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Dragon Quest X gets another batch of screens

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Dragon Quest X gets its Version 5 update on Oct. 24th, 2019. In advance of the big update, Square-Enix has put out a new promo video showcasing some of the content players can look forward to. This update will be available for both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Heart Forth, Alicia officially coming to Switch, Wii U version cancelled

A pretty good trade-off

The developers of Heart Forth, Alicia said that they were considering a Switch release some time ago, and today they've confirmed its in the works. That's the good news, but the bad news is that the Wii U version is now cancelled. Check out full details on the situation via the Kickstarter blurb below.

We’re thrilled to share that Heart Forth, Alicia is coming to Nintendo Switch! This console has proven to be a beast of a platform for gaming experiences of all sorts and sizes, so we're beyond excited to have Heart Forth, Alicia join its library.

Since the Wii U’s eShop’s is no more, the Switch port of the game will replace the Wii U one, which means that if you pledged for a Wii U key, you’re automatically set to receive a Switch key. Backers who pledged for $5 console key add-ons, or those with any extra balance left, can still change their console preference through their their Backer’s Club profile page.

If you never made any add-on pledges but would like to get a Switch key add-on, you'll be able to do that in the future for the same $5 as the other keys. We'll give you a heads-up via an update once we’re ready to open up a window to get this add-on.

Dragon Quest X 'Version 5' gets a new promo video

Version 5 is almost alive!

Dragon Quest X gets its Version 5 update on Oct. 24th, 2019. In advance of the big update, Square-Enix has put out a new promo video showcasing some of the content players can look forward to. This update will be available for both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in North America

That's a wrap

The news first came out for Japan, and then was followed by Europe. Now we know the same is happening in North America. As of Sept. 19th, 2019, Bayonetta 1 & 2 will not be available to purchase on the Wii U eShop anymore. Check out a statement from Nintendo below, as provided to USGamer.

As of Sept. 19, the Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games for the Wii U system will no longer be available for purchase on Nintendo eShop. Both games will still be available for purchase in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch system.

As with other regions, those who already purchased Bayonetta 1 & 2 digitally on Wii U will still be able to redownload them after Sept. 19th, 2019.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Kakariko Village and Korok Forest's locations were originally swapped

So you're saying they were...Switched?

Nintendo's internal interview about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has revealed another interesting tidbit. For a good portion of time during the game's development, the locations of Kakariko Village and Korok Forest were actually swapped. Check out what Nintendo had to say about the situation below.

“The truth is, since the beginning of development to the middle of development, Kakariko Village was at where Korok Forest currently is, and Korok Forest was at where Kakariko Village currently is. In the final product, we swapped their positions.

The terrain leader suggested to change positions of (Kakariko) Village, and since everyone agreed, the suggestion landed on the director’s desk.

As time was precious, we were all prepared for the director to refuse our suggestion. Surprisingly, he agreed with us and said ‘Definitely, there are many good things that could come out of (changing their positions), so if the terrain designers agree with this, let’s do it.’

I think we all know what'll happen now. Some fan is going to mod the game to swap locations in order to experience what the game was like earlier in development. I wonder how much of a difference it would actually make!

Did You Know Gaming - Wii U Game Facts

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Nintendo Wii U games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Wonderful 101, Paper Mario: Color Splash, and Xenoblade Chronicles X.

"Bomb Impact Launching" is the new speedrunning trick in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It's the bomb

Speedrunners continue to push the limits of what's possible in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, finding ways to get where they want to go much quicker than you'd think possible. The latest trick in their arsenal is Bomb Impact Launching, which can send Link hurtling off into any direction at super-speeds. Check out the video above to get a detailed breakdown of how it all works.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in Europe

Byeonetta

Just like in Japan, Nintendo has confirmed that Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be removed from the Wii U eShop in Europe. This happening the same time it is in Japan, with Europe losing access to the titles on Sept. 19th, 2019. This news is confirmed via the Nintendo UK website. No similar message appears on Nintendo's North American site.

Remember, this means those who are looking to purchase the games for the first time cannot do so. Anyone who has already purchased the games will be able to re-download them going forward.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in Japan

Bye-bye, Bayonetta

Nintendo announced plans to remove both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 from the Japanese Wii U eShop on Sept. 18th, 2019. Nintendo has not given a reason for this removal. Thankfully, the Switch versions of both games will remain available to purchase.

Yacht Club shares official details on the Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo

Digging up some gold

We've been reporting on rumors of a gold Shovel Knight amiibo for so long now that it's hard to believe it's finally confirmed, yet here we are! The listing went live on GameStop's website earlier this week, and now Yacht Club has shared an official rundown on the amiibo and what it does. Check out full details below.

Flashy! Decorative! Useful! You may have heard whispers of such a treasure. A beshoveled knight that shines like gold! Today we’re happy to finally confirm the legends are true! Let’s unveil one more surprise for Shovel Knight amiibo!

Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo

In addition to the original true blue Shovel Knight and the upcoming Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight — you can now upgrade your collection with a Shovel Knight sporting what is objectively the greatest armor in the game: the Ornate Plate! What a magnificent sight!

Pre-Order now!

Features

Scanning the Gold Edition Shovel Knight amiibo will allow you to access all of the same great modes as the original, ground-breaking, Shovel Knight amiibo.

Custom Knight – A crazy fun way to play Shovel of Hope! Level up by collecting gold and unlock new moves, costumes, and more!
Co-op challenge stages in Shovel of Hope
Baron Set costume for Shovel Knight Showdown
Fairy of Shovelry in any Shovel Knight game

This makes it a perfect choice if you always wanted to try out these great additions but were never quite able to track down the original Shovel Knight!

Q&A

When does it come out?

The Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo will release in December! Along with the Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove physical release, and the giant King of Cards/Showdown update! It’s going to be a big month for Shovel Knight!

Can I scan the Gold Edition amiibo through the box, like the original Shovel Knight amiibo?

No, due to requirements in packaging it is not possible to scan the amiibo contained within the Shovel Knight Gold Edition without first removing it from its container.

Will the Treasure Trove amiibo work on Switch? 3DS? Wii U?

Support for the Gold amiibo will be added to Wii U, 3DS, and Switch versions of Shovel Knight with the arrival of King of Cards and Showdown in December.

Do I need the amiibo to play co-op in Shovel of Hope?

No, co-op is available from the start on all console and PC versions of the game. No amiibo necessary. We recommend trying out a double Custom Knight co-op run if you ever get the chance!

Will you ever "reprint" the original Shovel Knight amiibo?

Since it has the same in-game features, you can effectively consider this Gold Edition as a kind of reprint of the original!

Is this a limited item?

This is not an intentionally limited item. We hope everyone who is interested can find it!

Is this a US exclusive?

No. We expect it to have similar availability as the original Shovel Knight amiibo. More store listings will come online soon!

Will it be available at an online or retail store near me?

We’d recommend contacting your nearby store to ask them!

Is it really made of gold?!

Much like King Knight’s crown, Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo is not made of gold.

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