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Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for March 5th, 2021

[Events] The Final Results of the latest Voting Gauntlet event, AHR 2021 Finals are now live. The winner is… Lyn (Ninja-Friend Duo) (no end date)

[Events] The latest Forging Bonds event, Seeds of Fodlan, is now live. It features the following Heroes: Ingrid (Galaea’s Heir), Dedue (Dimitri’s Vassal), Kinhardt (Hevring’s Heir), and Marianne (Adopted Daughter) (available until March 19th)

[Summoning] A new Summoning Focus is now live: Seeds of Fodlan. It features the following Heroes: Ingrid (Galaea’s Heir), Dedue (Dimitri’s Vassal), Kinhardt (Hevring’s Heir), and Marianne (Adopted Daughter) (available until March 30th)

[Story Maps] A new set of Story Maps, and more precisely a Story Chapter called Night and Day is now live (no end date)

[Quests] A new set of Quests is now live: Night and Day (available until March 30th)

[Log-in Bonus] A new set of Daily Log-in Bonuses is now live: New Heroes Log-in Bonus. (available until March 18th)

[Story Maps] A new Tactics Drills map is now available: Lion’s Lance and Shield (Skill Studies) (no end date)

[Store] The following is now available in the Store: Special Orb Promo – March (available until March 19th)

Mario Kart Tour - content update for March 5th, 2021

[Tours] Part 2 of the 38th Tour, the Snow Tour, is now live (available until March 10th)

[Pipe] The 2nd Snow Pipe is now available. It features the following: Wario (Hiker), Peach (Wintertime), and more (available until March 10th)

[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Ice Mario Pack, Cact-Ice Pack (available until March 10th)

Dragalia Lost updated to Version 2.5.1 (Android)

Dragalia Lost has been updated to Version 2.5.1 on Android. Check out the full patch notes for today's update below.

■Fixed Issues
・On devices running Android 11 and newer, when selecting “Create/Link a Nintendo Account”, the Nintendo Account web page doesn’t display, preventing users from creating or linking a Nintendo Account.

・On devices running Android 11 and newer, when selecting Other from the in-game Menu then Manage Account Information from the Account Management section, the Nintendo Account website doesn’t display.

This update will only be applied to Android devices.
For users currently unable to create or link a Nintendo Account, please try again after updating to version 2.5.1.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for March 5th, 2021

[Crafting] The following Collections are now available via Reissue Crafting: Wiggin’ Out Collection, Style-Up Wig Collection (available until March 29th)

[Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the start of the 2nd half of the latest Garden Event, Katie’s Living Labyrinth, all players can now claim the following as special Log-in Bonus: pink topiary tree seeds x20 (available until March 11th)

[Cookies] The following Fortune Cookies are now back in stock: Colton’s gilded cookie, Rod’s adventure cookie (available until March 15th)

Dragalia Lost - Content update for March 4th 2021, Dragalia Lost director Yuji Okada replies to play feedback

Dragalia Lost Director Yuji Okada Responds to Player Feedback (from February 21, 2021)
On February 21, 2021, Dragalia Lost director Yuji Okada replied to feedback players sent via the in-game Leave Feedback feature.

This notification contains the contents of an interview with director Okada that was conducted by Yumi Uchiyama and Ayaka Asai, voice actors for the Japanese-language version of Dragalia Lost.

Notes:
・The feedback featured in this notification was chosen from that received between January 1 and January 31.
・Tap Feedback on the game's title screen to open the Leave Feedback screen.
・The content of the interview has been edited for this notification, so wording may differ from the original conversation.
・The content of the responses is from the time of the interview, so content that is in-development may differ by the time of its release in-game.

■Responses to Questions That Could Not Be Addressed During the Broadcast Time of the Japanese-Language Caged Desire Livestream on YouTube Live on February 5
Uchiyama & Asai: Some players believe that the plots of event quests are generally intended to fill in any gaps in understanding that may emerge during the main campaign's storyline or shine a light on the lesser-known aspects of Dragalia Lost's lore. Is that indeed the case?

Okada: There are many aspects of Dragalia Lost's world that cannot be fully fleshed out in the limited scope of the main campaign alone. For example, there are many important figures and organizations, such as those from Hinomoto, that have only appeared in events thus far. At the same time, regions like North Grastaea and its related characters have been slowly revealed over time in both the main campaign and event stories. By doing so, we can focus on developing certain characters in events first without worrying about derailing the ongoing plot of the main campaign. With that said, if we include too much of a character's development in a standalone event, then their impact on the main campaign may be lessened, so we must strike a careful balance between these two approaches. It's worth nothing that the Fractured Futures and Forgotten Truths raid events that ran during the first and second anniversaries have been made available to play in the Event Compendium at any time precisely because their plots are so closely intertwined with that of the main campaign.


Uchiyama & Asai: Will we ever see the Wagabond Pupper again?

Okada: Players seemed to really enjoy last year's April Fools event in which they could play with a puppy that wandered into the Halidom for a single day. To those who have been clamoring for the adorable doggo's return ever since, I will say this much: this event may return in one form or another this year, so stay tuned!


■Responses to Feedback from Players
Uchiyama & Asai: Some players feel that the recently added Morsayati Reckoning quest is just as hard as the Legend-difficulty quests in the Agito Uprising. Since the former drops materials necessary for functional upgrades while the latter only drops materials necessary for cosmetic upgrades, players who are not strong enough to clear this quest are prevented from fully developing their Halidom. Why not make materials necessary for functional upgrades available from other sources as well?

Okada: This quest was assigned a required might of 40,000 and designed with the expectation that players would level their facilities as high as they possibly could before attempting to undertake it. However, since facility level is not the only factor in determining whether or not a player can clear a quest, we are considering making the materials from this quest available from other quests as well.


