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Nintendo's Bill Trinen on the potential for a Smash Bros. Ultimate demo and DLC content

Wouldn't it be nice if Smash Bros. Ultimate had something similar to the ARMS Global Testpunch or Mario Tennis Aces' pre-launch tournament? IGN asked Nintendo's Bill Trinnen was asked this very question, to which he gave the following answer.

Very good question. Right now they're focused very much on getting the game ready. We have a few other things to talk about down the road between now and when it launches in December. We'll hopefully have some news on that as we get closer to launch.

Trinnen is also asked about the potential for DLC for Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here's what he had to say.

Obviously that was a big part of the Wii U game, but part of Mr. Sakurai's approach is really focusing on getting the game done, and then once he has the game done, he'll start to make some decisions about what he want to do. ...with other characters or DLC, things like that. Whether or not he decides to do DLC again, or whether or not he decides this is the ultimate edition and there's nothing more I can fit in there. We'll have to see as we get closer to launch.

Capcom reveals Torch Man for Mega Man 11


Ah, summertime. There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors, is there? You can join the Metalls as they sing campfire songs, roast s’mores by the fire of encroaching flame walls, and dodge mechanical spiders while you narrowly avoid being grilled on hot plates. Turns out camping is a little different when Torch Man is around!

For our last update we revealed Blast Man and his volatile theme park, but the surprisingly cool-headed Torch Man trades out the densely packed corridors of an abandoned movie studio for a lush forest and campsite that he’s turned into his personal training grounds to hone his “Fist of Fire” technique. The dense foliage may seem like a pretty unusual choice for a robot whose shoulders are quite literally ablaze, but before Torch Man turned evil, he used to teach campers about fire safety. What irony!

Starting at the edges of a campsite, your idyllic walk in the woods is quickly interrupted by the many robots littering the forest. With enemies both out and about under a twilight sky and hiding away in tents propped up along your path, you’ll have to watch your step navigating the platforms and perils scattered around the stage. Further complicating things are heavily forested areas, preventing even the faintest moonlight from shining through and making platforms impossible to see. Fortunately, some friendly-looking lantern-shaped owls can help light your way, making it easier to see where you’re headed. How helpful! Unfortunately, they also attempt to drip fiery globs of gas on to Mega Man, making it that much harder to get where you’re going. How… awkward.

About halfway between you and your mission to douse Torch Man is an idyllic scene of Metalls gathered around a bonfire. It’s interesting seeing so many of them not hiding under their helmets – maybe they’re only shy when Mega Man is nearby. The peaceful scene is quickly shattered by Sparkey, a flaming turkey that’s so fired up, the blaze on its back will absorb your Mega Buster shots! Erratically jumping around the arena, this flaming fowl lays eggs that hatch into smaller robots, so you’ll have to watch your feet and put the Speed Gear to good use while focusing fire – or rather, attacks – on its vulnerable areas. Once this mid-boss has cooled off a bit, unleash everything you’ve got to roast it for good.

There’s a lot more to Torch Man’s stage as well, with devious mazes to navigate and tricky platforms standing in your way as walls of flame bear down on you. If you’re starting to feel the heat, Rush is just a button press away! Use Mega Man’s faithful robot canine to bounce up and away from difficult enemies, and activate the Speed Gear to give yourself a bit of extra time so you don’t wind up charbroiled.

When you finally catch up to Torch Man, the woods ablaze behind him (nobody told him only he can prevent forest fires), you’ll have to deal with much more than a bit of fire here and there. Torch Man is surprisingly nimble, showing that he’s not just a disciple of fire, but a “Torch-jutsu” martial arts master as well! Time your jumps and slides well to dodge fireballs and maneuver your way around Torch Man’s red hot kicks while getting attacks in. Don’t drop your guard, or else you might find yourself at the mercy of this Robot Master’s fiery spirit when he loses his temper.

