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Hive Jump Kickstarter update - Wii U version submitted once again for approval

Our last update explained some of the issues we faced with our first run through certification. We're happy to share that we've fixed those issues (and a few more that we'd uncovered along the way). Then it happened. Again. We fixed those and went back into review. Then again. As of this writing, we're back in review with Nintendo of America.

Usually this process takes about 5-6 days to get results back - but lately its been getting longer - we hope due to more complete playthroughs of the game. The last report found only one issue (a hang caused as a result of button mashing on a particular screen). We're back to "all issues fixed" status and are in testing with NOA as I type. So, thanks, everyone, for bearing with us. Each review only improves stability and quality of the game!

A little more info: this isn't a case of the same issue not being fixed - quite the opposite. Our engineering and QA team are permanently fixing these issues as they are found. So the game gets more solid with each pass. This is our first Wii U release, so we are humbled by your support as we move through this process. You are the best.

Thanks to Anon for the heads up!

Retailers won't stock Axiom Verge's physical release on Wii U, but it's still happening



Well that's a little sad to hear, but certainly understandable. Retailers want to ditch Wii U, which wasn't a big mover to begin with, and get the Switch and 3DS merch out there. I wonder what way the Wii U physical version will be up for grabs.

Japanese software sales - top 50 for week 28, 2017

01./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} (¥6.800) - 100.764 / NEW <78,17%>
02./00. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) - 65.867 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] Gundam Versus # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} (¥8.200) - 15.734 / 137.178 (-87%)
04./00. [3DS] Ever Oasis <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) - 14.325 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 11.554 / 575.048 (-14%)
06./00. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers <ACT> (Konami) {2017.07.13} (¥4.980) - 9.113 / NEW
07./03. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 8.642 / 170.003 (-32%)
08./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 7.015 / 537.027 (-10%)
09./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 5.200 / 97.123
10./10. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) - 4.938 / 3.289.826 (+45%)
11./00. [PS4] Hakoniwa Company Works <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.07.13} (¥6.980) - 4.586 / NEW
12./08. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) - 4.045 / 1.543.038 (-7%)
13./09. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 3.251 / 364.052 (-9%)
14./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 3.201 / 201.897 (+14%)
15./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 3.169 / 1.176.952 (-6%)
16./04. [PS4] Omega Labyrinth Z # <RPG> (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} (¥7.300) - 3.062 / 12.381 (-67%)
17./17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) - 2.458 / 177.949 (-5%)
18./07. [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.06.29} (¥6.480) - 2.433 / 32.377 (-55%)
19./13. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Game of the Year Edition <Call of Duty: Black Ops III \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Awakening \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Eclipse \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Descent \ Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Salvation> <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} (¥5.900) - 2.417 / 8.947 (-26%)
20./19. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) - 2.392 / 1.062.057 (-1%)
21./05. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth Z # <RPG> (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} (¥6.800)
22./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
23./15. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800)
24./18. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
25./21. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980)
26./11. [PS4] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.29} (¥3.000)
27./25. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700)
28./20. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800)
29./32. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800)
30./14. [3DS] The Alliance Alive <RPG> (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} (¥6.280)
31./22. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
32./26. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980)
33./28. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980)
34./30. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700)
35./27. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800)
36./29. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600)
37./35. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City> <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥5.900)
38./42. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990)
39./33. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200)
40./37. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
41./23. [NSW] LEGO City Undercover <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} (¥5.700)
42./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900)
43./00. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700)
44./36. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400)
45./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
46./39. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
47./47. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800)
48./34. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} (¥6.800)
49./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)
50./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind - Chain [Spike Chunsoft the Best] <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.01} (¥2.980)

Japan - eShop charts for July 13th to 19th, 2017

Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Issho ni Chokitto Snippers
Chuudoku Puzzle Levels+
Garou Densetsu Special
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
IMPLOSION
Kamiko
ARMS
Shephy
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo 3DS

Kirby no Suikomi Dai Sakusen
Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
Hey! Pikmin
Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete
Ever Oasis ~Seirei to Tanebito no Mirage~
Sayonara! Hako Boy!
Ice Station Z
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask +
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Layton’s Mystery Journey- Katriel to Daifugou no Inbou

Wii U

Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Block Builder
Splatoon
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Plantera Garden Life
Mario Kart 8
Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe
Super Mario World
Egokoro Kyoushitsu: Sketch
Super Mario RPG

Behind the Voice Actors Awards reveals 2016 nominees

BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO GAME

Adam Croasdell as Ignis Scientia
Final Fantasy XV

Cam Clarke as Corrin (Male)
Fire Emblem: Fates

David Kaye as Clank
Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Elias Toufexis as Adam Jensen
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Jukka Hilden as Uncle Death
Let It Die

Kyle Hebert as Ryu
Street Fighter V

Nolan North as Nathan Drake
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Orion Acaba as Apollo Justice
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

Ray Chase as Noctis Lucis Caelum
Final Fantasy XV

Troy Baker as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Batman: The Telltale Series

BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO GAME

Amanda Leighton as Reynn
World of Final Fantasy

Amanda Winn Lee as Magnolia Arch
Bravely Second: End Layer

Cara Theobold as Tracer
Overwatch

Cissy Jones as Delilah
Firewatch

Eden Riegel as Diana
Zero Time Dilemma

Erica Luttrell as Emily Kaldwin
Dishonored 2

Faye Kingslee as Faith Connors
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Laura Bailey as Catwoman / Selina Kyle
Batman: The Telltale Series

Samira Wiley as Michonne
The Walking Dead: Michonne

Victoria Sanchez as Alex Vega
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO GAME IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Chris Parson as Junkrat
Overwatch

Darin De Paul as Ardyn Izunia
Final Fantasy XV

Glenn Steinbaum as BT-7274
Titanfall 2

Jesse Merlin as F.A.N.G
Street Fighter V

Matthew Mercer as Shigure
Fire Emblem: Fates

Richard McGonagle as Victor "Sully" Sullivan
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Tim Kang as Dogen
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Travis Willingham as Two-Face / Harvey Dent
Batman: The Telltale Series

Troy Baker as Samuel Drake
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Xander Mobus as Dagda
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE IN A VIDEO GAME IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Shiels as Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
Final Fantasy XV

Carolina Ravassa as Sombra
Overwatch

Charlet Chung as D. Va
Overwatch

Emily Rose as Elena Fisher
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale
Batman: The Telltale Series

GK Bowes as Laura
Street Fighter V

Jessica Straus as Juri
Street Fighter V

Karen David as Isabel Kruger
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Nancy Sullivan as Serafie
World of Final Fantasy

Rena Strober as Azura
Fire Emblem: Fates

BEST VOCAL ENSEMBLE IN A VIDEO GAME

Batman: The Telltale Series

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Final Fantasy XV

Fire Emblem: Fates

Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Overwatch

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Street Fighter V

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

World of Final Fantasy

Some of the nominees are also up for general voice acting awards outside of the video game category. You can check those out here.

Zing Pop Culture releasing electronic Legend of Zelda ocarina

- has two modes
- free play will let you use it like an instrument
- song mode lets you play the songs from the game
- includes a song booklet
- due out Oct/Nov in Australia/New Zealand

I don't think I've ever needed something more in my entire life! Thanks to Nightram for the heads up!