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RUMOR: Ubisoft working on Roller Champions for Switch

I guess we'll find out at E3

As we near E3 2019, leaks are bound to happen. Ubisoft always seems to be the target of leaks, and that may have happened once again. Supposedly one of their upcoming titles has been leaked, and it's called Roller Champions. Here's all the details we know so far.

- quick play matches, ranked matches, custom matches and tournaments
- sound options menu allows you to change certain aspects such as the crowd, music, voices, sound effects
- includes a streamer mode
- 2 aiming modes (Price and Flick) and will allow you to alter the X and Y sensitivity.
- online only

Ubisoft isn't likely to comment on this leak's validity, so we'll just have to wait and see if it gets revealed at E3 2019.

Sakurai talks Smash Bros. development - Thoughts on characters, DLC, development struggles, and much more

The Sakurai motherload

Not that long ago, a collection of Famitsu columns from Masahiro Sakurai was released. Fans have since picked the book up and pored over its contents. Below you can find a summary of the more interesting details.

- Sakurai doesn't think characters like Goku, Shrek, and others don't make sense for Smash Bros.
- Smash Bros. is not a series where he thinks about continuation, so characters aren't held back, and DLC doesn't impact the next game
- Sakurai sees Smash as a party game and would like things to be more casual
- Sakurai also recognizes that he's not the only one who can interpret what the series can/cannot be
- back in the Wii U/3DS days, there were restrictions on how many updates to a game you could do
- updates are normal these days, but they're a bit of a voluntary service
- Sakurai thinks its important to hear feedback from a large variety of players, including newcomers
- no plans for a Smash Ballot again
- Sakurai was making plans for Smash Ultimate while on vacation
- Sakurai treats a characters personality as a game in and of itself
- characters joining Smash has an advertising effect, even if the characters appear in games that aren't on Nintendo platforms
- Sakurai played a beta of Breath of the Wild in 2 days to get a feel for its inclusion in Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Sakurai feels games shouldn't be created based on market research alone
- Sakurai feels games made to imitate other games is unfortunately
- 60 billion yen is enough to make every Smash game up to Ultimate
- Sakurai would like a Smash Bros. area in Super Nintendo World
- Smash Ultimate's DLC was planned without the developer's input
- DLC development takes time, and DLC business is far more risky than most think
- gathering staff to create new DLC is tough
- Sakurai isn't fond of season pass DLC
- Omega battlefield variants take more time than people think
- HAL is credited, but not involved in development anymore
- the team was very careful to avoid leaks during E3 2018
- the story idea of World of Light has existed since Brawl
- the idea of Spirits was a last resort, and Sakurai isn't sure this idea will return
- there was a plan to include a Spirits-like map in Melee
- Sakurai doesn't follow internet reactions and doesn't know of fan predictions
- Sakurai took a long vacation, but can't travel far as he has a cat
- by March 2019, the online win ratio is very close for all characters

Switch eShop charts - May 25th, 2019

Microsoft steals the top spot from...Microsoft

Man, this is so interesting to me. The top two games on the Switch are from Microsoft! Looks like that collaboration between Nintendo and Microsoft is working out pretty well!

All Games

1. Minecraft
2. Cuphead
2. Castlevania Anniversary Collection
4. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
5. The Way Remastered
6. Draw a Stickman EPIC 2
7. Super Mario Maker 2
8. SteamWorld Dig
9. Resident Evil 4
10. Castle of Heart
11. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
12. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
13. Stardew Valley
14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
15. Final Fantasy VII
16. Mana Spark
17. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
18. Dead Cells
19. SteamWorld Heist
20. Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package
21. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
22. One Strike
23. Just Dance 2019
24. For The King
25. Child of Light: Ultimate Edition
26. Katana Zero
27. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
28. Super Mario Party
29. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
30. SteamWorld Dig 2

Download-Only Games

1. Cuphead
2. Castlevania Anniversary Collection
3. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
4. The Way Remastered
5. Draw a Stickman EPIC 2
6. SteamWorld Dig
7. Resident Evil 4
8. Castle of Heart
9. Stardew Valley
10. Final Fantasy VII
11. Mana Spark
12. SteamWorld Heist
13. One Strike
14. Child of Light: Ultimate Edition
15. Katana Zero
16. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
17. SteamWorld Dig 2
18. Hollow Knight
19. Okami HD
20. Bastion
21. Wizard of Legend
22. Robonauts
23. The Messenger
24. Surgeon Simulator CPR
25. Darkwood
26. Akane
27. Duck Game
28. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
29. Uno
30. Dawn of Survivors

European Truck Racing Championship - Misano Gameplay

In this video on the famous Misano World Circuit, take the place of Jochen Hahn, the well-known five-time European champion. Discover the gameplay of a real race, with the management of breaks temperature (overheating and cooling) and curves apprehension, different from what we know of a racing game.

Tennis World Tour Roland-Garros Edition - launch trailer

Play as Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer and more, as you step onto the courts of Roland-Garros. Master the shots and tactics of pro tennis players and become world N°1!

Crystal Crisis: Launch Edition - unboxing

Look at all those goodies!

"An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown! Pre-order your physical copy today to get free bonus goodies: a full-color instruction booklet and a transforming Crystal Cluster for fidgety fingers!"

Mortal Kombat 11 is the first third party game in fourteen years to take the #1 software spot on Nintendo hardware

Hasn't happened since the GameCube days

Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game on the Switch in the United States for April 2019. Seeing a third party title top the Switch list was pretty damn fantastic! Hell, seeing any third party title top the software list for Nintendo hardware is something that rarely happens. As a matter of fact, its been 14 years since it last happened!

NPD's Mat Piscatella revealed that the last time a third party title took the #1 software spot for Nintendo hardware was back in Feb. 2005, which is when Resident Evil 4 took that honor on the GameCube.

Dead Cells' "Rise of the Giant" DLC isn't free in Japan, Motion Twin apologizes

Dead wrong

The Rise of the Giant DLC for Dead Cells is supposed to be free worldwide, but that's not the case in Japan. The DLC is actually 100 Yen in that region, and according to Motion Twin, the mistake was on their end.

Small note, for reasons, mostly human error the DLC is NOT free on Switch in Japan. It’s only 100¥ however we know that’s not the same as free. Humble apologies for our Japanese players. We’ll find a way to make it up to you. :/

It seems this pricing issue is due to a mistake that Motion Twin couldn't fix, which is why they're trying to figure out a way to make it up to the players who have to apy.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Japanese theme song singer revealed

Caro takes on the job

We've heard the various versions of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' main theme in the last few weeks, and now we have details on at least one singer behind the theme. When it comes to the Japanese version of the main theme, we now know that Caro from Being Inc. is the singer behind it. We're still waiting to hear who sings the theme in other languages.

Fire Emblem Cipher TCG live-stream reveals upcoming Three Houses cards

Three Houses joins the fray

Intelligent Systems held a Fire Emblem Cipher TCG special live-stream today, and they revealed the first Fire Emblem: Three Houses cards to be a part of the series. 12 different cards were shown, which you can see in the live-stream above, or the gallery just below that.