Stamping out Torch Man will grant you Blazing Torch, a weapon that diagonally fires a ball of red-hot fire into the air! Just like the Robot Master this weapon comes from, each flaming ball comes crashing back down as a searing projectile, reminiscent of Torch Man’s blazing kicks. Using the Power Gear, you can supercharge the move to turn up the heat and fire off three projectiles at once!

Aside from being a powerful weapon in its own right, Blazing Torch has plenty of other uses, too. You’ll get to try for yourself when Mega Man 11 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 2nd! Pre-order now to receive a suite of eight alternate instrumental music tracks for each Robot Master’s stage.

For more updates on the Blue Bomber, check out the Mega Man Twitter and Facebook pages, and head over to the official website to preorder Mega Man’s newest adventure.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update available now, includes Master Cycle Zero, Champion’s Tunic Link, plus Ancient Tires and Paraglider parts


Looks like Nintendo wasn't kidding about those updates to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! New content is available right now, and it's all Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild themed!

Arkane Studios job listing makes mention of Switch

Arkane Studios, developers of the Dishonored franchise, may be interested in bringing some titles to Switch. The company is currently looking for someone to fill a spot as an Engine Programmer, and one specific portion of the listing makes mention of Switch.

Knowledge of platform SDK (PS4, XB1, Windows, Linux, Nintendo Switch)

Why bother looking for someone with knowledge of the Switch SDK if you're not at least somewhat interested in creating a game for the platform? I guess we'll find out Arkane's true intentions soon enough!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy website lists Switch version

Just as with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, many believe that Spyro Reignited Trilogy is coming to Switch. I mean, one of Nintendo's own websites had a full page for the game! Now the latest bit of info that points to a potential release comes from the game's official website. Some versions of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy site list the Switch as a preorder option for the game, which is about as official as you can get. Obviously Activision hasn't confirmed a Switch version yet, but I'd say it's a done deal at this point.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

This week's European downloads - July 19 (Mugsters, Sausage Sports Club and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Mugsters (Team17) - €14.99/£9.99
Mugsters is a physics-based, supercharged, action-packed puzzler with sandbox levels where you must outrun, out-manoeuvre and outsmart your enemies by experimenting with different vehicles, environmental traps and explosives.

Hand of Fate 2 (Defiant Development) - €25.79/£22.60 (€23.21/£20.34 until July 24)
Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living boardgame where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you!

Sausage Sports Club (Luckshot Games) - €12.99/£11.69
Sausage Sports Club is a physics-sports game about adorable, floppy animals competing on a reality TV show!

Beat Rush (FuryLion) - €4.99/£4.49
Sausage Sports Club is a physics-sports game about adorable, floppy animals competing on a reality TV show!

Hungry Shark World (Ubisoft) - €9.99/£7.99
Become a shark and spread terror on the beach! Sink your teeth on tons of new missions. Experience life as a shark in full HD with redefined, and fully optimized, gamepad controls.

Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Blue Sunset Games) - €3.49/£3.10 (€2.61/£2.32 until August 1)
Animal Rivals is a crazy party game for up to 4 players. Different characters, game modes, lots of stages and tons of fun

The Mooseman (Sometimes You) - €6.99/£6.29
Long-long time ago the world was created out of an egg-shell by a god named Yen. Multitudes of spirits dwell among the layers of creation, guarding their secrets in the dark. Embark on a journey through all the worlds of ancient myth, find artefacts of Chud' tribes and solve all the mysteries of finno-ugric tales.

VERTICAL STRIKE ENDLESS CHALLENGE (Active Gaming Media) - €4.99/£4.49
A flight-based action game designed to be easy to pick up and enjoy right away, and playable over short timeframes. Take advantage of the myriad weapon combinations at your disposal and achieve dangerously high levels of manoeuvrability by disabling your Alpha Limiter to spear your way through waves of enemy attacks.

Arcade Archives City Connection (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"City CONNECTION" is an action game that was released from JALECO in 1985. Girl Clarice drives "Clarice car", and runs around the world in search of the ideal of man.

