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SEGA and ATLUS Will Bring Action, Adventure, and Speed to GameStop EXPO 2017

IRVINE, Calif. - August 17, 2017 - SEGA® and ATLUS® are returning to GameStop EXPO 2017 at the Sands Expo (Booth #1213) with one of the best line-ups yet. Attendees will be treated to demos of Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami, alongside two highly anticipated titles featuring everyone's favorite speedy hedgehog in Sonic Mania™ and Sonic Forces™. 3DS owners can look forward to checking out live demos of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth. They'll also be able to walk through Kamurocho gate from the Yakuza series and snap a photo alongside a mech from 13 Sentinels.

Of course, it wouldn't be GameStop EXPO without some fun, free giveaways! Attendees will be able to grab oversized Yakuza bags, stickers with characters from Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, art prints from 13 Sentinels and more (while supplies last).

Sands Expo, Booth #1213

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza Kiwami

Visitors will be able to reacquaint themselves with the legendary Kazuma Kiryu in a double header of hard-hitting Yakuza™ action, playable on the show floor: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (early 2018), the latest entry in the long-running series, and Yakuza Kiwami (releasing August 29 for $29.99), a rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake of the original 2005 PlayStation 2 hit, Yakuza. Attendees who visit the booth will also have the opportunity to receive special Yakuza-themed swag (as long as supplies last).

Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces

If breakneck speed is more your thing, we've got you covered! The SEGA-ATLUS booth will feature playable stations for the ultimate celebration of past and future with Sonic Mania™, an all-new 2D adventure with stunning HD retro style graphics running at smooth 60FPS and featuring all your favorite classic characters, available now for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The PC version of the game will come out on Aug. 29.

Sonic Forces™, from the development team behind Sonic Colors™ and Sonic Generations™, will be your second dose of speedy Sonic action where you will get to experience fast-paced gameplay as Modern Sonic, thrilling platforming as Classic Sonic, and powerful gadget action as your own custom Hero Character!

Two Highly Anticipated Nintendo 3DS Titles

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (launching October 17 for $39.99) - Starting with the creation of your party to exploring the uncharted labyrinth of the Yggdrasil Tree, Beyond the Myth is all about choosing how your own adventure unfolds. Practice your map-making and FOE slaying skills with the playable hands-on demo on the show floor and view a live demo of the game.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (launching early 2018 for $39.99) - Once again take the reins of Alistel operative Stocke as he unlocks the power of the White Chronicle relic and gains the ability to travel between two alternate timelines in this enhanced retelling of a JRPG classic. Watch a live demo of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, only for show attendees.

2017 Pokémon World Championships Kick Off This Friday With Live Online Coverage

This weekend, August 18–20, at the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, hundreds of the world’s best Pokémon Trading Card Game, video game, and Pokkén Tournament players will compete in Anaheim, CA, for the title of Pokémon World Champion.

The 2017 Pokémon World Championships will be streamed online at Pokemon.com/Live across four different channels, so viewers can watch their favorite players and events all weekend long. Expert commentators will provide coverage and analysis for all the action.

Please see below for a full streaming schedule (all times are PDT).

Main Channel
Friday:
9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
2–6 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds
Saturday:
9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
3:30–5 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament Top 4 & Finals
5:30–10 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut
Sunday:
9 a.m.: Pokémon TCG Junior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon TCG Senior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon TCG Masters Division Finals
30-minute break
Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Junior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Senior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Masters Division Finals
Immediately following: Closing Ceremony

Pokémon TCG Channel

Friday:
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
Saturday:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
6–10 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Top Cut
Sunday: Off air

Pokémon Video Game Channel

Friday:
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds
Saturday:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds
4:30–8:30 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut
Sunday: Off air

Pokkén Tournament Channel

Friday:
10 a.m. – Noon: Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifier
1–5 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifier (as needed)
Saturday:
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Championships
Sunday: Off air

Chicken Wiggle Out Now on 3DS eShop

Atooi announced today that new platforming adventure Chicken Wiggle - from the creators of Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter – is now available to download via the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand for $14.99 / €14.99.

“The response from players and press has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Jools Watsham, owner of Atooi and designer of Chicken Wiggle, “the variety and quality of levels players are sharing on-line is eggcellent!”

Play, Create, Share!

Chicken Wiggle offers an adorable PLAY mode with 48 levels jam-packed with fun and imaginative gameplay devices and enemies, which are all available for players to utilize themselves with the built-in robust level editor in CREATE mode.

