Niantic blog - Alolan Forms of Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Kanto Region Are Coming to Pokemon GO


Sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokémon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO. Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

PR - Punch cows and sling beans in the Nintendo Switch version of West of Loathing -- coming May 31

Mark your calendar: May 31 is the day West of Loathing will release for Nintendo Switch!

Affectionately known as "Skyrim with beans and big hats," West of Loathing is a sprawling single-player RPG chock full of stories, saloons, and side quests. Customize your hero with 3 character classes (Snake Oiler, Beanslinger, and Cow Puncher) and more than 50 stylish hats. Pick up random junk to boost your skills and gain an advantage in combat. Befriend or be-enemy other travelers you meet along the way. Shovel cow patties. Drink whiskey. And whatever you do, keep your face off the Sherf's wanted posters -- no good ever comes of that.

First released on Steam in August 2017, West of Loathing has already sold more than 150k copies and picked up such accolades as Best Comedy Game (PC Gamer) and "One of 2017's best games" (Rolling Stone). The Nintendo eShop release will be the game's console debut.

Learn more about West of Loathing: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/west-of-loathing-switch

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Nintendo Switch - online maintenance incoming on May 23/24

Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: online play (unspecified games)

Europe: May 24th (3.50AM to 5.30AM)
UK: May 24th (2.50AM to 4.30AM)
North America (ET): May 23rd (9.50PM to 11.30PM)
North America (PT): May 23rd (6.50PM to 8.30PM)
Japan: May 24th (10.50AM to 12.30PM)

Etrian Odyssey X - more footage, all old class illustrations coming as DLC

In addition to the new footage, Atlus has announced that all the class illustrations of previous games will be available as downloadable content. It will be free for a while, after which it becomes paid.

UK software sales - Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Editon debuts in Top 10, sold less than Wii U game

The following comes from GamesIndustry's Christopher Dring...

''There was one new game in the Top Ten this week in the form of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch. It's the second biggest launch for the game so far. The Wii U version, released in September 2014, sold more than double the number posted here. But the 3DS edition, released in March 2016, sold slightly fewer units.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze drops to No.4, but continues to perform strongly.''

Splatoon 2 - another look at upcoming soundtracks, releasing July 18

The Octotune soundtrack will be available on July 18. To celebrate, we got our first look at the limited edition box. This features not only Octotune, but the Live In Maku-Hari performance as well. This performance can be found on a Blu-Ray disc, where it has improved sound mixing and quality.

Splatoon 2 - Catalog Mix by Dedf1sh music sample