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Japan - Next week's eShop releases (plus screens)

Switch

- Doom
- Dragon Quest Builders
- Detention

3DS

- Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island

Back in 1995 64 dev talks New 3DS porting process, ditching original 3DS, no Western release planned, and more

As we mentioned earlier today, Takaaki Ichijo has teamed with MediaScape to bring Back in 1995 64 to the New 3DS. Some might remember that the game was originally planned for all versions of the 3DS, but that's no longer the case. Looking for an explanation on that and much more? Check out tidbits from Ichijo's latest dev blog below.

- in 2016, Nintendo opened its Nintendo Developer Portal, allowing indies in Japan to make games for the 3DS without a pub
- the plan was to go without a publisher, but costs associated with the CERO rating, as well as customer support, lead to a pub
- original plans included use of the microphone, but Unity's support on the platform didn't have the necessary option for that
- the game was originally coming to all 3DS models, but optimization and memory leak issues lead to a jump to New 3DS only
- there will not be any ports to other platforms, including Switch, due to the time/effort it would take
- there are no plans for a Western release of the New 3DS version

Famitsu - review scores

Aegis Defenders (PS4, Switch) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
Dandara (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 7/8/7/9 [31/40]
Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (3DS) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
Guns, Gore, & Cannoli (Switch) – 9/7/9/8 [33/40]
Owlboy (Switch) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]

Back in 1995 64 seeing release on New 3DS in Japan

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- coming from Play, Doujin!
- PlayStation One-esque horror adventure game
- due out Spring 2018 in Japan
- priced at ¥980
- will include an English voiceover
- only available for New 3DS platforms

Pokemon Shuffle - content update for Feb. 20th, 2018

- Ultra Challeng Stage is a stage for Regigigas
- Great Challenge Stages are Meganium, Ho-Oh, Emboar, Amoonguss & Rowlet
- Daily Pokémon are Druddigon, Pachirisu, Yamask, Tropius & Farfetch'd
- One Chance Per Day stage for Tornadus Incarnate Form
- Special Challenge stage to give access to Xerneas
- Volcanion Escalation Battle which will run for two weeks

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - 2018 International Challenge January Battle Competition Gift Available

- available to those who participated in the 2018 International Challenge January Battle Competition
- gift is 50 Battle Points
- can be redeemed until March 31st 2018

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - The “Harvest Poké Beans!” Global Mission Was a Success!

The “Harvest Poké Beans!” global mission has concluded, and the goal was reached! You and Pokémon fans all around the world joined together to gather over 30,000,000 Poké Beans at Poké Pelago in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Everyone who contributed will receive a reward of 2,000 Festival Coins. Trainers who have registered their games at the Pokémon Global Link will earn 4,000 Festival Coins. Check with the global mission receptionist in Festival Plaza to receive your participation prize.

Kinetiquettes releasing Monster Hunter Zinogre figurine

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Monster Hunter took the gaming world by surprise back in 2004 with the first release of this beloved series for the Playstation 2 system. Almost fifteen years old now, we think its past time this amazing game received a proper tribute in collectibles form, especially with the awesome MHW out right now.

We are proud to reveal our first Monster Hunter project. Depicting a fierce battle, this dynamic sculpted diorama features one of the famous (and dangerous) creature from the Monter Hunter universe: Zinogre! The piece comes with a male and a female hunter, both equipped with Zinogre sets of weaponry and armor! Both hunters will be available separately and will come with their own base. And yes, if you order this set directly from our website you’re receiving an extra extremely limited Palico figure for more side-kicking!

Get ready for the hunt, pre-order is not much far now!

Kantan Tethering for 3DS app support ending this May

NTT DoCoMo has announced that they'll be removing their Kantan Tethering for 3DS tethering app from both the Google Play and App Store on March 29th, 2018. All support will be terminated on May 31st due to “changes in customers needs”.

Bandai brings new Mega Man figurines to the New York Toy Fair

- four new "66 Action" mini figures: Super Mega Man, Star Force Mega Man, Cut Man and Vile ($8.00 a piece)
- Ride Armors. X and Vile's Ride Armors ($50.00 a piece)