ACA NEOGEO LEAGUE BOWLING (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
“LEAGUE BOWLING” is a bowling game released by SNK in 1990. You are able to select your dominant arm and ball weight, using precise controls to play just like real bowling! Choose from one of three modes, REGULATION, FLASH, and STRIKE 90.

*Game sections requiring use of the connection jack are not included.

Frost (Digerati) - €12.99/£11.69
Frost is a deck-building, solo survival card game set on a harsh, frozen world ravaged by a lethal storm. You must lead a group of nomads in search of the Refuge – a haven away from the Frost’s icy grip.

Guts & Glory (tinyBuild Games) - €14.99/£13.49
Welcome to Guts and Glory—The craziest game show on earth, where ordinary people compete in extraordinary challenges of life and death, for glory! The objective is simple: Race to the finish line while everything tries to kill you.

Lost Phones Stories (Plug In Digital) - €9.99/£8.99
The Lost Phone games are about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone you've found. Experience relatable stories which help build empathy with the characters, allowing to explore difficult topics and social issues.

Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - (DORASU) - €3.99/£3.59
Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - is a dating simulator where you chat as if you were on a smartphone. Reply to questions from your partner, receive images/videos and try to keep the conversation going!

Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - (DORASU) - €3.99/£3.59
Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - is a dating simulator where you chat as if you were on a smartphone. Reply to questions from your partner, receive images/videos and try to keep the conversation going!

Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - (DORASU) - €3.99/£3.59
Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - is a dating simulator where you chat as if you were on a smartphone. Reply to questions from your partner, receive images/videos and try to keep the conversation going!

Star Story: The Horizon Escape (Forever Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99
Star Story: The Horizon Escape is a turn-based, adventure game with text-rpg elements. Tune into the story of the aspiring space-archaeologist Van Klik on his mission to the mysterious planet of Horizon!

STARSHIP AVENGER Operation: Take Back Earth (TOMCREATE) - €3.99/£3.99
"Starship Avenger" is a defence shooter action game. Blast off the weapons installed on Avenger to defeat the enemies who come to destroy mankind's ultimate weapon! Don't let them cross the Dead Line or they'll cause damage to Thor's Hammer!

Tanzia (Arcanity) - €19.99/£16.99
Years ago, your grandfather disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Before leaving, he sent you into hiding on Volcano Island. Now older, you've been set free by your guardian and mentor Abenaki to follow the mystery... but is Abenaki telling you everything?

Cartoon Network Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (Outright Games, available July 20) - €39.99/£34.99
Ahoy! The Land of Ooo is underwater and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world!

Arcade Archives Sky Skipper (HAMSTER, available July 20) - €6.99/£6.29
Sky Skipper is a shooting action game released in 1981 by Nintendo. Dodge enemy attacks and counterattack with your bombs! Get even more points by saving the right combination of 4 animals! Don't forget to go and replenish your fuel when you run low.

Heroki (Picomy, available July 20) - €9.99/£8.99
Fly into a beautiful action adventure and save a whimsical world full of flight and fantasy. Master the wind to fly, freefall, dash and bash your way across beautiful 3D rendered sky-islands, jungles, seas and deserts.

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (NiS America, available July 20) - €49.99/£44.99
Set out on an all-new adventure with Reimu, Marisa, Sanae, and more of your favourite Touhou characters! The land of Gensokyo once again plunges into darkness as a new mystery unfolds. What mysteries await in the Tower of Desire?

VSR: Void Space Racing (SONKA, available July 20) - €9.99/£8.99
If you're looking for your generic futuristic racer, look for it elsewhere - this game is not for the faint of heart! Impactful and challenging, VSR: Void Space Racing gives you the opportunity to fly through vast and diverse locations in outer space and prove yourself worthy of the first place!

Werewolf Pinball (EnjoyUp Games, available July 20) - €1.99/£1.79
Enjoy Werewolf Pinball, a perfect reproduction of a real pinball machine, with all the graphic details and sounds.

