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Game Freak revisits Pocket Card Jockey in their latest video feature

The best horse-themed solitaire game there is

I absolutely loved Pocket Card Jockey. It's a game I never thought would be localized, but somehow it made it over here. The poor game never got the recognition it deserved, though. Critics were quick to praise the game, but it doesn't seem to have connected with the public. I guess solitaire combined with horse racing is just too weird!

Pokemon Japan Championships 2019 detailed

Do you think you're the very best?

Pokemon Co. has revealed the first official details for the upcoming Pokemon Japan Championships 2019. Check out the full rundown of info below!

- the Championships will run on June 8th/9th in the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Chiba City, Japan
- June 8th are the qualifiers for each league
- June 9th's battles are the main battles for those who got through Day 1
- the VGC competition runs Ultra Series VGC 2019 rules
- entry is only possible through ranking highly in the Japan Championships Qualifier Online Competition next month
- TCG event rewards points that can be used to gain an invite to the World Championships through various City Leagues
- the Japan Championships give 600 Points to the winner
- Pokkén Tournament DX qualifier runs the standard Double Elimination Format with the battles being Team Battles
- it has a cap of 32 Players in Seniors and 128 Players in Masters
- all elements result in invites to the Pokémon World Championships in Washington D.C. this August

Japanese eShop charts - March 14th to 20th, 2019

Puyo Puyo eShop

Looks like that sale for Puyo Puyo eSports has worked wonders for SEGA. The game has shot straight to the top of the Switch eShop charts for the week. Over the 3DS, you most likely know what's still the top title.

Switch eShop Charts

1. Puyo Puyo eSports (Sega Games)
2. Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!(Square-Enix)
3. Futari de!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
4. Minecraft (Mojang)
5. Super Robot Taisen T Premium Anime Song & Sound Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
6. Goat Simulator: THE GOATY (Coffee Stain)
7. Super Robot Taisen T (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
8. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
9. Overcooked! Special Edition (Team17)
10. Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Nintendo)

3DS eShop Charts

1. Tobidasu!Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
2. Pocket Monsters Crystal (Nintendo)
3. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e… (Square-Enix)
4. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
5. Symphony of Eternity (Kemco)
6. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami (Square-Enix)
7. Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth)
8. Legna Tactica (Kemco)
9. Dragon Quest (Square-Enix)
10. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+ (Nintendo)

Japanese software sales - March 11th to 17th, 2019 (Top 50)

Japan can't get enough Switch

Let's check out the top 50 software sales from Japan for the last week. Once again, the list is dominated by Switch titles through and through.

01./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy's The Division 2 # (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) - 63.817 / NEW <66,74%>
02./00. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) - 51.039 / NEW <71,96%>
03./01. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) - 33.149 / 149.350 (-71%)
04./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 20.706 / 2.953.145 (-12%)
05./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 16.997 / 516.540 (-15%)
06./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.288 / 2.178.288 (-8%)
07./05. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 10.112 / 1.536.216 (-11%)
08./00. [PS4] LoveR (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.980) - 9.985 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Judgment (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) - 8.677 / 263.407
10./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 8.479 / 1.325.825 (-14%)
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 8.429 / 1.055.218 (-9%)
12./09. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 7.955 / 640.825 (-5%)
13./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 7.516 / 2.962.831 (-3%)
14./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥2.980) - 5.872 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) - 5.330 / NEW
16./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) - 5.236 / 790.805 (+16%)
17./00. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥5.800) - 4.704 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! # (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.03.14} (¥5.980) - 4.014 / NEW
19./19. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 2.883 / 743.782 (+3%)
20./20. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 2.760 / 1.962.818 (+2%)
21./06. [3DS] Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980)
22./00. [PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # (Sega) {2019.03.14} (¥5.990)
23./14. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200)
24./00. [NSW] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No (5pb.) {2019.03.14} (¥6.800)
25./00. [NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.14} (¥7.800)
26./16. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800)
27./17. [PS4] NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800)
28./12. [PS4] Anthem # (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800)
29./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
30./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980)
31./00. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir [New Price Edition Campaign Pack with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue] (Atlus) {2019.03.14} (¥3.980)
32./11. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.01} (¥7.800)
33./24. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
34./25. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800)
35./29. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.20} (¥3.500)
36./00. [NSW] Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers (Nippon Ichi Software) {2019.03.14} (¥7.200)
37./32. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
38./26. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800)
39./15. [PS4] Left Alive # (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300)
40./22. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
41./18. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400)
42./00. [NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # (Sega) {2019.03.14} (¥5.990)
43./34. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo # (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
44./28. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
45./30. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
46./38. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900)
47./00. [NSW] The Caligula Effect: Overdose (FuRyu) {2019.03.14} (¥6.980)
48./39. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
49./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800)
50./40. [NSW] Fortnite # (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000)

