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Smash Bros. Ultimate "Game Boy" Spirit Board event kicks off Sept. 25th, 2020

Now you're playing with portable power!

The next Spirit Board event for Smash Bros. Ultimate kicks off on Friday, Sept. 25th, 2020, and it pays tribute to the Game Boy. This event will focus on Spirits that first popped up during the Game Boy/Game Boy Color era, and if you defeat them, you'll get more gold than usual. The event is set to run for three days.

Hunting Simulator 2 heads to Switch on Oct. 15th, 2020

It's open season! In stunning natural environments, choose your gear from the best official weapons and accessories and set off with your dog in search of a variety of animal species in this hunting simulation.

Explore the plains of Colorado, the Texan desert and the forests of Europe in vast open worlds.
Track down 33 animal species in their natural environment by using the best hunting techniques.
Hunt animals with realistic behaviours and advanced artificial intelligence.
Use your hunting dog to track your prey. Labrador Retriever, German Shorthaired Pointer and Beagle, each dog has its specific hunting attributes.
Kit yourself out with over 160 weapons, accessories and clothing items from the best brands, including Browning, Winchester, Bushnell, Kryptek and Verney-Carron.

Hunting Simulator 2 comes to Switch on Oct. 15th, 2020. The title is priced at $50 and takes up 4.2 GB of space.

Stardew Valley's composer performs an acoustic version of one of the game's songs

Stardew Valley has a lot of wonderful elements, and the game's soundtrack is certainly included in that. In the video above, you can see Stardew Valley dev ConcernedApe perform an acoustic version of one of the game's songs. Check out the video to hear a new take on "Moonlight Jellies."

Limited Run Games to offer a DOOM Classic Limited Edition bundle with a wearable helmet

Be the DOOMslayer

Full-size wearable replica as seen on the original Doom Slayer. Limited to 4,000 helmets available worldwide.

Detailed battle-worn painting effects
Inner adjustable head straps
Material: PVC / ABS
Dimensions: 13 x 14 x 11.4 in (33.02 x 35.56 x 28.96 cm)

Includes:

DOOM FLOPPY DISC PIN: Proudly display this recreation of the MS-DOS hardware that started it all. Modeled after the classic 3.5 in floppy disk. Features classic Doom logo.

CLASSIC DOOM COVER ART PRINT: Give your place a badass ambiance with the iconic and brutal first cover art of the franchise. Created by Don Ivan Puchantz, Godfather of Dallas Illustration. High quality litho print on acid-free paper.

If you're willing to go all-out on this bundle, you can do so Friday, Sept. 25th. You'll have to cough up $140 to lock down your purchase, but I think that's a fair price to snag a wearable DOOM helmet!

Embracelet - more gameplay


Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway - a unique coming of age story about love, loss, friendship and family - and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers!

Japanese eShop releases for the week of Sept. 29th, 2020

Mario like you've never played before!

The next big item for the Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary is coming up next week. Check out the Switch eShop lineup in Japan for the week of Sept. 29th, 2020 below.

- Spiritfarer
- Super Mario Bros. 35
- Hell Sports
- Ys Origin
- Lost Dragon

Super Mario Galaxy's game-breaking mushroom has been fixed for Super Mario 3D All-Stars

The cursed mushroom has been cured

Here's a really interesting bit of trivia about Super Mario Galaxy that you might not know. There's a single mushroom in the game that you can't access through normal means, and if that mushroom is removed from the game's code, the entire game crashes. Super Mario Galaxy, as well as its follow-up, need that mushroom in order to run properly.

It appears Nintendo has gone in and fixed the load-bearing mushroom for the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario Galaxy. While the mushroom still exists in the game's files as model data, it can be yanked from the game's code without causing an issue.

Why did this mushroom need to be present to begin with? There are some rumblings that an early version of Super Mario Galaxy had some sort of playable mushroom component. When Nintendo scrapped that and moved on, part of the code tied to the game remained tied to that mushroom, and removing it borked the entire game. Instead of trying to figure out the issue, Nintendo just hid the mushroom outside the normal methods of play, and called it a day!

PLAYISM shares an update on N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, reveals new assets

The project is back on track

PLAYISM shared an update on N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, which should be coming to Switch sometime next year. You can check out a gallery of new screenshots and key art in the gallery above.

Along with that, game director Kiririn51 shared a status update on the game's development. After things slowing down due to a series of personal events, the game has gone back into full production with “some of the best ideas and world-building the world has ever seen.” We should expect another round of new media to be released in the near future.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Collector's Edition available to order

A truly limited release!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Super Rare Games and have created a SteamWorld Quest Collector’s Edition on Nintendo Switch, limited to 500 copies worldwide! We were lucky to get 500 of Super Rare Games' 7000 units to sell in as our first Collector's Edition.

The Collector’s Edition includes:

-Fully assembled Nintendo Switch game with cartridge
-Interior art
-Full colour manual
-Limited Edition Original Soundtrack Double LP
-Numbered Limited Edition Box
-Exclusive Nintendo Switch case sleeve designed by Henrik Johansson from Zoink Games

From award-winning developer, Image & Form, comes the latest game in the SteamWorld universe.

SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!

What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.

If you want to order SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Collector's Edition, you can do so right now. The package is priced at $82, and you can order yours here.

Temtem updated with Housing system and new areas

Temtems find a home

Temtem isn't coming to Switch until Spring 2021, but today we have some new details on what we can expect at launch.

The PC version of the game has just gotten an update, and it adds in some nifty new features. Check out the complete breakdown below.

The Housing system has arrived.

You can now own and decorate your own house on Atoll Row. In order to get a house, you need to do a quest and pay a fee for the terrain. The quest can be started at Coral Plaza in Omninesia.

Everyone can now explore Atoll Row, and visit the homes of other Tamers. Instead of having an instantiated housing system, where players would travel to their own house, Atoll Row is an endless array of neighborhoods. You can walk the infinity of Atoll Row and every single player house will be there, without any loadings or wait times.

Furniture stores located in the current four available areas have opened their doors. You can now visit them and buy furniture for your house decoration needs.

Access to new areas in Kisiwa: Kilima Peaks and the Barafu Glacier.

You can now board the cable car, explore the coldest areas of the Kilima Range, and discover the famous Temtem that inhabit it.

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