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This week's European downloads - May 17 (Hyrule Warriors, Little Nightmares and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Nintendo, available May 18) - €59.99

Charge into battle with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Cut down entire legions of enemies using powerful, over-the-top Dynasty Warriors-style moves, and switch between multiple fan-favourite characters to enhance your strategies.

Little Nightmares Complete Edition (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, available May 18) - €34.99
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (THQ Nordic) - €39.99
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the console genre-greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

Never Stop (Pixelsplit) - €4.99
Keep moving ! Roll and jump - but never stop in this new addicting game! The longer you keep moving without getting stopped by one of the many obstacles or traps, the more points you get. How long can you manage this thrill of speed? Will you be able to dominate your friends in multiplayer?

The Mystery of the Hudson Case (Magic Frame Studios) - €4.40
In 1979, a daring journalist sets out to investigate on his own, after continuous disapproval by his editorial department, the famous case of the Hudson Family.

The case never reached the courts. Because of this, the journalist James O'Connell must travel to the state of Louisiana, where a difficult task awaits him if he intends to bring to light all the mysteries that may have been hidden for more than a hundred years in that mansion.

Splitter Critters (RAC7) - €5.49
Splitter Critters is an award-winning freeform puzzle game that puts world-splitting power into your hands. Split and rearrange the world to bring faraway platforms together, move deadly lasers out of the way, and create floating swimming pools to guide alien critters back to their spaceship.

The Adventures of Elena Temple (GRIMTALIN) - €4.99
The game is a monochromatic puzzle platformer made to look as if it were created in the 80s. Overcome obstacles, figure out how to collect all the coins, find all the gems and remember your childhood while doing it! Progress through the game's dungeon through non-linear exploration and keep an open eye for secrets to find.

Wizard of Legend (Humble Bundle) - €15.99
Wizard of Legend is a fast paced dungeon crawler with an emphasis on dynamic magical combat. Quick movement and even quicker use of spells will allow you to chain spells together to unleash devastating combinations against your enemies!

ACA NEOGEO BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL (HAMSTER) - €6.99
“BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL” is a sports game released in 1990 by SNK. One of the launch titles as the NEOGEO debuted, it came with both a VS Mode and Tournament Mode. The dynamic animation and powerful productions made for an exciting game.

Fairune Collection (FlyHigh Works) - €9.99 (€8.99 until May 17)
Fairune is a retro-styled adventure RPG. Our heroine embarks upon a journey to unlock three mysterious statues and seal away a great evil. Throughout the journey she will need to solve puzzles, fight monsters, discover new weapons and improve her abilities.

Fairune 2 brings our heroine back for another perilous quest, this time to find a lost fairy. Fairune Origin, being released for the first time, offers an intriguing look at the beginnings of the IP. Fairune Blast is an unlockable treat, meanwhile, to offer something completely different.

FOX n FORESTS (EuroVideo Medien) - €19.99
FOX n FORESTS is a 2D action platformer with RPG and puzzle elements inspired by the glorious days of 16-bit! Switch between various seasons on the fly, shoot and slash with your magic melee crossbow and snatch loot to unveil the mystery of the 5th seasons. A thrilling pixel art fable with rewarding super secrets, screen filling bosses and thriving exploration.

FRAMED Collection (Surprise Attack) - €9.99
Rearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure. Presented in an extensive series of visual puzzles, requiring logic and imagination, each panel move changes the current narrative, leading to all kinds of comedic blunders, untimely deaths--and when solved correctly--stylish heists, fast getaways and nail-biting escapades.

Ice Cream Surfer (Dolores Ent.) - €8.00
The evil Broccoli, irritated by the fact that kids hate vegetables and love ice creams, has created an army of vegetables to destroy the flavor galaxy. Only the Ice Cream Surfer with the help of his 4 super tasty friends can prevent that.

Invisiballs (Digital Kingdom) - €9.19
Invisiballs is a competitive local multiplayer game for 2 to 4 players. Everyone controls an invisible ball inside a maze and must capture a golden artifact to win the game. Designed entirely around a new type of gameplay set in a minimalist universe, Invisiballs is simple with a deep learning curve.

SilverStarChess (Silverstar) - €5.99
One of the standard board games in the “SilverStar” Series of SilverStarJapan. Our latest offering: the game of chess. The “SilverStar” board game engine also plays outstanding chess games.

The Banner Saga (Versus Evil) - €19.99
Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.