Monopoly for Nintendo Switch Demo (Ubisoft) - Free
Grow your empire anywhere, anytime, with MONOPOLY for Nintendo Switch! Immerse yourself in a mix of the original family-favorite board game enriched with new ways to play.


Downloadable Content

Gal*Gun 2 - SClass Demon Buster Suit Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room. This set includes:
•'S-Class Demon Buster Suit' outfit
•'Anti-Demon Lasers' accessory
•'Demon-detecting Visor' accessory
•'Heavenly Card Key' item

Gal*Gun 2 - Sergant Suspenders Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room. This set includes:
•'Sergeant Suspenders' outfit
•'Sergeant's Cap' accessory
•'Rocket Launcher' accessory
•'Top Secret Love Docs' item

Gal*Gun 2 - Slime Time Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room. This set includes:
•'Slime Time' outfit
•'Googly Slime Hat' accessory
•'Jiggly Jelly' item

Gal*Gun 2 - DLC Set 7 (Pqube) - €9.99/£8.99
This bundle includes:
• Gal*Gun 2 - Sergeant Suspenders Set
• Gal*Gun 2 - S-Class Demon Buster Suit Set
• Gal*Gun 2 - Slime Time Set

Sonic Mania - Encore DLC (SEGA) - €4.99/£4.00
Sonic Mania Encore DLC - Experience a new take on familiar zones with the all-new Encore Mode, play as two new characters with their unique abilities: Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel, and compete with up to four friends in expanded Competition Mode!

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Small Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
An additional pack of 45 new puzzles in smaller sizes. (10 10x10 puzzles and 35 15x15 puzzles)

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Mixed Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
An additional pack of 30 new puzzles across all sizes. (5 10x10 puzzles, 6 15x15 puzzles, 9 15x20 puzzles and 10 20x20 puzzles)

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Large Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
An additional pack of 30 new puzzles in larger sizes. (15 15x20 puzzles and 15 20x20 puzzles)

Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional scenario 1 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional scenario 2 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional scenario 3 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional scenario 4 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional scenario 5 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional scenario 6 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29

Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional Scenario Set 1 (DORASU) - €5.99/£5.39
"Additional Scenario 1", "Additional Scenario 2", "Additional Scenario 3" We set up 3 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional Scenario Set 2 (DORASU) - €5.99/£5.39
"Additional Scenario 4", "Additional Scenario 5", "Additional Scenario 6" We set up 3 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - Additional Scenario Complete Set (DORASU) - €7.99/£7.19
"Additional Scenario 1", "Additional Scenario 2", "Additional Scenario 3", "Additional Scenario 4", "Additional Scenario 5", "Additional Scenario 6" We set up 6 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional scenario 1 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional scenario 2 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional scenario 3 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional scenario 4 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional scenario 5 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional scenario 6 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29

Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional Scenario Set 1 (DORASU) - €5.99/£5.39
"Additional Scenario 1", "Additional Scenario 2", "Additional Scenario 3" We set up 3 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional Scenario Set 2 (DORASU) - €5.99/£5.39
"Additional Scenario 4", "Additional Scenario 5", "Additional Scenario 6" We set up 3 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - Additional Scenario Complete Set (DORASU) - €7.99/£7.19
"Additional Scenario 1", "Additional Scenario 2", "Additional Scenario 3", "Additional Scenario 4", "Additional Scenario 5", "Additional Scenario 6" We set up 6 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional scenario 1 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional scenario 2 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional scenario 3 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional scenario 4 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional scenario 5 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29
Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional scenario 6 (DORASU) - €2.49/£2.29

Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional Scenario Set 1 (DORASU) - €5.99/£5.39
"Additional Scenario 1", "Additional Scenario 2", "Additional Scenario 3" We set up 3 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional Scenario Set 2 (DORASU) - €5.99/£5.39
"Additional Scenario 4", "Additional Scenario 5", "Additional Scenario 6" We set up 3 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - Additional Scenario Complete Set (DORASU) - €7.99/£7.19
"Additional Scenario 1", "Additional Scenario 2", "Additional Scenario 3", "Additional Scenario 4", "Additional Scenario 5", "Additional Scenario 6" We set up 6 scenarios! It is cheaper than buying all the scenarios individually!