3DS eShop charts for March 22nd, 2019

The favorite is crystal clear

Kirby's Epic Yarn continues its drop down the chart, all while Pokemon Crystal hops back up to No. 1. People really, REALLY like that game!

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
4. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
5. Pokemon Yellow
6. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
7. Super Mario World
8. Pokemon Gold
9. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
10. Pokemon Silver
11. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
12. Tomodachi Life
13. Pokemon Red
14. Super Mario 3D Land
15. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
16. Yo-kai Watch 3
17. Pokemon Ultra Sun
18. Zelda: A Link to the Past
19. Mario Kart 7
20. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
3. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
4. Mario Kart 7 Video
5. Super Mario 3D Land Video
6. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
7. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
8. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
9. Horror Stories gameplay trailer
10. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
11. Introducing Tomodachi Life
12. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
13. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
14. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. Super Mario 3D Land Play Video
17. IronFall Trailer
18. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
19. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
20. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video

This week's European downloads - March 21st, 2019

A huge week of content!

You can download new games, applications and other content from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS family system or Wii U, and also via this website*. Scroll down to see what’s new this week, visit the gamepages to see what purchase options are available or find more information on downloadable games for your Nintendo systems.

Switch titles

- Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers

Experience the vast scale of a conflict that shaped the history of warfare on the open seas and in the skies.

- Air Conflicts: Secret Wars

An arcade flight game with battles spanning both World Wars, featuring seven campaigns and 49 missions.

- Fate/EXTELLA LINK

The latest game in the Fate series is here!

- ACA NEOGEO BASEBALL STARS 2

Time to see some exciting baseball!

- Assault On Metaltron

Get ready to defend your metallic planet from human and orc invaders!

- Azure Saga: Pathfinder DELUXE Edition

Band together to search for the legendary planet that will save humanity in the DELUXE complete edition of the beautifully drawn isometric RPG world.

- Blacksea Odyssey

The hunt is on!

- Blaster Master Zero 2

Mutant blasting action is back!

- Block-a-Pix Deluxe

The block-filling logic puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside.

- Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

The classic FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back!

- Grand Prix Story

Try your hand at managing an auto racing team!

- Impossible Mission

"…another visitor, stay a while, stay forever."

- James Pond Codename: RoboCod

James Pond, one of the true gaming legends, returns for his greatest adventure yet in Codename: RoboCod.

- JUNK PLANET

Work to recover a planet covered in junk!

- Nuclear Throne

Can you reach the Nuclear Throne?

- Peasant Knight

Peasant Knight is a challenging puzzle-platformer that you can play with only two buttons: jump and stop.

- Reptilian Rebellion

The Reptilian Rebellion has just started.

- StarDrone

StarDrone is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, and breakout.

- Super Kickers League

The best alternative to conventional football games is here!

- Super Phantom Cat: Remake

Set off on a crazy journey to rescue your sister!

- Sushi Time!

Create the most amazing sushi bar in town!

- SYMMETRY

A survival management game set in a retro-futuristic, sci-fi universe.

- Turok

The time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict.

