World Expo 2025 Pikachu plush revealed

Talk about a fancy Pikachu plush! This design is for Osaka’s World Expo 2025 bid, and was revealed at a PR event. This will indeed be made available to the public, but release date and price were not discussed.

EDITMODE Splatoon 2 t-shirts available to preorder via Amazon Japan

EDITMODE revealed their Splatoon 2 t-shirts awhile ago, and while they're not going to actually ship until September, they are available to preorder right now through Amazon Japan.

Your t-shirt order will come with one of the twenty-two can badges in the image above. You don't get to pick your badge, as a random one is chosen with each purchase.

Japan getting special Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon tournament to promote Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee

- tournament to commemorate the release of Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee
- enter either Pikachu or Eevee (Level 1 – 100)
- you have up till August 3, 2018 8:59 JST to enter the tournament
- the tournament starts August 3, 2018 9am JST and ends August 6, 9am
- ranking will be announced in mid August
- all participants will receive a wallpaper to thank them for their participation, due out mid August 2018
- receive a Pikachu or Eevee wallpaper depending on the Pokemon you used

Bethesda once again pledges support for the Switch, will bring games over that are a good fit

Bethesda has come forward a few times now to talk about the Switch and their planned support for the system. Now Peter Hines, Bethesda’s Senior vice-president of PR and marketing, has shared a statement once again about their support for the platform.

If we had things that we thought would fit Switch and we thought there would be demand, we would, but we are also looking for things for the future that could be a good option. I think it’s an incredible console. I brought mine with me, so it’s something we obviously want to continue to support with whatever we’re doing as long as it fits well in Switch.

Switch games in Saudi Arabia get localized packaging

Back with the Wii U and 3DS, games in Saudi Arabia usually came with packaging from North America or Europe. It seems that's changing with the Switch, as many games are coming out now with localized covers for Saudi Arabia. You can see just one example above, but there are more pictures of different games here.

Bandai releasing Splatoon 2 art cards in Japan

Splatoon 2 Art Cards

- coming from Bandai Candy
- each package has a card with Splatoon 2 artwork on one side, and details on the Splatoon universe on the other
- includes an edible wafer.
- there are also rare cards, identifiable by holographic shiny artwork.

Splatoon 2 - Team Squid wins the latest Splatfest

While Team Octopus tried their best, it wasn't enough to pull off a victory over Team Squid. Not surprising to see Squids come out two-to-one. Lots of people feel a special connection with the squid kids!

IGN Video - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Great Plateau Tower, Ganondorf vs Zelda

Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown—a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for the Nintendo Switch system! New fighters, like Inkling from the Splatoon series and Ridley from the Metroid series, make their Super Smash Bros. series debut alongside every Super Smash Bros. fighter in the series…EVER! Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go.

Octopath Traveler - main theme chiptune cover

Octopath Traveler has an amazing soundtrack and an old-school feel, and now one of the tunes has gotten an old-school chiptune cover! Such a wonderful soundtrack from what I've heard, and this version only helps to enhance the retro feel.