WorldNeverland - Ihm Color Set (althi) - €2.99/£2.69 (€1.79/£1.61 until August 9)
Talk to your pet Ihm while holding this and you'll be able to change its color. Colors: White, Pink, Mint, Ice Blue, Cream, Lavender and Graphite.

*You can buy it at any time in the game shop (Caravan Shop in Old Town Riverside) when you purchase it.

WorldNeverland - Ihm Ihm Set (althi) - €3.99/£3.59 (€2.39/£2.15 until August 9)
A set of equipment and furnishings related to Ihm! Content: Child's Ihm Knapsack, Ihm Knapsack, Ihm Ear Earmuffs, White Jumbo Stuffed Ihm and Cocoi Suit.

*You can buy it at any time in the game shop when you purchase it.

Child's Ihm Knapsack, Ihm Knapsack and Ihm Ear Earmuffs (Fashion Store in Castle St.)
Cocoi Suit (Clothing Store in Castle St.)
White Jumbo Stuffed Ihm (General Store in Yano Market)

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Additional Story - Clock Remains & Playable Character - Sakuya Izayoi (NIS America, available July 20) - €7.99/£7.19
Adds an additional story, "Clock Remains," starring Sakuya Izayoi. Also adds Sakuya Izayoi as a playable character and adds Reimu Hakurei as a usable partner.

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Satori Komeiji & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Rei’sen & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Kokoro Hata & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Kasen Ibaraki & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Utsuho Reiuji & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Tojiko Soga & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Alice Margatroid & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Suwako Moriya & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Cirno & New Partner - Daiyosei (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Tenshi Hinanawi & Equipment (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character - Flandre Scarlet (NIS America, available July 20) - Free
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Playable Character/Partner - Daiyosei & Equipment  (NIS America, available July 20) - €3.99/£3.59


Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Season Pass Bonus - Reimu Santa Costume (NIS America, available July 20) - Free
Adds the option to change Reimu's outfit to a Santa costume and adds aesthetic equipment for appearance changing.

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - Season Pass - THE ELEGANCE BONUS TIMES (NIS America, available July 20) - Free
A free special bonus for those who purchase the Season Pass! Adds aesthetic equipment for appearance changing and a costume for Reimu.

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded - The Elegance Bundle (NIS America, available July 20) - €39.99/£35.99
Contains all DLC for Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded at a reduced bundle price, as well as aesthetic equipment for appearance changing and bonus costumes for Reimu.


Pre-orders

1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Digerati) - €11.99/£10.79 (€9.59/£8.63 until August 9)
Pre-Order until 01/08/2018 23:59 local time

Game description: Based on true stories and historical events, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play a photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah. Armed with your camera, you're soon pulled into a dangerous world of revolution and civil unrest.

State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem (Sometimes You) - €7.99/£7.19 (€6.39/£5.75 until August 1)
Pre-Order until 01/08/2018 23:59 local time

Game description: State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem is a hilarious shooter that will put a smile on your face. You were an ordinary citizen in a small town… Now it’s on fire! Rioters are storming the houses, aliens rampage in the sky! Anarchy has never been so much fun!

NoReload Heroes (Forever Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99 (€8.99/£8.09 until August 2)
Pre-Order until 26/07/2018 14:59 CEST

Game description: NoReload Heroes is a chaotic co-op party shooter for up to four people. You play as a team, fighting your way through randomly generated rooms filled with various types of enemies, picking up insane magitech guns on the way. Shooting stuff up is simple and hilarious, but only the best of teams can make it all the way back to the evil they've created.