White Night (Plug In Digital) - €14.99
Explore the macabre past of an old mansion in the 1930's and solve puzzles of light and shadows in this fully black & white survival horror! Players are trapped in this nightmare where darkness is a constant threat!

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Prideful Sloth) - €24.99
Yonder is set in the world of Gemea, a natural island paradise with eight distinct environments ranging from tropical beaches to snow-capped summits. As the hero of Gemea, you can seek out the hidden and whimsical creatures known as Sprites. Use their power to clear the Murk and restore nature’s beauty. Yonder offers a world to lose yourself in; a world filled with the wonder of discovery and the spirit of adventure.

Henry The Hamster Handler (Pocket Money Games, available May 18) - €2.89
The ancient art of Hamster alchemy, a long-forgotten lore... Until now. Join the team at Hamsters Inc. as they delve into the practice and reveal that hamsters must endure as many near-death experiences as possible and over time the little furry balls of fun turn into bronze, silver, and gold! It’s your job to ensure that they survive the ordeal before they get melted down and turned into a fancy pair of earrings!

The Pinball Arcade (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - Free
Pinball Arcade is a realistic and comprehensive pinball simulation!

Urban Trial Playground Demo (Tate Multimedia) - Free
Backflip from the rooftops, over palm trees and sand dunes in ‘Urban Trial Playground’ and become the ultimate stunt racer!


Downloadable Content

Gear.Club Unlimited - Limited Edition Cars Pack #2 (Microids) - Free

Contains:
Limited Edition Cars Pack #2: Alpha Romeo 4C Italian Pike & Limited Edition Cars
Pack #2: Lotus Exige S English Racing

Enjoy free your favorite limited edition cars: Alpha Romeo 4C Italian Pike and Lotus Exige S English Racing

Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 Pack (Microids) - €2.99
Contains: Mclaren 570S GT4 Orange. Mclaren 570S GT4 White & Mclaren 570S GT4 Black

Experience the real spirit of motor sports with the Mclaren 570S GT4 Pack and drive it in C1 category races thanks to this pack that will give you access to 3 new models: Black, Orange and White.

Gear.Club Unlimited - Super Cars Pack (Microids) - €3.99
Contains: Super Car Pagani Zonda Cinque. Super Car Mazzanti Evantra & Super Car W Motors Lykan Hypersport

Add prestigious cars to your garage in Gear.Club Unlimited with the Super Cars pack including 3 previously unreleased cars: - Pagani Zonda Cinque - Mazzanti Evantra - W-Motors Lykan Hypersport.

Gear.Club Unlimited - Super Car Pagani Zonda Cinque (Microids) - €1.99
Discover the legendary Pagani Zonda Cinque, designed to achieve best performances either on track or road in C2 category.

Gear.Club Unlimited - Super Car W Motors Lykan Hypersport (Microids) - €1.99
Board the luxurious Lykan Hypersport from W-Motors and achieve highest performances in D1 category races.

Gear.Club Unlimited - Limited Edition Cars Pack #2: Alpha Romeo 4C Italian Pike (Microids) - Free
Only via Bundle "Gear.Club Unlimited - Limited Edition Cars Pack #2"

Enjoy free your favorite limited edition car: Alpha Romeo 4C Italian Pike

Gear.Club Unlimited - Limited Edition Cars Pack #2: Lotus Exige S English Racing (Microids) - Free
Only via Bundle "Gear.Club Unlimited - Limited Edition Cars Pack #2"

Enjoy free your favorite limited edition car: Lotus Exige S English Racing

Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 Orange (Microids) - Free
Only via Bundle "Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 Pack"

Experience the real spirit of motor sports with the Mclaren 570S GT4 Orange

Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 Black (Microids) - Free
Only via Bundle "Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 Pack"

Experience the real spirit of motor sports with the Mclaren 570S GT4 Black

Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 White (Microids) - Free
Only via Bundle "Gear.Club Unlimited - Mclaren 570S GT4 Pack"

Experience the real spirit of motor sports with the Mclaren 570S GT4 White

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Small Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games) - €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 5 (Lightwood Games) - €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 5 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99
An additional pack of 30 new puzzles in larger sizes. (15 15x20 puzzles and 15 20x20 puzzles)

WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: +4 save slots (adds 4 additional save data slots) (althi) - €3.99

The Pinball Arcade: Gottlieb Table Pack 1 (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €9.99

This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
Frank Thomas' Big Hurt
Gladiators
Haunted House
Victory
Genie
Lights...Camera...Action!