Browse a wealth of levels created by players around the world in SHARE mode, where you can download, play, and rate levels found in various categories, including Popular (highest rated), Latest, and Official Atooi (made by Atooi level designers). You can also enter your own search tags or a specific level ID to locate a friend’s level.

The Masurao is Ready to Slice and Dice in Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Do you know what's really effective against the deadly creatures that call the Yggdrasil tree home? If you said katanas, you're absolutely right! Luckily, the Therian Masurao in Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth just so happens to delight in slicing and dicing with beautifully crafted Japanese swords. They can be slotted in the frontline to slash everything in their path and can even attack multiple opponents in a single attack. Oh, they can also lure rare enemies into combat to get better items and gain more experience with the New Challenger skill. The better the skill, the rarer the enemies, and the greater the rewards! The Masurao can specialize in using one sword to become a master of the blade or it can learn to wield up to four of them and become a bona fide sword saint.

The Bufu Boys Will and EJ will stream their misadventures in Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. Tune in this Friday (Aug. 19) at 2:00 PM PDT for your chance to win some prizes and watch them navigate the perilous dungeons!

The Snack World gets a season pass on Nintendo 3DS, two DLC packs incoming


Level-5 has announced that The Snack World on Nintendo 3DS has a season pass. There are two packs that will be offered, which can also be purchased separately. They are as follows:

Pack 1 – Dragon Knight’s Trial!!
Contents: new post-game story content, new dungeon, new boss, new Jara, and new Snacks
Release date: October 2017
Price: 900 Yen

Pack 2 – The Demon of Destruction! The Advent of Demiglass!!
Contents: new post-game story content, new dungeon, new boss, new Jara, and new Snacks
Release date: January 2018
Price: 900 Yen

If you decide to chip in now, you will get some goodies right away. The Picopico of the Year weapon and 10 melon bread cookies will be offered to those who buy the 1500 yen add-on.

NoE PR - LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy launches on 6th October


Solving mysteries runs in the family! With Professor Layton’s whereabouts unknown, it’s time for his daughter Katrielle to take centre stage in LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems in Europe on 6th October 2017. Developed by LEVEL-5 Inc. and distributed in Europe by Nintendo, this new adventure marks the tenth anniversary of the popular mystery-puzzle game series, which has sold more than 8.7 million units in Europe to date.

The Nintendo 3DS version of the game includes more puzzles than any game in the Layton series thus far, and what’s more, bonus puzzles will be available to download daily for one year, starting from launch day*. With additional minigames to round out the package, puzzle fans will find plenty to keep their brains occupied as they explore the charming and visually rich world of LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy.

The story this time begins with Katrielle setting up the Layton Detective Agency on Chancer Lane, determined to prove her worth and hoping that the exposure will help her to uncover clues regarding her missing father’s whereabouts. Whizzing around London on her trusty bicycle, solving case after unlikely case, Katrielle will become embroiled in a quizzical quest that eventually leads to her unwitting discovery of the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. However, she’s not alone in her endeavours – a young Gressenheller student by the name of Ernest Greeves joins the agency as her assistant, and the team quickly grows to three when Sherl, a talking dog, becomes Katrielle’s first client and subsequently a trusty sidekick.

With the intuitive, Touch Screen-based gameplay that fans know and love, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is as easy to pick up and play as any of its predecessors, and can be enjoyed on any system in the Nintendo 3DS family, including the recently-released New Nintendo 2DS XL. Layton diehards, casual puzzle-solvers and newcomers alike will quickly become immersed in the brain-teasing adventure as they help Katrielle discover clues, solve puzzles and ultimately deduce the truth. Fashion-conscious players can also redecorate the agency and dress Katrielle in various different outfits to suit the case at hand.

With the most puzzles ever included in a Layton game, a colourful cast of new characters, a hatful of humorous dialogue and an intriguing new storyline, it’s time to say hello to a new heroine and a new era for the Layton series! Will Katrielle and her friends ever be able to find her missing father?

Discover the truth for yourself when LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy comes to Nintendo 3DS family systems on 6th October.

For further updates:

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy official website http://laytonseries.com

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Twitter https://twitter.com/LaytonSeries

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LaytonSeries/

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laytonseries/

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

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This week's European downloads - August 17 (Sonic Mania, Jackbox, Chicken Wiggle and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Sonic Mania (SEGA USA) - €19.99/£15.99

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Sonic Mania was developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Demo (Ubisoft) - Free
Rayman rocks again on Nintendo Switch! Discover the ultimate experience of the acclaimed platformer with Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Demo.