- Witch & Hero

Witch & Hero is an 8-bit style action game that can be played by anyone!

Switch demos

- Splatoon 2
- Doodle God: Evolution
- Grand Prix Story

3DS titles

- Horror Stories

Hide from the killer!

3DS demos

- Horror Stories

This week's North American downloads - March 21 (Final Fantasy VII, Blaster Master Zero 2 and more)


Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
FINAL FANTASY VII – The Shinra Electric Power Company, a sinister corporation, has monopolized the planet’s life force. In the urban megalopolis of Midgar, an anti-Shinra rebel group has stepped up its campaign of resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the rebels, unaware that he will be drawn into an epic battle for the fate of the planet. The FINAL FANTASY VII game is available on March 26.


Unravel Two – When you cut ties to the past, new bonds form. In Unravel Two, create a Yarny of your very own. Then build relationships with other Yarnys in local co-op* or as a single player, fostering friendship and support as you journey together. The Unravel Two game is available March 22.


Blaster Master Zero 2 – The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action adventure gameplay returns with a new sequel to Blaster Master Zero. Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth’s mutant scourge as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, GAIA-SOPHIA.


Nuclear Throne – Nuclear Throne is Vlambeer’s latest action roguelike-like about mutants that spend their workdays trying to fight for the throne in a post-apocalyptic world. The radioactive waste in the world allows the player to get ahead by mutating new limbs on the fly. The abundant availability of powerful weaponry makes the quest to become the ruler of the Wasteland one fraught with peril.


Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.


Activities:

Nintendo Splatoon 2 Ink-credible 20 Percent Discount – Take your ink-splatting skills to the next level with an ink-credible offer! Starting March 19 at 07:00 a.m. PT until March 28 at 08:59 a.m. PT, you can save 20 percent on the digital version of the Splatoon 2 game for the Nintendo Switch system when you purchase through Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop on your device. To battle it out or cooperate with other players online**, you can purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership separately or Splatoon 2 + Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership (12 Months).


Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers – Available March 26
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars – Available March 26
Alien Cruise
Apocryph: an old school shooter
Arcade Archives ELEVATOR ACTION
Assault on Metaltron
Azure Saga: Pathfinder DELUXE Edition
Bargain Hunter
Block-a-Pix Deluxe – Full and Demo Versions
Croc’s World – Demo Version – Available March 22
Doodle God : Evolution – Demo Version – Available March 22
GALAK-Z: The Void: Deluxe Edition – Available March 26
Gems of War – Available March 26
Grand Prix Story – Full and Demo Versions
Hook
Inventioneers – Available March 25
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists ~Ateliers of the New World~ – Available March 26
Neon Caves – Available March 27
OMG Zombies! – Available March 26
Peasant Knight – Available March 22
Reptilian Rebellion
Rogue Bit
StarDrone
Super Phantom Cat: Remake – Available March 27
Sushi Time! – Available March 22
The Princess Guide – Available March 26
Windscape – Available March 27
Witch & Hero
Xenon Racer – Available March 26


Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS:

Horror Stories


Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Wii U:

PixelMaker Studio


* Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.
** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately unless otherwise noted) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online


Another round of preview pages for the Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book

As a reminder, the Etrian Odyssey Art Museum art book is releasing in Japan on April 1st, 2019. In preparation for the launch, we have another round of sample pages for the book. Unfortunately, there's still no word on plans for localization of the book. While we wait on that, check out the new preview pages here.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn - Accolades trailer

The reviews are in!

One ticked-off sorcerer just banished Kirby, warping the poor puffball to a yarn world in need of saving. The twist? Having a yarn body is epic! Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game!

Touch Battle Tank 3D-4 Double Commander demo removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Tank go boom

Silver Star Japan has removed the demo for Touch Battle Tank 3D-4 Double Commander from the 3DS eShop in Japan. No reason for the removal was given, but it's not too big of a deal. The full game is still available to purchase for ¥500. Better grab it while you can, just incase Silver Star has plans to remove the game too!