The Pinball Arcade: Gottlieb Table Pack 2 (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €9.99
This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
Wipe Out
Rescue 911
Bone Busters Inc.
Black Hole
El Dorado City of Gold
Goin' Nuts

The Pinball Arcade: Gottlieb Table Pack 3 (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €8.99
This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
TX-Sector
Tee'd Off
Cue Ball Wizard
Class of 1812
Cactus Jacks

The Pinball Arcade: Gottlieb EM Table Pack (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €8.99
This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
Big Shot
Centigrade 37
Central Park
El Dorado EM

The Pinball Arcade: Stern Table Pack 1 (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €19.99
This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
Ripley's Believe it or Not!
Star Trek Vengeance Premium
Starship Troopers
AC/DC Premium
Flight 2000

The Pinball Arcade: Stern Table Pack 2 (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €19.99
This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
Ghostbusters Premium
Harley-Davidson / Third Edition
High Roller Casino
Mustang Premium “Boss”
Last Action Hero
Phantom of the Opera

The Pinball Arcade: Alvin G. & Co Table Pack (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €7.99
This add-on pack includes the pinball tables:
Al's Garage Band Goes on a World Tour
Pistol Poker

The Pinball Arcade: Doctor Who: Master of Time (FarSight Studios, available May 18) - €4.89
This add-on includes the pinball table:
Doctor Who: Master of Time


Pre-orders

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Activision) - €39.99

Pre-Order until 28/06/2018. 23:59 local time

Game description: Play Crash Bandicoot anywhere!

Your favourite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never before. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Nintendo) - €49.99
Pre-Order until 07/06/2018. 23:59 local time

Game description: In the fast-paced world of conveyor-belt sushi fighting, match coloured plates and types of sushi to hurl tall stacks of plates at your opponent. The more matches you make, the taller the plate stack and the stronger your attacks will be.

Lost Sea (Eastasiasoft) - €9.99 (€8.99 until June 7)
Pre-Order until 30/05/2018. 23:59 local time

Game description: Lost Sea is an action-adventure game set inside the Bermuda Triangle. Recruit a crew of survivors who can help you explore the hazardous islands as you hunt for the artefacts needed to navigate the Lost Sea.

ATOMINE (MixedBag) - €9.99 (€8.99 until May 25)
Pre-Order until 25/05/2018. 15:59 CEST

Game description: Atomine is a twin stick procedural rogue-lite shooter set in a virtual world with minimalist design, where the player recounts on the screen the real events of STUXNET, the first weapon ever created in the form of computer virus.


Special offers
Energy Invasion (EvgeniyKolpakov) - €2.39 (ends May 21, normally €2.99)
One More Dungeon (Ratalaika Games) - €6.39 (ends May 27, normally €7.99)
Battle Chef Brigade (Cartoon Network) - €13.99 (ends May 23, normally €19.99)
De Mambo (DangerousKitchen) - €5.49 (ends May 30, normally €10.99)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (DotEmu) - €9.99 (ends May 22, normally €19.99)
Lumo (Rising Star Games) - €15.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
The Count Lucanor (Merge Games) - €7.49 (ends May 24, normally €14.99)
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX (Rising Star Games) - €33.74 (ends May 24, normally €44.99)
88 Heroes - 98 Heroes Edition (Rising Star Games) - €14.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Brawlout (Angry Mob Games) - €13.99 (ends June 7, normally €19.99)
Coffin Dodgers (Wales Interactive) - €9.09 (ends May 31, normally €12.99)
Conga Master Party! (Rising Star Games) - €5.39 (ends May 24, normally €8.99)
Infernium (Undergames) - €17.24 (ends June 2, normally €22.99)
Ninja Shodown (Rising Star Games) - €7.79 (ends May 24, normally €12.99)
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE (Reign Bros) - €10.49 (ends May 27, normally €14.99)
Tesla vs Lovecraft (10tons) - €11.99 (ends May 23, normally €14.99)
The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital) - €9.99 (ends May 24, normally €12.99)
Vostok Inc. (Wired Productions) - €11.99 (ends May 31, normally €14.99)
Bouncy Bob (SONKA) - €2.99 (ends June 8, normally €4.99)
Death Squared (SMG Studio) - €8.37 (ends June 4, normally €12.50)
forma.8 (MixedBag) - €6.49 (ends June 3, normally €9.99)
Glaive: Brick Breaker (Blue Sunset Games) - €7.49 (ends May 25, normally €9.99)
Green Game: TimeSwapper (iFun4all) - €1.49 (ends May 24, normally €2.99)
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated (iFun4all) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €9.99)
Red Game Without a Great Name (iFun4All) - €1.49 (ends May 24, normally €2.99)
The Way Remastered (SONKA) - €10.49 (ends June 8, normally €14.99)
Wheels of Aurelia (MixedBag) - €6.49 (ends June 3, normally €9.99)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (Enjoy Up Games) - €6.39 (ends June 10, normally €7.99)
A Robot Named Fight (Hitcents) - €10.99 (Permanent, was €12.99)


