My Nintendo (Europe) - five new Splatoon related rewards have been added

[Mobile/PC] Wallpaper – Splatoon 2: Inkling Girl and Boy (Wallpaper): 50 Platinum Coins (available until November 1st)
[Mobile/PC] Wallpaper – Splatoon 2: Inkling Squids (Wallpaper): 50 Platinum Coins (available until November 1st)
[Mobile/PC] Starter Guide – Splatoon 2 (Guide): 10 Gold Coins (available until January 1st)
[3DS] Splatoon: Inkredible Theme (Theme): 20 Gold Coins (available until October 1st)
[3DS] Swapdoodle DLC: Splatoon Inkopolis (DLC): 30 Gold Coins (available until November 1st)

Puzzle Adventure Blockle coming to Nintendo Switch eShop on August 3

Check out screens here

■ Story

From the Mayor

I’m the mayor. You see, I live to be revered by everyone. It’s the main reason I ever became mayor at all, really. If we Katz were in charge, the world would certainly be a more peaceful place. And I would be held on high!

Ruling the World?

Many tricks and traps are waiting for you on your adventure as you set off to obtain the seven world stones. Can someone really rule the world I wonder? Does anyone have a problem with that? Now, under my instructions, the hero “Kulu” and the beautiful goddess “Arika” shall depart on their adventure.

■ Characters


The young, chosen one of the Katz. Kulu sets off with Arika in search of the seven world stones that the Katz will use to rule the world.


A goddess summoned by the mayor. She has the power to rotate the ground, but she doesn’t remember anything about herself before being summoned. She agrees to help Kulu on his quest in return for being sent back to her world.

The Mayor

The head of the Katz village, who has his sights set on world domination. He has chosen Kulu as the brave adventurer to gather the world stones. He yearns to be respected by everyone and most recently had a stone statue of himself erected in the village.


A tribe living under the rule of the Wonder Labyrinth, Katz are regarded as the lowest of the low among living things. With so many Katz traveling to other lands, you are certain to bump into other Katz on your travels.

■ Game

Rotating Puzzles – Rotate puzzles to lead Kulu safely to the exit.
Adventure – Enjoy dialogue between characters.
Missions – Achieve all the goals for each stage Complete everything, including missions.

Puzzle Adventure Bockle is releasing in Japan and North America on August 3. It will set players back $7.99 (or 800 yen).

NBA 2K18 - full soundtrack revealed

2K Games has unveiled the full soundtrack for NBA 2K18, which features the songs...

Feel So Good – Ma$e
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C + C Music Factory
Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature
I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar
Jungle – X Ambassadors feat. Jamie N Commons
Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See – Busta Rhymes
Shook Ones Pt. II – Mobb Deep
Sirius – The Alan Parsons Project
So Fresh, So Clean – OutKast
The Walker – Fitz & The Tantrums
The Zoo – Scorpions
They Reminisce Over You – Pete Rock & C.L.Smooth
Victory – Puff Daddy feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes
93′ Til Infinity – Souls Of Mischief
All Of Me – Big Gigantic feat. Logic & ROZES
Am I Wrong – Anderson .Paak feat. ScHoolboy Q
Birdwatching – The Shelters
Can’t Have – Pitbull feat. Steven A. Clark & Ape Drums
Comin Out Strong – Future feat. The Weeknd
Conrad Tokyo – A Tribe Called Quest
Deep End (Tarro Remix) – THEY.
Do What I Want – Lil U** Vert
Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time – Panic! At The Disco
HTP – Vintage Lee
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Know The Ledge – Eric B. & Rakim
Let It Fly – Johnny Stephene
Living Like Khaled – Cousin Stizz
Nas Is Like – Nas
No Lie – Sean Paul feat. Dua Lipa
Portland – Drake ft. Quavo & Travis Scott
Shock Horror – Shy Luv
Slam – Onyx
Stand Back – PnB Rock / A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Victory – Joey Bad
Wasatch Front – Dame D.O.L.L.A.
Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
Hush – Linda Lind
Aurora – RL Grime
1984 – Salmo
4 Vérités – Take A Mic
Chantaje – Shakira feat. Maluma
CULT – Emiskilla
Feel It – GTA & What So Not feat. Tunji Ige
Fever – Roosevelt
Human (Rudimental Remix) Rag’n’Bone Man feat. Rudimental
Tokyo Drift – Woodie Smalls
Última Jugada – Carlos Jean & Arkano
U Don’t – Double K

Kosuke Yakubi on ARMS updates, the blue shell and Mario Kart's next steps

This comes from an Eurogamer interview with Nintendo producer Kosuke Yabuki...