Special offers
Space Dave (Choice Provisions) - €3.99/£3.59 (ends July 30, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Mecha Storm (ENP Games) - €14.99/£13.49 (ends July 25, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Sine Mora EX (THQ Nordic) - €11.99/£9.99 (ends August 2, normally €29.99/£24.99)
This Is The Police (THQ Nordic) - €11.99/£9.99 (ends August 2, normally €29.99/£24.99)
Castle of Heart (7Levels) - €13.49/£12.14 (ends August 2, normally €14.99/£13.49)
Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital) - €7.49/£5.49 (ends July 26, normally €14.99/£10.99)
Fear Effect Sedna (SQUARE ENIX) - €11.97/£9.59 (ends August 1, normally €19.95/£15.99)
Hollow (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.49 (ends August 2, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Lost Sea (Eastasiasoft) - €7.99/£7.19 (ends August 2, €9.99/£8.99)
Mom Hid My Game! (KEMCO) - €3.49/£3.14 (ends August 8, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Super Rocket Shootout (Plug In Digital) - €7.99/£7.19 (ends July 26, €9.99/£8.99)
Typoman (Wales Interactive) - €9.09/£6.99 (ends August 16, normally €12.99/£9.99)
Unholy Heights (mebius.) - €3.91/£3.51 (ends August 2, normally €4.89/£4.39)
Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Plug in Digital) - €11.99/£10.39 (ends July 26, normally €14.99/£12.99)
Robonauts (QubicGames) - €8.69/£7.79 (Permanent, was €14.99/£13.49)


Conditional Discount
NoReload Heroes (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.49 for owners of Violett, Sparkle 2 EVO, Sparkle 3 Genesis, Sparkle ZERO, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, Hollow, Frederic: Resurrection of Music, Millie (normally €9.99/£8.99)



Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Special offers
Mom Hid My Game! (KEMCO, New 3DS only) - €3.49/£3.14 (ends August 8, normally €4.99/£4.49)
3D Game Collection (Joindots) - €5.24/£3.74 (ends August 2, normally €6.99/£4.99)
3D MahJongg (Joindots) - €3.74/£3.36 (ends August 2, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Adventure Labyrinth Story (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.00/£3.60 (ends August 9, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Alchemic Dungeons (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.00/£3.99 (ends August 9, normally €5.00/£4.99)
Block-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games) - €1.49/£1.19 (ends August 2, normally €2.49/£1.99)
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (ends August 16, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Holiday Special (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Fairune 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €5.59/£5.49 (ends August 9, normally €6.99/£6.89)
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.97/£1.55 (ends August 16, normally €2.99/£2.36)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots) - €5.24/£3.74 (ends August 16, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €5.99/£4.49 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Johnny’s Payday Panic (Office Create) - €2.29/£1.99 (ends July 26, normally €4.49/£3.99)
Link-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Of Mice And Sand (CIRCLE Ent.) - €6.39/£6.29 (ends August 9, normally €7.99/£7.89)
Parascientific Escape - Crossing at the Farthest Horizon (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.00/£3.99 (ends August 9, normally €5.00/£4.99)
Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends August 2, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Splat The Difference (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends August 2, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99 (ends August 2, normally €4.99/£4.99)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends August 2, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends August 2, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends August 2, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Search 10K (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Worcle Worlds (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends August 2, normally €8.99/£7.99)


Conditional Discount
3D Game Collection (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own Funfair Party Games, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
3D MahJongg (Joindots) - €2.99/£2.69 if you own Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €4.79/£3.59 if you own Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, 3D MahJongg  (normally €7.99/£5.99)
Alien on the Run (Joindots) - €2.99/£2.51 if you own 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €4.99/£4.19)
Chain Blaster (Joindots) - €2.99/£2.51 if you own 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €4.99/£4.19)
Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots) - €2.99/£2.51 if you own 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €4.99/£4.19)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own 3D Game Collection, Funfair Party Games, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
Crazy Construction (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own 3D Game Collection, Funfair Party Games, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own 3D Game Collection, Funfair Party Games, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
Safari Quest (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own 3D Game Collection, Funfair Party Games, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
Undead Bowling (Joindots) - €4.19/£2.99 if you own 3D Game Collection, Funfair Party Games, Gardenscapes, 3D MahJongg (normally €6.99/£4.99)
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) - €4.79/£3.59 if you own 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €7.99/£5.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) - €4.79/£3.59 if you own 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €7.99/£5.99)
Pazuru (Joindots) - €3.59/£2.39 if you own 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes (normally €5.99/£3.99)


