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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Arcade Edition gets updated with Bowser Jr.

We hear he's a bad sport

The arcade version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has been updated with a new playable character. Bowser Jr. has been added to the game as the 19th playable character. He joins the existing roster of Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Tails, Peach, Knuckles, Bowser, Wario, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Shadow, Yoshi, Daisy, Silver, Waluigi, Blaze, Donkey Kong, and Vector.

Japan - Famitsu sales for September 7 - September 13


Here are the latest video game hardware and software sales as reported by Famitsu:

Hardware:

Switch – 53,462
Switch Lite – 30,458

PS4 Pro – 1,726
New 2DS LL – 824
PS4 – 435
New 3DS LL – 25
Xbox One X – 24
Xbox One S – 11

Software:

1. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 43,459 / 1,527,444
2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 31,558 / 5,692,156
3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,280 / 3,157,661
4. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition – 11,450 / NEW
5. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 9,620 / 372,040

6. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers – 7,892 / 50,871
7. [PS4] Metal Max Xeno: Reborn – 7,789 / NEW
8. [NSW] Metal Max Xeno: Reborn – 7,277 / NEW
9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 6,761 / 3,824,429
10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 6,492 / 3,731,449

Alcremie VMAX, Drednaw VMAX, Galarian Cursola V, and More in Pokémon TCG: Champion’s Path

These cards aren't messing around!

Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX cards are going to bring a seismic shift to the world of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. It's best you take some time to learn about these cards now in order to prepare for what's ahead. The Champion's Path expansion is no joke! Get a heads up on more of the cards this expansion will pack in right here.

Nintendo Six Months Earnings Release set for Nov. 5th, 2020

Expect some big sales numbers

Nintendo has updated their corporate schedule, and it reveals that the Six Months Earnings Release will take place on Nov. 5th, 2020. This is actually a week later than Nintendo usually holds their six month earnings release. No reason was given for the delay. No matter the cause, we'll be sure to bring you all the updated sales data and more from this event.

Pokemon Co. opens official Pinterest account

Stick this one on your vision board

We're not quite sure why Pokemon Co. decided to jump on Pinterest now of all times, but they work in mysterious ways. The Pokemon Co. has announced that they've made an official Pinterest account, and they say you can keep tabs on it for "artwork, updates on all things Pokémon Center, downloadables and much more." Check out the official account here.

Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters art exhibit announced


Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall has announced that a new art exhibit called Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters. The exhibit will feature artwork of various Capcom and Osama Tezuka characters with each company illustrating the other's characters. The exhibit begins October 23rd, 2020 and will fun until February 23rd, 2021.

Please note that that this is NOT A GAME. Although... it may be neat to see this one day turn into a full-fledged fighter like the other "VS. Capcom" games.

Pokemon Local Acts installs two more Pokemon-themed manhole covers

Covers 101 and 102

The Pokemon Local Acts organization installed its 100th manhole cover just a couple of weeks back, but they aren't stopping there. Now there are two more special manhole covers in Japan.

Gyarados-themed covers are now installed in Otsu City, the Shiga Prefecture in Japan. Pikachu came out to celebrate the cover installation, and you can check out more pics of his appearance and the covers in general here.

Sneak preview of The World Ends With You: The Animation Ep.1 airing in Japan on September 18th

Full episode releasing sometime in twewy-twewy-one!

The anime adaptation of the hit Square Enix game series "The World Ends With You" will be getting a special preview on Japanese television next week! The World Ends With You: The Animation will be fully released in 2021, with Funimation confirmed to be in charge of localization for the west.

Announced via the official Twitter account, a portion of episode 1 will be airing on MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System) / TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) on Friday, September 18th.

Following the airing, a week long (7 day) commemorative campaign will begin on Twitter. Details will be revealed on the same day as the broadcast.

Ubisoft will host another Ubisoft Forward sometime in the future

Moving forward once more

The second Ubisoft Forward event has wrapped, and it revealed new songs for Just Dance 2021, new gameplay for Immortals: Fenyx Rising, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game 'Complete Edition'. Wishing Ubisoft showed more for Switch owners? Perhaps they will next time around.

Ubisoft has confirmed that they'll be sharing another Ubisoft Forward event sometime in the future. The company didn't share any specifics on release dates, so we'll just have to hang tight.

Gardevoir VMAX, Incineroar V, and More in Pokémon TCG: Champion’s Path

Great power awaits

The Pokémon TCG: Champion's Path expansion is launching on September 25th, 2020, and it brings more than 70 new cards with it. Want a better look at some of the cards that you might discover when you crack open your pack? Pokemon Co. has shared a featured that takes a deep dive into some of the cards, which you can find here.

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