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Deep Silver) - €39.99

A spatial distortion full of demons appeared in Antarctica, threatening to engulf the Earth in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. The United Nations responded by tasking a team of highly advanced specialists with piercing the anomaly and figuring out how to stop it from the source. Well, get ready to don your Demonica once again in this new expanded port: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux.

Block-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €7.99
Block-a-Pix is a block-filling puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. Reveal the picture by dividing the grid into smaller rectangular blocks. Each block must contain one clue number, which tells you the number of grid squares covered by that block and the colour the block will be painted.


Add-on Content

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Training Day (Koch Media) - €1.99

Obtain the Training Day Sub App at the Lab. Equipping this allows you to obtain Advanced Primes, increasing the EXP gained from battle. Advanced Primes come in 3 sizes: S, M, and L. Ability to create Sub Apps required.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - More and More (Koch Media) - €1.99
Obtain the More and More Sub App at the Lab. Equipping this increases the amount of forma discovered during battle. Ability to create Sub Apps required.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Macca Rain (Koch Media) - €1.99
Obtain the Macca Rain Sub App at the Lab. Equipping this allows you to obtain Maccite by defeating demons, which can be sold for a high price. Maccite comes in three sizes: S, M, and L. Ability to create Sub Apps required.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Sub App 4-Pack (Koch Media) - €1.99
Obtain a set of four add-on content
Sub Apps: Training Day, More and More, Macca Rain, and Forma Search X.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Strike Team Support Team (Koch Media) - Free
Obtain the following: Advanced Prime L x3, Maccite M x2, Strength Core D x1, Magic Core D x1, Vitality Core D x1, Agility Core D x1, and Luck Core D x1.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Growth Vest (Koch Media) - Free
Obtain the Growth Vest, which increases EXP gained from battle.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Fortune Vest (Koch Media) - Free
Obtain the Fortune Vest, which increases the amount of Macca gained from battle

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Demon Slayer Pack (Koch Media) - Free
Obtain the Prototype Claymore, a sword that can attack all enemies, and Brothers, a gun that fires both Fire and Ice rounds.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux - Safe Journey Pack (Koch Media) - Free
Obtain the following healing items: Bead x5, Chakra Drop x10, Chakra Pot x5, Great Chakra x2, Bead of Life x2, and Revival Bead x10


Special offers
Double Breakout (nuGAME) - €4.90 (ends June 14, normally €7.00)
Pinball Breakout (nuGAME) - €4.90 (ends June 14, normally €7.00)
RTO (nuGAME) - €7.19 (ends June 14, normally €8.99)
RTO 2 (nuGAME) - €7.99 (ends June 14, normally €9.99)
Triple Breakout (nuGAME) - €3.49 (ends June 14, normally €4.99)
Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Ratalaika Games) - €3.34 (ends May 27, normally €4.99)
Around the World with Hello Kitty and Friends (Rising Star Games) - €14.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Beyblade Evolution (Rising Star Games) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
BIT.TRIP SAGA (Rising Star Games) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (Rising Star Games) - €14.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Girl's Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games) - €11.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (Rising Star Games) - €19.99 (ends May 24, normally €39.99)
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games) - €9.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
Hello Kitty & Friends: Rockin' World Tour (Rising Star Games) - €14.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Hello Kitty and the Apron of the Magic: Rhythm Cooking (Rising Star Games) - €14.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Hometown Story (Rising Star Games) - €7.49 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
Shifting World (Rising Star Games) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
Super Black Bass 3D (Rising Star Games) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €19.99)
Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games) - €12.49 (ends May 24, normally €24.99)
Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia) - €5.24 (ends June 7, normally €6.99)
Brilliant Hamsters! (Rising Star Games) - €4.99 (ends May 24, normally €9.99)
Excave III: Tower of Destiny (Rising Star Games) - €3.99 (ends May 24, normally €7.99)
Excave II: Tower of Destiny (Rising Star Games) - €5.00 (ends May 24, normally €10.00)
Kutar Concert Staff (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69 (ends May 31, normally €0.99)
Kutar Jump Rope (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69 (ends May 31, normally €0.99)
Kutar Magic Ball (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69 (ends May 31, normally €0.99)
Kutar Quiz (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69 (ends May 31, normally €0.99)
Kutar Tube Rider (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.69 (ends May 31, normally €0.99)
Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (Big John Games) - €2.99 (ends June 14, normally €4.99)
Psycho Pigs (Rising Star Games) - €3.99 (ends May 24, normally €7.99)
SADAME (Rising Star Games) - €5.99 (ends May 24, normally €14.99)
Unholy Heights (Rising Star Games) - €2.99 (ends May 24, normally €5.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Special offers

