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Switch UI pic hints at color themes, user changes

We're starting to see the reasons why Nicalis deleted their original Tweet with the Switch interface earlier today. It seems there are two elements on display that Nintendo hasn't shown off yet. First off, you notice that the background color of the UI is black, which is different from the white version Nintendo showed in their trailer. Second, we also see the option to change your user account while playing a game, which is different from how things worked on Switch. Looks like you can just log in/out of accounts as you please and not interrupt your activity.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Wii U's final first-party game, says Reggie

Coming from a Polygon interview with Reggie Fils-Aime...

“From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We really are at the end of life for Wii U. From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future. The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on [Mario] Kart and Splatoon is significant. We're going to continue to support that.”

It seems that Nintendo is eager to move on from the Wii U, which still confuses some consumers to this day.

“Even today when I ask people, ‘so what was Wii U all about?,’ I get a wide variety of responses. In managing the business, that's just not good.”

Pokemon Sun/Moon - Sign Up Now for the Alola Friendly Online Competition

Registration for the Alola Friendly Online Competition has started. To register, log on to your account from the Pokémon Global Link (PGL) homepage and select Online Competitions in the main menu. You’ll then be able to read and accept the regulations on the PGL.

The competition goes from Friday, January 27, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 23:59 UTC.

You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account, your own Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game, and a Battle Team of eligible Pokémon. Accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link before Friday, January 27, at 00:00 UTC, and get ready to battle!

All participants in the Alola Friendly Online Competition receive 50 Battle Points.

To practice battling in the Alola Friendly Online Competition, go to Festival Plaza in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, select Battle and then Download Rules. You can then select the Alola Friendly regulations as the rules when you battle with your friends in Festival Plaza or via Quick Link.

Errata for Electrode in Pokémon TCG: XY—Evolutions

Due to an error in the card text for Electrode's (XY—Evolutions, 40/108) Buzzap Thunder Ability, the text on this card will be changed. The original text for this Ability says:

Once during your turn (before your attack), you may Knock Out this Pokémon and attach it to one of your Lightning-type Pokémon as a Special Energy card. This card provides 2 Lightning Energy only while this card is attached to a Pokémon.

The original intention of this Ability was for Electrode to provide 2 Lightning Energy as long as it's attached to any Pokémon, not just a Lightning-type Pokémon.

The new text will say:

Once during your turn (before your attack), you may Knock Out this Pokémon and attach it to one of your Lightning-type Pokémon as a Special Energy card. This card provides 2 Lightning Energy only while this card is attached to a Pokémon.

Effective immediately, Electrode's Buzzap Thunder Ability will use this updated text instead of the original text. This will be reflected on the Pokémon TCG Errata document.

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for Jan. 19th, 2017

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- Yoshi badges featured all week for the upcoming release of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
- 1 FREE play being given away
- 13 returning sets of Yoshi's Woolly World badges
- 2 returning sets of Super Mario Maker badges
- 9 returning sets of Animal Crossing badges (includes system icons)
- 6 returning sets of Kirby badges

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!