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
All themes will be available on July 20

Hello Kitty has a dog as a friend (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
"Hello Kitty plays with her special friend"

Hello Kitty says ‘’Cheese’’ (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
"Hello Kitty strikes a pose in front of the camera"

Hello Kitty is Snow White (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
"Hello Kitty lives in her fairy kingdom"

Hello Kitty loves pop colors (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
"Hello Kitty is a Pop Kitty"

SmileyWorld Digital Summer 01 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49/£1.39
"‘Brain Freeze’ slogan with SmileyWorld ice-lolly icon and pattern"

SmileyWorld Digital Summer 02 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49/£1.39
"‘A day in a SmileyWorld’ slogan with SmileyWorld beach icons and pattern"

SmileyWorld Digital Rainbow Power 01 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49/£1.39
"SmileyWorld badges and patches with rainbow colours"

SmileyWorld Digital Rainbow Power 02 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49/£1.39
"‘Peace and Love’ slogan with SmileyWorld hippy icons on denim background"

AT THE BEACH (Umusic online France) - €1.99/£1.79
"Chill and zen attitude on the beach ! (music included)"

ELECTRO BREAK (Umusic online France) - €1.99/£1.79
"We all need a break with a cool electro jam! (music included)"

HAVANA CLUB (Umusic online France) - €1.99/£1.79
"Feel the latin vibes! (music included)"

RASTA POWER (Umusic online France) - €1.99/£1.79
"Ready for a Reggae session? It's over here! (music included)"

MUSIC PACK #9 (Umusic online France) - €3.99/£3.59
"3 themes pack: Soccer Girl, Soccer Boy, World Cup 2018 (music included)"


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Special offers
Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) - €3.99/£3.59 (ends August 16, normally €7.99/£7.19)
RTO 2 (nuGAME) - €7.99/£7.19 (ends August 16, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends August 2, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends August 2, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends August 2, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Party (Lightwood Games) - €9.59/£8.99 (ends August 2, normally €15.99/£14.99)
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends August 2, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends August 2, normally €7.99/£6.99)

This week's North American downloads - July 19 (Mega Man X, Bomb Chicken and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Mega Man X Legacy Collection – The celebrated Mega Man X series returns. Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – Complete the Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles. Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8. Both Mega Man X and his ally Zero return as playable characters, allowing players to jump and shoot through challenging stages with X’s arm cannon, or slash through enemies with Zero’s energy saber. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

Bomb Chicken – Who doesn't love chicken… especially when it's smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb?

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare Gold Demo – Wario has a special treat for you! Better think fast if you want to succeed in this demo of his upcoming WarioWare Gold game. You’ll use the touchscreen, tilt the system and push buttons as you laugh your way through the fully voiced story introduction, featuring new and classic characters!

Activities:

The Second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: Enter for a chance to win a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. The contest runs July 19 at 11 a.m. PT through Aug. 20 at 10:59 a.m. PT. For more details about how to enter, please visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest/.

Octopath Traveler My Nintendo Rewards: To celebrate the launch of the Octopath Traveler game, My Nintendo is offering eight different box art covers (one for each of the main characters) for the case of your Octopath Traveler game (sold separately). Redeem your points and choose your character for your box art cover! Plus, we’re also offering downloadable wallpapers for your PC or smart phone. Check out the details at My Nintendo: https://my.nintendo.com/news/6b677325fde74ff4

