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Nintendo Europe adds Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Skyrim, and Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training to 'Double Gold Points Fest' for My Nintendo members

Earn up to 10% in gold points!

Three more games have been added to Nintendo of Europe's "Double Gold Points Fest" promotion. From now until August 12th, My Nintendo Members will receive double gold points for purchasing Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, or Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training from the Nintendo eShop.

Snipperclips, Dragon Quest XI, and Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX were added to the line-up last week, and are still available as part of the promotion.

Enjoy a summer surprise with our Double Gold Points Fest, now running on Nintendo eShop! From now until August 12th, earn up to 10% of your money back as Gold Points*, when you buy selected Nintendo Switch titles.

Every Thursday until 30/07, we’ll add three new games that will reward you with double Gold Points**, so make sure to check back often to see what’s been added. All games listed below will grant you double Gold Points, so long as you purchase them before August 12th.

Iron Galaxy paved the way for Skyrim's gyro-aiming and Diablo 3's 4-player co-op on Switch

Making use of Switch's special features

Iron Galaxy has worked on a number of high-profile ports for the Switch, and some of the best features in those ports were championed by Iron Galaxy themselves.

In an interview with USGamer, Iron Galaxy's Adam Boyes opens up about working on the ports of Skyrim and Diablo 3 for Switch. In the case of Skyrim, it was Iron Galaxy who prototyped and suggested gyro aiming.

"Even Skyrim too, we did the gyro aiming as well, and that was one of those things where we had prototyped some of those ideas and then brought it to Todd Howard, and he just fell in love with that concept."

Iron Galaxy's desire to utilize Switch's unique features continued with their work on Diablo 3. The game supports 4-player co-op with 4 different controllers, and this was again the idea of Iron Galaxy. They got to work on the idea, and then garnered support from Blizzard to keep pushing forward on full implementation.

Boyes goes on to say that having passion for the platform you're working on makes a world of difference, and it's clear the team has a lot of love for Switch. This has served them really well in their various port collaborations.

"I think if we go back 10 or 15 years ago, work for hire was very much, 'please fulfill this problem or fix this one thing.' And now it's more about people [who] come to us and they trust our opinion, and they want to hear more about what things we could do to help make their product better."

Elder Scrolls : Skyrim Nord Mage Statues Are now open for pre-order

Nord is the word

Gripping the Dragon Priest Staff freshly ripped from the body of Nahkriin, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nord Mage Exclusive edition statue is carefully cast in polystone resin and hand-painted by artisans in exacting detail. At 1:6 scale, this statue stands approximately 14.5 inches tall (to top of the staff) and is also available in a Regular edition and an unpainted Collective edition.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nord Mage Exclusive edition statue is only available at GamingHeads.com and limited to 500 pieces worldwide. The Exclusive edition statue features the arm and Wabbajack staff from the Regular edition statue, as well as an additional arm holding the Dragon Priest Staff.

Each The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nord Mage Exclusive edition statue comes packed in a deluxe full-color box, has an individually hand-numbered base and a validation card that will allow you to purchase the same product number for future The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim statues if you validate your purchase.

Product dimensions (Height x Length x Width): 14.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches (approx). Weight: 3.75kg (approx)

* ESTIMATED AVAILABILITY Q4 2019 *

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms tabletop wargaming on the way

Fus Ro Dah!

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms builds on the core mechanics of Modiphius’ Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game system, but has been rewritten and reworked by designer Mark Latham (The Walking Dead: All Out War, The Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game, Editor White Dwarf Magazine) to suit the world and inhabitants of The Elder Scrolls franchise.

​Featuring high quality 32mm resin figures, each with its own unique custom base, the skirmish system sees fan favourite heroes like Hadvar, Ralof, Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced, Marcurio, Mjoll the Lioness, Ulfric Stormcloak, Galmar Stone-Fist, General Tullius and Lydia. The player’s heroes lead groups of followers on adventures inside Dwemer Ruins, Draugr-infested Nord Tombs, and through the frozen wilderness!

​As well as controlling their troops, players will also need to manage the stamina and Magicka resources their models bring to the table, all the while watching out for hostile AI driven enemies and narrative events that can change the flow of battle. Players can play against each other or team up (or play solo) to take on all manner of creatures and adversaries driven by Modiphius’ advanced AI system.

