Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X - free 3DS theme available via QR code

- included in promotional materials at many game stores across stores in Japan
- QR code that, when read through your smartphone, will give you a code to enter into the 3DS Theme Shop
- get the theme for free

Monster Hunter Championship 2017 - new details, exclusive gold/silver amiibo

Monster Hunter Championship 2017

- will take place across seven venues in Japan in late April and May
- features Monster Hunter XX and Monster Hunter Stories competition
- also includes Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bokken
- merchandise available and item packs for Monster Hunter Stories owners
- winner and runner-up of the Monster Hunter Stories tournament will win an exclusive gold and silver One-Eyed Rathalos & Rider amiibo

Japan - current and upcoming eShop sales as of March 30th, 2017

Digimon Universe Appli Monsters Special Price (05 - 19 April)

– Digimon Universe Appli Monsters (¥6,156 → ¥4,000) 3DS

Kemco’s RPG Half Price Sale (05 - 19 April)

– Shinsou Sekai Grinsia (¥1,080 → ¥500) 3DS-DL
– Seisen Chronicle (¥1,080 → ¥500) 3DS-DL

Shin Megami Tensei 25th Anniversary Sale (27 March - 10 April)

– Shin Megami Tensei IV FINAL (¥6,998 → ¥2,500) 3DS

Thomas Movie Public Anniversary Sale (22 March - 12 April)

– Tetsudou Nippon! Rosen Tabi: Kikansha Thomas-hen Oigawa Tetsudou! (¥6,264 → ¥3,980) 3DS

Cosen Spring Sale (29 March - 12 April)

– FreezeME (¥1,500 → ¥1,200) Wii U-DL
– Karakuri Wooden Sen'SeY (¥1,000 → ¥800) Wii U-DL
– Super Toy Cars (¥900 → ¥720) Wii U-DL
– 99 Moves (¥300 → ¥240) Wii U-DL
– Blok Drop U (¥300 → ¥240) Wii U-DL
– Grumpy Reaper (¥500 → ¥400) Wii U-DL
– Super Robo Mouse (¥300 → ¥240) Wii U-DL
– Run Run and Die (¥500 → ¥400) Wii U-DL
– Teslapunk (¥1,000 → ¥800) Wii U-DL

Starsign Spring Sale (22 March - 05 April)

– Danger Road (¥380 → ¥250) 3DS-DL
– Star★Series Cute Witch (¥200 → ¥150) 3DS-DL
– Star★Series Magic Bubble (¥200 → ¥150) 3DS-DL
– Star★Series 3D Darts (¥300 → ¥200) 3DS-DL
– Treasure Raider: Escape From the Pyramid! (¥400 → ¥200) 3DS-DL
– World Parking Pro (¥300 → ¥200) 3DS-DL
– Dynamite Johnny (¥500 → ¥300) 3DS-DL
– Vampire Sniper (¥400 → ¥200) 3DS-DL
– Bingo de NouTore: BinTore (¥200 → ¥150) 3DS-DL

Capcom Spring Sale (22 March - 03 April)

– Super Street Fighter IV 3D EDITION (¥2,057 → ¥1,439) 3DS
– Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D (¥2,000 → ¥1,400) 3DS
– Nazo Waku Yakata: Oto no Ma ni Ma ni (¥2,561 → ¥1,408) 3DS
– Biohazard Revelations (¥2,000 → ¥1,495) 3DS
– E.X. Troopers (¥2,990 → ¥1,495) 3DS
– Gyakuten Saiban 5 (¥2,990 → ¥1,495) 3DS
– Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodo Selection (¥2,990 → ¥1,495) 3DS
– Gaist Crusher God (¥2,990 → ¥1,495) 3DS
– Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken (¥2,990 → ¥2,093) 3DS
– Gyakuten Saiban 6 (¥5,990 → ¥2,995) 3DS
– Rockman Classics Collection (¥3,590 → ¥1,795) 3DS

Seiken Densetsu Collection being handled by M2

Square-Enix announced Seiken Densetsu Collection for Switch last week, but who's doing all the heavy lifting on the title? Square-Enix has revealed that M2 is handling the ports, which a lot of people should be quite happy to hear about! Sounds like it'll turn out to be a quality job.

Nintendo to host Switch showcase at Fuorisalone design week in Milan

First off, what in the world is Fuorisalone? Here's what Wiki says...

Fuorisalone is an event that takes place annually in the metropolis of Lombardy in conjunction with the Milan Furniture Fair, which defines Milan Design Week (or simply Design Week) or the week of Design in Milan. It is, along with the Salone del Mobile, the most important event, worldwide, covering the field of industrial design and decor.

Now that we know what it is, we can tell you Nintendo will be there April 4th through the 9th to showcase the Switch. Should be an interesting booth at this event!

Norton AntiVirus researchers warn of fake Switch competitions and scammers riddled with malware

The gang behind Norton AntiVirus wants you to be safe, and they're seeing an uptick in a specific kind of malware attack. Unsavory groups out there are using fake Switch advertisements to lure people in, and then inject their computers with all sorts of bad stuff. This includes using methods like Switch competitions, emulator downloads, fake purchase options and more.

Coming from Symantec, the company behind Norton...

“Whether it’s survey scams or potentially unwanted applications, the YouTube videos and websites are likely driven by affiliate programs. The affiliate would be responsible for delivering a user to the website to fill out a survey, complete an offer, or download a file. For each successful conversion (a completed survey, offer, or download) the affiliate would collect a commission from the advertising network. In this case, it is unclear how much each affiliate is making for each conversion.”

Be careful out there, boys and girls. I know most of you are savvy enough to avoid these issues in the first place, but don't let your guard down.

Pokemon Sun/Moon - Next Japanese battle competition detailed

- Japan Championships 2017 Battle Competition
- runs standard VGC 2017 rules
- used in order for players from Japan to qualify for this year's Pokémon World Championships in Anaheim
- runs differently to past competitions
- registration for Juniors & Seniors runs from March 30th 2017 to April 28th 2017
- registration for Masters runs from March 30th 2017 to April 15th 2017
- battles for the Juniors runs from April 28th through May 1st
- Masters have access to 5 different schedules: April 15th to April 17th, April 21st to April 23rd, April 26th to April 28th, April 30th to May 2nd and May 6th to May 8th
- all start and end at 09:00 JST on the respective days
- rating from each of the participations in the 5 bands are then added up
- top 50 will be offered entry to a competition held in real life on June 18th 2017
- all players that participate in three or more battles will get the Sceptilite, Blazikenite and Swampertite

A Look Back at the Pokémon TCG Oceania International Championships

Melbourne, Australia, was the site of the second of four International Championships in the 2017 season, attracting competitors from all over the globe. More than 250 Pokémon TCG Masters Division players competed for the title of Oceania International Champion, which included a $10,000 grand prize and 500 Championship Points—enough to automatically qualify for the 2017 World Championships. The four highest-ranked players from the North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania rating zones all received a Travel Award to Melbourne, meaning the best of the best were in attendance. With these great players came an impressive variety of winning decks and strategies. Read on as we break down the exciting action from Australia.

Full feature here