Metroid: Samus Returns - Japanese website open, amiibo functionality detailed

The various amiibo do the following in Metroid: Samus Returns...

Samus Aran (Metroid Series)
Elon Reserve Tank (special ability recovery)
Metroid II Art Gallery (unlocked after beating game)

Metroid (Metroid Series)
Metroid Marker (tells you location of nearest Metroid)
FUSION Difficulty Mode (unlocked after beating game)

Samus Aran (Super Smash Bros. Series)
Missile Reserve Tank (missile recovery)
Concept Art Gallery (unlocked after beating game)

Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros. Series)
Energy Reserve Tank (energy recovery)
Sound Test (unlocked after beating game)

Takara Tomy's first Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon merch revealed

- new form will exist in the month of November
- Nihilego and Tapu Bulu figurines will release in December
- Silvally L Figure - 1,200 yen October release
- Necrozma L Figure - 1,500 yen November release
- three secrets (One reference to form change)

Hey! Pikmin - A look at the first week of sales in Japan

- data comes from July 13th to 16th
- sold around 65,000 copies
- 45 percent of its initial shipment
- the first Pikmin and Pikmin 3 sold just over 100,000 copies in their first weeks
- Pikmin 2 debuted at a little over 150,000 units

Japan - 3DS theme charts for July 10th to 16th, 2017

Pokémon: Look Upon The Stars

Splatoon: Shiokaraazu

Kirby 25th Anniversary

Splatoon: Squid

Pokémon Sun Moon: Solgaleo & Lunala

Sumikko Gurashi: Shirokuma’s Friend

Hey! Pikmin: Together with a Coworker

Shingeki no Kyojin attack on titan Act. 2

GYARI (Cocoa CigaretteP)「WAAAA!」

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Open World

Balloon 「Ame to Petra」

Puzzle & Dragons X: Dragon Chapter


Hako Boy! 2.5th Anniversary

Kurousa-P feat. Hatsune Miku 「Senbonzakura」

Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Theme set

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: A New Adventure

Shingeki no Kyojin attack on titan Act. 1

Dragon Ball Super: Goku and Vegeta

Nayutalien feat. Hatsune Miku 「Solar System Disco」

DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku 「Ghost Rule」

Dragon Ball Super: Future Trunks Edition

Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter

Monster Hunter X

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Shantae CharaGumin figure - preorders open, tons of pics

Check out more pics and preorder yours here (delivers Aug. 18th)

Long-awaited Shantae, heroine of the hit action/adventure video game series developed by the US company WayForward Technologies, having passionate fans in Japan is now a resin kit figure!

- Look at her charming pose that embodies the original pop and exotic world of the game!
- Build with your hands this half-genie girl who keeps attracting gamers worldwide!!
- 2 kinds of eye-stickers included!! Each capturing a different era of Shantae!

My Nintendo - North American reward updates for July 22nd, 2017

[Mobile/PC] Wallpaper – Splatoon 2: Inkling Girl and Boy (Wallpaper): 50 Platinum Coins (available until November 1st)
[Mobile/PC] Wallpaper – Splatoon 2: Inkling Squids (Wallpaper): 50 Platinum Coins (available until November 1st)
[Mobile/PC] Starter Guide – Splatoon 2 (Guide): 10 Gold Coins (available until December 31st)
[3DS] Splatoon: Inkredible Theme (Theme): 20 Gold Coins (available until October 22nd)
[3DS] Swapdoodle DLC: Splatoon Inkopolis (DLC): 30 Gold Coins (available until October 1st)

Famitsu most wanted - July 22nd, 2017

Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (3DS) - 978
Splatoon 2 (Switch) - 541
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - 469
The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) - 313
Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey (3DS) - 268
Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon (3DS) - 239
Xenoblade 2 (Switch) - 230
Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (3DS) - 214
Fire Emblem Musou (Switch) - 183
Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Switch) - 162
Sekaiju to Fushigi no Dungeon 2 (3DS) - 152
Fire Emblem Musou (n3DS) - 125
Metroid Samus Returns (3DS) - 95
Tantei Jinguji Saburo: Ghost of the Dusk (3DS) - below 88
Mario & Luigi RPG 1 DX (3DS) - below 88