​The game will feature scenarios ranging from dungeon delves, where you seek out lost treasure, to running battles across the ruined outposts that dot the landscape of Tamriel, all the while fulfilling quests and narrative-driven scenario objectives that will see your band of heroes grow from game to game. Will you claim the ruined fort as yours and build your own settlement, or wander the countryside clearing out foul ruins of the stench of your enemies?

In the first wave, players will raise their banners in the fight for the future of Skyrim as they lead the forces of the Stormcloaks or Imperial Legion in the battles of the civil war. Forces will typically comprise 1-6 heroes and 3-15 troops. The first wave of releases will be a Two Player starter set (that can also be played solo and co-op) and reinforcement sets of resin miniatures for both the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Army. There will also be a Dragonborne single player set, and more races and characters from across the Elder Scrolls stories are planned. A host of accessories like scenery, metal tokens, deluxe dice bags, settlement journals and more will expand your options. Planned releases will expand on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, as well as adding releases from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, The Elder Scrolls Online®, and more.

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The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook now available to preorder

We posted up about this awhile back, but that's just when the project was announced. Seems like it's come a long way since then! Now you can preorder the title, get some new details, and check out a few preview pages on the Amazon listing.

Feast on all of the delicious dishes found in Skyrim, Morrowind, and all of Tamriel in this beautifully crafted cookbook based on the award-winning Elder Scrolls game series. Immerse yourself in the diverse cuisines of the Nords, Bosmer, Khajit, and beyond with these recipes inspired by food found in the Old Kingdom, across Tamriel, and more. With over sixty delicious recipes for fan-favorite recipes including Apple Cabbage Stew, Sunlight Souffle, Sweetrolls, and more, The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook will delight every hungry Dragonborn.

About the Author

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is the coauthor of the bestseller A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook and the author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook. A lifelong artist and fan of fantasy, Chelsea discovered her love of interesting food during a year living abroad in Turkey. Like the literature and fictional settings she loves, Chelsea’s work is a synthesis of imagination and historical research. Applying her multifaceted creativity to that passion has led her to a career of transforming imaginary foods into reality. She greatly enjoys foreign languages, treasure hunting, history, and all things related to honey. She and her husband currently live in an old Vermont house with a retired hound and a sturdy Manx cat.

Grab your preorder here

With no official mod support on the way, fans of Skyrim on Switch have taken matters into their own hands

While other versions of Skyrim have official support for mods, the Switch version does not. Bethesda even said they'd like to see mods happen, but they weren't working on an official implementation. It seems that comment lead many fans to believe modding would only come about if they took matters into their own hands.

Believe it or not, there's actually quite a robust lineup of fan-modded content for Skyrim on Switch. There's some mods brought over to the PC version, as well as original mods and more. You can add in new characters, changes to weather, different blood effects, and much more. Bethesda hay yet to comment on this grassroots mod movement, but I'm thinking they realize they indirectly gave birth to the community!

Bethesda holding a concert to help raise money for the War Child UK charity organization

Feel like hearing some Skyrim music played live by an orchestra, complete with a choir backing them? You'll be happy to know that Bethesda is putting on a special concert that'll include music from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, all in the name of supporting the War Child UK charity.

The concert is set for Saturday, Nov. 3rd at the London Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. You'll get to hear the Parallax Orchestra and Choir putting on tunes, which is sure to sound absolutely fantastic. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow at 9am on Metropolis Music's website. Read on below for details on War Child UK.

War Child was founded in 1993 by film-makers David Wilson and Bill Leeson. On assignment in the former-Yugoslavia they were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed. And especially its impact on children. Our main objective is to increase the scale of our work and reach more children in conflict areas. In 2015, the number of children, young people and adults who received direct support from us was 126,000.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Japanese promo video with Kensuke Fujita

Kensuke Fujita is a comedian in Japan, and Nintendo has decided to make him front-and-center for a lengthy play session of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It'll be interesting to see if this video catches on with Japanese fans, as I'd imagine it's just a one-off.

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