Hello Kitty Kruisers (Rising Star Games) - €14.99 (ends May 24, normally €29.99)
360 Breakout (nuGAME) - €4.90 (ends June 14, normally €7.00)
Annihilation (TreeFall Studios) - €1.19 (ends June 7, normally €1.19)
Double Breakout II (nuGAME) - €4.90 (ends June 14, normally €7.00)
PONCHO (Rising Star Games) - €4.49 (ends May 24, normally €8.99)
RTO (nuGAME) - €7.19 (ends June 14, normally €8.99)
Star Splash: Shattered Star (Snails Animation) - €1.74 (ends May 31, normally €3.49)
The Gem Collector (TreeFall Studios) - €1.79 (ends June 7, normally €2.99)
Triple Breakout (nuGAME) - €3.49 (ends June 14, normally €4.99)
forma.8 (MixedBag) - €1.99 (ends June 3, normally €9.99)


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
The themes will be available on May 18.

SmileyWorld Denim Badge 01 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49
"SmileyWorld racing badges & patches"

SmileyWorld Denim Badge 02 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49
"SmileyWorld badges & patches on denim background"

SmileyWorld Patchtastic 01 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49
"A heart shape made with SmileyWorld icons"

SmileyWorld Patchtastic 02 (SmileyWorld) - €1.49
"Sequin patches on denim background"

This week's North American downloads - May 17 (Hyrule Warriors, Runner3 and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Cut down enemy hordes as characters from the Legend of Zelda series. You even play co-op multiplayer with a friend on one system! All features and downloadable content from past versions of the game, including My Fairy mode and elements from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, can be enjoyed in crisp HD on the Nintendo Switch system. The fate of Hyrule rests in your hands! The Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game will be available on May 18.

Runner3 – The Timbletot is determined to rid the multiverse of all its love and happiness. CommanderVideo, a lover if ever there were one, refuses to let this happen. He’s ready to jump, double-jump, wall-jump, slide-jump, slide, kick, float, drive, fly and dance his way to victory, all across a medley of thrilling, challenging and joyous levels. The Runner3 game will be available on May 22.

Little Nightmares Complete Edition – Do you remember your childhood fears? Immerse yourself in the Little Nightmares Complete Edition game, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six & The Kid escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. Little Nightmares Complete Edition will be available on May 18.

Mega Man Legacy Collection – The Mega Man Legacy Collection game is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind longtime fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will be available on May 22.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – The Blue Bomber is back in this second collection of classic Mega Man games. Featuring faithful reproductions of Mega Man 7, 8, 9, & 10, this collection spans the iconic series’ evolution and retro revolution. Take on the nefarious Dr. Wily and his diverse Robot Masters in these timeless 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit adventures. The Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 game will be available on May 22.

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.

Activities:

Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Ends Next Week – Make, play and discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or picture of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site for a chance to win some great prizes.* The “Best Toy-Con mod using Toy-Con Garage” contest ends on 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25, so act fast!

Are you curious about what other My Nintendo members have made so far? Check out them out here, and be sure to click the “Like” button for your favorite creations!

* Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 4/20/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 5/11/18 for the Best Decorated Toy-Con Contest Category, 10:59AM PT on 5/25/18 for the Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category, and 10:59AM PT on 6/15/18 for the Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category. To enter, upload your photo or video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 9 winners will each receive One (1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit (ARV: $ $69.99 USD) or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit (ARV: $79.99 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). ARV of each prize package: $209.99-$219.99 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,889.91-$1,979.91 USD. Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest-rules Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition My Nintendo Rewards – To celebrate the Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game launch, My Nintendo is offering themed rewards, including two free character printables (printable 1 and 2) and a new wallpaper redeemable with My Nintendo points. Check out more rewards at https://my.nintendo.com/news/e5335141c5d8c4dd.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Theme

Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Banner Saga 1 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Addition" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Division" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Multiplication" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Subtraction" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Disco Dodgeball - REMIX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 22
Fairune Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
FRAMED Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Happy Birthdays – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 22
Henry The Hamster Handler (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 18
Ice Cream Surfer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Invisiballs (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Super Burger Time (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Kitten Squad (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Never Stop (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Urban Trial Playground – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
White Night (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Block-a-Pix Color (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

NoA PR - Enjoy a Fun-Filled Virtual Family Vacation Anytime, Anywhere When GO VACATION Launches for Nintendo Switch on July 27


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A resort vacation is always at your fingertips with the new GO VACATION game for the Nintendo Switch system. From sky diving and beach volleyball to tennis and even snowball fights, Kawawii island offers something for everyone, with more than 50 different games and activities to enjoy. Check out a new trailer for the game by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDG_siAbPQE.

Created by acclaimed developer BANDAI NAMCO, GO VACATION includes a variety of cooperative and competitive games that can be played solo or with up to four players via a single Nintendo Switch system or local wireless (additional accessories are required and are sold separately). Several activities offer the option to use motion controls, making swinging your tennis racket and throwing snowballs even more fun and immersive.

Discover new surprises each day as you adventure through the four different resort areas on Kawawii island. While exploring – either on foot, on horseback, on a snowmobile or more – you’ll discover numerous collectibles, challenges and other opportunities to level up and customize your character. Decorate your own villa, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the food trucks and snap in-game photos of the dozens of adorable animals hiding in each resort. Regular challenges and presents, like special costumes and different dog breeds, will keep you coming back for hours of Kawawii island adventures.

For more information about GO VACATION, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/go-vacation-switch.


Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee domains registered by trademarking company

This could either be some proof that the Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee rumor being true, or someone sneaking in to squat on some domains.

If you were following the Pokemon rumor from yesterday, the inside scoop is that the Pokemon title heading to Switch was Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. Today we see that CSC Corporate Domains have registered domains for both games. CSC Corporate Domains is a legit company that secures domains for all different companies, but we can't say for sure that Nintendo, Pokemon Co., or Game Freak are tied to this request. What we can say is that Nintendo has worked with them in the past to secure domains, including the domains for Pokemon Sun and Moon.

If the rest of the rumor is true, we should be seeing an official reveal of the Pokemon Switch title later this month. That'll certainly give us some insight into whether these domain registrations are legit!

Thanks to NintenDaan for the heads up!

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX coming to Switch

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy is getting a chance to live on once again, this time on the Switch. The game, now titled Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX, is set to launch Aug. 9th, 2018 in Japan. As for updates, the DX version lets players choose between touch pen and controller input methods. There are also plans from Takara Tomy to release Nazotoki Charm toys that will work with the game through NFC.

Classic Sonic the Hedgehog interview reveals Sonic was originally a rabbit, discusses how Mario influenced Sonic's gameplay

The following snippets come from a classic interview with Yuji Naka, in which he discusses the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog. First up, he talks about how Sonic's original design was a rabbit.

I wrote up a memo that was basically a “next game I want to make” list, and showed it to my boss. But the one that caught his attention was the very last entry on the list, which said “an action game to challenge Mario”. (laughs) I tried to object, saying “Actually, I wrote them in order of which ones I want to do…” but he didn’t listen to me at all. (laughs) So we got started on the Sonic the Hedgehog development, with 3 or 4 members. In the beginning it was just a program where you moved a ball-like object around, then at some point it was a rabbit...but something felt very off about it. And ultimately we decided to give the character a somersault attack.

That idea actually came from a notebook I had in high school, scribbled there on the very last page. I figured I would use it when I quit Sega and went independent, but as we were making Sonic it was like, “well, I’ve got no choice, I guess I’ll have to use it now.” However, if a rabbit does a somersault attack, it’s just going to hurt itself, right? We thought it would be better to have some animal with a hard shell or spines. Two possibilities came up: an armadillo or a hedgehog, but the hedgehog won out because it was faster.

