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WayForward says their 'wheels are already turning' for the next Shantae game, show interest in more Mighty Flip Champs/Switch Force

Work never stops at WayForward

WayForward may have just released Shantae and the Seven Sirens, but it seems they're already looking forward to the next Shantae adventure. In an interview with NWR, WayForward's Matt Bozon hinted that things may already be in motion for the next Shantae game.

We have a few different ways we might want to go, assuming that Shantae gets another outing. Our wheels are already turning, and we’re seeing a lot of ideas from fans.

While Shantae is definitely WayForward's shining star, the company certainly has other franchises under their belt. Games like Mighty Switch Force and Mighty Switch Champs were well-received by Nintendo fans, but will we ever see more?

We released Mighty Switch Force! Collection not long ago for all of your Switch Force needs. We’d love to bring Patricia, Alta, or Luna back sometime, too! But we also have a lot of other original titles recently released like Cat Girl Without Salad, Vitamin Connection, and River City Girls. It's just tough to find time!

Sanrio coloring book games to be removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Goodbye, Kitty

Collavier has announced plans to remove 8 (5x 3DS and 3x DSiWare) Sanrio Coloring Book games from the 3DS eShop in Japan. The titles will be removed on March 25th, 2020, and while a reason for the removal wasn't given, it's likely due to licensing. The titles set for removal are as follows.

- Hello Kitty no Minna no Nurie (DSiWare)
- Little Twin Stars to Minna no Nurie (DSiWare)
- My Melody to Minna no Nurie (DSiWare)
- Shin Minna no Nurie Hello Kitty (3DS)
- Shin Minna no Nurie Little Twin Stars (3DS)
- Shin Minna no Nurie My Melody (3DS)
- Shin Minna no Nurie Cinnamoroll (3DS)
- Shin Minna no Nurie Pompompurin (3DS)

Japan's best-selling DSiWare and Virtual Console games of all-time revealed

The greatest of all-time

Time to take another look at the best-of charts for two more platforms in Japan. See who comes out on top in the all-time charts for both DSiWare and Virtual Console below.

DSiWare

1. 10 Second Run
2. Itsudemo Bomberman
3. Photo Fighter X
4. Micro Organisms
5. Mario Clock
6. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
7. Kuuki Yomi DS
8. Paper Plane
9. Zomgeri Panic
10. Chotto Dr. Mario

Virtual Console (3DS)

1. Super Mario Bros.
2. Pokémon Yellow
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. Pokémon Red
5. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
6. Pokémon Silver
7. Super Mario Land
8. Pokémon Blue
9. Pokémon Gold
10. Pokémon Crystal

Nintendo removes Wii, WiiWare, DS, and DSiWare games from their website, Wii U page removed as well

End of an era

Nintendo has done a bit of housecleaning on their official website. If you're looking for listings on Wii, WiiWare, DS, and DSiWare games, you'll have to look elsewhere. Nintendo has removed all pages for those games. On top of that, Nintendo has taken down the info page for the Wii U as well. I guess Nintendo had to make some room for all the recent Switch games!

Flipnote Studio 3D - DSi Library feature now closed

Another part of Flipnote Studio 3D has now bitten the dust. Nintendo America confirmed the closure of the DSi Library feature in Flipnote Studio 31. The service ended on March 31st, 2018. The Nintendo DSi Library allowed users to download Flipnote creations posted from Flipnote Hatena.

Japan - Bejeweled Twist to be removed from 3DS eShop

I guess Square-Enix's license on Bejewled has run out over in Japan. The company has announced that the DSiWare title Bejeweled Twist is going to be removed from the 3DS eShop on February 7th, 2018. No reason for the removal was given.

Japan - Best-selling eShop games across all platforms for all-time

Nintendo 3DS (*)

Pokémon AR Searcher (Pokémon Dream Radar)
Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (The Battle Cats POP!)
Monster Hunter 4
Monster Hunter X
Charisou DX (Bike Rider DX)
Cube Creator 3D
Super Mario Bros.
Pokémon Battle Trozei (Pokémon Link: Battle!)
Puyo Puyo!! Mini Version
Super Mario Bros. 3
Pocket Monsters Pikachu (Pokémon Yellow Version)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Kirby Fighters Z (Kirby Fighters Deluxe)
Hako Boy! (BoxBoy!)
10 Second Run
Denpa Ningen no RPG (The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave)
3D Classics: Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure)
Monster Hunter 4G (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate)
Urban Trial: Freestyle
Pocket Monsters Red (Pokémon Red Version)

3DS Download

Pokémon AR Searcher (Pokémon Dream Radar)
Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (The Battle Cats POP!)
Monster Hunter 4
Monster Hunter X
Charisou DX (Bike Rider DX)
Cube Creator 3D
Pokémon Battle Trozei (Pokémon Link: Battle!)
Puyo Puyo!! Mini Version
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Kirby Fighters Z (Kirby Fighters Deluxe)
Hako Boy! (BoxBoy!)
Denpa Ningen no RPG (The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave)
3D Classics: Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure)
Monster Hunter 4G (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate)
Urban Trial: Freestyle
Charisou DX2 Galaxy (Bike Rider DX2 Galaxy)
Touch Battle Tank 3D-2
Gunman Story (Gunman Clive)
Monster Hunter XX
Denpa Ningen no RPG 2 (The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves)

