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Super Mario Party, Yoshi's Crafted World, Kirby Star Allies, and Mario Tennis Aces gearing up for launch in China

Four big titles on the way

Some big-name Switch games are going to make their way to China in the near future. Tencent has registered game card code information for Super Mario Party, Yoshi's Crafted World, Kirby Star Allies, and Mario Tennis Aces in China. These product registrations are for game cards that will be sold in China. Now we know without a doubt that the games are on the way, but we're still waiting for a release date.

Nintendo announces 'Cyber Deals', Switch and 3DS eShop offers up to 50% off, available until December 4th, 2019

Cyber Monday, Nintendo's way

'Tis the season for holiday sales! Nintendo has just launched their 2019 Cyber Deals, and the eShop prices are looking pretty grand. 72 games (Nintendo Switch and 3DS) are included in this sale, and they'll all be available at a reduced price until December 4th. Super Mario Party, Breath of the Wild, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Mario Tennis Aces, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe are all available for $41.99 (usually $59.99). For a full list of games on sale, including even more Nintendo published titles and plenty of 3rd party releases, check out Nintendo's Cyber Deals website!

UPDATE: Over 1000 games are on sale according to the Nintendo.com list of games. Check out the full list of cyber deals here! (keep in mind that some of these deals won't last until December 4th. Only 72 games are apart of Nintendo's official "Cyber Deals".)

Customers are finding some random things in their Switch game purchases

What's in the box?

When you head to a big-name game retailer, you expect to get the item you purchase. For example, when you buy Pokemon Sword and Shield, you're thinking you'll open up the box and find the game card inside. For Reddit user Au_rai, things were a bit different. He opened up his copy of Pokemon Shield to find...two copies of the game! As far as being surprised by what's in a game box, this is definitely very high on the positive end of things!

Unfortunately for Redditor SHADOWSTRIKE1, his situation was a bit different. He bought a copy of Super Mario Party from Walmart, and found weird bits of foam inside the box. Unfortunately, it looks like people are still pulling the trick of buying a game, returning it without the game inside, and making off with the game free of charge.

Moving into the holiday season, you're probably going to be picking up multiple games for yourself or others. Make sure to grab a gift receipt to avoid any issues like the Super Mario Party one above! If the game is for you, pop the box open at the store before you leave!

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Adventure Guidebook bundle, Super Mario Odyssey Travel Guidebook bundle, and Super Mario Party Joy-Con Set seeing re-release in Japan

The bundles are back

Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo will be restocking the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Adventure Guidebook bundle, Super Mario Odyssey Travel Guidebook bundle, and Super Mario Party Joy-Con Set in Japan. These bundles are unchanged from their original releases, and all are due out Nov. 22nd, 2019.

Super Mario Party's source code contains references to DLC, as well as an unused board (UPDATE)

A look at what could have been

UPDATE - The dataminers behind this discovery have admitted to a mistake. It turns out they were looking at source code for Super Mario Party and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at the same time, and got the code between the two games mixed up. The DLC mentions are for Mario + Rabbids, but the unused board does indeed come from Super Mario Party. You can find the original story below.

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Many thought DLC for Super Mario Party was a lock, but nothing has been announced since the game's launch. It seems like the chance of DLC now is slimmer than ever, but dataminers have found evidence that points to DLC being in Nintendo's plans at some point during development.

The game's code makes mention of both ‘SeasonPass’ and ‘DLC1,’ which are hard to read as anything other than post-launch content plans. Why these never came to fruition is unknown, but it turns out Nintendo had some other plans that were scrapped as well.

Among the source code was data for an unused city themed board. This could have been a test board at some point, or a planned board that never made it past the initial concept stage.

Nintendo releases "Switch My Way" commercials featuring Luigi's Mansion 3, Super Mario Party & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

What way will you Switch?


Nintendo is continuing their 'Switch My Way' campaign with some new commercials, but these feature the Switch Lite. Other than that, it's business as usual, as the commercials highlight some longtail-sellers, as well as up-and-coming titles.

Super Mario Party hits 1 million physical units sold in Japan

Time to party!

Super Mario Party has hit a milestone in Japan. The title has managed to move 1 million physical copies since launch, which is quite the feat! We don't have the data on how many digital units were sold, but you can be sure it bumps that million figure up by a considerable amount.

Jamie Lee Curtis and her son join Game Grumps for a special Super Mario Party episode

How did this even happen?!

I don't think I'll ever write a more random title than that, but it's absolutely appropriate! The latest episode of Game Grumps sees Jamie Lee Curtis and her son Tom join the grumps for some Super Mario Party action. If you want to see who comes out the victor, you'll just have to watch!

Super Mario Party & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 'Switch My Way' commercial

Mario and Mario, your way

Play the games you love, however you like. Super Mario Party & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Super Mario Party updated to Version 1.0.1

Party time, excellent!

As far as we can tell, Super Mario Party has gotten its first update. This brings the game up to Version 1.0.1. You can find the official patch notes below.

- Fixed an issue with Online Mariothon in which ranking data was not displaying properly.

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