Naka also went on to discuss how the Super Mario Bros. series was a jumping point for what Sonic games would focus on.

I think Super Mario Bros. is a wonderful game, but if you play it everyday, you always have to start from stage 1-1, right? Once you get good and memorize the levels, you can just hold down the B button and run through the stage. But even then it just takes too long. With Sonic, I wanted to shorten that time if I could. My idea was that you’d progress slowly and carefully through the stages on your first playthroughs as you learned the enemy locations, but after you got used to it, you could really zoom straight through the levels. Unfortunately, everyone who playtested it just went full-speed from the very beginning. (laughs)

Koei Tecmo’s president really wants to work on a Mario game, no matter the genre

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo have quite a good relationship with one another, thanks to the Hyrule Warriors/Fire Emblem Warriors collaborations. Koei Tecmo’s president Hisashi Koinuma would love to work with Nintendo again in the future, and he's eyeing up Nintendo's most value IP.

“I’d like to have an opportunity to work on Nintendo’s Mario. Basically, he’s a character I’ve been playing with ever since I was a kid, so if I could do something with him, I’d be really happy. I think anything would be great, even a simulation would be good.”

I'm not sure that a Mario Warriors game would make much sense, but then again, what do I know?! I wonder if Koei Tecmo will ever get the keys to the Mario kingdom. Ubisoft got their shot and it turned out pretty damn well!

Sonic's creator, Yuji Naka, wanted to work at Nintendo after leaving SEGA

Yuji Naka departed SEGA shortly after bringing Sonic the Hedgehog into the world. What did he envision for his future? Believe it or not, he was really hoping he could land a job at Nintendo. In the interview snippet below, Naka details what he did after leaving SEGA.

When I was returning from Tokyo to my home in Osaka, I decided to go through the Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto. In fact, I wanted to see how long it would take to travel from Osaka to the Nintendo offices. (Laughter) However, when I stopped my car in the parking lot, a security guard came out and started to look at me suspiciously. I got scared and decided to go home. (Laughter) If that security guard had not been there, who knows how different my future could have been …! (Laughter)

While I was reading those books, I received a call from a third developer asking me if I could work for them. But the truth is that I was waiting for a call from Nintendo.

The reason I thought that was because a few months before I left Sega, I heard a story about another programmer from a great gaming company who had given up his job, and then Nintendo called him. I was like: “Wow, that could also happen to me!” (Laughter). Then, when I left Sega, I had the faint hope of receiving a call … but it never came. (Laughter) It was sad.

RUMOR: Upcoming Pokemon Nintendo Switch game to be titled "Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu"


I guess this is the week of big-name Nintendo leaks. Yesterday gave us Retro rumors, and today we have some supposed information on the Pokemon titles coming to Switch. Again, take all this with a grain of salt.

- names of both games are Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Leg's Go Eevee
- will be remakes of Pokemon Yellow
- set in the Kanto region
- Ash won't be the main character
- Ash and Blue will be the rivals to a new protagonist that the players will control
- Pokemon will follow their trainers and the PokeRide function from Pokemon Sun and Moon will return
- will integrate your Pokemon GO account
- catching a Pokemon will be similar to how Pokemon are caught in Pokemon GO

Mario Tennis Aces - English story trailer and pre-launch tournament details




The tournament details and trailers provide the same information as the Japanese trailers, but this time, they've been uploaded to Nintendo of America's YouTube channel. 

From June 1 to June 3, you will be able to hop online to participate in a free pre-launch tournament for Mario Tennis Aces. This will give you plenty of time to practice your Trick Shots before the game launches for Nintendo Switch on June 22.

To access the tournament, just download the free software from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch between May 24 and the start of the tournament. Once you join the tournament between June 1 and June 3, you can select between four main playable characters (Mario, Peach, Yoshi or Bowser) and compete in a series of online multiplayer matches. The winners of each match will earn points based on their performance, with five additional characters to unlock by gaining enough points. (We’ll let you discover who these characters are for yourself as you advance through the demo.)

Even if you don’t want to participate in the tournament proper, you can still try out the game offline and get in some practice playing on-off single-player battles against a computer-controlled opponent.

Regardless of whether you play online or offline, by playing the demo you can unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the full game once it launches on June 22.

The free pre-launch tournament is open from 6 p.m. PT on June 1 to 11:59 p.m. PT on June 3.