The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games) - €20.99/£18.99

For 1-100 players! Your phones or tablets are your controllers! Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-in entertainment piece for your next game night or party. Once a game is started from the in-pack menu, players simply connect to the “jackbox.tv” web address on their device and then enter the on-screen room code to enter a game. No big mess of controllers needed! You’re gonna need more than one party for this. Note: The games included in this pack are in English only.

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games) - €20.99/£18.99
The sequel to the party game phenomenon The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring FIVE fresh, rib-tickling party games! Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-to-join party starter. No extra controllers needed! And, spectators can join and affect some games by playing as Audience members! NOTE: This game is local play only. It’s a game-night riot in a box… without the box! Note: The games included in this pack are in English only.

ACA NEOGEO MAGICIAN LORD (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
MAGICIAN LORD is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1990. This fantasy action game was one of the launch titles on NEOGEO. Control the magician Elta on a journey to save the world from Gal-Agiese, who came back to life once again.

Troll and I (Maximum Games) - €34.99/£24.99
Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumoured to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto. Together, the unlikely friends embark on a journey through treacherous territory plagued with rivals. Natives to the forest, Troll and Otto must use their inherent skills to sneak, strategize, and battle their way back home. The forest is filled with unknowns, and teamwork is pivotal to staying alive.


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Chicken Wiggle (Atooi) - €14.99/£13.49

The stars of Chicken Wiggle are an improbable duo: a young chicken and his best buddy – a wiggly worm – nestled in his backpack! Together, they team up for adventure to jump, peck, and worm-grapple across a myriad of perplexing platforming levels – full of fun gadgets, tricky hazards, and sneaky foes – determined to rescue their friends from the wicked witch in her sky towers.

SmileBASIC (SMILEBOOM) - €9.50/£8.00
SmileBASIC is a portable version of a programming language known as BASIC. BASIC is a programming language designed to help beginners learn to program. As soon as you start SmileBASIC, you can begin programming! When you're finished, you can play the game you made! Enjoy intuitive, trouble-free programming.

Little Adventure on the Prairie (Infinite Madaa) - €3.49/£2.99
A short and fun platforming adventure game. Venture through 12 levels of pure slaughter and mindlessly try to kill all the monsters that are facing you. Want to finish the last level from the first time without dying? Try using the different items throughout the levels to overcome all the monsters and obstacles easier.

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99
SmileBASIC: Advanced Sound Processing Unit (SMILEBOOM) - €7.50/£6.25
SmileBASIC: Gold Membership (30 days) (SMILEBOOM) - €1.50/£1.25
SmileBASIC: Gold Membership (90 days) (SMILEBOOM) - €4.50/£3.75
SmileBASIC: Gold Membership (180 days) (SMILEBOOM) - €7.50/£6.25

Special offers

Hit Ninja (Petite Games, New 3DS only) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends August 31, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, New 3DS only) - €4.90/£4.20 (Ends September 14, normally €7.00/£6.00)
Collide-a-Ball (STARSIGN) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends September 7, normally €1.99/£1.99)
Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends September 7, normally €1.99/£1.99)
Quiet, Please! (Nostatic Software) - €2.79/£2.39 (Ends August 24, normally €3.49/£2.99)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.80/£1.80 (Ends September 14, normally €4.50/£4.50)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.19/£1.19 (Ends September 14, normally €2.99/£2.99)
TOYS VS MONSTERS (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.59/£1.59 (Ends September 14, normally €3.99/£3.99)
VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100 (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.66/£2.66 (Ends September 14, normally €6.66/£6.66)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends August 24, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €4.00/£3.60 (Ends August 31, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends August 24, normally €7.99/£5.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.99

Special offers

FAST Racing NEO (Shin'en Multimedia) - €11.20/£8.20 (Ends September 7, normally €14.99/£10.99)
Laser Blaster (Petite Games) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends August 31, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Star Splash: Shattered Star (Snails Animation) - €2.09/£1.79 (Ends September 7, normally €3.49/£2.99)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €4.00/£3.60 (Ends August 31, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends August 24, normally €7.99/£5.99)

My Nintendo Rewards
Pokémon Rumble U (Nintendo) - 350 PP for 35% discount (Ends October 31)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo, DS VC) - 200 PP for 30% discount (Ends October 31)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, GBA VC) - 200 PP for 30% discount


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
New themes will be available on August 18.

Kirby 25th Anniversary (Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79

Kirby, Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, King Dedede and others appear in this lively theme to celebrate Kirby's 25th anniversary.