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Switch eShop file size round-up: BLACKSAD: Under the Skin, Decay of Logos, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions, and more

How many microSD cards do you have now?!

It's best to keep track of what games are coming up and how much storage space you'll need to grab them all. That's why we've got another round of games and file sizes for you to sift through! See what tickles your fancy below, and prepare the storage space now!

Blacksad: Under the Skin – 12.3GB
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels – 7.5GB
Decay of Logos – 3.3GB
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions – 2.7GB
Pine – 2.3GB
Munchkin: Quacked Quest – 2.3GB
Story of a Gladiator – 2.1GB
Kissed by the Baddest Bidder – 1.0GB
Bouncy Bob 2 – 939MB
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends – 660MB
Heroland – 658MB
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 – 607MB
SuperEpic: Te Entertainment War – 456MB
Still There – 342MB
Big Pharma – 300MB
Jigsaw Solace – 230MB
Marbelous Animals – 185MB
Tiny Gladiators – 183MB
Castle of No Escape 2 – 153MB
Bloo Kid 2 – 51.0MB

Nintendo considered a 'drastic costume change' for Luigi in Super Mario Odyssey

Maybe next time...

Luigi's appearance in Super Mario Odyssey, for the most part, is standard Luigi. He spices things up a bit with some balloons and a bow tie, but it's nothing radically different. In the Art of Super Mario Odyssey art book, character art lead Sho Murata explains that there were some plans to give Luigi quite the makeover for his Odyssey cameo, but they decided against it. Read the entire snippet from the book below.

“Luigi hosts the Balloon World minigame. We wanted players to feel welcome in this minigame, so we gave him a cheerful and casual attitude, like a performer passing out balloons on the street. We wanted to make it seem like he came directly from the Mushroom Kingdom, so in contrast to the sticker-laden Odyssey, his satchel sports only stickers from the Mushroom Kingdom. One of the stickers is actually out of circulation…

We considered a drastic costume change for Luigi at first, but we ultimately went with a simple look, since it would work well against the background of this game’s world. I wonder… including the Luigi green, did you notice his balloons are the same colors as Super Famicom controller buttons? To the many fans who were looking to his appearance in the game, know that the designer in charge put a lot of effort into Luigi’s development.”

Diablo III: Eternal Collection updated to Version 2.6.7

Time to update!

Diablo III: Eternal Collection has been updated to Version 2.6.7. As usual, the patch notes are absolutely massive. Rather than cramming them all into this post, you can click over to the official update page for Diablo III and read up on the full details.

Pokemon Co. releases Pokemon TCG card sleeves featuring Pokemon Sword and Shield starters

Gotta cross promote!

The Pokemon Co. has put out a series of three new exclusive card sleeves that are at Pokemon Center Japan stores. These sleeves feature the starters from Pokemon Sword and Shield. Check out all three card sleeves in the gallery above.

Check out a Pokemon Sword and Shield tribute featuring over 22k dominoes

That's a ton of work!

The Domino King is back once again. You knew he wasn't going to let the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield slide without throwing out a special dominoes tribute out there. Check out all the action in the clip above!

Monkey Barrels gets a Famitsu print ad

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle

Monkey Barrels, which recently released on Switch, has gotten a print ad in the most recent issue of Famitsu. Monkey Barrels is made by Good-Feel, the same company behind Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi's Crafted World, and many others.

Fairy Tail game producer says the game will feature moments of fan service

Oh boy...

The upcoming Fairy Tail game is aiming to be everything fans of the series want. That's going to include some moments of fan service as well. For example, there's a scene in which Erza briefly appears in a yellow bikini, which is a famous moment from the Grand Magic Games arc of the series. In an interview with Comicbook.com, producer Keisuke Kikuchi says fans can expect similar elements throughout the game.

"Obviously that's not something that this game is about or focuses on, but we're trying to be faithful to the original franchise." There will be sequences like that one, where it's the same in the manga and anime that you'll see some bathing suits and there are a few more in the game."

Check out the opening movie for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

A new video with a kick-ass song

Arc System Works and developer French-Bread have released the opening movie for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]. This video features the theme song “Itsuwari no Mugen Heiretsu (Parareal),” which is sung by Sakura Ishadou, composed by Raito, with lyrics from RyoRca, and guitar by Sho (VividCoin).

The Witcher showrunner talks about using practical effects, and where Geralt starts his journey

A bewitching journey

While Netflix's Witcher series is going to have some CG scenes, the team behind the show did want to use practical effects when possible. In an interview with SciFi Now, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich talks about some of the prosthetics the cast used, and the real-life locations they visited.

“Obviously, these are monsters that don’t exist in the real world so we did use a lot of prosthetics and we tried to keep things performance-based, to use an actor in a prosthetic as opposed to a whole CG creation. If Geralt is fighting a monster, I would rather have him fighting something real than fighting a big empty space in front of a green screen. Obviously there is CGI in the show but we really did use as many authentic environments as we could. We shot in an amazing castle in Poland, we did the same in Austria and then obviously most of our soundstages were in Hungary so we shot the bulk of the series there on soundstages and in the surrounding countryside.".

A little bit later in the interview, Hissrich talks about where Geralt starts his journey in the show.

"So I went through and with the writers picked out not just my favourite stories, although I picked some of my favourites, but the stories that I thought best illustrated what The Witcher is about. And that’s kind of where we start off. Geralt is almost 100 years old when the series starts and we find him in the middle of a journey. Then there’s the death of a character and that’s what launches him off onto his journey and that starts to complicate things for a man who thought he’d had it all figured out. It’s a pretty fun place to start, it’s really a character on the edge of a new journey."

Farabel - more gameplay

In this turn-based strategy game, you begin at the end of the story and have to go back in time to prevent war. And obviously, the whole gaming experience is turned upside down!

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