needs to feel like a Sonic game.

[Takashi Iizuka, Sector.sk]

Sonic games have experimented in the past, but many of them certainly fell into a familiar formula after the release of the 3D Sonic Adventure titles. It sounds like that’s exactly what the team is hoping to achieve with Frontiers, and that its open world gameplay is set to become a mainstay of the franchise.

We’ll have to wait and see exactly what form the next Sonic game takes. Until then, you can read the full interview with Iizuka, in which he elaborates on exactly how they combined elements of old and new for Sonic Frontiers.


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Square Enix has announced that a lottery will be held for various prizes in honor of the upcoming launch of the NieR Automata Ver 1.1a anime series. The lottery will be available in various stores in Japan on March 21, 2023, and will require an entry fee of 800 Yen.

The following prizes will be available for lottery winners:

  • Prize A: Art Holder
  • Prize B: 2B figure
  • Prize C: Coin Bank -Black Box-
  • Prize D: Glass
  • Prize E: Set of 3 clear folders
  • Prize F: Rubber cell phone strap
  • YoRHa Prize: 2B Figure -Mask OFF ver.-

No official pictures of the prizes have been revealed yet, but you can find more info by visiting the official Japanese web site. The ‘NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a’ anime will launch in January 2023.


We knew that the new hero Ramattra was coming to Overwatch 2 soon, and now his debut gameplay trailer is here! Get a better look at just how this tank character plays by watching the video above. He’ll be available to play with starting on December 6, 2022.

Overwatch 2’s latest tank hero is Ramattra, a relentless omnic fighting for the survival of his people. Overwatch’s first tempo tank, Ramattra combines various lethal playstyles as he transitions between his Omnic and Nemesis forms. Get acquainted with Ramattra’s ability kit in his Gameplay Trailer and get ready for his debut in Season 2 on December 6.


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GameStop customer data appears to have leaked online

The result of an unfortunate glitch

26 November 2022
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A glitch on GameStop’s website appears to have resulted in the leak of personal customer data online. Customers have reported seeing personal info that isn’t their own when attempting to check out from GameStop.com. As you can see in the tweet below, this info includes credit card numbers, addresses, and phone numbers.

This news comes just after Black Friday, when many people were shopping for discounted games online from GameStop. If you were one of those people, or if you’ve ever shopped at GameStop, you might want to remove your credit card info from there temporarily, just to be safe.

GameStop has yet to make an official statement on the matter. Hopefully, they’ll have this glitch sorted out soon so customers can shop safely once again.


Shovel Knight Dig devs react to 28 minute speedrun

That's some very fast digging

26 November 2022
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Speedrunner DanTheVP recently got through the entirety of Shovel Knight Dig in just 28 minutes. IGN gathered Celia and Woz from Yacht Club Games together to watch the speedrun for themselves and comment on it as it goes. Watch the full video above to see what they think! Then, you can check out Shovel Knight Dig for yourself on the Switch eShop and see how quickly you can manage it.

Shovel Knight Dig, the latest from acclaimed developer Yacht Club Games and Nitrome, has only been out for a few months, and speedruns for the game have been astonishing to watch. While most of us were still in the process of dusting off our digging tools, Shovel Knight superfan DanTheVP has already figured out how to finish the True Ending of the game in a blistering 28 minutes. So ride along with Celia and Woz from Yacht Club Games as they witness this incredible feat.


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The WonHobby Gallery 2022 event is taking place in Japan, and GoodSmile Company has announced some new additions to their extremely popular Nendoroid line. Some of these figures have been announced or shown off before, but now feature updated colors or models. See below for all the new Nintendo related figures.


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Manufacturer Wonderful Works has shared an image of a prototype figure based on the upcoming Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key. The figure is of the character Reisalin (aka Ryza) Stout in her new outfit, wielding a staff, and standing on top of a small platform. Check out a full image of the model below:

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No announcement has been made in regard to a specific release date, or any other info, so stay tuned for more. Atelier Ryza 3 will be available for Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023.


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Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch Sports and the mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes will be undergoing some maintenance this Monday, November 28, 2022. During these maintenance periods, network activity and other online features may be impacted or unavailable.

In the case of Nintendo Switch Sports, this maintenance is most likely to get the game ready for the upcoming Golf update. See below for specific details on when you can expect this maintenance to occur.

Fire Emblem Heroes

  • Europe: November 28th (1AM to 4AM)
  • UK: November 28th (12AM to 4AM)
  • North America (ET): November 27th (7PM to 10PM)
  • North America (PT): November 27th (4PM to 7PM)
  • Japan: November 28th (9AM to 12PM)

Nintendo Switch Sports

  • Europe: November 29th (1:50AM to 3:30AM)
  • UK: November 29th (12:50AM to 2:30AM)
  • North America (ET): November 28th (7:50PM to 10:30PM)
  • North America (PT): November 28th (4:50PM to 7:30PM)
  • Japan: November 28th (9:50AM to 11:30AM)
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