Nintendo addresses amiibo controversy regarding Metroid: Samus Returns

This handy set of details shows you exactly what difficulty modes you get in Metroid: Samus Returns with and without the amiibo.

Metroid: Samus Returns Difficulty Modes

- Standard Mode (No amiibo required)
- Hard Mode (No amiibo required)
- Fusion Mode (amiibo required)

New Nintendo 3DS XL - Samus Returns Special Edition announced

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 announced

According to this week's issue of CoroCoro, it was announced that Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 is currently in development. The information that was provided was very minimal; it was not stated what system the game would be on, and it was only stated to be released in Japan some time this winter. Considering that the first Yo-kai Watch Busters game was developed for the 3DS, it is likely that this game shall be developed for the 3DS as well. It is also currently unknown if the game will be localized, as the previous games were exclusive to Japan. As more information about the game is revealed, it will be posted here on the site.

Cordelia and Female Robin announced for Fire Emblem Warriors, new mechanics detailed

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Koei Tecmo has announced that Pegasus Knight Cordelia and Female Robin will be playable characters in the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors game. 

It was also announced that the game would have a permadeath feature that would function similarly to how it does in the Fire Emblem franchise. In Fire Emblem Warriors, the mechanic is called "Character Lost," and a brief summary describes the mechanic as a way to prevent a character from being summoned one he/she has fallen in battle. This mechanic is said to have further details at a later date.

The signature Weapon Triangle mechanic of the Fire Emblem franchise will also be integrated into the game. Once again, more details about this mechanic will be addressed at a later date. Seeing as Fire Emblem Warriors will be released on September 28th, it should not be too long before more official information is unveiled.

My Nintendo Europe - 5 new rewards now available

Because today is the first day of August, My Nintendo fans are now able to access new rewards. This month, European users will have access to the following rewards:

20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)300 Platinum Points

30% discount on Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii U)45 Gold Points

40% discount on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Wii U)30 Gold Points

Viking Outfit (Miitomo)150 Platinum Points

Almond & Chocolate Doughnut (Miitomo)150 Platinum Points

Pokemon Sun/Moon - No Holds Barred Battle Competition announced

Famitsu - This week's review scores (8/1/17)

The following review scores come from this week's issue of Famitsu:

Splatoon 2 (NSW) – 9/9/9/10 [37/40]
The Snack World (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
Crystareino (3DS) – 6/7/7/6 [26/40]

Cat Quest - 15 minutes of gameplay

Thanks to contranetwork for the heads-up!