3DS Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Pocket Monsters Pikachu (Pokémon Yellow Version)
Pocket Monsters Red (Pokémon Red Version)
Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima (The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX)
Super Mario Land
Pocket Monsters Blue (Pokémon Blue Version)
Pocket Monsters Silver (Pokémon Silver Version)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)
Super Mario Land 2: Muttsu no Kinka (Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins)
Pocket Monsters Gold (Pokémon Gold Version)
Pocket Monsters Green (Pokémon Green Version)
Zelda no Densetsu 1 (The Legend of Zelda)
Hoshi no Kirby 2 (Kirby’s Dream Land 2)
Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Kinomi -Daichi no Shou- (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons)
Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Kinomi -Jikuu no Shou- (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages)
Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby’s Dream Land)
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (For the Frog the Bell Tolls)
Super Mario World
Metroid

DSiWare (**)

10 Second Run
Itsudemo Bomberman (Bomberman Blitz)
Photo Fighter X (Photo Dojo)
Micro Organisms
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Mario Clock
Kuuki Yomi DS
Paper Plane
Chotto Dr. Mario (Dr. Mario Express)
ragon Quest Wars
Are? DS ga Sakasa Desu Kedo Gyaku Shooting
Mario Calculator
Handy Hockey
SIMPLE DS Series Vol. 5
Nazo no Mini Game
Bird & Beans
Sleep Recording Alarm Clock™
Anonymous Notes - From The Abyss -
I Must Run!
Zomgeri Panic

Wii U

Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Splatoon
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online
Super Mario Maker
Mario Kart 8
Egokoro Kyoushitsu: Sketch (Art Academy: SketchPad)
Pokémon Scramble U (Pokémon Rumble U)
Super Mario World
Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu (EarthBound)
Dairantou Smash Bros. for Wii U (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U)
Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe (Kirby Super Star)
Famicom Remix (NES Remix)
Super Mario 3D World
Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center: Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu - Nou o Kitaeru Otona o DS Training (Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?)
Super Mario Bros.
Mother 3
Pikmin 3
Super Mario 64
Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Kirby’s Return to Dream Land)
Super Mario RPG

Wii U Download

Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Splatoon
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online
Super Mario Maker
Mario Kart 8
Egokoro Kyoushitsu: Sketch (Art Academy: SketchPad)
Pokémon Scramble U (Pokémon Rumble U)
Dairantou Smash Bros. for Wii U (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U)
Famicom Remix (NES Remix)
Super Mario 3D World
Pikmin 3
New Super Mario Bros. U
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo Land
Pikmin Short Movies HD
Xenoblade X (Xenoblade Chronicles X)
Famicom Remix 2 (NES Remix 2)
Block Builder (Discovery)
Zelda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto HD (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario World
Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu (EarthBound)
Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe (Kirby Super Star)
Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center: Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu - Nou o Kitaeru Otona o DS Training (Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?)
Super Mario Bros.
Mother 3
Super Mario 64
Super Mario RPG
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (Fire Emblem)
Mother (EarthBound Beginnings)
Super Mario Bros. 3
Mario Story (Paper Mario)
Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past)
Donkey Kong 64
Super Mario Kart
Bomberman ‘94
Romancing Saga 3
Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade)
Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III)

Nintendo Switch (***)

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Issho ni Chokitto Snippers (Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!)
Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura-
Kamiko
ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 3
Overcooked: Special Edition
ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters 98
Arcade Archives VS Super Mario Bros.
Othello
STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch
Biohazard Revelations 2 (Resident Evil Revelations 2)
VOEZ
Arcade Archives Mario Bros.
Touhou Kobuto V
Human Resource Machine
Shin Daikaitaku Jidai: Gai o Tsukurou (New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers)
DEEMO
Shovel Knight
Picross S
Nazotoki Mail
ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug
Sonic Mania
Romancing Saga 2
Maison de MAOU (Unholy Heights)
Rocket League
IMPLOSION
Blaster Master Zero
Cat Quest
Battle Sports Mekuru (Flip Wars)
Chuudoku Puzzle Levels+ (Levels+)

* Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing: New Leaf) was removed from the eShop when the amiibo+ version was released but would still be at number one.

** Ferrari GT: Evolution would be at #9 and UNO would be at #13 but both too were removed.

*** Nintendo Switch numbers do not include games with packaged versions.

Circle explains their mission, why they support 3DS eShop

Coming from a TinyCartridge interview with Circle CEO Chris Chau,..

"We have been running CIRCLE for 10 years. There were two of us when we established the company in Hong Kong, using our savings. CIRCLE, a small circle, filling with our passion and love in games

DSiWare gave us a chance to work for console, without huge game content. Besides, publishers were willing to provide a little budget for small projects, and that was a way to get money from publishers.

We focus on handheld publishing, because Wii U titles don’t work well on Japan’s eShop, and then we wouldn’t have bullets to shoot to the western eShop. PS4 requested higher quality games and the biggest budgets. We found Nintendo 3DS to be a quite peaceful platform. Indies can design something not very commercial, and get revenue without much pressure.”

Mixed Messages seeing 3DS eShop-specific release

Oh man, I am very excited about this. If you've been with GoNintendo for a long time, you may remember me gushing about Mixed Messages. It originally released on DSiWare and I absolutely loved it. To tell you the truth, my appreciation of the game has only grown since then. Believe it or not, we still play the game to this very day! We actually played it just a few weeks back.

Now we have some great news for those that haven't grabbed the title yet. It seems like the game is getting a 3DS eShop-specific release. With the DSiWare shop closing in the near future, I'm happy to see this title isn't disappearing with it. Will the 3DS eShop-specific release have any new bells and whistles? That would certainly be nice, but I imagine it's just going to be the exact same game. Like I said, it's nice to know the title won't be lost forever to the DSi Shop.

Activision and Vicarious Visions were behind the original release, and I imagine at least Activision will still be involved here. We'll get you more details when they come in!

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