On the feeling of bringing constant updates
It is new for us, really – I kind of feel like it’s necessary, and it’s not so much that we’ve changed the way we do things, it’s that we’ve entered a different era. I worked on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well as Arms – those regular updates and balance adjustments, it feels like something we have to keep doing. Something that’s a big consideration for us is that, in addition to supporting existing games with regular updates, we have to make new games. Working out the balance about how we do both of those things is a big consideration.

About Mario Kart's blue shell and if considered to remove it
We’re always experimenting with what new elements to introduce or what elements can be removed. We have tried – or we are trying – to see what the game’s like without the blue shell. When we’ve experimented without the blue shell, actually it feels like something’s missing. Like there’s something not quite enough in the game. So for now we’ve kept it in. You know, sometimes life isn’t fair. Sometimes in life you have something where you feel that’s not right, and that’s frustrating.

On the next step for Mario Kart
So firstly, yeah – there really is a lot of content in Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. And if you’re enjoying that and are satisfied, I’m happy to hear that. Definitely there’s no thought at all that the Mario Kart series might end! We have lots of things already that we’ve come up with that haven’t been used in games before. We’re already of course thinking about preparations for future Mario Kart games. That’s not saying that there’s going to be a new Mario Kart game on the Switch! But in general the research and development process for new Mario Kart content, that’s something we’re always doing. Sometimes that’s driven by new hardware and new technology ideas as well. The two are linked.

To go back to what I was saying earlier, with Mr. Miyamoto, Mr. Konno, they’re always saying that when we’re creating new games think about what new elements you can introduce, think about how you can make things fresh and exciting. And even if the new elements might at first not be liked by existing fans, or existing fans might not get it – the important thing is to keep trying new things. I’m flattered that you say with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe we’ve perfected Mario Kart – but there’s definitely room for the series to continue with a new Mario Kart, and a new Mario Kart will appear in the future. Of course, when a new Mario Kart comes out, it doesn’t mean the others disappear. I’d love fans to love all of them. 8 will still exist, 7 will still exist – if fans love every entry in the series in their own right, that’s the ideal situation for us.

Japanese software sales - top 50 for week 28, 2017

01./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} (¥6.800) - 100.764 / NEW <78,17%>
02./00. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) - 65.867 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] Gundam Versus # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} (¥8.200) - 15.734 / 137.178 (-87%)
04./00. [3DS] Ever Oasis <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) - 14.325 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.554 / 575.048 (-14%)
06./00. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers <ACT> (Konami) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) - 9.113 / NEW
07./03. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 8.642 / 170.003 (-32%)
08./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 7.015 / 537.027 (-10%)
09./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 5.200 / 97.123
10./10. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) - 4.938 / 3.289.826 (+45%)
11./00. [PS4] Hakoniwa Company Works <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.07.13} (¥6.980) - 4.586 / NEW
12./08. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) - 4.045 / 1.543.038 (-7%)
13./09. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 3.251 / 364.052 (-9%)
14./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 3.201 / 201.897 (+14%)
15./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 3.169 / 1.176.952 (-6%)
16./04. [PS4] Omega Labyrinth Z # <RPG> (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} (¥7.300) - 3.062 / 12.381 (-67%)
17./17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) - 2.458 / 177.949 (-5%)
18./07. [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.06.29} (¥6.480) - 2.433 / 32.377 (-55%)
19./13. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Game of the Year Edition <Call of Duty: Black Ops III \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Awakening \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Eclipse \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Descent \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Salvation> <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} (¥5.900) - 2.417 / 8.947 (-26%)
20./19. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) - 2.392 / 1.062.057 (-1%)
21./05. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth Z # <RPG> (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} (¥6.800)
22./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
23./15. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800)
24./18. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
25./21. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
26./11. [PS4] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.29} (¥3.000)
27./25. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
28./20. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800)
29./32. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
30./14. [3DS] The Alliance Alive <RPG> (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} (¥6.280)
31./22. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
32./26. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980)
33./28. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980)
34./30. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700)
35./27. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
36./29. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
37./35. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City> <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥5.900)
38./42. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
39./33. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200)
40./37. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
41./23. [NSW] LEGO City Undercover <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} (¥5.700)
42./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900)
43./00. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)
44./36. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400)
45./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
46./39. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
47./47. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800)
48./34. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800)
49./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
50./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind - Chain [Spike Chunsoft the Best] <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.01} (¥2.980)

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY is coming to Nintendo 3DS this October

Splatoon 2 - Mayo vs. Ketchup Splatfest announced for Europe & America, coming first weekend August

Thanks to Magitroopa for the heads up!