Uchiyama & Asai: In the Alberian Battle Royale, if the match comes down to the final three players and one of them is using the Seimei adventurer skin (and thus has access to his unique skill) while the remaining two are not, the players controlling standard adventurers may form an impromptu alliance against the player controlling Seimei due to the perceived advantage granted by his unique skill. This seems a bit unfavorable for both parties, does it not? If adventurer skins with unique skills continue to appear in the future, players may feel forced to use them over the standard adventurers or gang up on them during the battle, and the balance between weapon types may suffer. Are these skins intended to be only available for a limited time, or do you plan on adding more as time goes on?

Okada: In a three-way battle, it makes sense for two players to first focus on one in order to increase their own odds of survival. We do not plan to add adventurer skins with unique skills on a frequent basis, but when we do, we endeavor to ensure that their unique skill is not overly powerful. In addition, we are constantly monitoring the usage and win rates of each weapon type and are performing balance adjustments as necessary each month. Our ultimate goal is to allow for the introduction of interesting and unique skills while maintaining a fair balance between weapon types so that all players can enjoy the experience regardless of what adventurer or weapon they choose.


Uchiyama & Asai: Players are appreciative of the various events that occur from time to time that allow them to focus on upgrading their team, including double drops for Elemental Ruins, Dragon Trials, and the Imperial Onslaught. Materials from these quests, as well as others, such as orichalcum, tend to be in short supply for new players, so why not triple the drop rate and make these in-demand items easier to come by during events?

Okada: This consideration for new players is admirable. However, we believe that double drops is already quite generous, and we would like to save triple drops for marquee events. I encourage players to check out the event available now that increases drops for certain quests on a daily basis. Orichalcum and certain other materials tend to be scarce early on and only available from higher-difficulty quests, so we'd like to increase access to them by making them available from the Treasure Trade and as event rewards.

Director Okada will continue to reply to the feedback players send via Leave Feedback again in the future. We're looking forward to hearing your comments. (The feedback featured in the next notification will be chosen from feedback received between February 1 and February 28.)

Thank you for playing Dragalia Lost.

Fire Emblem Heroes - Content update for March 4th 2021, Version 5.3.0 now available


Pokemon Masters EX - Content update for March 4th 2021, Gloria Poké Fair Scout now available


Fire Emblem Heroes "New Heroes (Seeds of Fódlan)" trailer

Another round of heroes are making their way to Fire Emblem Heroes. Check out the latest lineup in the trailer above.

Sniff out Legendary Pokémon in the Searching for Legends Pokemon GO event

A nose for news

Another special event is coming to Pokemon GO, and it's set to launch on March 9th, 2021. This one involves Nosepass, and you can get full details below.

We’re kicking off the Season of Legends with a search for Legendary Pokémon! Any successful search requires a good sense of direction—and if there’s one Pokémon equipped to help in that regard, it’s Nosepass. The Compass Pokémon will be appearing in greater numbers to help you sniff out leads alongside a variety of Ground-, Rock-, and Steel-type Pokémon.

Date + Time

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. local time

Features

The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Diglett, Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Nosepass!
The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Alolan Diglett, Alolan Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Lairon, Beldum, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more.
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Beldum, and Drilbur.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in one-star raids: Alolan Diglett, Nosepass, Roggenrola, Drilbur, Ferroseed, and Klink.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in three-star raids: Alolan Graveler, Magneton, Skarmory, and Metang.
Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks and Timed Research to encounter Pokémon like Nosepass!

Reminder: Pokemon GO's Season of Legends begins today

Perfectly Seasoned

Here's a reminder just in case you forgot. The Pokemon GO Season of Legends starts today! Read on below to see what's available to participate in now.

Pokémon appearing in raids

Therian Forme Tornadus, Therian Forme Thundurus, Therian Forme Landorus, and more will all be coming to Pokémon GO, along with some Mega-Evolved Pokémon that haven’t appeared in Pokémon GO yet! Check out our March events blog for more details on upcoming five-star raids and Mega Raids.

Pokémon appearing more often in the wild in the northern and southern hemispheres

During this Season, the kinds of Pokémon that will be appearing more frequently in the wild exclusively in either the northern or southern hemisphere will be greatly expanded! Look forward to a diverse and exciting array of Pokémon appearing in the wild.

Northern hemisphere: Foongus, Tangela, Miltank, Shuppet, Finneon, Ducklett, Karrablast, Ponyta, Lotad, Patrat, and more.
Southern hemisphere: Paras, Yanma, Stantler, Drifloon, Remoraid, Buizel, Shelmet, Vulpix, Seedot, Zigzagoon, and more.
Pokémon hatching from Eggs

2 km Eggs: Growlithe, Cubone, Magikarp, Hoppip, Wooper, Dunsparce, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Meditite, Volbeat, Illumise, Wailmer, Spoink, Swablu, Budew, Minccino, Bunnelby, Fletchling, and Litleo. Volbeat or Illumise will also hatch from 2 km Eggs, depending on where you are.

5 km Eggs: Voltorb, Lickitung, Eevee, Ralts, Feebas, Clamperl, Blitzle, Roggenrola, Gothita, Solosis, Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Certain other Pokémon will also continue to hatch from 5 km Eggs depending on where you are.

10 km Eggs: Nincada, Shinx, Gible, Riolu, Audino, Timburr, Darumaka, Emolga, Alomomola, Klink, Litwick, Axew, Golett, Rufflet, Espurr, and Noibat. Sigilyph will also hatch from 10 km Eggs, depending on where you are.

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