Pixel Toads Lead to Platinum Points: Captain Toad is starring in his own puzzling quest in the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. My Nintendo members can join the adventure with a special “hide-and-seek” mission to earn My Nintendo points. Here’s the mission: Log in to My Nintendo, then find all four Pixel Toads hidden on the official game website and earn 100 Platinum Points – that’s 25 Platinum Points for each Pixel Toad you find. Good luck!
Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of Splatoon 2 with a Splatfest and My Nintendo: July 21 marks the first anniversary of the Splatoon 2 game, and we’re celebrating with a global Splatfest! Which sea creature is your favorite, Squid or Octopus? This hotly contested Splatfest will occur from 9 p.m. PT on July 20 until 9 p.m. PT on July 21. To help celebrate, My Nintendo is offering Inkling and Octoling printable posters, as well as downloadable wallpaper. Redeem your points for these rewards today.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO LEAGUE BOWLING (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives City CONNECTION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Beat Rush (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Frost (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Galak-Z: Variant S (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Ghost 1.0 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Guts & Glory (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Heroki (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
Hungry Shark World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Lost Phones Stories (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
NoReload Heroes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Pool Panic (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Sausage Sports Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Semblance (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 24
Spheroids (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
STARSHIP AVENGER Operation: Take Back Earth (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Tanzia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Vozel Shot for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
VSR: Void Space Racing (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
Werewolf Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20


Nintendo started development on a Tingle horror game, then cancelled it

Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe revealed a really interesting tidbit in an interview with Kotaku. Tingle, everyone's favorite Legend of Zelda character, was going to get a starring role in yet another title. The game was being worked on by both Nintendo and Vanpool, who they teamed up with recently for Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers.

“Looking back eight years ago, we were developing a horror game with Vanpool that starred Tingle as the main character, but that project was canceled due to a variety of reasons.”

Tanabe doesn't say what platform the game was in development for, but if they were working on it in 2010, you'd imagine the platform would be 3DS. Poor Tingle, he never got the love he truly deserved.

Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers devs think people aren't aware the game released, want to make a Dillon RPG

The 3DS isn't exactly garnering a ton of attention around the world. It might be selling well here in the states, but those who are just picking up the system now seem to be quite young, and they're playing the huge backlog of games that came to the system in years gone by. That makes it hard for a new game to gain any traction, even if that title has the backing of Nintendo.

Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers launched on the 3DS awhile back, and it seems that not too many people have picked it up. In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe and Vanpool’s Jun Tsuda talk about how they think people missed the game, and their desire to put Dillon into an RPG.

Kesuke Tanabe

“I really only know about what people are saying online. What I see personally is that many people are not aware that this game has been released, and I want more people to play this game. I’ve actually been wanting to make an RPG with Dillon as a main character for a while. I am hoping this game reaches a wide enough audience that we can make that plan come true in the future.”

Jun Tsuda

“I bet the players who like Dillon and the setting actually are pretty secretive about it. I would like more people to know about the game. It’s not like a popular restaurant, so there won’t be a sudden crowd or a long wait time or anything. So, to any new players who have an interest now after reading this article, please give the game a try. You won’t regret it.”

What do you guys have to say about Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers? Were you unaware the game launched? Do you just not care about the franchise? Are you done with your 3DS?

Sakurai says bringing back every fighter for Smash Bros. can only happen once, future Smash games likely to have fewer characters

The focus with Smash Bros. Ultimate is to bring back every single character who was ever playable in the Smash Bros. franchise. That means the roster is insanely huge, and even has a couple new characters so far! That must mean the next Smash game after Ultimate is going to absolutely MASSIVE, right? Not so, says Sakurai.

In Sakurai's latest Famitsu feature, the man himself says the amount of total fighters in the next Smash game is likely to be smaller than what you see here in Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sakurai believes you can only bring back every single fighter once, so this is a very special event. This also leads him to believe that future Smash titles might be a bit sabotaged due to the grandiose nature of this outing.

With that said, Sakurai isn't really thinking about the future of Smash. He'll worry about the next game if/when it happens. For now, he's focusing all his development power on making Smash Bros. Ultimate the best it can be.

These tidbits were translated by the wonderful gang over at Source Gaming. Make sure you check them out!