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Walmart offering 25% off handful of first-party Switch games, Amazon price-matching

First-party software usually doesn't go on sale, but right now we're seeing an exception to that rule. Walmart is offering 8 titles for 25% off, and Amazon is price-matching on each one. You can find the full lineup below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $44.99 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $59.99)
Super Mario Odyssey — $44.99 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $59.99)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — $44.99 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $59.99)
Mario Tennis Aces — $44.99 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $59.99)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — $44.99 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $59.99)
Kirby Star Allies — $44.999 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $59.99)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker — $29.99 at Walmart and Amazon (usually $39.99)
Splatoon 2 — $44.99 at Walmart (usually $59.99)

Mega Man Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridges Now Shipping, Plus Unboxing Videos

SAN FRANCISCO - September 19, 2018 - In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man® franchise, Capcom and iam8bit have joined forces to bring two nostalgic Mega Man® collectibles to life: the Mega Man® 2 - 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge and Mega Man® X - 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge. These brand new, limited edition reproductions are now available for purchase on iam8bit.com for $100 each.

Each game is a Limited Edition of 8,500 units. Each cartridge comes in one of two available colors: Opaque Light Blue (7,500 units total per game) and Translucent, Glow-in-the-Dark Blue (1,000 units total per game). Cartridge colorways are randomly inserted into sealed, unmarked boxes so each package is a surprise.

Mega Man 2 - 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge - $100

Limited Edition of 8,500

Brand-new playable cartridge

Dual-Fold Box w/ Foil, Gloss & Embossments

Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Foreword by Author Salvatore Pane

Retro Pack-In Surprises

Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design

Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

Mega Man X - 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge - $100

Limited Edition of 8,500

Brand-New Playable Cartridge

Tri-Fold Box w/ Foil, Gloss & Embossments

Premium Instruction Booklet w/ Foreword by Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil

Retro Pack-In Surprises

Package Design & Restoration by Jango Snow Art & Design

Manufacturing by Retrotainment Games + Infinite NES Lives

The Mega Man® 30th Anniversary Classic Cartridges aren’t just mantelpieces, each cartridge houses the original game code on a brand new PCB board and are fully playable on NTSC consoles.

Milka releasing Mario-themed holiday treats and toys

Nintendo and Milka are teaming up to release a line of Mario-themed holiday treats and toys. You can get the details on their lineup below.

2x Milka Mini Snowballs
2x Milka Kugeln Oreo
2y Milka Kugeln Classic
4x Super-Mario-Sticker
1x Super Mario Armband

Thanks to AstronoLukeNX for the heads up!

Another look at the Pokemon Mimikyu’s Circus merch line

Pokemon Co. and Banpresto have partnered up to release a new line of Ichiban Kuji called Pokemon Mimikyu’s Circus. The merch line launches in Japan on Sept. 22nd, and will be available at various retailers and convenience stores. This is an Ichiban Kuji (lottery), you’ll need to spend 620 yen on a ticket. Check out more pics from the lineup here.

Prima Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Guide - Standard and Collector's Editions available to preorder

The preorder links for Prima's Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Guides are open, but they still don't share much of anything in the way of details. We know that both books are due out Dec. 7th, and the standard version features 208 pages, while the collector's edition has 352 pages. Standard will cost $15, while the collector's edition is $40.

Play-Asia announces physical Switch releases for Reverie, Death Road to Canada, and Ghost Blade HD

Play-Asia has revealed 3 more Switch titles that they're giving the physical treatment. In 2019, you'll be able to purchase retail copies of Reverie, Death Road to Canada, and Ghost Blade HD! All of these titles will be distributed through EastAsiasoft. You can get more details on these titles here.

Thanks to Jabel47591 for the heads up!

The Way Remastered now 80% off in North America, same deal coming to Europe on Sept. 21st, 2018


The Way Remastered tells a story about a member of space explorers team who lost his beloved and cannot accept her death. During one of his expeditions he discovers ancient writings that testify the existence of a method for obtaining eternal life. Hoping to get his beloved back, he decides to return to the alien planet. However, the planet hides many secrets and dangers that he must face.

I played and loved The Way Remastered. It's a love-letter to games like Another World, Flashback, Blackthorne, and more. If you want a more in-depth look at the game, you can check out my video review below!

Thanks to Robotface for the heads up!

Switch Online NES controller pre-purchase now available, controllers ship in December 2018

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play enhanced NES™ games the way they're meant to be played—using full-size Nintendo Entertainment System™ controllers!

Available for purchase only by Nintendo Switch Online members*, this 2-pack of wireless controllers offers the perfect way to play these classic NES games online, either competitively or cooperatively.

Features:

Rechargeable Battery – Attach the controllers to the Nintendo Switch™ system to charge them
Two Controllers – Available as a set of two controllers for competitive and cooperative fun

The NES controller is available only as a set of two for $59.99 (plus shipping). Beginning September 18, 2018, the controller set can be purchased at https://nesc.nintendo.com/nintendo-entertainment-system-controller by users in the U.S. and Canada with an active, paid Nintendo Switch Online membership. (Free trial users are not eligible.)

NES controllers are limited to one set per Nintendo Account holder.
Nintendo eShop funds cannot be used to purchase.
NES controllers will begin shipping in December 2018. Orders will be shipped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preorder here (thanks Kolma!)

My Nintendo Europe - Switch Online NES controllers voucher available

With a Nintendo Switch Online paid membership, you have the option to purchase Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers and play enhanced NES games in an authentic fashion.

On My Nintendo, you can get a voucher which you can use to receive a discount on the order of NES Controllers! My Nintendo members can redeem Gold Points for My Nintendo Store vouchers in three different values, £1.00, £3.00 and £5.00, which can be used when (and only when) ordering the NES Controllers here (The URL will go live as soon as orders open for the NES controllers). You can use only one voucher code per order. NES Controllers are exclusively offered to members of Nintendo Switch Online.*

See all My Nintendo Store Vouchers

It’s easy to use these vouchers! Here’s how it works: Once you redeem your Gold Points for a My Nintendo Store Voucher, a voucher code will be displayed on the reward page. Copy or note down this code and enter the voucher code during the purchase process of the NES Controllers. It’ll then automatically give a discount of the corresponding amount.

*NES Controllers are not available to purchase during a Nintendo Switch Online free trial period, or using a Child Account. Orders are limited to one per Nintendo Account.

Check out these retail Switch Online prepaid cards


Well, that's certainly a straightforward design. I guess it gets the point across! Nothing flashy here, just a Switch Online subscription card with a super minimal design.

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!